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17826
RICHMOND / VA. cds with matching PAID / ms. “20” on Confederate States, NAVY DEPARTMENT, Official Business. (ND-06, CCV $750) imprint on legal-size cover to (flag officer) Commander W[illiam]. W. Hunter, C.S. Navy, New Orleans, La., with manuscript "Charge Navy Dept." at top left, docketed "Authority to Act", slightly reduced, sealed tears and restoration to Very Fine appearance. Illustrated and described in July-Aug. 1996 Confederate Philatelist (copy accompanies) where author hypothesizes this may have contained orders to fortify the Texas coast around Galveston, which started around this time, ex Captain T. S. Dukeshire, collector of CSA Navy covers. $500.

$500


17827
CSA 8, 2¢ brown red with full margins to slightly in, tied RICHMOND / VA. cds on legal-size cover with Confederate States NAVY DEPARTMENT, Official Business. imprint (ND-08, CCV $750 for common stamp) to Hon. James Lyons, M.C. House Reps, Richmond. Lyons was a Confederate congressman. DROP-LETTER RATE, reduced at right touching imprint and vertical folds, scarce Confederate Navy imprint. Ex MacBride. $900.

James Lyons (1801-1882) was a Virginia politician who served in the Confederate Congress and as President Jefferson Davis' Counsel
Much more information on linked page.

$900


17831
CSA 12c, 10¢ bluish green vertical strip of three (defects), tied by two strikes of AUGUSTA / Ga. // JAN cds on legal-size cover to L. B. McCrory Bellvue, Talbot Co[unty] Ga. with manuscript "Due 20" at bottom, "C. S. Navy Agent" imprint (ND-22, CCV $750) and manuscript "Official Business / Augusta Ga", some cover creasing and flaws, scarce imprint and an UNUSUALLY HIGH 50¢ RATE, doubtless due to heavy contents. This is the black & white image used in the CSA Catalog and may be the only recorded use. I’ve never seen another. For sure, it’s RARE. $500. L.B. McCrory. The only person of this name I found was in Capt. James M. Russell’s Company, Salisbury’s Regiment, Georgia 5th State Guard Infantry, Dept S.C., Ga. & Fla. who volunteered and mustered into service August 4, 1863, for a period of six months at Columbus, Ga.

$500


17840
CSA 2-P, 10¢ dark blue Paterson tied bold RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 30 / 1862 on semi-official imprinted Confederates States of America, Treasurer’s Office. (TD-21, CV $350) to John M. Kirkland, Ca[shier] Hillsboro, N.C., slightly reduced at right grazing imprint and address. $250.

$250


17843
RICHMOND / VA // SEP / 12 / 1861 cds with matching PAID / 20 (ms.) on legal-size imprinted envelope Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. (TD-11, CV $400), this is the catalog listing example, to T. W. Compton, Esq., Princeton, Ark[ansas], flap opening tear extending over top but away from markings, Scarce, Ex Telep and Gallagher. $250.

$250


17844
 
Listed in both Imprints-2 and Miscellaneous-2
CSA 12c, 10¢ bluish green (4 huge margins) tied RICHMOND / VA // NOV / 13 cds on legal-size imprinted envelope Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. (TD-07, CV $350), to Geo. Fredk Holmes Esq, Professor, University of Virginia, SIGNED by C. G. MEMMINGER up left end (Memminger was CSA Secretary of the Treasury) rounded corner at lower left. AUTOGRAPH VALUE. $400.

Christopher Gustavus Memminger was a German-born American politician and one of the founding fathers of the Confederate States. George Frederick Holmes was a lawyer who later became a Professor of Ancient Languages at the University of Virginia, where he taught during the war. Much more information on linked page.

$400


17846
RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 19 / 1861 cds with matching PAID 10 on legal-size imprinted envelope Treasury Department, C.S.A., Second Auditor’s Office (Official Business.) (TD-37, CV $350), to Hon. Isham G. Harris,  Governor of Tennessee, Nashville, Ten.; across left end is written “Amt due for Stores transferred.” $250.

Isham Green Harris served as Governor of Tennessee from 1857 to 1862. Much more information on linked page.

$250


17847
Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. (TD-01) unused blue legal-size imprinted envelope  (8 ½” x 3 ¾”) with manuscript “Miscellaneous Ordnance Papers.” $75

$75


17848
Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. Register’s Office. (TD-15) hand-delivered to W. B. Johnston, Esq., Montgomery, Ala. (5 ½” x 3 1/8 ”) Only a tracing available for CSA catalog, likely indicating a scarce imprint (CV $400 for postally used). Extremely Fine. $150.

$150


17849
Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. Unused imprinted envelope (5 ¼” x 3”), (TD-01, CV $350 postally used), Very Fine. $60.

$60


17850
Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. Unused imprinted envelope (5 ¼” x 3”), (TD-01, CV $350 postally used), Very Fine. $50.

$50


17851
Treasury Department, C.S.A., Treasurer’s Office. Unused imprinted envelope (5 ¼” x 3”), (TD-24, CV $350 postally used), Very Fine. $60.

$60


17852
Treasury Department, C.S.A., Treasurer’s Office. Unused blue imprinted envelope (5 ¼” x 3”), (TD-24, CV $350 postally used), Very Fine. $60.

$60


17854
 Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. First Auditor’s Office. Unused linen-lined imprinted envelope, (7” x 4”), (TD-32, CV $350 postally used), typically used to send securities thus slightly oversized, Very Fine. $60.

$60


17859
CSA 11-AD, 10¢ light blue (4 margins) tied RALEIGH / N.C. double-circle datestamp on imprinted envelope  Adjutant General’s Office, Roll of Honor. (WD-AG-11, CV $750) with Official Business at left, docketed “May 2, 1864, Major James H. Foote,” to W. S. Pettigrew, Esq., Summerville, N.C. gently cleaned. Incredibly interesting group of military records at NARA for a clearly admired officer. I will likely write this story up for one of my columns. Rare imprint with great backstory. $450.        

James Henry Foote served as captain in Company I, NC 1st Infantry. Much more information on linked page.

$450


17860
CSA 2-Y (Scott 2-e), 10¢ light milky blue, two Stone Y singles tied together on legal-size envelope by blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // NOV / 13 cds on imprinted envelope of Head-Quarters, / Commissary General’s Department. (WD-CD-02, CV $400.) Addressed to W. F. B. Haynesworth, Esq, Secty. & Tr. S.B.R., Sumter, S.C.  File folds and wear but very scarce use of more than one Stone Y on cover.  $450.

William Francis Baker Haynesworth was an attorney, judge advocate and prominent citizen of Sumter who at times acted as editor and publisher of the Sumter Banner. More information on linked page.

$450


17861
 
Listed in both Imprints-2 and Miscellaneous-2
Confederate States of America. War Department. Engineer Bureau, (WD-EN-01, CV $500) Three-line imprint at lower left of small blue cover (heavy watermark and embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” Addressed to Brig. Gen. E. P. Alexander as "Chief of Artillery, Gen. Longstreet's Corps," SIGNATURE as [MAJOR GENERAL] "J. F. Gilmer Dec. 3rd 64 River Defense", Very Fine, military courier use as shown by manuscript directive at lower left to be delivered “By Capt. Goodwin.” (likely Archibald B. Goodwin of Va. 9th Infantry, Army Northern Virginia) MILITARY COURIER-DELIVERED BUSINESS LETTER FROM ONE CONFEDERATE GENERAL TO ANOTHER. GILMER AUTOGRAPH VALUE as well as scarce imprint and not one but two general officers. $700. 

Major General Jeremy Francis Gilmer was a soldier, mapmaker, and civil engineer most noted for his service as the Chief Engineer of the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. Brigadier General Edward Porter Alexander was a military engineer, railroad executive, planter, and author who was the officer in charge of the massive artillery bombardment preceding Pickett's Charge. Much more information on linked page.

$700


17862
CSA 11-AD, 10¢ dark blue (4 margins) tied blue CHARLOTTE C.H. / Va. // JUN / 23 [1864] cds on homemade cover to Surgeon Wm. A. Carrington, Medical Director, Richmond, Virginia, with incredible note at bottom left, “Query Is Richmond Post Office still standing?” with interesting 2-page letter headed Charlotte C.H. June 22/64 (about 85 miles SE of Richmond) to Dr. Carrington from H. C. Alexander. Among other things, writer queries, “Do you remember what I said to you about Grant’s Army when you were fearing its approaches? Of course you do – not. But it has turned out as I said. Ought you not then to crown me as a prophet? In all events regard me as a affect[tionate] & faithful friend.”  Ex Jackson. $230.

Surgeon William Allen Carrington served as Medical Director of Hospitals, Department of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Much more information on linked page.

$230


17863
CSA 6, 5¢ blue vertical pair (pre-use crease / tear) tied RICHMOND / VA // JUL / 3 / 1862 on Confederate States of America, War Department, Surgeon General’s Office. (WD-MD-04, CV $400) imprinted envelope addressed to Surg[eon] William Taylor, Wilcox Division, A.N.V. (Army of Northern Virginia). Included is a very detailed bio 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. $450.

Surgeon William Taylor was assigned as surgeon to report to Gen. Robert E. Lee, duty with the 10th Alabama Infantry; he subsequently became Chief Surgeon General Wilcox's Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Much more information on linked page.

$450


17864

CSA 11, 10¢ blue used with RICHMOND / VA cds partly struck off cover at top, Confederate States of America, War Department, Surgeon General’s Office. (WD-MD-04, CV $400) imprinted envelope addressed in bold hand to Mrs. T. M. Dykers, Planters Hotel, Cheraw, S.C. $200.

The Cheraw Hotel--The Cheraw Hotel was once a stage tavern and boarded such notables as John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay and Sam Houston. Much more information on linked page.

$200


17866
CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied RICHMOND / Va. cds on Confederate States of America, War Department, Surgeon General’s Office. imprint envelope (WD-MD-04, CV $400) to W. W. Webb, Esq. Lunenburg C.H., Virginia. Very Fine. $300.

$300


17868
CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (4 margins) tied RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 24 [1863] cds on Confederate States of America, Surgeon General’s Office. Official Business. legal-size blue imprinted envelope (WD-MD-06, CV $400) to Surg[eon] L. D. Ford, In charge Genl Hospital, August, Ga. File fold at center and a bit edge worn. $150.

Dr. Lewis DeSaussure Ford (1881-1883) was first surgeon of the Georgia Hospital in Richmond to the close of the war. More information on linked page.

$150


17869
CSA 1, 5¢ olive green tied RICHMOND / Va. // DEC / 21 /1863 cds on Confederate States of America, Surgeon General’s Office. Official Business. (at left) legal-size imprinted envelope (WD-MD-03, CV $400) to Dr. W. F. Barr, Abingdon, Va. Light file folds and a bit edge worn. $200.

$200


17870

CSA 11-ADa, 10¢ milky blue tied partial strike of RICHMOND / Va. // JU / 2 / 1863 cds on blue legal-size cover addressed to Surg. E. Burke Haywood, Actg Med. Dir. of Hospital, Raleigh, N.C. with Confederate States of America. Surgeon General’s Office. / Official Business. (WD-MD-06, CV $400) Ex Wyche and Hambrecht. $450.  


Dr. Edmund Burke Haywood
established the first Confederate hospitals in North Carolina. Much more information on linked page.

$450


17871
CSA 7-R-v4, 5¢ blue pair (filled in frames at bottom) tied RICHMOND / Va. // ? / 22 cds on legal-size envelope imprinted Confederate States of America. Surgeon General’s Office. / Official Business. (WD-MD-06, CV $400) to Dr. R. F. Scruggs, Sweet Water, Monroe County, Tennessee. $200.

$200


17872
Hand-delivered legal-size envelope imprinted Confederate States of America. Surgeon General’s Office. Official Business. (WD-MD-05, CV $400) to Hon. W. W. Clark, Ho. of Reps. CS, Richmond, Va. File fold well away from markings. $100.

William White Clark (1819-1883) was a representative to the Confederate Congress from Georgia.

$100


17874
Hand-delivered envelope imprinted Confederate States of America. Surgeon General’s Office. Official Business. (WD-MD-10, CV $400) to Dr. R[obert]. P. Taliaferro, Richmond, Va. A bit war weary but very presentable example. Taliaferro was a medical officer in CS Army Field & Staff. $60.

$60


17875
Medical Director’s Office. Richmond, Va. Official Business. (WD-MD-22, CV $500 when postally used) small unused imprinted pale blue envelope. Fine, scarce imprint.  $75.

$75


17876
Confederate States of America. Surgeon General’s Office. Official Business. (WD-MD-06, CV $400 when postally used) unused imprinted legal-size envelope (8 ¾” x 3 ¾”) $75.

$75


17877
CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 large to huge margins all around) tied RICHMOND / Va. // APR / 24 cds on legal-size cover imprinted Confederate States of America., Surgeon General’s Office. / Official Business. t. (WD-MD-06, CV $400) to Surg. W. H. Hall, Medical Purveyor, Petersburg, Va. This is also a TURNED COVER with a N.C. use inside (pair of stamps missing but complete cds which I can’t quite make out), addressed to Mrs. Jno. H. Claiborne, Louisburg, NC; envelope folded down slightly all around. Greatly 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. $350.

Dr. William Hunt Hall was appointed Asst. Surgeon to rank in 1862 and served in both Va and NC. Much more information on linked page.

$350


17878

Listed in both Imprints-2
and CSA 8
CSA 8, 2¢ brown red horizontal strip of five, large margins to barely in, tied RICHMOND / VA. // SEP / 20 triple strike cds and manuscript on blue legal-size cover to S. G. Hensley, Wytheville, Va. with Confederate States of America, War Department, Nitre and Mining Bureau. Official Business. imprint (WD-NM-05, CV $500), with two matching enclosures which are dated Sep. 3 and Sep. 21 to Jno. W. Greene & Co., but is definitely the same hand. Docketing at left “James Boulden of Wythe County Virginian, Wytheville.” But letters are from Lt. Col. Richard Morton with one referencing the other and logically sent by Morton. Slightly reduced at left and some wear including edge and back flap tears, tiniest stamp faults of little to no consequence. 2005 PF certificate. SCV of strip on cover $4,500 with no regard to scarce imprint. RARE and showy USE. $2,000.

Major Jonathan W. Green owned and operated furnaces at Mount Hope from 1861 or 1862 which provided pig iron to the Confederacy. Lt. Col. Richard C. Morton, stationed in Richmond, oversaw Nitre and Mining Service of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

$2,000


17879
CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied blue TUSKEGREE / ALA double-circle postmark (degraded color) and ms. “March the 3d/63” on semi-official imprinted Confederate States of America, War Department, Quartermaster’s Department. [Official Business.] (WD-QM-05, CV $400) to Cadet H. Paine, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 1985 PF certificate. $200.  

Tuscaloosa Cadets. At the start of the war, the University of Alabama converted to a military form of governance, with its primary duty to produce new officers for the Confederate Army. The university soon became the "West Point of the South," supplying Confederate armies. Much more information on linked page.

$200


17880
CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 margins, gum stains) tied blue COLUMBIA / S.C. cds on pale green semi-official cover imprinted Official Business. C.S. Locomotive Shops, Raleigh, N.C. (imprint crossed out as private use, WD-QM-34, CV $750) to Lt. A. B. Shepperson, Salisbury, N.C.; small corner tear at upper left. Ex MacBride, Bogg and Kohn and Littlejohn. Scarce imprint. $200.

Alfred B. Shepperson served in Co. F, 59th VA Infantry but transferred into Co. C, 60th VA Infantry and then Co. H of 60th VA.

$200


17881
CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (large unevenly separated 4 margins) tied MACON / GA double-circle datestamp on semi-official cover imprinted C.S. Central Laboratory, (ordn.) Macon, Ga., / [Official Business.] which is an UNLISTED IMPRINT VARIETY similar to WD-OD-21 but with a longer line under Macon, Ga., different font for “O” of Ordn. as well as different spacing. Addressed to Walter Blake Esq., Pocotaligo, So. Ca. $450.

$450


17882
Quartermaster’s Department, Confederate States of America. (with curly bracket at right) UNLISTED IMPRINT on small (5 ¼” x 3”) envelope addressed to Mr. B. F. Richardson(?)/Mt. ? with clearly penned docketing up left side “Taken from Vicksburg July 4, 1863” which conjures up visions of a fallen soldier who did not make it home – the day Vicksburg fell. $200.

$200


17884
CSA 1, 5¢ olive green tied RICHMOND / Va. cds on legal-size envelope with imprint Confederate States of America, Quarter Master General’s Office (Official Business.) (WD-QM-09, CV $400) only listed in black and white in CSA catalog (this will be source for new image in future catalog), to Capt. Ro Thomas, AQM 16th Keah ? ? Co Coswell ? Yorktown, Virginia; gently cleaned and restored to Very Fine appearance. $190.

$190


17885
CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue vertical pair tied unidentified circular datestamp over ms. charge box marking on semi-official legal-size cover imprinted Confederate States of America, Quartermaster’s Department, (Official Business.) (WD-QM-05, CV $400) to Hon. Andrew P. Calhoun, Pendleton, So. Ca. $200.

Andrew Pickens Calhoun was son of John C. Calhoun. Much more information on linked page.

$200


17888
CSA 12, 10¢ dark blue (4 margins) tied RICHMOND / VA // SEP / 7 cds on pale blue envelope with imprint Confederate States of America, Subsistence Department (WD-SD-02, CV $350), to Maj. P. W. White, Chief Cl[erk] Quincy, Fla. Ex Judge Emerson, Cole. $350.

Major Pleasant Woodson White was Chief Commissary Officer for Florida and commanded the depot at Quincy. Much more information on linked page.

$350


17889
US 65, 3¢ rose used with manuscript postmark of Ivy Depot Va April 2 (1866?) with charge box notation at top on pale blue semi-official imprint envelope Confederate States of America, Subsistence Department, Office of Chief Commissary of Virginia with [Official.] at upper left (WD-SD-12, CV $400), to Mrs. Ella A. MacKenzie, 118 Park Street, Baltimore [Maryland], pencil docket at left “Brother Duk.” Small stained sealed tear at upper right and soiled file fold across top. Jack Molesworth note on verso that it is a “captured” imprint, with price tag of $350. My take is that it is post-war. Either way, it is a very interesting item. $200.

Ella Noland MacKenzie - interesting detailed biographical information on linked page.

$200


17891
CSA 1, 5¢ green tied RICHMOND / Va. // MAR / 14 / 1862 (4 margins) on legal-size imprinted envelope Confederate States of America, Subsistence Department. (WD-SD-03, CV $350), to John G. Moffitt, Morristown, Tenn. Sergeant John G. Moffett was Commissary Agent stationed at Morristown, Tenn, then New Market. $230.

$230


17892
CSA 1, 5¢ green tied RICHMOND / Va. // APR / 7 / 1862 (4 margins) on legal-size imprinted envelope Confederate States of America, Subsistence Department. (WD-SD-04, CV $350), with additional “Due 5” in manuscript, to John G. Moffett, Com. Agt, Morristown, Tenn, which is crossed out and FORWARDED to his new station in New Market. Sergeant John G. Moffett was Commissary Agent stationed at Morristown, Tenn, then New Market. $300.

$300


17893
CSA 11-AD, 10¢ light blue (4 margins) tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // OCT / 11 cds on semi-official imprinted Confederate States. / Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. / Official Business. (WD-ZA-24, CV $750) with “Not” in manuscript in front of “Official.” Addressed to Miss Julia McCord, Greenville, South Carolina. Extremely Fine. Ex Littlejohn. Chronological letter date of “91” at top left. $450.

Henry Wemyss-Feilden was Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. serving successively under Generals P. G. T. Beauregard, Samuel Jones, and William J. Hardee. Much more information on linked page.

$450


17894
CSA 11-AD, 10¢ light blue pair (tiny nick at top) manuscript canceled, doubtless sent from Charleston SC as is a known correspondence, on semi-official imprinted Confederate States. / Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. / Official Business. (WD-ZA-24, CV $750) Last line crossed out, as was private correspondence. Addressed to Miss Julia McCord, Greenville, South Carolina. Extremely Fine. Chronological letter date of “94” at top left. $450.

Henry Wemyss-Feilden was Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. serving successively under Generals P. G. T. Beauregard, Samuel Jones, and William J. Hardee. Much more information on linked page.

$450


17895

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ light blue (4 margins) manuscript canceled, doubtless sent from Charleston, SC, as known correspondence on semi-official imprinted Confederate States. / Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. / Official Business. (WD-ZA-24, CV $750) with “Not” in manuscript in front of “Official.” Addressed to Miss Julia McCord, Greenville, South Carolina. Very Fine. Ex Littlejohn. Chronological letter date of “93” at top left. $400.


Henry Wemyss-Feilden
was Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. serving successively under Generals P. G. T. Beauregard, Samuel Jones, and William J. Hardee. Much more information on linked page.

$400


17896
CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ milky blue left sheet margin tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // AUG / 9 cds on small blue semi-official imprinted Head Quarters, 1st Military Dist., Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Official Business. (WD-ZA-26, CV $750) to Joseph C. Habersham, No. 3. Liberty Street, Savannah, Ga. Box 513. SUPERB and RARE. Ex Judd. $750.

Surgeon Joseph Clay Habersham served throughout the war in a medical capacity for the Confederacy as Assistant Surgeon, Surgeon and Brigade Surgeon. More information on linked page.

$750


17897
CSA 7-L, 5¢ blue pair tied blue cds over semi-official imprinted Confederate States, Head-Quarters Department N. Carolina and Southern Va., Official Business. (WD-ZA-15, CV $500) Only catalog-listed imprint for this department. Part of imprint hidden so collector wrote in portion of imprint not visible. to Mrs. Carmichael Care I. R. Bryan, Esq, Dixie P.O. Fluvanna Co[unty] Virginia. Slightly reduced at top with top back flap missing. Ex Kohn. $250.

$250


17898
ROCK HILL / S.C. circular datestamp, no evidence of stamp or rate markings, on semi-official imprinted Confederate States, Head-Quarters Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Official Business. (WD-ZA-23, CV $750) to Hon Jno McQueen MC, Richmond, Va., with contents docketing up left side “Adjt. Massey,” large purple REBEL ARCHIVES / WAR DEPARTMENT double oval, part of back flaps missing. Very showy. $600.

John McQueen was a congressman, Confederate official, lawyer, and planter. Detailed biographical information on linked page.

$600


17899
Hand-carried blue semi-official imprinted Confederate States, Head-Quarters Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Official Business. (WD-ZA-23, CV $750) to Capt. L. Fortin, 30th Regt. La. V[olunteer]s, Care of Father Turgis. File folds caused by heavy contents. $300.

Louis Fortin served in Company F, Louisiana 30th Infantry, also known as the Sumter Regiment Infantry. Much more information on linked page.

$300


17900

CHARLESTON / S.C. // NOV / 1 / 186- cds with matching PAID 10 on legal-size imprinted Confederate States. Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina and Georgia. Official Business. (WD-ZA-21, CV $500). Listing copy for the catalog. To Brig. Genl. Howell Cobb, Athens, Georgia, charged to box 392. Bit edge worn, at upper left. $200.

$200


17902
CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green tied red RALEIGH / N.C. // JAN / 10 dcds on imprinted state semi-official Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. at left: Official Business. (S-NC-09, CV $400). to Maj. J. Jenkins, 25th Batt. H.G. (Home Guards), Shelby, N.C. Cover scuff/erosion at top right and most of top back flap missing. $150.

$150


17903
RALEIGH / N.C. dcds with matching PAID [2] on imprinted state semi-official Official Business, Office of Chief Quartermaster, Raleigh, N.C. (S-NC-30, $400) to Surgeon E. Burke Haywood, Raleigh, N.C. Ex Wyche and Zimmerman. $400.

Dr. Edmund Burke Haywood established the first Confederate hospitals in North Carolina. Much more information on linked page.

$400


17904
CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue left sheet margin tied RALEIGH / N.C. // JU- / 6 dcds on imprinted state semi-official Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. at left: Official Business. (S-NC-10, CV $400) to Maj. J. Jenkins, 25th Batt. H.G. (Home Guards), Shelby, N.C., Ex John R. Hill. $250.

$250


17905
CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied RALEIGH / N.C. // JUL / 25 dcds on imprinted state semi-official Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. at left: Official Business. (S-NC-10, CV $400) to Lt. Col. J. Hargrave, 14 Batt. H.G. (Home Guards), Lexington, N.C. $300.

Jesse Hargrave served in Company I, NC 14th Infantry (State Troops) and 4th Regt North Carolina Infantry. Much more information on linked page.

300


17906
CSA 7-L, 5¢ blue pair (small faults) tied by RALEIGH / N.C. // APR / 6 double circle datestamp on imprinted state semi-official Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. at left: Official Business. (S-NC-10, CV $400) to Col. A. A. Harbin, President G.C.M., Statesville, N.C.  Ex Littlejohn. $250.

$250


17907
CSA 11-ADa, 10¢ light milky blue tied by blue RALEIGH / N.C. // DEC / 8 double circle datestamp on fresh imprinted state semi-official Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. at left: Official Business. (S-NC-14, CV $400) this the catalog listing copy. To Lt. Col. T. J. Gregory, 42nd Regt. N.C.M. Sassafras Fork, N.C. $300

$300


17908

CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue tied RALEIGH / N.C. // -- / 26 double circle datestamp on imprinted state semi-official Official Business. Quartermaster’s Department, Raleigh, N.C. (S-NC-29, CV $400). Pre-printed envelope to Officer Commanding Co. G 5th Confederate Infantry _____ Brigade A.N.Va. with pencil notation “Cant Locate.” Bit of foxing and part flaps missing. Ex Littlejohn. $150.

$150


17909

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied oxidized red ink of RALEIGH / N.C. dcds on imprinted state semi-official Official Business. Adjutant General’s Office., Raleigh, N.C. (S-NC-09, CV $400) to Col. A. A. Sharpe, Matesville, N.C. $150.

$150


17910
CSA 7-R-v4, 5¢ blue vertical pair (filled in frame at right) tied blue RALEIGH / N.C. dcds on imprinted state semi-official Conscript Office, Raleigh, N.C., Official Business. (WD-CN-08, CV $500) to L.M. Scott, Greensboro, N.C.  Scarce imprint. $300.

$300


17911

RALEIGH / N.C. blue dcds with matching PAID (no rate) on imprinted state semi-official Head Quarters Camp of Instruction, Raleigh, N.C., with Official Business. at left. (WD-CN-19a, CV $500) to Col. J. S. Amis, Young Cross Roads, Granville Co[unty] N.C. and Charge [box] 190, top back flap missing, Scarce. $250.

$250


17912
CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied RALEIGH / N.C. // 11 Dec 1863 dcds on imprinted state semi-official Official Business. (at top left) Ordnance Department, Raleigh, N.C. (S-NC-20, CV $400) to Maj. A. A. Harbin, Mocksville, N.C. Ex Judd. $300.

$300


17913
RALEIGH / N.C. dcds with matching PAID (no rate) on imprinted state semi-official Official Business. Quartermaster’s Department, Raleigh, N.C. (S-NC-29, CV $400). Pre-printed envelope to Officer Commanding Co. B, 50th N.C. Regt., Kirkland’s Brigade A.N.Va., and in light pencil “near Goldsboro NC.” Missing top back flap and bit war weary but unusual. $150.

$150


17916
CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (4 margins) tied blue RALEIGH / N.C. // JAN / 1 / 1863 double circle cancel on legal semi-official cover with UNLISTED imprint of Ordnance Department, Raleigh, N.C., with OFFICIAL BUSINESS. at left; similar to CSA Catalog type S-NC-23 (CCV $400). Addressed to Lt. Col. F. I. Gregory, 42nd Regt. N.C.M., Sassafras Fork, N. Ca.; light file folds, cover toning and slight reduction at ends by refolding. ONLY IMPRINT RECORDED. $250.

$250


17917
RALEIGH / N.C. double-circle datestamp with matching PAID (no rate) on legal-size envelope imprinted Conscript Office, Raleigh, N.C. with [Official Business]. at upper left. (WD-CN-07, CV $500) pre-printed envelope To the Enrolling Officer (Mr. Jno D. Williams) For Cumberland County, Fayetteville, N.C.  Scarce! $300.

$300


17915
CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (4 large margins) tied RALEIGH / N.C. dcds on legal-size envelope imprinted Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. with Official Business. at upper left. (S-NC-11, CV $400). There is only a black and white tracing of this in the catalog, which makes this variety scarce. Addressed to Maj. Jesse J. Jenkins, 25th Batt[alion] H[ome] G[uards], Shelby, N.C.  Toning along left edge. $150.

$150


17918
Quartermaster’s Department, Salisbury, N.C., Official Business. imprinted unused legal-size envelope (7 3/4” x 3 ½”) (S-NC-33, CV $400 postally used), Very Fine $100.

$100


17920
 
Listed in both Imprints-2 and Miscellaneous-2
CSA 8, 2¢ brown red with large margins to in where separated unevenly prior to use, tied well-struck RICHMOND / VA. // FEB / 10 cds on cover locally addressed by Governor John Letcher to R. A. Brock, Esq. with State of Virginia, Executive Department imprint (S-VA-01, CV $500) at lower left, embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” Very Fine. Ex Snead III. $1,000.

Robert Alonzo Brock donated an enormous collection of Civil War documents to the Huntingdon Library in San Marino, Ca. comprised of his own private and official correspondences. John Letcher is best known as Virginia’s Civil War-era governor. Much more information on linked page.

$1,000


17925

Listed in both Imprints-2 and Miscellaneous-2

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (small faults) tied RICHMOND / VA. // DEC / 26 cds on cover addressed by Governor John Letcher to Mr. J. D. Davidson, Lexington, Rockbridge [County] Va. with State of Virginia, Executive Department imprint (S-VA-01, CV $500) at lower left of envelope which is addressed upside down thus placed it at upper right, embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” On verso is a note by Letcher, “If you want to send me a telegram write to N. K. Fant, Mayor of S. ? to Despatch to you & I will get it. Letcher.” Ex Whittle. $350.

 

John Letcher is best known as Virginia’s Civil War-era governor. Much more information on linked page.

$350


17926
CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (huge margins to touching at left) tied RICHMOND / VA. // SEP / 17 cds on cover to James W. Cooke, Esq., Yorkville, South Carolina, with State of Virginia, Executive Department imprint (S-VA-01, CV $500) at lower left of envelope, embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” $300.

$300


17928
CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (huge margins to touching at left) tied RICHMOND / VA. // JAN / 19 cds on fresh cover to Wm. B. Coleman, Esq, (P.M.), Danville, Va., with State of Virginia, Executive Department imprint (S-VA-01, CV $500) at lower left of envelope, embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” Coleman was the postmaster at Danville who created the Danville postmaster’s provisionals. $350.

$350


17930
CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (large to huge margins all around) tied RICHMOND / VA. // MAR / 27 [1864] cds on all-over illuminated envelope State of Virginia. with Virginia Seal / Office of the Board of Public Works, (S.-VA-09, CV $750) to J. McCauley Esq., Supt, Salem, Roanoke Co[unty] Va. with pencil docketing “T. H. Dewitt Mar. 26th 1864.” $700.

$700


17931
CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 huge to ample margins) tied RICHMOND / VA. cds on cover with State of Virginia, Executive Department imprint (S-VA-01, CV $500) at lower left of envelope, embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” to George W. Sites, Esqr., General Hospital No. 3, Lynchburg, Va. $250.

George Walter Sites served in Company D, NC 21st Infantry at Salem NC. and was appointed secretary to chief medical officer of Army of Northern Virginia. Much more information on linked page.

$250


17932
CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 huge to ample margins) tied RICHMOND / VA. // SEP / 29 / 1863 cds on legal-size State of Virginia Executive Department illuminated envelope with Virginia seal (S-VA-03, CV $750) to the Clerk of the County Court, Southampton Courthouse, Va., light water stains at top. $400.

$400


9241
Richmond / Va. // AUG / 6 / 1861 cds with matching handstamped PAID 5 Cts on State of Virginia Office of the Second Auditor Executive Department imprint, addressed to Wm. Kent Esq., Lynchburg, Virginia. Reduced at top with tiny restored upper left corner. $450.

$450.

 
18073
New 11-6-18

CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 margins, tiniest faults) tied AUGUSTA / Ga. // SEP CDS on all-over illustrated gray State of Tennessee Executive Department / Agriculture / Commerce / Nashville (CSA Catalog type S-TN-01) addressed to “Mrs. Albert Smith, Macon Ga Care Lt Col. Alb’t Smith Chief Pay Dept;” although there are numerous by the name of Albert Smith in the records, the most logical is Albert W. Smith of Co. A, 25th Georgia Infantry who was hospitalized 9-29-63 in Floyd House Hospital, Macon, Georgia; top back flap missing otherwise Very Fine Gem. $550.

$550

18098
New 11-12-18

US 26, 3¢ red star-die entire with H. St. George Offutt signature on Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Contract Bureau (CON-02c) to the postmaster of Leavenworth, S.C., manuscript "Wm. Young Appointment" at top, FREE handstamp, Richmond cds, Very Fine. $280.

$280

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