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Sale 801 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 June, 1998

Category — General Issues on Cover - Nos. 7 - 13

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
601
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins, tied by bold red "Blacks & Whites Va. Mar. 30" cds on homemade cover to military address in Richmond Va., some slight cover toning, Very Fine

E. 100-150
260
602
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, just in at top left to large margins showing part of three adjacent stamps, tied by red "Social Circle Geo. Jun. 25" cds on homemade cover to Greensboro Ga., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 150-200
115
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603
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 603, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 7 - 135c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, fine impression, ample to large margins all around except just touched at bottom right, tied by "Yorkville S.C. Feb. 16" cds on immaculate yellow cover to Chester C.H. S.C., fresh and Very Fine

E. 50-75
55
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604
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, the bottom stamp scratched plate, ample to large margins showing part of three adjacent stamps except just touched at top left, tied by bold blue "Lynchburg Va. Apr. 2" cds on cover to Petersburg Va., ink spot on top stamp, otherwise Very Fine

E. 100-150
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605
c
5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper (7 var). Vertical pair, ample margins all around, tied by blue "Columbia Jun. 8" cds on adversity cover made from printed form from University of Louisiana, to Atlanta Ga., some overall toning, light crease affecting top stamp, otherwise Very Fine

E. 75-100
180
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606
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, huge margins on three sides showing part of adjacent stamps at sides, just in at bottom, tied by large "Branchville S.C. Nov. 23" cds on 1863 homemade cover addressed to "Hon. R.W. Johnson (Senator from Ark's) Richmond Va.", with original contents, sent by a Col. Logan who writes in part "Since my arrival here I have met a friend who informs me that Mr. Seddon in forwarding the application for my promotion to the President did not recommend it but endorsed upon it `I know of no brigade to which can assignment might be made at present'...after I have raised and organized a brigade (and it is known in the War Dept. as my brigade) and have commanded it successful for six months & now to be cheated out of it I prefer to make no further effort for the appointment.", cover with some light overall foxing, Very Fine and fascinating contents

E. 200-300
210
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607
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full margins, tied by blue "Lawrenceville Va. Feb." cds on folded cover to Petersburg Va., 1865 receipt docketing inside, a Very Fine and very late usage

E. 75-100
105
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608
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, ample margins to slightly in, tiny ms. cancels, matching "Fleetwood Acady. Va. May 30" college pmk. on invalid U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire to Staunton Va., Very Fine, rare and unusual Fleetwood Academy college cover, ex Brugh

E. 200-300
160
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609
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins all around, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jun. 12, 186-" cds on buff cover to Greenville S.C., large bold "10" due handstamp for underpaid double rate, Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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610
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touched at bottom right, tied by "Jackson Ga. March 10" ms. pmk. on light yellow cover to Fredericksburg Va., stamps toned, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

E. 100-150
75
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611
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 611, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 7 - 135c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to in at top, tied by "Tuskaloosa Ala. May 22" cds on light yellow turned cover to Richmond Va., inside bears similar horizontal pair tied by "Hayneville Ala. May 14" cds to Tuscaloosa Ala., opened for display, Very Fine, ex Shenfield

E. 200-300
220
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612
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Two vertical pairs which originally formed a block of four, clear to large margins, tied by blue "Lynchburg Va. May 18" cds on cover to Curdsville Ala., file fold clear of stamps, stamps with few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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613
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 613, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 7 - 135c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two vertical pairs which originally formed a block of four, full to large margins, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 31" cds on light yellow cover addressed to "Clerk, Military Court 1st Corps" near Hanover Va., with original enclosure, some staining, appears Very Fine, ex Caspary

E. 200-300
900
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614
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Four covers, two bearing pairs, one bearing two singles and last a single usage (drop rate), all are attrractive and Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
125
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615
c
5c Indigo, Local (7 var). Horizontal pair, rich color, ample to large margins, tied by indistinct Ga. cds on homemade cover to Reedville S.C., slightly reduced at sides, fresh and Very Fine, rare shade

E. 400-500
450
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616
c
10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Clear to large margins, tied by Mars Bluff S.C. Jun. 8" cds on homemade cover to Richmond Va., with original contents, stamp with few toned spots and horizontal crease, Fine

1,600
260
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617
c
10c Blue, Frameline (10). Full frame at bottom with parts showing on all sides, tied by "Mobile Ala. May 9, 1863" double-circle ds on turned orange cover with red oval commission merchant's corner card, addressed to a Lt. Edwards in Richmond with last deleted and ms. "Co. A 44th Reg./Ala. Vol." written at left, inside with Gordonsville Va. cds and "Due 10" and sent by Edwards to his wife in Benton, stamp with small internal tear from affixing, Very Fine appearance, very attractive and rare Frameline ad cover

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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618
c
10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing full framelines at top and left and part of frameline at right, tied by "Milledgeville Ga. Aug 23" cds on homemade cover addressed to Col. C.H. Olmstead, 1st Vol. Regt. of Ga. at Savannah Ga., cover repaired, still Very Fine appearance

2,500
625
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619
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins all around, fresh color, tied by bold "Patterson N.C. Sep. 14" cds on cover to Oaks P.O. N.C., an Extremely Fine Gem

E. 150-200
325
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620
c
10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Large margins and bright color, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Jun. 30, 1863" cds on light yellow cover to Cobham Depot V.C.R.R. Va, light file fold at top not affecting stamp, Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
160
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621
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Enormous margins all around, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Mar. 5, 186?" cds on homemade cover to ?? Island, slightly reduced at sides, light toning at bottom of cover, still Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
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622
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Full to large margins, tied by bold "Mobile Ala. Jan. 19" double-circle ds on light blue 1864 folded letter to DeSoto Miss., fresh and Very Fine

E. 75-100
80
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623
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Three large margins, full at left, tied by target hs on 3c Star Die entire to Lewis's Fork N.C., fresh and Very Fine, the target cancel may be of military origin, ex Brooks, Shenfield

E. 100-150
125
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624
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, clear at left, tied by bold "Enfield N.C. May" cds on light yellow cover to Richmond Va., fresh and Very Fine, ex Meroni

E. 75-100
55
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625
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Bright color, full to large margins, tied by red grid, matching "Raleigh N.C. Oct. 7" double-circle ds on cover to Hillsboro N.C., fresh and Very Fine, ex White, Shenfield

E. 100-150
115
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626
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, tied by red "Petersburg Va. Oct. 26" cds on cover to Davidson College N.C., stamp with slight crease, otherwise Very Fine

E. 50-75
75
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627
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 627, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 7 - 1310c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins all around, tied by blue "Hillsboro N.C." cds on adversity cover made from lined paper, to Columbia S.C., cover torn at top from opening, still fresh and Very Fine

E. 75-100
105
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628
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all aropund, tied by "Charleston S.C. Sep. 28, 186?" cds on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Columbia P.O. Va., a fresh and Very Fine usage on a U.S. entire

E. 150-200
80
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629
c
10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Full to large margins, bright color, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Aug. 24" cds on homemade cover addressed to "Sergt. Wm. H. Bishop, Co. C 44 Regt. Geo. Vols, First Division Ward B, Camp Winder Hospital, Richmond Va.", cover with light fold at left, fresh and Very Fine

E. 75-100
130
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630
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins all around, tied by "Georgetown S.C. Oct. 12" cds on cover to Orange C.H. Va., with 1863-dated contents, slight edge wear, still Very Fine

E. 150-200
0
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631
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by "ARMY/OF/TENN"%$ three-line handstamp on immaculate blue cover to Glennville Ala., endorsed "Via Columbus D.P.O.", stamp with corner crease at top left, still Very Fine

E. 500-750
350
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632
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, just in at left, tied by "Greenville C.H. S.C." double-circle ds on blue Sept. 1864 folded letter to Lincolnton N.C., contents discuss difficulties on the farm, having to let Negroes go, etc., stamp toned, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
110
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633
c
10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Large margins all around, tied by "Greenville S.C. Nov. 5" cds on light blue 1863 adversity cover made from legal document and addressed c/o Gen. J.E.B. Stuart at Richmond Va., with original contents which discuss some troop movements, receipt docketing at left, Very Fine

E. 100-150
260
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634
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 634, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 7 - 1310c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins all around, tied by ms. "X", matching "Manchester S.C. Nov. 23" ms. pmk. on homemade cover addressed to C.S.S. Palmetto State at Charleston S.C., some faults or repaired faults, still a Fine and rare cover addressed to a Confederate ironclad, ex Kohn

E. 100-150
270
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635
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, clear at top, tied by bold blue "Emory Va. Aug. 15" cds on 1864 folded letter to Wythesville Va., few toned spots, Very Fine

E. 50-75
55
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636
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Margins irregular to in, tied by light strike of "Camden S.C. May 16" cds on 1864 folded letter addressed to Gov. Manning at Manchester P.O. S.C., contents from a friend, Colin Macrae, regarding purchase of a printing press, other comments include "Trade is dull and business is at a stand. If it were not for the heavy taxes imposed by Congress, Confederate bills would long since have ceased to circulate." receipt docketing at left, tear at top and some insect damage to stamp and cover, still Fine, ex Kohn

E. 150-200
0
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637
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, in at top, tied by "Charleston S.C. Dec. 13" double-circle ds on cover to Summerville S.C., with original 1863-dated enclosure, some foxing, Fine

E. 50-75
25
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638
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, tied by "Cheraw S.C. Aug. 31" double-circle ds on cover to Charleston S.C., with two enclosures (both addressed to recipient of cover), the first states that "S.J. Townsend has garnished all the property and money in my hands for the Confederate Govt., claiming that the heirs of Edward Winslow are Alien.", the second letter pertains to same topic, stamp with gum soaks, Fine

E. 75-100
130
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639
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Two singles, both have large margins, one scuffed, both tied by "Columbus Tex. Nov. 23" cds on cover to San Antonio Tex., some toning and edge wear, reduced at right, still Very Fine, ex Shenfield

E. 150-200
130
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640
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Two, each a distinctly different shade, the first (Greenish Blue) has large margins all around (small tear in margin only), the second (Light Blue) has three large margins, close at left and irregular at top right, both are tied by "Camden S.C. Nov. 16" datestamps on cover to Pocotaglio S.C., some toning, appears Very Fine, interesting usage with the two distinct shades, ex Dietz

E. 100-150
0
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641
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to touched, tied by faint Greenville N.C. cds on cover to Pendleton S.C., turned and re-used with 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), three huge margins, touched at left, tied by ultramarine "Pendleton S.C." cds to Pickens C.H. S.C., folded over for display, Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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642
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 642, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 7 - 1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large and even margins all around, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jun. 13" double-circle ds on turned cover to Mayesville S.C., inside bears 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), large margins, tied by "Mayesville Jun. 5th" ms. pmk. to Charleston, opened for display, an Extremely Fine turned cover

E. 150-200
0
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643
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Fresh and bright color from an early impression, large margins, tied by "Savannah Ga. Jun. 22" cds on turned cover to Marietta Ga., inside bears 10c Blue, Die B (12), full to large margins and tied by "Villa Rica Ga. Jun. 17" cds to Savannah Ga., opened for display, small tears on backflap, a Very Fine and attractive turned usage, ex Grant

E. 200-300
110
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644
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, few small edge tears, tied by indistict cds on turned cover to Gainsville Junction Miss., the turned usage is a 3c Red Nesbitt entire cancelled by "Providence Mis. Mar." cds with "26" date in ms, to Pittsboro Miss., some wear, Fine

E. 200-300
0
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645
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Vertical pair, just touched to large margins, tied by bold "Albany Ga. Mar. 29, 1864" cds on light yellow cover to Cedar Spring Ga., trivial edge wear, Very Fine

E. 100-150
140
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646
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Horizontal strip of four, full to large margins, tied by three strikes of "Charleston S.C. Aug. 31" cds on quadruple rate cover to Columbia S.C., 1864 receipt docketing at right, toned, small edge tear, cover re-folded, still almost Very Fine, rare rate

E. 400-500
300
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647
c
10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11 var). Huge top right corner margin copy, other sides large, tied by "Proctor's Creek Va. Jan. 28" (1865) cds on brown homemade cover to Fredericksburg Va., Extremely Fine, the Keatinge & Ball stamps are rare in this choice condition

E. 150-200
180
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648
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 648, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 7 - 1310c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins all around showing plate no. 3 at bottom, tied by "New Market Va. Nov. ?" cds on cover to Jamestown N.C., small embossed Star of David on backflap, slightly reduced at right and few toned spots, Very Fine, ex Meroni

E. 100-150
190
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649
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Full to large margins, tied by red "Chester C.H. S.C. Jul. 30" double-circle ds on cover to Augusta Ga., stamp with gum soak at top left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Meroni, Grant

E. 75-100
80
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650
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Clear to large margins, tied by blue grid, matching "University of Virginia Va. Sep. 27" double-circle ds on folded letter to Lynchburg Va., horizontal file fold clear of stamp and markings, Very Fine

E. 100-150
260
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651
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, tied by violet Lynchburg Va. Jul. 23" cds on buff cover to Chattanooga Tenn., slightly reduced at left, few toned spots on stamp, still Very Fine, very rare violet cancel

E. 500-750
0
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652
c
10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a). Fresh and bright color, irregular margins to in, tied by perfectly struck "Robertville S.C. July 11" with day in magenta ms. on cover to Savannah Ga., Fine

E. 100-125
65
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653
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Bottom margin part imprint single, large margins all around, tied by "Greenville S.C. Dec. 9" cds on turned cover to Columbia S.C., with original contents where the writer suggests exemption from taxation for families whose husbands have died in battle, cover opened, some slight ink erosion and wear, still Very Fine

E. 100-150
110
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654
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Three enormous margins, just clear at top, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 21" cds on 1865 folded printed notice to Brandon Miss., file fold affects stamp, still a Very Fine 1865-dated usage

E. 200-300
130
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655
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Ms. sender's routing "Care of Capt. Davis, Clark's Package." on inside of turned cover to Henderson Ga., 10c partly torn away, other side with a second 10c, ample to large margins, stains, ms. "X" cancel, ms. "Henderson Ga." ms. pmk., addressed to Camden S.C. and forwarded to Charleston, ms. "Fod 10" due, light staining and wear, cut and folded over to show rare routing via Clark's Package, a military courier, ex Everett

E. 150-200
95
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656
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Nine covers, range of shades, all except one has large margins, range of usages, few small faults, all appear Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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657
c
20c Green (13). Large margins all around showing part of adjacent stamp at right, tied by large "Graniteville S.C. Agp 5" with month apparently mis-spelled on 1864 cover to Greenville S.C., receipt docketing at left, fresh and Very Fine

1,250
2,000
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658
c
20c Green (13). Clear to large margins, tied by bold strike of Army of Northern Virginia grid on blue cover to White Gate P.O. Va., ms. "J.A.F., Co. C - 3rd Ark. Regt. Texas Brigade" endorsement on backflap, reduced at bottom and missing bottom flap, some wear and toning on stamp, still a Very Fine strike of the scarce Army of Northern Virginia grid

E. 300-400
400
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659
c
20c Green (13). Full to large margins showing sheet guide line at right, tied by "Mobile Ala. Jun. 4" double-circle ds on small cover to Richmond Va., slightly reduced at right, Extremely Fine, ex Wiseman

1,250
675
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660
c
20c Green (13). Three large margins, in at right, tied by boldly struck "Richmond Va. Jun. 2" cds on oversize cover to Greenville C.H. and forwarded to Belleview S.C., wear incl. file folds one of which affects stamp, still Fine

1,250
120
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661
c
20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Top right half with full margins, tied across all three sides by bold "Savannah Ga. Nov. 10" (1864) cds on brown homemade cover to Robertville S.C., with letter enclosure describing a small pox epidemic in Milledgeville that might drive state legilature to Savannah

EXTREMELY FINE AND REMARKABLY FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT BISECT USED LATE IN THE WAR TO MAKE UP 10-CENT RATE.

Accompanying 1979 P.F. certificate inaccurately describes a corner crease, with is actually the bottom serifs of the third "A" of "SAVANNAH" leaving an indentation in the paper due to the strength of the impression. The stamp is entirely sound and offered as such. Ex Brugh

2,250
2,300
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662
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 662, General Issues on Cover - Nos. 7 - 1320c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Top left diagonal half, large margins, well-tied by "Charleston S.C. Oct. 17" double-circle ds on cover to Abbeville C.H. S.C., turned and sent outside of the mails to Chester C.H., old manuscript note at side "This bisected Confederate stamp is very rare and is said by some to be valued at $500.00 each - I have seen but one. T.P.Q.", otherwise attractive and Very Fine, ex Keeling, with copy of 1982 P.F. certificate

2,250
1,050
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663
c
CONFEDERATE COVERS. Six covers, incl. one bearing No. 4 from Oxford N.C. to Richmond; one bearing pair of No. 6 from Oxford N.C. to Rome Ga.; one with two singles of No. 7 on small cover to Savannah Ga.; one bearing No. 12 from Culpepper C.H. Va. to Mocksville N.C.; one stampless with blue embossed hotel corner card to Farmville Va.; last is 1867-dated cover to Alexander Stephens at Crawfordville Ga., some faults, some are Fine

E. 300-400
375
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664
c
CONFEDERATE COVERS. 29 covers and a front, incl. group of No. 1's, usual 6's, 7's and 11's and 12's but some better incl. a turned cover, also incl. No. 5, U.S. No. 26 used in the Confederacy, mixed condition, few are Fine

E. 200-300
850
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