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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 2 thru 3

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
704
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 704, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 310c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins to just touching at top, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Feb. 11, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to New Orleans, two tiny pin holes in stamp, otherwise Very Fine

450
160
705
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 705, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 310c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Huge margins to just touching at bottom left, light pen cancel, red "Camden S.C. Jan. 16" double-circle datestamp on small cover to Capt. Cantey of Blanding's Regiment, Manassas Junction Va., light edge staining at bottom, Very Fine, with 1977 C.S.A. certificate

E. 200-300
250
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706
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 706, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 310c Dark Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2)10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2). Top left corner margin single, large margins other sides, slightly oxidized color, tied by perfect bold "Richmond Va. Oct. 17, 1862" circular datestamp on Confederate States of America War Department, Surgeon General's Office semi-official imprint cover to Winchester Va., top and one side flaps missing, edge wear, still Extremely Fine appearance, with 2007 A.P.S. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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707
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 707, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 310c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Clear to large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Nov. 20, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Columbia S.C. with Confederate States of America, Treasurer's Office. semi-official imprint, Very Fine, ex Judd and Howard P. Green

E. 300-400
350
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708
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 708, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 310c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins to just nicked at bottom incl. large part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by indistinct Richmond Va. circular datestamp on grocer's green lithographed all-over advertising cover to Massie's Mill Va., Very Fine, a lovely Confederate advertising cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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709
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 709, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 310c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Full to large margins incl. portions of adjoining stamps at sides, light vertical crease, tied by light strike of Vicksburg double-circle datestamp on 1862 buff cover to "Maj. Genl. M. Lovell, Grenada Miss.", Grenada crossed out and forwarded to Jackson Miss. with "Care of Maj. L. Mims", stamp tied by "Grenada Miss. Dec. 15" circular datestamp, pencil notation on back "Maj. Gen. M.L. Smith, in reference to abandonment of Vicksburg in 1862", Very Fine, an outstanding use between two prominent C.S.A. generals, sent from Vicksburg at the start of Union operations against that city, Martin Luther Smith was one of the few northern born generals to fight for the Confederacy, he planned and constructed the defenses of Vicksburg and was captured by Union forces when the city fell in 1863, after being exchanged he served as chief engineer for the Army of Northern Virginia, Lovell was the Confederate general who was blamed for allowing Union forces to capture New Orleans

E. 750-1,000
500
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710
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 710, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 310c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large to huge margins incl. sheet margin and short transfer at top, tied by well-struck "Little Rock Ark. May 8" (1862) double-circle datestamp on cover to Paris Tex., slightly reduced at left, horizontal file fold at top affects stamp which also has small flaws at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, scarce use from Arkansas to Texas, ex Boshwit, with short biographical information on recipient

E. 400-500
475
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711
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 711, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 310c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Sheet margin at right, large to clear margins other sides, deep rich color, cancelled by blue circular grid with matching "Ashboro N.C. Jul. 29" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Wilmington N.C., Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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712
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 712, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 310c Milky Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Milky Blue, Paterson (2)10c Milky Blue, Paterson (2). Huge sheet margin at right, large margins other sides, tied by blue "Petersburg? Va." circular datestamp on back of cover to Island Ford N.C., cover cleaned to lighten water staining, stamp lifted and replaced and with light vertical crease in sheet margin as well as light diagonal crease over the top flap edge (only the former mentioned on accompanying certificate), Extremely Fine appearing stamp, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate

E. 400-500
275
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713
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 713, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 310c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large even margins, small ms. cancel with matching "Scottsburg Va. Feb. 27" postmark on brown homemade cover to Palmer's Springs Va., stamp with tiny tear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce Virginia manuscript town mark

325
150
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714
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 714, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 32c 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 with top flap replaced, small cover repair at top also slightly affects left stamp and is not mentioned on accompanying certificates

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

The addressee, "Col." Lewis E. Parsons was not a military colonel -- the title was honorary. After the war he was appointed provisional governor of Alabama and served as the state's 19th governor until December 1865. While in office he tried to purchase Florida's panhandle. After his service as governor he was elected by the legislature to the U.S. Senate, but was refused his seat.

Ex Hessel. Warren Census no. GEO-013. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 36. With 1976 P.F. and 1999 C.S.A. certificates

E. 7,500-10,000
9,000
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715
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 715, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 32c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Block of five, Pos. 2-3/12-13/23, deep rich color, margins in at places and fifth stamp at bottom partially torn off, lower left stamp has small repair, tied by vivid orange "Kosciusko Miss. Aug. 20" circular datestamp on blue adversity cover to Bear Creek Ga., made from printed receipt form, folded open for display, minor cover faults

A FINE APPEARING AND SPECTACULAR COVER, COMBINING AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK, SCARCE ORANGE CANCELLATION AND ADVERSITY USAGE.

Only eight covers with the 2c Green used from Mississippi are listed in the Warren census and this is the only cover of that group that bears a block.

Warren Census no. MS-005. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 42. Ex Seybold, Knapp and Brooks. With 1997 P.S.E. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
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716
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 716, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 32c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). L-shaped strip of four and single tied by "Shreveport La. Jan. 22, 1863" double-circle datestamp on manila cover to Marion La., year date inverted in datestamp, one backflap removed, one stamp sharp broken crease, couple stained spots

FINE APPEARING AND SCARCE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH FRANKING FOR THE 10-CENT RATE.

Only three covers with the 2c Green used from Louisiana are listed in the Warren census. Census no. La-003. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 41. Scott Retail for strip of five on cover is $13,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,800
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717
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 717, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 32c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Horizontal strip of five, defective with creases and tears, tied by bold "Brandon Church (Va.) April 25 (1862)" manuscript postmark on cover to military address "near Jamestown Island Va.", some edge wear

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN ON COVER AND THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THIS MANUSCRIPT TOWN MARKING.

Brandon is a section of Prince George County Virginia along the James River. Warren Census no. IND-005 (meaning unidentified town marking). Illustrated in 2011 Congress Book on p. 63. Accompanied by biographical information on the addressees

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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718
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 718, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 32c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Ample to large margins on three sides, touched at left, tiny scissors cut in bottom margin, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Nov. 15" (1862) circular datestamp on orange cover to "Gov. Gist, Columbia", backflap removed and small stain above address

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH ON A COLUMBIA DROP LETTER.

The Warren census records only seven examples of the 2c Lithograph used from Columbia, including three circulars -- one of which was used locally. This is the only recorded drop-letter usage in the census.

Warren Census no. SC-029. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 49. With 1982 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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719
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 719, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 32c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Huge margins incl. sheet margin at left and part of adjoining stamp at right, vertical crease ending in small tears at left, minor gum toning, tied by "Griffin Ga. Jun. 11" circular datestamp on locally-addressed cover, Very Fine appearance, ex Matz and Burrows, Warren Census no. GEO-026, pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 37, with 1981 P.F. and 2004 C.S.A. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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720
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 720, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 32c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Large margins at left and bottom, clear to just in at bottom right, rich color, tied by "Mobile Ala. Jun. 27 1863" double-circle datestamp on fresh brown cover to Tibbee Station Miss., "Printed Circular" at top, Very Fine and attractive, Warren Census no. ALA-011, pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 33

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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721
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 721, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 32c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Ample margins at sides, just touching or slightly in at top and bottom, small margin nick at left, tied by "Fayettville N.C. Nov. 1, 1862" circular datestamp on local cover, Very Fine, Warren Census no. NC-005

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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722
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 722, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 32c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Large margins to clear at right, tied by bold strike of "Richmond Va. Dec. 8, 1862" circular datestamp on "Confederate States of America Treasury Department" semi-official imprint drop cover, worn with sealed tears, backflap replaced, still a very presentable and extremely rare combination of 2c Green on cover with the Treasury Dept. imprint, Warren census no. VA-046

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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723
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 723, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 2 thru 32c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Large margins to in at top right where separated unevenly, tied by "Knoxville Ten. Aug. 11" circular datestamp on homemade cover to local addressee, forwarded to Saltville Va., Fine, unusual use which probably contained a printed circular and so was not charged additional postage for the forwarding, ex Boshwit and Cipolla, Warren Census no. TN-003, pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 51

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