Sale Number: 724
Sale Date: Saturday, May 19, 1990
1990 Rarities of the World

Confederate States
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
399 c Baton Rouge, La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Ample to Huge Margins, lightly tied by Baton Rouge Dec. 2, 1861 pmk. on cover addressed to Captain of Louisiana Volunteers, flap missing, Still a Gorgeous, Exceptional "Gem" Cover, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,700
400 c Chattanooga, Tenn., 5c Black on Amber Provisional Entire (17XU2). Chattanooga Oct. 6, 1861 pmk., Very Fine Example of This Scarce Provisional, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,750 900
401 c Iuka, Miss., 5c Black (42XU1). Attractive strike on cover to Port Gibson, Miss., Iuka Oct. 10, 1861 pmk., Clean, Very Fine Cover, Rare, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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2,000 1,300
402 c Jackson, Miss., 10c Black (43XU3 var.). Struck Twice, once over "Paid 5" which was struck over "Paid 3 cts." (U.S. Rate) on Yellow cover to Virginia, Jackson, Miss. Jun. 24 (1861) pmk., bit reduced at right, Probably Unique 10c Over 5c Revalued Triple Rate Provisional, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 2,300
403 og Greenville Ala., 5c Red & Blue Ty. I (33X1). Huge Margins All Around, light impression & light creases, o/w Extremely Fine & Rare (Image Magnifier)

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4,500 1,000
404 c Lenoir, N.C., 5c Blue & Orange, (49X1). Margins Clear to just in at left, ms. cancel (not tied as usual), Blue Lenoir Oct. (1861) pmk. at left, on cover to Capt. Thomas Lenoir, Wilmington, N.C., tiny cover tear at right, a Handsome, Very Fine Cover, Quite Rare, Only About 12 Recorded, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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10,000 5,000
405 og Marion, Va., 5c Black (55X2). Large Margins to irregularly in at bottom, O.g., light stains, Still a Presentable Example of This Very Rare Provisional, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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16,500 3,500
406 c Memphis, Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Large Margins to just in, tied by Four Ring Target on Drop Rate cover to Memphis, cover bit wrinkled, small holes on front from ms. ink, still a Fine & Very Rare Cover, Only about Ten Recorded, Possibly Unique with Target Cancel, with P.F., C.S.A. Certificates (Image Magnifier)

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7,500 4,500
407 og Mobile, Alabama, 2c Black (58X1). Large Part O.g., h.r., Clear to Large Margins, Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,250 750
408 c New Orleans, La., 2c Red (62X2). Three Large to Huge Margins, just in at left, tied by New Orleans Mar. 7 (1862) pmk., cover restored at left, some stains, Still a Highly Desireable, Rare Cover (Image Magnifier)

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16,000 7,000
409   New Orleans, La., Red on Bluish (62X7). Margins to just in at T. & L. (New Orleans Town Cancel) tiny thins & small repairs. The New Orleans Red Stamps are Great Rarities as only Four used examples have been recorded. This includes No. 62X6, A True Confederate Rarity with P.F. & Erwin Certificates, ex Crocker (Image Magnifier)

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10,000 2,600
410 Pbl 5c Blue, Plate Proof on Wove Paper (6P5). Crossed Gutter Block of 16, gutter folds & small tears do not affect Very Fine impressions, Fantastic Showpiece, Possibly Unique signed Robson Lowe, with photocpy of P.F. Certificate for complete Unique sheet of 400 from the De La Rue Archives (Image Magnifier)

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9,600 3,750
411 c 2c Brown Red (8). Large Margins to just touching at couple of points, tied by partial Richmond, Va. pmk. to neat Drop Rate Mourning Cover, Very Fine & Quite Attractive, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,300 1,150
412 c 10c Greenish Blue (11c), Extremely Fine, Two 20c Green (13), Huge Margins to just touching (stamps overlap slightly), tied by Enterprise, Miss. pmks. on Quintuple Rate Cover addressed to Richmond, Va., Very Fine, Attractive & Rare, with Original Military Enclosure, C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 1,900
413 c 10c Blue (12). Horizontal Strip of Three & Single, slight crease between second & third stamps & second stamp torn, Tied by Richmond Va pmks. on cover Paying 40e Trans-Mississippi Rate to Lewisville, Arkansas, Scarce & Highly Desirable Cover (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 3,250
414 c 20c Green, Diagonal Half Used as 10c (13c). Tied by Augusta, Ga. pmk. on 1864 cover to Danville, Va., Very Fine, with Original Enclosure & C.S.A. Certificate

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4,000 2,100
415 Pbl 1c Light Yellow Brown, Trial Color Plate Proof on Wove Paper (14TC5). Vertical Gutter Block of 12, Very Fine, Very Rare, Possibly Unique, with photocopy of P.F. Certificate for complete sheet of 200 as singles (Image Magnifier)

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7,200 3,000
416 c Fort Washita Choctaw Nation Indian Territory Ms. Paid 5 cts to "Press" Paris Texas with original letter headed Fort Washita C.N. Jan. 7, 1862, ms. on cover "From F. W. Miner in R. Nee Taylors Regiment", tiny comer cover mend, o/w VF. Only three known, C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 1,100
417 c Hickory Valley M.C.R.R., Nov. 28, 1861 pmk., ms. "Paid 5 Cts" on folded letter to Bolivar, Tenn., Very Fine, Rare Railroad Marking, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 850
418 c "Hanging Jeff Davis" Patriotic Cover (Walcott 907). Ms. "Soldier's letter," New Bern, N.C. Jan. 29,1863 pmk., "Due 3" in Oval on cover to New Jersey, Fine (Image Magnifier)

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E. 600-750 550
419 c 24c Gray Lilac (37). F-VF centering, few clipped perfs., tied by partial New Orleans Feb. 15 (1861) pmk. on cover via Boston to Scotland, Red Boston Feb. 23 (1861) pmk., Neat Strike of "Glasgow Packet, Paid, Mr 7 1861," ms. "Via Liverpool" & "By Steamer," Very Fine Example of After Secession Useage of U.S. Stamp, with Original Enclosure & C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 1,000
420 c "Mails Suspended," Clear Strike in Oval, 3c Rose (65) tied by Fancy Star of Glens Falls, N.Y. on cover to P.O.W. at Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., faint water stain, Still One of the Better Examples of Its Kind, with C.S.A. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 1,700
421 c "Old Stamps, Not Recognized," Two line strike on U27 entire, Philadelphia, Pa. Sept. 4, 1861 pmk. (after Demonetization), straight line "Due 3," small repair at top right, o/w Very Fine, Rare Marking, with P.F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 1,150
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