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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 11 thru 12

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
770
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 770, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die A, B (11-12), 10c Blue, Die A, B (11-12)10c Blue, Die A, B (11-12). Three covers with single 10c stamps, one with enormous corner margins, pen-cancelled, small corner crease from affixing over top of cover far from design, an Extremely Fine Gem stamp, other two with stamps showing portions of imprint at bottom, Very Fine group

E. 300-400
350
771
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 771, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Greenish Blue, Die A, Blue, Die B (11c, 12), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A, Blue, Die B (11c, 12)10c Greenish Blue, Die A, Blue, Die B (11c, 12). Two covers, No. 11c with large to full margins, strong color and impression, tied by "Richmond Va. May 2, 1863" circular datestamp on brown cover to Greenville Ga., Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate, No. 12 with large margins, tied by "Lynchburg Va. May 23" circular datestamp on brown cover to Lovingston Va., corner and back tears, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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772
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 772, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge bottom sheet margin with plate "No. 1", clear to full other sides, edge flaws from placement over corner of cover, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Nov. 12" (1863) circular datestamp on soldier's cover to Ewell's Corps, Richmond, with original enclosure datelined "Blackie Hospital, Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 11th '63", letter refers to the difficulty of writing home "since the late battle of Chicamauga, for I have had to remain all the time night and day right in the room which has contained 25 to 30 sick and wounded men...I can't get to read a paper one hour in each week.", Very Fine appearing and scarce plate number single on cover, made more desirable by the soldier content

E. 500-750
600
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773
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 773, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Bottom sheet margin with part imprint, torn from sheet producing irregular margins other sides, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid Sep. 27?" (1864) circular datestamp on cover to assistant quartermaster in Macon Ga., answer docketing at left, stamp with some gum staining, otherwise Very Fine, scarce imprint single on cover

E. 400-500
325
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774
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 774, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Gorgeous bright color, huge sheet margin at right, large to clear other sides, tied by bold strike of "Charleston S.C. May 8, 1863" circular datestamp on brown cover to Pendleton S.C., Extremely Fine and a very early use of the Keatinge & Ball stamp, Scott lists EDU as May 1, signed Brian Green

E. 150-200
110
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775
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 775, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins, faults incl. cut and small tear, pen-cancelled, on cover made from the page of an almanac or perhaps an astronomical table, to Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens in Richmond, docketing on back indicates Liberty Va. origination, forwarded to Crawfordville Ga., with clear "Forwarded 10" octagonal handstamp, cover with water staining and other flaws, one corner folded up for display, Fine appearance, a nice combination of adversity usage and the Richmond forwarded handstamp

E. 400-500
250
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776
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 776, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins three sides, just clear at left, deep rich color, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 26" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Manson N.C. with boxed "North Carolina Depot, Richmond Va. Official Business." imprint, small piece of top flap missing, minor edge nicks, otherwise Extremely Fine, a scarce semi-official imprint, the North Carolina Depot was located at Main and 8th Streets Richmond and issued clothing to North Carolina troops, an article about this cover by Patricia Kaufmann appeared in the American Stamp Dealer (Jan. 2010, copy included)

E. 400-500
450
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777
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 777, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins incl. sheet margin at right, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Oct. 21" circular datestamp on wallpaper adversity cover to Camden S.C., some small cover tears and edge splitting, corner folded up for display, otherwise Very Fine cover and Extremely Fine stamp

E. 400-500
750
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778
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 778, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large even margins, rich color, ms. cancel, matching ms. "Chickamauga Aug 29" army field office postmark on 1863 cover to Opelika Ala., flap removed, tiny tear at right, still an Extremely Fine example of this manuscript Army of Tennessee postmark, used prior to the fall of Chattanooga on Sep. 8, 1863, ex Walske

E. 750-1,000
700
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779
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 779, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Full even margins, tied by beautifully struck "JACKSON" straightline handstamp on cover to Macon C.H. S.C., some inconsequential toning around edges of stamp, Very Fine cover and strike, ex Skinner

E. 500-750
1,600
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780
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 780, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Milky Blue, Die B (12a), 10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a)10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a). Sheet margin at top, full to large at left and bottom, roughly separated at right slightly in, tied by "Jackson Miss. Nov. 23" circular datestamp on blue, brown and white wallpaper cover to Tibbee Station, Mobile & Ohio R.R. Miss., stamp with light horizontal crease, opened for display, Very Fine, the addressee is most likely the son of Henry L. Muldrow, a distinguished C.S.A. cavalry officer who later served in Congress and in the Grover Cleveland administration

E. 500-750
1,900
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781
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 781, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Full to large margins, some edge gum toning, tied by manuscript "Quitman Ga. Jul. 7, '63" postmark on small gray and white wallpaper cover to the wife of Lt. John Kell at Macon Ga., Very Fine, Kell was 1st officer of the CSS Alabama, a screw sloop-of-war which served as a commerce raider, attacking Union merchant and naval ships for two years until she was sunk by the USS Kearsarge in 1864

E. 500-750
700
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782
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 782, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large to huge margins, beautiful deep shade and proof-like impression, cancelled by small quartered cork with manuscript "Winchester Va. July 17th 1864" Army of the Valley District postmark on manila homemade cover to Tuskegee Ala., Extremely Fine, the manuscript postmark and small "Crossroads" cancel are extremely rare, they were used briefly by Winchester postmaster Graves during the movement of Major General Early's Army of the Valley District in July 1864 (see Jaronski, "A Postal History of the Army of Northern Virginia", 1984 Congress Book, pp. 61-64), ex Walske

E. 750-1,000
650
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783
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 783, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to just in at lower right, tied by "TUPELO MISS." straightline handstamp on small yellow cover to Madison Ga., missing bottom flap, Very Fine and rare marking, ex Skinner

E. 500-750
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784
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 784, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12 K&B), 10c Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12 K&B)10c Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12 K&B). Large margins to just touched at bottom right, cancelled by Army of Northern Virginia 10-Bar Open Grid on blue cover to Vance's Ferry S.C., small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine, ex Walske

E. 200-300
150
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785
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 785, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Dark Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12d K&B), 10c Dark Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12d K&B)10c Dark Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12d K&B). Large margins, gorgeous deep shade, tied by unusually clear strike of Army of Northern Virginia 7-Bar Grid in Circle cancel on homemade cover to Lenoir N.C., sender's endorsement "From G. W. F. Harper, 58th N.C. Regt. Care Lt. Davidson to Mail at Hickory Tavern", Extremely Fine, ex Judd and Walske

E. 200-300
170
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786
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 786, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large even margins, rich color, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Nov. 17" circular datestamp on small cover to Flat Rock N.C., Very Fine and choice

E. 150-200
100
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787
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 787, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 11 thru 1210c Blue, Die A, B (11-12), 10c Blue, Die A, B (11-12)10c Blue, Die A, B (11-12). 13 covers, nearly all are No. 11's, vast majority with four margin stamps and a few with quite large margins, couple color varieties incl. Milky Blue, different town uses, three with colored circular datestamps, a few faults but overall Very Fine, higher quality than often seen in groups of these covers

E. 500-750
900
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