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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Prisoner-of-War Mail from Confederate Prisons

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1393
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1393, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Confederate PrisonsCharleston S.C, Charleston S.CCharleston S.C. "Port Royal S.C. Sep. 1, 1864" double-circle datestamp on small adversity cover made from unused S.C. Bank Check, bold "Due 3" straightline handstamp, prisoner's ms. endorsement "via Flag of Truce, J.C. Hammell Lt. Col. 66 NY Vol. Prisoner of War Charleston" and address to "A.J. Vandower, Asst. Surg. 66th N.Y.V.V. 1st Div. 2d Corps, Army Potomac", censor's ms. "Ex" mark, with original one-page letter datelined "CSM Prison, Charleston S.C. Aug. 12, 1864", officer writes, "Immediately after our capture at Petersburg...we were taken to Macon...but a few days since we arrived in...Charleston, where we now patiently, hopefully, anxiously await the settlement of `preliminaries' (whisky) by the Commissioners of Exchange.", letter with neat written transcription, minor reduction at left, Very Fine and choice, an outstanding cover with original letter

E. 500-750
625
1394
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1394, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Confederate PrisonsCharleston S.C, Charleston S.CCharleston S.C. "Port Royal S.C. Sep. 27, 1864" bold double-circle datestamp, "Due 3" straightline handstamp on cover to New York City, ms. "Prisoner's Letter by Flag of truce" two-line endorsement, faint pencil "ExDG", ms. "Soldier's Letter Stewart L. Woodford Lt. Col. Agent of Exchange" on back, tiny tear at top and tears on back, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
525
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1395
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1395, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Confederate PrisonsColumbia S.C. (Richland Jail), Columbia S.C. (Richland Jail)Columbia S.C. (Richland Jail). Ms. examiner's marking "Exd R. D. Senn Capt Post Gd" and prisoner's endorsement on cover to Bedford Pa., 10c Blue, Die A (11), ample margins to just in, minor gum toning, used with U.S. 3c Rose (65), s.e., "Old Point Comfort Va. Aug. 25" double-circle datestamp and segmented cork cancel tie both stamps, fresh and Very Fine, choice combination franking

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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1396
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1396, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Confederate PrisonsRichmond Va, Richmond VaRichmond Va. Ms. endorsement "Prisoners letter, Lt. J. P. Rockwell, Richmond Va." at top right of cover to Norwich Conn., "Flag of truce" in same hand, light strike of "Old Point Comfort Va. Mar. 16" and "Due 3" straightline, fresh and Very Fine, probbaly used from Libby Prison

E. 300-400
500
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1397
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1397, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Confederate PrisonsRichmond Va., Richmond Va.Richmond Va.. Clear "Old Point Comfort Va. Feb. 1" double-circle datestamp and "Due 3" straightline on blue cover addressed to Pembroke Mass., prisoner's endorsement and routing "Care of Genl. Winder Richmond Va," ms. "Exd. R.D. Senn, Capt" examiner's mark at top right, receipt docketing on back "Rec'd. about Feby. 11th 1864", fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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