Sale 2Completed: June 8, 2024

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Lots 1357—1373

Confederacy

  • Lot 1357

    Mobile Ala. "2", well-struck due handstamp for 2¢ drop rate on gray folded part-printed J.R. Eastburn Notary Public Due notice for note, Very Fine and scarce.

    C.S.A. Catalog No. D   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $500.

    Realized: $230

  • Lot 1358

    Fernandina Fla. Jan. 9, 1862, bold cds with manuscript "Due 10" rating on brown cover to Aberdeen Miss., Memphis "Due 10" handstamp struck en route, Aberdeen manuscript "X" applied as with other covers from the Ward correspondence (see Confederate Philatelist No. 331, pp. 199-204), barely reduced at right, Very Fine, ex-Gibson, Myerson, Briggs .

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $400 - 600.

    The Fernandina postmaster recognized in this case that the routing via Memphis (instead of Mobile due to the Gulf blockade) required a 10¢ over-500 miles rate.

    Realized: $425

  • Lot 1359

    Macon, Ga "2", pencil 2¢ drop rating on yellow cover addressed to Col. J.B. Lamar, docketed from H.H. Richard; reduced at right, Very Fine and unlisted 2¢ drop rating use.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $200 - 300.
  • Lot 1360

    Stone Mountain Ga., Feb 15, mostly clear cds on buff local drop cover without rating, original letter datelined "Stone Mountain Feb 14, 1861" with a Valentines Day love poem due to lack of cards; cover wear and reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F. and scarce valentines day drop rate.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $200 - 300.
  • Lot 1361

    Newberry C.H., S.C. "Paid 2", pencil rating on locally posted multicolor floral wallpaper cover addressed to Mr. Jerry Clark, New Berry C.H., S.C., top flap with "Remaining 1st April 1864" and "guess from Who", enclosed is a homemade valentine featuring an embossed frame pasted on a piece of paper with a picture of a young girl at center and valentine poem on both sides, also enclosed two-page letter datelined "Near Pomaria SC, February 6th /64" addressed to "My Dear Sweetheart" with romantic content and verification of the valentine enclosure, " I will be your affectionate Love until death. I think of you day and night. You may now that I love you or I would not send you this card. "; some minor stains and light soiling, F.-V.F., ex-Zimmerman ; with 1984 P.F. certificate.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $2,000 - 3,000.

    A SPECTACULAR CONFEDERATE VALENTINE USE SENT IN A WALLPAPER COVER.

    Pomaria is about 12 miles from Newberry S.C.

    Realized: $1600

  • Lot 1362

    Columbia, S.C., Jan 4, blue cds with matching "Paid" straightline and "2" handstamps on unsealed buff cover to Newberry S.C. paying the 2¢ printed circular rate, cover includes original printed circular, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful example of a printed circular rate use, ex-Cantey, Monroe (p. 88 in his book) .

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $750 - 1,000.

    Printed circulars were permitted to be mailed for 2 cents provided they were inserted in an unsealed envelope or in an open ended wrapper.

    Realized: $475

  • Lot 1363

    Charleston S.C. Dec. 9, bold cds with matching " Paid 2 " in circle handstamp on cover addressed to " Co. B.T.C. Siege Train, James Island, N.C. ", with original contents declining invitation to recipient's wedding due to inability to get a pass; some faint toning, Very Fine and rare prepaid 2¢ use to the Siege Train at James Island.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $500 - 750.

    The Siege Train was a force of heavy artillery, men and transport vehicles on James Island assigned to break the Union Blockade of Charleston harbor. South of Charleston and west of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, James Island was a strategic to the defense of Charleston and protection of blockade runner ships.

    Realized: $400

  • Lot 1364

    Columbia S.C. 16 Oct, blue cds with matching "PAID" straightline handstamp on cover to Charleston S.C. where large bold " 2 " due handstamp was applied, sender's charge box notation, original letter datelined Columbia S.C. Oct. 15, 1861, Very Fine, ex-Hastings ; with 1984 P.F. certificate.

    C.S.A. Catalog No. H   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $750 - 1,000.

    The accompanying P.F. certificate and prior owners identify the "2" due handstamp as a ship-letter fee, but we feel it is more likely an advertised fee or carrier fee.
  • Lot 1365

    Charleston S.C., Nov 16, 186, cds with matching large " 2 " cent due handstamp for local rate to street address, endorsed " Care of Penny Post "; small stain spot and reduced at left, F.-V.F. and scarce 2¢ drop rate.

    C.S.A. Catalog No. H   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $500.

    Realized: $750

  • Lot 1366

    Charleston S.C., Paid, Jun 1, 1861 - First Day of the Confederate States Postal System., clear cds strike on buff cover endorsed "Paid" to Rev. John A. Broddus, Charlottesville Va.; flap torn and couple small flaws, Very Fine.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $1,000 - 1,500.

    AN OUTSTANDING CHARLESTON, SC COVER POSTMARKED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES POSTAL SYSTEM FROM A NEW FIND.

    Realized: $1700

  • Lot 1367

    Lebanon, Ten. Aug 1, 1861, clear cds with matching "Paid" handstamp and ms. "4" rating on orange cover to Huntsville Ala. endorsed " 2 papers " at lower left, open on three sides, Very Fine, the listing example for the CSA catalog , ex-Kohn, Malpass, Hart .

    C.S.A. Catalog No. A   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $1,000.

    Wrapper prepaid 4¢ for 3-4 ounces and mailed three months after the CSA assumed control.

    Realized: $600

  • Lot 1368

    "Somerville Tenn, April 6 1863", manuscript postmark with matching " Paid 10 " on folded letter to Washington Tenn., interesting letter mentioning people being in the "servis" and the "Southern Armey", Very Fine and unlisted CSA Tennessee postmark.

    C.S.A. Catalog No. MS unlisted   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $300 for similar.

    Realized: $140

  • Lot 1369

    Richland, Tex. May 7, blue cds duplexed with star fancy cancel on U.S. 3¢ red (U25) star die entire from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence to New Orleans La.; usual filing holes, bit of flap missing, Very Fine and striking use.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $300 - 400.

    Realized: $850

  • Lot 1370

    Richmond Va. Aug 7, cds with " Paid " straightline handstamp and pencil " 2 " cent drop rating on large orange cover with "Confederate States of America, Surgeon General's Office" semi-official imprint (WD-MD-02) to Surgeon J.H. Junter 42d Regt. Va. Vol, Richmond Va., forwarded to Gordonsville Va., 1864 docketing; restored edge wear, F.-V.F. and scarce semi-official 2¢ local use, ex-Dietz .

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $400 - 600.

    Surgeon Hunter was originally mustered into the 3rd Arkansas Infantry, transferred to the 2nd Virginia Infantry and finally to the 42nd Virginia. He was initially Surgeon in Charge at Warm Springs where it notes he established hospital and received the sick. He was wounded at Cedar Run Va. and later taken prisoner at Bristol, Tennessee.

    Realized: $300

  • Lot 1371

    Danville, Va Oct 14, fine strike of cds with matching " Due 2 " circular handstamp (CSA unlisted) on orange cover to Col. Wm. C. Grasty in Danville Va.; no flap, some tone spotting, Very Fine, ex-Wiseman, Zimmerman, Warren ; signed Bartels.

    Estimate  ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  $400 - 600.

    THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED 2¢ DROP LETTER HANDSTAMP USE FROM DANVILLE.

    Although drop letters were required by CSA law to be prepaid, throughout the Civil War, many postmasters did not enforce this and allowed "Due" mail as an accommodation even if sender was not Military or Member of Congress.

    Realized: $350

  • Lot 1372

    Richmond Va. "Paid 2", sharp strike on wrapper to Bremo Bluff Va. endorsed " 1 Paper "; some light stains, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Zimmerman .

    C.S.A. Catalog No. C   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $750 - 1,000.

    A RARE RICHMOND VA. "PAID 2" USE PREPAYING THE 2¢ NEWSPAPER WRAPPER RATE.
  • Lot 1373

    Richmond, Va. Sep 21, 1861, cds with scarce perfectly struck " Paid 2 " straightline on cover to Petersburg, Va., an Extremely Fine of this very scarce unsealed circular rate handstamp., Extremely Fine use of this very scarce unsealed circular-rate handstamp.

    C.S.A. Catalog No. B   ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Estimate $500 - 750.