Lot 3195Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue. Large to huge margins, tied by "Richmond, Va., Sep 20, 1863" cds on cover (mourning border backflaps) to Flat Pond P.O., Ga., with original enclosure datelined "Philadelphia, /Pa., August 31st, 1863", manuscript "Examined, John Cassel" examiner's marking at top of cover, Very Fine, Cassel was a captain in the 11th Pa. Cavalry and served as Provost Marshall at Fort Monroe.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 3196Confederacy, 1864 Flag of Truce cover. With "Official Business" imprint crossed out & postmarked "Port Royal, S.C." double circle postmark with "Due 3" handstamp alongside, endorsed at left "Soldier's Letter, W.T. Bennett, Lt. Col. 102 U.S.C.T. in chg of Flag-Of-Truce", addressed to "J.J. Barclay, of Bedford Pa.", who had sent $15 in C.S.A. bills to be delivered to a Maj. John H. Filler, 55 Penna. Vol., a Prisoner of War at Columbia, S.C., enclosed are two printed receipts for same; the 1st with imprint "Headquarters, Department of the South, Office Agent of Exchange (crossed out), Hilton Head, S.C. Nov. 14, 1864" the printed form letter reads, "I have the honor to inform you that the package containing money addressed to (Maj. John H. Filler in manuscript) Prisoner of War, was delivered to a Rebel Officer, whose receipt for the same I enclose." signed in manuscript by "W.T. Bennett, Lt. Col. 102 U.S.C.T. in charge of Flag-Of-Truce", the 2nd printed receipt signed by a C.S.A. Lieutenant at Port Royal Ferry, S.C., Oct 26, 1864 acknowledges receipt of the $15 C.S.A. money, Very Fine, Most interesting example of how such matters were handled for prisoners.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 3197Confederacy, Civilian Flag of Truce. Blue "Norfolk, Va. Apr. 25" cds and matching "Paid 5c" in circle on (1862) cover to Charleston, S.C., manuscript "Exd" censor and "Postage Inside" marking in pencil; trivial stain at bottom right & slightly reduced at top, F.-V.F.; with 2009 C.S.A. certificate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 3198Confederacy, Nashville, Ten., Sep 18, 1864. Cds and target duplex tying U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose on cover to Alexandria, Va., "Flag of Truce" sender's endorsement at top; with letter from S. Ashbrook stating he believes the cover originated in the south and was privately carried through the line to Nashville; cover and stamp wear, Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 3199Confederacy, New York to Confedrate Georgia. Blue L.E. Amswick & Co. company handstamp on small May 10th, 1861 folded letter regarding champagne order, Very Fine, a charming across-the-lines use before such was stopped a few weeks later.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 3200Confederacy, Old Point Comfort, Va., Jan 18. Cds and matching grid handstamp tying U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose on civilian through-the-lines cover to St. Louis, Mo., manuscript "Exd. E.A.T." examiners marking, with original 1865 New Years Day enclosure from Richmond, Va. mentioning sending a letter…when I learned that another flag of truce boat was up; few small cover tears, F.-V.F.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 3201Confederacy, Old Point Comfort, Va., Mar 31 (1865). Cds and matching cork handstamp tying U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose on cover to New Orleans, La., pencil "Ex - M" examiner marking, with original enclosure from Richmond, Va.; some cover edge wear, F.-V.F., a scarce civilian South to North Flag-of-Truce usage.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 3202Confederacy, South to North Civilian Flag-of-Truce Cover. Bearing United States 1861 3¢ rose (#65) tied "Port Royal, S.C./ Aug/20/'64" and matching target on cover to "Smith-Mott Esq., Hamilton, Madison Co., New York" with manuscript "Ex & App E.W.F." examining marking, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
This cover was mentioned on page 11 of the Jan-Feb 1974 Confederate Philatelist in Dr. Edward Greenwald's interesting article "Civilian Flag of Truce Mail - The Mott-Bostick Correspondence" and explains this interesting correspondence as well as flag of truce explanatory tables. A lot was deduced from the many original letters that were present with some of the covers (not this one). Copy of article available.
Lot 3203Confederacy, Blockade-Run from South Carolina to Liverpool via Nassau, Bahamas. Burckmyer correspondence cover from Summerville S.C. to care of Fraser, Trenholm & Co, Liverpool, England, clear "Bahamas AP 16, 1864" backstamp, Liverpool receiving circular datestamp, blue crayon "1(sh)/5(d)" plus "7"(d) manuscript rate totaled to "2/-" due marking, flap torn, Very Fine, a lovely blockade-run usage, the firm of Fraser, Tremholm & Co. was a principal agent in the blockade-running business; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 3204Confederacy, Blockade-Run Usage from England to Oswichee Ala. via Charleston S.C. Folded letter with bold "Charleston S.C. May 13, 186-" circular datestamp (fourth digit of year is blank) and "Steam-Ship" in oval handstamp, pencil "22" manuscript. rate (double 10¢ plus 2¢ ship fee), letter discusses cotton prices, 1863 docketing at left, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stunning & rare double rate cover, two blockade-runners arrived from the Bahamas at Charleston on the May 13, 1863 -- the Antonica (formerly Herald) and the Norseman -- the addressee (Wright) was associated early on with Fraser & Co., but neither ship was owned by them in 1863, the Antonica/Herald had been previously owned by Fraser, so this cover probably traveled on that ship (source: S. Walske), ex-Dietz; with 2007 C.S.A. certificate.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.