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

College Covers
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
420 c Image10c Rose (5). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by "Tuscaloosa Ala. Jul. 24, 1862" circular datestamp on Southern University, Greensboro, Alabama gray overall illustrated college cover to Jackson Miss., depiction of college building, immaculate condition

EXTREMELY FINE. A MARVELOUS CONFEDERATE COLLEGE COVER BEARING THE 10-CENT ROSE.

We can unequivocally state that this is one of the finest college covers extant, in terms of the stamp, design, postmark quality and overall appearance. (Image)

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E. $ 5,000-7,500

SOLD for $17,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
421 c ImageTuscaloosa Al. Jan. 27 (1862). Bold circular datestamp with "Paid" and "5" handstamps on "University of Alabama" overall green lithographed college cover to Demopolis Ala., Very Fine and attractive, ex MacBride and Judd (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
422 c ImageDes Arc Ark. Sep. 25 (1862). Bold circular datestamp with manuscript "Due 10" on Larissa College woodcut illustrated corner card cover to Vine Grove Tex., with original enclosure with same design datelined "Camp near Des Arc Ark., Sept. the 6th 1862", some interesting content including "We have just received the glorious news that Stonewall Jackson has taken the Arlington Heights...We have had so many false reports we do not know what to believe", soldier's endorsement at left from 21st Texas Cavalry, some edge flaws and soiling, still Very Fine, Larissa College is based in Larissa Tex. and was founded in 1856, it closed during the war and reopened briefly before folding, this woodcut design is rare (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
423 c Image5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Three large margins, just clear at top, cancelled by grid, "Athens Ga. Paid Feb. 26" (1862) circular datestamp on cover with Lucy Cobb Institute pink embossed corner card to Brick Store Ga., stamp with few small faults at right, Very Fine, a colorful and scarce use, this girls' school in Athens was founded by Thomas R. R. Cobb and named in honor of his daughter, who died of scarlet fever in 1858 at age 13, shortly before construction was completed and the school's doors were opened, ex Dr. Agre (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
424 c Image5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Huge margins including top sheet margin, slightly in at right, tied by grid cancel, "Athens Ga. ? 26" circular datestamp on "University of Georgia, Athens" blue embossed college corner card cover to General Myrick at Milledgeville Ga., slightly reduced at bottom and right, missing most of bottom flap, long sealed tear at left and some soiling, stamp defective with part of design painted in, still Fine (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
425 c Image5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1). Ample margins to just in, rich color, tied by "Abingdon Va. Feb. 19" (1862) circular datestamp on Emory & Henry College blue illustrated cameo corner card cover to Capt. Alexander M. Davis at Parisburg Va., beautiful detailed depiction of building, slightly reduced at top and missing part of top flap, small cover tear at upper left, otherwise Very Fine, Emory & Henry College, named for Bishop John Emory and Patrick Henry of Revolutionary War fame, is still in operation today, ex Antrim and Weatherly (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
426 c Image10c Blue, "TEN" (9). Beautiful color, full margins to just touched, tied by "Atlanta Ga. Aug. 11" (1863) circular datestamp on cover to Coyner's Springs Va. with "Collegiate Seminary for Young Ladies, Rev. A. J. Leavenworth Principal, Petersburg Va." blind embossed corner card, original letter enclosure from Reverend Sam Pinkerton, embossing lightly rubbed with pencil to highlight, Very Fine, a rare use of the 10c "TEN" issue on a college cover (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
427 c Image10c Blue, Die A (11). Large margins, tied by "Oxford Ga. Jun. 27, 1864" circular datestamp on yellow turned cover to West Point Ga., inside with orange "Madison Ga. Feb. 15" circular datestamp and large "3" in circle and "Paid" handstamp to Augusta Ga., embossed Madison Female College oval on backflap, with enclosure, opened for display, minor edgewear, Very Fine and attractive turned use with the inside showing pre-war rate (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
428 c Image5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). Vertical pair, large margins, bright color, tied by blue "Hillsboro N.C. Aug. 9, 1862" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Turkey Cove N.C. with "Hillsborough, N.C. Military Academy" illustrated corner card depicting building and flag, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, this military academy was established in 1859 and chartered in 1861 and trained officers and enlisted men, the founders were killed during the war and the school closed in 1868, ex Weatherly (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
429   ImageLincolnton Female Seminary, Lincolnton, N.C. Letterhead dated Feb. 14, 1863, reads "Mr. Gorrell, Dear Sir, I send my report of sale. The Negroes to be divided are as follows:", with list of people by descending ages, from 48 years to 5 years old, letter continues "I hope these things will reach you in time. I have been immensely pressed with business. My school now consists of 83 pupils. I am yours very truly, S. Lander.", an ever-shocking matter-of-fact portrayal of human beings as property and "things" to be divided up, Samuel Lander is the namesake and founder of today's Lander University in S.C., he headed the Lincolnton Female Seminary when this letter was written, as far as we could determine the Seminary no longer exists (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
430 c ImageNorfolk Va. Jan. 17, 1862. Blue double-circle datestamp with matching "5" handstamp on Raleigh Female Seminary corner card cover to Williamsboro N.C., corner card crossed out and partly erased and with military sender's notation, fresh and Very Fine adversity use (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction

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