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Sale 1208 — The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2019

Category — South-to-North Flag-of-Truce Mail

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 298, South-to-North Flag-of-Truce MailChesapeake Hospital Va, Chesapeake Hospital VaChesapeake Hospital Va. Buff unsealed prisoner-of-war cover addressed to William Alexander Fewell at Chesapeake Hospital Va., a South-to-North use sent thru Fortress Monroe and Old Point Comfort, mixed franking with Confederate postage paid by 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4) and U.S. postage paid by demonetized 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), both tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. Jul. 2" (1862) circular datestamp, the address and other directives on the cover have been mostly erased and some of them re-written in non-contemporary pencil, the 5c stamp with toned spots, despite the difficulty in deciphering what was originally written on the cover, extensive research by Galen Harrison and Jerry Palazolo offers conclusive evidence that this is a genuine South-to-North mixed-franking prisoner cover, accompanied by a Union Patriotic with a No. 65 and the same Old Point Comfort circular datestamp (showing that this style was used during the period in question, cover heavily toned) and by several letters detailing the expertization process and descriptions of the recipient, who was a member of the 1st Palmetto Sharpshooters (and died at Chesapeake Hospital before this cover was received), with 2004 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 299, South-to-North Flag-of-Truce Mail3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. ? 15" double-circle datestamp on yellow civilian flag-of-truce cover to Claverack N.Y., manuscript "Enclosed is the postage fee from Norfolk Va." and "J.L.M. D. H." examiner's marking, 10c Confederate stamp was removed from the cover at top right (probably at the exchange point) and a replacement is hinged in place (stamp with small faults), cover edge nicks and some wear, otherwise Fine and unusual civilian flag-of-truce use exchanged through Norfolk Va. and Old Point Comfort, with the specific notation that U.S. postage was enclosed, ex Myerson

E. 300-400
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