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

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

Category — Confederate States: U.S. Stamps used in Confederacy

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4481
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4481, Confederate States: U.S. Stamps used in Confederacy3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied on back of cover by "Rome Ga. Apr. 4" circular datestamp, the Salem Ga. address is neatly written on all-over 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design with "Jas. L. Gow, Printer, Augusta, Ga., Patent applied for." imprint, slightly reduced at right, some edgewear

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN ALL-OVER CONFEDERATE 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER.

This is an extremely rare Confederate all-over flag design, especially with the James L. Gow imprint.

Ex Hart

E. 2,000-3,000
5,750
4482
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4482, Confederate States: U.S. Stamps used in Confederacy3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color, tied by "Savannah Ga. Feb. 16" (1861) circular datestamp and open grid on folded letter to Richmond Va., vertical file fold away from stamp, Very Fine Confederate State use sent 12 days after the Montgomery Convention

E. 300-400
160
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4483
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4483, Confederate States: U.S. Stamps used in ConfederacyNew Orleans La. 14 May (1861), New Orleans La. 14 May (1861)New Orleans La. 14 May (1861). Bold circular datestamp on blue folded letter from Mexico to New York via Confederate New Orleans, datelined Tampico, Abril 24, 1861", manuscript "5" at top right (U.S. rate), file folds with one just touching New Orleans circular datestamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
325
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4484
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4484, Confederate States: U.S. Stamps used in ConfederacyCovington Ga. May 30 (1861), Covington Ga. May 30 (1861)Covington Ga. May 30 (1861). Circular datestamp tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on buff cover to Vice President Stephens in Richmond Va., used on the second to last day of U.S. stamp validity, cover then forwarded to Crawfordville Ga., "Richmond Va. Jun. 3, 1861" circular datestamp, "Forwarded" straightline and "10" C.S.A. rate handstamps, cover repaired at bottom right and backflap missing, Fine, a very rare combination of U.S. and C.S.A. rates

E. 400-500
350
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4485
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4485, Confederate States: U.S. Stamps used in ConfederacyRaleigh N.C., May 31, 1861 -- Last Day of U.S. Postal Service in Confederate States, Raleigh N.C., May 31, 1861 -- Last Day of U.S. Postal Service in Confederate StatesRaleigh N.C., May 31, 1861 -- Last Day of U.S. Postal Service in Confederate States. Clear blue double-circle datestamp tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on yellow cover addressed to Gen. S. F. Patterson at Patterson N.C., a bit reduced at left, top left and bottom right corners clipped and mended, nevertheless an attractive and extremely rare usage, North Carolina seceded on May 21 and was admitted to the Confederacy on May 27, use of U.S. stamps as an independent state or Confederate State is limited to a few days only, ex Everett and MacBride, illustrated in U.S. Perforation Centennial, p. 174

E. 400-500
600
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4486
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4486, Confederate States: U.S. Stamps used in ConfederacyU.S. Used in the Confederate States, U.S. Used in the Confederate StatesU.S. Used in the Confederate States. Four covers, three are 3c Red Star Die entires from New Orleans La., Talladega Ala. (horizontal crease thru indicia), and Atlanta Ga., the last a 3c Dull Red tied by grid cancel of Charleston S.C., Fine-Very Fine group

E. 300-400
325
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