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Sale 1071 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

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

Category — Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4572
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4572, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to barely in at lower left, cancelled by two neat manuscript "X"'s, "Rural Retreat Va. Feby. 3rd" postmark on Breckinridge-Lane Campaign illustrated cover to Wytheville Va., S. Raynor of New York imprint, minor toning also affects stamp edges

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USE OF AN 1860 BRECKINRIDGE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN COVER WITH THE CONFEDERATE STATES STAMP.

Breckinridge was a Kentucky lawyer and politician who served as Vice President of the U.S. from 1857-61. He came in third in the popular vote and second in the electoral vote, ahead of Bell and Douglas. He instead became a senator, until he was expelled for joining the Confederate army. As an interesting side note, his cousin was Mary Todd Lincoln. This cover, depicting the pro-Southern Breckinridge, could be interpreted as a patriotic use

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
4573
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4573, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Green, Stone A-B (1), 5c Green, Stone A-B (1)5c Green, Stone A-B (1). Ample to large margins except nicked at upper right, small flaws, tied by "Yorktown Va. Oct. 31" (1861) circular datestamp on red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to Winchester N.C., crudely printed design with 10-Star flag modified with addition of two stars in field at right (representing Tennessee and Missouri), Very Fine cover, early use of General Issue, we have offered examples of this flag design with ten six-point stars, but this modified 12-Star version is exceedingly rare (modified version of F10-3 in C.S.A. Catalogue)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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4574
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4574, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Large margins to slightly in, manuscript "X" cancel, matching "Stony Point Jun 14" postmark on small yellow cover to Thorn Hill Va. with brown General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait Patriotic design, light soiling, Very Fine, attractive and scarce

E. 500-750
450
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4575
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4575, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to barely touched, bright color, cancelled by slightly faded penstrokes and tied by "Chattanooga Ten. ? 12" circular datestamp on "For Land and Life, Children and Wife" Beauregard and 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover to Conwayboro S.C., slight edgewear incl. small repair at bottom right corner, Very Fine appearance, a striking design, signed Ashbrook, ex Boshwit, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
5,000
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4576
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4576, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by "Natchez Miss. Mar. 10, 1862" circular datestamp on small cover to Capt. Joseph Lovell, care of Gen. Mansfield Lovell, New Orleans, with red and blue "Our Flag S.C." 7-Star Confederate Flag patriotic sticker affixed at upper left, not tied as almost always, neatly docketed, Extremely Fine, accompanied by carte-de-visite of General Lovell, Shenfield notes on back dating this back to 1938, this cover may not be returned if an expert committee declines opinion as to label originating, which they probably will -- if you need a certificate to assure you this is genuine, then do not bid

E. 400-500
1,300
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4577
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4577, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Ample to large margins, bright shade, perfect "socked-on-the-nose" strike of grid cancel, not tied and no town marking, on salmon-colored cover to Pedlar Mills Va. with 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design, Randolph imprint, slight edgewear, small tear at left, otherwise Very Fine, no indication this was carried in any way other than through the mails, therefore we give the 5c stamp's origin on this cover the benefit of the doubt, nonetheless offered "as is", ex Tate

E. 500-750
425
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4578
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4578, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Full margins to just touched, rich color, tied by "Williamsburgh Va. Apr. 29, 1862" double-circle datestamp on salmon-colored cover to a soldier in the 44th Ga. Vol. Regt. in Goldsboro N.C. with Mounted Dragoon and Verse Patriotic design, restored along right edge which does not seem to affect stamp, repaired at lower left corner, skillfully done giving cover Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
550
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4579
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4579, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Full to large margins, bright color, tied by "Wilmington N.C. Feb. 28" circular datestamp on buff cover to Warsaw N.C. with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion Patriotic design, great appearance but expertly restored along left edge with about -1/3 in of envelope and design added, looks Very Fine, an affordable option

E. 400-500
850
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4580
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4580, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins to just clear, tied by lightly struck "Tudor Hall" circular datestamp on small cover to Benton's Ferry La. with red Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval, large part of bottom right corner cut off and expertly repaired, Very Fine appearance

E. 400-500
400
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4581
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4581, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Three full to large margins, slightly in at left, small faults, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 17, 1863" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Yanceyville S.C. with 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design, lightly cleaned and small cosmetic improvements, Very Fine appearance, a most attractive 10c Paterson patriotic cover

E. 750-1,000
850
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4582
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4582, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Huge margins all around, worn impression (possibly a late Hoyer & Ludwig), tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 29, 1862" circular datestamp on back of cover to Salisbury N.C. with 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design, flap opened to show stamp, cleaned to lighten staining, otherwise Very Fine, ex Knapp

E. 400-500
425
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4583
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4583, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Ample margins to just touching, lightly struck grid cancel, matching "Spartanburg S.C. May 10, 1862" double-circle datestamp on small cover to Glenn Springs S.C. with blue General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval design, from the McArthur correspondence

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPH USED TO PAY THE PRE-JULY 1, 1862 RATE ON A SMALL GENERAL BEAUREGARD PATRIOTIC COVER -- A LOVELY "BLUE ON BLUE" COMBINATION.

Signed Brian Green. Ex Murphy

E. 1,500-2,000
8,000
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4584
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4584, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Bottom sheet margin single, manuscript "X" cancel, no town postmark, on brown cover to Moffitt's Mills N.C. with Single Soldier with verse, uniform in the style of 1820's, Bonitz imprint, small cover nick behind top of stamp, Fine and very rare, reported to be one of two recorded examples, both with the 5c Blue Lithograph, ex Everett and Bischel, listed in C.S.A. Catalogue as SN-2 with $2,500.00 value

E. 750-1,000
4,500
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4585
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4585, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Tied by "Gordonsville Va. Aug. 2, 1862" circular datestamp on narrow cover to Louisa C.H. Va. with red General P. G. T. Beauregard Three-Quarter Portrait in Oval Patriotic design, "Due 5" handstamp for deficiency in 10c rate, Gordonsville datestamp struck over Beauregard's portrait, perhaps reflecting the postmaster's opinion (by August 1862 Beauregard's reputation had faltered badly), backflap added, stamp has been expertly repaired with margins added, estimate adjusted accordingly

E. 400-500
900
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4586
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4586, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Large margins, tied by blue "Richmond Va. Jun. 4, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Salisbury N.C. with Mounted Dragoon and Verse Patriotic design, backflap replaced, cleaned and cosmetic edge improvements, Very Fine appearance, scarce use of single 5c Typograph on a patriotic before July 1 rate change -- the blue Richmond datestamp is an added element of scarcity

E. 400-500
1,100
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4587
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4587, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large margins to slightly in, tied by "Richmond Va. May 30, 1862" circular datestamp on brown cover to Wrightsboro Ga. with 12-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design, a bit worn around edges, Fine

E. 400-500
500
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4588
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4588, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, full margins to slightly in at bottom, dark shade, faint brown stain on top stamp, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 13" circular datestamp on brown cover to Athens Ga. with 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design, Very Fine, ex Brown and Wiseman

E. 750-1,000
750
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4589
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4589, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, large margins to in, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 8, 1862" circular datestamp on top flap of bronze General Beauregard Patriotic cover to Allen P.O. Va., some expert edge restoration but the stamps remarkably intact given their placement, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 300-400
900
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4590
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4590, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union PatrioticsConfederate Patriotic Cover Balance, Confederate Patriotic Cover BalanceConfederate Patriotic Cover Balance. 30 used Patriotics, mostly with Nos. 1 and 2 or 6 and 7 but also one with No. 5, wonderful range of themes, all are severely defective, most have been expertly restored, a few are missing stamps, an outstanding group of Confederate patriotic covers despite the masked condition problems, if sound these covers would be worth more than ten times the estimate

E. 2,000-3,000
6,000
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4591
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4591, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Huge margins, faint gum toning at edges, tied by neat "Winchester Va. Feb. 24" (1862) circular datestamp on captured multicolored Union Zouave patriotic cover faintly addressed to Etna Va., neat Mar. 1, 1862 docketing at left

EXTREMELY FINE AND COLORFUL CONFEDERATE USE OF UNION ZOUAVE PATRIOTIC COVER.

Ex Brown, Matthies, Haas, Tara and Murphy

E. 2,000-3,000
6,500
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4592
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4592, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Full margins except slightly irregular at sides, deep rich color, tied by perfect strike of "Richmond Va. Jun. 16, 1862" circular datestamp on red General George B. McClellan Captured Union Patriotic cover to Richmond post office box, addressed in pencil so probably mailed from the field, overpaid drop rate but presumably prepaid for whichever post office would be used, backflap removed, lightly cleaned and small repaired nick at top, Very Fine appearance, extremely scarce and unusual use, ex Telep

E. 500-750
800
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4593
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4593, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair, ample margins to just touched, dark shade, tied by bold strikes of "Richmond Va. Jul. 12, 1862" circular datestamp on captured blue General McClellan Mounted on Horse Union Patriotic cover to Big Island Va., edge tears, some cosmetic improvements and address strengthened in pencil, still appears Fine, rare, ex Murphy

E. 400-500
1,800
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4594
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4594, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Margins mostly clear, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 6, 1862" circular datestamp on pale gray McClellan and Camp Scene Captured Union Patriotic cover to Waynesville N.C., top right corner of stamp torn off and datestamp drawn in, some other restoration, Fine appearance, extremely rare use of 10c Rose Lithograph on a captured Union patriotic, ex Murphy

E. 500-750
750
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4595
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4595, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Ample to huge margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 8, 1862" circular datestamp on red and blue Union Zouave and Flag Patriotic cover captured and used by Confederates, addressed to Lynchburg Va., backflap removed, a bit worn and creased, otherwise Fine, ex Dr. Green

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
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4596
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4596, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full margins to just in at top right, light stains, tied by partly readable "Knoxville Ten." circular datestamp on blue captured George Washington Union Patriotic cover to Lenoir N.C., slight wear and toning, Fine, scarce use on a captured Union patriotic, especially desirable from Confederate-occupied Knoxville

E. 400-500
2,900
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4597
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4597, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two singles originally forming a horizontal pair, margins to in, tied by blue "Richmond Va. May 15, 1863" circular datestamp on red "Strike with an Iron Arm for the Whole Union" with "Union" crossed out and "CS" written in and depicting horse-drawn cannon, to Pomplin's Depot Va., expertly repaired, otherwise Fine, a very unusual design

E. 300-400
2,000
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4598
c
Sale Number 1071, Lot Number 4598, Confederate States: C.S.A. Patriotic Covers and Captured Union Patriotics5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, tied by "Staunton Va. ? 5" circular datestamp on cover with embossed "Union and Constitution" with Eagle, Shield and Branches to Richmond Va., expertly restored along edges and gently cleaned, still Very Fine use of a captured Union patriotic

E. 200-300
160
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