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The Brandon Collection of Confederate States, Part 2 continued...

Independent and Confederate use of U.S. Postage
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
16 c ImageCarrollton Miss. Feb. 4, 1861 -- Provisional Confederate Government formed at Montgomery Ala. Clear strike of circular datestamp cancels 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes typical for this correspondence, Very Fine and scarce used on the day the six seceded states formed the Confederate government in Montgomery, Alabama (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
17 c ImageMontgomery Ala. Feb. 5, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Winnsboro S.C., missing top flap, minor edgewear and age spots, Very Fine, postmarked on the day after the Confederate government was formed in Montgomery (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
18 c ImageBastrop Texas Feb. 10 (1861). Light strike of circular datestamp cancels 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) addressed "To the President of the Convention of Seceding States, Montgomery Ala.", Extremely Fine, interesting Independent State item mailed the day after Davis and Stephens were elected, ex Dr. Green (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
19 c ImageSavannah Ga. Jan. 28, 1861. Neat strike of circular datestamp and grid cancels 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Macon Ga., Very Fine cover sent after Ordinance of Secession and before admission to the Confederacy (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
20 c Image"Madisonville Te. 11 Feb." (1861). Manuscript postmark and criss-cross pen cancel on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) to Pine Level Ga., note at lower left "Tennessee is determined to go with the North & be abolitionised, the convention is voted down I think. I will emigrate.", Very Fine, Tennessee become an independent state on May 6, so the sender's prediction never came to pass (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
21 c ImageFebruary 1861 Peace Conferences. Two items, first is printed "Conference Convention, Washington City, Feb. 4, 1861" delegate invitation signed by former President John Tyler for the failed Peace Conference of 1861, second is cover stamped with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by "Montgomery Ala. Feb. 12, 1861" circular datestamp, during the period the Confederate Congress at Montgomery debated and passed a resolution calling for President Davis to appoint three commissioners to negotiate friendly relations with the Union, the commissioners were not received by the Lincoln Administration, cover with small tear, Very Fine pair (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
22 c ImageSan Antonio Tex. Feb. 19 (1861). Bold strike of blue circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on buff cover to Bastrop Tex., with original enclosure which states in part "the peaceful quiet of the bedside and hearthstone was suddenly interrupted by the wild shouts of enthusiastic citizens in arms seconded by 500 or 600 from other counties under the command of Maj. Gen. McCullough as they floated before the breeze from the Alamo, the Lone Star Flag... at daylight the plaza and streets were crowded to an overflowing with soldiers. The Commissions at once went into deliberation and about 11 O'clock it was announced that the arsenal U.S. property entire was surrendered to the state of Texas and in the afternoon the U.S. flag was wrapped in mourning...", slightly reduced at right, minor edgewear, Very Fine Independent State use with fascinating contents, the Secession referendum took place Feb. 1 and was put to popular vote just a few days later, on Feb. 23 (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
23 c ImageSt. Martainsville La. Mar. 9 (1861). Circular datestamp struck on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Montgomery Ala., forwarded with "Montgomery Ala. Mar. 17, 1861" circular datestamp and manuscript "Ford 3c", cover with small mend where address scraped out, missing top flap, Very Fine appearance, a scarce Confederate States double-use of U.S. postage, both Alabama and Louisiana were admitted to the Confederacy on Feb. 4, 1861 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
24 c ImageCanton Miss. Apr. 4, 1861. Circular datestamp with boldly-struck Lyre fancy cancel tying 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on manila cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual staple holes for this correspondence, Very Fine, choice strike of this fancy cancel, which is scarce used in the Confederate period (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
25 c ImageShreveport La. 13 Apr. 1861. Neat strike of double-circle datestamp cancels 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) to Cleveland Tenn., fresh and Very Fine Confederate State use of the U.S. entire, sent the day after the first shots of the war were fired on Fort Sumter (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
26 c ImageRichmond Va. May 3, 1861. Bold strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. III (26) on yellow cover to Cobham Depot Va., Very Fine Independent State use, after back-and-forth deliberations and votes Virginia finally seceded on April 17 and was admitted to the Confederacy on May 7 (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction

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