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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 — First Day of Confederate Postal System, June 1, 1861

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2023
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2023, First Day of Confederate Postal System, June 1, 1861"Little River Fla. June 1st 1861" -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System, "Little River Fla. June 1st 1861" -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System"Little River Fla. June 1st 1861" -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System. Neat manuscript postmark on obsolete 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Oxford N.C., manuscript "Paid in Money 5c" and "unpaid" over the embossed stamp, which is also carefully obliterated with pen strokes, leaving no doubt that the U.S. entire had no value in the Confederate postal system

VERY FINE. A RARE JUNE 1, 1861, FIRST DAY OF THE CONFEDERATE POSTAL SYSTEM COVER. PARTICULARLY RARE AND DESIRABLE USED FROM A FLORIDA POST OFFICE.

The Briggs census records only eight Florida covers postmarked on June 1, 1861. This is the unique example from Little River

E. 2,000-3,000
2,500
2024
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2024, First Day of Confederate Postal System, June 1, 1861Pensacola Fla. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System, Pensacola Fla. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal SystemPensacola Fla. Jun. 1 (1861) -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "PAID" and "5" rate handstamps, the latter crossed out and re-rated "10", on cover to Norfolk Va., tears at top expertly repaired, Very Fine appearance, a rare June 1, 1861 First Day use from Florida and the only recorded example with the re-rating to 10c

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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