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Sale 1186 — The Kilbourne Collection of Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018

Category — Foreign Mail-Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
514
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 514, Foreign Mail-Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsNew Orleans La. 6 Feb. (1861), New Orleans La. 6 Feb. (1861)New Orleans La. 6 Feb. (1861). Circular datestamp ties 5c Brown, Ty. II (30) with deep rich color on blue folded cover to Reus, Spain, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Feb. 13" circular datestamp, bold "8.Rs." due handstamp, London and Spanish transit and arrival backstamps, file fold lightly creases stamp, otherwise Very Fine, rare Confederate State use of 5c Type II to Spain

E. 750-1,000
700
515
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 515, Foreign Mail-Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsNew Orleans La. 17 Mar. (1861), New Orleans La. 17 Mar. (1861)New Orleans La. 17 Mar. (1861). Circular datestamp ties pair of 10c Green, Ty. V (35) on blue folded cover to Barcelona, Spain, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Mar. 27" circular datestamp, bold "16.Rs." due, London and Spanish transit and arrival backstamps, Very Fine, rare Confederate State use of 10c Type V to Spain

E. 750-1,000
800
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516
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 516, Foreign Mail-Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsNew Orleans to Paris, France, May 22, 1861, New Orleans to Paris, France, May 22, 1861New Orleans to Paris, France, May 22, 1861. Horizontal strip of three 10c Green, Ty. V (35), natural interpane and centerline margin at left, each cancelled by red grid and tied by "P.D." in frame on blue folded letter from New Orleans dated May 22, 1861, to Paris, France, indistinct "New York 6 Jun. 1" credit datestamp, blue New Orleans merchant's handstamp, strip with a few short perfs at top, still Very Fine, scarce use of the 10c Type V from Confederate New Orleans to France, at this date it is quite likely this cover was sent from New Orleans to New York by express (a precursor express use), which would explain the absence of New Orleans postmarks (see lot 521)

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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517
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 517, Foreign Mail-Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsMobile Ala. Apr. 27, 1861, Mobile Ala. Apr. 27, 1861Mobile Ala. Apr. 27, 1861. Bold strike of double-circle datestamp ties 24c Gray Lilac (37) on blue folded letter to Liverpool, England, red "3" credit handstamp, red London May 17 transit datestamp, Liverpool receiving backstamp of May 18, lightly toned horizontal file fold well away from stamp

VERY FINE. A RARE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE UNITED STATES 24-CENT 1860 ISSUE ON A TRANSATLANTIC COVER TO ENGLAND.

Acquired by the Kilbournes privately in 1954

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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