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

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4185
CSA 12, 10¢ blue, unusual shade, tied BLACK PETERSBURG / Va. / FEB / 9 (1865) on fresh folded blue business letter from Cameron & Crawford to J.A. Ansley & Co. Augusta, Geo. acknowledging large monetary receipt by express. The black Petersburg cancel was only used from December 1864 until the end of the war. There were only a couple of months left in the war at the time of this use.
$190
 

4086
CSA 12, two copies 10¢ blue used on nice turned cover. First use is Augusta, Ga to W. Griffin in Greensborough and second use is Greensborough to Thomas Barter, Petersburg, Va. Both nice stamps and cancels.
$280
 


5110

CSA 1 & 12c: 5¢ green tied AMERICUS / Ga. cds on cover front to "Mr. Wm. MacMath, Quincy flordely (sic)"; other side franked with 10¢ greenish blue tied QUINCY / Fla. cds to "Mr. Wm. P. Finch, Americus, Ga.". Nice double use. 


$280
 

5129

CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied violet LYNCHBURG / Va. / JUL / 21 cds on homemade cover to Staunton, slightly reduced at top with part of top back flap missing; unusually clean strike as most of these have a very "greasy" bleeding look. It is very hard to determine the color from the scan/computer, but is clearly violet shade.

$280
 

5159
CSA #12-ADa, large 4-margin 10¢ opaline on cover with manuscript cancel of Trenton, Ga. to "Miss. M. L. Elmore, Montgomery, Ala.", signed by Brian Green who states this is from the correspondence of Major Vincent M. Elmore of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, which saw action at Shiloh, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, etc. Rare town.
$220
 

5160
CSA 12-ADc, large 4-margin 10¢ greenish blue on pristine homemade cover with manuscript cancel of "Missionary Station, Geo. April 6th 64". Superb cover and rare town.
$220
 

5162

CSA 12, 4-margin 10¢ blue tied red BUCKINGHAM C .H. / Va . // AUG / 1 cds on neat fresh homemade cover to Farmville, Va., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

$200
 

5298

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied neat SAVANNAH / Ga. cds on wonderful dark blue adversity cover to Sandersville, Georgia, top back flap missing otherwise Very Fine charmer.

$180
 

5488

CSA 12, 10¢ blue, four large margins, tied by neat Army of Northern Virginia field cancel on clean homemade cover to "William S. Pettigrew, Esq., Summerville, Harnett Co., N. C.", faint soldier's docketing of "Lieut. Col. D. G. Owens, 32d Regt Col. Neville (?), Brigadier R…, ", along left side, faint foxing at lower left otherwise Extremely Fine. Soldier history still has research to do.
$195
 

5633

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (small faults) with grid cancel on adversity cover fashioned from printed form of Confederate Quartermaster, addressed to Dr. R. H. Dugger, Macon, Ala.from his son William H. Dugger, Co D 11th Alabama Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, signed by Brian Green, part of the printed form shows on the front at bottom right without turning, small tear at top and bit reduced at left. Wilcox's / Perrin's / Forney's Brigade, Anderson's / Mahone's Division, 3rd Army Corp, ANV.

$350
 

5416

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue with large to huge margins pen canceled on homemade cover with manuscript cancel of “Snowville, Va./Decr 7 (1864)”. Snowville is one of only five towns in Pulaski County listed with a post office during 1861. Lots of math doodling front and back.Scarce town!

$140
 

5339

CSA 12, 10¢ blue which approaches opaline, tied by bold clear CHARLESTON / S.C ./ JUL / 27 cds on homemade cover to Darlington C.H., S.C., some paper hinges and minor hole in the flaps, Extremely Fine

$150
 

5996

CSA 12-AD, 10¢ light blue with huge margins all around, tied field grid and also manuscript “Due 10 cts” on homemade cover addressed to “Mrs. H(enry) L. Muldrow, Tibbee Station, M. & O. R.R., Missi. (Mobile & Ohio Railroad) Care of S. C. Jennings” with “Forwarded Tibbee July 24” with “Tibbee” crossed out and redirected to Crawford. Detailed bio of the illustrious Muldrow and the 11th Miss. Cavalry included.

 

Henry Lowndes Muldrow (1837-1905) entered the CS Army as a private in 1861 and rose to the rank of Colonel of Cavalry. He had both an illustrious military career commanding a batallion of the 11th Mississippi Cavalry and a distinguished law career before and after the War. He was a U.S. congressman and First Assistant Secretary of the Intererior during the Cleveland administration.

$250
 

6010

CSA 12, 10¢ blue, 4 margins, tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. cds on adversity cover addressed to Sumter, S.C. and fashioned from Railroad Convention flyer of Central Railroad of South Carolina.

$375
 

6008

CSA 12, 10¢ blue, 4-margins, small pre-use crease, tied neat CHARLESTON / S.C. double circle cancel on adversity cover addressed to “Mr. Eliha Stevens, Dyssonsmill Edgefield Dist. So.Ca.”,made of railroad freight form on pale green paper, signed Green and Kimbrough. Most attractive adversity use.

$425
 

5979

CSA 12, 10¢ blue – unusual shade bordering on opaline – used on homemade cover to “Mrs. Henry L. Muldrow, Tibbee Station, M & O (Mobile & Ohio) RR, Miss.” with manuscript “Forest Miss Aug 10” cancel, very slightly reduced at left  

 

Henry Lowndes Muldrow (1837-1905) entered the CS Army as a private in 1861 and rose to the rank of Colonel of Cavalry. He had both an illustrious military career commanding a batallion of the 11th Mississippi Cavalry and a distinguished law career before and after the War. He was a U.S. congressman and First Assistant Secretary of the Intererior during the Cleveland administration.

$150
 

6157

CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue top sheet margin copy tied partial strike of Richmond, Va. cds on homemade cover to “Mrs. Jno M. Kell Care N. C Munroe Esq Macon, Ga.” likely from her husband,Confederate Naval Officer, Executive Officer of the Confederate cruisers "CSS Alabama" and CSS Sumter." Kell entered the United States Navy at the age of 17 and served in the Mexican War and in 1853 on Perry's expedition to Japan. Upon Georgia's secession from the Union, he was the first US Naval officer to offer his service to the South. After the Civil War, he served as Adjutant General of Georgia from 1887 until his death in 1900. 

$225
 

6605

CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4-margin) tied RICHMOND / Va. cds on pristine blue commercial cover to “Dr. J. R. B. Adams, Cool Spring, Iredell Co., N.C.”

$110
 

6606

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue – four enormous even margins – tied scarce BLACK PETERSBURG / VA // FEB / 11 (1865) on back flaps. The Petersburg cancel was only used in black from December 1864 until the end of the war. Late use. Addressed to Miss Anne Jones, Cunningham. Signed WGB (Wm G Bogg). 

$130
 

6623

CSA 12, 10¢ blue vertical pair with enormous margins all around, tied by double strike of MOBILE / ALA double circle cancel on commercial watermarked envelope to “Jno H. Kennard, Esq., Woodville, Mississippi” with docketing “Recd by Mail Oct 29/64, Ansd Nov 1st of 64”, top back flap missing but notation on verso that contents were from “Henry Peychaud at Col. Care Ass(istant) QM Genl Richmond, Maj Young Meridian, (A)ddress W Find. Springer”, small piece of upper left of cover restored at upper left and sealed tear at top. SCV $200.

$170
 

6624

CSA 12-ADc vertical strip of three 10¢ bluish green tied double strike of  RICHMOND / VA. // OCT / 6 cds on legal cover (reduced at left) addressed to “B. F. Allen, Sec. Of State, Tallahassee, Florida” with docketing on verso that envelope contained “Election Returns”, blue crayon docketing across face “Pl(ea)s(e) add(ress) Hospital Richmond 1 & 2 District”. Benjamin F. Allen was the Florida Secretary of State 1863-68. Wonderful rate and history. 2008 SCV $250 for pair (this is strip of 3) on cover without regard to scarcer shade.

$425
 

6627

CSA 12-ADc 10¢ bluish green, four margins, tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // OCT / 28 double circle on homemade cover to “Mrs. J. H. Ambler, Table Mountain, Pickens Dist, S.C.”

$100
 

6644

CSA 12, 10¢ blue used on cover with manuscript cancel of Mount Pleasant, Ga May 29 on cover addressed to “Dr. Cotting, Milledgeville, Ga.” Dr. John R. Cotting was born Nov. 16, 1778 in Acton, Massachusetts; he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1802. First pursuing a career in religion, Cotting left the ministry in 1812 and for the next 23 years taught geology, chemistry, and other science subjects. During this time, he wrote introductory textbooks in chemistry and geology. In 1835, Cotting left Massachusetts, moving to Augusta, Georgia, where he undertook a survey of local soil types. In 1836, the General Assembly authorized a state geological survey, and Gov. William Schley named him as state geologist. He died in 1867 in Milledgeville. 

$150
 

6599

CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied ENTERPRISE / MISS cds on fresh homemade cover to “Miss J. J. Haile, Care of J. B. Stirling Esq., Pleasant Valley Washington Co. Alabama”, Very Fine 

$180
 

6655

CSA 12, 10¢ blue used on cover with manuscript “Harvey’s Store Va Nov 11 / 63” cancel addressed to “Dr. Peter Metteaur (sic), Prince Edward Court House, Va.”, Rarity 6 town, docketing “Mrs. Harvey’s letter about club foot” ; Dr. John Peter Mettauer (1787-1878) founded the Prince Edward Medical Institute in 1836 and performed many medical "firsts." For his original work in congenital deformities he was called “America's first plastic surgeon” and "a genius of his time," in an article describing his innovations in cataract surgery.  Ex-Tobias.

$220
 

6751

CSA 12, 10¢ light blue approaching milky shade, tied WILSON / N.C. // DEC cds on homemade cover to “High Shoals Iron Company or Col. John L. Bridgers, Iron, Lincoln County, North Carolina”. Long detailed bio of John Luther Bridgers enclosed. Early in the war he joined the NC Volunteers Infantry as as captain at age 41. Within four months he was promoted to Lt. Col. but resigned in September 1861 due to poor health. Afterward, as health permitted, he was on duty upon the staff of Gen. D. H. Hill, when the latter was in command in eastern North Carolina.  He was also associated with his brother, R.  R. Bridgers, at the request of the government, in the management of the High Shoals iron furnaces, nail and rolling mills, which were the second in importance in the South, and did much government work. Subject of a forthcoming column in American Stamp Dealer & Collector.

$190
 

6778

CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ dark opaline used with manuscript cancel of Moores Ord(inar)y Va Feb 8 [18]65 on homemade cover to Oakville, Va., Rarity 7, late use, ex Tobias.

$285
 

6811

CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied neat bold RICHMOND / Va. cds on turned cover to Mrs. B. C. Trigg Care Capt Myers, Danville; inside use of CSA 11, 10¢ blue of different shade sealing back flaps with DANVILLE / Va. cds addressed to Cpt. Edmund Myers, Care of G. A. Myers Esqr, Richmond”. Capt. Edmund T. D. Myers was a young engineer officer with the War Department and son of the Quartermaster General Abraham C. Myers.

$325
 

6812

CSA 12, 4-margin 10¢ blue tied neat ALBANY / Ga. // JAN / 16 cds on homemade cover addressed to what looks like “Wilney Ga” of which I can find no record. Guess no one else could read it either since there at top is “Whitney Feb 24 / Forwarded & Missent” – where to I have no idea. Interesting cover. Small cover faults at left.

$200
 

6897

CSA 12, 10¢ blue with huge margin at bottom showing a trace of imprint, tied neat bold HICKSFORD / Va. // FEB cs on choice cover to “Mr. Mattie M. Clement, Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina”

$190

 

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7241

CSA 12, 10¢  blue (4 margins) tied by WADESBORO / N.C. /  MAY 28 cds on fresh homemade cover to “Isaac Jarratt Esq, Senate, Raleigh, N.C.” which has been crossed out and redirected to Huntsville with Raleigh forwarding postmark and matching double strike of curved DUE 10handstamp, Very Fine. This appears to be to the elder Isaac Jarratt of Yudkin County. His son, who rose to the rank of Captain, of the same name mustered into Co C, NC 26th Infantry as a private and was wounded multiple times, including at Gettysburg. Ex Powell.

$450

 

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7312

CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied on back flaps by violet AUGUSTA / GA // JAN 5 cds (violet Augusta only used in 1865) on cover addressed “To His Excellency Joseph E. Brown, Gov. State of Georgia, Milledgeville, Ga” with docketing up left side “Army Vote 236 Morgan Co.” Brown was one of the most successful politicians in state history with a brilliant career most stridently opposed to the policies of the Confederate government. Much is easily found online about his policies and career.Scarce violet cancel on cover of historic background.

$300

 

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7313

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied manuscript “Jeff” for Jeffersonville, Georgia although the doubt meaning of “Jefferson Davis” no doubt made the local postmaster chuckle, on cover addressed to “Mr. Thomas H. Hamilton, Coddle Creek P.O. Cabarras County, N.C.”  A charmer.

$170

 

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7316

CSA 12c, 10¢ greenish blue used with a scarce manuscript cancel of ”Dover, Ga. Dec 14th” to “Dr. E. H. Richardson, Cedar Town Polk Co. Ga.” on homemade cover with docketing “An old War Envelope” – doubtless noted after the war. Noted online as one of the original settlers of Polk County.

$160

 

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7321

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue - two stamps - one of which is tied  MONTGOMERY / ALA // JAN / 20 cds and the other uncanceled but tied with stains, on cover “Jno. H. Kennard Esq Woodville Miss.”, docketed Fby 18th/65. Nice double rate and late use. 

$200

 

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7323

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied by neat CHARLOTTESVILLE / VA / SEP / 17 / 1863 double circle on cover addressed to “Mr. (Capt) Jacob W(illiamson). Marshall, Huntersville, Pocahontas County, [West] Virginia” and at lower left “Col. William Jackson’s Command”. Col. William Jackson, commanding the 19th Virginia Cavalry feared Union forces might be on the way, so ordered a patrol under Capt. Jacob Marshall that was positioned near Huntersville to retire to a position on Back Creek near Niter Cave, where elements necessary in the production of gunpowder were located, and watch for Federal movements acting as a tripwire in Averell’s path. From Pocahontas County (West Va), Marshall commanded Company I. Ex Engstler. Great West Virginia history.

$300

 

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7342

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue used with Army field killer on cover to “H. T. Eatman, Esq., Mobile, Alabama” where struck on front with scarce ADV. 2, Dietz type I (cat $250 in 1986), blurry MOBILE / ALA double circle receiving mark on back flaps. Military letter headed “Dalton, Ga March 1st 1864” asking that Eatman call on W. F. Wiseley’s office (a job printer) on St. Michael Street and ascertain the reasons of his not forwarding the balance of the blanks due him from two months before. It is signed “Jno. A. Montgomery, Capt. & A.Q.M. Paymaster, Stewarts Division”. Military records show him assigned to Gen. & Staff CS Infantry. Down the road from Chickamauga, Dalton was the sight of military activity throughout most of the war, beginning with the Great Locomotive Chase.

$500

 

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C1201

CSA 12, 10¢ blue with large irregular margins showing parts of other stamps at top and bottom right, tied green LYNCHBURG / VA. // OCT / 27 cds on overpaid drop letter addressed to “Mrs. J. G. Russell, Lynchburg, Va”, usual “greasy” cancel typical of the color cancels from this town. SCV $210

$250

 

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C1202

CSA 12, 10¢ blue with huge margins all around, tied neat red PETERSBURG  Va / NOV / 25 cds on small homemade cover to SC.

$170

 

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C1207

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue with ample to large margins all around, tied brown
LYNCHBURG / VA,cds on clean commercially made overpaid drop cover to “Mrs. Chas. Leigh Care of Wm Davis Esq, Lynchburg, Va”, a late use, Ex Judd, SCV $220.   

$350

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7412 
 

 

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue, a wonderful shade, canceled with neat WASHINGTON / GA cds and hinged over a 90% ripped off 5¢ green use thus a very scarce double use of this envelope with obvious double cancels from different towns. Original use was to “Mr. W. W. Hill, Washington, Ga” and then sent back or elsewhere with separate handwriting at lower left to “Care of Gen. Wayne 29 District G. M. Camp Georgia Atlanta.” Enthusiastic notes of Van Dyk MacBride on verso. Subject of a forthcoming article in “The Confederate Post” in The American Stamp Dealer and Collector.

 

Henry C. Wayne was born and died in Savannah, Georgia (1810 – 1883). Wayne joined the army and became an officer in the army. In 1855, he was a major and was chosen to head up the army's camel project. He was sent to the Middle East to purchase camels. On his return he was sent to Texas where the army experimented with using camels instead of mules as pack animals. Wayne resigned his commission in late 1860 and was appointed Adjutant General of the State of Georgia until the end of the Civil War. He is best known for trying to defend Atlanta against Sherman with the cadets of the Georgia military institute. More complete bio/photo enclosed.

$375

 

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C1160
 
 

 

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue superb right sheet margin with nice margins all around tied by indistinct balloon cancel of N.C. awaiting a NC student to identify it, addressed on homemade cover to “Lieut. Lavender Ray, Atlanta, Ga. Care of Col. Wright”. Detailed military bio included with photocopy of his CDV. 

 

Lavender Roy Ray was only 18 years old when he enlisted July 6, 1861 as a private in Co A 1st GA Vol. Infantry and was transferred to Co H 1st Ga Cavalry. He rose through the ranks to Lieut and Ordnance Officer of Wheeler’s Crop, Iverson’s Division. At the time of this correspondence, he was detailed to the Ordnance Department in Atlanta reporting to Major Wright.

$100

 

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C1161

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (AD) with margins all around tied by CHARLESTON / S.C. // SEP / 17 cds on cover addressed to “Miss Lottie Kemper Care of Capt. W(illiam). S. Kemper, A.Q.M. Richmond, Virginia” Kemper was on the General Staff at Camp Winder.

$125

 

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7497

CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue tied Army grid cancel on cover to “T.H. Higinbotham, Quarter Mr Department, Mobile, Ala” with docketing up left side “Recd Nov 21st 1863, answd “ 21”, file fold across left end.  

 

T.H. Higinbotham is shown in military records as 1st Sgt Co C 2 Regt Engineer Troops commanded by Capt. L. Hutchinson. His residence is logically listed as New Orleans. Other correspondence is sent care of the Quartermaster Department or Capt. Douglas Vass who was the QM at Mobile from November 1861 until August 26, 1864 when Mobile fell. Higinbotham is shown on the Roll of POWs surrendered at Citronelle, Ala by Lt. Gen. R. Taylor, CSA to Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby USA in May 1865 and paroled at Meridian, Miss. The 2nd Regiment Engineer Troops, Army and Department of the Gulf, was organized 7 Aug 1863 in Mobile, Alabama under Capt. Hutchinson.

$150

 

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7461

CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 margins) beautiful shade bordering on opaline tied with CHARLESTON / S.C. / AUG / 23 / 186_ cds on pristine homemade cover slightly reduced at left, addressed to “Miss Harriet A. Yellowley, Care of Rev Jos Barkley, Rocky Mount, No Carolina”, Extremely Fine.

$160

 

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7482
CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ opaline blue, 4 clear to large margins, tied on the back flaps of a cover to “Miss M A Baughman, Care Baughman Richard, Richmond, Va” with a DUBLIN / VA // JUL / 1 (1864) cds and second strike on the front, slightly reduced one end. Very fine and a beautiful example of this scarce shade!

$220

 

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7447

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ blue tied CHARLESTON / S.C // DEC / 31 on homemade adversity cover to “A.J. Whetston, Cooks Club, Orangeburg C.H. Care of A. Whetson” with soldier docketing “Johns Island Bat Trenholm Co B via C(h)arleston”. Johns Island is one of the outer islands in Charleston Harbor and no doubt the soldier was serving there. Battery Trenholm or Fort Trenholm was built in late 1864 and named for George A. Trenholm, a Charleston cotton factor, blockade runner, and secretary of the treasury for the Confederacy. The fort was designed to strengthen the batteries controlling the Stono River, particularly Fort Pringle. Additionally, Fort Trenholm was sited to prevent a flanking movement of the James Island batteries by a land force on John’s Island. There is only one Whetston (without an “e” on the end) in the military records and that is J.D.H. Whetston of Co B and C SC 15th Battalion Heavy Artillery which fits. $200.

$200

 

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7583
CSA 12, 10¢ blue bordering on opaline, tied by CHARLESTON / S.C. / JUL / 25 cds on adversity cover made from military form “Lieut. John J. Mellon, Agent”. $300.

$300

 

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7759
CSA 12, 10¢ deep blue (appears to be Keatinge & Ball which would make this very early, but sold without that specific guarantee) tied neat DANVILLE / VA // SEP / 22 (1864) cds on homemade cover docketed from “Capt R Saunders 21st Sept 1864” to “C.Y. Thomas Esq Henry Court House Virga”; C. Y. Thomas was a man of more than ordinary distinction in Virginia, an attorney of ability who served in the Virginia senate before the War and struggled in vain against secession. Despite this, he held the office of commonwealth attorney during the War and was appointed by the Confederacy to distribute supplies to the needy families of Confederate soldiers. Saunders was likely from Saunders Store.$250.

$250

 

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7847

CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 large margins all around) tied bold blue PETERSBURG Va. / NOV 23 cds on neat homemade cover to “Mr. James Epps, Assessor 7th Dist Hicksford Va.” from “Capt Stevens P.T.G.” and “O(fficial) B(usiness) Tax in Kind in regard to writing on estimates”. Small bit of right cover corners neatly repaired otherwise Very Fine. $200.

$200

 

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7848

 CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. AUG 6 (1864) cds on nifty blue adversity cover made of Planters and Mechanics Bank of South Carolina printed form. Very Fine and Showy. Stamp appears to be Keatinge & Ball which would make this earlier than stated earliest known, but sold without that specific guarantee. Frank Baptist, who moved the equipment from Richmond to Columbia, told August Dietz over half a century after said move that he believed it to be in the fall of 1864. Whether that is accurate or not remains to be proved from POD records/contracts with KB. $600.

$600

 

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7821

CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ milky blue shade tied neat bold GRIFFIN / GA. // JUL / 26 cds over 3¢ star-die entire #U27, reduced at left otherwise Extremely Fine, MacBride notations on back flap, Ex Crouch. $270.

$270

 

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8073

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (bit roughly torn at UR) tied LEXINGTON / Va. cds on back flaps of adversity cover made of coastal geodetic survey chart, addressed to “Mr. Edward (A.) McCauley, Signal Corps, Petersburg, Virginia” with “Cobbs” at top (no doubt Cobbs Legion). A quick search of military records added no more but for his middle initial. Scarce and desirable. $240. 

 

The beginnings of the Signal Service in the Confederate army were about simultaneous in the Peninsular command of General John B. Magruder and in the Army of Northern Virginia under General Beauregard. Captain Norris, a member of General Magruder's staff--a gentleman of scientific education and of some nautical experience--called the attention of the General to the advantages to be derived from a system of signals connecting his outposts and his headquarters with Norfolk. Magruder forthwith gave Captain Norris the necessary authority to establish the service, and appointed him Signal Officer to the command.

$240

 

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C1293
CSA 12, 10¢ blue (pre-printing paper crease) tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // DEC / 31 on pristine turned cover addressed to “Mr. Robert Hamilton, Co. D, Orrs Regt. Rifles, McGowan's Brigade, Richmond Va” who addressed it back home with [Due] 10 Army of Northern Virginia in circle to “Miss Maggie T. Hamilton, Fiveforks P.O., Anderson Dist., South Carolina” and endorsed by mandated “Soldiers Letter Co D Orrs Rifles”.  Private Robert Hamilton was in the 1st SC Infantry, part of the 2nd ANV, A.P. Hill’s Division. Ex Myerson and Walske.  $325

$325

 

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C1296

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue cancelled by clear strike of ARMY / OF / TENN three-line field post handstamp on homemade cover to “Mrs. Rebecca Pettigrew, Eutaw Ala.”, forwarded to Tomkinsville with perfect strike of EUTAW ALA. FEB 1864 16 double-circle next to stamp, pencil"Ford Due", half of back flap missing. The combination of this Army of Tennessee field office marking and the Eutaw forwarding cancel is very scarce and desirable, Ex Meroni and Walske.  $2,500.

$2,500

 

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C1298

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied neat ARMY / OF/ TENN three-line field post handstamp on homemade cover to “Miss M. H. Stokes, Decatur, Georgia”, with docketing “War”,  From Capt. T. J. Stokes, 6th Regt Tennessee Volunteer Infantry as determined from other covers in the correspondence. This desirable cancellation is rarely found tied, as it is here. Ex Hart, Corwin and Walske. $900.

$900

 

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C1354

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue with margins all around, tied neat STAUNTON / Va. cds on homemade cover to “Dr. R. Kidder Taylor, Lynchburg, Va”, tiny upper left corner cover stain otherwise Very Fine.  $180.

$180

 

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8210

CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ opaline (or milky) blue, huge margins including left sheet margin, tied perfect strike ATLANTA / Ga. / AUG 20 cds on pristine homemade cover to Sheltonville, Ga., Extremely Fine. $280.

$280

 

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7955
CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied neat blue CHRISTIANSBURG / Va. / APR / 4 cds on fresh cover to Miss Mollie E. Morriss, Pattonsburg, Botetourt Co., Va, Extremely Fine. $160.
$160
 

7999

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied large balloon cancel of LOVINGSTON / Va. / JAN / 8 on cover addressed to Mr L. L. Loving, Comptrollers Office, Richmond, Virginia; bottom back flap missing. The little town of Lovingston, Virginia was named for John Loving, born 1705. Unsure which of the several L. Lovings this might be in the military records. More thorough research needed than I can give. $130.

$130
 

8000

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue cut to shape, used on cover with manuscript
Meadsville Va 12th Mch / 64 (Halifax County) to Miss Bettie Brown, Southern Female College, Petersburg, Va., some cover staining, but very scarce town. $150.

$150
 

8015

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (4 margins) tied MACON / MISS double circle cancel on small homemade cover to Miss Ellen K. Tweed, Camden, South Carolina $200.

$200
 

8017

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (4 margins, PO crease in bottom margin) tied SHUQUALAK / Miss. on cover to Mr. T. L Field Care of Capt J. B. Fulton, Greensboro, Georgia, Scarce town.  $250.

$250
 

8019

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (faulty) tied MACON / MISS double circle cancel on small homemade cover to Mr. Henry Gomer, Scooba [Miss] M. & O. R. R., docketed from Geo M. Mosely, M. & O. R. R. , docketed from Geo M. Mosely. Mobile & Ohio Rail Road $115.

$115
 

8384

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue 4-margin copy (usual gum stains) used with manuscript cancel of Bentivogio, Va Jan 31st [1865], late use and small town (population 63) cancel  $200.

$200
 

8403

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (4 huge margins) tied four pen strokes on adversity cover with no town marking and addressed to Miss Anna R. Tuthill, Columbia, South Carolina Care of Messrs Fisher & Agnew, cover fashioned from a fancy 1858 speech title sheet from Gabriel DuVal, the Superintendent of Education for the State of Alabama, Gabriel B. DuVal was also a captain in Co. E. of the 6th Alabama Infantry (military records included) and thus had little time to devote to the educational system which virtually ceased during the war, according to online sources. Very showy little gem.  $450.

$450
 

8778

CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue tied KINSTON / N.C. cds on fresh homemade cover to Mrs. M[oses] A[shley] Curtis, Hillsboro, NC. Rev. Moses Ashley Curtis was a preeminent mycologist who is renowned among botanists as accumulating the best ever collection of fungi. Mrs. Curtis was from the DeRosset family. $110.

$110
 

8779

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied WILMINGTON N.C. 5 PAID – canceler fashioned from pre-war 3¢ device, on cover to Mr. E A Vogler, Salem NC, slightly reduced at left, Fine. $100.

$100
 

8826

CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 large margins) tied indistinct cds on adversity cover fashioned from lined paper addressed to Robert Nash, Esq, Yellow River, Geo., writing inside cover mentions “Knoxville” and “Nashville”, so possibly a Tennessee cancellation if a TN student can make it out. $160.

$160
 

8849

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied WELDON / N.C. // JAN cds on clean cover to Mr. Charles Bleckley, Catawba Station, NC, initially endorsed “politeness of” with intent to have hand delivered but soldier must have found a stamp and is endorsed “From 49th N.C. Troops” by the only possible soldier, William L. Bleckley.  $120. 


William L. Bleckley 
was a 35 year-old farmer when he enlisted 3-19-62. He was taken prisoner at Fort Stedman, Va 3-25-65 and confined to Pt. Lookout, MD. Military record included.

$120
 

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