Lot 2361Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ olive green, horizontal pair, large margins to barely in at bottom, canceled by smudged manuscript marks (ink ties through envelope that is visible on the inside), paying required C.S.A. postage on 1861 cover to Col. Lomax, 3rd Regt. Ala. Volunteers, Norfolk Va., blue "Southern Express Co. Montgomery Ala. Dec. 12" double-circle datestamp and bold matching "Montgomery Alabama Southern Express" in circle; faint toning, Very Fine, ex-Engel, Brandon; with 1973 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1c Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
ONE OF FIVE RECORDED COVERS FROM THE SOUTHERN EXPRESS COMPANY IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA.
Colonel Tennent Lomax was a resident of Montgomery commissioned as a Lt. Colonel at the outbreak of war leading the 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment. His regiment was ordered to defend the Naval Yard at Norfolk Va., which was held by Confederate forces until May 1862. During this period at Norfolk, his wife sent him express mail from Montgomery to his regiment. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1862. He was later killed at the Battle of Seven Pines on June 1, 1862.
The five recorded Southern Express Company covers from Montgomery are all from the Lomax correspondence:
1. Oct. 25, 1861, Montgomery Ala. Lomax correspondence to Norfolk Va., 10¢ 59XU4 provisional entire, ex-Brown, Hall.
2. Nov. 29, 1861, Montgomery Ala. Lomax correspondence to Norfolk Va., 5¢ #1c pair, ex-Shenfield, Walske.
3. Dec. 12, 1861, Montgomery Ala. Lomax correspondence to Norfolk Va., 5¢ #1c pair, ex-Engel, Brandon, the cover offered here.
4. Dec. 18, 1861, Montgomery Ala. Lomax correspondence to Norfolk Va., 10¢ #2b, ex-Lamborn, Dukeshire, Birkinbine and Walske.
5. Dec. 22, 1861, Montgomery Ala. Lomax correspondence to Norfolk Va., 10¢ #2b, ex-Emerson, Antrim, Wiseman, Kilbourne.
Lot 2362Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ dark blue, Patterson printing, block of 6, full o.g., ample to mostly large margins, rich bright color, small faults, Very Fine appearance, a lovely and rare multiple; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2b $2,400.
Lot 2363 oConfederacy, 1862, 2¢ green, block of 4, large margins at sides and showing part of adjacent stamp at top right, just very slightly in at top and bottom, lightly cancelled by "Augusta Ga. Mar 1, 1863" double-circle datestamp, tiny and barely noticeable tear at bottom right not mentioned on certificate, otherwise F.-V.F. and exceptionally rare used block; with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 3 $5,000.
Lot 2364Confederacy, 1862, 10¢ rose, three singles, each large to huge margins except touched on one side, tied by three strikes of "Mobile Ala. Aug 29, 1862" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Artesia, Miss.; small stain in address, Very Fine and scarce triple-rate use with the 10¢ rose, ex-Brandon.
Scott No. 5 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 2365Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ light blue, De La Rue printing, horizontal pair, full margins to in at bottom right, tied by "Richmond Va., Oct 27, 1863" cds on small buff cover bearing 13-Star Confederate Flag and Virginia State Seal Flag Label addressed to Cunningham's Store, N.C., Very Fine and rare Confederate Patriotic label cover.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
The Philatelic Foundation will not offer an opinion on untied labels, which is not a reason for return.
Lot 2366 ()Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, "frame lines", no gum, crisp impression on bright paper showing complete framelines on three sides and most of frameline at top, a Superb gem, ex-Murphy (as middle stamp in strip of three); with 2015 P.F. & 2016 P.S.E. certificates, both Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $13,000).
Scott No. 10 $3,500.
AN EXTRAORDINARY UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10¢ FRAMELINE ISSUE GRADED SUPERB 98 BY BOTH THE P.S.E. AND P.F.
The framelines are the most important characteristic of Scott 10. The lines were engraved on the plate and served as a guide for the siderographer when aligning the transfer roll to make the plate. Since each stamp shares framelines with the adjoining positions, the example offered here with essentially four intact framelines is a true condition rarity.
Lot 2367Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, "frame lines", clear to large margins showing portions of framelines at right and bottom, tied by "Mobile, Ala., Feb 10" cds on buff cover with red brown "Write Often" Three-Verse Poem Imprint at upper left addressed to Shieldsborough, Miss., Very Fine; with 1998 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 10; $10,000 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A RARE USAGE OF THE 1863 10¢ "FRAME LINES" ISSUE ON A SOLDIER'S SYMPATHY IMPRINT COVER.
Lot 2368Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, "frame lines", outstanding single showing three full framelines, tied by "Mobile, Ala., Jul 10, 1863" double-circle postmark on lemon "Walker, Mead & Co., Mobile" embossed blue cameo advertising cover to Orrville Ala., included is original enclosure; stamp with faint diagonal crease at upper right, otherwise Extremely Fine; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 2369Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, dark shade, tied by blue "Columbia S.C., Oct 21" cds on wallpaper cover with light pink, light purple and tan pattern, addressed to Charleston S.C., Very Fine and beautiful wallpaper cover.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2370Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, full to large margins, tied by "Newberry C.H., S.C. Dec 17" double-circle datestamp on wallpaper cover with green and gray pattern, addressed to Churchville Va.; open on three sides, missing top flap and small edge nick, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $500 - 750.