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Lot 140

First Day of the Provisional Confederate Government, U.S. 3¢ dull red (26) neatly tied by a small grid cancel, with a clear Feb 4, 1861, Baton Rouge, La. c.d.s. alongside, on an exceptionally clean cover to Washington D.C. Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 141

First Day of the Union Occupation of New Orleans, Fascinating first-person Soldier's letter written by Josiah R. Kinsman to his mother in Athens, Me., headed "Head Quarters Dept of the Gulf, on board-the Steamer 'MISSISSIPPI', Head of the Passes Mississippi River, April 29, 1862, in part [spelling and lack of punctuation as written]:

"Today our fleet had an engagement with the Forts Jackson & St. Phillip & pased the forts and proceded on up the river to New Orleans leaving forts unsurrendered then we moved down the river and out into the Gulf with the land forces and up in the rear of the forts and commenced to land and was proceeding with the landing when yesterday afternoon seeing us from the forts they mutinied shot one of their officers and at five in the afternoon they surrendered to our troops on this morning we started down the Gulf and up the river to where we now are The General [Admiral Farragut] has gone up to New Orleans on a gunboat and is expected down tonight our fleet is lying in front of the city and it is said to be surrendered to the gun boats and if so I suppose we shall go up tomorrow and take possession wont that be humiliating to the proud Southerners?"

Includes the original cover, the only marking being a manuscript "Paid 3". Very Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500

A MARVELOUS PIECE OF CIVIL WAR HISTORY.
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Lot 142

Union Occupation of New Orleans, U.S. 3¢ rose and 12¢ black (65, 69) target-canceled on a cover to Oldenburg, Germany, postmarked with a clear New Orleans double circle datestamp, Nov 19, 1862, and a red Dec 13 "PAID/ N. YORK HAMB. PKT." c.d.s. with a red manuscript "8" credit; backstamped Hamburg (Dec 26) and Oldenburg (Dec 27). F.-V.F.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 143

Two Covers to Alexander Stephens from his Half-Brother, Linton Stephens, both from Sparta to Crawfordville, Ga. and both with red Sparta c.d.s.s and red grid cancels; the first, dated Jan 10 (1861), nine days before secession, is a U.S. 3¢ dull red on a 3¢ entire (26, U9) with small edge tears at the top and part of top flap missing; the second, with a Jun 9 (1862) Sparta c.d.s. and a lovely 5¢ green, Stone 1 (1), the stamp VF-XF, the cover with back faults;. F.-V.F. appearance.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 144

[Virginia] Soldiers' Due covers, selection of five comprising Richmond (two Due 10, one Due 5), Leesburg (manuscript "Due 10" - only Due 5 manuscript listed in the C.S.A. Catalog), and Petersburg ("10" without due); a Fine group.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 145

[Arkansas] Batesville, bold Nov 15 c.d.s. and neat type C "PAID/10" on a U.S. 1853 3¢ entire (U10), used strictly as an envelope, to Old Town, N.C.; reduced just a tad at the right and part of top flap missing. Otherwise Very Fine. Most unusual.
C.S.A. Catalog $500
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Lot 146

[Louisiana] Alexandria, mostly clear red Jul 12 c.d.s. with "PAID 10" on a cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans. F.-V.F. C.S.A. Catalog Type B.
C.S.A. Catalog $300
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Lot 147

[Louisiana] Alexandria - Second Day of C.S.A. Post Office, clear red Jun 2 (1861) c.d.s. with "PAID 5" on a small, neat cover with a defaced U.S. 3¢ 1857, the day after U.S. stamps were no longer valid in the Confederacy, the stamp was apparently affixed by the sender but refused and partially peeled off by the postal clerk; to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans. F.-V.F. C.S.A. Catalog Type A.
C.S.A. Catalog $300 Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Chase
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Lot 148

[Louisiana] Natchitoches, Soldier's Due Letter, neat Sep 17 (1862) double circle datestamp with handstamped "10" and manuscript "due" on a captured American Flag Union patriotic cover from N. Nicholson, Co. D, Texas Rangers, "Terrys Regiment" to Bastrop, Tex.; docketed in pencil as having been written Aug 13, 1862; part of top flap missing and small tear at the lower left. F.-V.F. and attractive.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 149

[Virginia] Botetourt Springs, choice Oct 4 balloon c.d.s. with distinctive boxed "PaId 5" on a small lady's envelope to Abingdon, Va.; small repair of lower right corner. Otherwise Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog Type A.
C.S.A. Catalog $500
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Lot 150

Abingdon, Va., 1861, 5¢ black (2XU2), nice strike with a bold Oct 9, 1861 c.d.s. alongside (year above month) on a folded letter to Emory, Va.; letter includes, "A Rail Road bridge has broken down above Whytheville & a Freight train ran off - tumbling some 8 or 10 cars into the creek.". F.-V.F.
Scott $1,750.

Expertization: signed Kimbrough, 1996.
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Lot 151

Athens, Ga., 1861, 5¢ purple (5X1), attractive four-margin type II (B) example, lightly grid-canceled, an incomplete January Athens "PAID" c.d.s. alongside, on a small, neat cover to Lawrenceville, Ga. F.-V.F.
Scott $2,250

Expertization: with a 1981 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 152

Baton Rouge, La., 1861, 5¢ green & carmine (11X2), large margins to barely shaved at the upper right, tied by a mostly clear Baton Rouge c.d.s., Aug 5, 1861, on a cover to Capt. H.M. Favrot, Delta Rifles, 4th Regt. La. Volunteers, Ship Island (Miss.), "Via Mississippi City"; reduced just a tad at the left with heavy vertical file fold, top flap missing and slight edge flaws.
Scott $5,000

About a month after this cover was sent, the Confederate Army abandoned the island. Favrot's Delta Rifles were moved north and Connecticut's "Irish Regiment" took over the island, establishing a prison for Confederate P.O.W.s. One of the first African-American regiments, the 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Native Guard, was formed here.

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Lot 153

Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue (16X1), large margins except just into outer frame line at the upper right, neatly tied by an Oct 11 Charleston double circle datestamp on a cover to Manchester, S.C. F.-V.F.
Scott $2,250
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Lot 154

Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue (16X1), outer frame line missing all around, neatly tied by a clear Nov 19 Charleston c.d.s. on a cover to Greenville, S.C.; reduced slightly at the top with two tiny opening tears and top flap missing. Very Fine appearance.
Scott $2,250
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Lot 155

Columbia, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue (18XU1), choice strike with an additional blue PAID (type a) and an incomplete matching Dec 15, Columbia c.d.s. to Giles I. Patterson, Co. F., 6th Regt. S.C.V., Manassas Junction, Va.; reduced slightly at the left. Fine.
Scott $900
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Lot 156

Columbia, S.C., 1861, 10¢ blue with blue oval control on back (18XU12), nice strike with matching Jul 16 Columbia c.d.s. on a small cover to Capt. Allen J. Green, Care of Col. Kershaw, 2nd Palmetto Regt. S.C.V., Fairfax C.H., Va.; reduced somewhat at the left, address partly smeared. F.-V.F.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: with a 1999 P.F. certificate as former number 18XU5.

Provenance: Ex-Caspary
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Lot 157

Dalton, Ga., 1861, 5¢ black (20XU1), mostly complete strike with a light Sep 8 Dalton c.d.s. on a cover to Jonesboro, "East" Tenn.; reduced just a tad at the right with minor corner wear. F.-V.F.
Scott $750
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Lot 158

Danville, Va., 1861, 5¢ black on dark buff (21XU3), printed frank with curved "SOUTHERN" on a deep buff envelope locally addressed and likely hand delivered with no Danville postal markings; reduced somewhat on three sides and slightly refolded. Otherwise Fine. Dark area indicating a previous adhesive stamp in the upper right corner explained as having come from the Paul Freeland collection where stamps that had been applied by an oldtime dealer, as "enhancements", had been removed.
Scott $7,000 for normal used

Expertization: with a 1996 P.S.E. certificate as repaired and refolded but declining opinion as to whether it was postally used.
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Lot 159

Galveston, Texas, 1861, 10¢ black (98XU2), typical blurred strike of the fancy framed "PAID" handstamp with the "10" struck well below and a partial Dec 1861 Galveston c.d.s. on a small cover, made from a turned, partly illustrated "Yankee" Ship's Bill of Lading, to Anderson, Tex.; left flap "flipped" for display, tear at the left. Fine appearance.
Scott $2,000

Expertization: with a 1985 C.S.A. certificate, "Genuine marking, damaged cover".
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Lot 160

Knoxville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ brick red (47X1), nice margins top & bottom, cut just to the frame line at the sides, pen canceled on a cover front with back reattached and top flap added, to Athens, East Tenn.; address very faint. Fine.
Scott $2,100 on cover

Expertization: with 2020 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 161

Mobile, Ala., 1861, 5¢ blue (58X2), three large margins, barely clear at the right, tied by a light Mobile c.d.s., Aug 5, 1861, on a small, neat cover to Wilsonville, Ala.; small, nearly invisible tear at the lower left. Very Fine.
Scott $2,000
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Lot 162

Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ carmine (61X2), three nice margins, just touching at the left, tied by a mostly complete blue Nashville c.d.s., Aug 15, 1861, on a neat cover to Athens, Tenn. Very Fine.
Scott $3,500
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Lot 163

New Orleans, La., 1861, 5¢ brown (62X3), horizontal pair with trace of sheet margin imprint at the top tied by a partial 19 Jun New Orleans c.d.s. on a cover to Winchester, Tenn.; reduced somewhat at the left and slightly repaired. Bright and fresh with large margins. F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott $750
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Lot 164

Petersburg, Va., 1861, 5¢ red (65X1), margins just clear or just in all around, tied by a partial blue Jan 21 (1862) Petersburg c.d.s. on a cover to Bivingsville, S.C., marked "Missent to Brinkleyville, N.C. & ford" [forwarded]; reduced just a tad at the top. F.-V.F.
Scott $2,250
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Lot 165

Savannah, Ga., 1861, 10¢ black (101XU3), clear strike small "PAID/10" oval (inverted strike) and smaller control handstamp, with a partial Aug 29 Savannah c.d.s. on a cover to Milledgeville, Ga., the envelope with a crossed-out pre-printed address to West Point, Ga.
Scott $750

Provenance: Weill stock
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Lot 166

1861, 5¢ green (1), a pretty left sheet margin horizontal pair with margins clear all around, tied by a a faint partial Tudor Hall, Va. c.d.s., Feb 8, 1862, on a cover to Hamburg S.C. F.-V.F.
Scott $750
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Lot 167

1861, 10¢ dark blue Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), clear to large margins, tied by one of two partial Richmond c.d.s.s on a 12-Star Flag patriotic cover (C.S.A. F12-4, Verse 47) to Newsite, Ala.; professionally refreshed and restored. Very Fine appearance. Hoyer and Ludwig printings are rare on patriotic covers.
Scott $3,000
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Lot 168

1862, 5¢ light milky blue, Stone 3 (4b), a lovely horizontal pair with 3+ margins tied by a partial Richmond c.d.s. on a cover to Columbia, S.C. F.-V.F.
Scott $625
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Lot 169

1862, 10¢ dull rose (5 var.), 3+ large margins, tied by an undated Port Hudson, La. circle on a cover to Natchez, Miss.; portion of the upper left corner replaced. F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott $800 Estimate 200 - 300

Port Hudson was the site of a bloody 48-day siege by the Union Army and later became a recruiting center for African-American troops.

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Lot 170

1862, 10¢ dull rose (5 var.), three huge margins and well clear but lightly stained on the fourth side, tied by a partial Richmond c.d.s. on a cover to Petersburg, Va. F.-V.F.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 171

1862, 10¢ carmine (5a), large margins all around, tied by a Mt. Pleasant, Texas c.d.s. with manuscript "Nov 7" date, on a cover to Little Rock, Ark., Company G, Col. Ochiltree's Regt., Texas Infantry; professionally repaired; a gorgeous stamp on a neat, Very Fine looking cover.
Scott $5,000
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Lot 172

1862, 10¢ carmine (5a), four clear margins, tied by a Sep 30 Ringgold, Geo. c.d.s. on a cover to Forkland, Ala.; small repair at the upper left and reduced somewhat on both ends. F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott $5,000

Expertization: with a 1980 P.F. certificate issued prior to the current repair.
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Lot 173

1863, 2¢ brown red (8), a pretty four-margin single tied by a bold partial Dec 17 Richmond c.d.s. on a tiny cover locally addressed for drop. Very Fine. An exceptional cover.
Scott $1,500

Expertization: signed Dietz, with a 1986 C.S.A. certificate.
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Lot 174
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1863, 2¢ brown red (8), five singles tied by three partial Jan 6 Wilmington, N.C. c.d.s.s on a turned cover front to Spartanburg, S.C.; the second use was franked with a 10c greenish blue (12c) tied by a Spartanburg c.d.s., Oct 6, 1864, to Dr. Geo. Turner, 27th Regt., Band S.C. Vols., Hagood's Brigade, near Petersburg, Va.; the 2¢ "Red Jacks" have been removed and replaced, the middle one with a pre-use crease, the top edge (bottom from the reverse) has been repaired, and the 10¢ stamp is faulty. Fine appearance.
Scott $4,500 for a strip of 5 on cover Estimate 750 - 1,000

AN REASONABLY ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE TEN-CENT FRANKING.

Expertization: with a 1994 Brian Green certificate.
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Lot 175

1863, 10¢ blue, "T-E-N" (9), a fresh four-margin single tied by a partial Aug 1 Culpeper C.H., Va. c.d.s. on a small, neat cover to Union Town, Ala.; flap tears. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 176

1863, 10¢ blue, "frame lines" (10), horizontal pair with frame line visible on three sides, tied by a neat Mobile, Ala. double circle datestamp, Aug 5 (1863), on a U.S. 3¢ Star Die entire to Cedar Spring, Ga.; both stamps have some slight damage that appears to be pre-usage, and there are minor flap faults. Otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $7,250

A RARE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE USE OF A PAIR OF TEN-CENT "FRAME LINES" ON COVER.

Expertization: signed Dietz.
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Lot 177

1863, 10¢ blue, type II (12), strip of 3 and a single tied by two light Nov 5 Richmond c.d.s.s on a small cover to Collinsburgh (now Collinsburg), La.; somewhat toned/soiled. F.-V.F.
Scott $4,000 for a strip of four

A DECENT EXAMPLE OF THE VERY SCARCE 40¢ TRANS-MISSISSIPPI RATE.

Expertization: signed by Brian Green.
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Lot 178

1863, 20¢ green (13), three nice margins, just in at the left, tied by an incomplete Wilmington, N.C. c.d.s. on a wallpaper cover to "Waidsburough" (now Wadesboro), N.C. F.-V.F.
Scott $2,000

Expertization: with 1976 P.F. certificat.
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Lot 179

1863, 20¢ green (13), horizontal pair paying the 40¢ Trans-Mississippi Express rate, three large margins, just touching at the right, with small pre-use closed tear, tied by an incomplete strike of a Dec 20 Chattanooga, Tenn. c.d.s. on a cover to "Waco, McLennan County, Texas" with manuscript instruction "Via Brandon, Miss."; reduced at the left with damp staining and a few small worm holes at the lower right. About Fine.
Scott $3,000

Chattanooga was occupied by the Union on September 9, 1863, and control passed from one side to the other in the months that followed. Whenever the city was in Union hands, Confederate mail was handled by an underground postal system.

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Lot 180

1863, 20¢ green (13), used with a 10c greenish blue (11c), tied together by a blue, mostly clear Mar 24 Greensborough, N.C. c.d.s. on a cover to Morgantown, N.C.; the 20¢ has a tear in the upper left corner and the cover has been cosmetically refolded from a much large size. F.-V.F. Signed on the reverse by Stanley Ashbrook with his notation, "In my opinion this 30¢ rate was a WRAPPER RATE of 3x10¢…is genuine - probably 1864." In our opinion, owing to the apparent original size of the envelope, this is simply a triple 10¢ rate for 1-1½ ounces.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 181
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1863, 20¢ green, horizontal bisect (13e), tied by a Natchitoches, La. c.d.s., Sep 20, 1864, on a turned cover front (with top flap) to Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, La. with a manuscript endorsement "per Courrier"; the reverse bears a pair of 5¢ Davis (7) tied by a May 6 Alexandria, La. c.d.s. and is addressed to "Lieut. Joseph Aycock, Military Court, Trans. Miss. Depart., Houston, Texas"; couple small scuffs on the bisect side, one affecting the rim of the postmark. Fine.
Scott $2,500

Expertization: with a 2020 P.F. certificate.
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