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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5433
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5433, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Athens Ten. Nov. 20, 1861, Athens Ten. Nov. 20, 1861Athens Ten. Nov. 20, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on yellow cover to Kingston Tenn., docketing at left affects datestamp, Fine

E. 150-200
75
5434
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5434, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Bolivar Ten. Aug. 20, Bolivar Ten. Aug. 20Bolivar Ten. Aug. 20. Circular datestamp in blue with matching "Paid 5" in circle on 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) to Alexandria Tenn., 1861 docketing at left and on back -- this was sent by a Mr. Maguffin of the "Polk Battery" at Union City, small edge flaws, Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
160
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5435
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5435, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Bolivar Ten. May 31 (1862), Bolivar Ten. May 31 (1862)Bolivar Ten. May 31 (1862). Faint strike of blue circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5" handstamp on small cover to Corinth Miss., some faint overall soiling, Fine

E. 150-200
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5436
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5436, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Chattanooga Ten. Nov. 7, 1861, Chattanooga Ten. Nov. 7, 1861Chattanooga Ten. Nov. 7, 1861. Circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle on cloth-lined cover to Greenville S.C., ms. box charge no. at top right, some slight toning, Fine, interesting in that the "Paid 5" marking is worn into an irregular circle, ex Judd

E. 100-150
70
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5437
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5437, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Clarksville Ten. Sep. 4, 1861, Clarksville Ten. Sep. 4, 1861Clarksville Ten. Sep. 4, 1861. Clear strike of red double-circle datestamp with blue "10" handstamp on cover to Iron Mountain Tenn., docketing at right, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, unusual with both red and blue handstamps, ex Telep

E. 400-500
325
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5438
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5438, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Clarksville Ten. Dec. 26, Clarksville Ten. Dec. 26Clarksville Ten. Dec. 26. Circular datestamp in red with "Paid 5 struck in blue on orange cover to Macon Ga., missing top flap and slightly reduced at top, Fine and unusual with two different colored handstamps

E. 200-300
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5439
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5439, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Columbia Ten. Nov. 23, Columbia Ten. Nov. 23Columbia Ten. Nov. 23. Bold strike of double-circle datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on cover to Hornlake Miss., barely reduced at right, Very Fine strikes

E. 200-300
0
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5440
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5440, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Dresden Ten. Aug. 6, Dresden Ten. Aug. 6Dresden Ten. Aug. 6. Neat circular datestamp with day changed in ms. to "7", neat "Paid" handstamp and ms. "10" rating on cover to Scuppernong N.C., 1861 docketing at left, Very Fine, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
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5441
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5441, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Elizabethton Tenn. Oct. 21, Elizabethton Tenn. Oct. 21Elizabethton Tenn. Oct. 21. Clearly struck Collins-style circular datestamp with unusual "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on brown cover to Kingston Tenn., neat 1861 docketing, slight wear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, the only recorded handstamped "Paid" from this post-office, illustrated in Dietz (p. 76), ex Ferrary, Emerson and Everett

E. 750-1,000
750
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5442
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5442, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Gallatin Ten. Sep. 25, 1861, Gallatin Ten. Sep. 25, 1861Gallatin Ten. Sep. 25, 1861. Neat circular datestamp with day slug inverted, neat "Paid" in circle and "5" handstamps on cover to military address in Ky., slightly reduced at left and small repairs at left, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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5443
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5443, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Grand Junction Ten. Oct. 30, Grand Junction Ten. Oct. 30Grand Junction Ten. Oct. 30. Circular datestamp with "Paid" and "10" handstamps on cover to North Garden P.O. Va., circular datestamp partly strengthened by pencil (easily removed), otherwise Very Fine, ex Walcott

E. 200-300
100
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5444
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5444, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Greenville Ten. Mar. 11, Greenville Ten. Mar. 11Greenville Ten. Mar. 11. Bold circular datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on cover to Valley Town N.C., missing most of top flap, Very Fine

E. 200-300
110
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5445
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5445, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Jacksborough Ten. Aug. 24, Jacksborough Ten. Aug. 24Jacksborough Ten. Aug. 24. Circular datestamp with "Paid" handstamp and pencil "5" on cover to College Grove Tenn., military endorsement at top left and routing instructions "Via Nashville" at bottom left, barely reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 200-300
100
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5446
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5446, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Johnson's Depot Ten. June 14, 1861, Johnson's Depot Ten. June 14, 1861Johnson's Depot Ten. June 14, 1861. Bold datestamp on unrated 1861 folded letter addressed to postmaster at Locust Mount Tenn., few light toned spots, Fine and rare Independent State usage, on June 8 there was a popular vote in Tenn. for secession, which was formally ratified on June 24, covers from this short Independent State time period are scarce, ex Myerson

E. 400-500
600
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5447
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5447, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Jonesboro Ten. Jun. 7, Jonesboro Ten. Jun. 7Jonesboro Ten. Jun. 7. Neat circular datestamp in blue with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on cover to Anderson S.C., barely reduced at left, Very Fine and choice, possibly an 1861 usage which would be one day prior to popular vote of secession, it would have been charged the 5c Confederate postal rate as Tenn. was admitted to Confederacy on May 16 contingent on the June 24 ratification election, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
140
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5448
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5448, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Knoxville Ten. Oct. 16, Knoxville Ten. Oct. 16Knoxville Ten. Oct. 16. Clear double-circle datestamp with "Paid" and negative "5" handstamps on cover to Jackson Miss., ms. "Paid" and 1861 docketing, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, unusual with the negative rating mark

E. 150-200
75
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5449
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5449, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Lebanon Ten. Feb. 4 (1862), Lebanon Ten. Feb. 4 (1862)Lebanon Ten. Feb. 4 (1862). Neat circular datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on light yellow cover to Huntsville Ala., with original enclosure, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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5450
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5450, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Murfreesboro Ten, Murfreesboro TenMurfreesboro Ten. Partial strike of circular datestamp with "Paid" handstamp and ms. "5" on cover to Abingdon Va., with Dec. 1861-dated enclosure, Fine

E. 200-300
125
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5451
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5451, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Pulaski Ten. Jun. 20, Pulaski Ten. Jun. 20Pulaski Ten. Jun. 20. Well-struck circular datestamp with "Paid" handstamp and ms. "5" on buff cover to Nashville Tenn., 1861 docketing, missing top flap and slightly reduced at top barely affecting circular datestamp, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Independent State usage only four days before ratification

E. 500-750
300
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5452
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5452, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Rogersville Ten. Jan. 18 (1862), Rogersville Ten. Jan. 18 (1862)Rogersville Ten. Jan. 18 (1862). Circular datestamp with "Paid 5" handstamp on orange cover to Abingdon Va., fresh and Fine, ex Emerson

E. 300-400
250
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5453
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5453, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Shelbyville Ten. Jun. 11 (1861), Shelbyville Ten. Jun. 11 (1861)Shelbyville Ten. Jun. 11 (1861). Circular datestamp with "Paid 10" handstamp on gray cover to Columbis Miss., Fine, ex Judd

E. 200-300
220
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5454
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5454, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Strawberry Plains Ten. 1 Oct. (1861), Strawberry Plains Ten. 1 Oct. (1861)Strawberry Plains Ten. 1 Oct. (1861). Well-struck circular datestamp with ms. "Pd 5" on cover to Emory Va., Very Fine and choice

E. 300-400
300
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5455
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5455, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Tazewell Ten, Tazewell TenTazewell Ten. Partially legible circular datestamp with "Paid" in oval and "10" handstamps on cover to Russellville East Tenn., Fine, scarce handstamped Paid, ex Gallagher

E. 150-200
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5456
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5456, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Tullahoma Ten. Apr. 2, 1863, Tullahoma Ten. Apr. 2, 1863Tullahoma Ten. Apr. 2, 1863. Well-struck circular datestamp with "Paid 10" handstamp on light green cover to Fayetteville Tenn., ms. "OB" at top right, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, ex Walcott

E. 300-400
170
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5457
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5457, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings (Tennessee)Union City Tennessee, Union City TennesseeUnion City Tennessee. Large negative ring cancel, typical partly clear strike with matching "5" handstamp on soldier's cover to Emory Miss., slightly reduced at right, docketing on back reads "Fort Henry is the point we are ordered to", Fine and rare

E. 750-1,000
450
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