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Sale 907 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 16 March, 2006

Category — Federal and Post-War Usages

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 3083, Federal and Post-War UsagesGeorge W. McClellan, George W. McClellanGeorge W. McClellan. Free frank "G W McClellan Maj. Genl." on field cover to "Col. Kingsbury, Chief of Ordnance Army of Potomac", fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 3084, Federal and Post-War UsagesThe Pirate Flag, The Pirate FlagThe Pirate Flag. Red and blue Union design with "Jeff. Davis" and "A.H. Stephens", ms. "Rec'd Oct. 8, 1862" at top left, red crayon "Back in 3 minutes" on back, Very Fine, colorful Union mockery of the popular Confederate flag design

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 907, Lot Number 3085, Federal and Post-War UsagesNew Orleans La. Aug. 29, 1862, New Orleans La. Aug. 29, 1862New Orleans La. Aug. 29, 1862. Clear strike of blue double-circle datestamp on Patriotic cover with red border and embossed Eagle and Shield on backflap, to West Haven Conn., matching "Ship" and "5" in circle handstamps, trivial overall wear, Very Fine, attractive use during first six months Federal occupation

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 907, Lot Number 3086, Federal and Post-War Usages"U.S. Ship Relief, in Mobile Bay, June 12, 1867", "U.S. Ship Relief, in Mobile Bay, June 12, 1867""U.S. Ship Relief, in Mobile Bay, June 12, 1867". Dateline on folded letter, accompanied by cover with 3c Rose (65) cancelled by cork, "Mobile Ala. Jun. 13" circular datestamp to Johnson Vt., Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 200-300
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U.S. Navy Gulf Blockading Squadron -- The Gustavus R. B. Horner Correspondence. 37 covers addressed to Surgeon Horner U.S.N., 1861-65 during active duty with the Gulf Blockading Squadron, most with detailed addresses, excellent variety incl. O.B. frank from Judge Advocate, congressional frank, 3c 1857 & 1861 frankings, Bureau of Medicine & Surgery O.B. handstamps, some carried by courier, all neatly docketed and most opened with care, a fascinating group with good research/exhibit potential

E. 750-1,000
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