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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
204
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 204, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsHouston Tex. Jan. 21, 1861, Houston Tex. Jan. 21, 1861Houston Tex. Jan. 21, 1861. Well-struck circular datestamp and grid on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Jackson Ga., minor restoration at edges, appears Very Fine, used just before the secession referendum

E. 150-200
350
205
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 205, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsFort Davis Texas Mar. 4, 1861, Fort Davis Texas Mar. 4, 1861Fort Davis Texas Mar. 4, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp with grid cancelling 3c Red Star Die entire to Johnston R.I., some slight toning, Very Fine, used three days before Texas was accepted into the Confederacy

E. 300-400
800
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206
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 206, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsMuskete Texas April 2, Muskete Texas April 2Muskete Texas April 2. Ms. postmark on 3c Red Star Die entire to Buchanan Tex., entire uncancelled, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, one of two reported examples from this town, ex Camina

E. 150-200
105
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207
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 207, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsElysian Fields Tex. Apl. 8, 1861, Elysian Fields Tex. Apl. 8, 1861Elysian Fields Tex. Apl. 8, 1861. Ms. pmk. on 3c Red Star Die entire to New Orleans, boxed "Adv. 1" handstamp, expert repairs along edges, pen "1861" at left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Confederate State usage from this town, ex Camina

E. 200-300
170
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208
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 208, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCheraw S.C. Apr. 11, Cheraw S.C. Apr. 11Cheraw S.C. Apr. 11. Double-circle datestamp on 3c Red Star Die entire to Sumter S.C., light vertical file fold affects design, still a Fine Confederate State usage

E. 100-150
75
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209
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 209, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCapt's. Mills Tex. Apr. 19, 1861, Capt's. Mills Tex. Apr. 19, 1861Capt's. Mills Tex. Apr. 19, 1861. Ms. pmk. on 3c Red Star Die entire to Bethel Tex., with original enclosure, opened bit roughly at left, Very Fine Confederate State usage

E. 200-300
350
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210
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 210, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsMt. Pleasant Texas May, Mt. Pleasant Texas MayMt. Pleasant Texas May. Clear strike on 3c Red Star Die entire to Meriden Conn., barely reduced at left and small edge tear at top, Very Fine strike of this Confederate State usage

E. 150-200
210
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211
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 211, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsHang Grove Tex. May 20, 1861, Hang Grove Tex. May 20, 1861Hang Grove Tex. May 20, 1861. Ms. pmk. with matching penstroke on 3c Red Star Die entire to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing hole, Very Fine Confederate State usage, ex Handy

E. 200-300
125
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212
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 212, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsParis Texas May 26, Paris Texas May 26Paris Texas May 26. Well-struck circular datestamp on 3c Red Star Die entire to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing hole, expertly repaired at bottom, Very Fine appearance, used during the last week before severance of postal service between North and South

E. 150-200
230
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212A
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 212A, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsMobile Ala. "Steamboat", Mobile Ala. "Steamboat"Mobile Ala. "Steamboat". Straightline handstamp on undated 3c Red Star Die entire to member of "Suggsville Greys" at Fort Morgan Ala., Very Fine, scarce Confederate waterway usage

E. 400-500
400
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213
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 213, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. Stamps3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Defective, tied by "Corinth Miss. May 27" circular datestamp on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Natchez Miss., minor edgewear, cover refolded at right, Fine appearance, scarce Confederate 8-Star Flag design

E. 400-500
1,800
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214
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 214, Independent & Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsPensacola Fla. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System, Pensacola Fla. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal SystemPensacola Fla. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System. Bold circular datestamp, "Paid" in circle and "5" rate handstamps on buff cover to Belmont Ala., very slightly reduced at left

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE JUNE 1, 1861, FIRST DAY OF THE CONFEDERATE POSTAL SYSTEM AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE FROM A FLORIDA POST OFFICE.

With 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-2,500
3,250
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