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

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

Category — Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped Paid

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2367
 
Captain James Graton of the First Colored Infantry, Kansas Correspondence. 13 letters and covers, most written to his wife in either Lawrence Kans., Flint Mich., or West Webster N.Y., various dates between January 1863 thru November 1865 and written from different camps within Fort Scott, Fort Gibson, Pine Bluff Ark. and others, interesting content regarding some battles, covers in slightly mixed condition but a few with interesting markings, Fine-Very Fine, a scarce correspondence involving colored troops

E. 300-400
1,300
2368
 
Civil War Documents. Group of four Union Army documents, 1862 pass for soldier leave signed by Asst. Adjt. Gen. for Department of Mississippi, 1864 summons addressed to Medal of Honor winner General Edmund W. Rice to appear at the court martial of General Thomas W. Sweeney (Sweeny got into a fistfight with his corps commander, General Grenville M. Dodge, when Dodge broke protocol and personally directed one of Sweeny's brigades during the Battle of Atlanta, Sweeny was acquitted), 1865 letter on Commissary of Subsistence letterhead, finally 1864 handwritten circular signed by Captain Thomas Eayre for 2nd Corps (he was killed at Spotsylvania C.H. the next month), Very Fine and fascinating group

E. 400-500
0
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2369
c
1864 Civil War Solider Correspondence of Wright Family of Oberlin, Ohio. 15 letters accompanied by their original covers, all postmarked at Washington D.C. over a period of a couple months from May to July, letters originate from various places such as Fort Bunker Hill, National Hall, Fort Thayer, Fort Slocum and Fort Stevens, letters legible and detailed and cover a variety of topics such as a murder of a private by a sergeant, a hand-drawn map of forts, President Lincoln references, cannon drills, among much more, covers with edge faults of little significance, Fine

E. 500-750
400
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2370
 
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2370, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped Paid1863 Soldier Letter Regarding Slavery, 1863 Soldier Letter Regarding Slavery1863 Soldier Letter Regarding Slavery. 6-page letter (missing the very last part) written by a soldier and datelined "Near Richmond Va., August 12, 1863", letter takes up the subject of slavery to an individual who agrees with slavery and against abolishing it, speaks of meeting a plantation owner near Richmond with over 4,000 acres and with hundreds of slaves, speaks of one young slave in particular who was the plantation owner's daughter and his shock in him "owning her", and more, Very Fine

E. 200-300
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2371
 
Memoirs, by John H. Reagan. 351-page book, first edition published in 1906, discusses his entire life with emphasis on the Civil War, trivial cover wear, pencil "Jos. A Goddard 1907" inside refers to a soldier who must have owned the book at one point (small synopsis accompanies), Very Fine, accompanied by cut signature of Reagan

E. 100-150
325
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2372
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2372, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped Paid1c Blue, Ty. V (24), 1c Blue, Ty. V (24)1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Used with vertical pair of 1861, 1c Blue (63), cancelled by matching target, pair tied by "Hartford Ct. Aug. 22, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to Suffield, Very Fine, a scarce use of both the 1857 and 1861 Issues prior to demonetization, ex Herzog, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,200
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2373
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2373, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped PaidMAILS SUSPENDED, MAILS SUSPENDEDMAILS SUSPENDED. Partly clear oval handstamp on legal-size cover to E. B. Cilley, a prisoner at Salisbury N.C., sender's notation "Prisoner of War from the 5th N.H. Reg.", 3c Rose (65) pen cancelled, blue "Hill N.H. Aug. 27" circular datestamp, missent to Salisbury New Hampshire with blue "Salisbury N.H. Aug. 29" circular datestamp and manuscript forwarding notation, vertical folds clear of stamp, Very Fine, mailed in August 1862 after prisoner-of-war exchanges were suspended, thus the "Mails Suspended" marking, ex Walske (see Siegel Sale 988, lot 111 for P.O.W. cover from same correspondence), with 1990 P.S.E. certificate

E. 750-1,000
550
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2374
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2374, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped Paid"Bowling Green Ky. Feb. 19th" (1862) -- Earliest Reported Federal Use After Occupation, "Bowling Green Ky. Feb. 19th" (1862) -- Earliest Reported Federal Use After Occupation"Bowling Green Ky. Feb. 19th" (1862) -- Earliest Reported Federal Use After Occupation. Manuscript postmark on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire to Williamstown Mass., endorsed "Soldiers letter & no new stamps -- H.H.S. Ast Surgeon", obsolete embossed stamp cancelled by Louisville "DUE 3" straightline handstamp applied in transit, backflap removed, Very Fine, ex Schwartz, this is the earliest reported cover posted at Bowling Green after U.S. occupation, the Confederates evacuated completely by February 14, 1862, this was mailed just five days later

E. 750-1,000
425
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2375
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2375, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped Paid"Warsaw La. Feb. 6th", "Warsaw La. Feb. 6th""Warsaw La. Feb. 6th". Manuscript postmark on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Rochester N.Y., cancelled by manuscript, sealed tear on back, Very Fine, Louisiana was admitted to the Confederacy only two days before this was sent

E. 150-200
80
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2376
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2376, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped PaidSavannah Geo. Feb. 11 (1861), Savannah Geo. Feb. 11 (1861)Savannah Geo. Feb. 11 (1861). Circular datestamp and matching "5" in circle rate handstamp on "American Telegraph Company, Washington and New Orleans Line" embossed belt-framed shield corner card cover to Apalachicola Fla., some minor wear and soiling, Very Fine and scarce design, even more desirable as a Confederate use

E. 500-750
550
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2377
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2377, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped PaidAmite City La., May 27, Amite City La., May 27Amite City La., May 27. Bold strike of circular datestamp with manuscript date and "Paid" handstamp on May 27, 1862 folded letter to Independence La., letter regarding a telegraphic message stating "our boys well" and that Captain Rosser was slightly wounded in the arm, Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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2378
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2378, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped PaidAdams' Run S.C, Adams' Run S.CAdams' Run S.C. Circular datestamp with manuscript Oct. 1 in center with "Paid" handstamp at right, on gray and white wallpaper cover to Spartanburgh S.C., opened at bottom for display, Very Fine, an attractive cover from the Grimball correspondence, ex Telep and Oswald

E. 300-400
325
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2379
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2379, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped PaidPetersburg Va, Mar. 22, Petersburg Va, Mar. 22Petersburg Va, Mar. 22. Black circular datestamp (1865) and "10" in circle handstamp on blue ornamental pattern wallpaper soldier's cover to Walnut Cove N.C., not endorsed but from a known correspondence from Private D. M. Linville to his wife written days before the fall of the city, bottom right corner opened for display, slightly reduced at sides, Very Fine

E. 400-500
375
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2380
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2380, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped PaidRichmond Va. Aug. 20, Richmond Va. Aug. 20Richmond Va. Aug. 20. Partial strike of circular datestamp with crayon "2" rate and "Paid" handstamp on locally used cover addressed to Alexander Stephens, missing part of top flap as usual for this correspondence and with docketing on back, Fine, scarce drop rate use, signed Green

E. 200-300
200
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2381
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Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2381, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped PaidLewisburgh (West) Va. Nov. 26 (1861), Lewisburgh (West) Va. Nov. 26 (1861)Lewisburgh (West) Va. Nov. 26 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with bold "Paid 5" handstamp (altered from U.S. "3" handstamp), on buff cover to Three Springs P.O. Washington, small erosion spot does not affect the markings, Very Fine, a scarce up-rated handstamped "Paid" from West Virginia, ex Thayer

E. 300-400
275
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2382
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2382, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped PaidLewisburgh (West) Va. Nov 26 (1861), Lewisburgh (West) Va. Nov 26 (1861)Lewisburgh (West) Va. Nov 26 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 5" handstamp (altered from U.S. "3" handstamp), on buff cover to Macon Va., incl. original enclosure discussing his wife's illness and that he is busy with all the soldiers and treats all officers who are sick, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, ex Thayer

E. 300-400
275
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2383
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2383, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped PaidConfederate Soldier's Patriotic Cover, Confederate Soldier's Patriotic CoverConfederate Soldier's Patriotic Cover. Red and blue Confederate 11-Star Flag Patriotic cover from a soldier in the 7th S.C. Regiment in Richmond Va. to Augusta Ga., trivial toning, Fine

E. 400-500
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2384
c
Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 2384, Civil War: Correspondences, U.S. Post Office thru C.S.A. Handstamped PaidGordonsville Va. Sep. 26, 1862, Gordonsville Va. Sep. 26, 1862Gordonsville Va. Sep. 26, 1862. Circular datestamp with "Due 10" handstamp on red and blue captured Union Flag Patriotic cover to Rome Ga., with interesting manuscript notations incl. "Protect It!" below crossed out and rewritten in pencil, in another hand written "Deth to this flag" and "Burn this FLAG", couple edge faults and small piece of backflap missing, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
375
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