Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022

Category — Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
390
c
Sale 1262, Lot 390, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsIndependent State Uses. Six, including No. 26 with manuscript cancel and matching "Draper's Valley Va. April 24" manuscript postmark; No. 26 tied by Shepherdstown Va. and used April 20; No. 26 tied by "Duffields/B & O. R. R. May 21, 1851" oval datestamp to Rochester N.Y.; No. 26 tied by blue "Portsmouth Va. Apr. 23, 1861" double-circle datestamp on blind embossed Collegiate Seminary for Young Ladies corner card cover; No. 26 with "New Interest Va. May 1" manuscript postmark; No. 26 with "Pleasanton Tex. May 16, 1861" manuscript postmark, few faults but overall a very attractive group

E. 500-750
1,600
391
c
Sale 1262, Lot 391, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps1c Blue, Ty. V (24). Tied by "Mobile Ala. Jan. 15, 1861" double-circle datestamp on gray outer sheet of what must have been a circular, to Dresden Me., few toned spots, stamp with small scuff, still Very Fine, used four days after the Ordinance of Secession was passed

E. 300-400
350
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392
c
Sale 1262, Lot 392, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by unusual manuscript cancel that seems to put Washington behind bars, matching "Cumberland C.H. Va. April 19th 61" manuscript postmark on cover to Richmond Va., Very Fine Independent State use, Virginia seceded April 17 and joined the Confederacy May 7, signed Kimbrough, illustrated in previous edition of Dietz Catalog

E. 300-400
225
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393
c
Sale 1262, Lot 393, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, tied by "Jacksonville Fla. May 13, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to Bedford Station N.Y., Very Fine Confederate State use, signed Frajola and with his undated certificate

E. 300-400
500
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394
c
Sale 1262, Lot 394, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsLittle Rock Ark. 1861 17 May -- Last Day of Arkansas Independent Statehood. Well-struck double-circle datestamp, matching target cancel ties 3c Dull Red (26) on buff cover to Wadesboro N.C., evidently missent (to S.C.?) and re-routed with "Paid" handstamp also tying stamp; upon arrival in Wadesboro -- after June 1st -- the postmaster at receiving office rated the letter "10" in pencil for 10c Confederate postage due, a fascinating usage from Arkansas on the last day of Independent Statehood (admitted to C.S.A. on May 18) and rated with both U.S. and Confederate postage, ex Walske and Clippert, signed Dietz, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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395
c
Sale 1262, Lot 395, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsAdams Ex. Co. * Louisville, Ky. * Jul. 16, 1861. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on folded letter from the Rives correspondence to New York City, blue "Charlottesville Va. Jul. 10, 1861" double-circle datestamp, matching "Paid" and "10" handstamps, 3c cancelled by Adams and treated as invalid postage, additional pair 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) applied at Louisville and tied by blue "Louisville Ky. Jul. 20, 1861" double-circle datestamp and grid cancel, left stamp with a tear, cover with small edge tears, Fine appearance, matches Special Routes census no. N-AD-22, but that could be a different cover as this was off the market for many decades, transcript of letter accompanies

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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396
c
Sale 1262, Lot 396, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsForwarded 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

E. 500-750
325
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397
c
Sale 1262, Lot 397, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsInternal 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, Very Fine, the Adams New Orleans office is the only one known to include "Internal Revenue Paid" in the label

E. 400-500
750
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398
c
Sale 1262, Lot 398, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsAmerican Express Co., Columbus O. Red wax seals with office imprint on back of 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

E. 400-500
475
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399
c
Sale 1262, Lot 399, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. StampsForwarded by Adams Express From Galveston, Texas. Orange label at top left of 3c Pink entire (U58) to Memphis Tenn., back with "Southern Express Co., O.H." large orange "Three Gatherings" label dated June 10, 1869, various payment notations, slight edgewear, Very Fine, scarce

Sale 1262, Lot 399, Independent and C.S.A. Use of U.S. Stamps
Image 2
E. 300-400
350
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