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Sale 801 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 June, 1998

Category — General Issues on Cover - Nos. 1 - 7

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
534
c
5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Huge margins all around incl. sheet margin at left, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. 12 Jan." cds on small cover to Green Pond S.C., very fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Caspary

E. 300-400
475
535
c
5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Large margins all around, tied by "Mechum's River Va. Dec. 24" cds on small embossed lady's cover to Rapidam Station Va., light file fold and two small filing holes, stamp with tiny tear at top left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Caspary

E. 300-400
450
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536
c
5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Full to large margins showing part of adjacent stamp at right, tied by "Mobile Ala. Jan. 5, 1862" cds on blue printed notary public notice to Brooksville Miss., fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
230
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537
c
5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Full to large margins showing part of adjacent stamp at bottom, tied by grid, matching "Staunton Va. Dec. 13, 1861" cds on light blue folded address sheet to Mutual Fire Insurance Co. in Richmond Va., light file fold clear of markings, trivial toning on stamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
170
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538
c
5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Bright color and sharp impression, ample to large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 30, 1861" cds on buff cover to Salt Sulphur Springs Va., a Very Fine and choice early usage, the earliest recorded usage for Stone A-B is Oct. 16, ex Shenfield

E. 400-500
350
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539
c
5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Sharp impression, three large margins incl. sheet margin at left, just in at right, tied by "Charleston S.C. Dec. 13, 1861" cds on cover to Abbeville C.H. S.C., small cover tear at top left from opening, fresh and Very Fine

E. 75-100
110
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540
c
5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Horizontal pair, ample to large margins showing part of adjacent stamps at bottom, cancelled by "5" in circle handstamps, matching "Monterey Va. Nov. 26" cds on buff cover to Sandersville Ga., stamps with few light scuffs and light crease, cover with small tear at top, Fine, rare numeral cancel

E. 200-300
600
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541
c
5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Vertical pair, deep shade, clear to large margins, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Oct. 26, 1861" cds on cover to Huntsville Ala., some light edge wear, a Very Fine early use paying 10c rate for distances greater than 500 miles

E. 300-400
150
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542
c
5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Sharp impression, three large margins, just in at right, tied by "Fredericksburg Va. Apr. 10" cds on cover to Raleigh N.C. and forwarded to Hillsboro N.C., also bearing 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), clear to large margins, tied by blue "Raleigh N.C." double-circle ds, second strike of Raleigh double-circle ds also ties 5c Olive Green, some cover wrinkles, a Very Fine and attractive usage, ex Caspary

E. 300-400
575
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543
c
5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Large margins all around, tied by "Mobile Ala" double-circle ds on blue folded letter datelined March 8, 1862 to Gainsville Ala., Ms. "Forwarded Gordo Ala Apl. 2 Due 5" at top left, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
425
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544
c
5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Large margins, cancelled by red grid, matching "Sparta Ga. Apr. 26" cds on buff cover addressed to Alexander H. Stephens at Crawfordville Ga., 1862 docketing on back, missing backflap, Very Fine, ex Shenfield

E. 200-300
270
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545
c
5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Bottom margin single, ample to large margins, tied by "Mobile Ala. Apr. 11, 1862" double-circle ds on buff cover to Florence Ala., Very Fine

E. 100-150
200
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546
c
5c Bright Green, Stone 2 (1). Pretty color showing virtually solid background, large and even margins, tied by bold strike of "Warrington Fla. Feb. 5" cds on immaculate cover to Tuskegee Ala., Extremely Fine and choice, ex Shenfield

E. 150-200
375
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547
c
5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Full margins, tied by "Greenville C.H. S.C. Mar. 24" cds on buff cover to Columbia S.C., Very Fine

E. 75-100
55
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548
c
5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Ample to large margins, tied by boldly struck "Richmond Va. Feb. 21, 1862" cds on cover to Glade Spring Depot Va., some toning, light crease affects top of stamp, otherwise Fine usage to southwest Virginia

E. 100-150
120
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549
c
5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Vertical pair, three large margins, in at bottom, tied by bold "New Orleans La. 7 Jan." cds on folded bill of exchange receipt to Columbia Tenn., ms. "Ford. 5" at left, splitting along folds, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
135
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550
c
5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Horizontal pair, Positions 34-35, large margins all around, tied by "Ashland Va. Apr. 13" cds and placed over 3c Nesbitt entire to Kirksey's Roads S.C., stamps lifted and hinged in place for display, light gum soak in margin and small thin spot at top left, otherwise Very Fine double-rate usage, ex Emerson, Shenfield

E. 300-400
150
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551
c
5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Horizontal pair, Positions 41-42, ample to large margins all around, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Dec. 25, 1861" cds on homemade cover to Demopolis Ala., few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine early double-rate usage, the earliest recorded usage from Stone 2 is Dec. 2, 1861, ex Emerson

E. 250-300
240
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552
c
5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Top margin single, large margins at sides, just touched at bottom, tied by "Winchester Va. Mar. 4" cds on homemade cover to Stanton Va., light crease in selvage, otherwise Very Fine, also second cover bearing 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), ample to large margins, tied by "Goldsborough N.C. Apr. 4" cds on cover to Madison Ga., missing top flap, Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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553
c
10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins, bright color on fresh white paper, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. 11, 1862" cds with day slug inverted on homemade cover to Macon Ala., receipt docketing at left, minor edge soiling at top, fresh and Very Fine

400
240
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554
c
10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Full to large margins, showing vertical plate scratch, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Jan. 14, 1863" cds on cover addressed to "Gov. Jno. L. Manning, Homesby, near Manchester S.C.", and written by Gen. Beauregard, 1862 receipt docketing "Gen Beauregard Jan. 1862" indicates that wrong yeardate slug was used in cds, fresh and Very Fine

400
525
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555
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 555, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 1 - 710c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Dec. 29, 1861" cds on cover to Due West S.C., barely reduced at right, Very Fine

400
400
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556
c
10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins, tied by "Williamsburg Va. Nov. 21, 1861" cds on cover to Keatchie La., missing part of backflap, Very Fine early usage, ex Hart

400
850
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557
c
10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins, tied by red "Camden S.C. Mar. 14" double-circle ds on small cover to military address (Genl. Whitings Brigade) at Fredericksburg Va., second strike of cds at left, missing top flap, small repaired tear at top from opening and stain spot, otherwise appears Very Fine, ex Dietz

500
350
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558
c
10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins, tied by well-struck "Eutaw Ala. Sep. 16, 1862" double-circle ds on cover to Marion Miss., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

400
350
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559
c
10c Light Milky Blue, Paterson (2a). Clear to large margins, tied by bold "Linton Ga. Nov. 24, 1862" cds on yellow turned illustrated advertising cover to Crawfordville Ga., inside ad is for Spears & Hight wholesalers of Augusta, inside also bears U.S. 3c Dull Red (26) tied by bold "Augusta Ga." cds to Linton, file fold clear of both stamps, Very Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
750
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560
c
10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins, tied by ms. "X" on inside of turned cover to military address in Savannah Ga., blue "Culverton Ga. Feb 11" with date in ms., outside bears 5c Blue, Local (7), horizontal pair, large margins, tied by "Savannah Ga. Mar. 8" cds to Warthen's Store Ga., opened for display, some overall wear, Very Fine, ex Shenfield

E. 200-300
140
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561
c
10c Blue, Paterson (2). Clear to large margins, tied by "Fredericksburg Va. Sep. 30" cds on cover to Richmond Va., slightly reduced at bottom and missing bottom flap, Very Fine, ex Caspary

E. 150-200
425
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562
c
10c Blue, Paterson (2). Ample to large margins, tied by "Marion C.H. S.C. Sep. 26" cds on yellow cover to Grahamville S.C., cover with tear at top affecting cds and barely affecting margin of stamp, appears Very Fine

250
30
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563
c
10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Plate variety "glass eye" and "TEW" for "TEN", full to large margins, bright shade, tied by "Lauderdale Station Miss." cds on cover to Clinton N.C., Extremely Fine, unusually choice Stone Y cover with scarce variety

E. 300-400
450
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564
c
10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins all around, tied by "Procter's Creek Va. Oct. 28, 1862" cds on light yellow cover to Crooked Creek N.C., light edge wear, Very Fine

500
280
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565
c
10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Full to large margins, tied by "Greenville Ala. Feb. 26" cds on homemade cover to Summerville Ga., light horizontal file fold affects stamp, appears Very Fine

500
65
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566
c
2c Green (3). Horizontal strip of five, margins all around, bright color, few unnoticeable tiny tears at top, tied by four strikes of "Camden Ark. Aug. 13" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from steamboat printed bill of lading (flap folded out for display), to Falcon Ark., ca. 1862-64

A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH FROM ARKANSAS. ONLY ONE OR TWO OTHER STRIPS OF FIVE ON COVER FROM ARKANSAS ARE KNOWN.

Ex J. Frank Drake, Carnegie Museum. With photocopy of 1981 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $12,500.00 for strip used on cover without premium for Arkansas usage

E. 5,000-7,500
8,500
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567
c
2c Green (3). Full to large margins, rich color, tied by "Statesville N.C." cds with slug in place of date, ms. "Due 8" for 10c rate on folded cover to Wilksboro N.C., content is part of a contract - perhaps the sender thought a legal document qualified for the 2c printed matter rate - pencil "July 2, 1864" docketing, small erosion spot and reinforced split along file fold

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY FOUR 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH COVERS WITH POSTAGE DUE MARKINGS. A HANDSOME AND RARE USAGE.

Ex Dietz

E. 1,500-2,000
1,350
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568
c
2c Green (3). Three large margins, irregular at left to in, tied by indistinct strike of Savannah cds on blue folded printed Savannah Volunteer Guards Company Orders used as a wrapper to Robertville S.C., right margin of stamp creased from placement at edge of cover, stamp with few tears, still a Fine and highly exhibitable item

2,750
0
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569
c
2c Green (3). Three large margins, just in at right, cancelled by "PAID"%$ straightline on circular with part-printed address to Masonic lodge at Glen Grove Ga., small interior piece (where notice was printed) cut out and mended but not affecting address leaf or appearance, Very Fine and unusual, signed Dietz

2,500
1,050
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570
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 570, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 1 - 72c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Repaired and repositioned, originally affixed over backflaps (torn upon opening) and tied by "Macon Ga. Feb. 14" double-circle ds on blind-embossed Valentine cover with Young Lover's scene, local address, with Valentine enclosure, blind-embossed wedding chapel scene, handsome and extremely rare 2c Green Lithograph usage, a worthy exhibition item despite the stamp's condition, ex Antrim, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate which declines opinion of whether the enclosure originates

E. 400-500
550
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571
c
2c Green (3). Two singles, both have ample to large margins except left stamp touched at top, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. 1?" cds on homemade cover with oval Evangelical Tract Society sender's imprint at left, receipt docketing, some wear, right stamp defective, still Fine, Scott Retail for pair on cover

3,250
400
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572
c
5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Large and even margins all around, rich color, tied by "Warrenton Ga. May 9" cds on immaculate small cover to Augusta Ga., Extremely Fine and choice, ex Caspary

310
425
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573
c
5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Just touched to large margins, bright color, tied by "Society Hill S.C. Apr. 18" cds on immaculate light blue homemade cover addressed to General Harlee at Columbia S.C., fresh and Very Fine, ex Caspary

250
150
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574
c
5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Clear to ample margins, tied by "Kinston N.C. Oct. 1" cds on immaculate cover to Salem N.C., fresh and Very Fine

250
280
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575
c
5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Huge margins all around with sheet margin at right, tied by "Mobile Ala. May 16" double-circle ds on folded letter to Grove Hill Ala., letter datelined "Fort Gains Ala., May the 14th 1862", contents read in part "a good many of the company is sick with the mumps and measles.", few gum soaks at edges of stamp, some overall wear, still Extremely Fine

250
290
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576
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 576, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 1 - 75c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Top left corner margin single, large margins to in on other sides (separated unevenly), tied by "Orange C.H. Va. Apr. 3" cds on small cover to Richmond Va., some toned spots from gum, crease in selvage, appears Fine, ex Peltz

250
65
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577
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 577, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 1 - 75c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Three large margins, in at bottom, tied by bold target, matching "Winnsborough S.C. 14 Apr." cds on homemade cover to Green Pond S.C., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

310
65
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578
c
5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3 (4b). Approaching an Ultramarine shade, large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 21, 1862" cds on homemade cover to Grayson County Va., slightly reduced at bottom from opening and some toning, appears Very Fine

E. 100-150
160
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579
c
5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Full margins, tied by "Macon Ga. May 31" double-circle ds on turned cover to Thomaston Ga., inside bears another 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), just touched to full margins and tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid May 25, 1862" cds to Macon Ga., opened for display, some slight edge toning, Very Fine, ex Shenfield

E. 300-400
180
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580
c
5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Full to large margins, used with 5c Blue, De La Rue (6), just touched to large margins and placed over the No. 4, tied by "Richmond Va. ??, 1862" cds on homemade cover to Anderson C.H. S.C., Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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581
c
5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3 (4b). Clear margins, used with 5c Blue, Local (7), clear margins, and tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 24, 1863" cds on homemade turned cover to Lexington Va., inside missing stamp but bears "Lexington Va. Nov. 3" cds and is addressed to Dublin Depot Va., the No. 7 faulty, still almsot Fine, unusual usage

E. 200-300
280
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582
c
5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3 (4b). Vertical pair, pretty color, clear to large margins, creased between stamps prior to use and tied by "Charleston S.C. May 5, 1863" double-circle ds on homemade cover to Camden S.C., slightly reduced at bottom and right from opening, Very Fine, ex Dietz

525
425
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583
c
5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in, tied by "Augusta Ga. Jun. 17" double-circle ds on homemade cover to Petersburg Va., stamps with trivial toning spots, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
0
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584
c
5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Top sheet margin horizontal pair, other margins uneven and large to in, tied by two bold strikes of "Memphis Tenn. May 28, 1862" cds on cover to Athens Ga., missing backflap, few small faults, appears Fine

525
0
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585
 
No Lot.
0
0
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586
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Full to large margins, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Aug. 22, 186" cds with matching "5" hs on immaculate cover to Greenville S.C., fresh and Very Fine, ex Handy

E. 75-100
115
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587
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Clear to large margins except few nicks into frameline at top, tied by "Stateburgh S.C. Jun. 9" cds on blue cover to Flat Rock N.C., fresh and Fine

E. 50-75
80
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588
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Large margins to in, tied by blue "Dublin Va. Jun. 1" cds on small cover to Whitlock P.O. Va., senders ms. instructions "Via Lynchburg & Junction R.&D. R.R.", few toned spots, stamp creased prior to use, Fine, ex Judd

E. 75-100
80
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589
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Large margins all around, tied by blue "Pendleton S.C. Jul 2" cds on 1862 folded letter to Charleston S.C., ms. "Due 5" to reflect the rate change to 10c, file fold and toning affects stamp which is also lightly creased from placement at edge of cover, still a Very Fine usage, the rate was changed to 10c on July 1, 1862, this folded letter datelined June 30 was no doubt intended to squeak by at the old 5c rate

E. 200-300
210
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590
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Two singles, large margins to just in , tied slightly overlapping by "Richmond Va. May 21, 1862" on buff homemade cover to New Market Depot S.C., sender's routing instructions "P.M. Please send by Mill Way Carrier",trivial light crease affects right stamp, otherwise Very Fine, from the Chiles correspondence, the "Millway Carrier" designation was used on covers addressed to New Market Va. to make sure that the official government mail route was used, ex Kohn

E. 500-750
325
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591
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, huge margins all around showing part of four adjacent stamps, tied by blue "Lynchburg Va. Sep. 11" cds on homemade cover to Temperance P.O. Va., trivial edge wear, Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
160
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592
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair showing large top sheet margin, large margins at sides, just in at bottom, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Jul. 28, 1862" cds on small cover to Sandersville Ga., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 100-150
0
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593
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, just in at left to large margins, tied by red "Alexandria La. Sep. 11" cds on cover to Natchitoches La., small tear at top from opening, missing part of backflap, Fine, ex Meroni

E. 100-150
160
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594
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom right, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Aug. 1, 1862" cds on cover to Athens Ga., left stamp with small pinhole at top, otherwise Fine

E. 50-75
80
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595
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, margins to in, tied by "Cheraw S.C. Jul. 10" cds on cover to Flat Rock N.C., ms. "Missent & Fowd." with matching "Flat Rock S.C. July 15th" ms. pmk, a Fine and interesting usage

E. 200-300
100
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596
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Blue, Local (6, 7). Two different printings used together, margins to slightly in, tied by "Greensborough Ala. Jan. 22" cds on brown homemade cover to Fayetteville Ga., backflap removed, fresh and Very Fine, scarce combination

E. 100-150
80
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597
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Large margins on three sides, in at bottom, used with 5c Blue, De La Rue (6), margins to in and tied by "Tullahoma Ten. Feb. 24, 1863" cds on homemade cover addressed to "Dr. George W. Archer, Surgeon of C.SD.A., Richmond Va.", neat "Advertised 2" handstamp on back, with receipt docketing and signed by Archer on back, a Fine and interesting cover, ex Finney

E. 100-150
230
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598
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Just in to full margins, tied by neat "Richmond Va. Oct. 10" cds on cover addressed locally, some toning around stamp edges, otherwise Fine overpaid drop letter, signed Ashbrook

200
0
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599
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Two singles, remarkably different impressions with one more noticeably worn, margins to in, tied by "Talbotton Ga. Dec. 21, 186?" double-circle ds on homemade cover to Worthsville Ga., some edge tears and staining, light file fold at top affects stamps, appears Fine

E. 50-75
55
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600
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Two singles, irregular margins to in, one with sheet margin at left, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Apr. 30" cds on cover to Richmond Va. and forwarded to Covington Ga., bold "Richmond Va. May 9, 1863" cds and matching "Forwarded 10" in octagonal frame, some toning, cover torn by stamps, still Fine, an interesting usage

E. 200-300
220
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