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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 — General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-7

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2103
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2103, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Two singles, large margins to slightly irregular at top left of right stamp, tied by two strikes of "Apalachicola Fla. Jan. 22, 1862" circular datestamp on lady's small cover to Charlottesville Va., light vertical cover bend thru left stamp, Very Fine, the only recorded cover from Apalachicola bearing the 5c Green Lithograph

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
2104
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2104, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to touched, tied by "Chattahoochee Flo." dateless circular handstamp on cover to Wellborn, Suwanee County Ga., manuscript "to care of Capt. James Latimer", some soiling and edge nicks, otherwise Fine and extremely rare use, this is the only recorded General Issue cover from Chattahoochee in the Briggs census, only one other Confederate use is known (handstamped Paid)

E. 500-750
425
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2105
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2105, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Four margins, pen-cancelled, "Live Oak Fla. May 10th" (1862) manuscript postmark on folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., stamp with light filing crease and small tear at bottom, appears Fine, one of only three recorded Confederate covers from Live Oak and the only example bearing a 5c Green Lithograph

E. 500-750
375
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2106
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2106, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Olive Green, Stone 1-2 (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone 1-2 (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone 1-2 (1c). Margins all around, rich color (possibly a worn Stone A-B impression), full to large margins, tied by well-struck "Pensacola Fla. Nov. 1" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Hamilton Ga., stamp with surface scrape on forehead, otherwise Very Fine, the earliest recorded Florida use of any Confederate General Issue stamp

E. 500-750
475
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2107
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2107, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Horizontal pair, tied by bold strike of "Welaka Fla." dateless double-circle handstamp, second strike to left with manuscript "Sept. 22" (1862) date on cover to military address at Jacksonville Fla., right stamp some slight staining and small internal crease, Very Fine appearance, with 1986 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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2108
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2108, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-710c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins except nicked top left corner, pen-cancelled, "Beauregard Fla. Oct. 24" manuscript postmark on brown cover to Attapulgus Ga., edgewear and overall toning, appears Fine, only two Confederate Beauregard postmarks are recorded in the Briggs census, the other with a No. 5 on a damaged and repaired cover

E. 400-500
425
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2109
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2109, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-710c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Three large margins, just in at upper left, tied by "Milton Flor. Feb. 1" circular datestamp on narrow cover to Warrenton Va., stamp with couple small edge abrasions, missing backflap, still Very Fine appearance and extremely rare use, the only recorded Milton Confederate Florida cover bearing a General Issue stamp, only one additional cover is recorded from Milton (handstamped Paid but Briggs census notes it may be pre-war), ex Oxer

E. 500-750
375
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2110
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2110, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-710c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Huge margins to full with sheet margin at top, pretty pastel color, tied by "Newnansville Fla. Oct. 18" (1862) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., Very Fine and rare, of the eight recorded stamped covers from Confederate Newnansville, this is the only recorded Lithograph cover (one other has a replaced stamp), ex Oxer

E. 750-1,000
850
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2111
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2111, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-710c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Deep rich color, tied by bold strike of "Warrington Fla. Oct. 9" (1862) circular datestamp on small bronze and red bordered ladies cover to the daughter of Postmaster General Reagan at New Salem Tex., stamp with two tiny gum stains, still Very Fine use of the Warrington Fla. evacuation postmark struck at Pollard Ala., Warrington's postmaster, S. M. Davidson, used this device at Pollard from June 15 thru Nov. 12, 1862, this is a very choice example

E. 500-750
1,100
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2112
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2112, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-710c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large margins, tied by clear strike of "Warrington Fla. Nov. 17, 1862" circular datestamp on small "Happiness" border embossed ladies cover to Tuscaloosa County Ala., stamp and right side of cover with slight edge toning, missing backflap, still Very Fine use of the Warrington Fla. evacuation postmark struck at Pollard Ala., Warrington's postmaster, S. M. Davidson, used this year-dated device at Pollard from Nov. 16 thru Dec. 27, 1862, this is a desirable example on a lady's embossed cover

E. 500-750
800
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2113
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2113, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Margins all around, tied by "Pensacola Fla. May 28" (1862) circular datestamp on brown cover to Talladega Ala., roughly opened at top but stamp unaffected, otherwise Fine and rare Pensacola evacuation cover, with enclosure describing the evacuation, sent 18 days after the fall of Pensacola to Union forces, the postmaster evacuated north toward Pollard, Alabama, and used his postmarking device on the way, the four dates known are May 20, 24, 25 and 28 (all 1862)

E. 400-500
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2114
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2114, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-710c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Margins to just clear at top, tied by "Knoxville Tenn. Jul. 12, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Knox Hill Fla., cover tear at top and missing backflap, Very Fine appearance, there are no recorded Knox Hill Fla. Confederate postmarks outside of permanent archives, this No. 5 use to Knox Hill is a nice substitute

E. 400-500
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2115
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2115, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-710c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins to clear at top, rich color, tied by "Ocala Fla. Jul. 4" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Raleigh N.C., some slight cover age toning, still Very Fine, a rare and desirable use of the 10c Rose Lithograph on cover from Florida, the Briggs census records only five examples (this the only example from Ocala)

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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2116
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2116, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-710c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Full to large margins, tied by "Welaka Fla." dateless double-circle handstamp, repeated at left with manuscript "Nov. 9" on small cover to Capt. Winston Stephens at Camp Finegan, "Near Jacksonville E. Fla.", stamp with additional small manuscript squiggle, perhaps done by a clerk who suddenly had no interest in writing out "Nov. 9" a second time, part of flap missing, cover with small tears at top and left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND CHOICE FLORIDA USE OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH.

The Briggs census records only five examples of the 10c Rose on cover from Florida. This is one of two recorded from Welaka and was sent to Jacksonville during a period in between Union occupations

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
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2117
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2117, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins all around, neat pen strokes cancel and tied by "Houston Fla. Dec. 16, 1862" circular datestamp on obsolete 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Lake City Fla., Houston manuscript postmark of Dec. 15 crossed out at top, some minor age toning, couple tiny cover tears at right, Very Fine, the only recorded cover from Confederate Houston Fla. with a General Issue stamp

E. 500-750
325
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2118
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2118, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, neat pen "#" cancels, "Flemington Fla. Sep. 11, 1863" circular datestamp on folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., Very Fine, only five Confederate Flemington covers are recorded in the Briggs census, this is one of only two bearing General Issue stamps (the other with No. 12)

E. 500-750
350
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2119
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2119, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, margins to just in at top right, deep dark shade, tied by incredibly bold strike of "King's Ferry Fla. Jun. 30" double-line circular datestamp on buff cover to Savannah Ga., Very Fine and rare, only about a dozen Confederate towns used a double-line circular datestamp, King's Ferry and Miccosukee account for the only such uses from Florida (see lot 2147), only five covers from Kings Ferry are recorded in the Briggs census

E. 750-1,000
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2120
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2120, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal strip of ten, mostly full margins to nicked on right stamp, neat pen "#" cancels, manuscript "Madison Fla. Feb. 5" postmark on buff legal size cover to Tallahassee Fla., extensive professional restoration has given it Very Fine appearance, an incredibly rare 50c franking from Florida with a complete row of the 5c Typograph, this is the largest recorded on-cover strip of this issue and also the second largest recorded franking from Florida

E. 750-1,000
500
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2121
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2121, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Block of four, bottom right stamp White Tie variety, margins all around, cancelled by "Marietta Fla. Oct. 22 [?]" circular datestamp with manuscript "due 10c" for 30c rate on large adversity cover made from lined ledger paper to Quincy Fla., manuscript "OB" (official business) at top, two small glue stains at bottom, small internal tear above address, block partly lifted to confirm it belongs, Fine appearance, an extremely rare use of a block of four of the 5c Typograph from Florida, the only example recorded in the Briggs census, also the only recorded White Tie variety from Florida

E. 750-1,000
600
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2122
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2122, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, full to clear margins, tied by partly clear strike of "Marietta Fla. Sep. 8" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from a St. Johns Canal Commission bond, bottom stamp light corner crease, Very Fine, a striking and scarce Florida adversity use, these bonds were issued in 1860 and payable in 1880 in New York, this adversity use makes it apparent that there was little hope among Southerners of collecting on the bonds

E. 500-750
425
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2123
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2123, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, bright color, tied by pen cancels and by blue "Albany Ga. Nov. 6, 1862" circular datestamp, manuscript "Midway Fla. Nov. 6" origination postmark on buff cover to Cuthbert Ga., manuscript "Via Albany Ga." at top, bottom flap tears where opened, Very Fine, the only recorded Midway Florida Confederate postmark, which was sent to Cuthbert via Albany

E. 500-750
550
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2124
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2124, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two singles, one ample to clear margins, the other slightly in at bottom, tied by bold strike of "Ocola Fla. Jul. 14" (1863) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., interesting content regarding a ship mishap, Very Fine, this is the only recorded example of the "Ocola" Fla. datestamp, this spelling was used on stampless covers during the early 1850's, this use during the Confederate period was probably inadvertent, each of the 25 other recorded Confederate covers from this town have the correct "Ocala" spelling, ex Kohn and McNeal

E. 500-750
700
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2125
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2125, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, small "X" pen cancels, manuscript "Palatka Fla. Feb. 18th" postmark crossed out, additional manuscript "Orange Springs Fla. Feb. 20" postmark on small cover addressed care of "Fla. Rangers, Hart's Road Station, Fla. R. Road, E. Fla.", missing part of backflap, Very Fine, sent to a soldier stationed near Jacksonville

E. 500-750
350
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2126
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2126, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, tied by "Quincy Flor. Jul. 20" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from an illustrated British Cough Balsam broadside, addressed to Griffin Ga., refolded for display, missing small piece of backflap, Very Fine, a wonderful Florida adversity use, ex Oxer

E. 750-1,000
425
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2127
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2127, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by "Darlington C.H. S.C. May 13" circular datestamp on cover to Tallahassee Fla., forwarded to Monticello Fla. with small "Paid 10" handstamp and "Tallahassee Fla. May 22" circular datestamp, small cover tear at top, back tears mended with hinges, folds crease left stamp, appears Very Fine, this is the only forwarded cover recorded in the Briggs census with this Tallahassee marking (28 in total)

E. 300-400
300
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2128
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2128, General Issues on Cover, Scott 1-75c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, tied by perfect bold strike of "Warrington Fla. Aug. 27" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Tuscaloosa Ala., right stamp slight wrinkling, still Very Fine use of the Warrington Fla. evacuation postmark, struck at Pollard Ala., Warrington postmaster S. M. Davidson used this device at Pollard from June 15 thru Nov. 12, 1862

E. 400-500
750
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