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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: General Issues On Cover: Scott 1

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
684
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 684, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to in at top, tied by "Memphis Ten. Jan. 12, 1862" circular datestamp on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse with "M" Patriotic to Nashville Ark., stamp lifted and hinged in place, edge tears, few repaired edge faults, missing part of top flap, otherwise Very Fine example of this scarce design, ex Boshwit

E. 1,000-1,500
4,500
685
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 685, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins to in at top, deep color, tied by "Mobile Ala. May 28 (1862)" double-circle datestamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Hand-Held Flag Patriotic cover with 7th Alabama Regt. imprint to Burlison Ala., imprint changed in ms. to a company of the Mississippi Volunteers, stamp with couple small flaws, cover with mended corners and soiling, still Fine appearing and scarce design

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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686
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 686, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to close at left, tied by red "Smithfield Va. Jan. 16" circular datestamp on 11-Star Flag and Verse Patriotic cover to Jamestown N.C., cover defective and repaired at right, top flap missing, appears Fine, from the Franklin D. Roosevelt collection with backstamp, ex MacBride and accompanied by letter from him stating he bought it in the 1946 sale

E. 300-400
375
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687
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 687, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, margins clear to touched, tied by "Ashland Va. Apr. 19" double-line circular datestamp on 11-Star Waving Flag and Verse Patriotic cover to Decatur Ga., J.W. Randolph imprint, some water staining at bottom and slight toned spots on stamps, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
425
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688
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 688, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c 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, left stamp tiny nick at lower 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. With 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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689
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 689, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Two singles, tied by light strikes of "Russellville Ky." double-circle datestamp on orange Bethel College, Russellville Ky. illustrated cover depicting the college building, people and horse drawn carriage, to Winchester Va., stamps with small flaws from placement near edge, inconsequential cover edge fold at left

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR BETHEL COLLEGE COVER WITH THE 5-CENT GREEN GENERAL ISSUE AND THE ONLY REPORTED USE OF THIS DESIGN. BETHEL COLLEGE WAS THE LOCATION WHERE THE KENTUCKY ORDINANCE OF SECESSION WAS PASSED ON NOVEMBER 20, 1861.

While the elected government of Kentucky remained loyal to the Union, a shadow government was formed which passed the secession ordinance at Russellville. This remarkable cover combines several desirable attributes, including a scarce Confederate Kentucky use to Virginia, a college cover and a beautiful lithographed design.

Ex Skinner. Illustrated in 1986 Dietz Catalogue on p. 236

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
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690
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 690, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at right, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. Sep. 2, 1862" circular datestamp on brown cover with "Head Quarters, Army of the Mississippi, Official Business" imprint to "Dr. Boazman, Surgeon C.S.A., Indian Springs Ga.", stamps with few light toned spots, Very Fine, rare and attractive use, ex Boshwit

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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691
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 691, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to jut touching at bottom, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid Mar. 13, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Clarksville Ga. with Confederate States Surgeon General's Office semi-official imprint, Very Fine

E. 400-500
475
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692
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 692, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to just clear at top and left, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Jun. 13, 1862" circular datestamp on Garrett & Pollard blue overall illustrated advertising cover with anvil and plow to Lumberton N.C., "Due 5" straightline at top, top flap replaced and mended tear at top, stamp lifted and reaffixed, Very Fine appearance and an attractive design, the rate change to 10c had occurred 12 days prior, though this would likely have been a 10c rate for over 500 miles prior to June 1

E. 300-400
1,200
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693
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 693, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Two covers, first cancelled by bold eight-point star fancy rosette, with "Abingdon Va. Dec. 19, 1861" circular datestamp on cover from Brig. Gen. Humphrey Marshall to V.P. Alexander Stephens in Richmond, docketed on back "Camp Recovery, Prestonburg Ky.", stamp cut far in and cover faults but still a scarce fancy cancel, second cover 5c Stone 1, clipped at lower left, ms. Richmond Factory Va. postmark on A.K. Holt printed circulars corner card cover to Crawfordville Ga., Fine

E. 300-400
475
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694
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 694, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 1"Zollicoffers Brigade Ky, Jan. 18", "Zollicoffers Brigade Ky, Jan. 18""Zollicoffers Brigade Ky, Jan. 18". Manuscript postmark (1862) with matching "X" cancels on 5c Light Green, Stone 2 (1a), two margins to cut in, on light buff cover to Rogersville Tenn., backflap removed, slightly reduced at right, small opening tear at top

A REMARKABLE COVER WITH THE RARE "ZOLLICOFFER'S BRIGADE" MILITARY POSTMARK DATED JANUARY 18, 1862, ONE DAY BEFORE THE BATTLE OF MILL SPRINGS, IN WHICH BRIGADIER GENERAL FELIX K. ZOLLICOFFER WAS KILLED.

The Battle of Mill Springs was a significant defeat for the Confederates, because it was the first breach in their Kentucky defense line. It was during this battle, on January 19, that Brig. Gen. Zollicoffer was killed after becoming confused and riding his horse into Union lines, thinking he was among Confederate forces. Wearing a white raincoat, his identity was not immediately recognized, but as soon as it was, he was shot dead in the saddle.

Ex Gallagher and Walske

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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695
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 695, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large even margins, rich color, tied by bold strike of "Holly Springs Miss. Mar. 4, 1862" circular datestamp on folded letter to Collinsburg La., letter with extensive edge splitting and some staining, stamp is an Extremely Fine Gem

300
325
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696
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 696, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins, deep rich color and fine impression, tied by "Bayou Goula La. 31? Mar" (1862) circular datestamp, day in ms. above month, on buff cover to Port Gibson Miss., Extremely Fine, an immaculate cover

E. 300-400
300
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697
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 697, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large top and left margins, other sides clear to touching, rich color nicely contrasted by blue "Portsmouth Va. Nov. 22, 1861" double-circle datestamp on folded cover to Norfolk Va., letter portion removed but some writing still remains inside, some edge splitting, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
190
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698
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 698, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Clear margins, tied by blue "Lynchburg Va. Apr. 1" circular datestamp on cover to Surry Courthouse Va., fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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699
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 699, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Huge left and bottom margins, full to clear other sides, tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 26? 1862" wharf office double-circle datestamp on cover to local street address, lightly struck "N.O.U.S. City Post Jan. 26" circular datestamp, couple tiny stamp flaws, cover with small staple holes, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce example of carrier delivery of inbound mail received at the wharf

E. 750-1,000
650
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700
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 700, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins, creased at top and couple nicks from being affixed slightly over edge, cancelled by grid, "Vicksburg Miss. May 27, 1862" double-circle datestamp on small buff cover to Clinton La., soldier's endorsement at top and "Via of Liberty" routing directive at bottom, fresh and Very Fine, the sender directed the cover to go inland via Liberty Miss. in order to avoid the Mississippi River, in late April New Orleans and Baton Rouge, to the south of Clinton, had fallen to Federal forces and by May 18 Union General Farragut had moved up the river to attempt to secure the surrender of Vicksburg (nine days before this cover was sent)

E. 500-750
550
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701
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 701, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Margins to in, tied by "Cleveland Ten. Apr. 11, 1862" double-circle datestamp on U.S. 1c Blue Star Die entire (U19) to Athens Tenn., stamp defective, still Fine, attractive cover, ex Boshwit

E. 400-500
550
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702
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 702, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, Stone 1-2, 5c Blue (1, 4), 5c Green, Stone 1-2, 5c Blue (1, 4)5c Green, Stone 1-2, 5c Blue (1, 4). Singles of each, tied together by pen cancel, red "Newberry C.H. S.C. May 9, 1862" double-circle datestamp on wallpaper cover to Churchville Va., overall cover wear which slightly affects stamps, left stamp toning, still Fine appearing and scarce two color 5c Jefferson Davis franking, ex Everett and Tate

E. 500-750
550
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703
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 703, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 15c Green, 5c Blue (1, 4), 5c Green, 5c Blue (1, 4)5c Green, 5c Blue (1, 4). Irregular margins, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. May 27, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Alexander Stephens at Richmond Va., stamps defective, still Fine, scarce combination

E. 300-400
275
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