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Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1921
c
Captain Hannibal Nimms, Civil War Correspondence. Binder with approximately 93 letters from 1st Lt. and then Capt. Hannibal Nimms mostly to his wife Harriet in Lexington Mich., wonderful range of content with lengthy field and campaign descriptions, many covers included but Mrs. Nimms opened them roughly so nearly all are defective, the letters are intact and Very Fine, also with some related material incl. the Nimms' 1863 wedding certificate and his appointment as 1st Lt. signed by the Governor of Michigan in 1861, an outstanding group with background research file included, unfortunately the Nimms' marriage was not destined to be a long one, as Capt. Nimms was wounded at Jonesboro Ga. on Sep. 1, 1864 and died the next day

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
1922
c
Emily Gates, Civil War Correspondence. Binder with approximately 22 letters to Emily Gates in Peoria Ill., from her brother and other soldiers in the field, most accompanied by original covers incl. five with multicolor Patriotic designs and two illustrated lettersheets, nearly all the letters are lengthy and many with excellent content incl. some battle related, the covers in mixed condition with some defective, overall Fine-Very Fine group that will please the collector interested in content more than cover condition, background research file included

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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1923
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1923, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversCharleston S.C. Jan. 1, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jan. 1, 1861Charleston S.C. Jan. 1, 1861. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp on 3c Star Die entire cancelled by grid to Huntsville Ala., fresh and Very Fine New Year's Day Independent State use from the first state to secede and prior to any other state taking that action

E. 400-500
0
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1924
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1924, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversCharleston S.C. Mar. 29, 1861, Charleston S.C. Mar. 29, 1861Charleston S.C. Mar. 29, 1861. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp on 3c Star Die entire to Athens Tenn., fresh and Very Fine Independent State use

E. 200-300
110
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1925
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1925, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversIndian Springs Ga. May? (1861), Indian Springs Ga. May? (1861)Indian Springs Ga. May? (1861). Strike of green circular datestamp cancels 3c Star Die entire to Milledgeville Ga., 1861 docketing at left, small piece out of top flap, Very Fine, scarce Confederate State use, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
225
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1926
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1926, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversRichmond Va. Apr. 24, 1861, Richmond Va. Apr. 24, 1861Richmond Va. Apr. 24, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp cancels 3c Star Die entire to Henry C.H. Va., trivial edge soiling, Very Fine, scarce Independent State use, Virginia's secession referendum was held April 17, only a week prior to this sending

E. 300-400
150
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1927
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1927, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers"Camp Beauregard Ky, "Camp Beauregard Ky"Camp Beauregard Ky." Ms. postmark with matching "Paid 5c" on brown Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse patriotic cover to Warren Ark., light strike of "Columbus Ky." circular datestamp and "Paid" in oval handstamp, with manuscript "5" rate, slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, some staining at top, otherwise Fine, ex Boshwit, mail from Camp Beauregard was brought to the nearby post office at Columbus

E. 500-750
400
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1928
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1928, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversCharleston S.C. Oct. 24, 186?, Charleston S.C. Oct. 24, 186?Charleston S.C. Oct. 24, 186?. Circular datestamp with matching "Paid 2" handstamp on South Carolina Railroad corner card cover with illustrated train, addressed locally, some minor wear, top left corner of cover and most of backflap restored, Very Fine appearance, desirable and scarce combination of the corner card and drop use

E. 500-750
500
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1929
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1929, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversNew Orleans La., Jan. 27, 1862, New Orleans La., Jan. 27, 1862New Orleans La., Jan. 27, 1862. Double-circle datestamp, matching "Steam 7" handstamp (5c postage plus 2c ship captain's fee) on small cover addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, small edge tear, usual small filing holes, otherwise Very Fine

E. 500-750
350
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1930
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1930, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversAthens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Ty. II, huge margins, tied by grid, "Athens Ga. Oct. 9 Paid" circular datestamp on cover to Phidelta Ga., cover repaired and relined, stamp is Extremely Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

2,500
750
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1931
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1931, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Calhoun Position 1, top left corner sheet margins, other sides ample to large, lightly cancelled by town datestamp, slight crease at left, still Extremely Fine, ex Walcott and Hall

1,400
550
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1932
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1932, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Calhoun Position 5, top right corner sheet margins, other sides ample to just touching red border, lightly cancelled by town datestamp, Very Fine and choice, ex Walcott and Hall

1,400
650
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1933
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1933, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Margins all around, tied by partial strike of "Baton Rouge La. Nov. 18, 1861" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Edmund McIlhenny, inventor of Tabasco sauce, care of Hon. D.D. Avery in New Iberia La., cover slightly reduced at top and soiling (faint toned spot on stamp), otherwise Fine, a nice use to McIlhenny who owned a salt-mining business on Avery Island, after the Civil War he returned to his home and used a crop of capsicum hot peppers and the native salt to begin production of Tabasco sauce, at first bottling it in discarded cologne bottles, McIlhenny was married to the daughter of Daniel Dudley Avery, Avery Island is a salt dome named after the family and remains the source of Tabasco sauce today

3,000
950
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1934
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Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1934, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversMemphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Horizontal and vertical pairs, unused (no gum), large margins to just in, one with Position 50 showing cracked plate, few small faults incl. horizontal pair small piece out at top, otherwise Fine, Scott Retail as singles

400
110
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1935
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1935, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Vertical pair and single, large margins to in incl. pair with sheet margin at right, tied by "New Orleans La. 25 Nov." circular datestamps on orange legal-size cover containing depositions to Liberty Miss., 1861 docketing and signed by J.L. Riddell at lower left, some edge flaws, pair with faults, otherwise Fine and unusual franking

E. 300-400
500
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1936
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1936, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversRaleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking on yellow cover, blue "Raleigh S.C. Oct. 4" double-circle datestamp, small tear at top, missing part of top flap, Very Fine

600
400
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1937
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1937, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers5c Green (1), 5c Green (1)5c Green (1). Large to huge margins, rich color, tied by red "Clarksville Ten. Jan. 8, 1862" double-circle datestamp on small piece, faint pre-use crease is barely noticeable, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

300
600
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1938
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1938, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b)10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b). Large margins to full, cancelled by bold strike of green Monticello Nov. 25" circular datestamp, light diagonal crease, Very Fine appearance, scarce with a green town cancel, with 1993 P.F. certificate

500
650
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1939
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1939, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins, deep rich color nicely complemented by blue Lynchburg Va. circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Walcott

550
1,200
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1940
 
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1940, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins, radiant color, neat strike of "Mobile Ala. Aug. 30" double-circle datestamp, slightly dry print at left (not noted on accompanying certificate), Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

500
325
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1941
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2c Brown Red, 10c Blue, Die A, B (8, 11-12). First a 2c block of eight with vertical gutter between and top sheet margin, traces of gum, couple thin spots, Very Fine appearance, 10c items include two bottom imprint and plate no. blocks of 18 and bottom imprint and plate no. strip of eight, each a different shade, disturbed original gum or no gum, some flaws, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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1942
 
Confederate Stamps. 40 mostly unused stamps, incl. 56X1 (2), block of four and four singles of No. 8, block of four of No. 13 (2), pair of No. 14, also used No. 13, several blocks of Nos. 11 and 12, few faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
800
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1943
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1943, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers5c Green (1), 5c Green (1)5c Green (1). Two singles in distinctly different shades, large margins, tied together by light strike of "Savannah Geo. Apr. 6" circular datestamp on cover to Baton Rouge La., trivial soiling, right stamp faint crease at right, Very Fine appearance, attractive with the two different shades

E. 300-400
350
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1944
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1944, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers10c 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
300
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1945
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1945, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Full margins to barely clear top right corner, tied by grid cancel, "Athens Ga. 23" circular datestamp with no trace of a month, on small cover to Columbus Ga. with gorgeous blue University of Georgia Athens embossed cameo corner card depicting the state seal, couple negligible soiling spots, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1946
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1946, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins to in, rich color, tied by green "Monticello Ga. Mar. 10" circular datestamp on turned cover to Franklin Ga., inside is 3c Red entire (U10) cancelled by "Savannah Geo. Paid Dec. 1" circular datestamp to Monticello Ga., probably 1860 use, some wear, Very Fine turned use

E. 300-400
325
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1947
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1947, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins all around, neat pen cancel, manuscript "Green Pond Ga. Jan. 29, 1865" postmark on adversity cover made out of an advertisement for books, to Pickens C.H. S.C, original contents included, Very Fine

E. 150-200
180
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1948
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1948, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and Covers10c 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 and slightly reduced at bottom, Very Fine and rare marking, ex Skinner

E. 500-750
1,200
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1949
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1949, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment Bureau, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment BureauPost Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment Bureau. Dietz Type I signed by B. N. Clements, cancelled by light strike of Va. circular datestamp, "Free" handstamp, to Woodlawn S.C., few light file folds, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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1950
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1950, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversPost Office Department, Official Business, Post Office Department, Official BusinessPost Office Department, Official Business. Two, incl. one from Chief of the Finance Bureau with "Free" handstamp from Richmond to S.C., second from Chief Clerk of the P.O. Department with "Free" handstamp from Richmond to Atlanta Ga., some wear, Fine

E. 300-400
400
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1951
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1951, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversConfederate Covers, Confederate CoversConfederate Covers. Two, first bears 10c Blue, Die B (12) cancelled by penstrokes, matching "Ashepoo Ferry S.C. Feby. 12th 1864" manuscript pmk. to Augusta Arsenal Ga., second is adversity cover made from printed page that refers to a hanging with "Green Pond P.O. Dec. 26" manuscript pmk. and matching "Paid 10" to Gadsden P.O. S.C., opened for display, both fresh and Very Fine, first ex Gallagher, second ex Kohn

E. 200-300
200
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1952
c
Confederate Covers. Equivalent of two three-ring binders of covers, incl. Jan. 21, 1861 used from Charleston S.C., few with No. 1, 2, 4, group of No. 11 and 12, several adversity covers, also few U.S. Patriotics, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
3,750
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1953
c
Handstamped Paid and Due Markings. 21 covers, incl. nice group from North Carolina with several from Charleston, Hillsboro, Wilmington, Charlotte, also one adversity cover, mixed condition, few Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
950
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1954
c
Sale Number 1026, Lot Number 1954, Civil War and Confederate States thru Hawaii: Stamps and CoversHAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31), HAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31)HAWAII, 1864, 2c Rose Vermilion (31). 33 covers, mostly with singles, about half uncancelled and used on Maui, mixed condition, few Fine

E. 500-750
1,100
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