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Prisoner of War Covers, Northern Prisons

Lots 1589-1596

Lot 1589    

Confederacy, Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., U.S. 1864, 3¢ pink entire (U58) canceled by "Chicago, Ill., Dec 29, '64" cds and segmented cork duplex, addressed to Tennessee with "Camp Douglas, Prisoners Letter, Examined" oval handstamp (Harrison type I), F.-V.F., one of the latest usages of the Harrison type I examiner handstamp.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 1590    

Confederacy, Camp Morton, Ind., buff cover with blue oval "Prisoner's Letter Examined Camp Morton, Ind." handstamp (CSA PWH-15) and bearing 3¢ rose (65), some perf toning, lightly tied by blue target cancel duplexed with "Indianapolis Ind., 5 Aug '64" cds to Nashville Tenn., Very Fine and scarce. C.S.A. Catalog No. PWH-15 $500.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 1591    

Confederacy, Camp Morton, Ind., U.S. 3¢ pink (U34) entire with unusually sharp strike of blue oval "Prisoner's Letter Examined Camp Morton, Ind." handstamp and cancelled by "Indianapolis Ind., 1 Oct" cds duplexed with target cancel to War Trace Tenn.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and scarce. C.S.A. Catalog No. PWH-15 $500.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 1592    

Confederacy, Elmira Prison, Elmira, N.Y., prisoner cover bearing U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose (perf flaws) tied by "Elmira, N.Y., Mar 23, 1866" cds (year date incorrect instead of 1865) cds, addressed locally outside of the prison, "Prisoner's Letter, Elmira, N.Y., Examined" examiner's oval handstamp, with original 1865 enclosure regarding eagerness to get out, Very Fine.
Scott No. U.S. 65    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 1593    

Confederacy, Johnsons Island, Sandusky, O., orange cover with "Prisoner's Letter, Johnson's Island, O., Examined, T O C" oval examiner's handstamp on orange cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by target cancel duplexed with "Sandusky O., Dec 25 '64" cds to Baltimore Md., original datelined letter accompanies from George Hunter to his cousin, Very Fine and choice strike of examiner's oval.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 1594    

Confederacy, Old Capital Prison, Washington, D.C., prisoner of war folded letter datelined "Old Capitol Prison", addressed locally to a past acquaintance at the Patent Office, franked with well centered U.S. 1863, 2¢ black (73), some light gum toned perfs at top, tied by "Washington D.C. Dec. 16 '63" cds duplexed with target cancel, boxed "Henry R. Todd" Provost Marshal's Office examiner handstamp (Harrison box type Ia) with manuscript "CWT" initials (Charles W. Thompson); right portion of lettersheet missing, Very Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

A VERY RARE BLACKJACK USAGE PAYING THE DROP RATE FROM OLD CAPITOL PRISON BEARING A RARE PROVOST MARSHALL EXAMINER'S MARKING.

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Lot 1595    

Confederacy, Rock Island Barracks (Rock Island, Ill.), inbound money letter cover to prisoner John W. Howell in "Barracks 43", franked with 1863, 10¢ blue + U.S., 1861 3¢ rose (defective) both left uncanceled, manuscript "$5 U.S. Currency" with erasure of pencil "Through the lines" endorsement above, pencil "ex" examiner's marking below stamps and light "C" in red crayon indicating cover containing currency; cover reduced and with erasures (cleaning) at left, F.-V.F.; with detailed biography & 1999 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 12+U.S. 65    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 1596    

Confederacy, Rock Island Barracks, Rock Island, Ill., blue oval "R.I. Barracks, Prisoner's Letter, Examined" handstamp, U.S. 1861, 3¢ Rose (65) canceled by target, "Rock Island Ill. Feb. 21 '65" double-circle datestamp on unsealed buff cover to Miss Fanny Grimes in Bristol Conn., forwarded to Rocky Hill Conn. with manuscript "Ford 3", Very Fine and late prisoner-of-war use, the sender could have been Edward C. Grimes or George Grimes - both of whom are buried in Rock Island cemetery.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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