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C1265
REDUCED TO $525
FREE – OFFICIAL BUSINESS. Confederate States of America Post Office Department, Third Auditor’s Office, Dietz type I imprint signed by J. W. M. Harris. “FREE” is part of the imprint, consequently the Richmond postmark appears without the necessity of a handstamped “Free” marking. Postmarked January 24 (1865) and addressed to “W. T. Avery, Special Agent, P.O.D., Greensboro, Ala”. Pristine use.

$675


C1269
REDUCED TO $550

U.S. 3¢ star-die entire with Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Business Chief of the Finance Bureau type IV imprint used with type 6I RICHMOND / VA. // JAN / 15 (1864) cds and straightline FREE, signature of Jno. L. Harrell, addressed to “P.M. Pioneers Mills Cabarrus Co NC”, bit reduced at right.

$700

 

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C1270
REDUCED TO $550

U.S. 3¢ Nesbitt entire with Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Business Chief of the Finance Bureau type V imprint used with type 6 RICHMOND / VA. // MAR / 17 (1864) cds and straightline FREE, signed Jno L. Harrell on official business addressed to “P.M. Harrington, Harnett Co., NC” with docketing up left side “Instructions in regard to Confederate money”. Backstamp of illustrious former postal stationery student Marcus White. 

$700

 

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8421

Confederate States of America, Post Office Department, Chief of the Finance Bureau imprinted official envelope signed Harrell to P.M. at Hales Ford, Va. with straightline FREE on 3¢ star-die #U27 $350.

$350

 

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1013
REDUCED TO $50
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, C.S.A / TREASURER'S OFFICE imprinted cover, similar to Dietz Type V, Superb unused $80.
$80
 

8969

RICHMOND / Va. / JUN  cds with matching straightline FREE on Confederate States of America Post Office Department, Chief of the Appointment Bureau official used on 3¢ star-die entire and signed by B. N. Clements, head of same. Official Business to the postmaster at Pioneer Mills, Cabarras Co, N.C., flap faults otherwise Fine $450.

$450
 

10402

RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 9 cds with matching straightline FREE used over 3¢ Nesbitt Confederate States Post Office Department / Chief of the Appointment Bureau official envelope signed by B.N. Clements to P.M. Fredericksburg, Va. with two notations of “Iron Mail Key” on the face (not sure to what this refers unless possibly a post box). Nesbitt entires are much scarcer than Star-Die envelopes.  The Postmaster General and various Post Office officials were afforded the franking privilege which was abolished in most other areas of mail. Ex Hedin. $650.

$650
 

10493

FREE (printed “rate”) on Confederate States of America / Post Office Department / Auditor's Office imprinted (Dietz type XIII) cover without signature or postmark thus assumed Richmond, addressed the Postmaster at Halesford, Va., reduced at left, Scarce. $250.

$250
 

10495

RICHMOND / Va. // DEC / 4 / 1862 cds on pristine legal size envelope imprinted Auditors Office POD Official Business FREE, Dietz type VI, signed by J. M. Robertson, Acting Auditor to “Post Master, Gravel Hill Virginia”, tear in flap otherwise Extremely Fine. $400.

$400
 

10498

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ dark blue Keatinge & Ball tied GORDONSVILLE / Va. / 22 (no month visible) on “O.B.” (Official Business) ms cover to the postmaster at Halesford, Va.; small tear at top   $90.

$90
 

10499

RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 10 / 1861 cds on legal size envelope with matching handstamped PAID 10 to Surgeon J[ohn]. H[arrison]. Hunter, General Hospital, Warm Springs, Virginia with manuscript “Official Business” at top right and “Invoices” contents docketing up left side; war weary cover with wrinkling and edge restorations but very presentable, Ex Dietz. $100.

 

“In early September, Hunter received orders to establish a convalescent hospital in a house at Warm Springs, Virginia. For the next three months he hired nurses and cooks, tended to the sick, and completed the copious amounts of paperwork demanded by the Surgeon General's Office. In December 1861 he was appointed to inspect and inventory hospital property at the three small hospitals in Warm, Hot, and Healing Springs. They were apparently being closed.” Source:John Harrison Hunter Papers, 1842-1888, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library. Much more information on Hunter available through them.

$100
 

10501

CSA 11, 10¢ blue (top right corner missing) tied RICHMOND / Va. / NOV / 28 [1863] cds on blue cover with manuscript “Q.M. Generals Office / Official Business” to Mr. Ro[bert]. M. Livingston, Mobile, Ala. with docketing up left side “Q M General Nov 27 1863”. On verso is penciled “Gen. Alexander R. Lawton letter enclosed”. Unfortunately, the letter appears to have been separated over the years. Lawton was seriously wounded early in the morning of September 17, 1862, while defending his portion of the Army of Northern Virginia line at the Battle of Antietam. In August 1863, Lawton became the Confederacy’s second Quartermaster General. $350.

$350
 

10502

CSA 7, 5¢ blue vertical pair tied RICHMOND / Va. / DEC / 3 cds over Confederate States of America / Treasury Department / First Auditors Office semi-official imprint (Dietz type I); addressed to W. J. Houston, Esq, Atlanta with manuscript routing endorsement "A.&W.P. R.R. Office" (Atlanta West Point Rail Road) at bottom left, pair moved to side to reveal imprint, bit reduced at top. $300.

$300
 

10765

CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue, tied Army of Northern Virginia FIELD CANCEL  over “Official Business” imprinted semi-official cover to Mrs. Mary E. Schooler, Guiney’s Deport, R & F Rail Road, Caroline Co, Va; most of top back flap missing. $190.

$190
 

11067

Confederate use of captured U.S. Ordnance Bureau envelope utilized by South Carolina Militia forces after the capture of the Charleston Arsenal in December of 1860 by the 17th Regiment of Infantry, South Carolina Militia (S.C.M.). Handcarried to “Capt Thomas Ryan, Com[manding] late U.S. Arsenal” of the 17th South Carolina who had taken possession of the Arsenal. Pencil docketed April 26 [1861] two weeks after the firing on Ft. Sumter in Charleston Harbor on 12 April 1861. A nice collateral addition to a Confederate postal history collection. Same imprint and handcarried to late U.S. Arsenal sold in Siegel sale 1065 (lot 471) of the Calhoun Collection for $550 plus 15% buyer premium in 2014.  $350.

$350
 

11131

RICHMOND / Va. // SEP /18 / 186(?) CDS with matching handstamped PAID 10 in circle on Confederate States of America, Treasury Department imprinted cover to W. H. Gaines, Gaines Landing Ark[ansas]., back flap tear from opening, Very Fine. Ex Oswald and Felton. $450.

$450
 

11651
REDUCED TO $500

Confederate States of America, / General Post Office Department, / Auditor's Office. / Free. / Official Business, Auditor. imprint with "B. Baker" signature free frank and addressed to Postmaster in New River, La., slightly reduced at left & open at left and top. Scarce use.  $575.

$575
 

11652

Confederate States of America, / Post Office Department, /Official Business. / Chief of the Finance Bureau., official imprint signed by "A. Dimitry" on 3¢ Star Die #U27 entire to P.M. at Disputanta, Va.; cancelled by Richmond Va. cds with matching partial "FREE" handstamp, Extremely Fine. $500.

$500
 

12398

CSA 11-AD10¢ blue adversity use (cut off another cover and reused contemporaneously) tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // MAY / 9 cds (scarcer 29 mm postmark) on semi-official imprinted cover of Confederate States, Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Fla. with Official Business scratched out; addressed to Mr. Jno. F. Ficken, Jr., Co. “B”, German Arty, Battery White, Georgetown, S.C.; back flap opening tears, Ex Judge Harry Lemley with his typewritten description and research. $450.

 

Ficken (or Ficklin or Ficklen) was in Melcher’s Company South Carolina Artillery (Company B, German Artillery – also – German Co. B, SC Light Artillery Company). Much more information on Ficklin and Battery White is shown on linked page.

$450
 

12416

Confederate States Post Office Department Dead Letter Office Imprint, CC type DLO-02, signed by Chief of the Finance Bureau Jno Harrell, beautiful condition of a very scarce us, also authenticated by Peter W. W. Powell as the First Day Use of Powell Type 4 Cancel. Imprint alone catalogs $750 in CSA Catalog. RICHMOND / VA. // DEC / 19 / 1862 cds and straightline FREE on legal size cover to P.M. Acworth, Ga. $800.

$450

 


12615
REDUCED TO $450

CSA 12c, 10¢ bluish green tied bold RICHMOND / VA. // MAY / 20 cds over 3¢ star-die entire with imprint of CSA P.O. Department, Chief Clerk P.O. Department. Addressed by PO Chief Clerk Benjamin Fuller to his wife in Fayetteville, NC care of Wm Bell, Esq. Personal use of official envelope. $525.

$525


12617
REDUCED TO $450
CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied bold RICHMOND / VA. // FEB / 18 cds over 3¢ star-die entire with imprint of CSA P.O. Department, Chief Clerk P.O. Department. Addressed by PO Chief Clerk Benjamin Fuller to his wife in Fayetteville, NC care of Wm Bell, Esq. Personal use of official envelope.  $525.

$525


13709
REDUCED TO $375

U.S. 3¢ star-die entire with Confederate States of America / Post Office Department, / Official Business. / Chief of the Finance Bureau which has “Finance” crossed out and “Contract” written in(CSA Catalog type CON-04a, CV $600) used with RICHMOND / VA. // SEP / 10 cds and matching straightline FREE, signature of H. St. George Offutt, addressed to “Asa Holland, P.M., Halesford, Va”, flap faults and bit of soiling. $500.

$500


13716
REDUCED TO $100

Virginia State Seal imprint cover with verse “So be it ever to tyrants”, unused, immaculate envelope. $150.

$150


13875

US 3¢ star-die entire #U27 used with RICHMOND / Va. // SEPT / 16 cds and matching straightline FREE; imprinted with Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment Bureau, type APP-03 with CV $500, signed by "B. N. Clements”. Addressed to the postmaster at Hilton, N.C. $450.

$450


13906

CHARLESTON / S.C. // MAR / 15 / 1861 cds with matching PAID 5 in circle on legal cover with manuscript “Official Business, Medical Purveyor’s Office”, addressed to Surgeon J. Walter Hill, 19 Regt SCV, Camp Simons, most of top back flap missing and trifle reduced at right, still Very Fine semi-official use. Camp Simons #1 was at Rantowles Station on the Charleston & Savannah Railroad while Camp Simons #2 was at the village of Ravenel, also positioned on the railroad. Detailed bio accompanied and partly appears on linked page. $300.

 

Surgeon John Walter Hill mustered in to Capt. J. Abney’s Co Edgefield Reserves, 22nd SC Infantry and had a long stint with the 6th Texas Cavalry. Much more information shown on linked page.

  $300


12726
REDUCED TO $300

CSA Post Office Department, Chief of the Finance Bureau imprinted official cover on 3¢ Nesbitt, CSA Catalog type FIN-02a, unused, backstamped “Collection / Marcus White / Worcester, Mass.” with his usual accompanying detail sheet including die, type, size, knife and watermark. Sold by Christie’s in sale of Weill Bros. stock 1989 for $363. CCV $500 as used. Superb. Quite scarce on Nesbitt. $500.

$500


15043
[Charleston, SC] manuscript “due” with large handstamped “10” on Quartermaster’s Office, C.S. Army, Military Department of South Carolina, CSA Catalog type WD-ZA-18, on cut down legal cover (at left) to Capt. A. F. Pope, Ordnance Office, Quincy, Florida. CCV $500. Ex Karrer. $180.

$180

15153

REDUCED TO $375

RICHMOND / Va. // MAY / 16 / 1862 cds with FREE understood on CSA Post Office Department, Chief of the Appointment Bureau imprinted envelope (CSA Catalog APP-06b) signed by B.N. Clements and addressed to “Postmaster, Littleton, New Hanover Co, NC” on official POD business, missing back flap, bit of edge wear and slightly reduced at top. $450.

$450

15155

 

REDUCED TO $525

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, / SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE / OFFICIAL BUSINESS imprinted envelope (CSA Catalog Type WD-MD-10 – the listing copy) used from Richmond to Richmond as a drop letter with a black "PAID" and manuscript "2." The Richmond postmaster could not find his Paid 2 handstamps or this use is after the time period that they stopped being used (because they were lost, broken or worn out).  Peter Powell's Confederate States of America Markings and Postal History of Richmond, Virginia lists July 24, 1863, as the last date that a handstamp "Paid 2" marking was used. This item is from the collection of noted Confederate collector Sam Zimmerman who indicated that he bought it out of Kaufmann Sale 100 in 1984 for $440. Scarce rate and scarce imprinted envelope. $750.

$750

15153

RICHMOND / Va. // MAY / 16 / 1862 cds with FREE understood on CSA Post Office Department, Chief of the Appointment Bureau imprinted envelope (CSA Catalog APP-06b) signed by B.N. Clements and addressed to “Postmaster, Littleton, New Hanover Co, NC” on official POD business, missing back flap, bit of edge wear and slightly reduced at top. $450.

$450

15193

 

REDUCED TO $1,450

SUMMITT/MISS “tobacco juice brown" (degraded black) balloon cancels plus manuscript "Due 10" in pen as well as blue crayon “Due” on Executive Office, Shreveport, La. Semi-official imprint on cover to “Gen. Mansfield Lovell, Columbia S. Carolina” - two clear strikes of docketing on back indicates it was sent March 15, 1864, and that the sender was Governor H. W. Allen, slightly reduced at right and small flap faults, otherwise Very Fine, Rare and Showy use to and from serving Major General Lovell and immediately former Major General Allen, then Governor of Louisiana, during the War. “Favor of W. D. Winter, Esq.” who apparently carried the letter from Shreveport to Summitt, was a Louisiana planter appointed by Gov. Allen as an agent to obtain supplies from the families of soldiers and for the State Guard. $1,850.

 

Major General Mansfield Lovell was appointed major general in the Confederate army.  Governor Henry Watkins Allen (1820-1866) was a member of the Texas state house of representatives, 1853; Brigadier General in the Confederate Armyand Governor of Louisiana, 1864-65. Much more information shown on linked page.

$1,850


15360

Confederate States of America, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Finance Bureau (CSA Catalog type FIN-02c) imprint used with RICHMOND / VA. // OCT / 24 [1862] cds and signed Jno L. Harrell on official business addressed to “PM, Fort Defiance, No.Ca.” with docketing up left side “$33.82 Due from Ft. Defiance / Paid Feb 9th J. Horton Mail xxx.” “Free” was understood as CSAPOD official business mail was sent free of charge, slightly reduced at left. $450.

$450


15414

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied neat COLUMBIA / S.C. // JUN / 30 [1862] - the LAST DAY OF THE 5¢ RATE before the universal 10¢ rate on July 1, 1862. Used on STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, HEAD QUARTERS imprinted cover (CSA Catalog Type S-SC-17) addressed to Mrs. Wm. H. Gist, Unionville, SC. Back flap restoration, expertly silked. $450.


William Henry Gist
was the 68th Governor of South Carolina from 1858 - 1860 and a leader of the secession movement. Much more information shown on linked page.

$450


15523

REDUCED TO $425

CSA 1, 5¢ green (tiny faults) tied RICHMOND / Va. cds on all-over illuminated semi-official of the STATE OF VIRGINIA / OFFICE OF THE SECOND AUDITOR (CSA Catalog S-VA-06 with CV of $750). Addressed to Francis Jordone Esq, Orange Ct. House, Virginia. Back flap opening tears. $550.

$550


15558

CSA 1, 5¢ green, Stone 2, position 34 (plated by E. S. Knapp) tied by YORKTOWN / Va. // APR / 20 [1862] cds with second strike on semi-official of QUARTERMASTER’S OFFICE / CAMP PICKENS (MANASSAS.) with printed “Official Business” and scrolls to either side (CSA Catalog type WD-QM-30). Imprint pencil strengthened. Addressed to Mrs. George T. Whittington, Care of Whitmer & Brothers, Main Street, Richmond, Va. Posted during McClellan’s Siege on Yorktown. Military records included. Ex Brandon. $325.


George T. Whittington
served in Co. C, 19th VA Battalion Heavy Artillery. Much more information shown on linked page.

$325


 

 

15751

 

Listed in both Imprints and
CSA 3 Covers

CSA 3, 2¢ green, large margins all around, some gum staining, tied by RICHMOND / Va. // DEC/ 26 / 1862 cds on legal-size drop cover with scarce "Confederate States of America Adjutant and Inspector General's Office" semi-official imprint (CSA Catalog type WD-AG-07), addressed to [Col] William H. Hidell who was private secretary to Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens, docketing on reverse "Gen. S. Cooper Adjt. & Insp. Gen. Dec. 26, 1862", missing back flap as usual for this correspondence, some wear and staining, still a very presentable and extremely rare use. It appears that a pair of stamps was originally under the 2¢ stamp. It was not uncommon for pairs of 5¢ stamps or single 10¢ issues to overpay the drop use when carried to Richmond from out of town by courier and dropped in the mail for local delivery. My personal speculation is that a pair of uncanceled stamps was removed for use elsewhere and the appropriate 2¢ drop rate stamp use instead. Fascinating backstory which will be written up in one of my columns. $1,850.

 

General Samuel Cooper was adjutant and inspector general of the Confederate States army throughout the entire war. When President Davis fled Richmond after Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox, Cooper fled with him. Much more information shown on linked page.

 

Colonel William Henry Hidell (1843-1906) served as the personal secretary to Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of AmericaMuch more information shown on linked page.

$1,850


15757

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue pair used with light RICHMOND / Va. cds on 3¢ star-die entire #U27 with official imprint of the Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Appointment Bureau (CSA Catalog type APP-04), private use to Mrs. M. D. P. Wise, Methodist Female College, Columbia, S.C. Light crease in left stamp and tiny tear at bottom margin. Opening flap tears. $350.


Margaret Douglas Pettitt Wise
(1803-1866) was mother to George D. Wise. His uncle was Brig. Gen. Henry A. Wise (also Virginia governor).

$350

16298

Treasury Department, C.S.A. Treasurer’s Office. Imprints; two envelopes of standard (5 3/8” x 3 1/8”) and legal (8 ¾” x 3 ¾”) size, both pristine white commercially made envelopes with embossed flap tips, Superb matched set. Plantation Collection. $100.

$100

16369

CSA 11, 10¢ blue pair tied MACON / GA double circle datestamp on legal cover printed “Official Business” at upper left; addressed to Major Robt Thomas Q. M. Care Maj Jno L. Morgan, Atlanta, Ga, where it was FORWARDED to Athens, Ga., handstamped both bold dark “10” as well as 2-line DUE / 10. Across left end is written, “Order of A.A.G. to pay contract surgeon, 1863.” Cover file folds affecting stamps, still an excellent and attractive use. Plantation Collection. $350.

Robert Thomas was a Quarter Master Major to General Howell Cobb, 16th Georgia. More information on linked page.

$350

1017

Treasury Department, C.S.A. / Treasurer’s Office. imprint on pristine unused blue legal size envelope (8 ¾” x 3 ¾”), similar to Dietz Type V, Superb. $50.

$50

16713

CSA 11-KB-v4, 10¢ deep blue under-heated printing plate variety tied SPARTANBURG / S.C. // APR / 7 cds on imprinted State of South Carolina Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office semi-official cover (CSA catalog type S-SC-11, CV $400), to Mrs Judith Kilcrease, Longmires, S.C. $280.

$280

16824

US #U27, 3¢ star-die entire imprinted with Confederate States of America, Post Office Department, Chief of the Appointment Bureau official envelope signed B.N. Clements (CSA Catalog Type APP-02a, CV $500) to Postmaster, Silver Creek, Lawrence Co, Miss.; small flap tears otherwise Very Fine. $400.

$400

16854

FREE straightline handstamp on US U26 entire overprinted Confederate Official Confederate States of America. Post Office Department, Official Business. Chief Clerk P.O. Department signed B[enjamin] Fuller, tied RICHMOND / VA // APR / ? / 1863 cds to PM Glymphville, S.C. TYPE UNLISTED IN CSA CATALOG. Top back flap faults, Ex Marcus White, David Kohn, Arnold Rosenberg and Harold Katz. $500.

$500

17100

Listed in both Imprints and
CSA 8 Covers

CSA 8, 2¢ brown red tied by RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 23 / 1863 cds on legal size semi-official cover with manuscript “Treasury Department C.S.A., Second Auditor’s Office, Official Business,” to Mrs. L. C. W. McDowell, Care of Capt. G. A. Barksdale, Richmond, Va., light water stain at left cover edge and slightly reduction.  $1,400.


George A. Barksdale
served as Quartermaster in Field & Staff of the 16th Virginia Infantry.

$1,400

17101

CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue (4 large balanced margins) tied bold beautifully struck blue GREENSBOROUGH / N.C. // DEC / 10 cds on semi-official imprint cover of Chief Enrolling Office, 6th Congressional District, Greensborough, N.C. (CSA Catalog type WD-CN-15 with CV of $500.), with “Official” at upper left, to J. W. Hunter, Salem, N.C. Top back flap missing, a lovely and scarce use. $550.

$550

17102

GREENSBOROUGH / N.C. // FEB / 13 [1862] blue cds with matching PAID 5 on state semi-official imprint cover of Quarter-Master’s Department, Greensborough, N.C. (CSA Catalog S-NC-115 with CV of $400), addressed to Capt. or Lieut. Col. Wm. L. Scott, 21st Regmt. N.C. Vols., Manassas, Va., with contents docketing of W. S. Moore. $400.

 

William L. Scott served in Co. M, 21st N.C. Infantry, Department of Northern Virginia (later ANV). More info on linked page.

$400

17104

CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue (irregular margins and lower right corner torn off/attached pre-use) tied bold beautifully struck blue GREENSBOROUGH / N.C. // JAN / 9 cds on semi-official imprint cover of Chief Enrolling Office, 6th Congressional District, Greensborough, N.C., with “Official” at upper left (CSA Catalog WD-CN-15 with CV of $500). Addressed to Capt. Thos. A. Martin Asst. En. Officer, Wilson, N.C. Some folds and light stains but overall Fine use. $375.


Thomas A. Martin
served in Co. E., NC 13th Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Much more info on linked page.

$375

17105

CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (4 margins, faint stain at center) tied blue grid with matching blue RALEIGH / N.C. double circle datestamp on “Official Business. / Quartermaster’s Department, / Raleigh, N.C.” imprinted semi-official type UNLISTED in CSA CATALOG, fresh Very Fine use to Cashier of Hillsboro Savings Bank, Hillsboro, N.C.  $750.

$750

10543
REDUCED TO $350

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ dark blue tied neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // JAN / 30 [1865] cds on Confederate States. head Quarters Department of So. Ca., Ga, and Fla. imprinted envelope with “Official Business” crossed out (CSA Catalog Type WD-ZA-24, CCV $750.) Addressed to Mrs. H. W. Felden, Care of J. H. Sap, Esq., Greenville, S. Ca. Small tears at left top and top into imprint. Late use. $475. 

$475

12107

UNUSED Confederate States of America (Offcial Business,) WAR DEPARTMENT. Imprinted envelope (10 ½” x 4 ½”). Similar to the ones listed in the CSA catalog but a different configuration not recorded. A few trivial age specks but generally Very Fine example that shows the expected size of correspondence for the department. $90. 

$90

17371

Listed in both Imprints and
CSA 11 Covers

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 large margins all around) tied lightly struck RICHMOND / Va. cds on clean legal envelope (9” x 4”) to Henry Norgrove Esq, Lexington, Va., with ms. at top “Treasury Department, 2nd Aud[itor’s] Office, Off. Business,” small tear at top away from stamp and markings. $200.

Henry Norgrove was a tailor and clothes merchant. He served in the Lexington Patrol during the war. Much more info on linked page.

$200

17482

RICHMOND / Va. // JUL / 31 CDS with matching FREE used on CSA Post Office Department Office imprint envelope signed B. N. Clements of Chief of the Appointment Bureau (CSA catalog type APP-04d, CCV $500) to P.M. of Abbeville, SC, cover refolded at top and slightly trimmed at bottom. Ex Fisher. $325.

$325

17648

RICHMOND / Va. // NOV / 20 [1861] cds with matching handstamped PAID 5 Cts on General Head-Quarters Adjutant General’s Office-Virginia (CSA catalog type S-VA-12, CV $500), to “Col. Jno. R. Copeland, 59 R[egt]Suffolk, Nansemond Co,” with pencil docketing “Robert Skinner on the Keeling f___.” After the war, Copeland was President of the Farmer’s Bank of Suffolk. Top back flap missing, sealed tear at left into state seal and small tear at top right, not into imprint. Ex Lemley and Jackson. $325.  

$325

17650

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // JUL 26 on State of South Carolina Executive Department state imprint (CSA catalog type S-SC-03, CCV $500) addressed to “Miss Julia de Lagnel, Chester C.H., So.Ca.,” tiny repair at lower right cover corner otherwise Very Fine, Ex Cantey and Monroe. $400.

$400


C1262

CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied part strike of RICHMOND / Va on Confederate States of America Executive Department, (Official Business.) imprinted cover (top back flap missing) addressed to “Mrs. Mary Taylor Care of Maj. Brown Care of Dr. Austin, Greenville, S. Car” where crossed out and manuscript “For(warde)d 10” to Shufordsville, N.C. with GREENVILLE C.H. / S.C. cds. Austin is likely W. L. M. Austin, Captain of Company, Davis Guards from Greenville, SC - later surgeon. Scarce forwarded semi-official ADDRESSED BY PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS IN HIS DISTINCTIVE HAND. $950.

$950

11365

CSA Post Office Department Official, Chief of the Finance Bureau imprinted on #U26 entire, CSA Catalog type FIN-04a, signed by A. Dimitry, used with Richmond, Va. Feb 1 [1861] cds and matching straightline FREE handstamp, addressed to L. L. Stevenson, P.M., Staunton, Va. with docketing “Filed Nov. 27, 1871, M.P. Clk” – ten years after the fact! 1977 PF Certificate #59 577. $650.

$650

17754

CSA 8, 2¢ brown red (4 clear to huge margins) tied RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 15 [1863] cds on semi-official drop cover from Office of the Commissioner of Taxes (CSA Catalog Type TD-12, CV $350) addressed to Wm. Green Esq., Richmond. Extensive docketing stating “Received 15 Sept. 1863 Same day gave written notice to Messrs Mercer & ---------- they must register accordingly. Such written notices were delivered this day” and signed “by me RM Allen 15th Sept 1863” (in different ink). 1986 PF certificate 0159980. $750.

$750


17797

CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 nice margins) tied beautifully struck RICHMOND / VA. // MAY / 21 cds at upper left of pristine semi-official legal cover with imprint Confederate States of America, Subsistence Department. (CSA catalog WD-SD-03, CV $350), to Maj. P.W. White, Chf C.D., Quincy, Fla., missing side flap. $325.

Major Pleasant Woodson White was the Chief Commissary for the State of Florida. Detailed information on linked page.

$325

7932

CSA 12-KB,10¢ deep blue (overinked) tied RICHMOND / VA. // JAN / 23 cds on cover with imprint of Confederate States of America Subsistence Department, Office of Chief Commissary of Virginia. Addressed to “Maj. S. T. Stuart, CO 5 Lindsay’s Turnout V.C.R.R. (Virginia Central Railroad) with docketing re contents “Applications of Graves & others for commendation. Held info for additional testimony as to facts. T. H. ?.” Small tear at top into imprint. $600.

$600

16178

US 26, 3¢ dull red (perf nibbles lower left) tied MILLEDGEVILLE / Ga. // ? / 8 cds on large legal envelope with imprint of EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, GEORGIA / Adjutant General’s Office. Official Business. (CSA Catalog S-GA-10, CV $500) with vertical file fold, to Lieutenant (later Brigadier General - KIA) E. S. Willis, 1st Regimt Geo Army, Savanna, Ga. $350.

Brig. General Edward Shackelford Willis was on the staff of Stonewall Jackson. Much more detailed information on linked page.

$350

17823

FREE straightline with Richmond, VA., Feb 6, cds on Confederate States of America, Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief Clerk P.O. Department (CLK-03b) on US U27, 3¢ star-die with B. Fuller signature, to PM Pickens C.H., S.C., Very Fine, Ex Marcus White. $450.

$450

17824

CSA 7-R-v3, 5¢ dark blue vertical pair with FILLED IN FRAMES at right and top of top stamp tied RICHMOND / VA. // DEC / 4 cds on Confederate States of America, Executive Department, (Official Business.) (ED-03, CCV $750) imprinted envelope used privately to Mrs. May J. Brownlee, Greenville Augusta County, Va., small part top back flap missing, Scarce imprint! $500.

$500

17825

CSA 7-R, 5¢ dark blue pair (small faults) tied RICHMOND / VA. cds on Confederate States of America, Executive Department, (Official Business.) (ED-03, CCV $750) imprinted envelope used privately to Genl. N. G. [SHANKS] Evans., Charleston, S.C., top back flap missing and small edge faults, Scarce imprint! Ex Antrim. $350.

 

Brigadier-General Nathan George (“Shanks”) Evans - Gen. Fitzhugh Lee wrote of him: "'Shanks' Evans, as he was called, was a graduate of the military academy, a native South Carolinian, served in the celebrated old Second Dragoons, and was a good type of the rip-roaring, scorn all-care element, which so largely abounded in that regiment.  Evans had the honor of opening the fight (First Manassas), we might say fired the first gun of the war." Much more detailed information on linked page.

$350

17828

CSA 11, 10¢ blue with huge margins, tied RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 24 cds on blue cover to John F. Dexter, Co., F. 53rd Ala. Regt, Gadsden, Ala. Confederate States of America, Navy Department. Official Business. imprint (ND-11, CCV $1,000), TURNED USE: inside is soldier's use with Dexter’s mandated military endorsement to Mrs. C. A. Dexter with "Due 10" marking, missing top flap, cleaned and restored to Very Fine appearance, SCARCE IMPRINT AND USE. $1,200.

 

John F. Dexter served in Company F, Alabama 53rd Partisan Rangers Cavalry. Much more detailed information on linked page.

$1,200

17832

CSA 8, 2¢ brown red tied RICHMOND / Va. // DEC / 1 cds on locally addressed cover with Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. imprint (TD-02, CV $350 for common stamp) addressed locally, De La Rue & Co. London embossed imprint on back, cover with small corner tear at top right and missing back flap, to Miss Elizabeth Page Nelson, Care Stafford H. Parker, Esq., Richmond, Va., Very Fine drop use, ex Brandon. $750.

Stafford H. Parker was listed in the Richmond City Directory of 1863 as working at the Office of Virginia Register of Land. Elizabeth Page Nelson was a granddaughter of 1781 Virginia Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr. More detailed information on linked page.

750

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17833

CSA 3, 2¢ green with 3 large margins, tied by RICHMOND / Va. // DEC / 20 / 1862 cds on locally addressed drop use cover to Miss Bettie M. Payne. Care Mr. R. M. Smith, Inquirer Office, Richmond, with Confederate States of America, Treasury Department imprint (TD-03, CCV $350), cover torn at top left with piece and top flap replaced, first few letters of imprint drawn in, additional sealed vertical tear at left, scarce use of this issue on a semi-official imprint cover, 2007 CSA certificate. $800.

$800

17834

CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied RICHMOND / VA // DEC / 15 [1864] (4 margins – large to close) on semi-official imprinted cover Office of Commissioner of Taxes. Official Business. (TD-14, CCV $350) OVERPAID DROP RATE to Charles J. Linton, Richmond, Va., Very Fine, Ex Judge Emerson, Cole, Thacker, Gimelson. $300.

$300

17836

CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue tied neat blue PETERSBURG [VA] NOV / 14 cds on cover with manuscript “O.B. / Tax in Kind” and “Chg box” which number runs under the stamp which overhangs the top causing tiny corner crease (4 large to huge margins), fresh, to James Epps, Esq, Hicksford, Va., Epps was the Tax Assessor, 7th District, Ex Gimelson. $200.

$200


17923

Listed in Miscellaneous-2 Virginia-3, and Imprints-1


RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 25 / 1862 cds with matching straightline PAID and faint penciled “2” with manuscript “Ch[arge] Ex[ecutive] Depart[ment] of V[irgini]a J[ohn] L[etcher – Governor]” on fresh cover addressed in unmistakable bold hand of Governor John Letcher to Thomas H. Howard M.D. Genl Ransoms Brig. Hospital, Near Nine Mile Road three miles from “Richmond” Va. A super use with AUTOGRAPH VALUE as well as military address and scarce drop rate. $500.

Thomas H. Howard enlisted as an Assistant Surgeon in Field & Staff of  North Carolina 35th Infantry to take charge of brigade hospital at Front Royal, Va.

$500

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