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Sale 1206 — United States Stamps and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 23-25 July, 2019

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Category — Confederate States: General Issues on Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1030
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1030, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Vertical pair, huge margins with portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, rich color, tied by blue "Norfolk Va. Nov. 5, 1861" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, small filing holes as usual for this correspondence, top stamp has a light diagonal bend not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem pair on an immaculate cover, also a scarcer use from Confederate Norfolk, which was captured by Union forces in May 1862 and remained in Union hands for the rest of the war, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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1031
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1031, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover5c Green, Stone 1-2, 10c Blue, Paterson (1-2), 5c Green, Stone 1-2, 10c Blue, Paterson (1-2)5c Green, Stone 1-2, 10c Blue, Paterson (1-2). First with margins to in at right, grid cancel and "Flat Rock N.C. May 27" circular datestamp on mourning bordered cover to Livingston S.C., Fine, second with huge margins all around, slight stain in corner, tied by Va. town cancel on cover to Frog Town Ga., old paper clip stain on edge, otherwise Very Fine

625
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1032
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1032, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone 1 (1c). Horizontal pair, left stamp light vertical crease, right stamp is Extremely Fine, tied by "Yorktown Va. Dec. 22" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Sand Fort Ala., portion of postmark at bottom is enhanced in pencil, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
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1033
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1033, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Two matching covers, each bears single stamp with blue target cancel on South Carolina Hospital "Return to Duty" part-printed notices addressed to a captain in Hampton's Legion at Manassas Va., blue Charlottesville Va. double-circle datestamps of Jan. 3, 1862 and Jan. 17, 1862, endorsed "Official" with surgeon's initials, one with piece missing and Fine, other with slightly irregular stamp margins and Very Fine, latter with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
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1034
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1034, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Large margins to full at bottom, deep rich color, tied by blue "Norfolk Va. Feb. 1862" circular datestamp on lady's small cover to Alabama, very slightly reduced at left (not noted on certificate), Extremely Fine, a lovely cover and a scarce use of the 10c Hoyer & Ludwig from Norfolk, the city was occupied beginning on May 10, 1862, and was held by the Union for the duration of the War, so there was only approximately six months during which this stamp could be used there, ex Caspary, with 2017 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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1035
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1035, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b)10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Huge margins all around, proof-like impression, tied by bold "Greenville Ten. Apr. 20" circular datestamp on buff turned cover to Adj. Gen. Whitthome in Memphis, manuscript "Via Atlanta & Mobile" (safest route), the inside is addressed to Greenville and free franked by Rep. Thomas A.R. Nelson, who was a pro-Union Congressman from Tennessee, he was elected to a second term in 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, but was arrested by Confederate authorities before he could take his seat, minor edgewear, Extremely Fine Gem stamp on an attractive cover, ex Everett and Boshwit, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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1036
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1036, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins to clear, tied by blue "Pattonsburgh Va. Oct. 29" circular datestamp on buff cover to Prairie Lea Tex. "Via Vicksburg & Alexandria", blue circular datestamp on orange cover appears green, minor opening wrinkles and tears at top, still Very Fine and choice, ex Keeling

400
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1037
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1037, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Greenish Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins to barely touching frameline at bottom right, portion of adjoining stamp at top, pastel color, tied by Va. circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Bowling Green Va., mathematical notations on back, Very Fine

400
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1038
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1038, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e), 10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e)10c Light Milky Blue, Stone Y (2e). Large margins, tied by "Greenville N.C. Mar. 9" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Raleigh N.C., fresh and Very Fine

400
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1039
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1039, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Large margins to full, rich color, tied by "Mobile Ala. Sep. 5" double-circle datestamp on locally addressed cover, fresh and Extremely Fine, very choice quality for this scarce stamp on cover, Warren Census No. AL-004, ex Dietz and "Tara", with 2003 P.F. certificate

3,500
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1040
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1040, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Ample to huge margins, tied by two partial strikes of blue Charlottesville Va. double-circle datestamp with unclear date on oatmeal drop rate cover, light March 24, 1863 docketing, Very Fine and choice, Waren Census No. VA-005 (pictured on page 54 of his Congress Book article), from our 1983 Rarities sale, Weill backstamp, Scott Retail $3,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
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1041
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1041, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Ample even margins, slight worm erosion on left side of stamp, tied by blue "Charlottesville Va. Feb. 6" (1862) double-circle datestamp on folded drop rate cover, appears Very Fine, Scott Retail $3,500.00

E. 500-750
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1042
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1042, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a), 5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a)5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a). Position 42, exceptional depth of color in the Dark Blue shade, ample even margins all around, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. May? 27" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Hillsboro N.C., Extremely Fine, a pretty cover, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
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1043
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1043, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Huge margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at right, double transfer in top and bottom framelines, brilliant color, tied by blue "Charlottesville Va. Aug. 2, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover to Abingdon Va., fresh and Very Fine, scarce in this quality and with the double transfer, the C.S.A. Catalog records only 21 examples on or off cover, ex Vogel

E. 1,000-1,500
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1044
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1044, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins to touched, beautiful color, tied by blue "Charlottesville Va. Jan. 20, 1863" double-circle datestamp on obsolete U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire to Mechuen's River Va., opened roughly at left (could be trimmed to improve appearance, otherwise Fine, ex Hall

E. 400-500
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1045
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1045, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Two, tied by blue "Charlottesville Va. ? 30, 1862" double-circle datestamp on captured Union Patriotic cover to partly illegible address (Ballard County?), red and blue design with soldier with sword and American flag, S.C. Richards & Co. imprint, staining and erosion in address, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
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1046
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1046, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by blue "Charlottesville Va. Mar. 4, 1863" double-circle datestamp on turned cover to Gainesville Ga., inside use with "H. St. Geo. Offutt." signature on Post Office Department Chief of the Contract Bureau imprint on 3c Red Star Die entire, "Richmond Va. Feb. 27, 1863" circular datestamp and addressed to Charlottesville, bottom edge tears mended with archival tape which shows on the stamped side, still Very Fine appearing and most unusual turned use

E. 400-500
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1047
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1047, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, manuscript "X" cancel and "Mattox Va. Jany 26th" postmark (or possibly Matoaca) on overall lithographed Richmond Female Institute illustrated cover to Charlotte N.C., 1865 docketing at left, sealed tears through the design, otherwise Fine, a nice design and a scarce manuscript town

E. 300-400
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1048
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1048, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two singles, affixed slightly overlapping and tied by blue "Charlottesville Va. Mar. 24, 1863" double-circle datestamp on mourning bordered cover to Richmond, embossed seal on flap also in black, right stamp with slight toning, still Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
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1049
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1049, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins, small stain at top left, tied by blue "Charlottesville Va. Sep. 28, 1862" double-circle datestamp on small cover to Richmond Va., clear strike of "Advertised 2" in ornate frame handstamp, docketing on back where missing one flap, Very Fine appearance, Dietz handstamp

E. 200-300
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1050
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1050, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Large to ample margins, rich color, tied by bold strike of "Richmond Va. Jan. 26" circular datestamp on drop-rate cover with "Office of the Commissioner of Taxes" semi-official imprint (TD-12), Extremely Fine, choice quality, with 2003 P.F. certificate

1,500
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1051
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1051, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover2c Brown Red (8), 2c Brown Red (8)2c Brown Red (8). Two drop rate covers bearing singles and posted in Charlottesville Va., one with blue double-circle datestamp and one with black, former is an adversity use of part of a map, some minor toning, appears Very Fine, latter is a folded letter dated Jan. 1865, Very Fine, these go nicely together on a page as the stamps are applied on opposite sides and show both color postmarks from Charlottesville, Scott Retail $3,000.00

E. 750-1,000
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1052
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1052, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to just in at bottom, lightly toned, tied by unusually clear strike of "Charlottesville Va. Apr. 14, 1864" double-circle datestamp on turned oatmeal cover to military address for Rodes' Division in the Army of Northern Virginia, with "Evangelical Tract Society, Petersburg Va." corner card, inside use bearing No. 11 with Army of Northern Virginia target field cancel, addressed to Greensboro Ala., small ink spot in corner card at top, minor edge splitting from opening for display, still Very Fine and attractive turned cover with the 10c "TEN"

E. 750-1,000
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1053
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1053, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to full at right, tied by "Charlottesville Va. Apr. 6, 1864" double-circle datestamp on Mar. 29 datelined blue ruled folded letter to Warren Va., letter is an unusually heavy weight of paper, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
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1054
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1054, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, "TEN" (9), 10c Blue, "TEN" (9)10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Margins to touched, bottom right corner clipped outside the design, tied by "Charlottesville Va. Apr. ?, 1864" double-circle datestamp on cover to a lady by the care of the commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, missing part of backflap, tear at bottom and some scattered toning, otherwise Fine, unusual military-assisted civilian mail, Scott Retail $1,500.00

E. 500-750
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1055
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1055, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c 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. 400-500
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1056
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1056, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, Frameline (10), 10c Blue, Frameline (10)10c Blue, Frameline (10). Huge margins showing two complete framelines, nearly complete at top and about half of right frameline, beautiful proof-like impression, tied by "Mobile Ala. Aug. 9" (1863) double-circle datestamp on oatmeal cover to Marietta Ga., Very Fine and choice Frameline stamp on a fresh cover, ex Hall, with 2000 P.F. certificate

3,250
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1057
 
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1057, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Margins all around, affixed to small piece mounted on a letter, Jefferson Davis portrait with noose drawn around his neck and hanging from a "Sour Apple" tree, titled "Coming events, cast their shadows before", letter states "Darling these stamps taken from a dead Rebels pocket after the battle of Gettysburg. The gentleman who gave them to me is a Steward in one of the Battery Hospitals and he took them out of the Rebels pocket himself. Keep them as a relic of war", Very Fine, an outstanding battlefield stamp souvenir which might be called the Union answer to the iconic "Hanging Lincoln" cartoons, accompanied by an extensive article by Patricia Kaufmann

E. 500-750
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1058
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1058, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Two matching covers with brown and green illustrated "S.R. Sullivan Carriage Manufacturer" embossed cameo corner cards, wonderful design with two different styles of carriage, both stamps tied by Charlottesville Va. double-circle datestamp, Sep. 10 and Nov. 6, 1863, stamp on the green corner card cover affixed over the lettering but not covering up the illustrations, also with some slight soiling, other with small corner clip at bottom, Very Fine, an outstanding matched pair of illustrated corner card covers

E. 1,000-1,500
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1059
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1059, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a), 10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a)10c Milky Blue, Die A (11a). Large to huge margins, bright color, tied by vivid red "Crawfordville Miss. Dec. ?" circular datestamp on buff turned cover to Mobile Ala., inside second use franked with No. 12 and tied by Mobile double-circle datestamp, address is overwritten with contemporary ink (apparently the first application of address was light), Extremely Fine stamp and strike of this beautiful red postmark, also a nice turned use with the 10c engraved Dies A and B, with 2004 P.F. certificate stating "genuine usage"

E. 500-750
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1060
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1060, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Huge margins to clear at right, tied by bold strike of "Richmond Va. Nov. 21" (1864) circular datestamp on cover to Athens Ga. with "Office of the Commissioner of Taxes" semi-official imprint (TD-12), docketing at right, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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1061
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1061, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Choice centering, tied by light strike of Va. circular datestamp on cover to a surgeon in Montgomery Va., missing top flap, still Very Fine

900
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1062
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1062, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var), 10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var)10c Blue, Die A, Harrisonburg Va. Roulette (11 var). Unusually wide margins, showing full roulettes on three sides, stamp with broken top frameline variety, tied by "Danville Va. Aug. 27" circular datestamp on oatmeal cover to Dixie P.O. Va., Extremely Fine, a gorgeous cover, ex Hulme, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
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1063
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1063, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Huge margins to clear at left, fresh color, tied by "Charlottesville Va. May 29, 186?" double-circle datestamp on pink, green and brown wallpaper cover to Staunton Va., folded out for display, some minor staining is barely evident, Extremely Fine, a colorful and beautiful wallpaper cover

E. 1,000-1,500
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1064
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1064, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Huge margins all around, tied by double-struck red "Greensborough N.C. Aug. 10" (1864) circular datestamp on cover to Salem N.C. with Sterling, Campbell & Albright book dealer corner card, original letter on stationery of the same firm is an order for 10,000 copies of the 1865 edition of Blum's Farmer's and Planter's Almanac (begun in 1828 and still published today), Extremely Fine Gem stamp with vivid red cancels on a fresh corner card cover and with an interesting enclosure, exceptional in every respect, with 2000 C.S.A. and 2002 P.F. certificates

E. 750-1,000
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1065
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1065, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Two, large margins, right stamp vertical crease, tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 4" circular datestamp on "Confederate States of America, War Department, Nitre and Mining Bureau, Official Business" imprint cover (WD-NM-06) to superintendent of sulphur and acid works in Charlotte N.C., some wear, Very Fine appearance, nitre (also known as saltpeter) is instrumental in the manufacture of gunpowder

E. 400-500
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1066
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1066, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Large margins all around, light vertical crease at right ending in tiny tear at bottom, tied by blurry strike of red circular datestamp on turned cover to Charlottesville Va., inside use franked with pair 5c Blue, Local (7) tied by Charlottesville Va. double-circle datestamp with unclear date, addressed to Helton Va., pair with light corner crease, envelope crease, flaps opened for display, Very Fine appearing turned use with the 20c

E. 500-750
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1067
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1067, Confederate States: General Issues on Cover20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Two covers, first with large margins to just in at left, tied by "Charlottesville Va. Dec. 18, 1864" double-circle datestamp on oatmeal cover to military address with the Army of Northern Virginia, stamp with small toned spot, slightly reduced at left, minor edge faults, otherwise Fine, second cover bearing stamp with three large margins, slightly in at right, tied by "Charlottesville Va. May 19, 1864" double-circle datestamp on legal-size buff cover to Big Lick Va., turned and re-used with 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), stamp faulty, tied by "Big Lick Va." circular datestamp, another stamp removed from cover, small part of corner torn off, opened for display, Fine and unusual use, ex Hall, Scott Retail $2,500.00

E. 400-500
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