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Sale 1132 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 22 June, 2016

Category — Handstamped Paid and Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3015
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3015, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsAthens Tenn, Athens TennAthens Tenn. Bold strike of "Paid 5 *C.S.A.*" circular handstamp, equally clear "Athens Ten. Aug. 24, 1861" double-circle datestamp on large piece of buff cover front only to Facility Tenn., Extremely Fine strike, with 1989 Brian Green certificate stating the opinion that this is a postmaster's provisional and distinctly different from the handstamped Paid marking, unlisted in Scott, listed in C.S.A. Catalog and offered here as a handstamped Paid with a price of

500
225
3016
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3016, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsBalcony Falls Va, Balcony Falls VaBalcony Falls Va. Part strike of fancy blue "Paid 10 C.S." around star in circle handstamp, matching "Balcony Falls Va. Aug. 12" (1864) circular datestamp with date inverted on folded letter datelined "Mouth of the North River Aug. 1864", to Lexington Va., letter made of ledger paper, manuscript charge box notation overlapping fancy handstamp, Fine and scarce, ex Kimmel, while this is listed in Scott in the provisional section (122XU1), a footnote questions its use as an actual provisional, the charge box notation and use on a folded letter may indicate this was a handstamped Paid use, listed in C.S.A. Catalog and offered here as a handstamped Paid

E. 400-500
250
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3017
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3017, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsBladon Springs Ala. Jun. 28 (1862), Bladon Springs Ala. Jun. 28 (1862)Bladon Springs Ala. Jun. 28 (1862). Large circular woodcut town marking at upper left with day in manuscript, matching "Paid 5 CTS" in octagonal frame typeset marking at upper right with rate entered by hand, on cover to Livingston Ala., original letter dated Jun. 26, some back panel faults, Very Fine and rare, believed by some (including Dietz) to have been prepared for patrons in advance and rated in manuscript with the rate paid, therefore possibly a postmaster's provisional, listed in C.S.A. Catalog and offered here as a handstamped Paid

E. 400-500
400
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3018
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3018, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCarolina City N.C. 5. Paid Oct. 24, Carolina City N.C. 5. Paid Oct. 24Carolina City N.C. 5. Paid Oct. 24. Beautifully clear strike of integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Huntsville N.C., Extremely Fine, Dietz backstamp

E. 300-400
325
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3019
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3019, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsColumbia Ten. Aug. 7 (1861), Columbia Ten. Aug. 7 (1861)Columbia Ten. Aug. 7 (1861). Clear double-circle datestamp with bold strikes of red "PAID" and "5" handstamps on cover to Pulaski Tenn., manuscript "Paid" at top, with original contents, fresh and Extremely Fine, Confederate covers are rarely found with such perfectly struck markings, ex Myerson

E. 300-400
425
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3020
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3020, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsCorinth Miss. Jul. 13 (1861), Corinth Miss. Jul. 13 (1861)Corinth Miss. Jul. 13 (1861). Well-struck circular datestamp with equally clear "Paid 5" in oval handstamp on buff cover to Pikeville Ala., missing backflap, Extremely Fine strikes

E. 200-300
225
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3021
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3021, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsEnterprise Miss. Feb. 18 (1862), Enterprise Miss. Feb. 18 (1862)Enterprise Miss. Feb. 18 (1862). Circular datestamp with large "Paid 5" in segmented box handstamp struck at top right of buff cover to Macon Miss., minor wear and missing backflap, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, C.S.A. Catalog value

500
475
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3022
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3022, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsHaynesville Ala, Haynesville AlaHaynesville Ala. Clear strike of "Paid 10 Cents" in circle, "Haynesville Ala. Aug. 10" circular datestamp with day in manuscript on yellow cover to Aylet Va., receipt and answer docketing at top, minor edge wear and missing backflap, still Very Fine, C.S.A. Catalog value

500
275
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3023
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3023, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMarlin, Texas, Marlin, TexasMarlin, Texas. Three covers, "Marlin Tex. (?) 10" circular datestamp and bold "Paid" handstamp on Apr. 24, 1863 folded letter made from blue-lined ledger sheet to Houston, the gap in dates indicates this was likely prepared in advance by the Marlin postmaster, second "Marlin Tex. Jul. 2" circular datestamp and "5" in circle on small cover to Montgomery Tex., docketed on back "Recd Dec. 19th /61" and original enclosure dated Dec. 14, 1861, again confirming that the envelope was prepared in advance, both of these ex "Camina" and accompanied by 1994 P.S.E. certificates stating "provisional usage" and C.S.A. certificates stating not provisionals, last is folded letter with unclear datestamp and Sep. 11 manuscript postmark, "Paid 10" and charge box notation, fascinating group, listed in C.S.A. Catalog and offered here as handstamped Paids

E. 500-750
950
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3024
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3024, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMarshall Tex. Jan. 2, 1863, Marshall Tex. Jan. 2, 1863Marshall Tex. Jan. 2, 1863. Double-circle datestamp with bold matching "Paid 10 Cents" woodcut handstamp on folded letter to Lt. Perry of Col. Randall's Reg., Little Rock, Ark., bit soiled, tiny erosion spot at center, still Very Fine, a choice strike of this rare marking which is known on envelopes prepared in advance and sold at the Marshall post office, ex "Camina" and Dr. Agre, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
500
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3025
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3025, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWest Point Miss. Oct. 14 (1861), West Point Miss. Oct. 14 (1861)West Point Miss. Oct. 14 (1861). Circular datestamp with manuscript "14" over "15", bold fancy woodcut "Paid 5" with rays in circle on cover to Jefferson Ala., Very Fine strike of this rare fancy handstamped Paid marking, ex Judd and Myerson

E. 500-750
375
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3026
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3026, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsVirginia Handstamped Paid Covers, Virginia Handstamped Paid CoversVirginia Handstamped Paid Covers. Four 1861 5c rate covers, including City Point and Cobham circular datestamps and two Williamsburg double-circle datestamps, each addressed within Virginia, some small flaws, overall Very Fine group, the City Point is reportedly the only one recorded, C.S.A. Catalog value $750.00

E. 300-400
250
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3027
c
Handstamped Paids and Stampless Provisionals. Balance of the stampless cover portion of the "Jefferson" collection, 20 items on album pages, both provisionals and handstamped Paids (some of which were once thought to be provisionals), including Atlanta Ga. (6XU2, unused), Columbia Tenn., Danville Va., Eatonton Ga. (two accompanying certificates), Madison Ga., Nashville Tenn. (61XU1), Oaks N.C., Raleigh N.C. (68XU1), Ridgeway N.C., Savannah Ga., Smithfield Va., Sumter S.C. (80XU2, unused), Talladega Ala. (both 5c and 10c), Thomasville Ga (82XU1), Tuscaloosa Ala., Union City Tenn., Velasco Tex. (two) and Williamstown S.C., mixed condition with some flaws to be expected, overall Fine group with a number of scarcer items

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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