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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 — Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. Pleasant

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2025
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2025, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantAdamsville Fla. Sept. 11 (1861), Adamsville Fla. Sept. 11 (1861)Adamsville Fla. Sept. 11 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline and "5" rate in circle on blue-lined folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., fresh and Extremely Fine, rare, the Briggs census records only four handstamped Paid Adamsville covers, ex Telep, C.S.A. Catalog value $750.00

E. 500-750
0
2026
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2026, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantAtseena Otie Fla. Sept. 15 (1861), Atseena Otie Fla. Sept. 15 (1861)Atseena Otie Fla. Sept. 15 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline and "5" rate in circle on cover to Paulding Miss. (less than 500 miles), manuscript "Via Mobile" routing which was not followed due to the change in mail routes necessitated by the Gulf blockade, sent via Florida Railroad to Baldwin and then via Memphis where "Due 5" struck for over-500 miles rate, minor soiling, Very Fine, the unique example from Confederate Atseena Otie (now Cedar Key Fla.), made more desirable by the rare combination of markings and routing, ex Bogg, C.S.A. Catalog value $1,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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2027
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2027, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantApalachicola Fla. Mar. 3 (1862), Apalachicola Fla. Mar. 3 (1862)Apalachicola Fla. Mar. 3 (1862). Circular datestamp with matching bold strike of "PAID 10" straightline handstamp on buff cover to Greenville C.H. S.C., accompanied by two portions of undated enclosures, minor corner wear, still Very Fine and extremely rare cover from Apalachicola sent after the start of the Confederate postal system, which should not be confused with the relatively available covers showing Confederate State use of U.S. postage from Apalachicola, the Briggs census records only one other post-May 31, 1861 use from this town, ex McNeal, C.S.A. Catalog value $750.00

E. 500-750
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2028
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2028, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. Pleasant"Baldwin Fla. April 16th 1864", "Baldwin Fla. April 16th 1864""Baldwin Fla. April 16th 1864". Manuscript postmark with matching "Due 10" on 28th Georgia Regiment soldier's cover to Berzelia Ga., with original enclosure, Very Fine and scarce, Georgia troops, including the 28th Regiment, fought under District of East Florida Brigade Commander General Alfred H. Colquitt at the Battle of Olustee on Feb. 20, 1864, which was a Confederate victory and the only major Florida battle of the Civil War, the 28th Georgia Regiment was stationed at Baldwin before leaving for Virginia

E. 400-500
300
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2029
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2029, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantBay Port Fla. 11 May (1863), Bay Port Fla. 11 May (1863)Bay Port Fla. 11 May (1863). Circular datestamp with date in manuscript, "Paid 10c" on cover to Tallahassee Fla., 1863 docketing on back, Very Fine and rare, one of only two examples of this town datestamp listed in the Briggs census, C.S.A. Catalog value $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
550
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2030
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2030, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. Pleasant"Cedar Tree Oct -- 12th" (1861), "Cedar Tree Oct -- 12th" (1861)"Cedar Tree Oct -- 12th" (1861). Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 5cts." on Oct. 11, 1861 datelined folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., fresh and Very Fine, the unique example from Confederate Cedar Tree, Fla., ex Kohn, C.S.A. Catalog value $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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2031
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2031, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantChattahoochee Flo. (1862), Chattahoochee Flo. (1862)Chattahoochee Flo. (1862). Dateless circular postmark with manuscript "Pd 5" on Sep. 23, 1862 docketed small folded cover to Tallahassee Fla., Very Fine and extremely rare, one of only two recorded examples of this Florida town marking, ex Oxer, C.S.A. Catalog value $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
600
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2032
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2032, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantFernandina Fla. Jan. 9, 1862, Fernandina Fla. Jan. 9, 1862Fernandina Fla. Jan. 9, 1862. Bold strike of circular datestamp with manuscript "Due 10" by Fernandina postmaster on brown cover to Aberdeen Miss., "Due 10" handstamp struck in Memphis en route, manuscript "X" applied in Aberdeen as with other covers from the Ward correspondence (see Confederate Philatelist No. 331, pp. 199-204), barely reduced at right, Very Fine, the Fernandina postmaster recognized in this case that the routing via Memphis (instead of Mobile due to the Gulf blockade) required a 10c over-500 miles rate, ex Gibson and Myerson

E. 400-500
400
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2033
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2033, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantFernandina Fla. Dec. 20, 1861, Fernandina Fla. Dec. 20, 1861Fernandina Fla. Dec. 20, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "PAID 5" straightline handstamp on brown cover to Aberdeen Miss., "Due 5" handstamp struck in Memphis en route, manuscript "X" applied in Aberdeen as with other covers from the Ward correspondence (see Confederate Philatelist No. 331, pp. 199-204), minor edge wrinkles, Very Fine, the Fernandina postmaster in this case did not recognize that the routing via Memphis (instead of Mobile due to the Gulf blockade) required a 10c over-500 miles rate, this is one of only two recorded examples of this underpaid use, ex Meroni

E. 400-500
375
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2034
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2034, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantFernandina Fla. Dec. 31, 1861, Fernandina Fla. Dec. 31, 1861Fernandina Fla. Dec. 31, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "PAID 10" straightline handstamp struck by Fernandina postmaster on brown cover to Aberdeen Miss., small edge tears at top where barely reduced, appears Very Fine, the Fernandina postmaster recognized in this case that the routing via Memphis (instead of Mobile due to the Gulf blockade) required a 10c over-500 miles rate, ex Gibson

E. 400-500
300
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2035
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2035, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantFernandina Fla. Aug. 8 (1861), Fernandina Fla. Aug. 8 (1861)Fernandina Fla. Aug. 8 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 5" handstamp and small seated half-dime negative handstamp on buff cover to Newbury S.C., accompanied by Aug. 6, 1861 datelined letter (slight stains), small sealed edge tears at top of cover, minor wear, appears Very Fine, a fascinating cover which Van Dyk MacBride and others considered a possible postmaster's provisional use, Confederate handstamped provisionals are distinguished by the presence of a control mark, the coin handstamp on this cover could be such a mark, this is the only recorded example, ex Everett, unlisted in Scott and C.S.A. Catalog

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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2036
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2036, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantGainesville Fla. Mar. 10 (1863), Gainesville Fla. Mar. 10 (1863)Gainesville Fla. Mar. 10 (1863). Small circular datestamp in blue with manuscript date, matching "PAID" straightline and manuscript "10" on cover to Perry's Mills Ga., Very Fine, a rare blue Florida handstamp, Gainesville was the only town to use blue, Dr. Briggs reports only one other example, ex Gibson

E. 500-750
325
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2037
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2037, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantGainesville Fla. Jan. 6, Gainesville Fla. Jan. 6Gainesville Fla. Jan. 6. Circular datestamp and "PAID" straightline, manuscript charge box notation at top of blue, dark gray and yellow wallpaper cover to Captain Fraser in Sumter S.C., missent to Madison C.H. Fla. where that town's Jan. 18 circular datestamp was struck with manuscript "Missent", small edge tear, refolded for display, Very Fine and rare Florida wallpaper cover, only approximately one dozen are recorded, ex Gibson and Meroni

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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2038
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2038, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantGainesville Fla. Mar. 22, Gainesville Fla. Mar. 22Gainesville Fla. Mar. 22. Circular datestamp with date in manuscript, "PAID" straightline and "10" rate on red, green and blue wallpaper cover to Captain Fraser in Sumter S.C., small nick at top of flap which is folded up for display, Very Fine and rare Florida wallpaper cover, only approximately one dozen are recorded, ex Meroni

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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2039
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2039, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. Pleasant"Houston Fla. July 4/61, "Houston Fla. July 4/61"Houston Fla. July 4/61." Manuscript postmark with "Paid 5" on light pink cover to Vice President Alexander Stephens in Augusta Ga., charge box notation and postmaster instructions at left, docketing on back indicates this was a "friendly letter", missing backflap as usual for Stephens covers, Very Fine and scarce Houston Fla. origination, there was no regular postal route servicing Houston, but it was a station on the Florida Atlantic & Gulf Central Railroad, it went via that route to Jacksonville and by steamboat to Savannah for distribution to Augusta

E. 300-400
225
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2040
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2040, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantJacksonville Flor. Feb. 12 (1862), Jacksonville Flor. Feb. 12 (1862)Jacksonville Flor. Feb. 12 (1862). Circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline and "10" rate struck twice (one inverted), on buff cover to Captain Gibbs at the C.S.A. Military Prison in Salisbury, expert repair at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, likely a 20c double rate, this is the only Jacksonville example recorded with the double-struck 10c rate marking

E. 500-750
325
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2041
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2041, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantJacksonville Fla. Jun. 18, 1861, Jacksonville Fla. Jun. 18, 1861Jacksonville Fla. Jun. 18, 1861. Double-circle datestamp and double-struck "PAID" and "5" rate handstamps for 10c over-500 miles rate on cover to Charleston S.C., original enclosure about a death, some expert restoration at top, appears Very Fine and rare, one of two recorded Jacksonville examples with this double-struck rate, ex Oxer

E. 500-750
500
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2042
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2042, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantJacksonville Flor. Nov. 30 (1861), Jacksonville Flor. Nov. 30 (1861)Jacksonville Flor. Nov. 30 (1861). Circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline and "5" rate overstruck "10" on cover to assistant quartermaster of 2nd Florida Regt. at Richmond Va., charge box notation at top, mended backflap tears just extend to front in a few places, appears Very Fine, Van Dyk MacBride believed this to be a postmaster's provisional cover revalued to 10c for the over-500 miles rate, reasoning that since there are four known covers from this correspondence re-rated to 10c, it seems likely they were prepared ahead of time as the Jacksonville postmaster should have had no trouble understanding that the rate to Richmond was 10c (see lot 2085), ex Kohn

E. 750-1,000
0
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2043
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2043, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantJasper ***Fla.*** Aug. 24, Jasper ***Fla.*** Aug. 24Jasper ***Fla.*** Aug. 24. Circular datestamp with fleurons, date in manuscript, "PAID" straightline and "10" manuscript rate on buff cover to military address in Richmond Va., Very Fine, a rare Jasper Fla. Confederate postmark, the Briggs census records only five examples combined of both types (this one Ty. A), ex Kohn, C.S.A. Catalog value $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
650
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2044
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2044, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantLake City Fla. Jul. 17 (1861), Lake City Fla. Jul. 17 (1861)Lake City Fla. Jul. 17 (1861). Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline and "5" in circle rate on blue lined folded letter to Secretary's Office Southern Confederacy at Montgomery Ala., forwarded with "Montgomery Ala. Jul. 31, 1861" circular datestamp and manuscript "ford 10", slightly toned file fold at bottom, still Very Fine, a scarce use from Florida showing both the under-500 miles 5c rate and the over-500 miles 10c rate

E. 400-500
550
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2045
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2045, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantMadison C.H. Fla. Apr. 25, Madison C.H. Fla. Apr. 25Madison C.H. Fla. Apr. 25. Clearly struck circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in arc handstamp on blue, green and dark red on cream wallpaper cover to Manchester S.C., charge box notation at top, top flap vertical split, folded over for display, Very Fine, a scarce Florida wallpaper cover, perhaps a dozen are known

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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2046
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2046, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantMadison C.H. Fla. Nov. 29, Madison C.H. Fla. Nov. 29Madison C.H. Fla. Nov. 29. Circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" in arc handstamp on green and brown on cream wallpaper cover to Manchester S.C., charge box notation at top, sealed backflap tears, Very Fine, a handsome and rare Florida wallpaper cover, perhaps a dozen are known

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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2047
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2047, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantMadison C.H. Fla. Apr. 3, Madison C.H. Fla. Apr. 3Madison C.H. Fla. Apr. 3. Circular datestamp and "Due 10" in arc handstamp on ca. 1863 cover to Mrs. W. L. Lovell in Columbia S.C., magenta "No. 2" notation at top, fresh and Very Fine, ex Kohn

E. 200-300
180
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2048
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2048, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantMadison C.H. Fla. Aug. 22, Madison C.H. Fla. Aug. 22Madison C.H. Fla. Aug. 22. Circular datestamp with small manuscript "pd." and neat double-strike of "Paid 10" in arc handstamp for 20c double-rate on homemade cover to Anderson S.C., Extremely Fine, an attractive cover and one of only two recorded with this double-struck rate marking, ex Judd

E. 750-1,000
0
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2049
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2049, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantMarianna Fla. Jun. 5 (1861), Marianna Fla. Jun. 5 (1861)Marianna Fla. Jun. 5 (1861). Circular datestamp with "Paid 5" in shield handstamp on folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., docketing at right, Very Fine and extremely rare, Dr. Briggs records this as the only known example of this shield handstamp, ex Kohn, C.S.A. Catalog value $750.00, this the illustrated example

E. 500-750
550
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2050
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2050, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantMarianna Fla. Sep. 14 (1863), Marianna Fla. Sep. 14 (1863)Marianna Fla. Sep. 14 (1863). Circular datestamp with large "Paid 10" in arc handstamp on blue folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., ink smear at bottom, still Very Fine and rare, C.S.A. Catalog value $750.00, this the illustrated example

E. 400-500
0
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2051
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2051, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantMarianna Fla. Jun. 24, Marianna Fla. Jun. 24Marianna Fla. Jun. 24. Circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline without rate on small black-bordered mourning envelope to military address in Marietta Ga., sealed tear at bottom left, appears Very Fine, mourning covers from Confederate Florida are very rare, the Briggs census records only five from a total of nearly 1,600 covers

E. 500-750
350
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2052
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2052, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantMiccosukee Fla. Sep. 24 (1861), Miccosukee Fla. Sep. 24 (1861)Miccosukee Fla. Sep. 24 (1861). Circular datestamp with date in manuscript, large "PAID" straightline with tiny "5" rate on obsolete 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) with embossed stamp crossed out, addressed to Tallahassee Fla., Very Fine and extremely rare, this is the only recorded example of this handstamped Paid marking, illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog where priced at $1,000.00

E. 500-750
350
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2053
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2053, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantMonticello Flor. Oct. 10 (1861), Monticello Flor. Oct. 10 (1861)Monticello Flor. Oct. 10 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "Paid 5" handstamp on yellow cover to Tallahassee Fla., charge box notation at top, Very Fine and rare, only two examples of this handstamped Paid marking are recorded, ex Weill Brothers stock, illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog where priced at $750.00

E. 400-500
300
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2054
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2054, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. PleasantMonticello Flor. Jan. 7, Monticello Flor. Jan. 7Monticello Flor. Jan. 7. Circular datestamp with "PAID 10" straightline struck inverted on red and tan on cream wallpaper cover to Shelby Spring Ala., opened for display, some backflap tears and minor edge nicks, Fine and scarce Florida wallpaper cover, only approximately one dozen are recorded, also a rare example of this rate marking (four recorded, this one illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog)

E. 750-1,000
600
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2055
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Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2055, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Adamsville thru Mt. Pleasant"Mt. Pleasant Fla. Feby 1st, 1864", "Mt. Pleasant Fla. Feby 1st, 1864""Mt. Pleasant Fla. Feby 1st, 1864". Manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 10" on adversity cover made from a Bank of America New York cashier's check, addressed to Macon Ga., charge box notation at top, refolded for display, Very Fine, a rare combination of a Mt. Pleasant Fla. postmark (only two recorded in Briggs census) and an adversity use, ex Kohn

E. 750-1,000
550
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