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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: U.S. and Federal Occupation

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 178, Confederate and Civil War: U.S. and Federal Occupation3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by "Salem Va. ? 12" circular datestamp on cover to military address in Washington D.C. with American Flag, "Down with Traitors' Serpent Flag!" verse and "Southern Rights at all Hazards" South Carolina Palmetto Tree Patriotic design, small staple holes in corners of cover, stamp with slight oxidation, still Very Fine and rare design combining Northern and Southern Patriotic motifs and slogans

E. 400-500
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 179, Confederate and Civil War: U.S. and Federal Occupation2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by two strikes of "Pensacola Fla. Feb. 21, 1865" Union-occupation double-circle datestamp on 1c Blue on Buff Star Die entire (U19) to Davenport Iowa, forwarded to Decatur (or possibly Detroit) with "Davenport Io. Mar. 20, 1865" double-circle datestamp which ties the Black Jack, "Due 3" straightline, "Pensacola Bay 2/18/1865" docketing at top, Very Fine, a rare and possibly unique combination for the 3c rate from Union-occupied Pensacola, ex Dr. Briggs and Gimelson

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 180, Confederate and Civil War: U.S. and Federal Occupation5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Vertical Pair, tied by "Washington D.C. Oct. 1?" circular datestamp on buff Union occupation soldier's cover to Forestville, Canada West, original letter datelined "Camp Near Culpeper Va. Oct. 8th 1863", from a son in the Army of the Potomac to his mother, nice war content, transit and receiving backstamps, stamps with small flaws from placement near edge of cover, still Fine and scarce Union soldier's cover and letter from Virginia to Canada, Culpeper was a focal point of the war due to its location between Washington and Richmond, various parts of the county changed hands repeatedly before permanent Union occupation in late 1863, shortly after this letter was sent

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 181, Confederate and Civil War: U.S. and Federal OccupationMississippi River Ram Flotilla, Official Business, Mississippi River Ram Flotilla, Official BusinessMississippi River Ram Flotilla, Official Business. Imprint at top left of legal-size orange cover addressed to "Brig. Genl. A. W. Ellett, Comdg. Miss. River Marine Brig.", docketed at left, edge faults, otherwise Fine, scarce and unusual Union-related imprint, the unit was organized in early 1863 and they used small boats fitted with rams

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 182, Confederate and Civil War: U.S. and Federal OccupationCivil War Occupation Mail, Civil War Occupation MailCivil War Occupation Mail. Collection of more than 45 covers, most are to or from Union-occupied Southern territory, such as various towns in Virginia, New Orleans, St. Augustine, Port Royal, Nashville, Blockading Squadron, etc., the best covers are four U.S. Patriotics and one Confederate 7-Star Patriotic used from Columbia S.C. on May 13, 1861 -- a Confederate Patriotic use of U.S. postage -- which would be an individual lot except the cover is reduced half-way into the 3c No. 26, also two other covers with Patriotic lettersheets, the rest show a range of towns and uses including one prisoner-of-war cover with examiner's marking from Camp Douglas, also includes a C.S.A. No. 13 bottom imprint block of eight (color bleached), mixed condition with some flaws to be expected, overall Fine and interesting collection

E. 1,000-1,500
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