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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 8 thru 10

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
752
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 752, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 102c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal strip of five with left sheet margin, large margins except where touching two stamps, couple tiny flaws from placement near edge, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Jan. 2" (1865) circular datestamp on cover addressed to Edgar M. Lazarus, care of Capt. J. R. Mordecai on James Island S.C., ms. "1/1/65" docketing, wax seal on back, inconsequential small wax stain at bottom and small sealed top flap tear

VERY FINE 2-CENT RED JACK STRIP OF FIVE CANCELLED IN BLUE ON COVER -- SENT TO THE "SIEGE TRAIN" ON JAMES ISLAND IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR.

The South Carolina "Siege Train" was a special force of C.S.A. artillery that operated from James Island in an attempt to break the Union hold of Charleston Harbor. Captain Mordecai was assistant quartermaster and son-in-law of prominent Charleston resident Moses Mordecai

E. 4,000-5,000
2,700
753
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 753, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 102c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal strip of five, rich color, large margins to just clear at bottom of left stamps, sheet margin at left, tied by three strikes of "Marietta Geo. Jan. 1" New Year's Day circular datestamp on brown cover to Arkansas Senator Robert H. Johnson, address in beautiful script, some expert cover restoration on back at top and top left corner, still Very Fine, an attractive large franking of the 2c Red Jack paying the 10c rate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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754
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 754, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 102c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Two, large even margins, light diagonal creases and left stamp small tear, tied by lightly struck "Richmond Va. Jan. 3" circular datestamp on homemade oatmeal cover to Danville Va., Very Fine, rare double circular-rate usage, ex Howard P. Green, with 2000 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for pair on cover is $3,250.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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755
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 755, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 102c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal pair, large margins to in especially at top right corner, tied by "Pittsylvania C.H. Va. Apr. 28" circular datestamp on blue cover to Adams Run S.C., from the Wise correspondence, ms. "Due 6cts" at top, Fine, unusual and scarce usage with 4c of the 10c rate paid in stamps and the remaining postage marked as due, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate, accompanied by biographical information on the Wise officers

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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756
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 756, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 102c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large margins to touched, tied by bold strike of "Richmond Va. Mar. 16" circular datestamp on "Office of the Commissioner of Taxes." imprint cover addressed locally, Very Fine and attractive drop letter usage, signed Dietz and with 1997 C.S.A. certificate, illustrated in 1983 P.F. booklet on the 2c 1863 issue by Brian Green

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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757
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 757, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 102c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large margins bottom and left, clear other sides to just nicked at top left, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jan. 3, 1864" double-circle datestamp on small drop cover addressed locally, Very Fine, a pretty diminutive drop use, with 1981 P.F. certificate, signed Dietz and MacBride

E. 750-1,000
650
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758
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 758, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 102c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large margins to just touched, cancelled by pen and with matching "Green Pond S.C. March 12" ms. postmark on small cover to local military address, stamp with few light scuffs, otherwise Fine

E. 200-300
400
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759
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 759, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 102c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Three huge margins incl. portion of adjoining stamp at top, touched at bottom, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 25" circular datestamp on legal-size drop cover to military surgeon in Richmond, ms. "Purveyor's Office, Official Business" endorsement at top, waterstains and folded in at left, appears Fine, ex Hall, with 2007 A.P.S. certificate

E. 200-300
160
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760
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 760, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 1010c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b), 10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b)10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Huge margins all around, bright color, pen-cancelled with matching "Clinton La. June 14/64" manuscript postmark on buff cover to Handsboro Miss., "Via Jackson, Miss. & Mobile" routing directive at bottom, barely reduced at left, Extremely Fine, a striking Jumbo-margined "Ten" on cover, ex Bleuler and Gross, the route directive would send the cover due north via Jackson, as Federal-occupied New Orleans was almost midway between Clinton and Handsboro

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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761
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 761, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 1010c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Full even margins, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jun. 23" circular datestamp on small cover to Miss Minnie Mordecai in Columbia S.C., docketing at upper left, barely reduced at left, fresh and Very Fine, Moses Cohen Mordecai was Charleston's most prominent Jewish citizen before the war, his steamer Isabel (named after his wife) was the vessel that transported Major Robert Anderson and his men from Fort Sumter to the Union squadron following the first engagement of the war, accompanied by biographical information on Mordecai

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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762
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 762, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 1010c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to just in at left, light pre-use crease, tied by "Bruington Va. Nov. ?" circular datestamp on cover to Richmond Va., Fine, scarce townmark, with 2008 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
375
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763
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 763, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 1010c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Full to large margins, pen-cancelled with "Pamplin's Depot Va. Aug. 24" manuscript postmark on homemade cover to Abingdon Va., stamp with edge toning and cover slightly reduced at bottom, neither mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 2000 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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764
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 764, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 1010c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to just in at bottom, small nick at right from separation but does not impact design, tied by two strikes of "Okolona Miss. Jul. 24" circular datestamp on turned cover to Bullock Ala., first use franked with 10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a), ms. cancel with matching "Oakley Ala. Jul. 11" postmark to military address in Pontotoc Miss., opened and folded over for display, Very Fine, a rare turned cover with the 10c "TEN"

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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765
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 765, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 1010c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Beautiful large margins at top and bottom showing complete framelines, full margins at sides, separated on frameline at right but much of it can still be seen, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jun. 6" circular datestamp on cover to Richmond Va., small repair on backflap

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A LOVELY 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON COVER. RARELY FOUND SHOWING SUCH A LARGE PORTION OF THE FRAMELINES.

With 1982 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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766
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 766, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 1010c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Full to large margins showing full frameline at left and portion at bottom, tied by "Tuscaloosa Al. ? 8" circular datestamp on cover to Macon Ga., answer docketing at left, light staining and soiling not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine, with 1978 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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767
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 767, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 1010c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing almost full framelines on two sides and trace of frameline at top, placed over U.S. 3c Red Nesbitt entire and tied by ms. "Junction No. 3 Oct. 13, 1863" postmark to Cowans Ford N.C., edgewear and seriously defective at left where torn open, stamp with small flaws, still scarce usage, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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768
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 768, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 1010c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Full frameline at left and significant parts at bottom and right, separated roughly well into stamp at top right, tied by "Morton Miss. Jul. 29" circular datestamp on small neat green cover to Howard Ga., Very Fine appearance despite the stamp flaw

E. 500-750
800
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769
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 769, Confederate States: General Issues On Cover: Scott 8 thru 1010c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large margins to full incl. full framelines on two sides and trace of frameline at bottom, tied by indistinct strike of "Shelbyville Ten. Jun. 22" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Tullahoma Tenn., ms. "OB" at top left, some cover soiling and faults incl. repair at top left corner, otherwise Fine, rare Tennessee use of the 10c Frameline, most of the state was occupied by Federal forces by the time this stamp was issued, ex Boshwit

E. 750-1,000
900
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