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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. 2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1180
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1180, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Ample to large margins, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Dec. ? 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Pelican Regimt." Flag, Tent and "Crescent Rifles, Company H, 7th Reg't. La. Volunteers" Regimental Patriotic cover to "Mrs. Harry T. Hays, Dover, Yazoo County, Miss.", most of backflap removed, small repair at top, light toning

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ENORMOUSLY RARE REGIMENTAL PATRIOTIC, PRODUCED EARLY IN THE WAR.

We surveyed more than 40 different sale catalogues and reference books and located only six examples of this distinctive Crescent Rifles patriotic, including the cover offered in this sale. Four are used from Tudor Hall, including: 1) Oct. 13, 1861 datestamp and "Due 10", to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, same correspondence as the cover offered here, ex Kimmel (Siegel Sale 492, lot 934); 2) Nov. 9, 1861 datestamp and "Due 10", to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, ex Howard Green (Siegel Sale 822, lot 229); 3) Dec. ? datestamp to Mrs. Harry T. Hays, the cover offered here; 4) Mar. 4, 1862 datestamp, to Ella P. Rind, New Orleans, "Adv.1" handstamp, illustrated in Wishnietsky book, p. 117. In addition to these four Tudor Hall covers, which are genuine usages from members of the 7th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers, there are two others: 5) a Federal usage of the envelope with a 3c 1861 tied by Washington D.C. Mar. 13, 1862 datestamp and marked "Found at Manassas" (Wishnietsky book, p. 117); and 6) a cover with 10c Die B barely tied by town datestamp, possibly not originating, ex Kohn (Siegel Sale 382, lot 1470).

As a Colonel, Harry T. Hays was the original commander of the 7th Louisiana Volunteers, which was called the Pelican Regiment. Although composed of farmers, laborers and clerks, the Louisiana 7th Regiment was described as a "crack regiment" by Gen. Richard Taylor. Hays went on to become a General. [Source: www.panix.com]

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
1181
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1181, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, White Arrow Plate Flaw (2b var), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, White Arrow Plate Flaw (2b var)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, White Arrow Plate Flaw (2b var). Full to large margins, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Feb. 2, 1863" circular datestamp on orange cover to Laurens C.H. S.C., slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
280
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1182
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1182, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Ample to large margins, tied by sharp "Suffolk Va., Mar. 17" circular datestamp on orange cover to Athens Ga., Very Fine

425
450
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1183
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1183, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Large to huge margins incl. trace of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by "Charleston S.C. Sep. 25, 1862" double-circle datestamp on fresh cover to Petersburg Va., Extremely Fine

250
230
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1184
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1184, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Large to huge margins, pale milky shade, tied by perfect strike of "Little Rockfish N.C. Jan. 13" on small pink cover to Garysburg N.C., slightly reduced at left, Extremely Fine, ex Judd

250
375
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1185
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1185, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins to full at bottom, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Nov. 4, 1862" double-circle datestamp on fresh cover to Little Rock S.C., Extremely Fine, ex Kohn

250
450
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1186
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1186, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Full even margins, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Nov. 1, 1863" circular datestamp on orange cover with embossed Virginia State Seal corner card to Genl. Howell Cobb at Athens Ga., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 200-300
400
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1187
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1187, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large to huge margins except close at uppe right, tied by "Wilmington N.C. 24 Nov." circular datestamp on fresh buff cover to Chapel Hill N.C., Very Fine

250
190
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1188
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1188, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Huge margins to clear, tied by "Augusta Ga. Sep. 28" double-circle datestamp on Music Dealer's gray lithographed advertising cover to Athens Ga., reduced at left and with repaired corner at lower left, still Fine and attractive

E. 200-300
375
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1189
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1189, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2). Full to large margins, tied by "Adams Run S.C. Oct. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Cheraw S.C., stamp with light corner wrinkles and faint toning, otherwise Very Fine

250
160
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1190°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1190, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2). Huge margins all around, tied by "Winchester Va. Dec. 6" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Macon Ga., light edge wear, stamp with minor gum toning, otherwise Extremely Fine, signed Brian Green

250
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1191
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1191, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins, tied by "Riceboro Ga." circle with "Dec. 3" ms. date on homemade cover to Col. James Chesnut Jr. at Columbia S.C., endorsed "Official Business", fresh and Very Fine

250
200
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1192
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1192, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins to touching, tied by "Ringgold Ga. Nov. 4" circular datestamp on brown cover to Dennis Station Ga., Very Fine

250
160
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1193
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1193, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Ample to large margins, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Nov. 18" circular datestamp on cover to Flat Rock S.C., faint toning barely affects stamp, otherwise Very Fine

500
210
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1194
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1194, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Ample to full margins, just touching at lower left, tied by faint circular datestamp on brown cover to Benton Ala., Very Fine

500
135
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1195
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1195, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Close margins just touching, tied by bold "Hobertville S.C. Nov. 22" circular datestamp with ms. "22", on tiny brown cover to Savannah Ga., Very Fine

500
220
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1196
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1196, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins, tied by bold strike of "Richmond Va. Dec. 20, 1862" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Mount Pleasant N.C., Extremely Fine

500
325
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1197
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1197, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large to full margins, tied by "Port Hudson La." dateless circle on cover to Prattville Ala., barely reduced at right, stamp with light corner crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine, ex Judd

500
240
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1198
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1198, General Issues On Cover (No. 2)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins to just touched at top, used with horizontal pair of 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), cancelled by matching grids, "Athens Ga. Jan. 30" circular datestamp on obsolete U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire to Howell Cobb as Brig. General in command at Quincy Fla., likely an 1863 usage, slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, sealed tear at left and mended edge fault at top, still Fine, a scarce and unusual usage in terms of both franking and destination, with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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