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

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 April, 2008

Category — Handstamped Paid & Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3166
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3166, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. 3cts Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of Confederate Postal System, Petersburg Va. 3cts Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of Confederate Postal SystemPetersburg Va. 3cts Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of Confederate Postal System. Blue integral-rate circular datestamp with old U.S. integral rate, matching "Paid" straightline handstamp and ms. "5" C.S.A. rate on yellow cover to Hillsboro N.C., docketed "May 1861"

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING FIRST DAY COVER OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES POSTAL SYSTEM. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE OLD 3-CENT INTEGRAL-RATE MARKING AND 5-CENT CONFEDERATE RATE PRESENT TOGETHER.

Ex KIlbourne (sold privately to Mr. Tobias in 1971)

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
3167
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3167, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsHelena Ark. Aug. 10, 1861, Helena Ark. Aug. 10, 1861Helena Ark. Aug. 10, 1861. Double-circle datestamp and "Paid" with ms. "10" rate on yellow cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual pinholes, large flap tear and lightly cleaned, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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3168
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3168, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsHelena Ark. Sep. ?, 1861, Helena Ark. Sep. ?, 1861Helena Ark. Sep. ?, 1861. Double-circle datestamp and "Paid" with ms. "10" rate on buff cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual pinholes, Very Fine, ex Wideman

E. 200-300
250
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3169
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3169, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsHamburg Ark. Aug. 9, Hamburg Ark. Aug. 9Hamburg Ark. Aug. 9. Circular datestamp with day changed in ms. to "15", ms. "Due 10" on buff cover to Monticello Ark., reduced at right, minor edgewear, Fine, addressed to Mrs. Mattie Slemon's with background info on Slemon's Brigade

E. 150-200
250
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3170
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3170, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsLake Village Ark. Oct. 2, Lake Village Ark. Oct. 2Lake Village Ark. Oct. 2. Well-struck circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5 Cents" handstamp and ms. "Paid 5" on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, slightly reduced at top, fresh and Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
550
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3171
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3171, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsLittle Rock Ark. Mar. 16, Little Rock Ark. Mar. 16Little Rock Ark. Mar. 16. Double-circle datestamp with "Paid 10" in circle on 1863 folded letter to Russellville Ark., Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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3172
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3172, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsLittle Rock Ark. Nov. 20, 1861, Little Rock Ark. Nov. 20, 1861Little Rock Ark. Nov. 20, 1861. Mostly clear double-circle datestamp and "10" rate handstamp on cover to Austin Tex., endorsed across top by member of 6th Regt. Texas Infantry, reduced at left, small repair at bottom right and minor wear, otherwise Fine, ex Lemley

E. 200-300
225
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3173
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3173, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsWarrington Fla. Oct. --, Warrington Fla. Oct. --Warrington Fla. Oct. --. Circular datestamp with slug in date, "Paid" and "5" in circle handstamps on cover to Campelltown Fla., ms. "Paid 5", slightly reduced at left, Fine

E. 150-200
275
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3174
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3174, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsWarrington Fla. Nov. 6, Warrington Fla. Nov. 6Warrington Fla. Nov. 6. Circular datestamp with "Paid" and "5" in circle handstamps on cover to Cahaba Ala., fresh and Fine, ex Agre

E. 150-200
250
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3175
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3175, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsWelaka Fla. Nov. 9, Welaka Fla. Nov. 9Welaka Fla. Nov. 9. Bold double-circle datestamp with date in ms, matching "Paid" handstamp and ms. "Paid 10c" on cover to "Hart's Road Station-Fla. R.Rd. E. Fla.", Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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3176
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3176, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsAthens Ga. Oct. 15, Athens Ga. Oct. 15Athens Ga. Oct. 15. Partly clear circular datestamp, "Paid" and "5" handstamps on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Thomasville Ga., small part of backflap removed, fresh and Very Fine, an exceptionally choice example of this scarce 8-Star design, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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3177
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3177, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsBowling Green Ky. (Dec. 20), Bowling Green Ky. (Dec. 20)Bowling Green Ky. (Dec. 20). Partly readable circular datestamp and ms. "Due 10" on buff cover to Monticello Ark., with copy of letter enclosure from Col. William F. Slemons, commander of the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry, biographical info accompanies, part of flap removed, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
425
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3178
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3178, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsColumbus Ky. Dec - , Columbus Ky. Dec - Columbus Ky. Dec - . Partly clear circular datestamp and "Paid" in oval, ms. "5" on buff cover to Ark., ms. "Due 5", reduced at left, Fine and unusual re-rated usage

E. 300-400
450
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3179
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3179, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsGeorgetown S.C. Apr. 21 (1864), Georgetown S.C. Apr. 21 (1864)Georgetown S.C. Apr. 21 (1864). Circular datestamp and ms. "80" due rate applied as forwarding marks on label affixed to daguerreotype case (front and back separated), addressed to a private in the 7th Georgia Cavalry at Georgetown with "Politeness of" route designation indicating first trip by hand, redirected to Columbia S.C. "Care Capt. Russell" and sent by mail, pencil "Due", with original sixth-plate ambrotype in gold-leaf frame, portrait of a young stern-looking woman, original letter datelined "Tennille Geo., April 18th, 1864", explains decision to send by hand ("I think much better than to send it by mail") and chastises Private Moore for not writing (rejoined splits in folds), pencil inscription on inside of case matches letter

AN ORIGINAL AND REMARKABLE PIECE OF MAIL, COMPRISING THE AMBROTYPE, ORIGINAL LETTER AND CASE THAT SERVED AS A COVER WITH ADDRESS AND POSTAL MARKINGS.

According to Brian Green, four of these daguerreotype cases sent thru the Confederate mails were discovered several years ago. At the end of the war they were found by a Union soldier in the Dead Letter section of the Richmond post office. Of the four known, only this example has the original letter enclosed, and the label shows the clearest postal markings.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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3180
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3180, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsTexas Stampless, Texas StamplessTexas Stampless. Two Confederate period incl. "Seguin Texas June 21" and "Millican Paid" brown rimless circle, third is "Pt. Isabel" straightline on 1846 Mexican War period letter, minor faults, Fine group

E. 300-400
375
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3181
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3181, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsClifton Va. Aug. 5th, Clifton Va. Aug. 5thClifton Va. Aug. 5th. Ms. postmark on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Manassas Va., ms. Pd. 5cts." at top right, edge tears and some slight wear, missing part of top flap, Fine

E. 200-300
350
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3182
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3182, Handstamped Paid & Due Markings"Fairfax Station Aug. 27", "Fairfax Station Aug. 27""Fairfax Station Aug. 27". Ms. postmark and "Due 10" on purple Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic cover to Greensboro Ala., soldier's endorsement, large tear across design, edges trimmed and repaired, at first glance a reasonably attractive cover with an attractive estimate too

E. 200-300
550
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3183
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3183, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. 5cts Nov. 22 (1861), Petersburg Va. 5cts Nov. 22 (1861)Petersburg Va. 5cts Nov. 22 (1861). Blue integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and two strikes of "5" C.S.A. rate handstamp on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) to member of Petersburg Riflemen, Norfolk Va., Extremely Fine, a splendid Confederate adversity use of obsolete U.S. entire

E. 150-200
225
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3184
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3184, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. 5cts Sep. 1, Petersburg Va. 5cts Sep. 1Petersburg Va. 5cts Sep. 1. Blue circular datestamp, matching "Paid" and "10" in circle handstamps on grocer and commission merchant's blue cameo corner card cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual pinholes, slightly reduced at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
400
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3185
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3185, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. Oct. 5, Petersburg Va. Oct. 5Petersburg Va. Oct. 5. Blue circular datestamp, matching "Paid" and "10" handstamp on grocer and commission merchant's blue cameo corner card cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual pinholes, Very Fine, ex Peters and Kohn

E. 200-300
550
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3186
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3186, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. Jul. 14, Petersburg Va. Jul. 14Petersburg Va. Jul. 14. Blue circular datestamp showing trace of old "3cts" integral rate on cover originating with "Austin Tex. Jun. 15" double-circle datestamp, "Paid" and "5" handstamps with ms. "10" re-rating, addressed to Box 50 in Petersburg, forwarded to Charlotte N.C., ms. pointing hand and "Fd. 5c" due rate, some ink smears, Very Fine, unusual usage

E. 200-300
450
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3187
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3187, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. Apr. 14, Petersburg Va. Apr. 14Petersburg Va. Apr. 14. Blue circular datestamp, matching "Due" and "10" handstamps on cover to New Orleans, soldier's letter endorsement, "ADV."%$ (Advertised) framed handstamp, ms. "12" (10c due plus 2c advertised fee?), Very Fine

E. 150-200
550
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3188
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3188, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. March 1865 Handstamped Rates, Petersburg Va. March 1865 Handstamped RatesPetersburg Va. March 1865 Handstamped Rates. Three covers, each with "Petersburg Va." black circular datestamp, Mar. 25, 29 (with original 1865 enclosure) and 30 dates, all have "10" in cirlce rate, one with "Paid", minor faults, Fine, these were reported by Mr. Tobias as the latest uses of the Petersburg handstamp (the city was evacuated on Apr. 2, 1865)

E. 300-400
475
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3189
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3189, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. Jan. 11, Petersburg Va. Jan. 11Petersburg Va. Jan. 11. Blue circular datestamp and matching "10" handstamp on yellow cover to Jefferson Ga. with blue "13-Star Confederate Flag and "We'll Persevere" Slogan, soldier's endorsement, faint soiling and wear, Fine, scarce design

E. 200-300
550
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3190
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Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3190, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. Sep. 30, Petersburg Va. Sep. 30Petersburg Va. Sep. 30. Blue circular datestamp and matching "10" rate handstamp on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic cover to Cox's Mills N.C., lightly waterstained and slight wear, still Fine

E. 300-400
400
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3191
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3191, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va. Mar. 7, Petersburg Va. Mar. 7Petersburg Va. Mar. 7. Blue circular datestamp and matching "10" rate handstamp on blue adversity cover to Lawrenceville Ga., made from printed checks, opened for display, Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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3192
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3192, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsPetersburg Va, Petersburg VaPetersburg Va. Black circular datestamps (Mar. 10 and 22) and "10" in circle handstamp on two identical blue ornamental pattern wallpaper covers to different addressees in Walnut Creek, same handwriting, one with soldier's endorsement, opened for display, one slightly reduced, Fine, unusual pair

E. 300-400
1,100
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3193
c
Sale Number 954, Lot Number 3193, Handstamped Paid & Due MarkingsYorktown Va. Apr. 20, Yorktown Va. Apr. 20Yorktown Va. Apr. 20. Circular datestamp and "Due 10" handstamp on soldier's cover to Springfield Ala. with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design, slight wear, Fine, ex Walcott

E. 400-500
600
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