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Sale 795 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 1997

Category — Patriotic Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1283°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1283, Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, just touched to ample margins, tied by bold strikes of "Richmond Va. Jul. 12, 1862" datestamps on captured McClellan patriotic, to Big Island Va., edge tears, repaired and address strengthened in pencil, still appears Fine, rare

E. 400-500
625
1284°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1284, Patriotic Covers10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Clear to large margins, used with 5c Blue, Local (7), clear to large margins, tied together by "Jackson Miss., Sep. 15" datestamp on purple captured Union patriotic cover depicting soldier, tents and state seal of New York, to Lexington Miss., additional strike of datestamp at left, small "DUE 10" handstamp struck entirely on the 5c stamp, markings strengthened, expertly restored with flaps added and pieces repaired (including corner of 10c stamp)

AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF STAMPS AND UNDOUBTEDLY UNIQUE ON A PATRIOTIC, CAPTURED OR OTHERWISE.

Illustrated on the cover of May-June 1987 issue of The Confederate Philatelist and the subject of an article giving possible explanations for the due marking. The article, by Blake Myers, illustrates a letter from Dietz who explained that the patriotic was probably picked up on the battlefield. The soldier put on the 5c stamp, and, after being told that the rate was 10c, placed the 10c stamp on the cover in overpayment due to a shortage of 5c stamps.

Ex Stonewall, Myers

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1285°
c
10c Rose (5). Margins mostly clear, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 6, 1862" cds on pale gray McClellan and Camp Scene Captured Union Patriotic cover to Waynesville N.C., stamp corner of stamp torn off and cds crudely pencilled over spot, deserves professional restoration as this is an extremely rare usage

E. 500-750
700
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1286°
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, clear to large margins, lightly creased between stamps, tied by blue "Richmond Va." dateless circle on red and blue Revolutionary War Soldier and U.S. Flag captured Northern patriotic cover to Mobile Ala., pencil Jun. 6, 1863 receipt docketing on back, a bit worn around edges and small spot at bottom, Fine, ex Everett

E. 500-750
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1287°
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, ample margins to slightly in, folded over edges of cover, the left stamp showing plate flaw, tied by "Newmarket Va." cds on McClellan and Marching Troops Captured Union Patriotic cover to Blacksburg Va., some overall toning, missing backflap, still Fine and spectacular appearance

E. 750-1,000
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1288°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1288, Patriotic Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, clear to large margins showing part of adjacent stamps at top and bottom, cancelled by wavy pen strokes on Nurse Helping Fallen Zouave Captured Union Patriotic cover to Charlottesville Va., blue "Waynesboro Va. Jan." cds with "30" of date in ms. which matches the pen strokes on stamps, stamps creased and some overall wear, otherwise appears Fine, rare usage, with 1988 C.S.A. certificate declining opinion on whether the stamps originate and therefore offered "as is"

E. 300-400
375
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