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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2558
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2558, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Huge margins to clear at left, tied by "Goodson" straightline handstamp with month removed on cover to Richmond Va., some restoration of backflaps and tiny corner repair at top right, appears Very Fine, scarce straightline marking

E. 400-500
700
2559
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2559, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Two forwarded covers, first stamp with huge margins all around, tied by red cork and by blue "Columbia S.C. Dec. 20" circular datestamp on 1864 cover addressed to Columbia, forwarded to Greenville S.C. with blue "10" handstamp, missing part of backflap which is repaired, faded first address enhanced with pencil, still Extremely Fine, an interesting overpaid drop and then forwarded cover, second stamp irregular but mostly large to clear margins, tied by "Staunton Va. Jul. 23" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Charleston S.C., forwarded to Cedar Springs S.C. with bold strikes of "Charleston S.C. Aug. 1, 186?" circular datestamp and "10" handstamp, Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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2560
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2560, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins all around incl. sheet margin at bottom with traces "& Daly" (which was subsequently removed from the imprint), tied by "Wilmington N.C. Sept. 15" circular datestamp on cover to Gibson's Store N.C., neat strike of "WAY" straightline handstamp, Extremely Fine, ex MacBride, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,200
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2561
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2561, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Three huge margins incl. portion of adjoining stamp at right, full at left, tied by two strikes of red "Greensborough N.C. Oct. 21" circular datestamp on cover to Willington S.C., missent to Wilmington N.C., postmaster at Wilmington struck bold "MISSENT" straightline handstamp and then forwarded on to correct town, Extremely Fine, a wonderful combination of markings, signed Brian Green

E. 400-500
500
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2562
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2562, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large to huge margins, bit of oxidation at top right, tied by "Wartrace N. & C. R. R. May 15, 1863" railroad oval datestamp on cover to Chattanooga Tenn., manuscript "Bank of Tennessee" at bottom, small edge tear at left, Very Fine and scarce, C.S.A. Catalogue value $1,000.00

E. 500-750
550
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2563
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2563, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to clear, tied by well-struck "Bristol V. & T. R. R." railroad handstamp on cover to Starrsville Ga., some cover wear and staining, Very Fine strike of this railroad cancel, C.S.A. Catalogue value $750.00

E. 200-300
180
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2564
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2564, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Strip of three and two singles, tied by multiple strikes of "Bridgewater Va." circular datestamp with unclear date on light yellow cover to Staunton Va., cover with wrinkling and repair at top flap which is largely missing, top single with corner crease, Fine appearance and a very scarce 5-times the single rate franking, with 1987 A.P.S. certificate that shows an additional single at left which did not originate and has been removed

E. 400-500
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2565
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2565, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Rough margins and gum toning, tied by bold blue "Emory Va. Feb. 13" circular datestamp on large part of brown homemade cover containing homemade Valentine with multicolored enamel flowers, love poem dated Feb. 14, 1864, judging from matching stains, the cover and Valentine appear to go together, very rare, ex Antrim and Nunnelley

E. 400-500
750
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2566
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2566, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Full margins to slightly nicked at right, tied by "Savannah Ga. June 23" circular datestamp on wallpaper adversity cover to Adams Run S.C. part of top folded over for display, missing backflap, Very Fine

E. 300-400
700
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2567
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2567, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large to full margins, tied by bold strike of "Charleston S.C. Sep. 30, 1864" circular datestamp on small wallpaper adversity cover to Spartanburg S.C., docketing at left, flap folded out, Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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2568°
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2568, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Tied by "Charleston S.C. May 2, 1864" circular datestamp on adversity cover made of red and blue printed Planters & Mechanics Bank checks, addressed to Clayton Mills S.C., original letter datelined "Citadel Academy May the 1st 1864" contents incl. "the Yanks are very quiet. They continue to shell the harbor batteries and the city, but that's all.", small hole in cover which has flap folded over for display, Very Fine a wonderful combination of content and adversity use, includes several pages of background information

E. 500-750
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2569
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2569, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a), 10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a)10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a). Incredible depth of color in a brilliant shade of Milky Blue, huge to full margins incl. portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. 30" circular datestamp on green homemade cover to Chesterfield Co. Va., small gum soak in left margin of stamp, still Extremely Fine and a wonderful combination of cover, cancel and stamp colors

E. 300-400
200
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2570
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2570, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Perforations on three sides, tied by indistinct circular datestamp cancel on turned cover to Scooba Miss., inside use with blurry strike of "Scooba Miss. Jan. 24" circular datestamp and "PAID" straightline, addressed to Macon Ga., Very Fine turned use with an Officially Perforated stamp, with 1983 C.S.A. certificate, Scott Retail for normal cover with No. 11e

750
225
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2571
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2571, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Huge margins to clear at right, rich color, manuscript cancel with matching "Chickamauga Tenn. Oct 3-63" army field office postmark on cover to Washington Ga., top flap tears barely extend to small edge tear on front, Extremely Fine example of this manuscript Army of Tennessee postmark, signed Brian Green

E. 500-750
350
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2572
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2572, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to touched at right, tied by particularly bold strike of "Chattanooga Ten. Oct. 22" (1863) army field office datestamp on cover to Pleasant Lane S.C., cover with toning and internal tear at left patched from behind, barely reduced at left, Very Fine appearing example of the "roving" Chattanooga datestamp, taken from the city post office after evacuation and used as an army field office marking from September 8, 1863, to January 23, 1864

E. 300-400
140
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2573
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2573, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large margins to clear at bottom, tied by "ARMY/OF/TENN" three-line field post handstamp on cover to Mt. Jefferson Ala., slightly reduced at left, minor cover soiling, Very Fine, scare example of this Army of Tennessee marking

E. 400-500
450
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2574
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2574, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Full to large margins, pastel shade, tied by bold strike of "Jackson Miss. Aug" circular datestamp without day, affixed over "Confederate States of America. Headquarters Department No. 1. Official Business." semi-official imprint cover to Columbus Ga., ink erosion holes in address, otherwise Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
600
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2575°
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2575, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, tied by blue Columbia S.C. circular datestamp on "Headquarters, Conscript Department, S.C. printed form to Capt. Hart of the S.C. Artillery in Richmond Va., inside with "Headquarters, Camp of Instruction, Columbia S.C." dated Nov. 18, 1864, assigns a conscript to Hart's Battery and gives a description of the new soldier, incl. his former occupation as a "salt boiler", stamp with some gum soaks, Very Fine and fascinating piece of Civil War history

E. 400-500
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2576
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2576, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Tied by manuscript Va. postmark on cover to Petersburg, addressed to a soldier in Co. K, 14th Va. Regt., "Armisted's Brigade, Pickett's Division" (Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia), minor toning, Very Fine appearance, Gen. Lewis Armisted, called Lothario by his friends was killed at Gettysburg in Pickett's Charge, both he and Pickett were brought to popular attention by the 1993 film Gettysburg

E. 150-200
250
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2577
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2577, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Dies A & B (11, 11a, 12c), 10c Dies A & B (11, 11a, 12c)10c Dies A & B (11, 11a, 12c). Three covers, not rare uses but picked out of a large balance for choice margins and bright shades, Die A in Blue and Milky Blue and each with huge margins, grid and Richmond town cancels respectively, Die B Greenish Blue with large margins, perfect strike of Keswick Depot Va. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine group

E. 300-4,000
225
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2578
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2578, 10c Engraved, Dies A & B On-Cover (Scott 11-12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12), 10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12)10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12). Balance of 12 covers on exhibit pages, chosen by the collector for choice appearance, incl. five double rate covers with pair or two stamps, overpaid drop cover, May 6, 1865 use from Staunton Va. more than three weeks after Lee's surrender at Appomattox C.H., nice range of shades and clear postmarks, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a nice group

E. 750-1,000
800
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2579
c
10c Blue, Dies A & B (11, 12). Large balance of 59 covers, mostly single frankings with one nice double franking with Appomattox C.H. manuscript postmark, a wide range of shades naturally, several better incl. couple adversity, some colored cancels, state imprint, manuscript quartermaster general's office Richmond, soldier addresses, few inking varieties, couple stampless incl. Auditor's Office Post Office Dept. Official from Richmond, also U.S. No. 65 on cover with manuscript "Flag Ship, So. Atlantic Block Squadron", some faults to be found but overall a nice group with decent condition the norm, worth review, Scott Retail as all No. 11 more than $7,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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