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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
977
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 977, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. Jan. 10, 1861, Charleston S.C. Jan. 10, 1861Charleston S.C. Jan. 10, 1861. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by grid cancel on yellow cover to Greenville S.C. with blue embossed "Geo. W. Williams & Co. Wholesale Grocers" cameo corner card, stamp with couple small perf flaws, missing backflap, still Very Fine, an attractive Independent State use of U.S. postage

E. 500-750
225
978
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 978, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsRichmond Tex. Feb. 20 (1861), Richmond Tex. Feb. 20 (1861)Richmond Tex. Feb. 20 (1861). Clear blue circular datestamp with matching Star fancy cancel on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Syracuse N.Y., manuscript pencil "Feb. 18 1861" at top left, Very Fine and scarce "transitional Texas use", the Ordinance of Secession was adopted Feb. 1 but didn't go into effect officially until Mar. 2, ex "Camina"

E. 300-400
325
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979
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 979, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. Stamps, "Queens Hill Miss. Feb. 22d 1861". Manuscript postmark and matching "(N. gane?) Dorman P.M./Free" on buff cover to Sarah J. Hale, editor of Godey's Lady's Book in Philadelphia Pa., with greenish-blue woodcut "Jan. 9th 1861, Mississippi is King" Patriotic design (FM-2), depicting a bale of cotton with an eagle inside a five-pointed star, bold manuscript "Sundries" written on face, opened at right, flaps have been separated and expertly reattached, sealed tear thru the design, Fine appearance, the unique example of this Mississippi secession Patriotic design, even more desirable as a Confederate State use of the U.S. mail system to a destination in the North, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 92

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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980
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 980, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsAtlanta Ga. Mar. 28, 1861, Atlanta Ga. Mar. 28, 1861Atlanta Ga. Mar. 28, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Newark N.J. with overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-2A, without flagstaff), stamp with perf flaws and faint toning, missing bottom flap where opened, tear at bottom

VERY FINE. A LOVELY AND RARE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER, SENT SOUTH TO NORTH.

Ex MacBride and acquired by the Kilbournes in 1953. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 21

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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981
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 981, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsRome Ga. Apr. 4 (1861), Rome Ga. Apr. 4 (1861)Rome Ga. Apr. 4 (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) to back of cover with Salem Ga. address neatly written on front of cover with overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-2A, without flagstaff), "Jas. L. Gow, Printer, Augusta, Ga., Patent applied for." imprint, slightly reduced at right, some edgewear

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER.

This is an extremely rare Confederate overall flag design, especially with the James L. Gow imprint.

Ex Hart

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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982
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 982, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsCharleston S.C. Mar. 30, 1861, Charleston S.C. Mar. 30, 1861Charleston S.C. Mar. 30, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with second part strike at top, grid ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), straddle-pane margin, on small cover to Columbia S.C., reverse with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-23), stamp with light pre-use crease and a few slightly gum soaked perfs, cover slightly reduced at right and opened for display, Very Fine and extremely rare, this 7-Star design is listed in the C.S.A. Catalog as printed on the back of a cover only (priced at $7,500.00), we have not encountered another example, and the old black and white photo in the C.S.A. Catalog is further evidence of its rarity, the combination of Confederate State use of U.S. postage adds to its desirability

E. 500-750
850
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983
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 983, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsRichmond Va. May 4, 1861, Richmond Va. May 4, 1861Richmond Va. May 4, 1861. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F8-5) to Prospect Va., stamp with minor perf flaws from placement at edge of cover and toned perfs at left, couple small cover tears at top, appears Very Fine, a scarce Patriotic design used with a U.S. stamp from Independent Virginia, mailed three days before Virginia was admitted to the Confederacy, this is the same design as F7-5A with the eighth star added to the center, ex Stephen Brown and Rosenberg

E. 750-1,000
425
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984
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 984, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsMemphis Ten. May 5 (1861), Memphis Ten. May 5 (1861)Memphis Ten. May 5 (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Georgetown S.C. in "C.S." (Confederate State) with overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-2B, with the flagstaff), stamp with insect nibbles affecting perfs on all sides, area of waterstaining below stamp

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER.

The F7-2B design contains a prominent flagstaff, in contrast to F7-2A which lacks the flagstaff. On this cover the panels for the stars and the top stripe are well out of alignment, attesting to the sometimes crude nature of production for Confederate Patriotics

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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985
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 985, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsTrinity College N.C. 28 May (1861), Trinity College N.C. 28 May (1861)Trinity College N.C. 28 May (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on small cover to Scuppernong N.C., June 20, 1861 docketing at left, stamp with long pre-use tear at lower right, still Very Fine appearing and scarce college postmark on a Confederate State use of U.S. postage cover -- mailed one day after North Carolina was admitted to the Confederacy

E. 300-400
170
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986
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 986, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsNew Orleans La. 21 Feb. (1861), New Orleans La. 21 Feb. (1861)New Orleans La. 21 Feb. (1861). Partly clear circular datestamp ties 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A) and 10c Green, Ty. V (35) on blue 1861 folded letter to Paris, France, addressed to "Monsieur G d'Arnaud de Vitrolles", red "Boston Paid 12 Feb. 26" credit datestamp, French transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, sent from Confederate New Orleans, two other later covers from this correspondence are among the most iconic and valuable of all Civil War through-the-lines uses

E. 750-1,000
550
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987
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 987, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsNew Orleans La. 21 May (1861), New Orleans La. 21 May (1861)New Orleans La. 21 May (1861). Bold oily circular datestamp ties 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), well-centered, some faint gum toning around perfs, on greenish blue folded letter to San Sebastian, Spain, red "New-York Br. Pkt. May 28" circular datestamp, blue "4R" dues handstamp, red London and San Sebastian backstamps, Very Fine, a rare use of the 1857-60 Issue from Confederate New Orleans to Spain, ex Murphy

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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988
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 988, Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. StampsPer Steamer Wm. Jones, Jr, Per Steamer Wm. Jones, JrPer Steamer Wm. Jones, Jr. Printed advertising label on back of folded letter datelined April 11, 1861, to Mobile Ala., bold "Steam 6" in double oval applied at Mobile, "Elm Bluff" docketing inside indicates origin, small piece replaced at top, appears Very Fine, this cover is the basis of the catalogue listing and is, to our knowledge, the only recorded example -- some specialists have opined that the label was cut from a bill of lading and affixed to the back years after mailing -- ex Simmons

E. 400-500
550
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