Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — Flag-of-Truce and Prisoners

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1047
c
Sale 933, Lot 1047, Flag-of-Truce and PrisonersNorfolk Va. Blurry blue double-circle datestamp and matching "10" rate on orange civilian flag-of-truce cover to Clinton La., 3c Deep Rose (65), corner slightly creased, tied by grid, "Perth Amboy N.J. Jan. 21" (1862) circular datestamp, Fine, scarce use thru Norfolk exchange prior to capture by U.S. in May 1862, ex MacBride and Birkinbine

E. 300-400
275
1048
c
Sale 933, Lot 1048, Flag-of-Truce and PrisonersElmira Prison. Cover bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Elmira N.Y. Oct. 6, 1864" double-circle datestamp to Winnsboro S.C., oval "Prisoner's Letter Examined Elmira N.Y." handstamp, bold "Due 10" handstamp for Confederate postage due, trivial edgewear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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1049
c
Sale 933, Lot 1049, Flag-of-Truce and PrisonersFort Delaware. Prisoner's letter with oval examiner's handstamp to Lexington Va., neat "Delaware City Del. Sep. 14" circular datestamp, 3c Rose (65) with part imprint at bottom added to cover to replace lost stamp, "Richmond Va. Sep. 28" circular datestamp with matching "10" due marking, some wear, appears Fine

E. 200-300
200
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1050
c
Sale 933, Lot 1050, Flag-of-Truce and PrisonersFort Warren. Home made cover addressed to "Hon. A. H. Stephens, Fort Warren Boston Harbor, Mass.", additional ms. "Approved to be delivered, By cons. of Maj. Gen'l. Hooker, Chs. O. Joline, Lt. Col. & A.D.C.", docketing on back in hand of Stephens indicates date of Aug. 3, 1865, 3c stamp added to the cover, some overall wear, still Fine, scarce usage, possibly carried outside of the mails

E. 150-200
475
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1051
c
Sale 933, Lot 1051, Flag-of-Truce and PrisonersJohnson's Island. Cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by target, "Sandusky O. Aug. 27, 1864" double-circle datestamp on cover to Glensville Ala., endorsed "For Flag of Truce, Via Fortress Monroe Va." at top left and with examiner's initials, stamp also tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 15" circular datestamp with matching "10" handstamp for Confederate postage due, soldier's name endorsement at left from 34th Ala. Infantry, barely reduced at right, some slight wear, still Very Fine, attractive P.O.W. usage

E. 400-500
400
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1052
c
Sale 933, Lot 1052, Flag-of-Truce and PrisonersJohnson's Island. Cover bearing 3c Rose (65), s.e. at left and corner crease at bottom right, tied by target, "Sandusky O. Mar. 1, 186?" double-circle datestamp to St. Louis Mo., oval "Prisoner's Letter Examined C S Johnson's Island, O." handstamp, some soiling at bottom, otherwise Fine, usage from a Confederate prisoner sent to a northern addressee

E. 300-400
200
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1053
c
Sale 933, Lot 1053, Flag-of-Truce and PrisonersOld Capitol Prison, Washington D.C. Cover with clear strike of "Passed, Military Prison, W.P. Wood Supt." handstamp on cover to Elk Creek Va., bearing C.S.A. 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 27" circular datestamp, stamp with small faults, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
425
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1054
c
Sale 933, Lot 1054, Flag-of-Truce and PrisonersRock Island Ill. Nov. 22, 1864 double-circle and target cancel on 3c Pink entire (U34) addressed to Louisville Ky., blue oval "R.I. Barracks Prisoner's Letter Examined" handstamp, with original letter dated Sep. 1, 1864, Very Fine

E. 500-750
700
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