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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

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Category — Confederate States: Lee Signed Cover, U.S. Postage in Confederacy

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2540
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2540, Confederate States: Lee Signed Cover, U.S. Postage in ConfederacyRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Field endorsement "R.E. Lee Genl" on brown homemade cover addressed in Lee's hand to General I. R. Trimble, Command Division, receipt docketing "Genl. Lee on my promotion" at left

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND BOLD SIGNATURE APPLIED BY GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE TO MAIL CARRIED BY MILITARY COURIER.

Trimble was appointed Brigadier General on Aug. 6, 1861, and was promoted to Major General on Jan. 17, 1863. On July 3, 1863, Trimble lost a leg and was captured during Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. He remained a prisoner until February 1865. The docketing on this cover refers to his promotion to Major General; therefore, it probably dates to January 1863.

With 1981 C.S.A. certificate

E. 5,000-7,500
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2541
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2541, Confederate States: Lee Signed Cover, U.S. Postage in ConfederacySaint Louis Mo. Mar. 6, 1861, Saint Louis Mo. Mar. 6, 1861Saint Louis Mo. Mar. 6, 1861. Neat strike of circular datestamp cancels 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to San Antonio, Texas, Very Fine and very unusual, Texas was admitted to the Confederacy on March 6 and this may have been sent on the last overland stage mail before the route was closed

E. 200-300
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2542
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2542, Confederate States: Lee Signed Cover, U.S. Postage in ConfederacySearcy Ark. Apr. 29 (1861), Searcy Ark. Apr. 29 (1861)Searcy Ark. Apr. 29 (1861). Neat strike of circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Knoxville Tenn., fresh and Very Fine, Arkansas seceded May 6, just a week after this was used

E. 200-300
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2543
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2543, Confederate States: Lee Signed Cover, U.S. Postage in ConfederacySearcy Ark. May 20 (1861), Searcy Ark. May 20 (1861)Searcy Ark. May 20 (1861). Bold circular datestamp cancels 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26) to Knoxville Tenn., few light toned spots, Very Fine and rare Confederate State use during brief the period when U.S. postage was valid in Confederate Arkansas (seceded May 6), ex Dr. Agre

E. 400-500
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