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Sale 1225 — Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 9 September, 2020

Category — Typographed Issues (Scott 6-7, 14)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
242
P
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 242, Typographed Issues (Scott 6-7, 14)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove, 1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6P5, 14TC5a), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove, 1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6P5, 14TC5a)5c Light Blue, De La Rue, Plate Proof on Wove, 1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove (6P5, 14TC5a). Single of each, large margins, bright colors, fresh and Very Fine, first with 2019 P.F. certificate graded VF 80, second with 2018 P.F. certificate

650
200
243
P
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 243, Typographed Issues (Scott 6-7, 14)1c Orange, De La Rue, Large Die Proof on Glazed Card (14P1b), 1c Orange, De La Rue, Large Die Proof on Glazed Card (14P1b)1c Orange, De La Rue, Large Die Proof on Glazed Card (14P1b). 75 x 55mm, bright color, Very Fine and rare, ex Felton

2,750
800
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244
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 244, Typographed Issues (Scott 6-7, 14)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Vertical pair, large margins to full, tied by neat strike of "Mobile Ala. Aug. 4" double-circle datestamp on overall green lithographed Independent Packet James Battle steamboat advertising cover, beautiful sidewheeler illustration, below which is the captain's name and sailing times between Mobile and Montgomery, to Macon Ga., routed "Care of Macon Arsenal" at lower left, possibly carried by packet from Mobile to Montgomery on the Alabama River, and from there by train on the Montgomery & West Point R.R. to Macon -- weeks later Federal forces would take complete control of the Southern waterways -- slightly reduced at left, professionally cleaned to remove waterstain

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE STEAMBOAT COVER.

The Confederate packet James Battle advertised service on the Alabama River from Mobile and Montgomery. It was captured as a blockade runner in November 1863 and put into service for the North.

E. 4,000-5,000
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245
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 245, Typographed Issues (Scott 6-7, 14)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in with sheet margin at left, tied by grid cancels and "Salem N.C. Aug. 26" circular datestamp on red overall lithographed Salem Mutual Insurance advertising cover to military address at General Cook's Brigade in Richmond Va., pair with couple small faults and some cosmetic improvements made to cover including cleaned and flaps reattached, still Fine and attractive use

E. 300-400
600
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246
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 246, Typographed Issues (Scott 6-7, 14)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, tied by "Raleigh N.C. Feb. ?" (1863) double-circle datestamp on "State of North Carolina, Executive Department" imprint cover (S-NC-01) addressed in the hand of Gov. Zebulon B. Vance to Forks of Pigeon N.C., stamp with small stain, still Very Fine, ex Weatherly

E. 200-300
190
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247
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 247, Typographed Issues (Scott 6-7, 14)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Two vertical pairs, one with white tie flaw, first pair with the flaw tied by "Montgomery Ala. Apr. 2, 186?" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Mobile Ala., forwarded to Wetumpka Ala. with second pair tied by "Mobile Ala. Apr. 4" double-circle datestamp, light bend affects stamps, Very Fine appearance, a choice forwarded cover with two pairs of the 5c Blue Richmond printing including the white tie flaw, ex Pegram

E. 750-1,000
425
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248
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 248, Typographed Issues (Scott 6-7, 14)5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Block of four, tied by three strikes of "Charlottesville Va. Dec. 22, 1864?" double-circle datestamp on homemade oatmeal cover to Fleetwood Academy Va., left edge of block slight bend from placement near edge of cover but this does not cause a fault and the cover is remarkably fresh, Very Fine and scarce use of a block of four

E. 300-400
325
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