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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Thru-the-Lines and Prisoner-of-War Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
345
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 345, Thru-the-Lines and Prisoner-of-War MailsBrownsville Tex. Feb. 28, 1865, Brownsville Tex. Feb. 28, 1865Brownsville Tex. Feb. 28, 1865. Rimless circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" handstamp on blue folded letter from Matamoros, Mexico to San Antonio Tex., blue crayon "Due 10" marking, Very Fine, scarce cross-border usage from Mexico

E. 1,000-1,500
1,050
346
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 346, Thru-the-Lines and Prisoner-of-War MailsFort Delaware Del., Fort Delaware Del.Fort Delaware Del.. Cover to Haynesville Ala. with boldly struck markings incl. examiner's oval and "Delaware City Del. Aug. 18" circular datestamp, 3c Rose (65) and 10c Blue, Die A (11), huge margins to touched, tied together by "Richmond Va. Sep. 6" circular datestamp, 3c slightly rubbed at bottom, Very Fine, a beautiful mixed-franking usage

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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347
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 347, Thru-the-Lines and Prisoner-of-War MailsCamp Parole, Annapolis Md., Camp Parole, Annapolis Md.Camp Parole, Annapolis Md.. 3c Rose (65), faded color, ms. cancel, tied by "Annapolis Md. Jan. 15, 1863" circular datestamp, pencil "EX" at top of cover with large blue portrait of Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan at left, original matching enclosure datelined "Camp Parole, Annapolis Jan. 14th, 1863", to West Lowville N.Y., soldier writes "I suppose we are all exchanged and I suppose we will rejoin our regiments...", cover with small faults, otherwise Very Fine, ex Antrim and with his April 1962 Confederate Philatelist article that pictures and describes this cover and letter. He writes that covers from the six Federal Parole camps, of which Camp Parole is one, are very scarce and hard to detect unless the letter is still in the envelope, Harrison reports only 25 covers known

E. 500-750
900
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348
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 348, Thru-the-Lines and Prisoner-of-War MailsElmira Prison N.Y., Elmira Prison N.Y.Elmira Prison N.Y.. Cover with neat oval examiner's handstamp bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Elmira N.Y. Dec. 29, 1864" circular datestamp to Paw Paw, West Virginia, cover with small faults, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
180
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349
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 349, Thru-the-Lines and Prisoner-of-War MailsJohnson's Island O., Johnson's Island O.Johnson's Island O.. 3c Rose (65) tied by target, "Sandusky O. Apr. 22, 1864" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to another Confederate prisoner at Fort Delaware, stamp also tied by oval examiner's marking, part of contents reads "We are all anxiously awaiting our portion of the supplies to be forwarded by our government", fresh and Fine, fascinating contents, accompanied by article explaining this quote, apparently the Confederate government was procuring supplies for use of their prisoners in northern prisons

E. 400-500
450
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350
c
Confederate States General Issues on Cover. Seventeen, nice range of usages incl. most with large margins all around, incl. No. 1 tied by blue "Franklin Depot Va. Mar. 21" circular datestamp, nice group of No. 6 and No. 7 incl. one combination cover, few beautiful usages with No. 4, almost railroad cancel, one adversity suage, Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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351
c
Confederate States General Issues on Cover. Sixteen, incl. No. 1 tied by blue grid on mourning cover from Hillsboro N.C. to Smithfield Va., No. 2 on cover from Charleston, nice group of No. 6 and 7 incl. pair of No. 7 on adversity cover made from printed form, No. 11 on adversity cover also made from printed form, No. 11 on mourning cover, few faults, many appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,300
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352
c
Confederate States Covers. 21, incl. two unused patriotics, others with No. 6 or 7 incl. two wallpaper covers, one advertising cover, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
0
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353
c
Confederate States Covers. Four covers comprising CSA usage of No. 24 on 1861 prices current, Houston Miss. handstamp with ms. "Paid 8", CSA No. 4 (two -- Pos. 21 and 23) with ms. cancels and Lauderdale Station Miss. handstamp to Howell Cobb, Very Fine, third with 2003 C.S.A. certificate stating genuine stamps but declining opinion on whether they originated and fourth with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
300
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