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Sale 980 — U.S. and C.S.A. Postal History and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 December, 2009

Category — Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2931
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2931, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Large even margins, tied by "Tudor Hall Va. Dec.- 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Gordonsville Va., missing small piece of top flap, Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
2932
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2932, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Position 3, large to huge margins, lovely color, on remarkably fresh orange cover to a Col. Duncan at Jackson, Miss. tied by Holly Springs Miss circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Knapp, with 1987 P.F. certificate

300
350
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2933
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2933, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Deep shade, ample margins touching in two places, tied by "Holly Springs Miss. Feb. 21, 1862" cds on gray lithographed bookseller's advertising cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual filing pinholes, fresh and Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,700
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2934
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2934, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)5c Blue, Stone 2, Horizontal Pair, Wide Gutter Between (4 var), 5c Blue, Stone 2, Horizontal Pair, Wide Gutter Between (4 var)5c Blue, Stone 2, Horizontal Pair, Wide Gutter Between (4 var). Large margins to clear other sides, tied by "Hardeeville S.C. Jul. 1?, 1862" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Newnan Geo., vertical scissors-cut at top in gutter, left stamp slightly dry print at right

VERY FINE. ONLY A FEW 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH GUTTER MULTIPLES EXIST IN USED CONDITION. THIS IS ONE OF TWO ON-COVER EXAMPLES KNOWN TO US.

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 Knapp, Kohn and Hart. With 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
5,250
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2935
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2935, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins all around, tied by "Shreveport La. Apr. 4, 1863" double-circle datestamp on cover to member of 13th Regt. Texas Cavalry at Pine Bluff Ark., turned and re-used to Collingsburg La. with soldier's endorsement, "Little Rock Ark. Apr. 27" double-circle datestamp and "10" due handstamp, a bit age toned, still Fine, scarce to/from Arkansas usage, probably between father and son

E. 200-300
375
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2936
 
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2936, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two pairs on separate covers, each with large margins, Chapell Hill Tex. and Houston Tex. datestamps each tie, first is turned with hand-carried address but with fraudulent 20c "bisect" tied by ultramarine pencil (easily erasable), other cover with small tears, Very Fine pairs used from Texas

E. 150-200
300
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2937
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2937, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to full, tied by light strike of "Culpepper C.H. Va. Ma? 22" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Athens Ga., slightly reduced at left, stamp with flaw at top right (possibly repaired), Very Fine appearance

1,600
450
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2938
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2938, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 15, 1863" circular datestamp and used as forwarding postage on cover to Fredericksburg Va., originating postage paid by 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by circular datestamp, some slight soiling, Fine, extremely rare combination of "TEN" and "10" Cents General Issues on one cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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2939
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2939, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large to full margins incl. full framelines at top and right and part at bottom, tied by "Richmond Va., May 14, 1863" circular datestamp on home made cover to Vicksburg Miss., missing most of top flap and few repairs at top edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine, with 1976 C.S.A. and 1978 P.F. certificates

3,000
1,300
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2940
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2940, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large margins with full framelines on three sides, slightly rounded corner at top left, light corner crease at top right, tied by "Mobile Ala. May 7, 1863" double-circle datestamp on cover to Greensboro Ala., missing top flap and some wear, still Fine

3,000
1,200
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2941
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2941, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 14, 1864" circular datestamp on orange cover with "President's Office, Richmond & Danville R.R." corner card to Danville Va., slightly reduced at right and with two small corner repairs and small sealed tear, stamp with some slight toning, otherwise Very Fine, attractive

E. 200-300
500
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2942
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2942, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Green, Die A (11d), 10c Green, Die A (11d)10c Green, Die A (11d). Tied by "Charlottesville Va. Jan. 20" double-circle datestamp and used as forwarding postage on cover to Fredericksburg Va., originating postage paid by 10c Green, Die B (12e) tied by "Newnan Ga. Jan. 12" circular datestamp and addressed to Charlottesville Va., small flaws, appears Very Fine, attractive forwarded usage with Die A and Die B stamps

E. 200-300
425
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2943
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2943, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Full perforations on three sides, s.e. at right, tied by "Marietta Geo. ? 2" circular datestamp on cover to Forsyth Ga., ms. "O.B." at top left, some slight toning around perfs from gum, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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2944
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2944, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a), 10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a)10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a). Large margins to clear, cancelled by grid, "Flat Rock N.C. Jan. 12" circular datestamp on green, maroon and white wallpaper cover to Adams Run S.C., opened for display, few tears, repair at top left, otherwise Very Fine, attractive cover

E. 500-750
1,600
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2945
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2945, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to clear, flaw at top right, tied by blue grid, matching "Ashboro N.C. Sep. 6" circular datestamp on ultramarine and gray wallpaper cover to Raleigh N.C., interesting pattern resembling jets in formation, opened for display, some slight overall wear, Very Fine

800
950
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2946
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2946, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Large margins all around, tied by "Danville Va. Oct. 28" circular datestamp on 1864 folded letter to Augusta Geo., some overall wear, file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine, ex Gibson

1,250
850
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2947
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2947, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Huge margins to just in incl. sheet margin at top, tied by light strike of blue circular datestamp on cover to Washington Geo., slightly reduced at right, small toned spot at center of stamp, otherwise Fine, with 1945 R.P.S. certificate

1,300
700
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2948
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2948, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Huge margins to clear incl. sheet margin at right, tied by indistinct circular datestamp on blue oversize cover to Macon Ga., reduced at left and with some restoration (using stamp selvage) along inside edges, vertical file fold well clear of stamp and small erosion hole, stamp with horizontal crease at top, appears Fine

1,250
350
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2949
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2949, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)Rock Island Ill, Rock Island IllRock Island Ill. Jul. 15 double-circle and target cancel on 3c Pink entire (U34) addressed to Macon Ga., blue oval "R.I. Barracks Prisoner's Letter Examined" handstamp, used with 10c Blue, Die A (11), tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 15" circular datestamp, some slight edgewear, Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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2950
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2950, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Used with U.S. 3c Rose (65), both stamps tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 9" circular datestamp on flag-of-truce cover to Post Office Department at Columbus Ga., brown "Rowlandsville Md. Feb. 29" circular datestamp, 3c also cancelled by penstrokes, endorsed "For flag of truce" and also "Via Fortress Monroe", some wear, Fine, scarce and desirable

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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2951
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2951, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Tied by indistinct N.C. ms. pmk. and used with U.S. 3c Rose (65) on cover addressed to a prisoner at Point Lookout Md., ms. "$3 U.S. Currency" at top left, stamps with light creasing, Fine

E. 500-750
450
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2952
c
5c Blue, 10c Blue (6, 11, 12). Five covers, incl. No. 6 (two with horizontal pairs ) Nos. 11, 11b and 12 (singles), better incl. one with top right sheet margin, one to Brig. Gen. J. Johnson Pettigrew, Hill's Division, Hill's Corps, Fine-Very Fine

E. 150-250
275
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2953
c
Sale Number 980, Lot Number 2953, Confederate States (General Issues On Cover)Confederate Patriotics, Confederate PatrioticsConfederate Patriotics. Two covers: first with two different stones of No. 4 on cover with Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic from Jamestown N.C.; second with pair of No. 7 on multicolored captured Union Patriotic, significant flaws incl. latter rebacked, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
325
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2954
c
Confederate States Balance. Seven covers and nice group of singles and multiples, mostly Nos. 11 and 12, couple reprints, some faults, some Fine

E. 200-300
700
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2955
c
Confederate States Cover Balance. Eight items, most originally offered as individual lots but returned due to condition issues, incl. Nov. 1861 cover from New Orleans to London, England; Campti La. circular datestamp (partly drawn in); Hiuma La. handstamped Paid; 62X5 cover with two copies, two covers with No. 1, mixed condition, still appear Fine

E. 500-750
1,400
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2956
c
Confederate General Issues Cover Balance. 16 covers, nice group of General Issues incl. Nos. 1 (pair on one, single on another with "Sergeant's Office" corner card), 2 (two covers), 4 (two, one used on top of 3c 1861 Entire No. U35 with P.F. certificate), 5 (four, one with P.F. certificate), 8, 13 (three, one signed by Ashbrook), also incl. U.S. No. 65 on flag of truce cover with "Old Point Comfort Va." double circle, condition very mixed, still an interesting group with high catalog value, Scott Retail more than $10,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
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