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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 20c Engraved and 20c Bisects On-Cover (Scott 13)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2580
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2580, 20c Engraved and 20c Bisects On-Cover (Scott 13)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Large margins to touched at left, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Jul. 29" circular datestamp on turned cover to Mechum's River, second use inside with fresh large-margined 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by "Mechum's River Va. Aug.4" circular datestamp and addressed back to Richmond, cover opened to show 10c stamp, Very Fine, attractive and desirable two-denomination turned cover, ex Muzzey, apparently the first use exceeded the half-ounce weight limit, while the second use did not

E. 750-1,000
2,700
2581
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2581, 20c Engraved and 20c Bisects On-Cover (Scott 13)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Rough separation but margins at least clear all around, light pre-use corner bend, tied by blurry strike of "Petersburg Va. Jan. 27" circular datestamp on blue cover to Raleigh N.C., small repair bottom left corner, small erosion hole and missing part of backflap, Fine, signed Dietz

1,250
325
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2582
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2582, 20c Engraved and 20c Bisects On-Cover (Scott 13)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Dark color, tight margins but clear except at top where touched, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 30" circular datestamp on cover to Columbus Ga., cover wear and staining mostly on back, couple edge tears at top, Fine

1,250
160
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2583
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2583, 20c Engraved and 20c Bisects On-Cover (Scott 13)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Full to large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 28" (1864) circular datestamp on cover to Cuthbert Ga. with two original enclosures incl. Claim Agency of Georgia printed acknowledgement of claims for a deceased soldier, also a letter relating to a particular person's claim which accompanied the form, both dated Oct. 27, 1864, enclosures with splits along folds, Very Fine, nice combination of content and use of the 20c Green on cover, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,250
475
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2584
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2584, 20c Engraved and 20c Bisects On-Cover (Scott 13)20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Ample to large margins, tied by "Milledgeville Ga. Sep. 6" circular datestamp on legal-size "Official Business. State of Georgia. Adjutant and Inspector General's Office. Ordnance Bureau" imprint cover to Major Tate of Stovall's Brigade, Army of Tennessee, some slight wear and overall light toning, still Very Fine, a scarce use of the 20c issue on a state imprint cover

E. 750-1,000
900
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2585
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2585, 20c Engraved and 20c Bisects On-Cover (Scott 13)20c Dark Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d), 20c Dark Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d)20c Dark Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d). Top left diagonal half, deep rich color, used on Winnsborough S.C. 10c Black Postmaster's Provisional entire (97XU2) addressed to Macon Ga., Winnsborough control mark struck on back, bisect tied by circular grid and affixed over straightline "PAID" and "10" handstamps, same grid struck over the handstamps to make clear that the Provisional was not used as postage, "Winnsborough S.C. 16 Sep." circular datestamp with "1" in manuscript, 1864 docketing at top

EXTREMELY FINE AND A SPECTACULAR RARITY. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF A 20-CENT BISECT ON A CONFEDERATE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

The Crown book records only two examples of the 10c Winnsborough provisional: 1) unused, ex Kohn; and 2) used with 10c Blue, Die A (12) affixed over provisional (the provisional not used as postage). We sold an example in the Dr. Karl Agre collection (sale 850, lot 5803) that is the only known example used as valid postage. This example, unlisted in Crown, represents the only recorded use of a 20c bisect on a Confederate provisional cover.

Ex Caspary and Haas. With 1968 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
12,500
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2586
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2586, 20c Engraved and 20c Bisects On-Cover (Scott 13)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d). Top left diagonal half, huge top margin, full at left, tied by clear "Selma Ala. Nov. 1?" circular datestamp on turned cover to Talladega Ala., manuscript charge box notation at top left, second use with "Talladega Ala. Dec. 14" circular datestamp and matching "Paid 10" straightline handstamp to Gainesville Ala, some minor cover scuffing on second use side, back with adhesive toning

VERY FINE. A RARE COMBINATION OF ADVERSITY USE AND THE 20-CENT BISECT.

Ex Weatherly. Scott Retail for bisect on normal cover $2,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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