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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

Category — Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War Mail

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2601, Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War MailColumbia S.C. (Camp Asylum), Columbia S.C. (Camp Asylum)Columbia S.C. (Camp Asylum). 20c Green (13), faults, uncancelled but tied by mucilage stains on cover to Dennysville Me., "Old Point Comfort Va. Oct. 17" double-circle datestamp, "Due 6" in circle handstamp, manuscript prisoner's endorsement and "Care of Hon. R.T. Ould Commissioner of exchange, Richmond Va." at left, with photocopy of Prisoner of War Records Office stating that the sender was captured at Petersburg Va. July 30, 1864, and imprisoned in Camp Asylum until his escape in March 1865, Fine and extremely rare, very few covers are known from Camp Asylum and we record only four examples in total of the 20c on prisoners' covers -- the other three are all north-to-south covers from Union prisons -- ex Walske, with 1969 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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