Sale 779 — Civil War Postal History and Autographs

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 July, 1996

Category — Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and Dues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
320°
c
Sale 779, Lot 320, Thru-the-Lines, Southern Expresses, Paids and DuesCharleston S.C. 24 Mar. 1, 1861. Clear cds and matching "5" handstamp on folded letter to Edinburgh Scotland, Boston, Liverpool and Edinburgh backstamps, clear shilling mark and blue merchant's oval. The business contents touch optimistically on recent events: "The `Cotton States' united to a man & if war does come they are amply prepared to protect their rights." etc. The writer also expresses his hopes that Lincoln's innaugural speech will be "conciliatory in its tone" and assures the addressee that henceforth the Confederacy will be purchasing directly from Europe, etc., Very Fine, very scarce usage

E. 750-1,000
850