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Sale 1151 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Friday, 3 March, 2017

Category — Confederate Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1853
 
Confederate-Related Autographs. Ten items, including Winfield Scott autograph letter signed from 1843, Reagan autograph letter signed from 1858, W.T. Sherman autograph letter signed from 1884, Cabell signature at bottom of 1893 United Confederate Veterans stationery, 1901 TLS by Pettus, 1874 signature from G.W. Gordon, 1864 pass signed by Winder, few navy-related including Forrest and Maury signatures, autograph cuts of Gen. Burnside, Hooker, possible Robert E. Lee handwriting on handstamp paid cover, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
550
1854
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1854, Confederate Group LotsConfederate States Stampless Covers, Confederate States Stampless CoversConfederate States Stampless Covers. Choice collection balance of 51 stampless covers, one Postmaster's Provisional from Raleigh N.C. (66XU1), one U.S. entire signed by Kimbrough as an Independent State use from Jefferson Texas (no year date, reduced), the rest are handstamped Paid uses with a wide range of markings, many better including a U.S. entire used from Confederate Arkansas (as an envelope without postal value) and another used from Mississippi, more than 10 with corner cards, a few embossed including two cameo grocer's designs, Martinsville Va. "Paid 5" altered from "Paid 3", several 20c rates, full range of states with better including Arkansas (Helena), Kentucky (Bowling Green) and Texas (Brenham, Houston 20c and San Augustine), a few faults to be encountered as usual but overall a Very Fine and desirable group

E. 3,000-4,000
4,750
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1855
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1855, Confederate Group LotsConfederate Postmasters' Provisionals, Confederate Postmasters' ProvisionalsConfederate Postmasters' Provisionals. Two items, first Charleston S.C. 5c Blue on Amber entire (16XU2) from Oct. 11, 1861 to Greenville S.C., second Knoxville Tenn. 5c Black entire (47XU5) with manuscript "Due 5" on homemade cover to Christianburg Va. with original enclosure, couple small faults, Fine, latter with 1987 C.S.A. certificate

3,750
375
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1856
 
Confederate States General Issue Accumulation. Hundreds on stockpages and in glassines, No. 1 used in a variety of shades, unused and used No. 4 including three unused blocks, two used No. 5, some used Nos. 6 and 7, large quantities of Nos. 8, 11, 12 and 13, including several blocks, particularly of No. 13 with two gutter blocks, also a Sperati forgery of No. 9, typical mixed condition though many are Fine-Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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1857
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1857, Confederate Group LotsLithograph Issues, Cover Balance (1-2, 4-5), Lithograph Issues, Cover Balance (1-2, 4-5)Lithograph Issues, Cover Balance (1-2, 4-5). Ten covers or folded letters, single examples of Nos. 2 and 5, four each of Nos. 1 and 4, three are on corner cards including one albino embossed, generally with margins to in on one or more sides, typical minor flaws, overall Fine-Very Fine group

3,375
900
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1858
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1858, Confederate Group Lots5c Light Blue, Blue, Cover Balance (6-7), 5c Light Blue, Blue, Cover Balance (6-7)5c Light Blue, Blue, Cover Balance (6-7). Seven covers, three with single London prints paying the short-lived 5c rate, including one used during first week of issue of the stamp, four with pairs, one pair used over an obsolete 3c U.S. entire, another with a blind embossed corner card for a boot and shoe manufacturer, a few small flaw, Fine balance

E. 500-750
650
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1859
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1859, Confederate Group Lots10c Blue, Dies A, B (11-12), 10c Blue, Dies A, B (11-12)10c Blue, Dies A, B (11-12). Choice balance of corner card and lithographed advertising covers, 11 covers in total, two with all-over lithographed designs for wholesale grocer and bookseller, another with nearly all-over design for City Bank of Augusta, the others with corner cards of varying themes including a few fancy bordered (no colored cameo designs), a few minor flaws with only one faulty stamp, though the faulty stamp is on a very interesting cover for a marble dealer with illustrated enclosure depicting funeral monuments, overall Fine-Very Fine and desirable group

E. 750-1,000
1,500
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1860
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1860, Confederate Group Lots10c Blue, Dies A, B (11-12), 10c Blue, Dies A, B (11-12)10c Blue, Dies A, B (11-12). Balance of five covers, some interesting variety including adversity use on an Adams Express waybill, two others with pairs, one with a single tied by red Social Circle Ga. circular datestamp, Fine-Very Fine group

E. 400-500
450
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1861
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1861, Confederate Group LotsConfederate Patriotic Covers, Balance, Confederate Patriotic Covers, BalanceConfederate Patriotic Covers, Balance. 15 covers, mostly either Cannon or Confederate flag designs in black on brown envelopes, also one Mounted Dragoon on yellow envelope and one red and blue flag on white envelope, seven with General Issue stamps including four lithos (two each Nos. 1 and 4), two are unused covers including one docketed by Union occupying troops in New Bern N.C., others handstamped Paid uses, faults to be expected or these would be individual lots, otherwise Fine group, Scott Retail for just the stamped covers more than $13,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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1862
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1862, Confederate Group LotsWallpaper Covers, Balance of Collection, Wallpaper Covers, Balance of CollectionWallpaper Covers, Balance of Collection. 24 covers bearing Nos. 7 (pairs), 11 or 12, wonderful range of designs in the full spectrum of colors found on Confederate wallpaper covers, each opened for display, stamp or cover flaws to be expected but on many the faults do not detract from the cover's appearance

FINE AND SCARCE GROUP OF CONFEDERATE WALLPAPER COVERS. RARELY SEEN IN THIS QUANTITY.

Each of these were considered as individual lots, but we decided offering them together would afford a rare opportunity for the Confederate collector and could serve as the basis upon which to build.

Scott Retail $19,200.00

E. 4,000-5,000
7,500
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1863
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1863, Confederate Group LotsNorth Carolina Advertising and Corner Card Covers, Balance, North Carolina Advertising and Corner Card Covers, BalanceNorth Carolina Advertising and Corner Card Covers, Balance. 10 covers and one front, eight bearing stamps including 5c Green Lithograph (1), 5c Blue (4), 5c Blue, Local (7) and the rest 10c Engraved (11-12), each with either a corner card or an all-over design, including one for insurance and one for University of North Carolina (front only), the corner cards show a nice range including Illustrated Mercury, two different North Carolina Railroad corner cards, Adams Express, grocers, etc., stamp and cover flaws throughout but still a Fine appearing group

E. 750-1,000
2,100
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1864
c
North Carolina Adversity Covers, Balance. Approximately 27 covers from North Carolina, mostly franked with Nos. 11-12 but a few others including Nos. 2, 7, and a couple handstamped "Paid", each an adversity use created from recycled paper, wide variety including a few illustrated, maps, forms, announcements and others, mixed condition with faults to be expected and some are a bit rough, these would mostly be individual lots if the condition was better, still an interesting and worthwhile group

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
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1865
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1865, Confederate Group LotsNorth Carolina, General Issues Better Balance, North Carolina, General Issues Better BalanceNorth Carolina, General Issues Better Balance. Approximately 45 covers, culled from a much larger group of North Carolina towns to select the best examples -- excluding the common Typographed and Engraved issues (except for better uses), many good stamps present, three No. 1 including one tied by red town cancel, four No. 2 including turned use with No. 7, fifteen No. 4 showing a wide range of uses, including in combinations, gutter pair, adversity, illustrated, border embossed, etc., two of No. 5, No. 6 on a reused U.S. entire, six No. 9 "TEN" (one used on back), fifteen of Nos. 11-12, all better uses including three turned covers with another engraved stamp on inside, a few used on top of or turned with U.S. postage, one Officially Perforated (11e), mixed condition with flaws to be expected or many of these would be individual lots, overall Fine, a desirable group devoid of the common cheap uses

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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1866
c
North Carolina Towns, Cover Balance. More than 630 covers, arranged alphabetically by town, both stamped and handstamped Paid uses, the stamped covers largely 10c Engraved issues but there are plenty of Lithographed issues present as well as covers bearing a 2c and a 20c, exceptional range of towns with some better including Graham stencil-like marking, Carolina City, Company Shops, a great many others, both circular datestamp and manuscript town markings, no doubt some of these towns are extremely rare or unique, very mixed condition with faults the norm -- the town was paramount rather than condition when assembling this collection, overall Fine group which took many years to gather

E. 5,000-7,500
9,500
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1867
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1867, Confederate Group LotsRaleigh N.C. Semi-Official State Imprint Covers, Raleigh N.C. Semi-Official State Imprint CoversRaleigh N.C. Semi-Official State Imprint Covers. Approximately 40 covers, most franked with Nos. 7 or 11-12, one with 20c Green No. 13, wide range of State imprints representing many of the offices listed in the C.S.A. catalog, Raleigh double-circle datestamps, mixed condition with flaws to be expected, still many Fine appearing covers, high retail value, the C.S.A. catalog prices these at $400-$500 each

E. 2,500-3,000
2,600
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1868
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1868, Confederate Group LotsConfederate State Imprints, Confederate State ImprintsConfederate State Imprints. Four covers with corner cards of state offices, including Virginia Executive Department, Georgia Executive Department, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office and Commissary General's Office, each franked with 10c Blue, Die A (11), one stamp moved and hinged to reveal portion of imprint, Fine-Very Fine group, C.S.A. Catalog value $1,700.00

E. 400-500
425
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1869
c
Union Occupation of New Bern N.C.. More than 100 covers, apparently all from Union-occupied New Bern N.C., mostly franked with U.S. 3c Rose and mailed North, a great many are multi-colored Patriotics in a wide range of styles, also some Sanitary Fair, regimental illustrated designs, others, very mixed condition with flaws the norm and some defective, still some worthwhile covers

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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