Items for Sale - CSA 12, 10¢ Blue Intaglio - Type II on Cover - Section Two


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue tied INDIAN SPRINGS / Ga (partly readable) cds partly under CSA #11b-AD, 10¢ dark blue postmarked MORGANTOWN / N.C. cds on cover initially addressed to Mrs. D. M. Key, Morganton (sic) N.C. which is crossed out and redirected to Fort Defiance; used on turned cover which also has inside forwarded use; inside stamp regrettably missing with Ga. pmk and double S/L DUE 10 to Wm Lenoir in care of Thos. Claig, Atlanta, Ga which has been crossed out and redirected to  Forsythe, Ga.; top flap missing. Wonderful Quadruple use of the same cover, Ex Morgan $450.

$ 450


CSA 12-KBb, 10¢ dark blue (superb with large to huge margins) tied  MORGANTOWN / N.C. // MAR / 17 [1865] cds on pristine homemade cover addressed to Miss Mollie S. Jones, Mocksville, Davie Cty, N.C.; Choice late premium 1865 use, Ex Frederic Grant and Morgan. $400.

$ 400


CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ milky blue (4 large margins, slight crease at LR and bit of gum staining) tied GORDONSVILLE / Va. cds on back flaps, addressed to Mrs. E. J. Humphris, Milledgeville, Georgia, bit reduced at right, Ex Kohn and Morgan. $180.

$ 180


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue (lower right margin copy) tied neat RICHMOND / VA. // MAR / 20 cds on blue commercially made cover (small sealed tear at top) to Miss Lise G. Skinner, Care of Col. F. G. Skinner (1st Virginia), Richmond, Va.; while this is technically an overpaid drop use (local use would be 2¢ rate), this was not uncommon as soldiers often put stamps on envelopes and gave to other soldiers to drop in the mail for them. This is particularly pointed up by the different ink for the addressee and routing. Lt. Col. Frederick Gustavus Skinner was a colorful old war-horse whose exploits were legend. He isthe subject of a column in The American Stamp Dealer & Collector.  $250.

$ 250


CSA 12-KBa, 10¢ bright blue tied MORGANTOWN / N.C.  on blue adversity cover fashioned from partially printed / written-in form letter; addressed to Maj. XXX Howell, Ashville, N.C.  $220.

$ 220


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue with pre-printing paper wrinkle tied QUINCY / Fla // AUG / 12 cds on blue commercially made envelope to Mrs. James Shackleford, Cedar Spring, Early County, Ga. $275.

$ 275


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied bold neat ROBERTVILLE / S.C. // MAY / 26 (in ms) cds on cover to Mr. John W. Heidt, Box 420, Savannah, Georgia; left side back flap missing.  $130.

JOHN W. HEIDT, DD, (1841-1909), graduate, Emory College, 1859; law-graduate, University of Georgia, 186l; practiced law but gave it up for the Methodist ministry; many years a trustee of Wesleyan Female College as well as former President

$ 130


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied red PETERSBURG / Va cds on cover to Mrs. Francis C. Elder, Lunenburg Co. Ho., Virginia  $120.

$ 120


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (tiny corner crease at lower left) used with manuscript cancel of Morris (Va) March 8 1864 to Lynchburg; rarity 6 town; addressed to Mr. John C. Hillman, Lynchburg, Va; ex Tobias. $240.

$ 240


CSA 12c, 10¢ greenish blue (4 large margins) tied neat bold RICHMOND / Va. // MAY / 22 cds on clean homemade cover to Floyd L. Whitehead, Esq., C. S. Collector for Nelson Cty, Va., Lovingston, Va.; tear at lower left as well as sealed flap tears otherwise lovely cover.  $150.

$ 150


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue right sheet margin single tied upside down with bold neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // MAY / 8 [1863] cds on homemade cover to Miss Margaret Mouthie, Pendleton, S.C.; signed Brian Green  $250.

$ 250


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied blue COLUMBIA / S.C.  cds on narrow commercially made cover to Miss Harriet Middleton, Flat Rock, NC with SMM initials (Sarah Middleton) embossed on the top back flap. Charmer.  $180.

$ 180


CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied red PETERSBURG / VA cds on turned cover to Col. Jno G. English, Egypt Station, Mobile & Ohio R. Road, Mississippi; inside use franked with CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green tied red PETERSBURG / VA cds addressed to Col. Comdg 11th Mississippi. Wonderful mixed franking with two red cancels. Soon after receiving this letter, Col. English was arrested for allowing the defection of his men without firing a shot.  $450.

$ 450


CSA 12c AD, 10¢ bluish green (4 large margins) used with blue grid with matching nicely struck UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA // AUG / 1  blue double circle on cover to “Rev. H. P. R. McCoy, Farmville, Virginia”; Southern Historical Society papers show McCoy was from Union Theological Seminary at Hampden Sidney and served as a chaplain in the Confederate army; McCoy was likely at Farmville Female College when addressed; Ex Thacker.  $200.

$ 200


CSA 12c AD, 10¢ bluish green  tied by lightly struck UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA // blue double circle on wonderful adversity cover to “Mr. Chas M. Phillips, Boydton P.O., Mecklenburg Co., Va.” which was fashioned from used Army rations form; Van Dyk MacBride pencil notes on verso, Ex Thacker.  $300.

$ 300


CSA 12a AD, 10¢ milky blue tied by UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA blue double circle on slightly reduced cover to Mr. Chas M. Phillips, Boydton P.O., Mecklenburg Co., Va.; Van Dyk MacBride pencil notes on verso, lovely stamp, Ex Rosenberg and Thacker.  $250.

$ 250


CSA 12a AD, 10¢ milky blue (slight pre-use crease) neatly tied blue grid with matching lightly struck UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA // SEP / 4 / 1863 double circle on cover to“Rev. H. P. R. McCoy, Farmville, Virginia”; Southern Historical Society papers show McCoy was from Union Theological Seminary at Hampden Sidney and served as a chaplain in the Confederate army; McCoy was likely at Farmville Female College when addressed;  slight cover abrasion along right side not affecting stamp, Ex Thacker.  $250.

$ 250


CSA 12c AD, 10¢ bluish green used on cover with manuscript cancel of Bentivoglio Va / March 20 which has been re-dated “21” in bolder pen as well with matching squiggle on stamp, on cover addressed to Miss Sue Steele, Care of W. I. Russell, Macon, Georgia where it was forwarded with CSA 11c AD, 10¢ bluish green tied neat MACON / GA double circle at upper left and redirected to Marietta. Wonderful double franking, Ex Thacker.  $400.

$ 400


CSA 12c AD, 10¢ bluish green tied scarcer black CHARLOTTESVILLE / VA // SEP / 20 / 1863 double circle on cover to Miss Virgie A. Paxton, Alone P.O., Rockbridge Co., Virginia; Ex Thacker.  $250.

$ 250


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue top sheet margin and 4 large margins (small stain in margin and faint crease in margin) tied blue HOWARDSVILLE / VA. // AUG / 24 cds on pristine homemade cover to Mr. T. J. Dawson, Martion, Smythe  County, Va. with original enclosure from Bateman & Jones asking Mr. Dawson if he would like to work at their mill which should be ready for grinding in five weeks time. Ex Thayer and Thacker.  $250.

$ 250


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ dark blue with four huge margins used on cover with manuscript cancel and blue HOWARDSVILLE / VA. // SEP / 24 cds on pristine homemade cover to Mr. T. J. Dawson, Martion, Smythe  County, Va. with original enclosure from Bateman & Jones saying they would like Mr. Dawson come immediately to work at their grist mill. Ex B. Green and Thacker. $250.

$ 250


CSA 12, 10¢ bright blue tied by violet cancel dated JUL 17 (4 margins, small stamp faults), indistinguishable LYNCHBURG (only 7 recorded town cancels in violet and only one from Virginia) on cover to Mrs. Sarah A. Ballona, Howardsville, Albemarle Co., Va. Via Rockfish (very near Howardsville); address crossed out and manuscript “Forwarded” to Glenmore, Buckingham Co[unty] with second CSA 12, 10¢ blue used with manuscript “Howardsville July 21st / 63” cancel; Ex Thayer and Thacker.  $300.

$ 300


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied neat target cancel with matching IVY DEPOT / VA // Mar 19 (in ms) on cover to renowned nurseryman Franklin Davis, Staunton, Virginia with docketing up left side “Dr. Geo. B. Stephens”; Ex Thayer and Thacker  $200.

$ 200


CSA 12, 10¢ blue used on cover with pen strokes and matching manuscript “Ivy Depot [Va] / Jany 30” on turned cover to renowned nurseryman Franklin Davis, Staunton Va.; with contents docketing “Dr. John R. Woods; inside use also with CSA 12-KB which has been partially ripped off with cds (likely Richmond) and ms “Office Commissioner Taxes / O.B.” (Official Business) to Dr. John R. Woods, Ivy Depot, Va.; Ex Thayer and Thacker.  $180.

$ 180


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue Keatinge & Ball printing used with manuscript cancel of North Garden Va / Feby 17 / 65 - LATE USE - on cover to E. R, Watson Esq., Charlottesville, Va.; Ex Thacker. $230.

$ 230


CSA 12, 10¢ deep blue used with manuscript cancel of “Carter’s Bridge [Va] August 16” on cover to Miss Annie W. Gilbert, Rockfish Depot, Nelson Co., Va where a second CSA #12 was added to forwarded to Pedlar Mills, Amherst Co., Va. with hasty manuscript cancel RF Depot 18/64 (Rock Fish Depot); also appears to be PMills, Va (Pedlar Mills) at lower left or another Rock Fish Depot marking as similar ink; docketing as Rec’d August 23rd, 1864. Ex Thayer and Thacker. $300.

$ 300


CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // DEC / 4 cds on neat narrow cover to Miss Harriott (sic) Middleton, Flat Rock, N.C.  $175.

$ 175


CSA 12c, 10¢ bluish green with huge margins all around, tied neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // MAR / 22 cds on pristine homemade cover to Mrs. O. H. Middleton, Columbia, S. Carolina, Extremely Fine  $180.

Oliver Hering Middleton (1798-1892)  was born at Clifton, Gloucestershire, England; educated at South Carolina College; entered U. S. Naval Academy but resigned and retired to his estates and the life of an opulent planter.

$ 180


CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied neat SELMA / ALA // OCT / 24 cds on cover to T. J. Anderson Esq, Eutaw, Ala; fresh clean homemade use. $150.

$ 150


CSA 12c, 10¢ bluish green tied ATHENS / Ga. // NOV / 21 [1863] and second strike on folded letter on lined paper. It is addressed to “Capt. George Hillyer, Atlanta State R R Depot, Georgia” with “Missent & ford” (Missent and Forwarded) at upper left as well as “Settlement of Account / Important” up left side. ROME / Ga. // NOV / 22 cds at lower left to where it was mistakenly sent and forwarded a day later. Verso darkened with age. Inside reveals “Junius Hillyer in account with George” with monetary details and note at bottom “It is not necessary for me to receive any more money & yours it is proper for us to close our account so I send you a statement of it. I invested your money in three interest Treas[ur]y notes. I got hem at par but I had to pay the interest on them at the time I got them…I received a letter from Shaler last night saying that he had rec’d his com[mission] as major. Write to him a congratulatory letter.”  $270.

Capt. George Hillyer served as a Captain and fourth regimental commander of Company C, 9th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Longstreet’s I Corps, Hood’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 270


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green tied beautifully struck red YANCEYVILLE / N.C. // DEC / 5 / 1863 cds on small folded business letter on brown lined paper from J. L. McKee to G[eorge] W. Simpson, Haw River, N.C. Lovely!  $250.

$ 250


CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ milky blue (4 margins) used with B Rt (Bachelor’s Retreat S.C.) manuscript postmark on adversity cover made from two-sided unused printed Post Office form. The writer of the brief letter was the previous postmaster, E. P. Verner who was replaced as M April 1st 1861 by D. D. Verner, undoubtedly a relative. The town’s name was changed to Retreat in 1891 and the PO was discontinued in 1901.  The addressee is J. E. Hagood Esq., Pickens, S.C. Wonderful showy use! $375.

$ 375


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue (pre-use wrinkle) tied balloon 37 mm CLINTON / S.C. / JAN / 15 cds on adversity cover made of an advertising circular by the firm of Spencer & Teague 266 King, advertising sale and repair of watches, marble clocks silver tea sets, goblets, cake baskets, tea and coffee urns, cutlery, scissors, spectacles, jewelry and other fancy good, addressed to Miss Jane Stewart, Pendleton, So Carolina, Care of Mr. Frank Glenns Mail (interesting routing!) Color photocopy of inside accompanies.$180.

$ 180


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 margins) used with manuscript cancel of H. S. College Sept 23rd (Hampden Sydney College) on turned cover addressed to Rev. A. C. Hopkins, Chaplain 2nd Reg. Va. Vols. STONEWALL BRIGADE, Johnson’s Division, Ewell’s Corp, A.N.V.; cover opened up fully for display and side flaps reattached with hinges – inside use franked with CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue to his wife Mrs Annie P. Hopkins at Hampden Sidney, Va. Excellent military address. $200.

Abner Crump Hopkins served as Chaplain of the 2nd Va Regiment, General T. J. Jackson’s Brigade. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 200


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 huge margins) tied by CAMDEN / S.C. // JUL / 9 cds on turned cover to William Birnie Esq., Greenville CH, So Ca (Birnie was a blockade merchant), back completely separated from front. Inside late use of CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied double strike of CHARLESTON / S.C. // APR / 21 / 1864 double circle to Mrs. M. A. Coates, Camden, SC. Nice letter enclosed which references W. T. Walter, an agent with the Southern Express office in Columbia who is to handle Mr. Price’s trunks.  $250.

$ 250


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied by what appears to be a blurry army field cancel on clean cover to Asst & Acting Surgeon H. Fisher, 31st Regt Ga Vols, Richmond, Va.  $150.

Assistant Surgeon Harris Fisher  was appointed an Asst. Surgeon in the 31st GA Infantry. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 150


CSA 12c-AD, 10¢ greenish blue (small faults) tied BROWN LYNCHBURG / Va. // JUN / 21 cds on cover to Miss Lizzie Leftwich, Care of Mr. Alexander H. Rutherford, Amelia Court House, Virginia.Brown cancels are quite scarce. The CSA Catalog puts a 200% premium on a brown cancel on cover thus CCV $360. $220.

$ 220


CSA 12c-AD, 10¢ blue lower right corner single tied RICHMOND / VA. // MAY / 14 [1864] on cover to Miss Elsie G. Skinner, Care of Col. F. G. Skinner, Richmond, Va. thus an OVERPAID DROP use. Col. Frederick Gustavus Skinner (1814-1894) was the Lt. Col of the 1st Va. Infantry when he was severely wounded in the chest at 2nd Manassas.  He never returned to active duty but was nevertheless promoted to Colonel in July 1863 and retired to the Invalid Corps.  A period notation on the reverse dates this cover to May 11 & 13, 1864.  Col Skinner’s son, P. Thornton Skinner, was a private in Co E 4th Va. Cav. at this time and is the one who most likely sent this cover home to his sister. Sealed flap tear. Ex Kohn   $200.

$ 200


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue tied neat bold CHARLESTON / S.C. // FEB / 8 [1865] on clean cover to Mrs. Edgar M. Lazarus [Care of] Hon. M. C. Mordecai, Columbia, S.C.  Ex Werner. Used in the waning days of the war, but two months until Lee’s surrender.  $200.

Moses Cohen Mordecai - an importer of fruit, sugar, tobacco, and coffee - was Charleston’s most prominent Jewish citizen in the decades before the Civil War. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 200


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue tied neat blue TUSKEGEE (Alabama) cds on neat blue cover to Miss Eveline Jackson, Watkinsville, Georgia Via Athens (Georgia). Pencil docketing on back says 1865 which may or may not be contemporary. I can’t make out any date at all – may (or may not) be a dateless logo. $200.

$ 200


CSA 12c-AD, 10¢ greenish blue tied well struck Army of Northern Virginia field cancel, CSA Catalog ANV-13 (used in 1863-65), on clean homemade cover to Miss T. Addie Cotton, Montgomery Co, N.C. On verso is endorsement of Lieut. B. T. Cotton, Co. K. 34 Reg. N.C. T. Richmond, Va.By this time, soldiers were not supposed to be endorsing their covers in order to cover troop movements – the reason for no town cancels. $150.

Burrel T. Cotton served as a 1st Sergeant in Co. K, 34th NC Infantry. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 150


CSA 12, 10¢ blue affixed upside down on legal size envelope tied RICHMOND / Va. // JUN / 25 / 1863 cds, addressed to Rachel Stewart, Power’s Shop, Laurens Dist, S.C. with manuscript endorsement “Treasury Department, 2d Auditor’s Office” at upper left, file folds, sad back-story on Rachel. $150.

Rachel Gilliland Stewart saw eight sons go off to war. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 150


CSA 12, 10¢ blue, four large margins, tied by indistinct BROWN Aug. 12 cds (likely Palmyra Va) on homemade cover with military address to “Lt. H. J. Horton, Aide de Camp to Genl., Stevenson Army Tenn., Atlanta Ga.”, forwarded several times with manuscript note "Not in Steven's Brigade, Bate's Div." and pencil "Maj. Ratchford, This may be meant for an officer of Genl. Steocus' staf - Please send it to Genl Hardee's Hd. Qtr. by the first opportunity _ J.J.R. AAG". Most interesting and well-traveled cover worth further research. Major General Carter Littlepage Stevenson, a Virginian distinguished in the western armies throughout the war, was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, class of 1838. $350.

$ 350


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue, pen canceled with “Leaksville N.C. Oct 22 [1864]” manuscript postmark on small cover fashioned from topographical chart to Dr. W.I. Martin, 45th Regt. N.C. Troops, Gen. Grimes; Brigade, Gen. Rodes’ Division, Army Northern Va. Fully exploded and lower left corner turned back for display. Ex Roger Ballard. $120.

$ 120


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (3 margins) tied MONTICELLO / Fla. // NOV / 7 cds on cover to Mrs. M.E. Conoley, Shelby Springs, Shelby County, Alabama, Via Selma Ala.  Ex Roger Ballard. $170.

Shelby Springs, Alabama, was first developed as a resort in 1839. In 1862, the resort became a training ground for Confederate troops and was known as Camp Winn. Later in the war, it was converted to a hospital with 350 beds.

$ 170


CSA 12c, 10¢ greenish blue tied 7-bar ARMY OF TENNESSEE grid (ATN-03, CV $175) on commercially made envelope to Miss E.C. Hall, Stockton, Baldwin County, Alabama. Central cover crease and bit reduced at left. Ex Roger Ballard. $100.

$ 100


CSA 12c, 10¢ greenish blue (4 margins) tied POLLARD / Ala. cds on cover to Mrs. Chas. D. Jones, Bellview (sic), Dallas Co., Ala. Ex Roger Ballard. $90.

$ 90


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (faulty) tied CARTER’S DEPOT / TEN // JUN cds on pale green cover to Mrs. Wm. D. Cole, Sheffield P.O., Fayette County, Ala. A stop on the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. Ex Roger Ballard. $60.

$ 60


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (3 margins) tied MONTGOMERY / Ala. cds on cover to W. K. Simpson, Bradford, Coosa County, Ala. with “O.B.” at top to indicate Official Business. Ex Roger Ballard. $110.CSA 12, 10¢ blue (3 margins) tied MONTGOMERY / Ala. cds on cover to W. K. Simpson, Bradford, Coosa County, Ala. with “O.B.” at top to indicate Official Business. Ex Roger Ballard. $110.

$ 110


CSA 12c, 10¢ greenish blue (3 margins, tiny nick at top) tied MOBILE / ALA // AUG / 9 double-circle datestamp on blue commercially-made envelope to Miss Dora Conoley, Shelby Springs, Shelby County, Ala. Ex Roger Ballard. $90.

$ 90


CSA 12-Ada, 10¢ milky blue (close to huge margins all around) tied neat RAPID ANN STATION / Va. // MAY / 23 [1863] cds on fresh cover to Miss A. A. Hodge, Opelika, Ala., cover reduced at right, sent to sister by soldier brother George W. Hodge of 6th Alabama. Ex Roger Ballard. $120.

Sgt. George W. Hodge served in Company C, Alabama 6th Infantry. Much more info on linked page.

$ 120


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (3 margins) tied neat MARION / Ala. cds on cover to Lewis Simmons, Jefferson, Ala., docketed “From John Moore.” Ex Roger Ballard. $150.

$ 150


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (3 margins) tied MOBILE / ALA // SEP / 18 double-circle datestamp on cover to Mrs. Mary Wyckoff, Lime Kiln, Shelby County, Ala. Ex Roger Ballard. $110.

$ 110


CSA 12c, 10¢ bluish green (3 margins) tied MOBILE / ALA // DEC / 14 /1863 double-circle datestamp on cover to W.H. Fitzgerald Esq., Aberdeen, Miss; reduced at left. Ex Roger Ballard. $120.

$ 120


CSA 12-Ada, 10¢ milky blue (4 margins including large left sheet margin) tied neat COLUMBUS / Ga. // NOV / 10 cds on fresh cover to Mrs. Dr. W. T. Abrahams, McKinley, Marengo County, Alabama. Ex Roger Ballard. $140.

William Thomas Abrahams (1834-1898) was a 31-year-old physician from McKinley, Ala., when he enlisted at Perry, Ala., as a private 25 April; 1861, but did daily duty as a physician. He was mustered into Company D, Alabama 43rd Infantry but discharged for promotion on 10 May 1862. He was promoted to Surgeon and commissioned into Field & Staff, Alabama 43rd Infantry. He attended UVA 1851-53 and received his medical degree from New York Medical College 1855. 12/31/1862 - Chief Surgeon, Gen. Archibald Gracie's Brigade, Dept of E. Tennessee; 08/24/1864 - Member, Board of Examining Surgeons, 3rd Congressional. Much more at Find-A-Grave memorial 85804416

$ 140


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green used on back flaps of adversity cover fashioned from lined paper with Blue Mt Ala manuscript postmark on obverse, addressed to Mrs. A. F. Smith, Care M.R. Burt, Prattville, Ala. Sent from Thomas W. Smith, a correspondence researched by Galen Harrison and with accompanying paperwork. Smith was married to M.R. Burt’s daughter, Margaret. Stamp is not torn and looks like it a flap could (operative word) be carefully turned to display both from the front with bottom flap turned down. Ex Roger Ballard. $250.

Thomas W. Smith served in the Prattville Dragoons, Co. H. 3rd Alabama Regiment Cavalry. Much more info on linked page.

$ 250


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ light blue—almost milky (4 margins) used on cover with Blue Mt [Ala] November 10 manuscript postmark (day date on stamp) to Mrs. H.A. Ratcliffe, Clifton, Wilcox Co[unty] Ala. Correspondence researched by Galen Harrison and with accompanying paperwork. Ex Roger Ballard. $250.

Hamilton A. Ratcliffe served in (Old) Company C, 6th Regiment Alabama Infantry. Much more info on linked page.

$ 250


CSA 12c, 10¢ greenish blue (4 margins, pre-use crease) tied ST MARKS / FLA // ? / 17 cds on cover to Col. D. C. Barrow, Athens, Geo. Ex Briggs and illustrated in his Florida book, p. 228. $450.

David Crenshaw Barrow, Sr. was invested in a Florida salt works during the Civil War. More information on linked page.

$ 450


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue (two 4-margin singles) tied scarce BLACK PETERSBURG / Va. // JAN [1865] date on cover with faded address. This cancel in black only used very late in the war. Unusual to see KB stamps used for DOUBLE WEIGHT. Reduced at top by folding. $230.

$ 230


CSA 12a (AD), 10¢ milky blue OVERHEATED PLATE VARIETY (4 lovely margins, bit of gum staining) tied WYTHEVILLE / VA. // DEC / 27 (1863) on cover to Col. Jno McCauley, Supt. S.W. Telegraph, Salem, Va. with docketing up left side “John H. Allen, Wytheville, Va Dec 26, 1863.” This is the SECOND USE OF A TWICE-USED ADVERSITY COVER to Col. Jno. McCauley. The original, with a penciled address, was a Soldier's Due10" use with the first address completely erased. The handstamped "10" is just visible below the bottom margin of the stamp. An extremely cool twice-used adversity cover! $325.

$ 325


CSA 12c (AD), 10¢ greenish blue (4 large margins) tied WYTHEVILLE / VA. // JUN / 1 double-circle datestamp on fresh cover to James H. Reid, Esq., Lynchburg, Va. The double-circle Wytheville cancelling device is much rarer than the single-rim. Choice. $225.

James Henry Reid, Sr. served in 1864-1865 as a private in Co. A, 13th Battalion Virginia Light Artillery. More info on linked page.

$ 225


CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied CHATTANOOGA / Ten. // OCT / 6 (1863) used as ROVING ARMY FIELD CANCEL on cover to Capt. Saml A. Enholm, Mobile, Ala. The Chattanooga canceling device was taken from the city post office after evacuation and used as an army field office marking from September 1863-January 1864. Ex Walske and Doug Baker. $350.

Capt. Samuel A. Enholm, Jr. served in Co. A, 24th Alabama Infantry. See linked page for more information.

$ 350


CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied with pen strokes on cover to Lieut J. C. Purdy, 1st Louisiana Artillery, Mobile, Ala., with docketing dating the contents to Aug. 30th, 1864; stamp and cover faulty but highly unusual with contemporary pin closure of the back flaps (left side flap replaced). Cover open on 3 sides to display and closure difficulties evident from the heavy smearing of mucilage along the flaps. Highly unusual adversity cover. Ex Doug Baker. $350.

Jacob Carman Purdy served with Companies B, E, and G, 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. More info on linked page.

$ 350


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied JACKSON (Mississippi) STRAIGHTLINE cancel (scarcer type SL-07A early state with ball on J intact, CCV $1,500) on clean cover to Mrs. Sol. A Browne, Care L. L. Fraser Sr., Mechanicsville P.O., Sumter Dist(rict) So Ca, 2017 CSA certificate. The large Jackson SL was used from late May 1863 to July 1863 (EKU May 29, 1863). This is one of the few that can be definitively dated with the docketing of May 29, 1863, up the left side – VERY EARLY USE, Ex Doug Baker. $1,200.

Ladson Lawrence Fraser, Sr. (1804-1889) was a wealthy slave-owning planter. More info on linked page.

$ 1,200


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue left sheet margin with gum stains, manuscript canceled “H.S. College Va / Nov 10/64” on fresh cover to Miss Wood, Farmington, Charlottesville, Virginia. Most unusual in that the stamp is sealed on the front of the cover with a wax seal with what seems to be the "all seeing eye" in the center; the text in the seal partially reads "---- WATCH OER YOU.Perhaps the wax seal was used to help affix the stamp, thus an adversity use, as perhaps the gum wasn’t doing the job (not uncommon). Or perhaps it was just decorative but one would more often see that to seal back flaps. A former owner speculated the wax was perhaps struck with a fraternity signet ring. A most unusual and attractive use. $250.

Biographical data on THE ESTATE OF FARMINGTON and Warner and Lucilla Wood on the linked page.

$ 250


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied light blue COLUMBIA / S.C. CDS to Mrs. I.D. Witherspoon, Yorkville, So. Ca., on cover fashioned from unused sheet of Charleston bank checks. She was the wife of Lieut. Isaac Donnom Witherspoon (1833-1901) who served in Co. A., 12th South Carolina Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Ex Oswald. $180.

$ 180


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (3 margins with 4th barely touching) tied light ORANGEBURG / S.C. CDS on small cover fashioned from unused printed Charleston form. Addressed to Mrs. M.G. Reid, Maysville, S.C. $180.

$ 180

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