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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 — CSA Stamps Used for Other Purposes

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1371
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1371, CSA Stamps Used for Other PurposesBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Position 2 (Calhoun Type B), large even margins, tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 31, 1862" river-mail double-circle datestamp on buff cover to "Captain H. M. Favrot, 'Delta Rifles', 4th Regt. La. Volunteers, Berwick City, Louisiana", light folds, backflap removed, small edge tears and worn spots

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE BATON ROUGE PROVISIONAL CANCELLED AT NEW ORLEANS.

This cover traveled 129 miles down river from Baton Rouge and entered the mails at the New Orleans wharf office where the double-circle datestamp was used. Based on surviving covers, it is evident that the postmasters in New Orleans and Baton Rouge would accept stamps on letters coming off river boats.

The addressee, Capt. Henry M. Favrot, was born in West Baton Rouge parish in 1826 and died there in 1887. He served as a member of the Louisiana legislature in the 1850s and was opposed to secession. However, with the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Confederate Army and became captain of the "Delta Rifles," 4th Louisiana Infantry, and served throughout the entire war. Capt. Favrot participated in the Battle of Shiloh, was stricken with typhoid fever at Corinth and later returned to New Orleans. After his recovery he was sent to northern Virginia with rank of colonel to gather all the records of the Army of Northern Virginia. He remained on active duty until the close of the war, when he returned home on mule-back, bringing with him the army records he was sent to compile.

There are two recorded covers with a Baton Rouge provisional postmarked at New Orleans. This cover realized $18,500 hammer in our Sale 810 on Apr. 27, 1999 (lot 1845) and $13,000 hammer in our "D.K." auction (Sale 1022, lot 1014). A second example of the Baton Rouge provisional cancelled at New Orleans (Dec. 15, 1861, to Carroll Hoy & Co.), ex Steven Brown, realized $13,000 hammer in our sale of the Hall collection (Siegel Sale 823, lot 396) and $12,000 in the Spink/Shreves sale of the William H. Gross collection. The Scott Value of $15,000.00 is based on the 2012 realization.

Ex Caspary, Dr. Graves and "D.K." Collection

Bid on this lot

E. 5,000-7,500
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1372
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1372, CSA Stamps Used for Other Purposes20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d). Top right diagonal half, large margins, tied by "Savannah Ga. Nov. 6" circular datestamp on white, gold and gray wallpaper cover to Charles Manigault at Charleston S.C., sender's endorsement (or docketing) "R.H. & Sons 5 Novr 1864", bottom left corner opened for display

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT BISECT USED ON A COLORFUL WALLPAPER COVER.

Power Search contains only three other examples of this bisect used on wallpaper covers. Two of these were also used from Savannah. The example offered here is especially attractive.

Ex Handy, Everett and Myerson. With 1977 C.S.A. certificate. Scott value $11,500.00

Bid on this lot

E. 10,000-15,000
Future Sale
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1373
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1373, CSA Stamps Used for Other Purposes20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d), 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d)20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13d). Top left diagonal half, huge top margin, full at left, tied by clear "Selma Ala. Nov. 1?" circular datestamp on turned cover to Talladega Ala., manuscript charge box notation at top left, second use with "Talladega Ala. Dec. 14" circular datestamp and matching "Paid 10" straightline handstamp to Gainesville Ala, some minor cover scuffing on second use side, back with adhesive toning

VERY FINE. A RARE COMBINATION OF ADVERSITY USE AND THE 20-CENT BISECT.

Ex Weatherly and Hastings. Scott value for bisect on normal cover $1,400.00

Bid on this lot

E. 1,500-2,000
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