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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2478
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2478, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Ample margins all around, pre-use vertical crease, tied by full and clearly struck "Camp Shenandoah Va. Apr. 15" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Belsey's P.O. Va., small stain on stamp, bottom flap small hole

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND WELL-STRUCK CAMP SHENANDOAH CIRCULAR DATESTAMP.

The Camp Shenandoah markings exist in manuscript and in this handstamped form. All are rare, with recorded dates of April 15 and 16 and 18.

Ex Brooks, Antrim and Green. Illustrated in The Stamp Specialist and Confederate Postal History by Crown (p. 288)

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
2479
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2479, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Ample margins to just touched, tied by "Montgomery Ala. May 3, 1862" circular datestamp with bold "STEAM BOAT" straightline handstamp on adversity cover made from blue printed form to Brandon Miss., small top flap tear sealed with long piece of old tape which could be professionally removed, Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce Montgomery steamboat marking

E. 750-1,000
500
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2480
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2480, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Large margins to just touched, bright shade, tied by "New Orleans La. Mar. 7, 1862" double-circle datestamp on inbound cover to St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans, endorsed "Natchez" at bottom left, some slight toning, Very Fine steamboat usage cancelled in New Orleans on arrival

E. 400-500
750
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2481
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2481, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c). Large margins, gum stains, small margin flaws, tied by "STEAM" straightline handstamp, boldly struck slightly breaking the paper of the stamp, faint Natchez Miss. circular datestamp on cover to Monmouth Miss., Fine, ex Keeling

E. 300-400
475
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2482
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2482, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Huge margins all around, tied by blue "Pendleton S.C. May 19" circular datestamp on 1862 folded letter to Rev. C. C. Pinckney in Charleston S.C., answer docketing at left, stamp with some minor edge toning, still Extremely Fine, a huge stamp on a fresh cover, signed Brian Green, the Pinckneys were a prominent South Carolina family

E. 400-500
400
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2483
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2483, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Large to huge margins incl. top sheet margin, tied by partly clear strike of "Lewisboro (West) Va. Mar. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Staunton Va., expertly repaired tears and cleaned, Extremely Fine appearance, a beautiful Confederate use from West Virginia

E. 400-500
425
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2484
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2484, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins to touched at top, rich color, tied by "White Sulphur Springs (West) Va. Mar. 5" circular datestamp on small cover to Carter's Bridge Va., Very Fine Confederate use from West Virginia

E. 400-500
550
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2485
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2485, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large even margins, bright shade, tied by two strikes of Flower Petals fancy cancel, "Abingdon Va. Apr. 16" (1862) circular datestamp on adversity cover made from notebook paper to Floyd C.H. Va., bottom left corner of cover small repair, Very Fine appearance, one of the few fancy cancels used by Confederate post offices, ex Hall

E. 300-400
225
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2486
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2486, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full margins to touched, right edge slight surface rub and small nick, tied by light strike of Little Rock Ark. double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Spring Hill Tex., expertly sealed cover tears, appears Very Fine

E. 200-300
425
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2487
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2487, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1-2, 5c Blue, Stone 2 (1, 4), 5c Green, Stone 1-2, 5c Blue, Stone 2 (1, 4)5c Green, Stone 1-2, 5c Blue, Stone 2 (1, 4). Two covers, each with fresh color, Green with large margins to just cutting at bottom, irregular at upper right where slightly in, Blue with full to touched margins, each tied by bold strikes of "New Orleans La. 16 Feb." and "New Orleans La. 6 Apr." (1862) circular datestamps on "New Orleans Prices Current Commercial Intelligencer and Merchant's Transcript" to Memphis, both covers with full page letter on one blank side, making them ineligible for the 2c circular rate, Very Fine, a wonderful matched pair of prices current covers perfect for exhibition, the second used only three weeks before Federal occupation of New Orleans

E. 750-1,000
700
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2488
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2488, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to just in at bottom, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 30, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Zunni Va., with "R. & P. R. R. Co., Company's Business." imprint (Richmond & Petersburg Railroad Co.), stamp with some minor creasing at bottom, small cover stain at lower left, Very Fine and extremely scarce with the railroad imprint, this was the primary late-war railway serving General Lee's forces and was Richmond's major artery

E. 300-400
450
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2489
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2489, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Horizontal pair, huge margins to ample at top, deep rich color, neatly tied by "Montgomery Ala. Nov. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Manassas Junction Va., cover with overall toning which is not evident on the pair except for a bit in top and left margins, Extremely Fine and scarce Stone A-B pair on cover paying the over-500 miles rate, ex Meroni

E. 400-500
475
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2490
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2490, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Horizontal pair with huge top sheet margin, large margins to just touched other sides, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 17, 1861" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Cartersville Ga., 10c over-500 miles rate, toning from gum affects stamps, slightly reduced at left, still Fine appearance and a scarce second day use of the first Confederate States General Issue, the Stone A-B stamps were the first to go on sale in Richmond on October 16, which is also the earliest date of use recorded, ex Murphy, with 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
1,000
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2491
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2491, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Vertical pair, huge margins all around incl. portions or traces of four adjoining stamps at sides, tied by bold strike of "Gordonsville Va. Apr. 9, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Woodruff S.C., slight gum soaking at edges of pair, still Extremely Fine pair on cover

E. 400-500
300
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2492
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2492, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Horizontal pair, full even margins, beautiful rich color and impression, faint gum toned spot, tied by "Bowling Green Ky. Jan. 18" circular datestamp on dark green cover to Loving Creek Va., turned and re-used to Pigeon Run Va. with 5c Green, Stone 1 (1), top sheet margin, tied by manuscript with matching "Loving Creek Va. March 27" postmark, creases and slightly worn, reinforced fold, single stamp with tear, still Fine and rare turned use from Kentucky, ex Keeling

E. 500-750
900
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2493
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2493, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Positions 29-30, horizontal pair, bright shade and typical Stone 2 impression, large to clear margins incl. right sheet margin, tied by "Yorktown Va. Feb. ? 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Athens Ga., slightly reduced at left, light cover toning, Very Fine use of a pair to pay the over-500 miles rate

E. 300-400
250
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2494
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2494, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Positions 5-6/15-16, block of four, beautiful deep shade, three large margins to in at top where also faulty, tied by segmented cork cancels with "Columbus Miss. Mar. 12" (1862) circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Auditor's Office at Jackson Miss., comments about the rarity of a block on cover are pencilled on back by Van Dyke MacBride and Edward S. Knapp, conservative professional restoration has removed old tape stains and sealed some small tears, part of top flap missing, Fine appearance, an extremely rare block of four on cover paying four times the under-500 miles rate before Jul. 1, 1862, ex Knapp and MacBride

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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2495
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2495, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c). Full margins, lovely rich color, cancelled by grid with matching "Salem N.C. Feb. 21" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Raleigh N.C., forwarded with "Raleigh N.C. Feb. 24, 1862" double-circle datestamp and "FORWARDED" straightline handstamp, ms "5" due marking, Extremely Fine, a fresh cover with a nice combination of stamp and markings, with 1978 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
600
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2496
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2496, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Balance of seven covers, six with singles and one with a pair, each a different town and destination, one Olive Green, one circular datestamp in blue with pre-war integral rate, a few cover and stamp flaws to be found, overall Fine-Very Fine, nice group

E. 750-1,000
700
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2497
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2497, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1). Full margins all around, tied by "Fredericksburg Va. Paid" circular datestamp with unclear date on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Lenoir N.C., few faint toning spots and trivial edgewear, stamp with tiny tear at lower right, Very Fine, ex Murphy and from our Sale 337 (which offered one of the greatest Confederate Patriotic cover collections ever formed), offered in both sales as Stone A-B, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate which does not specify the stone so offered here as Stone 1

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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2498
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2498, 5c Green Lithograph On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Green, Stone 1-2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var), 5c Green, Stone 1-2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var)5c Green, Stone 1-2, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Clear roulettes on parts of all four sides, huge margins, tied by "Baton Rouge La." circular datestamp with unclear date (must be prior to May 8, 1862 Union occupation) on cover to Buffalo Miss., some light staining and most of top flap missing, still Very Fine, with 1977 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
600
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