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Sale 954 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 April, 2008

Category — General Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3255
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3255, General Issues5c Green, Stone1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins, tied by "Orange C.H. Va. Mar. 24" circular datestamp on small piece with Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design, some gum soaks around stamp edges, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
3256
nh
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3256, General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2). Mint N.H, 10c Blue, Paterson (2). Mint N.H10c Blue, Paterson (2). Mint N.H., wonderfully huge balanced margins, pristine color, several interesting lithographic printing flaws including "ball" connected to top left star, pencil "11" on back, presumably a position number, Extremely Fine Gem, the ideal unused Confederate States 10c Lithograph, with 1992 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as hinged

300
1,400
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3257
og
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3257, General Issues2c Bright Yellow Green (3a), 2c Bright Yellow Green (3a)2c Bright Yellow Green (3a). Original gum, ample to large margins, beautiful bright color, thin spots and vertical crease not apparent on face, Very Fine appearance, a rare shade variety

2,000
1,000
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3258
ogbl
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3258, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Pane of 200 (less three stamps) with vertical gutter between, Positions 3-5 removed from left pane, over 160 stamps Mint N.H., original gum applied by brush, heavy brown gum toning on left pane, thins in top left corner block of four, two stamps with small holes, two vertical creases thru one row in each pane, many stamps with small stains

FINE-VERY FINE. THIS REMARKABLE SHEET IS THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THE 1862 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH AND, IN FACT, STANDS AS THE LARGEST SURVIVING MULTIPLE OF ANY CONFEDERATE LITHOGRAPHED GENERAL ISSUE.

Purchased by John R. Hill Jr. from Raymond and Roger Weill in 1987, who had purchased it from Philip Ward in 1963.

Ex Walcott (lot 321). Scott Retail as gutter pairs, blocks of four, pairs and one single

69,675
22,000
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3259
ng
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3259, General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Unused (no gum), full to large margins, bright shade, faint shallow thin shows in fluid, Very Fine appearance

600
375
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3260
 
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3260, General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Horizontal strip of six, two large margins at left and bottom with framelines complete, clear at right and slightly in at top, cancelled by four strikes of "Mobile Ala. Jun. 18, 1863" double-circle datestamp, a few negliglble short creases around the perimeter

FINE-VERY FINE. THIS AND ONE OTHER STRIP OF SIX ARE THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLES OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMP.

Although unused Frameline multiples are known -- including a block of four (unique), strips of four, six and seven -- used multiples are extremely rare. There are two recorded strips of six (one on piece with an additional single was sold in Siegel Sale 823, lot 457).

16,000
17,000
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3261
ogbl
10c Blue, Die A (11). Sheet of 200 from Plate No. 1 with Archer only of imprint at bottom, usual dry gum applied by brush, virtually all Mint N.H., Position 15L with hole in head, Position 1L thin spot, sheet trimmed at bottom partly thru imprint, minor edge wear, few light creases, Very Fine appearance

3,690
1,350
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3262
og
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3262, General Issues10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Horizontal strip of four, brownish original gum, creased across all four stamps and a bit gum toned, still well-centered and otherwise Very Fine multiple, Scott Retail as two pairs

1,300
900
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3263
 
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3263, General Issues20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Top right diagonal half, full to large margins, tied by sharp strike of "Eutaw Ala. Jan. 24" double-circle datestamp on piece, Very Fine, with 1965 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
650
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3264
og
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3264, General Issues5c Light Green, Stone 1, 10c Light Blue, Paterson (1a, 2a), 5c Light Green, Stone 1, 10c Light Blue, Paterson (1a, 2a)5c Light Green, Stone 1, 10c Light Blue, Paterson (1a, 2a). Original gum, lightly hinged if at all, former ample to huge margins, latter huge margins, also incl. Nos. 8 and 13 with original gum, No. 1a small crease, 2a light crease, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine, No. 1a 2000 P.F. certificate, No. 2a 1986 P.F. certificate (no mention of crease) and No. 13 1987 P.F. certificate

685
225
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3265
og
1c-20c General Issues (2-4, 6-9, 12, 14). Most original gum, Nos. 2 and 3 small thin spots, No. 9 (unused, no gum) light crease and few toned spots, overall nice fresh colors and Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance

2,100
600
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3266
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3266, General Issues5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Large margins to in at right, tied by "Camden Ark. Jul. 12" circular datestamp on tiny cover to Washington Ark., ms. "Due 5", slightly reduced at left, Fine

E. 300-400
550
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3267
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3267, General Issues5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a), 5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a)5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a). Full margins all around, bright shade, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Dec. 20" circular datestamp on buff cover to Gaston N.C., small nick in left edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine

310
200
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3268
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3268, General Issues5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Ample margins to just touched, small flaws from placement over edge, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jan. 24" circular datestamp on blue 1862 folded letter to Drake's Branch Va., Fine

310
425
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3269
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3269, General Issues5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Large margins to in incl. sheet margin at right, cancelled by two neat penstrokes, "Dahlone Ga. Jany. 13" circular datestamp with date in ms. on cover to Griswaldville Ga. and forwarded to Savannah, forwarding datestamp, slightly reduced at right, some soiling, otherwise Fine, ex Powell

E. 300-400
375
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3270
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3270, General Issues5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Four margins, pen-cancelled, on Mounted Dragoon patriotic to Rockbridge, Va., light strike of "Brownsburg Va. Apr. 9" circular datestamp, edge wear, stamp with gum stains and flaws from placement near top edge, otherwise Fine, with 1977 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
475
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3271
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3271, General Issues5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Ample to large margins, bright color, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 31, 1861" circular datestamp on druggist's blue cameo corner card cover to Lynchburg Va., lightly cleaned to remove toning, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
950
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3272
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3272, General Issues5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a), 5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a)5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a). Three full to large margins, in at top, bright shade, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Feb. 23" (1862) circular datestamp on grocer and commission merchant's blue cameo corner card cover to Louisburg N.C., small repaired edge nick at top, slightly reduced, otherwise Fine and attractive, ex Kohn

E. 150-200
400
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3273
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3273, General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Ample margins all around, faint crease at top, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. 5cts Nov. 12" (1861) integral-rate circular datestamp on leather and hide dealer's gray lithographed advertising cover to Lunenburg Va., neatly docketed, Very Fine appearance, ex Judd

E. 400-500
1,900
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3274
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3274, General Issues5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a), 5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a)5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a). Two, beautiful shade, large margins to barely in, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Feb. 21" circular datestamp on grocer and commission merchant's blue oval cameo corner card cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual pinholes, Very Fine, a beautiful General Issue cover, ex Emerson and Brooks

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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3275
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3275, General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Two, one has large to huge margins, other ample to slightly in, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Feb. 7" (1862) circular datestamp on boot, shoe and leather dealer's pale orange lithographed advertising cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual pinholes, few small spots at left, Very Fine, a beautiful cover

E. 400-500
1,900
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3276
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3276, General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, beautiful rich "grass green" color, ample margins to slightly in at bottom, tiny margin tear at upper right, tied by perfect bold "Accokeek Va. Jan. 2, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Palmetto Ga., reduced at left, a bit worn and wrinkled, still Fine, wonderful strike of this datestamp

E. 150-200
325
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3277
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3277, General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, large even margins, cancelled by ms., matching "Estell Springs Feb. 4, 1862" ms. postmark on yellow cover to Salisbury N.C., barely reduced at left, some slight soiling spots, Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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3278
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3278, General Issues5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, bright color, tied by blue "Norfolk Va. Oct. 25, 1861" double-circle datestamps on small cover to Mobile Ala., missing right flap and some slight wear, still Very Fine

700
400
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3279
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3279, General Issues10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). White Arrow variety, large margins except slightly irregular at sides, tied by "Richmond Va." circular datestamp on Dragoon and Verse Confederate Patriotic cover to Florence Ga., slightly worn, Fine, scarce use of 10c Hoyer & Ludwig on patriotic

3,000
2,400
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3280
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3280, General Issues10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large to huge margins, deep shade, tied by bright red "Petersburg Va. Sep. 21" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Yorkville S.C., slight wear and soiling, still Extremely Fine, a beautiful blue stamp and red cancel combination

550
400
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3281
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3281, General Issues10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 30 with huge right sheet margin, other sides large, couple trivial imperfections, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Dec. 30, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Yorktown Va., reduced at left, small tear and soiling, otherwise Fine, impressive sheet-margin example of the 10c Hoyer & Ludwig

450
400
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3282
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3282, General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, tied by "Fayetteville N.C. Oct. 5, 1862" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Lenoir N.C., slightly reduced at left, the stamp is Extremely Fine, ex White

E. 200-300
325
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3283
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3283, General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Full to large margins, beautiful bright shade, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Nov. 27" circular datestamp on bright buff cover to Fayetteville N.C., Extremely Fine, a gorgeous cover

335
550
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3284
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3284, General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by bold "Petersburg Va. Oct. 4" circular datestamp on cover to Palmer's Springs Va., faint vertical crease in right margin well outside the design, Extremely Fine, ex Lehman and Haas

335
500
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3285
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3285, General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins to ample, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Oct. 9" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Hillsboro Va., datestamp heavily impressed causing small scuff on stamp, otherwise Very Fine

335
200
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3286
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3286, General Issues10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Ample to large margins, bright pastel shade, tied by blue "Danville Va. Oct. 29" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Lynchburg Va., Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

335
350
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3287
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3287, General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large top margin, others ample to slightly in, small faults, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Sep. 30" circular datestamp on brown cover endorsed "Chg box 745 J G French Brig Genl." and "On official business", addressed to Col. J. N. L. Cantrell in Kinston N.C., right side recuded, part of flap missing, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
350
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3288
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3288, General Issues10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins to slightly in at lower right, small seald tear at upper left, bright shade, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on light rose and gray wallpaper cover to Richmond Va., top flap removed, small edge tears at top, opened for display, Fine, 10c Lithographs are scarce on wallpaper covers

1,500
1,000
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3289
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3289, General Issues10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Used on inside of adversity cover, outside with "Shelbyville Te. Jun. 18" circular datestamp with "Due 5" handstamp to Whorten's Brigade, inside with stamp cancelled by ms. "X" and ms. Ga. town postmark also to Whorten's Brigade, opened for display, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 200-300
550
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3290
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3290, General Issues10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins, tied by "Richmond Va." circular datestamp (date unclear) on brown homemade cover to Peaksville Va., turned and re-used to military address with 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), large margins to touching at left, pen-cancelled, ms. Peaksville postmark, Very Fine, unusual combination of 10c Lithograph printings on a turned cover

E. 400-500
600
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3291
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3291, General Issues10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Small margins touching or slightly in along frameline, bright shade, minor toning, tied by blue "Luray Va. Jan. 28" circular datestamp on U.S. 6c Green on Buff Nesbitt entire (U14) to Orkney Springs Va., minor age toning, otherwise Fine, this is an extremely rare adversity use, especially desirable with the Confederate 10c stamp and U.S. 6c embossed stamp positioned so both are fully visible

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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3292
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3292, General Issues10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Used with 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), both stamps tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jun. 4" (1862) circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Louisburg N.C., bold "DUE" and "5" handstamps, reduced at left, vertical folds, 10c stamp discolored and apparently repaired (or just faulty), still presentable and almost certainly a unique usage, franked for triple 5c rate (before July 1, 1862) but weighed at quadruple rate and charged 5c due

E. 400-500
375
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3293
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3293, General Issues2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Ample margins to slightly in at left, slight creasing and toning, tied by blue "Petersburg Va." circular datestamp on yellow cover to Mrs. Julian C. Ruffin in care of Col. R. M. Harrison in Petersburg, reduced at top and left, a bit worn, otherwise Fine, scarce and attractive drop-rate use of the 2c Lithograph

3,250
1,600
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3294
 
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3294, General Issues2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Margins to in, tied by cancel (probably does not originate) on homemade cover to S.C., some faults, almost Fine, Scott Retail if genuinely used on cover is $2,750.00

E. 200-300
200
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3295
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3295, General Issues2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Vertical strip of three, large margins to in incl. sheet margin at bottom, tied by blue "Columbus S.C. Jun. 21" circular datestamp, endorsed "Please put in drop mail H.L.", center stamp tiny toned spot not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE. A SCARCE RATE AND USAGE OF THE 2-CENT JACKSON, REPRESENTING A ONE-CENT OVERPAYMENT.

Any reference to "drop mail" on covers is unusual, but this Confederate usage is exceedingly rare. Ex Dietz and Judd. With 2004 C.S.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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3296
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3296, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Large margins to slightly in at right, trivial toned spot, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Mar. 26" circular datestamp on buff cover to Prince George C.H. Va. with clothing seller's blue cameo corner card with illustration of building on Sycamore Street, "W. Eaves N.Y." imprint, neatly docketed with 1862 yeardate, left edge skillfully repaired, Very Fine appearance, a handsome use of the 5c Blue Lithograph with a blue Eaves corner card

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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3297
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3297, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Full to large margins all around, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 4" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Mrs. H. Ashton Ramsay, in care of D'Arcy Paul, a local resident of Petersburgh, pencil notation "Written on Ram Virginia", Very Fine, the Virginia was also known as the Merrimac, in March 1862 she engaged the Union's Monitor in an epic naval battle, this cover was postmarked one week before the Virginia was blown up by Confederate authorities to avoid capture

E. 400-500
550
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3298
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3298, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Large margins, rich color, tied by lightly struck "Livingston Ala. May 29" (1862) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Bladen Springs Ala., enclosure is a letter from one young man to another, written on lady's embossed stationery, the feminine touch was not lost on the writer, who quips "You see what a strait I am put for paper and this is my last and only sheet. No doubt you would prize it highly as a billet doux if it came from a certain young lady...", Extremely Fine, a choice General Issue cover with an adversity flavor

E. 400-500
600
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3299
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3299, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Three full margins to ample at right, bright shade, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Mar. 16" circular datestamp on buff cover to Raleigh N.C., Very Fine

295
190
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3300
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3300, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Full margins all around, minute corner margin crease at bottom right, tied by two strikes of grid cancel, "Winnsborough S.C. 8 May" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Charleston, slightly reduced at left and right, Very Fine, signe Ashbrook, ex Brown

275
350
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3301
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3301, General Issues5c Blue (4), 5c Blue (4)5c Blue (4). Large margins to just touched, tied by "Big Shanty/?" two-line datestamp on homemade cover to Jefferson Ga., stamp with some gum staining at top, Fine

E. 200-300
600
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3302
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3302, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Full margins to clear at top and bottom, deep shade, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 6, 1862" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Pattonsburg Va., sent by mistake to Petersburg where blue "Petersburg Va. Jun. 7" circular datestamp and matching "MISSENT"%$ straightline handstamp applied, Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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3303
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3303, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Tied at origin by red "Camden S.C. May 14" double-circle datestamp on small cover to Petersburg Va., forwarded back to Camden with two strikes of "Petersburg Va. May 18" circular datestamp (one tying stamp), matching "Due" and "5" handstamps, piece added to stamp at top and minor cover faults, still attractive and colorful, a very scarce usage

E. 200-300
325
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3304
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3304, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Huge bottom and side margins, in at top, small faults, tied by "Charleston S.C. Mar. 22, 1862" double-circle datestamp on blue Palmetto State Flag Patriotic cover to Mechanicsville S.C., reduced at top, small repair at top center, backflap removed, still presentable and scarce use of 5c Blue on Palmetto Flag patriotic

E. 300-400
1,100
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3305
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3305, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Huge bottom sheet margin, other sides ample except top right corner slightly clipped, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 21" (1862) circular datestamp on adversity cover to Lynchburg Va. made from ledger form, opened for display, Fine

E. 150-200
250
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3306
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3306, General Issues5c Blue (4), 5c Blue (4)5c Blue (4). Vertical pair, large margins to just touched at bottom, tied by well-struck "Charleston S.C. Jul. 10" circular datestamp on cover Gov. William Gist in Columbia S.C., each stamp small toned spot, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive cover, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
425
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3307
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3307, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, large margins, tied by "Ringgold Ga. Jul. 10" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Athens Ga., left stamp creased, otherwise Very Fine

625
500
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3308
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3308, General Issues5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b), 5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b)5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b). Horizontal pair, large margins to slightly in, lovely bright pastel shade, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. 27" circular datestamp on pale yellow cover to Lexington Va., slightly toned and reduced at left, Fine and attractive

450
350
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3309
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3309, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Slightly cut in all around, used with 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), ample margins to slightly in, both stamps creased, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. (Aug?) 10" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Hampden Sidney Va., turned with inside addressed to a chaplain in "Gen. T. J. Jackson's Army of the Valley", vertical pair of 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), mostly large margins, minor faults, pen cancels, "H S College Va. Agst 21/62" postmark, minor aging and typical wear, still a Fine and unusual combination of the 5c Blue Lithograph and 5c Blue London Typograph (with a Blue cancel to match) and a turned usage to "Stonewall" Jackson's army

E. 200-300
400
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3310
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3310, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2, Misplaced Transfer (4 var), 5c Blue, Stone 2, Misplaced Transfer (4 var)5c Blue, Stone 2, Misplaced Transfer (4 var). Position 37 with right sheet margin (impossible in its normal position), huge margins all around, tied by "New Orleans 26 Apr." (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Alexandria La. -- the day before New Orleans surrendered to Union forces -- stamp has diagonal pre-use crease and scissors-cut into design at lower left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE COVER, BEARING THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS MISPLACED TRANSFER POSITION, USED IN NEW ORLEANS ONE DAY PRIOR TO THE CITY'S CAPTURE BY UNION FORCES.

Ex Knapp and mounted on his album page with an unused block of six of the 5c Blue showing normal Position 37 arrangement, also ex Hall

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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3311
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3311, General Issues5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3, Horizontal Pair, Wide Gutter Between (4b var), 5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3, Horizontal Pair, Wide Gutter Between (4b var)5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 3, Horizontal Pair, Wide Gutter Between (4b var). Large margins to clear, beautiful bright shade, tied by clear "Clarksville Va. Jul. 23" (1862) circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Baydton Va., left stamp has minute tear, right stamp has slight corner crease ending in tiny tear, vertical crease in gutter where folded between panes

VERY FINE. ONLY A FEW 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH GUTTER MULTIPLES EXIST IN USED CONDITION. THIS CHOICE COVER FROM THE STEPHEN BROWN SALE MIGHT BE THE FINEST.

The Dietz book states "The existence of used gutter pairs reveals that full uncut sheets of 200 were delivered to at least some post offices. Used gutter pairs or blocks are rarities, on or off cover."

Ex Brown and Hall. With 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
6,500
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3312
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3312, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Ample to large margins, cancelled by segmented cork, "Greensborough Ga. Jun. 7" circular datestamp on orange illustrated advertising cover for Clark's Patent Merchant Flour Mill, addressed to Mossingford Depot Va. "on Danville Railroad, Virginia", slightly reduced at left and small repair at upper right corner (not affecting stamp or design), lightened stain spot on stamp, still Very Fine and extremely rare use of 10c Rose on an advertising cover and with an unusual cork cancellation, ex Murphy, with 2002 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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3313
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3313, General Issues10c Bright Pinkish Rose (5), 10c Bright Pinkish Rose (5)10c Bright Pinkish Rose (5). Full to large margins, tied by beautiful contrasting blue "Petersburg Va. Aug. 23" circular datestamp on bright buff cover to Mt. Mourne N.C., Very Fine, a lovely 10c Rose usage, with 1966 C.S.A. certificate

850
1,400
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3314
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3314, General Issues10c Deep Rose (5), 10c Deep Rose (5)10c Deep Rose (5). Huge margins incl. right sheet margin, intense shade and impression, tied by blue "Lynchburg Va. Aug. 1" (1862) circular datestamp on brown cover to Mocksville Va.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM 10-CENT LITHOGRAPH IN A WONDERFULLY DEEP SHADE OF ROSE, TIED BY A BEAUTIFUL CONTRASTING BLUE CANCELLATION.

This color is very close to Carmine, and some would argue it qualifies as the rare shade. With 2001 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
4,500
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3315
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3315, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Three huge margins, touched at top, small tear at top, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. 17" circular datestamp on 1862 folded letter to Republican Grove Va., Fine appearance

850
325
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3316
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3316, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Ample to large margins, repaired faults at bottom right, tied by "Mobile Ala. Jul. 31, 1862" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Petersburg Va., fresh and Very Fine appearance

800
130
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3317
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3317, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins to touched at upper left, tied by bold "Savannah Ga. Paid Sep. 1" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Jackson Ga., stamp has minor gum toning, otherwise Fine

800
190
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3318
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3318, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins, faint toning and small scuff at lower right, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. 6" circular datestamp on cover to Tarboro N.C., arithmetic notations at left, also reduced on that side, otherwise Fine, ex Meroni

850
170
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3319
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3319, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins except bottom left corner slightly clipped, creased and toned, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Aug. 6" circular datestampon brown cover to Jackson's Creek N.C., a passable example of the 10c Rose on cover

850
110
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3320
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3320, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Huge margins at top and bottom, just in at sides, cancelled by three neat penstrokes, ms. "Treasury Department, 2nd Auditor's Office" on homemade cover to Richmond Va., slightly reduced at left, small toned spot at bottom, Fine

800
180
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3321
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3321, General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Large even margins, tied by clear strike of "Chattanooga Ten. Jun. 23, 1862" circular datestamp on immaculate cover to Talladega Ala., slightly reduced at left, fresh and Extremely Fine, used one week prior to the rate change to 10c, ex Brown and Haas, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 100-150
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3322
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3322, General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, large margins to just touched at top, cancelled by ms. "Oct. 22" with matching "Green Bay Va." ms. postmark on 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic cover to Richmond Va., fresh and Very Fine

E. 400-500
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3323
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3323, General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Two, ample margins to just touched, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 31" circular datestamp on buff adversity cover to Macon Ga. made from publisher's form with illustration of female allegorical figure inside, diagonal fold at right clear of stamps and opened for display, Fine

E. 200-300
350
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3324
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3324, General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large side margins, in at top and bottom, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Oct. 25, 1862" circular datestamp on Southern Dental Depot corner card cover to Salem N.C., cover slightly wrinkled, otherwise Fine, Confederate dentist-related covers are scarce

E. 150-200
750
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3325
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3325, General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Blue, Local (6, 7), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Blue, Local (6, 7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Blue, Local (6, 7). Single of each, margins to slightly in, tied by blue "Lynchburg Va. Oct. 9" circular datestamp on "Official Business, General Hospital, C.S.A., No. 1, Post at Lynchburg, Va." imprint cover ("Official Business" and "Charge Box 25" crossed out) to military address in Richmond Va., minor cosmetic edge and flap repairs, stamps have minor faults, Very Fine appearance, scarce and unusual hospital imprint

E. 200-300
600
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3326
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3326, General Issues5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Blue, Local (6, 7), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Blue, Local (6, 7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Blue, Local (6, 7). Single of each, full margins to slightly in, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jan. 27" circular datestamp on cover to Quincy Fla., forwarded to Tallahassee with lightly struck "Quincy Flor. Feb. 5" circular datestamp, "10" handstamp with ms. "ford" and "Due", faint waterstain at right, Very Fine, interesting combination of printings

E. 200-300
550
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3327
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3327, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Full to large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 20" circular datestamp on overpaid drop rate cover to "Miss Sally L. Tompkins, Robertson Hospital, Richmond, Virginia", minor edgewear, Fine, "Captain Sally" Tompkins was the first woman officer in American history, she received her commission from President Davis in 1861 to circumvent regulations which required hospitals to be run by military personnel (go to http://www.civilwarhome.com/tompkinsbio.htm)

E. 100-150
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3328
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3328, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by manuscript "Richmond Apl. 10" postmark on large gray cover to Rome Ga., ms. "Qmstr. Gen'l. Office, Official Business" at top right, few vertical file folds, Fine and scarce, one of only three manuscript Richmond postmarks recorded, with 2006 A.P.S. certificate

E. 300-400
550
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3329
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3329, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large even margins, tied by red "Petersburg Va. Sep. 6" (1864) circular datestamp on cover to Aiken S.C., slight wear, Very Fine

170
130
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3330
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3330, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, large margins, tied by "Union Springs Ala. Mar. 13" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Jackson Ala., small scuff at top center, light soiling, pair is Extremely Fine

95
190
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3331
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3331, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to cut in at top, tied by "Greensborough Ala. Sep. 9" circular datestampon Southern University overall gray lithographed illustrated college cover to Cedar Springs Ga., slightly reduced at left, trvisial edge wear, Fine

E. 300-400
1,300
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3332
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3332, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, ample to large margins, tied by faint "Augusta Ga." circular datestamp on grocer and commission merchant's blue cameo corner card cover to Covington Ga., "W. Eaves N.Y." imprint, reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
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3333
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3333, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full to large margins, diagonal wrinkles, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Sep. 13" circular datestamp on grocer and commission merchant's blue cameo corner card cover to Raleigh N.C., slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex Kohn

E. 300-400
600
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3334
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3334, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, large margins, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Nov. 16" circular datestamp on grocer and commission merchant's gray lithographed advertising cover to Raleigh N.C., stained spots (a couple touch stamps), top flap removed, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
450
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3335
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3335, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full margins all around, tied by pen strokes, ms. "Way" on cover to Blacks & Whites Va., turned usage, other side with red "Petersburg Va. Sep. 6" circular datestamp and matching "10" in circle rate handstamp, soldier's endorsement, some faults typical of such an adversity usage, still very exhibit-worthy

E. 200-300
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3336
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3336, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two horizontal pairs, ample margins to slightly in, slightly irregular separation, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jun. 19" circular datestamp on brown cover to Maysville S.C. with Evangelical Tract Society corner card, Fine

E. 150-200
550
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3337
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3337, General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal strip of ten, remarkably large even margins for a multiple of this size incl. sheet margin at left, end stamp at right just touched, 4th and 9th stamps have sealed tears (each a few millimeters) which are barely noticeable, sealed tear in selvage at left, a few other tiny imperfections as is to be expected, tied by five clear strikes of blue "Petersburg Va. Mar. 25" circular datestamp on legal-size buff cover to Lynchburg Va., slightly refolded at both ends

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR FRANKING WITH A COMPLETE ROW OF TEN OF THE 5-CENT LOCAL PRINTING IN A BEAUTIFUL BRIGHT BLUE SHADE.

Covers and frankings of this size are rarely encountered in this choice condition.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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3338
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3338, General Issues2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Pale shade, margins to just in, tied by "Charleston S.C. Apr. 27, 1864" circular datestamp on blue folded letter made from lined paper to local address, light vertical file fold, Fine, with 2003 C.S.A. certificate

1,500
950
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3339
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3339, General Issues2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large margins, scissors-cut at top right, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 2, 186?" circular datestamp on locally addressed cover, gently cleaned, some edgewear, Very Fine appearance

1,500
425
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3340
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3340, General Issues2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Vertical strip of three and two singles, margins to in, tied by "Macon Ga. Mar. 25" double-circle datestamps on homemade cover to Macon Ga., 1865 docketing at left, stamps with faults, cover with tiny repair at top left, otherwise Fine, scarce overpaid drop rate usage, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate, Scott Retail for strip of five on cover $5,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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3341
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3341, General Issues2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal strip of five, defective, lifted and replaced, cancelled by "Chester Va. Nov. 19, 1864" ms. postmark on homemade cover to Stonewall Brigade in Army of Virginia, cover cleaned, almost Fine, an affordable example of this rarity, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

4,500
600
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3342
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3342, General Issues10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a), 10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a)10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Full to large margins, beautiful bright shade from first printing, nicely complemented and tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 20" (1863) circular datestamp on cover addressed in pencil to Shiloh S.C., two small holes at lower right

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE "TEN" GENERAL ISSUE TIED BY A BLUE PETERSBURG DATESTAMP ON A FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE COVER.

Although Scott does not assign a premium to the Milky Blue shade, it is without question the most beautiful of the "TEN" shades.

1,600
1,700
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3343
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3343, General Issues10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a), 10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a)10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Bright shade from first printing, left sheet margin, other sides ample to touching, tied by red" "Petersburg Va. Jun. 7" (1863) circular datestamp on cover to Sandy Level Va., stamp faintly creased before use, cover lightly cleaned, Very Fine appearance, a pretty combination of the "TEN" Milky Blue and red cancel

1,750
1,500
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3344
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3344, General Issues10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a), 10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a)10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Ample to large margins, beautiful shade from first printing, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. 11" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Calendo Va., stamp creased, torn and scuffed but still an attractive cover

1,600
325
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3345
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3345, General Issues10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a), 10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a)10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Large margins all around, beautiful shade from first printing, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. 26" circular datestamp on brown cover to Stevensville Va., stamp has small gum stain and tiny tear at lower left, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,600
425
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3346
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3346, General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to just in, some gum soaks, tied by indistinct strike of blue Ga. circular datestamp and ms. "14" date on cover to Savannah Ga., 1863 docketing at left, Fine appearance, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

1,600
375
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3347
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3347, General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to clear, cancelled by ms., matching Va. April 8 ms. postmark on homemade cover to Fredericksburg Va., some overall toning also affects stamp, otherwise Very Fine

1,600
300
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3348
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3348, General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to clear, cancelled by ms. "$", matching "Beaver Dam Depot April 24" ms. postmark on cover to Mocksville N.C., minor edgewear, Very Fine, note on back from Brian Green reads "earliest date recorded", we have offered two other earlier dates on covers also without yeardate confirmation

1,600
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3349
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3349, General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins incl. sheet margin at right, cancelled by ms., matching "Glade Hill Va. May 12th" ms. postmark on cover to Richmond Hill N.C., some soiling and wear incl. light vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine

1,600
475
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3350
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3350, General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large margins with complete framelines on three sides and part of fourth frameline at right, tied by neat "Wh Sul Spgs May 1st" (White Sulphur Springs Va.) manuscript postmark on cover to Staunton Va., half of backflap removed, vertical crease at center, short edge tears and nicks at top clear of stamp

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE WITH THREE FULL FRAMELINES (AND PART OF THE FOURTH) TIED BY AN UNUSUAL VIRGINIA MANUSCRIPT TOWN POSTMARK.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

3,000
4,250
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3351
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3351, General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Full frameline at top, traces at sides, tiny barely visible crease at top, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 20" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Stony Point Va., reduced at right, envelope has numerous spots which do not affect Frameline and evidently were there before it was stamped, otherwise Fine, signed Ashbrook (and plated as Position 16)

3,100
1,600
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3352
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3352, General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing almost full framelines on two sides and trace of frameline at top, placed over U.S. 3c Red Nesbitt entire and tied by ms. "Junction No. 3 Oct. 13, 1863" postmark to Cowans Ford P.O. N.C., edgewear and seriously defective at left where opened unevenly, stamp with small flaws, still scarce usage

3,000
1,200
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3353
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3353, General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Full to huge margins, tied by red "Petersburg Va. Sep. 19" (date inverted) on cover to Charlotte C.H. Va., tiny edge tear just abive stamp but not affecting it, Very Fine

125
90
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3354
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3354, General Issues10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Large even margins, beautiful early printing shade, tied by "Savannah Ga." circular datestamp on Southern Insurance Co. imprint cover to Thomaston Ga., Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
425
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3355
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3355, General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Ample to large margins, slightly gum toned, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Aug. 4" circular datestamp on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to Raleigh N.C., top flap replaced, small tear at top, otherwise Fine, a nice adversity use of old U.S. entire, especially desirable with the Confederate stamp not affixed directly over embossed U.S. stamp, ex Gravely

E. 150-200
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3356
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3356, General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, rich color and proof-like impression, tied by "Culpepper C.H. Va." circular datestamp (date unclear) on blue and cream wallpaper cover to Petersburg Va., 1863 docketing, slightly reduced at top, Very Fine

800
850
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3357
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3357, General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins all around, tied by blue "Petersburg Va." circular datestamp on green, blue and gray floral wallpaper cover to Griffin Ga., usual slight wear, top flap removed, Very Fine

800
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3358
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3358, General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Two tied by Petersburg circular datestamps on separate covers, one is a captured Union patriotic with red and blue Liberty & Flag design and red tying datestamp, other is a Sanitary Commission corner card cover with black tying datestamp, some typical faults, still a Fine and exhibit-worthy pair (mounted on Mr. Tobias's page)

E. 300-400
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3359
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3359, General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Two, different shades, ample to large margins, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. ?" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Lynchburg Va., receipt docketing "July 30, 1864", one stamp has ink smear, both slightly wrinkled, otherwise Very Fine, the notorious Battle of the Crater occurred on July 30, 1864

E. 150-200
225
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3360
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3360, General Issues10c Dark Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11b K&B), 10c Dark Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11b K&B)10c Dark Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11b K&B). Three full to large margins, clear at left, gummy ink impression, tied by "Petersburg Va. Apr. 2" (1865) circular datestamp -- the day Petersburg fell to Union forces -- on cover to Greenville Va., slightly reduced at top, otherwise Fine, an important historical date for Civil War specialists

0
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3361
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3361, General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Impression suggests K & B printing (identified as such on back), pair and single, large margins almost all around, touched at bottom right, tied by black "Petersburg Va. Feb. 11" (1865) circular datestamp on homemade cover to Louisa C.H. Va., a bit worn, still Very Fine, scarce triple-rate franking, Shenfield notes on back

E. 300-400
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3362
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3362, General Issues10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Full perforations, tied by "Newnan Ga. Jul. 26" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Haralsonville Geo., faint horizontal file fold affects stamp, appears Fine

750
375
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3363
 
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3363, General Issues10c Blue, Die A, Unofficially Perforated (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Unofficially Perforated (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Unofficially Perforated (11 var). Perf 12 all around, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. 28" circular datestamp, second strike dated Jul. 27 at left on blue 1863 folded letter to Augusta Ga., ink spot also ties stamp to cover, Fine, signed Askbrook as "Unofficial Perforation"

E. 750-1,000
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3364
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3364, General Issues10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Huge margins incl. bottom sheet margin with "Note Engr" portion of imprint, tiny toned spot in left margin, tied by "Milton N.C. Jan. 19" circular datestamp on cover to Keysville Va., slight wear, waterstain at top center, still an Extremely Fine stamp and attractive cover

E. 200-300
550
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3365
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3365, General Issues10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Enormous margins incl. left sheet margin, tied by "Lake City Fla. Sep. 2" circular datestamp on buff cover to Greenville S.C., 1864 docketing, part of backflap removed, a bit worn at right, otherwise Extremely Fine

E. 150-200
325
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3366
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3366, General Issues10c Green, Die B (12e), 10c Green, Die B (12e)10c Green, Die B (12e). Large margins to slightly in, tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov. 26, -86-" circular datestamp on brown and cream wallpaper cover to Columbia S.C., flaps opened for display, Very Fine

800
650
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3367
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3367, General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, lifted and reaffixed in shifted position, originally tied by red "Petersburg Va. Sep. 19" (Inverted date) circular datestamp on green, red and gray floral wallpaper cover to Lynchburg S.C., edge and flap faults, still Fine and colorful

800
700
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3368
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3368, General Issues10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large top and bottom margins, clear to in at sides, minor gum toning, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Aug. 5" circular datestamp on adversity cover to Charleston S.C. (addressed care of Thomas Bee and Fraser & Co.), made from South Carolina Militia form, crease at right, opened for display, Fine

E. 150-200
400
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3369
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3369, General Issues10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f), 10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f)10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f). Tied by partly clear "Demopolis Ala." circular datestamp on cover to Pushmataha Ala., slight cover toning or staining, otherwise Fine

750
800
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3370
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3370, General Issues20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Ample to large margins, tied by red "Petersburg Va. Dec. 17" circular datestamp on cover to Salem Va., three light stain spots, otherwise Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce cover with the 20c Green cancelled in red, ex Emerson and Brooks

1,450
800
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3371
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3371, General Issues20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Full margins, small faults, tied by red "Petersburg Va." circular datestamp on brown cover to Woodville Miss., aged and minor faults, otherwise Fine

1,450
275
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3372
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3372, General Issues20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Ample margins to slightly in, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. 20" circular datestamp on cover to Lunenburg C.H. Va., minor gum stains, otherwise Fine

1,300
450
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3373
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3373, General Issues20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Large margins, tied by indistinct circular datestamp on cover to Lexington Va., multiple pinholes on back, Very Fine, with 1986 C.S.A. certificate

1,250
325
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3374
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3374, General Issues20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Three large margins, clear at top, slight crease at bottom, tied by "Petersburg Va. Feb. 12" (1865) circular datestamp on brown cover to Painesville Va., neat docketing, Fine appearance

1,250
650
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3375
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3375, General Issues20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Margins to in, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 4, 1864" circular datestamp on folded letter dated Aug. 2 to Richmond, probably originated elsewhere and posted as a drop letter, some toning and creases, still Fine and rare, illustrated and described in Confederate Philatelist (article accompanies -- this was the only known overpaid drop-rate usage of the 20c stamp known at that time), with 1988 C.S.A. certificate stating "Genuine overpaid drop rate envelope"

1,250
325
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3376
 
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3376, General Issues20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, stamps defective, tied by indistinct strike of N.C. circular datestamp on oversize cover to Manning S.C. and forwarded to Fulton S.C., ms. "O.B." at top, in addition to being forwarded this is also a turned usage with inside bearing "State of South Carolina, Head Quarters imprint and blue "Columbia S.C. Mar. 18" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in circle and "10" handstamps to Camden S.C., back is separated, edge flaws, otherwise Fine, unusual usage

E. 300-400
250
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3377
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3377, General Issues20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Top left diagonal half, tied by neat strike of "Selma Ala. Nov. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Shelby Springs Ala., slightly reduced at left, minor edgewear

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE BISECT PAYING 10-CENT RATE.

With 1967 P.F. certificate

2,000
2,300
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3378
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3378, General Issues20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Top left diagonal half, large margins to clear, tied by neat "Charleston S.C. Sep. 16" double-circle datestamp on blue cover to Camden S.C., with original contents of Confederate tax receipts, two small cover scuffs not affecting stamp

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACIVE AND WELL-TIED BISECT OF THE 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE.

With 1988 P.F. and 2006 C.S.A. certificates

2,000
1,700
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