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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: Prisoner-of-War Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2601
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2601, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailColumbia S.C. (Camp Asylum), Columbia S.C. (Camp Asylum)Columbia S.C. (Camp Asylum). 20c Green (13), faults, uncancelled but tied by mucilage stains on cover to Dennysville Me., "Old Point Comfort Va. Oct. 17" double-circle datestamp, "Due 6" in circle handstamp, manuscript prisoner's endorsement and "Care of Hon. R.T. Ould Commissioner of exchange, Richmond Va." at left, with photocopy of Prisoner of War Records Office stating that the sender was captured at Petersburg Va. July 30, 1864, and imprisoned in Camp Asylum until his escape in March 1865, Fine and extremely rare, very few covers are known from Camp Asylum and we record only four examples in total of the 20c on prisoners' covers -- the other three are all north-to-south covers from Union prisons -- ex Walske, with 1969 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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2602
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2602, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War Mail5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. Dec. 16" double-circle datestamp and by "Due 6" in circle handstamp on buff prisoner-of-war cover used from a Columbia S.C. Prison to Newburyport Mass., possibly from Camp Sorghum, manuscript examiner's marking, edgewear and tears, stamps nicked, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
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2603
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2603, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailLibby Prison, Richmond Va, Libby Prison, Richmond VaLibby Prison, 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, sent via "Flag of Truce" to Norwich Ct., Very Fine, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate and accompanied by biographical information on the prisoner

E. 300-400
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2604
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2604, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailCamp Oglethorpe for Officers, Macon Ga, Camp Oglethorpe for Officers, Macon GaCamp Oglethorpe for Officers, Macon Ga. Prisoner-of-war inner cover from Lt. Oliver R. McNary, with photocopy of original contents, datelined "Macon Georgia June 5, 1864" to Washington Pa., cover with prisoner's endorsement at top, manuscript censor mark "Ex. W.S." of Sgt. W.S. Scott, "Old Point Comfort Va. Jul. 18" double-circle datestamp, "Due 6" handstamp (not entitled to 3c due rate), light stains, otherwise Fine, a desirable cover from the Macon Ga. Confederate Prison Camp Oglethorpe for Officers, illustrated in Confederate Philatelist (Oct., 1961)

E. 300-400
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2605
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2605, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailColumbia S.C. (Richland Jail), Columbia S.C. (Richland Jail)Columbia S.C. (Richland Jail). Manuscript examiner's marking "Examined R. D. Senn, Comd. Post Guard" and prisoner's endorsement on cover to New York City "Care Genl. Winder C.S.A., Richmond Va.", pencil date "Feb. 12/64", "Old Point Comfort Va. Mar. 1" circular datestamp and "Due 3" straightline handstamp, Very Fine, scarce prisoner's cover from Richland Jail, signed Brian Green

E. 400-500
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2606
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2606, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailJohnson's Island, Sandusky O, Johnson's Island, Sandusky OJohnson's Island, Sandusky O. Orange cover with clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter, Johnsons Island, O., Examined GSP" backstamp, with 3c Rose (65), s.e. at right, tied by target and "Sandusky O. Nov. 15" (1864) double-circle datestamp, also with 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins all around, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. 21" circular datestamp, endorsed "Per flag of truce Via Fortress Monroe" at lower left, some slight soiling along edges, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate, also accompanied by cover with uncancelled No. 7 on a cover to "Mrs. Gen'l. Morgan, care of Col. W. Preston Johnston" and reportedly a drop-rate flag-of-truce use (worth further research)

E. 400-500
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2607°
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2607, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailPoint Lookout Md, Point Lookout MdPoint Lookout Md. Incoming cover with illustrated Harnden Express Baltimore Striding Messenger design, addressed to a prisoner-of-war from the Second Mississippi Regiment at Point Lookout Md., 3c Rose (65) tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Jun. 5" (1865) circular datestamp and target duplex, notation in red indicates this might have reached Point Lookout after the soldier was released (or worse), magenta "*Rebel Archives*/ Record Division/ War Department" backstamp, stamp with tear at right, cover with edge toning and small tears, still Fine appearing and very rare use of a Harnden Express illustrated cover to a Confederate prisoner in Maryland, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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