Sale 288

The Mark Gordon Collection
of American Civil War Era Covers


Prisoner of War Covers: Northern Prisons
 
 
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Lot 288

Camp Chase, O., type Ic examiners handstamp on buff envelope, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Columbus O. Oct 6" c.d.s. duplex on cover to St. Louis, Mo., original Oct. 4, 1864 enclosure from a prisoner captured near Atlanta, to a classmate of St. Louis College requesting clothes, books, and stamps; Very Fine and fresh usage.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 289

Camp Douglas, Ill., manuscript "Examined R. Adams, Jr., GMJ" examiners endorsement on Union eagle and flag patriotic cover used to New York, N.Y., bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue grid duplexed with "Chicago Ills Apr 8" c.d.s., Fine and interesting patriotic usage.
Estimate 400 - 500

1863 prisoner's letter mentions "I should think that those men of Northern (birth) who have been forced by circumstances…into the Southern Army, ought to have a way provided by which they can…be free from this imprisonment".

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Lot 290

Camp Douglas, Ill., two covers, each with 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue Chicago postmark, first with manuscript examiners mark and addressed to Tenn. with original 1862 prisoner's letter, other is to Lima Academy, N.Y. from Union parolee anxious to get back to fighting, notes that newspaper accounts of his regiment not standing up to fire are incorrect, and betrayal of their Colonel who the writer is glad is dead; mixed condition, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 291

David's Island, N.Y., lies in western Long Island Sound just off Pelham, N.Y., orange cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) cancelled on cover by "Pelham N.Y. Jul 29" c.d.s. duplex used with 10¢ milky blue, die B (12a) margins to irregular at right, tied by "Richmond Va. Aug 4" c.d.s. addressed to Dobson, N.C.; 3¢ small fault, Very Fine, a rare usage from David's Island with only 10 covers recorded according to Harrison.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: signed MacBride.
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Lot 292

Fort Delaware, Del., gray, white and blue wallpaper cover addressed to "Prisoner of War, 15 Ala. Reg. Co. E, Fort Delaware", bearing "Westville Ala., Jun 5" manuscript postmark and "Paid", contents docketed as 95cts postal currency, endorsed "Care of Commissioner Ould Exchanging Officer, Richmond Va." and "Flag of Truce", left flap reattached, bottom folded for display, edge wear, Fine, an unusual wallpaper usage to a prisoner of war containing postal currency.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Hall.
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Lot 293

Fort Delaware, Del., flag of truce usage bearing C.S.A. 10¢ blue, die A (11), four margins, used with U.S. 3¢ rose (65), both tied by "Richmond Va Feb 18" c.d.s. on orange cover to Lowman's Hill, Va., "Delaware City, Del. Jan. 24" duplex also tying 3¢ rose, manuscript "For Flag of Truce Boat Via Fortress Monroe", Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 294

Fort Delaware, Del., clear examiner's type I oval on yellow cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by grid cancellation duplexed with "Delaware City Del. Jul 29" c.d.s. on cover to Baltimore, Md., original 1864 enclosure from Lt. S.W. Corbin of the C.S. Navy; corner tear upper right, Very Fine and fresh.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 295

Fort Delaware, Del., mostly clear type I examiners handstamp, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by grid cancellation with matching "Delaware Del. Jun 7" c.d.s. on cover addressed to another prisoner in the Officers Camp at Point Lookout, Md., 1864 receiving docket, also includes an 1863 enclosure not original but part of this correspondence datelined "Alton Military Prison", manuscript doodles and edge wear, Fine, a rare usage between Federal Prisons.
Estimate 200 - 300

Provenance: Myerson.
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Lot 296

Fort Pulaski, Ga., pencil examiners mark "Ex", on fresh orange cover from one of the 600 bearing "Charleston S.C. Jan 7" c.d.s. with matching "10" due rating addressed to Liberty Va., endorsed from prisoner "H.C. Dickenson, Capt., Co. A, 2nd Va. Cavalry" and "pr flag of truce", Extremely Fine and choice usage.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Myerson.

Captain Dickinson was one of the 600 Confederate officers held in open barracks on Morris Island exposed to mortar fire from Confederate batteries. After the stalemate, some of the prisoners were moved to captured Fort Pulaski for detention.

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Lot 297

Johnson's Island, O., prisoners examination type II handstamp with TOC initials on reverse, bearing 10¢ blue, die A (11) four margins, tied with 3¢ rose (65) by "Richmond Va. Jan 16" c.d.s. on yellow cover addressed to Big Spring Depot, Va., endorsed "Per Flag of Truce", 3¢ also tied by Sandusky, O. target cancellation; 10¢ with small gum stain, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Myerson.
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Lot 298

Johnson's Island, O., with manuscript examiners mark "Ex FWR" on cover bearing 2¢ black (73) tied by "Sandusky O. Oct 10 '64" c.d.s. duplex on cover used locally, no flap, stamp with pulled perf, tiny edge faults, Very Fine appearing, a rare prisoner of war usage bearing the 2¢ black jack.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 299

Johnson's Island, O., prisoners examination type II handstamp with CHR intials, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Sandusky O. Nov 30" c.d.s. duplex on yellow cover to Louisburg, N.C., endorsed "Care of Maj. Gen. Butler, Comdng Deprtmt of Va. & N.C., Fortress Monroe, Virginia" and "Per Flag of Truce", prisoner's endorsement "Joseph J. Davis, Capt. Co. G, 47th N.C.T., Pris. of War", 3¢ also tied by "Richmond Va Jan 18" c.d.s. with matching "Due 10" for Confederate postage due, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 300

Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., red Military District three-line type I examiner's handstamp with unlisted manuscript signature, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by Washington D.C. Oct 30" c.d.s. on cover to Georgetown, D.C., 1863 docketing, addressed to the wife of Confederate P.O.W. Major Henry Morfit, 3¢ with couple perf faults from edge placement, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Hall.
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Lot 301

Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., type I examiners handstamp on yellow cover addressed to "Confederate Prisoner of War, Old Capitol, Washington, D.C.", bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "New York Jan" c.d.s. duplex; reduced at right, corner mend, Very Fine usage.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 302

Washington, D.C. Prison, type IIa four-line framed examiners handstamp signed by J.W. Sturtevant, bearing 10¢ greenish blue, die A (11c), large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan 18" c.d.s. on cover to Catawba Station, N.C., prisoner's endorsement from a private in the 48th Regt. N.C. Vol., Very Fine, an attractive and rare usage without indication of U.S. postage paid.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 303

Point Lookout, Md., manuscript examiner's mark "L" on buff cover addressed to a prisoner at Point Lookout in care of Major Braday by flag of truce, bearing 10¢ blue, die A (11) three margins to just touching at bottom, tied by vivid red "Greensboro N.C. Oct 23" c.d.s. used with 3¢ rose (65) tied by segmented cork cancellation, additional "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan 16" c.d.s., 3¢ with trivial pre-use crease, minor cover soiling, Very Fine usage.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Kohn.
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Lot 304

Point Lookout, Md., manuscript examiner's mark "G" on buff cover addressed to a prisoner at Point Lookout from Co. A. 2nd Division in care of Col. Ould, bearing 10¢ blue, die B (12) four margins, tied by "Kingston N.C." c.d.s. used with 3¢ rose (65) tied by large quartered cork, additional "Old Point Comfort Va. Mar 27" c.d.s., both stamps with minor edge flaws, Very Fine usage.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 305

Point Lookout, Md., manuscript examiners mark "Exam R.D.", bearing "Old Point Comfort Va. Sep 14" c.d.s. with matching circled "Due 6" handstamp on an adversity cover made from a printed bank form, addressed to Minetto, N.Y., endorsed "G. W. Williams, Prisoner of War", minor edge toning, Very Fine, a rare prisoner of war adversity cover usage.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: 1984 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 306

Point Lookout, Md., "Prisoner's Letter Examined" type IIa handstamp, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by Point Lookout, Md. c.d.s. on "flag of truce cover to Martinsville, Va., Richmond "Due 10" handstamp, endorsed "From C.W. Jones, Prisoner of War", stamp oxidized, some staining, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 307

Point Lookout, Md., large oval examiners type I handstamp, bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Dec 2 '63" c.d.s. duplex on buff cover to Dundarrack, N.C., entered Confederate mails with "Richmond Va. Dec 12" c.d.s. with matching "Due 10" handstamp, endorsed from "D. McMillan 38th Regt. N.C.", stamp with light crease, Very Fine usage.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 308

West's Hospital, Md., manuscript examiner's mark "Ex FRK" on cover addressed to Richmond, Va., prisoner's endorsement "From S W Branch, 1st Lieut Co B 8 Ga Regt / Prisoner of War" of Anderson's Brigade, sent within another cover to Richmond where placed into the Confederate mails with "Richmond Va. Sep 11" c.d.s. with matching "Due 2" handstamp for the drop letter fee, signed Brian Green, Very Fine, a rare usage from West's Hospital.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Hall.
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Lot 309

Rock Island Barracks, Ill., type II examiner's handstamp on yellow envelope addressed to Clarksville, Tenn., bearing 3¢ rose (65) very fine centering, tied by "Rock Island Ill. Jul 2 '64" c.d.s. duplex, Very fine and choice.
Estimate 200 - 300
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