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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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Category — Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-Truce

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2421
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2421, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceBlockade-Run Cover from Wilmington N.C. to Newark N.J. via Nassau, Blockade-Run Cover from Wilmington N.C. to Newark N.J. via NassauBlockade-Run Cover from Wilmington N.C. to Newark N.J. via Nassau. Cover addressed to Miss E. P. Stephens in Newark N.J., carried by blockade runner from Wilmington N.C. on Dec. 3 (see Siegel Sale 1154, lot 2457), arriving Nassau with "Nassau DE 7 63, Paid" circular datestamp, carried to New York where 3c Rose (65) (faults) tied by "STEAM/SHIP" handstamp, blue crayon "Due 2" at top left for ship captain's fee, red crayon "4" (British rate) crossed out, cover with tear at top left, otherwise Fine, with 1972 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
2422
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2422, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceBlockade-Run Cover from Wilmington N.C. to Heidelberg, Germany, Blockade-Run Cover from Wilmington N.C. to Heidelberg, GermanyBlockade-Run Cover from Wilmington N.C. to Heidelberg, Germany. Watson correspondence, carried under cover via Nassau to Liverpool forwarder (probably Fraser Trenholm), then by mail to Heidelberg, transit datestamps applied at Liverpool (June 27, 1864), London (June 28), Calais (June 28), Paris (June 29), Strasbourg (June 29) and Heidelberg (June 30), blue manuscript "33" rate, red rate marking overstruck by numeral grid, some slight toning, Very Fine and attractive blockade-run cover

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2423
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2423, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-Truce"Immortal 600", Fort Pulaski Ga, "Immortal 600", Fort Pulaski Ga"Immortal 600", Fort Pulaski Ga. Inner prisoner-of-war buff cover to Liberty Va., endorsed "Capt. H.C. Dickinson Co. A 2nd Va Cavalry & pris. of war", addressed to his wife, "Savannah Ga. Nov. 6?" circular datestamp and "10" C.S.A. due handstamp, manuscript "Examined L. Jaqueline Smith Capt. Arty." censor marking and "pr. flag of truce via Charleston", unsealed for censoring, some wear top left corner, still Very Fine, in late October 1864 the prisoners from Morris Island, who had been exposed to mortar fire from their Confederate batteries, were moved to Fort Pulaski at the mouth of the Savannah River, conditions were not much better there as they were forced to subsist on a near starvation diet, ex Dr. Brandon

E. 750-1,000
700
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2424
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2424, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceCamp Chase, Columbus O, Camp Chase, Columbus OCamp Chase, Columbus O. 3c Pink entire cancelled by grids in square cancel and "Columbus O. Mar. 20" circular datestamp to New York, soldier's endorsement "From F. W. Keyes, 20th Miss. Regt., Prisoner of War" manuscript examiner's marking "Examined A.S. Ballard, Major 74th Reg't OV, Camp Chase" at left, top flap with tear from opening, small spot at left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, signed Brian Green, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
150
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2425
 
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2425, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceCamp Chase, Columbus O, Camp Chase, Columbus OCamp Chase, Columbus O. Newspaper wrapper with 1c Blue (63) tied by blue "Wheeling Va. ? 26" circular datestamp with address label to Dr. Alfred Hughes at Camp Chase Prison in Columbus, dated Aug. 18, 1862, some edgewear and possibly reduced, Very Fine and rare wrapper use to a prisoner at Camp Chase, the recipient was held at Camp Chase as a political prisoner, he was exchanged in 1862 and practiced medicine in Richmond until 1865 when he moved to Baltimore, perhaps four or five wrappers are known, illustrated in the Harrison book on p. 182

E. 750-1,000
750
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2426
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2426, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceCastle Thunder, Richmond Va, Castle Thunder, Richmond VaCastle Thunder, Richmond Va. Inner cover to Hopkinsville Ky., censored with manuscript "Ex Jno L Eustis adc", who was a clerk in the Richmond War Office, franked with three singles of 1c Blue (63), stamps defective, cancelled with segmented cork, one tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. Apr. 18" double-circle datestamp, cover with some wear and couple small tears and stains, Fine appearing and very scarce franking, inner P.O.W. covers going to the North are almost always franked with a 3c Rose (65) or stampless with a due marking, ex Walske

E. 500-750
375
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2427°
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2427, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceFort Delaware, Delaware City, Fort Delaware, Delaware CityFort Delaware, Delaware City. Orange prisoner-of-war cover to Fancy Grove Va. endorsed "By Flag of Truce via Fortress Monroe, care Maj. Jno. E. Mulford", clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined. Fort Delaware Del." (Ty. I) oval handstamp, "Delaware City Del. Aug. 29" circular datestamp, C.S.A. postage paid by 10c Blue, "TEN" (9), large margins, light pre-use vertical crease, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 13" circular datestamp, U.S. postage paid by 3c Rose (65), couple tiny edge flaws, tied by target, some staining near bottom and slight overall soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT "TEN" GENERAL ISSUE STAMP ON A MIXED-FRANKING PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER. THIS IS THE FINEST CONDITION OF ONLY THREE FULL COVER USES KNOWN TO US. .

We record only three "TEN" general issue stamps on prisoner-of-war covers plus a front only (used from Point Lookout). Of the other full covers, one is faulty with tears, stains, and a replaced backflap (used from Johnson's Island). The other has a "TEN" stamp that has been trimmed to shape (used from Fort Delaware). This cover, with only slight cosmetic issues is the finest of the three. Ex Dr. Brandon

E. 2,000-3,000
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2428
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2428, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceFort Delaware, Delaware City, Fort Delaware, Delaware CityFort Delaware, Delaware City. Buff prisoner-of-war cover to Fishersville Va., 3c Rose (65), tied by target cancel, "Delaware City Del. Jan. 31" and "Richmond Va. Feb. 10" circular datestamps, 10c Blue, Die B (12), large to huge margins, tied by the Delaware City and Richmond circular datestamps, endorsed "Care of Comdg. Officer, Fortress Monroe, By Flag of Truce" at lower left, fresh and Very Fine, sent by Lieut. John A. Douglas (Co. B, 30th Va. Battalion Sharpshooters) to his wife, he was captured in 1864 at Winchester and released June 16, 1865 after signing an oath of allegiance

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2429
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2429, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceFort Delaware, Delaware City, Fort Delaware, Delaware CityFort Delaware, Delaware City. Incoming prisoner-of-war cover addressed to Capt. Albert Cummings "Prisoner of War, Division 34, Officer's Quarters, Fort Delaware," 3c Rose (65) tied by "Onancock Va." circular datestamp, manuscript Mar. 30 mailing date, receipt and answer docketing of Apr. 1865, Fine South-to-North prisoner-of-war incoming cover, Onancock is also a scarce Eastern Shore Virginia town marking, accompanied by biographical information on Cummings

E. 200-300
150
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2430
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2430, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceCamp Douglas, Ill, Camp Douglas, IllCamp Douglas, Ill. Buff cover to Henderson P.O. Ga., partly clear strike of "Camp Douglas Prisoner's Letter Examined" censor marking (Ty. II), 3c Rose (65) tied by grid cancel and Richmond Va. circular datestamp, "Chicago Ill. Feb. 2" circular datestamp and "Due 10" straightline for C.S.A. postage, soldier's endorsement from the 55th Georgia, Very Fine, accompanied by biographical information on the sender who was taken prisoner at Cumberland Gap, ex Blueler

E. 200-300
300
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2431
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2431, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceJohnson's Island, Sandusky O, Johnson's Island, Sandusky OJohnson's Island, Sandusky O. Buff cover from prisoner with 3c Rose (65), tied by blue segmented grid cancel, 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), large margins and similarly tied, "Sandusky O. Nov. 4" double-circle datestamp, to Richmond Va., endorsed "Flag of Truce Boat via Fortress Monroe" at left and "from Lt. J H Chamberlayne, prisnr War" at top, manuscript "Examined D. S. Alexander", small hole punch at top left corner, few repaired edge tears at top, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
400
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2432
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2432, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceJohnson's Island, Sandusky O, Johnson's Island, Sandusky OJohnson's Island, Sandusky O. Pink lined cover bearing 3c Rose (65) and C.S.A. 10c Blue, Die A (11), 3c tied by "Sandusky O. Feb. 17 '65" double-circle datestamp, 10c tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 5" circular datestamp, to Statesville N.C., endorsed "Per Flag of Truce Via Fortress Monroe" at top left, clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter, Johnsons Island O. Examined C S" censor's oval handstamp, 3c with stains and piece out at top left, missing small part of top flap, otherwise Fine, with 2006 C.S.A. certificate, accompanied by short history of the sender, Abner Clayton Sharpe

E. 300-400
375
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2433
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2433, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceJohnson's Island, Sandusky O, Johnson's Island, Sandusky OJohnson's Island, Sandusky O. Clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter, Johnsons Island, O. Examined C.H.R." handstamp (Chauncy H. Roberts from Nov 1864 to May 1865) and manuscript "For Flag of Truce" on buff cover to Louisburg N.C., endorsed by "Joseph J. Davis, Capt. Co. G 47th NCT, Prisoner of War", 3c Rose (65) tied by bold target cancel, "Sandusky O. Nov. 20 '64" double-circle datestamp, "Richmond Va. Jan. 13" circular datestamp with "Due 10" straightline, Very Fine, signed B. Green

E. 300-400
300
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2434
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2434, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceOld Capitol Prison, Old Capitol PrisonOld Capitol Prison. Inbound cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by "Tamaroa Ill. Sep. 5" circular datestamp, addressed to William A. Haines, red "Approved by Provost Marshall, Washington D.C." Ty. II handstamp and signed, some edgewear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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2435
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2435, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-Truce2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Tied by target cancel and "Washington D.C. Dec. 13, '63" double-circle datestamp on folded letter datelined "Old Capitol Prison Dec. 8/63" and addressed to the examiner patent office in Washington D.C., "Henry R. Todd" Provost Marshal's Office boxed examiner's handstamp (Harrison box type Ia) with manuscript "CWT" initials (Charles W. Thompson), contents asks recipient, a friend, to visit to relieve the monotony of prison life, right portion of lettersheet missing (noted on certificate but we think this may have been done by the sender to conserve paper since the contents are complete), some toned perfs from gum, some slight overall wear, Very Fine, a rare drop rate use of the Black Jack on a cover sent by a Confederate prisoner from Old Capitol Prison, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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2436
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2436, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TrucePoint Lookout Md, Point Lookout MdPoint Lookout Md. Confederate prisoner's cover to Cedar Grove N.C., 3c Rose (65) tied by "Point Lookout Md. Aug. 2, '64" double-circle datestamp, used with 10c Blue, Die B (12), large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 15" circular datestamp, manuscript "via Flag of Truce" at top left, clear strike of examiner's octagonal handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive franking, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2437
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2437, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TrucePoint Lookout Md, Point Lookout MdPoint Lookout Md. Inbound cover to a prisoner, with 3c Rose (65) tied by grid cancel, "Old Point Comfort Va. Dec. 11" double-circle datestamp, endorsed "Flag of Truce enclosed $5.00 usc", manuscript "Dead" at left, also "No" and "$10.00", Very Fine and attractive, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
300
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2438
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2438, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceFort McHenry, Baltimore Md, Fort McHenry, Baltimore MdFort McHenry, Baltimore Md. 3c Rose (65), wide natural s.e. at left, tied by blue target cancel and matching "Baltimore Md. Dec. 8, 1863" double-circle datestamp on prisoner-of-war cover to Little's Mills N.C., endorsed "Through Comdg. Officer at Fortress Monroe from Prisoner of War B. F. Little Capt. Co. E 52nd N.C. Regt.," also "Flag of Truce" at top, C.S.A. postage paid by 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 12" circular datestamp, missing part of backflap, fresh and Very Fine mixed-franking flag-of-truce cover from Ft. McHenry, for background on the well-known Benjamin F. Little correspondence, see the Siegel auction of the Walske collection (Sale 988, page 157, lots 194-198), ex Kilbourne

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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2439
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2439, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-TruceFort Warren, Boston Mass, Fort Warren, Boston MassFort Warren, Boston Mass. Vertical pair and single of 1c Blue (63), tied by "Paid" in oval cancels, red "Boston Mass. Aug. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Baltimore Md., single also tied by manuscript "Fort Warren Aug. 7th 1862", sent by S. Teakley Wallis to his wife, Very Fine, the sender was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, signed Brian Green, with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
900
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2440
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2440, Confederate States: Blockade-Run, Flag-of-Truce3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by large segmented grid cancel, "Old Point Comfort Va. Mar. 24" double-circle datestamp on civilian flag of truce cover to East Otto N.Y., endorsed "Care of Major Milford per flag of truce steamer 'New York' via Fortress Monroe", stamp with corner crease at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
325
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2441
 
General Issues, Off-Cover Balance. Small balance mostly on dealer or auction lot cards, including No. 1, 3 unused, 4 on piece, 5 appearing unused, 7 with "White Tie" variety, 9, 11 margin block of twelve with "Keatinge & Ball" imprint and plate no. 2, 13 unused with "20" double transfer and used example, plus others, mixed condition though mostly Fine or better

E. 500-750
650
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2442
c
Confederate Postal History Collection. 40 covers, many of which were bought individually from dealers or auctions and including descriptions, wide variety from stampless markings, General Issues including Nos. 1 (6 including two pairs), 2 (3), 4 (2), 6-7 mostly pairs including two adversity uses on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entires, 11-13, two "Army of Tenn" three-line handstamp, two "Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Finance Bureau" imprint covers, even a South-to-North prisoner of war to Point Lookout Md., few Texas uses, mixed condition, mostly Fine or better

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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