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United States Postal History including The Angel Collection continued...

Confederate States: Independent and CSA Uses of U.S. Stamps
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
977 c ImageCharleston S.C. Jan. 10, 1861. Clear strike of double-circle datestamp, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by grid cancel on yellow cover to Greenville S.C. with blue embossed "Geo. W. Williams & Co. Wholesale Grocers" cameo corner card, stamp with couple small perf flaws, missing backflap, still Very Fine, an attractive Independent State use of U.S. postage (Image)

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[Get Market Data for United States (Confederate States) 26]

E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
978 c ImageRichmond Tex. Feb. 20 (1861). Clear blue circular datestamp with matching Star fancy cancel on 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Syracuse N.Y., manuscript pencil "Feb. 18 1861" at top left, Very Fine and scarce "transitional Texas use", the Ordinance of Secession was adopted Feb. 1 but didn't go into effect officially until Mar. 2, ex "Camina" (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
979 c Image"Queens Hill Miss. Feb. 22d 1861". Manuscript postmark and matching "(N. gane?) Dorman P.M./Free" on buff cover to Sarah J. Hale, editor of Godey's Lady's Book in Philadelphia Pa., with greenish-blue woodcut "Jan. 9th 1861, Mississippi is King" Patriotic design (FM-2), depicting a bale of cotton with an eagle inside a five-pointed star, bold manuscript "Sundries" written on face, opened at right, flaps have been separated and expertly reattached, sealed tear thru the design, Fine appearance, the unique example of this Mississippi secession Patriotic design, even more desirable as a Confederate State use of the U.S. mail system to a destination in the North, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 92 (Image)

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[Get Market Data for United States (Confederate States) Queen's Hill Miss.]

E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
980 c ImageAtlanta Ga. Mar. 28, 1861. Clear strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Newark N.J. with overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-2A, without flagstaff), stamp with perf flaws and faint toning, missing bottom flap where opened, tear at bottom

VERY FINE. A LOVELY AND RARE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER, SENT SOUTH TO NORTH.

Ex MacBride and acquired by the Kilbournes in 1953. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 21 (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
981 c ImageRome Ga. Apr. 4 (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) to back of cover with Salem Ga. address neatly written on front of cover with overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-2A, without flagstaff), "Jas. L. Gow, Printer, Augusta, Ga., Patent applied for." imprint, slightly reduced at right, some edgewear

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER.

This is an extremely rare Confederate overall flag design, especially with the James L. Gow imprint.

Ex Hart (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
982 c ImageCharleston S.C. Mar. 30, 1861. Double-circle datestamp with second part strike at top, grid ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), straddle-pane margin, on small cover to Columbia S.C., reverse with red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-23), stamp with light pre-use crease and a few slightly gum soaked perfs, cover slightly reduced at right and opened for display, Very Fine and extremely rare, this 7-Star design is listed in the C.S.A. Catalog as printed on the back of a cover only (priced at $7,500.00), we have not encountered another example, and the old black and white photo in the C.S.A. Catalog is further evidence of its rarity, the combination of Confederate State use of U.S. postage adds to its desirability (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
983 c ImageRichmond Va. May 4, 1861. Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on red and blue 8-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F8-5) to Prospect Va., stamp with minor perf flaws from placement at edge of cover and toned perfs at left, couple small cover tears at top, appears Very Fine, a scarce Patriotic design used with a U.S. stamp from Independent Virginia, mailed three days before Virginia was admitted to the Confederacy, this is the same design as F7-5A with the eighth star added to the center, ex Stephen Brown and Rosenberg (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
984 c ImageMemphis Ten. May 5 (1861). Circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on cover to Georgetown S.C. in "C.S." (Confederate State) with overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic design (F7-2B, with the flagstaff), stamp with insect nibbles affecting perfs on all sides, area of waterstaining below stamp

VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE ON AN OVERALL 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER.

The F7-2B design contains a prominent flagstaff, in contrast to F7-2A which lacks the flagstaff. On this cover the panels for the stars and the top stripe are well out of alignment, attesting to the sometimes crude nature of production for Confederate Patriotics (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
985 c ImageTrinity College N.C. 28 May (1861). Clear strike of circular datestamp ties 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on small cover to Scuppernong N.C., June 20, 1861 docketing at left, stamp with long pre-use tear at lower right, still Very Fine appearing and scarce college postmark on a Confederate State use of U.S. postage cover -- mailed one day after North Carolina was admitted to the Confederacy (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
986 c ImageNew Orleans La. 21 Feb. (1861). Partly clear circular datestamp ties 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A) and 10c Green, Ty. V (35) on blue 1861 folded letter to Paris, France, addressed to "Monsieur G d'Arnaud de Vitrolles", red "Boston Paid 12 Feb. 26" credit datestamp, French transit datestamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, sent from Confederate New Orleans, two other later covers from this correspondence are among the most iconic and valuable of all Civil War through-the-lines uses (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
987 c ImageNew Orleans La. 21 May (1861). Bold oily circular datestamp ties 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), well-centered, some faint gum toning around perfs, on greenish blue folded letter to San Sebastian, Spain, red "New-York Br. Pkt. May 28" circular datestamp, blue "4R" dues handstamp, red London and San Sebastian backstamps, Very Fine, a rare use of the 1857-60 Issue from Confederate New Orleans to Spain, ex Murphy (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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