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Sale 801 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 June, 1998

Category — Adversity Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
730
c
Richmond Va. 1862. Cds, matching "Due 10" on colorful adversity cover made from a label, to Judesville N.C., opened for display, some splitting along folds, Fine

E. 400-500
350
731
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Three large margins, just in at top, tied by blue grid and matching "Raleigh N.C. May 30, 1862" double-circle ds on brown and yellow wallpaper cover to Germantown N.C., opened for display, Very Fine, ex Matthies

E. 200-300
375
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732
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, clear to large margins, tied by "Adams Run S.C. Apr. 20" cds on white, red and green wallpaper cover to Chester C.H. S.C., 1864 docketing at left, opened for display, missing top flap, Very Fine

E. 200-300
550
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733
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins to just in at bottom left, tied by "Somerset La. Aug. 12, 186?" cds on red, blue and gold adversity cover made from Whisky label to Wisdom Store Ga., opened for display, some faults and wear, still an attractive and very colorful and unusual adversity cover

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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734
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, just in to large margins, tied by "Fayetteville N.C. Aug. 16, 1863" cds on green paper with brown and white wallpaper pattern addressed to George Moore Esq., British Consul at Richmond Va., with original enclosure which states "Sir we the undersigned British subjects and having papers of protection from you have been a few days ago enrolled in the militia of this state and according to report are to me mustered into the service of the state...we therefore take this method of informing you of our condition and wishing to know from you what would be the best or most advisable course to pursue in a case of this kind. We are mechanics and have stood aloof from all the excitement up to the present time and intend doing so if permitted...anxious to have your opinion on the subject.", top flap removed for display, left stamp defective at top left, Fine, ex Dietz

E. 300-400
1,000
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735
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, clear to large margins showing part of four adjacent stamps, cancelled by grids, matching "Flat Rock N.C. Nov. 11" cds on narrow white, gold and lavender wallpaper cover to Adams Run S.C., opened for display, Very Fine and choice

E. 200-300
600
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736
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Right margin horizontal pair, large margins to just touched at bottom right, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jan. 31" cds on white, ultramarine and blue wallpaper cover to Exchange N.C., vertical file fold clear of stamps, some toning spots, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
500
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737
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 737, Adversity Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins except uneven separation into bottom of right stamp, tied by "Marshall Tex. May 18, 1863" double-circle ds, second strike at left, on adversity cover made from ship's printed Bill of Lading to Houston Tex., opened for display, some toning spots, Very Fine and attrractive adversity cover, ex Kohn

E. 300-400
500
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738
c
10c Green, Die A (11d). Three huge margins incl. right sheet margin, clear at left, tied by "Fayetteville N.C." cds over backflaps of cover made from military elevation map showing Fort Smith Ark. and several army camps, to Cedar Springs S.C., flap folded over to show stamp, Extremely Fine and unusual adversity usage

E. 200-300
550
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739
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, just clear at left, tie by "Aiken S.C. Dec. 21" cds on adversity cover made from merchant's ad for silk dresses, to Hamburg S.C., opened for display, Very Fine

E. 100-150
135
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740
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, just in at right, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jan. 23, 1864" cds on adversity cover made from printed street plot plan, to Columbia S.C., with original contents, cover opened for display, stamp torn at top right, Fine

E. 150-200
110
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741
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by "Danville Va. Mar. 12" cds on adversity cover made from printed Danville Female Academy form to Cascade Va., some toning, scissors-cut in bottom margin of stamp, appears Very Fine, ex Wiseman

E. 75-100
170
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742
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, just touched at bottom, tied by "Fayetteville N.C. Nov. 7, 1863" cds on gray and red wallpaper cover to Charlotte N.C., box charge no. at top left, opened for display, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
525
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743
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 743, Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large even margins, tied by faint town cds on small cover made from multi-colored European map and addressed to Greenville C.H. S.C., two flaps folded over for display, fresh and Very Fine, colorful adversity usage

E. 200-300
550
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744
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Margins to in with insect damage at bottom of stamp, tied by light strike of S.C. cds on green and white wallpaper cover to Cheraw S.C., some edge wear, Fine, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
625
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745
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large margins, tied by "Newberry C.H. S.C. Jan. 8, 1864" double-circle ds on gray, grayish brown and blue wallpaper cover to Long Run P.O. S.C., opened for display, some slight edge wear, Very Fine, ex Peltz

E. 300-400
350
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746
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 746, Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Ample margins to just touched at right, tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov. 16" cds on yellow wallpaper cover to Pleasant Grove S.C., opened for display, small sealed tear at top, appears Very Fine, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
170
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747
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Full to large margins, unevenly separated, tied by "Richmond Va. May 29, 1863" cds on adversity cover made from Bible Society announcement, to Athens Ga., opened for display, light file fold affects stamp, slightly reduced at right, still Very Fine

E. 150-200
210
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748
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Large and even margins, tied by light strike of "Richmond Va. Oct. 2" cds on adversity cover made from printed interest rate table, to Petersburg Va., fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
210
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749
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 749, Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large and even margins all around, tied by "Pocotaglio S.C." cds on adversity cover made from printed advertisement for a country store to Charleston S.C., bottom left corner folded open for display, fresh and Extremely Fine usage

E. 100-125
130
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