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Sale 1151 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Friday, 3 March, 2017

Category — Handstamped Paid and Due Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1534
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1534, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsFort Deposit Ala. May, Fort Deposit Ala. MayFort Deposit Ala. May. Readable circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline handstamp on yellow cover to New Orleans with fancy bordered McPherson & Co. Dealers in Dry Goods & C. merchant's corner card, manuscript "Chrg. Jn.P", backflap tear, Very Fine and attractive handstamped Paid use, probably after the June 1, 1862 rate change to 10c for all distances

E. 300-400
225
1535
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1535, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsFlorida Handstamped Paid Covers, Florida Handstamped Paid CoversFlorida Handstamped Paid Covers. Five covers, including Monticello "Paid 10" in arc handstamp on adversity cover made of ledger paper, "Paid 10" covers from Madison C.H., Warrington and Tallahassee, the latter an adversity cover made of ledger paper, one "Paid 5" rate on a Pensacola cover dated Aug. 13, 1861, some minor faults but overall a Fine group, C.S.A. Catalogue value

1,900
750
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1536
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1536, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsMilledgeville Ga. Aug. 27 (1861), Milledgeville Ga. Aug. 27 (1861)Milledgeville Ga. Aug. 27 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps on cover to Griffin Ga. with fancy blue embossed Compton & Callaway Family Groceries cameo corner card, slightly reduced at left clear of the corner card, some minor wear and soiling, Fine

E. 200-300
325
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1537
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1537, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsColumbus Ky. Jan. 6 (1862), Columbus Ky. Jan. 6 (1862)Columbus Ky. Jan. 6 (1862). Clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid" in oval handstamp and manuscript "5" on buff cover to Memphis Tenn., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and scarce Confederate-occupied Kentucky use

E. 300-400
300
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1537A
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1537A, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsSteam 7, Steam 7Steam 7. Bold straightline handstamp (5c postage plus 2c ship captain's fee) with matching "New Orleans La. Jul. 22, 1861" double-circle datestamp on fresh cover to Carroll, Hoy & Co. at New Orleans, usual small filing holes, Extremely Fine, a choice and rare Mississippi River packet boat cover, ex Judd, Skinner and Dr. Agre, with 2002 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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1538
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1538, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsAshboro N.C. Mar. 7 (ca 1862), Ashboro N.C. Mar. 7 (ca 1862)Ashboro N.C. Mar. 7 (ca 1862). Blue circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline and "10" in circle handstamp on attorney corner card cover to Greensboro N.C., some wear at corners, Fine

E. 200-300
180
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1539
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1539, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsElizabeth City N.C. Oct. 15 (1861), Elizabeth City N.C. Oct. 15 (1861)Elizabeth City N.C. Oct. 15 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with date inverted on forwarded cover, manuscript "Forwarded due" and "5" handstamp, originated in Confederate-controlled Norfolk with blue "Norfolk Va. Oct. 12, 1861" circular datestamp and perfect matching strike of "Paid 5c" in circle, no indication of forwarding destination, fresh and Extremely Fine, an unusually choice handstamped Paid cover with two different rate markings

E. 300-400
225
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1540
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1540, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsHigh Point N.C. May 30 (1862), High Point N.C. May 30 (1862)High Point N.C. May 30 (1862). Circular datestamp and "Paid" straightline inside turned cover with "Intemperance is the Curse of the World" illustrated propaganda design, addressed to Kittrells Springs N.C. with manuscript notation at bottom, couple small sealed edge tears and some wear, Very Fine appearance and most unusual, the inside was apparently the "adversity" first use, it was then turned and re-used but was either never mailed or carried privately

E. 400-500
300
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1541
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1541, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsHillsboro N.C. Oct. 1 (1861), Hillsboro N.C. Oct. 1 (1861)Hillsboro N.C. Oct. 1 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline and "5" handstamp on "J. Thompson, Manufacturer of Saddles, Bridles, Harness and Trunks" illustrated advertising cover to Hamilton N.C.. minor edgewear, Very Fine and scarce Confederate advertising design depicting a saddle bag, ex Emerson

E. 400-500
300
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1542
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1542, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLenoir N.C. Aug. 30 (1861), Lenoir N.C. Aug. 30 (1861)Lenoir N.C. Aug. 30 (1861). Blue circular datestamp with matching "5" in circle on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Thomas Lenoir at Forks of Pigeon N.C., second strike of same datestamp dated Sep. 1, minor edge toning, Fine and most unusual use

E. 200-300
130
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1543
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1543, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLexington N.C, Lexington N.CLexington N.C. Clear strike of dateless circular handstamp with "PAID" straightline and "5" handstamp on yellow cover to Salem N.C. with blue embossed Bank of Lexington corner card, Jul. 20 1861 docketing at left, nicked at top where opened, Fine, ex Emerson

E. 200-300
110
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1544
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1544, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsOxford N.C. Dec. 4 (1861), Oxford N.C. Dec. 4 (1861)Oxford N.C. Dec. 4 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in dotted circle handstamp on yellow ruled folded letter to Fredericksburg Va., fresh and Extremely Fine cover with clear strikes

E. 300-400
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1545
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1545, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsPatterson N.C, Patterson N.CPatterson N.C. Two handstamped Paid covers, circular datestamps dated Apr. 16 and Nov. 25 (latter date in manuscript), both with clear strikes of fancy "Paid" handstamps, Apr. 16 cover without a rate and Nov. 25 cover with integral "10", both addressed to Oaks N.C., minor speckled toning, Very Fine and scarce matched pair with and without the rate, this marking is also known on unused entires with an undated town mark, meaning this fancy rate mark was also used as a provisional (see Siegel Sale 1132, lot 3190), ex Matz

E. 400-500
350
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1546
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1546, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRidgeway N.C. Jul. 13 (1861), Ridgeway N.C. Jul. 13 (1861)Ridgeway N.C. Jul. 13 (1861). Neat circular datestamp with date in manuscript, clear strike of large boxed woodcut "Paid 5" handstamp on cover to Richmond Va., missing backflap, Very Fine, ex Emerson

E. 200-300
140
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1547
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1547, Handstamped Paid and Due Markings"Turkey Cove N.C. Febry 15th" (1862), "Turkey Cove N.C. Febry 15th" (1862)"Turkey Cove N.C. Febry 15th" (1862). Manuscript postmark with "Paid 5" on ladies small Valentine's Day cover with floral embossed border to Raleigh N.C., forwarded back to Turkey Cove with blue "Raleigh N.C. Mar. 5" double-circle datestamp and "FORWARDED" straightline, manuscript "5" cents due, small bit of wear top right corner, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 300-400
325
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1548
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1548, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsWindsor N.C, Windsor N.CWindsor N.C. Mostly clear strikes of "PAID" and framed "10" handstamps on brown cover to Montgomery Ala., faint receipt docketing at left, minor corner wear, Fine

E. 150-200
80
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1549
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1549, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsLebanon Ten. ? 13, 1861, Lebanon Ten. ? 13, 1861Lebanon Ten. ? 13, 1861. Circular datestamp with unclear month and inverted year, matching "PAID" and "5" rate handstamps on pink all-over lithographed Cumberland University illustrated cover to Concord Tenn., address crossed out and "Cumberland Gap" written above, receipt docketing at top, missing backflap and gently cleaned, still Very Fine, a rare college design, ex Rudy, illustrated in C.S.A. Catalogue on p. 456 where priced at $1,500.00

E. 500-750
500
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1550
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1550, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsUnion City Tennessee, Union City TennesseeUnion City Tennessee. Large negative circle handstamp with "Paid 5" in circle struck at right, on 1861 soldier's cover to Montgomery Ala., docketed on back "Rec'd Oct. 4, 1st letter after joining the Army", some minor wear and soiling, Fine, signed Brian Green

E. 300-400
425
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1551
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1551, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsPalestine Tex. Jul. 25 (1861), Palestine Tex. Jul. 25 (1861)Palestine Tex. Jul. 25 (1861). Clear circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline and "5" on all-over pink lithographed John G. Gooch illustrated cover with beautiful allegorical vignette in green, addressed to Lamar County Tex. with original contents, reduced at left and right edge has been skillfully repaired, the panel at left reads "Claims collected in Eastern and Middle Texas./ Remittances Promptly Made in Sight Drafts on Galveston, New Orleans, or New York", Fine appearance, without a doubt one of the most spectacular illustrated designs we have seen on a Confederate cover and reminiscent of obsolete currency of the period

E. 500-750
1,100
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1552
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1552, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsBlacksburg Va. July 21, 1862, Blacksburg Va. July 21, 1862Blacksburg Va. July 21, 1862. Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 10" on blue all-over lithographed Wytheville Female College illustrated cover to Salem Va., trivial soiling, Very Fine and desirable example of this elaborate design, C.S.A. Catalogue value $1,250.00

E. 500-750
900
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1553
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1553, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsDyers Store Va., June 1st, Dyers Store Va., June 1stDyers Store Va., June 1st. Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 10" on all-over lithographed Stultz & Burnett Henry County Leaf Tobacco advertising cover with illustration of large tobacco leaf, addressed to Oak Level Va., W. Eaves N.Y. imprint on flap, Very Fine, a wonderful illustrated tobacco advertising design, mailed in 1862 or later

E. 500-750
600
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1554
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1554, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsGoodson Va. Jun. 22, Goodson Va. Jun. 22Goodson Va. Jun. 22. Circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline and "10" in circle handstamp on cover to Vicksburg Miss. with Lancaster House blue embossed corner card with Masonic compass, reduced at right and with repaired bottom left corner where clipped, otherwise Fine, a rare Confederate handstamped Paid use on a Masonic Lodge corner card cover, probably mailed in 1861

E. 300-400
550
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1555
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1555, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRichmond Va. Jan. 4 (1862), Richmond Va. Jan. 4 (1862)Richmond Va. Jan. 4 (1862). Partly clear strike of circular datestamp with "PAID 2" italic straightline drop-rate handstamp on cover to Vice President Alexander Stephens, part of backflap missing but most of it present (unusual for Stephens covers), notation on back indicates the sender was seeking an office after failing to find work teaching school in Richmond, Very Fine and scarce Richmond 2c drop rate on a Stephens cover

E. 400-500
350
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1556
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1556, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsConfederate Congressional Mail, Confederate Congressional MailConfederate Congressional Mail. Two stampless covers franked by Confederate members of Congress, first with manuscript "O.R. Singleton MC" and "Richmond Va. Jan. 28, 1863" circular datestamp to military address in Goldsborough N.C., "Due 10" straightline handstamp, second with manuscript "R.C. Puryear MC" and "Richmond Va. Aug. 4, 1861" circular datestamp to Huntsville N.C., no indication of postage due, both with minor edgewear, Fine, there was no free franking privilege for the Confederate Congress

E. 300-400
450
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1557
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1557, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsRomney (West) Va. Jun. 22, Romney (West) Va. Jun. 22Romney (West) Va. Jun. 22. Clear strikes of circular datestamp, "Paid" and "5" handstamps on cover to Richmond Va., small sealed tear at top, Very Fine appearance and scarce West Virginia handstamped Paid, signed Brian Green

E. 200-300
190
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1558
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1558, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsTudor Hall Va. Sep 2, Tudor Hall Va. Sep 2Tudor Hall Va. Sep 2. Partly clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in arc handstamp on all-over lithographed John & George Gibson, Carpenters & Builders advertising cover with illustration of buildings, addressed to Orange C.H. Va., A.&G. McClement Phila. imprint on flap, slightly reduced at left, inconsequential light stain at bottom, still Very Fine, a rare and outstanding illustrated advertising design

E. 400-500
325
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1559
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1559, Handstamped Paid and Due MarkingsConfederate Soldier's Due Covers, Confederate Soldier's Due CoversConfederate Soldier's Due Covers. Three better stampless soldier's due covers, first with "Company Y, Third Regiment Alabama Volunteers, Entrenched Camp Near Norfolk Va" imprint, blue "Norfolk Va. Dec. 30, 1861" circular datestamp with matching "10" due handstamp, to Pleasant Hill Ala., sealed flap tear, still fresh and Very Fine, second a captured Union Patriotic verse corner card cover datestamped at Richmond Va. (missing backflap), third a blind embossed Roanoke College corner card cover, latter two with soldier endorsements and toned spots, appear Fine

E. 500-750
1,200
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