Items for Sale - Railroad Covers


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (3 margins) tied railroad cancel of BRISTOL / V.&T.R.R dateless circle datestamp(CCV $750) on clean homemade cover to Surgeon W. L. Hilliard, Ashville, North Carolina; reduced a bit at top. Plantation Collection.  $400.

Surgeon William Lewis Hilliard served in Field & Staff of the 1st North Carolina Cavalry in Sorrel Hospital, Asheville, NC. Much more detailed information on linked page.

$ 400


WARTRACE N. & C.R.R. / MAY / 14 / 1863 (Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad) with soldier’s DUE handstamp (no rate), usual blurry strike on cover to Col. John Duncan, Jackson, Miss., with endorsement of “Conner, Co. A, 45 Miss Regt.” Duncan’s rank was strictly honorary and not associated with the army. Docketing at left shows May 13/63 date and May 25/63 with “Return from prison…” Van Dyk MacBride notes on verso, Ex David Kohn. CSA catalog value $1,000. $900.

Thomas P. Conner served in Co. A, 45th Mississippi Infantry. More detailed information on linked page.

$ 900


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied light BRISTOL V.&T.R.R. dateless railroad cancel (CCV $750) on cover to Miss Alice Caperton Care Mrs Gaston Caperton, Union Monroe Cty, Va.; slightly reduced at left. CSA catalog value $750. $375.      

$ 375


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (sealed tear in left stamp) tied WARTRACE / N.&C.R.R. / MAY 1 / 1863 on cover to Virginia A. Hoyal, Washington, Tennessee. Bit of light foxing and faded address. Scarce marking. Ex Fisher. CCV $1,000. $500.

$ 500


New 6-13-22

CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue, (4 large even margins) pen canceled with beautifully struck VA.C.R.R. / COBHAM // JUN / 6 railroad CDS (CCV $750) on cover to Lt. Colonel Alfred L. Rives, Engineer Bureau, War DepartmentRichmond. Ex Frank Hart. A beautiful example of this RR marking. $800. 

Alfred Landon Rives was born in 1830 in Paris, France, the son of William Cabell Rives, the distinguished minister to France. During the War, he was acting chief engineer for the State of Virginia and later for the Confederate States, which position he held until the end of the War as a Colonel. He was one of the two Chiefs of the Corps of Engineers to General Robert E. Lee.  

$ 800

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