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CSA 13, 20¢ green, roughly torn from the sheet but large margin showing part of adjacent stamp at left, neat tied by bold WOODSTOCK / VA. cds on cover to "Mr. W. P. White, Atlanta G.A… Company A 29 Rgt NC Troops Eatons Brigade", top back flap missing, Most Attractive use



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CSA 13, 20¢ green, tied by RICHMOND / VA / Jul 20 cds on cover to "Mr. Thos C. Brown, Ballsville, Powhatan County, Va." with second neat strike below, with original 1864 business enclosure asking if addressee can furnish 3 sugar cane crushers, some light toning, Fine. Confederate Patent Office records show a patent issued to Brown for this new machine on February 8, 1864. A piece of machine history.

CSA 13, 20¢ green tied red PETERSBURG / VA. cds on cover with embossed seal on back flap, addressed to Woodville, Miss., red cancels scarce on this issue, Ex Tobias, 2008 SCV $1,450. 

CSA 13, 20¢ green tied by indistinct town cancel on cover to “Miss Lilly P. McDowell, Lexington, Va.” Lilly P(reston). McDowell married Major Bernard Wolff of the Confederate Army. Lilly was one of nine children of James McDowell who was governor of Virginia 1843-1846 and a member of Congress from 1846-1851. The McDowell estate was named “Colalto” near Lexington, Va.; Ex Katz, 1986 CSA certificate, SCV $1,250. 


CSA 13, 20¢ green with small faults, tied neat RICHMOND / VA  cds on small cover to “Miss Mary B. Cocke, Care Dr. C. C. Cocke, Bremo Bluff Fluvanna Co., part of back flap missing and cover edge tear at left. Dr. Cary Charles Cocke (1814-1888) was a physician. His father was Confederate General John Hartwell Cocke - Virginia planter, reformer, general, and statesman as well as a director of the James River and Kanawha Company and a member of the board of visitors of the University of Virginia.

CSA 13, 20¢ green tied Army of Northern Virginia field cancel, type ANV-2T, on fresh neat homemade cover missing top back flap, addressed to “Col. Eli Wishart, Lumberton, N.C.”, Wm. Weiss 2009 certificate, SCV $1,250.


CSA 13d, 20¢ green diagonal bisect tied AUGUSTA / Ga. // OCT / 6 [1864] cds on cover to “Mrs. Albert Smith, Care Lieut Col. A. J. (or G.) Smith, Chief of Pay Department, Macon, Georgia”, scuffs along top right and down middle of cds where someone tried to scrape off what appears to have been residue of some sort. With a name like Smith, you’ll have to do the research on the officer yourself, but nice address.  $1,900.



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CSA 13a, 20¢ yellow green top sheet margin with lightly struck BLUE PETERSBURG / Va. cds on cover addressed to Miss Ella Norman, Care Rev G. G. Norman, Washington, Georgia, light file fold across bottom, signed by Dietz and with 1945 Royal Philatelic Society certificate #26936. $1,100.



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CSA 13, 20¢ Green, slight pre-use crease, tied by RICHMOND / Va. cds on linen-lined “money envelope” to Miss Mary F. Branch, Ballsville, Powhatan Co Va., July 11, 1864 docketing, folded over at top, Fine,SCV $1,250. $600



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CSA 13, 20¢ green tied by RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 1 / 1863 with red crayon “Due 10” on no doubt overweight legal size cover addressed to Mrs. A. H. Sanders, Lexington, Virginia with docketing up left “after Reid’s capture 1863 & 4”, slightly reduced at top and small stamp and cover faults at upper right. Fascinating back-story - this addressed to Anna J. Sanders.  Her husband George N. Sanders was a Confederate operative who went into exile for several years after the Civil War. Sanders’ sons Reid and Lewis also undertook secret missions for the Confederacy, and Reid’s imprisonment in 1863 by Union authorities at Fort Warren in Boston, MA led to his death in 1864. Will be the topic of an article in the American Stamp Dealer and Collector. $700.



CSA 13, 20¢ green tied red PETERSBURG / Va. // SEP / 24 [1864] on cover to Miss Kate Harrison, Lacys Springs, Va; reduced slightly at left. The most recent research shows that the Petersburg cancel was used in red only September 5 – December 24, 1864,  SCV $1,450. $850.



CSA 13b, 20¢ dark green, exceptionally large margin horizontal pair by LIBERTY / VA // MAY / 6 cds., stamps with deep color; small tone spot at left and sealed tear at right, tied to almost legal-size cover addressed to John W. Jones, Esqr and Capt. N. P. Thaxton, Thaxton's, Va, Bedford County, Va small pieces missing from back, very fine appearance; pairs are not often found on covers that do not pay the Trans-Mississippi rate; a rare cover. 2014 SCV $4,500. $2,500.


Nathaniel P. Thaxton was in Company B, 10th Virginia Battalion Heavy Artillery, Army Northern Virginia. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 13d, 20¢ green, diagonal bisect used as 10¢ tied across cut by AUGUSTA / GA. cds on red brown cover to "Lieut. A.W. Walton, care of Capt. Rye, Thunderbolt, Savannah Ga.", readdressed to Mrs. A. W. Walton in Augusta with CSA 11, 10¢ blue "battlefield" copy with bottom sheet margin and faults, affixed over bisect and tied by SAVANNAH GA. // PAID / OCT / 4 cds, flap removed, very worn around edges but intact and restorable, VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL USE! Ex Everett. $1,950.




Listed in both CSA 13 and CSA 11 sections.

CSA 13, 20¢ green horizontal pair, damaged, just tied CHARLESTON / S.C. dcds on linen-lined legal size envelope to Douglas B. DeSaussure, Esq., Columbia S.C. This was likely overpaid as it was FORWARDED to Thomas Thompson, Esq. in Abbeville S.C. with a 10¢ blue pair, CSA 11, (four margins) tied by lightly struck blue COLUMBIA S.C. cds. UNUSUAL COMBINATION OF STAMPS. Manuscript “[Legal] Opinion” up left side as well as legal case names up right side. Ex Harry McDowell from his Grand Award winning collection. The DeSaussure family was well-known and respected in South Carolina; the family papers are in the SC Historical Society. Douglas served in the 1st SC Regulars Infantry. $600.  Extra shipping charges apply.





CSA 13d, 20¢ green diagonal bisect tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // OCT / 24 cds and grid on cover front only to John L. Faber, Winnsboro, South Carolina; other side bearing CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // OCT / 15 cds and addressed to Henry Horlbeck, Charleston, S.C. 1980 PF Certificate #82728, Ex Cantey. SAID TO BE THE ONLY RECORDED BISECT ON A TURNED COVER, to which I cannot attest but in any case is very rare and desirable. $3,900.    Listed in both CSA 13 and CSA 11 sections.  

Horlbeck Brothers records
, 1824-1860, are in the South Carolina Historical Society. They were architects and builders, the business usually cited as H. Horlbeck and Brothers (three brothers – Henry, Edward Daniel and John). Boone Hall was the family plantation. 




CSA 13, 20 ¢ green with large margins all around, tied by RED PETERSBURG / Va. // SEP / 18 cds on cover to S. M. Carter, Milledgeville, Ga; back flap missing, ex DuPuy. SCV $1,450. $950.



CSA 13, 20 ¢ green with 3 large margins, clear at top, slight crease at bottom, tied by PETERSBURG / Va. // Feb / 12 [1865] cds on neat homemade cover to Mrs. A. C. Hopkins, Painesville, Va. from her husband who was Stonewall Jackson’s personal chaplain, light contemporary docketing at top “1st letter received after visit in Feb. 1865” during the Siegel of Petersburg. Excellent LATE WAR USE about six weeks before Petersburg fell April 2 and Lee surrendered April 9, 1865. $750.

Abner Crump Hopkins (1835-1911) was Chaplain of the 2nd Virginia Regiment, Genl Paxton’s Brigade in Genl T. J. Jackson’s Army of the Valley of Virginia. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 13, 20¢ green tied RICHMOND // NOV / 5 on back flaps, stamp ripped upon opening, addressed on other side to Mrs. Charles L. Briscoe, Box 742, Richmond, Virginia; cover creasing and wear but still very presentable. SCV $1,250. $250.



CSA 13d, 20¢ green diagonal bisect with somewhat clipped corners, tied light BROWNSVILLE / TEX. / 3 MAY cds with second fuller strike at left on cover to Miss Sallie A. McGehee, Prairie Lea Texas. During the Civil War, men from Prairie Lea served with Hood's Texas Brigade and took part in the ill-fated Sibley Campaign in New Mexico. Residents raised money to send for the abandoned and destitute troops. A tax was imposed to raise funds for local families who had lost their breadwinners in the war. Slightly reduced at left and a bit worn.  $900. 



CSA 13a, 20¢ yellow green (3 margins), tied by beautifully struck WINDSOR / N.C. // MAR / 26 cds on homemade cover to William H. Badgett, Jackson Hill, N.C., 1996 CSA certificate, SCV $1,250 for regular shade on cover. $750.



CSA 13, 20¢ green (4 margins, pres-use crease) tied by light strike WILMINGTON / N.C. cds on cover to Miss Mary Willis, Dr. F. T. Willis, Savannah, Ga, Ex Dietz collection. SCV $1,250. $600.



CSA 13, 20¢ green (4 big margins) tied bold neat LYNCHBURG / Va. // JUL / 30 cds on fresh cover to Mrs. H. S. Wilkmon, Buckingham C.H., Va. with manuscript directive “via Farmville.” Top back flap missing, and small cover tear at top edge, Pretty use. SCV $1,250. $800.



Listed in both CSA 13 and Miscellaneous-2


CSA 13, 20¢ green, tied neat RICHMOND / VA cds on overpaid cover to Edward W. Brown, Powhatan Court House, Virginia, with most interesting 2-page LETTER signed Mary S. Harwood, headed Richmond, August 25, 1864, letter file fold splits neatly repaired with archival tape. Writer requests Brown’s legal advice solicited by her mother regarding the sale of one of her servants (euphemism for slave), Harriett, because of her (bad) conduct. She wants to give the sale proceeds to the writer and her sister and does not want to buy any more servants, given the current political climate. She is wondering about the legalities of such a transaction and if it is necessary to inform the court of the sale or if she can dispose of the money as she wishes, with the securities being exempt. She declares the “servants” (slaves) are such “troublesome creatures.” Also says, We hear roar of cannon day & night, almost constantly. Last night about 2 O’clock we heard very rapid firing not withstanding it was dark & rainy, down toward Petersburg.” This was during the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, 1988 CSA certificate 01728 opining genuine overpayment of single letter rate, Ex P.W.W. Powell. SCV $1,250 just for a single rate use and no letter, back flap missing and small edge tears at top. $450.


Edward Smith Brown (1818-1908) came from good stock in every sense of the word, for his parents were more than ordinary people in a community of the highest social advantages until after the close of the Civil War. Very detailed bio on linked page.



CSA 13, 20¢ green tied by RICHMOND / VA. // OCT / 10 CDS on thick bordered MOURNING cover to Edward S. Brown, Ballsville, Powhatan County, Va. Ex Henry G. Gibson (Ward sale 12). $1,000.

Listed in both Mourning Cover and CSA 13 sections



Listed in both Miscellaneous-2 and CSA 13 sections

TRANS-MISSISSIPPI-WEST TO EAST: CSA 13, 20¢ green, horizontal pair, manuscript canceled on cover to Mrs. Bettie Clay, Independence, Texas, with "Trans Mississippi" endorsement under postage, privately carried outside the postal system and entered the mails with HUNTSVILLE / TEX. // OCT / 26 cds; left stamp and several cover holes repaired but would benefit from a more professional job – cheap enough that substantial value would be added., 1978 CSA certificate. Sent from Capt. Tacitus T. Clay. Clay to his wife. Ex Telep. UNLISTED IN KRIEGER CENSUS. SCV $3,000. $600.


Capt. Tacitus Thomas Clay served in Co. I, 5th Texas (the Bloody Fifth). Lengthy detailed bio on linked page.



CSA 13, 20¢ green (4 clear to large margins) tied by indistinct S.C. circle datestamp on cover to W. K. McElvein (sic – s/b McElveen), Kingstree, So.Ca., slightly reduced at top, 1995 CSA Certificate. $500.



CSA 13, 20¢ green tied indistinct CHARLOTTESVILLE / VA double-circle datestamp on TURNED COVER to Mrs. Beby I. Semple, Union Town, Alabama. Inside use tied blue PETERSBURG / Va. cds to Mrs. Frances W. Meriwether, Keswick Depot, Albemarle Co., Va. Ex Wyche and Engstler. Scarce turned use with typographed and intaglio issues. $375.


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