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United States Civil War continued...

Confederate Postal History
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2181       imageConfederacy, 1861 (Mar. 16) Charleston S.C., Confederate States to Madeira. Gray folded letter endorsed "p Brazil Mail a Lisbon" at top and "Via Lisbon" at bottom left, some interesting content "…awaiting establishment of a Confederacy…send wine direct to Charleston and not via New York as double duty would be incurred…", red "Lombard-Street, Paid, AP 8, 61" rimless cds with red manuscript "8" pence prepaid rating, Portugal blue "160" reis due handstamp for up to ½ oz., April 12th receipt docketing, Very Fine and scarce Confederate use from the south just prior to the Civil War.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

With the coming of the U.S. Civil War, southern planters required different routes to keep their supply of favored Madeira wine flowing.

References: "Mail Between the United States and Portugal via British Mails, 1840-75: Part 2", Richard F. Winter, Chronicle 269, Feb. 2021, p. 83. (Image1)

Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2182       imageConfederacy, 1861 (Oct. 14) Richmond, Va., Confederate States to Madeira. Datelined blue folded letter endorsed "via Lisbon", red "Lombard-Street, Paid, FE 6, 62" rimless cds with red manuscript "1/-" schilling prepaid rating, endorsed "p. Mail of 7th Feby." at bottom left, Portugal "240" reis due rating for ½-¾ oz., Mar. 20th arrival docketing, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

By September 1861, the Federal government had completed the suspension of the regular pre-war Post Office routes between the northern states and the seceded states. As a result, this letter took over five months to arrive in Madeira.
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Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
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Confederate Express Usages
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2183       imageConfederacy, (Adams Express Across-the-Lines) 1861 (Jun. 16) New Orleans La. to Bordeaux, France. Blue folded cover with part letter and origin docketing, embossed Rochereau New Orleans corner card to Bordeaux, France, carried north by Adam's Express to New York City, entered mails with U.S. 5¢ brown (30A) and 10¢ green (35), straddle-line margin, minor perf toning, tied by New York foreign mail grid cancels, red "New York 'Paid 12' Jun 25" credit datestamp, carried by Cunard Line Arabia from Boston Jun. 26th to Queenstown arriving Jul. 6th, red "Etats-Unis Serv. Br. Pkt., Calais, 9 Juil. 61" transit datestamp and matching "P.D." in frame, Paris (6.9) and Bordeaux (6.10) backstamps, Very Fine and colorful, ex-Noel, Walske, signed Ashbrook.
Estimate; $3,000 - 4,000.

A CHOICE COVER SENT FROM CONFEDERATE NEW ORLEANS TO FRANCE USING ADAMS EXPRESS TO CROSS THE LINES.

This letter was from Albin Rochereau, a merchant and battalion chief in the French Legion. The Legion was an organization of French citizens in New Orleans who defended the city during the Civil War.

Although Adams Express Company typically put mail into the post office at Louisville, there are examples of mail that was carried by Adams all the way to New York City. This cover does not have express markings since it was carried inside another envelope.
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Est. $3,000-4,000
CLOSED
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2184       imageConfederacy, Pioneer Exp., Columbus, Miss., Aug 26, 1865. Double-circle datestamp ties 3¢ rose (65) on Whitfield, Billups & Co. Cotton Factors corner card cover to Gen. J.V. Harris, Columbus, Mississippi; small edge tear at left; no backflap, a Very Fine and rare use.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

Jeptha Vining Harris (1816-1899) was a Brigadier General (Aug. 1862 - Aug. 1863) and later, after a year in private life, a colonel (Aug. 1864 - 1865) in the Mississippi militia, who fought in conjunction with the Confederate Army in Mississippi during the Civil War. His militia brigade served at Vicksburg, Mississippi during the Siege of Vicksburg. Harris and the brigade were part of the Confederate army surrendered to Union Army forces under then Major General Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863. After being exchanged in July and mustered out in August, 1863, Harris returned to civilian life. On August 26, 1864, Harris was commissioned as a colonel of militia and given command of forces at Macon, Mississippi.

Reference: Daniel Knowles, "The Pioneer Express Company", Civil War Philatelist, Vol. 66 No. 3, 3rd Qtr 2021, pp. 14-27, Census #10. (Image1)

Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
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2185       imageConfederacy, Pioneer Express Co., Selma Ala. Circular handstamp ties 3¢ rose (65), s.e. on 3¢ pink (U58) entire circa 1865 to College Hill, Ohio, endorsed "Mail at Mobile, 10 Cts Paid" beneath 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Mobile Ala., Jul 31" duplex upon entering U.S. mails; reduced at right, some light staining and small edge tears, Fine and rare use.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

Reference: Daniel Knowles, "The Pioneer Express Company", Civil War Philatelist, Vol. 66 No. 3, 3rd Qtr 2021, pp. 14-27, Census #9. (Image1)

Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
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2186       imageConfederacy, Pioneer Express Company, Mobile Ala. Blue printed corner card on U.S. 3¢ pink (U59) buff entire to Wahalak Station, M & O R.R., Miss.; some soiling, no flap, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED PIONEER EXPRESS COMPANY ADVERTISING USES.

The Pioneer Express Company was the third most important express company in the Confederate States, behind Adams Express and the Southern Express. The first announcement of services was in the April 12th and Apr. 24th 1862
Times-Picayune (New Orleans). They announced in the Jun. 26th 1862 Mobile Register that it was operating over the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, which operated from Mobile Ala. to Jackson Miss. through Meridian and Corinth Miss. Later they advertised service over all stations on the Alabama and Tennessee Railroad in the Aug. 27th 1862 Mobile Register.

Reference: Daniel Knowles, "The Pioneer Express Company", Civil War Philatelist, Vol. 66 No. 3, 3rd Qtr 2021, pp. 14-27, Census #20. (Image1)

Est. $1,000-1,500
CLOSED
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Confederate Postmarks by State
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2187       imageConfederacy, Little Rock Ark. Jun 24, 1862. Cds and manuscript "Due 10" rating on cover to Decatur Ga., endorsed "T.F. Stokes, Nelson's Regt T.V.I. first two pages of original enclosed letter datelined "Camp Texas four miles West of Little Rock Ark, June 8th 1862" with some interesting content "It is reported here, that Memphis is in possession of the Federals; if so, I am not informed how our mail Communication with the East, is to be kept up…We arrived here last Wednesday, after a long and wearisome march of over five hundred miles, and are now waiting in momentary expectation of orders to march still further. I don't like Arkansas at all. I have heard t made fun of ever since I went to Texas; its chief production seems to be swamp water.…At Camp Brazos before leaving Texas, we lost two men from being poisoned with whiskey. The Regiment which went ahead of us (Col Parson's) had a brush with the Yankees not long Since, completely routing them and Killing a good many according to the numbers engaged. Lieut. McDonald, particular friend of mine from Waxahachie was killed whilst making a brilliant charge…"; some light stains, F.-V.F. and interesting Texas Volunteer soldier letter.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
2188       imageConfederacy, (Camp Cooper, Florida) "Paid 10". Manuscript rating on multicolor wallpaper cover with floral design in dark red, blue and shades of tan addressed to Capt. Winston Stephens, Camp Cooper, Fla.; some stains and edge wear, F.-V.F. and scarce use to Florida Fort.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1)

Est. $300-400
SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
2189       imageConfederacy, Pensacola Fla. Jun. 1 - First Day of Confederate Postal System. Cds with matching "Paid" in circle and "5" rating handstamps on light buff cover to Cartersville Ga., additional manuscript "Paid 5" rating beneath handstamps; cover staining, edge flaws incl. reduced at right and refolded at top, Fine and rare First Day Confederate usage from Florida.
Estimate; $500 - 750. (Image1)

Est. $500-750
SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
2190       imageConfederacy, "Australia Miss, Nov 17th". Manuscript postmark and matching "Paid 5" rating on 3¢ red (U26) buff Star die entire addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co., New Orleans La., additional manuscript "Due 5" rating at bottom right, F.-V.F. Mississippi adversity use of U.S. 3¢ Star Die entire, ex-Kohn.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
2191     C imageConfederacy, Brownsville Tex., Apr 10 1861. Bold strikes of rimless town cds and matching "PAID 10" straightline rating on cover to Independence, Texas; reduced at left, Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog Nos. C; $300; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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C.S.A. Catalog $300
Est. $150-200

SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
2192     Ms imageConfederacy, "Sand Springs Tex, Novem 27th/64". Manuscript postmark and matching "Paid 10cts" rating on cover to San Augustine, Texas; small erosion spot and some wear, Fine and scarce Texas town.
C.S.A. Catalog Nos. Ms; $300; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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C.S.A. Catalog $300
Est. $150-200

SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
2193       imageConfederacy, (Texas) Tyler, Tex, Feb 25. Clear strike of cds and matching "Paid" handstamp with manuscript "10" rating on orange cover to Houston, Texas, manuscript "Charge 60 MAL." box notation; reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate; $150 - 200. (Image1)

Est. $150-200
SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
2194       imageConfederacy, Richmond, Va., Sep 21, 1861. Cds with matching "PAID 2" rating handstamp on A.H. Stephens drop rate cover; docket on reverse, "Wants Mr. Stephens, to lend him $40 or buy him an army repeater"; edge repairs and missing bottom flap, Very Fine appearance, a scarce drop usage.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
Confederate Provisional Issues
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
2195     6XU2 imageConfederacy, Atlanta, Ga., 1861, 5¢ black. Clear strike with "Atlanta Ga. Aug 3, 1861" cds on orange cover with embossed merchant's corner card to Cleveland Tenn., Very Fine and choice, ex-Judd, Myerson.
Scott Nos. 6XU2; $1,000. (Image1)

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Scott $1,000

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
2196 o    11X3 imageConfederacy, Baton Rouge, La., 1861, 5¢ green & carmine. Large margins to in at lower left, clear Baton Rouge La. Dec. cds; pinholes and light crease, F.-V.F. appearance, a rare stamp.
Scott Nos. 11X3; $4,000. (Image1)

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Scott $4,000

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
2197     18XU13a imageConfederacy, Columbia, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, seal on back. Clear strikes with blue "Columbia S.C., Jul 9" cds on light buff cover with blind embossed "James G. Gibbes & Co." oval corner card to Gainesville, Florida; flap and top edge mends affecting seal on back, Very Fine appearance.
Scott Nos. 18XU13a; $1,500. (Image1)

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Scott $1,500

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2198     26X1 imageConfederacy, Fredericksburg, Va., 1861, 5¢ blue on bluish. Position 7, large margins except two corner ornaments touched, tied by lightly struck "Fredericksburgh Va." cds on light buff cover to Manassas Junction Va.; faint stain at bottom and slightly reduced, addressee's name changed, stamp has a tiny corner crease where overlapping edge of cover, still Very Fine, ex-Caspary, Howard Green.
Scott Nos. 26X1; $5,000.

The Crown book records approximately 27 covers with the Fredericksburg provisional, many of which are in poor condition. This is an attractive stamp and cover.
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Scott $5,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2199     43XU1 imageConfederacy, Jackson, Miss., 1861, 5¢ black. Provisional rate handstamp with "Jackson, Miss., Jul 26" cds on circa 1861 cover addressed to Miss Pattie Hyland, care of Wm. S. Hyland, Warrenton, Warren Co., Miss.; part of backflap missing, edge tear at top center and some abrasion, Fine.
Scott Nos. 43XU1; $750. (Image1)

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Scott $750

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
2200     56X2 imageConfederacy, Memphis, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ red. Large margins to clear, top right corner wrapped around edge of cover, tied by "Memphis Ten. Nov 10" cds on cover to Columbus Ky.; small age spots, Very Fine, signed Weill.
Scott Nos. 56X2; $1,750. (Image1)

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Scott $1,750

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction

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