Lot 2677Confederacy, Adams Ex. Co., Louisville, Ky., Jul 23, 1861. Circular date stamp canceling a U.S. 1860 3¢ Star Die entire to Lloyds, Va. with "via Richmond" routing endorsement, entered the mails with "Richmond, Va., Jul 29, 1861" cds (Powell type 2a) with matching "Paid 10" in circle handstamp, manuscript "Paid 2/-" express rate, Very Fine.
Scott No. U.S. U26 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2678 ()Confederacy, From The Adams Express Co., Louisville, Ky. Rare three line circular handstamp (Dietz type I) on U.S. 1860, 3¢ Star Die entire to New Orleans, La., manuscript "Pd. 1/4" (2 bits) rate; entire rebacked & expert restoration at top, Very Fine appearance, still a presentable example of this great rarity, only this cover front and a full cover are known to us bearing this marking.
Scott No. U.S. U27 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2679Confederacy, Adams Express Company/Great Eastern, Western & Southern Express Forwarders/New York. Bold blue oval handstamp on U.S. 1861, 3¢ Star Die entire to Richmond, Va., with "Paid 5" in circle handstamp applied in Richmond; small sealed tear at top right and some restored edge wear at bottom, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2680Confederacy, E.P. Alexander, Capt. Engrs, C.S.A. Officer endorsement on cover to Fredericksburg, Va., with additional "Pd 5" rate and pencil Aug 5th '61 docketing, no town markings, Very Fine, an early field letter from E. Porter Alexander, who later became a Confederate Brigadier - General (bio included).
Estimate $150 - 200.