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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 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 States: Provisionals thru General Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2402
 
Slavery-Related Documents. Three items, including 1801 bill of sale for slave named Tom from Newtown, Long Island N.Y., second item is 1801 doctor's bill for attending to three slaves including "negro wench, medicin and attend of a Pleurisy", last is 1823 list of "goods and chattels" which includes a horse and cart valued at $81 and "1 negroe girl" valued at $300.00, some faults, overall an interesting group

E. 500-750
500
2403
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2403, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General IssuesPierre Manning Butler Young, Pierre Manning Butler YoungPierre Manning Butler Young. Signature "P.M.B. Young Brig Genl" at top of cover to Mrs. Young in Penfield Ga., pencil "Due" and red "10" in circle handstamp, pencil Oct. 21, 1864 docketing at left, some waterstaining and edge flaws, otherwise Fine, Young temporarily took Hampton's place as division commander around this time after Stuart's death

E. 300-400
300
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2404
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2404, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General IssuesConfederate Richmond Va. to San Francisco, Privately-Carried Cover (1864), Confederate Richmond Va. to San Francisco, Privately-Carried Cover (1864)Confederate Richmond Va. to San Francisco, Privately-Carried Cover (1864). Cover addressed to Mrs. Clara Crittenden in San Francisco in the hand of Confederate Captain James Love Crittenden, covertly carried out of the Confederacy to the North, 10c Green (68) tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Jan. 6" circular datestamp, San Francisco "Advertised" backstamp, original letter was sold as part of a group of Crittenden correspondence letters in Frajola Sale 2 (lot 52) and is now in the Clements Library, cover tears and stamp with small faults, otherwise Fine, ex Walske

E. 500-750
275
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2405
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2405, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General Issues3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Brilliant color, tied by blue "STEAMER VICKSBURG" oval handstamp on cover to Natchez Miss., with May 14, 1861 docketing indicating this is a Confederate State use, fresh and Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
750
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2406
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2406, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General IssuesCharleston S.C. May 19, 1861, Charleston S.C. May 19, 1861Charleston S.C. May 19, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), s.e. at right, on yellow cover to Williamston S.C. with Geo. W. Williams & Co. wholesale grocer's red cameo corner card, cover with light creasing, otherwise Fine and attractive advertising cover with U.S. stamp used during Confederate period

E. 400-500
225
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2407
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2407, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General IssuesConfederate State Use of U.S. Stamps, Confederate State Use of U.S. StampsConfederate State Use of U.S. Stamps. Three items, including No. 26 tied by blue grid and matching "Lexington Va. May 25" circular datestamp on 1861 folded letter to Richmond Va., contents discuss asking recipient to intervene in someone's commission ranking; second is 3c Star Die entire used from Petersburg Va. May 14 to Hillsboro N.C., ex Bogg and Thayer; last is 3c Star Die entire with "Richmond Va. May 17, 1861" circular datestamp to Capt. R. Stokes in Va., small Ashbrook card accompanies, overall fresh and Very Fine, attractive late uses

E. 300-400
180
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2408
 
Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Postage. Six covers with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and two Star Die cut squares, Independent use including Montgomery Ala. and Ayletts Va. on 7-Star Patriotic cover (faults), Confederate State uses including Mobile Ala., Georgia on "Ordnance Office, Official Business" corner card and two Charleston S.C. covers, also with Fredericksburg Va. Mar. 28 cover (Virginia seceded Apr. 17) with original contents mentioning the intent to join the Confederate cause and likelihood of secession if placed to the vote of the people, mixed condition, mostly Fine

E. 400-500
900
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2409
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2409, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General IssuesAthens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type II, large to full margins, on small piece, lightly cancelled by grid, Very Fine, with 1974 A.P.S. certificate

1,400
450
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2410
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2410, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General IssuesMacon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1), Macon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1)Macon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1). Clear strike of provisional handstamp, "Macon Ga. Nov. 7" double-circle datestamp on oatmeal cover with green "Lanier House" fancy embossed oval cameo corner card to Tallahassee Fla., cover with some faults including creasing and small repaired tears, Fine appearance, Scott Retail $650.00 for ordinary cover

E. 300-400
375
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2411
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2411, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General IssuesMobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins to clear at bottom, tied by "Mobile Ala. Nov. 6, 1861" double-circle datestamp on oatmeal cover to McKinley Ala., small cover repair at far left, Fine, Scott Retail $2,000.00

E. 300-400
325
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2412
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2412, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General IssuesNew Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1), New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1)New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1). Margins to in on two sides, tied by "New Orleans La. 21 Nov." circular datestamp on blue 1861 folded printed bank notice to Oak Grove Miss., Fine stamp on a fresh and rare cover, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $5,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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2413°
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2413, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General IssuesNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Large margins to full, tied by "New Orleans La. Oct. 9, 1861" river mail circular datestamp, also tied by "New Orleans La. Oct. 10" circular datestamp applied at the regular post office, on buff cover to Natchez Miss., manuscript "Paid" at upper right, stamp lifted and hinged in place, under the stamp is an area outlining where a half dime was glued in place, the coin was removed and the stamp was applied in New Orleans

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE NEW ORLEANS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL CANCELLED AT THE WHARFSIDE OFFICE WHERE THE STAMP WAS AFFIXED AND ALSO AT THE MAIN NEW ORLEANS POST OFFICE THE FOLLOWING DAY.

This is one of two reported such uses of the New Orleans provisional (other is ex Antrim). Ex Knapp, Emerson, Silver, Simon and Myerson. With 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 2,500-3,500
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2414
 
Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals Balance. Twelve items mostly on dealer or auction lot cards, including Charleston S.C. 5c on small piece, Houston Tex. "Paid 5" cover, Marietta Ga. "Paid 5" cover, Mobile Ala. 2c and 5c unused singles, Petersburg Va. 5c on cover, Walterborough S.C. 10c on small U.S. 3c Star Die piece, plus a few New Orleans Provisionals, few certificates accompany, small faults, mostly Fine or better

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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2415
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2415, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Large to full margins, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 4" circular datestamp on folded cover addressed locally, pencil notation "Written on Ram Virginia" at top left, Very Fine example of an over paid drop letter rate from the CSS Virginia, which was the first steam powered ironclad warship built by the Confederate States, ex Warren

E. 400-500
225
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2416
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2416, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins, tied by "Selma Ala. Aug. 20" circular datestamp on cover to Mobile Ala., manuscript "Camp Forney Apl. 17/62" at top left, some soiling, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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2417
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2417, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to bit in, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Mar. 26" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from yellow illustrated medicine wrapper for British Cough Balsam, to Geneva Ga., opened for display, Very Fine, great exhibition item

E. 500-750
425
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2418
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2418, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General Issues2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large balanced margins, clear Raleigh N.C. May 20 (1864) double-circle datestamp that leaves the "Two Cents" double transfer clearly visible, couple shallow thins, Very Fine appearance, with 1985 P.F. certificate

450
150
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2419
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2419, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Horizontal pair, right stamp with full framelines, left stamp with two full framelines, Ala. double-circle datestamp, expertly repaired tear affecting left stamp and couple slight thins

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED HORIZONTAL PAIR OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE WITH FRAMELINES LARGELY INTACT.

Scott Retail $6,250.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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2420
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2420, Confederate States: Provisionals thru General Issues20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d). Top left diagonal bisect, tied by Houston Tex. circular datestamp on cover to Richmond Tex., stamp with some faults mostly in top margin and cover with some minor faults, Fine, accompanied by 1948 A. Dietz letter indicating his opinion and 1983 P.F. certificate (not noting any faults), Scott Retail $2,000.00

E. 300-400
200
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