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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 — Express Company Mail

Lot
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Photo/Description
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1248
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1248, Express Company MailAdams Express Company, Burnside Expedition, Adams Express Company, Burnside ExpeditionAdams Express Company, Burnside Expedition. Purple four-horse caravan illustrated cover with 3c Rose (65) tied by segmented cork cancel and "New-York 1863" double-circle datestamp, Nesbitt & Co. imprint on flap, minor slicing of edge at top where opened, still Very Fine, the Burnside Expedition was a series of engagements fought along the North Carolina coast between February and June 1862, the expedition was part of General Scott's Anaconda Plan, aimed at closing blockade-running ports, the campaign was carried out primarily by New England troops under Brig. Gen. Burnside and assisted by the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Adams Express had special envelopes printed by George Nesbitt, ex Kuphal

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E. 500-750
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1249
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1249, Express Company MailAdams Express Company, Adams Express CompanyAdams Express Company. Imprint at top neatly crossed out, 3c Rose (65) tied by well-struck blue "B. & O. R. R. , Brady's Mill, Mar. 29, 1866" Baltimore & Ohio Railroad route agent's oval datestamp, second strike at left on orange-buff cover to Capon Bridge W. Va., receiving backstamp, few edge tears, stamp with faults, still Very Fine post-war railroad use on an Adams Express imprint cover

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E. 300-400
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1250
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1250, Express Company MailAdams Express Company, Baltimore Md, Adams Express Company, Baltimore MdAdams Express Company, Baltimore Md. Purple illustrated corner card at left, 3c Rose (65) tied by blue target cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. Jun. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Washington D.C., Very Fine

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1251
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1251, Express Company MailAdams Express Company, Baltimore Md, Adams Express Company, Baltimore MdAdams Express Company, Baltimore Md. Imprint on locally addressed cover with 2c Black (73), straight edges at bottom and left, tied by neat strike of blue "Balt. Paid" carrier handstamp with matching "Baltimore Md. Oct. 19" circular datestamp, Very Fine

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E. 300-400
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1252
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1252, Express Company MailAdams Express Company, Boston, Adams Express Company, BostonAdams Express Company, Boston. Illustrated allegorical corner card cover to Concord N.H., 3c Rose (65), tied by quartered cork cancel, red "Boston Mass. Nov. 22" double-circle datestamp, fresh and Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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1253
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1253, Express Company MailAdams Express Company, Philadelphia, Adams Express Company, PhiladelphiaAdams Express Company, Philadelphia. Pink overall lithographed advertising cover to Greenfield Mass., beautiful design depicting the U.S. Mint building, 3c Rose (65) ted by "Philadelphia Pa. Mar. 30, 1863" circular datestamp, stamp with some toned spots and few perf flaws from placement near edge of cover, Very Fine appearance, a scarce and attractive design, ex Dr. Morris

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E. 200-300
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1254
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1254, Express Company MailAdams Express Company, Southern Express, Adams Express Company, Southern ExpressAdams Express Company, Southern Express. Beautifully illustrated design depicting U.S. mail rider being overtaken by a locomotive with "Adams Express" and "Ahead of Anything" captions, addressed to Massies Mill Va., Feb. 24, 1861 docketing, carried entirely outside the mails prior to Virginia's secession, Extremely Fine

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E. 400-500
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1255
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1255, Express Company MailForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Pittsburgh, Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from PittsburghForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Pittsburgh. Gold on deep purple label affixed with mucilage to back of 3c Pink entire (U34) to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton in Washington D.C., manuscript "Forward with all haste possible -- Pertaining a matter of life & death", and "Deliver at any hour", back with "Agent, will please give this his personal attention. dp? Bingham Agent", indicia oxidized and small corner tear at top left, otherwise Very Fine

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E. 500-750
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1256
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1256, Express Company MailAmerican Express Co., Columbus O, American Express Co., Columbus OAmerican Express Co., Columbus O. Red wax seals with office imprint on cover to Bellevue O., printed corner card "From The 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, Colonel J. Ammen" with name crossed out and "Fred Jones" written in place, 1c Express, Perforated (R1b) tied by oval express company handstamp, correctly paying 1c rate on express packages, "$90.00" contents notation, stamp has two rounded corners, otherwise Very Fine, scarce Civil War use with early matching use of First Issue revenue stamp, ex Hahn

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E. 400-500
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1257
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1257, Express Company MailForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Elizabethtown, Ky, Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Elizabethtown, KyForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Elizabethtown, Ky. Black on yellow glazed label (slightly oxidized), affixed with brown mucilage (smears around label) to 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to Nashville Tenn., manuscript "Paid", from the Knowles correspondence and therefore likely to be an early 1861 express use, Fine, very scarce Kentucky express label, ex Gallagher

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E. 400-500
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1258
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1258, Express Company MailForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Lexington Ky, Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Lexington KyForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Lexington Ky. Black on yellow glazed label (oxidized) on buff Western Union Telegraph Consolidated Lines imprint cover to Danville Ky., pencil "Ex 25" charge, docketed on back "Natchez, May 13th, 1861" indicating war-time use, flap removed, otherwise Very Fine, rare example of express telegram delivery within Kentucky, ex Schwartz

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E. 300-400
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1259
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1259, Express Company MailForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Louisville Ky, Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Louisville KyForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Louisville Ky. Black on yellow glazed label (slightly oxidized) used on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to St. Louis Mo., "Gay's China Palace" merchant's handstamped return in corner, manuscript "Pd 2/-" express charge (two bits, or 25c), Extremely Fine, ex DeWindt and Walske

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E. 500-750
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1260
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1260, Express Company MailAdams Express Co., Paducah, Ky, Adams Express Co., Paducah, KyAdams Express Co., Paducah, Ky. Black on yellow label affixed with brownish mucilage on small cover to West Stephentown N.Y., red and blue border, 3c Rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Sep. 23" (1861?) circular datestamp, manuscript "Ans" (Answered) notation effectively ties label, flap sealed with same brown glue, slightly reduced at left, small tear at top left, stamp slightly oxidized, Fine and extremely rare express use from western Kentucky, ex Schwartz

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E. 400-500
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1261
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1261, Express Company MailForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Sheppardsville Ky, Forwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Sheppardsville KyForwarded by the Adams Express Co. from Sheppardsville Ky. Black on yellow glazed label affixed to 3c Pink entire (U58) to Memphis Tenn., pencil "Pd 2/-" express charge, Adams Memphis Jun. 10, 1869 unclaimed valuable label on back -- so-called "Three Gatherings", in which undelivered express letters were assembled and advertised after the war -- with original letter dated Feb. 1, 1867, crude spelling from a sister (?) complaining a lot ("I am not well and I cant stand the work I have to do"), slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and rare Kentucky post-war express use, ex Schwartz

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E. 400-500
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1262
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1262, Express Company MailInternal Revenue Paid. Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans, Louisiana, Internal Revenue Paid. Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans, LouisianaInternal Revenue Paid. Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans, Louisiana. Orange label affixed with mucilage to top left of 3c Pink entire (U58) to Marian Ala., manuscript "2/- Paid" express charge (two bits, or 25c), label with some oxidation and small scrape, still Very Fine and scarce, the Adams New Orleans office is the only one known to include "Internal Revenue Paid" in the label

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E. 400-500
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1263
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1263, Express Company MailInternal Revenue Paid. Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans, Louisiana, Internal Revenue Paid. Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans, LouisianaInternal Revenue Paid. Forwarded by Adams Express Co. from New Orleans, Louisiana. Orange label affixed with mucilage to upper left corner of 3c Pink entire (U58) to Marion Ala., manuscript "2/- Pd" express charge notation, minor edgewear, some oxidation to entire, otherwise Very Fine, the Adams New Orleans office is the only one known to include "Internal Revenue Paid" in the label

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E. 400-500
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1264
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1264, Express Company Mail, "R Arnold/Express". Manuscript notation at top left and "Paid 50" (overwriting "25") on cover to "Single Side Yazoo River, Sunflour County Miss.", top with manuscript "Val. 10.00" indicating money contents, five wax seals on back, edge tears and mended at top, otherwise Fine and scarce express use in Mississippi

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E. 200-300
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1265
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1265, Express Company MailBaldwin's South La. Express MR 8154, Baldwin's South La. Express MR 8154Baldwin's South La. Express MR 8154. Blue circular handstamp ties 3c Rose (65), on cover to Brashear La., manuscript "April 3rd 1866 J.Y.S.", Very Fine, accompanied by a second cover from same correspondence (repaired stamp), the "Baldwin's South La. Express MR 8154" circle is found on covers carried on the 82-mile New Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad line between January and May 1866, the Algiers-Brashear mail route contract number was 8154

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E. 300-400
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1266
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1266, Express Company MailBaldwin's South La. Express MR 8154, Baldwin's South La. Express MR 8154Baldwin's South La. Express MR 8154. Blue circular handstamp ties 3c Rose (65), with "New Orleans La. Jan. 6 '66" double-circle datestamp on cover to Rochester N.Y., from Henry Gardner, a U.S. Army recruitment officer in Brashear La., with original enclosures, toned spot and reduction at left, otherwise Very Fine, the "Baldwin's South La. Express MR 8154" circle is found on covers carried on the 82-mile New Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad line between January and May 1866, the Algiers-Brashear mail route contract number was 8154

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E. 400-500
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1267
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1267, Express Company MailHoward & Co.'s Express, Howard & Co.'s ExpressHoward & Co.'s Express. Illustrated corner card on locally addressed buff cover, detailed design depicting train on bridge, steamboat and horse and wagon, 2c Black (73), tied by quartered cork cancel, "Philada. Pa. Post Office July 5 3rd '66" double-circle datestamp, stamp with small scrapes and some cover edgewear, still Very Fine, ex Dr. Morris, with 1988 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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1268
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1268, Express Company MailPioneer Express Mobile Ala., Sep. 30, 1865, Pioneer Express Mobile Ala., Sep. 30, 1865Pioneer Express Mobile Ala., Sep. 30, 1865. Double-circle datestamp with manuscript "Pioneer Express" on 3c Pink entire to Mississippi, edgewear and soiling, otherwise Fine post-war express use

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E. 150-200
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1269
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1269, Express Company MailSouthern Express Co. New Orleans, Southern Express Co. New OrleansSouthern Express Co. New Orleans. Blue double-circle datestamp partly struck over indicia of 3c Pink entire (U58) to Montevallo Ala., manuscript "Pd 2/-" express charge and pencil "No. 5 with a key", trivial soiling and barely reduced at left, Very Fine post-war express use

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E. 300-400
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1270
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1270, Express Company MailThe Southern Express Company, The Southern Express CompanyThe Southern Express Company. Heading on 3c Pink on buff entire (U59) to Newman Ga., manuscript "30 Paid" express charge, with contents dated Sep. 7, 1865, overall soiling, otherwise Fine

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E. 150-200
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1271
 
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1271, Express Company MailSouthern Express Company, Southern Express CompanySouthern Express Company. Receipt dated at Lynchburg in September 1862, showing $1.50 paid, interesting disclaimers about liability including "War risk accepted", Very Fine, a wonderful collateral item

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E. 200-300
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1272
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1272, Express Company Mail3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by target cancel on cover addressed to Rev. Markham of New Orleans, with manuscript "Please drop this in city p.o./Aug. 7th 1865" and "By Dr. McWhinney", overall soiling, otherwise Very Fine, scarce post-war use, ex Dr. Skinner

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E. 300-400
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