Lot 2222Confederacy, Charlottesville (West) Va. Feb 17, 1862, blue double-circle cds on orange cover bearing 1861, 5¢ green, Stone 2, Position 50, full margins except just touched at right, cancelled with matching blue grid, addressed to Mrs. Peyton R. Harrison, Martinsburg Berkeley Co., Va., clean and Very Fine.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Martinsburg in Berkeley County would later in 1863 be incorporated into the Union State of West Virginia. The addressee was the widow of Lieutenant Peyton R. Harrison (1832-1861) Co D 2nd Va Inf as Lieutenant Harrison was Killed-in-Action the previous summer at First Manassas 7/21/1861.
Lot 2223Confederacy, Romney (West) Va., Jan 18, bold strike of cds with matching "10" rating handstamp and manuscript "Due", addressed to Forsyth Ga., soldier's endorsement "Lt. J. T. Stephens, Co. K 1st Ga Vol."; cover tear upper left, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Wiseman, Thayer.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Romney is in Hampshire County, which would later be incorporated into the Union State of West Virginia in 1863. John T. Stephens mustered into Co. K of the 1st Ga. Volunteers Regiment and mustered out at Augusta Ga. on Mar. 18, 18862 when the regiment was dissolved.
Lot 2224Confederacy, Sweet Springs (West) Virginia, two usages, first with "Sweet Springs Va. Jul 29" cds (Dietz type I) with manuscript date and matching "Paid" handstamp with manuscript. "5" rating to Brown Hill Va.; second with manuscript "Sweet Springs Va., Feby 2nd 1863" postmark and bearing 1862, 5¢ blue pair cancelled by matching manuscript. strokes on cover to Natchez, Miss.; cover repaired at right, Fine and rare pair, ex-Thayer.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2225Confederacy, Union (West) Va. Aug 27, bold strike of cds ties 1862, 5¢ light blue, De La Rue printing, vertical pair, on homemade cover to Rockbridge Baths, Va.; some faults and age spotting, Fine and scarce, ex-Thayer.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2226Confederacy, West Virginia Balance, group of 4 covers comprising May 4, 1861 U.S. 3¢ star die with brown "Falmouth Va." rimless cds to Harpers Ferry and forwarded, circa 1861 with manuscript "Huntersville Va., Nov 30" postmark to Mrs. S.E. Slaughter in Ringgold Tenn.; and last is manuscript "Clinton Va, Nov 7, 1861" postmark to M.A. Barnes of the first Ga. Vol., Company E in Monterey Va., and a "Lewisburgh Va. Jan 31" cds on an undated/unfranked orange cover to Capt. Asa. Holland, Postmaster, St. Aylsford Va.; first repaired, others with faults, Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.