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Sale 72: Gems of Philately

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Prisoner of War Covers, Northern Prisons

Lot 430    

Confederacy, Johnsons Island, Sandusky Oh., Prisoner cover bearing 1861, 3¢ rose tied by "Sandusky O. Nov 15 '64" duplex and addressed to Miss Emma C. Mebane at Mebaneville, N.C., in combination with 1863, 10¢ blue, four large margins, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan 21" cds, reverse with "Prisoner's Letter, Johnsons Island O., Examined, GSB" oval examiner's handstamp, endorsed "Per Flag of Truce via Fortress Monroe"; minor edge discoloration, Very Fine, ex-Warren.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

This cover was sent by Capt. William G. Mebane of Company B of the 13th Tenn. Inf. who was captured as a POW at Marietta Ga. on June 27, 1864. The addressee was his cousin whom he later married in December 1865. Emm's father was Giles Mebane who was the Speaker of the North Carolina legislature during the war years.

Realized: $1,250

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