Items for Sale - CSA 2, 10¢ Blue Lithograph on Cover
Hoyer & Ludwig (H), J. T. Paterson (P), Stone Y (Y)

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4498

CSA 2, large 4-margin 10¢ light milky blue Stone Y tied blue LYNCHBURG / Va. // OCT / 23 [1862] cds on folded business letter to Haw River, NC, an early use, Very Fine.

$280
 

4424

CSA 2, 4-margin 10¢ blue Hoyer & Ludwig tied indistinct TUDOR HALL / Va. cds on clean lemon cover to Paulina Harden, Chester C.H., S.C.

$350

4347
CSA 2a, superb 10¢ light blue Paterson printing with 4 huge margins tied bold neat WINCHESTER / Va. cds on cover with slight edge wear to Macon, Georgia. Winchester was the site of several major Civil War battles with an incredible statistic - the city changed hands over 70 times over the course of the war. Signed Brian Green.
$425
 

4226
CSA 2e, 5¢ light milky blue, Stone Y, ample to mostly large margins all around, slight diagonal crease at bottom left, tied by "GOLDSBOROUGH / N.C. // Oct. 9" circular datestamp to cover to Shelby, N.C., Fine, 2007 SCV $525.
$375
 

4083
CSA 2e, 10¢ light milky blue Stone Y tied AUGUSTA / GA // DEC 4 cds on nice homemade cover to "D.H. Reid Esq., Eatonton, Geoa; 2007 SCV $525.
$350
 

1051
CSA 2, 10¢ blue Paterson tied neat blue DANVILLE / Va. cds on fresh commercial envelope
$260
 

1074

CSA 2a, 10¢ light blue, Paterson print with huge margins top and right with part frame of second stamp showing at top to just in at bottom, tied neat MACON / GA. double circle cancel on cover addressed to Dr. James H. Furman, cover refolded at top, Very Fine, 2007 SCV $525.00. Dr. Furman was from an influential family in America since 1630. He owned Cornhill Plantation, a medium-sized plantation with 30 to 50 slaves in Privateer, S.C. where he farmed and practiced medicine. Detailed bio included.

$350

1060
CSA 2e, 10¢ blue, Stone Y, tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. cds on small commercial cover to Flat Rock, N.C. SCV $535.

$350

 


4615

CSA 2a, lightly pen canceled 4-margin 10¢ light blue Paterson print on folded business letter headed Navasota (Texas) Novb 19, 1862 to "R. C. Campbell, Huntsville, Texas" re freight received by train and plan to ship goods by the next safe stagecoach. The running of the H. & T.C. Railroad to Navasota in 1859 changed a sleepy settlement into a hub of business and economic activity. Navasota became the shipping and cotton-processing center of the region.

$325

5009
CSA 2, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y with large to huge margins showing part of another stamp at top, pre-use horizontal crease tied neat blue LYNCHBURG / Va . // JAN/2 cds on cover homemade from heavy butcher type paper and addressed to "Mr. Joel W. Haden, 4th Virginia Regiment Heavy Artil. Care of Capt A. Jordan, Richmond". While extremely interesting service records were found for Joel Watkins Haden in Virginia 2nd Cavalry, they do not indicate his service in 4th VA Heavy Artillery. Info included in any case as service records often incomplete or deceiving.
$275
 

5452
CSA 2b, 10¢ blue, Hoyer & Ludwig, top sheet margin copy, tied Tudor Hall, Va. cds (the cancellation for Manassas) on cover to Pendleton, S.C., Ex-Wm. A. Fox.
$350
 

6703

CSA 2e, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y on folded business letter tied blue PETERSBURG / VA. // OCT cds to “Geo E. Welsh, Esq. Cashier, Danville Va”, file fold through stamp and splits/tear internally, 2008 SCV $525. 

$295

6866

CSA 2, 10¢ blue Paterson, four large even margins, tied  neat bold MOBILE / ALA.  // OCT 29 double circle cancel on homemade cover to “Rev John F. Evans, Citronell, Ala.” Very Fine.

$350
 

7133

CSA 2a, 10¢ light blue Paterson tied light GREENVILLE C.H. / S.C. // OCT / 28 cds on homemade cover to “Miss Harriott (sic) Middleton, Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina”. Harriett Simmons Middleton was married to Henry Augustus Middleton who was connected to European royalty. The Middletons were an extensive and prominent Carolinian family.

$250
 

6964

CSA 2e, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y tied indistinct ANDERSON C.H. S.C. FEB 7 cds on homemade turned cover to “Sergt D. F. Anderson, Orrs Regt. Rifles, Co. L, Richmond, Va.”; inside use endorsed by same soldier and sent to his wife with GUINEYS / Va cds and pencil “Due 10”. Military records reveal him as Daniel F. Anderson and he was part of A. P. Hill’s Army of Northern Virginia. A very nice soldier use, to and from.

$400
 

6931

CSA 2, 10¢ blue Paterson tied SPARTANBURG / S.C. // DEC / 8 / 1862 double circle cancel on wonderful blue printed adversity cover fashioned from New York station form noting “New York, Duane Street Pier, Ticket Office, Emigrant Agency, Express Freight, Milk Agency” and more; on underside of flap is contemporary handwriting “This comes of people “going to get married directing letters upside down etc.”; back flaps sealed with red sealing wax which also peeks out from lower left corner of the stamp – obviously the gum was not sticking too well. To cap off an already nifty cover, it is nicely addressed to “Dr. C. E. Fleming, Surgeon 22nd S.C. Regt. Evans Brigade, Kinston, North Carolina”. His military records show no more than the cover address, but a full unpublished bio is included courtesy of Terry Hambrecht. Records show that while he did attend medical classes, he never received a degree although he did practice medicine. After the war he was an apothecary, cotton merchant and practiced medicine as well. He died in 1894. 

$450

6934

CSA 2, 10¢ blue Hoyer and Ludwig print used with manuscript cancel, upper left star flaw resembling the “comet” variety, red CAMDEN / S.C. / DEC / 10 double circle to “Capt. E. B. Cantey, Blandings Regiments Manassas Junction Virginia”; Cantey commanded Company C  6th S.C. Infantry (Palmetto Sharpshooters), a part of the Army of Northern Virginia participating in famous battles such as Antietam and Sharpsburg.

$350

7218

CSA 2,10¢ blue Paterson, tied dark boldly struck RICHMOND / Va. cds on cover to “R. G. Lindsay, Esq., Greensboro, N. Carolina”, tiniest cover tear at top and flap tear, Ex-Whittle.

$240

7324

CSA 2e, 10¢ light milky blue Stone Y tied tied HARRISONBURG / Va. // NOV / 12 cds on cover to “Mr. John I. Pace, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., Va.”, piece out of front of cover across top, otherwise Fine.

$230
 

C1181

CSA 2e, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y, tied RICHMOND / Va. // JAN / 31 cds on homemade cover of butcher paper, addressed to “Capt. James S. Greene, Saltville, Rockingham, Va.”, SCV $525.

$220

C1182

CSA 2e, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y bottom sheet margin copy tied RICHMOND / Va. // JAN / 31 cds on homemade cover of butcher paper, addressed to a colonel in Virginia (hard to decipher – I leave you to the research), cover trimmed slightly at top affecting upper right corner of stamp, SCV $525+

$200
 

C1183

CSA 2b, 10¢ dark blue Hoyer & Ludwig (small stamp faults) tied TUDOR HALL / Va. cds with sideways date cliché on delightful small embossed ladies cover addressed to “Miss Martha R. Shuttlesworth, Gainesville P.O., Hall County, Georgia”, slight soiling and slightly reduced at left, but a charmer, SCV $450+.

$300

C1185

CSA 2e, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y two singles with huge margins at top and one side that look like they were cut from the sheet side by side, tied together by blue COLUMBIA / S.C. cds on cut down legal size cover or wrapper with edge repair/restoration at right and file crease across top through the stamps, addressed to “Clough Farrar Esqre, Mount Taber PO, Union District, S.C.” As singles on individually covers, these would catalog $535 each. Rare to have two Stone Y uses on one cover.

$350

C1091

CSA 2a, 10¢ light blue Paterson tied by neat MACON / GA double circle cancel on homemade cover with straightline DUE (ms) 20 addressed to “Mrs. S. M. Carter, Spring Place, Geo”, Rare, Ex Tate.

$425
 

C1120

CSA 2, 10¢ blue Paterson with large margins all around, tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // DEC / 13 cds on cover to “Dr. Jno A Barksdale, Laurens C.H., S.C.”, Ex Milgram and Wm. A. Fox. Unpublished physician bio enclosed. During the war, John A. Barksdale served as a volunteer in Richmond and North Georgia, administering to the sick and wounded. He was a South Carolinian and spent most of his career as physician and druggist in Laurens C.H.  He was also elected for a term to the SC State Legislature.

$300
 

7458
CSA 2, 10¢ light blue Paterson print (4 large margins, light horizontal crease) used with manuscript “Oakville Va May 5” cds on cover addressed to “Miss Fannie Branch, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Virginia Care Mr. J. R. McTyre”, docketing at left “Answered May 8th / 63, small piece of cover face missing at top left and bit edge worn.
$180
 

7578

CSA 2, 10¢ blue Paterson with decoratively clipped corners tied TULLAHOMA / Ten. / MAY cds on narrow thin pale blue cross-hatch watermark lined paper. Pretty. $425.

$425
 

7588
CSA 2, 10¢ light milky blue Stone Y tied PALMETTO/ Ga. MAY 4 cds on cover to “Mr. S. D. Kirk, Charleston, S.C.” $375.
$375
 

7734
CSA 2b, 10¢ dark blue Hoyer & Ludwig, 4 large margins all around, tied RICHMOND / Va. // JUN 20 / 1862 cds (Powell type 3b showing broken “N”) on cover to Dover Mills, Va., Very Fine  $700.
$700
 

7735

CSA 2, 10¢ blue Paterson printing, large margins to just touching at top left, tied by bold blue LYNCHBURG / Va. // OCT / 4 / 1862 cds on homemade cover to Temperance, Va.  $350.

$350
 

7736

CSA 2, 10¢ blue Paterson printing (light vertical crease) tied by SAVANNAH / GA. cds on cover to Glasgow, Ga. $190.

$190
 

7739
CSA 2, 10¢ blue Paterson printing with 4 large margins all around, tied RICHMOND / Va. cds on cover to Yanceyville, N.C. $280.
$280
 

7855

CSA 2, 10¢ deep blue Hoyer & Ludwig tied neat ACCOKEEK / Va.  // JAN / 1 / 1862 cds on neat cover to Independence, Texas. Ex-Wm A. Fox, small pieces of back flaps missing, otherwise Very Fine. Scarce Eastern Shore of Virginia postmark. $450.

$450
 

7809

CSA 2b, 10¢ dark blue Paterson with blue dot after America, (4 margins) tied light GRIFFIN / GA. / OCT 21 (1862) cds on homemade cover to “J(ohn). W. Park, Atty at Law, Greenville, Georgia”, with original enclosure from J. D. Stewart regarding legal matters. Scarcer dark Paterson shade, Ex Crouch.  $400.

$400
 

7815
CSA 2b, 10¢ dark blue Paterson, (4 margins) tied light GRIFFIN / GA. / SEP 26 (1862) cds on folded letter to “J(ohn). W. Park, Atty at Law, Greenville, Georgia”, from J. D. Stewart regarding legal matters. Scarcer dark Paterson shade, Ex- Crouch  $400
$400
 

1055

CSA 2b, 10¢ dark blue Hoyer & Ludwig printing, 4 nice margins, tied on cover by CHARLESTON, S.C. cds on fresh homemade cover to”Capt. C. D. Barksdale, Lauren C.H., S.C.”, Barksdale was in Co L 1st SC Infantry, Gregg’s Brigade, A.P. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia. $300.

$300
 

1184

CSA 2e, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y, nice 4 margin copy tied by bold RICHMOND / Va. // NOV / 24 / 1862 cds on fresh cover to “Rev. H. F. Hoyt, Athens, Georgia”, top back flap missing otherwise Very Fine. $300.

$300
 

8280

CSA 2, 10¢ blue vertical pair, Paterson print, large margins except close at upper left, trivial wrinkle on top stamp, tied by incomplete strike of usual greasy PRINCE EDWARD C.H. / VA. cds on cover to “William C. Snead, Esq., Macfarland's, Va.”; Envelope has been turned inside out with original 1858 handcarried use to Pittsylvania C.H., Very Fine, Scarce use of pair on cover, 2010 SCV $950. Ex Walcott.  $700.

$700
 

7992

CSA 2a, 10¢ light blue Paterson (4 huge margins) tied RICHMOND / Va. // NOV 14 cds on pristine homemade cover to J M Booker Esq., Lynchburg, Va, signed by Dietz, Very Fine. $220.

$220

9921

CSA 2, 10¢ blue Paterson (4 margins) tied neat MORGAN / Ga / JUN / 23 cds on outer folded letter to Wm E. Smith, Attorney at Law, Albany Ga, docketed as being from Mrs. Wells, Ex Morgan. $260.

$260

10259


CSA 2-HL, 10¢ deep blue Hoyer & Ludwig printing  (small faults) tied neat MAGNOLIA / Miss // JAN / 26 cds on cover to Miss Louise B. Campbell, Care C. W. Newton Esq, Alexandria, La. where it was forwarded with a bold red ALEXANDRIA / LA. // JAN / 29 cds and manuscript “Ford 10¢” to Homer, Claiborne Par[ish] La.; bit reduced at left into cds, Nice forwarded from scarcer towns. $450.

$450

10261


CSA 2-P, 10¢ blue Paterson print (4 nice margins) tied bold PAULDING / Miss // JAN / 2 cds on cover to Attn. Kirk Esq., Gold Hill, Rowan County, North Carolina, Very Fine.  $325.
$325
 

9786


CSA 2e, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y tied BAINBRIDGE / Ga // NOV / 2 cds on turned unused pre-war 3¢ Nesbitt postal stationery to Mrs. Jas. Shackelford, Cedar Spring P.O., Early Co, Geo; some flap faults but very Nice adversity use.   $300.

$300
 

10629


CSA 2e, 10¢ light milky blue with transient vertical line variety, probably caused by a hair on the plate or something similar, tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. / OCT / 13 CDS on pristine homemade cover from Capt. John S. Wilson to “Capt. [William A.] Walker, Comp D 1st Reg S.C. Cavalry, Richmond, Va.” with manuscript “Official” and “Charge Box” at top. Original printed and filled out small form from CONFEDERATE GENERAL HOSPITAL, South Carolina College, Columbia dated October 15, 1862 and made out to Sergt W. B. Robinson of Capt. Walker’s Regiment and signed by Surgeon W. H. Wheeler, P.A.C.S. Walker rose to Lt. Col.  Wilson was in the House of Representatives when the Ordinance of Secession was passed and raised a company of Calvary, AKA “The Chester Troop”, which he placed under Walker. (part of Fitzhugh Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia) Original biography of Wilson and Walker written by a descendant accompanies plus Walker military records. Wonderful cover and rare Confederate hospital form. $800.

 

Captain John Simonton Wilson served in  Company D, First Regiment, S. C. Calvary. Dr. William H. Wheeler was a surgeon in the NC Militia, 17th BrigadeMuch more information on linked page.

$800



10706

CSA 2-HL, 10¢ deep blue Hoyer & Ludwig tied CALHOUN / Ga. // JUL / 25 on back flap of cover to Mrs. G. A. Melvin, Fort Valley, Geo; stamp torn in two upon opening but present as Very Fine.  $220.

 

$220
 

9400

CSA 2-H, 10¢ dark blue (4 large even margins) tied RICHMOND / Va. cds on pale pink watermarked envelope to Mr. Geo Steele, Yorkville, South Carolina; top back flap missing. $250.

$250
 

10292

CSA 2-Y, 10¢ light blue Stone Y tied by RICHMOND / Va. // xxx / 22 / 1862 cds on cover addressed to Mrs. George D. Wise, Care of Robert F. Williams, Esq, Pittsylvania C.H., Virginia; sealed flap tear extending a bit over the top edge otherwise Fine.  $200.

$200
 

11162

CSA 2a, 10¢ light blue Paterson (4 margins and tiny internal tear at bottom edge) used with manuscript cancel of Scottsburg, Va / Feby 27 on homemade cover to Mr. Henry E. Coleman, Palmers Springs, Mecklinburg Co, Va.  $300.

$300
 

11502

CSA 2e, 10¢ light blue Stone Y (4 margins) tied blue HOWARDSVILLE / VA. on turned cover to Mayo Cabell Esq., Tye River W[are] House, Nelson[County Va] with docketing up left side “Wm A Turner Statement Ed Burgess, Bonds injustice Buckingham Court December 1862; inside use with manuscript “Hardwicksville Va / Sept 12th / 63” postmark but no rate or other postal markings addressed to Mrs. Sarah Barton, Lexington, Virginia; flap tear at bottom extending slightly to front; Ex Thacker.  $400.

 

Mayo Cabell (1800-1869) was a wealthy owner of multiple estates and a successful businessman who ran a store at Tye River Warehouse with boats and a freight business on the cancel as well as sawmills.

$400


11727

CSA 2-P, 10¢ blue Paterson bottom sheet margin single tied RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 2 / 1862 cds on cover to John C. Gordon, Esqr, Bentivoglio P.O., Albemarle, Va.; tiny tear at top and flap tears otherwise Very Fine with gorgeous stamp. $325.

 

Dr. John Churchill Gordond was appointed Asst. Surgeon a little over a week later to the 38th Va. Infantry. Much more information on linked page.

$325
 


11735

CSA 2-P, 10¢ blue Paterson with 4 large margins all around (light pre-use corner crease at UR), tied RICHMOND / Va. cds on homemade cover to Dr. John C. Gordon, Bentivoglio, Albemarle Co., Virginia; small flap tears, Fine. $150.

 

Dr. John Churchill Gordon  was appointed Asst. Surgeon a little over a week later to the 38th Va. Infantry. Much more information on linked page.

$150


11980

CSA 2-P, 10¢ blue (small faults) tied by RICHMOND / Va. cds on cover to Mrs. Mary J. Curtis, Care of Geo. W. Mordecai, Raleigh, N.C. Mrs. Mary J(ane DeRosset) Curtis was the wife of the preeminent mycologist, Rev. Moses Ashley Curtis. $125.

$125


11981

CSA 2-H, 10¢ blue (small faults) tied by RICHMOND / Va. cds on cover to Mrs. Mary J. Curtis, Kettrell’s Springs,  N. Car. Mrs. Mary J(ane DeRosset) Curtis was the wife of the preeminent mycologist, Rev. Moses Ashley Curtis. $250.

$250


12430

CSA #2-H, 10¢ blue Hoyer tied over 3¢ star-die entire by RICHMOND / Va. // AUG / 7 / 1862 cds; stamp has been moved to left to show imprint, addressed to H. A. Crane, Esq., Savannah, Georgia; slightly reduced at left, docketing “Horan July 7” but cds clearly Aug 7. Heman Averill Crane was a merchant born in Connecticut but moved to Savannah in 1843 partnering over the years with various others in the grocery and mercantile trade. $350.

$350
 

13484

CSA 2-Pa, 10¢ light blue, clear to mostly large margins all around tied to homemade cover by partial RICHMOND / Va. // NOV / 10 cds addressed to Wm. L. Owen, Esq., Black Walnut, Va., faint vertical file fold well away from stamp or postmark. Ex Toaspern. $190.

 

Hon. William Lee Owen was a wealthy merchant and planter who represented Halifax County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1876 to 1881. Much more information on linked page.

$190

1278

CSA 2-Ye, 10¢ milky blue, Stone Y, tied by RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 25 / 1862 CDS on cover to Mrs. D. Speed Jones, Henderson, N. C.; 2000 CSA Certificate #3604, SCV $400. $300.

 

$300.

14116

CSA 2-Pa, 10¢ light blue, Paterson with ample to mostly large margins, tied by blue LYNCHBURG / VA. // NOV / 19 cds on fresh cover to Mrs. D. H. Plaine, Bonsacks, Va.; minor cover edge repair at top and gently cleaned, Very Fine, signed Bolaffi, A. Diena. $225.

$225

14117

CSA 2-Ye, 10¢ Greenish Blue, Stone Y, large margins, tied by RICHMOND / Va. cds on homemade TURNED COVER to Annie E. Clark, Peaksville Va., turned and re-used Richard D. Overstreet, Gordonsville VaCare of Capt. H. C. Dickinson, Co. A, 2nd Va Cavalry with CSA 2a 10¢ light blue, Paterson, used with manuscript "Peaksville, Va." postmark, Very Fine, unusual combination of 10¢ lithograph printings on a turned cover. Henry Clay Dickinson was one of the IMMORTAL 600 confined under fire of his own guns. See my article re this deplorable tale of retribution at http://www.csadealer.com/files/ASDAPR09.pdf Detailed military bio included and linked on detail page. $750.

$750

12719

CSA 2-H, 10¢ dark blue (4 large margins all around) tied ATHENS / TEN double circle postmark on cover to William J. Hornsby, Care Messrs R. G. Clark & Co, Knoxville, Tenn.; slightly reduced at top, flap repairs, Ex Judd  $275.

$275

14407

CSA 2-H, 10¢ deep blue Hoyer & Ludwig PAIR tied blue UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA / VA // OCT / 16 / [1862] dcds on cover to Miss Bell Cohen, Care Hon. Solomon Cohen, Savannah, Geo; small stamp and cover restorations, back flap reattached, intact wax seal on back flaps, 2014 SCV $1,500. Solomon Cohen was a lawyer of prominence and pre-war US and Confederate postmaster of Savannah. Nice piece of Judaica. $700.

 

Solomon Cohen was a lawyer in Georgetown, S.C., served as U.S. Postmaster in Savannah, 1853-1861. Much more information on linked page.

$700

14409

CSA 2-Y, 10¢ light milky blue Stone Y with huge margins all around, faintest vertical pre-use crease tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // JAN / 7 cds on pristine homemade cover to Mrs. Thos W. Chestnut, Gainsville, Florida; Jumbo stamp on lovely cover. $550.

 

Thomas Whitaker Chestnut was related to James Chestnut, Jr. and Mary Boykin Chestnut of Diary From Dixie fame. Much more information on linked page.

$550

13763

CSA 2, 10¢ blue tied RICHMOND / Va. // NOV / 13 / 1862 cds on neat cover to E. B. Smithson Esq., Rehoboth, Va. Ephraim B. Smithson was in the Virginia 22nd Battalion Infantry. Captured in Richmond April 3, 1865, died in June of disease as a POW at Point Lookout. Heartbreaking so late when the war was essentially ended. $275.

$275

14592

CSA 2-P, 10¢ dark blue, 2 singles tied PORT GIBSON / Miss. // NOV / 13 / 1862 cds on overweight letter to Gustavus A. Myers, Esq., Richmond, Va; slightly reduced at top, small tear at upper right, 2001 CSA Certificate #04079. Scarce Use. $850.

 

Gustavus A. Myers was a lawyer in Richmond who served as Acting British Consul during the war. Much more information on linked page.

$850
 

14968

CSA 2-H, 10¢ blue (couple tiniest flaws) tied AUGUSTA / GA. // JUL / 14 [1862] dcds on cover to “Mrs. G. M. Coffin” with “care of” addressee crossed out as well as destination of Charleston; struck with CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUL / 17 / 1862 dcds, red crayon “due” and handstamped “10” for FORWARDING to Columbia, S.C. Ex Kohn. The Coffin family was well-known and respected, owing plantations in various locations in South Carolina. $500.

$500

15249

CSA 2-P, 10¢ light blue Paterson printing (4 margins) tied neat light CHATTANOOGA / Ten. // DEC 1862 cds on clean commercially made envelope to E. B. Baker, Natchez, Miss; with contemporaneous docketing “Chattanooga Rebel to June 1863”, opening flap tears, Very Fine. CCV $900. $450.

$450

15328

CSA 2-Y, 10¢ light milky blue Stone Y right sheet margin (tiny faults) tied scarce MOUNTAIN HILL / GA cds on clean homemade cover to J. H. Gant Esq, Cleveland, Tennessee. Cover slightly reduced at top with sealed opening flap tears and sealed edge tear at top. Gant was the postmaster at Cleveland. $300.

$300

15482

CSA 2-Ha, 10¢ dark blue Hoyer & Ludwig (4 large to huge margins) tied TUDOR HALL / Va. cds on cover to Miss Missouria T. Thomas, Trenton, Smith Co. Miss, small cover edge tear below the stamp at left, Dietz signature on back flap. $300.

$300
 
15572

CSA 2-H, 10¢ dark blue Hoyer & Ludwig print (sealed pre-use tear) tied TUDOR HALL / Va. // JAN 21 / 1862 on cover to Mrs. J. C. McLure Care of Dr. Reedy, Chesterville, SC, small stain at upper right and slightly reduced at right. Cover from Lt. John W. McLure correspondence, according to prior owner. Ex Brandon. $190


John W. McLure
enlisted as a 2nd Lieut. in Co. G, SC 5th Infantry, D. R. Jones Brigade, Longstreet’s Division, 1st Corps, Department of Northern Virginia, Potomac District.

 $190

16134
CSA 2-Pb (2b), 10¢ dark blue Paterson, scarce MIXED FRANKING tied bold FAIRFIELD / Va. // SEPT / 10 (ms) cds in combination with CSA 11, 10¢ blue (both with small faults) on adversity cover fashioned from lined ledger paper, to John W. Hopewell, Staunton, Virginia. Nice cover. Ex Cox. $260. $260

16473
CSA 2-P, 10¢ light blue Paterson with 4 irregularly separated margins resulting in small faults, tied double strike of CULPEPER C.H. / Va. // OCT / 22 [1863] cds on homemade cover to Mrs. John S. Mechum, Brinkleyville, Halifax County, Va, per R R Mechum, address mostly crossed out in peacock blue ink – to what end, I am unsure. Most of top back flap missing. $150. $150
 
16007

CSA 2-P, 10¢ blue Paterson print (tiniest faults) tied by both pen cancel and J.R.G. personal addressee handstamp, no doubt used at school to mark his own belongings, much as we still do today. Neat cds of BLADON SPRINGS / ALA. OCT / 2 [1862] at left, on folded letter to James R. Garber, Military School, Tuscaloosa, Ala., from grandfather (Jas. Rhodes) to grandson scolding him for being too soft at home. Among other things, grandpa says “Your mess mates will pound at you if you grumble and quit. Let the flies & mosquitoes do their best without hindrance and eat the tough beef like you love it!” Full typed transcript and photocopies of the letter to cut down on folding and unfolding. Some professionally reinforced file splits. Ex Hall. $350.


James R. Garber
obviously made it through the military academy. He enlisted 15 April 1864 as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company G, Alabama 8th Cavalry, Armistead’s Brigade.

$350
 
16541

CSA 2-Ye, 10¢ light blue Stone Y (4 margins) tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // DEC 6 [1862] cds on folded letter to B. D. Boyd, Bank Newberry, S.C., sent by Blakely & Williams saying that, “The a/c (account) recd (received) may appear confused as we had not our arrangements made with banks and the Confederate counterfeit difficulties threw us out of our regular course. Hereafter we hope for smooth plain sailing.” Very Fine. SCV $400.  $400.

$400

16704

CSA 2-Y, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y (faults but superb appearance) tied bold PROCTOR’S CREEK / Va. // NOV / 3 / 1862 on COVER MADE OF RECYCLED NEWSPRINT, showing traces of type font front and back, addressed to “Mrs. Bettie R. Martin, Leaksville, Rockingham, Co., N. Carolina.” Cover with light stain and small edge tears at left.  $250.

$250

16979

CSA 2-Y (Scott 2e), 10¢ milky blue, Stone Y, tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // OCT / 16 cds on lovely adversity cover made of promissory note, to Miss M. E. Bouknight, Newberry, SC, 4 large margins all around to showing trace of adjacent stamp at top, opening flap tears, Ex Wayman. $500.

$500

17059

CSA 2-Pa, 10¢ light blue, tied neat FAYETTEVILLE / N.C. // NOV / 7 / 1862 cds on adversity cover fashioned from bank default notice, addressed to John Harrington, Esq, folded open to display. $550.

$550

16856

CSA 2-Ye, 10¢ light blue Stone Y tied RICHMOND / VA. // JAN / 14 / 1863 cds on cover to “Joseph T. Morton, Esq., Richmond Va.” which has been crossed out and readdressed / FORWARDED to Danville; back flaps have embossed Union patriotic seal and flaps are edged in red and blue, 2004 CSA certificate. Ex Royster and Katz. $500

$500

17172

CSA 2-Pa, 10¢ light blue Paterson printing, 4 margins, tied RICHMOND / Va. // NOV / 17 / 1862 cds on fresh cover to Mrs. Lucy Coile, Jefferson, Jackson County, Ga., Very Fine. $250.

$250

17173

CSA 2-Hb, 10¢ dark blue Hoyer & Ludwig printing, position 10 with G & E joined, tied RICHMOND / Va. // AUG / 20 / 1862 cds on commercially made cover to Mrs. Hugh R. Miller, Pontotoc, Mississippi, with manuscript directive at upper left “P.M. please forward.”  $300.

$300

17175

CSA 2-Y, 10¢ light milky blue, Stone Y with huge margins all around including part of adjacent stamp at bottom, tied bold perfectly struck RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 24 / 1862 cds on legal cover to “Surg[eon] A. Holmes, Poplar Lawn Hospital, Petersburg, Va. with manuscript “Official Business” at upper right, small sealed tear at top edge not near stamp. $350.

 

Poplar Lawn was one of seven Petersburg hospitals 1863-1865. Allmond Holmes enlisted as Chief Surgeon and was commissioned into Field and Staff NC 26th Infantry, Pettigrew’s Brigade, on 10-23-62. Much more information about both Holmes and Poplar Lawn on linked page.

$350

17177

CSA 2-Hb, 10¢ dark blue Hoyer & Ludwig print with 4 huge margins including large part of adjacent stamp at left, tied light RICHMOND / Va. cds on adversity cover fashioned from printed bank form which shows wonderfully inside and out, to Mrs. Martha Mitchell, G…sville, Alabama. $350.

$350

17732

CSA 2-Y, 10¢ milky blue Stone Y (4 margins, tiny facial scrapes) tied RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 19 / 1862 cds on pristine cover to Miss Fannie Ridley, Petersburg, Va / Care of Mr. A. Plummer, signed Brian Green, Ex Dan Warren. SCV $400.  $220.

$220

17737

CSA 2-P, 10¢ blue Paterson (couple horizontal scrapes across stamps) tied boldly struck RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 17 / 1862 cds on cover to Messrs. Alex’r & Jas. M. Donnan, Petersburg, Va, slight fold at bottom. $150.

$150

17736

CSA 2b, Paterson 10¢ dark blue (CC 2-Pb) dry printing from a worn stone (4 large to huge margins), tied to cover by a MOBILE / ALA // NOV / 4 cds; addressed to Willis Hare Esqr, Gainsville, Ala. Some would say the dark stamp shade approaches the rare indigo. 2018 CSA certificate. Willis V. Hare, an attorney, was an 1865 representative to Alabama from Sumter County.  Ex Charles F. Gehrmann whose collection was sold in 1950. See my provenance page. $350.

$350

18085
New 11-12-18

CSA 2-P 10¢ light blue, Paterson with large margins including bottom sheet margin, used in combination with pair of CSA 7, 5¢ blue, tied together by VICKSBURG / MISS. double-circle datestamps on blue lined cover to La Miss Bessie Wofford, La Place, Louisiana., opened for display, both stamps with small defects, slightly reduced at right and sealed tears at top right and lower left of cover, SCARCE COMBINATION FRANKING, ex Dr. Brandon. $375.

$375
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