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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: Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
651
c
Confederate States Better Cover Balance. 20 covers, each a better use but in mixed condition, including Postmasters' Provisionals from Atlanta (6XU9), Montgomery (59XU1, front only), two from Raleigh (68XU1), range of other covers including Mississippi Star imprint with No. 26 Independent State use, couple Patriotics, several other imprints including State of Virginia, C.S.A. Treasury Dept., Engineers, C.S.A. imprint on U.S. star die entire with pair No. 7, others, two covers bearing No. 13, wallpaper cover, as stated the condition is very mixed with faults to be found throughout -- otherwise these would all be individual lots, Fine appearing and worthwhile group

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
652
c
Independent and Confederate State Uses of U.S. Postage, Cover Balance. Nice group of 25 covers, a handful are Independent State uses and most are post Feb. 4, 1861 Confederate State uses, franked with 3c 1857 Issue or Star Die entires, range of originations including Georgia (with several to Howell Cobb), Virginia and South Carolina with one as early as Dec. 22, 1860 (secession occurred on Dec. 20), range of condition from Fine to a few faulty, a very worthwhile group and not often seen in this quantity

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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653
c
Handstamped "Paid", Cover Balance. 59 covers, wide range of towns representing several states, just a few are manuscript, some better including Torrance Miss. on obsolete U.S. Star Die entire (manuscript), Scottsville Va. on obsolete Nesbitt entire, Laurens C.H. S.C., Calhoun's Mills S.C., Madison and Pensacola Fla., an adversity use, many others, mixed condition as is typical for these but many appear Fine, a worthwhile group

E. 2,500-3,500
1,200
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654
c
5c-10c Lithograph Issues, Cover Balance (1,2,4). 42 covers bearing Nos. 1, 2 or 4, a few with two stamps or pairs, wide range of town cancels with handstamped and manuscript, a couple better including blue University of Virginia and turned use with No. 2 on one side and pair No. 7 on turned side, shade varieties, mixed condition with stamp or cover faults ranging from minor to more severe, many appear Fine, an unusual large group of lithograph covers with substantial Scott Retail

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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655
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 655, Confederate and Civil War: Group Lots5c-10c Lithograph Issues, Cover Balance (1, 2, 4), 5c-10c Lithograph Issues, Cover Balance (1, 2, 4)5c-10c Lithograph Issues, Cover Balance (1, 2, 4). Seven covers, four with single uses of No. 1, one used from Richmond Va. and affixed over Quartermaster's Office semi-official imprint, two from Charleston S.C. and one from Knoxville Tenn, two covers with single uses of No. 2 (Paterson) from Chattanooga Tenn. and Lovingston Va., one cover with two No. 4 (different stones) from Richmond, also a stampless cover from Carolina Female College but likely not a Civil War use, mixed condition with some stamp or cover flaws to be expected, overall fine group, ex Gimelson, Scott Retail $2,125.00 not counting the stampless cover

E. 750-1,000
400
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656
c
1862 Typograph Issues, Cover Balance (6-7). 19 covers, pairs or two stamps plus two scarcer single uses including June 25, 1862 just before the rate change, one with prominent "White Tie" variety, couple adversity uses including one from a pre-war letter, other variety with some blue cancels, some faults to be expected but overall Fine group with some Very Fine covers

E. 750-1,000
475
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657
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 657, Confederate and Civil War: Group Lots5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Three covers with pairs used from Texas, one from San Antonio to Comfort Tex. from a German Unionist (see Siegel Sale 1071, lot 4695 for a full description of the correspondence), one from Huntsville to San Antonio, third from Houston to Austin, Very Fine group

E. 300-400
225
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658
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 658, Confederate and Civil War: Group Lots5c-10c Typographed and Engraved Issues, Cover Balance (6-7, 11-12), 5c-10c Typographed and Engraved Issues, Cover Balance (6-7, 11-12)5c-10c Typographed and Engraved Issues, Cover Balance (6-7, 11-12). 19 covers, 10 bearing pairs of Nos. 6-7, attractive uses including one with additional "10" due handstamp (P.F. certificate), another with a blue cancel, one sent from Tennessee to Florida, eight covers with Nos. 11-12, one with a strip of three and another with two singles (forwarded), one showing part imprint at bottom, range of shades, one with pre-printed address, finally a cover bearing U.S. No. 65, sent from New Brighton N.Y. to military address at Fort Pulaski Ga., a few small flaws, overall a Very Fine group, ex Gimelson

E. 750-1,000
400
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659
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 659, Confederate and Civil War: Group Lots10c Blue, Dies A, B (11-12), 10c Blue, Dies A, B (11-12)10c Blue, Dies A, B (11-12). Group of Texas related items, four No. 11 or No. 12 covers used from Texas, two are turned uses from Richmond and Anderson, also uses from Austin and Fairfield (latter manuscript), nice condition with just the manuscript Anderson showing some toning, also includes a Homer Tex. handstamped "Paid" 25c use (toned and edge faults), Very Fine group

E. 400-500
600
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660
c
5c Blue, Die A, B, Cover Balance (11-12). Extensive group of 56 covers, range of uses with as many as three stamps on one cover for triple-rate, other better uses include two on cover for original postage and forwarding postage, an overpaid drop use, Army of Northern Virginia grid, adversity use, turned use, colored cancels, military addresses, range of towns with both handstamped and manuscript, range of shades, some with biographical information, condition is mixed but many are Very Fine and attractive

E. 2,500-3,500
0
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661
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 661, Confederate and Civil War: Group LotsConfederate and Civil War Cover Balance, Confederate and Civil War Cover BalanceConfederate and Civil War Cover Balance. 24 covers plus three State of Alabama script notes, lithographs include No. 1 vertical strip of four, pen cancelled and tied by manuscript postmark to Vicksburg Miss., scarce double-rate use with a strip of four, also No. 4 on cover, six No. 6-7 covers including one turned from a used 3c U.S. Nesbitt entire, another with a strange docketing "Hand Disguised", Ten No. 11-12 covers including one nice with huge margins, finally five covers franked with U.S. No. 65, including one with U.S. Christian Commission corner card and Old Point Comfort Va. double-circle datestamp addressed to Meriden Conn., no censor or other flag-of-truce markings but could have been a through-the-lines use, one prisoner-of-war cover from Kentucky to Camp Douglas, two on multi-colored Union Patriotics from Port Royal S.C. and Norfolk Va. (both under Union control), finally 1880's cover advertising Civil War pension services, mixed condition with some flaws to be found, overall a Fine and diverse group

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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662
c
Prisoner-of-War and Flag-of-Truce, Cover Balance. Extensive group of 25 covers, 22 are prisoner-of-war covers to or from Union prisons and franked with 3c 1861 Issue (65), prisons include Fort Delaware (3), Elmira N.Y. (4), Camp Douglas Ill., Rock Island Ill., Camp Chase O (2), Johnson's Island (4), Point Lookout Md. (7), also two civilian flag-of-truce uses and one unidentified (inner cover postmarked Old Point Comfort), censor markings are struck in a range of strengths with some weak and some clear, some with manuscript censor markings, typical stamp and cover flaws to be found, Fine appearing group of prisoner-of-war covers and rarely offered in this quantity, many accompanied by research and biographical information

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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663
 
Confederate Patriotics, Unused. Approximately 170 nicely arranged in two binders, tremendous range of different designs, including sections on flags ranging from 7-star to 13-star, Davis, shields, cannons, medallion and many others, some are postwar reprints or fantasies, still overall an attractive group

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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