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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2616
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2616, Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group LotsConfederate States of America, Post Office Department, Official Business, Confederate States of America, Post Office Department, Official BusinessConfederate States of America, Post Office Department, Official Business. Two covers with four-line imprint over U.S. 3c Red on Buff Star Die Entire (U27), first Chief of the Contract Bureau, signed "H. St. Geo. Offutt" and sent to Postmaster, Fredericksburg Va., "Richmond Va. Oct. 20, 1863" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, second Chief of Finance Bureau, signed "A. Dimity" and sent to Postmaster, Fredericksburg, Richmond circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, Very Fine, C.S.A. Catalogue value $1,000.00

E. 400-500
375
2617
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2617, Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group LotsAgency Post Office Dept., Trans-Miss., Official Business, Agent, Agency Post Office Dept., Trans-Miss., Official Business, AgentAgency Post Office Dept., Trans-Miss., Official Business, Agent. Second line in lowercase, signed by Jas. H. Starr, on 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to the postmaster of Lavaca Tex., "Marshall Tex. May 20" (1864) circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, extremely rare, Starr was appointed the Agent for the Trans-Mississippi Department in Feb. 1864 and has been the subject of extensive new archival research by Vince King

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
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2618°
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2618, Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group LotsDoniphan Kas. Mar. 16, Doniphan Kas. Mar. 16Doniphan Kas. Mar. 16. Clear strike of blue double-circle datestamp, U.S. 3c Rose (65) cancelled by bold target cancel on buff cover to Fort Blunt Cherokee Nation, addressed to Company E, 1st Regiment of Indian Home Guards, minor edge stain, Very Fine, ex Risvold, singed Brian Green, the Indian Home Guard were volunteer infantry regiments recruited from the Five Civilized Tribes of Indian Territory to support the Union during the Civil War

E. 200-300
400
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2619°
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2619, Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group Lots3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by faint strike of Iron Mountain Mo. circular datestamp and also by clear strike of "Fort Randall N.B. Mar. 16" (1863) circular datestamp on cover to Green Wood P.O. Dakota Territory, addressed to soldier in Co. A, 41st Iowa Regiment, stamp with slightly clipped corner at bottom right, otherwise Fine, signed Brian Green, accompanied by information on the addressee and by photocopy of another letter to him from same writer

E. 200-300
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2620
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2620, Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group LotsArmy Camp Cancels, Army Camp CancelsArmy Camp Cancels. 12 covers, each franked with single 10c Blue, Dies A & B (11-12), tied by a variety of Army of Northern Virginia and Army of Tennessee grids and targets, one stamp with part imprint at bottom, some typical cover flaws but overall Fine-Very Fine with many clear strikes

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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2621
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2621, Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group LotsCollege Postmarks, College PostmarksCollege Postmarks. Three covers, 10c Blue, Paterson (2) tied by blue "University of Virginia Va. May 17" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Savannah Ga., central toned spot and stamp with vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, also singles of 10c Greenish Blue, Dies A & B (11c, 12c) on separate covers from N.C. colleges, incl. Trinity (predecessor to Duke University), Very Fine group

E. 400-500
400
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2622
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2622, Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group LotsForwarded and Advertised Mail, Forwarded and Advertised MailForwarded and Advertised Mail. Four covers, three forwarded incl. one with pair 5c Local (7) from Lynchburg to Danville Va., forwarded to Vernon Hill with clear "Forwarded" lozenge handstamp and manuscript "10c", also Nos. 4 and 11 on separate forwarded covers, one with "Paid 5" straightline and the other from a soldier and not charged forwarding postage, finally No. 12 on cover from Petersburg to Richmond Va. with clear Richmond "Advertised 2" in notched oval handstamp (C.S.A. Catalogue value $500.00), stamp toned, Very Fine group

E. 750-1,000
800
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2623
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2623, Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group LotsMourning Covers, Mourning CoversMourning Covers. Three covers, first 10c Blue, Paterson (2), ample to large margins except nicked at one corner, tied by Mobile Ala. double-circle datestamp on small mourning envelope to Flat Rock N.C., Very Fine, other two franked with single 10c Blue, Die A & B (11-12), neat town cancels, one stamp slight toning but a fresh and Very Fine cover, ex Dietz, other missing backflap, Fine

E. 300-400
800
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2624
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2624, Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group LotsAdversity Covers, Adversity CoversAdversity Covers. Five covers, each made from a printed form, incl. war insurance, cotton invoice, shipping circular, court notice, two franked with 5c De La Rue (6) others franked with 10c Blue, Die A or B (11-12), some cover flaws as usual, overall Very Fine and attractive group, perfect for display

E. 750-1,000
900
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2625
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2625, Officials, U.S. Forces in Territories, On-Cover Group LotsTurned Covers, Turned CoversTurned Covers. Four covers, each a turned use with stamps paying the postage both times (no manuscript paids), two with 10c Engraved issues (11/11 and 11/12), one with pair and two singles 5c Local (7), last with pair 5c Local (7) and single 10c Engraved (11), each folded to show all stamps, a few minor cover flaws to be found but each at least Very Fine appearance, a nice group with covers that could each stand on its own

E. 750-1,000
600
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