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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — Civil War: Express Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1477
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1477, Civil War: Express MailAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 2, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 2, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 2, 1861. Circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "New Orleans 26 July, 1861" to New York City, two 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by blue grid cancels and matching "Louisville, Ky. Aug. 3, 1861" double-circle datestamp, large Adams Express label pasted to back which is partly peeled off, letter with internal splits not affecting the front or back panels, Very Fine thru-the-lines cover carried by Adams Express, Special Routes Census No. N-AD-45, ex Gibson with blue Ward sale backstamp, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,400
1478
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1478, Civil War: Express MailAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 17, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 17, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 17, 1861. Partly clear strike of circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) originating in the North and addressed to Augusta Ga., blue "Adams Express Co. Augusta Ga. Jul. 21" oval datestamp, manuscript "2/-" express charge (two bits or 25c), most of backflap removed, small mended nick at top, Fine and rare use of the Adams Augusta office handstamp, this cover never entered Confederate mails, it was delivered by Adams in Augusta and no Confederate postage was paid, Special Routes Census No. S-AD-22, ex Ewing and Wiltsee, with 1987 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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1479
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1479, Civil War: Express MailAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 11, 1861, Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 11, 1861Adams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Aug. 11, 1861. Clearly struck circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Richmond Va., blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 12, 1861" circular datestamp, matching "PAID" and "10" handstamps, manuscript "2/-" express charge (two bits or 25c), sealed tear at top and small cover corner fault at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, Special Routes Census No. S-AD-59, ex Hall, with 2002 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
1,100
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1480
c
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1480, Civil War: Express MailAm. Letter Exp. Co. Louisville, Ky. Jul. 10, 1861, Am. Letter Exp. Co. Louisville, Ky. Jul. 10, 1861Am. Letter Exp. Co. Louisville, Ky. Jul. 10, 1861. Dark blue circular datestamp on 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26) to Joseph B. Knowles in Nashville Tenn., originated in Warren R.I., small manuscript "5" for Confederate postage due applied in Nashville, mended backflap tear, Very Fine strike of the American Letter Express Co. datestamp and an unusual North-to-South use to Nashville, this cover shows that the mail was postmarked at the Nashville post office even if delivered locally, Special Routes Census No. S-AX-9, only five of the 31 listed covers are addressed to Nashville, of which three have American Letter Express Co. datestamps, with 1999 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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1481
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1481, Civil War: Express Mail3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Perfs trimmed on three sides, clear strike of blue "(SOUTH)N. LET(TER) (UN)PAID" two-line handstamp, Very Fine part strike of this rare and desirable handstamp from Louisville postmaster Dr. John J. Speed, applied to northbound mail for a brief period after suspension of the mails to indicate the U.S. potage was not valid

E. 400-500
450
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