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Sale 850 — The Dr. Karl Agre Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Confederate Prisoners

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5948
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5948, Confederate PrisonersAllegheny City Penitentiary, Allegheny City PenitentiaryAllegheny City Penitentiary. Buff cover bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by circle of wedges, "Pittsburgh Pa. Oct. 13, 1863" double-circle datestamp to Keene Ky., ms. examiner's marking at left, with original enclosure datelined "State Prison Allegheny City Penna. Octo. 12th 1863", sender was a member of Morgan's Raiders, opened slightly roughly at right affecting stamp, otherwise Fine, also with CDV of sender

E. 400-500
650
5949
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5949, Confederate PrisonersCamp Chase, Camp ChaseCamp Chase. Orange cover with ms. "From a Prisoner of War" and "Ex. Tapp Kibbec" examiner's marking, to Corinth Miss., bearing 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), huge margins incl. sheet margin at top, uncancelled, endorsed "Urbanity of Mrs. Clark" at lower left, stamp with small tear at bottom left, Fine, this is one of approximately 170 covers found in a storage room in Columbus Oh. in 1904, Mrs. Clark was supposed to have carried this group of letters but she was arrested and the letters were confiscated, with 1985 C.S.A. certificate, accompanied by photocopy of portrait of Mrs. Clark

E. 500-750
1,100
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5950
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5950, Confederate PrisonersCamp Chase, Camp ChaseCamp Chase. Two covers, both bear 3c Rose (65) tied by handstamps, each with slightly different examiner's handstamp, one to Powhatan P.O. Va., other to Alexandria Va., each slightly reduced, Fine

E. 150-200
350
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5951
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5951, Confederate PrisonersCamp Douglas, Camp DouglasCamp Douglas. Neat circular examiner's handstamp on brown cover to Dawson Ga., bearing 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 5" circular datestamp fresh and Very Fine, this circular examiner's marking is considerably scarcer than the usual oval marking, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
450
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5952
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5952, Confederate PrisonersCamp Douglas, Camp DouglasCamp Douglas. Two covers, each bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by blue segmented cork and "Chicago Ill." double-circle datestampand oval examiner's handstamp, to Ky., slightly reduced, Fine-Very Fine, one stamp is Extremely Fine, other with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
270
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5953
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5953, Confederate PrisonersCamp Morton, Camp MortonCamp Morton. Blue oval examiner's handstamp on cover bearing 3c Rose (65) cancelled by blue target, matching "Indianapolis Ind. ? Sep." double-circle datestamp to Columbus Ohio, red 1864 docketing, bold "Advertised Sep. 10" datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 150-200
625
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5954
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5954, Confederate PrisonersCamp Randall, Camp RandallCamp Randall. Contents only of incoming letter to "A.H. Beauchamp, Company F, Camp Randall, Care Leiut. Col. Whipple, Madison Wis.", some splitting along folds reinforced with scotch tape, otherwise Fine, rare, no covers are known either to or from this prison, this is the only piece of mail known, described in the Confederate Philatelist Nov.-Dec. 1989

E. 150-200
475
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5955
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5955, Confederate PrisonersCarroll Prison, Carroll PrisonCarroll Prison. Incoming cover addressed to "M. Jesse T. Hughes, Carroll Prison Room 32, Washington D.C.", bearing 3c Rose (65), s.e. at right and tied by segmented cork, "Old Point Comfort Va. Dec. 31" double-circle datestamp, partially erased pencil "Released, address not known" at left, some slight wear, Fine

E. 100-150
170
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5956
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5956, Confederate PrisonersChester Hospital, Chester HospitalChester Hospital. Ms. "Examined and approved Ebn. Swift" at top of cover to Big Oak Miss., neat "Richmond Va. Sep. 13, 1863" circular datestamp and "Due 10" handstamp, some slight wear incl. missing part of top flap, Fine and rare, only four covers are reported from Chester Hospital, with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
800
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5957
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5957, Confederate PrisonersCovington Prison, Covington PrisonCovington Prison. Incoming cover addressed to "Sergeant Z.F. Steele, Commanding Prison, Covington Ky.", with horizontal strip of three of 1c Blue (63) tied by two strikes of "Camp Nelson Ky. Dec. 10" datestamps, with original enclosure datelined "Camp Nelson, Fort Taylor Ky. Decem. 9th 1865", slightly reduced at right, Fine and rare, no covers are known to prisoners at this camp

E. 500-750
800
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5958
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5958, Confederate PrisonersDavid's Island, DeCamp General Hospital, David's Island, DeCamp General HospitalDavid's Island, DeCamp General Hospital. Incoming cover addressed to "Capt. John A. Reid, Care of Dr. J. Simmons, U.S. Hospital David's Island New York", bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by neat target, "Old Point Comfort Va. Oct. 26" double-circle datestamp, bold blue "Due 3" in oval handstamp, stamp with small tear at bottom not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate, records indicate that the recipient had been transferred to Johnson's Island by the time this letter arrived

E. 150-200
300
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5959
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5959, Confederate PrisonersElmira Prison, Elmira PrisonElmira Prison. Cover with neat oval examiner's handstamp bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Elmira N.Y. Oct. 27" circular datestamp to New York City, some soiling and stamp affected from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Fine

E. 75-100
180
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5960
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5960, Confederate PrisonersFederal Provost Marshall, Washington D.C, Federal Provost Marshall, Washington D.CFederal Provost Marshall, Washington D.C. Red handstamp with signature of J.W. Sturtevant on cover bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by blue target and "Baltimore Md. Nov. 7, 1863" double-circle datestamp and addressed to"Dr. Charles Moffet, Confederate Prisoner, Old Capitol Prison, Washington D.C.", slightly reduced at left and light file fold, Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
400
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5961
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5961, Confederate PrisonersFort Delaware, Fort DelawareFort Delaware. Orange cover from prisoner to Springfield Ky., bearing 3c Rose (65) cancelled by grid, bold "Delaware City Del. Jul. 29" circular datestamp and oval examiner's handstamp, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and choice

E. 100-150
170
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5962
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5962, Confederate PrisonersFort McHenry, Fort McHenryFort McHenry. Cover bearing 3c Rose (65), short perfs at top, tied by bold blue target and matching "Baltimore Md. Jan. 10, 1864" double-circle datestamp to Little's Mills N.C., endorsed "Via Flag of Truce" and also "Through Comd'g. Officer at Fortress Monroe from Prisoner of War B.F. Little Capt.", 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by bold "Richmond Va. Jan. 19" circular datestamp, few cover edge tears, small scotch tape stains at top, otherwise Very Fine, Capt. Green, the sender, was wounded (losing his left arm) and captured at Gettysburg, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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5963
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5963, Confederate PrisonersFort Norfolk, Fort NorfolkFort Norfolk. Cover with red "Approved Capt. Provost Marshall District Va." and "Horace T. Sanders" handstamp on bottom flap to Danville Va., bearing pair of 5c Blue, Local (7) tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 8" circular datestamp, bottom flap opened for display, fresh and Fine, illustrated in Antrim book on p. 178

E. 300-400
525
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5964
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5964, Confederate PrisonersFort Norfolk, Fort NorfolkFort Norfolk. Cover bearing small boxed "Approved, Chas. M. Whelden, Lt. Col. & Provost Marshall, District Va." handstamp known to have been used at Fort Norfolk and endorsed "Via Flag of Truce" at top, to Charlotte N.C., bearing 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by Richmond Va. circular datestamp, trivial wear, Very Fine and rare, the cover probably had a coin attached to pay the U.S. postage, with 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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5965
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5965, Confederate PrisonersFort Warren, Fort WarrenFort Warren. Ms. "Fort Warren No. 14th Feb. 4th-1862" docketing at top of cover bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by bold "Paid" in oval handstamp, red "Boston Mass. Feb. 5" circular datestamp, to Baltimore Md., stamp with sealed tears, otherwise Very Fine, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 100-150
180
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5966
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5966, Confederate PrisonersGettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg HospitalGettysburg Hospital. Pencil "Ex RWB" and ms. "Examined Lt. Lawrence Johnson Supt. & Provost Marshall" on orange cover to Germanton N.C., bearing 3c Rose (65), faults, cancelled by blue grid, matching "Gettysburg Pa. Oct. 5, 1863" double-circle datestamp, used in combination with pair of 5c Blue, Local (7), margins bit uneven and in, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 20, 1863" circular datestamp, some edgewear, Fine and rare, only a small number of wounded Confederate prisoners from the Battle of four covers are recorded by Antrim, Harrison records 23 covers from Gettysburg hospitals, with 1988 C.S.A. certificate

E. 2,000-2,500
1,900
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5967
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5967, Confederate PrisonersGovernor's Island, Governor's IslandGovernor's Island. Cover bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by light strike of star in circle fancy cancel, "New-York Nov. 7" double-circle datestamp, on 1864 cover to Bristol R.I., with original enclosure datelined "Governor's Island N. York Harbor Nov. 6th 1864", barely reduced at left, Fine and rare, approximately six covers are known from this prison

E. 200-300
325
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5968
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5968, Confederate PrisonersGratiot Street Prison, St. Louis Mo, Gratiot Street Prison, St. Louis MoGratiot Street Prison, St. Louis Mo. Incoming orange cover addressed to "Prisoner of War, Gratiot St. Prison, St. Louis Mo.", bearing 3c Rose (65) cancelled by target, "Jacksonville Mo. Jan. 20" circular datestamp, red 1865 docketing, also ms. "Small Pox Hosp." and "Dead", fresh and Fine, scarce, no covers are known used from this prison, this was sent to the prisoner from the North, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
650
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5969
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5969, Confederate PrisonersHarts Island Prison Camp, Harts Island Prison CampHarts Island Prison Camp. Incoming orange cover addressed to "Mr. James M. Morey, Prison Camp, Harts Island, New York Harbor, Camp 27", bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by segmented cork, "New-York City May 25" circular datestamp, with original enclosure from Jersey City, 1865 docketing, slightly reduced at left, stamp with pulled perf at top right, otherwise Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate, this prison was in ujse for only a short period of time (four months) aftre the end of the war -- no covers were thought to exist until the discovery of the Morey correspondence

E. 100-150
210
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5970
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5970, Confederate PrisonersHilton Head, Hilton HeadHilton Head. Yellow cover with ms. "Flag of Truce Exd. C.A.P.", also red "Appd. N. Soule", to Jacksonville Ala., neat "Charleston S.C. Aug. 2" double-circle datestamp and "Paid 10" in circle handstamp, trivial edgewear, Very Fine and rare, this cover was described and illustrated in the Oct. 1950 issue of American Philatelist

E. 200-300
375
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5971
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5971, Confederate PrisonersHilton Head, Hilton HeadHilton Head. Orange cover with ms. "Appd. E.W.F." and "Examined and Appd. Maj. and Provost Marshall" and signed (latter crossed out), to Orangeburg S.C., faint strike of "Pocotaglio S.C. 8 Feb." circular datestamp and "Paid 10" in oval, 1864 docketing, with enclosure datelined "Hilton Head S.C. Oct. 2nd, 1863", fresh and Fine

E. 200-300
650
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5972
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5972, Confederate PrisonersHilton Head, Hilton HeadHilton Head. Incoming cover addressed to "Maj. M.G. Zeigler (Pris. War), Hilton Head S.C.", pencil "Morris Island", red and pencil examiner's markings, with 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Cokesbury S.C. Sep. ?" circular datestamp, missing part of top flap, sealed tear at top of cover, otherwise Fine, ex Kohn

E. 400-500
375
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5973
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5973, Confederate PrisonersJohnson's Island, Johnson's IslandJohnson's Island. Two covers, each with slightly different oval examiner's marking, 3c Rose (65) tied by blue Sandusky O. target, one to Louisville Ky., other to Allegheny City Pa., fresh and Fine

E. 150-200
450
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5974
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5974, Confederate PrisonersMorris Island, Morris IslandMorris Island. Orange cover with sender's endorsement at top to Mechums River Va., bold "Charleston S.C. Oct. 31" circular datestamp and "10" due handstamp, with original enclosure datelined "Officer's Prison, Morris Island S.C. Sept. 12th 1864", fresh and Fine, from a member of the "Confederate 600"

E. 500-750
525
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5975
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5975, Confederate PrisonersMorris Island, Morris IslandMorris Island. Incoming yellow cover addressed to "Lieut. Stephen P. Allensworth, Prisoner of War on Morris Island, Port Royal S.C.", with 3c Rose (65) tied by "Allenville Ky. Nov. 2" cs with date in ms., red "Contains $111 Greenback", trivial edgewear, Fine and rare, this is thought to be the only recorded cover addressed and mailed to a prisoner on Morris Island, the recipient was a member of the famous "Confederate 600"

E. 500-750
600
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5976
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5976, Confederate PrisonersOhio Penitentiary, Ohio PenitentiaryOhio Penitentiary. Orange cover with magenta "Ex. NM" (initials of Nathaniel Merion, prison superintendant) at top left, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by target and "Columbus O. Feb. 20" circular datestamp, to Lexington Ky., light edgewear, Very Fine and choice, this cover was sent by a captured member of Morgan's Raiders to his wife, scarce, Antrim states that no covers are known from this prison, which was closed after a daring escape by Capt. Morgan and some of his men, with 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
700
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5977
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5977, Confederate PrisonersOld Capitol Prison, Old Capitol PrisonOld Capitol Prison. Clear strike of censor's handstamp on cover to Elk Creek P.O. Va., with 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 13" circular datestamp, barely reduced at left, some slight toning, Fine, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 500-750
525
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5978
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5978, Confederate PrisonersPoint Lookout, Point LookoutPoint Lookout. Well-struck large oval examiner's marking on cover to Dixie P.O. Va., with 3c Rose (65) tied by target, "Point Lookout Md. Jan. 23" circular datestamp, neat "Due 10" handstamp at bottom, missing side flaps, small repair at top, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
400
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5979
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5979, Confederate PrisonersPoint Lookout, Point LookoutPoint Lookout. Orange cover with octagonal examiner's marking to Appomattox Va., with 3c Rose (65) cancelled by target, "Point Lookout Md. Aug. ?, 1864" double-circle datestamp, stamp tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 4" circular datestamp, neat "10" due marking, fresh and Fine, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 300-400
500
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5980
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5980, Confederate PrisonersRock Island Barracks, Rock Island BarracksRock Island Barracks. Blue oval examiner's marking on orange cover to Louisville Ky., with 3c Rose (65) tied by target and "Rock Island Ill. Sep. 2, 1864" double-circle datestamp, fresh and Fine

E. 100-150
160
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5981
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5981, Confederate PrisonersRock Island Barracks, Rock Island BarracksRock Island Barracks. Bold strike of large circular examiner's marking on brown cover to "Ex Gov. Wm. Campbell, Nashville or Lebanon Tenn", with 3c Rose (65), s.e. at right and tied by target, light circular datestamp, docketed at left, Very Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 150-200
210
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5982
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5982, Confederate PrisonersShip Island, Ship IslandShip Island. Red "Examined Ship Island" oval handstamp on yellow cover to St. Luis Mo., with 3c Rose (65) tied by target, "New Orleans La. Mar. 18, 1865" double-circle datestamp, stamp with tear at top, slightly reduced at right into stamp, otherwise Fine, rare, one of two Ship Island covers recorded by Harrison (this is illustrated on p. 161), with 1995 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
1,300
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