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Sale 1151 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Friday, 3 March, 2017

Category — General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1716
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1716, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Two large margins, clear at right and just in at top, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 30, 1863" circular datestamp on "The Magnolia Weekly" publisher's corner card cover, locally addressed to principal of Richmond Female Institute, slight wear and crease thru corner of stamp, still Fine and attractive use, ex Dietz and Keeling, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

1,500
850
1717
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1717, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large margins to just in at upper left, rich color, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 2" circular datestamp on turned cover to Middlebrook Va., inside use stampless with manuscript "Middlebrook March 21st", missing one side flap, Very Fine and choice circular use with the 2c Red Jack, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,500
0
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1718
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1718, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Huge sheet margin at left, other sides ample to clear, small stain at top, cancelled by grid on adversity cover made from a Confederate States of America Interrogatory Demand Notice, locally addressed to Wilmington N.C., opened for display, small tear at right not affecting stamp, Very Fine, according to Wikipedia, the 1861 Sequestration Act was an attempt to garner resources for the Confederate government and "provided for confiscation of all Union 'lands, tenements, goods and chattels, right and credits' and the transfer of debt obligation on the part of Confederate citizens from Northern creditors directly to the Confederate government," this notice demands the appearance of the recipient for interrogation under the Act, Scott Retail as normal cover without the adversity use

1,500
1,800
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1719
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1719, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Margins to slightly in at bottom, tied by partial "Wilson N.C." circular datestamp on unsealed cover to Yanceyville N.C., small cover repair top left corner, stamp light horizontal crease, Fine circular use

1,500
750
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1720
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1720, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Horizontal strip of three and pair, strip with ample to large margins all around, pair with full margins to touched, tied by four strikes of "Camden S.C. Aug. 10" (1864) circular datestamp on small brown cover to Flat Rock S.C., date docketing at top, cover with tiny corner repair at bottom right

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND CHOICE USE OF 2-CENT ENGRAVED "RED JACK" MULTIPLES, PAYING THE 10-CENT RATE FROM CAMDEN TO FLAT ROCK, SOUTH CAROLINA.

This is the only 2c Red Jack cover listed in Power Search from Camden S.C.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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1721
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1721, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Five singles, bottom stamp a replacement for one that fell off cover, tied by "Company Shops N.C." dateless circular handstamp on homemade cover to Salisbury N.C., varying degrees of stamp and cover faults, marking drawn in on bottom stamp, a war-worn cover but still a scarce use for the 10c rate with an uncommon N.C. town cancel, Company Shops was the name given to the community that developed around the repair shops built for the North Carolina Railroad

E. 400-500
850
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1722
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1722, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Huge margins all around, bright color, tied by Richmond Va. circular datestamp on cover to Jackson Miss., forwarded to Mobile Ala. with bold strike of "10" due handstamp, also manuscript "Forw. Due 10c", cover cleaned, Extremely Fine Gem stamp on an attractive forwarded cover, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,500
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1723
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1723, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b), 10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b)10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Large margins to touched, neat pen cancel and matching "Genito Va. Oct. 23" (1963) postmark on adversity cover made from a mathematical table, addressed to Petersburg Va., Very Fine and scarce adversity use with the 10c "TEN", illustrated in Weiss book, accompanied by detailed analysis from Richard B. Graham

1,500
0
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1724
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1724, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins all around, manuscript squiggles cancel, matching "Pleasant Grove N.C. May 20" postmark on adversity cover made from text of a legal act, addressed to a young lady in Hillsboro N.C., front and flap embellished with blue hearts, cover toning does not affect stamp, Very Fine and attractive "love adversity" use

1,500
1,100
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1725
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1725, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Beautiful pastel color, mostly large irregular margins, a bit in at upper left, tied by blue "Enfield N.C. Jun. 10" circular datestamp on buff 1863 cover to Winston N.C., forwarded to Summerville with manuscript "Due 10" charge, fresh and Very Fine, ex Keeling

1,500
600
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1726
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1726, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Two large margins, others touching, tied by lightly struck blue University of Virginia double-circle datestamp on brown homemade cover to Oakville Va., 1863 docketing at left, slight edge toning on stamp at top left, Fine

1,500
400
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1727
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1727, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Irregular but mostly large margins, touched at upper left, tied by "Enfield N.C. May 7" circular datestamp on buff cover to Tallahassee Fla., overall cover wrinkling and some minor gum toning along edges of stamp, still Fine use of the "TEN" to Florida, ex Matz, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

1,500
850
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1728
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1728, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Slightly ragged margins, tied by red "Greensborough N.C." circular datestamp on faintly addressed buff cover to Pendleton S.C., from the grandson of John C. Calhoun to his father, original 1864 enclosure, repaired, appears Fine, Scott Retail as red cancel on cover

1,650
300
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1729
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1729, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue-Black, Frameline (10 var), 10c Blue-Black, Frameline (10 var)10c Blue-Black, Frameline (10 var). Position 75, three complete framelines, partially complete at left, very distinctive Black color, tied by "Richmond Va. May 13, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Greenville C.H. S.C., some cover aging and mended tears, stamp with some faint toning around edges, Very Fine appearance, an extremely unusual stamp, Stanely B. Ashbrook wrote in 1938 (copy of letter included) that he believed the color was a changeling from the normal Blue, yet despite his examination of many hundreds of Frameline stamps, this was the first he had ever encountered which had changed so dramatically to Black, we tend to agree with his analysis as a glass will show faint traces of Blue in the corners of the top frame line, ex Haas, with 1996 C.S.A. certificate as "Blue-Black"

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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1730
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1730, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Position 95 noted on reverse, large margins showing complete framelines at top and bottom, large part at right and part at left, tied by blue "Richmond Va. May 28, 1863" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Alamance County N.C., Very Fine and scarce use of the 10c Frameline with a blue Richmond postmark, which was in use only from May to June in 1863, from our 1988 Rarities sale, signed Ashbrook, with 1995 C.S.A. certificate

3,250
2,000
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1731
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1731, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Position 100 with selvage at bottom and right, showing full framelines at right and bottom and partial frameline at left, tied by partly clear strike of blue Concord N.C. circular datestamp on cover to Mt. Pleasant N.C., manuscript "In Haste" at left, slightly reduced at left and some overall wear, still a Very Fine and rare corner frameline position on cover

3,250
2,000
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1732
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1732, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large margins to in at bottom right with framelines virtually intact on two sides, tied by light strike of Rutherfordton N.C. circular datestamp on cover to Weldon P.O. N.C., stamp barely affected by light horizontal bend, slightly reduced at right, Fine

3,250
1,000
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1733
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1733, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b), 10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b)10c Greenish Blue, Frameline (10b). Mostly complete frameline at left and part at right, bright color, tied by "Mobile Ala. Sep. 18" double-circle datestamp on brown homemade cover to Jackson Ala., Very Fine, ex Wiseman and Kohn, Raymond Weill backstamp, with 1983 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,700
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1734
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1734, General Issues on Cover: Engraved (Scott 8-10)10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Complete framelines at top and bottom, margins close to touched at sides, rich color, tied by "Sumter S.C. May 18" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Haddrell's Point S.C., Very Fine, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

3,250
1,600
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