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

Sale Date — Thursday, 28 June, 2018

Category — Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
504
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 504, Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. Jan. 18, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jan. 18, 1861Charleston S.C. Jan. 18, 1861. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp, strip of three 1c Blue, Ty. V (24) cancelled by grids on yellow cover to Greenville S.C. with blue embossed "Geo. W. Williams & Co. Wholesale Grocers" cameo corner card, missing backflap, but pristine in every other way

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL INDEPENDENT STATE USE OF THE UNITED STATES ONE-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON A CAMEO CORNER CARD COVER.

South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union, on Dec. 20, 1860. This cover was sent approximately two weeks before South Carolina and five other states formed the Confederacy. Acquired privately by the Kilbournes in 1958

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
505
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 505, Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. Dec. 23, 1860, Charleston S.C. Dec. 23, 1860Charleston S.C. Dec. 23, 1860. Clear strike of circular datestamp, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by grid cancel on yellow cover to Greenville S.C. with maroon embossed "Geo. W. Williams & Co. Wholesale Grocers" cameo corner card, stamp with some perf flaws, still Very Fine, an attractive Independent State use of U.S. postage, mailed three days after South Carolina became the first state to secede

E. 750-1,000
800
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506
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 506, Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsCanton Miss. Feb. 9, 1861, Canton Miss. Feb. 9, 1861Canton Miss. Feb. 9, 1861. Two strikes of circular datestamp, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by bold Star in Circle of Rope fancy cancel on blue cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, manuscript "Due 3", cover has been skillfully cleaned, Extremely Fine appearance, very scarce fancy cancel on a U.S. stamp used in Mississippi after entry into the Confederate States, ex Rust, Murphy and "Sevenoaks"

E. 1,000-1,500
3,750
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507
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 507, Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsChapel Hill Tex. Mar. 4 (1861), Chapel Hill Tex. Mar. 4 (1861)Chapel Hill Tex. Mar. 4 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) cancelled by 5-Point Star fancy cancel on cover to Lagrange Tex., lengthy receipt and answer docketing confirming the 1861 yeardate, stamp with tear at top and nicked corner at top right, still Very Fine appearance, a striking and rare Texas Independent State use of U.S. postage with a fancy cancel

E. 750-1,000
2,400
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508
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 508, Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsWheeling [West] Va. May 20, 1861, Wheeling [West] Va. May 20, 1861Wheeling [West] Va. May 20, 1861. Clear strike of blue circular datestamp (yeardate inverted), matching grid cancel on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Baltimore Md. with red and blue "The Constitution" and American Flag Patriotic design, "Intelligencer Pr., Wheeling" imprint at bottom, Very Fine, an extremely rare early use of a Union patriotic design on Nesbitt entire, western Virginia was fundamentally pro-Union and anti-secession, Unionists convened the first session of the Wheeling Convention on May 13-15, 1861, in opposition to Virginia's vote to secede, this pro-Union patriotic cover was mailed shortly after the convention, ex Wiseman

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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509
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 509, Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsWheeling [West] Va. May 31, 1861, Wheeling [West] Va. May 31, 1861Wheeling [West] Va. May 31, 1861. Blue circular datestamp with day and year inverted, matching grid cancel on 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Eureka Ill. with red and blue "The Constitution" and American Flag Patriotic design, "Intelligencer Pr., Wheeling" imprint below design, bottom right corner repaired where there remains some light toning, Fine appearance, western Virginia was fundamentally pro-Union and anti-secession, Unionists convened the first session of the Wheeling Convention on May 13-15, 1861, in opposition to Virginia's vote to secede, this pro-Union patriotic cover was mailed two weeks after the convention and one day before the Confederate postal system was activated

E. 500-750
800
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510
c
Sale Number 1186, Lot Number 510, Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsRichmond Va. Apr. 25, 1861, Richmond Va. Apr. 25, 1861Richmond Va. Apr. 25, 1861. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Pattonsburg Va. with green embossed "Bridgford & Son, Gen. Commission & Forwarding Merchants, on the Dock, Richmond" illustrated cameo corner card, depicting a full-rigged three-masted ship, small repair at top of cover and missing backflap, stamp with a couple tiny flaws, Very Fine appearance, a scarce Independent State use of U.S. postage on a woodcut cameo cover, Virginia was admitted to the Confederacy on May 7, 1861, illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalog (p. 13)

E. 500-750
550
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