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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2288
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2288, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` ProvisionalsNew Iberia La, New Iberia LaNew Iberia La. Partly clear circular datestamp and "DUE" straightline handstamp without rate on cover to Port Lavaca Tex. from a soldier in Company E, Waller's Battalion of the 13th Texas Cavalry, minor corner nicks, Very Fine, signed Brian Green

E. 150-200
180
2289
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2289, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` ProvisionalsPontotoc Miss. Nov. 19 (1861), Pontotoc Miss. Nov. 19 (1861)Pontotoc Miss. Nov. 19 (1861). Neat strike of circular datestamp with boxed "Paid" and "5" handstamps on lady's small embossed cover to New Albany Miss., original letter from a daughter to her mother, small corner nick at bottom left, Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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2290
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2290, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` ProvisionalsVicksburg Miss. Sep. 14, 1861, Vicksburg Miss. Sep. 14, 1861Vicksburg Miss. Sep. 14, 1861. Neat strike of double-circle datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on cover to New Orleans, endorsed "Watson Battery" at top, bold "Adv." in frame and impression at top left from coin which was probably a half-dime (replica accompanies), with original enclosure datelined "On board the Gen. Quitman, September the 14th 5 Oclock/61", cleaned and minor edge improvements, Very Fine appearance, unusual use

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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2291
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2291, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` ProvisionalsColumbia S.C. 16 Oct. (1861), Columbia S.C. 16 Oct. (1861)Columbia S.C. 16 Oct. (1861). Blue circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline handstamp on cover to Charleston S.C. where large bold "2" due handstamp was applied, sender's charge box notation, original letter datelined Columbia S.C. Oct. 15, 1861, Very Fine, the accompanying P.F. certificate and prior owners identified the "2" due handstamp as a ship-letter fee, but we disagree -- it is more likely an advertised fee -- with 1984 P.F. certificate stating the "2" is a "ship handstamp"

E. 750-1,000
750
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2292
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2292, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` ProvisionalsWinnsborough S.C. 13 May (1862), Winnsborough S.C. 13 May (1862)Winnsborough S.C. 13 May (1862). Circular datestamp with “Due 5” handstamp on cover to Taylor Creek P.O. S.C. with "William Boyce M.C." free frank, docketing at left, clipped corner and small tear at top, slightly trimmed and refolded into docketing, Fine, with 2005 C.S.A. certificate, accompanied by second cover franked by Boyce and sent from Richmond to Winnsborough, edge faults, Fine

E. 300-400
0
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2293
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2293, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` ProvisionalsRichmond Va. Aug. 23, 1861, Richmond Va. Aug. 23, 1861Richmond Va. Aug. 23, 1861. Circular datestamp with “Paid 5cts.” two-line handstamp on brown cover to Tussekiah Va., reduced at right, slightly toned, Fine

E. 75-100
50
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2294°
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2294, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` ProvisionalsConfederate States of America, Patent Office, Confederate States of America, Patent OfficeConfederate States of America, Patent Office. Semi-Official imprint cover with “Richmond Va. Oct. 7, 1861” circular datestamp and matching “Paid 10” in circle handstamp, addressed to Augusta Ga., original patent approval enclosure reads in part ”Your application for letters patent for an alleged improvement in Camp Cots has been examined and the office has concluded to allow you a patent", signed ”Rufus R. Rhodes, Commr. of Patents”, top right of cover with some damage, otherwise Very Fine, the patent letter is extremely fresh, an exceptionally rare semi-official imprint cover and original patent approval letter, the Confederate Patent Office is known to have issued only 266 patents (this #39) compared to more than 16,000 issued by the U.S. during the same period, unfortunately, the records it contained were destroyed in a fire, information on Wikipedia estimates that fewer than 10 records of patents such as this are known to survive, accompanied by history of Confederate Patent Office, unlisted in C.S.A. Catalogue

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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2295
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2295, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` ProvisionalsPost Office Department, Dead Letter Office, Official Business, Chief of the Finance Bureau, Post Office Department, Dead Letter Office, Official Business, Chief of the Finance BureauPost Office Department, Dead Letter Office, Official Business, Chief of the Finance Bureau. Signed Jno. F. Harrell on legal-size cover to postmaster of Acworth Ga., "Richmond Va. Feb. 27, 1863" circular datestamp and "Free" handstamp, very slight toning at edges, Very Fine, ex Murphy, scarce Dead Letter Office entire, C.S.A. Catalogue value $750.00

E. 300-400
550
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2296
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2296, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` ProvisionalsCharleston S.C., 5c Blue on Orange entire (16XU3), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Orange entire (16XU3)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Orange entire (16XU3). "Charleston Sep. 6, 1861" double-circle datestamp and addressed to Camden S.C., small part of top flap removed which slightly nicks the front at top right, light horizontal crease thru provisional, appears Very Fine, signed Slaone

3,500
1,500
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2297
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2297, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings, Postmasters` ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1), New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1)New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1). Large margins, incredible depth of color, tied by "New Orleans La. 2 Nov." (1861) circular datestamp on Smith & Bro. printed notice to Nacogdoches Tex., notice informs customers that they are prepared to take Confederate notes and bonds at par as payment on debts and offers premiums for gold and silver

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLUE NEW ORLEANS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A CIRCULAR TO TEXAS.

Approximately 30 covers are known with the 2c Blue (27 in Crown census), including circular and drop rates. More than half of the covers have stamps without four margins or faults in the stamp or cover. This is one of the most pristine covers we have seen, and the intense color of the stamp is exceptional.

4,250
12,500
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