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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5002
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5002, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Mobile Ala. Feb. 14, 1861, Mobile Ala. Feb. 14, 1861Mobile Ala. Feb. 14, 1861. Neat strike of double-circle datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Desoto Miss., small tear at top from opening and some slight wear, still Very Fine and choice, used 10 days after the establishment of the Provisional Confederate Government at Montgomery Ala. (and, coincidentally, Valentine's Day)

E. 150-200
75
5003
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5003, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Summerfield Ala. May 4 (1861), Summerfield Ala. May 4 (1861)Summerfield Ala. May 4 (1861). Neat circular datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Jackson Miss., missing small part of top flap, Very Fine Confederate State usage

E. 150-200
95
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5004
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5004, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Hot Springs Ark. May 28 (1861), Hot Springs Ark. May 28 (1861)Hot Springs Ark. May 28 (1861). Circular datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Orange C.H. Va., small edge tears, Very Fine and rare, Arkansas was admitted to the Confederacy on May 18 and U.S. postage was invalid after May 31 so very few are known used from Arkansas, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
550
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5005
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5005, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Searcy Ark. May 20 (1861), Searcy Ark. May 20 (1861)Searcy Ark. May 20 (1861). Bold circular datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Knoxville Tenn., few light toned spots, Very Fine and rare Confederate State usage during brief period when U.S. postage was valid

E. 500-750
550
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5006
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5006, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Albany Ga. Feb. 27, 1861, Albany Ga. Feb. 27, 1861Albany Ga. Feb. 27, 1861. Blue circular datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Americus Ga., matching "Due 3" handstamp presumably for weight, slightly reduced at left, some slight edgewear, Fine Confederate usage

E. 300-400
130
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5007
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5007, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Augusta Ga. Mar. 23, 1861, Augusta Ga. Mar. 23, 1861Augusta Ga. Mar. 23, 1861. Double-circle datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Newton Ga., barely reduced at top, small nick at bottom right corner, Very Fine

E. 100-150
70
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5008
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5008, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Talmage Ga. Mar. 7, Talmage Ga. Mar. 7Talmage Ga. Mar. 7. Bold strike of circular datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Alamutcha Miss., few edge tears incl. one barely affecting circular datestamp, Very Fine appearance, scarce

E. 150-200
75
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5009
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5009, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)New Orleans La. 27 Apr. (1861), New Orleans La. 27 Apr. (1861)New Orleans La. 27 Apr. (1861). Bold circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to New York City, bold strikes of "New York Post Office Advertised" and also "P.O.Department Dead Letter Office Sep. 21, 1861" handstamp, pencil "Not found" at center, perfs scissors-separated, some slight overall wear

VERY FINE AND CHOICE NEW ORLEANS POST-SECESSION ADVERTISED AND DEAD LETTER OFFICE COVER.

With 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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5010
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5010, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Byhalia Miss. Mar. 11, Byhalia Miss. Mar. 11Byhalia Miss. Mar. 11. Partial strike of circular datestamp, penstrokes cancel 3c Red Star Die entire to Lisbon Va., with enclosure datelined "Republic of Miss. March 10/61", fresh and Fine

E. 100-150
130
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5011
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5011, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Campbellton Miss. Mar. 8, Campbellton Miss. Mar. 8Campbellton Miss. Mar. 8. Well-struck circular datestamp in brown cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Pontotoc Miss., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine strike, scarce town marking

E. 200-300
105
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5012
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5012, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Canton Miss. Mar. 16, 1861, Canton Miss. Mar. 16, 1861Canton Miss. Mar. 16, 1861. Clearly struck circular datestamp with Lyre fancy cancel on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Charleston S.C., barely reduced at left, Very Fine and choice Confederate State usage

E. 200-300
190
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5013
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5013, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Canton Miss. Mar. 18, 1861, Canton Miss. Mar. 18, 1861Canton Miss. Mar. 18, 1861. Well-struck circular datestamp with Lyre fancy cancel tying 3c Dull Red (26) on orange cover to Montague Va., slightly reduced at top and few repaired edge tears, Fine and attractive Confederate State usage

E. 200-300
200
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5014
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5014, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Goodman Miss. Mar. 4, Goodman Miss. Mar. 4Goodman Miss. Mar. 4. Perfectly struck circular datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Prattville Ala., barely reduced at top, Very Fine and choice Confederate State usage

E. 200-300
130
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5015
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5015, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Holly Springs Miss. Jan. 22, Holly Springs Miss. Jan. 22Holly Springs Miss. Jan. 22. Bold circular datestamp in brown cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Augusta Va., opened and resealed at sides, barely reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine Independent State usage, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
130
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5016
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5016, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Lexington Miss. Jan. 28, Lexington Miss. Jan. 28Lexington Miss. Jan. 28. Well-struck circular datestamp with grid cancelling 3c Red Star Die entire to Danburg Ga., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine Independent State usage

E. 150-200
105
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5017
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5017, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Paulding Miss. Feb. 26, Paulding Miss. Feb. 26Paulding Miss. Feb. 26. Circular datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Raleigh Miss., barely reduced at top, Very Fine, scarce Confederate State usage from this town

E. 150-200
110
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5018
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5018, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Philadelphia Miss. Jan. 22, Philadelphia Miss. Jan. 22Philadelphia Miss. Jan. 22. Light but fully readable strike of circular datestamp on gray cover with 3c Dull Red (26) cancelled by pen, to Memphis Tenn., few small sealed tears at left, otherwise Fine and rare, Independent State usage from this town is unlisted in Dietz

E. 200-300
260
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5019
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5019, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Vaiden Miss. Jan. 14, Vaiden Miss. Jan. 14Vaiden Miss. Jan. 14. Well-struck circular datestamp in blue cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Prattville Ala., slightly reduced at right and trivial edgewear, otherwise Fine and scarce Independent State usage

E. 300-400
130
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5020
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5020, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Timmonsville S.C. May 6 (1861), Timmonsville S.C. May 6 (1861)Timmonsville S.C. May 6 (1861). Perfect strike of circular datestamp, matching grid cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Mt. Olive N.C., fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
105
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5021
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5021, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Walhalla S.C. Sep. 11, Walhalla S.C. Sep. 11Walhalla S.C. Sep. 11. Well-struck circular datestamp with "Paid" in oval cancelling 3c Nesbitt entire to Pickens C.H. S.C., small tear at top left, Very Fine, probably prewar usage

E. 30-40
35
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5022
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5022, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Gonzales Tex. May 27, Gonzales Tex. May 27Gonzales Tex. May 27. Double-circle datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on orange cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, 1861 docketing on back, small tear at top and backflap partly separated from opening, Very Fine and choice Confederate States usage, this is the only example reported from Gonzales Tex., ex Chase, Knapp and Camina

E. 200-300
240
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5023
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5023, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Nacogdoches Tex. Mar. 30, 1861, Nacogdoches Tex. Mar. 30, 1861Nacogdoches Tex. Mar. 30, 1861. Clear year-dated circular datestamp, matching grid ties 3c Dull Red (26) on merchant's corner card cover to New York City, some slight edgewear, Very Fine and rare, Texas was admitted to the Confederacy on March 6, this is the only reported Confederate State usage of a U.S. stamp from Nacogdoches, ex Camina

E. 300-400
425
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5024
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5024, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps (in state order)Alexandria Va. Apr. 23, 1861, Alexandria Va. Apr. 23, 1861Alexandria Va. Apr. 23, 1861. Double-circle datestamp ties 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Alexander Stephens at Richmond Va., docketing on back reads "J.L. Adkins, Point of Rocks Md. Movements of the enemy &c. April 1861", some slight wear at left, Very Fine and choice Independent State usage

E. 100-150
140
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