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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Express Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5026
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5026, Express MailAdams Express Co. New-Orleans Mar. 12 (1861), Adams Express Co. New-Orleans Mar. 12 (1861)Adams Express Co. New-Orleans Mar. 12 (1861). Lightly inked but clear circular datestamp on 3c Nesbitt entire to Coventry Conn., pencil "By Stage tomorrow noon", torn open at left barely affecting endorsement and large tear on back, otherwise Very Fine, scarce New Orleans Adams marking on South-to-North express usage prior to suspension of mails on June 1, ex Skinner

E. 500-750
400
5027
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5027, Express MailAdams Express Co. N.Y. Aprl. 20, Adams Express Co. N.Y. Aprl. 20Adams Express Co. N.Y. Aprl. 20. Bold blue double-circle datestamp with two matching "Paid" oval handstamps cancel 3c Red Star Die entire to Athens Tenn., fresh and Very Fine, with 1993 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
400
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5028
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5028, Express MailAdams Express Co. Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 19 (1861), Adams Express Co. Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 19 (1861)Adams Express Co. Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 19 (1861). Well-struck red circular datestamp on 3c Pink entire to Richard Roper Esq. at Charleston S.C., blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 24, 1861" circular datestamp, matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps, light horizontal file fold at top and small sealed tear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF ADAMS PHILADELPHIA OFFICE MARKING.

There are probably fewer than a dozen covers with the Adams Philadelphia datestamp.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,150
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5029
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5029, Express MailAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 6, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 6, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 6, 1861. Bold datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Norfolk Va., bold blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 8, 1861" with matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps, slightly reduced at left and minor edgewear incl. sealed tear, Very Fine, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
425
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5030
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5030, 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. Blue oval handstamp on 3c Red Star Die entire to Athens Tenn., Cleage correspondence, "Augusta Ga. Aug. 15" circular datestamp -- if 1861 then a thru-the-lines usage that entered the Confederate mails in Augusta and was accepted as prepaid -- Very Fine, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
325
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5031
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5031, Express MailSouthern Express Co. Augusta Ga. Sep. 2, Southern Express Co. Augusta Ga. Sep. 2Southern Express Co. Augusta Ga. Sep. 2. Perfect strike of blue handstamp on orange cover to New Orleans, bold "Paid" and "10" handstamps, small cover repair at top left, Extremely Fine strike, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

E. 300-400
800
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5032
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5032, Express MailSouthern Express Company from Lynchburg, Southern Express Company from LynchburgSouthern Express Company from Lynchburg. Orange label on orange cover to Fulton N.Y., with 3c Rose (65) tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. Nov. 30, 1862" double-circle datestamp, slightly reduced at right affecting stamp, rounded corner at top left, otherwise Fine, scarce express usage

E. 400-500
425
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