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Sale 1016 — Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November, 2011

Category — Confederate States: Express Companies

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
799
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 799, Confederate States: Express Companies5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Two singles, each with clear to large margins, tied together by blue crayon, matching but lighter "Pd-CHP" manuscript endorsement by Southern Express Augusta Ga. agent Charles H. Phelps on brown homemade cover to Vicksburg Miss., Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover, a cover with similar Phelps initials is pictured in Special Routes (p. 185)

E. 750-1,000
850
800
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 800, Confederate States: Express CompaniesSouthern Express Co. Knoxville Tenn. Sep. 3, Southern Express Co. Knoxville Tenn. Sep. 3Southern Express Co. Knoxville Tenn. Sep. 3. Double-circle datestamp on brown cover to Cartersville Ga., ms. "75$" refers to money enclosed, matching "Paid/EK/M" express rate notation, sender's forwarding notation at lower left, five neat wax seals on back, Very Fine, ex Hall, in the absence of a Confederate registry system, express companies were used to convey valuable mail matter

E. 500-750
800
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801
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 801, Confederate States: Express CompaniesSouthern Express Co. Knoxville Tenn. Apr. 21, Southern Express Co. Knoxville Tenn. Apr. 21Southern Express Co. Knoxville Tenn. Apr. 21. Bold double-circle datestamp on ca. 1862 buff cover to Lynchburg Va., ms. "32c" express charge, "D.H." (Deadhead) notation, red Southern Express Co. wax seal, slightly worn, Very Fine, ex Hahn

E. 400-500
700
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802
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 802, Confederate States: Express CompaniesSouthern Express Co. Richmond Va. Apr. 3, Southern Express Co. Richmond Va. Apr. 3Southern Express Co. Richmond Va. Apr. 3. Mostly clear strike of double-circle datestamp (ca. 1862) on "Confederate States of America Treasury Department" imprint entire to C.H. Sutton in Clarksville Ga., care of Pitner & England, ms "$215.00" money contents noted at top and "1.50" express charge, some inconsequential age spotting and small corner repair, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare use of an official imprint entire with Southern Express marking, this is reported to be the only known Southern Express example with the Treasury Department imprint, ex Antrim

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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