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Sale 801 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 June, 1998

Category — C.S.A. Post Offices in Kentucky

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
76
c
Bowling Green Ky. Oct. 24 (1861). Bold blue cds on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Center Post Miss., soldier's endorsement from member of 7th Regt. Miss. Vol., ms. "Due 5" and "DUE/5" two-line hs applied at Memphis, somewhat worn around edges incl. small repaired nick at upper left corner, still Fine, very rare Kentucky occupation usage with an exceptionally clear strike of Bowling Green datestamp - probably during the first week of use - ex Shenfield

E. 750-1,000
850
77
c
Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 1. (New Year's Day 1862) partly clear blue cds and ms. "Due 10" on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Oakley La., soldier's letter endorsement from member of 1st Regt. La. Cavalry, minor wrinkles, fresh and Very Fine, an outstanding patriotic usage from occupied Bowling Green, illustrated in Dietz (p. 60), ex MacBride

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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78
c
5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a). Horizontal pair, full to large margins on three sides, in at left, bright shade, tied by mostly clear strike of blue "Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 13" (1862) circular datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Hand-Held Flag Patriotic cover with 7th Alabama Regt. imprint, to Hickory Hill Tex., with original letter enclosure datelined "Camp Hardee, Bowling Green Ky. Jany. 10th" containing reference to post office spying: "It might be wrong for me to say any thing of our numbers as this might be examined by some infernal Lincolnite before it reaches you...", mentions death of Col. Terry

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVERS KNOWN FROM KENTUCKY - A RARE DESIGN AND ONE OF THE FEW COVERS FROM BOWLING GREEN WITH GENERAL ISSUE STAMPS.

Ex MacBride

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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79
c
"Bowling Green Ky Feb. 12" and "Paid 5" Manuscript Postmark. On purple Jefferson Davis Medallion cover to Loudon Tenn., 1862 usage - Confederates began evacuating on Feb. 11 (one cds is known dated Feb. 12) and were gone by Feb. 14 - expertly restored at edges incl. a few strengthened letters in postmark, only one other Bowling Green manuscript postmark known

E. 500-750
525
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80
c
Columbus Ky. Dec. Unusually clear strike of cds (no day slug) with "Paid" in oval and ms. "10" rate on red and blue Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic cover to New Orleans, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, colorful and choice Confederate patriotic usage from Kentucky

E. 1,500-2,000
3,000
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81
c
Columbus Ky. Jan. 9 (1862). Cds with "Paid" in oval and ms. "5" rate on blue Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic cover to Nashville Tenn., backflap removed, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful cover, ex Antrim

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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82
c
Columbus Ky. Nov. 9 (1861). Cds with "Paid" in oval and ms. "10" rate on blue Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic cover to Dahlonega Ga., ms. "Missent & Ford Danburg Ga 11 Nov.", Very Fine, extremely rare variation of Davis Medallion design - Kentucky was not formally admitted into the C.S.A. until Dec. 7, 1861

E. 1,500-2,000
4,500
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83
c
Columbus Ky. Dec. 27 (1861). Circular datestamp with "Paid" in oval and ms. "10" rate on blue River Scene Patriotic cover to Talladega Ala., endorsed "Camp Beauregard Ky.", slightly reduced at right, minor soiling, still Very Fine, extremely rare Kentucky usage of this scarce Confederate patriotic

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
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84
c
Columbus Ky. Clearly struck cds but date unreadable, ms. "Due 5" rate on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag with "M" for Missouri Patriotic cover to Bowling Green Ky., expertly restored along left edge and upper right corner, Very Fine appearance, reported to be the only patriotic used from one Confederate post office in Kentucky to another

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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85
c
Columbus Ky. Oct. 23 (1861). Cds with "Paid" in oval hs and ms. "5" rate on 10-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic cover to Pleasant Hill Ky., small tear at top just into flag, otherwise Very Fine, rare used during Kentucky occupation (joined C.S.A. in December)

E. 750-1,000
700
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86
c
Hickman Ky. Sep. 7, 1861. Clearly struck double-circle datestamp with pencil "Pd 5" rate on blue Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic cover to Macon Tenn., three-line endorsement at top "From John dee Mitchell Lieut., Quartermaster's Department, Genl. Pillow's Army", minor opening tears in flaps and at upper right

VERY FINE. MAILED JUST DAYS AFTER THE CONFEDERATE INVASION OF KENTUCKY, THIS JEFFERSON DAVIS PATRIOTIC COVER HAS A CLEAR STRIKE OF THE RARE HICKMAN DATESTAMP AND AN EXPLICIT ENDORSEMENT FROM ONE OF THE OFFICERS IN GENERAL PILLOW'S INVASION FORCE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE KENTUCKY COVERS KNOWN.

General Pillow moved on Hickman and Columbus on September 3, 1861. This early occupation usage bears the official endorsement of Lieut. John dee Mitchell of the Quartermaster's Department with Gen. Pillow's army. The combination of elements - a patriotic, a rare Confederate postmark at an early date, and an official endorsement from one of the invading officers - makes this a most desirable cover.

Illustrated in Dietz (p. 60). Ex Roser

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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87
c
Hickman Ky. Sep. 5, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with ms. "Pd 5" C.S.A. rate on small cover to Laconia Ark., pencil soldier's endorsement "John B. Abercombie, Fourth Reg. Tenn. Vol.", rate overstruck "DUE 5"at Memphis, backflap partially removed and small mended nicks at top

THE EARLIEST RECORDED COVER FROM CONFEDERATE KENTUCKY, POSTMARKED JUST TWO DAYS AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 3, 1861, INVASION OF KENTUCKY BY THE CONFEDERATE ARMY.

Kentucky proclaimed its policy of neutrality on May 20, 1861, but the pro-Confederate and pro-Union citizens within the state were wary of an invasion force throughout the summer months, with each side accusing the other of breaching neutrality. Finally, to preempt a Federal occupation of Columbus, General Leonidas Polk ordered General Gideon Pillow to move on Hickman and Columbus; Pillow's troops entered Hickman on the morning of September 3. In response, General Ulysses S. Grant seized Paducah on September 6, and the Unionist movement in Kentucky gained momentum, resulting in the end of neutrality.

This cover, postmarked at Hickman on September 5, is an extremely early Confederate occupation date. There is no record of an earlier postmark from any Confederate post office in Kentucky.

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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88
c
10c Rose (5). Mostly large margins, clear at lower right, faint gum toning and pre-use crease, tied by light strike of "Morristown Ten. Oct. 6" (1862) circular datestamp, repeated at lower left, ms. "Bardstown Ky Sept. 27th /62" Confederate occupation postmark at upper left of cover to Clinton Miss.

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE COVER, SENT FROM BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY, DURING THE BRIEF OCCUPATION BY CONFEDERATE FORCES UNDER GENERAL BRAGG - SEPTEMBER 23 THROUGH OCTOBER 3, 1862.

Generals Bragg and Kirby-Smith led the 1862 Confederate invasion of Kentucky that began in August. Bragg's forces withrew to Bardstown, Kentucky, and occupied the city from September 23 through October 3. It appears that this cover originated at a field post office and was carried to Morristown, Tennessee, where it was placed into the regular mails. The use of a 10c Rose Lithograph on a cover originating in Kentucky is extremely rare.

E. 4,000-5,000
2,500
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89
c
"Bowling Green Ky Oct 17" and "paid 10" Manuscript Postmark. On fresh white envelope to Alderbrook Ark., 1861 usage, Extremely Fine, one of two recorded manuscript postmarks from the Confederate post office at Bowling Green (occupied Sept. 18 - this Oct. 17 cover is the earliest recorded), sent by addressee's fiance, L. A. Dixon, who served as a surgeon with the 8th Regt. Ark. Vol.

E. 750-1,000
0
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90
c
Bowling Green Ky. Oct. 25 (1861). Blue cds perfectly struck on cover to Elm Grove Miss., soldier's letter endorsement from member of Adam's Regt., ms. "Due 10" and "DUE/10" two-line hs applied at Memphis, stains and flap removed, repaired upper right corner, still a choice early strike of this Confederate occupation postmark - Kentucky was not yet formally admitted to C.S.A.

E. 200-300
270
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91
c
Bowling Green Ky. Oct. 25 (1861). Unusually bold blue cds and ms. "paid 10" on legal-size buff cover with Headquarters Western Department, Official Business imprint (Dietz Ty. I), to Washington Ga., numerous small tears around edges, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare and early Kentucky occupation usage

E. 300-400
100
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92
c
Bowling Green Ky. Nov. 9 (1861). Mostly clear blue cds and ms. "paid 10" on buff cover with Headquarters Western Department, Official Business imprint (Dietz Ty. I), crossed out in ms., to Washington Ga., minor opening tear at top right, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare Kentucky occupation usage

E. 750-1,000
0
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93
c
Bowling Green Ky. Nov. 13 (1861). Bold blue cds - a remarkably clear strike - on brown cover to Church Hill Miss., soldier's letter endorsement, "DUE/10" two-line hs applied at Memphis, a bit worn and reduced at right, Extremely Fine strikes and worth restoring edges, mailed prior to Kentucky's admission into the C.S.A.

E. 200-300
270
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94
c
Bowling Green Ky. Blue cds under-inked and faintly struck on buff cover to Maj. J. F. Gilmer in care of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston at Bowling Green, forwarded to Nashville Tenn. (under 100 miles), bold "PAID"%$ and "10"%$ handstamps in pitch-black ink, "Savannah Ga. Paid Nov. 22, 1861" cds and "Paid 10" in oval hs in a lighter grayish ink, a smaller type of "Savannah Geo. Nov. 22" cds struck on backflaps. In previous sales we have attributed the "Paid 10" straightline marking to Bowling Green (as does the Dietz Catalog), but we now revise our opinion: Bowling Green did not use a rate marking such as this, and the forwarding rate would be 5c, not 10c (the single rate from Savannah to Bowling Green is 10c for over 500 miles; to Nashville is well under the 5c limit); therefore, the only logical explanation is that the "Paid 10" straightline was applied as a provisional marking and the cds on back may be a control mark (if issued at Savannah) or a receiving datestamp (if the cover was sent from outside Savannah); small tear at upper right corner just into "10", still Very Fine, an outstanding usage and potentially an unlisted postmaster's provisional entire, ex Hart, MacBride, Kohn and Everett

E. 500-750
1,250
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95
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 95, C.S.A. Post Offices in Kentucky5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Horizontal pair, margins cutting in and faults, cancelled by blue "Bowling Green Ky. Dec. 11" (1861) cds on small buff cover to Gainesville Ala., Fine, Kentucky was formally admitted to C.S.A. on Dec. 10 (P.O. Dept. gains jurisdiction) and stamps arrived in Bowling Green at about the same time - an early C.S.A. usage

E. 300-400
325
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96
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 96, C.S.A. Post Offices in KentuckyBowling Green Ky. Dec. 13 (1861), Bowling Green Ky. Dec. 13 (1861)Bowling Green Ky. Dec. 13 (1861). Blue cds, mostly clear strike with ms. "Due 10" rate on buff cover to Osceola Ark. "via Memphis", endorsed by Capt. Fletcher with the 1st Ark. Battalion, Hindman's Brigade, tiny corner nick, otherwise Very Fine, postmarked three days after Kentucky was admitted into the Confederacy

E. 400-500
625
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97
c
Bowling Green Ky. Dec. 22 (1861). Clearly struck cds with ms. "Due 10" on folded cover made from ruled paper to Houstonville N.C., soldier's letter endorsement from member of Tenn. Vol., Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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98
c
5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Margins all around, tied by unreadable brownish-black strike of Bowling Green Ky. cds on cover to Columbus Miss. "via Nashville", reduced at right, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
400
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99
c
5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Ample margins, minor faults, tied by one of two strikes of blue "Bowling Green Ky." cds (date unreadable, but "Jan" offset on back) on small cover to Clarksville Tenn., Very Fine

E. 400-500
190
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100
c
5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Ample to large margins, beautiful shade and impression, tied by blue "Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 9" (1862) cds on cover to Washington, E. Tenn., small stain spots, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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101
c
Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 9 (1862). Blue receiving cds on orange-buff cover to Capt. Fletcher of the 1st Ark. Battalion, Hindman's Brigade, at Bowling Green, ms. "Osceola Ark. Dec. 6" pmk. and "Paid 5" rate, with original enclosure, a letter from a farmer to his son with excellent content - slaughter of 35 hogs, military events incl. news that Maj. Gen. Crittenden has replaced Gen. Zollicoffer, hanging traitors, Gen. Johnston's force, etc., and a gripe about his overseer using slaves and other property and making moves on the farmer's wife - mended flap faults from opening do not show on front, Fine appearance

E. 400-500
550
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102
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 102, C.S.A. Post Offices in KentuckyBowling Green Ky. Jan. 19 (1862), Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 19 (1862)Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 19 (1862). Usual light strike in mixture of blue and brown ink, ms. "due 10" on tiny cover to Bastrop Tex., soldier's endorsement from member of Terry's Regt, Texas Rangers, tiny insect nibblings at top, Very Fine, scarce

E. 300-400
325
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103
c
Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 20 (1862). Black cds - bolder strike than usual - with ms. "Due 5" on cover to Crawfordville Miss., sender endorsement and note "Less than 400 miles" (an unusual reference to distance for rating), despite this the Memphis office up-rated the cover with its two-line "DUE/10" hs, fascinating well-written letter enclosure - military activities described, including burning of Cave Hotel, talk of "Lincolnites" reluctance to fight, build-up of forces and the cost of war ($12 million per day), writer's willingness to bet $1,000 the war will end in 30 days - minor edge nicks and wear, still Very Fine, an unusually choice cover with excellent soldier's letter

E. 500-750
500
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104
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 104, C.S.A. Post Offices in KentuckyBowling Green Ky. Jan. 21 (1862), Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 21 (1862)Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 21 (1862). Blue cds - better than usual strike - with "Paid 10" in circle handstamped rate on buff cover to New Orleans, faults incl. tear and piece out at lower left, some staining and part of flap missing, still attractive and Very Fine strikes of the rare "Paid 10" handstamp - almost all rates were applied in manuscript during the Confederate occupation of Bowling Green

E. 500-750
240
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105
c
Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 25 (1862). Cds on small oblong cover to Cypress Creek Ark., ms. "Due 5" up-rated at Memphis with "DUE/10" two-line hs, soldier's letter endorsement from member of 9th Ark. Regt., minor toning and sealed tear at lower left, Fine, ex Roser, MacBride

E. 300-400
325
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106
c
10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Expertly repaired with upper left corner replaced, tied by brownish-black "Bowling Green Ky. Feb. 7" (1862) cds on buff cover to Fort Gibson Ark., Very Fine appearance, rare use of 10c from Bowling Green (one other known) - the Confederates evacuated days later (Feb. 11)

E. 300-400
450
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107
c
5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Full margins to slightly in at right, small faults, tied by usual lightly struck "Bowling Green Ky. Feb. 11" (1862) cds on small green cover to Mountain Creek Tenn., soldier's endorsement, Fine, postmarked on the day Confederate evacuation begins (completed Feb. 14)

E. 400-500
1,050
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108
c
(Bowling Green Ky.) Fletcher Correspondence. Two covers to Capt. Fletcher with 1st Ark. Battalion, Hindman's Brigade at Bowling Green Ky., one has ms. "Osceola Ark. Nov. 21" pmk. with "Paid 10" lowered to "5" then up-rated "Due 5" at Memphis, second has 5c Green, Stone 1 (1), cut in, tied by "Memphis Ten. Jan. 2, 1862" cds, Fine pair

E. 300-400
350
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109
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 109, C.S.A. Post Offices in KentuckyCave City Ky. Oct. 24 (1861), Cave City Ky. Oct. 24 (1861)Cave City Ky. Oct. 24 (1861). Ms. pmk. and "paid 5" rate on cover to Nicajack Tenn., expertly repaired and cleaned, Fine appearance, only two examples of this Confederate occupation marking are known (other with "Paid 10" offered in following lot), used prior to Kentucky's formal admission into the C.S.A.

E. 200-300
200
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110
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 110, C.S.A. Post Offices in KentuckyCave City Ky. Oct. 30, Cave City Ky. Oct. 30Cave City Ky. Oct. 30. Ms. pmk. and "paid 10" rate on cover to Monticello Ark., expertly repaired, Very Fine appearance, only two examples of this Confederate occupation marking are known (other with "Paid 5" offered in following lot)

E. 200-300
350
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111
c
"Columbus Ky. Nov. 13th 1861". Dateline on soldier's letter with original cover to Montgomery Ala., sent by river boat, blue "STEAM BOAT"%$ straightline hs, "Montgomery Ala. Nov. 19, 1861" cds and "DUE 10" straightline, Very Fine, rare use of this "Steamboat" marking on soldier's mail from Kentucky

E. 500-750
1,100
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112
c
Columbus Ky. Jan. -. Well-struck cds with month slug only, "Paid" in oval and ms. "10" rate on cover to Mrs. James Chesnut Jr. at Richmond Va., forwarded twice, first with "Richmond Va. Feb. 22, 1862" cds and "FORWARDED 5" in octagonal frame hs, then with red "Camden S.C. Feb. 25(?)" cds (no further rating), few stain spots, otherwise Very Fine, remarkable usage, illustrated in Dietz

E. 750-1,000
1,350
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113
c
Columbus Ky. Nov. Faintly struck cds, solder's endorsement from Sergeant with Autauga Guards and ms. "Due 5" on yellow cover to Montgomery Ala., considerably under-rated and corrected at Memphis with "20" hs due (double 10c rate for weight and distance), pencil "Due" and "Paid" markings, minor opening nick at upper right (mended), still Fine and unusual - Kentucky was not yet formally admitted to the C.S.A. in Nov. 1861

E. 400-500
150
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114
c
Columbus Ky. Feb. 8(?). Partly readable strike of cds with "Paid" in oval and ms. "5" rate on buff cover to Vicksburg Miss., three enclosures incl. paper cut-out glove, heart and "L" metal locket - presumably meant as Valentine gifts - slight wear along edges, Very Fine, late use from Columbus, which was evacuated by Confederates on Feb. 20, 1862

E. 400-500
150
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115
c
Columbus Ky. Faint cds and "Paid" in oval with "5" ms. rate on cover to Hickman Ky. soldier's letter endorsement from captain in 33rd Regt. Tenn. Vol., minor opening faults, otherwise Fine, rare usage between Confederate post offices in Kentucky

E. 200-300
0
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116
c
Columbus Ky. Jan. - . Cds with month slug only, "Paid" in oval hs and ms. "5" rate on yellow cover to Demopolis Ala., slightly soiled with minor edge tears, reduced at left, still Fine and scarce

E. 100-150
250
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117
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 117, C.S.A. Post Offices in KentuckyColumbus Ky, Columbus KyColumbus Ky. Dateless circle with "DUE/5" two-line hs on buff cover to Eggs Point Miss., endorsed "C. Worthington, Bolivar Troops", slightly reduced at left, small edge tear, Fine

E. 200-300
240
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118
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, tied by faint gum spots and target cancel, "Dallasburgh Ky. Paid" circular handstamp on buff cover to Liberty Hill N.C., backflap removed, reduced at left, still Fine, the only recorded Confederate handstamp of Dallasburgh, which is located in Owen County. This marking was probably applied in 1864 during Gen. Morgan's Last Kentucky Raid, which took a course thru this region - the style of the handstamp is typical of 1863-65 datestamps used by some Kentucky post offices. Its position and "Paid" designation suggest to us a possibility that the marking was applied before the stamp to show receipt of postage, then the letter was brought by one of Morgan's men to the nearest C.S.A. post office south of Kentucky and a stamp was affixed. Ex Roser

E. 750-1,000
0
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119
c
Hopkinsville Ky. Nov. 22, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with ms. "Due 5" on cover to Huntsville Ala., endorsed "from S. M. Van Wyck, Surgeon of Forrests Regiment of (?)"; on Nov. 24 a little-known lieutenant-colonel named Nathan Bedford Forrest led his battalion in raids on Eddyville and Caseyville (between Paducah and Hopkinsville) - during this expedition, Dr. Van Wyck was killed by a sniper's bullet intended for the squadron leader, Forrest - expert repairs around edges, backflap replaced, Very Fine appearance, a rare cover with unusual early reference to one of the Confederacy's most celebrated generals, also dated prior to Kentucky's admission into the C.S.A., ex Kohn

E. 500-750
900
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120
c
Hopkinsville Ky. Dec. 27, 1861. Double-circle datestamp, better than usual strike with "Paid" in oval and "5" rate handstamps on buff cover to Ripley Miss., a bit reduced at right, minor edge wear, still Very Fine, the basis of the Dietz listing and believed to be the only recorded example of the handstamped rates from Hopkinsville, then capital of Confederate Kentucky

E. 500-750
1,250
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121
c
Hopkinsville Ky. Jan. 23, 1861 [sic]. Double-circle datestamp, old "1861" year slug used in 1862, partly clear strike with "Paid 10" rate handstamp on cover to Ripley Va., light soiling, Fine, the basis of the Dietz listing and believed to be the only recorded example of the handstamped 10c rate from Hopkinsville

E. 500-750
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122
c
(Munfordsville Ky.) 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Vertical sheet margin pair with margins all around, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. Sep. 27, 1862" cds on 3c Pink entire to Belt Landing Ala. with sender's notes "Captured", "Munfordsville Ky.", "Via Montgomery", and "Care of R. Frasier, Montgomery Ala. Please send down on boat", sent from Munfordsville during brief Confederate re-occupation beginning Sep. 16, carried by courier to Chattanooga and mailed there, slightly reduced at left (a few letters cut off), otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare usage

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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123
c
(Lexington Ky.) 10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins, tear and scuff at top, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. Oct. 17, 1862" cds on cover to Greenville Ala., with original letter enclosure from Confederate officer at Lexington, Oct. 1, describing C.S. Army victory at Richmond and his own activity in Kentucky, restored with opening faults mended at lower left, Very Fine appearance, scarce occupation usage carried by courier to Chattanooga

E. 200-300
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124
c
(Monticello Ky.) "Lt. E. Kirby, 5th NC Regt. Monticello Ky". Officer's endorsement on folded letter with contents written in pencil ("on a drum...excuse the writing"), datelined "Hd Qrs 58th NC Regt in the field - Wayne Co. Ky May 21, 1863" and sent to Richmond in care of Maj. Thaller AQM, "10" rate hs applied at Tazewell Tenn., excellent letter with mention of troop strength, General John Hunt Morgan and proximity to battlefield where Gen. Zollicoffer was killed, Very Fine, accompanied by a second cover and letter from same officer datelined London Ky. Jul. 7, 1863, hand-carried to Richmond

E. 400-500
900
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125
c
Oakland Ky. Nov. Ms. pmk. and "pd 10" ms. rate on cover to Vice President Stephens at Richmond, rough opening and flap removed, docketing on back "Dr. Clinton Wright, Bowling Green Ky. Nov. 12th 1861. Wants to be appointed Surgeon or Asst. Surgeon C.S. Army...", the only recorded Confederate postmark from Oakland Station on the Louisville & Nashville R.R. near Bowling Green, accompanied by 3c 1861 on cover with ms. "Oakland Station Ky. July 19, 1862" pmk.

E. 200-300
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126
c
Russellville Ky. Jan. 27. (1862) circular datestamp clearly struck on brown cover to Handeboro Miss., soldier's lettter endorsement from member of 20th Regt. Miss. Vol., sender's direction "Via New Orleans La." - a circuitous route down the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville R.R. and back up the Mississippi (the Federals controlled the upper portion of the river) - two-line "DUE/10" hs applied at Memphis, blue crayon "Due 10", overall toning but Very Fine condition, reported to be the only recorded Confederate cover from Russellville, the site of the first Confederate convention of the provisional government of Kentucky (no covers known from Oct.-Dec. 1861 period)

E. 750-1,000
600
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127
c
Woodbury Ky. Sept. 30. Bold cds and "5" in circle on brown cover to Bowling Green Ky., with Sept. 1, 1861 letter enclosed (same correspondence) mentioning trains between Woodbury and Bowling Green have stopped running, expertly restored at lower left where torn (piece added), Very Fine appearance, the only recorded Confederate cover from Woodbury

E. 400-500
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128
 
Confederate Letters from Kentucky. Two letters from a soldier in the Tennessee Vols., first headed, "Camp near Bowling Green" other is from Russellville, both Jan. 1862, camp news, drilling, guard duty, especially the hospitality of the inhabitants of Russellville ("the cleverest people in the world") who had black servants carrying hot meals to those on guard duty, latter with integral leaf (hand-carried to Shelbyville Tenn.), Fine and scarce

E. 100-150
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