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Sale 1104 — Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

Category — Confederate States Navy Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2389
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2389, Confederate States Navy Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to just in at right, toned, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 11" circular datestamp on "Confederate States of America, Navy Department, Official Business" imprint (C.S.A. Catalog ND-04) cover to Saw Dust Geo., slightly reduced at right, minor edgewear, Fine, scarce imprint

E. 500-750
1,200
2390
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2390, Confederate States Navy Covers2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Full margins to slightly in, tied by "Richmond Va." circular datestamp on legal-size cover with "Confederate States Navy Department, Official Business" imprint (C.S.A. Catalog ND-08) to Hon. James Lyons, Confederate congressman in Richmond, drop-letter rate, reduced at right touching imprint, vertical folds, otherwise Fine, scarce Confederate Navy imprint

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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2391
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2391, Confederate States Navy Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to clear, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 22" circular datestamp on legal-size "Confederate States, Navy Department, Official Business" imprint cover (C.S.A. Catalog ND-08) to Lynchburg Va., reportedly addressed in the hand of Stephen Mallory, few age spots and wear, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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2392
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2392, Confederate States Navy Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 24" circular datestamp on blue "Confederate States of America, Navy Department, Official Business" imprint (C.S.A. Catalog ND-11) cover to military address at Gadsden Ala., turned use, inside is soldier's letter with Due 10 marking, missing top flap and repaired, still Very Fine, scarce imprint

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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2393
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2393, Confederate States Navy Covers10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins to clear, cancelled by two penstrokes, tied by "Richmond Va. Nov. 20, 1862" circular datestamp on buff cover with "Confederate States of America, Office of Orders and Detail, Navy Department" imprint (C.S.A. Catalog ND-14) addressed to "Flag Officer V. M. Randolph, C.S. Navy, Mobile Ala.", stamp with crease at bottom right from placement at edge of cover, missing top flap and small part of imprint from opening, otherwise Fine use to the commander of the Confederate naval forces at Mobile, with 2010 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
750
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2394
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2394, Confederate States Navy Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, light creases from placement near edge of cover, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 22, 1862" circular datestamp on legal-size cover with "Confederate States, Navy Department, Office of Orders and Details, Official Business" imprint (C.S.A. Catalog ND-15) imprint, to Flag Officer Victor M. Rudolph at Mobile Ala., docketed "Orders attached, Commander Kennedy from the Morgan", vertical file fold well away from stamps, some slight edgewear, Very Fine and scarce imprint

E. 400-500
750
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2395
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2395, Confederate States Navy Covers5c Green (1), 5c Green (1)5c Green (1). Two, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 22, 1861" circular datestamps on buff cover with "Office of Ordnance and H'd'y, Virginia Navy" with "Virginia" crossed out and "C.S." written in (C.S.A. Catalog ND-20) to Macon Ga., "Sic Semper Tyrannis" illustrated design at upper left ("thus always to tyrants", which John Wilkes Booth yelled out to the audience during the shooting of Lincoln), stamp at top a replacement, both stamps wrapped around edge of cover, missing most of top flap, otherwise Fine and rare, the office of Ordnance was taken over by the Confederate Navy, this state imprint was converted to a Confederate Navy imprint by hand, accompanied by Confederate Philatelist article of May-June 1973 discussing this cover

E. 500-750
950
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2396
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2396, Confederate States Navy Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins to in at top left where separated a bit unevenly, incl. right sheet margin, tied by "Columbus Ga. May 2?" circular datestamp on homemade cover addressed to "B. Herring, 1st Asst., Engr. C.S.N., Str. Morgan, Mobile Ala.", missing most of top flap, reduced at right, some overall wear, Very Fine, the Morgan escaped an engagement with Farragut's fleet on Aug. 5, 1864 and was burned by the Confederates at the fall of Mobile in 1865, ex Kohn

E. 300-400
650
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2397
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2397, Confederate States Navy Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Two, affixed on top of one another as the cover was used twice, manuscript cancel, "Manchester S.C. Oct. 19" manuscript postmark addressed to "Mr. Augustine T. Smith, C.S. Palmetto State, Charleston S.C.", second use to same recipient on Nov. 7 and with first date crossed out, some slight wear, minor erosion spot in postmark, Very Fine, very unusual use, the recipient was an enlisted man in the signal corps of the army who served on the Palmetto State as a signal officer, in 1864 he returned to land duty as an observation signalman in Charleston's St. Michael's Church steeple

E. 500-750
450
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2398
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2398, Confederate States Navy Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to clear, rich color and detailed impression, tied by "Wilmington N.C. Jun. 24" circular datestamp on blue cover to "Asst. Surgeon C.M. Morfit, U.S.N., Charleston S.C.", fresh and Very Fine, the recipient served aboard several Confederate Navy vessels before his capture and imprisonment at Old Capitol Prison and Fort McHenry

E. 400-500
250
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2399
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2399, Confederate States Navy Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, radiant color, tied by "Augusta Ga. Aug. 6" (1862) double-circle datestamp on homemade cover addressed to "Asst. Paymaster, George H. O'Neal C.S.N., Savannah Georgia", missing top flap,vertical file fold not affecting stamps, Very Fine, the recipient was stationed on the ironclad Georgia, which defended the river channels below Savannah, she was destroyed by the Confederates during the evacuation of Savannah on Dec. 21, 1864 because she lacked effective locomotive power

E. 300-400
275
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2400
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2400, Confederate States Navy CoversTallahassee Fla. Sep. 25, Tallahassee Fla. Sep. 25Tallahassee Fla. Sep. 25. Circular datestamp with "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "10" rate on cover addressed care of Secretary of the Navy at Richmond Va., slightly reduced at left, some overall wear, Very Fine, unusual use to a member of Howell Guards, which was a Florida infantry unit, care of the the Secretary of the Navy, who was from Florida

E. 300-400
250
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2401
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2401, Confederate States Navy Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Three huge margins incl. bottom sheet margin, just in at top, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Aug. 23" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from printed U.S. Navy Yard at Pensacola Florida form to Chocktaw Corner Ala., opened for display, some toning, Very Fine and very unusual, this navy yard surrendered to the Confederacy Jan. 12, 1861 and was reoccupied by federal forces on May 10, 1862 so this form was probably carried around for some time before being turned into a cover

E. 300-400
275
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2402
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2402, Confederate States Navy CoversFort Warren, Boston Mass, Fort Warren, Boston MassFort Warren, Boston Mass. Inbound cover bearing 3c Rose (65) tied by "Norfolk Va. Jun. 8, 1862" double-circle datestamp on homemade cover addressed to "Captain Samuel Barron, C.S.N., Fort Warren, Boston", receiving backstamp, stamp with defects, some slight edgewear, Fine appearance, Fort Warren was first used in November 1861 for the incarceration of political prisoners and also held C.S.A. prisoners, Captain Barron was a prominent figure in the U.S. Navy before resigning to serve the Confederacy, he commanded the defenses of forts Hatteras and Clark at the end of August 1861 and was captured when both fell, he was a prisoner first in New York and then at Fort Warren and was released in an exchange in 1862 after which he was sent to England to take command of two ironclad rams, he then served the Confederacy in France

E. 500-750
325
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