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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: State Imprints

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
590
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 590, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsTallahassee, Fla. Dec. 24 (1862), Tallahassee, Fla. Dec. 24 (1862)Tallahassee, Fla. Dec. 24 (1862). Mostly clear strike of circular datestamp with bold "PAID" straightline and manuscript "20" double-rate on legal-size "Executive Department, Tallahassee, Florida" imprint cover (S-FL-01) addressed to Governor Joseph E. Brown at Milledgeville Ga., docketing at left "Resolutions of Fla. Endorsing the Confederate Debt," small ink spot, Fine and rare, the only recorded 20c handstamped Paid rate from Tallahassee, ex Kohn and Dr. Briggs

E. 400-500
325
591
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 591, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints(Tallahassee Fla), (Tallahassee Fla)(Tallahassee Fla). Small "Paid 10" two-line handstamp on "Executive Department, Tallahassee, Florida." imprint cover (S-FL-01) to Savannah Ga., manuscript "chg Exc" at top right, no Tallahassee datestamp, small sealed tears at top, still Very Fine, one of only three recorded examples of this rate handstamp without a datestamp and one of only six Florida semi-official imprint covers, ex Dr. Briggs, C.S.A. Catalog value for the imprint $1,000.00

E. 400-500
600
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592
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 592, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsTallahassee Fla. J? 25, Tallahassee Fla. J? 25Tallahassee Fla. J? 25. Circular datestamp with matching "PAID" straightline on yellow "Executive Department, Tallahassee, Florida." imprint cover (S-FL-02) to Macon Ga., Very Fine, the only recorded example of this handstamped Paid marking without a rate (would be 10c) and one of only six Florida semi-official imprint covers, ex Dr. Green and Dr. Briggs, C.S.A. Catalog value for the imprint $1,000.00

E. 400-500
600
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593
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 593, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints10c Milky Blue, Die A (11), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11). Four margins, pretty pastel color, tied by "Tallahassee Fla. Jul. 13" circular datestamp on "Executive Department, Tallahassee, Florida." imprint cover (S-FL-03) to Quincy Fla., missing backflap, Very Fine, ex Oxer, MacBride and Dr. Briggs

E. 500-750
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594
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 594, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsMilledgeville Ga, Milledgeville GaMilledgeville Ga. Partly clear strike of circular datestamp on "State of Georgia, Adjutant & Ins. Gen'ls. Office Official Business" imprint cover (S-GA-06) to Col. S. C. Dobbs, A.D.C., Jasper Ga., matching letterhead dated Mar. 29, 1864 and singed by Henry C. Wayne, Adjutant and Inspector General (and C.S.A. Brigadier General), interesting comments on troop movements, fresh and Very Fine cover and letter, Wayne was noted for his pre-war command of an expedition to test the U.S. Camel Corps, undertaken under Secretary of War Jefferson Davis

E. 300-400
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595
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 595, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsMilledgeville Ga. ? 8 (1861), Milledgeville Ga. ? 8 (1861)Milledgeville Ga. ? 8 (1861). Circular datestamp ties U.S. 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), nicked at right and lower left, on legal-size "Executive Department Georgia, Adjutant General's Office Official Business" imprint cover (S-GA-10 var) to Lt. E. S. Willis of the 1st Georgia Regiment at Savannah, slightly reduced at right, file fold, Very Fine appearing Confederate State use of U.S. postage, accompanied by biographical information on Willis, who graduated from West Point at the beginning of the war, served on Stonewall Jackson's staff and was killed at Bethesda Church on May 30, 1864, he was posthumously promoted to brigadier general the next day

E. 400-500
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596
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 596, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to full, tied by "Columbus Ga. Mar. 1" circular datestamp on buff cover to Macon Ga. with "State of Georgia, Quartermaster-General's Office, Official Business" imprint (S-GA-11), cover with light creases and tiny tear at tight, part of top flap missing, Very Fine, with 2002 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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597
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 597, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Three large margins, barely touched to clear at right, tied by "Milledgeville Ga. Feb. 22" circular datestamp on "State of Georgia, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Official Business" imprint cover (unlisted) to military address at Savannah Ga., slightly reduced at left, few small edge tears, still Very Fine, this spacing of the imprint is unlisted in the C.S.A. Catalog

E. 300-400
650
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598
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 598, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Ample to large margins, tied by "Milledgeville Ga. Sep. 6" circular datestamp on legal-size "Official Business. State of Georgia. Adjutant and Inspector General's Office. Ordnance Bureau" imprint cover (unlisted in C.S.A. Catalog) to Major Tate of Stovall's Brigade, Army of Tennessee, some slight wear and overall light toning, still Very Fine, a scarce use of the 20c Engraved on a state imprint cover

E. 750-1,000
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599
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 599, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsGeorgia State Semi-Official Imprint Covers, Georgia State Semi-Official Imprint CoversGeorgia State Semi-Official Imprint Covers. Ten, including pair of No. 7 on Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, No. 12 on similar cover, two covers each with No. 12 on "Head-Quarters Georgia State Guard" cover, No. 2 on Adjutant General's Office legal-size cover, Augusta Arsenal with "Paid 10" handstamp, "Ochlockonee Light Infantry" with "Paid 5", Ordnance Depot at Savannah (missing stamp but with nice contents), some faults, overall appear Fine-Very Fine, a desirable group

E. 500-750
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600
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 600, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, full margins to clear, tied by "Woodville Mi. Jan. 2?" circular datestamp on buff cover with "Head-Quarters, State of Mississippi, Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office, Official Business" imprint (S-MS-02) to Woodville and forwarded to Laurel Hill., original use to Woodville apparently carried by favor with docketing to that effect at lower left, missing part of top flap, stamp with some age spots, still Very Fine, ex Judd

E. 200-300
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601
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 601, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by "Raleigh N.C. Feb. ?" (1863) double-circle datestamp on "State of North Carolina, Executive Department" imprint cover (S-NC-01) addressed in the hand of Gov. Zebulon B. Vance to Forks of Pigeon N.C., stamp with small stain, still Very Fine, ex Weatherly

E. 400-500
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602
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 602, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two horizontal pairs, huge margins to in, tied by "Raleigh N.C. Jan. 15" circular datestamps on legal-size cover to Richmond Va. with "State of North Carolina, Executive Department" imprint (S-NC-01), missing top flp and slightly reduced at top, few small edge tears, vertical file fold at left well away from stamps, Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
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603
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 603, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Huge margins to clear including sheet margin at bottom, tied by light strike of red "Raleigh N.C." double-circle datestamp on blue cover with "State of North Carolina, Executive Department" imprint (S-NC-04) to Goldsboro N.C., Very Fine, scarce imprint and with the red cancel

E. 200-300
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604
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 604, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsRaleigh N.C., 10c on 5c Red on Yellow entire (68XU1 var), Raleigh N.C., 10c on 5c Red on Yellow entire (68XU1 var)Raleigh N.C., 10c on 5c Red on Yellow entire (68XU1 var). Clear strike of provisional handstamp with manuscript "10" re-rating over "5", blue "Raleigh N.C. ? 17, 1861" double-circle datestamp on yellow "State of North Carolina Executive Department -- Official Business" imprint cover (S-NC-06) to Tennessee Governor Isham G. Harris in Ashville, manuscript "Due 5" crossed out at left, docketed at left "Gov. N.C. declines sending Nitric Acid", top right corner repaired, small tear at top left, small bit of ink erosion in docketing, Fine and extremely rare, Scott and the C.S.A. catalogs do not list a Raleigh 10c on 5c entire (despite listings for similar revalued provisional entires from other towns), this should be listed as No. 68XU1a

E. 400-500
275
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605
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 605, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Large margins to clear, tied by Raleigh N.C. double-circle datestamp on legal-size cover with "Ordnance Department, Raleigh N.C., Official Business" imprint (S-NC-23) to Winds Battalion in Va., railroad designation as part of address, slightly reduced at top and left, missing top flap, some edgewear and age spots also affect stamp, otherwise Fine, signed Ashbrook

E. 500-750
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606
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 606, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsNorth Carolina-Related Semi-Official Imprints, North Carolina-Related Semi-Official ImprintsNorth Carolina-Related Semi-Official Imprints. 20 used covers, both state and Confederate Government including Office of Chief Quartermaster, Adjutant General's Office, Ordnance Department, Camp of Instruction and Conscript Office, 16 with stamps, others Handstamped Paid, four are legal-size, several very attractive and would probably retail in the $300-400 range, some faults, overall Fine with a few Very Fine

E. 2,000-3,000
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607
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 607, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsNorth Carolina State Imprints, North Carolina State ImprintsNorth Carolina State Imprints. Three covers, including variety of Subsistence Department S-NC-36 with pair of No. 7 used to Macon, pair of No. 7 on legal-size Executive Department cover (S-NC-05) to Franklin N.C., last has No. 11 on Executive Department cover (S-NC-005), some faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
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608
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 608, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsState of South Carolina, Head Quarters (S-SC-08), State of South Carolina, Head Quarters (S-SC-08)State of South Carolina, Head Quarters (S-SC-08). Illustrated legal-size yellow semi-official imprint cover with Palmetto tree, two U.S. 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by grid cancels, "Charleston S.C. Feb. 8, 1861" double-circle datestamp, addressed to Governor Joseph E. Brown in Milledgeville Ga., docketing at left indicates this came from South Carolina Governor Francis W. Pickens, expertly repaired and cleaned, Very Fine appearance, a desirable Confederate use of U.S. postage sent four days after the formation of the Confederacy

E. 500-750
275
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609
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 609, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Oct. 2?" circular datestamp on cover to Chester S.C. with "State of South Carolina, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Official Business" imprint (S-SC-10), 1862 docketing at left, vertical file folds do not affect stamp, some edge tears with one at right just affecting imprint, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
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610
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 610, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsSouth Carolina-Related Semi-Official Imprints, South Carolina-Related Semi-Official ImprintsSouth Carolina-Related Semi-Official Imprints. 11 used covers, both state and Confederate Government including Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Conscript Dept., Head Quarters, Quartermaster's Office (military dept. of S.C.), one Ordnance Bureau addressed to "Capt. Thos. Ryan, Commanding late U.S. Arsenal, Charleston S.C." with no postal markings, three with stamps, others Handstamped Paid, mixed condition, few appear Fine, an interesting group

E. 500-750
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611
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 611, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsSouth Carolina Semi-Official Imprints, South Carolina Semi-Official ImprintsSouth Carolina Semi-Official Imprints. Ten items, including Executive Office State Department (S-SC-07) used from Sumter with "10" handstamp, Executive Department (S-SC-03) on turned cover with stamps both inside and outside, few are federal with S.C. imprints such as War Tax Office, Assistant Treasurer's Office, other interesting such as part of illustrated lettersheet with palmetto design with amazing Fort Sumter-related contents from Fort Morris dated Feb. 13, 1861, some faults, overall Fine-Very Fine, a fascinating group

E. 750-1,000
425
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612
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 612, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, margins all around, tied by "Houston Tex. Jun. 12" (1863) circular datestamp on cover with "State of Texas, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office. Official Business" imprint (S-TX-02) to Brig. Gen. Robert Bechem in New Braunfels Tex., docketing at lower left, Very Fine, ex Walcott

E. 500-750
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613
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 613, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, tied by "Austin Tex. Aug. 1" double-circle datestamp on legal-size cover with "State of Texas, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Official Business" imprint (S-TX-02) to Brig. Gen. Robert Bechum in New Braunfels Tex., 1863 docketing, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 500-750
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614
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 614, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large margins to in where separated unevenly prior to use, tied by well-struck "Richmond Va. Feb. 10" circular datestamp on locally addressed cover with "State of Virginia, Executive Department" imprint (S-VA-01) at lower left, stamp with some toning, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
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615
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 615, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Tied by part strike of May-dated Richmond circular datestamp on blue legal-size cover with "State of Virginia Executive Department" imprint at the lower left (S-VA-01 variety with no period after "Department"), contained court documents and addressed to Clerk of the Hasting Court, Staunton Va., manuscript "Due 8cts" added to make up the 10c rate, embossed imprint of Waterlow & Sons London under the back flap, slightly folded down all around to make more presentable due to edgewear, Very Fine appearance and scarce use, ex Weill and Cipolla

E. 750-1,000
400
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616
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 616, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "Richmond Va. May ?6, 1861" circular datestamp on overall lithographed "Executive Department, Virginia" official business cover (S-VA-03) to Winchester Va., few small sealed edge tears at top left, Very Fine Confederate State use of the U.S. stamp, Virginia passed the ordnance of secession April 17, 1861 and was admitted to the Confederacy May 7, postal relations between North and South ended May 31

E. 300-400
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617
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 617, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Two, large margins to just in, affixed upside down and tied by "Richmond Va. ? 28, 1861" circular datestamp on legal-size overall lithographed "Executive Department, Virginia" official business cover (S-VA-03) to Jackson Miss., flaps mostly reattached, some waterstaining and other flaws, still appears Fine, unusual use

E. 300-400
160
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618
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 618, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsRichmond Va. Aug. 6, 1861, Richmond Va. Aug. 6, 1861Richmond Va. Aug. 6, 1861. Circular datestamp and "Paid/5cts" two-line handstamp on overall lithographed "State of Virginia, Office of Second Auditor" official business cover (S-VA-06) depicting the seal of Virginia "Sic Semper Tyrannis" ("thus always to tyrants"), addressed to Lynchburg Va., slightly reduced at top and small mended nick at top left, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
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619
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 619, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Full margins to just touched, cancelled by manuscript "X", matching "Junction Va. July 19th/64" manuscript postmark, on overall lithographed "State of Virginia, Office of the Board of Public Works" official business cover (S-VA-09), addressed to the second auditor's office in Richmond, some slight overall age spotting and soiling not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine, with 2002 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
500
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620
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 620, Confederate and Civil War: State Imprints5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Large margins to clear, tied by "Richmond Va. Apr. 23, 1862" circular datestamp on cover with "General Headquarters, Adjutant General's Office--Virginia" imprint and state seal (S-VA-11), addressed to Garrett Scott in Orange Co. Va., few age spots also affect stamp, otherwise Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
325
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621
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 621, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsInspector General's Office, Virginia Forces (S-VA-19), Inspector General's Office, Virginia Forces (S-VA-19)Inspector General's Office, Virginia Forces (S-VA-19). State imprint with somewhat crude version of Virginia seal "Sic Semper Tyrannis" ("thus always to tyrants") on yellow semi-official cover to C.Y. Thomas in Martinsville Va., "Richmond Va. Aug. 6, 1861" circular datestamp with clear strike of "Paid/ 5cts." two-line handstamp, original letterhead enclosure with different version of seal dated Aug. 5, 1861 and signed "John B. Baldwin, Ins. Genl Va Forces", expresses frustration with the volunteer forces, Very Fine, a wonderful cover and letter between two anti-secession Virginians, who nevertheless stayed with and served the Confederacy when Virginia seceded, accompanied by biographical information on both men, ex Lemley

E. 500-750
450
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622
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 622, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsVirginia Imprint Covers, Virginia Imprint CoversVirginia Imprint Covers. 14 covers, including seven with Executive Department imprint at lower left (S-VA-01), one at upper left (S-VA-02), three with Executive Department seal (S-VA-03), one with Board of Public Works seal (S-VA-09), one with manuscript "Ch Ex Dept. J.R.T." (John Tucker, Atty. General), one with manuscript "Ch. Ex Dept. of Va. J.L." (John Letcher, the governor), most with No. 11 or 12, also two additional items including No. 1 on folded cover with embossed Va. state seal, last is Treasury Office of Virginia stationery with homemade cover bearing pair of No. 7, some faults, overall Fine-Very Fine and scarce group

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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623
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 623, Confederate and Civil War: State ImprintsVirginia-Related Semi-Official Imprints, Virginia-Related Semi-Official ImprintsVirginia-Related Semi-Official Imprints. Six covers, including "Head Quarters, Virginia Forces", "Quarter Master's Office-Va. Forces", Adjutant General's Office, Assistant Quartermaster, four with the "Sic Semper Tyrannis" illustrated seal, five are legal-size, the smaller size is addressed with no postal markings, some faults, overall Fine, also including one additional with stamp missing and one unused

E. 400-500
225
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