Sale 840 — The Hall Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Monday, 17 December, 2001

Category — Thru-the-Lines and Express Company Usages

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
6
c
Sale 840, Lot 6, Thru-the-Lines and Express Company UsagesAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 11, 1861. Clearly struck circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Richmond Va., blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 12, 1861" circular datestamp, matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps, small sealed tear at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
525
7
c
Sale 840, Lot 7, Thru-the-Lines and Express Company UsagesAm. Letter Exp. Co. Louisville Ky. Jul. 9, 1861. Blue circular datestamp and blue "Nashville Ten. Jul. (7?), 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Philadelphia, no rate markings or other indication of Confederate or U.S. postage, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, ex Walcott and Knapp (illustrated in Knapp's article in Southern Philatelist, Feb. 1925)

E. 750-1,000
600
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8
c
Sale 840, Lot 8, Thru-the-Lines and Express Company UsagesAdams Express Company. Imprint with ms. "Columbia" (S.C.) office designation, blue "Columbia S.C. Jun. 11" (1861) circular datestamp, matching "Paid" in circle and large "5" handstamps on buff cover to Leesville S.C., Extremely Fine, choice example of an early internal express usage

E. 300-400
550
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9
c
Sale 840, Lot 9, Thru-the-Lines and Express Company UsagesSouthern Express Co. Knoxville Tenn. Sep. 3. Double-circle datestamp on brown cover to Cartersville Ga., ms. "75$" refers to money enclosed, matching "Paid/EK/M" express rate notation, sender's forwarding notation at lower left, five wax seals on back, Very Fine, in the absence of a Confederate registry system, express companies were used to convey valuable mail matter

E. 400-500
475
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10
c
Sale 840, Lot 10, Thru-the-Lines and Express Company Usages5c Light Green, Stone 1-2 (1a). Three large margins, touched at top, bright shade, uncancelled, used on small cover to Savannah Ga. with green "Southern Express Co. Macon Ga. Mar. 6" (1862) double-circle datestamp with date changed to "7", ms. "$20.00 Paid R/W" express notation indicating money contents, pencil docketing, backflap removed, otherwise Very Fine, this green marking used by the Macon office is extremely rare

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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11
c
Sale 840, Lot 11, Thru-the-Lines and Express Company Usages5c Bright Green, Stone 1 (1). Knapp plating Position 25, large to full margins, tied by mostly clear strike of blue "Southern Express Co. Augusta Ga. Apr. 15" double-circle datestamp on lady's small cover to Petersburg Va., Very Fine, a choice and rare Southern Express Co. usage, ex Knapp

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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12
c
Sale 840, Lot 12, Thru-the-Lines and Express Company Usages5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins, tied by lightly struck red "Southern Express Co. Savannah Ga. Feb. 13" (1862) double-circle datestamp on cover to Macon Ga., pencil "Pd R/-" express rate notation, small tear at upper left corner, stamp has minor gum toning, still Fine, very rare

E. 750-1,000
525
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13
c
Sale 840, Lot 13, Thru-the-Lines and Express Company UsagesPioneer Express Co. Mobile, Ala. Aug. 29, 1865. Double-circle datestamp ties U.S. 3c Rose (65) on merchant's corner card cover to Demopolis Ala., ms. "DH" express notation, Extremely Fine, choice example of post-war express usage, ex Emerson

E. 300-400
575
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