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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 (Navy Dept.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
518
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 518, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to just in at right, toned, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 11" circular datestamp on cover to Saw Dust Ga. with "Confederate States of America, Navy Department, Official Business" imprint (ND-04) slightly reduced at right, minor edgewear, Fine, scarce imprint

E. 750-1,000
800
519
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 519, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Huge margins to full including bottom sheet margin, tied by "Richmond Va. ? 28" circular datestamp on cover to Augusta Ga. with "Navy Department, Official Business" imprint (ND-04) , slightly reduced at right and small repair at top right just affects imprint, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
475
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520
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 520, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)Confederate States, Navy Department, Official Business (ND-06), Confederate States, Navy Department, Official Business (ND-06)Confederate States, Navy Department, Official Business (ND-06). Imprint on orange legal-size cover to Commander W. W. Hunter at New Orleans, light strike of "Richmond Va. Sep. 3" circular datestamp and "PAID" handstamp, pencil "20" rate with manuscript "Charge Navy Dept." at top left, docketed "Authority to Act", few file folds, tears and wear, still Very Fine, illustrated and described in July-Aug. 1996 Confederate Philatelist (copy accompanies) where the author hypothesizes this may have contained orders to fortify the Texas coast around Galveston, which started around this time, ex "Dukeshire"

E. 400-500
250
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521
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 521, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Full margins to slightly in, tied by "Richmond Va." circular datestamp on legal-size cover with "Confederate States Navy Department, Official Business" imprint (ND-08) to Hon. James Lyons, Confederate congressman in Richmond, drop-letter rate, reduced at right touching imprint, vertical folds, otherwise Fine, scarce Confederate Navy imprint

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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522
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 522, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Margins to just in, tied by neat "Richmond Va. Jan. 21" circular datestamp on locally addressed blue legal-size cover with "Confederate States Navy Dept. Official Business" imprint (ND-08), edge tears and some overall wear, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
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523
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 523, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to clear, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 22" circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Lynchburg Va. with "Confederate States, Navy Department, Official Business" imprint (ND-09), reportedly addressed in the hand of Stephen Mallory, few age spots and wear, Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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524
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 524, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 24" circular datestamp on blue cover to military address at Gadsden Ala. with "Confederate States of America, Navy Department, Official Business" imprint (ND-11), turned use, inside is soldier's letter with "Due 10" marking, missing top flap and repaired, still Very Fine, scarce imprint

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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525
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 525, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)Confederate States of America, Office of Orders and Detail, Navy Department (ND-13), Confederate States of America, Office of Orders and Detail, Navy Department (ND-13)Confederate States of America, Office of Orders and Detail, Navy Department (ND-13). Imprint on cover addressed to famed Confederate naval officer "Commr. Wm. L. Maury, C.S.N., Richmd. Va.", slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, extremely scarce

E. 500-750
800
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526
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 526, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to just in at left, tied by light strike of "Richmond Va. ? 17" circular datestamp on cover to Griffin Ga. with "Office of Orders and Detail, Navy Department" imprint (ND-14), stamp with few light creases, cover with some slight waterstaining, still Fine and scarce imprint

E. 300-400
250
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527
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 527, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, light creases from placement near edge of cover, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 22, 1862" circular datestamp on legal-size cover with "Confederate States, Navy Department, Office of Orders and Details, Official Business" imprint (ND-15) to Flag Officer Victor M. Rudolph at Mobile Ala., docketed "Orders attached, Commander Kennedy from the Morgan", vertical file fold well away from stamps, some slight edgewear, Very Fine and scarce imprint

E. 500-750
750
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528
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 528, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Two, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 22, 1861" circular datestamps on buff cover to Macon Ga. with "Office of Ordnance and H'd'y, Virginia Navy" with "Virginia" crossed out and "C.S." written in (ND-20), "Sic Semper Tyrannis" illustrated design at upper left ("thus always to tyrants", which John Wilkes Booth yelled out to the audience during the shooting of Lincoln), stamp at top a replacement, both stamps wrapped around edge of cover, missing most of top flap, otherwise Fine and rare, the office of Ordnance was taken over by the Confederate Navy, this state imprint was converted to a Confederate Navy imprint by hand, accompanied by Confederate Philatelist article of May-June 1973 discussing this cover

E. 750-1,000
600
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529
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 529, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Vertical strip of three, large margins to just in, defective, tied by light strikes of "Augusta Ga. Jan. ?" circular datestamps on legal-size cover to Bellvue Ga. with "C. S. Navy Agent" imprint (ND-22) and manuscript "Official Business", manuscript "Due 20" at bottom, some cover creasing and flaws, otherwise Fine, scarce imprint and an unusual high rate

E. 300-400
225
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530
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 530, Confederate and Civil War: Semi-Official Imprints (Navy Dept.)Navy Department Semi-Official Imprints, Navy Department Semi-Official ImprintsNavy Department Semi-Official Imprints. Five legal-size items, including No. 11 on Office of Ordnance and Hydrography cover, another similar imprint with no postal markings to Commodore Samuel Barron in Richmond, another two addressed to Barron with Navy Dept. imprint (no postal markings), another similar imprint on cover which is missing stamp, most are Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
800
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