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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1223
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1223, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Ample margins to touching, tied by well-struck "Chester C.H. S.C. Jun. 27, 1862" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Columbia S.C., Very Fine

125
105
1224
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1224, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Large margins, tied by "Hardeville S.C. Jul. 14, 1862" circular datestamp on brown cover to Big Shantie Ga., soldier's endorsement "Private S.Y. Harris, Co. M Philips Legion" at lower left, bold "Due 5" handstamp, Very Fine

125
170
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1225
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1225, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Defective, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jun. 17, 1862" circular datestamp on buff cover to Clinton S.C. where forwarded to Martin's Depot with second 5c De La Rue, ample margins to just touching, tied by "Clinton S.C. Jun. 10, 1862" circular datestamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
270
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1226
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1226, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, full margins to clear, tied by boldly struck "Dorn's Gold Mines S.C. 24 Dec. 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Carrollton Ga., minor edge wear, Very Fine, one of two recorded examples of this rare postmark (see lot 1256 for other), with 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
3,750
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1227
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1227, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, large margins to just in, tied by "Augusta Ga. Jun. 3" double-circle datestamp on Spotswood Hotel blue lithographed advertising cover to Flat Pond P.O. Ga., sender's routing "Adams Station S.W.R.R.", with original soldier's letter datelined at Richmond Va. where Spotswood Hotel was located, cover opened on three sides and slightly reduced at left, still Very Fine

E. 500-750
575
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1228
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1228, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Ample to large margins, irregular at bottom, tied by "Darlington C.H. S.C. Jun. 10" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Montgomery Ala., forwarded with 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), enormous left sheet margin and huge margins all around, scuffed and small piece out at left (not very noticeable), tied by bold "Montgomery Ala. Jul. 15, 1862" circular datestamp, ms. "Due 5" and bold "5" in circle handstamp, grid cancel applied to obliterate second strike of Montgomery circular datestamp, two small scuffs at bottom and overall ms. on back, otherwise Very Fine, remarkable combination of stamps and rates before and after July 1, 1862

E. 500-750
700
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1229
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1229, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, ample to large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 3, 1862" circular datestamp on orange cover to Charleston S.C. and forwarded to Mayeville, Sumter S.C., "Charleston S.C. Dec. 9, 1862" and "Paid 10" in circle handstamp, ms. "Charge Box No. 464" at top left, most of backflap removed, Very Fine

E. 300-400
575
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1230
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1230, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Two covers, one with "Shelton Aug. 13" ms. cancel on horizontal pair on orange cover to Columbia S.C., backflap removed and small tear at top, other with large "X" ms. cancel on two overlapping singles with "Bishopville S.C. Nov. 21" ms. pmk. on brown cover to "Dr. S.H. Miller, Co. C. Palmetto Bat. S.C. Art., Charleston S.C.", Very Fine and scarce town postmarks

E. 100-150
160
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1231
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1231, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, three huge margins with traces of four adjoining stamps, close at right, grid cancels, "Flat Rock N.C. June 16" circular datestamp on gray and pink wallpaper cover to Columbia S.C., usual minor wear, Very Fine

500
525
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1232
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1232, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in, cancelled by light strike of grid on gold and lilac wallpaper cover to Adams Run S.C., neat "Flat Rock N.C. Jan. 22" circular datestamp, right stamp light crease at top right, Very Fine

500
200
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1233
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1233, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full margins, tied by 4-ring target of the Army of Northern Virginia on captured Union Patriotic cover with pro-Union verse crossed out, to Timmonsville S.C., soldier's endorsement at top left, right stamp with small tear at corner, otherwise Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
525
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1234
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1234, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to touching, gum toning, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Apr. 29" circular datestamp on overall illustrated Greenville Baptist Female College cover to Charlotte N.C., half of backflap removed and couple tiny nicks at top, Fine, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
1,050
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1235
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1235, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, ample to large margins, tied by bold "Abbeville C.H. S.C. Jul. 21" circular datestamp on fresh mourning cover to Wright's Bluff P.O. S.C., Extremely Fine

95
140
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1236
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1236, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large even margins, grid cancel, "Flat Rock N.C. May 19" circular datestamp on homemade buff cover to Columbia S.C., 1863 docketing on back, Extremely Fine Gem pair and cover

95
120
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1237
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1237, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full to large margins with left sheet margin, grid cancels, "Flat Rock N.C. Mar. 31" circular datestamp on homemade buff cover to Columbia S.C., 1863 docketing on back, Extremely Fine, ex Kohn

95
95
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1238
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1238, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local, Pop Eye Variety (7 var), 5c Blue, Local, Pop Eye Variety (7 var)5c Blue, Local, Pop Eye Variety (7 var). Top stamp in vertical pair, large margins to clear along upper right, tied by "Selma Ala. Feb. 15" circular datestamp on cover to Petersburg Va., Very Fine

E. 100-150
75
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1239
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1239, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, mostly enormous margins with trace of adjacent stamp at top, tied by blue "Albany Ga. Mar. 29 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Athens Ga., few lightened toning spots, still Extremely Fine

97
45
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1240
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1240, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full to ample margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. 24, 1863" circular datestamp on orange cover to Columbia S.C., "Wm Porcher Miles M.C." endorsement at top and address in his hand, all in blue ms., Extremely Fine, Confederate Congressman William P. Miles was chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs and he designed the Confederate Battle Flag

E. 100-150
135
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1241
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1241, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touching, tied by "Camden S.C. Jan. 13" double-circle datestamp and affixed over Camden S.C. 10c Postmaster's Provisional (125XU2) on light green cover to Pocotaligo S.C., pair folded over to show provisional "Paid 10" in circle, Very Fine

E. 500-750
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1242
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1242, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, huge margins with traces of adjoining stamps on three sides, tied by green "Chester C.H. S.C. Dec. 22, 1863" double-circle datestamp on cover to soldier in "Col. Second Regt., 1st Confederate Reserves, S.C. Re., Pocotaligo, S.C.", Extremely Fine and rare use of a green town postmark

E. 300-400
240
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1243
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1243, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two covers, each with full-margin horizontal pair tied by blue Chester C.H. S.C. double-circle datestamps, Very Fine, Chester C.H. used both green and blue ink (these blues are sometimes described as green), ex Kohn

200
125
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1244
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1244, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, huge margins on three sides showing part of adjacent stamps at sides, just in at bottom, tied by large "Branchville S.C. Nov. 23" circular datestamp on 1863 homemade cover addressed to "Hon. R.W. Johnson (Senator from Ark's) Richmond Va.", with original contents, sent by a Col. Logan who writes in part "Since my arrival here I have met a friend who informs me that Mr. Seddon in forwarding the application for my promotion to the President did not recommend it but endorsed upon it `I know of no brigade to which can assignment might be made at present'...after I have raised and organized a brigade (and it is known in the War Dept. as my brigade) and have commanded it successful for six months & now to be cheated out of it I prefer to make no further effort for the appointment.", Very Fine and fascinating contents

E. 150-200
220
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1245
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1245, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Block of four, full margins, tied by two strikes of "Camden S.C. Feb. 18" double-circle datestamp on orange legal-size cover to Charleston S.C., top pair with small faults, truly negligible, otherwise Very Fine, rare use of a block

800
575
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1246
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1246, General Issues On Cover (Nos. 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large even margins, used with 10c Blue, Die B (12), large margins to just touching at left, tied by two bold strikes of "Sumter S.C. Jun. 25, 1863" circular datestamp on blue cover to Darlington C.H. S.C., lightly cleaned to remove some toning around address, still Very Fine, a rare combination for the double rate, ex Ashbrook

E. 400-500
750
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