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Confederate 1861 5¢ Issue

Lots 2206-2215 Lots 2216-2222

Lot 2206    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, vertical pair, positions 37/47, tied by two strikes of "Richmond Va., Oct 19, 1861" cds on yellow cover to Mobile Ala.; top edge mend, Very Fine appearance; with 1993 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott Nos. 1    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

THE EARLIEST RECORDED USE OF THE 5¢ GREEN LITHOGRAPH ISSUE FROM STONE 1.

The New Postage Stamp: A very large number of the new Confederate postage stamps were disposed of yesterday at the Richmond post-office. Their introduction supplies a want which has heretofore seriously taxed the public endurance. The stamps are of the size of those in use by the United States Government, are colored green and ornamented with a very excellent bust of President Davis. As written in the Richmond Daily Dispatch, Oct. 17, 1861.
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Realized: $850

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Lot 2207    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, horizontal pair, four nice margins, tied by blue "Bowling Green, Ky., Dec 9" cds on orange cover to the Post Office Chief Appointment Bureau in Richmond, Va.; cover edge wear, right stamp with small tear at top, otherwise Very Fine and attractive CSA Kentucky use, ex-Tate.
Scott Nos. 1    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $550

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Lot 2208    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, four margins, affixed over 5¢ green (1) and tied by exceptional bold strike of "Warrington Fla. Jan 27" cds on 1862 cover as forwarding postage to Battle House at Mobile Ala., original use with "Vicksburg Miss. Jan 24" cds to General Hospital at Warrington Fla., Very Fine and rare prepaid forwarded use, ex-Judd, Bill Fox.
Scott Nos. 1    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $725

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Lot 2209    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, Baton Rouge roulette, rouletting showing on all four sides, tied by "Tudor Hall, Va., Apr" cds on wrapper to Baton Rouge, Very Fine and unusual incoming wrapper use of the Baton Rouge roulette.
Scott Nos. 1 var.    Estimate $500 - 750.

This previously had a 1998 C.S.A. certificate that no longer accompanies.

Realized: $725

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Lot 2210    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, large margins, bright color, tied by "Augusta Ga. Apr 10" double-circle datestamp on circa 1862 buff turned cover to Hog Mountain Ga., inside also bears 5¢ green (1), full margins to just in at top right, tied by "Charleston S.C. Mar 20, 1862" cds to Augusta; opened for display, Very Fine and attractive turned use.
Scott Nos. 1    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $400

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Lot 2211    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, large margins, tied by lightly struck red "Southern Express Co. Savannah Ga. Feb 13" double-circle datestamp on cover to Macon Ga., pencil "Pd R/-" express-rate notation; small cover tear at upper left corner, F.-V.F. and rare, ex-Hall.
Scott Nos. 1    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $400

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Lot 2212    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, two Stone 2 singles, pos. 31, 41, tied by partial cds strikes, matching "Welaka Fla. 'Nov 22'" double-circle ds with manuscript date on buff cover with military address to Capt. Winston Stephens, St. Johns Rangers, Camp Finegan, Fla.; cover edge wear, stamps with light horizontal crease at top, right with corner flaw, Very Fine appearing Confederate Florida use.
Scott Nos. 1    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $950

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Lot 2213    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, parasite plate variety at lower right, left margin single, Stone 1 pos. 1 showing parasite over lower right scroll, clear to large margins, strong impression, tied by green "Monticello, Ga., Jun 17" town postmark on light blue cover to Augusta Ga., Very Fine, a nice plate variety and color cancel combination; with 2013 P.F. certificate. C.S.A. Catalog Nos. 1-1-v4.
Scott Nos. 1 var.    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $450

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Lot 2214    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, Stone 1-2, two singles, both with large to full margins, tied by "Memphis Tenn. Feb 8, 1862" cds on cover with blue "Meacham & Galbreath, Wholesale Grocers" cameo corner card to Lynchburg Va.; mathematical notations on back.
Scott Nos. 1    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $400

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Lot 2215    

Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ dark green, four full to large margins, tied by "Charleston S.C., Mar 1" cds on cover with "Strawberry via Monks Corner", manuscript local post directive to Limerick, St. John's Berkley; light overall cover toning, F.-V.F. and scarce Confederate local post use, ex-Karrer.
Scott Nos. 1    Estimate $300 - 400.

After 1801, a private local post was run by Upper Cooper River plantation owners in St. John's Parish, from Strawberry Ferry to Charleston. Charleston postmaster Huger was a member. In the 1850s, when the Northeastern Railroad arrived, mail was left at Strawberry Station, across the river from a Church of England 18th Century Chapel of Ease, although it had no post office. Several Ball family members belonged, and their mail is the chief source of today's covers. There are various routings recorded, but Confederate period letters usually include St. John's Berkeley and Strawberry in the address.

Realized: $210

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