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Sale 1151 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Friday, 3 March, 2017

Category — General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1695
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1695, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, faulty with creases and left stamp tear, tied by "Helena Tex. Oct. 12" circular datestamp on cover to San Antonio with brown red corner card depicting detailed illustration of men herding cattle and sheep, "Leland's Rancho, Helena, Texas," imprint below (bottom line rewritten by same brown pen as address), pair moved to reveal design, backflap tears slightly extend to front of cover at top, Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare illustrated design, we have encountered only one other example, which was stampless, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
1696
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1696, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, both stamps with small margin flaws from placement near edge, tied by town cancel on all-over lithographed Grocer advertising cover with illustrations of food and liquor, addressed to Arnold's Mills S.C., small edge tears at top and missing most of backflap, Fine appearing and scarce grocery illustrated advertising cover

E. 400-500
325
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1697
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1697, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, tied by Wilmington N.C. circular datestamp on all-over lithographed Insurance advertising cover to Fayetteville N.C., Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
375
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1698
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1698, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, large to huge margins including sheet margin at right, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 31, 1862" circular datestamp on West & Johnson Stationers advertising corner card cover to Lunenberg C.H. Va., Very Fine, a choice advertising cover with a sheet margin pair of the 5c London print, with 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
950
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1699
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1699, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, cancelled by Army of Northern Virginia four rings target handstamp (ANV-14) on turned cover addressed to Military Court, care of General Longstreet in Winchester Va., July 15, 1863 docketing at left, flap with Central Bank of Alabama red cameo design, first use with peeled pair of 5c Blue, Local (7), from Montgomery Ala., soiling and flap tears, refolded for display, Fine appearing and attractive cover combining an unusual number of scarce elements

E. 500-750
400
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1700
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1700, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, tied by Raleigh N.C. double-circle datestamp on cover to Salem N.C. with "The Key-Stone" Masonic magazine corner card, advertisement states it is the only Masonic magazine in the South, slightly reduced at left but corner card is complete, right stamp slight edge wrinkle, Very Fine and scarce Confederate Masonic cover

E. 400-500
500
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1701
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1701, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Cancelled by blue grid with matching "Raleigh N.C. Jun. 3, 1862" double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from a bank promissory note, addressed to Dobson N.C., opened for display, Very Fine adversity use and scarce single use of the 5c Typograph, this was actually underpaid by 5c (rate change occurred on June 1, 1862) but treated as fully paid

E. 400-500
275
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1702
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1702, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, large to full margins, cancelled by unusual 7-bar grid, "H. Tavern" (N.C.) circular handstamp on homemade cover to "Camp Holmes near Raleigh", reduced at left, top stamp tiny corner crease, minor staining, Very Fine strike of this unusual cancel from Hickory Tavern N.C., Power Search contains only one other example and this strike is superior

E. 400-500
750
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1703
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1703, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, right stamp vertical crease and edge nick, tied by Virginia town cancel on cover to Richmond, clear strike of "Advertised 2" handstamp applied on flap when recipient could not be located, also Richmond backstamp, cover wrinkling and refolded to show the handstamp, Fine use

E. 300-400
190
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1704
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1704, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 23, 1863" circular datestamp on all-over blue lithographed Scotts & Harvey Grocers advertising cover to Forks Va., docketed at left, backflap tears (part missing), Very Fine, ex Kohn

E. 500-750
350
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1705
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1705, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two covers, first with horizontal pair, tied by grids and "Salem N.C. Jun. 23" circular datestamp on red Salem Mutual Insurance all-over lithographed cover from C. A. Hege to military address at General Cook's Brigade in Richmond Va., right stamp creased, barely reduced at right, minor edgewear, second cover matches the first but stampless with "Paid 10" handstamp, small edge repair, Fine matched pair of covers with postage paid by stamps and cash, Private Constantine Alexander Hege was a pacifist who did not want to be in the Confederate Army, did not believe in slavery and was delighted to be captured and placed in Old Capitol prison in Washington, he later moved into a religious community in Pennsylvania (see Siegel Sale 792, lot 833)

E. 400-500
550
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1706
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1706, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to just clear at bottom left, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jan. 4" double-circle datestamp on wholesale grocer's blue cameo corner card cover to Shelby N.C., pair moved to display the corner card and hinged, Very Fine, with 2013 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
275
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1707
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1707, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to slightly irregular at upper right, tied by clear strike of "Richmond Va. May 2, 1863" circular datestamp on buff cover with Richmond Christian Advocate blue embossed cameo corner card, addressed to Stanardsville Va., W. Eaves imprint and name of editor crossed out in the corner card, missing part of backflap, still Very Fine

E. 400-500
275
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1708
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1708, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins to in at bottom of left stamp, tied by partly clear strike of Natchez Miss. circular datestamp on Chas. G. Johnson & Co. China & Variety Store advertising corner card cover with illustrations of glasses and pitcher, addressed to "Gen. Breckenridge's Body Guard" at Tullahoma Tenn., cover with couple small edge tears, still Very Fine and scarce advertising design, also unusual wording for the military address

E. 400-500
350
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1709
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1709, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical Pair, margins all around, tied by "Charleston S.C. Feb. 27" double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from a sheet of bank checks, addressed to Glazgow Ga., small tear at top, Very Fine

E. 400-500
225
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1710
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1710, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair used on inside of turned cover, first use from Virginia town to Anderson C.H. S.C., second use endorsed "Official Business" and "Sury S.C.", to military address in Richmond Va., "Richmond Va. Jan. 20, 1863" circular datestamp and "Due 2" arced handstamp with "2" crossed out and re-rated "10", corner of first use folded up to reveal stamps, Very Fine turned cover and scarce with the Richmond 2c drop rate handstamp re-rated to 10c for incoming letter

E. 500-750
275
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1711
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1711, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins all around, tied by clear strike of blue "Greensborough N.C. May 5" circular datestamp on homemade brown turned cover to Patterson N.C., inside use with "Windsor N.C. Apr. 23" circular datestamp and addressed to Greensboro, tiny piece of one 5c Blue (7) remains on the inside, slight wrinkling on back, Very Fine turned use

E. 200-300
200
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1712
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1712, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins to in, tied by fancy "Elkin N.C. May 6" circular datestamp with shadow letters, negative "N.C." label, and unusually small date, on small cover to Fort Defiance N.C., Very Fine, a scarce and unusual style of cancel, ex Powell

E. 400-500
850
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1713
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1713, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by blurry strike of Louisburg N.C. circular datestamp and "Paid 10" arced handstamp which is struck an additional 11 times on front and back, including several strikes from a different, smaller device, Very Fine and most unusual

E. 300-400
170
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1714
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1714, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal strip of four and pair, full even margins, tied by three bold strikes of "Greensborough Ala. Mar. 9" circular datestamp on 1863 legal-size homemade adversity cover made from an Army muster roll form, addressed to Grove Hill Ala., "Due" & "10" in circle handstamps, top right corner of strip faulty from wear, couple other tiny stamp flaws, cover with waterstaining along edges and on back, still Fine and rare multiple-rate use, paid for a triple rate but charged 10c for a quadruple rate, ex Keeling

E. 400-500
300
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1715
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1715, General Issues on Cover: Typographs (Scott 6-7)5c Blue, Local, Oxford N.C. Roulette (7 var), 5c Blue, Local, Oxford N.C. Roulette (7 var)5c Blue, Local, Oxford N.C. Roulette (7 var). Horizontal pair, clear roulette perforations at top and bottom, tied by "Oxford N.C. May 2" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Louisburg N.C., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, the 5c Local printing is exceedingly rare with private perfs, this is the only example listed in Power Search with Oxford roulettes and the C.S.A. catalog lists only the 5c De La Rue (which is also rare) from the Typographed issues, Oxford private perfs are normally encountered on the 10c Blue or 20c Green Engraved issues

E. 500-750
800
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