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Sale 1241 — United States and Civil War Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 28-29 September, 2021

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Category — Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused

Lot
Symbol
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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1374
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1374, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by "Wilmington N.C. 5 Paid Jun. 8, 1862" integral-rate circular datestamp with "3 Paid" changed to "5 Paid" on buff cover to Elizabethtown N.C., some slight wear, Very Fine use of this prewar marking which was altered to reflect the Confederate rate

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E. 200-300
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1375
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1375, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Wide margins, tied by "Newnan Ga. Jul. 19" (1863) circular datestamp on turned pre-war advertising cover with U.S. 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) tied by "New-York" circular datestamp, dated 1854, Confederate period usage to Harmony Grove Ga., partly separated flaps, folded over for display

VERY FINE. A UNIQUE ADVERSITY USAGE OF THE PERFORATED 10-CENT ARCHER & DALY STAMP.

There are six recorded turned usages of the officially perforated stamps, including three combinations with United States stamps issued before the war. This use on a prewar advertising cover is truly remarkable. As an indication of the value of this unique cover, it realized $3,900 in 1979, in the Brugh sale.

Ex Boshwit

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E. 3,000-4,000
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1376
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1376, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e), 10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e)10c Blue, Die A, Perforated (11e). Light pastel shade, tied by "Summerville N.C. Jul. 10" (1864) circular datestamp on turned cover with U.S. 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) on other side, margins cutting in, tied by blue "Baltimore Md." circular datestamp and addressed before the war to Summerfield, 10c perforated stamp used in 1864 to Tarboro N.C., Fountain Hotel Baltimore embossed return seal on flap, opened for display

VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED COVERS WITH A COMBINATION OF THE OFFICIAL PERFORATED ISSUE AND A PRE-WAR UNITED STATES STAMP.

There are six recorded turned usages of the officially perforated stamps, including three combinations with United States stamps issued before the war.

Ex Norton

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1377
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1377, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, tied by blue "Covington Ga. Aug. 18" circular datestamp on turned cover used three times with U.S. 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on inside and used from Atlanta pre-war, the third use was carriage outside of the mails to Griffin Ga. and endorsed "By politeness of Mr. Elder", opened for display, Very Fine and very unusual triple-use

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E. 500-750
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1378
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1378, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and ReusedMonticello Flor. Nov. 4 (1861), Monticello Flor. Nov. 4 (1861)Monticello Flor. Nov. 4 (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp with "PAID 10" in arc handstamp on red and blue 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F9-2B), addressed to Savannah Ga. and turned with 10c Blue, Die A (11) inside, tied by Savannah circular datestamp and addressed to Abbeville S.C., just a bit of the gum from flap showing thru on front

VERY FINE. THIS 9-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC DESIGNS. TO FIND IT USED FROM FLORIDA AND TURNED WITH A GENERAL ISSUE STAMP IS EXTRAORDINARY.

The ninth star represents the admission of Arkansas, which was followed only three days later by North Carolina. Due to the short time period there were fewer 9-Star Confederate Patriotic designs produced than any other flag design (7 thru 13 stars). Surviving examples are rare. This example used from Florida is one of only two 9-Star Flag uses recorded in the Briggs census.

Ex MacBride, Dr. Briggs and Kilbourne. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 51 and in Briggs's Florida Postal History During the Civil War on p. 163

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E. 5,000-7,500
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1379
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1379, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c)5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Large margins, tied by "Tawboro N.C. Feb. 2" circular datestamp on orange cover to Petersburg Va., turned use with inside bearing 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1) tied by blue "Norfolk Va. Nov. 23, 1861" circular datestamp to Tarboro N.C., opened for display, Very Fine turned use

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E. 400-500
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1380
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1380, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused5c Dark Green, Stone 1-2 (1b), 5c Dark Green, Stone 1-2 (1b)5c Dark Green, Stone 1-2 (1b). Horizontal pair, large even margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on orange cover to Hamburg S.C., turned use with inside bearing "Keachie La. Oct. 12" circular datestamp with matching "PAID" in oval and "5" handstamps, opened for display, Very Fine, with original contents from second use (typed transcript accompanies)

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E. 400-500
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1381
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1381, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused5c Green, Stone 2 (1), 5c Green, Stone 2 (1)5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Two singles, different shades, ample to large margins, each tied by blue "Raleigh N.C. 1863 May" double-circle datestamp (year inverted, no day slug) on turned cover to Montgomery Ala., the first use of this envelope was from Montgomery to Tuscaloosa Ala. with 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), full margins, tied by "Montgomery Ala." circular datestamp, cleaned but no repairs, Very Fine, unusual turned combination of 5c and 10c rates, also unusual in that the earlier 5c Green stamps were used after the 5c Blue Lithograph, ex Freeman

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E. 400-500
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1382
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1382, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused2c Green (3), 2c Green (3)2c Green (3). Huge margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Sep. 11, 1862" circular datestamp on turned cover used locally, inside with horizontal pair of 5c Blue, De La Rue (6) tied by "Montgomery Ala. Sep. 13, 1862" circular datestamp and used to Columbia S.C., opened for display

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE TURNED USE WITH THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPHED ISSUE.

The 2c Lithograph, which was usually used to pay the circular or drop rates, is rarely found on turned covers. This combination of rates (2c drop and 10c regular) and stamps (2c Lithograph and 5c De La Rue) is not only extremely rare, this is one of the finest 2c Lithograph covers in terms of quality.

Ex Boshwit.

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E. 4,000-5,000
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1383
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1383, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Full margins, some slight gum toning along edges, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Jun. 14" (1862) circular datestamp on cover with "Intemperance is the Curse of the World" illustrated propaganda design, addressed to Rev. Robert Bernels in Richmond, the Reverend turned and re-mailed the cover back to his wife in Columbia S.C. with 5c Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b), large margins to barely touched top left corner, both stamps tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 20" circular datestamp -- the Richmond office struck the datestamp once on the Milky Blue stamp and again on the original stamp

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND UNIQUE USE OF TWO 5-CENT BLUE LITHOGRAPHS, IN DIFFERENT SHADES, ON AN ILLUSTRATED TEMPERANCE PROPAGANDA COVER.

This is a rare example of a Confederate stamp used on this Temperance propaganda design. To find it with two different shades, one used to re-mail the cover back to its origin (not forwarded), adds to its rarity and desirability. Temperance also does not seem to have been a popular cause in South; even pre-war examples are scarce.

Ex Dr. Graves and Kilbourne. From our 1982 Rarities sale. Weill backstamp

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E. 5,000-7,500
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1384
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1384, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Rose (5), 10c Rose (5)10c Rose (5). Large margins all around, bright shade, tied by "Savannah Ga. Paid Sep. 23" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Marietta Ga., turned use with inside bearing horizontal pair of 5c Blue, Local (7), margins to in, tied by "Savannah Ga. Jun. 18" circular datestamp to Marietta Ga., opened for display, Very Fine and attractive turned use

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1385
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1385, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6), 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6)5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Large margins all around, tied by "Chester C.H. S.C. Jun. 4, 1862" double-circle datestamp on turned cover to Grahams Turnout S.C. and forwarded to Charleston S.C., bold "2" advertised rate handstamp, neat "Grahams Turnout S.C. Jul. 7" circular datestamp and "10" in circle, inside bears "Cherokee Iron Works S.C. May 26" manuscript postmark and matching "Paid 5" to Chester S.C., Very Fine and unusual use combining both remailing and advertising fees on a turned cover

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E. 750-1,000
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1386
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1386, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Horizontal pair, large margins except at bottom of righthand stamp, deep shade, tied by "Guineys Va. Apr. -" circular datestamp on tan, brown and maroon wallpaper cover to Dry Pond N.C., a turned use with pair used on wallpaper side, first use on plain side with brownish "Mount Mourne N.C. Mar. 21" circular datestamp and "Paid 10" in circle handstamp to military address at Iverson Brigade D Hill Division, minor edgewear, unusually choice condition, Very Fine and remarkable cover, turned wallpaper covers are exceedingly scarce

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1387
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1387, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins to clear, tied by "Spartanburg S.C. Nov. ?" double-circle datestamp on white and gray wallpaper cover to Charleston S.C., turned use with inside bearing "Charleston S.C. Nov. 11" circular datestamp and matching large "10" handstamp, opened for display, Very Fine, unusual, turned wallpaper covers are rare

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E. 400-500
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1388
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1388, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Three large margins, large to just in at left where separated unevenly, tied by well-struck "Gold Hill N.C. Oct. 17" circular datestamp on turned cover with printed "P.O.B.", "Postmaster" of address and "Free"to Weldon N.C., inside with "Charleston S.C. Jun. 8, 1858" circular datestamp, partly opened for display, Very Fine, scarce use from Gold Hill and desirable as a turned use with the inside used pre-war

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E. 400-500
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1389
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1389, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c)10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c). Large margins, tied by "Sumter S.C. Dec. 29, 1863" circular datestamp on blue embossed auction and commission merchant's corner card cover from a business in Macon Ga., to Charleston S.C., stamp affixed over corner card, turned use, inside with 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by Charleston S.C. Jan. 2, 1864" double-circle datestamp and used to Sumter S.C., 1864 docketing, opened for display, minor wear, Very Fine, unusual Macon Ga. corner card cover turned use between Sumter and Charleston

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E. 400-500
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1390
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1390, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Full margins, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jun. 2, 1864" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Greenville C.H. S.C., turned use with inside bearing 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by blue "Columbia S.C. May 9" circular datestamp to Camp Jackson at Jacksonboro S.C., opened for display, Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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1391
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1391, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to just in at upper left, tied by "Thomasville Ga. Mar. ?" circular datestamp on orange cover to Albany Ga. where "ADVERTISED" handstamp applied, forwarded to Macon Ga. with "Albany Ga. Apr. 1" circular datestamp and "DUE 10" handstamp, turned use with inside bearing 10c Blue, Die B (12) affixed to back and tied by Macon Ga. circular datestamp, to Decatur Ga., opened for display, Very Fine, an unusual turned use which was advertised and forwarded

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E. 300-400
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1392
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1392, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Tied by tied by "Salisbury N.C. Dec. 10" (1864) circular datestamp, and used from Salisbury Prison, N.C. on prisoner-of-war turned cover to Chambersburg, Pa., endorsed "Prisoners Letter By Flag of Truce", magenta manuscript "Exd/s", sent via Richmond and Fortress Monroe, "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle datestamp, "Due 6" for unpaid rate, first use addressed to "Thos. McDowell Citizen Prisoner" and endorsed "By Flag of Truce", 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 5" circular datestamp, some edgewear, otherwise Very Fine, a desirable P.O.W. turned cover sent twice by flag-of-truce, ex Walske, with 2010 P.F. certificate

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1393
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1393, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Greenish Blue, Die B, Oxford N.C. Roulette (12c var), 10c Greenish Blue, Die B, Oxford N.C. Roulette (12c var)10c Greenish Blue, Die B, Oxford N.C. Roulette (12c var). Large margins, top and bottom razor-cut, well-defined roulettes at sides including small piece of adjoining stamp at right (a little roughly torn at lower right), tied by bold "Oxford N.C. Sep. 29" circular datestamp on brown cover to Louisburg N.C., turned and re-used with 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11) tied by manuscript "Joyner's [Depot] N.C. Oct. 7/63" postmark (on the Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad), to same addressee at Wilson N.C., opened to show both sides, Very Fine and rare adversity usage of the Oxford roulette, ex Judd and Birkinbine, with 2007 C.S.A. certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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1394
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1394, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Large margins, tied by "Shrevesport La. Sep. 6" double-circle datestamp on homemade cover to Huntsville Tex., turned use, inside with "Huntsville Tex. Sep. 23" circular datestamp and "PAID" and "10" handstamps, opened for display, some staining, Very Fine, scarce turned use

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1395
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1395, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused20c Green (13), 20c Green (13)20c Green (13). Large margins to touched at left, tied by bold "Richmond Va. Jul. 29" circular datestamp on turned cover to Mechum's River Va., second use inside with fresh large-margined 10c Blue, Die A (11) tied by "Mechum's River Va. Aug.4" circular datestamp and addressed back to Richmond, cover opened to show 10c stamp

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND SCARCE TURNED COVER BEARING 20-CENT AND 10-CENT ENGRAVED ISSUE STAMPS.

Apparently the first use of this cover exceeded the half-ounce weight limit, while the second use did not.

Ex Muzzey, Hastings and "Ambassador"

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E. 1,000-1,500
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1396
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1396, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Blue, Paterson (2), 10c Blue, Paterson (2)10c Blue, Paterson (2). Tied by "Charleston S.C. Oct. 13" (1862) circular datestamp on second mailing of turned cover to Mrs. Isabella Woodruff at Equality P.O. S.C., first used as an inbound Royal Victorian Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas, advertising envelope carried by blockade-runner to Charleston, addressed to W. C. Bee & Co. and C. T. Mitchell & Co. as agents, ship-name directive "Per Kate" at top, "6" handstamp for ship-letter rate applied at Charleston, backflap with "From John Fraser & Co." cover with repaired tears at top, stamp with faulty top right corner

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND EXTREMELY RARE "TURNED" ADVERSITY COVER, COMBINING INCOMING BLOCKADE-RUN USE OF A HOTEL ADVERTISING ENVELOPE TO CHARLESTON AND THE 10-CENT PATERSON LITHOGRAPH FOR RE-MAILING WITHIN THE CONFEDERACY.

The Royal Victoria Hotel was the center of the social scene in Nassau during the Civil War years. Parties held there were attended by diplomats, Confederate and British officers, captains of blockade runners, and newspaper correspondents.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

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E. 4,000-5,000
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1397
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1397, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and ReusedGriffin Ga Nov. 6, Griffin Ga Nov. 6Griffin Ga Nov. 6. Clear strike of circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps on yellow cover to Cassville Ga., turned and re-used after war with 3c Rose (65) tied by target cancel and "Cartersville Ga. Oct. 21" circular datestamp, 1867 docketing, some edgewear, Fine and scarce, turned covers combining CSA rates and pre-war 1857 Issues are scarce, but this post-war use is very rare

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E. 500-750
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1398
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1398, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused10c Blue, Die A (11), 10c Blue, Die A (11)10c Blue, Die A (11). Large and even margins, tied by red "Petersburg Va. Nov. 21" circular datestamp on locally used cover, turned and re-used after war with 3c Rose (65) cancelled by grid and tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 16" circular datestamp to a local address, opened for display, Very Fine and very unusual especially with the first use overpaying the drop rate, turned covers combining CSA rates and pre-war 1857 Issues are scarce, this post-war use is very rare

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E. 500-750
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1399
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1399, Altered U.S. Rate, Turned and Reused3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Two covers, first is post-war adversity use made from printed court document with 3c tied by blue handstamp, matching "Atlanta Ga. Mar. 12" circular datestamp to Maxey's Ga., second with No. 65 cancelled by penstrokes, matching "Pemberton Va. Nov. 17th" manuscript postmark on turned cover, the inside addressed to Goochland County Va. and carried privately, Fine and unusual post-war adversity uses

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E. 200-300
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1400
c
Balance of the Ozarks Collection of Civil War Adversity Covers. Eight items, including one made from printed bridge specification manual from Cedar Springs S.C. with manuscript "Paid 10", another with No. 11 on cover made from a previously used letter, No. 11 on adversity cover made from catalog of instructors and pupils at Orangeburg Female College, five others made from printed forms, mostly handstamp Paids or Dues, most opened for display, Fine-Very Fine group

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E. 400-500
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1400A
 
Confederate Philatelic Library. Approximately 80 titles covering the full range of Confederate and Civil War philately, many better including the 2012 C.S.A. Catalog Deluxe edition which is difficult to find, rather than list them here bidders can link to our website PDF for a complete list and photos, an outstanding and valuable library, also includes approximately 15 reference books related the Civil War but not related to philately -- shipping must be paid by the buyer

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E. 1,500-2,000
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1401
 
Confederate Auction Catalogue Library. More than 230 Confederate name-sale auctions, 1933-2021, virtually every important (and some not so important) name is included in the run from all the various auctioneers who have focused in this area, all are loose and softbound except for some of the more recent (primarily Siegel) sales in house hardbound binding, a wonderful run which would be exceedingly hard to reproduce given the emphasis on older sales, see our website PDF for a complete list and photos -- shipping costs must be paid by buyer

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E. 1,000-1,500
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