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Sale 1208 — The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2019

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Category — Confederate Prisoners’ Mail from Union Prisons

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
300
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 300, Confederate Prisoners’ Mail from Union PrisonsFort Delaware, Delaware City, Fort Delaware, Delaware CityFort Delaware, Delaware City. Orange prisoner-of-war cover to Haynesville Ala., flag-of-truce endorsement at left including mention of General Butler, partly clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined. Fort Delaware Del." (Ty. I) oval handstamp, "Delaware City Del. Jun. 13" circular datestamp, U.S. postage paid by 3c Rose (65), tied by grid, C.S.A. postage paid by 10c Blue, Die A (11), three large margins, tied by partly clear strike of Richmond Va. circular datestamp which also ties 3c, Fine dual-franking prisoner-of-war cover with both stamps tied together, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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301
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 301, Confederate Prisoners’ Mail from Union PrisonsFort Delaware, Delaware City, Fort Delaware, Delaware CityFort Delaware, Delaware City. Prisoner-of-war cover to Edinburg Va., endorsed "Via flag of truce by Fortress Monroe", clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined. Fort Delaware Del." (Ty. I) oval handstamp, "Delaware City Del. Jun. 22" circular datestamp, U.S. postage was attempted to be paid by U.S. 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26), Confederate postage paid by 10c Blue, Die A (11), cut to shape, both tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 29" circular datestamp, "Due 6" in oval handstamp for U.S. postage as the entire was not accepted after it was demonetized in August 1861, overall toning spots front and back, otherwise Fine and unusual dual-franking prisoner-of-war cover with an attempted use of demonetized U.S. postage, illustrated in Antrim (p. 91), with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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302
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 302, Confederate Prisoners’ Mail from Union PrisonsJohnson's Island, Sandusky O, Johnson's Island, Sandusky OJohnson's Island, Sandusky O. Light gray "The Virginia Tobacco Agency, New York" overall lithographed advertising cover to Capt. C. D. Anderson, a prisoner-of-war, care of Col. C. W. Hill, at Johnson's Island, carried by Adams Express Company, five red wax seals on back from Adams Richmond Va. office, manuscript "$100.00" indicating money contents, manuscript "Paid 8/- R.M.L." express charge (8 bits or $1.00, including 25c for basic express service and balance for special charges), well-struck "Prisoner's Letter Johnson's Island O. Examined G.S.B." (George S. Brown) examiner's oval handstamp, pencil notations incl. "pd 25" on back, "$100 -- DeWolf, 30c chgs" and "Bills 4p" on front

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE EXPRESS COMPANY COVER TO A CONFEDERATE PRISONER AT JOHNSON'S ISLAND.

According to prisoner-of-war records, Captain Anderson was captured at Silvers Creek Va. and imprisoned at Sandusky on April 3, 1865, six days before Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House. He was paroled on oath on June 18, 1865. While personal necessities and sometimes money was sent to Confederate prisoners, the amount noted on this cover, "$100.00", and the delivery by Adams Express make it an exceptional use.

Ex Kimmel, Kohlhepp, Allen, Hall and Walske. Illustrated and discussed in the Chronicle 95 (Aug. 1977)

E. 1,500-2,000
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303
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 303, Confederate Prisoners’ Mail from Union PrisonsPoint Lookout, Md, Point Lookout, MdPoint Lookout, Md. Buff prisoner-of-war cover to Milboro Springs Va., endorsed "Via Fortress Monroe Flag of Truce Boat", "Prisoner's Letter Examined." octagonal censor's handstamp (Ty. IIa), mixed franking with U.S. postage paid by 3c Rose (65), cancelled by target and matching "Point Lookout Md. Aug. 5 '64" circular datestamp which ties pair 5c Blue, Local (7), also tied by overlapping "Richmond Va. Aug. 12" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH POINT LOOKOUT MIXED-FRANKING FLAG-OF-TRUCE COVER SENT THROUGH OLD POINT COMFORT AND RICHMOND.

Ex Walske. Illustrated in Antrim (p. 77).

E. 2,000-3,000
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304
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 304, Confederate Prisoners’ Mail from Union PrisonsPoint Lookout, Md, Point Lookout, MdPoint Lookout, Md. 3c Rose (65), tied by "Point Lookout Md. Jul. 30 '64" double-circle datestamp on unsealed oatmeal prisoner-of-war cover to Madison Ga., manuscript prisoner endorsement, "Prisoner's Letter Examined." octagonal censor handstamp (Ty. IIa), exchanged via Old Point Comfort and Richmond Va. with "Due 10" straightline handstamp for Confederate postage, Fine, ex Antrim and Engel, with 1996 C.S.A. certificate

E. 300-400
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