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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: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West Virginia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
567
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 567, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaAlto Tex. May 23, Alto Tex. May 23Alto Tex. May 23. Circular datestamp with day in ms. on cover to Cameron Tex., soldier's endorsement at top and ms. "Due 5" below, foxing and couple small tears, otherwise Fine, scarce town marking

E. 200-300
225
568
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 568, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaAnderson Tex. Jan. 23, Anderson Tex. Jan. 23Anderson Tex. Jan. 23. Boldly struck circular datestamp on adversity cover made from ship freight bill at Port of Galveston Tex., to military address at Galveston, ms. "Paid 10" and box charge no., very slight toning around edges, Extremely Fine strike

E. 300-400
375
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569
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 569, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaBelton Tex. Nov. 15, Belton Tex. Nov. 15Belton Tex. Nov. 15. Circular datestamp with bold matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps on folded cover to San Antonio Tex., 1864 docketing inside, horizontal crease, Very Fine strikes

E. 200-300
250
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570
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 570, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaClinton Tex. Oct. 18, Clinton Tex. Oct. 18Clinton Tex. Oct. 18. Clear strike of woodcut circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" in circle, on small 1863 folded letter to Brownsville Tex., letter datelined "Concrete Tex. Oct. 16th, 1863", some edge splitting, Very Fine and scarce, choice example of this handstamped Paid, ex Kohn

E. 400-500
325
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571
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 571, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West Virginia"Gulf Prairie Texas, Feb. 29, 1864", "Gulf Prairie Texas, Feb. 29, 1864""Gulf Prairie Texas, Feb. 29, 1864". Ms. postmark with "Due 10c" on yellow attorney corner card cover to Fairfield Tex., soldier's endorsement at top, Very Fine, signed Brian Green

E. 200-300
900
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572
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 572, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaHoney Grove Texas. Nov. 13, Honey Grove Texas. Nov. 13Honey Grove Texas. Nov. 13. Clear strike of red circular datestamp with day in manuscript, matching "Paid" straightline and "10" in circle handstamps, on 1862 cover to Greenville S.C., docketing at left, top flap tear and some light soiling, otherwise Very Fine and extremely rare, this is the only example we have encountered and may well be unique

E. 400-500
750
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573
 
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 573, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaHouston Tex, Houston TexHouston Tex. Partly struck circular datestamp on Feb. 5, 1864 issue of Tri-Weekly Telegraph newspaper, unaddressed, slight edge wear, Fine and rare example of the one-cent newspaper rate

E. 150-200
450
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574
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 574, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West Virginia"Panna Maria (Texas) Novbr 30/63", "Panna Maria (Texas) Novbr 30/63""Panna Maria (Texas) Novbr 30/63". Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 10c" on 1863 cover to San Antonio, with brown red corner card depicting detailed illustration of men herding cattle and sheep, "Island's Rancho, Helena, Texas," imprint below (first three words deleted by same blue pen as address), small repair to bottom of top flap, Very Fine, a gorgeous and rare illustrated cover with a small Texas town postmark, from our 1984 and 1988 Rarities sales, Panna Maria is the oldest Polish settlement in the U.S. and was regarded as a Union-sympathizing community during the Civil War

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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575
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 575, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West Virginia"Prairieville Tex. Oct. 2, '61", "Prairieville Tex. Oct. 2, '61""Prairieville Tex. Oct. 2, '61". Manuscript postmark and "Paid 10 Cents" on cover to the University of Virginia, some backflap staining, Very Fine 10c rate for over 500 miles

E. 200-300
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576
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 576, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaQuitman Tex. Oct. 17, Quitman Tex. Oct. 17Quitman Tex. Oct. 17. Bold strike of circular datestamp with manuscript day and "Paid 10" overlapping the datestamp, on folded letter to Nacogdoches Tex., letter datelined ,"Quitman Texas, Oct. 12, 1864", some edge splitting, Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
300
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577
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 577, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaSan Antonio Tex. Nov. 4, San Antonio Tex. Nov. 4San Antonio Tex. Nov. 4. Blue circular datestamp with red "Paid 5" handstamp on 1861 orange cover addressed to "Fort Mason via Fredericksburg", answer docketing at left, minor soiling, Very Fine, back with historical notes on the soldiers addressed on the cover

E. 300-400
600
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578
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 578, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaSeguin *Texas* June 21, Seguin *Texas* June 21Seguin *Texas* June 21. Circular datestamp with stars and the month spelled out, matching "Paid" handstamp on 1863 folded cover to Brownsville Tex., Very Fine, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
250
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579
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 579, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaTyler Tex. Jul. 26, Tyler Tex. Jul. 26Tyler Tex. Jul. 26. Well-struck circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp and pencil "10" rate on blue folded cover to Nacagdoches Tex. from the Starr correspondence, box charge number at top, 1863 docketing on back, light vertical file fold, Very Fine and scarce, ex Hill and Weill Brothers, Starr was appointed the Agent for the Trans-Mississippi Department in Feb. 1864 and has been the subject of extensive new archival research by Vince King

E. 500-750
550
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580
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 580, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaWharton Tex. June 1, Wharton Tex. June 1Wharton Tex. June 1. Clear circular datestamp with "Paid" handstamp and "5" in circle on amber cover to Columbia Tex., ms. "4" at top in same hand as address and may have been used to number the letters, top right corner flaw and tear on back, still Fine and rare, unlisted in Dietz, a 10c example was in the Camina collection

E. 200-300
350
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581
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 581, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaYork Town Tex. Mar. 1 (1863), York Town Tex. Mar. 1 (1863)York Town Tex. Mar. 1 (1863). Bold strike of circular datestamp with ms. "Paid 5ct" on folded cover to Austin Tex., original letter written in German enclosed, cover with reinforcements along folds, some light staining, Very Fine strike, this is a newly-recorded town marking and will be listed in the forthcoming Confederate States Catalogue, includes biographical information on the addressee

E. 200-300
325
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582
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 582, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaPetersburg Va. Jun 6, Petersburg Va. Jun 6Petersburg Va. Jun 6. Blue circular datestamp with matching "Due" and "10" handstamps on 1862 soldier's wallpaper cover to Griffin Ga., endorsed at top "Pr. C. M. McLaurin Co. D, 2nd Geo. Battery, Drewery's Bluff Va.", bottom flap folded up for display, typical cover faults, still Fine and scarce soldier's due wallpaper cover, McLaurin died of acute dysentery at Chimbarazo Hospital in Richmond in Dec. 1862

E. 300-400
600
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583
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 583, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West Virginia"Pruntys Va. 18 July 1862", "Pruntys Va. 18 July 1862""Pruntys Va. 18 July 1862". Manuscript postmark with matching "Free J.W. Carter PM" on buff cover to C.Y. Thomas in Richmond Va., docketing at top and on back, Very Fine, this was an illegal postmaster free frank, only official Post Office Department correspondence was allowed to be sent free

E. 200-300
225
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584
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 584, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaRichmond Va. Sep. 15, 1862, Richmond Va. Sep. 15, 1862Richmond Va. Sep. 15, 1862. Circular datestamp and "Due 10" straightline handstamp on pale green lithographed captured Union Patriotic cover, soldier's endorsement at top, note on back "20 miles in Mariland September the 8th 1862", sent from Confederate camp near Frederick City Md., postmarked at Richmond two days before Antietam, Very Fine, a rare Confederate soldier's due use of a captured Union Patriotic, particularly desirable with such a beautiful design, ex Walske

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
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585
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 585, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaRichmond Va., Sep. 18, 186(?), Richmond Va., Sep. 18, 186(?)Richmond Va., Sep. 18, 186(?). Circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" in circle on Confederate States of America, Treasury Department imprint cover to Gaines Landing Ark., backflap tear from opening, Very Fine

E. 200-300
275
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586
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 586, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaRichmond Va. Jun. 2 (ca. 1863), Richmond Va. Jun. 2 (ca. 1863)Richmond Va. Jun. 2 (ca. 1863). Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on cover to Union Va., Very Fine

E. 150-200
140
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587
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 587, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaTravellers Repose Va. Jan. 31, Travellers Repose Va. Jan. 31Travellers Repose Va. Jan. 31. Manuscript postmark with "Due 10" on 1862 soldier's cover to Americus Ga. with Mounted Dragoon, Sword, Verse and "Forti et Fideli nil Difficile" Slogan (Nothing is difficult to the brave and faithful), "to arms! to arms! verses at top and "Remember Sumpter, Bethel & Manassas" with ms. "Greenbrier & Allegheny" added below, soldier's endorsement by James E. Rylander of the 12th Ga. Infantry, some light wear and slightly reduced at right barely into the "0" of "10", still Very Fine, a scarce design made more desirable by the soldier usage, Rylander was killed at Cold Harbor in 1864

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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588
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 588, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaWinchester Va. Oct. 26, Winchester Va. Oct. 26Winchester Va. Oct. 26. Circular datestamp with "Due" and "10" handstamps on red Gen. Beauregard Patriotic cover to Palmetto Ga., soldier's endorsement at bottom left, cleaned and repaired at top right affecting circular datestamp, still Fine, scarce soldier's due Confederate patriotic, ex Agre, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
600
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589
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 589, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaWinchester Va. Oct. 1862, Winchester Va. Oct. 1862Winchester Va. Oct. 1862. Two covers, first bold "Winchester Va. Oct. 3" double-circle datestamp with "Due" and "10" in circle handstamps on bluish cover to Glenn Springs S.C., second with "Winchester Va. Oct. 12" circular datestamp with "Due" and "10" handstamps on bluish cover to Glenn Springs S.C., both with endorsement of Capt. Winsmith of 1st S.C. Vol., Extremely Fine, ex Walske

E. 400-500
400
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590
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 590, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaCharlestown [West] Va. 29 Aug, Charlestown [West] Va. 29 AugCharlestown [West] Va. 29 Aug. Perfect strike of circular datestamp with date in ms., "Paid" and "5" handstamps on 1861 orange cover to to Mrs. E.G. Lee in Lexington Va., wax seal on back, slightly reduced at right but markings unaffected, Very Fine strike of this West Virginia town marking, the sender was Edwin Gray Lee, who early in the war would serve as an aid to Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and would rise to the rank of General, ex Peters, MacBride, Hart and Oswald

E. 300-400
375
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591
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 591, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaLewisburgh (West) Va. Nov. 26 (1861), Lewisburgh (West) Va. Nov. 26 (1861)Lewisburgh (West) Va. Nov. 26 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with bold "Paid 5" handstamp (altered from U.S. "3" handstamp), on buff cover to Three Springs P.O. Washington, small erosion spot does not affect the markings, Very Fine, a scarce up-rated handstamped "Paid" from West Virginia, ex Thayer

E. 400-500
325
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592
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 592, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaWhite Sulphur Springs (West) Va. Oct. 21, White Sulphur Springs (West) Va. Oct. 21White Sulphur Springs (West) Va. Oct. 21. Circular datestamp on unrated cover to Meadows of Dan Va., endorsed at top "Wm. Smith Floyd's Brigade, Fiftieth Va. Regiment. Co. K.", some edge staining and wear, otherwise Fine Confederate use from West Virginia

E. 200-300
375
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593
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 593, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaHandstamped Paid Markings, Handstamped Paid MarkingsHandstamped Paid Markings. 25 covers, range of towns with both 5c and 10c rates, incl. beautiful group of Alexandria Va. covers in red, a number of Louisiana covers incl. Mansfield, Minden, Laurel Hill, Baton Rough, Clinton, Thibodeaux and others, also S.C., Miss. and Ga., markings for the most part are clearly struck, some faults to be expected but overall a Fine and worthwhile group

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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