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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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Category — General Issues on Wallpaper Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2146
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2146, General Issues on Wallpaper Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to full at right, tied by "Madison C.H. Fla. Jun. 27 [?]" circular datestamp on green, red and blue wallpaper cover to Manchester S.C., refolded for display, Very Fine, a scarce and outstanding wallpaper use from Florida, this design ranks among the boldest and most colorful we have encountered, ex Kohn and Keeling

E. 1,000-1,500
4,000
2147
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2147, General Issues on Wallpaper Covers10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Three large margins, just in at right, tied by one of two strikes of "Miccosukee *Fla.* Dec. 1" double-line circular datestamp on green and dark violet on cream wallpaper cover to Wilmington N.C., corner opened for display, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce Florida wallpaper use, also a very rare origination with only two Miccosukee datestamps recorded in the Briggs census (also two in manuscript, this the only wallpaper use), only about a dozen Confederate towns used a double-line circular datestamp, King's Ferry and Miccosukee account for the only such uses from Florida (see lot 2119), ex Haas and Everett

E. 1,000-1,500
3,500
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2148
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2148, General Issues on Wallpaper Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Margins all around, neat "X" pen cancel, "Sandy Ford Fla. July 20, 1864" manuscript postmark on blue, green and white wallpaper cover to Albany Ga., opened and refolded for display, Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce wallpaper cover from Florida, also a rare use from Sandy Ford with only four examples recorded in the Briggs census (all manuscript, this the only wallpaper use)

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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2149
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2149, General Issues on Wallpaper Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Margins to just touched at upper right, rich color, tied by "Tallahassee Fla. Oct. 16" circular datestamp on green, pink and gray on cream wallpaper cover to Albany Ga., opened for display, Very Fine, a lovely and scarce Florida wallpaper use

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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