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Lot 688

Confederate States, U.S. Used in the Confederacy, Dinwiddie CH, Va., neat manuscript postmark, May 29, 1861, on a U.S. 5¢ Star Die to Peteresburg, Va.; faint, insignificant horizontal file fold, Very Fine. Used just two days before the C.S.A. took control of their own postal system., signed Kimbrough.
C.S.A. Catalog $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $120.
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Lot 689

Confederate States, U.S. Used in the Confederacy, Greenville CH, S.C., mostly clear c.d.s., Mar 25 on a U.S. Star Die to Gen. Samuel M. McGower at Abbeville, C.H., S.C., Very Fine, signed Kimbrough.
C.S.A. Catalog $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 690

Confederate States, U.S. Used in the Confederacy, Burkesville, Va., Very Fine May 13 c.d.s. ties U.S. 3¢ Type III (26) on a pretty lemon cover to Farmville, Va.; includes an easily readable 2-page letter from a man to his son, a new recruit, in part, "How long the War may last, I cannot yet imagine, although some flatter the idea that peace will be made without firing a gun" and "As for peace, we should give the Northern abolitionists with Lyncoln [sic] at their head, one good brushing before the matter closes, that they may know better how to treat the Southern Democracy…"; stamp with nicked upper right corner, Very Fine.
Scott $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 691

Confederate States, [South Carolina] Green Pond, manuscript Nov 26, 1864 postmark and "Pdue 10c" on a blue & gray floral wallpaper cover to Miss Susan Reeder, Manning, S.C.; Soldier's docketing, "From Wm. R(eeder), Palmetto Guard __, Green Pond, So.Ca.; bottom flap turned up for display, Fine to Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog $200.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $170.
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Lot 692

Confederate States, [South Carolina] Greenville Court House, two covers with 32mm c.d.s. and handstamped "PAID", one "5" (type B) to Pendleton, S.C., the other "10" type C to Amherst C.H., S.C., Fine to Very Fine, the latter signed P.A. Kaufmann.
C.S.A. Catalog $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 693

Confederate States, [South Carolina] Spartanburg Court House, mostly clear c.d.s., Jul 17, 1863 with handstamped "PAID/10" (type F) on a two-tone blue wallpaper cover to "Patterson P.O., Caldwell Co., No. Carolina/ Via Charlotte" with manuscript "Ch key box 79"; corner turned up for display, Fine, signed P.A. Kaufmann.
C.S.A. Catalog $200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $225.
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Lot 694

Confederate States, Amelia Court House, Very Fine strike 31mm Oct 8 [1861] c.d.s. with manuscript "Paid 10c" on a pretty yellow cover to Port Gibson, Miss.; includes original letter mentioning, in part, a new "Hospatal [sic] at the CH", Very Fine. Listed in the C.S.A. Catalog as "unsupported".
C.S.A. Catalog $150.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80.
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Lot 695

Confederate States, Charlotte Court House, bold Jul 2 c.d.s. in brown with matching "PAID 5" (type B) ("5" struck twice) plus manuscript "pd" on a cover to Dr. Wm. H. Dennis, Big Lick, Roanoke County, Va.; neatly repaired tears at left, Fine to Very Fine appearance, Ex-Kohn, Emerson, Everett, signed Kimbrough.
C.S.A. Catalog $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 696

Confederate States, Lunenburg Court House, manuscript Jan 24 [1861] postmark and "PAID/10" on a green & gray floral wallpaper cover to Petersburg, Va.; bottom flap turned up for display, Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog $200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 697

Confederate States, Orange Court House, partly faded Nov 19 c.d.s. ("9" in manuscript) in red with matching "PAID" and manuscript "5" (type A) on a cover to C.D. Clark, Capt & A.QM [Assistant Quartermaster, Manassas Junction, O & A R R [Orange & Alexandria Railroad]; the contents concern the settling of accounts for government grain purchases, Fine to Very Fine, signed Kimbrough.
C.S.A. Catalog $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 698

Confederate States, [Commission Merchants] Petersburg VA, Thos Branch & Sons with Blue Paid, blue Petersburg VA with integral 5 cts, with matching "Paid" straight line, addressed to Liberty VA with printer billhead, Fine to Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 699

Confederate States, 1847, two slavery related stampless covers from Bedford VA, addressed to Col Wm Dickerson Kanawha Salines, the first dated Nov 25 1847 reads in part :…I have a couple of young negro men now on the Kanawha & under the comtrove of Jas S. Turner which I should be glad to hire to Dickerson & Shrewsbury during the next year & at such price as they may be giving for similar hands. As agent for Stephen Martin I should also like to hire to D.H. two other men unless Jno M Connaha who has the management by Martin's auction has already made engagements during the year 1848…", the second dated Dec 4th 1847 reads in part "Sirs I wish you to send my boys home at Christmas not to stay but to return in a few weeks…", fairly easy to transcribe, historic slave content, examine carefully, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 700

Confederate States, 1860-61, two tax receipts for slaves, 1860 for David Roberts with a 3.60 assessment for three slaves, the second is 1861 for Henry Wills with a $1 assessment for a free male, scarce items, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 701

Confederate States, 1861 (June 20), stampless cover sent Harper's Ferry to Lexington, GA, final day of Confederate postal service, orange cover bearing double-circle Harper's Ferry c.d.s., with straightline "PAID" top center and italicized handstamped "10" to the left; Harper's Ferry was recaptured by Union forces on June 15, with June 20 the last day the Confederates serviced mail in the town; slightly wrinkled at right, tape-repaired tear to backflap; neither detracts, Fine to Very Fine+, a great piece of Harper's Ferry postal history—two years to the day before West Virginia was admitted to the Union.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350.
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Lot 702

Confederate States, 1861 (June 23), stampless cover, sent Beverly, VA, to Georgia, an eye-catching straw yellow cover, with manuscript origin and date at upper left and two "Paid 10" inscriptions at upper left; sent 20 days after the Union victory at the Battle of Philippi, when Beverly was still in Confederate hands; some edge wear and corner flaws, with tear to backflap, still Fine to Very Fine, scarce usage—only manuscript postmarks are known for this time period.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 703

Confederate States, 1861 (Oct. 28), stampless cover mailed from Travelers Repose to Carter's Bridge, VA, Traveller's Repose [Bartow, WV] was a tavern located on the strategic Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike, and became a post office during the Civil War; this cover bears manuscript "Travelers Repose/Oct 28" at top center, with "Paid/5" at upper right; addressed to a Confederate colonel in Albemarle County, VA; lower corners slightly bumped; tear to back under backflap of no consequence, Fine to Very Fine, very few covers from Traveller's Repose survive, ex-Dietz collection.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180.
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Lot 704

Confederate States, 1861, Huntersville VA stampless cover, manuscript town cancel "Huntersville VA/Sept 5", and "5 Due" rate, on cover addressed to "Buckingham Co. House VA"; staining top right, edge tear bottom left, Fine to Very Fine, with 1973 C.S.A. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 705

Confederate States, 1861, "Paid/5" Charlestown VA, "Charlestown VA/Nov 13"c.d.s. with "Paid/5" in circle, addressed to Company H, 13th Regiment Va. Vols, Centreville VA, Fine to Very Fine, with 1977 C.S.A. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 706

Confederate States, 1861, Richmond VA handstamp "Paid 5 Cts", three stampless covers all addressed to "Lieut Mumford/Wise Brigade/Lewisburg VA", each with Richmond "Paid 5 Cts" handstamp; staining and general wear, Fine to Very Fine, with 1979 C.S.A. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 707

Confederate States, 1861-62, stampless cover collection. Lot of 29 stampless CSA covers. Includes Richmond VA with fancy "Paid/5 cts", Lauren C.H. S.C. boxed "Paid" & "5", Richmond VA with "Paid/5" in circle, manuscript town cancel "Surry C.H. VA with matching "Paid 10", Richmond VA with fancy "Paid/5 Cts", Fairfax Station VA with "Paid 5", Chester C.H. S.C. with "Paid" & "5" in circle, a fantastic lot of these sought after stampless covers, mixed condition, review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750.
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Lot 708

Confederate States, 1861-65, Civil War postal history group, approximately 95 covers from the Civil War era, starts with 25 patriotics including Magnus "Camp Scene" (Bischel-1348, W-776), "God, Our Country and Liberty" (Bischel-3957, W-2203), Original Thirteen State Seals (Bischel-3055, W-1622var), Beardless Lincoln (Bischel-312, W-162), two letters with war content, eight patriotics used during the centennial, and several military addresses, a handsome & useful group, mixed condition, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,200.
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Lot 709

Confederate States, 1861-65, postal history selection, lot of 17 covers. Includes six #1 with a pair & one with contents, three #2, five #3, a #4, many with military addresses, front with "Prisoner's Letter Johnson Island" in oval, U26 used April 6 1861 from Abbeville SC, must to reviewed to fully appreciate the value of this lovely lot, good bidding! Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300.
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Lot 710

Confederate States, 1861-65, three adversity covers, includes cover with red Buckingham C.H. VA c.d.s. with #11 on writing paper with contents, second has pair #6 (faulty) tied to cover made from bond table, and third has #11 tied by Camden SC to cover made from lined writing paper and address partially erased, mixed condition as to be expected, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 711

Confederate States, 1861-65, three advertising covers, includes blue cameo ad on backflap for Powhatan House Richmond, corner ad cover for McCorkle Son & Co Lynchburg with contents, and corner ad cover for Alleghany Springs with contents, mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 712

Confederate States, 1861-65, three turned covers, first is #12 tied by target cancel on cover addressed to Richmond VA turned from unreadable address, second is carried outside the mail, turned from Culpepper VA address with contents, last is a cover addressed to Liberty VA from North Garden VA, turned from Liberty VA address, with contents, mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 713

Confederate States, 1862 (Jan. 25), stampless cover sent from Romney, VA, to Augusta, GA, a lovely cover, with well-struck "Romney/Jan/25/VA" c.d.s. at bottom center with handstamp "10" at lower left; neatly opened at left, but sizable horizontal tear to back, Fine to Very Fine with a flawless front.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80.
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Lot 714

Confederate States, 1862 (May 22), cover sent Lewisburg to North Garden Depot, VA, mangled Northern "PAID" handstamp, a small cover, with blurred Lewisburg c.d.s. at left, and arced "Paid/5" handstamp at right—the "5" being the disfigured "3" of the Union "Paid" handstamp available to the Confederate postmaster, fresh front; tears to backflap; handstamp in blue ("V.M.Inc."?) on reverse, Very Fine, a nice example of "when needs must" ingenuity.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 715

Confederate States, 1862, Orange Court House VA "DUE 10" adversity cover, handstamp on cover addressed to Liberty VA, cover is made from document, business letter, scarce item and unlisted marking of this style, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 716

Confederate States, 1862, Romney VA handstamp "10", Romney VA c.d.s. with manuscript "Due" and "10" handstamp rate, Vangham of Co B, 48th Regt VA Vol, addressed to Union Depot TN, with contents; stain bottom right of cover, letter repaired, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $170.
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Lot 717

Confederate States, 1862-63, adversity covers made from documents, three covers from the same correspondence, all addressed to Liberty VA, first is made from a grocers receipt with contents, second is made from legal document with contents, with extensive ink docketing, third is made from a document VA with contents, two with missing stamps, mixed condition, excellent group, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 718

Confederate States, 1862-63, De La Rue issue cover grouping, 19 covers franked with #6 & 7, with two covers single franking, one with letter-war content, one cover turned with red Buchingham C.H. c.d.s., three manuscript town cancels, great lot for internet sales, mixed condition, review, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600.
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Lot 719

Confederate States, 1863, Richmond VA "DUE 10" adversity cover, 1863 Richmond VA c.d.s. with italicized "Due 10" handstamp on cover, includes contents, cover is made from document; small faults, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 720

Confederate States, 1863, three turned covers, 1.) first use Marion, N.C. with 10¢ type 2), second Taylorsville, N.C. with 10¢ type 1; 2.) first B[achelor's] Retreat, S.C. stampless, second Abbeville, S.C. with sheet margin 10¢ type 1; and 3.) first Rock Hill, S.C. target, second Bath C.H., Va., both with 10¢ type 2, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 721

Confederate States, 1863-64, De La Rue issue cover grouping, 31 covers franked with #11 & 12, includes one with contents-family matter, nice range of shades, a couple of four margin examples, a few military addresses, terrific lot for internet or bourse dealers, mixed condition, please examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,875.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750.
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Lot 722
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Confederate States, 10-Star Flag (C.S.A. Catalog F10-3), cover front only with Culpepper C.H., Va. c.d.s., Jul 15, 1861 with type A handstamped "Paid" and manuscript "10", to Mr. James L. Scruggs, Holly Springs, Marshall Co., Miss., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 723

Confederate States, Large Hand Holding 11-Star Flag (C.S.A. Catalog F11-9), slogan 33: "Fast Colors…warranted not to run."; postmarked Tudor Hall, Va., Nov 19, 1861 (date slug rotated 90° counter clockwise) with red manuscript and type E handstamped "Due 10"; extensive repairs, Very Fine appearance.
C.S.A. Catalog $1,500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180.
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Lot 724

Confederate States, Camp Douglas/ Examined/ Prisoner's Letter, mostly legible censor's oval handstamp on a cover from P.O.W. Jonathan Huntsucker, via "U.S.A. Fortress Monroe, Va., For Flag of Truce", to his wife in Wise Court House, Va., postmarked Sep 16 Richmond c.d.s. with handstamped "10"; a 10c greenish blue type 1 (11c) has been added at upper right, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 725

Confederate States, Barnwell Court House, S.C., 1861, 5¢ black (Scott 123XU1), mostly clear strike with boxed PAID on cover to Rev. Iveson L. Brookes, Hamburg[h], S.C.; slight damp stain at upper left, Fine to Very Fine. An excellent example of this rare provisional, Ex-Parham, Marcus Brown, Richard Warren, signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

Rev. Brookes was a fervent Southern Sectionalist and a staunch defender of slavery. His most famous defenses were two pamphlets written during the crisis of 1850: "A Defence of the South against the Reproaches and Incroachments of the North" (1850) and "A Defence of Southern Slavery against the Attacks of Henry Clay and Alexander Campbell"(1851), the latter written at the request of South Carolina Governor, James Henry Hammond.

Current Bid $750.
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Lot 726

Confederate States, Columbia, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue (Scott 18XU1), postmarked matching blue Sep 3 Columbia c.d.s., addressed to "W. H. Chapman, Spartanburg 'PO', SC" with the instruction "Spartanburg PM please forward by daily mail"; in another hand, someone has "practiced" writing "Columbia" and rewriting the address; bottom back flap missing, other edge wear, otherwise Fine, Ex-Clapp, signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $170.
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Lot 727

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green (Scott 1), tied by indistinct c.d.s., on CSA patriotic cover with flag & verse, addressed to Winchester VA, with enclosure date lined Camp Longstreet, three pages with war news, Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $850.
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Lot 728

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green (Scott 1), pen canceled, addressed to Mount Meridian VA, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $160.
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Lot 729

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green (Scott 1), pen canceled with manuscript town cancel, addressed to Hampton Sidney VA, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 730

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green & 1862, 5¢ blue (Scott 1, 4), two 5¢ tied by indistinct c.d.s., on cover addressed to Liberty VA, datelined Sept 16 1862, business letter, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 731

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green, Stone 1 (Scott 1), stamp with three margins, in at left and affixed upside down, tied by decent strike of Richmond, VA c.d.s. 28 Jan 1862 to folded letter concerning sale of candles by Dunlop Moncure & Co., addressed to Petersburg, Va., very clean and attractive, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 732

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green, 10¢ blue, 5¢ blue selection (Scott 1, 2, 4), 11 covers, includes seven #1, three #2 & a #4, eight have contents, one is an advertising cover, two 1s are sound, the rest have various faults from trivial to parts of stamps missing, a solid group well worth our low estimate, examination is urged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,325 if sound.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 733

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green, Stone 2 (Scott 1), clear to large margins, tied by Jun 23 Pittsylvania C.H., Va. c.d.s. on a cover from the Wise correspondence, addressed to George D. Wise Care of Gen. H.A. Wise, Richmond, Very Fine, Ex-Judd.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300

George Douglas Wise was Aide-de-Camp to his uncle, Brig. Genl. Henry A. Wise, who was the pre-war governor of Va. A biography of General Wise is included
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Current Bid $110.
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Lot 734

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ dull green, Stone 2 (Scott 1), four nice margins, tied by Mar 3 Amelia C.H. Va. c.d.s. on a cover to "Winterpock P.Office", Chesterfield Co., Va.; top flap missing, otherwise Very Fine. Winterpock was the chief coal mining town in the area from 1839-1883.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300

Winterpock was the chief coal mining town in the area from 1839-1883.

Current Bid $100.
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Lot 735

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green, Stone 2 (Scott 1), four margins, tied by manuscript "X" on a tissue paper cover postmarked red-orange Feb 27 Orange CH, Va. c.d.s.; to Mrs. Spotswood W. Carmichael, Culpepper CH, Va.; quite fresh and well preserved for a cover made from such fragile paper, Very Fine, signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300

Spotswood Wellford Carmichael was a prominent physician from Fredericksburg, Va. who was an Army Surgeon, serving at Culpepper CH, Chaffin's Bluff, and Danville, Va. and Newman, Ga.

Current Bid $100.
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Lot 736

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green, Stone 2 (Scott 1), horizontal pair, clear to large margins except just touching at right, tied by light Aug 11 Laurens C.H., S.C. c.d.s. on a handmade cover to Cokesbury, S.C., Very Fine, signed Kimbough.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 737

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ dark green, Stone 1 (Scott 1b), tied by Dec 12 Richmond c.d.s. on small cover to R.M.T. Hunter, Loyd's [sic], Essex Cty, Va.; stamp is Fine, cover Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300

Robert M.T. Hunter was C.S.A. Secretary of State, 1861-1862
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Current Bid $100.
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Lot 738

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ olive green, Stone A/B (Scott 1c), four nice margins, tied by weak, virtually unreadable Dec 13 Powhatan C.H., Va. c.d.s. in "tobacco juice brown" on folded letter datelined Powhatan CH, Dec 12, 1861; small tear at top of cover, otherwise Very Fine. Letter is from B.F. Graves, Commissioner of Revenue for Powhatan County, re a legal tax matter., signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 739

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green and 1862, 5¢ blue (Scott 1, 6), tied together by Chester C.H., S.C. c.d.s., Aug 12, 1862 on a cover to "J. S. Wilson, 1st Lieut Comdg Co D. 1st Batt, Cavalry S.C.V., Rantole Station [Johns Island, Charleston, S.C.]"; each stamp with a comer crease and cover with edge faults and some staining / wrinkling.; includes original letter headed "Chester, So. Ca., August 2nd 1862" saying "This certifies that Private A. J. Harden, who is laboring under Chronic Rheumatism is not yet according to my opinion able to perform military duty." and more, [signed] "Wm R McNeil (?), Att'd Physician".
Estimate $200 - 300

Capt. John Simonton Wilson was in the House of Representatives when the Ordinance of Secession was passed and raised the company of cavalry known as "The Chester Troop", in which he served as part of Fitzhugh Lees Army of
Northern Virginia. An original biography of Wilson written by a descendant accompanies.

Current Bid $170.
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Lot 740

Confederate States, 1861, 10¢ blue, Hoyer & Ludwig printing (Scott 2), four good margins, tied by clear Apr 4 Orange C.H., Va. c.d.s. on a cover to Greensboro, Ala., Very Fine, signed Kimbrough.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 741

Confederate States, 1861, 10¢ blue, Paterson printing (Scott 2), three margins, pen canceled on folded letter postmarked manuscript "Gravel Hill, Va., Sept. 16/62", to Lewis L. Crenshaw in Richmond; stamp with a vertical, pre-use crease, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300

Lewis Crenshaw bought and remodeled the house that became the White House of the Confederacy shortly before the Civil War and sold it to the City of Richmond in 1861
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Current Bid $100.
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Lot 742

Confederate States, 1861, 10¢ light blue, Paterson printing (Scott 2a), tied across the flaps of a soiled cover by an incomplete Lynchburg, Va. c.d.s. (stamp torn in half on opening); addressed to Miss Nannie Victor, Arrington Depot, Va. with manuscript instruction "Stamp on Back" [clerks often missed the stamp and ended up charging postage due]; includes the original articulate 8-page soldier's letter from the field to his sweetheart, enclosing a dried rose bud [still present]; the lovesick letter, written in strong, easily read pencil, is datelined Lynchburg, Va., 4 July 1864; letter with split file folds, cover with flap tears, Fine, unusual.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 743

Confederate States, 1861, 10¢ light blue, Paterson printing (Scott 2a), four large margins, tied by light Sep 22 Chester C.H., Va. c.d.s. on a cover to Capt. W.A. Walker, Adams Run, S.C.; opening faults at top; includes original letter to Capt. Walker from John Simonton Wilson headed Logansville S.C., in part, "I send down…furloughs for six sick men who in my opinion [are] not worse than five others here…"; the 2-sided letter goes on to discuss logistics for the rumored movement of his company to Maryland., Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 744

Confederate States, 1861, 10¢ light blue, Paterson printing (Scott 2a), four large margins, tied by bold Proctor's Creek, Va. c.d.s., Oct 2, 1862 across the flap of a homemade cover to Kenansville, N.C.; minor edge wear, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 745

Confederate States, 1861, 10¢ light blue, Paterson printing (Scott 2a), huge margins, Extremely Fine, canceled neat manuscript "X" on a small cover postmarked manuscript "Little's Mills N.C., Nov. 10th 1862", addressed to Capt B.F. Little (Care of Col. Marshall), 52nd Regt N.C. Troops, Gen. Pettigrew's Brigade, Petersburg, Va., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 746

Confederate States, 1861, 10¢ light milky blue, Stone Y (Scott 2e), three margins, tied by clear Chester C.H., S.C. Sept 20, 1862 double circle on turned cover to Mrs. Isabella Woodruff, "Equality P.Office, Anderson Dst.So.Ca."; missent to Anderson C.H., S.C., where it was postmarked on Oct 5 and redirected to Equality with a manuscript "10 ford" crossed out; original inside use was hand carried to Chester C.H, Very Fine, Ex-Wm. A. Fox, signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Scott $400+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 747

Confederate States, 1861, 10¢ pale milky blue, Stone Y (Scott 2e), clear to oversize margins, tied by light Dec 1 Amherst C.H., Va. c.d.s. on a small cover to Richmond, Care of Major Bushrod Hunter; light, insignificant vertical file fold, Very Fine, signed Kimbrough.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 748

Confederate States, 1861, 5¢ green (Scott 1), tied by White Sulphur Springs VA c.d.s. on cover addressed to Junction Store PO VA, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 749

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue (Scott 4), pair pen canceled tied by manuscript town cancel "Union VA" addressed to Lynchburg VA, manuscript "Send by Express Feb 20 1863", stone 2, position 19 & 20, Fine to Very Fine, with 1972 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 750

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue (Scott 4), neatly pen canceled with manuscript town cancel "Petersburg VA/14 March 1862, on cover addressed to Wytheville VA, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $275.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 751

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue, Stone 2 (Scott 4), vertical pair with four nice margins, tied by Jul 11 Pittsylvania C.H., Va. c.d.s. on a Wise correspondence cover to George D. Wise/ Gen H.A. Wise in Richmond, Very Fine.
Scott $450;.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 752

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue, Stone 2 (Scott 4), clear to large margins, tied by lovely (inverted) strike Apr 30 Pittsylvania C.H., Va. c.d.s., on a small cover to Edward S. Joynes at the War Dept. in Richmond (Joynes was the Chief Clerk of the department); reduced slightly at top with part of flap missing, otherwise Very Fine, signed Kimbrough.
Scott $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 753

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ light blue, De La Rue printing (Scott 6), pair tied by bold "Proctor's Creek VA" (S/R 6), addressed to Milton NC, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $225.
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Lot 754

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ light blue, De La Rue printing (Scott 6), tied by bold Richmond c.d.s., Apr 30, 1862, on a cover to Amherst C.H., Va.; includes original soldier's camp letter, written by a Private Sterling C. Wright from Camp Lee, north of Richmond, where "there are about eight of nine thousand men" and where Wright had just witnessed the hanging of a "northern spie"; small piece of insignificant text missing at lower left corner of the letter, a typewritten transcript of which included, Fine to Very Fine, signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 755

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ light blue, De La Rue printing (Scott 6), pen canceled on folded letter postmarked manuscript "South Santee SC, June 18-1862" on folded letter from G. Manigault to his wife in Wright Bluff, S.C.; the 3-page letter is a sad account of the times, speaking of "painful and destitute occurrences" and the death of "six grown negroes" from sickness, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $130.
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Lot 756

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ light blue, De La Rue printing (Scott 6, 7), five covers, three with pairs, two with possible singles, one with contents, please review; mixed condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 757

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue, Archer & Daly printing (Scott 7), pair pen-canceled with manuscript town cancel "W(hite) S(alt) Springs Va/April 10th 1863", addressed to Salt Sulphur Springs, Fine to Very Fine, with 1976 A.P.E.X. certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $170.
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Lot 758

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue, Archer & Daly printing (Scott 7), pair (faulty) tied by indistinct c.d.s. on cover addressed to Liberty VA, 3¢ U.S. indicia can be seen under light, scarce, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 759

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue, Archer & Daly printing (Scott 7), four margin pair uncanceled on folded letter sheet, with manuscript town cancel "Providence/Sept 25th 1862", addressed to Kanawha VA, business letter, Very Fine.
Scott $95.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $110.
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Lot 760

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue, Archer & Daly printing (Scott 7), pair tied by Tulahoma, Ten. c.d.s., Apr 5, 1863 on a cover to Capt. John B. Castleman, Col. Dukes Regiment, McMinnville, Tenn., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Castleman commanded Company "D" of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry. His wartime escapades included attempting to free POWs from Camp Douglas near Chicago and burning U.S. supply boats at St. Louis. He was captured in October of 1864 and sentenced to death for spying. President Lincoln suspended the execution.
This cover was featured in Patricia Kaufmann's "Confederate Post" column in the June 2008 American Stamp Dealer & Collector; a copy of the article is included.
Current Bid $120.
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Lot 761

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue, Archer & Daly printing (Scott 7), vertical pair tied by Mar 6 Pittsylvania C.H., Va. c.d.s. on a Wise correspondence cover to George D. Wise/ Gen H.A. Wise in Richmond, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 762

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue, Archer & Daly printing (Scott 7), horizontal pair, crease right stamp, tied by semi-legible Mar 27 Prince Edward C.H., Va. c.d.s. in "tobacco juice brown" on a cover to Dr. Henry A. Mettauer, Surg[eon]. 6th Regt. - Geo. Vol., Colquits Brigade, near Fredericksburg, Va. "via Richmond" in Richmond, Very Fine, Includes a biographical timeline of Dr. Mettauer, Ex-Hambrecht, signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 763

Confederate States, 1862, 5¢ blue, Archer & Daly printing (Scott 7), four-margin horizontal pair, tied by manuscript "Pr[ince] Ed[ward] C[ourt] Ho[use, Va.], Jany 17th 65" on a cover to Petersburg, Va., Fine to Very Fine. Very late use of the 1862 5¢ Archer & Daly, signed Kimbrough.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 764

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue, type I (Scott 11), slightly gum-soaked edges, tied by heavy Sept Thomaston, Geo. c.d.s. on a colorful (eight colors!) floral wallpaper cover to Madison, Ga.; corner turned down for display with a second, clear, partial strike of the postmark under the fold, Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $550.
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Lot 765

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue, type I (Scott 11), four margins, pen canceled on a cover postmarked manuscript "Lunenenburg C.H. Va., Oct 31", to Mr. E.B. Smithson, Camp Lee, Richmond, Va. with added instruction "If not at Camp Lee please forward immediately to 22nd Va. Battalion Co B care of W C Winn"; as requested cover readdressed and postmarked Nov 17 Richmond c.d.s. and manuscript "2" [cents due]. Includes information on Ephraim B. Smithson, who died while a P.O.W. at Point Lookout, Md., and Capt. William C. Winn, one of the leaders of Company B, Charlotte and Lunenburg Artillery., signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $160.
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Lot 766

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue, type I (Scott 11), large margins including top sheet margin, tied by Feb 7 Richmond c.d.s. on a small cover to Loyds, Essex County, Virginia with manuscript "Via Flag of Truce" at lower left; this would have been the inside cover in a Civilian North-to-South Flag of Truce cover; the outside cover would have been disposed of at the transfer point; since the original contents are not present, the exact origin in the North cannot be determined, Very Fine, signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Estimate $250 - 350

The cover is addressed to Miss M.F. Hunter. Miss Hunter was the daughter of Robert M.F. Hunter, who was the C.S.A. Secretary of State at the beginning of the war.

Current Bid $150.
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Lot 767

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue, type I (Scott 11), gum-soaked edges, tied by Winchester, Va. c.d.s. on an overpaid local drop cover; includes original letter dated Sep 1, 1864, with excellent content regarding local wartime goings on including treatment of wounded soldiers, on soldier having been in "at least thirty battles", Very Fine, signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Estimate $200 - 300

Winchester changed hand more than 80 times during the war. According to local lore, the Postmaster would look out his window to determine whether to use Confederate or Union stamps on the day's mail.

Current Bid $200.
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Lot 768

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue, type I (Scott 11), tied by undated Madison C.H., Va. circle on an embossed lady's envelope featuring a Partridge in a Pear Tree, addressed to Mr. Warren Mosely, care of Major Boyle, Gordensville, Va., Very Fine, signed Green, Kimbrough.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 769

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue, type I (Scott 11), large margins, pen canceled on a homemade cover postmarked manuscript "Goochland Co[urt] Ho[use], Va., 12th July", to Mr. Robt Saunders, 3d Richmond Howitzers, 1st Va. Regt. Artillery, 2nd Corps, A.N. Va. [Army of Northern Virginia]. Saunders' war record included. He was in many famous battles,including Cold Harbor and Gettysburg and was among Lee's troops surrendering at Appomattox.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 770

Confederate States, 1863-64, 10¢ blue, type I & 10¢ greenish blue, type II (Scott 11, 12c), each with large margins and pen canceled on a cover postmarked manuscript "Pr[ince] Ed[ward] C[ourt] Ho[use, Va.] in the same hand; the first March 15 to Richmond, the second (light horizontal file fold) July 13 to Petersburg, Very Fine, the first signed P.A. Kaufmann.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 771

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue (Scott 11), 6 covers, one has a nice full "Proctor's Creek VA" c.d.s., one is turned stampless, and on is on legal sized envelope addressed to Rockridge Count Court House, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 772

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ milky blue, type I (Scott 11a), bright fresh color and nearly 4 margins, tied by Chapel Hill, N.C. grid with matching Nov 30 c.d.s. at upper left on a cover to Mrs. Mary A. Curtis, Hillsborough N.C; includes two original letters of different dates from Mrs. Curtis' niece, Alice DeRossett, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Mrs. Curtis was the wife of the Reverend Moses Ashley Curtis, an Episcopal priest and a renowned botanist in the field of mycology—the study of fungi.

Current Bid $200.
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Lot 773

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ milky blue, type I (Scott 11a), four large margins and dazzling color, tied by a neat Newberry C.H., S.C. Jun 25, 1864, on an orange turned cover to Anderson C.H., S.C.; original use was as a legal size cover addressed "To The Tax Collector, Care of Clerk of the Court, Newberry C.H." with manuscript "Charge Treasury Office" and handstamped blue straightline "PAID" with small part of a matching South Carolina c.d.s., Very Fine, unusual.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 774

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue (Scott 12), tied by indistinct c.d.s. to cover addressed to Pocatalgo SC, turned and mailed to Camden SC, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $135.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $190.
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Lot 775

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue (Scott 12), tied by indistinct c.d.s. on turned O.B. Provost Marshall cover addressed to Fairfield VA, on inside can be read "O.B./Provost Marshall/Lewisburg VA", uncommon usage, missing backflap, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 776

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue, type II (Scott 12), large margins, tied by light green Chester C.H., S.C. c.d.s., Oct 21, on a small lady's envelope to Richmond, Extremely Fine, signed Kimbrough.
Scott $255.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100.
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Lot 777

Confederate States, 1863, 10¢ blue, type II (Scott 12), extra large margins, neatly pen canceled on clean folded letter postmarked manuscript "Amherst C.H., Va., July 3" to Dr. Francis T. Stribling, Western Asylum, Staunton, Va.,, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300

Under the guidance of Dr. Stribling, the western Asylum's Superintendent from 1869 to 1874, the hospital became a leader in the movement to rehabilitate insane asylums. Stribling's tenure is the subject of Alice David Wood's
Dr. Francis T. Stribling and Moral Medicine: Curing the Insane at Virginia's Western State Hospital, 1836-1874.
Current Bid $120.
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