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Sale 1186 — The Kilbourne Collection of Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018

Category — 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
790
ogbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 790, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Pane of 100 with "No. 2" and "Archer & Daly Bank Note Engravers, Richmond Va." imprint at bottom, with lines thru "& Daly", most stamps Mint N.H., a few h.r. around edges or corners, a couple small minor toned spots, overall a Very Fine and fresh full pane, Scott Retail $2,125.00 as blocks of four

E. 500-750
1,800
791
nhbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 791, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Mint N.H. pane of 100 with "No. 3" and "Archer (blank) Bank Note Engravers, Richmond Va." imprint at bottom with "& Daly" removed, typical dark uneven gum, some minor edgewear far from designs and imprint, Very Fine, a nice Mint N.H. complete pane, Scott Retail $2,750.00 as hinged blocks of four

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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792
og
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 792, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Three cross-gutter strips of 20 from the bottom row of the plate, each showing double imprint including "No. 1 Archer" ("& Daly" removed), "No. 1 Keatinge & Ball" and "No. 2 Keatinge & Ball", mounted on an album page which is folded along the gutter, a few minor toned spots, Very Fine, a striking and rare trio, looking at these side-by-side makes it obvious how much clearer the impression is on the Archer print than on the Keatinge & Ball print

E. 750-1,000
800
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793
nhbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 793, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Pane of 100 with "No. 1" and "Keatinge & Ball, Bank Note Engravers, Columbia S.C." imprint at bottom, most stamps Mint N.H. with a few h.r., bit heavy vertical creases from prior folding, edge nick and corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, Scott Retail $2,125.00 as blocks of four

E. 400-500
1,900
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794
nhbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 794, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Mint N.H. bottom "No. 2" and "Keatinge & Ball, Bank Note Engravers, Columbia S.C." block of 20, typical brown uneven gum, small translucency and small toned spot, still fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail $595.00

E. 200-300
475
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795
nhbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 795, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B (12). Pane of 100 with "No. 3" and "Keatinge & Ball, Bank Note Engravers, Columbia S.C." imprint at bottom, nearly all Mint N.H., h.r. in four corners, intense shade, horizontal crease from prior folding, a few toned specks, still Very Fine, Scott Retail $2,750.00 as hinged blocks of four and plate block

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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796
nhbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 796, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Two Mint N.H. multiples, first a cross-gutter block of 14 with 12 stamps from right pane and two from left, Keatinge & Ball imprint straddles the gutter and the right pane, plate no. 4, typical gum creases and some nicks at bottom edge, Very Fine and unusual, second is a bottom imprint and plate no. 3 block of 12, Keatinge & Ball imprint, couple small translucencies and gum skips, Very Fine, lot also includes three blocks of four of Nos. 11-12, two with sheet margins, Very Fine, Scott Retail $1,230.00 as normal hinged plate blocks and blocks of four

E. 500-750
550
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797
ogbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 797, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Block of 35 in 7 x 5 format, original gum, h.r., bright color, separations and typical gum creases, one stamp in second to bottom row with some stray printer's ink

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT DIE A PERFORATED ISSUE. THIS IS MOST LIKELY THE SECOND LARGEST BLOCK EXTANT.

A small quantity of Confederate 10c Engraved stamps (11-12) was perforated using a British perforating machine brought through the blockade. The experiment was quickly abandoned. The largest multiple we record is an irregular block of 40 offered in our Sale 1104 (originally a block of 98).

Ex Robert S. Nelson. Illustrated in the 1929 Dietz book on p. 263 (as an irregular block of 45, the 10 outer stamps removed). Scott Retail $13,300.00 as blocks of four and singles

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
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798
ogbl
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 798, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f), 10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f)10c Blue, Die B, Perforated (12f). Horizontal block of eight, original gum, few h.r., typical gum creases and separations, light stains on right two stamps, Very Fine appearance and rare, this is the largest multiple we have offered in one of our auctions, ex Walcott (who had a block of 57 from which this came) and acquired by the Kilbournes in 1961, Scott Retail $6,000.00 as blocks of four

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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799
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 799, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Three full to ample margins, in at top, tied by boldly struck "Dorn's Gold Mines S.C. 16 Nov. 1863" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Carrollton Ga., cover with light wrinkling

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND BEAUTIFULLY STRUCK DORN'S GOLD MINES CIRCULAR DATESTAMP ON COVER. ONLY ONE OTHER IS KNOWN.

Dorn's Gold Mines is located near McCormick in McCormick County, South Carolina. The mine was struck in 1852 by William Dorn, who excavated nearly one million dollars in gold before the vein was exhausted in the late 1850s. Dorn used slaves to excavate the dirt and employed several different types of mills to process the gold. Dorn became a wealthy man, but lost much of his fortune after the Civil War. The mine was later owned by Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of the reaper, for whom the town of McCormick is named (source: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, www.nationalregister.sc.gov/mccormick/S10817733009/index.htm). This is one of two known examples of this rare Dorn's Gold Mines town marking. The other bears a pair of 5c London Prints (offered in Siegel Sale 834, lot 1226).

With 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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800
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 800, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Huge margins including bottom left corner sheet margins, tied by green "Lynchburg Va. Apr. 3" circular datestamp on small cover to the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington Va., stamp with internal wrinkles and small nick at right outside the design, missing backflap, Very Fine and striking cover

E. 300-400
750
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801
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 801, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Huge top right corner sheet margins, ample to clear at left and bottom, tied by red "Gaston N.C. ? 14" circular datestamp on small homemade oatmeal cover to Mill Hill N.C., minor cover abrasion in the address, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover in choice condition, ex Grant and Meroni

E. 400-500
550
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802
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 802, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins, tied by violet Lynchburg Va. Jul. 23" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Chattanooga Tenn., slightly reduced at left, few toned spots on stamp, still Very Fine, very rare violet cancel

E. 300-400
225
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803
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 803, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by "Lake City Fla. Oct. ?" (1863) circular datestamp on blue adversity cover made from a notary form, addressed to Fredericksburg Va. with care of notation and Richmond address, upon arrival in Richmond forwarded to Fredericksburg with 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 18" circular datestamp, small edge nick and toning specks, Very Fine, a scarce combination of Florida origin and both die types of the 10c Engraved on an adversity cover

E. 300-400
450
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804
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 804, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Three huge margins, clear at right, tied by part strike of "Richmond Va. Oct. 20" circular datestamp on cover to Charlotte N.C., adversity use of multicolored song sheet with illustration of a Southern lady in feathered hat on horseback, folded open for display

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE ADVERSITY USES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED. A SPECTACULAR EXHIBITION ITEM.

Ex Grant, Kimmel, Haas and Dr. Green

E. 2,000-3,000
9,500
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805
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 805, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Large margins, pretty pastel shade, tied by clear strike of "Eutaw Ala. Dec. 7, 1863" double-circle datestamp on green, red and pink floral wallpaper cover to Uniontown Ala., backflap tear barely extends to top edge, Extremely Fine, a stunning wallpaper cover, ex Antrim, acquired by the Kilbournes privately in 1960

E. 1,000-1,500
4,000
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806
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 806, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to clear at top, tied by "Wadesboro N.C. 8 Jun." circular datestamp on green, brown and lavender wallpaper cover to Garysburg N.C., Very Fine, a beautiful wallpaper design, ex Wiseman, Raymond Weill backstamp

E. 1,000-1,500
5,250
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807
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 807, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11), 10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11)10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11). Large margins, slight gum toning as usual for this printer's product, tied by "Chester C.H. S.C. Feb. 2" (1865) circular datestamp on red, green and white wallpaper cover to Abbeville C.H. S.C., docketing on back, Extremely Fine, ex Weatherly

E. 1,000-1,500
4,250
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808
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 808, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to touched at left, bright color, some minor toning specks in margins, tied by "Pittsboro N.C. Sep. 30" (1863) circular datestamp on blue and brown (with a bit of green) wallpaper cover to Chapel Hill N.C., receipt docketing at top, Very Fine, acquired by the Kilbournes privately in 1953

E. 750-1,000
2,700
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809
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 809, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Ample to full margins, tied by two strikes of blue "Greensborough N.C. Oct. 31" circular datestamp on diminutive blue and gray wallpaper cover to Littleton N.C., slightly reduced at top, Very Fine and quite beautiful design, ex Wiseman, Raymond Weill backstamp

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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810
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 810, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Huge margins all around, faint corner crease, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 7" circular datestamp on cover to Petersburg Va. with "Confederate States of America, Executive Department, (Official Business)." imprint (ED-03), fresh and Very Fine, ex Walcott

E. 300-400
325
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811
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 811, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c). Horizontal pair with huge margins including right sheet margin, faint gum toning, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. 10" circular datestamp on "Confederate States of America, Post Office Department. Auditor's Office" imprint cover (unlisted in C.S.A. Catalog but similar to AUD-03, different spacing), addressed to Capt. Fayette Hewitt, in care of Brig. Gen. Lewis of Maj. Gen. Breckenridge's Division at Dalton Ga., envelope with De La Rue imprint on flap, Very Fine, ex Finney, Hart and Everett

E. 400-500
500
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812
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 812, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Margins all around, tied by "Lexington Va. Sep. 5" circular datestamp on albino embossed "Superintendent's Office, Virginia Military Institute" corner card cover to Richmond Va., an adversity use made from a mathematical table, cover with some light soiling and faint mathematical notations at top which were no doubt present before the table was converted to an envelope, Very Fine, while we have encountered a number of overall lithographed VMI covers, this is a very unusual embossed design

E. 200-300
550
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813
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 813, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 8, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Forks P.O. Va. with blue overall lithographed Grocer & Commission Merchant advertising design, W. Eaves N.Y. imprint on flap, Very Fine, ex Wiseman, Raymond Weill backstamp

E. 300-400
475
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814
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 814, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Large even margins, intense color, tied by neat target cancel with "Patterson N.C. Feb. 17" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Salem N.C., stamp with a couple toned specks in margin, still Extremely Fine, few Confederate towns used target cancels and this is a particularly choice example, ex Muzzy

E. 300-400
300
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815
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 815, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11), 10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11)10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11). Large to huge margins including top sheet margin, deep dark shade, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. 3" (1865) circular datestamp on small cover to Montague P.O. in Essex County Va., several receipt and docketing notations front and back including "Received on the 11th of January 1865. This letter passed Montague on the 7th of January but failed to be stopped, J.R. Robinson", original contents enclosed, Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
180
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816
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 816, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Large to huge margins including portion of adjoining stamp at right, tied by light strike of "Petersburg Va. Mar. 10" circular datestamp on blue cover to McFarlands Va., brownish gum typical of this printer's product, Extremely Fine, ex Muzzy

E. 200-300
200
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817
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 817, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11), 10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11)10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11). Large margins, tied by bold strike of balloon-style "Botetourt Springs Va. Mar. 16" (1865) circular datestamp on oatmeal homemade cover to Richmond, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
225
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818
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 818, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Large margins to full at bottom, deep intense shade, tied by indistinct Richmond Va. circular datestamp on small black-bordered mourning envelope to Macon Ga., embossed crest on backflap, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
450
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819
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 819, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Large margins all around, tied by clear strike of "Richmond Va. Feb. 3" (1865) circular datestamp on homemade oatmeal cover to Wolf Trap Va., Extremely Fine, ex "Tara"

E. 150-200
160
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820
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 820, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Large to huge margins including "(Eng)ravers. Columb(ia)" portion of imprint at bottom, tied to back of cover by "Hicksford Va. Feb. 26" (1865) circular datestamp, second strike on front and addressed to Mocskville N.C., light toning, Extremely Fine stamp, Raymond Weill handstamp

E. 200-300
160
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821
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 821, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Large to ample margins, tied by brown "Lynchburg Va. Mar. 14, 1865" circular datestamp on homemade oatmeal cover to Martinsville Va., stamp with small bit of ink bleed or toning in right margin, still Extremely Fine, ex Handy

E. 200-300
170
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822
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 822, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Large to huge margins, tied by clear strike of "Lynchburg Va. Mar. 25" (1865) circular datestamp on homemade oatmeal cover to Martinsville Va., manuscript "Via Danville Virginia", Extremely Fine, ex Emerson and Wiseman, Raymond Weill backstamp

E. 200-300
170
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823
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 823, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11), 10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11)10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11). Ample margins to clear at right, tied by neat pen cancel with matching "Blackville SoC. April 5/65" postmark on adversity cover made from an 1854 Wentworth Street Baptist Church announcement, addressed to Table Mountain S.C., Very Fine and unusual, sent just days before Lee's army surrendered at Appomattox Court House

E. 300-400
325
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824
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 824, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Intense shade, large margins all around, left corner slight bend from placement over edge of cover, tied by Charlotte N.C. circular datestamp on small homemade cover to Richmond, some ink matching the address also on the stamp, original contents dated Mar. 19, 1865, Very Fine use near the end of the war, ex MacBride

E. 200-300
140
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825
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 825, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Huge margins, tied by blurry strike of Farmville Va. circular datestamp on homemade oatmeal cover to Henry County C.H. Va., turned use, inside first use also franked with 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), tied by Raleigh N.C. double-circle datestamp and addressed to Farmville, outside stamp with some slight toning, still Extremely Fine, ex Emerson and Muzzy

E. 300-400
250
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826
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 826, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Vertical pair, large even margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 7" (1865) circular datestamp on blue cover to Thompson's Crossroads Va., Extremely Fine, a superb pair and cover as well as a scarce double-rate use of the late Keatinge & Ball printing, ex Muzzy and Everett

E. 400-500
325
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827
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 827, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12), 10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12)10c Deep Blue, Die B, Keatinge & Ball (12). Huge margins to clear at upper right, tied by "Anderson S.C. Apr. 13" (1865) circular datestamp on homemade oatmeal cover to Spartanburg S.C., few nicks at top, Very Fine and a rare late use, mailed four days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, ex Telep

E. 300-400
425
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828
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 828, 10c Blue Engraved-Dies A and B10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11), 10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11)10c Deep Blue, Die A, Keatinge & Ball (11). Large margins to touched at top right, corner nicked at bottom left far from design, tied by blue "Hillsboro N.C. Apr. 8" (1865) circular datestamp on small homemade oatmeal cover to Oxford N.C., manuscript "For the Sassafras Fork Mails" directive at bottom, original soldier's letter dated April 7, 1865, Very Fine cover sent the day before Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, with an unusual route directive which was likely an attempt to direct the letter around Union positions, Sassafras Fork is only 12 miles north of Oxford

E. 300-400
300
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