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Sale 907 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 16 March, 2006

Category — Independent and Confederate State Usages

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2501
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2501, Independent and Confederate State UsagesVaiden Miss. Jan. 14 (1861), Vaiden Miss. Jan. 14 (1861)Vaiden Miss. Jan. 14 (1861). Well-struck circular datestamp in blue on 3c Red Star Die entire to Prattville Ala., slightly reduced at right and trivial edgewear, otherwise Fine and scarce Independent State usage

E. 200-300
190
2502
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2502, Independent and Confederate State UsagesJackson Miss. Jan. 17 (1861), Jackson Miss. Jan. 17 (1861)Jackson Miss. Jan. 17 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to Carroll, Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Very Fine Independent State usage, with 2004 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
230
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2503
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2503, Independent and Confederate State Usages"Center Miss. Jan. 25, 1861", "Center Miss. Jan. 25, 1861""Center Miss. Jan. 25, 1861". Ms. pmk. on 3c Red Star Die entire to New Orleans, minor ink erosion spots at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine Independent State usage, ex Wunsch, with 2004 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
160
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2504
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2504, Independent and Confederate State UsagesLexington Miss. Jan. 28 (1861), Lexington Miss. Jan. 28 (1861)Lexington Miss. Jan. 28 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with grid cancel on 3c Red Star Die entire to Danburg Ga., slightly reduced at left and some minor overall wear, Very Fine, scarce Independent State usage

E. 200-300
160
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2505
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2505, Independent and Confederate State UsagesNatchez Miss. Feb. 11, 1861, Natchez Miss. Feb. 11, 1861Natchez Miss. Feb. 11, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) on orange cover to Mendon N.Y., stamp with light crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine Confederate usage, with 2004 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
230
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2506
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2506, Independent and Confederate State UsagesAberdeen Miss. Feb. 18 (1861), Aberdeen Miss. Feb. 18 (1861)Aberdeen Miss. Feb. 18 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with grid on 3c Red Star Die entire to Mobile Ala., Very Fine Confederate usage

E. 200-300
160
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2507
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2507, Independent and Confederate State UsagesBrandon Miss. Feb. 25, 1861, Brandon Miss. Feb. 25, 1861Brandon Miss. Feb. 25, 1861. Light strike of circular datestamp on 3c Red Star Die entire to Raleigh Miss., Very Fine Confederate State usage

E. 150-200
120
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2508
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2508, Independent and Confederate State UsagesCanton Miss. Mar. 19, 1861, Canton Miss. Mar. 19, 1861Canton Miss. Mar. 19, 1861. Well-struck circular datestamp and Lyre fancy cancel tying 3c Dull Red (26) on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, Very Fine, choice example of this fancy cancel, which is scarce used in the Confederate period, ex Birkinbine

E. 500-750
800
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2509
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2509, Independent and Confederate State UsagesLexington Miss. Mar. 23 (1861), Lexington Miss. Mar. 23 (1861)Lexington Miss. Mar. 23 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New Orleans, 1861 docketing on back, Very Fine Confederate State usage

E. 150-200
150
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2510
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2510, Independent and Confederate State UsagesCanton Miss. Apr. 6, 1861, Canton Miss. Apr. 6, 1861Canton Miss. Apr. 6, 1861. Circular datestamp and Lyre cancel tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) on cover to Corning N.Y., slightly reduced at left, small toned spot at top right, stamp with faults at bottom, still Very Fine strike of this desirable cancel

E. 400-500
425
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2511
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2511, Independent and Confederate State Usages1c Blue, Ty. I-II-I (18-20-18), 1c Blue, Ty. I-II-I (18-20-18)1c Blue, Ty. I-II-I (18-20-18). Vertical strip of three, Positions 21/31/41R12, natural s.e. at left showing full center guideline, perfs trimmed at right, tied by three neat strikes of Lyre fancy cancel, matching "Canton Mi. Apr. 17" circular datestamp on cover to Carroll, Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing pinholes, some slight edgewear at bottom

VERY FINE. A RARE USAGE OF THE ONE-CENT PERFORATED ISSUE, TIED BY FANCY CANCELS AND USED IN THE CONFEDERACY.

With 1988 P.F. and 2004 C.S.A. certificates

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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2512
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2512, Independent and Confederate State UsagesLewisville Ark. Apr. 23 (1861), Lewisville Ark. Apr. 23 (1861)Lewisville Ark. Apr. 23 (1861). Well-struck circular datestamp with day in ms., matching "Paid" handstamp cancels 3c Red Nesbitt entire to New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Very Fine Independent State usage, this "Paid" marking was reportedly only used during this period

E. 200-300
0
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2513
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2513, Independent and Confederate State UsagesGreenville Miss. May 3, 1861, Greenville Miss. May 3, 1861Greenville Miss. May 3, 1861. Blue double-circle datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire to New Orleans, Very Fine, rare town marking

E. 200-300
300
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2514
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2514, Independent and Confederate State Usages"Mound City Ark. May 14" (1861), "Mound City Ark. May 14" (1861)"Mound City Ark. May 14" (1861). Ms. pmk. with penstrokes on 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) on red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Trenton Ark., stamp with some soiling, some overall wear, Very Fine, rare Independent State usage, Arkansas seceded on May 6 and was admitted to the Confederacy on May 14, the ninth star on the flag was for Arkansas, which became the ninth state to join the Confederacy

E. 2,000-3,000
7,000
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2515
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2515, Independent and Confederate State UsagesCorinth Miss. May 30 (1861), Corinth Miss. May 30 (1861)Corinth Miss. May 30 (1861). Bold circular datestamp with "Paid" handstamp on cover to Plattsburg Miss., with original 1861-dated enclosure, contents note "they are about five thousand soldiers here and still coming, we not have any uniforms yet", Very Fine, used two days before postal relations were severed, with 2004 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
325
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2516
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2516, Independent and Confederate State UsagesMissouri into Confederate Arkansas, Missouri into Confederate ArkansasMissouri into Confederate Arkansas. 3c Red Nesbitt Entire (U9) to a Dr. Snyder in Camden Ark., clear "Bolivar Mo. Apr. 30" (1861) circular datestamp and additional "Camden Ark. Jun. 5" circular datestamp and ms. "For./5 due" at left, waterstains at right, otherwise Fine, very rare and unusual combination of U.S. and Confederate rates before and after June 1, 1861, the cover is not redirected to another post office, presumably the forwarding notation indicates that the U.S. 3c was not recognized and that Dr. Snyder's mail was held pending his return or a new address

E. 500-750
475
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