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

General Issues On Cover: Scott 9-13
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
367 c Image10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins to clear, tied by "Bristol V. & T. R. R." handstamp on manila homemade cover to Emory Va., slightly reduced at left, minor edgewear

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE CONFEDERATE "TEN" ISSUE ON A COVER WITH A RAILROAD MARKING.

Ex Kimmel. (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
368 c Image10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Large margins, bright color, tied by light strike of red "Tunnel Hill Ga. July 24" circular datestamp on small cover to Calhoun Ga.

VERY FINE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT "TEN" TIED ON COVER BY A RED CANCEL.

Tunnel Hill was so named for a tunnel built at Stump House Mountain by the Blue Ridge Rail Road.

Ex Judd who noted "possibly unique" (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
369 c Image10c Milky Blue, "TEN" (9a). Large to full margins, short transfer at bottom missing scroll, beautiful early shade, tied by "Halifax C.H. Va. Jun. 6" circular datestamp on large part of folded letter to Richmond Va., stamp with couple faint edge toning spots, otherwise Very Fine, scarce variety (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
370 c Image10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Horizontal pair, large even margins all around, rich color on bright paper, small scissors-cut at top between stamps, tied by "Richmond Va. Jul. 8" (1863) circular datestamp on manila homemade cover to "Capt. Powhattan Ellis, Jr. A.A.G., Hd Qrs. Gen. S. D. Lee's Division, Meridian Mississippi", missing part of top flap

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT "TEN" ON COVER AND WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.

Powhattan Ellis Jr. enlisted in the 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry. He served in that unit throughout 1861, then through the rest of the war served as Assistant Adjutant General to a series of Confederate generals: Lloyd Tilghman, Patrick R. Cleburn, Leonidas Polk, Richard Taylor, Stephen D. Lee, and Nathan B. Forrest. He fought in the Battles of Corinth and Fort Donelson, and in other battles in the army of the Southwest. By the end of the war, he had reached the rank of Major.

Signed Ashbrook. Note on back reads "The finest pair yet known L.L.S." (Shenfield). Ex Hoffman, Brooks and Weatherly. (Image)

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E. $ 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $12,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
371 c Image10c Blue, Frameline (10). Framelines complete on three sides and a bit more than half complete at left, beautiful bright color, tied by "Mobile Ala. May ?" double-circle datestamp on narrow cover to Richmond Va.

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP SHOWING THREE AND ONE-HALF FRAMELINES ON A SMALL COVER.

Ex Brooks. Raymond Weill backstamp (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
372 c Image10c Blue, Frameline (10). Showing full framelines at bottom and left, trace at top, tied by clear strike of "Richmond Va. Apr. 25, 1863" first-week circular datestamp on yellow cover to Laurensville S.C., small tears at top not affecting stamp which has a small stain at left, otherwise Very Fine, scarce first-week use of the 10c Frameline, C.S.A. Catalogue applies a 200% premium for April 1863 on-cover use ($10,500.00) (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
373 c Image10c Blue, Frameline (10). Two, Positions 89 and 81, each with easily discernible framelines, right stamp flaw below bust, tied by "Mobile Ala. Aug. 31, 1863" double-circle datestamps on United States 3c Red on White Star Die entire (U26) to Cedar Springs Ga.

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE ADVERSITY USE OF THE UNITED STATES 3-CENT STAR DIE ENTIRE WITH TWO 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMPS PAYING DOUBLE THE 10-CENT RATE.

This cover is addressed in the hand of Confederate Navy Lieutenant George W. Gift, one of the officers who accompanied Captain John Wilkinson to Canada in October 1863 on a secret mission to organize a raid on Johnson's Island Prison. He sent this cover to his future wife a few months before leaving on the mission.

Ex Wiseman (Image)

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E. $ 7,500-10,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
374 c Image10c Blue, Frameline (10). Horizontal pair, showing full framelines at sides and full frameline at top of left stamp, few scissors-cuts, tied by "Sumter S.C. Jul. 3, 1863" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Darlington S.C., with original enclosure confirming yeardate

VERY FINE. A RARE PAIR OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON COVER.

Pairs of the 10c Frameline on cover are rare. The last we offered was in 2007, and only about a half-dozen are found in Power Search.

Ex Weatherly (Image)

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E. $ 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $6,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
375 c Image10c Blue, Die A (11). Huge margins, prominent pre-printing paperfold, tied by red "Gaston N.C. Jun. 8" circular datestamp on brown homemade cover to Waldon N.C., stamp lifted and hinged in place, small corner crease, Very Fine and unusual (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
376 c Image10c Blue, Die A (11). Trimmed margins but design complete, bright shade, tied by clear "OCT/25/1863" three-line datestamp with "CHICAMAUGA" rimless circular handstamp on cover to Flat River N.C., Very Fine, clear strikes of these Army of Tennessee field office markings, used between Oct. 25 and Nov. 14, 1863 (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
377 c Image10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins all around, tied by "Wilmington N.C. Aug. 2" circular datestamp on cover to Willington S.C., neat strike of "WAY" handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce auxiliary marking which was likely used to indicate the way fee had been paid to the carrier (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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