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Sale 1151 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Friday, 3 March, 2017

Category — Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1507
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1507, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsTallahassee, Fla. Mar. 7 (1861), Tallahassee, Fla. Mar. 7 (1861)Tallahassee, Fla. Mar. 7 (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover addressed to Winchester Va., with original enclosure, Very Fine and scarce Confederate use of U.S. postage from Florida

E. 300-400
325
1508
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1508, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsPenfield Ga. Jan. 27 (1861), Penfield Ga. Jan. 27 (1861)Penfield Ga. Jan. 27 (1861). Circular datestamp with grid cancel tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover addressed to "Newman Republican Georgia" with fancy red Mercer University embossed corner card, original letter datelined "Penfield Georgia Republic", missing backflap and slightly reduced at top not affecting any elements on the front, Very Fine, an outstanding Independent State use during the brief two-week period between Georgia's secession and admission to the Confederacy

E. 400-500
450
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1509
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1509, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsSavannah Ga. Mar. 5, 1861, Savannah Ga. Mar. 5, 1861Savannah Ga. Mar. 5, 1861. Circular datestamp with grid cancel tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), on buff cover to Charleston S.C. with R. & J. Lacklison & Co. Engineers, Millwrights, Iron & Brass Founders black cameo corner card, stamp with couple tiny perf flaws, missing backflap, still Very Fine and desirable Confederate use of U.S. postage on an engineering advertising cover

E. 400-500
475
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1510
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1510, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsCanton Miss. Mar. 12, 1861, Canton Miss. Mar. 12, 1861Canton Miss. Mar. 12, 1861. Circular datestamp with Lyre fancy cancel tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on bluish cover to Carroll, Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual filing holes for this correspondence, Very Fine, this fancy cancel is scarce used in the Confederate period

E. 400-500
250
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1511
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1511, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsMagnolia N.C. May 21 (1861), Magnolia N.C. May 21 (1861)Magnolia N.C. May 21 (1861). Circular datestamp with day in manuscript on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27), pen cancelled, to Manchester N.C., top flap torn, Very Fine use sent the day after North Carolina passed the Ordinance of Secession

E. 300-400
325
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1512
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1512, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsSalem N.C. May 30 (1861), Salem N.C. May 30 (1861)Salem N.C. May 30 (1861). Circular datestamp and grid cancel on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Abbots Creek N.C., light fold at left, still Very Fine, a very late use of U.S. postage in the Confederacy, on the second-to-last day of normal postal relations, also a scarce North Carolina Confederate use of U.S. postage, this was possible for only five days as the state was admitted to the Confederacy on May 27 and postal relations ended on May 31

E. 300-400
160
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1513
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1513, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsScuppernong N.C. May 20 (1861), Scuppernong N.C. May 20 (1861)Scuppernong N.C. May 20 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with date in manuscript on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9), pen cancelled, to Raleigh N.C., 1861 docketing at left thru postmark, minor edge toning at lower right, Fine Independent State use on the day North Carolina voted to secede from the Union

E. 500-750
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1514
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1514, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsScuppernong N.C. May 20 (1861), Scuppernong N.C. May 20 (1861)Scuppernong N.C. May 20 (1861). Light strike of circular datestamp with date in manuscript on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27), pen cancelled, to "Rolly" N.C., 1861 docketing at left thru postmark, trivial corner nick at bottom right, Fine Independent State use on the day North Carolina voted to secede from the Union

E. 500-750
325
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1515
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1515, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsScuppernong N.C. May 31 (1861) -- Last Day of Postal Relations, Scuppernong N.C. May 31 (1861) -- Last Day of Postal RelationsScuppernong N.C. May 31 (1861) -- Last Day of Postal Relations. Light strike of circular datestamp at left with date in manuscript on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Raleigh N.C., docketed at left, trivial edgewear, Fine, scarce use on the last day of postal relations between North and South, also a scarce North Carolina Confederate use of U.S. postage, this was possible for only five days as she was admitted to the Confederacy on May 27 and postal relations ended on May 31

E. 400-500
500
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1516
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1516, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsNorth Carolina Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Postage, North Carolina Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. PostageNorth Carolina Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Postage. Six covers, three bearing 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and postmarked between May 20 and May 31 including one May 23 (Independent State use) and two May 31 (Confederate State use) and last day of postal relations, two additional covers used before North Carolina seceded, final cover 3c Star Die entire with manuscript Love Lady N.C. postmark of June 28, 1861 -- after the start of the Confederate Postal System but with no evidence that 5c was due, mixed condition with stamp and cover flaws, Fine and interesting group

E. 400-500
425
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1517
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1517, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C., Mar. 13, Apr. 18, 1861, Charleston S.C., Mar. 13, Apr. 18, 1861Charleston S.C., Mar. 13, Apr. 18, 1861. Strikes of circular datestamp and double-circle datestamp on separate yellow covers, both bear 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and embossed Geo. W. Williams & Co. Wholesale Grocers corner cards, matching designs in green and brown, on the Mar. 13 cover the stamp tied by grid cancel and with captured imprint at left, light creases in imprint margin, on second cover the stamp tied by the double-circle datestamp and with small flaw bottom right corner, both covers with some minor staining and missing backflaps, Very Fine appearance, a wonderful matched pair of grocer's embossed covers with United States stamps used in Confederate South Carolina

E. 500-750
350
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1518
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1518, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsGreenville S.C., Jan. 6 (1861), Greenville S.C., Jan. 6 (1861)Greenville S.C., Jan. 6 (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), rich color, on illustrated Phonography cover to Amherst C.H. Va., original contents datelined Jan. 5, 1861, Very Fine, we have seen many covers with the various fancy Phonography designs, however this is the first we have encountered as an Independent State use of U.S. postage

E. 400-500
325
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1519
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1519, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsHempstead Tex. Mar. 17 (1861), Hempstead Tex. Mar. 17 (1861)Hempstead Tex. Mar. 17 (1861). Circular datestamp with 5-Point Star fancy cancel on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) addressed to Washington County N.Y., original contents datelined Mar. 16 and mentioning that Texas is no longer a part of the U.S., Extremely Fine, a choice and scarce Confederate Texas use of U.S. postage

E. 750-1,000
1,800
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1520
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1520, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsSherman Tex. Mar. 12, Sherman Tex. Mar. 12Sherman Tex. Mar. 12. Slightly smudged circular datestamp, matching grid cancels 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) with eagle design handstamp on cover to Hunnewell Mo., manuscript "Via the overland mail" endorsement at bottom, 1861 receipt docketing on back, with original contents which state in part "The over land mail will stop running through this country on the 25th of the present month March 1861...The Texians have succeeded in taking all the forts and arms in Texas without any resistance on the part of the soldiers...", fresh and Very Fine, a rare and enigmatic use (at one time believed to be a packet boat handstamp), ex Meroni and Felton, with Weill backstamp and 1994 C.S.A. certificate which declines opinion on the eagle marking

E. 750-1,000
500
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1521
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1521, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsNorfolk Va. Apr. 22, 1861, Norfolk Va. Apr. 22, 1861Norfolk Va. Apr. 22, 1861. Partly clear strike of blue double-circle datestamp with matching "FREE" straightline on all-over lithographed Atlantic Hotel illustrated advertising cover to Postmaster Robert Isbell at Stone Wall Mills Va., William Murphy N.Y. imprint on flap which is torn but intact, minor staining at bottom, Very Fine and scarce Independent State use on an advertising cover, Virginia seceded less than a week before this was mailed, once the Confederate mail system came into operation on June 1, postmaster free mail was prohibited

E. 750-1,000
475
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1522
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1522, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsNorfolk Va. May 7, 1861 -- First Day of Virginia Confederate Statehood, Norfolk Va. May 7, 1861 -- First Day of Virginia Confederate StatehoodNorfolk Va. May 7, 1861 -- First Day of Virginia Confederate Statehood. Blue double-circle datestamp on 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to Edenton N.C., fresh and Very Fine use on the day that Virginia was admitted to the Confederacy, signed Brian Green

E. 200-300
225
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1523
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1523, Independent and Confederate Use of U.S. StampsSalem Va. May 7 (1861) -- First Day of Virginia Confederate Statehood, Salem Va. May 7 (1861) -- First Day of Virginia Confederate StatehoodSalem Va. May 7 (1861) -- First Day of Virginia Confederate Statehood. Double-strike of circular datestamp on the day Virginia entered the Confederacy, one strike ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on buff cover to New Market Va. with fancy illustrated Roanoke College corner card, two enclosures dated Jan. 26 and May 7, 1861, the first informing the recipient of his election to the Philosophical Society of the College and the latter thanking the society and commenting "We are now in the midst of great political difficulties...I hope the providence of God may interpose, peace be restored and our literary institution soon commence their sessions again.", slightly reduced at right, still a Very Fine example of this scarce design and an outstanding use on the day of Virginia's admission to the Confederacy, accompanied by a 1948 letter from August Dietz Sr.

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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