VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE NASHVILLE 5-CENT CARMINE PROVISIONAL NEATLY TIED ON COVER.
Most of the used Carmine stamps are dated in August 1861.
From the Brandon collection. With 2014 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE NASHVILLE 5-CENT VIOLET BROWN ON COVER USED ON CHRISTMAS DAY.
Signed "Dietz" on reverse.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.
Collectors of superb classic stamps are advised to carefully consider this stamp. While the typographed and majority of the engraved Confederate issues (Scott 6-7, 8, 11-13) are available in high grades due to the supply of large multiples and sheets, the same is not true for the Lithographed issues (Scott 1-5). Large multiples of the 2c Lithograph are scarce and expensive -- and therefore not conducive to harvesting superb singles.
With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $6,300.00 as 95, $12,600.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to Scott No. 3 with original gum. Only one other shares this grade
FINE. ONE OF FIVE UNSEVERED PAIRS OF THE 5-CENT BATON ROUGE ROULETTE KNOWN ON COVER. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE GENERAL ISSUE COVER.
What makes this use even scarcer is the fact that it was not mailed out of Baton Rouge but rather nearby Ponchatoula - a scarce datestamp in its own right. Scott Retail for pair on cover
VERY FINE. A CHOICE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON AN ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH DATESTAMP YEAR ERROR.
Ex Matz. Signed Dietz and with 2008 C.S.A. certificate calling it a No. 10 (Blue) and mentioning the date error.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EAST-TO-WEST TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPRESS COVER, BEARING A PAIR OF THE 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE.
No more than twenty covers with a pair of the 20c Green paying the 40c Trans-Mississippi Express rate are known. A majority of the known covers are heavily stained and damaged. It is believed that this particular cover was hand carried from Richmond to Shreveport where it was placed in the mails - possibly by Franklin Sexton. Sexton was a wealthy Texas planter and lawyer who represented Texas 4th District in the Confederate Congress.
Illustrated in Krieger book (No. E27). With 1982 C.S.A. certificate.
VERY FINE. A RARE PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER FROM 21 RAMPART STREET, WHICH WAS USED AS A UNION PRISON FROM 1863 TO 1865. FEWER THAN FIVE COVERS ARE RECORDED.
21 Rampart street was a residence that was used to hold Confederate officers, including those captured at Fort Hudson in July 1863 (Harrison p. 143). Captain William H. Sterling was Commissary of Prisoners in 1865 when this cover was sent.
VERY FINE PRISONER-OF-WAR CORRESPONDENCE FROM A UNION PRISONER AT THREE DIFFERENT CONFEDERATE PRISONS IN 1864.
Lieutenant Case was a member of Company E of the 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was captured April 20, 1864, in Plymouth, North Carolina, and paroled nearly a year later on March 7, 1865. During that year he was moved between prisons in Macon and Savanna Ga., Charleston and Columbia S.C. and also served a stint at the infamous Andersonville prison. A certificate issued to him by the National Union of Andersonville Survivors can be seen on the Internet (source: http://manuscripts.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/he-survived-andersonville-prison/#more-7082 )