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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — Confederate States Covers and Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2926
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2926, Confederate States Covers and StampsPoint Lookout, Point LookoutPoint Lookout. U.S. 3c Rose (65) tied by "Point Lookout Md." double-circle datestamp on brown cover to Hamptonville N.C., "Richmond Va. Oct. 10" circular datestamp, also with "DUE 10" handstamp, "Prisoner's Letter Examined" framed handstamp at left, endorsed "Via Flag of Truce", with original enclosure, Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
350
2927
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2927, Confederate States Covers and Stamps10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Full margins all around, used with U.S. 3c Rose (65), 10c tied by 10-bar grid cancel, 3c tied by segmented cork cancel and "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan 18" (1865) double-circle datestamp on buff prisoner-of-war cover from Augusta, endorsed "Per Flag of Truce" to Jeffersonville Ind., forwarded to Green Castle Ind., prisoner's endorsement at left "W. S. Marshall, Adjt 51st Ind. Vols, Prisoner of War Augusta Ga", manuscript "Examined E.A.T." Confederate censor's marking (unlisted in Harrison), manuscript "Ford 3" for forwarding postage, pencil note "Nov 26 1864" probably refers to origin date, some edgewear, still Very Fine, Sgt. William S. Marshall was captured at Rowe Gap on May 3, 1863, he was at Libby Prison from May 13, 1863, to May 6, 1864, Danville Prison from May 7, 1864, and was later known to be at Camp Asylum (S.C.) -- Sgt. Marshall's endorsement and the pencil correspondence notation place him in a Confederate prison in Augusta Ga. in November 1864 -- Galen Harrison reports that no covers are known from the Richmond County Jail or cotton factory that were utilized as prisons in Augusta, so this is obviously a very rare Confederate prison cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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2928
c
Civil War Correspondence. Four letters written by Louisa Maury from New Orleans in August and October 1862 to her Aunt Ann in New York City, content mentions (briefly) the Battle of Shiloh, writer's husband who is a Confederate prisoner of war, some other interesting reading, these were found in the accompanying overall gray Quartermaster General's Department, State of New York "Official Business" envelope, addressed but no evidence it went through the mails, but the letters were most likely carried by "Flag of Truce", Very Fine

E. 200-300
160
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2929
 
A Soldier's Letters. Nine letters (six covers with No. 65 accompany), written by Luther A. Granger, who was mustered into A Co. Pa. 57th Infantry and was killed at Gettysburg, written to his wife, eight of the nine are on patriotic stationery incl. Game Cock of Uncle Sam and the Shield of Uncle Sam, mostly personal content but some insight into camp life, origins incl. Camp Mercer, Coosaw Island, near Fredericksburg, Very Fine, interesting group, accompanied by some computer printouts on the regiment

E. 300-400
350
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2930
c
Civil War Postal History Collection. About 50 items, incl. used and unused Union Patriotic covers, few interesting letters, some C.S.A. General Issue covers and small section of Sanitary Commission/Sanitary Fair covers incl. one of the "Great Central Fair For the Sanitary Commission" illustrated types (roughly opened at right and 2c No. 73 damaged), also stamps WV1, WV8 and two or three each WV11-WV13, some of the material is in rough condition but still a fair amount of Fine-Very Fine to be found

E. 750-1,000
900
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2931
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2931, Confederate States Covers and StampsNashville Ten., Sep. 11, 1861, Nashville Ten., Sep. 11, 1861Nashville Ten., Sep. 11, 1861. Circular datestamp perfectly struck in blue with matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps on buff cover originating in Confederate-occupied Columbus Kentucky and sent to C.S.A. Vice President Alexander Stephens in Richmond, carried to Nashville where it entered the C.S.A. mails, back with manuscript "John. G. Burch Columbus Ky., Sept 9th 1861 - Desires a change of position in the Army", missing backflap as usual with Stephens covers, Extremely Fine, ex Felton, Kentucky proclaimed its policy of neutrality on May 20, 1861, but the pro-Confederate and pro-Union citizens within the state were wary of an invasion force throughout the summer months, with each side accusing the other of breaching neutrality, finally, to preempt a Federal occupation of Columbus, General Leonidas Polk ordered General Gideon Pillow to move on Sep. 3 on Hickman and Columbus

E. 500-750
325
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2932
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2932, Confederate States Covers and StampsBowling Green K.Y. Oct. 29 (1861), Bowling Green K.Y. Oct. 29 (1861)Bowling Green K.Y. Oct. 29 (1861). Bold blue circular datestamp with inverted date, manuscript "Due 10" with "10" changed to "5", on cover to Columbus Miss., soldier's endorsement at top "C.C. Malone, Co. K, 14th Miss. Regt." (Beauregard Rifles), with original letter (split in two) in which Malone writes of his company being reduced by sickness, very cold and in need of shoes, some minor edge toning, Very Fine use with original content from the Confederate post office at Bowling Green (occupied Sep. 18), ex Felton

E. 500-750
550
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2933
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2933, Confederate States Covers and Stamps5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Full margins to just in, deep shade, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Oct. 23, 1861" circular datestamp on grocer's yellow lithographed advertising cover to New Plymouth Va., backflap tear barely extends to front, some minor edge staining on back, still Very Fine, a scarce and desirable first-month use on a grocer's corner card, signed Brian Green, who noted it as the earliest known use of Stone 1 (Scott Catalogue now lists Oct. 18 as EDU)

E. 500-750
2,300
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2934
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2934, Confederate States Covers and Stamps5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by partly clear strike of Tenn. town datestamp on captured Union Patriotic cover to Glenn Springs S.C., design depicts Liberty with a U.S. flag and "The Constitution and the Enforcement of the Laws," neat manuscript inside the design states "Captured at Murfreesboro 31st Dec. 62 by J.B. High," and, in answer to the enforcement of the laws message printed on the cover, "not by Lincon" (misspelling the President's name), cover wear and small edge tears, most of backflap missing, Very Fine appearance, a wonderful example of a Union Patriotic cover captured on the first day of a major battle -- with Confederate sentiments written over the design -- the Second Battle of Murfreesboro, also known as the Battle of Stones River, was fought from Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 3, 1863; of the major battles during the Civil War it had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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2935°
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2935, Confederate States Covers and Stamps10c Milky Blue, Die A (11), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11). Full to large margins, lovely pastel color, tied by bold strike of blue "Richmond Va." dateless circle handstamp on captured Union Patriotic cover to Dahlonega Ga., a beautiful multicolored design on yellow envelope with Eagle, American Flag, musical score and lyrics, "Soldier's Letter" at top and "Constitution/ Army for the Union" at bottom, James P. Herron imprint, stamp with small trivial corner crease from placement near edge, backflap tears

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC COVER WITH A RARE DESIGN, A BEAUTIFUL CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE STAMP AND A SCARCE BLUE RICHMOND POSTMARK.

Examples of the Richmond post office's dateless circle in blue are reported on covers from May-June 1863. This cover combines everything that can be desired in a postal history artifact from the Civil War. This is a rare Union Patriotic design that would be very desirable as an ordinary piece of U.S. mail. As a Confederate captured use, with a scarce Richmond postmark and the scarce Milky Blue shade of the 10c engraved stamp, it is immensely more desirable.

E. 2,000-3,000
6,000
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2936
og
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 2936, Confederate States Covers and Stamps1c Orange (14), 1c Orange (14)1c Orange (14). Original gum, enormous margins and bright color, fresh, Extremely Fine, this De La Rue issue depicting John C. Calhoun (looking more like a werewolf than a statesman) was captured on the blockade-runner Bermuda en route to the C.S.A. and never placed in use

100
130
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2937
 
1c-20c General Issues (1-14). Complete used or unused, or both ways in some cases, then some duplication, mostly Nos. 6-7 and 11-12, some multiples, a few genuine Postmaster Provisionals, fakes, fantasies and reprints, also 1864 $1,000 Six percent "Non Taxable Certificate", 50c Confederate Bank Note and captured $1.00 Traders Bank of Richmond note dated Sep. 1861 with endorsement affixed on back (very worn), condition is very mixed, still an interesting lot with some occasional useful Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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