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Sale 1151 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Friday, 3 March, 2017

Category — Railroads and Telegraphs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1820
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1820, Railroads and Telegraphs5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Tied by clear strike of route agent's "Ala & Ten. Riv. R.R." circular datestamp on small cover to Gardners Station, Shelby County Tenn., April 17, 1862 docketing at left, slightly reduced at top, Extremely Fine, a beautiful use of a four-margin 5c Green Lithograph on a rare Alabama & Tennessee River Railroad cover, remarkably this is the only example of this route agent's marking listed in Power Search, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate, C.S.A. Catalog value

1,500
3,250
1821
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1821, Railroads and Telegraphs10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to irregular at upper right, tied by town cancel with Mississippi Central Railroad corner card for "Southern Division", addressed to Big Creek Miss., turned use with inside also franked with 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins all around, addressed to Macon Ga., Very Fine turned use

E. 300-400
325
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1822
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1822, Railroads and Telegraphs10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Large margins to touched, tied by blue "Richmond Va. Jun. 2, 1866" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Petersburg Va. with Superintendent's Office Richmond & Danville Railroad corner card in ornate frame, horizontal file fold does not affect stamp, missing backflap, Very Fine

E. 200-300
1,100
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1823
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1823, Railroads and Telegraphs10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge even margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Nov. 29" circular datestamp on buff cover with blue Richmond & Petersburg R.R. shield-shaped cameo corner card, to Capt. Powhattan Ellis at Gen. Gardner's headquarters in Meridian Miss., Extremely Fine Gem stamp on a beautiful cover, ex Haas, Birkinbine and Walske

E. 500-750
2,100
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1824
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1824, Railroads and Telegraphs10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Horizontal pair, ample to huge margins all around, rich color, tied by light strike of Richmond Va. town cancel on cover to Jackson Miss. with "R. & P. R. R. Co., Richmond Va." imprint (Richmond & Petersburg Railroad Co.), Extremely Fine and very scarce with the railroad imprint, this was the primary late-war railway serving General Lee's forces and was Richmond's major artery, we offered a similar but different style imprint cover in our Sale 1043 (lot 2488), ex Antrim with his backstamp, signed Brian Green

E. 500-750
2,100
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1825
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1825, Railroads and Telegraphs5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair left stamp nicked and creased, pen cancels and tied by one of two strikes of "VA.C.R.R. Bumpass 3 Oct" route agent's circular datestamp (Virginia Central Railroad) with date in manuscript, addressed to Cheswick Va., appears Fine

E. 200-300
325
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1826
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1826, Railroads and TelegraphsVirginia & Tennessee Railroad, Virginia & Tennessee RailroadVirginia & Tennessee Railroad. Two covers, first horizontal pair 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), margins slightly in, tied by "Salem Va. Jul. 13" (1862) circular datestamp on "Virginia and Tennessee Railroad's Business, Lynchburg Va." corner card cover to Martinsville Va., pair moved from original location on top of corner card for display, barely reduced at top, Very Fine, second cover with 10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a) tied by "Bristol V.&T.R.R." route agent's circular datestamp on cover to Lancasterville S.C., slight wear and tiny insect holes not affecting stamp or marking, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
500
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1827
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1827, Railroads and TelegraphsWartrace N. & C. R. R. May 2, 1863, Wartrace N. & C. R. R. May 2, 1863Wartrace N. & C. R. R. May 2, 1863. Route agent's oval datestamp on homemade cover to Tallahassee Fla., part strike of "Due" handstamp, endorsed at left "Letters from inmates of Ringgold Hospital", with further writing mostly rubbed away, small stained spot at right, Fine and interesting use

E. 300-400
225
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1828
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1828, Railroads and Telegraphs5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to in at top, tied by one of two strikes of "Selma Ala. Apr. 11" (1862) circular datestamp on brown cover to Greensboro Ala., original telegram form with "The Southern Telegraph Companies" imprint, dated Apr. 10 from Corinth and states "None of us hurt, satisfied with result," which may be a reference to the recent battle of Shiloh, stamp with slight gum staining, Fine and scarce Confederate telegraph use with the first 5c Lithograph

E. 500-750
325
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1829
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1829, Railroads and TelegraphsSouthern Express Company's Telegraph, Southern Express Company's TelegraphSouthern Express Company's Telegraph. Printed design on unsealed buff cover to Hillsboro N.C., original telegram enclosure with Southern Express Co. heading, dated Dec. 14, 1863 and asking the recipient "Have you ever been conscripted. Answer immediately", Very Fine

E. 300-400
550
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