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

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

Category — Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4501
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4501, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsConfederate Arkansas Postal History, Confederate Arkansas Postal HistoryConfederate Arkansas Postal History. Approximately 80 covers with Arkansas postal markings during the Confederate period, a few early usages with U.S. 3c 1857's incl. "Searcy Ark. May 28" (1861) spelling error, mostly stampless Paids and Dues but also an excellent selection of General Issues (Nos. 1, 4, 7, 11, 12), handstamped town datestamps incl. Arkadelphia, Camden, Eldorado, Fayetteville, Helena, Hillsboro, Lewisburg, Little Rock, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, Princeton, Van Buren, Washington, some very scarce manuscript towns incl. "3 Creeks" and "Rocky Comfort", some addressed to Arkansas from other places, adversity usages and soldiers' letters, a few Union usages incl. flag-of-truce with U.S. 3c 1861 tied by Fort Smith cds, some related documents and war bond, although the condition reflects typical wartime conditions, overall it is far better than average for Confederate Arkansas, most are exhibit-worthy and attractive, the average value per cover is $100-300, but many were purchased for more than $300 and retain their original descriptions, the nucleus of a significant Confederate Arkansas collection, this lot was purchased in our Sale 927 for $23,000 plus premium and has remained intact since

E. 10,000-15,000
18,500
4502
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4502, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCanton Miss. Mar, Canton Miss. MarCanton Miss. Mar. 28 Circular datestamp with matching bold strikes of "Due", 10", "Forward" and "20" handstamps on brown cover from Franklin Depot Va. to Canton and then forwarded to Sharon Miss., Franklin Depot circular datestamp struck in blue with matching "Due 10" in arc handstamp underneath the Canton markings, Extremely Fine, a striking cover with outstanding Canton Miss. markings, sent unpaid and due 10c in Canton, the forwarding cost another 10c so due 20c in Sharon

E. 500-750
800
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4503
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4503, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsEl Dorado Ark. Nov. 26, El Dorado Ark. Nov. 26El Dorado Ark. Nov. 26. Bold circular datestamp with day inverted, pencil "Paid 10cts" on orange cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans La., usual light filing holes, fresh and Fine, ex Dr. Agre

E. 400-500
250
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4504
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4504, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due Markings(Pre-War) Fayetteville Ark, (Pre-War) Fayetteville Ark(Pre-War) Fayetteville Ark. Red circular datestamp with manuscript "Nov. 3" within and "10" on 1840's period folded cover to Stand Watie in Beatties Prairie Ark. (Indian Territory), Very Fine, Stand Watie went on to become a leader of the Cherokee Nation and brigadier general in the Confederate army

E. 200-300
110
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4505
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4505, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsHamburg Ark, Hamburg ArkHamburg Ark. Dateless circle with straightline "PAID" and manuscript "10" rate on legal-size buff cover to Circuit Court of Lake Village, Nov. 13, 1861 docketing, file fold away from markings, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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4506
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4506, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsPine Bluff Ark. Jul. 25, 1862, Pine Bluff Ark. Jul. 25, 1862Pine Bluff Ark. Jul. 25, 1862. Double-circle datestamp with "10" and "Due" handstamps on soldier's folded letter to Long Point Tex., written by Private J.C. Morris to his wife with contents of his travels looking for "Federals" to fight, cover with some aging, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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4507
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4507, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWashington Ark. Apr. ?3, Washington Ark. Apr. ?3Washington Ark. Apr. ?3. Circular datestamp with "Paid" and large "5" handstamps on gray cover to Kaufman Tex., with enclosure datelined "Washington Ak. April 30th 1862" (possibly not original due to conflicting dates with cover), interesting contents incl. "They've been fighting at Ft. Jackson for some days and the "Crescent" of yesterdays arrival brings the news that the Ft. is taken and that a terrible panic prevails in the city there being no doubt that it will fall.", some slight edgewear, Fine, ex Dr. Agre

E. 500-750
450
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4508
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4508, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWarrington Fla., Dec. 18, Warrington Fla., Dec. 18Warrington Fla., Dec. 18. Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" in circle handstamps on light yellow rebacked cover front with blue 11-Star Flag, Cannon and "Give 'em fits, BRAGG" Patriotic design to Fife P.O. Fla., some wear, Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
350
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4509
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4509, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLincolnton N.C. Nov. 25, Lincolnton N.C. Nov. 25Lincolnton N.C. Nov. 25. Boldly struck circular datestamp with day in manuscript, matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on 12-Star Confederate Patriotic cover to Lenoir N.C., fresh and Very Fine, a rare 12-Star patriotic issued after the Confederate-aligned government of Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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4510
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4510, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMarshall Tx. Sep. 8, Marshall Tx. Sep. 8Marshall Tx. Sep. 8. Bold strike of circular datestamp with equally bold "Paid" and "10" handstamps on cover to Darien Ga., some very minor edgewear, Extremely Fine strikes, ex Myerson, with 2013 P.F. certificate, C.S.A. Catalogue value $750.00

E. 500-750
500
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4511
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4511, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWinchester Va., Winchester Va.Winchester Va.. Clear Oct. 5 circular datestamp with "Due" and "10" in circle handstamps on 1862 cover to Newmarket, manuscript "By the hands of Colored man, Townsend" at bottom left which has been crossed out, with original enclosure from Dr. Caspar Henkel at Headquarters near Bunker Hill, mentions this Townsend coming back with a horse, Fine, coupled with the fact that Winchester changed hands dozens of times during the war and this cover was mailed with the "colored man" notation marked, we believe he placed this in the mails and made a dash for freedom

E. 200-300
325
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