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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Confederate States: General Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1005
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1005, Confederate States: General Issues5c Dark Green, Stone 1 (1b), 5c Dark Green, Stone 1 (1b)5c Dark Green, Stone 1 (1b). Large margins to full at left, tied by "Pensacola Fla. Apr. 17" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Centreville Ala., missing top flap and small sealed cover tear at top, still Very Fine, sent only three weeks before Federal troops captured the town, ex Gibson and Wishnietsky

300
250
1006
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1006, Confederate States: General Issues5c Green, Stone 1, "X" in Gutter (1), 5c Green, Stone 1, "X" in Gutter (1)5c Green, Stone 1, "X" in Gutter (1). Position 31R, with wide left gutter margin showing "X" at top left, large to ample margins other sides, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Feb. 11" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Danville Va., file fold thru stamp at left, otherwise Very Fine on-cover example of this scarce Stone 1 position, the "X" in gutter appears only at the junction of Positions 30/40 of the left pane and 21/31 of the right pane, 2010 Hartmann certificate no longer accompanies

E. 750-1,000
400
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1007
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1007, Confederate States: General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Large margins to clear, tied by "Columbia S.C. Apr. 24" circular datestamp on Southern Mutual Life Insurance Company ribbon style advertising cover to Charleston S.C., stamp with light soiling, minor edgewear, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
120
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1008
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1008, Confederate States: General Issues5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Full margins, tied by "Wilmington N.C. 1 Mar 5 Paid" integral-rate circular datestamp (modified from old 3c rate) on blue merchant's corner card cover to Wilson N.C., sender has crossed out "Wholesale Grocer & Commission Merchant", Very Fine and choice, ex Keeling

E. 200-300
350
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1009
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1009, Confederate States: General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins all around, tied by neat strike of "Montgomery Ala. Dec. 10, 1861" circular datestamp on Teacher's Exchange illustrated advertising cover to Pleasant City Ala., reduced at left into illustration, stamp with faults, some overall cover wear, still Fine, scarce illustrated advertising cover

E. 300-400
190
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1010
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1010, Confederate States: General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Ample margins to clear, tied by blue "Norfolk Va. Nov. 23, 1861" double-circle datestamp on small cover to Warrenton N.C. with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F11-5), original letter datelined "Camp Ruffin Norfolk Va. Nov. 23th 1861," stamp with vertical crease ending in small tear, cover missing backflap and with light soiling at top

VERY FINE APPEARING CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE 5-CENT GREEN GENERAL ISSUE.

Norfolk was occupied by federal forces beginning in May 1862.

Ex Hart, acquired by the Kilbournes in 1954

E. 1,500-2,000
750
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1011
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1011, Confederate States: General Issues5c Green, Stone A-B (1), 5c Green, Stone A-B (1)5c Green, Stone A-B (1). Ample to large margins except nicked at upper right, couple small edge tears at left, tied by "Yorktown Va. Oct. 31" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Winchester N.C. with red and blue 12-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (C.S.A. Catalog unlisted), crudely printed design with 10-Star flag (F10-3) modified with the addition of two stars in field at right (representing Tennessee and Missouri)

VERY FINE. AN EARLY USE OF THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE ON A BEAUTIFUL CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER.

We have offered examples of this flag design with ten 6-point stars (F10-3), but this modified 12-Star version is exceedingly rare (it should be listed as F12-7).

Ex Freeman

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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1012
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1012, Confederate States: General Issues5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Two, ample to large margins, tied by blue "Norfolk Va. Apr. 7, 1862" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Centre Ala. with red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design (F10-16, Verse 46), "Sold only by Vickery & Company, Norfolk" imprint, reduced at right and tiny corner repair at top right (not affecting stamp), left stamp with faint margin crease at top

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS 10-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH TWO OF THE 5-CENT GREEN FIRST ISSUE LITHOGRAPH.

This is also a scarce Confederate use from Norfolk, which was permanently occupied by Union forces one month after this cover was mailed. We have encountered only a few examples of this design, each used from Norfolk with General Issue stamps, and most are faulty to a far greater degree than the cover offered here. This is also the latest use of this design that we have offered.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 60

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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1013
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1013, Confederate States: General Issues10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Ample to huge margins including chunk of adjoining stamp at left, pretty pastel Stone Y color, tied by bold strike of "Richmond Va. Oct. 4, 1862" circular datestamp on buff cover to Griffin Ga., fresh and Very Fine, with 2007 C.S.A. certificate and note opining that this is the earliest use of Stone Y from Richmond

E. 400-500
225
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1014
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1014, Confederate States: General Issues10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins to clear, irregular at sides, tied by "Goldsboro N.C. Jan. 18" circular datestamp on homemade oatmeal cover to Raleigh N.C., with two 1863-dated enclosures, one Jan. 14 and the other Jan. 17, one discusses his potential discharge, typed transcripts and biography of sender accompany

400
110
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1015
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1015, Confederate States: General Issues5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Large margins to clear, tied by neat "Charleston S.C. Jun. 25" (1862) circular datestamp on overpaid drop rate cover addressed to "Charleston P Office S.C. At the Charleston Hotel", some slight wear, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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1016
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1016, Confederate States: General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Huge margins three sides, ample at top, tied by "Little Rock Ark. Sep. 4, 1862" circular datestamp on cover front only to Springfield Texas, couple small tears at top of front, Very Fine, an extremely rare Arkansas use of the 10c Rose, in his survey of C.S.A. Arkansas postal history serialized in the Confederate Philatelist (see Vol. 56, No. 3), Bruce Roberts documented only six covers or fronts bearing No. 5 used from Arkansas, ex Wishnietsky

E. 500-750
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1017
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1017, Confederate States: General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Huge to ample margins, rich color, tied by grid cancel with matching "Chapel Hill N.C. Aug. 14" circular datestamp at left on yellow cover to Raleigh, backflap sensibly reinforced, Very Fine, ex Walcott

E. 400-500
325
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1018
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1018, Confederate States: General Issues10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Two covers, first full margins, showing Malformed Star at top left, tied by indistinct circular datestamp on cover to military address at Paris Tex., some slight soiling, stamp with light crease, still Very Fine, with 1999 C.S.A. certificate, second with large margins, bright color, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug. 9, 1862" circular datestamp on back of homemade cover to Waresboro P.O. Ga., Very Fine

E. 500-750
400
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1019
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1019, Confederate States: General Issues5c Blue, Local, "Death Mask" Variety (7 var), 5c Blue, Local, "Death Mask" Variety (7 var)5c Blue, Local, "Death Mask" Variety (7 var). Horizontal pair, the left stamp the variety showing distorted mouth, nose and eyes, just in at right to large margins, small piece out at top of variety, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Jan. 14" circular datestamp on large part of blue 1863 folded letter to Shelton P.O., S.C., few faint toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, the unique freak, accompanied by letter dated May 20, 1946 from August Dietz where he states "unquestionably it is the most outstanding freak yet encountered among Confederates...It's a real find, and one of the most interesting things I've yet come across.", ex Coombs, Murphy and Pegram, discussed in 2008 Confederate Philatelist article by John Kimbrough, featured in Kimbrough and Bush Collector's Guide to Confederate Philately (pp. 438-440)

E. 500-750
350
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1020
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1020, Confederate States: General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at top left, tied by "Wilmington N.C. 26 Aug." circular datestamp on overall Insurance Company of the State of Virginia at Richmond advertising cover to Fayetteville & Western Rail Road, Very Fine and attractive

E. 200-300
190
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1021
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1021, Confederate States: General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, clear at top left to large margins, tied by Lynchburg Va. circular datestamp on Citizen's Savings Bank corner card cover to Petersburg Va., stamps placed partly over corner card and lifted and hinged back in place which allows the full corner card to be read, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
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1022
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1022, Confederate States: General Issues5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at right, tied by indistinct strikes of circular datestamp on cover to Bremo Bluff Va. with American Telegraph Company embossed design depicting an eagle and lightning bolts, some adherences and waterstaining, light horizontal file fold affects stamps, otherwise Fine and scarce use of this captured design, ex Kohn, Dr. Brandon and Born, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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1023
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1023, Confederate States: General Issues2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large even margins, tied by bold 4-bar cork grid cancel of Canton Miss., small "OCT" straightline handstamp on printed South Western Telegraph Co. form with written telegraph message sent from Selma Ala. on Sep. 25, 1864, edgewear and minor splits along folds have been skillfully mended

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT ENGRAVED ISSUE ON A TELEGRAM DELIVERED LOCALLY IN CANTON, MISSISSIPPI.

Confederate telegrams are extremely scarce, particularly with the 2c Engraved.

Ex Keeling, Dr. Brandon and Born

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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1024
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1024, Confederate States: General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Full to large margins, bright shade from First Printing, nicely complemented and tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May 20" (1863) circular datestamp on cover addressed in pencil to Shiloh S.C., two small holes at lower right, still Extremely Fine stamp on a fresh cover, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
425
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1025
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1025, Confederate States: General Issues10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Three large margins, just touched at right, tied by green "Lynchburg Va. Nov. 9" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Abingdon Va., bottom of stamp and cover with slight age toning, still Fine and scarce 10c "TEN" cancelled in green, Scott Retail $2,100.00

E. 500-750
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1026
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1026, Confederate States: General Issues10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b), 10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b)10c Gray Blue, "TEN" (9b). Large margins to just clear at top, tied by part strike of blue Richmond Va. circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Black Walnut Va., fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 500-750
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1027
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1027, Confederate States: General Issues10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Large margins showing full framelines at top and bottom, beautiful bright color, tied by "Mobile Ala. Jul. 30" (1863) circular datestamp on oatmeal homemade cover to Marietta Ga., accompanying P.F. certificate nit picks two absolutely miniscule scissors-cuts in margins at lower left and right (completely normal for how these were separated), still Very Fine and choice stamp on a fresh cover, with 2003 C.S.A. and 2018 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail $3,250.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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1028
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1028, Confederate States: General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, tied by partly clear strike of "Greenville S.C. Sep. 19" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Fair Haven N.C. with Virginia State Seal, "Sic Semper Tyrannis" and "Liberty or Death" Motto Patriotic design (FV-1, Motto 56), seal is set inside the wings of an eagle above horns of plenty, slightly creased at top and reduced at right

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS OUTSTANDING VIRGINIA PATRIOTIC DESIGN.

"Sic Semper Tyrannis" means "thus always to tyrants", which John Wilkes Booth yelled out to the audience during the shooting of Lincoln. (Give Me) "Liberty or Death" is of course the famous phrase attributed to Virginian Patrick Henry during the Revolution. All these elements combine to create a striking and unique Patriotic design.

Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 98. Ex Walcott, Judd, Meroni and Matthies, where acquired by the Kilbournes in the 1968 sale of her Confederate Patriotics (Siegel Sale 337, lot 918). With 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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1029
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1029, Confederate States: General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to clipped at bottom left corner barely into design, light corner crease, tied by Taylorsville Va. circular datestamp with unclear date on cover to Lincolnton N.C. with blue 13-Star Confederate "White Jackson Flag" and Verse Patriotic design (F13-4B, Verse 10), smaller style than F13-4A and without the shading in the folds, cover has been cleaned but still minor overall soiling, Very Fine appearance, the second national Confederate flag, also known as the "White Jackson Flag" and "Stainless Banner" was introduced after its adoption by the Confederate government on May 1, 1863, very few examples are known on Patriotic covers, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 87, with 1988 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1030
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1030, Confederate States: General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Three large margins, in at right, cancelled by part of "96 (S.C.) Oct. 21" manuscript postmark on Sunday School Board corner card cover to Marion Ala., fresh and Very Fine, Ninety-Six S.C. used the numeral designation in postmarks

E. 200-300
110
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1031
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1031, Confederate States: General Issues10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to huge, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 27" circular datestamp on buff cover with blue Richmond Christian Advocate cameo corner card to Greenwood Depot Va., expertly repaired tear at top left affects design, stamp with light crease entirely in margin, still appears Very Fine

E. 200-300
110
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1032
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1032, Confederate States: General Issues10c Dark Blue, Die A (11b), 10c Dark Blue, Die A (11b)10c Dark Blue, Die A (11b). Huge balanced margins, bold color, tied by "Brenham Tex. Apr. 2" circular datestamp on green cover to Huntsville, cover with small toned spot at bottom right, otherwise Extremely Fine stamp, ex "Camina"

E. 300-400
180
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1033
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1033, Confederate States: General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Tied by "Anderson Tex. Mar. 3" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from a Galveston Texas port form, addressed to Galveston, missing top flap, still Very Fine Confederate Texas cover, ex Wishnietsky

E. 300-400
180
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1034
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1034, Confederate States: General Issues20c Green, Horizontal Half Used as 10c (13e), 20c Green, Horizontal Half Used as 10c (13e)20c Green, Horizontal Half Used as 10c (13e). Top half, tied across the cut by "Wytheville Va." circular datestamp with unclear date on narrow cover to Miss Susie M. Hammet, care of Col. Hammet in Central Depot Va., missing most of backflap, most recent P.F. certificate notes a scrape on the stamp at top right, difficult to detect and truly inconsequential, Very Fine appearance, a rare horizontal bisect on a small cover, horizontal bisects are much scarcer than diagonal bisects, with 1970 and 2018 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail $3,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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1035
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1035, Confederate States: 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). Bottom left diagonal bisect, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Aug. 26" circular datestamp on cover to Hayneville Ala., opening tear at top not affecting bisect, Very Fine and attractive cover, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate, Scott Retail $2,000.00

E. 400-500
450
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1036
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1036, Confederate States: General IssuesFort Delaware, Delaware City, Fort Delaware, Delaware CityFort Delaware, Delaware City. Bright buff cover to Lexington Ky., clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined. Fort Delaware, Del" oval examiner's handstamp, 3c Rose (65) tied by grid cancel, "Delaware City Del. Jul. 30" circular datestamp, manuscript box notation, no C.S.A. markings as Lexington was controlled by the Union, fresh and Very Fine prisoner-of-war cover, ex Wishnietsky

E. 300-400
170
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1037
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1037, Confederate States: General Issues10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to clear, light vertical crease, tied by "Lincolnton N.C. Jul. ?" circular datestamp on small South-to-North civilian flag-of-truce cover to a doctor, care of a professor in New Haven Conn. (presumably at Yale), mixed franking with 3c Rose (65) tied by quartered cork cancel, bold strike of "Old Point Comfort Jul. 24" double-circle datestamp, manuscript "Per flag of truce" and "Exchange Bureau Richmond Va"., sealed tear in top of 10c stamp, Very Fine appearance

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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