Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014

Category — Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2425
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2425, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Large to ample margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamps at top and left, tied by light "Fredericksburg Va. Paid" circular datestamp on cover to Richmond Va., minor stained spots, Very Fine

300
80
2426
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2426, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Large to ample margins with part of adjoining stamp at top, tied on folded letter (incomplete) by well-struck "Dandridge, Tenn. May 30, 1862" circular datestamp with an additional strike at left to Richmond Va., file fold at right crosses stamp and some paper folds sensibly reinforced with archival tape, Fine, a scarce Tennessee use and previously unrecorded in Dietz

E. 200-300
110
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2427
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2427, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Two singles, Position 7 at left and 42 at right, each stamp with large margins to just touched at bottom of right example, tied by bold "New Orleans La. 18 Jan." circular datestamp on cover to Bertie City N.C., incl. original enclosure, left stamp with trivial light stain at top left, Very Fine, ex Ward

E. 200-300
190
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2428
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2428, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Two singles, left example (Position 31) with large margins all around and right (Position 11) with large margins to just touching at left, tied on manila cover by "Suffolk Va. Mar. 7" circular datestamp to Carroll Hoy & Co. of New Orleans, left stamp with a couple of pinholes, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
110
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2429
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2429, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover5c Green, Stone 1, Baton Rouge Roulette (1 var). Vertical pair, large margins to just in, tied by light red "Ponchatoula La. Oct. 1" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Tangipaho La., some soiling at left, small cover repairs at top corners

FINE. ONE OF FIVE UNSEVERED PAIRS OF THE 5-CENT BATON ROUGE ROULETTE KNOWN ON COVER. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE GENERAL ISSUE COVER.

What makes this use even scarcer is the fact that it was not mailed out of Baton Rouge but rather nearby Ponchatoula - a scarce datestamp in its own right. Scott Retail for pair on cover

3,750
2,500
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2430
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2430, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins to just touching outer frameline (not design), tied by blue "Norfolk Va." 1861 double-circle datestamp on cover to Macon Ga., cover with backflap reattached, faint dampstain, Fine, a scarce use on the Hoyer & Ludwig issue

E. 200-300
120
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2431
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2431, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Position 26, large margins incl. sheet margin at left and just touching at right, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec 3, 1861" circular datestamp on "Official Business" cover (scratched out in pen) to Athens Ga., cover slightly reduced at right, Fine, a previously unrecorded Official Business cover

E. 300-400
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2432
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2432, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Huge margins all around, tied by "Savannah Ga. May 9" circular datestamp on Savannah Morning News overall advertising cover to Vice President A.H. Stephens in Richmond Va., large part of backflap missing and repaired at lower left, Fine

E. 500-750
1,000
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2433
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2433, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large to ample margins, tied by "Augusta Ga. ? 31" circular datestamp on light blue homemade Liverpool & London Insurance Company adversity cover to Raleigh N.C., minor horizontal fold at top crossing adhesive and cover with small sealed tear at bottom, corner folded over for display, Fine

E. 200-300
110
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2434
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2434, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, "White Arrow" Flaw (2b var). Position 45 showing the white third spike at right, large margins all around, tied by blue "Danville Va. Jun. 19" circular datestamp on folded letter to Whitlocke Va., letter about family news and makes mention of a slave, stamp with scuff at top, Fine, a scarce variety on cover

E. 200-300
275
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2435
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2435, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Large margins to just touching at top left, tied by bold "Richmond Va Oct. 8 1862" circular datestamp on Surgeon General's Office official imprint brown cover to a doctor at Robert E. Lee's Headquarters, incl. original enclosure regarding a soldier with typhoid fever and not being fit for duty, Very Fine

E. 300-400
1,200
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2436
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2436, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Light Blue, Paterson (2a). Large to full margins, tied by blue "Lynchburg Va. Nov. 5" circular datestamp on bright yellow-lined cover to Buckingham C.H. Va., Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
800
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2437
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2437, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins all around, tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov 24" (1862) double-circle datestamp on the flap of an adversity cover made from Carolina Court of Common Pleas document, to Caledonia N.C., stamp is faulty with sealed tears from being on the flap, reinforced internal folds, opened for display, Fine, an interesting adversity use

E. 200-300
110
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2438
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2438, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins to just touched, tied by blue "Monroe Ga. Oct. 10" circular datestamp on cover to a member of General Howell Cobb's Brigade in Richmond Va., stamp with light horizontal crease, some edgewear, still appears fresh and Very Fine, attractive use, with 2000 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
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2439
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2439, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large to full margins at bottom, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 15, 1862" circular datestamp (Powell Ty. 3g with broken "O" in "OCT") on blue cover to Dr. Peter E. Hines of Petersburg Va., file fold well away from stamp and stamp with light overall toning, Very Fine, Dr. Peter Hines was a distinguished North Carolina surgeon

400
90
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2440
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2440, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins to just in at top left due to irregular separation, tied by "Chattanooga Tenn. Feb. 2, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Hon. A.G. Welcher of Cleveland Tenn. who was a Tenn. Representative, some tone marks also affecting the stamp, Fine

400
90
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2441
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2441, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Full margins all around with large sealed tears, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Dec 29, 1862" circular datestamp and affixed over U.S. 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10), addressed locally and then redirected to Athens Tenn., cover then refolded for an additional use, horizontal pair of 5c Blue, Local (7) with large margins all around and tied by "Chattanooga Tenn. Jan 6, 1863" circular datestamp to Kingston Tenn., docketing at left confirms use by same individual (R. N. McEwen), small piece folded over for display, Fine, a fascinating adversity use

E. 400-500
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2442
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2442, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover2c Green (3). Ample margins to slightly in at left, slight creasing and toning, tied by blue Petersburg Va. circular datestamp on yellow cover to Mrs. Julian C. Ruffin in care of Col. R. M. Harrison in Petersburg, reduced at top and left, a bit worn, otherwise Fine, scarce and attractive drop-rate use of the 2c Lithograph, the addressee is the wife of Julian Ruffin, the son of Edmund Ruffin who is credited with firing the first shot of the Civil War at Fort Sumter

3,500
750
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2443
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2443, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover5c Blue (4). Three large margins, tied by clear strike of green "Monticello Ga. May 31" circular datestamp on brown cover to Augusta Ga. and forwarded to Eatonton Ga., forwarding postage paid by second 5c stamp tied by "Augusta Ga. Jun. 1" double-circle datestamp, slightly reduced at sides, left stamp with pre-printing paperfold, Fine, attractive use, exceedingly scarce with the green cancel

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2444
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2444, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Pale Rose (5). Huge margins incl. "Richmond Va." portion of imprint at bottom, tied by clear strike of "Richmond Va. Jun. 30, 1862" last day of 5c rate circular datestamp on cover to Washington Ga., paying the 10c over-500 miles rate, docketing at top, overall wear and stamp with facial scrape, Very Fine appearance and scarce combination of the imprint on cover and the last day of the July 1, 1861-June 30, 1862 rate period -- though if this had been mailed the next day it still would have cost 10c, with 1973 P.F. certificate, ex Wishnietsky

800
650
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2445
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2445, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Rose (5). Large margins, tied by "Augusta Ga." double-circle cancel without date on adversity cover made from young ladies' school report card, to Nashville Ga., stamp with gum soak and toning, small piece of backflap missing, corner folded down for display, Fine

E. 300-400
350
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2446
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2446, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Rose (5). Large to ample margins, crossed by two manuscript lines with "Coles Ferry (Va) July 29" manuscript postmark at top left on cover to Scottsburg Va., some light overall toning also affecting stamp, Fine

800
130
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2447
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2447, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Rose (5). Large margins to just clear at top left, tied by clear strike of "Staunton Va., Nov. 13" circular datestamp on brown cover to Lexington Va., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

800
200
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2448
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2448, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, right stamp light crease, tied by "Spartanburg S.C. Jun. 2" double-circle datestamp on gray and green wallpaper cover to military address at Jackson Miss., opened for display, Very Fine, ex Boshwit

E. 400-500
800
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2449
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2449, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover5c Blue, Local (7). Two singles, each with large to clear margins, tied by "Lynchburg Va. Dec. 12, 1861" circular datestamp with inverted year slug in error on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) to Amherst Va., sealed backflap tears, Extremely Fine, an attractive adversity use with datestamp error, ex Everett, with 2006 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
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2450
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2450, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover5c Blue, Local (7). Large margins, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Jun. 8" (1864) circular datestamp on homemade University of Louisiana Medical Department form adversity cover to Atlanta Ga., some archival tape on reverse, opened at bottom left for display, Very Fine, an attractive cover addressed to Gen. Lovell who was in command at New Orleans when the city fell to the Union and was widely blamed for the loss of the city

E. 200-300
110
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2451
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2451, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, tied by legible "White Sulphur Springs (West) Va. Sep. 8" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Mary L. Mauzy of Staunton Va., cover with couple file folds incl. one which crosses pair, Very Fine, a scarce Mauzy correspondence Confederate use from West Virginia, ex Thayer

E. 400-500
225
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2452
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2452, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Blue, "TEN", Double Transfer (9). Large to ample margins, clear double transfer in "Ten Cents", tied by manuscript "X" and writing with docketing at left "Covesville Va., 6 July 64" manuscript postmark on cover to Lynchburg Va., incl. original letter regarding estate of deceased client, cover with ink erosion, Fine, Scott retail with no premium for the double transfer

1,600
275
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2453
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2453, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Milky Blue, Frameline (10a). Large margins all around showing full frameline at right , large part at left and small part at bottom, wonderful bright color, tied by bold "Sumter S.C. Jun. 6, 1861" circular datestamp with error of year in datestamp which should most likely be 1863, on homemade cover to Elkin N.C., slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. A CHOICE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON AN ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH DATESTAMP YEAR ERROR.

Ex Matz. Signed Dietz and with 2008 C.S.A. certificate calling it a No. 10 (Blue) and mentioning the date error.

3,000
1,700
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2454
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2454, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large margins to just touching, complete framelines at top and left, bottom mostly there, tied by well-struck "Richmond Va. May 12, 1863" circular datestamp (Powell Ty. 5a) on homemade brown cover to Goochland Va., stamp with some gum soaks, Fine, a scarce 10c Frameline cover, ex DuPuy

3,000
0
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2455
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2455, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Blue, Frameline (10). Position 34, large margins to just clear at left, showing framelines at top, right and bottom, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Nov. 3" circular datestamp on 1863 cover to Talladega, addressed to Major W. T. Walthall who was the militia commander in Talladega, cover with light waterstaining and with repaired backflap, Fine appearance, ex Finney

3,000
1,200
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2456
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2456, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins to clear at bottom left showing parts of adjoining stamps at left, right and bottom, tied by "Rome Ga. Sep. 3" circular datestamp on light blue and white floral wallpaper cover to Macon Ga., reduced at right, with original flap reattached and folded over for display, Very Fine

800
550
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2457
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2457, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins all around, stamp toned, tied by small "Chester CH S.C. Feb. 5" (1865 docketing) circular datestamp on white, red and green wallpaper cover to Abbeville CH S.C., cover reduced at bottom and crease at bottom left, Fine

800
225
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2458
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2458, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var). Clear roulettes on three sides, tied by neat strike of "Harrisonburg Va. Oct. 22" circular datestamp on buff cover to military address at "Camp near Warrenton", stamp with few minor creases, otherwise Very Fine, ex Hulme, with clear 2009 C.S.A. certificate

800
600
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2459
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2459, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Blue, Die A (11). Two, different shades, ample to large margins, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jul. ?" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Lynchburg Va., receipt docketing "July 30, 1864", one stamp has ink smear, both slightly wrinkled, otherwise Very Fine example from the Blackford correspondence, the notorious Battle of the Crater occurred on July 30, 1864

E. 200-300
120
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2460
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2460, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Huge margins with two corner creases, cancelled by pen strokes with "Pine Ville SC Nov 29" manuscript postmark on adversity cover made from military company muster form, to Hamburg S.C., flap folded over for display, Very Fine

E. 150-200
110
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2461
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2461, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large margins, some slight soiling at bottom left, tied by "Canton Miss. Jan. 27" circular datestamp on gray and brown wallpaper cover to Williamsboro N.C., opened for display, missing part of bottom flap, Very Fine, attractive use, ex Boshwit

E. 400-500
375
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2462
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2462, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover20c Green (13). Large margins all around, tied by red "Petersburg Va. Sep. 18" circular datestamp on cover to Milledgeville Ga., backflap missing, Very Fine, a beautiful stamp and scarce cover, ex DuPuy

1,450
450
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2463
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2463, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover20c Green (13). Three large margins, clear at top, slight crease at bottom, tied by "Petersburg Va. Feb. 12" (1865) circular datestamp on brown cover to Painesville Va., neat docketing, Fine appearance

1,250
275
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2464
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2464, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover20c Green (13). Large margins to clear, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 6" circular datestamp (Powell Ty. 61) on turned use to Florence S.C. which was also forwarded to Pendleton S.C., light strike of Florence datestamp, with manuscript "Ford" and small "Paid" handstamp showing forwarding payment, inside with stamp removed and with ms. pmk. and addressed to Richmond, some wear and staining, stamp expertly repaired at bottom left, still Fine, highly unusual use and the last day of use for this Richmond datestamp, ex Powell, Scott Retail as No. 13 on cover

1,250
300
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2465
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2465, Confederate States: General Issues on-Cover20c Green (13). Horizontal pair, slightly irregular but mostly large margins except just touching at right, right stamp with pre-use vertical crease ending in a tear, tied by small "Shreveport La. Jul. 6, 1864" double-circle datestamp on 40c Trans-Mississippi Express buff cover to Sumpter, Tex., manuscript docketing at top "J.B. Sexton MC" and "politeness of Col Sexton" below, cover with trivial edge tears including one sealed at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EAST-TO-WEST TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS COVER, BEARING A PAIR OF THE 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE.

No more than twenty covers with a pair of the 20c Green paying the 40c Trans-Mississippi Express rate are known. A majority of the known covers are heavily stained and damaged. It is believed that this particular cover was hand carried from Richmond to Shreveport where it was placed in the mails - possibly by Franklin Sexton. Sexton was a wealthy Texas planter and lawyer who represented Texas 4th District in the Confederate Congress.

Illustrated in Krieger book (No. E27). With 1982 C.S.A. certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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