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Sale 1082 — The William Fekete Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 21-22 October, 2014

Category — Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
595
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 595, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General IssuesA. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va., 1861, 2c Corn, Black Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E-8), A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va., 1861, 2c Corn, Black Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E-8)A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va., 1861, 2c Corn, Black Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E-8). Margins all around, thin spot, crease and surface scuff, appears Fine, an extremely rare essay, ex Felton, C.S.A. Catalog value

2,250
3,250
596
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 596, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General IssuesA. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va., 1861, 5c Wheat, Black Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E-8), A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va., 1861, 5c Wheat, Black Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E-8)A. Hoen & Co., Richmond Va., 1861, 5c Wheat, Black Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. E-8). Margins all around, bit heavily thinned at left, still Fine, very rare essay, ex Felton, with 1987 C.S.A. certificate not mentioning thin, C.S.A. Catalog value

2,250
2,600
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597
E
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 597, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. Catalogue E-11), 1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. Catalogue E-11)1861, 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig Lithographed Essay (C.S.A. Catalogue E-11). Block of six, large margins incl. sheet margin at top, rich color, some light creases and small hole in pos. 6, Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance, a rare multiple of this 7-Star Flag essay, C.S.A. Catalogue value for singles

2,700
1,100
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598
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 598, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues5c Green, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (1P5), 5c Green, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (1P5)5c Green, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (1P5). Ample margins to clear all around, bright shade, couple small surface scuffs, Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare proof, this only the third example we have offered since 1997 and fewer than 10 are believed to exist, these originate from a book kept by George Offutt, Chief of the Post Office Department's Contract Bureau, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate

1,750
1,600
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599
P
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 599, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5), 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5)10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, Plate Proof on Wove (2P5). Large even margins, deep rich color and exceptionally detailed impression, Extremely Fine, a beautiful example of this rare proof and one of the finest in existence, these originate from a book kept by George Offutt, Chief of the Post Office Department's Contract Bureau, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,750
2,000
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600
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 600, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1d), 1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1d)1c Black, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (14TC1d). Cut to large margined stamp size, discoloring or oxidation around edges as sometimes encountered on C.S.A. glazed card proofs, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as full size

2,250
700
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601
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 601, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d), 5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d)5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d). 92 x 60mm, intense shade and impression, showing die sinkage on back, Very Fine

900
450
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602
TC
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 602, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d), 5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d)5c Black, De La Rue, Large Die Trial Color Proof on Glazed Card (6TC1d). Cut down to stamp size, intense shade, Fine, Scott Retail as full size

900
225
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603
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 603, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Horizontal pair, original gum, choice large margins all around, bit of stray printers ink at bottom left and right stamp with circular printing flaw on Jefferson's mouth, completely devoid of ink in that circle, fresh and magnificent color, Extremely Fine Gem, exceptionally handsome pair with a most unusual printing flaw, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,300
1,900
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604
og
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 604, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., margins all around, bright color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

2,000
800
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605
ngbl
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 605, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal block of eight, unused (no gum), bright color, ample to full margins, a few small toned spots mostly visible at top left, vertical creases thru pos. 2/6, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,200
225
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606
ng
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 606, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Deep Rose (5), 10c Deep Rose (5)10c Deep Rose (5). Unused (no gum), brilliant color, full margins to just into outer frameline at bottom left where there is a slight discoloration not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

1,000
375
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607
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 607, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Vibrant color, neat town cancel, three large margins to full at bottom, small natural inking flaw in "Cents" at bottom, Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

500
180
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608
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 608, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Positions 36-38, horizontal strip of three, three large margins, clear to just in at left, bright color, neat "Houston Miss. Jun. 26" circular datestamps, Fine and scarce used strip of three

4,000
1,100
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609
ogbl
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 609, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper, (7 var), 5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper, (7 var)5c Blue, Local Print on De La Rue Paper, (7 var). Complete sheet of 100, Mint N.H., selvage flaws inc. some cuts and tears, typical creasing, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

2,000
650
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610
ogbl
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 610, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Block of four, original gum, interesting misaligned entries between vertical rows, large margins to just in at bottom left, classic "TEN" Milky Blue shade, top left stamp two toned spots, one over a small repaired hole, vertical creases right stamps, Fine-Very Fine appearance and a scarce original-gum multiple, we have only sold a block of ten and four other blocks of four since keeping computerized records

5,250
2,600
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611
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 611, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Three singles, two unused (no gum), third perhaps faintly cancelled and counted as used, each a different shade, small flaws incl. creases, appear two appear Fine, one appears Very Fine

1,700
700
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612
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Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 612, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a), 10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a)10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a). Large margins showing complete framelines on three sides, unused (no gum), thin spot at left, Very Fine appearance, a scarce unused stamp, with 1995 P.F. certificate

3,500
2,100
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613
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 613, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large even margins all around showing three complete framelines, bright color, "Mobile Ala. Jun. 5, 1863" double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,900
2,700
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614
ng
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 614, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var), 20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var)20c Green, Oxford N.C. Roulette (13 var). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), roulettes on three sides and between stamps, margins to cutting into top right corner, small tear, creases and tiny thin, Fine appearance and very rare, attributed to Oxford N.C., ex Hulme, unpriced in Scott as unused, C.S.A. Catalogue value for two singles $1,500.00

E. 300-400
200
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615
ogbl
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 615, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Bottom imprint block of 30, comprising the bottom three rows of the pane, usual dry original gum, faults incl. couple of small insect holes, creases, soiling, Very Fine appearance and a scarce large imprint block

2,040
275
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616
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 616, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues2c-10c Lithograph Issues, Off-Cover Balance, 2c-10c Lithograph Issues, Off-Cover Balance2c-10c Lithograph Issues, Off-Cover Balance. Nice group of 27 stamps, singles, pairs and a block of four, more than half unused, incl. No. 1 two unused pairs and three used singles; No. 2 unused pair, three unused singles, one used single; No. 3 unused single; No. 4 unused block of four, three unused singles and two used pairs; No. 5 used single -- a few stamps have original gum, most stamps with attractive margins, a couple with plate flaws, flaws to be expected but overall a Fine-Very Fine appearing and valuable group, Scott Retail more than $7,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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617
 
2c-20c Typograph and Engraved Issues, Off-Cover Balance (6-8, 11-14). More than 100 mostly unused stamps on stock pages, largely blocks of four or larger, highlights incl. irregular block of nine of No. 7 signed by a Civil War Union soldier, two blocks of No. 8, Nos. 11-12 incl. two perforated singles, nine blocks of four, block of 48, unusual used cross-gutter pair, nice range of shades, pair of No. 13 and three singles of No. 14, a few flaws to be expected but overall Fine-Very Fine with many attractive stamps, Scott Retail in excess of $4,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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618
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 618, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General IssuesConfederate States Fakes & Fantasies, Confederate States Fakes & FantasiesConfederate States Fakes & Fantasies. Group of fakes, fantasies and reprints on stock pages, incl. range of Provisional and General Issue imitations, group of more than 10 blocks from the "Ten Cents" altered De La Rue plate, also some imitation currency, Very Fine and interesting group

E. 200-300
250
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619
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 619, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Pen cancel, "Fair Play S.C. Jun. 11" manuscript postmark on turned cover addressed to Pickens C.H. S.C., first use franked with 5c Light Blue (6), tied by "Manchester Va. May 23, 1862" circular datestamp to Fair Play, edge wear and light staining on back, opened for display, otherwise Fine, a scarce turned cover with the Lithographed stamp used after the Typographed stamp, both 5c rates

E. 300-400
150
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620
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 620, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, margins showing full design all around, tied by "New Orleans La. 7 Mar. (1862)" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Athens Ga., some glue residue on back, Very Fine and scarce late use of a Confederate General Issue from New Orleans (the city fell to Federal forces the next month), with 1990 Holcombe certificate

E. 400-500
200
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621
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 621, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Large margins, slight crease at right, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Dec. 26" circular datestamp on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic cover to Lincolnton N.C., slight irregular reduction at right, speckled toning, still appears Fine

E. 400-500
275
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622
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 622, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins all around, gorgeous intense color, inking flaw with missing "C" of "Confederate", tied by grid cancel with matching bold strike of "Washington Tex. Feb. 27" circular datestamp on cover to Payton Ala., cleaned, backflap repaired, still Extremely Fine combination of a choice stamp, interesting inking flaw and Texas origination, ex Matthies, signed Bartels

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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623
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 623, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Horizontal strip of three, ample margins to touched, creased in middle, used with single 5c Light Blue, Local (7), all stamps tied by "Orange C.H. Va." circular datestamp on turned cover to Treasury Department at Richmond, inside franked with pair of 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), addressed to Mrs. Slaughter at Orange C.H. but without postal markings, 5c stamp small scuff, cover missing top flap and other flaps reattached, edge wear

FINE APPEARING AND RARE COMBINATION USE OF A STRIP OF THE 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH AND THE 5-CENT TYPOGRAPH, REPRESENTING A ONE-CENT OVERPAYMENT OF THE 10-CENT RATE.

The inside would seem to have been sent to its recipient at Orange C.H., but the lack of postal markings suggests carriage outside the mails. With 2007 C.S.A. certificate as a genuine use but declining opinion on the origin of the interior pair of No. 6

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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624
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 624, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Huge margins, bright color, tied by "Prattville Ala. Jul. 22" (1862) circular datestamp on turned cover to Fort Deposit Ala., inside first use franked with 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), separated roughly with margin in at lower right, tied by "Columbus Miss. Jun. 27" circular datestamp and addressed to Prattville Ala., opened for display and barely reduced at right, Very Fine turned use with an Extremely Fine 10c Rose, ex Lehman and Haas

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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625
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 625, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins to touched at bottom, small deep thin spot colored in, tied by Richmond Va. circular datestamp on narrow cover to Greenville Ala., 1862 red pen docketing at left, Fine appearance

800
160
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626
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 626, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large even margins, bright color, tied by "Morristown Ten. Jul. 18" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Atlanta Ga., tiny cover nick at top left, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce Tennessee use of "TEN", ex Boshwit

1,600
1,800
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627
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 627, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Four large margins, bright and fresh color, tied by neat "Chattanooga Tenn. May 6, 1863" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Eutaw Ala., cover with slight waterstaining, still Very Fine, possibly the earliest recorded "TEN" use from Tennessee, ex Murphy, signed Brian Green

1,600
800
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628
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 628, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large margins to just clear at left, showing complete framelines at top and bottom, tied by "Milledgeville Ga. Apr. 29" circular datestamp on diminutive cover to soldier at Tullahoma Tenn., a few minor toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, surely one of the smallest complete covers extant with this scarce stamp, signed Ashbrook with Position 33 plating notation

3,000
2,300
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629
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 629, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by "Tuscaloosa Al. Jun. 27" circular datestamp on wallpaper cover in red brown, brown and ultramarine on oatmeal, addressed to Youngville Ala., minor edge wear, Very Fine, ex Everett

800
1,800
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630
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 630, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General IssuesAlexander H. Stephens, Alexander H. StephensAlexander H. Stephens. Two stampless covers addressed to Vice President Stephens in Richmond, pink cover with "Due 5" straightline originating in Richmond, yellow cover with "Paid 10" in oval originating in Savanna Ga., both with descriptions of letter content on back, both retain part of their backflaps, Very Fine pair

E. 200-300
100
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631
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 631, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General IssuesPost Office Department, Official Business, Chiefs of the Appointment and Contract Bureaus, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chiefs of the Appointment and Contract BureausPost Office Department, Official Business, Chiefs of the Appointment and Contract Bureaus. Three covers with official four-line imprints on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entires, from Richmond Va., each with the appropriate signatures, "B. N. Clements" for the two Appointment Bureau covers (in different hands) and "H. St. Geo. Offutt" for cover from the Contract Bureau, "Free" straightline handstamps, some minor wear and backflap tears on two, otherwise Very Fine, C.S.A. catalog value $500.00 each

E. 750-1,000
375
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632
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 632, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General IssuesColumbia S.C. 7 Nov, Columbia S.C. 7 NovColumbia S.C. 7 Nov. Blue circular datestamp, matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps on legal-size yellow cover with "Executive Office, State Department" semi-official imprint to Governor Alston in Charleston and forwarded to Georgetown S.C., "Charleston S.C. Nov. 8, 1861" circular datestamp and "Paid 5" in circle handstamp, manuscript "Charge Executive" at upper left, minor wear, Very Fine, a colorful and unusual use with the imprint, ex Calhoun

E. 400-500
750
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633
c
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 633, Confederate States: Essays and Proofs, General IssuesWatermarked "CSA" Entire (Undersander E25B-g), Watermarked "CSA" Entire (Undersander E25B-g)Watermarked "CSA" Entire (Undersander E25B-g). 140 x 78mm envelope with clear wavy lines and "CSA" reversed watermarks, albino impression of U.S. 3c entire (U21) has been pencil rubbed to show more clearly, Very Fine, the CSA watermarked paper was discussed at length in the Dietz catalog but this entire with an apparent albino impression of a U.S. U21 is most unusual, ex Barkhausen and offered "as is"

E. 300-400
200
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634
c
Confederate Cover Balance. 10 items, incl. stampless Charleston S.C. June 27, 1861, covers with Nos. 1, 2 (three different), 4 and 7, U.S. No. 26 on Johnson's Island prisoner cover to Philadelphia with bold examined handstamp, two unused Patriotics, C.S.A. Treasury Dept semi-official imprint envelope (unused), Fine-Very Fine group

E. 750-1,000
650
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