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Sale 958 — 2008 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 7 June, 2008

Category — Confederate States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
770
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 770, Confederate States5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Used with horizontal pair of 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by multiple strikes of "Paid" handstamps, matching "New Iberia La. Feb. 5" (1861) circular datestamp on buff cover to London, England, red "New-York Am. Pkt. 3 Feb. 16" credit datestamp, 1861 London transit, right 10c with tear at top right, some cover wear

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE UNITED STATES 1857 ISSUE TO PAY THE 24-CENT TREATY RATE ON A COVER MAILED FROM LOUISIANA ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE CONFEDERACY.

Ex Antrim

E. 3,000-4,000
4,750
771
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 771, Confederate States10c Green, Ty. V (35), 10c Green, Ty. V (35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal strip of three, few jammed perfs between left stamps, cancelled by neat penstrokes, red "Alexandria La. May 21" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 12 Jun. 1" credit datestamp ties strip as does red framed "P.D." handstamp, slightly reduced at left and missing side flap, Very Fine, a scarce Confederate State Usage of U.S. stamps shortly before postal relations were severed

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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772
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 772, Confederate StatesArcadia La. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System, Arcadia La. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal SystemArcadia La. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System. Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp and ms. "Paid 5cts" on orange cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, small repair at top left, Very Fine strike and rare first day cover of the Confederate postal system

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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773
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 773, Confederate StatesCorinth Miss. Jun. 11 (1861), Corinth Miss. Jun. 11 (1861)Corinth Miss. Jun. 11 (1861). Bold strike of large circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in oval handstamp on red and blue Davis-Stephens 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Spring Ridge Miss., slightly reduced at left, some wear incl. edge tears incl. small piece out at top center, still Fine, very few examples of this Davis-Stephens 10-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design are known. the tenth star represents North Carolina, which seceded on May 20th and was admitted to the Confederate States on May 27th, ex Haas, signed Brian Green, last offered in our 1989 Rarities sale

E. 1,500-2,000
7,000
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774
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 774, Confederate StatesVicksburg Miss. Sep. 14, Vicksburg Miss. Sep. 14Vicksburg Miss. Sep. 14. Neat strike of double-circle datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on cover to New Orleans, endorsed "Watson Battery" at top, also bold "Adv." in frame and impression at top left from coin which was probably a half-dime (replica accompanies), with original enclosure datelined "On board the Gen. Quitman, September the 14th 5 Oclock/61", Very Fine, unusual usage

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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775
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 775, Confederate StatesNew Orleans La. Aug. 19, 1861, New Orleans La. Aug. 19, 1861New Orleans La. Aug. 19, 1861. Bold strike of double-circle datestamp with "Steam 7" handstamp and ms. "Paid 5" on 3c Red Nesbitt entire to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Extremely Fine strikes, scarce Confederate steamboat usage

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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776
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 776, Confederate StatesOpelousas La. Dec. 31 (1861), Opelousas La. Dec. 31 (1861)Opelousas La. Dec. 31 (1861). Readable strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on ornate lady's envelope to Livingston Ala., some slight wear, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare Confederate cover, this type of stationery is almost always used during the Antebellum period, with 2008 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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777
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 777, Confederate StatesWarrington Fla. Sep. 23, Warrington Fla. Sep. 23Warrington Fla. Sep. 23. Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" in circle handstamps on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Jackson Miss., barely reduced at right, trivial edgewear, Very Fine and very scarce Confederate Patriotic used from Florida

E. 1,500-2,000
2,900
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778
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 778, Confederate StatesHickman Ky. Sep. 7, 1861, Hickman Ky. Sep. 7, 1861Hickman Ky. Sep. 7, 1861. Clearly struck double-circle datestamp with pencil "Pd 5" rate on blue Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic cover to Macon Tenn., three-line endorsement at top "From John dee Mitchell Lieut., Quartermaster's Department, Genl. Pillow's Army", minor opening tears in flaps and at upper right

VERY FINE. MAILED JUST DAYS AFTER THE CONFEDERATE INVASION OF KENTUCKY, THIS JEFFERSON DAVIS PATRIOTIC COVER HAS A CLEAR STRIKE OF THE RARE HICKMAN DATESTAMP AND AN EXPLICIT ENDORSEMENT FROM ONE OF THE OFFICERS IN GENERAL PILLOW'S INVASION FORCE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE KENTUCKY COVERS KNOWN.

General Pillow moved on Hickman and Columbus on September 3, 1861. This early occupation usage bears the official endorsement of Lieut. John dee Mitchell of the Quartermaster's Department with Gen. Pillow's army. The combination of elements -- a patriotic, a rare Confederate postmark at an early date, and an official endorsement from one of the invading officers -- makes this a most desirable cover.

Illustrated in Dietz (p. 60). Ex Roser and Gallagher

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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779
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 779, Confederate StatesPonchatoula La. March 1, Ponchatoula La. March 1Ponchatoula La. March 1. Red circular datestamp with date in ms. and matching "Due 5" handstamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Columbia P.O. Miss., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, scarce design and especially desirable with red markings

E. 1,000-1,500
2,900
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780
ng
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 780, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1), Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1)Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1). Unused (no gum), full margins to just touched, bright color, sealed diagonal tear at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BATON ROUGE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Only four unused examples of the Baton Rouge 2c provisional are recorded, including one with the "McCcrmick" error (11X1a). None is sound.

Ex Ferrary (with his purple trefoil mark on back). Offered for the first time since our 1984 Rarities sale.

5,000
6,500
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781
 
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 781, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge La., 2c Green, "McCcrmick" (11X1a), Baton Rouge La., 2c Green, "McCcrmick" (11X1a)Baton Rouge La., 2c Green, "McCcrmick" (11X1a). Position 7 according to Calhoun's plating studies, full margins to barely touched, cancelled by ms. "X", few thin spots and pinholes

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE BATON ROUGE 2-CENT "McCCRMICK" ERROR. A MAJOR PHILATELIC RARITY OF CONFEDERATE POSTMASTERS' PROVISIONALS.

Our records contain three examples of the 2c "McCcrmick" error: 1) unused, ex Worthington, Green, 2001 Rarities sale (realized $12,500 hammer); 2) ms. "X" cancel, ex Ferrary, the stamp offered here; and 3) tied by Nov. 30, 1861 datestamp on cover to New Orleans, ex Caspary, Lilly and Freeland.

Ex Ferrary. With 1976 P.F. certificate

8,500
32,500
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782
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 782, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Huge margins to barely in incl. sheet margin at top, tied by light strike of "Baton Rouge La. Oct. 22, 1861" circular datestamp, second strike at right, on folded letter to New Orleans, few cover age spots, Very Fine, ex Antrim

2,750
3,000
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783
 
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 783, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Ample margins, tied by mostly clear "Baton Rouge La. Dec. (?) 1861" circular datestamp on small neat cover to Capt. H.M. Favrot of the "Delta Rifles", 4th Regt. La. Volunteers at Berwick City La., Very Fine, a most desirable Baton Rouge provisional cover by virtue of quality and military address, ex Dietz, Emerson, Brooks and Everett (where acquired by the current owner)

2,750
3,250
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784
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 784, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Large margins to clear, tied by bold "Baton Rouge La. Oct. 21, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Vernon Miss., top flap replaced, stamp has small tear at left and minor wrinkling at top right, it has been lifted to remove gum stains and replaced, appears Very Fine, scarce

2,750
1,900
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785
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 785, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Cross-Cross Border (11X3), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Cross-Cross Border (11X3)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Cross-Cross Border (11X3). Large margins to in, tied by "Baton Rouge La., Nov. 1?, 1861" circular datestamp on orange cover to military address at Berwick City La., sealed tear at right, reduced at left

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 5-CENT CRISS-CROSS BORDER, WHICH WE BELIEVE TO BE A SECOND PRINTING CIRCA NOVEMBER 1861. CROWN RECORDS ONLY ELEVEN COVERS (ALL SINGLE FRANKINGS).

The recipient's military unit was on guard duty at Atchafalaya River and Bayou Teche from October 1861 thru February 1862.

Ex Caspary and Seybold. Last offered in our 1983 Rarities sale.

10,000
6,250
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786
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 786, Confederate StatesCanton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1), Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1)Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1). Clear strike, on cover with "Canton Miss. Dec. 24, 1861" circular datestamp to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Extremely Fine example of this fancy provisional handstamp -- the "P" at center of star is the initial of Postmaster William Priestly

2,750
1,400
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787
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 787, Confederate StatesDanville Va., 5c Black on Dark Buff entire (21XU3), Danville Va., 5c Black on Dark Buff entire (21XU3)Danville Va., 5c Black on Dark Buff entire (21XU3). Style with "Southern" curved, press-printed illustrated design on dark buff cover to Pittsylvania C.H. Va., bearing "Danville Va. Jul. 25" circular datestamp, trivial edgewear

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT DANVILLE CONFEDERATE PROVISIONAL. APPROXIMATELY 20 EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.

Of the 20 or so examples that are known, several are late invalid usages with General Issue stamps. The example offered here is one of the more desirable copies.

Ex Agre. With 1990 C.S.A. certificate.

5,250
6,250
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788
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 788, Confederate StatesFredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1), Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1)Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1). Position 2, large margins to barely touching a few ornament tips, tied by light strike of "Fredericksburg Va. Sep. 14" with month inverted on small cover to Tallesville, cover expertly restored at top left, stamp with tiny tear at top right

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT FREDERICKSBURG POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ISSUE ON COVER.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

5,000
4,000
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789
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 789, Confederate StatesGainesville Ala., 5c Black entire (27XU1), Gainesville Ala., 5c Black entire (27XU1)Gainesville Ala., 5c Black entire (27XU1). Clear strike of provisional handstamp on orange cover to Lauderdale Station Miss., "Gainesville Ala. Nov. 12" circular datestamp, with original 1861-dated enclosure

FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE GAINESVILLE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

Less than five examples are known

5,000
3,750
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790
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 790, Confederate StatesNashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2), Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Large margins to just barely in, distinctive intense Deep Carmine shade, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Sep. 5, 1861" circular datestamp on orange cover to Shelbyville Tenn., cover slightly reduced at top

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ISSUE ON COVER.

Ex Caspary

3,000
2,200
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791
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 791, Confederate StatesNew Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1), New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1)New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1). Three large margins showing part of adjoining stamp above, clear to ample at left, tied by lightly-struck "New Orleans La. Sep. 4" (1861) circular datestamp on folded printed prices-current to Mt. Lebanon La., Very Fine, choice and rare circular-rate use of the New Orleans 2c Blue, ex Caspary and Kilbourne

4,250
3,500
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792
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 792, Confederate StatesNew Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1), New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1)New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1). Position 16, large margins to just in incl.sheet margin at right, tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 1?" circular datestamp on locally used small cover, trivial overall soiling, Very Fine, scarce with the sheet margin, signed Skinner

4,250
2,900
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793
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 793, Confederate StatesNew Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3), New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3)New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3). Block of four, vertical strip of three, vertical pair and single, tied by light strikes of "New Orleans La. Jul. 12" circular datestamps on large courthouse cover to Jefferson Tex., back of cover with red "New Orleans La. Jul. 11" double-circle datestamp and signed endorsement of Postmaster John L. Riddell, which reads "Received this package from the hands of Wm. Shannon Commissioner of Texas, this 11th day of July 1861. J. L. Riddell PM", receipt docketing indicates this was received on July 18, slightly reduced at right, some edgewear, few stamps with small flaws

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING NEW ORLEANS PROVISIONAL COVER FROM BOTH PHILATELIC AND POSTAL HISTORY PERSPECTIVES. THE MULTIPLE FRANKING, INCLUDING A BLOCK OF FOUR, IS ONE OF THE LARGEST EXTANT. THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI USAGE FROM NEW ORLEANS TO TEXAS IS SCARCE. FINALLY, THE SIGNED ENDORSEMENT OF POSTMASTER RIDDELL AND USE OF THE RED DATESTAMP IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE.

There are two recorded covers bearing a block of the New Orleans provisional, and two examples of the double-circle datestamp applied in red (it was ordinarily struck in black on river mail).

Ex Graves

E. 3,000-4,000
5,500
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794
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 794, Confederate StatesNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Three large margins, ample to just in at top, used with General Issue 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), margins cutting in, both stamps tied by "New Orleans La. 11 Jan. (1862)" circular datestamp on cover to "Captn. J. M. Carter, C.S.N., C.S. Steamer Genl. Polk, Columbus Ky.", 5c has faint gum toning

VERY FINE COVER. ONE OF EIGHT RECORDED COVERS SHOWING CONJUNCTIVE USE OF CONFEDERATE POSTMASTERS' PROVISIONALS AND THE GENERAL ISSUE. ONLY FOUR OF THESE COVERS HAVE ADHESIVE PROVISIONALS, AND ONLY ONE IS KNOWN WITH THE NEW ORLEANS STAMP. IN MANY RESPECTS, WE CONSIDER THIS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE COVERS EXTANT.

We record a total of eight covers with combinations of Confederate provisionals (either adhesive or handstamped) and General Issue stamps to prepay postage -- we have excluded from this count a few covers on which the provisional served no postal duty. In our opinion, these combination frankings are significant and quite undervalued -- imagine what price would be paid for a Baltimore provisional handstamped entire with a U.S. 5c 1847 stamp, or a St. Louis "Bear" and 1847 combination.

The following is a list of the eight mixed-franking covers: 1) Columbia S.C. (18XU1) and 5c Green (1), Jan. 4, 1862, our Sale 810, lot 1862; 2) Columbia S.C. (18XU1) and 5c Green (1), Jan. 1, 1862, Crown book, p. 80; 3) Columbia S.C. (18XU1) and 5c Blue, Local (7), Sep. 1, 1862, our Sale 810, lot 1861; 4) Charleston S.C. (16X1, repaired) and 5c Blue, London (6), Aug. 5, 1862; 5) Memphis Tenn. 5c Red entire (56XU2) and 5c Green (1), date unclear, Siegel 1983 Rarities sale, lot 357; 6) New Orleans La. 5c Brown on Blue (62X4) and 5c Green (1), Jan. 11, 1862, Siegel 1983 Rarities sale, ex Skinner (realized $16,500 hammer), the cover offered here; 7) Petersburg Va. 5c Red (65X1) and 5c Green (1), Jan. 5, 1862, ex Muzzy; and 8) Petersburg Va. 5c Red (65X1) and 5c Green (1), Feb. 7, 1862, ex Kilbourne (realized $52,500 hammer).

Ex Knapp, Ackerman, Grant and Skinner

E. 10,000-15,000
23,000
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795
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 795, Confederate StatesNew Orleans La., 2c Black entire (62XU3), New Orleans La., 2c Black entire (62XU3)New Orleans La., 2c Black entire (62XU3). Full clear strike of "PD 2 CTS/N.O.P.O" two-line provisional handstamp with bold "New Orleans La. Jan. 21, 1862" double-circle datestamp on unsealed buff cover to Mint Spring Va., some slight toning at right edge

VERY FINE. ONE OF SIX RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE NEW ORLEANS 2-CENT PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

Our records of New Orleans 2c handstamped provisional entires include the following six examples (in chronological order): 1) Jan. 21, 1862, circular rate to Rev. T. Lynch, Mebanesville N.C., with printed enclosure from Domestic Missions of the Confederate States, ex Walcott, Siegel 1985 Rarities sale; 2) Jan. 21, 1862, turned cover to McByrde, Pendleton S.C., inside with Pendleton "Paid 5", ex MacBride; 3) Jan. 21, 1862 usage to Mint Spring Va., the cover offered here; 4) Jan. 24, 1862, circular rate to J. Shelby & Co., Memphis Tenn., ex Judd, Skinner, Agre (Siegel Sale 850, lot 5774, realized $4,500 hammer); 5) Apr. 7, 1862, circular rate to County Court, San Antonio Tex., 1982 Rarities sale, Siegel Sale 860 (lot 539, realized $2,500 hammer); and 6) indistinct New Orleans double-circle datestamp on inbound cover from Galveston Tex. to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, ex Knapp and Hall (Siegel Sale 840, lot 117, realized $6,250 hammer).

9,500
5,250
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796
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 796, Confederate StatesPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1), Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1)Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Huge margins to just barely in along tips of ornaments at top and left, rich color and strong impression, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. 5cts. Oct. 27" (1861) circular datestamp on grocer and commission merchant's blue cameo corner card cover to Townesville N.C., back of cover with sealed tear mentioned only for complete accuracy

VERY FINE. A FRESH AND COLORFUL USE OF THE PETERSBURG POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON AN IMMACULATE CORNER CARD COVER.

With 1986 C.S.A. certificate. Scott Retail without premium for corner card

2,500
2,300
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797
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 797, Confederate StatesPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1), Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1)Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Large margins to just touched, bright color, tied by well-struck "Petersburg Va. 5cts. Dec. 20" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1861 folded letter Black & White's Va., fresh and Very Fine, unusual cancel, the "5cts" is the "dropped 5" variety which extends below the rim of where the circular datestamp would be, very few are known with this datestamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,000
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798
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 798, Confederate States5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a), 5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a)5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a). Horizontal pair, full to large margins on three sides, in at left, bright shade, tied by mostly clear strike of blue "Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 13" (1862) circular datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Hand-Held Flag Patriotic cover with 7th Alabama Regt. imprint, to Hickory Hill Tex., with original letter enclosure datelined "Camp Hardee, Bowling Green Ky. Jany. 10th" containing reference to post office spying: "It might be wrong for me to say any thing of our numbers as this might be examined by some infernal Lincolnite before it reaches you...", mentions death of Col. Terry

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVERS KNOWN FROM KENTUCKY -- A RARE DESIGN AND ONE OF THE FEW COVERS FROM BOWLING GREEN WITH GENERAL ISSUE STAMPS.

Ex MacBride and Gallagher.

E. 3,000-4,000
6,000
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799
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 799, Confederate States5c Green, Stone 1-2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 1-2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 1-2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Vertical pair, large margins to just in, tied by red "Ponchatoula La. Oct. 1" circular datestamp on cover to Tangipaho La., some soiling at left, small cover repairs at top corners, otherwise Very Fine, an exceedingly rare cover bearing a pair of the Baton Rouge roulette tied by a red circular datestamp

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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800
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 800, Confederate States5c Green, Stone 1-2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 1-2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 1-2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Two singles, bright color, tied by well-struck "Baton Rouge La. Apr. 12, 1862" circular datestamp on orange cover to military address at Corinth Miss., stamps lifted and placed back on cover from which they originated, Very Fine appearance, a scarce cover, ex Ferrary and Hind, signed Eugene Klein

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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801
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 801, Confederate States2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Horizontal strip of five, Positions 42-46, large margins to just touched, tied by three neat strikes of "Atlanta Ga. Jan. 11" circular datestamps on cover to Talladega Ala., cover barely reduced at top, small cover repair at top also affects left stamp not mentioned on accompanying certificates

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN ON COVER.

With 1976 P.F. and 1999 C.S.A. certificates

13,500
6,500
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802
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 802, Confederate States10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a), 10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a)10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a). Large to huge margins all around incl. complete framelines on all four sides and part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by "Selma Ala. May 31" circular datestamp on cover to Dayton Ala., endorsed "Mail at Selma" and also "Per Str. Duke", top flap reattached, trivial edge flaws

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. SURELY ONE OF THE FINEST FRAMELINE COVERS IN EXISTENCE.

Ex Cole and Hill. Signed Bogg and Dietz.

3,000
10,500
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803
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 803, Confederate StatesAdams Express Co., New Orleans La., Jul. 2, Adams Express Co., New Orleans La., Jul. 2Adams Express Co., New Orleans La., Jul. 2. Well-struck oval datestamp with day inverted and struck in green on turned adversity cover made from a printed form to Augusta Ga. and with part of blue receiving datestamp, inside bears 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by "Greenville S.C. Aug. 30" circular datestamp to Macon Ga., neat "Advertised" handstamp, opened for display, Very Fine, rare and unusual, this is the only recorded example of this Adams Express marking, the Adams office in New Orleans used a circular handstamp early in the war

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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804
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 804, Confederate States20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Left diagonal half, ample margins, small unnoticeable tear at top, tied by "Shreveport La. Mar. 23" (1864) double-circle datestamp on brown patterned cover endorsed in ms. "Office Chief of TMD, Official Business" Trans-Mississippi Department, to San Antonio Tex.

FRESH AND VERY FINE COVER. EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 20-CENT GREEN BISECT ON OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE WESTERN OFFICE OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT AND TEXAS.

Ex Meroni and Kimmel. With 1997 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $2,000.00 for bisect on normal cover.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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805
c
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 805, Confederate StatesPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Finance Bureau, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Finance BureauPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Finance Bureau. Dietz Ty. I, signed Jno. L. Harrell, on 10c Green Nesbitt entire (U18) to the Postmaster at Grayson Va., bold "Richmond Va. Mar. 13" cds, 1864 receipt docketing at left, backflap expertly reattached, faint vertical file fold at center

VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS OFFICIAL IMPRINT ON THE 10-CENT GREEN NESBITT ENTIRE. A GREAT RARITY.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
5,750
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