Sale 288

The Mark Gordon Collection
of American Civil War Era Covers


Confederate Adversity Covers
 
 
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Lot 209

Confederacy, Franklin Depot Va. 18 (Sep) 1863, blue c.d.s. with matching "Due 10" arched handstamp on cover to Meadows of Dan, Va., soldier's endorsement Co. K of the 50th Virginia Regiment and "Via Christiansburg, Va", includes the original Sept 14, 1863 enclosure on a captured Union Patriotic in red and datelined "Camp near Charleston, Kanawha, Va.", interesting content including "We had fight at Fayette Courthouse and driving them before us about fifty miles burning up thousands of commissary stores, we captured a great many things".
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 210

Confederacy, Adam's Run S.C. May 27, c.d.s. with matching "Paid" handstamp on silver, gray and white wallpaper cover to Spartanburg, S.C., 1864 docketing at right, flap folded over for display, Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500

Provenance: Ashbrook.
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Lot 211

Confederacy, Adams Run S.C. Feb 11, c.d.s. with manuscript "Due 10" rating on blue, gray and white patterned wallpaper cover to Winnsboro, S.C., endorsed "Soldier's Letter" at top, some wear, opened for display, some manuscript erased on front, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 212

Confederacy, Monticello Flor. Nov 21, c.d.s with matching "Paid 10" arced rate handstamp on purple and green wallpaper cover to Shelby Spring, Ala., bottom flap opened for display, toning; Fine and attractive.
Estimate 400 - 500

Provenance: Salzer, Myerson.
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Lot 213

Confederacy, Richmond Va. 1862, c.d.s. with matching "Due 10" handstamp on a red, white and blue adversity cover to Judesville, N.C., opened for display, splitting along folds, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Green, Gallagher.
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Lot 214

Confederacy, Richmond Va. Sep 27, bold c.d.s. with matching "Paid 2" c.d.s. used locally on an adversity cover made from a printed log sheet, opened for display, Extremely Fine and choice drop letter usage.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 215

Confederacy, Talladega Al. Mar 2, c.d.s. with matching "I.E. Paid" and "10" rating handstamps with I.E. being the initials of postmaster Isaac Estell, on an adversity cover made from a lettersheet with a large furniture illustration, to Prattville, Ala., enclosed 1865 letter with good content concerning two runaway slaves the owner is searching for, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: 1981 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Haas, Myerson.
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Lot 216

Confederacy, Walhalia S.C. Feb 11, c.d.s. with matching "Paid" in oval handstamp and manuscript "5" rating on colorful yellow, dark red and putty pattern wallpaper cover to Pickens C.H., S.C., opened at left for display, Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Myerson.
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Lot 217

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, stone 1 (1), two singles, margins to cutting, tied together by manuscript "Dundarrack N.C. / July 21st" postmark on an adversity cover with a patriotic 11-star flag design and verse, made from an illustrated bill of lading opened to show a canal boat woodcut, soiling and wear, Fine, an extremely rare patriotic cover made from a bill of lading.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 218

Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ blue (2), three margins except cutting at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct 25, 1862" c.d.s. on a blue adversity cover with a Collection of Birds illustration folded out for display, to St. Petersburg, Va., top flap with taped tear, Very Fine.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

A STUNNING ILLUSTRATED ADVERSITY COVER.
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Lot 219

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue (4), full margins except close at left, tied by "Wilmington N.C. May 28" c.d.s. on an adversity cover made from a manufacturer's printed circular in red and green, to Raleigh, N.C.; opened for display, edge tears at top, Very Fine and most attractive.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: McBride, Salzer, Myerson.
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Lot 220

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, stone 2 (4), horizontal pair, margins all around, each cancelled with two manuscript marks with matching "Fleetwood Academy Va / Sep 5" postmark on an adversity cover made from a legal form, to Loretto, Va., right stamp and bottom right of cover toned, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce postmark.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 221

Confederacy, 1862, 10¢ rose (5), margins to cut in at left, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jul 17" c.d.s. on a blue adversity cover made from railroad receipt displaying a mortar and pestle, addressed to Williamston, S.C. and endorsed on reverse from "Fort Johnson, James Island", stamp faults and light overall toning, Fine and handsome.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 222

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ light blue, De La Rue (6), horizontal pair, full margins, tied by "Adams Run S.C. Apr 20" c.d.s. on pink, green and white wallpaper cover to Chester C.H., S.C" 1864 docketing at left, opened for display, hinge reinforced, missing top flap, Very Fine and handsome usage.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 223

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ light blue, De La Rue (6), three large margins, just in at top, tied by blue circular grid and matching "Raleigh N.C. May 30, 1862" c.d.s. on brown and cream wallpaper cover to Germantown, N.C., opened for display, Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500

Provenance: Matthies, Gallagher.
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Lot 224

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, local (7), horizontal pair, margins to in at right, tied by "Camden S.C. Jun 26" c.d.s. on an adversity cover fashioned from an original broadside announcing South Carolina's secession from the Union, high quality printing in red and blue on white enameled paper, addressed to Black Oak, S.C.; the pair is tied to the reverse side and has been cut and folded over for display, Very Fine and absolute stunning.
Estimate 8,000 - 10,000

ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL CONFEDERATE ADVERSITY COVERS.

Provenance: J.P. Keeling, Hill.

This adversity cover was made from a portion of the broadside announcing South Carolina's secession from the Union that includes the palmetto state flag of South Carolina, and "1776" signifying the spirit of independence guiding South Carolina and other Southern states to secede from the Union.

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Lot 225

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, local (7), horizontal pair, just in to large margins, tied by "Fayetteville N.C. Aug. 16, 1863" c.d.s. on green wallpaper with brown and white pattern cover addressed to the British Consul in Richmond, Va., with the original letter from British subjects; left stamp faulty, top flap removed for display, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Dietz, Gallagher.

Letter reads, "Sir we the undersigned British subjects and having papers of protection from you have been a few days ago enrolled in the militia of this state and according to report are to be mustered into the service of the state at an early day or liable to be called out at any time. We therefore take this method of informing you of our condition and wishing to know from you what would be the best or most advisable course to pursue in a case of this kind. We are mechanics and have stood aloof from all the excitement up to the present time and intend doing so if permitted and if not permitted we are anxious to have your opinion on the subject".

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Lot 226

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, local (7), horizontal pair, margins to just cutting the frameline at top left, tied by "Houston Tex." postmark on a blue adversity cover made from an illustrated bill of lading used at the Port of Galveston, couple light toned spots, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Haas, Hill.
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Lot 227

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, local (7), horizontal pair, margins to touching, tied by "Somerset Va Aug. 12" c.d.s. on red, blue and gold adversity cover made from a whiskey label to Wisdoms Store, Ga., opened for display; some faults and edge wear, a Fine and eye appealing adversity cover depicting a horse race with jockeys.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 228

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, local (7), horizontal pair, large margins except uneven separation at bottom of right stamp, tied by "Marshall Tex May 18" c.d.s. on an adversity cover made from a shipping invoice used at the Port of Galveston, addressed to Houston, Tex., additional strike of c.d.s. at left, bottom flap folded over for display of an illustrated ship, some light overall toning, Very Fine and stunning usage.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Kohn, Gallagher.
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Lot 229

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, local (7), horizontal right margin pair, large margins to just touched at bottom right, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jan 31" c.d.s. on ultramarine and blue wallpaper cover to Exchange, N.C., vertical file fold at center, some light toning, still Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 230

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, local (7), clear to large margins showing portions of adjacent stamps, cancelled by grids with matching "Flat Rock N.C. Nov 11" c.d.s. on narrow cream, gray and gold wallpaper cover to Adams Run, S.C., opened for display, Very Fine and choice example.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 231

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, local (7), horizontal pair, large margins to touched, tied by blue "Hillsborough N.C. Nov. 25, 1863" double-circle datestamp on gray, greenish gray and white wallpaper cover to Durham, N.C., folded over for display, some slight soiling, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Judd.
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Lot 232

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, local (7), vertical pair, tied by Vicksburg, Miss. c.d.s. on an attractive wallpaper cover to Vicksburg, Miss., this is a significantly overpaid drop letter, Jan. 1863 docketing; few faults, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 233

Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, local (7), horizontal pair, full margins, cut in at right, tied by bright red "Greensborough N.C. Nov 30" c.d.s. on blue and gray patterned wallpaper cover to Flat Shoal, N.C., bottom flap opened for display, soiling, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 234

Confederacy, 1863, 2¢ brown red (8), four margins, tied by bold "Fayetteville Apr 9, 1863" c.d.s. on a green, lavender and brown wallpaper drop cover, locally addressed, opened for display, slight edge wear and a few tiny edge tears, Very Fine.
Estimate 7,500 - 10,000

A PHENOMENAL WALLPAPER COVER WITH APRIL 9, 1863 BEING THE EARLIEST DOCUMENTED USE OF THE 2¢ BROWN RED.

Both the Dietz and Scott catalogs list the earliest reported usage of the 2¢ brown red as April 21, 1863.

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Lot 235

Confederacy, 1863, 2¢ brown red (8), margins, slightly irregular at left, tied by Richmond Va. c.d.s on a drop letter adversity cover made from a printed Army form with lined side out; stamp with couple light creases, Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 236

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ dark blue, "frameline" (10c), large margins with portions of framelines on all four sides, mostly complete on three, intense color and impression, tied by neat "Claiborne Ala." c.d.s. without date on an adversity cover fashioned from a printer's typeface catalog, addressed to Greenville, Ala., left flap folded over for display, top flap torn, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 5,000 - 7,500

A SUPERB USAGE IN TRULY OUTSTANDING QUALITY.

Provenance: Argentum.
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Lot 237

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), full to large margins, tied by "Raleigh N.C." c.d.s. on teal wallpaper cover with white and brown pattern to Leesville, N.C.; opened for display, Very Fine and handsome.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Solomon, Birkinbine, Myerson.
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Lot 238

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), three margins including sheet margin at top, touching at right, tied by neat "Griffin Ga. Aug 25" c.d.s. on burgundy, green, pink, gray and white floral pattern wallpaper cover to Tuscaloosa, Ala., opened for display, Very Fine and most attractive.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Haas, Crouch, Murphy, Myerson.
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Lot 239

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), large margins, deep shade and impression, tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov" c.d.s. on an adversity cover made from an 1860 Charlestown legal notice regarding limits placed on "negro" and "persons of color" including the ban on the sale of "Spiritous Liquors," to Camden, S.C., opened for display, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Provenance: Green.
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Lot 240

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), large margins, tied by "Charleston S.C. Feb 29" 1864 leap-year c.d.s. on green and gray wallpaper cover to Gadsden, S.C., opened for display, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate 750 - 100

Provenance: Hill.
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Lot 241

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), three large margins, just touched at left, tied by "Charleston S.C. Feb 14" double-circle datestamp on green and white wallpaper cover to Gadsden, S.C., folded over for display, Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 242

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), full margins, tied to flap of small turned cover by "Raleigh N.C. Feb 26" c.d.s. to Greensboro, N.C., original pre-war use with United States 1¢ blue, type V (24) shows guideline from the top row of plate 7, cancelled by grid on cover to Raleigh, N.C., Fine and rare combination for a turned cover.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Kohn, Haas, Myerson.
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Lot 243

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), four full and even margins, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Dec 10" c.d.s. on maroon, brown, white and yellow pattern wallpaper cover to Pocotaligo, S.C., flap folded over for display, Very Fine and choice example.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: signed Dietz.

Provenance: Dietz.

Literature:
Illustrated in The Postal Service of the Confederate States of America, p. 351.
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Lot 244

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), three margins, just touched at right, tied by c.d.s. on beautiful silver, gold and blue wallpaper cover to Atlanta, Ga., opened for display, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 245

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ greenish blue, die A (11c), full to huge margins, tied by indistinct Jan. 22 c.d.s. on burgundy, brown, tan and white patterned oatmeal wallpaper cover to Pickens C.H., S.C.; flap folded over for display, stamp with trivial tone spot, Very Fine and handsome.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 246

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), three huge margins, just touching at bottom, tied by bold "Fayettesville N.C. Nov 7, 1863" c.d.s. on gray and dark red wallpaper cover to Charlotte, N.C., flap opened for display, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 247

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ green, die A (11d), three huge margins including right sheet margin, clear at left, tied by "Fayettesville N.C." c.d.s. on flap of adversity cover made from a colored military elevation map showing Fort Smith, Ark. and several other areas, cover refolded for display, Very Fine and stunning adversity cover.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 248

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), four margins, tied by faint town c.d.s. on adversity cover made from a hand colored European map, addressed to Greenville C.H., S.C., two flaps folded over for display, Very Fine and fresh.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Gallagher.
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Lot 249

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), huge balanced margins, tied by a blue Mar. 13 North Carolina c.d.s. on an olive and lavender floral pattern wallpaper cover to Lincolnton, N.C., March 14, 1865 docketing on reverse, opened for display, small cover faults, Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 250

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ greenish blue, die A (11c), four margins, irregular at left, tied by greenish blue "Lynchburg Va." c.d.s. on wallpaper cover in three shades of gray, addressed to Amsterdam, Va., flap folded over for display, Very Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 251

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ greenish blue, die A (11c), large margins, cancelled by two manuscript marks with matching "Milford Va. Mar 19"postmark on green, red and white wallpaper cover to Pittsboro, N.C.; left flap opened at left for display, stamp with corner crease, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Myerson.
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Lot 252

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), full margins, tied on cover by "Ocala Fla Sep 21" c.d.s. on light blue adversity made from a printed Florida promotional sheet, to Thomasville, Ga., flap folded over for display, light toning, still Very Fine, an interesting Florida promotional usage.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 253

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), margins to touching one spot, tied by blue-black "Charlotte N.C." c.d.s. on a wallpaper cover with a pattern of stripes in light buff, cream, brown and gray, to Augusta, Ga.; opened for display, few tiny edge faults, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 254

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), full margins except cut in at top, tied by neat "Talladega N.C. Sep 14" c.d.s. on an adversity cover made from illustrated "Dismissal from Methodist Church" form used to Bradford, Ala., opened for display; minor edge faults, Very Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300

Provenance: Myerson.
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Lot 255

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), full to large margins, tied by "Charleston S.C. June 7" c.d.s. on an adversity cover made from a blue bank check, to a Captain Glover in Grahamville, S.C., 1864 docketing at left, opened for display, Very Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 256

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), margins to cut in at top, tied by "Macon Ga" dateless c.d.s. on an adversity cover made from printed ledger paper, to Milledgeville, Ga., 1865 docketing at left, Fine.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 257

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ greenish blue, die A (11c), full to large margins, tied by neat "Eutaw Ala. Dec 2" c.d.s. on adversity cover made from a public form, to Marion, Miss., opened for display, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate 200 - 300

Provenance: Myerson.
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Lot 258

Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, die A (11), tied by red "Lynchburg Va. Feb 30" c.d.s. on a turned cover to a Col. Bocock in Macon, Ala., inside with #6 and #7 tied together by "Wytheville Va. Nov 10" c.d.s. to Lynchburg, Va., 1864 docketing, opened for display, Very Fine, a remarkable combination of stamps.
Estimate 200 - 300

Provenance: Judd, Laurence.
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