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Robert R. Gaudian CT Postal History continued...

Union Civil War Postal History
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1762 cover 1862.07.08 image1862 (July 8), Prisoner of War cover from Libby Prison, Richmond, to Berlin, CT, sent by Private Henry C. Miller to his wife, endorsed "Prisoner" with pencil examiner's marking "Ex HC" to right and "x F of T" (via Flag of Truce) to left; franked by #65 tied by "Old Point Comfort/JUL/20/VA" double-circle c.d.s.; red pen docketing at left reads "Written in Libby Prison sent by flag of Truce July 8th 1862"; stamp with small tear, cover with a few expected toned spots, still Very Fine, with 2005 C.S.A. certificate noting docketing is not contemporaneous with use. (Image) (Image2)


Get Market Data for [Germany (Berlin) 1862.07.08]

Estimate $750-1,000
Will close during Public Auction
1763 cover 1864.10.19 image1864 (Oct. 19), Cover from New Britain, CT, to Charleston, South Carolina, lovely straw cover originally franked (stamp lost) with clean New Britain Oct. 19 c.d.s.; addressed to "Lieut. B F Blakeslee, Prisoner of War, 16th CV" in Charleston, with pencil "Received Dec 9th 1864" (!) at top; endorsed at lower left "care Maj. Gen. Foster, Hilton Head, SC, For Flag of Truce" with manuscript "Exd HHR" examiner's marking at right (Capt. Hugh Hamilton Rogers); original enclosure, plus typed transcription and information on Lieut. Blakeslee, accompany, Fine. (Image)

Get Market Data for [New Britain 1864.10.19]

Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1764 cover 1864.05.05 image1864 (enclosure datelined May 5), "Prisoner's of war Letter" cover to New Britain, Conn., from Lieut. B.F. Blakeslee of the 16th Connecticut Volunteers to Charles Blakeslee in New Britain; endorsed at top with "Via Flag of Truce" notice at lower left; original letter (included with lot) datelined May 5, the cover was postmarked Old Point Comfort, VA on July 24; franked with #65 tied by quartered cork cancel; top edge tears repaired, Very Fine appearance, a rare Southern prison usage, with only 28 recorded by Harrison. (Image)

Get Market Data for [New Britain 1864.05.05]

Estimate $1,000-1,500
Will close during Public Auction
1765 cover   imageSoldier in Camp with State Seal and "Connecticut", four covers, all mailed from New Orleans between June 5 and Sept. 9, 1862, each franked with #65 (one with two singles), the stamps cancelled or tied by target handstamp, and all four bearing double-circle New Orleans LA postmarks; the June 5 cover just five days after the postmark's Earliest Documented Use, Fine to Very Fine or better.
Bischel 3082. Walcott W-1699 var. (Image) (Image2) (Image3)

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Get Market Data for [United States 65]

Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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