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Sale 927 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 20 December, 2006

Category — Handstamped Paid and Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1542
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1542, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsBuck Horn Ark. Apr. 28, Buck Horn Ark. Apr. 28Buck Horn Ark. Apr. 28. Well-struck circular datestamp, "Paid" and "5" in circle handstamp on 1862 folded letter to Memphis, from a supplier of telegraph poles who just lost 300 poles in rough water, Very Fine, one of two recorded Buck Horn covers and the only example of this rate, ex Everett and Agre

E. 500-750
750
1543
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1543, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCamden Ark. Aug. 21, Camden Ark. Aug. 21Camden Ark. Aug. 21. Circular datestamp with "Paid" and "10" in circle handstamps on cover to Mulberry P.O. Ala., expert repair at top right and top flap reattached, Very Fine appearance, ex Agre

E. 400-500
475
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1544
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1544, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCamden Ark. Jul. 19, Camden Ark. Jul. 19Camden Ark. Jul. 19. Circular datestamp with "Paid" and large "10" in circle on buff cover to Vice President Stephens (all flaps intact), interesting docketing on back "Paley Thompson, Camden Ark., July 17th 1861. Wants to know 'whether letters of Marque & Reprisal to operate on land can be obtained.'", Confederate response to Union raids, Very Fine, only a few examples of the Camden 10c handstamp are known

E. 400-500
500
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1545
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1545, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCamden Ark. Aug. 30, Camden Ark. Aug. 30Camden Ark. Aug. 30. Circular datestamp with matching "Due 10" handstamp on orange cover to Bastrop Tex. from a member of Terry's Texas Rangers, reduced bit irregularly at left, Fine, very scarce due marking

E. 150-200
375
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1546
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1546, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCamden Ark. Jan. 15, Camden Ark. Jan. 15Camden Ark. Jan. 15. Circular datestamp and ms. "due 10" on buff soldier's cover to Arkadephia Ark., original contents headed Huntsville mentions "we had a regular 'Whore Ball' here and some boys got a little drunk... the women threw their arm around their necks kiss they & hugg them and after it broke up no doubt screw them...", cover opened roughly at right and slightly reduced, otherwise Fine, a great letter

E. 300-400
800
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1547
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1547, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsColumbia Ark. Jul. 28, Columbia Ark. Jul. 28Columbia Ark. Jul. 28. Unusual segmented circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" in circle crossed out and uprated to "10" in ms. on orange cover to Alexander Stephens in Richmond Va., docketing at left indicates contents was appointment as surgeon, slightly reduced at top, Very Fine, scarce Arkansas usage

E. 400-500
600
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1548
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1548, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsFort Smith Ark. Sep. 6, 1861, Fort Smith Ark. Sep. 6, 1861Fort Smith Ark. Sep. 6, 1861. Clearly struck double-circle datestamp with ms. "Due 10" and large crayon "Due" on buff cover to Crystal Springs Miss., soldier's endorsement from member of Monticello Rifles, 3rd Regt. La. Vol., small piece of backflap removed, Very Fine and scarce Arkansas Confederate usage

E. 300-400
375
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1549
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1549, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsGreensboro Ak. Nov. 17, Greensboro Ak. Nov. 17Greensboro Ak. Nov. 17. Ms. postmark with matching "Paid 5" on red and blue 11-Star "T" for Tennessee waving flag Patriotic cover to Buenavista Ark., missing top flap, few sealed edge tears, trivial toning, Very Fine, scarce Arkansas patriotic usage, illustrated in Dietz

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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1550
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1550, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsHelena Ark. Apr. 3, 1862, Helena Ark. Apr. 3, 1862Helena Ark. Apr. 3, 1862. Double-circle datestamp and "Paid" with ms. "10 Cents" on yellow cover to Olympia, Washington Territory, lightly soiled, slightly reduced at right, otherwise Fine, Confederate covers addressed to a U.S. territory are exceedingly rare, it is unclear how this cover was transmitted to Washington Territory unless it was put into the U.S. mails and went unrecognized as of Confederate origin (coincidentally, prior to 1863 the 10c rate applied to U.S. mail sent over 3,000 miles)

E. 500-750
550
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1551
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1551, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLake Village Ark. Jul. 1, Lake Village Ark. Jul. 1Lake Village Ark. Jul. 1. Perfect bold strike of cds with "PAID/5 CENTS" two-line rate handstamp on obsolete 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, sender's instructions "Brasher & Wells please pay postage on this - J.H.S." indicating origin outside Lake Village

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE ARKANSAS HANDSTAMPED PAID.

Ex Birkinbine.

E. 2,000-2,500
2,400
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1552
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1552, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLake Village Ark. Jan. 29, Lake Village Ark. Jan. 29Lake Village Ark. Jan. 29. Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5 Cents" two-line handstamp on yellow cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Very Fine strike of this rare handstamped Paid, ex Judd

E. 500-750
800
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1553
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1553, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLake Village Ark. Mar. 17, Lake Village Ark. Mar. 17Lake Village Ark. Mar. 17. Clear circular datestamp with bold "PAID/5 CENTS" handstamp over ms. "Paid 5" on yellow cover to New Orleans, cover with light vertical creases, still Very Fine, choice example of this scarce rate handstamp, ex Emerson and Agre

E. 400-500
475
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1554
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1554, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLake Village Ark. Aug. 8, Lake Village Ark. Aug. 8Lake Village Ark. Aug. 8. Well-struck circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5 Cents" two-line handstamp to New Orleans, slightly reduced at right, small repair at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, scarce handstamped Paid marking

E. 300-400
225
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1555
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1555, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLake Village Ark. Jul. 10 (1861), Lake Village Ark. Jul. 10 (1861)Lake Village Ark. Jul. 10 (1861). Mostly clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid/5 Cents" handstamped revalued with ms. "10" on buff cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. New Orleans, usual filing pinholes and tiny stain at left, Very Fine, an extremely rare revalued handstamped rate, ex Knapp and Hall

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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1556
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1556, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLewisville Ark. Aug. 21, Lewisville Ark. Aug. 21Lewisville Ark. Aug. 21. Bold strike of circular datestamp with day in ms. on home made cover to Jacksonville Tex., "Paid" handstamp with ms. "10" rating, with original enclosure, Very Fine, scarce handstamped paid marking

E. 300-400
475
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1557
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1557, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLittle Rock Ark. Aug. 29, Little Rock Ark. Aug. 29Little Rock Ark. Aug. 29. Double-circle datestamp and matching "Paid 10" in circle on buff cover to the Treasury Dept. in Richmond, ms. box charge at top, cover with tiny corner nick at bottom left neatly mended, still choice and Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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1558
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1558, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLittle Rock Ark., Little Rock Ark.Little Rock Ark.. Double-circle datestamp, date unclear, with neat "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on orange cover to Bellville Tex., trivial edgewear, fresh and Fine, scarce, ex Agre, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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1559
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1559, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLittle Rock Ark, Little Rock ArkLittle Rock Ark. Double-circle datestamp (date unclear) and "10" handstamp on adversity cover made from conscript exemption form to Collingsburg La., original 1863 enclosure datelined "Camp near Pine Bluff Ark." from a member of the 13th Texas Cavalry with comments about substitutes, soldier's endorsement on cover, Very Fine and extremely scarce

E. 750-1,000
750
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1560
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1560, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLittle Rock Ark, Little Rock ArkLittle Rock Ark. Double-circle datestamp on brown adversity cover made from unused printed Post Office ledger sheet for Brownsville Ark., to New Salem Tx. and forwarded to Plenitude Tex., "New Salem Tx. Apr. 27th '63" ms. postmark at top, sender was soldier in Texas Vol. Infantry Co. K (Young's Regt.), Very Fine

E. 150-200
375
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1561
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1561, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMonticello Ark. Jul. 30, Monticello Ark. Jul. 30Monticello Ark. Jul. 30. 1861 circular datestamp with "Paid" and "10" handstamp on buff cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, full strikes and Very Fine cover, very scarce Arkansas Confederate usage, ex Richey, Judd

E. 400-500
425
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1562
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1562, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsPine Bluff Ark. Jan. 15, Pine Bluff Ark. Jan. 15Pine Bluff Ark. Jan. 15. Double-circle with ms. date, "10" and "Due" handstamp on soldier's 1863 folded letter to Burkeville Tex., from Capt. John Stark to his wife, the Postmistress of Burkeville, faint toning, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
400
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1563
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1563, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsParaclifta Ark. Feb. 26, Paraclifta Ark. Feb. 26Paraclifta Ark. Feb. 26. Bold circular datestamp with day and "Paid 10cts" rate in ms. on tiny 1863 folded letter to courthouse in Washington Ark., statement of a witness to marriage, Very Fine and extremely rare

E. 400-500
500
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1564
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1564, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsPrinceton Ark. Mar. 20, Princeton Ark. Mar. 20Princeton Ark. Mar. 20. Bold strike of green circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps on cover to Carroll, Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, tear at bottom from opening, otherwise Very Fine, rare handstamped paid marking struck in green

E. 300-400
500
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1565
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1565, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsPrinceton Ark. Jan. 30, Princeton Ark. Jan. 30Princeton Ark. Jan. 30. Bold strike of greenish-blue circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans La., usual light filing holes, Very Fine and very rare, only three examples of this handstamped Paid marking are recorded, ex Emerson, Everett and Agre

E. 500-750
475
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1566
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1566, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsPrinceton Ark. Aug. 1, Princeton Ark. Aug. 1Princeton Ark. Aug. 1. Circular datestamp in olive green on cover to Arkadelphia Ark., ms. "Due 10", endorsed by member of 2nd Ark. Mt. Riflemen, Very Fine, ex Lemley

E. 300-400
550
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1567
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1567, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsSearcy Ark. Sep. 22, Searcy Ark. Sep. 22Searcy Ark. Sep. 22. Cds, matching "Paid" in oval and "10" in circle, on 1862 folded letter to West Point Ark., some age toning, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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1568
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1568, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsSearcy Ark. Feb. 15, Searcy Ark. Feb. 15Searcy Ark. Feb. 15. Neat circular datestamp with "Paid" in oval and "10" in circle handstamps on cover to Madisonville E. Tenn., slight toning at lower left corner, Very Fine, ex Agre

E. 300-400
275
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1569
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1569, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsVan Buren Ark. Oct. 26, Van Buren Ark. Oct. 26Van Buren Ark. Oct. 26. Circular datestamp with small "Paid" handstamp and ms. "10" rating on orange cover to Petersburg Va., 1861 docketing, slightly reduced at left, minor wear, few letters of circular datestamp strengthened, Fine appearance, ex Agre

E. 300-400
350
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1570
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1570, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings5c Paid, 5c Paid5c Paid. Ms. rating on 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to Monticello Ark., entire cancelled by matching penstrokes, slightly reduced at left, small filing holes, Very Fine, unusual Confederate usage to Arkansas without an originating town marking

E. 150-200
110
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1571
c
The Clippert Collection of Confederate Arkansas. Approximately 80 covers with Arkansas postal markings during the Confederate period, a few early usages with U.S. 3c 1857's incl. "Cearcy Ark. May 28" (1861) spelling error, , mostly stampless Paids and Dues but also an excellent selection of General Issues (Nos. 1, 4, 7, 11, 12), handstamped town datestamps incl. Arkadelphia, Camden, Eldorado, Fayetteville, Helena, Hillsboro, Lewisburg, Little Rock, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, Princeton, Van Buren, Washington, some very scarce manuscript towns incl. "3 Creeks" and "Rocky Comfort", some addressed to Arkansas from other places, adversity usages and soldiers' letters, a few Union usages incl. flag-of-truce with U.S. 3c 1861 tied by Fort Smith cds, some related documents and war bond, although the condition reflects typical wartime conditions, overall it is far better than average for Confederate Arkansas, most are exhibit-worthy and attractive, the average value per cover is $100-150, but many were purchased for more than $300 over the past 20 years (total cost $13,000 plus) -- the nucleus of a significant Confederate Arkansas collection, and a bonanza for the retail dealer, eBay or mail auction seller

E. 7,500-10,000
23,000
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1572
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1572, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsShreveport La. Jul. 12, 1862, Shreveport La. Jul. 12, 1862Shreveport La. Jul. 12, 1862. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid" in oval and "10" handstamps on folded letter to Rusk Tex., soldier's endorsement at bottom left, sent from soldier on forced march "...we was going on a forced march to Little Rock but the Col. won't let us go but 12 or 15 miles a day...he says that it (dust and heat) will kill men and horses to travel all day so we must take time to go or we will all be sick before we get there", Very Fine, scarce usage with fascinating contents

E. 300-400
600
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1573
c
Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1573, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsStateland Miss. Nov. 19, Stateland Miss. Nov. 19Stateland Miss. Nov. 19. Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" in circle handstamps on turned cover to New Orleans, inside is 3c entire from Grenada Mi. to Stateland, opened for display, the 3c entire portion is cut out, appears Very Fine, scarce and unusual usage

E. 150-200
150
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1574
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Sale Number 927, Lot Number 1574, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRichmond Va. Oct. 17, 1863, Richmond Va. Oct. 17, 1863Richmond Va. Oct. 17, 1863. Circular datestamp on legal-size brown cover to Acworth Ga. with "Auditor's Office, P.O.D., Official Business. Free" imprint and Acting Auditor's frank, with original P.O. Dept. printed notice regarding commissions effective July 1, 1862, Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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