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

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

Category — Confederate Semi-Official Imprints

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1594, Confederate Semi-Official ImprintsOfficial Imprint Covers, Official Imprint CoversOfficial Imprint Covers. Five covers, each with Post Office Department Official Imprint, including four signed Appointment Bureau covers and one unsigned Chief Clerk cover bearing a 10c Blue (11), few faults including the last missing its backflap, Fine group

E. 400-500
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1595, Confederate Semi-Official ImprintsHouston Tex. Feb. 13, 1863, Houston Tex. Feb. 13, 1863Houston Tex. Feb. 13, 1863. Bold strike of circular datestamp with "PAID" straightline on legal-size buff cover to Confederate Navy address in Smithfield Texas, with "Head Quarters, Dist. of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, Official Business" semi-official imprint (WD-ZB-11), docketing at left indicates contents related to the investigation of a Naval officer, light file fold and missing part of backflap, Very Fine and extremely rare Confederate military imprint for the District of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, C.S.A. Catalog value $2,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1596, Confederate Semi-Official Imprints10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Large even margins, bright color, tiny central scrape, tied by indistinct strike of Jackson Miss. circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Laurel Hill La. with "Head-Quarters Army of Mississippi, Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office. Official Business" corner card (WD-ZD-16), slightly reduced at top, Extremely Fine appearance and a scarce Army of Mississippi imprint

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1597, Confederate Semi-Official Imprints10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins all around, fresh color and proof-like impression, tied by "Wadesboro N.C. 19 ?" circular datestamp on buff "Official Business, Chief Enrolling Office, Seventh Congressional District, Wadesboro', NC" semi-official imprint cover to Greensboro N.C., slightly reduced at right just into end of imprint, Extremely Fine Gem stamp on a rare semi-official imprint cover, unlisted in C.S.A. Catalog

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1598, Confederate Semi-Official ImprintsSemi-Official Imprint Covers, Semi-Official Imprint CoversSemi-Official Imprint Covers. 15 covers with a variety of semi-official imprints and a few manuscript, most bearing stamps including Nos. 1, 2, 4, 7, 11-12, departments include Navy, Ordnance, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Medical Director, Treasury, Executive, Commissary General, Georgia State Guard, etc., several of the stamps are well cut-in and faults are also to be expected, overall Fine appearing group with some elusive imprints

E. 750-1,000
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