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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1206

United States
Confederate States

Confederate States: Prisoner-of-War Mail
Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1068
Symbol: C
Cat No: Charleston S.C. Prison

image Charleston S.C. Prison. Bold strike of "Port Royal S.C. Sep. 27, 1864" double-circle datestamp, "Due 3" straightline handstamp on cover to New York City, manuscript "Prisoner's Letter by Flag of truce" two-line endorsement, faint pencil "ExDG", examiner's mark, manuscript "Soldier's Letter Stewart L. Woodford Lt. Col. Agent of Exchange" on back, tiny tear at top and tears on back, otherwise Very Fine prisoner-of-war use from Charleston, further research may uncover in which prison the writer was held, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:03:14 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1069
Symbol: C
Cat No: Charleston S.C. Prison

image Charleston S.C. Prison. Prisoner-of-war cover from an unidentified prison in Charleston S.C. to Clark County O., endorsed "Prisoners Letter Charleston S.C." at left and with "Exd. HHR" examiner's marking (Capt. Hugh Hamilton Rogers, Provost Marshal), entered mails with "Port Royal S.C. Aug. 20, 1864" double-circle datestamp and "Due 3" handstamp, Very Fine, research by Galen Harrison (his letter accompanies) failed to pinpoint which prison held the writer, L. Paris Horney, who was a member of the 110th Ohio Infantry; while he may have been one of the so-called "Union 600" there were about 1,800 Union prisoners sent from Macon Ga. through Charleston in three different batches, with 2008 C.S.A. certificate (Image)

E. $ 500-750

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Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:03:35 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1070
Symbol: C
Cat No: Columbia S.C.

image Columbia S.C. Prison. Buff legal-size cover addressed to "Lt. Col. R.W. Martin Comdg. Prison Columbia S.C.", endorsed "O.B." at top, carried outside the mails, folded at left and edgewear at right, otherwise Very Fine, Lt. Col. Rawley White Martin of the 53rd Virginia Volunteers (Armistead's Brigade) was wounded during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and was by certain accounts the first man over the wall during that climactic battle, he survived and lived nearly another 50 years, after three months at the field hospital at Gettysburg he was transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore and then to Point Lookout before he was exchanged in May 1864, after being exchanged he served as director of Columbia S.C. prisons from 1864-65, the Martin papers are held at the University of North Carolina Libraries and many are available on UNC's website (http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/m/Martin,Rawley_White.html), ex Dr. Brandon (Image)

E. $ 400-500

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Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:03:59 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1071
Symbol: C
Cat No: Danville

image Danville Va. (Building No. 4). Small inner cover, a folded letter datelined "Danville Va. March the 21st 1864" to Waterboro O., "Old Point Comfort Va. Apr. 19" double-circle datestamp, "Due 3" straightline handstamp, letter is from a recently captured prisoner in the 18th Ohio Vol. Infantry requesting supplies and asking that they be directed to Danville Prison No. 4, Very Fine, rare with only five recorded in Harrison book from this prison, ex Walske, illustrated in Harrison on p. 74 (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

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Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:04:17 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1072
Symbol: C
Cat No: Ligon's Tobacco Warehouse

image Ligon's Tobacco Warehouse, Richmond Va. "Washington D.C. Nov. 17, 1861" circular datestamp and Congressman (and prisoner) Alfred Ely's free frank on cover to Rochester N.Y., franked at the time of Ely's imprisonment in this Confederate prison, some edgewear including small piece missing at top, Very Fine, Congressman Ely was captured while observing the First Battle of Bull Run and was ultimately released six months later (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:04:29 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1073
Symbol: C
Cat No: Salisbury Prison

image Salisbury Prison, N.C. Prisoner-of-war's homemade cover to North Somerville Mass., with original letter datelined "Salisbury N.C. Dec 1st 1864", endorsed "Prisoner of War's Letter", censored with pencil "Examined", "Salisbury N.C. 5 Dec." circular datestamp, trace of "Pa(id)" handstamp, entered U.S. mails with "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 18" double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" in circle, some wear as usual for this soft paper, still Fine and attractive flag-of-truce cover sent via Richmond and Old Point Comfort, ex Walske (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

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Sold...US$ 400.00


Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:04:49 EST
Sold For 400

Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1074
Symbol: C
Cat No: Fort Delaware

image Fort Delaware, Delaware City. Orange prisoner-of-war cover to the University of Virginia, Albermarle County Va. (Charlottesville), endorsed "via flag of truce", clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined. Fort Delaware Del." (Ty. I) oval handstamp, manuscript censor's marking at left, "Delaware City Del. Aug. 29" circular datestamp, U.S. postage paid by 3c Rose (65), cancelled by grid, C.S.A. postage paid by 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins to just in at left, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 15" circular datestamp, upon arrival at Charlottesville cover was turned and sent to Ninety Six S.C. with 10c Blue, Die A (11), inside stamp faulty, couple small edge tears and missing backflap but the front of the cover is in excellent condition, Very Fine dual franking prisoner-of-war cover and an unusual turned use, ex Gehrmann, signed Ashbrook (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

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Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:05:11 EST
Sold For 700

Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1075
Symbol: C
Cat No: Fort Delaware

image Fort Delaware, Delaware City. Bright buff cover to Lexington Ky., clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined. Fort Delaware, Del" oval examiner's handstamp, 3c Rose (65) tied by grid cancel, "Delaware City Del. Sep. 20" circular datestamp, manuscript box notation, no C.S.A. markings as Lexington was controlled by the Union, Extremely Fine prisoner-of-war cover, unusually choice quality, with 2004 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 300-400

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Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:05:22 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1076
Symbol: C
Cat No: POW

image "Immortal 600" Morris Island. Cover and letter datelined "Fort Pulaski Ga. Nov. 15th 1864" from from Capt. B. G. Brown to his family in Charlottesville Va., "Charleston S.C. Jan. 7 1865" circular datestamp and "10" due handstamp, red crayon "10", magenta manuscript "Ex" examiner's mark, very slightly toned, otherwise Very Fine, in August 1864, approximately 600 Confederate prisoners were moved to Morris Island near Charleston by Federal forces, arriving on September 7, they were held in open barracks as "human shields" under direct shelling from Confederate forces in retaliation for Union prisoners being held in Charleston under shelling from U.S. forces, accompanied by background information and an engraving of the sender, Captain Bezaliel G. Brown (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

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Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:05:58 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1077
Symbol: C
Cat No: Point Lookout

image Point Lookout Md. Beautiful clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined" double-line octagonal handstamp on immaculate white cover to Greenville C.H. S.C., 3c Rose (65) used with 10c Blue, Die A (11), large margins all around, both with lovely early color and tied by duplex target and "Point Lookout Md. Dec. 8 '64" double-circle datestamp, 10c additionally tied by faint "Richmond Va." circular datestamp, manuscript "Per Flag of Truce" at bottom, certificate states 3c has faint pre-use horizontal crease at bottom, which is barely detectible

EXTREMELY FINE. AN UNUSUALLY CHOICE MIXED-FRANKING PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER FROM POINT LOOKOUT.

Ex Everett and Walske. With 2004 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 1,500-2,000

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Sold...US$ 1,800.00


Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:06:25 EST
Sold For 1800
Sale No: 1206
Lot No: 1078
Symbol: C
Cat No: Point Lookout

image Point Lookout Md. Incoming prisoner-or-war cover, 10c Blue, Die B (12), deep rich color, tied by partly clear strike of "Charlottesville Va. Dec. 18, 1864" double-circle datestamp, U.S. postage paid with 3c Rose (65), tied by bold segmented cork, entered U.S. mails with "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 17" (1865) double-circle datestamp, manuscript censor's initial, some minor soiling, 10c stamp margin crease, still Very Fine mixed-franking prisoner cover, ex Ashbrook (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Jul-25-2019, 12:06:53 EST
Sold For 700

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