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Sale 834 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Federal Usages

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1376
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1376, Federal UsagesSecession, SecessionSecession. 3c Dull Red (26), left and right halves of two different stamps placed together and tied by "Marietta O. Feb. 16, 1861" circular datestamp on buff cover to Coal Run O., sender's note "Stamp acting secesh" -- a clever use of political satire to mask the illegal use of cancelled stamps -- bottom right corner torn, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
0
1377
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1377, Federal UsagesU.S. Sanitary Commission, Cincinnati Branch, U.S. Sanitary Commission, Cincinnati BranchU.S. Sanitary Commission, Cincinnati Branch. Large colorless embossed circle over U.S. Sanitary Commission Shield Emblem in black on yellow cover used in England, G.B. 1p Red (33) tied by "London-N Jy 19 65" circular datestamp and numeral grid, addressed to Liverpool and redirected to Leicester with "Liverpool Jy 21 65" circular datestamp and "1d" ms. rate, magenta ms. "Not called for" and corresponding Leicester backstamp, Very Fine, a remarkable usage of Sanitary Commission stationery in England where support for the organization was very strong, ex Kantor

E. 1,000-1,500
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1378
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1378, Federal UsagesU.S. Sanitary Commission, Morris Island, S.C, U.S. Sanitary Commission, Morris Island, S.CU.S. Sanitary Commission, Morris Island, S.C. Two-line ms. endorsement on yellow cover addressed to Charles J. Hoadly, State Librarian at Hartford Conn., 3c Rose (65) tied by target and "Port Royal S.C. Sep. 14" (1863) double-circle datestamp, backflap missing and minor opening tears; two enclosures from Hoadly's brother, James, who together with Dr. M. M. Marsh provided aid to Federal troops on Morris Island in Charleston harbor, an important military objective that fell to Union forces only days before this letter was mailed; enclosed is a printed General Orders No. 73 from Brig. Gen. Gillmore, datelined "Department of the South, Headquarters in the Field, Morris Island, S.C., Sept. 9th, 1863" and signed by Capt. Israel Sealy, expressing gratitude and indebtedness to the U.S. Sanitary Commission and Dr. M. M. Marsh for their efforts, with this notice is a letter in which James states: "You can see by the enclosed General Order how our efforts are appreciated here, it is the first time that a Genl. Order has been issued to this effect." Very Fine, a rare and unusual Sanitary Commission field office usage, ex kantor

E. 1,000-1,500
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1379
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1379, Federal Usages3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Well-centered, tied by "Memphis Tenn. May 16" double-circle datestamp on orange illustrated U.S. Christian Commission corner card cover to Seneca O., clear strike of illustrated J.W. Parmeter handstamp, cover with small scuff in address, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
170
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1380
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1380, Federal UsagesOfficial./Post Office, New Orleans, La./John M. G. Parker/P.M, Official./Post Office, New Orleans, La./John M. G. Parker/P.MOfficial./Post Office, New Orleans, La./John M. G. Parker/P.M. Imprint with facsimile signature on yellow cover to Special Agent P.O. Dept. at Nashville and forwarded to Louisville, "New Orleans La. Feb. 9 '64" double-circle datestamp, with pencil transcription of contents affixed to back with scotch tape, appears Very Fine, scarce, ex Argentum

E. 300-400
220
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1381
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1381, Federal UsagesSouthern Express Co., Augusta Ga, Southern Express Co., Augusta GaSouthern Express Co., Augusta Ga. Blue double-circle handstamp with ms. "Paid 2/" (two bits, or 25c) on cover to Mrs. Howell Cobb at either Macon or Athens Ga., additional ms. "Paid 25/100", uncancelled 3c Rose (65) as required by postal regulations, Very Fine post-war usage, with 1977 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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1382
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1382, Federal UsagesExpress Company Usages, Express Company UsagesExpress Company Usages. Four covers: first with label for "Southern Express Company/From/Athens Ga." on back of blue cover to Macon Ga.; second bears same label on cover to Americus Ga.; third bears ms. "Per Express" at lower left of cover to Macon Geo., repair at top left and ms. "D.H." (with 1997 C.S.A. certificate declining opinion as to year of usage); last bears ms. "per S/L/express" and "Value 25$" on cover to Macon Geo., ms. "Free/" and with initials, an interesting group

E. 500-750
300
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