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Union and Confederate States Civil War Covers continued...

Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
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Macon, Georgia, 53X4a, 5c Black on yellow, Plain frame, Vertical tête-bêche pair, margins all around, each stamp pen cancelled, on a small neat white cover addressed to Monterey, Virginia; manuscript "Henderson Ga Aug 7 '61, Paid" postmark adjacent to franking, left stamp with faint diagonal crease and light stain at the bottom, envelope with portion of backflap missing, Very Fine and attractive; Henderson is a small town about 40 miles south of Macon (The Scott Catalogue does not price the tête-bêche pair on or off cover, but does price a normal pair on cover at $11,000)

Provenance: Count Philipp von Ferrary (Gilbert Sale 4, 1922)

Arthur Hind (Charles J. Phillips Sale 1, 1933)

Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 989, 1956)

Josiah K. Lilly (R.A. Siegel Sale 317, 1967)

This is the only recorded example of the tête-bêche pair on cover and one of only two pairs of this stamp on cover (the other pair is a normal vertical pair)

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3,000

SOLD for $52,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:13 PM
62 imageNashville, Tennessee, 61X2, 5c Carmine on gray blue ribbed paper, horizontal strip of three and single stamp all tied by blue Nashville, Tennessee town markings on an envelope addressed to "Mr. Ralph L. Goodrich, ..., Little Rock Ark.," strip of three with clear to large margins except the center stamp into at the bottom, the single stamp with small flaw in the top left corner and into the outer frame line along the left side of the stamp, the cover repaired along the top left edge replacing a thin sliver of the original cover, Fine use and the only recorded example of a strip of three of this stamp on cover (Scott does not price a strip on cover, but does value a pair on cover at $6,000 and used singles at $650) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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1,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:15 PM
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New Orleans, Louisiana, 62X1, 2c Blue, two-margin single tied by "New Orleans La. 31 Aug." town marking on dark buff cover addressed to Black Hawk, Mississippi, the cover with minor water staining at the left, Fine and scarce; 1976 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $5,000)

The 1982 Crown Survey of Confederate Postmaster Provisionals notes that only 27 examples of this stamp on cover exist. A 2018 Siegel survey indicates a number closer to 30 though more than half are franked with stamps with fewer than four margins or with a faulty stamp.

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750

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:16 PM
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New Orleans, Louisiana, 62X4, 1861 5c Red brown on bluish, single tied on envelope addressed to Natchez wonderful strike of the 2-line "Pd 5 Cts/N.O.P.O." provisional handstamp with accompanying "J. L. Riddell, P.M." straight-line, "New Orleans La. Dec 10 1861" river-mail double-circle datestamp and "Steam" handstamp, ms "Magenta" steamboat identification at lower left, stamp clear to large margins except just touching at lower left, cover some trivial edge wrinkling and missing portion of the backflap, some distracting docketing at left, Very Fine and choice, a rare use of the provisional handstamp to tie the 5c provisional issue with only 12-15 examples known

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2,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:17 PM
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New Orleans, Louisiana, 62X4, 5c Red brown on bluish, large-margined horizontal pair, cancelled but not tied by straight-line "Paid" markings on small neat cover with "New Orleans, La. 26 Aug." town marking, addressed to Flat Rock P.O., Henderson County, North Carolina, envelope with torn backflap, Very Fine and attractive (Scott $700)

Provenance; Sidney A. Hessel (H.R. Harmer Sale 2291, 1975)

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300

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:17 PM
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Pittsylvania Court House, Virginia, 66X1, 5c Dull red on wove, rectangularly-cut single with extremely large margins all around tied by "Pittsylvania C.H. Va. 5 Nov" town marking on 1861 folded letter datelined "Nov 4th 1861" and addressed to "Mr. Abram Fackler, Williamsburg, Va.," stamp slightly toned from gum, cover few tiny tone spots, Very Fine (Scott $40,000), 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificate

Provenance; Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 989, 1956)

Calhoun in his 2012 work Confederate Postmaster Provisionals of Virginia notes the existence of only nine covers with this stamp (one is in the Tapling Collection and unavailable to collectors). Of the remaining eight covers, only only six have the stamp cut rectangular. Owing to the similarities between the Pittsylvania Courthouse provisionl and the Danville, Virginia provisional, collectors figure that both were printed at the offices of the Danville-based Democratic Appeal newspaper. An extremely attractive copy of this remarkably scarce stamp.

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10,000

SOLD for $35,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:19 PM
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Uniontown, Alabama, 86X1, 2c Dark blue on gray blue, upper right corner margin single (position 2 of the setting of 4) with blue pen cancellation but not tied on small neat locally used turned envelope with a note under the backflap reading "Please excuse a turned envelope," the stamp with tiny scrapes and tiny marginal toning at right, the cover with trivial toning and some light aging, Very Fine and rare (Unpriced in Scott)

Provenance: Sidney A. Hessel (H.R. Harmer Sale 2291, 1975)

In his 2016 monograph on the Uniontown Postmaster Provisionals, Francis J. Crown, Jr. notes the existence of only two examples of this stamp on cover with this being the unique example with a cancelled stamp. In addition to the two covers a sheet of four was discovered by the Weill Brothers in 1938; unlike the stamps on cover, the sheet is printed on white paper and is listed separately in Scott (86X2). Only six municipalities in the Confederacy issued provisional 2c postage stamps to pay the drop-letter rate: Baton Rouge, Macon, Memphis, Mobile, New Orleans, and Uniontown. Of these Macon and Uniontown are by far the scarcest. The second recorded cover, ex-Caspary, is from position 1 and is similarly a local drop-rate cover. With only two stamps recorded on or off cover the 2c Uniontown on gray blue ranks amongst the greatest rarities of American philately.

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2,500

SOLD for $55,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:21 PM
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Uniontown, Alabama, 86X4, 5c Green on white, single stamp (position 2 of the setting of 4) with minimal margins to barely in tied by mostly indistinct "Uniontown Ala 27 Nov" town marking on blue cover addressed to "Mrs. R. A. Cobbs,..., Montgomery Ala.," Very Fine; 1994 Confederate Stamp Alliance certificate (Scott $15,000)

Provenance: Dr. Karl Agre (R.A. Siegel Sale 850, September 2000)

In his 2016 monograph on the Uniontown Postmaster Provisionals, Francis J. Crown, Jr. notes the existence of only seventeen examples of this stamp on cover. Of the seventeen recorded examples, fifteen were part of the Cobbs correspondence and all of those covers seem to bear stamps with little or no margins. When comparing the four positions of the Uniontown Provisionals, position 2 (without corner lozenges) is by far the most distinctive, leading some to suggest that it warrants its own separate Scott listing.

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1,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:22 PM
Confederate States General Issues
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
69 image1, 1861 1c Green, Stone 2, block of six with clear to huge margins including portions of adjacent stamps at each side, fresh color, unused, Very Fine and choice (Scott $2,350 as block of four and pair) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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400

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:24 PM
70 image2, 1861 10c Blue, single tied by "Richmond Va. Dec 4 1862" town marking on gray cover with -½Franklin Davis, Grower of Fruit-+ cornercard and illustration showing fruit and plants at the left, addressed to Staunton, Virginia (the town of Davis' business), the stamp touching at lower right to large margins to just touching at lower right, showing a worn impression and a colored over abrasion in the top right corner, still an attractive and scarce usage (Scott $325)rnIn Creighton Lee Calhoun, Jr.'s Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts, the author notes that "Franklin Davis first established a nursery in Rockbridge County, Virginia, but by 1858 he had moved the nursery to Staunton and listed over 300 apple varieties in his catalog. Sometime before 1869 he moved his nursery again, this time to Richmond, and later opened a second nursery in Baltimore. By 1900 Franklin Davis's nurseries were shipping fruit trees all over the South and still listed 269 apple varieties in its catalogs. In some years this nursery sold over half a million fruit trees." (Image 1) (Image 2)

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100

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:24 PM
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2, 1861 10c Blue, Hoyer and Ludwig, pair from pos 3-4 with malformed "T" in "Ten," tied on refolded envelope addressed to Mobile, Ala by fair strike of "Tudor Hall Va Dec 22 1861" cds, stamps with full to large margins all around with the left stamp trivial internal fault, envelope missing flap, Very Fine and choice (Scott $1,500)

Provenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 1114, 1957)

"Tara" Collection (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1986)

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300

SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:26 PM
72 image3, 1862 2c Green, block of six, positions 62-64/72-74, lovely fresh color, clear to wide margins, original gum, some typical light natural paper/ gum wrinkles, natural incusion bottom center stamp, light vertical crease between left stamps, still a Very Fine and choice multiple (Scott $8,100 as ungummed pair and block of four) (Image 1) (Image 2)

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1,500

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:27 PM
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3, 1862 2c Green, single with clear to large margins and rich shade tied by "Richmond, Va. Feb 14 1863" town marking on brown locally used cover addressed to "R. W. Adams, Esq.," an Extremely Fine and attractive cover, noted in Dr. Daniel Warren's 2011 census (published in the American Philatelic Congress Book) as number VA-056 (Scott $3,500)

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500

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:28 PM
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9, 1863 10c Blue "Ten," single tied by an excellent strike of "Mobile Ala May 23" double circle town marking on Red and Blue on White Eight Star Flag Patriotic cover (CSA Handbook type F8-11) addressed to Long Meadows, Warren County, Virginia, stamp with large to huge margins, the cover is slightly reduced at the right, Very Fine and choice, a remarkable cover; a review of auction records shows that the T-E-N stamp is scarce used in conjunction with a multicolored patriotic; Van Dyk MacBride»s pencil notations on the reverse (Scott $3,000 for a single on Patriotic cover), 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificate mentions "cover cleaned and bottom right corner repaired"

Provenance: Clifford C. Cole (R.A. Siegel Sale 693, 1988)

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750

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:29 PM
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10, 1863 10c Blue, "Frame Line," horizontal pair (positions 18 & 19, Types 1 & 2) showing at least parts of the frame line at left, top and right, tied by "Richmond VA Apr 22 1862" town marking on cover addressed to "Major J.H. Pendleton, Colston»s Brigade, Trimble's Division, Jackson's Corps, Guiney's Station, Va.," the pair with a light vertical pre-use crease to the right of the center frame line and the cover with a small repair in the top left corner not affecting the marking nor the stamps, lightly cleaned, still an attractive and Very Fine, a very early use just three days after the earliest known use on April 19 (Scott $7,250)

Provenance: Robert W. Wiseman (R.A. Siegel Sale 397, 1971)

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750

SOLD for $2,700.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:30 PM
Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
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Washington on Rearing Horse, Flag in Background, multicolored design on cover from the Angell correspondence addressed to Vienna, Austria, franked with 1861 3c Rose and 12c Black (Scott 65, 69), red "N. York 12 Brem Pk Paid" exchange mark at lower right, manuscript "Via Hamburg pr Bremen per N.Y." and blue "America/Uber Bremen/Franco" transit mark at center, proper Vienna backstamp, cover a trivial bit of edge wear at right, Very Fine and colorful

Provenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)

Louis Grunin (Private Transaction)

John Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)

Dr. Henry Clay Angell was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1829. Angell studied optometry at the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1852, after which he made several trips to Europe (primarily Vienna and Berlin) to complete his studies. It was during his second stint in Europe that he received a number of illustrated patriotic covers, which represent one of the most famous and significant of all surviving correspondences. Once back in America Dr. Angell published several significant works, including 1876's A Treatise On The Diseases Of The Eye. In addition to being an accomplished optometrist Dr. Angell was also a noted art collector. He died in 1911 in Boston.

As described in the 1969 sale of the Katherine Matthies Collection (R.A. Siegel Sale 353), the Angell correspondence was "brought to the Scott Stamp & Coin Co.'s Downtown branch on Fulton Street during the 1920's, but they found no interest then in the covers. The seller was referred to a cover enthusiast named White who purchased them intact and was promised another lot on the following day. The seller never returned. White sold his 'Angell' covers intact to the late Judge Emerson and Miss Matthies acquired the Emerson covers from the Executors of his Estate."

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1,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:32 PM
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Large Eagle on Shield with Train and Sailboat in the Background, in green on white cover franked with 1861 24c Red lilac and two 3c Rose (Scott 65, 70), tied by Boston "Paid" in grid and/or boxed "Paid" on 1862 cover addressed to "Doctr. Henry C. Angell, c/o of Monroe & Co., Paris France" and redirected to London, proper Boston, Paris and London exchange and transit marks, Very Fine

Provenance: Stephen D. Brown (Harmer, Rooke & Co, London, 1939)

Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 533, 1969)

Marc Haas (Private Transaction)

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1,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:33 PM
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Zouave Holding Flag and Rifle While Looking at Sign, red and blue design on white "Angell" cover franked with horizontal pairs of 1861 12c Black, plate three and 3c Dull red, type III (Scott 36B, 26, top perforations of 3c trimmed away), tied by Boston "Paid" in grid cancels, on cover sent via Prussian Closed Mail to Munich Bavaria; proper Boston, Aachen Franco, and Munich exchange and transit marks, fresh and Very Fine

Provenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)

Nearly 100 regiments in the Civil War, on both sides of the conflict, adopted the "Zouave" name and styled their uniforms after the famed North African soldiers. Elmer E. Ellsworth, the first Union officer to die in the Civil War, acquired a Zouave drill manual prior to the start of the war. In 1860 his "Zouave Cadets of Chicago" went on a national tour demonstrating traditional Zouave drills and maneuvers; this tour is credited with sparking the proliferation of Zouave units during the war.

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500

SOLD for $16,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:36 PM
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Fort Sumter as it Was and Shall be; “By the Eternal!” red and blue on white cover (type of Bischel 1317, Walcott 760) franked with 1861 12c Black (pair), 1c Blue and 3c Rose (Scott 69, 63, 65 small corner fault) tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancels, addressed to "Doctr. Henry C. Angell, Meran Austria" and redirected to Switzerland; multiple exchange and transit marks including Boston, Zurich, Lausanne, and Meran, ms. "Australasian per N.Y." at lower left, trivial corner wrinkling bottom right, Very Fine

Provenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)

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500

SOLD for $12,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:39 PM
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Maj. Gen. J. C. Fremont for President in 1864, black and blue illustration on white cover front (Milgram type JF 62), franked with single 1861 1c Blue and two 10c Green (Scott 63, 68), all tied by dark blue "Cincinnati O. Jul 5" duplex cancels, addressed to Gibraltar and redirected to Barbados, wealth of transit markings including those from New York City, London, France, Gibraltar, and Barbados, stamps and front with minor wear as expected from this well-travelled piece, partial repair or restoration along left edge, still a Fine and remarkable usage of the rare Fremont Campaign cover

Provenance: Robert Paliafito (Private Transaction)

Blake Myers (R.A. Siegel Sale 882, 2004)

In 1864, hard-line abolitionist Republicans who were disenchanted with Abraham Lincoln's first term decided to split from the party and found the Radical Democracy Party. Altough the RDP nomiated Fremont for president, he withdrew from the race less than four months later due to overwhelming support for the incumbent Lincoln. Due to the incredibly short time he was in the race, campaign covers for Fremont's ill-fated 1864 run are exceedingly scarce.

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750

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction before Jun-22, 08:40 PM

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