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

General Issues On Cover: Scott 1-2
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
264 c Image5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Three large margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, just in at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 17, 1861" circular datestamp on orange cover to Charlestown (West) Va., slightly reduced at top, stamp with light crease at top, some minor cover wear, Very Fine, this is the earliest documented date of use of a Confederate States General Issue stamp, the Stone A-B stamps were the first to go on sale in Richmond on October 16, which is also the earliest date of use recorded (off cover) (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
265 c Image5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Huge margins all around including bottom left corner sheet margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan. 15, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Salem Va., stamp with few flaws in sheet margins, cover expertly restored, Extremely Fine appearance, a massive stamp (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
266 c Image5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Large to huge margins including bottom right corner sheet margins, tied by light strike of Lexington Miss. circular datestamp on small cover to Port Gibson Miss., slightly reduced at left, gently cleaned, stamp with small scuff at upper right entirely in margin, otherwise Extremely Fine, a rare corner sheet-margin single on cover, ex Caspary and Haas (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
267 c Image5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Large margins to barely touched, tied by "Charleston S.C. Feb. 15, 1862" double-circle datestamp on embossed Valentine cover to military address at Church Flats S.C., with original enclosure with central design of heart and cupid, some edge tears and wear

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE FIRST CONFEDERATE STATES GENERAL ISSUE ON A VALENTINE.

This cover is mistakenly docketed 1861. There were very few years when a Valentine could be used, especially given the paper shortages later in the war. (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
268 c Image5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Bright shade, large margins to clear, tied by "White Sul. Springs Va. Apr. 1" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Salt Sulphur Springs Va., stamp with small vertical scissors-cut at lower right entirely in margin, Very Fine and choice, ex Judd (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
269 c Image5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Two, one has three huge margins, in at left, other has ample margins to touching, both tied by blue "Bowling Green Ky. Nov. 23" (1861) circular datestamp on buff cover to B. N. Clements, Chief Appointment Bureau, Richmond Va., very slight edgewear, Very Fine, extremely early use of Confederate General Issue from Bowling Green and one of the finest known -- Kentucky's pro-Confederates seceded on Nov. 18 and were admitted on Dec. 10, 1862, but politics followed the fortunes of each side's military campaign -- ex Birkinbine (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
270 c Image5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, tied by red 9-bar grid cancels, matching "Decatur Ga. Dec. 1" circular datestamp with day in manuscript on buff homemade cover to Alexander H. Stephens in Richmond Va., missing top flap as usual for this correspondence, docketed on back, fresh and Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
271 c Image5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at right including bottom sheet margin, tied by "Mariana Fla. Jul. 6" circular datestamp on folded letter to Windsor N.C., stamps with few flaws, otherwise Fine, scarce use of the first Confederate General Issue from Florida (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
272 c Image5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to just in, tied by "Atlanta Ga. May 22, 1862" circular datestamps on yellow cover to Talbotton Ga., addressee's name crossed out, expertly repaired just affecting stamps, otherwise Fine and scarce triple-rate use (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
273   Image5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c). Three singles, large to huge margins including one with left sheet margin, used with horizontal strip of three of 5c Green, Stone 1 (1), large margins to just in, tied by unusual octagonal rectangular grids, "Montgomery Ala. Nov. 21, 1861" circular datestamp on blue legal-size cover to Bells Landing Ala., slightly reduced at left, some edge restoration, light file folds affect stamps, still Very Fine and very unusual, this is the only recorded Stone A-B and Stone 1 sextuple-rate use (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
274 c Image5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Three large margins, just in at left, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Mar. 10, 186-" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Charleston with large "2" handstamp, this rare marking probably indicates the drop-letter rate, note on back regarding shipment of merchandise suggests this was brought into Charleston by a ship, minor wear, Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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