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Sale 907 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 16 March, 2006

Category — Express Company Usages

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2526
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2526, Express Company UsagesAdams Express Company, Great Eastern, Western & Southern Express Forwarders, New-York, Adams Express Company, Great Eastern, Western & Southern Express Forwarders, New-YorkAdams Express Company, Great Eastern, Western & Southern Express Forwarders, New-York. Blue oval handstamp on 3c Red Star Die entire to Athens Tenn., "Sweet Water Ten. May 27" (1861) circular datestamp, slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine, scarce express usage as mail routes between North and South were closed down, Sweetwater lies just north of Athens, ex Meroni and Gallagher

E. 750-1,000
800
2527
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2527, Express Company UsagesAmerican Letter Ex. Co., Louisville Ky, 307 Green, American Letter Ex. Co., Louisville Ky, 307 GreenAmerican Letter Ex. Co., Louisville Ky, 307 Green. Blue backstamp on cover with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by blue grid, matching "Louisville Ky. Aug. 2, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover from Nashville Tenn. to Somersett Ky., expertly repaired along left edge where reduced, Fine, ex Antrim and Gallagher, with 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
550
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2528
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2528, Express Company UsagesAm. Letter Exp. Co. Louisville Ky. 307 Green, Am. Letter Exp. Co. Louisville Ky. 307 GreenAm. Letter Exp. Co. Louisville Ky. 307 Green. Blue circular handstamp, partly clear strike on 3c Red Star Die entire to Lexington Va., blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 20, 1861" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "10" rate handstamp, additional strike of company handstamp on back, light fold at left, Fine, with printed announcement for service (instructions for mailing, rates etc.), ex Gallagher

E. 750-1,000
600
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2529
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2529, Express Company UsagesAm. Letter Exp. Co. Louisville Ky, Am. Letter Exp. Co. Louisville KyAm. Letter Exp. Co. Louisville Ky. Blue dateless circle on 3c Red Star Die entire to Millwood Va., blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 10, 1861" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "10" rate handstamp, with original letter enclosure datelined St. Louis Mo. Aug. 8, begins "As Mr. Page goes to Kentucky today and will express this letter for me from Louisville, I have determined to send you a few lines of congratulation on account of the escape of so many at your household from death in the late awful battle at Manassas.", excellent content from a lady to her brother, closes "Here we don't dare call Jeff Davis's name above our breath." Fine, ex Gallagher

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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2530
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2530, Express Company Usages"Mrs. Don. P. Halsey, Care Col. K. Otey, Adams Express, Lynchburg Va, "Mrs. Don. P. Halsey, Care Col. K. Otey, Adams Express, Lynchburg Va"Mrs. Don. P. Halsey, Care Col. K. Otey, Adams Express, Lynchburg Va." Address on cover with ms. "Col. Otey sir please deliver immediately as it is important business", Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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2531
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2531, Express Company UsagesAdams Southern Express, Adams Southern ExpressAdams Southern Express. Nine covers, incl. six with Adams imprint (two in red, four in black), docketing indicates all from W.G. Twyman with one dated July 18, 1862 from "Chimboraso Hospital No. 5" at Richmond Va., some edgewear, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,400
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2532
 
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2532, Express Company Usages"War Risk Excepted", "War Risk Excepted""War Risk Excepted". Manuscript disclaimer on Southern Express Company part-printed express receipt from Lynchburg Va., dated Sep. 1862, Very Fine, this disclaimer is very scarce on Confederate receipts

E. 100-150
600
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2533
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2533, Express Company UsagesVirginia Express Company, Virginia Express CompanyVirginia Express Company. Imprint at top of orange cover to Lewisburg W. Va., missing part of top flap, Very Fine, rare

E. 300-400
700
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2534
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2534, Express Company Usages"Per Pony Express to Staunton, "Per Pony Express to Staunton"Per Pony Express to Staunton." Endorsement on orange cover to Lexington, Va., light "Staunton Va. Sep. 1861" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "10" handstamp, ms. box charge in same hand as endorsement, small edge stain, Fine, a very rare, possibly unique usage probably representing a private courier service, ex Baer, Knapp, Emerson, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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2535
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2535, Express Company UsagesForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Elizabethtown, Ky, Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Elizabethtown, KyForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Elizabethtown, Ky. Black on yellow glazed label (slightly oxidized), affixed with brown mucilage (smears around label) to 3c Red Star Die entire to Nashville Tenn., ms. "Paid", from the Knowles correspondence and therefore likely to be an early 1861 express usage, Fine, very scarce Kentucky express label, ex Gallagher

E. 400-500
290
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2536
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2536, Express Company UsagesForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Louisville, Ky, Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Louisville, KyForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Louisville, Ky. Black on yellow glazed label on 3c Pink entire to Chattanooga Tenn., ms. "Pd 2/- B" express charge (two bits, or 25c), "Three Gatherings" label on back, Aug. 10, 1869, Very Fine

E. 500-750
260
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2537
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2537, Express Company UsagesForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Louisville, Ky, Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Louisville, KyForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Louisville, Ky. Black on yellow glazed label, fold thru cover and label (tying), 3c Rose (65) tied by blue "Louisville Ky. Jan. 4, 1864" double-circle datestamp and grid on cover to hospital at Fort Snelling Minn., Very Fine, scarce wartime express usage, ex Gallagher

E. 300-400
0
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2538
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2538, Express Company UsagesInternal Revenue Paid, Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans Louisiana, Internal Revenue Paid, Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans LouisianaInternal Revenue Paid, Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans Louisiana. Orange label affixed to bottom left of cover to Groton Mass., March 4, 1862 original enclosure accompanies, cover tear at right and reduced at right, still Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 750-1,000
525
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2539
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2539, Express Company UsagesInternal Revenue Paid, Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans Louisiana, Internal Revenue Paid, Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans LouisianaInternal Revenue Paid, Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans Louisiana. Orange label affixed at top left on 3c Pink entire to Marion Ala., minor edgewear, some oxidation to entire, otherwise Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
525
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2540
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2540, Express Company UsagesForwarded by Parker's Express Company From Memphis Tenn, Forwarded by Parker's Express Company From Memphis TennForwarded by Parker's Express Company From Memphis Tenn. Orange label on 3c Pink entire to Little Rock Ark., endorsed "Pilot of the Steam Tug Essex", ms. "Paid 2/-", some wear, label affixed over edge and opened for display (faults), Fine, scarce express usage, probably sent during early post-war period (possibly during Federal Occupation of Memphis and Little Rock), with 1975 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
300
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