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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Independent and C.S.A. Usage

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
894
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 894, Independent and C.S.A. UsageColumbus Ga. Feb. 4 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederacy, Columbus Ga. Feb. 4 (1861) -- First Day of the ConfederacyColumbus Ga. Feb. 4 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederacy. Neat strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on small cover addressed to Howell Cobb at Montgomery Ala., missing part of top flap, few tears, still Fine, scarce cover used on the day the Provisional Confederate Government was formed, especially scarce addressed to Cobb, who was elected President of the Convention that same day

E. 1,000-1,500
525
895
c
3c Dull Red (26). Tied by bold grid, matching indistinct strike of Tex. "Jan. ?? 1860" circular datestamp on orange cover addressed to Howell Cobb at Milledgeville Ga. and forwarded to Montgomery Ala., strike of "Milledgeville Ga. Feb. 2" circular datestamp, "Ford. 3" ms. marking, some slight edge wear, the "1860" year is an error, because Cobb went to Montgomery Ala. at the time this cover was mailed -- the Milledgeville forwarding datestamp is Feb. 2 (1861), just two days before Cobb was elected President of the Confederate Congress

E. 150-200
260
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896
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 896, Independent and C.S.A. UsageCarrollton Miss. Jan. 12, 1861, Carrollton Miss. Jan. 12, 1861Carrollton Miss. Jan. 12, 1861. Mostly clear strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on buff cover to New Orleans (Louisiana was still in the Union at this date), Very Fine, used three days after Mississippi's independent statehood, ex Dr. Green

E. 200-300
300
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897
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 897, Independent and C.S.A. UsageSavannah Ga. Jan. 23, 1861, Savannah Ga. Jan. 23, 1861Savannah Ga. Jan. 23, 1861. Duplex circular datestamp and grid on 3c Red Star Die entire to Macon Ga., Very Fine and choice independent state usage

E. 300-400
180
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898
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 898, Independent and C.S.A. UsageMilltown Geo. Mar. 21 (1861), Milltown Geo. Mar. 21 (1861)Milltown Geo. Mar. 21 (1861). Bold circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Atlanta and forwarded to Laurenceville Ga., neat strike of "Atlanta Ga. Mar. 26, 1861" circular datestamp, ms. "Ford. Due 3", slightly reduced at left and minor wear, still Very Fine Confederate usage

E. 200-300
210
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899
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 899, Independent and C.S.A. UsageMilledgeville Ga. Mar. 21 (1861), Milledgeville Ga. Mar. 21 (1861)Milledgeville Ga. Mar. 21 (1861). Circular datestamp ties two 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Howell Cobb at Montgomery Ala. and forwarded to Macon Ga., bold "Montgomery Ala. Mar. 27, 1861" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine Confederate forwarded usage

E. 150-200
190
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900
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 900, Independent and C.S.A. UsageMontgomery Ala. Apr. 1, 1861, Montgomery Ala. Apr. 1, 1861Montgomery Ala. Apr. 1, 1861. Forwarding circular datestamp ties two of four 3c Dull Red (26), other two tied by "New-York Mar. 27" circular datestamp on cover to Howell Cobb at Montgomery Ala. and forwarded to Macon Ga., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and unusual Confederate usage

E. 150-200
170
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901
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 901, Independent and C.S.A. UsageMemphis Ten. Apr. ?, 1861, Memphis Ten. Apr. ?, 1861Memphis Ten. Apr. ?, 1861. Lightly struck circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Philadelphia, backflap removed and small tear at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
700
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902
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 902, Independent and C.S.A. UsageGalveston Tex. Apr. 2, 1861, Galveston Tex. Apr. 2, 1861Galveston Tex. Apr. 2, 1861. Double-circle datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Port Lavaca Tex., neat 1861 docketing, some slight wear, Very Fine Confederate Texas usage

E. 200-300
300
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903
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 903, Independent and C.S.A. UsageNew Orleans La. 10 Apr. (1861), New Orleans La. 10 Apr. (1861)New Orleans La. 10 Apr. (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on embossed hotel corner card cover to Mrs. Howell Cobb in Macon Ga., with original 1861 autograph letter signed by Howell Cobb, interesting contents regarding politics of the day and some maneuverings, slight edge wear, Very Fine Confederate usage sent two days before the first shots of the war were fired at Fort Sumter

E. 200-300
425
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904
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 904, Independent and C.S.A. UsageNew Orleans La. 14 Apr. (1861), New Orleans La. 14 Apr. (1861)New Orleans La. 14 Apr. (1861). Circular datestamp and "Steamship 10" in circle on blue folded letter from Mexico to New York via New Orleans, datelined "Puebla 15 Marz. 1861", endorsed "pr. Steamer 'Tenesee'" file folds, Fine and scarce usage thru Confederate New Orleans

E. 300-400
230
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905
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 905, Independent and C.S.A. UsageCharleston S.C. Feb. 18, 1861 and Mobile Ala. April 24, 1861, Charleston S.C. Feb. 18, 1861 and Mobile Ala. April 24, 1861Charleston S.C. Feb. 18, 1861 and Mobile Ala. April 24, 1861. Double-circle datestamps on separate 3c Red Star Die entires, former to Edenton N.C., latter to Marion Miss., fresh and Very Fine Confederate usages

E. 300-400
250
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906
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 906, Independent and C.S.A. UsageAthens Ga. May 22 (1861), Athens Ga. May 22 (1861)Athens Ga. May 22 (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover Norfolk Va., slightly reduced at top, small cover edge repairs along top, Fine appearance, attractive usage of U.S. stamp on a scarce 8-Star Confederate Flag patriotic only nine days before postal relations between North and South were severed

E. 500-750
0
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907
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 907, Independent and C.S.A. UsageUnionville (?) S.C. May 28 (1861), Unionville (?) S.C. May 28 (1861)Unionville (?) S.C. May 28 (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Manassas Junction Va., Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
0
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908
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 908, Independent and C.S.A. UsageColumbia S.C. Dec. 22 (1860), Columbia S.C. Dec. 22 (1860)Columbia S.C. Dec. 22 (1860). Blue circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Sumter S.C., insurance company's blue embossed corner card (Eaves imprint), slight wear, still Very Fine, choice commercial usage two days after secession, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
475
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909
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 909, Independent and C.S.A. UsageCharleston S.C. Dec. 28, 1860, Charleston S.C. Dec. 28, 1860Charleston S.C. Dec. 28, 1860. Double-circle datestamp and matching grid on 3c Dull Red (26) on yellow cover with fancy green embossed grocer's corner card, to Greenville S.C., top backflap removed, appears Very Fine

E. 150-200
0
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910
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 910, Independent and C.S.A. UsageCharleston S.C. Jan. 12, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jan. 12, 1861Charleston S.C. Jan. 12, 1861. Circular datestamp with grid tying 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Washington D.C., minor edge wear at left, Very Fine independent state usage

E. 150-200
280
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911
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 911, Independent and C.S.A. UsageCharleston S.C. Jan. 14, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jan. 14, 1861Charleston S.C. Jan. 14, 1861. Bold double-circle datestamp with grids tying three 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) on orange cover to Greenville S.C., light embossed shield corner card, one stamp with two small pieces out, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
280
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912
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 912, Independent and C.S.A. UsageBennettsville S.C. Jan. 15, 1861, Bennettsville S.C. Jan. 15, 1861Bennettsville S.C. Jan. 15, 1861. Blue circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Arsenal Academy, Columbia S.C., two strikes of Arsenal S.C. Eagle in frame fancy handstamp on both front and back, privately applied, Very Fine

E. 200-300
0
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913
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 913, Independent and C.S.A. UsageColumbia S.C. Jan. 21 (1861), Columbia S.C. Jan. 21 (1861)Columbia S.C. Jan. 21 (1861). Faint blue circular datestamp ties 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), perfs trimmed at bottom, on cover to officer at Columbia Arsenal with green embossed hotel corner card with Eaves imprint, possibly written by Wade Hampton, without backflap, light scuffs at right, otherwise Fine

E. 500-750
600
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914
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 914, Independent and C.S.A. UsageCharleston S.C. Jan. 30, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jan. 30, 1861Charleston S.C. Jan. 30, 1861. Circular datestamp with grid tying 3c Dull Red (26) on overall Druggist advertising cover to Spring Grove S.C., few minor toning spots, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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915
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 915, Independent and C.S.A. UsageColumbia S.C. Feb. 20 (1861), Columbia S.C. Feb. 20 (1861)Columbia S.C. Feb. 20 (1861). Blue circular datestamp struck twice tying 1c Blue, Ty. I, II (18, 20 two), Pl. 12, on cover to Tappahannock Va. with "C.S.A." designation in address, stamps have minor pulled perfs and small tears, really insignificant, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Confederate usage

E. 150-200
425
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916
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 916, Independent and C.S.A. UsageColumbia S.C. Mar. 14 (1861), Columbia S.C. Mar. 14 (1861)Columbia S.C. Mar. 14 (1861). Beautiful bold dark blue circular datestamp on 3c Red Star Die entire to Sumterville S.C., tiny edge nick at top, fresh Very Fine Confederate usage

E. 150-200
100
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917
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 917, Independent and C.S.A. UsageMontgomery Ala. Mar. 18, 1861, Montgomery Ala. Mar. 18, 1861Montgomery Ala. Mar. 18, 1861. Well-struck circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on pink-lined cover to Southwick Mass., opened for display, few trivial toned spots at bottom of cover barely worth mentioning, fresh and Very Fine

E. 250-300
190
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918
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 918, Independent and C.S.A. UsageCharleston S.C. Mar. 19, 1861, Charleston S.C. Mar. 19, 1861Charleston S.C. Mar. 19, 1861. Clear double-circle datestamp and matching grid on 3c Dull Red (26), s.e. at right, on fresh cover to Marion C.H. S.C., Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
90
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919
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 919, Independent and C.S.A. UsageCharleston S.C. Mar. 28, 1861, Charleston S.C. Mar. 28, 1861Charleston S.C. Mar. 28, 1861. Bold double-circle datestamp and grid on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to South Hadley Mass., fresh and Very Fine

E. 100-150
130
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920
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 920, Independent and C.S.A. UsageCamden S.C. Apr. 1, Camden S.C. Apr. 1Camden S.C. Apr. 1. Double-circle datestamp with matching grid on 3c Dull Red (26) on blue Palmetto Flag Confederate Patriotic cover to New York City, backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine and rare design

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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921
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 921, Independent and C.S.A. UsageCharleston S.C. Apr. 4, 1861, Charleston S.C. Apr. 4, 1861Charleston S.C. Apr. 4, 1861. Clear double-circle datestamp and grid on 3c Red Star Die entire to Upton Mass., Extremely Fine

E. 100-150
120
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922
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 922, Independent and C.S.A. UsageSumter S.C. Apr. 11, 1861, Sumter S.C. Apr. 11, 1861Sumter S.C. Apr. 11, 1861. Circular datestamp with grids on three 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) on cover to Bennetsville S.C., one day prior to the bombardment of Fort Sumter, one stamp with small corner crease and other with s.e., Very Fine

E. 200-300
300
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923
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 923, Independent and C.S.A. UsageColumbia S.C. Apr. 27 (1861), Columbia S.C. Apr. 27 (1861)Columbia S.C. Apr. 27 (1861). Blue circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26), unnoticeable sealed tear, on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Greenville S.C., couple insignificant small flaws clear of stamp

VERY FINE. A FRESH AND BEAUTIFUL CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC POSTMARKED IN BLUE -- ONLY SIX ARE KNOWN USED FROM COLUMBIA S.C.

This cover is similar to lot 1214 from our Sale 795, which realized $4,400. With 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-2,500
2,100
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924
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 924, Independent and C.S.A. UsageColumbia S.C. May 6 (1861), Columbia S.C. May 6 (1861)Columbia S.C. May 6 (1861). Blue circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on fresh red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Pendleton S.C., stamp nick at right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
425
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925
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 925, Independent and C.S.A. UsageTimmonsville S.C. May 6 (1861), Timmonsville S.C. May 6 (1861)Timmonsville S.C. May 6 (1861). Bold circular datestamp with segmented grid on 3c Red Star Die entire to Mt. Olive N.C., Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
135
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926
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 926, Independent and C.S.A. UsageWinchester Va. May 26, 1861, Winchester Va. May 26, 1861Winchester Va. May 26, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with grid cancelling 3c Dull Red (26) on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Swoopes Depot Va., addressee has added patriotic comments, few tiny edge tears, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
850
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927
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 927, Independent and C.S.A. UsageNewberry S.C. Jun. 12 (1861), Newberry S.C. Jun. 12 (1861)Newberry S.C. Jun. 12 (1861). Red circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Goshen Hill S.C., 1861 docketing at left, Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
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