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Sale 801 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 June, 1998

Category — Official and Private Perforations

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
665
 
10c Deep Blue, Die B, Auraria Ga. Roulette (12 var). Deep shade, large margins showing crude roulettes on three sides, Auraria cds, small separation tear at bottom, still Very Fine, rare

E. 100-150
0
666
c
5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Full roulettes all around, affixed to cover with printed address for New Orleans, some toning, still Very Fine and interesting item apparently affixed to cover with the intention of being used, signed Weill and with his note "guaranteed genuine Roulette - found in Baton Rouge in 1938"

E. 500-750
0
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667
c
5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Two, each has three full roulettes and s.e. clear of design on one side, tied by clearly struck "Baton Rouge La. Apr. 12, 1862" cds on buff cover to Captain Favrot in the "Delta Rifles, 4th Louisiana Regiment Volunteers" at Corinth Miss., the location to which Confederate troops retreated after their defeat in the Battle of Shiloh, stamps lifted, cover repaired at right and stamps re-affixed in original position, appears Very Fine, a choice and rare double-rate usage (pre-June 1, 1862) with good military address from the Favrot correspondence, ex Ferrary, Hind, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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668
c
5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Roulettes and full to large margins on all sides, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Apr. 7, 1862" cds on 4c printed matter rate wrapper to Baton Rouge, 1c overpayment, stamp lifted to remove some gum stains and reaffixed, Very Fine, an extraordinary usage - probably unique - with the Baton Rouge rouletted stamp carried to a military camp and mailed at Tudor Hall Va., the location of great troop movement at this point of the war

E. 750-1,000
300
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669
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 669, Official and Private Perforations5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Horizontal pair, roulettes at sides and bottom, trimmed well clear of design at top, large ms. "X" cancel, matching "Baton Rouge La. Nov. 4th, 1862" manuscript postmark used during Confederate re-occupation on cover to Greensburg ("East Baton Rouge") La., embossed flower on flap, envelope trimmed at top and bottom (slightly into dateline of postmark), a bit soiled

ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MANUSCRIPT BATON ROUGE POSTMARK APPLIED DURING THE SECOND CONFEDERATE OCCUPATION PERIOD. A REMARKABLE USE OF THE BATON ROUGE ROULETTE.

After Federal troops evacuated Baton Rouge on August 21, 1862, the Confederates operated the post office on a restricted basis. The old handstamp town marking was not available, thus the necessity to cancel mail in manuscript.

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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670
c
10c Blue, Die A, Danville Va. Roulette (11 var). Stamp is broken top line variety, razor-cut at left, roulettes on other three sides, beautiful early shade and impression, tied by "Danville Va. Aug. 27" cds on brown homemade cover to Dixie Va., fresh and Extremely Fine, quite remarkable - a rare plate variety, rare perforation and exceptionally choice condition, ex Wiseman

E. 300-400
210
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671
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12c). Beautifully centered with well-defined roulettes on all four sides, tied by "Harrisonburg Va. Oct. 28" cds on buff cover to Sangerville Va., slightly reduced at right, still Extremely Fine, one of the choicest examples of the scarce Harrisonburg roulette extant

E. 300-400
375
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672
 
10c Deep Milky Blue, Die A, Oxford N.C. Roulette (11a var). Beautiful early shade and impression, huge margins, imperforate at top and bottom, both sides with well-defined roulettes, tied on piece by bold "Oxford N.C. Jul. 7" cds, Extremely Fine Gem, the perfs and stamp shade are identical to the example in lot 1194 from Henderson N.C., and we suspect that the supply comes from a common source

E. 250-300
325
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673
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B, Oxford N.C. Roulette (12c var). Large margins, top and bottom razor-cut, well-defined roulettes at sides incl. small piece of adjoining stamp at right (a little roughly torn at lower right), tied by bold "Oxford N.C. Sep. 29" cds on brown cover to Louisburg N.C., turned and re-used with 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11) tied by ms. "Joyner's [Depot] N.C. Oct. 7/63" pmk. (on the Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad), to same addressee at Wilson N.C., opened to show both sides, Very Fine and rare adversity usage of the Oxford roulette, ex Judd

E. 400-500
425
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674
 
20c Dark Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13b var). Razor-cut at top and bottom, rouletted at sides, bold Oxford N.C. cds, minor thin at top, Fine appearance, a rare stamp - probably fewer than ten examples exist, this showing the side roulettes only

E. 300-400
240
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675
 
20c Dark Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13b var). Showing roulettes on all sides, neat strike of the Oxford cds, centered to top, few small thin spots, otherwise Fine and rare, probably fewer than ten examples exist, with 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
575
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676
c
5c Green, Stone 1, Tudor Hall Va. Sewing Machine Perforations (1 var). Large margins showing sewing machine holes at right and bottom, as well as two holes at upper right corner, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Feb. 7, 1862" cds on brown cover to Richmond, Extremely Fine and very rare, we name this the Tudor Hall roulette, but it is possible that a soldier at Tudor Hall brought the stamp from another location

E. 400-500
230
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677
og
10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Large margins all around, o.g., h.r., light vertical creases, appears Very Fine

290
105
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678
ng
10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Horizontal pair, wide margins, unused (no gum), horizontal crease, right stamp small surface thin and toned spot, appears Very Fine

580
0
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679
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 679, Official and Private Perforations10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Wide margins, tied by "Newnan Ga. Jul. 19" (1863) cds on turned pre-war advertising cover with U.S. 3c 1851 tied by "New-York" cds, dated 1854, Confederate period usage to Harmony Grove Ga., partly separated flaps, folded over for display

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ADVERSITY USAGE OF THE PERFORATED 10-CENT ARCHER & DALY STAMP.

The re-use of pre-war envelopes was commonly practiced in the Confederacy in response to paper shortages. However, examples of pre-war turned covers are scarce, and early usages with the U.S. 1851 Issue are rare. To find such an example with the perforated Archer & Daly stamp is true serendipity. As an indication of the value of this cover, it realized $3,900 in 1979, nearly twenty years ago, in the Brugh sale.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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680
c
10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f). Tied by "Montgomery Ala. Sep. 15" cds on cover to French Camp Miss., with address from soldier in Johnson's Division, Lee's Corps, Army of Tenn. on inside (no other indication of turned usage), Very Fine, ex Finney, Wiseman

E. 300-400
425
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