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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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Prisoner of War Covers

Lots 2128-2131

Lot 2128    

Confederacy, Point Lookout, Md., orange prisoner-of-war cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), couple short perfs, tied by target cancel duplexed with "Point Lookout Md. Apr 5" cds to Pittsylvania C.H. Va., endorsed "P.M. Martin, Lt Col, 53d Va Vols, Pris: of War" at left, manuscript "By Flag of Truce Through Comdg off: Fortress Monroe" endorsement at top, large oval "Approved J. N. Patterson Capt. & Provost Marshal Point Lookout, Md." examiner's handstamp (Type 1), exchanged via Old Point Comfort and Richmond with "Richmond Va., May 6" cds and matching "Due 10" handstamp for Confederate postage, Very Fine and choice prisoner-of-war use with the large J.N. Patterson examiner's handstamp.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Lt. Col. Rawley White Martin of the 53rd Virginia Volunteers (Armistead's Brigade) was wounded during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and was by certain accounts the first man over the wall during that climactic battle, he survived and lived nearly another 50 years.

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Lot 2129    

Confederacy, Johnson's Island, homemade envelope franked with United States 3¢ rose (65), light bend, tied by waffle grid with Old Point Comfort, Va., Sep. 14 double circle alongside, addressed to a lieutenant at Johnson's Island, Block #8, manuscript notation "For Flag of Truce" and manuscript prison Examiner's marking at top, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 2130    

Confederacy, Point Lookout Prison, Point Lookout, Md., franked with U.S., 1861 3¢ rose tied by "Washington, D.C., Dec 2, '63" duplex on cover to Drakes Branch, Va., in combination with 1863 10¢ blue, tied by "Richmond, Va., Dec 12" cds, endorsed "Via Flag of Truce, Richmd & Fortress Monroe" and type I "Approved/ Point Lookout" oval handstamp of Capt. J.N. Patterson; partial backflap, Very Fine.
Scott No. 11+U.S. 65    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $425

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Lot 2131    

Confederacy, Rock Island Barracks, prisoner of war combination cover franked with United States 1861 3¢ rose (65, small defect) tied by target cancel and Rock Island, Ill., Mar. 19, '64 double circle postmark, cover addressed to Alabama with Rock Island Barracks, Approved Prisoner's Letter examined marking, used in combination with Confederate States of America 1863 10¢ blue (12, right margin single with large margins) tied by Richmond, Va., Apr. 23 cds, flap missing & tiny reduction at top (not mentioned on clear cert.), Very Fine and rare, ex-Antrim, Hart; with 1987 C.S.A. certificate.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $3,250

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