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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 19 December, 2007

Category — Prisoners` Mail

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2963, Prisoners` MailGoldsborough N.C. Prison, Goldsborough N.C. PrisonGoldsborough N.C. Prison. Homemade cover with ms. "Examined J. D." at bottom left, neat "Goldsborough N.C. Jun. 2" circular datestamp and matching "Paid" handstamp, Very Fine usage from this little-known Confederate prison which was used during the spring of 1865

E. 300-400
Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2964, Prisoners` MailJohnson's Island Prison, Johnson's Island PrisonJohnson's Island Prison. Ms. examiner's marking on orange cover bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by target, "Sandusky O. May 6, 1864" double-circle datestamp to Cartersville Geo. and forwarded to Penfield Ga., "Richmond Va. Jun. 2" circular datestamp, two different types of "Due 10" handstamp, endorsed "For Flag of Truce via Fortress Monroe & City Point Va.", Very Fine

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2965, Prisoners` MailSalisbury Prison, Salisbury PrisonSalisbury Prison. Incoming cover addressed in pencil to "Mr. Joseph L. Parry, Prisoner of War, Salisbury N.C.", free frank of sender "John P. Verne MC" at top right, "Washington D.C. Feb. 21" circular datestamp, blue "Norfolk Va. Feb. 27, 1862" circular datestamp with matching "5" handstamp, some soiling, still Fine, unusual usage, the Union postage was "paid" by the free franking privilege of the sender

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 950, Lot Number 2966, Prisoners` Mail10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 22" circular datestamp on cover to Centreville Fla., endorsed "Via Flag of Truce" at top, missing top flap, some wear incl. small piece out at top, Very Fine appearance, scarce usage

E. 300-400
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