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Sale 1192 — United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 14-16 November, 2018

Category — Confederate States: Flag-of-Truce, POW, Blockade, Military Express

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
979
c
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 979, Confederate States: Flag-of-Truce, POW, Blockade, Military ExpressNorfolk Va, Norfolk VaNorfolk Va. Small southbound civilian flag-of-truce inner cover to Charleston S.C. from New York, Carson correspondence, outer cover paying U.S. postage discarded at exchange point, manuscript "Exd E.B.C." censor mark, blue circular "Paid 5C" handstamp for C.S.A. postage, "Norfolk Va. Dec. 10, 1861" double-circle datestamp, forwarded to Sandover, light soiling, otherwise Very Fine example of Fortress Monroe-Norfolk flag-of-truce mail, see Siegel Sale 988, lots 342-344 for blockade-run covers from the Carson correspondence

E. 500-750
550
980
c
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 980, Confederate States: Flag-of-Truce, POW, Blockade, Military Express"Immortal 600", Morris Island S.C, "Immortal 600", Morris Island S.C"Immortal 600", Morris Island S.C. Inner prisoner-of-war cover to Browns Cove Va., endorsed "B. G. Brown, Capt. & Prisoner of War, Morris Island S.C." and "Per Flag of Truce Via Charleston S.C.", "Charleston S.C. Oct. 1, (1864)" circular datestamp and bold "10" due handstamp, Very Fine, in August 1864, approximately 600 Confederate prisoners were moved to Morris Island near Charleston by Federal forces, arriving on September 7, they were held in open barracks as "human shields" under direct shelling from Confederate forces in retaliation for Union prisoners being held in Charleston under shelling from U.S. forces, this cover is particularly desirable with the "Prisoner of war, Morris Island" docketing

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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981
c
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 981, Confederate States: Flag-of-Truce, POW, Blockade, Military ExpressFort Delaware, Delaware City, Fort Delaware, Delaware CityFort Delaware, Delaware City. Home made cover addressed to a prisoner at Fort Delaware, with Confederate States 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins to just touched at one spot, tied by light strike of Va. circular datestamp, U.S. 3c Rose (65) tied by segmented cork (also ties Confederate stamp), "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 17" double-circle datestamp at left, cover with sealed tear at right below 10c stamp, some slight wear and soiling, still Very Fine and desirable mixed franking on a prisoner-of-war cover, ex Everett, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
450
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982
c
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 982, Confederate States: Flag-of-Truce, POW, Blockade, Military ExpressPoint Lookout Md, Point Lookout MdPoint Lookout Md. Confederate prisoner's cover to Petersburg Va., 3c Rose (65) used with 10c Blue, Die A (11) first tied by target and both tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 30" circular datestamp, octagonal "Prisoner's Letter Examined" handstamp at right, endorsed "Per Flag of Truce" at left, missing top flap where barely reduced, few age spots and slight wear, Very Fine and attractive, ex Wiseman, with 1987 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
475
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983
c
Prisoners' Covers and Flag-of-Truce Mail. Eleven covers, each with single 3c Rose (65), including two used from prisoner at Fort Delaware to Baltimore, another from Fort Delaware with examiner's oval handstamp, one from Hammon Hospital (with enclosure), two from Sandusky O. with manuscript examiner's marking, one from Columbus O. with examiner's handstamp, one used at Old Point Comfort with manuscript "Per Flag of Truce", one from Old Point Comfort to New Orleans with examiner's initials, one with Old Point Comfort double-circle datestamp, manuscript examiner's markings and addressed to St. Louis, last with both CSA 12 and 3c No. 65 to Cedar Grove N.C., few with enclosures, few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine and interesting group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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984
c
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 984, Confederate States: Flag-of-Truce, POW, Blockade, Military ExpressSavannah Ga. to Rome, Italy via Nassau, Bahamas, Savannah Ga. to Rome, Italy via Nassau, BahamasSavannah Ga. to Rome, Italy via Nassau, Bahamas. Buff cover from the Locke correspondence, originating in Savannah on Jul. 24, 1863 (docketed), addressed to Rome in care of Baring Bros. in London, carried from Charleston on the blockade-runner Margaret & Jessie, departing Aug. 1, 1863, arriving Nassau Aug. 4, held by forwarder until next sailing for New York, backstamped "Bahamas AU 22 1863 B", carried from Nassau to New York, then by Cunarder China (Aug. 26) to Queenstown (Sep. 4), manuscript "Postage 1/-" plus "Fine 1/- Colonial claim", total "2/2" due, docketing across top indicating Sorrento as final destination, small edge wrinkles and tears, Very Fine, Census No. BO-Nas-36

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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985
c
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 985, Confederate States: Flag-of-Truce, POW, Blockade, Military Express1861 December--Confederate Military Express from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Camp Cottonwood and Camp Willow Bar, 1861 December--Confederate Military Express from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Camp Cottonwood and Camp Willow Bar1861 December--Confederate Military Express from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Camp Cottonwood and Camp Willow Bar. Legal-size buff cover endorsed “Official Business, HdQrs. Army of N.M.” (Army of New Mexico) and addressed to “Commanding Officer, 4th Regt. T.M.V., Camp on Rio Grande, Texas” (4th Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers), all in the hand of Major Alexander Jackson, Assistant Adjutant General to Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley

VERY FINE. A RARE AND SIGNIFICANT CONFEDERATE MILITARY EXPRESS COVER FROM ARIZONA AFTER INVASION BY SIBLEY’S ARMY OF NEW MEXICO.

In late 1861 Gen. Sibley ordered Col. James Reily—a prominent Texas attorney, diplomat, military officer and former U.S. Minister to Russia (1841-44) -- to proceed south on a diplomatic mission to obtain the cooperation of Mexican authorities in Chihuahua to supply the Confederate army. Col. Reily departed Camp Cottonwood on December 25. Camp Willow Bar was in existence for only one week in late December -- the regiment marched to Mesilla under Reily’s appointed successor, Maj. Henry Raguet, on December 27. The official military express cover offered here was intended for the commanding officer of the 4th Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers. However, because Gen. Sibley’s adjutant, Maj. Alexander Jackson, did not know who would replace Col. Reily after he left for Chihuahua, this cover is addressed simply to the “Commanding Officer.” Another cover in our recent sale of the Brikinbine collection (Sale 1189, lot 1085) is addressed to Major Raguet. Both date from late December 1861 and followed the regiment from Camp Cottonwood to Camp Willow Bar. Maj. Raguet was commander for only about one week, making these covers very rare.

Ex "Camina".

E. 2,000-3,000
7,500
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