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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: Texas

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
200
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 200, Confederate and Civil War: TexasAustin Tex. Aug. 31, 1861, Austin Tex. Aug. 31, 1861Austin Tex. Aug. 31, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on buff cover to Bethel Tex., second Austin datestamp of unclear date, slightly reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine, signed Brian Green

E. 200-300
200
201
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 201, Confederate and Civil War: TexasBastrop Texas Oct. 19, Bastrop Texas Oct. 19Bastrop Texas Oct. 19. Clear strike of circular datestamp with manuscript "Due" and "10" handstamp on buff cover to Praire Lea Tex., soldier's endorsement at left, fresh and Very Fine, a choice strike of a very scarce Texas town marking, ex Haas

E. 300-400
475
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202
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 202, Confederate and Civil War: TexasBonham Tex. Aug. 28, Bonham Tex. Aug. 28Bonham Tex. Aug. 28. Clear strike of circular datestamp with pencil "Paid 10" on ladies small floral design embossed cover to Acworth Ga., small hole in embossing, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
110
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203
 
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 203, Confederate and Civil War: TexasCedar Grove Tex. July 21, Cedar Grove Tex. July 21Cedar Grove Tex. July 21. Clear strike of fancy double-circle datestamp with date in manuscript, "paid 10" on address portion of a letter which has been backed to create a full cover, addressed to Stephen Crosby, General Land Office Commissioner of the Confederacy at Austin Tex., Very Fine, a choice strike of this scarce Texas town datestamp, accompanied by biographical information, ex Bleuler

E. 200-300
250
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204
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 204, Confederate and Civil War: TexasClinton Tex. Oct. 18 (1863), Clinton Tex. Oct. 18 (1863)Clinton Tex. Oct. 18 (1863). Clear strike of woodcut circular datestamp with matching "Paid 10" in circle, on small folded letter to Brownsville Tex., letter datelined "Concrete Tex. Oct. 16th, 1863", some edge splitting, Very Fine and scarce, choice example of this handstamped Paid, ex Kohn and Felton

E. 400-500
275
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205
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 205, Confederate and Civil War: TexasCold Spring Tex. (1864), Cold Spring Tex. (1864)Cold Spring Tex. (1864). Two strikes of circular datestamp and "Due 10" straightline (Ty. C, illustrated in C.S.A. Catalog) on folded letter written in German datelined "Colt Spring, Polk County, Texas May 19, 1864," addressed to San Felipe, Austin City Tex., docketed at left "letter from a member of Mosley's Light Battery C.S.A.," Very Fine, ex Bleuler

E. 200-300
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206
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 206, Confederate and Civil War: TexasCrockett Texas Oct. 26 (1861), Crockett Texas Oct. 26 (1861)Crockett Texas Oct. 26 (1861). Circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on cover to Athens Tex., original enclosure datelined Crockett Oct. 26, 1861, contents include reference to four and one-half full-time companies having been furnished from this county, Very Fine, scarce, C.S.A. Catalog value $500.00

E. 200-300
225
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207
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 207, Confederate and Civil War: TexasJasper Tex. May 19, Jasper Tex. May 19Jasper Tex. May 19. Clear strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 5" straightline on buff cover to Seguin Tex., slightly reduced at top, still Very Fine and rare Texas town datestamp

E. 200-300
180
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208
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 208, Confederate and Civil War: TexasMillican (Tex.) Paid (1863), Millican (Tex.) Paid (1863)Millican (Tex.) Paid (1863). Clear strike of rimless circle on cover to Queensville Tex., original letter enclosure datelined at Millican on Sep. 26, 1863, reduced at left and small sealed edge tears, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce Texas town marking, accompanied by biographical information on the sender

E. 200-300
225
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209
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 209, Confederate and Civil War: Texas"Plano Texas Nov. 12" (1861), "Plano Texas Nov. 12" (1861)"Plano Texas Nov. 12" (1861). Manuscript postmark and "Paid 5c" on small glazed border embossed cover to Stones' Regiment at Fort Smith Ark., forwarded to Fayetteville La. with "Fort Smith Ark. Nov. 23, 1861" double-circle datestamp, some slight age toning around edges, still Very Fine, only manuscript postmarks are recorded for Plano Texas and they are rare

E. 200-300
225
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210
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 210, Confederate and Civil War: TexasSan Antonio Tex. Apr. 12, San Antonio Tex. Apr. 12San Antonio Tex. Apr. 12. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "Paid 10" in arc handstamp on buff cover to Belmont Tex., minor wear, Very Fine, ex Hill and "Camina"

E. 300-400
160
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211
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 211, Confederate and Civil War: TexasSan Antonio Tex. Sep. 26, 1864, San Antonio Tex. Sep. 26, 1864San Antonio Tex. Sep. 26, 1864. Bold strike of circular datestamp with diminutive "1864", "10" due handstamp on gray folded letter datelined "Camp Near Bonham, Sept. 13, 1864" to Sutherland Springs Tex., sender's directive "Via San Antonio" at left, contents include a request for blankets for cold winter ahead, some slight wear, Very Fine and desirable with the yeardate included in the circular datestamp

E. 300-400
475
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212
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 212, Confederate and Civil War: TexasSan Antonio Tex. Sep. 28 (18)64, San Antonio Tex. Sep. 28 (18)64San Antonio Tex. Sep. 28 (18)64. Circular datestamp with diminutive "64" (missing the "18" which is seen on the example of this postmark used two days earlier, see lot 211), matching "Paid 20" straightline on legal-size Official Business cover to Lt. Col. Hutchins, Chief Purchasing Officer at Galveston Tex., cover with expert repairs including backflap reattached, appears Extremely Fine, Hutchins was chief of the Texas Cotton Bureau and was in charge of all Confederate government cotton contracts, shipments and dispositions, his duties caused him to be the subject of a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled Russian cotton exporter which reached the United States Supreme Court (Radich vs. Hutchins, 1877)

E. 500-750
1,400
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213
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 213, Confederate and Civil War: TexasGoodman Miss. Jan. ?, Goodman Miss. Jan. ?Goodman Miss. Jan. ?. Circular datestamp struck at top left of cover with manuscript "Paid 10" to Orizaba Tex., missent to San Antonio, clear strike of "Missent" handstamp struck in green as well as matching "San Antonio Texas Jan. 28" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right, cover refolded at top and some wear, still Very Fine and rare, this is the only Goodman Miss. circular datestamp with "Paid" recorded, and also the only recorded forwarded usage from San Antonio, especially desirable with the green markings, C.S.A. Catalog value just for the green "Missent" is $1,000.00 (this is the example illustrated)

E. 750-1,000
550
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214
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 214, Confederate and Civil War: TexasShelbyville Texas. Oct. 29, Shelbyville Texas. Oct. 29Shelbyville Texas. Oct. 29. Bold strike of circular datestamp with inverted month and manuscript "29" date written over "1", manuscript "Due 10" on buff soldier's cover to Jonesville Tex., Very Fine and rare, this is the only example we have encountered

E. 300-400
225
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215
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 215, Confederate and Civil War: TexasVictoria Tex. Sep. 27 (1861), Victoria Tex. Sep. 27 (1861)Victoria Tex. Sep. 27 (1861). Clear strike of red circular datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on Sep. 26, 1861 folded letter to Port Lavaca Tex., Very Fine, C.S.A. Catalog value $500.00

E. 200-300
225
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216
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 216, Confederate and Civil War: TexasWaxahachie Tex. Apr. 15 (1864), Waxahachie Tex. Apr. 15 (1864)Waxahachie Tex. Apr. 15 (1864). Circular datestamp on yellow cover to Capt. William M. Cravens in Paris, Tex., forwarded to Doaksville Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, manuscript "Care of H.L. Kline" crossed out and "Maj. F.A. Rector" written below, manuscript "Express" at top, pencil 7/10/64 date is likely receipt docketing, slight edgewear and missing back flap, still Fine and scarce cover, Doaksville is where Brig. Gen. Stand Watie surrendered the last major Confederate army on June 23, 1865, ex Lemley

E. 750-1,000
950
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217
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 217, Confederate and Civil War: Texas5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large to ample margins, bright color, tied by "San Antonio Tex. Paid May 10" circular datestamp, manuscript "Chf. Com. Office Dist. Texas, N. Mexico & Arizona" and "Official Business" on buff cover to Captain John G. St. Clair in Tyler Tex., few tiny toned spots in edges of pair, missing backflap, Very Fine and scarce military district cover, the District of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona was created after the Seven Days battles and was commanded by the iconic General John B. Magruder, who fought for the armies of three nations during his career (U.S.A., C.S.A. and Mexico), ex Dr. Brandon

E. 1,500-2,000
2,900
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