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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale: 3031

Union and Confederate States Civil War Covers
Confederate Covers by State

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2211
Symbol: img s

image "Fernandina Fla Dec 20 1861," cds on envelope addressed to Aberdeen, Mississippi, additional "Paid 5" straight-line handstamp (CSA Handbook Type B), "Due 5" handstamp struck in Memphis en route, large ms "X" applied in Aberdeen as with other covers from the Ward correspondence (see Confederate Philatelist No 331, pg 199-204), cover minor edge wrinkles, bold well struck cancels and markings on a Very Fine cover, the Fernandina postmaster in this case did not recognize that the routing via Memphis (instead of Mobile due to the Gulf blockade) required a 10c over-500 miles rate, this is one of only two recorded examples of this underpaid use, accompanied by another incoming cover to Aberdeen from the same Ward correspondence with a large ms "X" applied by the Aberdeen postmaster; illustrated in Confederate Philatelist Vol 47 No 6 pg 200; ex Gibson, Myerson (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:40:35 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2212
Symbol: img s

image "Fernandina Fla Jan 29 1862," cds on envelope addressed to Alexander Stevens in Richmond (CSA Vice President), nice strike of "Paid 10" straight-line (CSA Handbook Type C), envelope opened and reduced at top, 20mm edge break at left, still Very Fine and the latest of the three known examples of the Type C markingrnInteresting message on back: "Col. Edw. Hopkins, 4th Regt. Fla. Vols...on 3rd day of Sept 1861 I appointed Edward Badger Esqr, my Adgt. ever since which time he has served without receiving either his commission or a cent of his pay. See that his commission is made out and sent to him". rnColonel Hopkins was a wealthy Florida planter and served as a State Senator but lost race for Governor in 1860. He commanded the garrison at Apalachicola but was criticized for insobriety, bad military judgement and failure to keep discipline and was defeated for re-election in May of 1862. He served as mayor of Jacksonville from 1868 to 1870. (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:41:05 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2213
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1862

image "Fernandina," (1862) originating cds (indistinct date) plus "Paid" and "10" handstamps (unlisted in CSA Handbook) on envelope addressed to Savannah, North Carolina and missent to Warrington where it received a "Warrington Feb 6" cds in addition to a framed "Missent" handstamp, cover repairs and missing most of the backflap, otherwise Fine, the only known "Missent" marking seen on a Confederate States period cover from Florida; illustrated in Briggs pg 254, pictured and discussed in detail in Confederate Philatelist Vol 59, No 2, pg 25-27 (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 275.00
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:41:23 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2214
Symbol: img s

image "Fernandina Mar 5 - 62," ms postmark on envelope addressed to Apalachicola, accompanying ms "Paid 5," Very Fine evacuation cover which likely entered the mails at Hart's Road Station; Union troops began their occupation of Fernandina on March 4, 1862; the only known Confederate States period cover with a Fernandina manuscript postmark; illustrated in Briggs pg 76 (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 375.00
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:41:58 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2215
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image Fernandina, Florida Union Occupation Covers, two covers; 1) US 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by "Fernandina Fla. July 21st 1863" ms postmark on envelope addressed to East North Yarmouth, Maine, stamp corner crease and small tear, envelope reduced at left (pictured in Briggs pg 266), 2) "Fernandina Fla. Aug. 29." blue occupation double-circle datestamp with a matching target and oval-framed "Free" on envelope addressed to Baltimore, envelope small tears at top, both covers Very Fine appearance and scarce occupation mailrnFernandina, on Amelia Island, was just the third town in Florida to have a post office and is the only municipality in America to have flown eight different national flags. It was occupied on March 4, 1862, but an occupation post office was not established until April 27, 1863 and it was months later that the office received its own cancelling device. (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 350.00
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:42:37 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2216
Symbol: img s
Cat No: ms "26"

image "Flemington Fla Dec 26 1864," cds (ms "26") and "Paid 10" handstamp (CSA Handbook Type A, the listing example) on envelope addressed to Anderson C.H., South Carolina, envelope small faults (some repaired) and with most of backflap missing, Fine appearance; David Kohn handstamp on back; illustrated in Briggs pg 77 (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 150.00
Sold...US$ 150.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:43:02 EST
Sold For 150

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2217
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1864

image "Fort Taylor Feb 11," (1864) ms postmark and "paid 10" on turned adversity cover addressed to "Camp Finigan (sic) in car (sic) of Captain E Hope," turned and reused unfranked and with Florida soldier endorsement addressed to St. Pauls, North Carolina with "Lake City Fla Mar 23" cds and "Due 10" handstamp (CSA Handbook Type F), cover open each side and just barely attached at a single corner, Fine soldier's use and most likely carried by a soldier during the Battle of Olustee; one of only two covers postmarked at Fort Taylor during the Confederate States period; illustrated in Briggs pg 82 and Confederate Philatelist Vol 33, No 6, pg, 212; ex-BoggrnConfederate military engineer Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard oversaw Camp Finegan's construction in 1862. The camp was used as the base of operations for the Confederacy in northeast Florida. It was was named for General Joseph Finegan, who would go on to lead a Confederate force to victory at the Battle of Olustee (February 20, 1864; the only major battle of the war fought in Florida). (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:43:24 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2218
Symbol: img s

image "Greenwood Fla Jul 11," cds ("11" in ms) with "Paid" and circled "5" handstamps (CSA Handbook Type A) on envelope addressed to Griffin, Georgia, opened and slightly reduced at right, light bends/nicks in three corners, Fine and scarce being one of just two Confederate period uses from Greenwood; illustrated in Briggs pg 87;ex-Gibson (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 275.00
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:43:53 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2219
Symbol: img s

image "Homosassa Fla Jun 30th 62," ms postmark and "Paid 5" on small envelope addressed to "Hon David Yulee" at Gainesville, Florida, small cover faults, one of two Confederate States period covers recorded from Homosassa and the only stampless example; illustrated in Briggs pg 93 and Florida Postal History Society Journal Vol 13, No 3, pg 3rnThe cover was posted on the last day of the Confederate States rate of 5c for distances less than 500 miles. The rate was changed the next day to 10c per ½oz regardless of distance carried. (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:44:18 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2220
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 12

image "Homosassa Jan 29th 1864," ms postmark on envelope addressed to "Hon C C Clay of Ala./ for Mrs Clay/ Richmond Va," franked with uncancelled 1862-63 10c Blue Die B (12) with wide irregular margins, Very Fine and rare being the only Confederate States franked cover posted from this town; illustrated in Briggs pg 93. rnMost likely written by David Yulee whose sugar plantation, Margarita, was in Homosassa. It was destroyed by Union soldiers in July of 1864. rnClement Claiborne Clay (1816-82), also known as CC Clay, Jr., was a US Senator (Democrat) from Alabama from 1853 to 1861, and a Confederate States Senator from Alabama from 1862 to 1864. Clay was imprisoned by the US government at Fort Monroe from 1865 to 1866 under impression that he was involved in the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. His portrait appeared on the Confederate $1 note (4th issue and later).rnMrs. Clay (Virginia Clay-Clopton; 1825-1915) was a political hostess and activist in Alabama and Washington, DC and was imprisoned with her husband at Fort Monroe on suspicion of being involved in the Lincoln assassination. (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:44:44 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2221
Symbol: img s

image "Houston Fla May 6 61," manuscript cancel plus ms "paid 3" on envelope addressed to "Hon A H Stephens/ Vice President CS/ Montgomery Ala," envelope some age spots and some minor faults along the top, portion of backflap missing, Fine and rare being the only known Confederate States period use with the ms "Paid 3" marking; illustrated in Briggs pg 96 (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:45:15 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2222
Symbol: img s

image "Houston Fla Mar 10 1862," cds with "Paid 5" handstamp (CSA Handbook Type A) on folded letter addressed to "Talahasee" (sic), light aging along a horizontal file fold through bottom portion of cancel, Fine; earliest of the three covers known with the Type A handstamp (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 170.00
Sold...US$ 170.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:45:34 EST
Sold For 170

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2223
Symbol: img s

image "Houston Fla Sep 21 1863," lightly struck cds and "Paid 10" handstamp (CSA Handbook Type B) on folded letter addressed to Register of Public Lands in Tallahassee, trivial light aging along a horizontal file fold, Very Fine, only two covers known with this Houston "Paid 10" handstamp; illustrated in Briggs pg 97 (Image)

CV. 90

Opening US$ 95.00
Sold...US$ 95.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:45:55 EST
Sold For 95

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2224
Symbol: img s

image "Jasper Fla Aug 8 1862," cds without fleurons and well-struck "Paid 10" (CSA Handbook Type B, the listing copy) on envelope addressed to Atlanta, each corner clipped and with age spot bottom right, still Fine; illustrated in Briggs pg 107 (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 230.00
Sold...US$ 230.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:46:16 EST
Sold For 230

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2225
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image "Key West Fla. Apr. 1," clear strike of Union-occupation cds ties US 1861 3c Rose (65) to patriotic envelope, "Loyal to the Union State of New Hampshire" slogan with allover design of allegorical female Liberty draped in American flag, ship and sailors, addressed to Otego, New York, "Wm. Ridenburgh N.Y." imprint on back, envelope small edge tears, Very Fine appearance, an impressive Patriotic design used from Key West which remained under Union control throughout the war (Walcott 1660); pictured in Briggs pg 275 (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:46:34 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2226
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 5

image Incoming Cover to Knox Hill, 1862 10c Rose (5) single tied by "Knoxville Tenn. Jul. 12, 1863" cds on envelope addressed to Knox Hill, Florida, stamp margins to just clear to touching at top, 20mm cover tear at top and missing top portion of backflap, Very Fine appearance, there are no recorded Knox Hill, Florida Confederate period postmarks outside of permanent archives; pictured in Briggs pg 113 and Confederate Philatelist Vol 60, No 1, pg 25 (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 180.00
Sold...US$ 180.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:47:35 EST
Sold For 180

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2227
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1861

image "Lake City Fla Apr 14," (1861), bold strike on US 3c Star Die entire addressed to Granville, Georgia, postal wear with some small faults, still Fine and rare being the only known example used during the Confederate period; pictured in Briggs pg 116 (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 275.00
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:48:26 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2228
Symbol: img s

image "Lake City Fla Jul 17," cds and "Paid 10" handstamps (CSA Handbook TypeC, the listing example) on adversity cover fashioned from a printed form and addressed to Welaka, Florida, additional ms "July 15th 1862" notation, cover opened and mended at top and slit open to show "adversity use" at lower left, Fine use; illustrated in Briggs pg 120 (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 140.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:48:44 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2229
Symbol: img s

image "Lake City Fla Mar 8," cds and "Paid 10" handstamp (CSA Handbook Type D) on envelope addressed to David Yulee in Gainesville, nice strikes on a cover with small faults, Fine (Image)

CV. 60

Opening US$ 80.00
Sold...US$ 80.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:49:12 EST
Sold For 80
Sale No: 3031
Lot No: 2230
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1863?

image "Lake City Fla Aug 11," (1863?) cds with serif letters on envelope addressed to Welborn, Fla, 2-line "Paid 10" handstamp (CSA Handbook type D), opened and slightly reduced at left, typical light wrinkling with small flaw along the top edge, Fine and rare marking known on only three covers and as a control mark on two postmaster provisional covers; pictured in Briggs pg 121 (Image)

CV. 120

Opening US$ 240.00
Sold...US$ 240.00


Closed..Jun-17-2020, 12:49:55 EST
Sold For 240

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