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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2546
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2546, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Double transfer in "Two Cents", large margins, deep rich color, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Mar. 18" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to the Sheriff of Spotsylvania Co. Va., gummed top flap unsealed for circular rate and endorsed "OB" for official business, stamp with couple inconsequential toned spots in margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB STAMP AND UNUSUALLY FRESH COVER SHOWING USE OF THE 2-CENT RED JACK ON OFFICIAL CIRCULAR-RATE MAIL.

Ex Wickersham and Birkinbine. Signed Brian Green.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
2547
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2547, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Ample to full margins, tied by partly clear strike of Richmond Va. circular datestamp on Confederate States of America, Navy Department, Office of Orders and Detail semi-official imprint cover, drop use within Richmond, top flap expertly reinforced and with sealed tear, also small tear repaired at top just to left of imprint, Very Fine, Confederate naval imprints are very scarce, especially with the 2c Brown Red

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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2548
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2548, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Ample to full margins, deep shade, tied by bold "Chester C.H. S.C. Nov. 14, 1863" double-circle datestamp on locally-addressed wrapper, docketing at left, stain on back is not visible from front, Very Fine and attractive drop-rate use, ex Keeling, signed by Dietz inside cover

1,500
650
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2549
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2549, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Vertical pair, large top margin with trace of adjacent stamp, just in at sides where separated irregularly, tied by "Greensborough Ga. Mar. 14" circular datestamp on wrapper front to Blue Springs Ga., address and "2 papers." executed in skillful and beautiful calligraphy, light gum soaks and faint cover toning, Fine and most unusual, pairs of the 2c Red Jack are extremely rare on cover (Scott Retail $3,250.00 for a full cover), ex Murphy, with 1986 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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2550
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2550, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal strip of five with left sheet margin, large margins except where touching two stamps, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Dec. 31" (1864) circular datestamp on high-quality envelope with embossed floral seal on flap, addressed to Edward M. Lazarus, care of Capt. J. R. Mordecai on James Island S.C., manuscript "31/12 64" docketing, to be strictly accurate we must mention a lightened wax seal stain at the center (a few letters of address strengthened after cleaning) and very faint gum stains along the top edge of strip, its placement near the fold has caused a slight bend in the left stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FEW 2-CENT RED JACK STRIPS OF FIVE CANCELLED IN BLUE ON COVER, SENT TO THE "SIEGE TRAIN" ON JAMES ISLAND IN THE CHARLESTON HARBOR.

The South Carolina "Siege Train" was a special force of C.S.A. artillery that operated from James Island in an attempt to break the Union hold of Charleston Harbor. Captain Mordecai was assistant quartermaster and son-in-law of prominent Charleston resident Moses Mordecai.

Ex MacBride, Hart and Birkinbine. Scott Retail $4,500.00 without premium for blue town marking

E. 3,000-4,000
2,300
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2551
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2551, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Huge margins to ample at upper left, tied by "Richmond Va. May 8, 1863" circular datestamp on brown cover to Sangersville Va., docketing at left, couple minor gum spots in margins of stamp, Very Fine

1,600
475
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2552
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2552, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins, slight toning not mentioned on accompanying certificate, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. Aug. 2" circular datestamp on cover to Athens Ga., Very Fine appearance, ex Keeling, with 1997 P.F. certificate

1,600
800
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2553
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2553, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Horizontal pair, full to huge margins, tied by "Adams Run S.C. Sep. 14" (1863) circular datestamp on cover to Spartanburg C.H. S.C., repair at top and stain removed

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT "TEN" ISSUE ON COVER.

Ex Gibson and Gallagher

3,000
3,250
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2554
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2554, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Complete framelines at sides, all but 1mm complete at bottom and part frameline at top, beautiful bright color, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 23, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Brownsburgh Va., barely reduced at left

EXTREMELY FINE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON COVER. RARELY FOUND WITH SUCH A LARGE PORTION OF THE FRAMELINES.

For many years this April 23 cover was the earliest known use of the 10c Frameline. The EDU is now April 19. C.S.A. Catalogue value for April 1863 date on cover is $10,500.00

Ex Brown and Shenfield. With 1981 P.F. certificate

3,000
4,000
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2555
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2555, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Huge top and bottom margins with full framelines, other sides full to clear with part frameline at left, tied by blue "Richmond Va." dateless circle on cover to Mt. Pleasant N.C., light cover toning

VERY FINE. A CHOICE 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMP TIED BY THE DATELESS RICHMOND CIRCLE IN BLUE.

The Richmond circle in blue is reported on covers from May-June 1863.

3,000
2,100
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2556
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2556, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Two complete framelines at left and bottom, tied by bold "Mobile Ala. Aug. 12, 1863" double-circle datestamp on fresh oatmeal paper cover to "Commander Catesby ap R. Jones, C.S.N., Selma, Ala.", modern ink notation at top has been expertly removed, Very Fine, a choice Frameline use with Confederate naval address to a prominent historical figure, Catesby Jones commanded the Merrimac against the Union Monitor in the first and most famous ironclad battle of Hampton Roads Va. in March 1862, with 1972 C.S.A. certificate,

3,000
5,500
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2557
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2557, 2c Engraved, 10c TEN and 10c Frameline On-Cover (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Virtually complete framelines on three sides, slightly cut in at right, tied by blue "Glade Spring Va. May 20" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Wytheville Va., Fine

3,000
1,700
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