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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Federal Usages

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
354
 
"Itasca Off Mobile Bay, January 24th 1864". Dateline on letter from sailor on U.S. Gunboat Itasca, fascinating contents incl. talk of Admiral Farragut's visit and how he took the ships up to the rebel fort for some reconnaisance, interesting contents

E. 200-300
280
355
 
Union Soldier's Letters. Seven, incl. four on multicolored patriotic enclosures, one from Jefferson Barracks in Aug. 1861, one on Magnus Camp Scene with verse, generally interesting content, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-200
0
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356
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 356, Federal UsagesWaving Flag, Waving FlagWaving Flag. Red and blue design, 3c Dull Red (26) tied by ms. "Not recognized", ms. "Due 3" and "Windsor Mills Ohio Sep. 14" circular datestamp, to Franklin Mills O., stamp and cover with faults, still Fine, scarce attempted use after demonetization, Chase notes on back

E. 300-400
150
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356A
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 356A, Federal UsagesBanks' Expedition, Banks' ExpeditionBanks' Expedition. Horizontal strip of three of 1c Blue (63), tied by neat New York circular datestamps and perfectly struck circle of wedges cancels on yellow cover to Monterrey Mass., with "Official Business. Head Quarters Remainder Banks' Expedition. 194 Broadway, New York." printed corner card at top right, barely reduced at right, Extremely Fine, obviously related to Gen. Banks' Red River Campaigns of 1863 and 1864, but we failed to find anything about this headquarters

E. 400-500
500
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357
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 357, Federal UsagesAdams Express Co., Burnside Expedition, Adams Express Co., Burnside ExpeditionAdams Express Co., Burnside Expedition. Neat "Pulaski Ky. Oct. 13, 1863" ms. cancel ties 3c Rose (65) on illustrated cover with four horses pulling a large wagon, to Bradford N.H., portions of address re-inked, otherwise Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
750
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358
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 358, Federal UsagesAdams Express Co. Monroe Va, Adams Express Co. Monroe VaAdams Express Co. Monroe Va. Five red wax seals on back of orange cover to Whitehall N.Y., blue crayon "10 EX 21", ms. "$30.00 has been enclosed" crossed out and with blue "Actual Amount Unknown" handstamp, with original 1865-dated enclosure with patriotic design, interesting contents discussing Battle of Richmond, minor edgewear, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 200-300
200
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359
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 359, Federal UsagesSouthern Express Co., Augusta Ga. Mar. 9, 1866, Southern Express Co., Augusta Ga. Mar. 9, 1866Southern Express Co., Augusta Ga. Mar. 9, 1866. Blue double-circle datestamp on 3c Pink entire to New York City, endorsed "Paid" and "Value $50.00", some slight wear, Fine early post-war usage

E. 300-400
0
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360
c
Southern Express Co. Usages. Five covers from Memphis incl. four with orange "Three Gatherings" labels, last with printed corner card and express labels, minor edgewear, Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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