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Sale 1064 — The Benjamin Wishnietsky Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 26 February, 2014

Category — Handstamped Paid and Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
109
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 109, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLake Village Ark. Feb. 24, Lake Village Ark. Feb. 24Lake Village Ark. Feb. 24. Circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5 Cents" two-line handstamp on yellow cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Very Fine strike of this rare handstamped Paid, C.S.A. catalog value $1,000.00

E. 500-750
750
110
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 110, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsFlorida Handstamped Paids, Florida Handstamped PaidsFlorida Handstamped Paids. Two covers, from Pensacola and Warrington, each with "Paid" straightline and "5" in circle handstamps, Very Fine pair, both ex Emerson, C.S.A. catalog value $600.00

E. 300-400
850
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111
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 111, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsAugusta Ga. Oct. 12 (1861), Augusta Ga. Oct. 12 (1861)Augusta Ga. Oct. 12 (1861). Double-circle datestamp with matching small "Paid 5" straightline handstamp on folded letter to Aiken N.C., docketing at right, small piece out of one fold on back not affecting any writing, Very Fine strike of this diminutive handstamped Paid

E. 150-200
130
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112
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 112, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMacon Ga. Jul. 12, Macon Ga. Jul. 12Macon Ga. Jul. 12. Double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid" straightline and "5" handstamps on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F11-14) to Athens Ga., overall dampstaining, Very Fine appearance and scarce example of this involute style flag Patriotic, illustrated in Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages (p. 72), C.S.A. catalog value $3,500.00

E. 750-1,000
4,250
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113
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 113, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsColumbus Ky. Dec. 19, Columbus Ky. Dec. 19Columbus Ky. Dec. 19. Circular datestamp with "Paid" lozenge handstamp on purple Jefferson Davis Medallion and Verse Patriotic cover to Jenkens Depot Tenn., manuscript "Paid 5" at top, barely reduced at right, small nick and some slight soiling, otherwise Very Fine use from Confederate Kentucky, illustrated in Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages (p. 121), Dietz backstamp

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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114
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 114, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsChapel Hill N.C. Nov. 7 (1861), Chapel Hill N.C. Nov. 7 (1861)Chapel Hill N.C. Nov. 7 (1861). Circular datestamp with "Paid" straightline and manuscript "5" on small University of North Carolina all-over illustrated cover depicting a young lady, lyre and rose (NC-14a), to Smithfield N.C., with original enclosure, missing top flap, Very Fine, the essential cover for the Tar Heel graduate, Dietz backstamp, C.S.A. catalog value $1,000.00

E. 500-750
1,700
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115
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 115, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMagnolia N.C. Feb. 13, Magnolia N.C. Feb. 13Magnolia N.C. Feb. 13. Circular datestamp with matching "Paid" straightline and manuscript "10" on cover to Raleigh N.C., forwarded to Huntsville N.C. with blue "Forwarded" straightline, "Raleigh N.C. Feb. 15" double-circle datestamp and "Due 10" in arc, elaborate multicolored satirical Valentine comic enclosure titled "The Happy Husband" with a poem about the "dirty, idling, rascal jobber", small repair at top, Very Fine appearance and unusual

E. 300-400
850
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116
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 116, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMebaneville N.C, Mebaneville N.CMebaneville N.C. Mar ? Circular datestamp with manuscript "Paid 5" on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F10-3) to Cedar Grove N.C., Very Fine, scarce 10-star design, illustrated in Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages (p. 52), with 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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117
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 117, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWilliamston N.C. Jun. 3, Williamston N.C. Jun. 3Williamston N.C. Jun. 3. Circular datestamp with "Paid" straightline and "5" handstamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Raleigh N.C., embossed stamp crossed out with pen strokes but served no postal duty, Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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118
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 118, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsNorth Carolina Handstamped Paids, North Carolina Handstamped PaidsNorth Carolina Handstamped Paids. Two covers, Halifax N.C. with "Paid 10" in arc and Greensborough N.C. with "5" and "Paid" handstamps in blue, latter with original letter and missing most of top flap, Very Fine pair, C.S.A. catalog value $400.00

E. 200-300
275
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119
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 119, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsGraham's Turnout S.C. June 18, Graham's Turnout S.C. June 18Graham's Turnout S.C. June 18. Circular datestamp with "Paid" straightline and "5" handstamps on brown homemade cover to Aiken S.C., 1862 docketing, barely reduced at right, Very Fine, C.S.A. catalog value $200.00

E. 150-200
140
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120
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 120, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWinnsborough S.C. 22 Nov. (1861), Winnsborough S.C. 22 Nov. (1861)Winnsborough S.C. 22 Nov. (1861). Circular datestamp with "Paid" straightline and "5" handstamps on small red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F11-6) to Pocotaligo S.C., Very Fine, a beautiful example of this scarce Patriotic flag design, which was created by adding the crescent of four stars to an existing 7-Star design (F7-18), illustrated in Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages (p. 65), C.S.A. catalog value $3,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
5,500
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121
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 121, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMarshall Tex. Aug. 27 (1861), Marshall Tex. Aug. 27 (1861)Marshall Tex. Aug. 27 (1861). Circular datestamp with "Paid" straightline and "10" handstamps on buff cover to Louisburg N.C., original letter enclosure, Very Fine, rated 10c for distance over 500 miles, C.S.A. catalog value $500.00

E. 300-400
400
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122
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 122, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsNavasota Tex. Paid, Navasota Tex. PaidNavasota Tex. Paid. Circular handstamp with "Paid" in central lozenge, no rate markings, on Dec. 25, 1863 folded ruled letter to Independence Texas, charge box notation and Dec. 28 docketing at top, Very Fine and extremely rare example of this dateless and rateless handstamped Paid, C.S.A. catalog value $500.00

E. 500-750
2,300
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123
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 123, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRandolph Macon College Va. Jun. 24, Randolph Macon College Va. Jun. 24Randolph Macon College Va. Jun. 24. Circular datestamp with fancy "Paid 5 C.S.A." handstamp on cover to Virginia, backflap with blue embossed cameo college seal, manuscript "charge to college" at top, top flap tears from opening incl. one extending to front right corner, otherwise Very Fine, ex Antrim, C.S.A. catalog value for the handstamp $500.00, for the seal $750.00

E. 300-400
1,500
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124
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 124, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRichmond Va. Apr. 28, 1863, Richmond Va. Apr. 28, 1863Richmond Va. Apr. 28, 1863. Circular datestamp with "Due 10" straightline on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic cover (F11-16) to Little Yadkin N.C., soldier's endorsement from 33rd North Carolina Regiment at bottom left, original letter datelined "Camp near Fredericksburg Apr. the 18, 1863", content includes references to a U.S. Army observation balloon across the lines, backflap tears, Very Fine, this cover and letter entered the mails only two days before the start of the Battle of Chancellorsville, the sender and the 33rd North Carolina fought in the battle as part of A.P. Hill's Division in Stonewall Jackson's Second Corps, Chancellorsville would be Jackson's last battle for the Confederacy

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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125
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 125, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsStrasburg Va, Strasburg VaStrasburg Va. Circular datestamp with unclear date, manuscript "Due 10" on Mounted Dragoons and Verse Patriotic cover (SM-2) to Henderson N.C., Bonitz imprint, soldier's endorsement at bottom, missing top flap, Very Fine and scarce design, C.S.A. catalog value $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
750
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126
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 126, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsVirginia Handstamped Paids, Virginia Handstamped PaidsVirginia Handstamped Paids. Two 1861 covers, first from Tudor Hall with "Paid 10" straightline, original soldier's letter enclosure with Confederate States of America, Flag and Cannon Patriotic design, second from Orange C.H. with red "Paid" straightline, Very Fine pair

E. 200-300
650
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127
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 127, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCongressional and Soldier Due Rates, Congressional and Soldier Due RatesCongressional and Soldier Due Rates. Five covers, first "Due 10" with C.S.A. Congressman John A. Gilmer frank, other four soldier's due uses with 5c and 10c rates, one from Army of Tennessee, some minor wear, Very Fine group

E. 300-400
950
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