Lot 2551Confederacy, Republick La., portion of addressing on manuscript canceled U.S. 1860, 3¢ Star Die entire to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, with manuscript "Feby 18/61" date mark; some usual pinholes, Very Fine, an extremely rare example of this "Second Republic" designation that applied to Louisiana during the short period of Independence, the republic had determined to join the Confederacy on Feb 4, 1861 but were not in fact formally admitted until March 2, ex-Skinner.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2552Confederacy, 1860, 5¢ brown, type II, horizontal pair and single, rich deep color, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans, La., Jan 28" cds on 1861 cover to Bordeaux, France, red "New York, Paid 3, Feb 2" exchange cds and ultramarine "Harve, Fevr 17, 61" octagon transit date stamp, French transit and receiving backstamps; couple stamps with a few nibbed perfs not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine, ex-Caspary, H. Baker, Grunin & Sevenoaks; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 30A Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A CHOICE AND VERY RARE LOUISIANA INDEPENDENT STATE USAGE TO FRANCE.
This letter was mailed from New Orleans on January 28, 1861, which was two days after Louisiana seceded from the Union. Louisiana joined the Confederacy on Feb 4, 1861.
Very few covers were sent during this short lived period and this is undoubtly a unique Independent States usage to France.
Lot 2553Confederacy, Key West, Fla., Mar. 28, 1861, cds and matching grid cancels U.S. 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire (U10) to Blakely Ala., manuscript "Via New Orleans" and "Pr. N.O. Mail Line" routing endorsements; few edge faults including sealed tear, Very Fine, very scarce Confederate State usage from Key West, unlisted in Dietz, ex-Agre & Briggs; with 1998 C.S.A. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2554Confederacy, Talequah, Ark., undated target duplex ties U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose to small cover, stamp with small perf flaws, F.-V.F., a rare Confederate usage from Cherokee Nation, the earliest use of the stamp was August 19th while Arkansas was admitted on May 18th.
Scott Nos. U.S. 65 Estimate $200 - 300.