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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-13

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4530
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4530, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-135c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, large margins, bright color, cancelled by penstrokes, "Zeno S.C. 6/?" manuscript postmark on marron and ultramarine geometric pattern wallpaper cover to Mechanicsburg N.C., turned use, inside with "Hazlewood S.C. August 21" and "Paid 10" manuscript postmarks, vertical file fold affects top stamp, opened for display, Very Fine, this is an extraordinary wallpaper cover with the printed pattern on the outside, because it was turned and re-used, one of the few "inside out" wallpaper covers in existence, ex Kohn

E. 1,000-1,500
4,250
4531
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4531, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-135c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, large margins to full, tied by neat strike of "Mobile Ala. Aug. 4" double-circle datestamp on all-over green lithographed Independent Packet James Battle steamboat advertising cover, beautiful sidewheeler illustration, below which is the captain's name and sailing times between Mobile and Montgomery, to Macon Ga., routed "Care of Macon Arsenal" at lower left, possibly carried by packet from Mobile to Montgomery on the Alabama River, and from there by train on the Montgomery & West Point R.R. to Macon - weeks later Federal forces would take complete control of the Southern waterways, slightly reduced at left, professionally cleaned to remove waterstain

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE STEAMBOAT COVER.

The Confederate packet James Battle advertised service on the Alabama River from Mobile and Montgomery. It was captured as a blockade runner in November 1863 and put into service for the North.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,750
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4532
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4532, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-135c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full to large margins, right stamp light toning at right, cancelled by two penstrokes, matching "Chula Depot Va. Nov. 3" (1863) manuscript postmark on Richmond Female Institute illustrated corner card cover to Richmond, trivial toned Very Fine, a beautiful cover college cover

E. 500-750
550
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4533
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4533, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-135c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, large margins, rich color, tied by light strike of circular datestamp on adversity cover made from 1847 annual report from a Bible society to San Marino Va., some slight toning and edgewear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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4534
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4534, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-135c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Mostly large margins to clear, tied by "Tuscaloosa Ala. May 6" circular datestamp on turned U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U27), embossed stamp cancelled "Montgomery Ala. May 19, 1861" Confederate use of U.S. stamps, used first to Tuscaloosa, then to Sgt. John Snow in Palmers Brigade in Estelle Springs Tenn., small tear at bottom of cover, folded over for display, Very Fine, an extremely rare turned-cover combination of U.S. postage used in the Confederacy and a Confederate General Issue

E. 400-500
500
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4535
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4535, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-135c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, huge margins to just in incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, cancelled by unusual 7-bar grid, "H. Tavern" (N.C.) rimless handstamp on homemade cover to Greensboro N.C., Very Fine strikes of this unusual cancel from Hickory Tavern N.C.

E. 200-300
650
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4536
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4536, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-135c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Block of six, cancelled by "Abingdon Va. Jul. 1" circular datestamps on cover to Fincastle Va. and forwarded to Waskey's Mills Va., manuscript "Ford. 30" at top and "Fincastle Va. Jul. 3" circular datestamp, turned use with inside bearing bottom sheet margin block of six of 5c Blue, Local (7), cancelled by "Waskey's Mills, July 6th, 1863" manuscript postmark and addressed to Abingdon Va., reduced at one side, opened for display, some faults, a rare turned use franked with two blocks of six and one side forwarded

E. 500-750
1,200
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4537
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4537, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-132c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large margins to clear, tied by clear "Richmond Va. Apr. 2" circular datestamp on semi-official cover addressed locally, manuscript "Office Comm. of Taxes" at top right, file fold at bottom of little consequence, Very Fine, a handsome cover, ex White, signed Dietz and with 1982 P.F. certificate

1,500
450
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4538
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4538, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-132c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal block of eight and pair, large margins almost all around, tied by manuscript cross strokes, matching "Wahalok Sept. 14th" Mississippi manuscript postmark on brown legal-size cover to Brig. Gen. J.V. Harris at Columbus Miss., left hand vertical pair with ink stain and faults, ink erosion affects most other stamps, the cover is without one backflap and has been reduced all around (flaps held in place), nonetheless an extremely rare and presentable cover, bearing one of the largest multiples of the 2c Engraved, ex Antrim, Nielsen and Keeling, illustrated in Brian Green's The Confederate States Two-Cent Red Jack Intaglio Stamp, with 1997 P.S.E. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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4539
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4539, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Margins huge to just clear at left, tied by bold "Madison C.H., Va. Nov. 4, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Yellow Branch Va., stamp with trivial small toned spot, cover with small part of backflap missing, otherwise Fine

1,600
450
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4540
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4540, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, "TEN", Sperati Reproduction, 10c Blue, "TEN", Sperati Reproduction10c Blue, "TEN", Sperati Reproduction. Large margins, target cancel, signed on reverse by Sperati, Very Fine

E. 150-200
130
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4541
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4541, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Complete framelines at left and right, cancelled by neat strike of blue Pattonsburg Va. circular datestamp, horizontal creases and faint staining spots, Very Fine appearance, with 2007 C.S.A. certificate

2,000
550
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4542
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4542, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Full frameline at right and mostly visible at left, small amounts at top and bottom, tied by "Dalton Ga. Apr. ?" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Shelbyville Tenn., cover creased at left, small opening faults at lower right, otherwise Fine, ex Hall

3,000
1,400
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4543
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4543, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Used as part of triple-turned use, first use with 10c tied by "Talbotton Ga. Sep. ?" circular datestamp to Ways Station Ga., second use also with 10c tied by "Savannah Ga. Sep. 6" circular datestamp to Eatonton Ga., third use with top sheet margin horizontal pair of 5c Blue, Local (7) cancelled by "Guyton Ga. September ?, 1864" circular datestamp and apparently sent to the same recipient as the second use, opened for display, Very Fine and very unusual, this is the only triple-use we have encountered, written up by Van Dyke MacBride in Stamps magazine on Nov. 22, 1941

E. 500-750
2,800
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4544
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4544, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins all around, cancelled by small manuscript mark, "McKinley Ala. Nov. 24" circular datestamp at left on floral wallpaper cover to Lauderdale Springs Ga., cover with light soiling, bottom flap folded over for display, Fine

800
700
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4545
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4545, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins, tied by light strike of "Jacksonville Ala. Oct. ?" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Haynesville Ala., with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag label which has blind embossing at upper left, Very Fine, offered on its own merits

E. 200-300
325
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4546
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4546, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge balanced margins, particularly fresh color, tied by clear "Culpepper C.H. Va. Oct. 22" circular datestamp on brown cover to Columbia S.C., Extremely Fine and handsome

E. 200-300
110
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4547
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4547, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Dark Blue, Die B (12d), 10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d)10c Dark Blue, Die B (12d). Three huge margins, just in at bottom, tied by light strike of circular datestamp on gold and white wallpaper cover to Pendleton S.C., opened for display, Very Fine

E. 300-400
500
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4548
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4548, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to touching at left, tied by light "Augusta Ga. Nov. 12" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from "Southern Express Company" form, to Washington Ga., inside with near complete blue "Adams Express Co., Augusta Ga. Apr 24" datestamp, bottom flap folded over for display, Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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4549
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4549, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Full margins all around, tied by barred cancel with corresponding "Chapel Hill N.C. Sep. 21" circular datestamp on small University of North Carolina all-over illustrated cover depicting a young lady, lyre and rose to Demopolis Ala., some soiling and small part of backflap missing, Fine

E. 500-750
750
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4550
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4550, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, Die B, Unofficial Sawtooth Perforation (12 var), 10c Blue, Die B, Unofficial Sawtooth Perforation (12 var)10c Blue, Die B, Unofficial Sawtooth Perforation (12 var). Margins to in, perforations at left, tied by "Bristol V. & T. R.R." circular datestamp on homemade cover to Fayetteville Ga., Very Fine and very unusual, ex Kohn (Siegel Sale 382), signed MacBride and Bartels

E. 400-500
750
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4551
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4551, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1310c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Two covers, one stamp with slight pre-use crease, both tied by bold strikes of "Bristol V. & T. R.R." route agent's dateless circle, one addressed to Spring Valley Va., the other with the address mostly faded, former with some wear and missing flap, Fine railroad uses, also includes 10c Blue, Die A (11) bottom Archer & Daly imprint and plate no. 2 block of twelve with "& Daly" crossed out, usual disturbed dry gum, with toning on front, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail for the block $450.00

E. 500-750
375
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4552
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4552, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1320c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Horizontal pair, full to large margins except just touching at top of right stamp, tied by well-struck "Georgetown S.C. Nov. 3" circular datestamp on cover to "Col. Ben Austin, PA CS -- Genl. E.K. Smith, Shreveport La., via Meridian Miss.", stamps additionally tied by Meridian Miss. dateless circular handstamp, manuscript "ppd. 40 cents" at bottom left, cover skillfully restored to remove staining

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EAST-TO-WEST TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS COVER, BEARING A PAIR OF THE 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE TIED BY THE MERIDIAN TERMINUS OFFICE DATESTAMP.

No more than twenty covers with a pair of the 20c Green paying the 40c Trans-Mississippi Express rate are known.

Illustrated in Krieger book (No. E35). Ex Shenfield and Corwin.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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4553
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4553, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1320c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Three large to full margins, barely touching at right, mild crease thru stamp, tied by Macon Ga. double-circle datestamp on cover to Richmond Va, original letter accompanies (July 21, 1864) and speaks of Atlanta being "given up" and that "the militia of this state will make a noble stand for their country," Fine, with 1988 C.S.A. certificate

1,250
325
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4554
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4554, Confederate States: General Issues, Scott 6-1320c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d). Top left half, irregular margins, uncancelled on blue folded letter from Matamoros to New Braunfels Tex., Fine, while this stamp is not cancelled or tied, the Forcke correspondence is well-known for the famous pair of 20c bisects from Matomoros (see Siegel sale of the Steve Walske collection, Sale 988, lot 376), offered on its own merits, the cross-Rio Grande use alone makes this a worthy cover

E. 300-400
350
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