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

Adversity Covers
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
438 c Image5c Green, Stone 1 (1). Two, large margins to right stamp barely touched at bottom right, gorgeous deep rich color, tied by neat "Tupelo Miss. Jul. 8, 1862" circular datestamp, second strike at right, on adversity cover made from Confederate Missouri bond, to Selma Ala., opened for display, left stamp faint toned spot, Very Fine, a beautiful cover (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
439 c Image5c Green, Stone 2 (1). Horizontal pair, ample margins to slightly in, tied by "Prattville Ala. Jul. 1" circular datestamp -- first day of 10c rate -- on brown adversity cover made from printed music sheet, addressed to Mobile Ala., folded open for display, Very Fine, unusual adversity use, ex Dr. Green (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
440 c Image10c Blue, Paterson (2). Full margins to slightly in at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct. 25, 1862" circular datestamp on striking black on blue adversity cover made from the front cover of a Philadelphia art publisher's "Collection of Birds" pamphlet, beautiful illustrations of birds, embossed seal indicates this was sold in a Richmond store for paints and artists' supplies, opened for display

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONE OF THE MOST STUNNING CONFEDERATE ADVERSITY COVERS WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

Ex Gabriel (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
441 c Image10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). Three large margins, clear to ample at bottom, tied by "Mobile Ala. Aug. 29" double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from printed insurance form on blue paper, to Claiborne Ala., folded open at left, Very Fine, ex Dr. Green (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
442 c Image10c Dark Blue, Paterson (2b). Intense shade and impression, large margins to just in where separated a bit unevenly, tied by "Richmond Va. Feb. 4, 1863" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from court document to Alexandriana N.C., opened for display, some minor soiling, Very Fine and attractive adversity use (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
443 c Image2c Green (3). Ample margins to touched at left, pre-use diagonal crease, small tear at right, tied by Salisbury N.C. circular datestamp on adversity cover made from North Carolina Rail Road Co. broadside advertising offer to purchase commodities, to Eagle Mills N.C., one panel opened for display

VERY FINE. A RARE AND SPECTACULAR ADVERSITY USE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH ON A RAILROAD ADVERTISING BROADSIDE.

The advertisement, which is printed in various large bold fonts, reads in part: "Farmers!! I will pay liberal prices for a supply of pork, beef, lard and tallow, for the use of the North Carolina Rail Road Company. I will receive either of the above articles at several depots on our road and on the Western North Carolina Rail Road...Thos. Foster, Purchasing Agent, N.C.R.R., Salisbury, Dec. 21, 1863."

Ex Weatherly (Image)

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E. $ 4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
444 c Image2c Green (3). Ample margins, faint toning, tied by blue "Petersburg Va." circular datestamp on adversity cover made from printed fire insurance form, printing on both sides of blue sheet, local military address, faint staining around address

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE COMBINATION OF ADVERSITY USE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH AND A BLUE TOWN CANCEL.

Ex Walcott, Everett, Murphy and Boshwit. With clear 1994 P.S.E. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
445 c Image5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Large margins to just touched, crisp impression, tied by "Columbus Miss. Jun. 13" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from insurance form, to Demopolis Ala., opened for display, Very Fine and attractive (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
446 c Image5c Light Milky Blue, Stone 2 (4b). Three ample to large margins, just in at top, tied by "Richmond Va. Jun. 30, 1862" circular datestamp -- last day of the 5c rate -- on adversity cover made from printed form in red on blue, addressed to Blountville Tenn., folded open for display, Very Fine, ex Dr. Green (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
447 c Image5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Full to large margins, tied by "Thomasville Ga. Mar. 17" circular datestamp on buff adversity cover made from advertising for envelopes to Milledgeville Ga., opened for display, fresh and Very Fine, a rather ironic use of this envelope advertisement as an adversity cover (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
448 c Image10c Rose (5). Large margins except nicked at right, slight gum staining, tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov. 5 1862" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from gold and white elaborately decorated printed paper, to Dalton Ga., couple mended tears

VERY FINE AND RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT ROSE ON A SPECTACULAR PRINTED ADVERSITY COVER.

The design of this printed sheet includes the abbreviation "No.", which suggests a numbered form, but its appearance is more characteristic of wallpaper. (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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