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Sale 1071 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 May, 2014

Category — Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate Texas

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4468
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4468, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasDalton Ga., 5c Black entire (20XU1), Dalton Ga., 5c Black entire (20XU1)Dalton Ga., 5c Black entire (20XU1). Mostly clear strike of provisional on buff cover to Cuthbert Ga., "Dalton Ga. Sep. 24, 1861" circular datestamp, manuscript box charge notation at top, slightly reduced at right, Fine

750
325
4469
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4469, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasDalton Ga., (5c) Black entire, Denomination Omitted (20XU1a), Dalton Ga., (5c) Black entire, Denomination Omitted (20XU1a)Dalton Ga., (5c) Black entire, Denomination Omitted (20XU1a). Bold provisional handstamp, "Dalton Ga. Jun. 6, 1861" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Jonesboro Tenn., some edge toning, still Very Fine, this is the only recorded example with the denomination missing -- also the earliest recorded use of any Dalton provisional -- used during the time period when the 5c rate would apply, ex Judd and Hall

875
550
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4470
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4470, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasDalton Ga., 10c Black entire (20XU2), Dalton Ga., 10c Black entire (20XU2)Dalton Ga., 10c Black entire (20XU2). On folded letter to Lt. Col. Weerins at Macon Ga., "Dalton Ga. Nov. 28, 1862" circular datestamp, the contents are notes from four different officers, the main note asks whether the regiment can be moved to an area where the foraging is easier, some internal repairs and some soiling, still appears Fine, ex Dietz and Hall

1,250
550
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4471
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4471, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate Texas(Natchez Miss.) "DUE 10", (Natchez Miss.) "DUE 10"(Natchez Miss.) "DUE 10". Two-line handstamp on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse "Natchez Rifles" Patriotic cover to Natchez Miss., barely reduced at top and missing top flap, some edgewear, Fine, scarce design, ex Agre, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
4,750
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4472
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4472, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasYorktown Va. Apr. 21, 1862, Yorktown Va. Apr. 21, 1862Yorktown Va. Apr. 21, 1862. Circular datestamp with "Due 10" handstamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and Tent Patriotic cover to Coal Mountain Ga., soldier's endorsement at top, missing top flap, Very Fine, ex Agre, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
800
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4473
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4473, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex Feb. 23 -- Day of Popular Vote to Secede, San Antonio Tex Feb. 23 -- Day of Popular Vote to SecedeSan Antonio Tex Feb. 23 -- Day of Popular Vote to Secede. Blue circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U9) to Aldie Va., 1861 docketing at left, some soiling and minor edgewear, Very Fine use on this important date

E. 300-400
450
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4474
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4474, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Apr. 22 (1861), San Antonio Tex. Apr. 22 (1861)San Antonio Tex. Apr. 22 (1861). Blue circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on buff cover to Bastrop Tex., with foreboding 1861 enclosure: "...dark and menacing clouds like a mountain brow hangs over us and our country...everything presents an exciting war like aspect -- but the evil is upon us and we must meet it like men." etc., fresh and Fine, ex Seacrest

E. 200-300
350
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4475
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4475, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasAlleton Tex, Alleton TexAlleton Tex. Double-circle town postmark with "Paid 10" in arc handstamp on blue 1863 folded letter to Brownsville Tex., manuscript box charge no. at top, sealed tears at right and toning, still attractive example of this woodcut marking, during the Civil War cotton was shipped to Alleton by rail and then sent by ox carts to Brownsville, taken across the Rio Grande and loaded onto British ships to be exchanged for arms for the Confederacy, ex Camina

E. 200-300
300
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4476
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4476, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasBrownsville Tex. Aug. 23, Brownsville Tex. Aug. 23Brownsville Tex. Aug. 23. Bold strike of rimless datestamp with "Paid 10" handstamp on folded letter to Plantation Tex., manuscript "Missent" at top left, some overall wear, Very Fine strike of this scarce Confederate handstamped Paid, with 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
250
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4477
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4477, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasCorpus Christi Tex. Jun. 14, Corpus Christi Tex. Jun. 14Corpus Christi Tex. Jun. 14. Well-struck circular datestamp, matching "Paid" in oval and manuscript "10" on blue 1861 folded cover to New Orleans, two light vertical file folds, piece of cover missing at top left, still Very Fine strike, ex Hall

E. 200-300
275
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4478
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4478, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Oct. 13, San Antonio Tex. Oct. 13San Antonio Tex. Oct. 13. Circular datestamp on cover from member of Sibley's Brigade to Rusk Tex., blue pencil "Due 5", original 1861 enclosure from William Jones at Camp Sibley, advising his brother that "we are going Arizna", referring to Sibley's ill-fated expedition into New Mexico, small edge flaws with bottom flap added, minor toning, still Fine, scarce and important use

E. 750-1,000
700
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4479
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4479, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Apr. 13, San Antonio Tex. Apr. 13San Antonio Tex. Apr. 13. Circular datestamp with "10" rate handstamp on small 1864 folded letter to Antico P.O., Lavaca County, Texas, docketing at left reads in part "a private in Capt. J.S. Power Co. Col. J.S. Ford's Command", some interesting contents incl. "you must excuse my bad writing for I have to write on an ammunition box sit on the ground", minor wear, Very Fine, John Salmon "Rip" Ford had a long and distinguished career and actually fought the last battle of the Civil War, more than a month after Lee's surrender

E. 200-300
700
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4480
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4480, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Sep. 26, 1864, San Antonio Tex. Sep. 26, 1864San Antonio Tex. Sep. 26, 1864. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "10" handstamp on gray folded letter datelined "Camp Near Bonham, Sept. 13, 1864" to Sutherland Springs Tex., sender's directive "Via San Antonio" at left, contents asks for blankets for cold winter ahead, some slight wear, Very Fine and desirable with yeardate included in the circular datestamp

E. 200-300
350
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4481
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4481, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Nov. 20, San Antonio Tex. Nov. 20San Antonio Tex. Nov. 20. Green circular datestamp with red "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on cover to Palestine Tex., missing left flap where reduced, minor age spots, Very Fine Confederate handstamped Paid use

E. 200-300
500
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4482
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4482, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Apr. 28, San Antonio Tex. Apr. 28San Antonio Tex. Apr. 28. Circular datestamp with bold "Paid 10" in arc on buff cover to Belmont Tex., Very Fine, ex Camina

E. 200-300
450
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4483
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4483, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Apr. 12, San Antonio Tex. Apr. 12San Antonio Tex. Apr. 12. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in arc handstamp on buff cover to Belmont Tex., minor wear, Very Fine, ex Hill

E. 200-300
300
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4484
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4484, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Apr. 24, San Antonio Tex. Apr. 24San Antonio Tex. Apr. 24. Circular datestamp with "O.B." and bold "Paid 10" in arc, on salmon cover to the enrolling officer of Wilson County, cover cleverly refolded at edges, Very Fine, ex Keeling

E. 200-300
250
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4485
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4485, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Sep. 21, San Antonio Tex. Sep. 21San Antonio Tex. Sep. 21. Circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in arc handstamp on blue linen-lined cover addressed to "Maj. S.G. Newton, 3rd Regt. Tex. Vol. Inftry., Genl. Taylor's Command, Genl. Waterhouse's Brigade, via Alexandria La.", fresh and Very Fine, the recipient would later become mayor of San Antonio

E. 200-300
475
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4486
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4486, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Paid Aug. 19, San Antonio Tex. Paid Aug. 19San Antonio Tex. Paid Aug. 19. Light strike of circular datestamp with "Due" and "10" handstamps on buff cover to Sutherland Springs Tex., soldier's endorsement "Private-J.B. Polley, Co. F 4th Tex. Regt." at left, slightly reduced at right and some edgewear, still Fine, the sender authored several books incl. A Soldier's Letter to Charming Nellie and Hood's Texas Brigade

E. 150-200
300
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4487
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4487, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Paid Sep. 17, San Antonio Tex. Paid Sep. 17San Antonio Tex. Paid Sep. 17. Light strike of red circular datestamp with matching "10" rate handstamp on 1861 cover to Greensboro N.C., sender's directive "Via Little Rock" at lower left, manuscript charge box no. crossed out at upper right, some slight edgewear, missing top flap causing small tear at top, Very Fine Confederate handstamped Paid use

E. 300-400
325
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4488
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4488, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasTexas Soldiers' Letters, Texas Soldiers' LettersTexas Soldiers' Letters. Two covers, one hand-carried with soldier's endorsement on Simmons & Bradley attorneys' corner card, other with "Brownsville Tex. Mar. 27, 1861" rimless datestamp, colorful letter describes a man "shot seven times, once through the head" by murderers, Fine, ex Keeling

E. 200-300
275
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4489
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4489, Confederate States: Provisionals thru Confederate TexasSan Antonio Tex. Nov. 27 (1861), San Antonio Tex. Nov. 27 (1861)San Antonio Tex. Nov. 27 (1861). Bold circular datestamp struck in green with matching "DUE" and "5" handstamps on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Mt. Enterprise Tex., T. Fitzwilliam New Orleans publisher's imprint, small part of top flap missing, few small faults at top right

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE PATRIOTIC COVER SENT BY A SOLDIER AND RATED 5-CENTS DUE IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, WITH GREEN MARKINGS.

With 2002 C.S.A. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
10,500
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