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Sale 1190 — The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Category — Robert E. Lee

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1301
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1301, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Clear signature "R. E. Lee Genl" at top right of yellow cover addressed in his hand to "Mrs. Robert Ransom, Dellwood, near Petersburg, Virginia", the cover also bears a 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), huge margins all around, manuscript "X" cancel, matching "Madison Run Sta. Va. Dec. 6" (1863) postmark, stamp has a tiny pre-use tear in lower left margin

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE'S SIGNATURE IN COMBINATION WITH A CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE STAMP.

Robert E. Lee's letters sent from the field were enclosed in envelopes signed "R. E. Lee Genl". The letters and other important papers were carried by military courier, often to Richmond, where they were either mailed or delivered by hand. Letters were also stamped and mailed at post offices near Lee's location, as in this case. The addressee was the wife of Major General Robert Ransom Jr.

Ex Birkinbine and Walske. With 1985 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
14,500
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