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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Official and Semi-Official Imprints

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1346
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1346, Official and Semi-Official Imprints5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Large margins to clear, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 1" circular datestamp on State Department imprint cover to Col. Howell Cobb at Yorktown Va., small cover tear at top left from opening, Very Fine

E. 300-400
1,050
1347
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1347, Official and Semi-Official Imprints10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Three huge margins, clear at bottom, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 23, 1862" circular datestamp on legal-size orange cover with Confederate States, Navy Department, Official Business Dietz Ty. V imprint, addressed to Capt. Victor M. Randolph at Montgomery Ala., trivial diagonal clear of stamp, still Extremely Fine, a very rare Confederate naval imprint

E. 400-500
850
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1348
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1348, Official and Semi-Official Imprints5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a), 5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a)5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a). Full margins, intense shade and impression, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Jun. 14" circular datestamp on State of South Carolina, Head Quarters, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office imprint cover to Chester S.C., 1862 docketing, Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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1349
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1349, Official and Semi-Official Imprints5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, three large margins, touched at right, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Mar. 23" (1863) circular datestamp on orange cover to the President of the Agricultural Society, Pendleton S.C. with Official Business, Medical Purveyor's Office, C.S.A. Columbia S.C. Dietz Ty. V imprint, top backflap with two tears, appears Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
450
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1350
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1350, Official and Semi-Official Imprints10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Full margins, tied by perfectly struck "Richmond Va. Aug. 9" circular datestamp on Auditor's Office imprint cover to Lynchburg Va., tear in top backflap and small toned spots on back, appears Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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1351
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1351, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsConfederate States of America, Office of Orders and Detail, Navy Department, Confederate States of America, Office of Orders and Detail, Navy DepartmentConfederate States of America, Office of Orders and Detail, Navy Department. Imprint on cover addressed to famed Confederate naval officer "Commr. Wm. L. Maury, C.S.N., Richmd. Va.", slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, extremely scarce

E. 500-750
600
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1352
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1352, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsConfederate States of America, Treasury Department, Confederate States of America, Treasury DepartmentConfederate States of America, Treasury Department. Official imprint on cover to Athens Ga., light strike of "Richmond Va. Jul. ?, 1861" circular datestamp, "Paid 10" in circle, negative circle at upper left -- hard to read, but includes the word "Chief" -- slightly reduced at left and some toning, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
350
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1353
c
Confederate Semi-Official Imprint Covers. Two, first with printed War Department imprint bearing pair of 5c Blue, De La Rue (7) tied by Richmond circular datestamp to Orange C.H. Va., second with No. 4 and ms. "Adjutant General's Office, Official Business" at top right on legal-size cover to New Braunfels Tex., both are Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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1354
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1354, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment Bureau, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment BureauPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment Bureau. Dietz Type I signed by B. N. Clements, cancelled by light strike of Va, circular datestamp, "Free" handstamp, to Fredericksburg Va. postmaster, light cover bend at left, Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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1355
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1355, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment Bureau, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment BureauPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment Bureau. Dietz Type I signed by B. N. Clements, "Richmond Va. Jan. 6, 1863" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, to Mt. Tabor S.C. postmaster, Very Fine, ex White

E. 200-300
325
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1356
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1356, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the --ntract Bureau, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the --ntract BureauPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the --ntract Bureau. Dietz Type Ia, variety with "Co" of "Contract" omitted, Offut signature, neat "Richmond Va. Jul. 17, 1863" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, to Oak Shade Va. postmaster, missing part of backflap, Very Fine and choice

E. 300-400
375
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1357
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1357, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Contract Bureau, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Contract BureauPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Contract Bureau. Dietz Type I, Offut signature, "Richmond Va. Dec. 5, 1862" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, to Leavenworth S.C. postmaster, few soiled specks, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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1358
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1358, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Finance Bureau, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Finance BureauPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Finance Bureau. Dietz Type IV, Dimity signature, "Richmond Va. Dec. [with slug]" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, to Abbeville C.H. S.C. postmaster, Abbeville Jul. 1 backstamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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1359
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1359, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief Clerk P.O. Department, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief Clerk P.O. DepartmentPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief Clerk P.O. Department. Dietz Type V, Fuller signature, "Richmond Va. Feb. 6" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, to Pickens C.H. S.C. postmaster, Very Fine, ex White

E. 300-400
375
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1360
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1360, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsPost Office Department, Third Auditor's Office, Post Office Department, Third Auditor's OfficePost Office Department, Third Auditor's Office. Dietz Type II, signed by I.W.M. Harris, to Charlotte N.C. route agent, "Richmond Va. Jan. 27" and "Free" handstamps, Very Fine

E. 150-200
270
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1361
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1361, Official and Semi-Official ImprintsConfederate States of America, Post Office Department, Confederate States of America, Post Office DepartmentConfederate States of America, Post Office Department. Official imprint at top right of blue oversize cover addressed to Howell Cobb as "M.C." (Member of Congress) at Montgomery Ala., neat "Montgomery Ala. May 17, 1861" circular datestamp, some edge wear and edge tears, Fine, this is the first known Confederate use of a official envelope, described in December 1963 issue of Confederate Philatelist and believed to have been written in the hand of Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan

E. 300-400
675
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