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Sale 801 — Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 June, 1998

Category — Official and Semi-Official Imprints

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
750
c
Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment Bureau. Signed B.N. Clements, Dietz Ty. II, on 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) to Postmaster at Andrews Va., "Richmond Va. Jun. 19, 1863" cds and matching "FREE" hs, long docketing note but imprint mostly clear, slightly reduced at left, fresh and Very Fine, ex Everett

E. 150-200
180
751
c
Post Office Department, Auditor's Office, Official Business. Third Auditor's Office, Dietz Ty. II, signed "I.W.M. Harris", light "Richmond Va. ?? 11" cds over imprint, to Marksville Va., with original enclosure, toned, Fine

E. 200-300
220
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752
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 752, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Contract Bureau, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Contract BureauPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Contract Bureau. Dietz Ty. IV, signed H. St. Geo. Offutt on 3c Red Star Die entire to Salem N.C., cancelled by "Richmond Va. Aug. 6" cds, fresh and Very Fine, ex Judd, also second cover bearing 10c Blue, Die B (12) pen-cancelled on homemade cover addressed to Contract Bureau in Richmond, missing backflap and wear, Fine, an interesting pair of covers

E. 400-500
325
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753
c
Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Finance Bureau. Dietz Ty. I, signed Jno. L. Harrell, on 10c Green Nesbitt entire to the Postmaster at Grayson Va., bold "Richmond Va. Mar. 13" cds, 1864 receipt docketing at left, backflap expertly reattached

VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS OFFICIAL IMPRINT ON THE 10-CENT GREEN NESBITT ENTIRE. A GREAT RARITY.

The 10c entire in our October 1997 sale realized $4,500 hammer.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,700
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754
c
Richmond Va. Sep. 28, 1861. Cds and "Paid 10" in circle hs on legal-size Adjutant and Inspector General's Office imprint cover to Warrenton Va., the "Fauquier County" designation was read as Fairfax C.H. and the cover missent, "Fairfax C.H. Oct. 9" cds and "Paid 5" - the under-stated rate numeral was moot since this was a missent and forwarded usage - Very Fine and most unusual

E. 200-300
220
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755
c
Richmond Va. Jul. 31, 1861. Cds, matching "Paid 5cts" hs on buff cover to Martinsville Va., ms. "Atto Genl 26th July 1861" at top right, fresh and Fine "semi-official" usage

E. 150-200
50
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756
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 756, Official and Semi-Official Imprints5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Full to large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 1" cds on yellow Department of State official cover addressed to Howell Cobb, 16th Regt. Georgia Vols. at Yorktown Va., cover torn at top left (not affecting stamp), otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
425
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757
c
10c Blue, Paterson (2). Full to large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. ? 4, 1862" cds on Post Office Department cover from Chief of Appointment Bureau, to Columbia S.C., Very Fine private use of an official business printed cover, ex Hill

E. 200-300
475
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758
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, clear to large margins, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Apr. 9, 1863" cds on Treasury Department imprint cover to Clarksville Ga., some toned spots, small cover tear at top from opening and missing backflap, Fine

E. 150-200
190
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759
c
5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in, tied by "Richmond Va. ? 12, 1862" cds on blue cover with Treasury Dept. imprint, addressed to "Lt. Le Bleux, Lafayette Artillery, Pocataglio S.C.", Fine

E. 100-150
180
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760
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 760, Official and Semi-Official Imprints5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom right, tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 17" cds on War Department, Surgeon General's Office imprint cover to Montgomery Springs Va., some slight ink erosion and overall wear, still Fine, ex Dietz

E. 150-200
210
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761
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 7, 1863" cds on Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Contract Bureau imprinted 3c Star Die entire addressed to Alexander H. Stephens at Crawfordville Ga., missing backflap, receipt docketing on back, stamps with small scissors-cut in margin and lifted and replaced, appears Very Fine, ex Hertz

E. 300-400
375
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762
c
5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, faulty and repaired, tied by "Lynchburg Va. Aug. 9" cds on Official Business, General Hospital, C.S.A., No. 1, Post at Lynchburg Va. imprint cover to military address in Richmond Va., the "Official Business" crossed out, missing backflap, overall wear, still an extremely rare cover, ex Antrim

E. 200-300
200
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763
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Enormous margins all around showing part of imprint at bottom, tied by "Macon Ga. Aug. 27" cds on C.S. Central Laboratory (Ordn.), Macon Ga., Official Business imprint turned cover to Savannah Ga., inside also bears 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid Sep. 2?" cds to Augusta Ga., first stamp with tear at top left in margin, otherwise a Very Fine and interesting turned usage, ex Meroni

E. 300-400
300
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764
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, clear at bottom, tied by "Raleigh N.C. May 5" double-circle ds on Official Business, Adjutant General's Office, Roll of Honor imprint cover to Summerville N.C., fresh and Very Fine, ex Middendorf

E. 200-300
200
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765
c
10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Nov. 5" cds on buff War Department, Surgeon General's Office imprint cover addressed to College Hospital at Lynchburg Va., stamp with light corner crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
400
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766
c
Sale Number 801, Lot Number 766, Official and Semi-Official Imprints10c Milky Blue, Die B (12), 10c Milky Blue, Die B (12)10c Milky Blue, Die B (12). Three huge margins, just in at right, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 8, 1863" cds on blue War Dept. Engineer Bureau official corner card cover addressed to "Capt. Chas. Haskell, Comdg. Battery Marshall, Sullivans Island near Charleston S.C.", fresh and Very Fine, signed Brian Green

E. 200-300
425
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767
c
10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large margins showing part of adjacent stamp at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 7" cds on Executive Department, Official Business imprint cover to Petersburg Va., handwriting on address looks suspiciously like Jefferson Davis', stamp has creases at bottom, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
0
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768
c
10c Blue, Die A (11). Margins cutting in, tied by "Richmond Va. May 7" cds on Confederate States Executive Department imprint cover to Col. Breckinbridge, Army of Tenn. at Dalton Ga., Fine

E. 100-150
220
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769
c
Treasury Dept. Covers. Eight, incl. cover addressed to Genl. R. E. Lee from W. Johnston; cover to W.B. Johnston with Treasury Dept. Register's Office corner card; another cover similarly addressed with "Richmond Va. Jun. 21, 1861" cds and matching "Paid 10" in circle; few other Treasury Dept. usages, mixed condition, few appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-250
400
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