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Confederate Civil War Postal History

Lots 1242-1249

Lot 1242    

Confederacy, 12-Star Flag, red, blue and black design on orange cover to Van Buren, Ark. bearing 5¢ green (1) tied by Little Rock, Ark cds with second strike at center, forwarded to Fort Smith with manuscript "For'd Due 5" rating and "Van Buren, Ark, Dec 4" cds; cover wear and faint staining, postmarks not tying stamps enhanced, otherwise Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F12-4    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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Lot 1243    

Confederacy, 1863 Slave Carried Cover & Pass, enclosure datelined "Baldwin, County Oct 5, 1863" with letter of sending "Elick" with goods, enclosed in stampless wallpaper cover to Athens, Ga. and endorsed "Pas, Elick with the two horse wagon", Extremely Fine, a lovely an unusual privately carried cover and slave pass, Cobb correspondence.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $700

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Lot 1244    

Confederacy, Adams Express Company, Knoxville, Tenn., May 2, three strikes of oval handstamp on money letter to Abington, Va. with "Paid 4/-" (bits, 50¢) express rate, endorsed at top left "40$ from John Dobbins", trivial edge wear, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 1245    

Confederacy, (Documents) 1864-65 Confederate States of America Official Documents, group of three to James S. Turner as administrator of the estate of Thomas Presley, 1864 certificate for $400 of Registered Bonds paying 4% datelined "Depositary Office, Chester SC 9 March 1864" signed by J.L. Hams; 1865 letter datelined "Quartermasters Office, Chester S C March 30th 1865" requesting delivery of corn and fodder; and 1865 official letterhead receipt for the corn and fodder amounting to $4736.13 signed by assist. quartermaster, F.-V.F. trio.
Estimate    $75 - 100.

Realized: $50

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Lot 1246

Confederacy, New Orleans, LA, M. Condran & S.L. James, One Load of Clay Token, black on green 65x42mm cardboard token, manuscript "Ø" at center apparently indicating redemption, Very Fine and rare CSA era token.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Mr. Condran was a contractor and Mr. James was listed in the 1861 New Orleans directory as the Superintendent of the New Orleans City Railroad with its headquarters at the corner of Canal and Royal Streets. A similar example of this token sold in Heritage Auctions Jan. 8th 2014 sale, lot 15332 for $1,175.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1247    

Confederacy, V. C. R.R., Cobham, 20 Jul, railroad cds on blue cover bearing 10¢ blue (11), four large margins, canceled by manuscript on blue cover addressed to Col. Alfred L. Rives, Engineer Bureau, War Department, Richmond Va., Very Fine and scarce Virginia City Railroad use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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Lot 1248    

Confederacy, CSA Cover Balance, group of 7 covers comprising #1 four margins from Charleston S.C., #1 Stone 2 four margins from Richmond Va. to Blacks & Whites Va., #1 from Lynchvurg Va., #1 four margins from Richmond, #1b pair Stone 2 from Monroe Ga.; #2a Paterson from Culpepper Va., and #12c tied by blue cds, F.-V.F. group.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $350

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Lot 1249    

Confederacy, Postal History Collection Balance, small group of 18 covers including New Orleans La. cover with U.S. #26 used in the CSA, Mobile Ala. with #6 single use; #6 pair and #2 turned cover; Charleston S.C. use with single #6; Atlanta Ga. use with #7 single and "Due 5" rating; Little Rock Ark. with #6 pair on aged cover; Murfreesboro N.C. used with #4 to Buckhorn (CSA cert); Washington and Elizabeth N.C. stampless "Paid 5" usages; Lake City Fla. cds and "Due 10" handstamp use; and Warrington Fla. cds with "Paid" and "5" in circle rating h.s.; mixed condition, please inspect, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Complete Images.

Realized: $1,150

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