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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — General Issues On Cover (No. 13)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1305
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1305, General Issues On Cover (No. 13)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Three large margins, ample to clear at left, used as forwarding postage with 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins, tied by "Athens Ga." circular datestamp on brown cover addressed to Major Lamar Cobb, General Howell Cobb's Staff at Augusta, redirected to Macon, the 20c affixed partly over 10c and tied by faint violet "Augusta Ga." circular datestamp, a turned cover with address and no postal markings inside, pen notation at top partly erased, horizontal fold along top clear of stamps, Very Fine and unusual combination usage, this cover was acquired fifty years ago by Morris Everett from Ezra Cole and realized $2,000 hammer in our Everett sale in 1993, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
1306
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1306, General Issues On Cover (No. 13)10c Blue, Die A, 20c Green (11, 20), 10c Blue, Die A, 20c Green (11, 20)10c Blue, Die A, 20c Green (11, 20). Slightly overlapping, 20c in at bottom, otherwise ample margins, tied by "Clarksville Va. Apr. 1" circular datestamp on brown legal-size cover to Red Oak Grove Va., 1864 docketing at left, two vertical file folds clear of stamps, otherwise Fine, scarce combination

E. 500-750
375
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1307
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1307, General Issues On Cover (No. 13)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Horizontal pair, close margins with corners trimmed, tied by "Camden S.C. Apr. 6" circular datestamp on legal-size turned cover to "The Chairman of the Board of Commerce of Roads for Clarendon Dist. Manning S.C." and forwarded to Fulton S.C., other side with blue "Columbia S.C. Mar. 13" circular datestamp, "Paid" in circle and large "10" rate handstamp to Camden S.C., with "State of South Carolina, Head Quarters" two-line official imprint, front separated from back and with small faults, otherwise Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
525
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1308
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1308, General Issues On Cover (No. 13)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Horizontal strip of four, large margins, used with vertical strip of three of 10c Blue, Die A (11), full margins to slightly in, tied by light strikes of circular datestamp on back of Bureau of Conscription, War Department, Official Business legal-size imprint cover to Maj. Genl. Howell Cobb at Macon Ga., one 20c stamp removed from cover (originally was a strip of five), some overall wear, still Very Fine, a very rare usage, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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1309
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1309, General Issues On Cover (No. 13)20c Green, Horizontal Half Used as 10c (13d), 20c Green, Horizontal Half Used as 10c (13d)20c Green, Horizontal Half Used as 10c (13d). Bottom half with large margins and deep shade, well-tied by "Natchitoches La." double-circle datestamp on yellow turned cover (front and one flap) from Lieut. Joseph Aycock to his wife at Opelousas La., the sender was the Military Court Clerk for Trans-Mississippi Dept., his routing instructions "per Courier", other side used first, from Mrs. Aycock to her husband at Houston Tex. with full military title, vertical pair of 5c Blue, Local (7), large margins to slightly in, tied by "Alexandria La. May. 6" (1864) circular datestamp, three flaps removed and slightly trimmed around edges, few small scuffs

A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE ADVERSITY USAGE WITH THE 20-CENT BISECT. CARRIED BY MILITARY COURIER FROM THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT AT HOUSTON TO THE NATCHITOCHES POST OFFICE.

Alexandria and Natchitoches, Louisiana, are both located west of the Mississippi River. Assuming that Mrs. Aycock was writing from Opelousas, this cover was probably sent by courier north to Alexandria. On its return trip, Lieut. Aycock used a military courier to bring the letter to Natchitoches where it entered the mails with the 20c bisect.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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1310
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1310, General Issues On Cover (No. 13)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Bottom left diagonal half, ample margins, tied by Charleston S.C. double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Newberry C.H. S.C., couple small stains clear of stamp and address, otherwise Very Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate

2,000
900
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