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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Flag-of-Truce Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1383
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1383, Flag-of-Truce MailNorfolk Va. Dec. 18, 1861, Norfolk Va. Dec. 18, 1861Norfolk Va. Dec. 18, 1861. Blue double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid 5c" in circle handstamp on civilian flag-of-truce cover to Charleston S.C., pencil "Exd. 10cts.", Extremely Fine, with photocopy of note from C.S.A. stating probably enclosed in outer cover containing funds for postage and addressed to Fortress Monroe (flag-of-truce mail was exchanged at Norfolk)

E. 400-500
500
1384
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1384, Flag-of-Truce MailLiggons Tobacco Warehouse Prison, Liggons Tobacco Warehouse PrisonLiggons Tobacco Warehouse Prison. Red "Ed. S.C." examiner's ms. marking at top right of cover addressed to prisoner of war at Richmond Va., endorsed "Care of Genl. Winder", blue "Norfolk Va. Jan. 17, 1862" double-circle datestamp and matching "Paid 5c" in circle, fresh and Very Fine, rare cover sent to Liggons Tobacco Warehouse Prison in Richmond via Norfolk

E. 400-500
475
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1385
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1385, Flag-of-Truce MailNorfolk Va. Feb. 14, 1861, Norfolk Va. Feb. 14, 1861Norfolk Va. Feb. 14, 1861. Blue double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid 5c" in circle handstamp on civilian flag-of-truce cover to Hon. Mitchell King in Charleston, sender's routing "Per Fortress Monroe", ms. "xd D.W.C." at top with pencil note in a third hand "Postage inside" and "Care of Genl. Huger", Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
325
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1386
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1386, Flag-of-Truce MailNorfolk Va. Feb. 22, 1862, Norfolk Va. Feb. 22, 1862Norfolk Va. Feb. 22, 1862. Blue circular datestamp with matching "5" handstamp on fresh civilian flag-of-truce cover to Charleston S.C., ms. "E.d.S.C." at top right, Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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1387
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1387, Flag-of-Truce MailNorfolk Va. Apr. 25, Norfolk Va. Apr. 25Norfolk Va. Apr. 25. Blue double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid 5c" in circle on civilian flag-of-truce cover to Charleston S.C., pencil "Postage Paid" and "Exd.", Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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1388
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1388, Flag-of-Truce Mail"By Flag of Truce", "By Flag of Truce""By Flag of Truce". Ms. endorsement at top left and matching "Approved, Henry L. Piersen Jr. AAG" (Assistant Adjutant General) on back of small cover addressed in another hand to Mrs. Wm. F. Witcher, Hayneville Ala., ms. "Examd" in a third hand also on back, 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), large margins, tied by blurry "Mobile Ala." double-circle datestamp, "5" in circle handstamp for 5c due (10c rate in effect after July 1, 1862), short tear at right, stamp lifted and reaffixed

VERY FINE. EXTREMELY RARE FLAG-OF-TRUCE COVER SENT BY FLAG OF TRUCE THRU MOBILE.

A notation on back indicates that this was carried by a flag-of-truce boat Natchez between New Orleans and Mobile, but we are unable to verify this statement.

With 1987 A.P.S. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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1389
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1389, Flag-of-Truce Mail2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large margins to just touched, tied by bold strike of "Richmond Va. May 30" (1864) circular datestamp on cover addressed "Care of Genl. J.W. Winder" at Richmond Va., endorsed "By Flag of Truce via Fortress Monroe", no examiner's markings, Very Fine, rare example of 2c Red Jack paying drop-rate postage on a flag-of-truce cover

3,000
1,700
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1390
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1390, Flag-of-Truce Mail"Examined and Approved, E. G. Parker Lt. Washington", "Examined and Approved, E. G. Parker Lt. Washington""Examined and Approved, E. G. Parker Lt. Washington". Ms. censor mark on back of cover to Richmond Va., 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), full margins to touching, tied by ms., "Woodville Mi. May 22" (ca. 1863) circular datestamp, flap partly torn away, affecting censor mark, some toning and minor faults, still presentable and rare, Lieut. Edward Griffin Parker was chief of staff to Gen. John Martindale (military governer at Washington)

E. 200-300
95
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1391
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1391, Flag-of-Truce MailLiberty Va. Mar. 15 (1865), Liberty Va. Mar. 15 (1865)Liberty Va. Mar. 15 (1865). Clearly struck circular datestamp ties 10c Blue, Die A (11), full to large margins, used with 3c Rose (65), corner slightly clipped, tied by quartered cork with matching "Old Point Comfort Va. Mar. 24" double-circle datestamp on brown homemade cover to Knoxville Tenn. (under Federal occupation), endorsed "Per Flag of Truce via Fortress Monroe", slight toning - an intriguing usage - the addressee (David A. Deadrick) had two sons in the Confederate army; one (Oakley) was captured in 1863 and held prisoner until the war's end; the other (Inslee), was probably the sender of this flag-of-truce letter, posted at Liberty Va. and exchanged at Fort Monroe

E. 750-1,000
625
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1392
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1392, Flag-of-Truce Mail5c Inland Exchange, Perforated (R27c), 5c Inland Exchange, Perforated (R27c)5c Inland Exchange, Perforated (R27c). Tied by "Due 6" in circle on flag-of-truce cover to Franklin Ky., "Old Point Comfort Va. Jul. 18" double-circle datestamp, endorsed "by Flag of Truce", slightly reduced at bottom, some cover toning, still Very Fine, very unusual and rare attempted usage of a Revenue stamp

E. 750-1,000
525
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