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Sale 1153 — The Deane R. Briggs, M.D., Collection of Florida in the Civil War

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-13

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2129
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2129, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large to full margins all around, vibrant color, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Jun. 9" circular datestamp on cover to Quincy Fla., Extremely Fine, there are no recorded covers with the 10c "TEN" from Florida, this is one of only three known covers to Florida

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
2130
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2130, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large bottom margin showing complete frameline, also complete at right, neat pen cancel, manuscript "Madison Fla. Aug. 27" (1863) postmark on small homemade cover to Lieut. George Little, Ordnance Dept. Macon Ga., answer docketing at left, small light stain at top of stamp

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED 10-CENT FRAMELINE COVERS FROM FLORIDA.

Scott Retail $3,250.00 for No. 10 on cover without premium for Florida origin

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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2131
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2131, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Margins all around showing nearly complete framelines on three sides, partial at top, pen dash cancels, the ink of which slightly bleeds into stamp, manuscript "Stark Fla. Oct. 17, 1864" postmark on brown cover to Mocksville N.C.

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED 10-CENT FRAMELINE COVERS FROM FLORIDA.

Signed Ashbrook with his plating. Scott Retail $3,250.00 for No. 10 on cover without premium for Florida origin

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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2132
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2132, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Margins all around, small faults including surface scrapes, tied by "Aucilla Fla. Jun. 10/64" manuscript postmark on brown cover to Atlanta Ga., Very Fine appearance, one of only two recorded Confederate Aucilla postmarks (both in manuscript), this town did not have a regular postal route servicing it

E. 400-500
350
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2133
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2133, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Two singles, right stamp tied by part strike of "Baileys Mill Flo. Jun. 20" circular datestamp with second clear strike at left on yellow cover to military address at Richmond Va., turned use sent back to "Bailey's Mills" with second 10c stamp tied by partly clear strikes of Winchester Va. circular datestamp, cover flaws at top mostly do not impact the stamps, Fine appearance and rare, one of only three recorded Confederate Bailey's Mill postmarks, also an unusual turned use with both stamps on front, normally the envelopes were turned inside-out for the second use

E. 500-750
325
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2134
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2134, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins including sheet margin at left, "X" pen cancel with "Baldwin Flor. March 8th" manuscript postmark on adversity cover made from a map of Texas, the design clearly visible thru the translucent envelope paper without need for refolding, addressed to Charleston S.C., stamp with light horizontal crease, Very Fine, a striking and rare map adversity cover from Florida, this is also the only recorded Baldwin cover with the "Flor." spelling (the other 12 examples spelled "Fla.")

E. 750-1,000
900
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2135°
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2135, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large to full margins including sheet margin at left, horizontal crease and affixed with molasses or some other adhesive which has stained the edges of the stamp, "X" pen cancel and "Bartow Fla. Aug. 17" manuscript postmark on small homemade cover to Cork Fla., cover nicked at right, appears Fine, the only recorded Confederate Bartow Fla. postmark, there were actually two Confederate post offices named in honor of Francis S. Bartow, the first brigade commander killed in action (at First Manassas), the other was in Jackson County and was renamed Beauregard to avoid confusion (no covers known), this Bartow is in Polk County

E. 750-1,000
600
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2136
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2136, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Irregular separation but with margins all around and portion of plate no. at bottom, neat "#" pen cancel with manuscript "Cherry Lake Fla. Apr. 4" postmark on adversity cover made from a map of Cape Cod, addressed to military unit at Dalton Ga., a bit rough around the edges but appears Fine, a rare map adversity use from Florida and the only recorded Cherry Lake Confederate postmark

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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2137
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2137, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Margins all around, pen cancel with "Columbus Fla. Aug. 3d, 1864" manuscript postmark on cover to Lake City Fla., Very Fine, the only Confederate Columbus Fla. postmark available to collectors (one other known in archives)

E. 400-500
450
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2138
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2138, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, tied by neat "Jennings Fla. Sept. 28" (1863) manuscript postmark on folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., fresh and Very Fine, only three General Issue covers are recorded from Jennings Fla. in the Briggs census (plus one handstamped Paid)

E. 300-400
300
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2139
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2139, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to clear at left, tied by "Lake City Fla. Mar. 25" circular datestamp on "Confederate States Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Fla. Official Business" semi-official imprint cover (WD-ZA-24) to Hampton Roads Va., the "Official Business" portion of imprint crossed out to clarify that it was a private use, officer's manuscript endorsement at top left, Very Fine, a rare adversity use of this semi-official imprint cover, only two examples from Florida are recorded

E. 500-750
900
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2140
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2140, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Margins all around, particularly deep rich color for this issue, tied by "Paid 10" Lake City Fla. handstamp on Sep. 22, 1863 docketed cover addressed to Mr. Davis H. Bryant in Lake City, light diagonal file fold does not affect stamp, backflaps sealed with wax, Very Fine and unusual, these are often referred to as "overpaid drop rate" covers, but most likely this was carried from somewhere else to Lake City and rated 10c, like several others recorded this does not have a Lake City postmark

E. 300-400
325
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2141
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2141, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Four margins and clear perforations all around, a few slightly blunted or pulled at upper right, tied by "Lake City Fla. Nov. 15" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Madison C.H. Fla., Very Fine appearance and extremely rare, one of only two recorded Official Perforation uses from Florida, Scott Retail for No. 11e on cover without premium for Florida origin

900
550
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2142
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2142, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins including portion of adjoining stamp at top, in at left, tied by "Madison Fla. Nov. 28" (1864) circular datestamp on yellow "Post Quarter-Master's Office Lake City Florida, Official Business" semi-official imprint cover (WD-QM-16) to Thomasville Ga., the "Official Business" portion of imprint crossed out to clarify that it was a private use, small edge tear at right and minor corner wear, slight soiling, appears Fine, a rare adversity use of this semi-official imprint cover, only two examples from Florida are recorded

E. 400-500
425
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2143
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2143, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Milky Blue, Die A (11), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11). Four margins, pretty pastel color, tied by "Tallahassee Fla. Jul. 13" circular datestamp on "Executive Department, Tallahassee, Florida." semi-official imprint cover (S-FL-03) to Quincy Fla., missing backflap, Very Fine, ex Oxer and MacBride, C.S.A. Catalog value

1,000
500
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2144
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2144, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1310c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Four margins, tied by clear strike of "White Springs Fla. Aug. 16" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Ringgold Station Va., minor cover wrinkling, still Very Fine and scarce, only two General Issue covers are recorded from Confederate White Springs (plus one handstamped Paid, offered in lot 2084

E. 500-750
425
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2145
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2145, General Issues on Cover, Scott 9-1320c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Large to full margins all around, rich color, tied by "Madison C.H. Fla. Nov. 18" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from "General Superintendent's Office Virginia Central R.R." imprint cover, imprint crossed out and addressed to Richmond Va., stamp with light pre-use vertical crease, some cover edgewear, still very attractive

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF A 20-CENT GENERAL ISSUE STAMP FROM FLORIDA. A GREAT RARITY.

This is the only example of Scott 13 on cover from Florida listed in the Briggs census. Even 20c covers to Florida are rare, with perhaps a handful known.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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