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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 Federal Prisons

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1398
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1398, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsElmira N.Y, Elmira N.YElmira N.Y. Bold examiner's oval handstamp on yellow cover to Petersburg Va., 3c Rose (65) tied by "Elmira N.Y. Sep. 24, 1864" double-circle datestamp, used with 10c Blue, Die B (12), large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 11" circular datestamp, ms. routing instructions "Flag of Truce via Fortress Monroe", Extremely Fine, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
3,750
1399
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1399, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsElmira N.Y, Elmira N.YElmira N.Y. Bold examiner's oval handstamp on yellow cover to Spartanburg S.C., 3c Rose (65), crease and small tear, tied by "Elmira N.Y. Sep. 24, 1864" double-circle datestamp, used with 10c Blue, Die B (12), slightly cut in, tied by "Charleston S.C. Oct. 20, 1864" circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Kohn

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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1400
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1400, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsFort Delaware, Fort DelawareFort Delaware. Oval examiner's handstamp on orange cover to Spartanburg S.C., 3c Rose (65) with wide margins cancelled by target, "Delaware City Del. Sep. 27" circular datestamp, "Richmond Va. Oct. ??" circular datestamp ties 3c, matching "Due 10" handstamp at left, mailed by Capt. Dean of the 22nd S.C. Reg., ms. "Per Flag of Truce" at top, Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
425
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1401
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1401, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsThe Confederate "600", The Confederate "600"The Confederate "600". Prisoner's endorsement "W.E. Johnson, Prisoner of War" on yellow cover from Fort Pulaski Ga. to Liberty Hill S.C., "Charleston S.C. Oct. 21, 1864" circular datestamp and large "10" rate, ms. routing instructions By Flag of Truce" at bottom left, Lt. Johnson was one of the 600 Confederate prisoners moved from Fort Delaware to Morris Island on Sep. 7 by Federal forces (at this time they were moved to Fort Pulaski), Extremely Fine, an intriguing and well-known story of the war, ex Kohn

E. 500-750
850
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1402
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1402, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal Prisons"Fort Warren Ma. Aug. 7th 1862", "Fort Warren Ma. Aug. 7th 1862""Fort Warren Ma. Aug. 7th 1862". Ms. endorsement on cover to Baltimore, vertical pair and single of 1c Blue (63) tied by "Paid" in oval handstamp, red "Boston Mass. Aug. 8" circular datestamp, Very Fine and rare cover from a civilian held prisoner at Fort Warren, with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
150
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1403
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1403, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsJohnson's Island, Johnson's IslandJohnson's Island. Part strike of examiner's oval, 3c Rose (65) tied by target, "Sandusky O. Feb. 6 '63" double-circle datestamp, "Richmond Va. Feb. 17" circular datestamp and "Due 10" handstamp, ms. "For Flag of Truce" at bottom left and ms. soldier's endorsement at top left, fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
375
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1404
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1404, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsJohnson's Island, Johnson's IslandJohnson's Island. 3c Rose (65) and 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. May 28" circular datestamp on half of buff cover with ms. "Ex" and prisoner's endorsement, lower half restored, backflaps original, attractive combination usage, with 1977 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
375
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1405
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1405, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsJohnson's Island, Johnson's IslandJohnson's Island. Ms. "Ex H" on small pink cover to Capt. John Reid, 3rd Ga. Regt., a prisoner captured at Gettysburg and taken to Johnson's Island, 3c Brown Red (65) tied by geometric fancy cancel, "New-York May ?" circular datestamp, stamp has minor gum toning, small nick at right, still Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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1406
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1406, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsOld Capitol Prison, Old Capitol PrisonOld Capitol Prison. "Passed W.P. Wood Supt. Military Prison" examiner's circular handstamp on orange cover to Columbus Ga., 10c Blue, Die B (12), huge margins incl. sheet margin at right, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. 19" (ca. 1864) circular datestamp, slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, small repair at top left of cover, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
100
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1407
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1407, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsPoint Lookout, Point LookoutPoint Lookout. 3c Rose (65) cancelled by target and 10c Blue, Die B (12), large margins all around, both stamps tied by large "Approved J.A. Patterson Capt. & Provost Marshall Point Lookout Md." handstamp on small cover to Williamsboro N.C., neat "Point Lookout Md. Jan. 28" (ca. 1864) circular datestamp, stamps also tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 7" circular datestamp, 10c stamp partly folded over top edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine and attractive usage

E. 750-1,000
950
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1408
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1408, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsPoint Lookout, Point LookoutPoint Lookout. Beautiful clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined" double-line octagonal handstamp on fresh orange cover to Greenville C.H. S.C., 3c Rose (65), target cancel, used with 10c Blue, Die A (11), three large margins, close at top with top right corner off, 10c tied by "Point Lookout Md. Dec. 27 '64" double-circle datestamp and light "Richmond Va." circular datestamp, ms. "Per Flag of Truce" at top left, Very Fine, a beautiful mixed-franking cover

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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1409
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1409, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsPoint Lookout, Point LookoutPoint Lookout. Rebacked cover front with 3c Rose (65) tied by quartered cork and "Richmond Va. Jun. 11" circular datestamp, to a prisoner at Point Lookout, ms. "Released" at top left, apparently not forwarded, 1865 docketing at left, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
210
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1410
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1410, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsRock Island Barracks, Rock Island BarracksRock Island Barracks. Blue oval "Rock Island/Prisoner's Letter/Examined" handstamp on embossed Valentine cover addressed as incoming mail to Rock Island, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by bold geometric handstamp, matching "Old Point Comfort Va., Feb. 6" double-circle datestamp, some toning spots, file fold affects stamp, still a Very Fine and very rare Valentine, with enclosure which did not originate, illustrated on the cover of January-February 1979 issue of The Confederate Philatelist, ex Kaufmann, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
675
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1411
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1411, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsRock Island Barracks, Rock Island BarracksRock Island Barracks. Blue oval examiner's handstamp on orange cover to Kirksey's Cross Roads S.C., 3c Rose (65) tied by target cancel and faint "Rock Island Ill. Nov. 23 '64" double-circle datestamp, part strike of Richmond datestamp and "Due 10" straightline, ms. "Per Flag of Truce via Fortress Monroe", stamp with tiny nicks, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
325
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1412
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1412, Prisoner-of-War Mail from Federal PrisonsRock Island Barracks, Rock Island BarracksRock Island Barracks. Blue oval examiner's handstamp on orange cover to Louisville Ky., 3c Rose (65) tied by "Rock Island Ill. Jan. 7, '65" double-circle datestamp and target, blue "Louisville Advertised Jan. 21" datestamp with matching grid struck over oval, fresh and Very Fine, scarce advertised usage of a prisoner's letter

E. 300-400
450
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