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

Telegraph Companies
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
531 c ImageArkansas State Telegraph. Illustrated design on bright orange-buff cover to Washington Ark. with 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins to clear including top sheet margin, tied by "Marshall Tex. Sep. 15, 1862" double-circle datestamp, second strike at left, with original enclosure written by Superintendent of the Arkansas State Telegraph Co. asking his local representative to clarify the status of telegraph workers -- superintendents and operators were originally given exemption from military service, but later legislation did not specify their status and so they were branded as conscripts and unpatriotic citizens -- cover with some edgewear including small mended opening nick at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE ILLUSTRATED COVER FROM THE ARKANSAS STATE TELEGRAPH COMPANY, WITH FASCINATING CONTENT REGARDING THE STATUS OF TELEGRAPH WORKERS DURING THE WAR.

Also accompanied by unrelated telegraph form from same company. Cover illustrated in Confederate Philatelist No. 65, Nov. 1961. Ex Lemley where acquired by Dr. Brandon in 1978. (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
532 c ImageSouth Western Telegraph Company. Printed design on brown cover to Charlotte N.C. with vertical pair of 5c Blue, Local (7), large margins including parts of four adjoining stamps, tied by "Thomasville N.C. Mar." circular datestamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine, scarce (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
533 c Image2c Brown Red (8). Large even margins, tied by bold 4-bar cork grid cancel of Canton Miss., small "OCT" straightline handstamp on printed South Western Telegraph Co. form with written telegraph message sent from Selma Ala. on Sep. 25, 1864, minor splits along folds

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 2-CENT ENGRAVED ISSUE ON A TELEGRAM DELIVERED LOCALLY IN CANTON, MISSISSIPPI.

Confederate telegrams are extremely scarce, particularly with the 2c Engraved.

Ex Keeling (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
534 c ImageSouthern Express Company Telegraph. Printed design on blue cover to Pendleton S.C. with 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins, cancelled by manuscript and tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Dec. 19" circular datestamp, stamp with some slight toning, still Very Fine and attractive use (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
535 c ImageUnited States Military Telegraph. Imprint on cover to Germantown N.C. with 10c Blue, Die B (12), faults, tied by "Montgomery Ala. Jan. 2?" circular datestamp, some toning and wear, missing part of left flap, still Very Fine and scarce use of this captured telegraph envelope (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
536 c ImageAmerican Telegraph Company. Embossed design depicting an eagle and lightning bolts on cover to Bremo Bluff Va., horizontal pair of 5c Blue, Local (7), large margins to just in at right, tied by indistinct strikes of circular datestamp, some adherences and waterstaining, light horizontal file fold affects stamps, otherwise Fine and scarce use of this captured design, ex Kohn (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
537 c Image5c Blue, Local, "White Tie" Variety (7 var). Horizontal pair, right stamp the variety, large margins to barely in, tied by bold "Woodstock Va. Aug. 16" circular datestamp on American Telegraph Company embossed corner card cover to Augusta Geo., stamp moved to show corner card, reduced at right, minor wear, Fine, scarce use of this variety on a captured Northern telegraph cover, ex Hart (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction

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