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Sale 1104 — Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

Category — Handstamped Paid and Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2038
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2038, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMobile Ala. "2", Mobile Ala. "2"Mobile Ala. "2". Bold due handstamp on homemade cover, drop rate use, Very Fine, one of the scarcest Mobile handstamp markings

E. 200-300
300
2039
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2039, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMobile Ala. "2", Mobile Ala. "2"Mobile Ala. "2". Well-struck due handstamp on folded part-printed Note Due notice, drop rate use, Very Fine and scarce

E. 200-300
250
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2040
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2040, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMobile Ala. Jun. 6, 1861, Mobile Ala. Jun. 6, 1861Mobile Ala. Jun. 6, 1861. Bold strike of double-circle datestamp with "Paid 2" in triangle obliterated by "Paid" in circle handstamp and rerated by boxed "Paid 5" handstamp to Richmond Va., some overall soiling and missing part of top flap, Fine, rare, only two examples are known

E. 400-500
375
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2041
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2041, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMobile Ala. Stampless Markings, "Paid 5" and "Paid 10", Mobile Ala. Stampless Markings, "Paid 5" and "Paid 10"Mobile Ala. Stampless Markings, "Paid 5" and "Paid 10". Seven covers, five are well-struck boxed "Paid 5" handstamps with double-circle datestamps beside, all but one are used within the first month of use incl. Jun. 2 (second day of Confederate Postal System), other two are "Paid 10" in diamond handstamps with double-circle datestamp beside, one is a lightly struck Jun. 2 use on small floral embossed ladies cover, small faults, Fine or better

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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2042
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2042, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMobile Ala. Stampless Soldiers' Due, Mobile Ala. Stampless Soldiers' DueMobile Ala. Stampless Soldiers' Due. Four covers, two with "5" in circle handstamps and addressed to Bibb County and Montgomery, another two with "10" handstamps and addressed to Eutaw Ala. and Smiths Turnout S.C., each with manuscript soldiers docketing and Mobile origin cancels, Very Fine strikes

E. 200-300
375
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2043
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2043, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLewisville Ark. Sep. 29, Lewisville Ark. Sep. 29Lewisville Ark. Sep. 29. Bold strike of circular datestamp with day in manuscript on cover to Cokesbury S.C., "Paid" handstamp and "10" rate, with original enclosure datelined "Cut Off, Red River, Septbr. 16th 1862", interesting contents touching on several topics incl. lack of mail due to blockade of mail route, wounding his foot, battle at Manassas and serving under Stonewall Jackson, missing small parts of top and bottom flaps, some edgewear and tears, some soiling, still Fine and scarce, signed Brian Green who notes five recorded

E. 300-400
225
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2044
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2044, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsSavannah Geo. Dec. 23, Savannah Geo. Dec. 23Savannah Geo. Dec. 23. Bold strike of circular datestamp on buff cover to Stone Mountain, light strike of red "Due 5" oval handstamp, soldier's endorsement at left for John Miles Nash, with original enclosure datelined "Camp Bartow December 21th 1861", minor edgewear, Very Fine, the sender enlisted as a private and rose to 4th Corporal

E. 200-300
160
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2045
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2045, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsPlains of Dura Ga. Sep. 24, Plains of Dura Ga. Sep. 24Plains of Dura Ga. Sep. 24. Bold circular datestamp and unusual "Paid 10" in circle handstamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover to military officer at Monterey Va., faint edge toning, still Extremely Fine, superb strikes on a beautiful patriotic, ex Green and Dr. Agre

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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2046
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2046, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsColumbus Ky. Nov. 8 (1861), Columbus Ky. Nov. 8 (1861)Columbus Ky. Nov. 8 (1861). Bold circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in oval and manuscript "5" on 10-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic cover to Pleasant Hill Miss., barely reduced at left, small scuffs and minor cosmetic repairs, otherwise Very Fine, rare Kentucky patriotic, ex Judd

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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2047
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2047, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsHopkinsville Ky. Dec. 27, 1861, Hopkinsville Ky. Dec. 27, 1861Hopkinsville Ky. Dec. 27, 1861. Double-circle datestamp, better than usual strike with "Paid" in oval and "5" rate handstamps on buff cover to Ripley Miss., a bit reduced at right, minor edge wear, still Very Fine, the basis of the Dietz listing and believed to be the only recorded example of the handstamped rates from Hopkinsville, then capital of Confederate Kentucky, ex Gallagher

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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2048
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2048, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsHopkinsville Ky. Jan. 22, 1861, Hopkinsville Ky. Jan. 22, 1861Hopkinsville Ky. Jan. 22, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with "Paid 10" handstamp on buff cover to Lexington Va., barely reduced at right and some slight wear, Fine and rare, this cover is the basis for the Dietz listing and is believed to be the only known use of the "Paid 10" marking from Hopkinsville, ex Dr. Agre

E. 750-1,000
500
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2049
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2049, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings"Moscow Ky. Jan. 10" (1862), "Moscow Ky. Jan. 10" (1862)"Moscow Ky. Jan. 10" (1862). Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 10" on Capt. G.K. Miller correspondence cover to Equality S.C., edge wear and staining, still Fine and scarce use from Confederate Kentucky and reported to be the only known example from Moscow, ex Dr. Warren

E. 400-500
350
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2050
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2050, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRussellville Ky. Jan. 27 (1862), Russellville Ky. Jan. 27 (1862)Russellville Ky. Jan. 27 (1862). Circular datestamp clearly struck on brown cover to Handeboro Miss., soldier's letter endorsement from member of 20th Regt. Miss. Vol., sender's directive "Via New Orleans La." -- a circuitous route down the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville R.R. and back up the Mississippi (Federal troops controlled the upper portion of the river) -- two-line "DUE/10" handstamp applied at Memphis, blue crayon "Due 10", overall dampstaining but still Very Fine, a rare Confederate cover from Russellville, the site of the first Confederate convention of the provisional government of Kentucky, ex Gallagher

E. 750-1,000
600
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2051
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2051, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCorinth Miss. Jul. 18 (1861), Corinth Miss. Jul. 18 (1861)Corinth Miss. Jul. 18 (1861). Well-struck circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in oval handstamp on buff cover with 11-Star Flag, Cannon and Verse Patriotic design to Laurel Hill La., minor wear, Very Fine, the eleventh star represents the admission of Tennessee on July 3, just two weeks prior to this sending

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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2052
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2052, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsChapel Hill N.C. Dec. 12 (1861), Chapel Hill N.C. Dec. 12 (1861)Chapel Hill N.C. Dec. 12 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "10" rate on red and blue Elongated 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic (F7-13) cover to Nashville Tenn., missing top flap, tear at top, some soiling, otherwise Very Fine, this Long Flag design is much scarcer than other 7-Star varieties, ex Dr. Brandon

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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2053
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2053, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsOaks N.C. Feb. 8, Oaks N.C. Feb. 8Oaks N.C. Feb. 8. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "Paid" and "5" in circle handstamps on cover to Hillsboro N.C., endorsed "W.J.B. Sons" at upper left (proprietor of W. J. Bingham & Sons' Select School), with 1862-dated enclosure, barely reduced at top and missing top flap, Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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2054
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2054, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsAdams Run S.C. Jun. 17, Adams Run S.C. Jun. 17Adams Run S.C. Jun. 17. Neat strike of circular datestamp with "PAID" handstamp on gray and white wallpaper cover to Spartanburg C.H. S.C., 1864 docketing at left, opened for display, Very Fine and attractive, signed Brian Green

E. 400-500
325
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