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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Federal Prisoners

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5928
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5928, Federal PrisonersAndersonville Ga. (Camp Sumter), Andersonville Ga. (Camp Sumter)Andersonville Ga. (Camp Sumter). Cover with "Exd. H.W." (Henry Wirz) at top right to "24th New York Battery, Prisoner of War, Americus Ga.", with original enclosure datelined "Perry June 17, 1864", some wear incl. small repair at top left, Fine and rare, the recipient was captured at Plymouth N.C. on April 20, 1864 and died in Andersonville Prison on July 25, 1864, approximately one month after this letter from his wife was sent

E. 1,500-2,000
1,900
5929
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5929, Federal PrisonersCamp Sumter (Andersonville Ga.), Camp Sumter (Andersonville Ga.)Camp Sumter (Andersonville Ga.). Cover and original enclosure datelined "Andersonville Ga. June 3rd 1864" with cover bearing "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" handstamp to Worcester Mass., blue crayon examiner's markings, fresh and Very Fine, scarce, long delays in the mails were normal from this prison, the sender Darius Starr passed away at the end of August and was dead by the time the recipient (his father) received the letter, this cover was the subject of an article by Brian Green in American Philatelic Congress book (accompanies)

E. 1,000-1,500
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5930
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5930, Federal PrisonersCastle Morgan (Cahaba Ala.), Castle Morgan (Cahaba Ala.)Castle Morgan (Cahaba Ala.). Folded letter bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Memphis Tenn. Nov. 16" double-circle datestamp to Bloomington Ill., datelined "Castle Morgan Cahaba Nov. 3rd 1864", faint file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine and choice, scarce usage, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
750
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5931
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5931, Federal PrisonersRoper Hospital (Charleston S.C.), Roper Hospital (Charleston S.C.)Roper Hospital (Charleston S.C.). Cover from John M. Laughlin, Prisoner of War, to Blairsville Pa. and forwarded to Kent Pa., partial strike of "Port Royal S.C. Sep. 27, 1864" double-circle datestamp, various examiner's markings, forwarding circular datestamp and "Due 3" handstamp, also ms. "De 3", some wear and expert repair, otherwise Fine, scarce usage

E. 750-1,000
400
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5932
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5932, Federal PrisonersCharleston S.C, Charleston S.CCharleston S.C. Orange cover with original enclosure datelined "1st S.C. Hospital near Charleston S.C. Octr. 13, 1864", red ms. examiner's markings on cover, neat "Port Royal S.C. Nov. 15, 1864" double-circle datestamp and "Due 3" handstamp, to military address at "Army of Potomac via Washington", minor edgewear, Fine and rare, with 1995 C.S.A certificate

E. 500-750
475
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5933
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5933, Federal PrisonersColumbia S.C. 15 Oct. 1864, Columbia S.C. 15 Oct. 1864Columbia S.C. 15 Oct. 1864. Dateline on original enclosure with cover to Springfield Mass., neat "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 17" double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" in circle handstamp, pencil examiner's marking, incorrectly charged 6c for unpaid civilian rate instead of 3c soldier's rate, minor wear, Very Fine, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 400-500
525
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5934
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5934, Federal PrisonersRichland Jail (Columbia S.C.), Richland Jail (Columbia S.C.)Richland Jail (Columbia S.C.). Cover with ms. "Exd. RD Senn, Capt. Post Guard" censor's marking at bottom left, to Lancaster Pa., neat "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" in circle handstamp, soldier's endorsement and "By Flag of Truce", some slight wear, Very Fine, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 500-750
525
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5935
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5935, Federal PrisonersDanville Va, Danville VaDanville Va. Docketing at left of cover reads "Letter from Prisoner of War Danville Va.", with 1864 in pencil, bold "Old Point Comfort Va. May 3" double-circle datestamp and matching "Due 3" handstamp, addressed to Adjutant General of State of Michigan at Detroit, fresh and Very Fine, approximately five covers are known from this prison, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
650
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5936
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5936, Federal PrisonersDanville Prison (Danville Va.), Danville Prison (Danville Va.)Danville Prison (Danville Va.). Homemade cover bearing 10c Blue, Die A (11), uncancelled, with ms. "Examined AMB" at left, to Buffalo N.Y., with original enclosure datelined "Danville Va. Nov. 4, 1864", and signed from Prison No. 3, neat "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" in circle handstamp, ms. "By flag of truce boat" at bottom, minor wear, Fine, with 1993 C.S.A. certificate declining opinion as to whether stamp originates

E. 750-1,000
500
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5937
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5937, Federal PrisonersCamp Groce, Camp GroceCamp Groce. Endorsed "Examined, W. Hyllested, Maj. & Provo M. Gen'l. of Texas" on back of light yellow cover to Boston Mass., from the Lieut. A. E. Proctor correspondence, bold "New Orleans La. Feb. 6, 1864" double-circle datestamp and matching "Due 6" in circle handstamp, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, Camp Groce was a Confederate prison in Hempstead Tex., where captured prisoners from the Battle of Sabine Pass were held -- Harrison records three covers, but at least four are known -- with 1994 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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5938
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5938, Federal PrisonersMacon Ga, Macon GaMacon Ga. Yellow cover bearing 5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c) tied by "Knoxville Tenn. 9 June 1862" circular datestamp to James Monroe Meeks at Macon Ga., ms. "Prisoner" at bottom left, ms. censor's mark "Examined and found all right" at top, slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, repaired along edges, otherwise Fine, unusual usage, research by Galen Harrison has determined that the recipient was a former member of the Tenn. legislature with Unionist leanings who was arrested by Col. Churchwell and sent to the prison camp at Macon Ga. on charges of encouraging others to join the Union army -- this cover is illustrated in Harrison book (p. 27) -- with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
900
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5939
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5939, Federal PrisonersCamp Oglethorpe (Macon Ga.), Camp Oglethorpe (Macon Ga.)Camp Oglethorpe (Macon Ga.). Yellow cover with ms. "Ex M.R.T." (M. Robert Tidwell) and soldier's endorsement to Blairsville Pa., neat "Old Point Comfort Va. Jul. 18" circular datestamp and "Due 6" in circle handstamp, opened roughly at right, Fine, the sender was captured at the Battle of Plymouth N.C. on April 20, 1864 and taken to Macon Ga. prison. He was later sent to Savannah Ga. (Jul. 28, 1864) and Charleston S.C. (Sept. 13, 1864), this is the earliest known date of the approximately six covers known from Macon Ga. prison, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 500-750
800
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5940
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5940, Federal PrisonersBelle Island Prison (Richmond Va.), Belle Island Prison (Richmond Va.)Belle Island Prison (Richmond Va.). Orange cover with original enclosure datelined "Bell Isle Dec. 24th 63", cover bearing large "Old Point Comfort Va. Feb. 23" circular datestamp and "Due 3" handstamp to Whiting Vt., slight wear, Fine, accompanied by Magnus multicolored illustrated songsheet depicting Belle Isle

E. 500-750
475
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5941
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5941, Federal PrisonersCastle Thunder (Richmond Va.), Castle Thunder (Richmond Va.)Castle Thunder (Richmond Va.). Yellow cover with ms. "Prisoners letter per flag of truce" at top and addressed to Rachel Carr at Keedsville Md., "Old Point Comfort Va. Aug. 26" double-circle datestamp and two strikes of "Due 6" in circle handstamps, minor wear, Very Fine,this correspondence is well-known, Castle Thunder, also known as Grainer Tobacco Warehouse, received its nickname because it was near cannons defending the city, with 1981 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
600
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5942
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5942, Federal PrisonersGwathmey Factory Hospital (Richmond Va.), Gwathmey Factory Hospital (Richmond Va.)Gwathmey Factory Hospital (Richmond Va.). Orange cover bearing U.S. 3c Rose (65) tied by segmented cork, "Old Point Comfort Va. Feb. 1" double-circle datestamp, to Greensboro Pa., with original enclosure datelined "Richmond Va. Jan. 1st 1864", Very Fine and choice, scarce as only four are known from this prison, also known as General Hospital No. 21, the sender was transferred to Andersonville Prison on March 19, 1864 where he died of dysentery a few months later

E. 400-500
800
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5943
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5943, Federal PrisonersLibby Prison (Richmond Va.), Libby Prison (Richmond Va.)Libby Prison (Richmond Va.). Cover endorsed "Prisoners Letter, Libby Prison, Richmond Va." at top left, neat "Old Point Comfort Va. May 3" double-circle datestamp and "Due 3" handstamp, to Conn., fresh and Very Fine, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 300-400
625
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5944
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5944, Federal PrisonersLibby Prison (Richmond Va.), Libby Prison (Richmond Va.)Libby Prison (Richmond Va.). Incoming cover addressed to Lieut. C.W. Warren, bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by Star fancy cancel, matching "Glenns Falls N.Y." double-circle datestamp, well-struck "Mails Suspended" handstamp, Very Fine, ex Wiseman and Matz, with 1986 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
1,300
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5945
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5945, Federal PrisonersRichmond General Hospital, Richmond General HospitalRichmond General Hospital. Incoming cover bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by grid, "Bangor Me. Oct. 17" double-circle datestamp, blue "Norfolk Va. Nov. 1" double-circle datestamp, ms. examiner's initials, slightly reduced at right, stamp with light creases, cover with small repairs, still Fine, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 300-400
550
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5946
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5946, Federal PrisonersCamp Davidson (Savannah Ga.), Camp Davidson (Savannah Ga.)Camp Davidson (Savannah Ga.). Cover bearing endorsement "Prisoners Letter Savannah Geo. Aug. 5/64 J.R.H. Pierce Capt. 118 N.Y.V.", to Bloomingdale N.Y., neat "Old Point Comfort Va. Sep. 3" double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" in circle handstamp, sealed tear at right, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, only four are known used from this prison, illustrated in Antrim book on p. 200

E. 500-750
650
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5947
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5947, Federal PrisonersThe Confederate "600" (from Fort Pulaski), The Confederate "600" (from Fort Pulaski)The Confederate "600" (from Fort Pulaski). Orange cover with endorsement by Capt. H.C. Dickinson as a prisoner held at Fort Pulaski Ga., addressed to his wife in Liberty Va., "Savannah Geo. Nov. 20" (1864) with star circular datestamp and large "10" C.S.A. due handstamp, endorsed "pr. flag of truce Via Savannah", unsealed for censoring, fresh and Very Fine usage from one of the 600 Confederate officers held in open barracks on Morris Island exposed to mortar fire from Confederate batteries -- after the stalemate, some prisoners were moved to captured Fort Pulaski, with 1991 Green certificate

E. 400-500
625
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