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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

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

Category — U.S. and Confederate States Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1038
c
Independent and Confederate State Use of U.S. Postage. Nine covers mostly on original lot cards, with three 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), five 3c Star Die entire and one 3c Nesbitt entire (U10), Independent use including four from Charleston S.C. and one from Richmond Va., Confederate State use including three Georgia from Atlanta, Savannah and Calhoun, the latter incorrectly stating to "Hon. Howell Cobb, Pres. Congress Con. States" (sent exactly one month after Jefferson Davis became President, replacing Cobb as President of the Provisional Congress), also from Montgomery Ala. on Adjutant General's Office corner card official cover, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
550
1039
 
Confederate Collection Balance. 30 covers plus some additional singles, nearly all on original lot cards from dealers or auctions, with Postmasters' Provisionals including Nos. 18XU1, 57XU1, 80XU1, 101XU1 and 26X1, General Issues including Nos. 1 plus a few singles, 2e, and 3, we notice adversity uses and two South-to-North prisoner of war covers, some slightly mixed condition but mostly Fine or better

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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1040
 
Confederate Texas Accumulation. Sixteen items, most on auction lot cards, including Houston 10c Red entire provisional (No. 40XU2) from Adriance correspondence, Texana Feb. 16 (1861) on Star Die entire used after Ordinance of Secession but prior to going into effect, Confederate State use with manuscript Sutherland Springs and U.S. 3c Dull Rose, Ty. II (26), "Terry's Texas Rangers" cover from Shelbyville, General Issues with No. 1 from Houston plus small pieces from Corpus Christi, Indianola and Chapel Hill, plus more, some small faults but much is Fine or better

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1041
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1041, U.S. and Confederate States Group LotsConfederate Patriotic Cover Balance, Confederate Patriotic Cover BalanceConfederate Patriotic Cover Balance. Balance of nine covers, five are Patriotic designs, flags include F12-5 and F10-3 stampless uses, cannon with CN-3 used with No. 1, Davis designs include JD-1B with No. 2 and JD-1C with No. 4, mixed condition with flaws to be expected but overall a Fine appearing and useful group, the other covers include 5c Stone 3 (4b) and 5c Stone 2 (4a) on homemade oatmeal cover, next two are stampless including Charleston S.C. with large bold "2" drop-letter rate handstamp, Jasper Tex. with large rimless woodcut type with manuscript rate, finally unused "The Sunny South, Our Country" slogan Patriotic cover, some minor thinning on back from prior mounting, still very rare even unused (only one is known used)

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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1042
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1042, U.S. and Confederate States Group LotsConfederate Small Balance, Confederate Small BalanceConfederate Small Balance. Three items, No. 4 showing "Spur on Scroll" variety, tied on piece by Marietta Ga. circular datestamp, also Nos. 6 and 11 on separate covers from Marietta, first addressed to Savannah Ga. postmaster Solomon Cohen, the latter an interesting re-used cover with a second postmark below the stamp, Very Fine

E. 150-200
160
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1043
c
Stampless Covers Balance. 18 items, including July 1, 1845 use (first day of new 5c rate), cover to Canada with hotel advertising design on back, 1851 use soliciting funds for anti-slavery cause, few nice Valentines with enclosures, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
425
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1044
c
Mostly Stampless Balance. Five covers, including clear strike of red B.F. Stevens oval datestamp on blue cover from London to Washington D.C., Jan. 1857 cover from Washington D.C. to Vera Cruz, Mexico, cover with "SACRAMENTO/OCT 21, 1840" two-line datestamp with "40" rate to Va., cover with small "BRAZOS" datestamp used in 1848 to Georgetown S.C., last is a 3c entire with red cancel resembling a witch and addressed to the chief of the Cherokee Indians at Tahlequah, mixed condition, still an interesting group

E. 400-500
700
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1045
c
1c 1851 Issue Cover Balance. Twelve covers or circulars, including strip of three of No. 9 used in Maine, No. 9 on circvular, strip of three of Nos. 8A-8-8A used in Texas (margins clear to in), three strips of three with No. 7, few other circular rate uses, margins to in, few faults but overall Fine-Very Fine and nice group

E. 500-750
1,300
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1046
c
1c 1857 Issue Cover Balance. 16 covers and one front, nice group of single frankings including No. 20 (4), one with No. 22 (E Relief), No. 24 with interpane margin and one with part captured imprint, several Type V single frankings -- some may turn out to be the Type Va -- No. 24 with red carrier, few other better, some faults to be expected but overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 500-750
800
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1047
c
3c 1851 Issue Cover Balance. 27 covers, including one with 96L5L cracked plate, one with "Advertised" and large Dead Letter Office handstamp, No. 10A with left sheet margin tied by blue railroad circular datestamp, one used from Mokelumne Hill Cal., impressive group of twelve covers with pairs used from Agua Fria Cal. with a range of shades, No. 11A on cover with topographical map of Nebraska Territory, one is No. 26, some faults, some appear Fine-Very Fine, a diverse group

E. 750-1,000
650
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1048
c
1869 Pictorial Issue Cover Balance. Three 1869 covers used from Rhode Island, including No. 115, also Nos. 112-113 used together, finally No. 114, few small flaws including 6c nicked, overall Fine, also includes 10c Columbian on cover (No. 237)

E. 200-300
0
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1049
c
1869 Pictorial Issue Cover Balance. 14, including 2c tied by unusual "4" in grid and used within N.Y. where forwarded, 3c tied by greenish-blue cork, 3c on advertising cover for advertising, 3c used with 15c grilled stamp on registered cover, 2c used on Mass. Mutual Life Insurance Co. illustrated advertising cover, 12c used with 1c Bank Note on registered cover to Va., few faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine group

E. 400-500
475
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1050
c
Large Bank Note Issues Cover Balance. 13 plus one used stamp, including pair of No. 163 to Germany, No. 149 on 3c entire to Switzerland, No. 137 on all-over advertising cover for patent agency, No. 205 to Mexico, two covers each with two 3c stamps to England with B.F. Stevens oval datestamps, No. 210 tied by waving flag fancy cancel of Enfield Conn., cover with three 6c and a 3c paying 7-times rate with a bisected 1c stamp on back tied by circular datestamp (probably used to seal the cover), some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 600-800
475
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1051
c
Classic Cover Balance. 20 plus one piece, including nicely centered No. 35 used from Oroville Cal., No. 26 on blue cover with "From Natchitoches Packet, Dr. Carroll" oval handstamp, Nos. 36B and 26 on cover to France, No. 69 pair on cover to France, No. 65 tied by "U.S. Ship" double-circle handstamp, nice group of No. 65 with some subshades, few Black Jack uses, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
800
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1052
c
Classic Cover Balance. Six covers, best item is Nos. 68 and 71 on cover to China but missing an additional 5c stamp, also No. 11 on cover, No. 73 with label for printer, No. 114 on Charter Oak all-over advertising cover, No. 65 and pair of No. 73 on 3c entire to Canada, last bears two of No. 76 on cover to Cuba, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 500-750
275
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1053
c
1898-1902 Issues Cover Balance. Five items, including 2c Trans-Mississippi on illustrated ad cover to Canada; four singles of 50c Trans-Mississippi on piece with two 4c Pan-Americans and three 10c Bureaus; 5c Pan-American on multicolored Grand Army of the Republic illustrated 35th National Encampment cover to Germany; 10c Pan-American on registered cover with red and blue Spanish-American War patriotic design; last is strip of three and pair of 2c 1902 Issue on cover to Surinam, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 500-750
350
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1054
c
Large Bank Note Issues Covers Balance. 15, including several advertising such as No. 219 with elephant pulling a carriage on ad cover for iron roofing, 1c on peace propaganda design, 3c on American Peace Society illustrated cover, few other interesting, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
650
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1055
c
Better Covers. Six items, including stampless with beautiful allegorical Patriotic "as it is, as it will be" design to Salem Mass., illustrated "Mining Scene" design with Hutchings imprint, indistinct circular datestamp and some waterstaining, multicolored metallic ladies cover used locally in Sing Sing N.Y. and paying 2c rate, Philadelphia full-rigged ship on 1835 folded letter datelined at Calcutta (faulty), last two are Confederate related including 7-Star flag Patriotic used from Richmond Va. and No. 1 on 7-Star Davis medallion Patriotic cover (1987 CSA certificate), some faults, overall a Fine-Very Fine and interesting group, all are on the cusp of being individual lots

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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1056
c
Postal History Balance. Stock pages of covers, including nice group of Virginia-related from Orange C.H., Randolph Macon College stampless struck in green, Tinker Knob manuscript, few other obscure offices, some Kentucky starting with 1822 manuscript pmk. such as Franklin and Jeffersontown, overall Fine-Very Fine group

E. 300-400
600
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1057
c
Classic Stamp and Cover Balance. 18 items, mostly covers including No. 1 to Boston, No. 9 on glazed Valentine cover, No. 11A on illustrated medical college cover, No. 11A on Fremont illustrated cover, No. 26 on all-over American Express route map cover, pair of No. 65 on Lincoln-Johnson campaign cover, No. 65 on Patriotic, No. 114 on illustrated advertising cover depicting a train, few other interesting, some faults, some appear Fine-Very Fine

E. 600-800
650
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1058
c
Classic Cover Balance. 14 covers, including No. 1 from N.Y. to Albany; No. 1 from Philadelphia to Bellefonte Pa.; No. 9 on unsealed cover; No. 10A tied by green Alexander N.Y. circular datestamp; No. 14 from Cal. to Ill.; No. 15 used from Cal. to Washington D.C.; four with No. 10A (one with green circular datestamp, one used Christmas Day); No. 10A with packet boat route marking, No. 11A on cover; No. 26 on Patriotic; last but not least is pair of No. 36 on cover to England (stamps affected by light file fold), few faults, overall Fine-Very Fine appearing group

E. 750-1,000
700
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1059
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1059, U.S. and Confederate States Group LotsMedical Theme, Medical ThemeMedical Theme. 3 page 1849 circular for the Graefenberg Co., a patent medicine company responsible for Consumptive's Balm, Marshall's Uterine Catholicon, Dysentery Syrup, Green Mountain Bitters, etc., filled with usual testimonials, outer folded cover with straightline "Morristown N.Y." in box and manuscript "5" rate, Very Fine

E. 150-200
100
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1060
c
Pig Thematic Covers. Cover album with pig-related covers, including illustrated advertising for everything from lard to breeders to preservaline (pickling salt) to pig iron, also a pig fancy cancel used in 1930, starts in Bank Note period and goes thru 1930s, most are pre-1900, some faults, an interesting collection

E. 300-400
475
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1061
c
Later Postal History Group. 25 covers, mostly WWII related and bought individually at mail bid sales with original descriptions, plus No. U104 entire (catalogues $425.00), Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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1062
c
Postal History and Ephemera Balance. Shoe box of unused and used covers and cards, nice range of topical material including Christmas, expositions and fairs, nice group of mailed advertising covers from late 1800s and early 1900s, some very colorful unused advertising cards relating to transportation and other themes such as household goods, some faults, many Fine-Very Fine, an interesting and eclectic mix of unused and used across a wide range of topics

E. 400-500
750
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1063
c
Cover Assortment. Several hundred, some 19th Century, starting with 3c 1857 uses, a few illustrated advertising, 20th Century commercial, philatelic and postcards, the most interesting is a 1905 cover sent to London and forwarded, with postage due stamps of both France and Italy applied, mixed condition, also includes a few Mint N.H. plate blocks

E. 100-150
325
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1064
c
Rocket and Space-Related Balance. 13 items, including cover signed by all crew members of STS-107 (Columbia shuttle) with launch day postmark, piece of fabric signed by Buzz Aldrin, Dec. 19, 1972 cover signed by prime crew on recovery ship of Apollo 17 (last lunar mission), few other signed items such as Jim Irwin on unaddressed cover, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
700
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1065
c
First Day Cover Collection. Huge accumulation including thousands of Art Craft cachet first day covers, modern era without any premium items, the portion up to 2001 in albums, includes postal cards, some United Nations, dozens of albums, also some low-end U.S. and worldwide stamps, Very Fine, we recommend picking up as the shipping cost will exceed the value of the material

E. 200-300
110
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