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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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1861-62 General Issues (Scott 1-7)

Lots 2058-2067 Lots 2068-2077 Lots 2078-2087 Lot 2088

Lot 2058    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, large margins except small nick at top, minor gum stains, tied by small Augusta, Ga. cds on cover to Sumter, S.C., cover forwarded with 1863 5¢ blue (#4, mostly large margins, nick at right) tied by Sumter, S.C. cds and forwarded to Petersburg, Va., Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 2059    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, virtually four complete margins, tied by blue "Bowling Green Ky." cds on cover to Como, Miss., flap missing & small repair cover nick at top, F.-V.F., scarce Kentucky usage.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $375

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Lot 2060    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, mostly large margins, light crease, tied by bold "Richmond, Va., Mar. 4, 1862" on turned usage to Jeffress Store, Va., inside usage franked with 1863 5¢ blue (#4, lightly touched on two sides) tied by blue Jeffress Store, Va. cds and addressed to Junction, Va., Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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Lot 2061    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, three large margins, just in at bottom, tied by blue "Lynchburg, Va., Mar. 17" cds on advertising cover with printed corner card of Commission Merchants, cover addressed to La Fayette Hill, Va, cover with vertical crease, still Very Fine.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2062    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, two four margin singles, tied by indistinct cds on neat cover to Prattville, Ala., tiny cover nick at bottom left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 2063    

Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ blue, just barely shaving frameline, trivial gum staining, tied by "Jackson, Miss, Aug. 13" (1862) cds on folded cover addressed to B. Grimball in Spartanburg, S.C., written by his son, John and contains wonderful content regarding the final battle and ultimate fate of the Ram Arkansas, I have at last arrived in Jackson from the late Ram Arkansas which is no more having been burnt above Baton Rouge. We were sent down to cooperate with Breckenridge in his attack, but our engines failed us. And after working night and day at our machinery, several times it was reported ready and every time it broke down. Still we worked on to do our best, expecting an attack every minute. Finally the "Essex" was reported coming up, and our engines also reported ready. So we launched out to meet her but had scarcely cut our lines when the engines again broke down, and we succeeded in getting into the bank. We were now lying in such a position that we could not bring a gun to bear on the enemy, if she chose her position, and the iron was so thin towards them that every shot would have gone through her. So that was nothing left for us but to burn her, which we did under fire of our enemy. I lost everything except my watch and a suit of linen clothes which I had on., some splits along folds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

AN IMPORTANT AND HISTORICAL COVER AND LETTER.

John Grimball, First Lieutenant Confederate Navy, was born in Charleston, S.C. and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, June 1858. Grimball resigned from U.S. Navy the day South Carolina seceded, 20 December 1860, when he entered the service of that state and continued therein until the formation of the Confederacy when he was transferred to the Confederate Navy. He was on duty at Fort Moultrie when the "Star of the West" attempted to reinforce Fort Sumter. He served on the Confederate Steamer "Lady Davis" at the battle of Port Royal, and on the "Ram Arkansas", in her celebrated fight on the Mississippi River.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 2064    

Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ blue, clear to mostly large margins including sheet margin at right, hint of faint corner crease in sheet margin, tied by Mobile, Ala., Oct. 20 double circle postmark on neat cover to Demopolis, Ala., cover forwarded to Artesia, Miss. with "Demopolis, Ala., Nov.3" forwarding postmark and manuscript "Paid 10" rate, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $200

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Lot 2065    

Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ blue, huge margins, manuscript cancel and tied by "Lynchburg Va." cds on buff cover to Gordonsville Va., forwarded with "Gordonsville Va., Oct 3, 1862" cds and bold "Due 10" rating handstamp to Madison C.H., additional light manuscript "Due 10" and "Ford 10" ratings, original 1862 letter accompanies, Fine and unusual forwarded use.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 2066    

Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ blue, four large even margins, manuscript cancelled single on cover to Richmond with "Fleetwood Acady, Va." manuscript postmark, reduced at left, and somewhat irregular on front, Very Fine.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 2067    

Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ blue, three large margins, cut to frameline at right, tied by bold Mobile, Ala., Jul. 17 double circle postmark on small ladies' cover to Statesburgh, S.C., cover reduction at left, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Current Opening Bid: $40

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