VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE BATON ROUGE ROULETTE FROM JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI. MAILED DURING THE SECOND CONFEDERATE OCCUPATION PERIOD.
Federal troops, which had occupied Baton Rouge since May 1862, evacuated the city on August 21, 1862. In their wake the Confederates maintained postal services on a restricted basis. In this instance, the rouletted stamps still on hand from the pre-May 1862 Confederate occupation were used on a letter (10c single rate) carried to Jackson, Mississippi, and posted there for Vernon. This use during re-occupation is extremely rare, and no other examples cancelled at Jackson are known.
Ex Caspary, Birkinbine, McCarren and Gross.
VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT LITHOGRAPH FROM ARKANSAS. ONLY ONE OTHER USE FROM ARKANSAS IS RECORDED IN THE WARREN CENSUS.
The census published by Dr. Daniel Warren in the Congress Book lists only two uses of the 2c Green Lithograph from Arkansas. The other is also a strip of five, ex Hessel and Dukeshire.
Ex J. Frank Drake, Carnegie Museum and Clippert. With photocopy of 1981 and 1998 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail $13,500.00 for strip used on cover without premium for Arkansas or adversity usage
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTRAORDINARY FRANKING FOR THE 40-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPI RATE.
This cover front is No. W6 in the Krieger census. One other cover with a similar franking is recorded from this correspondence, but the stamps are on back and there are no postal markings (possibly carried privately). A 50c "Preferred Mail" rate paid by 5c Local Prints exists, and it, too, is a front only.
With 1975 C.S.A. certificate as Scott No. 6
AN ASTONISHING AND EXTREMELY FINE ADVERSITY USE OF THE BROADSIDE THAT ANNOUNCED THE START OF THE CIVIL WAR.
This is the original broadside announcing the Ordinance of Secession passed by South Carolina on December 20, 1861. The portion used for this envelope includes the Palmetto flag of South Carolina, the word "Declaration" and a section of the Ordinance with the words "People of [the State of] South Carolina". The spirit of independence -- or rebellion -- that guided South Carolina's decision to secede is reflected in the year "1776" printed at upper left.
Ex Hill and Gordon.
VERY FINE. A RARE COVER CARRIED ACROSS THE BORDER FROM MEXICO TO EAGLE PASS, WHERE IT ENTERED THE CONFEDERATE MAILS TO SAN ANTONIO.
Brach-Shonfeld & Co. was a prominent commercial firm involved in the cross-border trade between Mexico and the Confederate States. The addressee, Dr. W. G. Kingsbury, was a director on the board of the San Antonio Mutual Aid Society.
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMP ON COVER WITH A BLUE CANCEL FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, USED IN APRIL 1863.
Scott Catalogue separately lists April 1863 early dates but does not price them. With 2019 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as normal use
EXTREMELY FINE GEM STRIP OF SIX AND A WONDERFULLY FRESH COVER. USED 10-CENT ENGRAVED MULTIPLES LARGER THAN A PAIR ARE EXTREMELY RARE. THIS STRIP IS PROBABLY THE FINEST OF ITS SIZE EXISTING ON COVER.
Ex "Stonewall", Birkinbine and Gross