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Sale 907 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 16 March, 2006

Category — Old Stamps Not Recognized, Mails Suspended

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2517
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2517, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Mails SuspendedNew Orleans "due 10", New Orleans "due 10"New Orleans "due 10". Straightline handstamp on cover to New Orleans with obsolete 3c Dull Red (26) tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Jun. 6(?), 1861" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at top, filing pinholes as usual for Carroll Hoy correspondence, stamp also with small pinholes (also probably from filing), otherwise Very Fine, this is essentially a Confederate "Old Stamps Not Recognized" usage received in New Orleans after the start of the Confederate postal system, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,050
2518
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2518, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Mails Suspended3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Cancelled by ms. "Springport Ky. Sep. 30" ms. pmk. on yellow cover to Greenupsburg Ky., clear strikes of "Dead Letter Office P.O. Dpt." oval with "Washington D.C. Feb. 4, 1862" circular datestamp and "Due 6cts.", slightly reduced at left, expertly restored, appears Very Fine, attractive attempted use of the old stamps

E. 500-750
375
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2519
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2519, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Mails SuspendedMAILS SUSPENDED, MAILS SUSPENDEDMAILS SUSPENDED. Clearly struck blue oval handstamp ties 3c Rose (65), also tied by grid with "Flemingsburg Ky. May 23" circular datestamp on buff cover to Bowling Green Va., no year date, probably mailed after Appomattox but before postal service was restored to the region, Very Fine, ex Brown and Gallagher

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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2520
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2520, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Mails SuspendedMAILS SUSPENDED, MAILS SUSPENDEDMAILS SUSPENDED. Dead Letter Office's oval handstamp clearly struck on 3c Pink entire to Fredericksburg Va., "Phila. Pa. May 11" (1865) circular datestamp and target, slight wear and toning at edges, still Very Fine, although the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered a month earlier, there was still no regular mail service between the North and South -- a rare example of the "Mails Suspended" marking used very late in the war, ex Meroni

E. 1,000-1,500
1,050
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2521
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2521, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Mails SuspendedCANNOT BE FORWARDED, CANNOT BE FORWARDEDCANNOT BE FORWARDED. Framed straightline with corresponding New Orleans backstamp on cover to Clinton La., originating with 3c Rose (65), tied by target, "Mount Pulaski Ill. Jul. 10" circular datestamp, some slight overall soiling, Very Fine, attractive example of this suspended-mail marking

E. 500-750
525
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2522
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2522, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Mails SuspendedCANNOT BE FORWARDED, CANNOT BE FORWARDEDCANNOT BE FORWARDED. Mostly clear framed straightline on cover to Collinsburg La., 3c Rose (65) cancelled in ms., matching ms. "Randolph ?? July 17" postmark at lower left corner, sender's routing "Via Shreveport", "New Orleans La. Aug. 8" double-circle datestamp on back (where "Cannot Be Forwarded" marking was applied), reduced at left, faint lightened stain, Fine appearance, rare attempted trans-Mississippi mailing, probably post-war before service was fully restored, ex Seacrest

E. 500-750
575
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2523
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2523, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Mails Suspended3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). S.e. at left and few short perfs at right, affixed over 3c Dull Red (11) and cancelled by grid, "New Orleans La. May 13, 1863" double-circle datestamp on cover to Boston Mass., clear strike of "Held for Postage" and with second New Orleans double-circle datestamp dated June 16, Very Fine, unusual late attempted usage of the demonetized 3c stamp

E. 500-750
900
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2524
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2524, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Mails Suspended3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Little Rock Ark. Jul. 6, 1866" double-circle datestamp with target on orange cover to Chester C.H. S.C., clear strike of "Held for Postage" in oval handstamp and with uncancelled 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), back of cover with "Good Samaritan" label, stamps with faults, still Very Fine, rare attempted usage of the demonetized 3c stamp with postage paid by Good Samaritan

E. 300-400
900
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2525
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2525, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Mails Suspended3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Uncancelled, affixed to cover to Madison N.H., neat "Lowell Ms. Jul. 25, 1862" double-circle datestamp and "Due 3" handstamp, some slight toning and minor edgewear, Very Fine attempted usage of the old stamp

E. 150-200
115
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