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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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Category — Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Executive Dept.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
512
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 512, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Executive Dept.)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large margins at top and bottom, in at sides, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 28" circular datestamp on buff cover with "Confederate States of America, President's Office. (Official Business)" imprint (ED-01) and used in Richmond, addressed in the hand of James Chester Jr. (on staff of President Davis), few expert cover repairs, Fine appearance, a scarce imprint, ex McBride, Antrim, Dietz, Hollowbush, Eagan, Bilden and Powell, illustrated in 1959 Dietz

E. 400-500
750
513
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 513, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Executive Dept.)Jefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. Buff cover with Confederate States Executive Department imprint (ED-03), addressed to Major Downer at the Ordnance Department Richmond Va., crossed out and re-addressed in the hand of President Jefferson Davis to Col. James Chesnut (aide de camp to Davis), missing backflap and small tears at bottom, still Fine cover with clear writing in the distinctive style of President Davis, Executive Dept. covers addressed by Davis are extremely rare, accompanied by biographical information on Downer and Chesnut

E. 500-750
300
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514
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 514, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Executive Dept.)Confederate States of America, Executive Department, (Official Business) (ED-03), Confederate States of America, Executive Department, (Official Business) (ED-03)Confederate States of America, Executive Department, (Official Business) (ED-03). Imprint on cover addressed to Richmond, reputed to be addressed in the hand of Jefferson Davis, but we cannot guarantee as such, reduced at left, Fine

E. 300-400
0
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515
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 515, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Executive Dept.)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 6" circular datestamp on buff cover to Shufordville N.C. with "Confederate States of America, Executive Department (Official Business)" imprint (ED-03), stamp with slight creasing at top right, cover with minor edgewear, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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516
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 516, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Executive Dept.)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two covers each with pair used from Richmond with "Confederate States of America, Executive Department (Official Business)" imprint (ED-03), one horizontal pair to General Evans at Charleston S.C., other with vertical pair to Greenville Va., few faults including first missing top flap, Fine and attractive, scarce imprint

E. 300-400
400
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