Sale Number: 708
Sale Date:
1989 Rarities of the World

Confederate States
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
438 c Brownsville, Tex. pmk., light strike ties U.S. 3c Red (26) on Overall Seven Star Flag Patriotic Cover (Dietz F7-3) to Philadelphia, Pa., Clearer Strike of pmk. on back of cover, tiny bit reduced at right, Fine and Rare, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-5,000 1,500
439 c Corinth Miss., Balloon Type pmk. and "Paid 5" in Oval on Overall Ten Star Flag Patriotic Cover (Dietz F10-1), some cover faults and toning, bit reduced at left, Rare, ex-Haas (Only Five Recorded in Dietz) (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 1,600
440 c Corinth, Miss., partial strike ties Three U.S. 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), one minute nick at bottom, on Brown Jefferson Davis Patriotic Cover (Dietz JD-1), Rare and Attractive (Image Magnifier)

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441 c Forest, Miss. Nov. 15, ms. pmk. and "Paid 10" on Handsome Eleven Star Flag Patriotic Cover (Dietz Ty. F11-5) to Montgomery Tex., 1861 Usage, Exceptionally Fine, A Beauty, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 1,050
442 c Tudor Hall, Va. Oct. 23 1861 pmk., handstamp "10" and "Due 10" on Eleven Star and "Pelican Regiment" Crossed Flags Patriotic Cover (Dietz TF-5, Slogan 63), Cover is from C.S.A. General Harry Hays to his Wife in Miss., without flap, slight stains and small repair, One of the Rarest of all Confederate Patriotics (Only Four Recorded) (Image Magnifier)

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443 c Baton Rouge, La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Huge Margins to touched at bottom, lightly tied by Baton Rouge, La. Oct. 29 1861 pmk. on folded letter to New Orleans, some slight cover age bleaching spots, otherwise Very Fine, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,700
444 c Canton, Miss., 5c Black (14XU1). Bold Fancy "Paid 5" Around Star Provisional Handstamp, Canton Miss. pmk. on Carroll Hay Correspondence Cover (usual pinholes), Fine, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,850 1,250
445 c Hillsboro, N.C., Blue Double Circle With Hollow Center Provisional Handstamp, ms. "Paid 10", Blue "Hillsboro N.C. Dec. 29" Double Circle on Cover to S.C., slight aging and small piece of flap missing, otherwise Very Fine. A C.S.A. No. 11 tied by Hillsboro pmk. and Stampless Hillsboro "Paid 5" Accompany for Comparison, with "no opinion" C.S.A. Certificate, Unique (Image Magnifier)

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446 c Jackson, Miss., 10c Black (43XU2). Bold Provisional Handstamp and Clear Jackson pmk. on Fresh, slightly reduced Cover to Va., Very Fine, Very Rare, Only Four Recorded (Image Magnifier)

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2,750 1,800
447 c Memphis, Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). Two Singles, Margins Virtually All Around, tied by partly clear Red Southern Express Co. Memphis pmk. on Neat 1862 Cover to Va., without flap, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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448 c Mobile, Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Vertical Pair, Margins to slightly in, tied by Mobile Double Circles on Cover to Lookout Mountain P.O, Tenn., Clear "Tensaw Ala" Forwarding pmk., ms. "Missent & Forwarded," Fine, Very Scarce, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 1,050
449 c Montgomery, Ala., 10c Black (59XU9). Mostly Bold Provisional Handstamp, Dec 18 (1861) pmk. on Blue Ruled Paper Folded Letter, some cover staining, otherwise Very Fine, Very Rare, Illustrated in Crown who lists Only Two Known, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 1,000
450 c Montgomery, Ala., Paid and Red ms. "5 T. Welsh" on Brown Provisional Adhesive (59X var). The Unique Cut Square Adhesive Used on Orange Cover to Prattville, Sheet Margin 5c Green (1) affixed and tied over provisional (moved to show full provisional stamp), small cover edge and flap mends, both stamps have creases, immaterial Considering The Immense Rarity of this Cover, signed Colson, ex-Caspary, Meroni (Image Magnifier)

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451 c New Orleans, La., 5c Brown (62X3). Single, Vertical Pair, Vertical Strip of Three and Block, lightly tied by New Orleans, La. pmks. on July 1861 "court house" cover to Jefferson, Tex., most stamps in strip and block have neatly closed tears, also few minor closed cover tears, nevertheless Very Attractive and of Great Rarity, Believed to be the Only Block on Cover (Image Magnifier)

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452 c New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Margins virtually All Around, tied by New Orleans La. pmk. on Green Overall Cotton and Sugar Factors Printed Address Cover with ms. address to a Capt. at Duck Hill Miss., Fine and Very Attractive, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 750
453 c New Orleans, La., 5c Brown on Blue (62X4). Horizontal Pair, Three Large to Huge Margins, Ample to barely in at bottom, "Paid" cancels, tied by New Orleans pmk. on Patriotic Cover (Dietz TF-6) showing Soldier, 11 Stars, "The South" Imprint, etc. in Circle, to S.C., cut below stamps, mended cover tears at top, otherwise Fine, Extremely Rare, Unique, ex-Richey, Grant (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 2,400
454 c Salem, N.C., 5c Black (73XU1). Bold Provisional Handstamp and "Paid 5", Salem NC Jul 15 pmk. on Fresh Orange Cover, without flap, tiny edge mend, Still Probably The Finest Known, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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750 1,100
455 c Tullahoma, Tenn., 10c Black (111XU1). Black Control, "Paid 10" and Mar 31 1863 pmk. on Adversity Paper homemade cover to Woodlawn, Miss., Fresh and Very Fine, Very Rare, Probably Only Three Known, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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456   5c Green, Shades, Stone 1 (1). Reconstruction of the Top Half of A Sheet of 100 (Positions 1-50), includes 12 Unused (including strip of three), Six Used Pairs, Top Left and Bottom Left Sheet Corners. Excellent Range of Shades including a Number of Olive Greens, all but three used examples have Handstamp cancels, A Very Handsome and Superior Plating

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7,600 3,000
457   10c Blue, Patterson Printing (2). Complete Plating of All Fifty Positions, including Six Unused, Numerous Shades, All with Four Full to Large Margins, Majority with Town pmks., occasional faults not detracting from appearance, otherwise Generally Very Fine

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9,200 2,500
458 c 10c Dark BIue, Hoyer (2b). Clear to Huge Margins, tied by "Richmond Va Nov 8 1861" pmk. on Black on Green Patriotic Cover (Dietz F11-16 Verse 2, Imprint 11) to Ga., couple neat cover mends hinge reinforced and small pieces of flap missing, nevertheless Very Handsome, This is the Earliest Known Use of a 10c Hoyer and is The Listing Example, Important General Issue Rarity, ex-DuBose (Image Magnifier)

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459 c 2c Green (3). Margins to slight]y in at top, tied by Richmond Va. pmk. on neat Drop Letter Cover, light docketing at right, Fine, signed Bartels, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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4,000 1,750
460 ogbl 5c Dark Blue, Stone 2 (4a). Block of 29, Position 1-10, 11-20, 21, 23-30. Position 21 Shows "Spur" on upper left scroll, Sheet Margins three sides, Large at B., Virtually Full o.g., some creases from folding, some wrinkling from gum, o/w Extremely Fine, Lovely Showpiece

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4,970 2,000
461 c 10c Carmine (5a). Large to Huge margins, Marvelous Deep Rich Color, trivial scuff speck, neatly tied by Clear Selma Ala. pmk. on Neat Homemade Cover to N.C., Extraordinarily Fine Appearance, Exhibition Quality, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,400
462 c 2c Pale Red (8a). Horizontal Pair and Strip of Three, tied by partial Camden S.C. pmks. on Buff Cover to Flat Rock P.O., S.C., trivial cover corner repair, Fine and Very Rare (Image Magnifier)

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463   10c Milky Blue, Frame Line (10a). Large Margins Showing Three Virtually Complete Frame Lines and Portion of a Fourth, tied by Meridian, Miss. pmk. on small piece, Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,250 1,100
464 c 10c Blue (12). Ample to Huge Margins, tied by Town pmk. on "C.S. Treasury Agency, T.M.D./Official Business" Cover to Natchitoches, La., letter enclosed with printed Letterhead "Confederate States of America, Agency Post Office Department, Trans-Mississippi, Marshall, Texas", and dated April 19th., 1865", flap and slight edge faults, Rare Unlisted Imprint (Image Magnifier)

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465 c 20c Green, Diagonal Half used as 10c (13c). On Homemade" Adversity" Paper Cover to Danville Va., tied by Augusta Ga. pmk., Very Fine, with Original Contents and C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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466 c Blockade Cover, May 16 1862 Folded Letter from London, England, Wm. Gray Correspondence to Richmond Va., Handstamp "Ship" and "Due 10", latter with" 10" deleted and manuscript "Due 40" added, Rare Quadruple Rate Cover, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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467 c Steamer Empire Parish, Mostly Clear Blue Double Oval on Dec. 18, 1861 Folded Letter to Hermitage (Plantation), light negligible toning, Fine, Rare C.S.A. Packet Boat Cover, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-2,000 600
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