Items for Sale - CSA 7, 5¢ Local Typograph on Cover - Section Two

CSA 7-L printed on London paper by Archer & Daly, CSA 7-R printed on Richmond paper



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CSA 7, 5¢ blue top sheet margin pair printed on De La Rue paper  with filled in frames,tied with blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // DEC / 24 cds on adversity cover fashioned of lined blue paper. Used over the original CSA #12, 10¢ blue tied with CHARLESTON / S.C. // DEC / 14 cds; addressed to Lt. Col. Wilmot G. de Saussure, Columbia and  forwarded back to Charleston. Ex Ashbrook. $800.


Lt. Col. Wilmot Gibbes DeSaussure (1822-1886) was in the 1st Artillery Regiment of the South Carolina Militia, later absorbed into the Army of the Confederate States of America. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue high-surfactant pair tied by bold ORANGE C.H. / VA. // SEP 1863  cds on cover to Miss Mary L. Minor, University of Virginia; cover a bit rumpled at right edge. $110.


High-surfactant stamps comprise only 11% of CSA 7 stamps tested by Dr. Harry Brittain with FTIR. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair on local paper, tied neat bold blue FRANKLIN DEPOT / VA cds on homemade cover to Miss Annie Gaffney, Limestone Springs, Spartanburg Dist., So. Carolina, Very Fine. $190.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied blue RALEIGH / N.C. // JAN / 28 double circle pmk on cover to A. B. Stith Esq, Halifax, No Ca, Very Fine. $120.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied faintly struck KNOXVILLE / Ten cds on cover to Maj W. L. McEwen, Kingston, Tennessee with docketing indicating sender was W. J. Hornsby 23 January 1863; top back flap mostly missing and small restoration at top left.  $170.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair  tied SUMTER / S.C. // JUN / 24 cds on forwarded cover to Mrs. Wilmot Gibbes Care of H. A. DeSaussure, Charleston where forwarded with CSA #11, 10¢ blue tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUN / 27 cds and redirected to Camden So Ca; small stamp faults and some address ink erosion; Very Showy and scarce use, Ex Green. $500.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue single tied RICHMOND / Va. // DEC / 24 / 1862 cds on most attractive blue adversity cover fashioned from school attendance sheet, addressed to Miss Alice Baldy, Griffin, Georgia.  $325.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // DEC / 20 cds on adversity cover to W. D. Clancy, Esq., Cashier, Columbia, S.C.; fashioned from most interesting printed page discussing the dire straights of the Confederacy vs. foreign interests. $260.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair (small faults) with part sheet margin at right and filled in frame variety at right (seen on margin copies) tied RICHMOND / VA. // APR cds used on blue folded business letter to Messrs Thos. Branch & Sons, Petersburg, Va.. Lovely legal letterhead of P. H. Winston, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Windsor, N.C.  $200.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue vertical pair tied UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA blue double circle on green cover to Miss Sarah G. Fergus (?) Reedy Branch, More (sic) County NC; bit reduced at right, Ex Thacker. $160.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair (small faults) tied neat blue  CHARLOTTESVILLE / VA // JUN / 2 blue double circle on small cover to Miss M. L. Harris, Chula Depot, Amelia, Va / Care Major Wm. F. C. Gregory; Ex Engstler and Thacker. There is more than one F. C. Gregory listed, both mustered into 23rd VA Infantry (also shows 45th VA – both records included) on the same day but with different ages and places of enlistment.  It can no doubt be unscrambled but I leave that to the buyer. $160.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair used with pen cancels on neat cover with COBHAM / Va. cds (ms Sep2 [1862] date) addressed to “Mrs. A. L. Rives, Care of Captain Alfred L. Rives, Engineer Office, War Department, Richmond, Virginia”. Light pencil docketing “Mama 1 Sept 1862” up left edge. Ex Thayer and Thacker. $200.


Alfred Landon Rives was one of the two Chiefs of the Corps of Engineers to General Robert E. Lee. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue on local paper with filled in frame at left, tied neat double strike of target cancel with matching IVY DEPOT / VA with ms date 29 Mar at center, on small homemade cover to Miss Mollie F. Winston, Glenn Allen PO, Henrico Co, Va.; absolute charmer of a cover with great markings; Ex Thacker. $220.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair on local paper tied neat KESWICK DEPOT / VA // 20 / APR on adversity cover fashioned from Virginia Military Institute printed college courses form – only side flap turned, but top flap could easily be partially turned to display more if desired; addressed to Col. James Magruder, Gordonsville; Quite desirable; Ex Rosenberg and Thacker. $450.


James Watson Magruder. The Magruder Family from Gordonsville produced a number of CW soldiers. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7, two 5¢ blue singles used with manuscript cancel of “Moremans (Moormans) River / Va // Mch 15th “ on completely charming small cover with embossed flowers at upper left corner, addressed to Mr. Bernard S. Brown, Bridgewater, Va.; a Delightful Cover, Ex Thayer and Thacker. $400.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied bold neat SCOTTSVILLE / VA // MAR / 10 cds on lemon cover to renowned nurseryman Franklin Davis, Staunton, Va. with docket at left that is from Samuel Allen, Very Fine Ex Thayer and Thacker.  $160.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied FARMVILLE / VA // JUL / 1 cds and double strike of grids on homemade cover to Surgeon W. Alx. Thorn, Richmond, Va. Very detailed bio included from the unpublished biographical register of  physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity, courtesy of Drs. F. T. Hambrecht and J.L. Koste. Ex Hambrecht.  $200. 


William Alexander Thorn, Sr. (1820-1899) was appointed CS Surgeon and served throughout the war.  Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair on local paper tied neat blue PETERSBURG / Va. // DEC / 23 cds on fresh homemade cover to Mr. P. J. Fowlkes, Jeffress Store, Va.; Very Fine, Ex John Hill. $150.


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair (small faults) tied SHELBYVILLE / Te. // MAY 26 cds on cover to Miss Mary J. Owens, Delta PO, Randolph Co., Ala. $250.


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue right sheet margin pair (tiny faults) tied by two overlapping postmarks PITTSYLVANIA C.H. / VA, date indistinct, but docketed “Novr. 15 & 17th / [18]62 / Recd. Novr. 20th.” Addressee  Capt. George D(ouglas) Wise, was Assistant Inspector-General for his uncle Gen. Henry Wise, and succumbed to wounds at Petersburg. As antebellum Governor of Va., Henry Wise signed the death warrant of John Brown. Quarter-size blind-embossed crest on flap showing a beaver, “Lappe Die.” Ex Robert W. Wiseman. Very showy. $300.



CSA 7-R-v2, 5¢ blue vertical pair with filled in frames at right, listed CSA Catalog variety, tied by manuscript Harrisonburg [VA] June 25 on lemon cover to Dr. Henry C. Sommerville Care Rev. William V. Wilson, Lynchburg, Va.; bit reduced at right. $140.


Dr. Henry Clay Sommerville (1834-1918) was an Assistant Surgeon in the Confederate Army during the war. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7-R-v2, 5¢ blue vertical pair with right stamp filled in frame at bottom, listed CSA Catalog variety, tied by neat STAUNTON / Va. cds on cover to Maj. B. P. Noland, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Attention of Capt. White. Major Noland was Chief Commissary of Subsistence for Virginia. $150.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue, 2 singles, tied together by neat GAINESVILLE / Ga. // FEB / 25 cds on cover to Hon. W. W. Clark, Richmond, Va. with docketing on reverse that sender was Lieut. Cobb. Slightly reduced at left. Ex Hunter Thomas. $170.


William White Clark (1819-1883) was a representative to the Confederate Congress from Georgia, as well as a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives in1841.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied CLEMMONSVILLE / N.C. // APR / 13 [1863] boldly struck neat cds on cover to Miss C. A. Griffith, Huntsville N.C.; originally another pair of 5¢ blue on back flaps to seal the envelope since removed. Enclosed letter, with typed transcription, written on ledger page describing the horrible death of the family’s dog, Brave, who had his guts ripped out by a hog. $250.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (light pre-use creases) tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // JAN / 25 double circle postmark on adversity cover fashioned from unused printed ship bill of lading from James Bancroft & Co., Charleston; to “Mrs. Mary A. Hitch, Fountain Inn P.O., Greenville So. Ca.” with note “Jan. the 27”, red sealing wafer on back flap still intact, color photocopy of inside accompanies. $250.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied by BENTON / ALA. // JAN / 24 cds on wonderful turned cover to Lieut. D. B. Edwards, Richmond, Virginia / Company A 44th Reg’t Ala. Vol.; inside use franked with two singles of CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue (right stamp POP-EYE variety) tied RICHMOND / Va. // FEB / 12 / 1863 to Mrs. D. B. Edwards, Benton, Ala. $400.


Daniel B. Edwards served in Co A 44th Alabama Infantry.   Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue local print pair, pre-use vertical crease on left stamp tied neat COLUMBUS [GA] JUN 2X cds on small homemade cover which is reduced at right into the address to Miss Delia Hi[ghtower]. At upper left “Care of Leaborne Hightower.” $75.



CSA 7-R-v1, 5¢ blue vertical pair, positions 30 / 40 showing the popular WHITE TIE VARIETY in the top stamp, bottom stamp with pre-use crease, tied bold GUINEYS / Va. cds on cover to Miss Bettie Howard, Statesville, No. Ca. with soldier docketing (see scan) on verso from “Capt. T. B. Beall Com. I, 14th Reg. N.C. Troops, Gen. D. H. Division, Fredericksburg, Va.” Sealed flap tear.  $350.


Thomas B. Beall (1835-1909) was a 3rd Lieut in Co. I, 14th NC Infantry AKA Lexington Wild Cats. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied bold SHELBYVILLE / Te. cds on adversity cover fashioned from enlistment contract, addressed to Mr. Thomas W. Porcher, Pineville, S.C.; 1985 P.F. Certificate. Scarce and handsome use. Porcher was related to European royalty and owned large plantations in South Carolina; information on the Porcher family is readily available online. $450.



CSA 7-R-v2, 5¢ pair local prints with filled in frame on right stamp (file fold through left stamp), used with manuscript slashes and matching cancel of Corsicana  April 23 [1864] on long 3-page folded letter headed Rosedale April 19th 1864 to H[enry] L. Rankin, Esq., Hempstead, Tex. To Henry from his sister Ellen talking initially about cold windy weather hurting the crops and saying, in part, “Madison has drawn to remain in service three months longer, he was detailed to come to this Co to hunt up Militia that were holding back, there are a good many around that have never been in service nor do they intend to go as long as they can keep out…I do not know where they will be ordered, but he think[s] the militia will be disbanded & sent home before the three months are out…I wish [John] would come home, Our great victory at Mansfield will make the feds think we are not easy to subdue, I am thinking our army will be ready for them at every point. Geo’s company did not get their arms in time to be in that, they were ordered to Grandecore but did not have suitable arms & some were detailed to go to Rusk to procure arms, they did not get back in time. Geo is still in Parsons Bragade (sic) but in what was McKie’s squadron, he got a trans from Browns Co.”  Much more. $300.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue vertical pair tied neat bold MOBILE / ALA // MAR / 4 cds on adversity cover made from printed legislative bill, addressed to Hon. William E. Clarke, Dayton, Ala via Montgomery & Selma. Judge William E. Clark represented Marengo County at the Alabama Secession Convention 1/11/1861.  $250.



CSA 7-R-v2, 5¢ blue single with filled in frame at right tied neat ADAMS RUN / S.C. // JUN -- [1863] cds on cover to J. B. Grimball, Spartanburg C.H., So. Ca.; with docketing 21st June 1863, UNDERPAID RATE as the rate had been a universal 10¢ for a year or the the contemporary docketing is incorrect – either way scarce as a single use, bit of back flap missing, ex Kohn.  $200.


John Berkley Grimball (1800-1892), The Grimballs were prominent planters and owners of Pinebury and Grove plantations near Charleston, SC. Their correspondence is in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is well-known to postal historians, particularly for blockade-run covers.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue vertical pair tied bold BROWNSVILLE / MISS // MAY / 1 cds on neat cover to Rev Thos R. Markham, Vicksburg, Miss. Note on verso that this sold in a John W. Kaufmann sale in 1982 for $148.50 Ex Harold Simon. $250.



CSA 7-R-v2, 5¢ blue local print with filled in frame at right – huge UPPER RIGHT CORNER PAIR tied neat bold GOODSON / VA // APR / 17 cds on homemade cover to Miss Rutledge, Blountville, Tenn.; slightly reduced at left; wonderful stamp! $300.




Also listed in CSA-5 cover section. 

CSA 5, 10¢ rose (gum stains) tied bold blue SANDERSON / Ga. // JUL / 10 cds on turned cover addressed to “Mr. Ivy W. Duggan, Co. A, 15th Geo. Reg., Richmond, Vir”. with directive at lower left to “Forward to the 15th Ga. Reg., Toombs Brigade [Army of Northern Virginia].” Inside use franked with pair CSA 7 tied by indistinct town cancel on back flaps to Mrs. Ivy W. Duggan, Sandersville, Ga. Cover edges cut and folded to display both uses on same side. Wonderful showy use. $700. 


Ivy W. Duggan, was in GA 49th Infantry. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue vertical pair tied with MOBILE / ALA // MAY / 5 double circle cancel on adversity cover fashioned from printed shipping form, addressed to J. W. Harris, Livingston, Ala; not opened yet but bottom flap could be opened for display, if desired. $125.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue (faulty) tied GRENADA / Miss. // MAR / 10 cds on cover to Silass R. Whitten, Esq., Ripley, Mississippi with strike of VAIDEN / MISS // MAR / 15 to where it had evidently been missent and forwarded.$200.



CSA 7-R-v2, 5¢ blue left sheet margin pair with left frame of left stamp filled-in variety, tied RICHMOND / VA. // ? / 26 / 1863 CDS on neat homemade cover to Betty P. Bagby, Stevensville, Va. $125.



CSA 7-R-v2, 5¢ high-surfactant blue right vertical sheet margin pair with right frame of stamps filled-in varieties, tied boldly struck ROBERTVILLE / S.C. // JUN / 6 cds on cover to John W. Heidt, Box 420, Savannah, Georgia. $200.

High-surfactant stamps comprise only 11% of CSA 7 stamps tested by Dr. Harry Brittain with FTIR. Much more information on linked page.


John W. Heidt was the son of Rev. Emanuel Heidt of Effingham, Ga.; born 1841; graduate, Emory College, 1859; law-graduate, University of Georgia, 186l; practiced law but gave it up for the Methodist ministry; many years a revered trustee of Wesleyan Female College as well as its president.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue left sheet margin pair tied beautifully struck ADAMS RUN / S.C. // FEB / 21 cds on pristine homemade cover to Mrs. James C. Seabrook, Cheraw, SC. Extremely Fine. $250.



CSA 7-R-v2, 5¢ blue vertical left sheet margin pair showing awesome filled-in frame variety, tied bold NEW MARKET / VA // DEC / 4 cds on cover to Mary A. Linville, Walnut Grove, Stokes Co, N.C.; small cover tear at left. Marvelous sheet margin. $300.


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue vertical pair used with bold red WOODVILLE / Geo. // APR / 3 cds on cover to Maria L. Watson, Greenville C.H., S.C.; Stellar postmark! $350.




CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue (2 singles, slight defects left stamps) tied bold red CRAWFORDSVILLE / Miss. // OCT / 8 cds on homemade cover to Henry L. Muldrow, Tibbee Station, M. & O.R.R. Miss; docketing at left “Columbia Oct 4, 1863,” back flaps look like they were cut out, potentially with pinking shears or more likely just rough tearing. Extremely interesting notation ripe for further research. It appears to be private courier or favor. Research of troop movements during that time in that area may yield exciting results. “I will leave Sh____ (?) on Friday morning for Camps. Write by Thursdays mail to Shp___? of J. M. R___?….. & I will take it through. … w… to Mr. Murphy. (?) no mail to Columbia. ……………… ?” $325.


Henry Lowndes Muldrow (1837-1905) entered the CS Army as a private in 1861 and rose to the rank of Colonel of Cavalry. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair with tiny crease at bottom between stamps tied by TULLAHOMA / Ten. // APR / 12 / 1863 cds on adversity cover made from commission merchant's form, to Mrs. W. C. D. Vaugh, Care of B. L. Prichard, Canton Miss., sender's note "My last envelope I wish I could go myself and get another supply where I got this", opened for display, Very Fine. $650.



Also listed in CSA 8 Section.

CSA 7, 5¢ blue single tied together with CSA 8, 2 ¢ brown red (3 singles) on back flaps of cover which overpaid the 10¢ rate, addressed to William Crawford Esq., Mount Sidney, Augusta, Ga.; 5¢ blue damaged prior to use, two of the 2¢ stamps torn upon opening; open on 3 sides and slightly reduced with light vertical creases. 2001 CSA Certificate #04005. Very unusual and scarce use. Very unusual combination franking. $950. 



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue on scarcer local paper, tied ANDERSON / Tex. // MAY / 19 cds on green lined commercially made cover to Wm. H. Neblett, Capt. Stepherson’s Co (I), Col. Elmore’s Regt, Galveston, Texas. Ex Gallagher. $400.

William H. Neblett
served in Co. I, 20th Texas Infantry. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7-L-v4, 5¢ blue pair with top frame filled in with ink, large margins, tied by blue Columbia / S.C. // Jun / 8 [1864] cds on adversity cover made from University of Louisiana Medical Department form, addressed to Major General M[ansfield] Lovell, Care of Col. B. Ewell, Atlanta, Ga; bit of cover restoration but Very Fine appearance. $225.


Major General Mansfield Lovell was in command of the defenses of New Orleans to help create the Confederate River Defense Fleet. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair on local paper tied AUGUSTA / GA // JUN / 30 double circle postmark on pristine cover to Mrs. William Duncan, Marietta, Geo. Likely 1862 use which would make it a last day use the day before the rate changed to the universal 10¢ regardless of distance. $120.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied light SUMTER / SC // FEB / 24 / 1863 cds on homemade cover to Mr. B.O. Mauldin, Greenville. Very Fine. $170.

Belton Oscar Mauldin (1839-1874) was in the Signal Corps under Gen. JEB Stuart. He enlisted 12 June 1861 and was mustered into Co B, SC Hampton Legion Cavalry and transferred 15 Aug 1862 to Co I, SC 2nd Cavalry. He was the grandson on John Belton O’Neall (1793-1863), a chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court.



CSA 7-R-v2, 5¢ blue top sheet margin pair on local paper, variety, frame lines filled in at top (4 margins) showing part adjoining stamp at left, tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // APR / 23 / 1863 dcds on cover to Miss Bettie Farmer, Wilson, N.C. Ex Kohn with Van Dyk MacBride notes on verso. $150.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied by manuscript postmark of “Dennis Ga, Oct 7th 1862” on folded letter to Wm. L. Mitchell Esq, Athens Geo from his brother, M. H. Mitchell. Letter is headed “Dixie Land” – sealed with red wafer. Scarce manuscript town. $110.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied manuscript stroke with scarce matching “Beaver Tx July 13” postmark on heavy dark brown homemade cover addressed to Dr. J. S. Milking, Collnsburg, Bosier Parish, La.” Ex King. $200.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ light blue pair tied neat light LEXINGTON / Va. // MAR / 9 cds on homemade cover to Franklin Davis, Esq, Staunton, Augusta Co, Va. Davis was a prominent grower/nurseryman in Staunton and his correspondence is extensive. $95.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair used with pen cancels and matching “Wades, Va / Aug 7 / 63” manuscript cancel on blue laid paper cover to Mr. A. M. Anderson, Richmond, Va, Care of Wm. V. Jorden (sic) 4th Va Ridegment (sic) of Heavy Artilery (sic). $150.

William Vincent Jordan
was a captain in Company G of 34th Virginia Infantry while M. Anderson served in Company G of 34th Virginia Infantry as well as Company B, Mosby’s Virginia Partisan Cavalry. Much more information on linked page.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (small faults) tied by neat DUBLIN / VA cds with no date logo on homemade cover to J.D. Davison, Esq, Lexington, Va. $80.



CSA 7-L, 5¢ blue pair tied by pen cancels and light blurry MONTGOMERY / ALA // MAY / 31 / 1864 cds on a small legal cover to Hon. Probate Judge, Tuskaloosa, Alaba which originally had a Probate Court certificate enclosed. This, with other legal covers, was the subject of an M. Clinton McGee article in the September 1959 issue of the Confederate Stamp Album (predecessor to The Confederate Philatelist). He related the interesting story of William Forrester and one of his slaves who apparently met their deaths in a common disaster in 1859. Probate dragged on for many years, understandably complicated by the war and a contested will. McGee was certainly the one to tell this story as he was a law professor at the University of Alabama and incorporated the Confederate Stamp Alliance in Alabama. When he wrote this article, the certificate was still enclosed. Somewhere along the line, it was separated from the cover which is offered alone here. Top back flap missing. Ex McGee. $160.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (faults) tied manuscript cancel with strike of PINE BLUFF / ARK // JUL / 28 double circle datestamp at left on cover to Mrs. Mattie Yell, Monticello, Drew Co, Ark. with manuscript directive, “At Mr. Gasten’s 2 miles of Monticello.” Ex Clippert. $180.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (4 margins) used with rare manuscript cancel of “Post Oak Ark / Novr 8, 1862” on pristine folded letter to Thos J. S. Farr, Albany, Georgia from Isaac T. Robinson, who was the postmaster of Post Oak, Calhoun County, Arkansas, from July 16, 1860, to May 31. He is requesting payment of taxes owed. Rare Arkansas cancel, the ONLY LISTING FOR THIS TOWN in Dr. Bruce Roberts’ Arkansas census. Ex Clippert. $750.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (tiny crease at UL corner left stamp) tied bold WASHINGTON / Ark. // NOV / 14 cds on homemade cover fashioned from blue and red lined ledger paper, addressed to Mrs. Rowland B. Smith, Camden, Arks, staining along right and bottom edges, Ex Matz and Clippert. $250.

Rowland B. Smith
served in Captain Sutherland's Company (Company I – the Ouachita Rifles) of the 18th Arkansas Infantry (aka Carroll's Regiment), 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the West



CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied bold neat PINE BLUFF / ARK // JUN / 4 double circle date stamps on clean cover to Mrs. Emiline Elliott, Orchard Grove, La. Lovely example. Ex Clippert. $400.



CSA 7-Rb (7a), 5¢ dark blue single tied RICHMOND / Va. // AUG / 9 [1862] cds partly struck off top of cover addressed on OVERPAID DROP use to Lewis D. Crenshaw, Esq., of Mess Haxall Crenshaw & Co., Richmond, Va. Haxall, Crenshaw & Co. ran a large flour mill on Arch Street in Richmond. Ex Cox. $170.



CSA 7-L, 5¢ blue pair tied neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // FEB / 14 / 186- cds on homemade cover to Mrs. L. H. Bowen, Greensboro, Georgia. Nice VALENTINE’S DAY postmark. Ex Cox. $100.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied on small cover by bold RICHMOND // APR / 28 / 1863 cds to Miss Mary F. Harris, Prospect Depot, Prince Edward Co, Virginia, with manuscript railroad directive “S.S.R.R.” (South Side Railroad). Very Fine. Plantation Collection. $150.



Listed in both CSA 11, Section 3, and CSA 7, Section 2

CSA 11, 10¢ blue (tiny nick at bottom) used with manuscript cancel and no sign of town name BUT it was potentially posted from Vernon, Mississippi, as it is a TURNED COVER and the second use was franked with a pair of CSA 7, 5¢ blue, which have been manuscript canceled—also without a town name—but we can safely assume the origin was Good Hope, Mississippi, in Leake County where addressee Susan Tinnin lived. The second use is to Mrs. Louisiana Martin in Vernon, Madison County, Mississippi. It was common for recipients to turn envelopes inside out and return the first use to the original sender. The towns are about 140 miles apart. Interesting cover. $170.



CSA 7-R, 5¢ dark blue pair on local paper, tied NEWBERRY C.H. / S.C. // JUN / 12 /1862 double circle datestamp on small commercially made TURNED LADIES COVER to Miss Agnes C. Edwards, Anderson C.H., inside use with CSA 6 (mostly torn off) to Mrs. Nancy Edwards, Newberry C.H., S.C., care of Mr. Werber. Ex R. Hall and G. Wayman. $140.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair (small faults) tied indistinct --- C.H. / Va. postmark on homemade cover to Mrs. Ann Luignot, Richmond, Virginia with notched ADVERTISED 2 (CC type U, CCV $500) and RICHMOND cds on verso with bottom flap partially turned to display. $350.



Listed in both CSA 7 and Miscellaneous 2 sections

BLACKS & WHITES WAY COVER: CSA 7-L, 5¢ blue pair with filled in frame at left, tied pen strokes with ms. “Way” on TURNED COVER to Mrs. Sarah A. Williams, Blacks & Whites, Nottoway County, Virginia. The letter was given to a post rider between post offices who might have placed it on a boat traveling on the Nottoway River, on which the banks of Blacks & Whites is situated. Inside (first) use was a soldier’s letter with RED PETERSBURG / Va. // SEP / 8 [1864] cds to Mrs. Robert H. Williams, Fords Depot, Dinwiddie County, Va. It is endorsed “John W. Williams, Co. G. 22nd Batt” (22nd Virginia Infantry, Field’s/Walker’s Brigade, Heth’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army Northern Virginia). Cover faults and wear but scarce. Listed in CSA Catalog with CV of $750. Ex Thayer and Roth exhibit. $400.



CSA 7, 5¢ blue (2 singles) tied STONE MOUNTAIN / Ga. // DEC / 20 (month inverted) on cover addressed to Lieut. G. R. Wells, Richmond, Va. Co. D 38 Regt Ga Vol. $140.

Lt. George Riley Wells initially served in the “Murphey Guards” and was transferred to the “McCullough Rifles.Much more information on linked page.


CSA 7, 5¢ blue single tied grid on homemade NEWSPAPER WRAPPER with manuscript October 3rd ’64 to Mr. Mitchael (sic) Walters, Wytheville Va. SCARCE USE of 5¢ which OVERPAYS the 2¢ RATE for newspapers; wrappers are very scarce. Ex Sam Zimmerman. $600.

Mitchell Walters served in Company I, Virginia 29th Infantry. Much more information on linked page.




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