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United States Civil War continued...

Civil War Postal History & Patriotic Covers continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1161       imageSpirit of '76. Beautiful purple patriotic design with George Washington vignette, on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), canceled by perfectly struck "Paid", matching perfect "Pittsfield, Vt. Feb 11" cds to East Barnard Vt.; some minor cosmetic edge improvements, 3¢ slightly trimmed at top and minute corner crease, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate; $500 - 750.

A STRIKING USE OF THIS RARE "SPIRIT OF '76" CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC FROM VERMONT. (Image1)

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Est. $500-750
Selling for...$240.00
Will close during Public Auction
1162       imageLiberty Bell with "Proclaimed Liberty to all the Inhabitants". Blue Magee imprint anti-slavery patriotic design (Walcott L2710) on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by target cancel, matching "Philadelphia Pa., Jan 22, 1862" cds to Harrisburg Pa., addressed to to Hon. William L. Dennis, Harrisburg Pa. who was a strong abolitionist of the era, reverse bears a long "Memorial to Congress" giving the sender an opportunity to sign a petition to Congress to enact the abolition of slavery under its war powers; slightly rough opening at top, otherwise Very Fine and rare used design, a fabulous abolition patriotic use, ex-Walcott.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Est. $400-600
Selling for...$190.00
Will close during Public Auction
1163       imageEagle, Flags and Shield. Red and blue patriotic design on 1862 cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by bold "Fort Snelling, Oct 29" cds to Mazeppa Minn., original Major Gen. Burnside patriotic lettersheet datelined "Fort Snelling Oct 28th/62" from a soldier waiting to move reading in part "…we will start tomorrow…There must be some fifty teams in all going up with this train… The Indian have stopped the mail from Fort Abercrombie to St. Cloud, so you need not be surprised or think strange if you do not get letters from there but we will clean them out when we go up if they don't cut sticks before we get there… when you write … direct to Fort Abercrombie 8th Reg…"; cover reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and attractive patriotic soldier use.
Estimate; $400 - 600. (Image1)

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Est. $400-600
Selling for...$190.00
Will close during Public Auction
1164       imageGeneral McClellan. Purple patriotic portrait design on light buff cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), well centered, tied by "Washington D.C. Nov 16, 186" cds to Boston Mass.; flap missing, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
1165       imageNorth, South, East and West. Star and shield patriotic design on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), small flaws from edge place, tied by "Old Point Comfort, Va. Nov 13" cds addressed in pink ink to Freedom Plains, N.Y.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate; $200 - 300. (Image1)

Est. $200-300
Selling for...$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
1166     65 image"Off For The War". Red and blue design showing Ladies Farewell to Soldier on Horseback, on cover to Moscow, Mich. franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by blue "Covington, Ky., Nov 17"; cover reduced and small stain at right, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare design.
Scott No. 65; Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)

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Est. $150-200
Selling for...$70.00
Will close during Public Auction
1167       image"The Girl I left Behind Me." . Red and blue patriotic design on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by blue "Newport Ky. Sep 19, 1862" double-circle datestamp addressed to Mt. Vernon, Ohio, inside with same blue design, original patriotic letterhead enclosure with "Desperate Bayonet Charge at Battle of Winchester, March 23, led by Gen. Tyler" engraving, some good content in letter to his wife; cover light staining at top and couple small tears, some wear, Fine and striking patriotic use.
Estimate; $300 - 400. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. $300-400
Selling for...$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1168     AL-367 imageAbraham Lincoln. Mourning portrait design on 1866 cover to West Fitchburg, Mass., franked with manuscript canceled 1861, 3¢ rose (65), "North Leominster, Ma., Mar 12" cds; stamp with a couple short perfs, Very Fine.
Milgram No. AL-367; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
Selling for...$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
Confederacy - Express & Postmasters' Provisionals
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1169       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.
(Image1)

Est. $3,000-4,000
Selling for...$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1170       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; $750 - 1,000.

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)

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Est. $750-1,000
Selling for...$350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1171       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; $750 - 1,000.

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

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Est. $750-1,000
Selling for...$350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1172       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; $750 - 1,000.

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)

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Est. $750-1,000
Selling for...$350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1173     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 No. 18XU13a; $1,500. (Image1)

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Scott $1,500

Selling for...$190.00
Will close during Public Auction
1174     61X3 imageConfederacy, Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ brick red. Three huge margins, right clear to just shaving frameline, tied by blue "Nashville, Ten., Sep 10, 1861" cds (day inverted), matching "Paid" handstamp adjacent on light buff with military address to Capt. S.R. Bachman, A. Coms. Genl, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, a Very Fine and attractive use, ex-Antrim.
Scott No. 61X3; $3,500.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE NASHVILLE 5¢ PROVISIONAL IN THE BRICK RED SHADE. (Image1)

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Scott $3,500

Selling for...$350.00
Will close during Public Auction
Confederacy - Regular Issues
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1175     2e imageConfederacy, 1861, 10¢ light milky blue. Showing colorless dot printing flaw to the right of portrait. Large margins all around, bright color, o.g.; internal wrinkle and small thin, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott No. 2e; $1,250. (Image1)

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Scott $1,250

Selling for...$120.00
Will close during Public Auction
1176     3 imageConfederacy, 1862, 2¢ green. Tied on small piece by field target cancel, margins ample to clear, strong color, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 3; $750. (Image1)

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Scott $750

Selling for...$150.00
Will close during Public Auction
1177     5 imageConfederacy, 1862, 10¢ rose. Three singles, each large to huge margins except touched on one side, tied by three strikes of "Mobile Ala. Aug 29, 1862" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Artesia, Miss.; small stain in address, Very Fine and scarce triple-rate use with the 10¢ rose, ex-Brandon.
Scott No. 5; Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)

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Est. $1,500-2,000
Selling for...$725.00
Will close during Public Auction
1178     7 imageConfederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, Archer & Daly printing, vertical pair. Canceled by socked-on-the-nose strikes of 7 bars in circle handstamps on homemade cover to Greensboro, N.C., with matching "H. Tavern" rimless circular townmark; bottom stamp with light score mark mostly in margin, still Very Fine, a rare and unusual cancellation from Hickory Tavern, North Carolina, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7; Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)

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Est. $300-400
Selling for...$325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1179     9 imageConfederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, "T-E-N". Large margins to touched, rich color, tied by bold circular grid cancel, matching sharp "Winnsborough, S.C. 18 Jul" cds on blue adversity cover made from printed S.C. form for recording deaths to Chester S.C., 1863 docketing at left; gently cleaned, Very Fine.
Scott No. 9; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL ADVERSITY USE WITH A "TEN". (Image1)

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Est. $1,000-1,500
Selling for...$475.00
Will close during Public Auction
Confederacy - Patriotic & Semi-Official Covers
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1180       imageConfederacy, 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse. Patriotic design on homemade cover with "Richmond Va. Apr. 28, 1863" cds with "Due 10" straightline to Little Yadkin N.C., soldier's endorsement from 33rd North Carolina Regiment at bottom left, original letter datelined "Camp near Fredericksburg Apr. the 18, 1863", content includes references to a U.S. Army observation balloon across the lines, backflap tears, Very Fine, ex-Wishnietsky.
Estimate; $1,000 - 1,500.

This cover and letter entered the mails only two days before the start of the Battle of Chancellorsville, the sender and the 33rd North Carolina fought in the battle as part of A.P. Hill's Division in Stonewall Jackson's Second Corps, Chancellorsville would be Jackson's last battle for the Confederacy.
(Image1)

Est. $1,000-1,500
Selling for...$900.00
Will close during Public Auction

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