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Sale 940 — The Buck Boshwit Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 September, 2007

Category — Wallpaper and Adversity Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
486
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 486, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversLittle Rock Ark. Jan. 29, 1863, Little Rock Ark. Jan. 29, 1863Little Rock Ark. Jan. 29, 1863. Double-circle datestamp with "10" handstamp on gray and white floral wallpaper cover to Bonnie's Ferry P.O.Tex., also with bold "Rusk Texas Feb. 13" circular datestamp, opened for display, some slight wear, Very Fine, scarce and attractive usage

E. 500-750
1,200
487
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 487, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversLittle Rock Ark. Apr. ?, Little Rock Ark. Apr. ?Little Rock Ark. Apr. ?. Neat double-circle datestamp with matching "10" handstamp on white, blue and gray decorative wallpaper cover to Burkeville P.O. Tex., soldier's endorsement at left from 13th Texas, General Walker's Division, opened for display, Very Fine, attractive and scarce usage

E. 300-400
750
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488
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 488, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversMonticello Flor. Nov. 21, Monticello Flor. Nov. 21Monticello Flor. Nov. 21. Circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" handstamp on purple and green wallpaper cover to Shelby Spring Ala., opened for display, some edgewear and toning, otherwise Very Fine, rare Florida wallpaper usage, ex Salzer and Myerson

E. 300-400
750
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489
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 489, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversRoswell Ga. Mar. ? (1861), Roswell Ga. Mar. ? (1861)Roswell Ga. Mar. ? (1861). Blue circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on adversity cover made from Union Liberty patriotic to Staunton Va., opened for display, minor waterstaining, small repair at top left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce adversity usage

E. 200-300
300
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490
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 490, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversMonroe La. Jun. 10, Monroe La. Jun. 10Monroe La. Jun. 10. Neat circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp on green, maroon and turquoise floral wallpaper cover to Weberville Tex., opened for display, slightly reduced at right and some slight edgewear, otherwise Very Fine, ex Agre

E. 400-500
550
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491
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 491, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversNew Iberia La. Mar. 13, New Iberia La. Mar. 13New Iberia La. Mar. 13. Well-struck circular datestamp with large "Due" handstamp on blue and gray patterned wallpaper cover to Apelousas La., soldier's endorsement at top, opened for display, Very Fine, scarce soldier's due wallpaper cover

E. 300-400
425
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492
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 492, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversJackson Miss. "Drop 2 Cents", Jackson Miss. "Drop 2 Cents"Jackson Miss. "Drop 2 Cents". Bold handstamp on adversity cover made from an advertisement for the Confederate mailboat J.J. Pargoud, ms. soldier's endorsement at top left, opened for display

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE DROP-RATE MARKING AND ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE ADVERSITY COVERS EXTANT.

Ex Zimmerman (realized $3,250 hammer in our Sale 860)

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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493
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 493, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversFlat Rock N.C. July 7, Flat Rock N.C. July 7Flat Rock N.C. July 7. Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" plus "10" handstamps, ms. "/ 20" for total rate on red and gray floral wallpaper cover to Columbus S.C., opened at top left corner for display, Very Fine, unusual and scarce cover, ex Birkinbine (where it realized $1,500 hammer in our Sale 795)

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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494
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 494, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversCharleston S.C. Feb. 22, 1864, Charleston S.C. Feb. 22, 1864Charleston S.C. Feb. 22, 1864. Bold double-circle datestamp and large "2" handstamp on gray wallpaper cover to local address, ms. notation at bottom left of "Care of Penny Post", opened for display, minor wear, Very Fine, scarce usage, fewer than five Charleston Penny Post paid or due covers are recorded, ex Zimmerman

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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495
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 495, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversPendleton S.C. Aug. 19, Pendleton S.C. Aug. 19Pendleton S.C. Aug. 19. Blue circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp and ms. "10" on brown, white and blue on green floral wallpaper cover to Pickens C.H. S.C., opened for display, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,600
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496
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 496, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversChattanooga Ten. Dec. 9, Chattanooga Ten. Dec. 9Chattanooga Ten. Dec. 9. Circular datestamp with matching "Due 10" handstamp on magenta, brown and violet wallpaper cover to Washington Geo., soldier's endorsement at bottom left, opened for display, Very Fine

E. 400-500
550
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497
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 497, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversChattanooga Ten. Nov. 20, Chattanooga Ten. Nov. 20Chattanooga Ten. Nov. 20. Readable strike of circular datestamp with Due 10" handstamp on blue and white wallpaper cover to Washington Geo., soldier's endorsement at bottom left, opened for display, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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498
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 498, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversTazewell Ten. Aug. 10, Tazewell Ten. Aug. 10Tazewell Ten. Aug. 10. Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "10" in circle handstamp on adversity cover made from post office form to Franklin N.C., opened for display, Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 200-300
225
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499
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 499, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversTazewell Ten. Aug. 2?", Tazewell Ten. Aug. 2?"Tazewell Ten. Aug. 2?". Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "10" in circle on soldier's adversity cover made from post office form, to Franklin N.C., opened for display, trivial wear, Very Fine example of this scarce handstamped Paid

E. 300-400
200
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500
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 500, Wallpaper and Adversity CoversGalveston Tex. Feb. 22, Galveston Tex. Feb. 22Galveston Tex. Feb. 22. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps on adversity cover made from used New York City shipping document, to Anderson Tex., opened for display, light vertical file folds and some overall soiling, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
400
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501
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 501, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins including top sheet margin, bright shade, tied by blue "Pendleton S.C. Mar. 18" (1862) circular datestamp on brown red, green and grayish blue floral wallpaper cover to Pickens C.H. S.C., corner folded over for display

FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. THE 5-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH, THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE OF THE CONFEDERACY, IS VERY RARE ON WALLPAPER COVERS, WHICH DID NOT BEGIN TO SEE WIDESPREAD USE UNTIL LATE IN 1862. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST OF ALL WALLPAPER ADVERSITY USAGES.

Ex Brown, Lehman, Haas and Birkinbine (our Sale 795, where this cover realized $5,750 hammer).

E. 3,000-4,000
10,500
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502
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 502, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to just touched, tied by "Memphis Ten. Jan. ?, 1862" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from printed bank draft, to Tuscumbia Ala., some soiling, otherwise Very Fine, ex Matz

E. 300-400
375
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503
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 503, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by target, "Little Rock Ark. Feb. 20, 1863" double-circle datestamp on gray and white floral wallpaper cover to Burkesville P.O. Tex., opened for display, some slight wear, Very Fine, attractive and scarce usage

E. 750-1,000
700
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504
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 504, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins, tied by "Knoxville Ten. Oct. ? 1862" circular datestamp on cover made from broadside advertising performance of the violinist Professor Jules Pinguely, side flap folded over and rejoined, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce and handsome Stone Y adversity usage

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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505
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 505, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, cancelled by "Clinton Ten 18 Feb." circular datestamp on red, white and green wallpaper cover to Enterprise Miss., re-mailed to Mobile Ala., second rate paid by vertical pair of 5c Blue, De La Rue (6,) ample margins to touched, tied by "Enterprise Miss. (Aug?) 20" circular datestamp, lower left corner opened for display

VERY FINE AND FRESH. A FANTASTIC AND RARE COMBINATION OF PAIRS FROM TWO DIFFERENT ISSUES ON A FORWARDED WALLPAPER COVER.

The six-month gap between the February mailing date from Clinton Tenn. and the August mailing date from Enterprise Miss. explains the use of two different issues.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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506
 
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 506, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Tied by "Memphis Ten. May 26, 1862" circular datestamp on part of cover which was re-used as receipt for appropriation of wagon for the evacuation of Memphis, some wear and soiling, still Very Fine, a most unusual item

E. 200-300
475
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507
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 507, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Large margins to just in, deep rich color, tied by "Kingston Ten. Apr. 20" double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from post office registered form to Sweetwater Tenn., opened for display, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 400-500
800
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508
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 508, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large to huge margins, tiny nick in left margin, tied by "Morristown Ten. Sep. 20" circular datestamp, second bold strike on adversity cover made from Tusculum College printed notice to Franklin N.C., folded open for display, Extremely Fine, very rare use of 10c Rose on an adversity cover, ex Green

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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509
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 509, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins, tied by "Camden Ark. Sep. 10" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from printed Hartford Fire Insurance form to Falcon Ark., opened for display, fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
550
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510
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 510, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, ample margins, tied by "Macon Miss." double-circle datestamp on green, red and brown wallpaper cover made from recycled newsprint, to Jackson Miss., repair in address panel and scuff mostly in margin of stamp, appears Very Fine, ex Murphy

E. 300-400
1,000
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511
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 511, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, bit irregular margins, in at top and bottom, ample to large at sides showing part of adjacent stamp at bottom left, tied by "Grenada Miss. Dec. 23" circular datestamp on white, gray and red wallpaper cover to military address in Savannah Ga., opened for display, cover has small repaired tear at top left and some toning, Fine

E. 300-400
475
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512
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 512, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, large margins to just in, tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 28, 1863" circular datestamp on red, green, yellow and tan floral wallpaper cover to Franklin Depot Va. and forwarded to Greenville N.C., opened for display, some soiling, Very Fine, colorful usage

E. 300-400
700
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513
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 513, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, stamps with small faults, tied by "Pollard Ala. Mar. 21" circular datestamp on lavender, brown and green floral wallpaper cover to Ala., opened for display, some soiling, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 300-400
600
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514
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 514, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, tied by "Spartanburg S.C. Jun. 2" double-circle datestamp on gray and green wallpaper cover to military address at Jackson Miss., opened for display, right stamp light crease, Very Fine

E. 300-400
650
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515
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 515, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, three huge margins, slightly in at left, dark shade, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 1863" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from printed broadside to Charleston Miss., opened for display, Very Fine, ex Green

E. 300-400
425
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516
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 516, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touched, rich color, tied by well-struck "Orangeburg S.C. May 11" double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from printed broadside and addressed to General Wilmot G. De Saussure in Charleston S.C., opened for display, Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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517
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 517, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to in incl. sheet margin at bottom, cancelled by small penstrokes, matching "Campagnolle Ark. Apl. 28th" ms. postmark on adversity cover made from hair tonic ad, to Arkadelphia Ark., some slight edgewear, Very Fine, attractive usage, ex Winters

E. 750-1,000
700
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518
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 518, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, huge margins to clear incl. sheet margin at left and top, tied by "Mobile Ala. Feb. 20" double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from printed receipt to Florence Ala., endorsed "via Tuscaloosa", opened for display, Very Fine, ex Bleuler

E. 300-400
1,400
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519
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 519, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, tied by "Tullahoma Ten. Apr. 6, 1863" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from illustrated advertisement flyer to Arkadelphia Ark., some slight edgewear, toning affects right stamp, otherwise Fine, ex Winters

E. 500-750
450
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520
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 520, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large even margins, tied by neat strike of "Chester C.H. S.C. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on red, green and white geometric wallpaper cover to Abbeville C.H. S.C., opened for display, some minor restoration where split along flap at bottom, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous wallpaper cover

E. 500-750
2,400
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521
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 521, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large even margins, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on brown, white and purple landscape scene wallpaper cover to Pocotaglio S.C., opened for display, Extremely Fine, a wonderful wallpaper cover, ex Dietz

E. 300-400
1,700
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522
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 522, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to clear, tied by bold "Wilmington N.C. Aug. 26" circular datestamp on white, blue and brown floral wallpaper cover to Huntsville N.C., soldier's notation at top, Very Fine

E. 300-400
650
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523
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 523, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, bright color, tied by "Charleston S.C. Mar. 9, 1864" circular datestamp on green, yellow red and gray geometric wallpaper cover to Gadsden S.C., opened for display, small tear at top, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 300-400
1,000
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524
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 524, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, light creases, tied by blue "Hillsboro N.C. Aug. 9" double-circle datestamp on pink, red, green and aqua floral wallpaper cover to Rock Hill S.C., opened for display, Very Fine, an exceptionally attractive wallpaper cover

E. 300-400
1,500
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525
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 525, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to just touched, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Jan. 20" circular datestamp on green and red decorative wallpaper cover to Greenville Ala., opened for display, small sealed cover tear at top, Very Fine

E. 300-400
750
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526
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 526, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Bright color, large margins to clear, tied by blue dateless "Charlotte N.C." handstamp on red, green and yellow floral wallpaper cover to military address at Richmond Va., opened for display, slightly reduced at right, small toned spots, Very Fine

E. 300-400
700
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527
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 527, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by "Adam's Run S.C. Oct. 21" circular datestamp on buff adversity cover made from elaborate advertising sheet to Orangeburg S.C., Extremely Fine, ex Telep and Green

E. 400-500
950
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528
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 528, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Bright color, large margins which are cut diagonally at corners, tied by "Charleston S.C. Apr. 6" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from saloon guest register to Vance's Ferry P.O. S.C., opened for display, Very Fine

E. 400-500
750
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529
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 529, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Green, Die A (11d), 10c Green, Die A (11d)10c Green, Die A (11d). Bright color, large even margins, tied by light strike of "Marshall Tex. Sep. ?, 1863" double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from ledger, to Hillsboro Tex., slightly reduced at right, opened for display, fresh and Extremely Fine example of this scarce shade

E. 200-300
275
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530
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 530, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large even margins, brilliant color, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. 12" circular datestamp on blue and pale blue floral wallpaper cover to Snow Hill N.C., opened for display, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous cover, ex Brooks, signed Ashbrook

E. 500-750
2,500
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531
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 531, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Green, Die B (12e), 10c Green, Die B (12e)10c Green, Die B (12e). Large even margins, tied by "Greenville S.C. Apr. 2" (1864) circular datestamp on red, green and brown floral wallpaper cover to Columbia S.C., opened for display, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful wallpaper cover

E. 400-500
1,200
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532
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 532, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, stamp with few flaws, tied by large circular datestamp (possibly Black Mingo S.C.) on multicolored wallpaper cover to military address at Sullivans Island, opened for display, Very Fine, a colorful usage

E. 500-750
850
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533
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 533, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Clear margins to just touched, tied by violet "Pendleton S.C. Oct. 15" circular datestamp on red and gray floral wallpaper cover to Franklin P.O. N.C., endorsed "via Clayton Georgia", opened for display, stamp with trivial toning, Very Fine, a rare cover with colored cancel on a colorful wallpaper cover

E. 300-400
2,000
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534
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 534, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, some staining from gum, tied by well-struck "Marion Ala. Nov. 17" circular datestamp on pink, aqua, blue and brown decorative wallpaper cover to Louisburg N.C., opened for display, 1864 docketing, Very Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate not mentioning toning

E. 300-400
1,800
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535
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 535, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Green, Die B (12e), 10c Green, Die B (12e)10c Green, Die B (12e). Huge margins, tied by "Greensborough Ala. Apr. 3" circular datestamp on purple, red and green floral wallpaper cover to Ashland Va., opened for display, tiny tear at top right, Very Fine, a beautiful wallpaper cover

E. 400-500
2,700
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536
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 536, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to just in, tied by well-struck "Thomasville Ga. Mar. 9" circular datestamp on blue and gray floral wallpaper cover to Savannah Ga., opened for display, some soiling, Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,200
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537
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 537, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large margins to clear, cancelled by grid, "Flat Rock N.C. Oct. 6" circular datestamp on green and pink wallpaper cover to Columbia S.C., opened for display, trivial edgewear, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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538
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 538, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large margins, some slight soiling at bottom left, tied by "Canton Miss. Jan. 27" circular datestamp on gray and brown geometric design wallpaper cover to Williamsboro N.C., opened for display, missing part of bottom flap, Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 300-400
475
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539
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 539, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a), 10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a)10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a). Large margins, small faults incl. overall toning, tied by "Washington Ark. Apr. 28" circular datestamp on red and gray floral wallpaper cover to San Antonio Tex., opened for display, Very Fine

E. 300-400
700
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540
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 540, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to clear, light diagonal crease, tied by "Savannah Ga. ? 31" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from printed bond with interest coupons to Tallahassee Fla., opened for display, fresh and Very Fine, rare and attractive usage, with 1995 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
1,500
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541
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 541, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d), 10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d)10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d). Large margins, tied by "Greenville C.H. S.C." circular datestamp on cover made from deep blue paper with printed instructions on horse training and making black writing ink, to Spartanburg C.H. S.C., folded over for display, Extremely Fine, an absolutely beautiful adversity usage, ex Kohn

E. 400-500
1,300
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542
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 542, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large even margins, bright color, tied by brown "Johnsonville S.C. May 1" circular datestamp on green adversity cover made from patent medicine broadside, originally addressed to Lancaster C.H. S.C. and readdressed to Richmond Va., also with ms. "Confederate Cong.", 1864 docketing, opened for display, Very Fine, a rare and beautiful adversity usage with a brown colored cancel, ex Brown and Kohn

E. 500-750
1,500
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543
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 543, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large even margins, faint toned spot at top right, tied by "Sumter S.C. Sep. 7" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from promissory note to Anderson C.H. S.C., opened for display, Very Fine

E. 300-400
750
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544
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 544, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to clear, tied by "Greensborough Ga. May 3" circular datestamp, second strike at right, on adversity cover made from printed Minnesota surveyor's form to Alexander Stephens at Crawfordville Ga., opened for display, small tear at top, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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545
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 545, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, rich color, tied by bold strike of "Weldon N.C. Feb. 9" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from a blueprint to Henderson N.C., opened for display, trivial waterstaining, Very Fine, attractive adversity usage

E. 300-400
650
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546
c
Sale Number 940, Lot Number 546, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large even margins, beautiful bright shade, tied by bold "Spartanburgh S.C. Jul. 15, 1863" cds on turned U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U27), embossed stamp cancelled "Charleston S.C. May 26, 1861" Confederate use of U.S. stamps, used first to Spartanburgh, then to Greenville, folded over for display, fresh and Extremely Fine, an extremely rare turned-cover combination of U.S. postage used in the Confederacy and a Confederate General Issue, ex Emerson and Birkinbine

E. 500-750
2,200
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547
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Sale Number 940, Lot Number 547, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by neat "Mobile Ala. May 18" (1865) double-circle datestamp on red and yellow Confederate wallpaper cover to Union Mills Pa., 1865 docketing reads "Edwin - from Montgomery Alabama May 7th 1865. Envelope made of wallpaper", with original enclosure dated May 7, fascinating contents discuss troop movements and also mentions "This is Johnny Reb paper I write this letter on and will enclose it in a Reb envelope made out of wallpaper look inside and see for yourself. If us Yanks had to come down to this I would think we was hard up.", other interesting contents regarding Montgomery and the mix of people there, ends with "P.S. Peace is declared the fighting is all done what a blessing to all. Don't laugh when you see this Reb letter", some expected edgewear, opened for display,

VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLE USAGE OF A CONFEDERATE WALLPAPER COVER BY A UNION SOLDIER DURING THE CLOSING DAYS OF THE CIVIL WAR.

The letter is datelined May 7, which is three days after the surrender by Gen. Taylor of Alabama and Mississippi Department at Citronelle Ala. The cover was mailed to Union Mills Pa., which became a center for Ku Klux Klan activity during the Reconstruction period. The addressee, William C. Jackson, was the postmaster around the time the "KKK", Skull & Crossbones cancel and other Klan-related cancels were created. The earliest newspaper in the town was the Union Mills Bulletin, started by William C. Jackson in 1865, and continued by him for one year, at which point it was sold and re-named Star (http://www.rootsweb.com/~paerie/bates/batesunion.htm)

Ex Mitchell.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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548
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Sale Number 940, Lot Number 548, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by unusual Maltese Cross in Circle fancy cancel, matching "Petersburgh Va. Nov. 13" (ca. 1865) circular datestamp on adversity cover made from illustrated advertising form and with Female College corner card, to Shrevesport La., endorsed "Via New Orleans" at bottom left, opened for display, stamp lifted and hinged in place and with some soiling, otherwise Very Fine, attractive and rare post-war usage

E. 400-500
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549
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Sale Number 940, Lot Number 549, Wallpaper and Adversity Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by bold target and "New Orleans La. Feb. 8, 1864" double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from printed legal document and addressed to New Orleans, opened for display and slightly reduced, stamp with few minor perf flaws, Very Fine, scarce, probably carried by hand from origin and placed into the mails in New Orleans

E. 400-500
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550
c
Adversity Covers. Twelve, incl. three turned covers, several interesting incl. pair of No. 6 on adversity cover made from printed mining form, No. 12a on cover made from grocer's check, Yorkville S.C. stampless made from bank check, No. 12 on church bulletin, homemade mourning cover, three made from ruled paper, opened for display, mounted on exhibition pages, overall Fine-Very Fine, fascinating group

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