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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: Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Postage

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
183
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 183, Confederate and Civil War: Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. PostageFrance to New Orleans, Jan. 1861, France to New Orleans, Jan. 1861France to New Orleans, Jan. 1861. Folded letter from Paris to New Orleans with France 80c Napoleon tied by diamond of dots cancel, "Paris 6e/5 Janv. 61" double-circle datestamp, red "New York Paid 15 Jan. 3" (error date, should be Jan. 23) credit datestamp, red "PD" in frame and "12" handstamps, ultramarine "Am. Service" framed handstamp, Havre backstamp (Jan. 6), Fine, datestamped in New York on Jan. 23 and arrived in New Orleans after secession (probably Feb. 1), ex Howard Green and Felton

E. 400-500
0
184
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 184, Confederate and Civil War: Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. PostageCharleston S.C. Paid Feb. 22, 1861, Charleston S.C. Paid Feb. 22, 1861Charleston S.C. Paid Feb. 22, 1861. Circular datestamp with cork cancel tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), straddle-pane margin at left, on cover to Sumter S.C., original enclosure confirming the date, corner nick at top eight, otherwise Fine Confederate State use of U.S. postage, ex Gimelson

E. 200-300
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185
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 185, Confederate and Civil War: Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. PostageCharleston S.C. Mar. 25, 1861, Charleston S.C. Mar. 25, 1861Charleston S.C. Mar. 25, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp, matching grid ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on yellow cover to Maybenton S.C. with "Geo. W. Williams & Co. Wholesale Grocers" green embossed cameo corner card, stamp with light vertical crease, still Very Fine Confederate State use of U.S. postage on a cameo corner card cover

E. 300-400
200
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186
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 186, Confederate and Civil War: Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. PostageCharlottesville Va. Apr. 17, 1861 -- First Day of Virginia Independent Statehood, Charlottesville Va. Apr. 17, 1861 -- First Day of Virginia Independent StatehoodCharlottesville Va. Apr. 17, 1861 -- First Day of Virginia Independent Statehood. Clear strike of blue double-circle datestamp, matching grid cancels 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on small mourning-bordered cover to Palmer's Springs Va., stamp with double perfs at sides, Extremely Fine, a choice example of this historic use, the Virginia Ordinance of Secession was passed by the legislature on April 17th, with 1999 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
750
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187
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 187, Confederate and Civil War: Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Postage3c + 1c Red & Blue on White Star Die entire (U28), 3c + 1c Red & Blue on White Star Die entire (U28)3c + 1c Red & Blue on White Star Die entire (U28). Cancelled by New York City duplex datestamp and grid without clear date and addressed to Charlottesville Va., back with blue "ADVERTISED" in oval handstamp, mansucript "1" rate, some wear and soiling, still Very Fine and unusual use of this entire, most likely to either independent or Confederate Virginia

E. 300-400
350
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188
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 188, Confederate and Civil War: Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. PostageSalisbury N.C. Jun. 1, 1861 -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System, Salisbury N.C. Jun. 1, 1861 -- First Day of the Confederate Postal SystemSalisbury N.C. Jun. 1, 1861 -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System. Bold strike of circular datestamp on buff cover to Weldon N.C., matching "Paid" handstamp without rate, part strike of "Weldon N.C. Jun." receiving datestamp and a second "Paid" handstamp, pencil "JDR" initials beneath, Fine and very scarce cover used on the first day of the Confederate postal system, with 2017 C.S.A. certificate stating "Genuine...the 1861 year of use is confirmed by historical research concerning the addressee and in the recorded postal use of the Weldon NC Type 3 postmark"

E. 750-1,000
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189
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 189, Confederate and Civil War: Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. PostageNorfolk Va. Jun. 1, 1861 -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System, Norfolk Va. Jun. 1, 1861 -- First Day of the Confederate Postal SystemNorfolk Va. Jun. 1, 1861 -- First Day of the Confederate Postal System. Blue double-circle datestamp, "Paid" and "5" C.S.A. rate handstamps, all double-struck on buff cover to Lynchburg Va., docketing at left confirming the date, fresh and Very Fine, a desirable June 1, 1861 First Day cover, signed Brian Green, with brief biographical information on the Blackfords

E. 750-1,000
400
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