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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
348
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 348, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Atlanta Ga. Serpentine Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Atlanta Ga. Serpentine Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Atlanta Ga. Serpentine Roulette (11 var). Perfs at left and bottom, other sides with wide straight edges, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Nov. 10" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Anderson C.H. S.C., Very Fine, this private perf is known used from Forsyth Ga. (about six examples recorded), ex Hall

E. 500-750
750
349
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 349, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die B, Atlanta Ga. Roulette (12 var), 10c Blue, Die B, Atlanta Ga. Roulette (12 var)10c Blue, Die B, Atlanta Ga. Roulette (12 var). Clear roulettes on three sides, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Sep. 7" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Oglethrope Ga., some light toning along roulettes, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
325
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350
ng
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 350, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Unused (no gum), this stamp was removed from printed envelope (part of an original find), which accompanies stamp (signed by Weill), Very Fine

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351
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 351, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Roulettes at top and bottom and inside left margin, cancelled by Baton Rouge datestamp, Fine and very scarce

850
325
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352
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 352, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Huge top sheet margin, roulette shows clearly on three other sides, bright color, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Feb. 24" (1862) circular datestamp on orange cover to Athens Ga., backflap removed, stamp has two small tears at right and light edge toning

VERY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BATON ROUGE ROULETTE ON COVER.

This cover dates from the first Confederate occupation period, prior to evacuation on May 7, 1862, and re-occupation by Confederates on August 21, 1862.

Scott Retail for roulette on cover $1,750.00. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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353
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 353, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Vertical pair, mostly complete roulettes, large ms. "X" cancels, matching "Baton Rouge La. Nov. 18/62" manuscript postmark used during Confederate re-occupation on cover to Greensburg La., embossed flower on flap, part of flap removed, slightly soiled and worn, sealed tears at left

ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MANUSCRIPT BATON ROUGE POSTMARK APPLIED DURING THE SECOND CONFEDERATE OCCUPATION PERIOD. A REMARKABLE USE OF THE BATON ROUGE ROULETTE.

After Federal troops evacuated Baton Rouge on August 21, 1862, the Confederates operated the post office on a restricted basis until it was re-occupied by U.S. forces in December 1862. The old handstamp town marking was not available during this period, thus the necessity to cancel mail in manuscript.

With 1984 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for pair of Baton Rouge roulettes on cover is $3,750.00 (with normal circular datestamp)

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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354
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 354, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Position 21 acid flaw on cheek, roulettes on three sides, large s.e. at left, distinctive yellowish shade, tied by "New Orleans La. Apr. 18, 1862" river mail double-circle datestamp on bluish gray cover to Carroll Hoy & Co., usual filing pinholes

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE USE OF THE BATON ROUGE ROULETTE. THIS COVER ORIGINATED AT BATON ROUGE AND WAS CARRIED BY STEAMBOAT DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE NEW ORLEANS WHARF OFFICE CANCELLED THE STAMP WITH THE DOUBLE-CIRCLE DATESTAMP USED EXCLUSIVELY ON RIVER-BOAT MAIL, JUST TEN DAYS BEFORE THE FEDERAL CAPTURE OF NEW ORLEANS.

It is believed that the postmasters in New Orleans and Baton Rouge (and possibly other waterway post offices) had an arrangement by which stamps of either office would be accepted on mail posted from river boats. In evidence of this practice is a cover to Berwick City, Louisiana, with the Baton Rouge postmaster's provisional stamp cancelled by the New Orleans double-circle river-boat datestamp dated January 31, 1862 (ex Caspary, see 1984 Rarities sale, lot 11). There are also examples of New Orleans provisionals cancelled at Baton Rouge and other offices along the Mississippi River (Grant sale).

Covers addressed to New Orleans with the first General Issue tied by the river-boat double-circle datestamp are scarce, but enough exist to show that mail was regularly received from river boats and processed wharfside. Unless the contents are present or the cover is docketed with sufficient information, it is impossible to pinpoint the origins of these inbound New Orleans river-mail covers. In this case, the use of a 5c General Issue with the unofficial pierce en scie roulette made at Baton Rouge leaves no doubt as to the origin. The cover was postmarked at the New Orleans wharf on April 18, 1862, the first day of bombardments by Federal naval forces against forts below New Orleans and just ten days before the city surrendered to Admiral Farragut. Baton Rouge fell on May 7th. We have not been able to locate another example of the Baton Rouge roulette cancelled at New Orleans.

Ex Baer, Knapp, Meroni and Birkinbine

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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355
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 355, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Two envelopes with printed "New Orleans, La." address, each with uncancelled rouletted stamp, one toned and soiled, other cleaned with Very Fine appearance (ex Hill), these were prepared for use but never used because Baton Rouge fell to U.S. forces

E. 500-750
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356
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 356, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var). Roulettes on all four sides, cancelled by "STEAM"%$ handstamp applied at Natchez Miss., very faint crease, still Very Fine, rare with roulette and especially desirable with this Mississippi River "Steam" cancel, listed only on cover and priced at $3,000.00

E. 300-400
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357
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 357, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var). Roulettes at top and left, lightly cancelled by Baton Rouge datestamp, Very Fine, only listed on cover and priced at $3,000.00

E. 400-500
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358
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 358, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Baton Rouge Roulette (2b var). Full and well-defined Baton Rouge roulette on left, also shows at top, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Mar. 15, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Richmond Va. with pink lining, folded over for display

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED COVERS WITH THE 10-CENT LITHOGRAPH UNOFFICIAL BATON ROUGE PERFORATION -- ALSO A VERY EARLY DATE FOR A BATON ROUGE ROULETTED STAMP. A MAJOR RARITY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES.

The 10c Lithograph is rare with private perforations. There are two known on cover with Baton Rouge roulettes and five with other private perforations.

Ex Keeling.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,800
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359
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 359, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Chattanooga Tenn. Roulette (2b var), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Chattanooga Tenn. Roulette (2b var)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Chattanooga Tenn. Roulette (2b var). Large margins all around, full roulette at right, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. Jul. 12, 1862" circular datestamp on piece with Shiloh Ala. address, Extremely Fine, extremely rare unofficially perforated 10c Lithograph -- only seven known in total, including two from Baton Rouge (almost identical to this perf) -- with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,900
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360
og
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 360, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette (11 var). Original gum, slight creasing and toned spots, otherwise Fine, an exceedingly rare unused example of this private perf

E. 200-300
550
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361
ogbl
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 361, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette (11 var). Block of four, original gum, rich color, some slight overall toning from gum, few small flaws, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a scarce block, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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362
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 362, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette 8 (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette 8 (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette 8 (11 var). Well-centered for this perforation, tied by "Forsyth Ga. Mar. 20" (1865) circular datestamp on cover to Ellaville Ga., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, extremely rare -- a total of eight Forsyth covers are recorded, including four Serpentine Roulettes, all from this correspondence

E. 750-1,000
650
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363
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 363, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Dark Blue, Die B, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette 8 (12d var), 10c Dark Blue, Die B, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette 8 (12d var)10c Dark Blue, Die B, Forsyth Ga. Serpentine Roulette 8 (12d var). Full roulettes on all sides, tied by neat strike of "Forsythe Geo. Mar. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Ellaville Ga., trivial cover stain spot, Very Fine, attractive, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
550
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364
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 364, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die B, Forsyth Ga. Sawtooth Roulette (12 var), 10c Blue, Die B, Forsyth Ga. Sawtooth Roulette (12 var)10c Blue, Die B, Forsyth Ga. Sawtooth Roulette (12 var). Deep rich color, tied by "Forsyth Ga. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on blue cover to Thomasville Ga., missing part of top flap, Very Fine, one of the finest examples of this private perforation, ex Myerson, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
750
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365
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 365, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var), 10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var)10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var). Exceptionally well-centered with roulettes on all sides, deep shade, tied by "Harrisonburg Va. Jan. 26" circular datestamp on piece, Extremely Fine, the Harrisonburg roulettes were used from post offices in the surrounding Shenandoah Valley area -- these rarities are known as the Shenandoah Separations -- with 1990 C.S.A. certificate (misidentifying stamp as Die A)

E. 300-400
650
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366
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 366, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Greenish Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11c var), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11c var)10c Greenish Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11c var). Showing unusually clear roulettes on all four sides and also double roulette at top and right, tied by "Harrisonburg Va. Oct. 31" circular datestamp on reduced cover front only to Markerville Va., some slight toning around stamp edges from gum, Very Fine, with 1999 C.S.A. certificate stating the double roulettes are at top and bottom

500
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367
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 367, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var). Unusually wide margins, showing full roulettes on three sides, stamp with broken top frameline variety, tied by "Danville Va. Aug. 27" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Dixie P.O. Va., Extremely Fine, a gorgeous cover, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate

800
425
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368
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 368, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var). Showing full roulettes on all sides, centered to left, tied by "Lexington Va. Apr. 5" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Richmond Va., Very Fine, ex Myerson

800
350
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369
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 369, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var). Clear roulettes on two sides, tied by "Harrisonburg Va. Jul. ?" circular datestamp on cover "Care of...Receiving and Forwarding Hospital, C.P. Va.", stamp with some slight toning from gum, otherwise Very Fine, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate

800
350
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370
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 370, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Green, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11d var), 10c Green, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11d var)10c Green, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11d var). Clear roulettes on all sides, tied by "Harrisonburg Va. Feb. 19" circular datestamp on cover to Woodstock Va., few toned spots, Very Fine, with 1998 Green certificate stating this is "the first of the green shade variety that I have seen with private perforations"

800
425
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371
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 371, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var). Clear roulettes on three sides, tied by neat strike of "Harrisonburg Va. Oct. 22" circular datestamp on buff cover to military address at "Camp near Warrenton", stamp with few minor creases, otherwise Very Fine

800
400
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372
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 372, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var), 10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var)10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var). Clear roulettes on all four sides, cancelled by single penstroke, matching "Bentivoglio Va. Dec. 11th 1863" ms. pmk. to Edgar Hill P.O. Va., slightly reduced at left and few edge tears, stamp with light corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine, Bentivoglio is approximately 55 miles from Harrisonburg, it is likely this stamp was rouletted at Harrisonburg

850
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373
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 373, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var), 10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var)10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var). Probably Harrisonburg (or Shenandoah) roulette, tied on piece by bold military field office target, toned around perfs, otherwise Very Fine, with 1990 Brian Green certificate

E. 200-300
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374
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 374, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var), 10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var)10c Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12 var). Showing clear roulettes on all four sides, bright shade, tied by "Harrisonburg Va. Oct. 28" circular datestamp on orange cover to Augusta Va., reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty cover, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate

850
1,500
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375
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 375, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Martinsville Va. Sewing-Machine Perf (6 var), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Martinsville Va. Sewing-Machine Perf (6 var)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Martinsville Va. Sewing-Machine Perf (6 var). Horizontal pair, tied by "Martinsville Va." circular datestamp (date unclear) on homemade brown cover to "Camp Cames near Raliza" (Raleigh), minor gum stains, usual edge wear, still Very Fine, extremely rare -- only three De La Rue rouletted stamps are recorded -- probably mailed in February-March 1865 when Confederate troops were massing near Raleigh for the Battle of Bentonville in March, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
600
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376
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 376, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, creases, clear private perforations, tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 25, 1863" circular datestamp on back of homemade cover, defective but still Fine, unusual item

E. 150-200
425
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377
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 377, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Navasota Tex. Pin-Perf (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Navasota Tex. Pin-Perf (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Navasota Tex. Pin-Perf (11 var). Top right corner sheet margin with perfs complete at left and bottom, usual gum soaks, tied by "Navasota Tex." dateless circle on blue enamel cover to Capt. G. H. Love at Wheelock Tex., sender's routing "By Courier Q.A.M. Dec. 2/64" and "O.B." official business endorsement, minor wear and chips in enamel

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED PRIVATE PERFORATION FROM NAVASOTA, TEXAS, AND ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING PERFORATED GENERAL ISSUE COVERS KNOWN.

The officially perforated stamps were also used at Navasota (two examples known).

Ex Brooks, Freeland and Norton

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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378
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 378, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Oxford N.C. Roulette (6 var), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Oxford N.C. Roulette (6 var)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Oxford N.C. Roulette (6 var). Horizontal pair, prominently displaying the horizontal roulettes, bright color, tied by bold "Oxford N.C. Aug. 12" circular datestamp on orange turned cover to Petersburg Va., inside bears U.S. 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (26) tied by "Louisburgh N.C. Nov. 17" circular datestamp to Oxford, some very insignificant wear, Very Fine and rare, ex Murphy, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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379
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 379, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Oxford N.C. Roulette (6 var), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Oxford N.C. Roulette (6 var)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Oxford N.C. Roulette (6 var). Horizontal pair, roulette at right, large margins all around, tied by "Oxford N.C. Jan. 2" circular datestamp on red-brown homemade cover to Clarksville Va., reduced at left, the manuscript box-charge notation indicates that the postmaster affixed the pair of stamps, Very Fine, the De La Rue printing is exceedingly rare with private perfs -- only two or three known

E. 750-1,000
600
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380
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 380, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Oxford N.C. Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Oxford N.C. Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Oxford N.C. Roulette (11 var). Roulettes at sides, razor-cut at top and bottom, bold Oxford N.C. datestamp, gorgeous color and impression, Very Fine and choice

500
500
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381
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 381, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die B, Oxford N.C. Roulette (12 var), 10c Blue, Die B, Oxford N.C. Roulette (12 var)10c Blue, Die B, Oxford N.C. Roulette (12 var). Roulettes at sides, razor-cut at top and bottom, bold Oxford N.C. datestamp, gorgeous color and impression, Extremely Fine

375
700
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382
ng
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 382, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var), 20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), roulettes on three sides and between stamps, small tear, creases and tiny thin, still Fine and very rare, attributed to Oxford N.C.

E. 400-500
275
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383
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 383, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)20c Dark Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13b var), 20c Dark Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13b var)20c Dark Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13b var). Razor-cut at top and bottom, rouletted at sides, bold Oxford N.C. circular datestamp with April date as usual, minor thin at top, Fine appearance, a rare stamp -- probably fewer than ten examples exist, this showing the side roulettes only, with 1998 Brian Green certificate

1,100
700
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384
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 384, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)20c Dark Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13b var), 20c Dark Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13b var)20c Dark Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13b var). Roulettes on all four sides, lightly struck Oxford N.C. circular datestamp with April date as usual, faint thin spots noted on P.F. certificate but not C.S.A., Very Fine appearance, a rare stamp -- probably fewer than ten examples exist, this is exceptional because it has roulettes on four sides, with 1973 P.F. and 1998 C.S.A. certificates

1,100
550
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385
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 385, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var), 20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var). Perfectly centered with roulettes on all four sides, intense shade and impression, tied by "Oxford N.C. Apr. 11" (1865) circular datestamp on brown cover to Raleigh N.C., the stamp is affixed over the Oxford N.C. 10c Black provisional handstamp, "Paid 10" in a dotted circle, unused from an earlier period, cover skillfully cleaned with minor cosmetic edge improvements

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND OUTSTANDING COVER, SHOWING USE OF THE RARE 20-CENT OXFORD ROULETTE ON AN UNUSED POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ENTIRE. ONE OF FINEST OF ALL CONFEDERATE 20-CENT COVERS.

The Oxford N.C. provisional is not listed in Scott, but the existence of unused entires used as regular envelopes at a later date is indisputable evidence of their provisional status. In this case, the Oxford postmaster probably affixed the stamp over the handstamp. Another similar cover realized $4,000 hammer in our Sale 795 (lot 1195).

Ex Dietz (signed by him) and Hill. With 1987 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $3,750.00 on normal cover

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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386
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 386, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var), 20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var). Roulettes on all four sides and large margins all around, tied by strike of "Oxford N.C. Apr. 12" (1865) circular datestamp on cover to surgeon in charge at General Hospital No. 1 in Kittrells N.C., the stamp was applied by the postmaster over the box-charge notation, expertly cleaned and minor repairs mostly to flaps and top left edge

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND ATTRACTIVE COVER. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE RARE OXFORD ROULETTE -- THE ONLY PERFORATION APPLIED TO THE 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE.

Ex Judd. Scott Retail $3,750.00 on cover

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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387
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 387, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var), 20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var). Roulettes on all four sides, intense shade and impression, tied by "Oxford N.C. Apr. 11" (1865) circular datestamp on brown cover to Forestville N.C., small scuffed spot and light toning

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT WITH OXFORD ROULETTE USED ON COVER.

Weill backstamp. Scott Retail $3,750.00 on cover

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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388
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 388, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var), 20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var). Roulettes on three sides, tied by strike of "Oxford N.C. Apr. 11" (1865) circular datestamp on immaculate cover to Durham's Depot N.C., light horizontal fold in cover clear of stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE RARE OXFORD ROULETTE -- THE ONLY PERFORATION APPLIED TO THE 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE.

Ex Knapp.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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389
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 389, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Salisbury N.C. Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Salisbury N.C. Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Salisbury N.C. Roulette (11 var). Unofficial roulettes at bottom, large margins other sides, small tear at left, tied by "Salisbury N.C. " circular datestamp on homemade cover to Pottsburg N.C., slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, still Very Fine, scarce, with 2002 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
550
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390
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 390, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Green, Stone 2, Shuqualak Miss. Sewing Machine Perf (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 2, Shuqualak Miss. Sewing Machine Perf (1 var)5c Green, Stone 2, Shuqualak Miss. Sewing Machine Perf (1 var). Mostly ample to large margins showing complete row of pin-perfs along right side, gum stains, tied by "Shuqualak Miss." circular datestamp on yellow cover to Gainesville Ala., multicolored 7-Star Confederate Flag and "SC" Patriotic Label die-cut and affixed at left, Very Fine, extremely rare sewing-machine private perf, with 1988 C.S.A. certificate stating stamp and perfs are genuine but declining opinion on use of label, Scott Retail $1,750.00

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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391
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 391, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)5c Green, Stone 1, Tudor Hall Va. Sewing Machine Perforations (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 1, Tudor Hall Va. Sewing Machine Perforations (1 var)5c Green, Stone 1, Tudor Hall Va. Sewing Machine Perforations (1 var). Large margins showing sewing machine holes at right and bottom, as well as two holes at upper right corner, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Feb. 7, 1862" circular datestamp on brown cover to Richmond, Extremely Fine and very rare -- we name this the Tudor Hall roulette, but it is likely that a soldier at Tudor Hall brought the stamp from another location -- with 1998 P.S.E. certificate

E. 750-1,000
2,300
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392
ng
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 392, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Roulette (11 var). Vertical pair, unused (no gum), roulette at left and between stamps (possibly Harrisonburg), crease, otherwise Fine, rare unused multiple

E. 300-400
200
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393
og
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 393, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Private Perf 8 (12 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Private Perf 8 (12 var)10c Blue, Die A, Private Perf 8 (12 var). Vertical strip of three with perf holes between stamps and partly around, original gum, which soaks thru perfs, creased and minor faults, still a Fine and extremely rare privately perforated multiple

E. 400-500
200
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394
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 394, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Dark Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball, Unofficial Roulette (12d var), 10c Dark Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball, Unofficial Roulette (12d var)10c Dark Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball, Unofficial Roulette (12d var). Intense shade, bottom margin shows full distinct roulette, tied by military field office target on gray cover to Parnassus Va., Extremely Fine, the K & B printing was issued too late for the official 1863 perforations -- it is extremely rare with private perfs, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate declining opinion

E. 200-300
150
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395
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 395, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Greenish Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12c var), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12c var)10c Greenish Blue, Die B, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (12c var). Roulettes on three sides, in at top, tied by military field office target on yellow cover to Harrisonburg Va., Very Fine, rare use of Harrisonburg Roulette on incoming mail from a military location

850
200
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396
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 396, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Unofficial Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Unofficial Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Unofficial Roulette (11 var). Full roulettes on all sides, cancelled by penstrokes on back of homemade cover to Staunton Va., matching "Mt. Solomon Va. Nov. 18th 1863" ms. pmk., turned usage with inside bearing 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Staunton Va." circular datestamp to Mt. Solin Va., stamp inside torn in half on opening, otherwise Very Fine, unusual usage, with 1966 C.S.A. certificate

800
225
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397
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 397, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Enormous margins, rich color, tied by double-struck "Orange C.H. Va." circular datestamp on small cover handsomely addressed to "Dr. Wm. Taylor, Head Qrs. of Wilcox's Division, 3rd Corps D'Armee, A.N.V. via Richmond", small soiled spot at bottom edge

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ARGUABLY THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE OFFICIALLY PERFORATED ISSUE EXTANT ON COVER.

Orange Court House was the winter quarters of the Army of Northern Virginia from Fall 1863 to Spring 1864. It was located on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad.

Ex MacBride and Norton. With 1992 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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398
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 398, Confederate States Private Perforations (by location)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Tied by lightly struck circular datestamp on homemade cover to Macon Ga., fresh and Very Fine, a pretty cover

750
475
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399
 
C.S.A. Perforation Reference Collection. Group of fakes and alterations, most on exhibit pages, includes stamps with fake perfs and/or added to covers, excellent specialists' lot

E. 400-500
800
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