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Lot 7609

Confederate States, [Albemarle Co.] Charlottesville, mostly clear blue c.d.s., Aug 12, 1861, with matching "PAID" and "10" on a cover to Newberry C.H., S.C.; minor corner mounting stains, F.-V.F. C.S.A. Catalog $300 .
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 7610

Confederate States, [Albemarle Co.] Charlottesville, 10¢ blue, type II (12) tied by a blue c.d.s., Aug 17, 1863, on a cover to Capt. William C. Bourne, Co. I. 51st Va. Regt., Orange Co. Ho., Va.; reduced slightly at the top (flap missing), some foxing, small nick lower left corner, Fine.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $36.
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Lot 7611

Confederate States, [Albemarle Co.] Charlottesville, pair of 5¢ London Print (6) tied by a black Charlottesville c.d.s., Oct 14, 1863, on a cover to Lisbon, Bedford Co., Va.; left stamp with a tone spot, cover somewhat soiled.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $26.
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Lot 7612

Confederate States, Alexandria [Independent City], U.S. 3¢ dull red (26), grid-canceled and with a May 1, 1861 double circle datestamp on a folded business letter to Gordonsville, Va., forwarded to Madison Court House with a manuscript (lightly penciled) "Due 3"; tone spot at the top, F.-V.F. A nice Independent State usage. C.S.A. Catalog $300 .
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $200.
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Lot 7613

Union Occcupied, Alexandria [Independent City], U.S. 3¢ dull red (26), grid-canceled and with a May 28 (1861) c.d.s. on a small mourning cover to Richmond, Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $250 .
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $200.
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Lot 7614

Confederate States, [Alleghany Co.] Covington, mostly clear c.d.s., Nov 25 (1861 - "4" of "24" day changed to manuscript "5") with manuscript "Due 5" on a small cover to Randlesville, Robeson Co., N.C.; tiny soldier's endorsement reads "Corpl. D.B. McLean, G 14th Reg NCV"; some foxing, Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $150 .
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $50.
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Lot 7615

Confederate States, [Alleghany Co.] Covington, pair of 5¢ Local Print (7) canceled with a clear manuscript "Covington, Apl 27" on a small 1863 cover to a William McAllister, Carpenters Battery, Jacksons Division"; opened roughly at the right, Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $40.
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Lot 7616

Confederate States, [Amelia Co.] Amelia Court House, bold 31mm c.d.s., June 8 (1861) with a manuscript "paid 5" on a cover to Columbia, Fluvanna Co., Va.; reduced a bit at the right with two small tears, F.-V.F. Believed to be the only recorded example of this 31mm circular date stamp. C.S.A. Catalog $150 .
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $80.
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Lot 7617

Confederate States, [Amelia Co.] Amelia Court House, two 5¢ Local Prints (7) tied by an incomplete Jun 15 c.d.s. on an 1863 adversity cover - made from a printed legal form - to Richmond; part of top flap missing, one stamp damaged, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $34.
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Lot 7618

Confederate States, [Amherst Co.] Amhert Court House, brown "SEP 1" Amherst C.H. struck twice in error - one light but clear, the other incomplete - with matching oblong boxed "PAID" on a folded letter datelined Oct 5, 1861, to Richmond; the Postmaster then applied an "Amherst C Ho, Oct 6" manuscript postmark correcting the date; the writer submits a bill which he hopes will be paid right away as "nothing can be had about here…without the cash and that is hard to get". One of only three recorded uses of the Amherst C.H. c.d.s., .
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $100.
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Lot 7619

Confederate States, [Amherst Co.] Amhert Court House, 10¢ blue, type II, "laid" paper variety (12 var.) pen canceled with manuscript postmark "Am CH, Nov 21" (1863), on a turned homemade cover to Carters Bridge, Albemarle Co., Va.; original use was Richmond to Pedlar Mills, Amherst Co. with a 10¢ blue, type II (12) tied by a Sep 24 Richmond c.d.s., Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $120.
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Lot 7620

Confederate States, [Appomattox Co.] Appomattox Court House, pair of 5¢ blue, stone 3 (4) - left stamp has the "Leaking "N" variety - pen canceled with manuscript postmark "Appomattox CH, Jun 24" (1862), on a cover to Macon, Ala.; stamps have a pre-use horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $200


The addressee, Willis P Babcock, was appointed General of State Troops, but was never confirmed by Congress.

Realized $140.
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Lot 7621

Confederate States, [Appomattox Co.] Appomattox Court House, pair of 10¢ blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2a) - broken white line over "T" of "CENTS" - pen canceled with manuscript postmark "Appo Co Ho Va, Dec 11 1862" on a cover to Farmville, Va.; stamp faded and badly damaged prior to use, Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $110.
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Lot 7622

Confederate States, [Augusta Co.] Staunton, Jul 25 (1861) c.d.s. with handstamped "PAID" & "5" on a cover to Morganton, N.C.; manuscript "Ch(arge to box) 114" notation, Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $200 .
Suggested Bid $140


This cover was used for the C.S.A. Catalog illustration of the Staunton PAID 5 handstamp
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Realized $190.
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Lot 7623

Confederate States, [Augusta Co.] Staunton, partial c.d.s., Oct 20, 1861, with a light handstamped "PAID" & "5" on a folded, partly-printed form to "Pyttsylvania" C.H., Va.; the form is a bill for $204 from the Western Lunatic Asylum to provide "Board, Feed, Lights, Washing and Medical Attendance" for a patient for one year, F.-V.F., signed Kimbrough. C.S.A. Catalog $200 .
Suggested Bid $120


This cover was used for the C.S.A. Catalog illustration of the Staunton PAID 10 handstamp
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Realized $90.
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Lot 7624

Confederate States, [Augusta Co.] Staunton, faint Aug (1861) c.d.s. with light handstamped "PAID" & "10" on a cover to Charleston, S.C.; embossed seal on flap reads, "Berger's Adhesive Envelope"; reduced slightly at the left, F.-V.F. C.S.A. Catalog $200 .
Suggested Bid $120


This cover was used for the C.S.A. Catalog illustration of the Staunton PAID 10 handstamp
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Lot 7625

Confederate States, [Augusta Co.] Staunton, 10¢ blue, type I (11) tied by a clear Nov 12 (1863) c.d.s. on a small mourning cover to Waynesboro, Va.; faint address with "Waynesboro" rewritten in a bolder hand at the upper right, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $190.
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Lot 7626

Confederate States, [Augusta Co.] Staunton, 10¢ blue, type II (12) with huge margins tied by a light Aug 16 (1864) c.d.s. on a turned cover to Lewisburg, Va.; original use was also franked with a 10¢ blue, type II (12) with a manuscript "Fabers Mills Va/Aug 19" postmark, the stamp canceled with a matching manuscript"1863"; opened out for display with hinge repairs at the top and on the flaps, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 7627

Confederate States, [Augusta Co.] Staunton, 10¢ blue, type II (12) tied by a clear Sep 22 (1864) c.d.s. on a cover to Lt. Col. A.S. Pendleton, Gen. Early's Hd Qrs, Army of the Valley; small, tape-stained flap tear visible at the top front, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $90


Lt. Col. Pendleton was mortally wounded on the day this cover was pmkd. penciled note on the back reads, "Not received until 24th & to late for loved one. [initialed] CMT"
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Realized $140.
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Lot 7628

Confederate States, [Augusta Co.] Staunton, 10¢ blue, type I (11) - neatly trimmed to an oval shape, but allowed to pass - tied by a Jan 14 (1864) c.d.s. on a small cover to Leakesville, N.C., Very Fine and most unusual.
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 7629

Confederate States, [Bedford Co.] Liberty, choice Jul 31 (1861) c.d.s. and manuscript "pd 5¢" on a cover to Raleigh, N.C.; minor soiling, F.-V.F. C.S.A. Catalog $150 .
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $75.
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Lot 7630

Confederate States, [Bedford Co.] Liberty, three-margin 10¢ blue, type I (11) tied by a a light manuscript "Liberty Va/Sepr. 12/63" on a cover to "Chamblissburg, Bedford County Va, Through the politeness of a friend, please forward", F.-V.F. The only recorded example of a manuscript Liberty postmark., .
Suggested Bid $120


In 1890, the town of Liberty changed its name to Bedford.

Realized $70.
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Lot 7631

Confederate States, [Berkely Co.] Martinsburgh, incomplete Jun 8 (1861) c.d.s. and handstamped "PAID" with no rate on a small, locally addressed cover, the rate assumed to be 2¢ as a drop letter; soiled, Fine. Berkely County would become part of West Virginia. This is the only recorded drop letter from a town that would become part of West Virginia. C.S.A. Catalog $300 .
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $160.
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Lot 7632

Confederate States, [Botetourt Co.] Fincastle, clear, partial Jun 27 (1861) c.d.s. with a bold handstamped "PAID/5" on a cover to to Danville, Va.; original letter requests that "Master Fird", a slave, be sent on foot from Danville to Fincastle; cover reduced a bit and repaired at the top (top flap missing) affecting the c.d.s. slightly, otherwise Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $175 .
Suggested Bid $150


This cover was used for the C.S.A. Catalog illustration of the Fincastle PAID 5 handstamp
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Realized $100.
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Lot 7633

Confederate States, [Botetourt Co.] Fincastle, two-margin 10¢ blue, type I (11) tied by two light strikes of a Feb c.d.s. on a neat homemade cover to the C.S.A. Tax Collector at Richmond; stamp, Very Fine, signed Kimbrough.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $45.
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Lot 7634

Confederate States, [Brunswick Co.] Lawrenceville, blue Jul c.d.s. (day not struck up) with matching "PAID" and manuscript "10, the original use on a turned cover to Prince Edward C.H., Va.; the second use is a blue Feb 3 Petersburg, Va. c.d.s. with matching handstamped "PAID" & "5" to Lawrenceville; flaps reinforced, otherwise Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $300 .
Suggested Bid $250
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Realized $160.
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Lot 7635

Confederate States, [Brunswick Co.] Lawrenceville, pair of 5¢ Local Print (7) tied by a partial dateless Lawrenceville circle on a cover to Thomas S. Gholson, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70


Thomas Saunders Gholson was a Virginia Circuit Court Judge and a delegate to the Second Confederate Congress.

Realized $50.
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Lot 7636

Confederate States, [Brunswick Co.] Lawrenceville, four-margin 10¢ blue, type I (11) tied by a manuscript "Lawrenceville, Va/Dec. 16" (1863) on a small cover to Petersburg, Va.; reduced slightly at the left with a small tear at the upper left, F.-V.F. The only recorded example of a manuscript Lawrewnceville postmark., .
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $90.
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Lot 7637

Confederate States, [Buckingham Co.] Buckingham Court House, pair of 5¢ Local Print (7) pen-canceled, with a faint red Jan 9 (1863) c.d.s. alongside, on a cover to "Buckingham Institute," Va.; small enclosed note requests payment of money due; cover soiled, pair cut in at the top, Fine.
Suggested Bid $50
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Lot 7638

Confederate States, [Buckingham Co.] Buckingham Court House, pair of 5¢ Local Print (7) pen-canceled, with a light red May 22 (1864) c.d.s. alongside, on a cover to Staunton Va.; redirected and forwarded to Brandy Station, Va. with a manuscript "Ford", a clear May 24 Staunton c.d.s. and a handstamped "10"; sealed tear at the bottom through the address, Fine.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $70.
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Lot 7639

Confederate States, [Campbell Co.] Campbell Court House, manuscript "C Ct House/1 July 61" and penciled "Paid 5 cts" on a cover to Arnoldton [Campbell Co.], Va.; reduced just a tad at the left, Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $150 .
Suggested Bid $140


Campbell Court House is now the town of Rustburg.

Realized $80.
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Lot 7640

Confederate States, [Campbell Co.] Campbell Court House, a nice, four-margin 10¢ blue, type II (12) pen-canceled with a manuscript "C Ct House/17 Oct 61" postmark on an adversity cover made from a Campbell Co. Superior Court form to the "Agent for Tax in Kind", Glenmore, Buckingham Co., Va.; side flaps reinforced, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70


Campbell Court House is now the town of Rustburg.

Realized $50.
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Lot 7641

Confederate States, [Caroline Co.] Bowling Green, four-margin 5¢ green, stone 2 (1) pen-canceled with an incomplete greenish blue, Bowling Green c.d.s. with manuscript "24 Feb" date on an 1862 folded letter to the Superintendent of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum in Williamsburg, Va., F.-V.F., signed Kimbrough.
Suggested Bid $325


The letter, from the Caroline Count Sheriff, Lewis Garrett, reads "I have confined in our jail a free negro man that is deranged and if there is vacancy at your asylum so he can be carried there, please to let me know by return mail."
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Realized $375.
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Lot 7642

Confederate States, [Caroline Co.] Bowling Green, pair of 20¢ green (13) used with a 10¢ blue, type II, Keatinge & Ball (12 var.), tied by a single pen stroke with a manuscript "Bowling Green July 8" (1864) postmark on an adversity cover made from a page of a Caroline County Order Book; to Hanover Junction (Hanover Co., Va.); cover and stamps repaired, but a rare Trans-Mississippi usage. Scott $3,000 .
Suggested Bid $500


Hanover Junction is now the village of Doswell.

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Lot 7643

Confederate States, [Charlotte Co.] Charlotte Court House, bold brown Jul 22 (1861) c.d.s. with matching type A handstamped "PAID" and "5" on a small cover to Capt. William Townes, Care of Col. Edmonds 38th Regt. at Winchester, Va.; opened roughly at the right, slight toning, Fine. One of only two recorded examples in brown and the one used for the C.S.A. Catalog's type A illustration. C.S.A. Catalog $300 .
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $120.
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Lot 7644

Confederate States, [Charlotte Co.] Charlotte Court House, two light strikes of the blue Nov 27 (1861) c.d.s. with matching type A handstamped "PAID" and "5" on a folded letter to a soldier in Richmond "care of Capt. Bruce (Charlotte Artillery), F.-V.F., signed Bartels. C.S.A. Catalog $200 .
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $65.
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Lot 7645

Confederate States, [Charlotte Co.] Charlotte Court House, pair of 5¢ London Print (6) tied by a mostly clear Jan 12 (1863) c.d.s. on a neat homemade cover to nearby Coles Ferry, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $65.
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Lot 7646

Confederate States, [Chesterfield Co.] Chester, Confederate use of the U.S. Mails - straight-edged U.S. 3¢ dull red (26) pen-canceled with manuscript "Chester Va/May 28" postmark on a cover to Greenville, Va.; includes original letter concerning one "Alen", a runaway slave, suggesting that "steps be taken to find his whereabouts and secure him."; stamp slightly damaged, F.-V.F. Scott $200 .
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $225.
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Lot 7647

Confederate States, [Chesterfield Co.] Chester, pair of 5¢ London Print (6) pen-canceled and tied by manuscript "Chester Va/Nov 12th/64" postmark on a small cover to Stanardsville, Greene Co., Va.; right stamp with a small printing flaw on the "C" of "CENTS", F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Realized $60.
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Lot 7648

Confederate States, [Clarke Co.] Berryville, incomplete Dec 15 (1861) c.d.s. with handstamped "PAID" and manuscript "5" on a small cover to Lieut. I. Johns - C.S.A. in Richmond; part of top flap missing, F.-V.F. C.S.A. Catalog $175 .
Suggested Bid $120
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Lot 7649

Confederate States, [Clarke Co.] Berryville, bold Feb 27 (1863) c.d.s. with handstamped "PAID" and manuscript "5" on a cover to shepherdstown, Jefferson Co., Va. (now W. Va.); address and rate faded, small sealed spindle hole, otherwise Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $175 .
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $90.
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Lot 7650

Confederate States, [Craig Co.] New Castle, "New Castle Va./Dec 31st 1863" manuscript postmark and "Due (over 'Paid') 10" on a cover to Camden, S.C. with Soldier's endorsement "G G Young, 2nd S.C. Cavalry, Hamptons Division"; ink erosion where "Due" and "Paid" are overwritten, otherwise Very Fine, signed Kimbrough. C.S.A. Catalog $150 .
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $80.
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Lot 7651

Confederate States, [Craig Co.] New Castle, a pretty, four-margin 10¢ blue, type II (12) pen-canceled with a "New Castle Va./Feb 23d 64" on a cover to Greenville, Augusta Co., Va., F.-V.F., signed Kimbrough. C.S.A. Catalog $150 .
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $50.
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Lot 7652

Confederate States, [Culpeper Co.] Culpeper Court House, mostly clear Oct 20 (1861) c.d.s. with handstamped "DUE/10" on a neat cover to Milton, Ala. with Soldier's endorsement "Lt T.S. Taylor, Co 'G' 6th Ala Regt"; reduced just a tad at the top with most of top flap missing, F.-V.F. C.S.A. Catalog $200 .
Suggested Bid $150


This cover was used for the C.S.A. Catalog illustration of the Culpeper C.H. DUE 10
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Realized $80.
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Lot 7653

Confederate States, [Culpeper Co.] Culpeper Court House, nice Aug 25, 1861 c.d.s. with handstamped "PAID" & "5" on a neat cover to Charlottesville, Va., F.-V.F. C.S.A. Catalog $200 .
Suggested Bid $150


This cover was used for the C.S.A. Catalog illustration of the Culpeper C.H. PAID 5
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Realized $150.
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Lot 7654

Confederate States, [Cumberland Co.] Cumberland Court House, pair of 5¢ London Print (6) pen-canceled on a folded letter datelined "Cumberland CH Feb 16th '63" and locally addressed to Obediah Reynolds, Cumberland; endorsed "Care of Mr. Tarlton Woodson who will be kind enough to send this to Mr. Reynolds"; the letter is from 12th Va. Enrolling Officer, George S. Bernard, regarding the whereabouts of Reynolds' son, James, who may possibly be AWOL. An overpaid drop letter - required only 2¢ postage -, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $120.
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Lot 7655

Confederate States, [Cumberland Co.] Cumberland Court House, pair of 5¢ Local Print on De La Rue paper (7 var.) tied by a neat manuscript "Cumberland CH/25 Jun" on an 1863 folded letter - datelined Inglewood" - to a Dr. Richard Leach at the Richmond Small Pox Hospital; diagonal file fold, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60


The writer is Dr. Leach's sister. She writes to him after the sudden, unexpected death of her husband only hours after a local doctor had seen him and expressed no suspicion of anything serious
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Realized $170.
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Lot 7656

Confederate States, [Dinwiddie Co.] Dinwiddie Court House, "Dinwiddie C.H. Va/July 13th" (1861) manuscript postmark and "Paid 5¢" on a small cover to Weldon, N.C.; includes the original letter - datelined "Liberty - Diny. Co" - relating to church business; cover reduced slightly at the top with top flap missing, letter slightly separated, F.-V.F. One of only two recorded examples of the Dinwiddie C.H. manuscript PAID %. C.S.A. Catalog $150 .
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $110.
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Lot 7657

Confederate States, [Dinwiddie Co.] Dinwiddie Court House, four-margin pair of 5¢ Local Print on De La Rue paper (7 var.) pen-canceled with manuscript postmark, "Dinwiddie C.H. Va/Septr 23rd (1863) on a cover to Petersburg, Va.; front and back rejoined staining edges (mainly visible on the back, otherwise F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $40.
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Lot 7658

Confederate States, [Fairfax Co.] Fairfax Court House, faint Sep (1861) c.d.s. with handstamped "PAID 5" (the "PAID" as weak as the c.d.s.) re-rated to "DUE 5" on a small lady's envelope to Savannah, Ga.; since Savannah is more than 500 miles from Fairfax C.H., postage should have been 10¢; accordingly, an additional red oval "DUE/5" was applied at Savannah, F.-V.F. An exceedingly rare twice re-rated usage, .
Suggested Bid $250


This cover was used for the C.S.A. Catalog illustrations of both DUE 5 markings.

Realized $200.
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Lot 7659

Confederate States, [Fairfax Co.] Fairfax Court House, incomplete Oct 9 (1861) c.d.s with a handstamped "PAID 10", on a cover to Pickens C.H., S.C.; the cover was originally rated in pencil as "Pd 5c", probably by a Regimental postal clerk, who then changed the "5" to "10" to meet the over-500-mile rate, F.-V.F., signed B. Green.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $150.
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Lot 7660

Confederate States, [Fairfax Co.] Fairfax Court House, manuscript "Fairfax C H/Aug 5 Va" postmark and "Paid 10" on a cover to Lawrenceville, Ga., Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $150 .
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $80.
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Lot 7661

Confederate States, [Fauquier Co.] Warrenton, clear Oct 18 (1861) c.d.s. with manuscript "Paid/5" on a small cover to the Arlington House (hotel) in Richmond, Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog $150.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $80.
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Lot 7662

Confederate States, [Fauquier Co.] Warrenton, three-margin 5¢ green, stone 1 (1) with "white shirt" variety tied by a mostly clear Feb 4 (1862) c.d.s. on a cover to Brandy Station, Culpeper Co., Va., Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $110.
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Lot 7663

Confederate States, [Floyd Co.] Floyd Court House, Confederate use of the U.S. Mails - manuscript "Floyd CH Va/May 23" and "Paid/3c" along with "Ch(arge) HL" on a cover to Martinsville, Henry Co., Va.; docketed "H Lane ([HL], May 19th 1861", Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $500


The only recorded Confederate use of the U.S. postal system from Floyd - unlisted in the C.S.A. Catalog.

Realized $300.
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Lot 7664

Confederate States, [Floyd Co.] Floyd Court House, manuscript "Floyd CH/July 9" (1861) and "Paid/10" on a cover to Richmond, Very Fine. The only recorded Paid 10 from Floyd. C.S.A. Catalog $150 .
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $90.
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Lot 7665

Confederate States, [Floyd Co.] Floyd Court House, manuscript "floyd CH/Sep 2" (1861) and "Paid/5" on a cover to Martinsville, Henry Co., Va., Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $150 .
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $80.
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Lot 7666

Confederate States, [Fluvanna Co.] Palmyra, mostly complete brown Aug 1 (1861) c.d.s. and matching "PAID" on a small lady's envelope originally addressed locally to Palmyra and intended as a 2¢ drop letter; the redirected to Hendersonville with a manuscript "Paid 5" added, Very Fine and unusual. C.S.A. Catalog $300+ .
Suggested Bid $250
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Realized $150.
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Lot 7667

Confederate States, [Fluvanna Co.] Palmyra, four-margin 5¢ green, stone 1 (1) tied by a mostly complete Jan 22 (1862) c.d.s. on an embossed lady's envelope to New Hope, Augusta Co., Va.; opening tear along emossed line at top, not affecting the stamp, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $325
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Lot 7668

Confederate States, [Fluvanna Co.] Palmyra, mostly clear brown May 5 (1864) c.d.s. with matching "PAID" struck twice on a cover to a wounded soldier at Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $300 .
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $475.
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Lot 7669

Confederate States, [Fluvanna Co.] Palmyra, 10¢ blue, type I (11) tied by a mostly clear Jun 11 (1864) c.d.s. across the flap on the back of a cover to a soldier of Comp. G, 5th Va Cavalry, Lomans Brigade at Richmond; stamp wit a light pre-use crease but not damaged in opening, cover somewhat toned, mostly on the address side, Fine.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $40.
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Lot 7670

Confederate States, [Franklin Co.] Rocky Mount, manuscript "Paid 5/Jno D Noble PM" with no Rocky Mount town mark, on a cover addressed to Va. State Senator Christopher Y(ancy) Thomas, Senate Chamber, Richmond and docketed as received there Jan 25, 1862; repaired tear through the postmasters endorsement, Fine.
Suggested Bid $200


The C.S.A. Catalog suggests that this "Paid 5" with Postmaster Noble's signature could possibly have been prepared in advance as a provisional, especially since Noble has apparently annulled his signature with a pen stroke, but "At this time there is insufficient information to make this conclusion."
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Realized $200.
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Lot 7671

Confederate States, [Franklin Co.] Rocky Mount, a pretty four-margin 10¢ blue, Paterson print (2) pen-canceled with a manuscript "Rocky Mt Va/Oct 13th" postmark on a cover to Gen H(enry) A. Wise in Richmond; light diagonal file fold, some edge wear at the left, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $110.
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Lot 7672

Confederate States, [Frederick Co.] Winchester, Confederate use of the U.S. Mails - mostly clear Winchester double circle datestamp, May 7, 1861, the day Virginia was admitted to the Confederacy with a handstamped "PAID/3" on a cover to McGayheysville, Rockingham Co., Va.; small stain at the upper right, minor edge wear and slightly rounded corner at the left, otherwise Very Fine, . Only about five such covers are known. C.S.A. Catalog $500 ++ .
Suggested Bid $750


Other covers from this correspondence indicate that this cover actually originated in Harpers Ferry, Va.

Realized $550.
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Lot 7673

Confederate States, [Frederick Co.] Winchester, Very Fine Jun 4, 1861, double circle datestamp and neat handstamped "PAID" and large "5" on a U.S. 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Abingdon, Va.; since the entire was no longer valid for postage, the indicia was annulled with a large handstamped "10"; exceptionally fresh, Very Fine, . Believed to be unique. C.S.A. Catalog $100 ++ .
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $325.
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Lot 7674

Confederate States, [Frederick Co.] Winchester, mostly clear Jul 1 (1863) c.d.s. and handstamped "Due" and "10" with Soldier's endorsement "Elijah S. Jessup, Private, Co D, 12 Va. regt" on a clean cover to Meadows of Dan, Patrick Co., Va., Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $100 .
Suggested Bid $100


Jessup's correspondence customarily included his current location written on the reverse. At this time he was nearing Gettysburg and he has written "from pencilvania june the 28th 1863".

Realized $250.
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Lot 7675

Confederate States, [Gloucester Co.] Gloucester Court House, a beautiful, four-margin 10¢ greenish blue, type I (11c) pen canceled with a manuscript "Gloucester C.H. Va./Octr. 22" postmark on a clean turned cover to "New Town" [Newtown], King and Queen Co., Va.; orientation use was hand carried to Lieut. Willim Airmail Jones, Co. A, 4th Regt.Va. Heavy Artillery, Wise's Brigade, Charleston S.C.
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $80.
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Lot 7676

Confederate States, [Goochland Co.] Goochland Court House, three-margin 10¢ dark blue lithographed, Hoyer print (2b), pen canceled with a manuscript pmk "Goochland CHVa/10th May" with "1862" in another hand, on a cover to Capt. W.D. Leake, Turners Artillery, Pocotaglio, S.C.; lightly soiled, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 7677

Confederate States, [Goochland Co.] Goochland Court House, pair of 5¢ Local Print (7), pen canceled with a manuscript postmark "Goochland C.HoVa/19th July" (1863) on a homemade cover to Gloucester C.H., Va.; the original letter (not present) is continued on the back of the envelope, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $40.
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Lot 7678

Confederate States, [Grayson Co.] Independence, pair of 5¢ London Print (6), pen canceled with a manuscript postmark "Grayson CHVa/Augt 25" (1862) on a cover to ""Mr. Columbus Trimble, Company C 8th Va Cav, Care of Capt R.G. Roame" at Dublin, Va.; neatly reduced somewhat at the left, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80


Despite its name, Grayson C.H. was not the Grayson Couny Seat.

Realized $80.
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Lot 7679

Confederate States, [Grayson Co.] Independence, pair of 10¢ blue, type II (12) tied by multiple pen strokes with manuscript postmark "Independence Va/Dec 19" (1863) on a double-weight cover to "Mr V M Davis Maj., 45 Regt Va Vol, Via Dublin" (Va.); an adversity usage made from a commercial return envelope of Messrs. Burnap & Co., Savannah, Ga.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $70.
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Lot 7680

Confederate States, [Greene Co.] Stanardsville, pen-canceled 10¢ blue, type I (11) and manuscript "Stanardsville/Va/Sep 19th 64" postmark on a cover to Gordonsville, F.-V.F. The latest known Confederate usage from Stanardsville, .
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 7681

Confederate States, [Greene Co.] Stanardsville, pair of 5¢ Local Print (7) pen-canceled across the flap on the back of a cover with a manuscript postmark "Stanardsville/Va/April 15th 1864" to Danville, Va.; top flap opened and pair reinforced for display, reduced just a tad at the right, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $40.
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Lot 7682

Confederate States, [Greensville Co.] Hicksford, two strikes - one partilal - of a bluish green Oct 15 c.d.s. (manuscript "15" day, 1861) with matching handstamped "PAID" and manuscript "10" on a small cover to Charleston S.C.; intact fancy wax seal on the reverse, Fine, . One of only two recorded examples of these markings in green. C.S.A. Catalog $500 .
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $180.
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Lot 7683

Confederate States, [Greensville Co.] Hicksford, 5¢ green, stone 2 (1) pen-canceled with a neat bluish green May 6 c.d.s. (manuscript "6" day, 1862) on a small, clean cover to Petersburg, Va.; light horizontal file fold just below the stamp, which has a sealed tear (probably pre-use) at the top, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $180
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Lot 7684

Confederate States, [Halifax Co.] Halifax Court House, pair of 5¢ Local Print (7) pen-canceled and tied by manuscript "Halifax CHVa/June 30/64" on a turned cover to Miss Mary Tayloe, Macon, Ala. "Via Danville"; inside is a pair of 5¢ Local Print (7), pen-canceled but with no postmark, to Miss Julia Tayloe, "Care of Col. Edward J. Tayloe (near) King George Court House, Va."; top flap partly separated, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $75.
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Lot 7685

Confederate States, [Halifax Co.] Halifax Court House, 10¢ blue, type I (11) tied by an incomplete Mar (1864) c.d.s. on a cover to Amherst C.H., Va. "Via Lynchburg", F.-V.F., signed Kimbrough.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $55.
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Lot 7686

Confederate States, [Halifax Co.] Halifax Court House, 10¢ blue, type II, Keatinge & Ball (12), tied by an incomplete Jan 10 (1865) c.d.s. on a turned cover to Black Walnut, Halifax (Co.), Va.; first use was hand carried with only the recipient's name, "Mr. Samuel S. Kent", Fine.
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $32.
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Lot 7687

Confederate States, [Hanover Co.] Hanover Court House, 5¢ London Print (6) tied by a clear May 1 (1862) balloon c.d.s. on a homemade cover to Dobson, N.C.; reduced slightly at the left, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $90
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Realized $75.
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Lot 7688

Confederate States, [Hanover Co.] Hanover Court House, pen-canceled 10¢ blue, type II (12) with manuscript "Hanover CH Va/Oct 11" (1863) on a homemade cover to Lt Col Julius T Porcher, 10th S. Ca Regiment, 4th Brigade, Hindmans Div, Army of Gen Bragg, Atlanta, Ga., F.-V.F., signed B. Green.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $70.
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Lot 7689

Confederate States, [Henrico Co.] Richmond, Independent State usage - clear c.d.s., Apr 25, 1861, and circular "POST OFFICE BUSINESS/FREE" on a cover to Sangerville, Va.; part of top flap missing, otherwise Very Fine. One of only two recorded Independent State usages of this Post Office Business marking. C.S.A. Catalog $750 .
Suggested Bid $750
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Realized $475.
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Lot 7690

Confederate States, [Henrico Co.] Richmond, Independent State usage - bold c.d.s., Apr 18, 1861, the first full day as an Independent State, on a cover sent free to the Postmaster at Glenwood, Rockbridge Co., Va., Very Fine. C.S.A. Catalog $500 .
Suggested Bid $500
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Realized $350.
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Lot 7691

Confederate States, [Henrico Co.] Richmond, mostly clear c.d.s., Dec 11, 1861, with handstamped "PAID" and manuscript (crayon) "2" for the drop letter rate on a local cover to Vice President Alexander Stephens. C.S.A. Catalog $500 .
Suggested Bid $350


Extensive docketing on the reverse indicates that the writer, S.K. Phillips of Capville, Ga., "Has written to Prest. Davis soliciting an appointment in the War Department" and "This is to beg Mr. Stephens to aid him, as far as lies in his power to get the position asked."
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Lot 7692

Confederate States, [Henrico Co.] Richmond, incomplete Tudor Hall, Va. c.d.s., Nov 21, 1861 with a handstamped "DUE/5" on a cover to Vice President Alexander Stephens with a large crayon slash "1" (cent due) to the "Penny Post" carrier service; endorsed "From Linton Stephens [the Vice President's brother], Lt. Col. 15th Regt. Geo. Vols."; reduced a bit at the top with most of top flap missing, F.-V.F., signed B. Green.
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $100.
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Lot 7693

Confederate States, [Henrico Co.] Richmond, nice four-margin 10¢ blue, type I (11) with manuscript "Richmond, Va." cancel - one of only two known on a turned cover to Sunny Side, Goochland Co., Va.; includes original letter, dated Aug 22, 1863, from William Macfarlane, editor of the Southern Literary Messenger; original use is from Salem Va. to Macfarlane and has had the stamps removed, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $350
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Realized $350.
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Lot 7694

Confederate States, [Henrico Co.] Richmond, 10¢ blue, "frame lines", parts of frame line visible at the left & bottom, upper right corner rounded, tied by a partial Richmond c.d.s., Aug 11, 1864, on a homemade cover to Chamblissburg, Bedford Co., Va., F.-V.F. Scott $3,250 .
Suggested Bid $1,200
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Realized $700.
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Lot 7695

Confederate States, [Henrico Co.] Richmond (Scott 9), 10¢ blue, "T-E-N", three margins, ragged at the right, tied by a partial Richmond c.d.s., Aug 19 (1864) on a mourning cover sent care of Capt. J.J. Pringle Smith, Quartermaster at Columbia, S.C.; somewhat toned, F.-V.F. Scott $1,500 .
Suggested Bid $500
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Realized $325.
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Lot 7696

Confederate States, [Henrico Co.] Richmond, Federal Occupation - manuscript "Richmond, Va./April 4th 186(5)" applied by U.S. Army postal clerk on a cover to New London, Ct. that was carried by courier to Washington D.C. where a U.S. 3¢ rose (65) was added and canceled on Apr 7; reduced slightly and a bit roughly at the right, otherwise Very Fine, . This is the earliest recorded cover from the Federal Occupation of Richmond, .
Suggested Bid $350


The cover is from Major William Spittle, 21st Conn. Infantry, one of the first units to enter Richmond after the city fell, to his wife in New London, Ct.

Realized $350.
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Lot 7697

Confederate States, [Henry Co.] Martinsville, choice Jun 2 (1861) 29mm c.d.s. - the second day of Confederate Postal Service - with a handstamped "5" (due) in circle on an embossed lady's envelope to Huntsville, N.C.; under the flap, the sender has written "Please excuse me for not using a stamp on your letter, but there are none in towm."; bit of very light toning, still Very Fine, Ex-Haas, Green.
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $300.
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Lot 7698

Confederate States, [Henry Co.] Martinsville, clear Dec 8 (1861) 26mm c.d.s. with a handstamped "PAID/5" in circle on a cover to C.Y. Thomas, a Virginia State Senator in Richmond, Very Fine, This cover was used for the C.S.A. Catalog illustration of the Martinsville PAID 5. C.S.A. Catalog $300 .
Suggested Bid $250
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Realized $150.
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Lot 7699

Confederate States, [Henry Co.] Martinsville, 10¢ blue, type I (11) tied by a bold c.d.s. on a tiny homemade adversity cover to Ridgeway, Henry Co., Va.; stamp badly stained as it was apparently affixed with the same cherry sap gum that was used to create the envelope; right side flap missing, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 7700

Confederate States, [Highland Co.] Monterey, clear "Aug 32" c.d.s. - changed in manuscript to "Sep 1" - with a handstamped "PAID/5" in circle on a cover to Leatherwood, Henry Co., Va.; address somewhat faded, couple small opening tears at the top, F.-V.F. C.S.A. Catalog $250 .
Suggested Bid $180
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Realized $110.
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Lot 7701

Confederate States, [Isle of Wight Co.] Smithfield, 5¢ green, stone 2 (1) tied by a red Dec 28 (1861) c.d.s. on a cover sent "Care of Capt. E. Ruffin to Mrs. D.H. Hamilton Jr. in Garysville, Prince George Co., Va.; there is was marked manuscript "Garysville, Jany 4" and "Paid. 5" and sent back to Smithfield, "Care of Major Hamilton, 3rd North Carolina Regiment", F.-V.F. A most unusual two-way cover., .
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $180.
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Lot 7702

Confederate States, [Isle of Wight Co.] Smithfield, mostly clear red Jan 16 (1862) c.d.s. and matching "PAID" and "V" in oval on a cover to Locust Hill, S.C.; some toning and edge wear, Fine, This cover was used for the C.S.A. Catalog illustration of the Smithfield PAID V. C.S.A. Catalog $300 .
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 7703

Confederate States, [Isle of Wight Co.] Smithfield, mostly clear red Dec 9 (1864) c.d.s. with manuscript "Paid 10" on a wallpaper cover to Capt. George D. Wise, Genl. Wise's Brigade, "Chaffi's Bluff near Richmond Va.", F.-V.F., . This is the latest reported Confederate usage from Smithfield. signed B. Green.
Suggested Bid $180
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Realized $180.
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Lot 7704

Confederate States, [James City Co.] Williamsburg, incomplete Jul 22 (1861) c.d.s. with handstamped "PAID" and "5" on a small, clean cover to "Cobham Depot - Va. Central R.R.", Albemarle Co., Va.; top flap missing, otherwise Very Fine. This cover was used for the C.S.A. Catalog illustration of the Williamsburg PAID 5. C.S.A. Catalog $200 .
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $160.
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Lot 7705

Confederate States, [Jefferson Co.] Charlestown, Very Fine Aug 29 (1861) c.d.s. with manuscript date and handstamped "PAID" and "5" on a neat cover to Mrs. E.G. Lee, Lexington, Va., from her husband, future General Edwin G. Lee; reduced somewhat at the right, Very Fine. Jefferson County would become part of West Virginia.
C.S.A. Catalog $400.
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $300.
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Lot 7706

Confederate States, [Jefferson Co.] Romney, U.S. 3¢ Star-die envelope canceled with a mostly clear May 23 (1861) c.d.s., to Charlestown (West) Va.; reduced slightly at the left, F.-V.F., . On this date, Virginia voters approved approved the ordinance on secession. Jefferson County would become part of West Virginia. C.S.A. Catalog $500 .
Suggested Bid $350
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Realized $375.
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Lot 7707

Confederate States, [King George Co.] King George Court House, pen-canceled four-margin 10¢ blue, type II (12) with manuscript postmark "King George C.H.Va./December 3rd" (1863) on a cover to General Daniel Ruggles in Augusta, Ga.; stamp lightly toned, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $130.
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Lot 7708

Confederate States, [King George Co.] King George Court House, pen-canceled four-margin 10¢ blue, type II (12) with manuscript postmark "King George C.H.Va./Febry 14th" (1864) on a cover to Fredericksburg, Va.; light central vertical file fold, otherwise Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $120.
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