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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, Newnansville thru White Springs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2056
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2056, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsNewnansville Fla. Jul. 17 (1863), Newnansville Fla. Jul. 17 (1863)Newnansville Fla. Jul. 17 (1863). Circular datestamp with date in manuscript, "PAID" straightline and manuscript "10" rate on blue folded cover to Tallahassee Fla., 1863 docketing on flap, light file folds, Very Fine and rare, the only example recorded in the Briggs census with this 10c handstamped Paid marking

E. 500-750
350
2057
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2057, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsNewnansville Fla. Jul. 18 (1861), Newnansville Fla. Jul. 18 (1861)Newnansville Fla. Jul. 18 (1861). Small circular datestamp with date in manuscript, "PAID" straightline and manuscript "5" rate on lady's small embossed cover to Cedar Keys Fla., charge box notation at top, original Jul. 1861 datelined contents, Very Fine and rare, one of only two examples recorded in the Briggs census with this 5c handstamped Paid marking

E. 500-750
400
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2058
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2058, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsOcala Fla. Sep. 26, Ocala Fla. Sep. 26Ocala Fla. Sep. 26. Bold strike of circular datestamp with month inverted, matching "PAID 10" straightline on turned buff cover to Barboursville Va., inside use addressed to Pa. without postmarks, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Judd, C.S.A. Catalog value $2,500.00

E. 750-1,000
600
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2059
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2059, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsOcala Fla. Apr. 1 (1862), Ocala Fla. Apr. 1 (1862)Ocala Fla. Apr. 1 (1862). Bold strike of circular datestamp with matching "PAID 5" straightline on folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., fresh and Extremely Fine, the only recorded example of this 5c handstamped Paid in the Briggs Census, C.S.A. Catalog value $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
550
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2060
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2060, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsOcala Fla. Nov. 19, Ocala Fla. Nov. 19Ocala Fla. Nov. 19. Mostly clear strike of circular datestamp with month inverted, manuscript "Paid 20cts" flanking "PAID" straightline on buff cover to Barboursville Va., charge box notation at top, some minor corner wear, backflap tear, Very Fine appearance, the only recorded example of this 20c handstamped Paid rate in the Briggs census

E. 300-400
225
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2061
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2061, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsOcala Fla. Nov. 24 (1863), Ocala Fla. Nov. 24 (1863)Ocala Fla. Nov. 24 (1863). Circular datestamp with small "Paid 10" straightline struck inverted, on turned cover to military address at Camp Cooper East Fla., inside use with 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), pen-cancelled with "Baldwin Fla. Jan. 29th" postmark to Thomasville Ga., 1864 docketing, edges a bit tattered, missing backflap and part of one side flap, otherwise Fine, the only recorded example of this unusual handstamped Paid marking

E. 300-400
225
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2062
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2062, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsOcala Fla. Aug. 26 (1861), Ocala Fla. Aug. 26 (1861)Ocala Fla. Aug. 26 (1861). Circular datestamp with matching "PAID 10" straightline on obsolete 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Newberry C.H. S.C., original 1861 dated enclosure with toning, cover with minor soiling, still Very Fine, ex Oxer, C.S.A. Catalog value $2,500.00

E. 500-750
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2063
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2063, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsPensacola Flor. Aug. 22 (1861), Pensacola Flor. Aug. 22 (1861)Pensacola Flor. Aug. 22 (1861). Circular datestamp with "Paid" in circle and "5" rate handstamps on buff cover to Vicksburg Miss., forwarded to Port Gibson Miss. with partly clear strike of Vicksburg double-circle datestamp and "PAID 5" straightline, opened a bit roughly at right, backflap tear, otherwise Fine, the "Flor." abbreviation is much scarcer than the "Fla." abbreviation in Confederate Pensacola markings, less than 5% of the population shows "Flor."

E. 300-400
300
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2064
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2064, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsPensacola Flor. Oct. 30 (1861), Pensacola Flor. Oct. 30 (1861)Pensacola Flor. Oct. 30 (1861). Circular datestamp with large "Paid 5" in arc handstamp on cover to Warrington Fla., Very Fine, the "Flor." abbreviation is much scarcer than the "Fla." abbreviation in Confederate Pensacola markings, less than 5% of the population shows "Flor."

E. 300-400
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2065
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2065, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsPensacola Flor. Jan. 25, Pensacola Flor. Jan. 25Pensacola Flor. Jan. 25. Circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline and "5" rate in manuscript on small neat cover to Raleigh N.C., fresh and Very Fine, a rare Pensacola handstamped Paid with a 5c manuscript rate, also scarce with the "Flor." spelling, this was underpaid by 5c as the distance to Raleigh was more than 500 miles, ex Nunnelley

E. 200-300
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2066
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2066, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsPensacola Fla. Oct. 26, Pensacola Fla. Oct. 26Pensacola Fla. Oct. 26. Bold circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" in large circle on buff cover to Augusta Ga., flap reattached and skillful repairs, appears Very Fine, only five examples of this marking are recorded in the Briggs census, it was later used in Pollard Ala. following Pensacola Postmaster Jordan's commission as Pollard postmaster, this is the illustration example in C.S.A. Catalog, ex Everett and Hall

E. 200-300
140
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2067
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2067, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsPilatka Fla. Jan. 20, Pilatka Fla. Jan. 20Pilatka Fla. Jan. 20. Circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline and "5" in circle on small white envelope with blue lining to Percy's Mills Ga., Very Fine and rare, only four Confederate Pilatka Fla. handstamped Paid uses are recorded in the Briggs census, C.S.A. Catalog value $750.00

E. 500-750
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2068
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2068, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsQuincy Flor. Jun. 1 (1863), Quincy Flor. Jun. 1 (1863)Quincy Flor. Jun. 1 (1863). Circular datestamp and manuscript "10 Paid" on green folded letter with blue lines to Florida Confederate Senator Augustus E. Maxwell in Richmond Va., forwarded to Evergreen Ala. with bold "Forwarded 10" in oblong frame, "Richmond Va. Jun. 12, 1863" circular datestamp, interesting contents regarding promotion of the writer's brother, mentions of Generals Howell Cobb and Samuel Cooper, Fine, ex McNeal

E. 400-500
375
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2069
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2069, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsQuincy Flor. Jun. 15, Quincy Flor. Jun. 15Quincy Flor. Jun. 15. Circular datestamp and "Due 10" in arc handstamp on brown cover to Lawrenceville Ga., soldier's endorsement at top so allowed to be sent collect, Very Fine

E. 200-300
180
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2070
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2070, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsSaint Augustine Fla. Jan. 5 (1862), Saint Augustine Fla. Jan. 5 (1862)Saint Augustine Fla. Jan. 5 (1862). Bold strike of circular datestamp with equally bold "PAID" and "10" handstamps on buff cover to Maj. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, "Comd. 4th Division Army of the Potomac" in Manassas Va., manuscript "Via Tallahassee" route endorsement, Very Fine, this reflects the route change for mail to Virginia due to the Gulf blockade, only four Confederate mail St. Augustine covers are recorded in the Briggs census (all handstamped Paid)

E. 500-750
1,600
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2071
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2071, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsSaint Augustine Fla. Oct. 31 (1861), Saint Augustine Fla. Oct. 31 (1861)Saint Augustine Fla. Oct. 31 (1861). Circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps, "5" rate overstruck "10" on buff cover to Captain Gibbs in Richmond Va., charge box notation at top, fresh and Extremely Fine, a possible provisional cover but more likely struck 5c in error and revalued for the over-500 miles rate to Richmond, in either case the only recorded example, ex McNeal

E. 750-1,000
700
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2072
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2072, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsRichmond Va. Aug. 20, 1861, Richmond Va. Aug. 20, 1861Richmond Va. Aug. 20, 1861. Mostly clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 20" handstamp and blue "20" manuscript rate on cover to St. Augustine E. Fla., endorsed "via Savannah Geo.", just a hint of toning, Very Fine and scarce double-rate use to Confederate Florida, C.S.A. Catalog value for this rate marking without regard to the destination $500.00

E. 400-500
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2073
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2073, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsSt. Marks Fla. Feb. 20, St. Marks Fla. Feb. 20St. Marks Fla. Feb. 20. Circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "10" handstamps on homemade cover to Columbia Mines Ga., Very Fine, only seven examples are recorded in the Briggs census

E. 400-500
300
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2074
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2074, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White Springs"Suwannee Shoals Fla. July 11th 1861, "Suwannee Shoals Fla. July 11th 1861"Suwannee Shoals Fla. July 11th 1861." Manuscript postmark and "Paid 5" on folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., light file folds, Very Fine, the only recorded example of a Confederate Suwannee Shoals Fla. postmark, ex Kohn

E. 750-1,000
550
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2075
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2075, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsTallahassee, Fla. Dec. 24 (1862), Tallahassee, Fla. Dec. 24 (1862)Tallahassee, Fla. Dec. 24 (1862). Mostly clear strike of circular datestamp with bold "PAID" straightline and manuscript "20" double-rate on legal size semi-official Executive Department, Tallahassee, Florida imprint cover addressed to Governor Joseph E. Brown at Milledgeville Ga., docketing at left "Resolutions of Fla. Endorsing the Confederate Debt," small ink spot, Fine and rare, the only recorded 20c handstamped Paid rate from Tallahassee, ex Kohn

E. 400-500
375
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2076
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2076, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsTallahassee Fla. Jun. 6 (1861), Tallahassee Fla. Jun. 6 (1861)Tallahassee Fla. Jun. 6 (1861). Circular datestamp with bold "PAID" straightline and manuscript "5 cts" rate on buff cover to Knoxville Tenn., original contents request that another enclosure be sent "through the lines" to relatives in the North, Very Fine, the earliest recorded example with this handstamped Paid marking, mailed only five days after the inauguration of the Confederate postal system

E. 400-500
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2077
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2077, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsTallahassee Fla. Aug. 27 (1862), Tallahassee Fla. Aug. 27 (1862)Tallahassee Fla. Aug. 27 (1862). Circular datestamp with first digit of date in manuscript, "PAID" and "10" handstamps on blue cover to Jacksonville Fla., small opening tears at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex McNeal

E. 150-200
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2078
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2078, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White Springs(Tallahassee Fla), (Tallahassee Fla)(Tallahassee Fla). Small "Paid 10" two-line handstamp on "Executive Department, Tallahassee, Florida." semi-official imprint cover to Savannah Ga. (S-FL-03), manuscript "chg Exc" at top right, no Tallahassee datestamp, small sealed tears at top, still Very Fine, one of only three recorded examples of this rate handstamp without a datestamp and one of only six Florida semi-official imprint covers, C.S.A. Catalog value for the imprint $1,000.00

E. 500-750
400
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2079
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2079, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsTallahassee Fla. J? 25, Tallahassee Fla. J? 25Tallahassee Fla. J? 25. Circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline on "Executive Department, Tallahassee, Florida." semi-official imprint cover to Macon Ga. (S-FL-03), Very Fine, the only recorded example of this handstamped Paid marking without a rate (would be 10c) and one of only six Florida semi-official imprint covers, ex Dr. Howard Green, C.S.A. Catalog value for the imprint $1,000.00

E. 500-750
450
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2080
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2080, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsWarrington Fla. Dec. 15, 1861, Warrington Fla. Dec. 15, 1861Warrington Fla. Dec. 15, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline and "5" in circle handstamps on buff cover to Port Gibson Miss., small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine, the year-dated postmarks from Warrington are rare and represent less than 5% of the total (four known among approximately 85 covers with this handstamped Paid marking), Raymond H. Weill backstamp

E. 400-500
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2081
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2081, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsWaukeenah Fla. Mar. 29 (1862), Waukeenah Fla. Mar. 29 (1862)Waukeenah Fla. Mar. 29 (1862). Circular datestamp in brown with matching "PAID" straightline and "5" in circle handstamps on small cover to military address at Macon Ga., forwarded to Yorktown Va. with manuscript "Fowd" and "10" rate, back with tears and small pieces missing, front with some minor wear but appears Very Fine, extremely rare Florida colored-ink postmark from the Confederate period, only two handstamped Paid covers are known from Waukeenah, the other is also in Brown and is ex Dr. Agre, this example showing both the under and over-500 mile rates is particularly desirable

E. 500-750
325
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2082
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2082, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsWelaka Fla. Nov. 18th, Welaka Fla. Nov. 18thWelaka Fla. Nov. 18th. Bold strike of double-circle datestamp with date in manuscript, matching "PAID" straightline and manuscript "10c" rate on adversity cover made from a Florida Confederate propaganda broadside, addressed to Thomasville Ga., Very Fine, illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog on page 69, where priced at $750.00

E. 500-750
900
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2083
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2083, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsWelaka Fla. Dec. 16th (1862), Welaka Fla. Dec. 16th (1862)Welaka Fla. Dec. 16th (1862). Bold strike of double-circle datestamp with date in manuscript, matching "PAID" straightline and manuscript "10c" rate on cover to "Harts Road Station Fla. R. Rd. E. Fla.", receipt docketing at top, Very Fine, this post office was established early during the Civil War as a military supply stop on the Florida R.R.

E. 500-750
850
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2084
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2084, Florida Town Postmarks with Paid and Due Markings, Newnansville thru White SpringsWhite Springs Fla. Oct. 20 (1863), White Springs Fla. Oct. 20 (1863)White Springs Fla. Oct. 20 (1863). Circular datestamp with second digit of date in manuscript, matching "PAID" straightline and "10" in circle handstamp struck twice, on adversity cover made from a circular to inspectors of military elections, 1863 docketing on flap, Very Fine and rare, one of only three Confederate covers from White Springs and the only handstamped Paid use, ex Oxer, illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog on page 69, where priced at $1,000.00

E. 500-750
375
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