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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Old Stamps Not Recognized and Mails Suspended

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
935
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 935, Old Stamps Not Recognized and Mails Suspended3c Dull Red (26), 3c Dull Red (26)3c Dull Red (26). Tied by readable strike of "Knoxville Ten. 18 Jun. 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to Magnolia Tenn., blue "5" handstamp for Confederate postage due, probably applied at Nashville post office, cover opened at left with clothmaker's shears, minor edge wear and tears, Very Fine and rare rejected use of U.S. postage after postal relations were severed between North and South -- in effect, a Confederate "Old Stamps Not Recognized" usage

E. 500-750
850
936
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 936, Old Stamps Not Recognized and Mails Suspended3c Dull Red (26), 3c Dull Red (26)3c Dull Red (26). Pen cancel, "Cambridge Mass. 2 Dec. 1861" circular datestamp on cover to New York City street address, "Due 3" straightline cancel, ms. "old stamp" below stamp, pencil "4" possibly indicating additional 1c for carrier delivery, light soiling, still Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
325
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937
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 937, Old Stamps Not Recognized and Mails SuspendedMails Suspended, Mails SuspendedMails Suspended. Neat strike of oval handstamp on 3c Pink entire to Charenton, Parish of St. Mary, La., cancelled by target, "New Orleans La. Oct. 26, 1863" double-circle datestamp, also with "Cannot Be Forwarded" framed straightline handstamp and "New Orleans La. Nov. 6, 1861" double-circle backstamp, missing part of backflaps, small tear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, scarce and attrractive usage of the Mails Suspended marking from Federally-occupied New Orleans, ex Antrim, Richey

E. 750-1,000
1,350
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