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Sale 795 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 October, 1997

Category — Wallpaper Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1313°
c
Flat Rock N.C. July 7. Beautifully struck cds with "Paid 10" plus "10" handstamps, ms. "/ 20" for total rate on red and gray wallpaper cover to Columbus S.C., Extremely Fine, an unusual and very scarce cover

E. 500-750
1,500
1314°
c
Adams Run S.C. Feb. 11. Cds and ms. "Due 10" on blue and white wallpaper cover to Winnsboro S.C., soldier's letter endorsement, Very Fine adversity usage

E. 300-400
350
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1315°
c
Adams Run S.C., Feb. 11. Cds with date in ms., matching "PAID" handstamp on gray and white wallpaper cover to Spartanburg S.C., two small scotch tape repairs, Fine

E. 200-300
220
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1316°
c
Adams Run S.C., May 27. Cds with matching "PAID" on gray and white wallpaper cover to Spartanburg S.C., 1864 docketing at right, Very Fine, ex Ashbrook

E. 200-300
350
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1317°
c
Charleston S.C., Nov. 12. Boldly struck cds, matching "PAID 10" in circle, on purple, yellow and red wallpaper cover to Columbia S.C., box charge no. at top, some wear, otherwise colorful and Very Fine

E. 500-750
550
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1318°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1318, Wallpaper Covers5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Large margins including top sheet margin, bright shade, tied by blue "Pendleton S.C. Mar. 18" (1862) circular datestamp on brown red, green and grayish blue floral wallpaper cover to Pickens C.H. S.C., corner folded over for display

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. THE 5-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH, THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE OF THE CONFEDERACY, IS VERY RARE ON WALLPAPER COVERS, WHICH DID NOT BEGIN WIDESPREAD USE UNTIL LATE IN 1862. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST OF ALL WALLPAPER ADVERSITY USAGES.

Ex Brown, Lehman and Haas (our 1980 sale where this cover realized $1,980). Scott Retail $750.00

E. 2,000-3,000
5,750
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1319°
c
5c Light Green, Stone 1-2 (1a). Large margins, trivial gum toning at edge, tied by "Charleston S.C. Mar. 18, 186-" (1862) cds on brown and blue flower wallpaper cover to Spartanburg S.C., folded over display, Very Fine, rare use of 5c Green Lithograph on wallpaper cover - such adversity usages became more prevalent after the 5c Green diminished in use - ex Shenfield

E. 750-1,000
950
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1320°
c
5c Deep Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, margins cutting in and gum toning, ms. "X" cancels, red "Newbury C.H. S.C. May 3, 1862" double-circle ds on light violet and maroon wallpaper cover to Churchville Va., Fine, scarce use of 5c Green on wallpaper adversity cover - especially attractive with red town marking

E. 750-1,000
850
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1321°
c
10c Blue, Paterson (2). Full to large margins, tied by "Wilmington N.C." cds on white and gray wallpaper cover to Mt. Pleasant N.C., Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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1322°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1322, Wallpaper Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Margins to in, tied by small grid of Richmond on multicolor wallpaper cover to Wilmington N.C., opened for display, stamp faulty from placement over edge of cover, still colorful and Fine

E. 200-300
375
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1323°
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, ample margins, tied by "Macon Miss." double-circle ds on green, red and brown wallpaper cover made from recycled newsprint, to Jackson Miss., repair in address panel and scuff mostly in margin of stamp, appears Very Fine

E. 100-150
525
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1324°
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, bit irregular margins, in at top and bottom, ample to large at sides showing part of adjacent stamp at bottom left, tied by "Grenada Miss. Dec. 23" cds on white, gray and red wallpaper cover to military address in Savannah Ga., cover has small repaired tear at top left and some toning, Fine

E. 200-300
325
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1325°
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to touched, tied by blue "Hillsboro N.C. Nov. 25, 1862" double-circle ds on gray, greenish gray and white floral wallpaper cover to Durham N.C., made from recycled newsprint, folded over for display, Extremely Fine, ex Judd

E. 500-750
575
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1326°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1326, Wallpaper Covers10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large to huge margins, tied by bold red "Crawfordville Miss. Apr. 14" (1864) circular datestamp on Red Rose floral wallpaper cover with green, brown and white coloring, addressed in blue to Martinsville Va., made from recycled newsprint, folded over for display

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR COMBINATION OF RED-ROSE WALLPAPER AND A BRILLIANT RED TOWN MARKING. SHENFIELD PENCIL NOTE ON BACK "FINEST WALLPAPER I HAVE EVER SEEN".

Ex Shenfield, Lehman and Haas

E. 2,000-3,000
8,000
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1327°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins, tied by "Raleigh N.C. Apr. 7, 1864" double-circle ds on cover made from green paper with brown and white wallpaper pattern, to Leesville N.C., folded over for display, Extremely Fine and spectacular wallpaper usage

E. 500-750
1,100
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1328°
c
10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11 var). Three full margins to touched at left, tied by "Albany Ga. Apr. 10, 1865" cds on spectacular orange, maroon, black and white enamel wallpaper cover to Griffin Ga., folded over for display, Very Fine, very late use and a vivid patterned wallpaper

E. 500-750
850
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1329°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large even margins, tied by "Charleston S.C. Feb. 5, 186-" cds on green and pale ultramarine wallpaper cover to Gadsen S.C., folded over for display, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
650
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1330°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Ample to large margins, tied by "Fayetteville N.C. Oct. 5, 1863" cds on white, gray and red berry floral wallpaper cover to Hillsboro N.C., made from recycled newsprint, folded over for display, Extremely Fine, ex Judd

E. 300-400
425
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1331°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1331, Wallpaper Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Beautiful deep shade and impression, large margins, cancelled by grid, "Flat Rock N.C. Aug. 22" cds on narrow cover made from red and grayish brown wallpaper, folded over for display, Extremely Fine, ex Weatherly, with 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
525
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1332°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Three large margins, ample to touched at left, tied by "Fayetteville N.C." cds on pink, green, blue and white wallpaper cover to Raleigh N.C., folded over for display, Very Fine, ex Emerson

E. 300-400
400
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1333°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Ample to large margins, tied by indistinct "Fayetteville N.C." cds on green, red and gray wallpaper cover to Col. Leventhorpe at Rutherford N.C., opened for display, Very Fine, ex Haas, Weatherly, Everett

E. 300-400
400
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1334°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, just touched at left, tied by "Charleston S.C. Feb. 14" double-circle ds on green and white wallpaper cover to Gadsden S.C., 1865 usage, Fine late usage, Charleston fell four days later

E. 300-400
350
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1335°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Top margin single, three large margins, just touched at right, tied by "Griffin Ga. Aug. 25" cds on intense maroon, green and red wallpaper cover to Tuscaloosa Ala., nick in margin at bottom left, colorful and Very Fine

E. 300-400
1,050
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1336°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Ample to large margins, tied by blue "Petersburg Jul. 12" cds on ultramarine and white wallpaper cover to Snow Hill N.C., opened for display, light toning, Very Fine, ex Brooks, signed Ashbrook

E. 300-400
450
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1337°
c
10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12 var). Three ample to large margins, in at right, tied by "Tuscaloosa Al. May 16" cds on brown, violet and white wallpaper cover to Youngville Ala., opened for display, tear in side flap, colorful and Fine

E. 200-300
425
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1338°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins all around showing part of adjacent stamp at bottom, tied by "Oaks S.C." cds on brown and white wallpaper cover to Hillsboro N.C., Extremely Fine and choice

E. 200-300
500
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1339°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins, tied by "Greenville C.H. S.C." cds on blue, brown and white wallpaper cover to Columbia S.C., Very Fine, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
290
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1340°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins showing part of adjacent stamp at bottom, in at top, tied by bold "Fayetteville N.C. Jun. 6" cds on gray, green and white wallpaper cover to Eagle Mills N.C., opened for display, attractive and Very Fine

E. 150-200
300
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1341°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Just touched or in on three sides to large at bottom, tied by "Uniontown Ala. Jul. 8" cds on brown wallpaper cover to Shelby Springs Ala., few toned spots, Fine, ex Grant

E. 100-150
220
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1342°
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Full to large margins, cancelled by pen strokes, matching "Beaumont May 11th" ms. pmk. on green, orange, brown and white wallpaper cover to Wilmington N.C., some wear affecting stamp, still attractive and Fine

E. 100-150
105
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1343°
c
10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d). Rich color, clear to full margins, tied by "Charleston S.C. Sep. 22, 1864" cds on white and green wallpaper cover to Chester C.H. S.C., Very Fine

E. 100-150
260
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1344°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Ample to large margins at top and bottom, in at sides, cancelled by pen strokes, matching "Fountain Inn S.C. Jny. 9th" ms. pmk. on blue and gray wallpaper cover addressed to "Camp of Instruction Columbia S.C.", opened for display, Fine

E. 100-150
180
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1345°
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins all around showing part of adjacent stamp at left, tied by "Monticello Flor. Nov. 24" cds on red and gray wallpaper cover to Covington Ga., opened for display, some light edgewear, toning around stamp edge from gum, strengthened docketing in ball point pen, still appears Very Fine

E. 200-300
450
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1346°
c
Sale Number 795, Lot Number 1346, Wallpaper Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Just in at top to ample margins, small nick in margin at bottom, tied by well-struck "Eutaw Ala. Dec. 2, 1863" double-circle ds on white and gray wallpaper cover to Hollow Square Ala., ms. "In haste", Fine

E. 75-100
190
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1347°
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Full to large margins, tied by neat "Georgetown S.C. Oct. 20" cds on gray wallpaper cover to Glasgow Ga., 1863 usage, opened for display, Very Fine

E. 75-100
210
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