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Sale 1104 — Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

Category — Blockade, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Battle of Manassas

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2015, Blockade, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Battle of Manassas3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26), 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26)3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26). Addressed to Burlington Vt. with perfect bold strike of "OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED" two-line handstamp, equally sharp strikes of "Due" and "6" in double octagon handstamps, "Philadelphia Pa. Aug 22, 1861" octagonal datestamp to the left, cleaned and repaired with backflap added

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EARLY USE OF THE PHILADELPHIA "OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED" MARKING ON A STAR DIE ENTIRE, WHICH WAS DEMONETIZED BEFORE THE 1857 ISSUE STAMPS.

Philadelphia was one of the first post offices to receive the new 1861 Issue stamps and stationery. The new 1861 Issue embossed envelopes were announced as available on August 8, with a five-day exchange period expiring on August 13. The new 1861 Issue adhesive stamps were announced as available on August 19, with a six-day exchange period expiring on August 25. (Source: Elliott Perry, Pat Paragraphs reprint, pp. 97, 140-141). After the expiration dates, any old-style embossed envelope or adhesive stamp would be marked "Old Stamps Not Recognized" and postage due. Nesbitt and Star Die entires are known bearing the "Old Stamps Not Recognized" handstamp dated on August 17 and 19, 1861. The earliest recorded use of this marking on an adhesive is August 26, 1861, the first day the stamps were invalid for postage in Philadelphia.

Ex Wunsch. With 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,700
2016
c
Civil War-Related Covers. Seven covers, incl. horizontal strip of three of 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) used from St. Louis and addressed to "His Excellency Abraham Lincoln, Washington D.C.", few imprint covers incl. pair of 2c Black (73) on "Pay Department, U.S. Army, St. Louis Missouri" imprint cover to Minn., Executive Dept. from Lansing Mich. illustrated cover to Genl. Freemont in St. Louis, also one 1844 folded letter from Jefferson Barracks, some faults, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
600
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2017
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2017, Blockade, Old Stamps Not Recognized, Battle of ManassasFirst Battle of Manassas Collection formed by Dr. Ralph Brandon, First Battle of Manassas Collection formed by Dr. Ralph BrandonFirst Battle of Manassas Collection formed by Dr. Ralph Brandon. Comprehensive collection in three 3-ring binders, all items relating to the First Battle at Manassas, also known as the First Battle of Bull Run, including typed pages with introductions, copies of maps and other historical related, photocopies of some items included for coherent story line (these were sold in earlier sales), actual covers include U.S. No. 65 on cartoon cover depicting "a portrait of one of the Bully-Runners", C.S.A. No. 1 to Rockridge Artillery, another C.S.A. No. 1 addressed to 1st Maryland Regt at Manassas, some soldiers' due letters, Confederate Patriotic with Washington Artillery and 11-Star Flag, some faults to be expected, overall Fine, a fascinating collection relating to this famous Civil War battle, worth careful examination, photocopies have been marked as such in website PDF

E. 5,000-7,500
11,500
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