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Sale 1206 — United States Stamps and Confederate States

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

Category — Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1068
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1068, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailCharleston S.C. Prison, Charleston S.C. PrisonCharleston S.C. Prison. Bold strike of "Port Royal S.C. Sep. 27, 1864" double-circle datestamp, "Due 3" straightline handstamp on cover to New York City, manuscript "Prisoner's Letter by Flag of truce" two-line endorsement, faint pencil "ExDG", examiner's mark, manuscript "Soldier's Letter Stewart L. Woodford Lt. Col. Agent of Exchange" on back, tiny tear at top and tears on back, otherwise Very Fine prisoner-of-war use from Charleston, further research may uncover in which prison the writer was held, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
325
1069
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1069, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailCharleston S.C. Prison, Charleston S.C. PrisonCharleston S.C. Prison. Prisoner-of-war cover from an unidentified prison in Charleston S.C. to Clark County O., endorsed "Prisoners Letter Charleston S.C." at left and with "Exd. HHR" examiner's marking (Capt. Hugh Hamilton Rogers, Provost Marshal), entered mails with "Port Royal S.C. Aug. 20, 1864" double-circle datestamp and "Due 3" handstamp, Very Fine, research by Galen Harrison (his letter accompanies) failed to pinpoint which prison held the writer, L. Paris Horney, who was a member of the 110th Ohio Infantry; while he may have been one of the so-called "Union 600" there were about 1,800 Union prisoners sent from Macon Ga. through Charleston in three different batches, with 2008 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
600
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1070
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1070, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailColumbia S.C. Prison, Columbia S.C. PrisonColumbia S.C. Prison. Buff legal-size cover addressed to "Lt. Col. R.W. Martin Comdg. Prison Columbia S.C.", endorsed "O.B." at top, carried outside the mails, folded at left and edgewear at right, otherwise Very Fine, Lt. Col. Rawley White Martin of the 53rd Virginia Volunteers (Armistead's Brigade) was wounded during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and was by certain accounts the first man over the wall during that climactic battle, he survived and lived nearly another 50 years, after three months at the field hospital at Gettysburg he was transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore and then to Point Lookout before he was exchanged in May 1864, after being exchanged he served as director of Columbia S.C. prisons from 1864-65, the Martin papers are held at the University of North Carolina Libraries and many are available on UNC's website (http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/m/Martin,Rawley_White.html), ex Dr. Brandon

E. 400-500
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1071
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1071, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailDanville Va. (Building No. 4), Danville Va. (Building No. 4)Danville Va. (Building No. 4). Small inner cover, a folded letter datelined "Danville Va. March the 21st 1864" to Waterboro O., "Old Point Comfort Va. Apr. 19" double-circle datestamp, "Due 3" straightline handstamp, letter is from a recently captured prisoner in the 18th Ohio Vol. Infantry requesting supplies and asking that they be directed to Danville Prison No. 4, Very Fine, rare with only five recorded in Harrison book from this prison, ex Walske, illustrated in Harrison on p. 74

E. 750-1,000
750
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1072
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1072, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailLigon's Tobacco Warehouse, Richmond Va, Ligon's Tobacco Warehouse, Richmond VaLigon's Tobacco Warehouse, Richmond Va. "Washington D.C. Nov. 17, 1861" circular datestamp and Congressman (and prisoner) Alfred Ely's free frank on cover to Rochester N.Y., franked at the time of Ely's imprisonment in this Confederate prison, some edgewear including small piece missing at top, Very Fine, Congressman Ely was captured while observing the First Battle of Bull Run and was ultimately released six months later

E. 400-500
600
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1073
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1073, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailSalisbury Prison, N.C, Salisbury Prison, N.CSalisbury Prison, N.C. Prisoner-of-war's homemade cover to North Somerville Mass., with original letter datelined "Salisbury N.C. Dec 1st 1864", endorsed "Prisoner of War's Letter", censored with pencil "Examined", "Salisbury N.C. 5 Dec." circular datestamp, trace of "Pa(id)" handstamp, entered U.S. mails with "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" in circle, some wear as usual for this soft paper, still Fine and attractive flag-of-truce cover sent via Richmond and Old Point Comfort, ex Walske

E. 750-1,000
400
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1074
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1074, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailFort Delaware, Delaware City, Fort Delaware, Delaware CityFort Delaware, Delaware City. Orange prisoner-of-war cover to the University of Virginia, Albermarle County Va. (Charlottesville), endorsed "via flag of truce", clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined. Fort Delaware Del." (Ty. I) oval handstamp, manuscript censor's marking at left, "Delaware City Del. Aug. 29" circular datestamp, U.S. postage paid by 3c Rose (65), cancelled by grid, C.S.A. postage paid by 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins to just in at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 15" circular datestamp, upon arrival at Charlottesville cover was turned and sent to Ninety Six S.C. with 10c Blue, Die A (11), inside stamp faulty, couple small edge tears and missing backflap but the front of the cover is in excellent condition, Very Fine dual franking prisoner-of-war cover and an unusual turned use, ex Gehrmann, signed Ashbrook

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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1075
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1075, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailFort 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. Sep. 20" circular datestamp, manuscript box notation, no C.S.A. markings as Lexington was controlled by the Union, Extremely Fine prisoner-of-war cover, unusually choice quality, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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1076
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1076, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War Mail"Immortal 600" Morris Island, "Immortal 600" Morris Island"Immortal 600" Morris Island. Cover and letter datelined "Fort Pulaski Ga. Nov. 15th 1864" from from Capt. B. G. Brown to his family in Charlottesville Va., "Charleston S.C. Jan. 7 1865" circular datestamp and "10" due handstamp, red crayon "10", magenta manuscript "Ex" examiner's mark, very slightly toned, otherwise Very Fine, in August 1864, approximately 600 Confederate prisoners were moved to Morris Island near Charleston by Federal forces, arriving on September 7, they were held in open barracks as "human shields" under direct shelling from Confederate forces in retaliation for Union prisoners being held in Charleston under shelling from U.S. forces, accompanied by background information and an engraving of the sender, Captain Bezaliel G. Brown

E. 750-1,000
550
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1077
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1077, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailPoint Lookout Md, Point Lookout MdPoint Lookout Md. Beautiful clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined" double-line octagonal handstamp on immaculate white cover to Greenville C.H. S.C., 3c Rose (65) used with 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins all around, both with lovely early color and tied by duplex target and "Point Lookout Md. Dec. 8 '64" double-circle datestamp, 10c additionally tied by faint "Richmond Va." circular datestamp, manuscript "Per Flag of Truce" at bottom, certificate states 3c has faint pre-use horizontal crease at bottom, which is barely detectible

EXTREMELY FINE. AN UNUSUALLY CHOICE MIXED-FRANKING PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER FROM POINT LOOKOUT.

Ex Everett and Walske. With 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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1078
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1078, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailPoint Lookout Md, Point Lookout MdPoint Lookout Md. Incoming prisoner-or-war cover, 10c Blue, Die B (12), deep rich color, tied by partly clear strike of "Charlottesville Va. Dec. 18, 1864" double-circle datestamp, U.S. postage paid with 3c Rose (65), tied by bold segmented cork, entered U.S. mails with "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 17" (1865) double-circle datestamp, manuscript censor's initial, some minor soiling, 10c stamp margin crease, still Very Fine mixed-franking prisoner cover, ex Ashbrook

E. 400-500
700
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1079
c
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 1079, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailConfederate Prison Balance, Confederate Prison BalanceConfederate Prison Balance. Two covers, first from Libby Prison in Richmond Va., endorsed "Prisoners Letter, Lt. J.P. Rockwell, Richmond Va." at top right, "Old Point Comfort Va., Mar 16" circular datestamp and matching "Due 3" handstamp, to Norwich Ct., Very Fine, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate, second with pair 5c Blue, Local (7) used from Columbia S.C. Prison to Newburyport Mass., stamps tied by Old Point Comfort double-circle datestamp and "Due 6", manuscript examiner's marking, edgewear and tears, stamps nicked, otherwise Fine

WITHDRAWN

E. 400-500
0
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