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Sale 1065 — The Richard L. Calhoun Collection of Charleston, S.C.

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 February, 2014

Category — Handstamped Paid and Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
489
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 489, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 3, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 3, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 3, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps on orange cover to C.S.A. Vice President Alexander H. Stephens in Richmond Va., top flap intact (scarce for this correspondence) and docketed on back, Very Fine, very early handstamped Paid used from the old pre-C.S.A. cancelling device, these handstamped Paid markings are only known used on June 3 or 4, 1861, and only six are reported

E. 300-400
950
490
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 490, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 3, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 3, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 3, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps on cover to Mrs. Isabella Woodruff at Graham's Turnout S.C., fresh and Very Fine, scarce, these handstamped Paid markings are only known used on June 3 or 4, 1861, and only six are reported.

E. 200-300
110
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491
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 491, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 4, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 4, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 4, 1861. Neat strike of double-circle datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps on blue South Carolina Palmetto State Flag Patriotic to Mayesville S.C., barely reduced at top and missing top flap, slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE PRE-WAR "PAID" AND "5" HANDSTAMPS ON A CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC WITH SOUTH CAROLINA'S PALMETTO FLAG DESIGN.

These handstamped Paid markings are only known used on June 3 or 4, 1861, and only six are reported.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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492
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 492, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 4, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 4, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 4, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp on ship letter received at Boston, then sent to Charleston and forwarded to Greenville S.C., neat "Boston Mass. May 28" double-circle datestamp, "SHIP" handstamp and "8" rate handstamp struck out by grid cancel at Charleston where datestamp, "PAID" and "5" handstamps were applied for forwarding postage in Confederate mails, manuscript "Emily Keith" ship-name directive at upper left, trivial edgewear, Very Fine, received at Boston as a ship letter on the brig Emily Keith (arrived May 27 -- she was returning from Buenos Aires when caught in a gale, she stopped at New York City for repairs on Apr. 15), sent from Boston just three days before postal relations between North and South were severed and then forwarded in the new C.S.A. postal system, this extraordinary combination of markings from two different postal systems is undoubtedly unique, ex Antrim and Kohn

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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493
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 493, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 4, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 4, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 4, 1861. Neat strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on blue folded letter to Aiken S.C., fresh and Very Fine example of the new "Paid 5" handstamp on its first day of use

E. 200-300
170
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494
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 494, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsColumbia S.C. Jun. 5 (1861), Columbia S.C. Jun. 5 (1861)Columbia S.C. Jun. 5 (1861). Bold strike of blue circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in circle and "5" handstamps on cover to Charleston and forwarded to Georgetown S.C., neat "Charleston S.C. Jun. 6, 1861" circular datestamp, manuscript charge no. at top right apparently paid forwarding postage, turned use to Society Hill S.C. with inside bearing 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by "Georgetown S.C. Aug. 5" circular datestamp, opened for display, some splitting along flaps and some wear, still Very Fine, a very unusual use

E. 400-500
275
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495
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 495, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 6, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 6, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 6, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on gray cover to Andrew Calhoun at Pendleton S.C., 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) crossed out by pen and not accepted as postage, Very Fine attempted use of the U.S. stamp after it was no longer valid for postage, Confederate "Old Stamps Not Recognized" uses are not accorded nearly the same level of value as given to their U.S. counterparts (a peculiar inequality)

E. 400-500
850
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496
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 496, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 6, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 6, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 6, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on cover to Pinckneyville Ala., missing part of bottom flap, some wear, still Very Fine double-rate use, this is the earliest reported use of the "Paid 10" handstamped Paid marking

E. 300-400
190
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497
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 497, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 8, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 8, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 8, 1861. Bold double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Bennettsville S.C., the entire crossed out and with pencil "Chg 98", missing top flap, Very Fine attempted use of the U.S. stamp, ex Emerson

E. 300-400
190
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498
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 498, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 10, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 10, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 10, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on cover to Pendleton S.C. and forwarded to Greenville S.C., blue "Pendleton S.C. Jun. 13" circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5" handstamp, missing part of top flap and reduced at right, still a Very Fine and colorful use

E. 300-400
200
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499
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 499, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 11, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 11, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 11, 1861. Bold strike of double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on yellow "Evans & Cogswell, Stationers and Printers" corner card cover to Pacolet Mills S.C., expertly repaired mostly along right side and at upper left, Very Fine appearance, a pretty handstamped Paid cover with a corner card from the company that printed the Charleston provisionals

E. 300-400
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500
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 500, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 29, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 29, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 29, 1861. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp with matching "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on Geo. W. Williams & Co. wholesale grocer's green cameo corner card cover to Manning C.H. S.C. and forwarded to Sumter S.C., July 2 forwarding datestamp, manuscript "Forwarded Due 5c", few repaired edge tears, appears Very Fine, attractive handstamped Paid use, illustrated in Dietz, ex Kohn

E. 500-750
600
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501
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 501, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jun. 29, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jun. 29, 1861Charleston S.C. Jun. 29, 1861. Well-struck double-circle datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on bright orange-buff cover with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design to Sandy Grove S.C., missing top flap, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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502
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 502, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jul. 16, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jul. 16, 1861Charleston S.C. Jul. 16, 1861. Well-struck circular datestamp with matching "Paid 2" in circle handstamp on blue cover to local address, fresh and Very Fine, scarce drop-rate use with the handstamped Paid marking, ex Emerson

E. 750-1,000
700
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503
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 503, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jul. 17, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jul. 17, 1861Charleston S.C. Jul. 17, 1861. Circular datestamp struck partly off of mourning cover to military address at Sullivan's Island in Charleston harbor, neat "Paid 2" in circle handstamp, trivial wear, Very Fine, scarce drop-rate use on a mourning cover

E. 500-750
1,100
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504
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 504, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jul. 16, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jul. 16, 1861Charleston S.C. Jul. 16, 1861. Neat double-circle datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on cover to Micanopy, Florida, embossed corner card for Hanckel & Nowell Commission Merchants, some overall toning, small tear at top, Very Fine use to a scarce destination

E. 200-300
250
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505
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 505, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jul. 24, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jul. 24, 1861Charleston S.C. Jul. 24, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on blue folded letter to New Orleans, vertical file folds at sides, Very Fine, scarce use of the "Paid 10" handstamped Paid on a cover sent over 500 miles

E. 300-400
150
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506
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 506, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jul. 29, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jul. 29, 1861Charleston S.C. Jul. 29, 1861. Well-struck circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Oakland S.C., sealed tear and soiling at left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Boshwit

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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507
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 507, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Jul. 29, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jul. 29, 1861Charleston S.C. Jul. 29, 1861. Neat strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on yellow cover to Trenton Tenn., missing top flap where barely reduced, small tear at top affects handstamp but is barely noticeable, Very Fine, scarce handstamped Paid for double 5c rate

E. 300-400
150
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508
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 508, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Aug. 4, 1861, Charleston S.C. Aug. 4, 1861Charleston S.C. Aug. 4, 1861. Well-struck double-circle datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on small cover to Flat Rock N.C., Very Fine, an attractive handstamped Paid cover, ex Emerson

E. 200-300
225
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509
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 509, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Aug. 8, 1861, Charleston S.C. Aug. 8, 1861Charleston S.C. Aug. 8, 1861. Neat strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on buff cover to Hillsboro N.C., Bank of Charleston printed oval on top flap, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
160
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510
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 510, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Aug. 13, 1861, Charleston S.C. Aug. 13, 1861Charleston S.C. Aug. 13, 1861. Two strikes of circular datestamp, one is double-circle datestamp, with "Paid 2" in circle handstamp overstruck by "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on orange-buff cover addressed locally and forwarded to Georgetown S.C., slightly reduced at left, long tear (or envelope manufacturing defect) at left, some minor edgewear, still Very Fine, this is the only reported combination use of the 2c and 5c handstamped Paid markings of Charleston

E. 500-750
425
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511
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 511, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Aug. 14, 1861, Charleston S.C. Aug. 14, 1861Charleston S.C. Aug. 14, 1861. circular datestamp with matching "PAID" handstamp on legal-size gray cover to Flat Rock N.C., red crayon "15" triple 5c rate, with original enclosure of a 23-page sermon, few age spots, refolded along top edge, Very Fine, unusual rate

E. 300-400
160
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512
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 512, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Sep. 2, 1861, Charleston S.C. Sep. 2, 1861Charleston S.C. Sep. 2, 1861. Bold circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on buff cover to Glenn Springs P.O. S.C., red crayon "Due 5" marking, missing part of top flap and some edgewear, Very Fine, charged the additional 5c because this was overweight

E. 200-300
110
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513
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 513, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsHandstamped Paid and Due Uses from Charleston, Handstamped Paid and Due Uses from CharlestonHandstamped Paid and Due Uses from Charleston. Four, incl. three with "Paid 5" in circle handstamps used in June or Sept. 1862, one addressed to Charleston and forwarded to Beaufort S.C. (original mailing apparently privately carried), also Nov. 27, 1861 use with "5" due marking and soldier's endorsement, few flaws, appear Fine

E. 300-400
275
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514
c
Sale Number 1065, Lot Number 514, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCharleston S.C. Sep. 9, 1861, Charleston S.C. Sep. 9, 1861Charleston S.C. Sep. 9, 1861. Neat circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on mourning cover to Graham's Turnout S.C., minor toning, Very Fine, scarce mourning cover use with the handstamped Paid marking

E. 200-300
350
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