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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Thru-the-Lines Express Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
928
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 928, Thru-the-Lines Express MailAdams Express Company, Great Eastern Western & Southern Express Forwarders, New-York, Adams Express Company, Great Eastern Western & Southern Express Forwarders, New-YorkAdams Express Company, Great Eastern Western & Southern Express Forwarders, New-York. Well-struck greenish blue oval handstamp on 3c Red Star Die entire to Athens Tenn., "Augusta Ga. Apr. 12" (1861) double-circle datestamp -- the day Fort Sumter was fired upon -- Very Fine, a pre-June 1st express usage, choice condition and desirable "key" date of the Civil War

E. 750-1,000
1,250
929
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 929, Thru-the-Lines Express Mail"Negro Girl Mendez, care Ad. Express", "Negro Girl Mendez, care Ad. Express""Negro Girl Mendez, care Ad. Express". Unusual endorsement probably indicating transport of a slave girl by express, on buff cover to Louis Manigualt in Charleston S.C., uncancelled 3c Dull Red (26) affixed at right, docketed "Mr. Capers, 31st May 1861", stamp torn at left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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930
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 930, Thru-the-Lines Express MailAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 10, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 10, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 10, 1861. Bold circular datestamp with "10" inverted, 3c Dull Red (26) cancelled by blue grid, matching "Louisville Ky. Jul. 11, 1861" double-circle datestamp on thru-the-lines cover to New York City, ms. "40/1" express charge (40c), faint toning, Fine, rare without any indication of Confederate origin or postage paid, ex Roser

E. 750-1,000
0
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931
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 931, Thru-the-Lines Express MailAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 4, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 4, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 4, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp on South-to-North express cover to Pottsville Pa., "Richmond Va. Jul. 30, 1861" circular datestamp and "Paid 10" in circle for Confederate rate, 3c Dull Red (26), lifted and reaffixed, blue grid cancel, matching "Louisville Ky. Aug. 5, 1861" double-circle datestamp, ms. "40c" express rate, backflap removed and small corner repair at top right, still Very Fine, rare express usage from Richmond, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate and accompanied by pre-war cover from the same correspondence

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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932
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 932, Thru-the-Lines Express MailAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 14, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 14, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 14, 1861. Full strike of circular datestamp on South-to-North express cover to New York City, "Richmond Va. Aug. 9, 1861" circular datestamp and "Paid 10" in circle for Confederate rate, 3c Dull Red (26) tied by blue grid, matching "Louisville Ky. Aug. 15, 1861" double-circle datestamp, ms. "2/-" (two bits or 25c) express rate, faint staining and worn, bottom reduced and repaired at top right corner, stamp faulty and addressee's name re-inked, overall an attractive cover

E. 500-750
300
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933
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 933, Thru-the-Lines Express MailAdams Express Co. Philadelphia, Pa. Aug. 12 (1861), Adams Express Co. Philadelphia, Pa. Aug. 12 (1861)Adams Express Co. Philadelphia, Pa. Aug. 12 (1861). Red circular datestamp on 3c Pink entire (U58) to Charleston S.C., blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 13, 1861" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "10", somewhat toned but restorable and very rare Adams office marking

E. 500-750
1,200
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934
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 934, Thru-the-Lines Express MailFrom the Adams Express Company/Louisville, From the Adams Express Company/LouisvilleFrom the Adams Express Company/Louisville. Large double-line double-circle handstamp, a partly clear strike on 3c Red Star Die entire front only to New Orleans La., ms. "Pd. 1/4, edge wear and tear incl. piece missing at T., still a presentable example of this great rarity, only this cover front and a full cover are known to us bearing this marking -- the full cover, offered in our Sale 801, lot 33, realized $4,400 -- ex Gallagher

E. 300-400
160
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