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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 18-19 April, 2013

Category — 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2499
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2499, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins all around except clipped corner bottom left, tiny scissors-cut between pair at bottom, beautiful proof-like impression, tied by red "Sparta Ga. Feb. 11" (1862) circular datestamp on brown cover to Vice President Stephens in Richmond from his half-brother Linton, backflap removed and docketed as usual, minor corner nick at bottom right, Very Fine, a beautiful cover, signed Kimbrough, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

1,500
500
2500
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2500, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Huge margins all around, pretty pastel shade, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Nov. 22" (1862) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Newberry C.H. S.C., Extremely Fine Gem, an elusive "triple blue" combination with a choice stamp and clear cancel on a fresh cover

E. 400-500
550
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2501
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2501, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Huge margins incl. right sheet margin, tied by red "Greensborough N.C. Nov. 9" circular datestamp on green cover to Salem N.C. with manuscript "Official Business. Q.M. Department. Greensboro N.C.", portion of letter written on back of cover in pencil, some cover wear and edge tear at top left, stamp is Extremely Fine, an attractive military endorsement cover

E. 500-750
1,200
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2502°
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2502, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Huge margins incl. portion of adjoining stamp at left, small manuscript "X" cancel, and tied by last letter of "B(eaver) Damn Depot Dec. 11, 1862" manuscript postmark on cover from William Carter Wickham to his wife in Hanover C.H. Va., Very Fine, Wickham was a prominent Confederate general, when he wrote this to his wife he was a colonel in the 4th Virginia Cavalry, signed Brian Green

E. 300-400
250
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2503
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2503, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Full to huge margins, rich color, tied by "Greensborough Ala. Jan. 21" circular datestamp on small cover to Mobile, 1863 docketing at top, stamp with light corner crease and tiny hole caused by the period after "Ala.", Very Fine appearance

325
160
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2504
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2504, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large to huge margins all around, used with 10c Blue, Die A (11), stamps tied together by indistinct circular datestamp on large brown cover to Liberty Hill N.C., cover with some wrinkling and slightly reduced at left, minor age spots, Very Fine appearance, a rare combination franking with the lithographed and engraved issues, this must have weighed between one-half and one ounce

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2505
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2505, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Lovely bright shade, large even margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. 25, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to White Sulphur Springs Va., "care of" notation at bottom left refers to hospital, Extremely Fine, a fresh and gorgeous cover, ex Antrim

950
750
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2506
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2506, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Paterson, Stone Y (2b, 2, 2e), 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Paterson, Stone Y (2b, 2, 2e)10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Paterson, Stone Y (2b, 2, 2e). Balance of six covers, one from Stone Y, two Paterson, dramatic range of shades, each a different town cancel incl. two in blue, couple minor cover flaws, Very Fine group, several of these could easily be $200 auction lots

E. 750-1,000
700
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2507
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2507, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Horizontal strip of five, large margins to slightly in at top and left, tied by four light strikes of "Montgomery Tex. Mar. 1" circular datestamp with clear fifth strike at lower left on small cover to Washington Tex.

THE FINEST OF THREE RECORDED 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH STRIPS OF FIVE ON COVERS ORIGINATING FROM TEXAS. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.

The census of 2c Lithographs on cover published by Dan Warren in the 2011 Congress Book records a total of only 11 covers from Texas, including three with strips of five. The other two listed are from the Perry correspondence, but they appear to be the same cover listed twice. The Perry cover has significant repairs (Siegel Sale 907, lot 2842). There is also one additional cover from the Perry correspondence that originated in Texas, but was hand-carried to Shreveport and received military field cancels, and as such is not counted by Warren in the Texas section (Siegel Sale 823, lot 474).

Warren Census No. TX-010. Ex Keeling. Illustrated in 2011 Congress Book on page 53

13,750
10,000
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2508
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2508, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Ample to large margins, rich color, tied by indistinct Savannah Ga. circular datestamp on diminutive homemade drop cover addressed to Savannah, Very Fine, a desirable and scarce cover, probably Warren Census No. GEO-43 (no photo record of this entry and missing referenced enclosure), signed Dietz

2,750
1,800
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2509
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2509, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Large to clear margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Nov. 1, 1862" circular datestamp on folded "Confederate States of America, Department of Justice, Circular Letter to District Attorneys and to Receivers under the Sequestration Act", dated "Richmond, October 22, 1862" with printed name of Acting Attorney General Wade Keyes, sent to "Receiver", Macon Ga., stamp with couple pinhole indentations which do not penetrate through to back

VERY FINE USE OF THE 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH ON A CIRCULAR FROM THE CONFEDERATE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REALTED TO CONFISCATION OF UNION PROPERTY IN THE SOUTH.

The circular relates to sequestration of property of "alien enemies". According to Wikipedia, the 1861 Sequestration Act was an attempt to garner resources for the Confederate government and "provided for confiscation of all Union 'lands, tenements, goods and chattels, right and credits' and the transfer of debt obligation on the part of Confederate citizens from Northern creditors directly to the Confederate government." Wade Keys was Assistant Attorney General and twice served as Acting Attorney General, in 1861 and from 1863-64, during vacancies of the permanent appointees.

Warren Census No. VA-042. Ex Weatherly

2,750
3,250
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2510
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2510, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a), 5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a)5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a). Beautiful intense shade, full even margins, trace of gum soak in bottom margin, tied by "New Orleans 24 Apr." (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Winona Miss., Very Fine and extremely late use one day before Farragut anchored in front of the city, only a few days later New Orleans was occupied and the Louisiana state flag was removed from City Hall by Farragut and and his marines on April 29

E. 500-750
500
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2511
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2511, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Ample to full margins, deep shade, tied by blue "Danville Va. Jun. 30" (1862) circular datestamp on small buff cover to Lynchburg Va., central file fold, Very Fine, scarce use on last day of the 5c rate, from June 1, 1861 to June 30, 1862, the rate was 5c for distances under 500 miles and 10c for distances over 500 miles, after June 30, 1862, this was changed to a flat rate of 10c irrespective of distance, Weill backstamp

E. 300-400
425
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2512
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2512, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Full margins to touched, bright color, tied by "Newberry C.H. S.C. Jul. 1?" circular datestamp (faint trace of second digit in date) on 1862 brown cover to Martins Depot S.C., underpaid with manuscript "Due 5", Very Fine, an early use shortly after the 5c under-500 miles rate was raised to 10c, which explains the confusion on the part of the sender, ex Myerson

E. 300-400
500
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2513
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2513, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Tight but clear margins, just tied by "Big Shanty/[Date]" two-line datestamp with unclear date on homemade cover to Lawrenceville Ga., few minor toned specks, Very Fine

E. 300-400
350
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2514
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2514, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Full margins to nicked at right, tied by manuscript penstrokes and blue Raleigh N.C. double-circle datestamp on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic cover to Waughtown N.C., sealed backflap tears, Fine

E. 500-750
1,400
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2515
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2515, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, rich color, huge margins to clear incl. portions of adjoining stamps at bottom, pre-use vertical crease in left stamp, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 6, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Pittsylvania C.H. Va., backflap tears and small edge tears at top of cover, Very Fine example of the new 10c rate for all distances

625
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2516
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2516, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Horizontal pair, full to large margins, tied by twice-struck "Mobile Ala. May 27, 1862" double-circle datestamp on homemade cover to Marion Station Miss., scattered foxing and slightly reduced at top where flap missing, still attractive and Very Fine

500
200
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2517
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2517, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)5c Light Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Light Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Light Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear at left, pretty soft shade, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Aug. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Palmero Springs Va., cover with sealed corner and bottom flap tear, Very Fine

450
160
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2518
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2518, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair and two singles, three different shades, mostly large margins, tied by "Brenham Tex." circular datestamp on cover to Brazoria Tex., a few negligible faults, still Very Fine, a scarce double-rate franking, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

E. 750-1,000
600
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2519
c
5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Balance of eight covers, all assumed to be from Stone 2 and a couple affirmatively plated as such, incl. one used with 5c Green Stone 1-2 (1), cut in with faults but still an attractive two-color combination, others single uses paying under-500 miles rate, few faults but nearly all are Very Fine appearing covers, Scott Retail as all Stone 2 with no premium for the mixed-issue cover

2,200
950
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2520
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2520, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large even margins all around, bright shade, tied by clear strike of "Covington Ga. Aug. 19" circular datestamp on cover to Athens Ga., Extremely Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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2521
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2521, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins except just touched bottom left corner, tied by "Jackson Miss. Sep. 19" circular datestamp on turned cover to Summit Miss., inside with manuscript "Meridian Miss." and matching "Paid 10", bottom flap added, still Very Fine, desirable turned use with the 10c Rose Lithograph

E. 500-750
550
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2522
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2522, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Huge margins to clear at top, tiny adhesion in lower left margin, tied by "Weldon N.C. Jul. 26, 1862" circular datestamp on orange legal-size "Confederate States of America, Department of State" semi-official imprint cover to the State Dept. at Richmond, manuscript initials "R.R.B.", Extremely Fine, an incredibly fresh and beautiful government use of the 10c Rose

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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2523
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2523, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Carmine Rose (5), 10c Carmine Rose (5)10c Carmine Rose (5). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins all around, ample at lower left, beautiful bright shade, neatly placed and tied by clear blue "New Bern Va. Jul. 31" (1862) circular datestamp on folded cover to Richmond Va.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR ON A REMARKABLY FRESH COVER. THIS IS, WITHOUT QUESTION, THE FINEST-QUALITY COVER BEARING A PAIR OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUES.

Stanley B. Ashbrook wrote on back "C.S.A. 10c Rose - V.F. H. Pair In Fresh Early Rose Color. Used July 31, 1862 - A Double 10c Rate - From Newbern C.H. Va. To Richmond. In My Opinion This Cover Is Genuine In Every Respect And A Very Valuable And Rare Gem. Stanley B. Ashbrook. Feb. 6, 1956." What Ashbrook describes as an "early Rose" is the distinctive Carmine Rose.

Ex Simon and McCarren. With 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
19,500
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2524
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2524, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large to huge margins, tied by "Selma Ala. Jul. 21" circular datestamp on small cover to Mobile Ala., stamp with gum soaking around edges, piece of backflap missing, appears Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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2525
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2525, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large to full margins, tied by bold strike of "Richmond Va. 2 April?" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Lexington Va., original enclosed letter datelined "Camp Winder, Paxton's Brigade, March 31st 1863" from Capt. Philip F. Frazer, Co. E of the 27th Virginia Infantry, addressee of letter and cover match, letter relates to money due to relatives of deceased Confederate soldiers, bottom right corner of stamp with slight gum soak, Very Fine appearance and nice content, Philip Frazer's Company E command was known as the "Greenbrier Rifles", Paxton's brigade was the famous "Stonewall Brigade" formerly commanded by Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, at Appomattox Court House General Lee asked the 210 remaining men in the Brigade to lead the final march of his Army of Northern Virginia

E. 500-750
425
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2526
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2526, 10c Blue thru 10c Rose Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 2-5)10c Carmine (5a), 10c Carmine (5a)10c Carmine (5a). Ample to large margins, tied by indistinct town cancel on orange cover to Conwayboro S.C., vertical file fold affects stamp which has small repair incl. painting in of portions of design at top left and bottom right, missing sideflap at right, appears Very Fine, a scarce shade on cover, ex Murphy, with 1998 P.F. certificate

5,000
375
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