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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Confederate and Civil War: Through-the-Lines Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
190
 
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 190, Confederate and Civil War: Through-the-Lines MailAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 12, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 12, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 12, 1861. Clearly struck circular datestamp ties 30c Orange (38), few scissors-blunted perfs, vivid color, on piece of cover sent to France, pencil "55/ Through" (55c paid, including 30c postage and 25c express fee), re-franked with horizontal strip of three 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), tied by blue grid cancels and "Louisville Ky. Aug. 13, 1861" double-circle datestamp, part of Havre transit at bottom of piece, strip lifted to show markings, Extremely Fine, a very rare use -- bearing in mind a similar franking on full cover brought nearly $200,000 in one of our sales, this is certainly an affordable alternative -- ex Birkinbine, Walske and Dr. Brandon

E. 750-1,000
400
191
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 191, Confederate and Civil War: Through-the-Lines MailNew Orleans to Chalon, France, via New York, July 1861, New Orleans to Chalon, France, via New York, July 1861New Orleans to Chalon, France, via New York, July 1861. Folded letter and circular datelined "Nouvelle Orleans 18 Juillet 1861", addressed to Chalon, France, carried across the lines by northbound express to New York where placed in mails by forwarder, with "Renauld Francois & Co/New York" red oval backstamp, "New York 18 Jul. 27" debit circular datestamp, ship name directive "p. Saxonia", "16" decimes due in France, French transit and receiving datestamps front and back, Very Fine through-the-lines use from New Orleans, with 2006 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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192
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 192, Confederate and Civil War: Through-the-Lines MailGermany to Confederate Texas via Washington D.C., 1863, Germany to Confederate Texas via Washington D.C., 1863Germany to Confederate Texas via Washington D.C., 1863. Folded cover addressed to U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, originated in Stettin, Germany (modern-day Szczecin in Poland) with Sep. 19 (1863) boxed datestamp, red Aachen Sep. 20 transit, red "N. York Am. Pkt. 28 Paid Oct. 6" credit datestamp, docketing on flap states "Stettin Sept. 7, 1863, Theodor Wellman, Encloses letter to the Postmaster at New Braunfels Texas and requests that it may be sent to its destination," also with magenta court marking "W. 1063 Oct. 7th, 1863, Apo. Judge Advo.", Very Fine and a most unusual attempt to have a letter delivered to the Confederacy via the U.S. Secretary of War, the court markings make it apparent that the enclosed letter (which no longer accompanies) did not make it to New Braunfels but further research is warranted

E. 750-1,000
500
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