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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 18-19 April, 2013

Category — 10c Rose Lithograph (Scott 5)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2189
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2189, 10c Rose Lithograph (Scott 5)Arthur H. Edey's Express, Arthur H. Edey's ExpressArthur H. Edey's Express. Black on white newsprint label "FORWARDED BY/ARTHUR H. EDEY, Agent, Fifth Reg't Texas Volunteers" affixed to upper left corner, 10c Rose (5) shows the burden of wartime conditions and age, neat manuscript cancel and tied by red "Alexandria La. Aug. 12" (1862) circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Columbus Tex., from the Bostick correspondence, diagonal slit in cover, scattered soiling specks and other effects of age

ONE OF EIGHT RECORDED COVERS WITH THE EDEY LABEL, OF WHICH HALF ARE AFFIXED TO THE BACKS. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EDEY EXPRESS COVER WITH THE 10-CENT ROSE. IT IS ALSO THE ONLY EDEY COVER POSTED OUTSIDE OF TEXAS.

Arthur H. Edey provided mail service between members of the 5th Regiment, Texas Volunteers, serving east of the Mississippi, and their correspondents back home. Our records contain eight examples of Edey's label, including other covers that are heavily stained or defective. The earliest is dated June 1862, and the latest October 1862. This cover was carried from Virginia across the Mississippi River and deposited by Edey into mails.

Ex Parks, Lemley and Everett. With 1977 C.S.A. certificate and accompanied by 1962 and 1977 Confederate Philatelist articles. C.S.A. Catalogue value $7,500.00

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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