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Sale 1208 — The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2019

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Category — Corner Card Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
239
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 239, Corner Card Covers5c Green, Stone 1 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1 (1)5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Full margins to just in, deep shade, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Oct. 23, 1861" circular datestamp on "Johnson, Truehart & Vaughan Wholesale Grocer's Richmond Va." yellow lithographed advertising cover to New Plymouth Va., backflap tear barely extends to front and is partly detached, Very Fine, a scarce and desirable first-month use on a grocer's corner card, signed Brian Green, who noted it as the earliest known use of Stone 1 (Scott Catalogue now lists Oct. 18 as EDU)

E. 1,000-1,500
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240
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 240, Corner Card Covers5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Ample margins to clear at top, deep rich color which matches the Stone A-B shades but not plated and not returnable for a certificate stating Stones 1 or 2, tied by bold blue "Nashville Ten. Dec. 7" double-circle datestamp on cover to Knoxville Tenn. railroad office with "Maxwell, Saulpaw & Co. Bridge Builders Nashville Tenn." fancy corner card, lovely ornate frame surrounding the advertisement, slightly reduced at right and stamp with very faint margin toning, still Very Fine and most unusual, we have seen Confederate corner cards for grocers, importers, lawyers, machine dealers, hotels, etc., but we do not recall seeing a bridge builder's corner card, ex Walcott and Hughes

E. 500-750
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241
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 241, Corner Card Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2, 5c Blue, Stone 2 (1, 4), 5c Green, Stone 1-2, 5c Blue, Stone 2 (1, 4)5c Green, Stone 1-2, 5c Blue, Stone 2 (1, 4). Margins to in at right of Green stamp, cancelled by grids, "Williamsburg Va. Apr. 23, 1862" double-circle datestamp on "Jas. J. Hutchinson, Attorney at Law, Livingston, Ala." small corner card cover to Greenboro Ala., Green stamp with vertical crease, Blue stamp with very faint crease and slight edge gum staining, still Fine and most attractive combination use of both of the 5c Jefferson Davis lithographs on a small attorney corner card cover, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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242
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 242, Corner Card Covers5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1)5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Huge margins to full including trace of adjoining stamp at bottom, deep rich color, tied by "Richmond Va. Dec. 29, 1861" circular datestamp on "From Bank of the Commonwealth Richmond Va." corner card buff cover with printed address to Lynchburg Va., unusually fresh, overall Extremely Fine

E. 400-400
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243
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 243, Corner Card Covers10c Light Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Light Blue, Paterson (2)10c Light Blue, Paterson (2). Three huge margins to just in at top, tied by clear strike of "Charleston S.C. Sep. 1, 1862" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Columbia S.C. with "Bowen, Foster & Co. Charleston S.C." corner card, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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244
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 244, Corner Card Covers2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Huge margins to barely clear at top, tied by partly clear strike of "Savannah Ga. Jul. 24" circular datestamp on "Southern Insurance Co. Savannah, Georgia, Capital $1,000,000" insurance advertising cover to Thomaston Ga., imprint at top also includes names of company president and secretary, bottom left of cover with small closed spindle hole and small blue ink spot

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH ON AN INSURANCE ADVERTISING COVER, PAYING THE CIRCULAR RATE.

Unlisted in Warren census. Ex Hughes

E. 1,500-2,000
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245
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 245, Corner Card Covers5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large even margins, bright shade, tied by "Augusta Ga. Aug. 9" double-circle datestamp on Augusta Hotel corner card cover to Tallahassee Fla., ornate border design with "Wm. E. Wheelock Proprietor", Very Fine, ex Freeman

E. 500-750
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246
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 246, Corner Card Covers5c Blue, Die A (11), 5c Blue, Die A (11)5c Blue, Die A (11). Huge top margin, other sides ample to clear, bright color, tied by blurry strike of red Lynchburg Va. circular datestamp on Citizens Savings Bank Lynchburg Va. corner card cover to Petersburg Va., light file fold faintly creases stamp in bottom margin, fresh and Very Fine, a choice cover with this scarce bank corner card

E. 500-750
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247
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 247, Corner Card Covers10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, tied by "Knoxville Ten. Jun. 12" double-circle datestamp on cover with elaborate "From Exchange and Deposit Bank, Knoxville Tenn." corner card to Cleveland Tenn., second strike of datestamp at left, some minor toning, Very Fine, ex Kilbourne, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate

E. 400-500
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248
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 248, Corner Card Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Three large margins, ample to clear at right, tied by large "PAID" straightline handstamp and part strike of "Halifax C.H. Va. Nov. 26?" circular datestamp on "Southern Express Company Telegraph." imprint cover to Panther Creek N.C., fresh and Very Fine

E. 500-750
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249
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 249, Corner Card Covers10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Huge margins all around, deep rich color, tied by light strike of "Richmond Va. Feb. ?" circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Raleigh N.C. with boxed "North Carolina Depot, Richmond Va. Official Business." imprint (S-NC-34), fresh and Very Fine, a scarce semi-official imprint, the North Carolina Depot was located at Main and 8th Streets Richmond and issued clothing to North Carolina troops, an article about a similar cover by Patricia Kaufmann appeared in the American Stamp Dealer (and is available on her website)

E. 400-500
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250
c
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 250, Corner Card Covers10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12)10c Greenish Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to full at left, tied by violet Augusta Ga. circular datestamp with unclear date on buff cover to Macon Ga. with "State of Georgia, Quartermaster-General's Office" imprint (S-GA-12), Extremely Fine, wonderful quality, ex Judd and Ballard

E. 500-750
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