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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2857
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2857, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. StampsAlexandria Va. Apr. 21, 1861, Alexandria Va. Apr. 21, 1861Alexandria Va. Apr. 21, 1861. Double-circle datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on "Young Ladies' Institute" college corner card cover to Cliff Mills Va., some tears and edgewear, Very Fine, rare, the only recorded college corner card cover from Alexandria Va., this was sent only four days after Virginia's secession referendum

E. 300-400
350
2858
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2858, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. StampsMontgomery Ala. Apr. 29, 1861, Montgomery Ala. Apr. 29, 1861Montgomery Ala. Apr. 29, 1861. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) on cover to Charleston S.C. with "Confederate States, Treasury Department" imprint, stamp and cover somewhat defective, still Fine, scarce Confederate States usage

E. 750-1,000
600
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2859
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2859, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. StampsScuppernong N.C. May 20 (1861), Scuppernong N.C. May 20 (1861)Scuppernong N.C. May 20 (1861). Light strike of circular datestamp with date in ms. on 3c Red Star Die entire, pen cancelled, to Rolly N.C., 1861 docketing at left thru postmark, some edgewear, Fine usage on the day North Carolina voted voted to secede from the Union

E. 200-300
850
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2860
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2860, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. StampsMagnolia N.C. May 21 (1861), Magnolia N.C. May 21 (1861)Magnolia N.C. May 21 (1861). Circular datestamp with day in ms. on 3c Red Star Die entire, pen cancelled, to Manchester N.C., top flap torn, Very Fine usage sent the day after North Carolina passed the Ordinance of Secession

E. 200-300
550
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2861
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2861, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. StampsScuppernong N.C. May 31 (1861) -- Last Day of Postal Relations, Scuppernong N.C. May 31 (1861) -- Last Day of Postal RelationsScuppernong N.C. May 31 (1861) -- Last Day of Postal Relations. Light strike of circular datestamp at left with date in ms. on 3c Red Star Die entire to Raleigh N.C., docketed at left, trivial edgewear, Fine, scarce usage on the last day of postal relations between North and South

E. 200-300
500
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2862
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2862, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. StampsWashington N.C. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of Confederate Postal System, Washington N.C. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of Confederate Postal SystemWashington N.C. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of Confederate Postal System. Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on 3c Red Star Die entire to Tarboro N.C., part of backflap split, some edgewear and soiling, otherwise Fine

E. 500-750
1,300
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2863
c
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2863, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. StampsHendersonville N.C. June 3 (1861), Hendersonville N.C. June 3 (1861)Hendersonville N.C. June 3 (1861). Clearly-struck circular datestamp (some letters in watery ink) ties 3c Dull Red (26) on lady's small cover to Bowman's Bluff N.C., obsolete Federal stamp not recognized, blurry "Hendersonville N.C. June 5" circular datestamp and ms. "Pd 5" Confederate rate applied two days later, neatly docketed on back "Annie -- Rec'd June 6th 1861"

EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF CONFEDERATE "OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED" TREATMENT OF A LETTER PREPAID WITH UNITED STATES POSTAGE AFTER JUNE 1, 1861.

The Federal demonetization of all United States stamps issued before the new 1861 series resulted in use of "Old Stamps Not Recognized" markings on letters originating in the North with obsolete postage affixed. In the South, Federal postage stamps were not accepted as prepayment of the Confederate rates effective June 1, 1861. Markings used to reject prepayment were applied in manuscript, or letters were simply marked postage due or held for postage. This cover was mailed by a young lady (Annie) to another young lady (Harriet) on June 3 with the old United States 3c stamp affixed (upside down -- deliberately?). The postmaster at Hendersonville held the letter until the 5c required Confederate postage was prepaid. Examples such as this are extremely rare.

Ex Birkinbine.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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