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Sale 950 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — Civil War Expresses

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2834
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2834, Civil War ExpressesAdams 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. Perfect strike of greenish blue oval handstamp on 3c Red Star Die entire to Athens Tenn., "Augusta Ga. Jun. 2" (1861) circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, very rare post-June 1 express usage into independent state of Tennessee via Confederate State of Georgia -- the U.S. entire was accepted at Augusta -- ex Birkinbine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
2835
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2835, Civil War ExpressesAdams 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. Perfect strike of greenish blue oval handstamp on 3c Red Star Die entire to Athens Tenn., "Augusta Ga. Jun. 21" (1861) circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, very rare post-June 1 express usage into independent state of Tennessee via Confederate State of Georgia -- the U.S. entire was accepted at Augusta

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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2836
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2836, Civil War ExpressesFREE./For the 7th Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEY, FREE./For the 7th Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEYFREE./For the 7th Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEY. Four-line handstamp (with period after "Hoey"), a perfect bold strike in turquoise blue on cover to Quartermaster Winchester with 7th Regt. Nation Guards at Washington D.C., endorsed "Private J. R. Lane, 8th Company", slight edgewear, Very Fine, choice strike of this rare early express marking, which was used on mail between New York and the famous New York 7th Regiment, who were dispatched by Abraham Lincoln in April 1861 to defend the capital in Washington D.C.; the Adams messenger carried mail between the 7th Regiment (and others around Washington) and New York without charge, due to disruptions in regular mails over the railroads; only seven or eight of the "For the 7th Regiment" type are known

E. 1,000-1,500
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2837
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Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2837, Civil War ExpressesFREE./For the Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO, FREE./For the Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS COFREE./For the Regiment/ADAMS EXPRESS CO./Per HOEY Four-line handstamp in greenish blue (without period after "Hoey") boldly struck on back of May 8, 1861 folded letter from Brooklyn to "Mr. Henry A. Sand, 7th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Engineer Corps Co. K, Care of L. D. Winchester Esqr., Quartermaster, Washington D.C.", from his mother, informing him that his father is ill and asking him to come home immediately, she worries that telegraphic dispatch did not reach him, Extremely Fine strike of the rare Adams regimental express marking, used early in the war on mail carried free of charge between New York and regiments guarding the capital under Lincoln's authority -- only seven examples of the "For the Regiment" version are recorded, this being one of the choicest strikes

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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2838
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2838, Civil War ExpressesThe Adams Express Co. Boston Jun. 10, The Adams Express Co. Boston Jun. 10The Adams Express Co. Boston Jun. 10. Circular datestamp and blue "Adams Express Company N-Y." double-circle backstamp on hand-colored red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover with stationer's imprint, addressed to Ft. McHenry Md. care of Mass. Volunteers, slightly reduced at left, opened for display, Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,300
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2839
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2839, Civil War ExpressesThe Adams Express Co. Boston Jun. 15, The Adams Express Co. Boston Jun. 15The Adams Express Co. Boston Jun. 15. Circular datestamp struck partly off top edge of red and blue "Contraband of War" Patriotic Cartoon cover to member of 5th Regt. Mass. Vol. at Washington D.C., conjunctive use with Savory & Co.'s Salem & Boston Express" label on back, bottom part of label peeled off, faint waterstains, reduced at left and tiny repair at top left corner, still Fine, rare Civil War express usage, originated at Salem and carried by both Savory and Adams

E. 300-400
375
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2840
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2840, Civil War ExpressesAdams Express Company N-Y, Adams Express Company N-YAdams Express Company N-Y. Blue double-circle handstamp on red and blue "Union and The Constitution" Flag Patriotic cover to member of 7th Regt. N.Y.S.T. at Washington D.C., toned and faulty around edges, still presentable and scarce

E. 150-200
200
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2841
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2841, Civil War ExpressesForwarded from Leader Office, 11 Frankfort St., New-York, Forwarded from Leader Office, 11 Frankfort St., New-YorkForwarded from Leader Office, 11 Frankfort St., New-York. Oval handstamp on back of red and blue "Remember Ellsworth!" Patriotic cover to "Capt. Andrew Puntell, Co. K. Ellsworth's Zouaves, Washington D.C.", slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, the New York Leader was a New York City newspaper, evidently they arranged to forward mail to members of the New York Zouaves

E. 300-400
300
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2842
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2842, Civil War ExpressesAdams Express Company N-Y, Adams Express Company N-YAdams Express Company N-Y. Dateless double-circle handstamp on back of buff cover addressed "Care Adams' Express, to forward to the Headquarters of the 8th Regt N.Y.S. Troops, somewhere on the 'sacred soil' of Virginia", excellent civilian contents from New York dated May 29, 1861, mentions hearing sermon for Ellsworth's funeral, comments about Fort Sumpter as reported by an acquaintance back from Charleston, description of various troops incl. Highland Guard, etc., Very Fine

E. 300-400
650
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2843
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2843, Civil War ExpressesForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Paducah, Ky, Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Paducah, KyForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Paducah, Ky. Black on yellow label on cover to East Clarendon Vt., pencil "Pd 4/-" and "Pd 12/- thro" express rates, ms. "2 oz." weight notation, red wax seals, accompanied by Adams receipt from same correspondent dated Jan. 29, 1862, a bit worn and minor edge faults, Fine, scarce Civil War usage

E. 500-750
600
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2844
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Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2844, Civil War ExpressesAdams Express Co./Southern Express Co, Adams Express Co./Southern Express CoAdams Express Co./Southern Express Co. Adams "Internal Revenue Paid. Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans, Louisiana" black on red label affixed to upper left corner of 3c Pink entire to Mobile Ala., Southern Express Company Aug. 10, 1869 black on red label for unclaimed letters affixed to back, ms. "Paid 25" and "Rec'd June 5/1865" at top, slightly reduced at left, appears Very Fine, choice "Three Gatherings" cover, ex Judd

E. 400-500
300
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2845
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Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2845, Civil War ExpressesAdams Express Company "Certificate of Corpse", Adams Express Company "Certificate of Corpse"Adams Express Company "Certificate of Corpse". Printed envelope with City Point Va. Mar. 24, 1864 dateline and addressed to Killingly Conn., marked "Paid $31", Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
1,100
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2846
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Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2846, Civil War ExpressesMoney Package forwarded by American Express Co. from Erie, Pa, Money Package forwarded by American Express Co. from Erie, PaMoney Package forwarded by American Express Co. from Erie, Pa. Black on vermilion label used on red and blue Waving Flag Patriotic cover to "Fashion editors" of Godey (publishers) in Philadelphia, "$40" contents notation and ms. "Paid", red wax seals, cleaned and slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
1,600
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2847
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Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2847, Civil War ExpressesMoney Package by the American Express Co. from Kingston, N.Y, Money Package by the American Express Co. from Kingston, N.YMoney Package by the American Express Co. from Kingston, N.Y. Black on yellow label used in conjunction with "Forwarded by Harnden's Express, 74 Broadway, New York" label on yellow cover to member of 20th Regt. N.Y.S.M. at Annapolis Junction Md., "$20.00" contents notation, red wax seals, Very Fine

E. 200-300
800
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2848
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Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2848, Civil War ExpressesAmerican Express Co., Columbus O, American Express Co., Columbus OAmerican Express Co., Columbus O. Red wax seals with office imprint on cover to Bellevue O., printed corner card "From The 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, Colonel J. Ammen" with name crossed out and "Fred Jones" written in place, 1c Express, Perforated tied by oval express company handstamp, correctly paying 1c rate on express packages, "$90.00" contents notation, stamp has two rounded corners, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Civil War usage with Early Matching Usage of First Issue revenue stamp

E. 200-300
425
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2849
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2849, Civil War ExpressesHarnden's Express, Harnden's ExpressHarnden's Express. Advertising card used as an address tag for coffin containing dead Union soldier, one side with portraits of Winfield Scott and George McClellan, addressed "Mr. John Hale, Roxford Mass. -- The Body of Harrison Hale", other side with printed advertising text and list of offices, Washington D.C. office shown prominently, thus probably from there, hole at center (probably from chord) and faults which would be expected in such an item, a fantastic Harnden Civil War express usage

E. 300-400
8,000
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2850
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2850, Civil War ExpressesSouthern Express Co. Savannah Ga. Nov. 9, Southern Express Co. Savannah Ga. Nov. 9Southern Express Co. Savannah Ga. Nov. 9. Red circular datestamp with day in ms., ms. "Paid D/" express rate and "$30" contents notation on gray and white wallpaper cover to Athens Ga., a bit worn as usual, still Fine, wallpaper covers are rarely seen with express markings

E. 400-500
800
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2851
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2851, Civil War ExpressesSouthern Express Co. Savannah Ga. Dec. 24, Southern Express Co. Savannah Ga. Dec. 24Southern Express Co. Savannah Ga. Dec. 24. Red double-circle datestamp with day in ms., "Pd DKc" express charge and "$100" contents notation on cover to Macon Ga., with Dec. 24, 1862 enclosure stating that $100 is enclosed to be invested in Confederate bonds, reduced at top and left, minor faults, Fine, scarce marking

E. 300-400
550
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2852
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2852, Civil War ExpressesSouthern Express Co. Knoxville Tenn. Apr. 21, Southern Express Co. Knoxville Tenn. Apr. 21Southern Express Co. Knoxville Tenn. Apr. 21. Bold double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Lynchburg Va., ms. "32c" express charge, "D.H." (Deadhead) notation, red Southern Express Co. wax seal, slightly worn, Very Fine

E. 400-500
650
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2853
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2853, Civil War ExpressesSouthern Express Co. Macon Ga. Apr. 12, Southern Express Co. Macon Ga. Apr. 12Southern Express Co. Macon Ga. Apr. 12. Double-circle datestamp on homemade cover to Americus Ga., "$1152" in currency enclosed, red wax seals, Fine strike on clean attractive cover

E. 200-300
600
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2854
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2854, Civil War ExpressesSouthern Express Co. Columbus Geo. Jun. 23, Southern Express Co. Columbus Geo. Jun. 23Southern Express Co. Columbus Geo. Jun. 23. Ca. 1865 double-circle datestamp on brown cover to New York City, ms. "Express" and pencil "Paid 2/- W" express charge (two bits, or 25c), posted by regular mails at Richmond Va. with circular datestamp, U.S. 3c stamp has been removed from cover, slight wear, Very Fine, scarce post-war usage, ex Knapp

E. 200-300
550
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2855
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2855, Civil War ExpressesSouthern Express Co. Richmond Va. Aug. 16, 1865, Southern Express Co. Richmond Va. Aug. 16, 1865Southern Express Co. Richmond Va. Aug. 16, 1865. Double-circle datestamp with ms. "Paid 2/- W" express charge on cover to Big Lick Va., endorsed "Per Southern Express Company", slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
800
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2856
c
Southern Express Co. Study collection of 16 covers and other assorted items, incl. three Civil War period covers with double-circle datestamps of Atlanta, Macon and Richmond, five "Three Gatherings" covers with labels on back, seven post-war covers with labels and one printed money envelope, a few receipts and off-cover labels, mixed condition, generally Fine and presentable, a valuable group

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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