Lot 497Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ Green, horizontal pair, huge margins including irregular sheet margin at right, tied by two strikes of "Marion, Ala., May 26" cds with third strike at left on 1862 yellow cover to Ridgeway N.C. with James Buchanan three-quarter portrait in oval from the campaign of 1856, "John Andrew" imprint (Milgram JB-1); light water stain at right edge, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A REMARKABLE USE OF THE ANTEBELLUM BUCHANAN CAMPAIGN ENVELOPE IN THE CONFEDERATE MAILS DURING THE CIVIL WAR.
This type of Buchanan campaign envelope was manufactured during the campaign of 1856. In this instance, it was used by a resident of Marion, Alabama, during the war. Because Buchanan was popular in the South for his political views, this might also be regarded as a patriotic use.
Lot 498Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ Dark Blue, Hoyer Printing, Horizontal Strip of Three, huge margins, lovely color, each cancelled with bright red grid cancel with matching "Sparta, Ga., Feb. 20" (1862) cds on fresh orange cover to Alexander Stephens in Richmond; left stamp with sealed tear at upper left and small cover repairs with bottomflap added, Extremely Fine, ex-Shenfield, Finney; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2b Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A STUNNING EXHIBITION ITEM AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CONFEDERATE STATES GENERAL ISSUE COVERS IN EXISTENCE.
Lot 499Confederacy, 1862, 2¢ Green, position 4 showing margin dash in right margin, o.g., very lightly hinged, ample to large margins, fresh with rich color, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 3 $950.
Lot 500Confederacy, 1862, 2¢ Green, a superb single with four large even margins, bright color, tied by "Augusta, Ga." dateless cds on gray drop cover with printed "Bible Society of the Confederate States, Augusta, Ga." corner card, Superb, ex-Judd with note "Very rare so nice"; with 2009 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A STUNNING GEM AND ONE OF THE FEW COVERS WITH A PRINTED CORNER CARD OR ADVERTISING WHICH SHOWS "CONFEDERATE STATES".
Lot 501Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ Blue, Stone 3, block of 4 (positions 9-10, 19-20), o.g., lightly hinged, ample to large margins, remarkably bright and fresh with rich color, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce multiple from Stone 3.
Scott No. 4 $4,500.
Lot 502 ()Confederacy, 1862, 10¢ Rose, positions 22-23/32-33, block of 4, without gum, large margins, strong bold color, thins and horizontal tear affecting top left stamp, Very Fine appearance, a very rare multiple; with photocopy of 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 5 $11,000.
Lot 503 oConfederacy, 1862, 10¢ Rose, neat face-free town corner cancel, huge well balanced margins, brilliant color, an Extremely Fine gem; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 5 $475.
AN EXCEPTIONAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1862 10¢ JEFFERSON ISSUE IN THE ROSE SHADE.
Lot 504Confederacy, 1863, 2¢ Brown Red, Irregular Block of Five, tied on piece by two strikes of Gainesville, Ga. town cancels, ample to large margins, strong color, top stamps with light creases and tiny corner abrasion at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, Scott catalog $4,500 for strip of five, a multiple in this format being far rarer, ex-Judd, Everett; with 1975 C.S.A., 1994 A.P.S. and 2014 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 1863 2¢ JACKSON ISSUE.
Lot 505Confederacy, 1863, 2¢ Brown Red, large margins, tied by "Macon, Ga." double circle datestamp on "C.S. Depot Engineer's Supplies, / Macon, Ga. / Official Business" semi-official imprint (WD-EN-06) on drop letter to Col. W.B. Parker, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2009 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A LOVELY GEM SEMI-OFFICIAL IMPRINT COVER WITH A 2¢ BROWN RED ADHESIVE PREPAYING THE DROP LETTER FEE.
Lot 506Confederacy, 1863, 2¢ Brown Red, horizontal pair, clear to mostly large margins, tied by bold targets on wrapper to North Carolina; central fold away from stamps, Extremely Fine and attractive; with 2003 P.F. certificate, signed Dietz.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A RARE USAGE OF THE 2¢ JACKSON ISSUE PROBABLY PAYING DOUBLE THE PRINTED MATTER RATE.