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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 — Precursor Express Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1197
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1197, Precursor Express MailAdams Express Co. Atlanta Ga. Apr. 22 (1861), Adams Express Co. Atlanta Ga. Apr. 22 (1861)Adams Express Co. Atlanta Ga. Apr. 22 (1861). Partly clear strike of oval datestamp with manuscript "Paid R/- Brooks" express charge notation on 3c Red Nesbitt entire (U9) to Thomas Prosser & Sons in New York City, minor soiling at top, Very Fine and scarce precursor private express use, the "Paid R/- Brooks" express notation was applied by the Adams agent in Atlanta, the "R" is a code, which was used by certain Adams agents to indicate the express fee

Bid on this lot

E. 500-750
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1198
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1198, Precursor Express MailAdams Express Co. Chattanooga, May 21 (ca 1861), Adams Express Co. Chattanooga, May 21 (ca 1861)Adams Express Co. Chattanooga, May 21 (ca 1861). Well-struck oval handstamp on legal-size orange cover to Memphis Tenn., slightly reduced at right and minor edgewear, Very Fine strike

Bid on this lot

E. 200-300
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1199
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1199, Precursor Express MailAdams Express Co. New-Orleans Apr (1861), Adams Express Co. New-Orleans Apr (1861)Adams Express Co. New-Orleans Apr (1861). Partly clear circular datestamp (month only -- no day) on 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to New York City, carried outside the mails and delivered by carrier, partly clear red "New York Paid City Delivery 1 ct." circular datestamp, pencil "Paid CPI" express mark, backflap removed, fresh and Very Fine cover, one of the few extant covers that show across-the-lines precursor private express carriage from Confederate New Orleans and delivery by government carrier service, only three such covers are recorded with the New York 1c carrier datestamp, ex Knapp, Middendorf, Meyersburg and Walske

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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1200
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1200, Precursor Express MailAdams Express Co. New Orleans 11 Mar. (1861), Adams Express Co. New Orleans 11 Mar. (1861)Adams Express Co. New Orleans 11 Mar. (1861). Lightly struck circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to William P. Preston in Baltimore Md., manuscript notation "Mrs. Owens letters Examined" which is known on another cover from this correspondence and likely indicates censorship, repaired tear and other expert improvements, Fine appearance, a very scarce precursor private express use, Preston was a prominent Baltimore attorney and opponent of the North's military incursion into the South

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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1201
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1201, Precursor Express MailAdams Express Co. New-Orleans Mar. 12 (1861), Adams Express Co. New-Orleans Mar. 12 (1861)Adams Express Co. New-Orleans Mar. 12 (1861). Lightly inked but clear circular datestamp on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Coventry Conn., pencil "By Stage tomorrow noon", which was probably applied by the Adams New York office to indicate the transport method to Coventry, pencil "1R/" express notation, torn open at left barely affecting endorsement and tear on back, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce New Orleans Adams marking on a South-to-North precursor private express cover, ex Dr. Skinner and Dr. Agre

Bid on this lot

E. 500-750
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1202
c
Sale Number 1241, Lot Number 1202, Precursor Express MailAdams Express Co. N.Y, Adams Express Co. N.YAdams Express Co. N.Y. Blue double-circle handstamp on front and back, matching "Paid" in oval on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Carroll Hoy & Co. New Orleans, small sealed tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex Knapp, Emerson, Shenfield, Antrim, Hollowbush and Dr. Skinner

Bid on this lot

E. 300-400
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