Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
886
c
Sale 933, Lot 886, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. Stamps"Mason Tex. Feby 5 1861". Manuscript postmark applied between Feb. 1, 1861, vote to secede and Mar. 2 entry date into Confederacy, on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Washington D.C., sender's route instructions "Via Overland Mail", slight wear and light crease at right, still Very Fine, extremely rare Texas usage during this early period of secession (the popular referendum to secede took place on Feb. 23)

E. 200-300
1,000
887
c
Sale 933, Lot 887, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. Stamps"Cypress Twp. Tex. Mar. 5, 1861". Ms. pmk. on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Rome Geo., some slight wear, Very Fine, scarce usage on the last day Texas was an Independent State

E. 300-400
550
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888
c
Sale 933, Lot 888, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. StampsSteamer "Fair Play". Ms. endorsement on 3c Red Star Die entire to New Orleans, "Vicksburg Miss. Apr. 29" (1861) double-circle datestamp, slightly reduced at top, some slight wear, appears Fine, scarce Confederate packet boat usage of the U.S. entire

E. 500-750
475
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889
c
Sale 933, Lot 889, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. Stamps3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Tied by "Montgomery Ala. May 21, 1861" circular datestamp on cover with red and blue 7-Star Confederate shield label to Washington Va., barely reduced at right, stamp with small flaw at top right, some soiling, otherwise Fine Confederate State usage of the U.S. stamp on a cover with a Confederate label

E. 300-400
850
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890
c
Sale 933, Lot 890, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. StampsHarper's Ferry Va., May 31, 1861 -- Last Day of U.S. Postal Service. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp cancels 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Bonsacks Va., trivial soiling, Very Fine, wonderful usage from Harper's Ferry on this important date in postal relations

E. 500-750
650
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891
c
Sale 933, Lot 891, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. StampsGreat Britain to Richmond Va. G.B. 1p Red tied by "London E.C. Ap 4 61" duplex datestamp on printed tobacco report to Richmond, blue "Newspaper" straightline and red crayon "2", Very Fine, reported to have been carried on the Allan Line's North Briton, arriving at Portland Me. on Apr. 16, probably reached Richmond during Virginia's independent statehood

E. 500-750
700
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892
c
Sale 933, Lot 892, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. Stamps3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Tied by "Carbondale Ill." circular datestamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Hudson Mich., some wear incl. stamp with small faults, appears Fine, scarce use of a Confederate Patriotic in the North, with 1995 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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893
c
Sale 933, Lot 893, Independent State and C.S.A. Usage of U.S. Stamps3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26). Cancelled by grid and tied by ms. "X" crossing out the stamp, "Bonsacks Va. Jun. 1" (1861) circular datestamp on Adams Express Company all-over lithographed illustrated advertising cover to Lynchburg Va., ms. "Paid 5" at top left, some wear, letters of postmark strengthened, still Fine, an incredibly rare use of the Adams Express Co. envelope on the first day of the Confederate postal system with the U.S. stamp not recognized and the "Paid 5" indicating Confederate postage paid

E. 1,000-1,500
3,000
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