Lot 1973Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, huge top sheet margin, roulettes show clearly on three other sides, bright color, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Feb 24" cds on circa 1862 orange cover to Athens Ga., no backflap, stamp with two small tears at right and light edge toning, still Very Fine, ex-Hulme; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 var.
AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ BATON ROUGE ROULETTE ON COVER.
This cover dates from the first Confederate occupation period, prior to evacuation on May 7, 1862, and re-occupation by Confederates on August 21, 1862.
Lot 1974Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, clear to large margins, slight gum toning, tied by indistinct cds on cover with 11-Star Flag patriotic with imprint and verse (F11-16, verse 30, imprint 31), to Winchester, Va., with original enclosure dateline "Camp Longstreet, Oct 2nd, 1861" with interesting content from soldier in the front line…"The Yankees had & now have possession of Annandale and Falls Church & of course Mason's and Munson's hill.", Very Fine; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1975Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, transient White Spot, two singles, each cancelled by manuscript and used as forwarding postage on two covers to Camden and forwarded with red cds to Liberty Hill, first mailed with 5¢ green (1) tied by "Charleston S.C., Jun 10, 1862" double-circle datestamp, second with 5¢ green (1) tied by "Pocotoligo S.C., 20 Jan" cds; some faults, Fine cover pair. C.S.A. Catalog No. 1-1-v7.
Scott No. 1 var. Estimate $300 - 400.
These two covers are the listing examples for the CSA catalog.
Lot 1976Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, right margin single, tied by "Charleston, S.C., Dec 24, 1861" cds on "Evans & Cogswell, Stationers & Printers, Charleston S.C." corner card cover to Columbia; cover cleaned and repaired with sealed tear at top and missing backflap, Very Fine appearance, ex-Kohn, Tickell.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1977Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. Jul 18" cds on "Flag of Truce" homemade cover to Hopkinsville Ky.; stamp flaws, some repaired cover faults, F.-V.F. appearance; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1978Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, vertical pair, ample to large margins, bright color, tied by "Richmond, Va., May 13, 1862" cds on cover to Pickens C.H., S.C., Very Fine.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1979 PConfederacy, 1861, 10¢ blue, plate proof on wove, Ample to mostly large margins, gorgeous color and every bit a proof impression, tiny thins at top, Very Fine appearance, a rare proof with fewer than 10 believed to exist, with 1984 P.F. certificate, ample to mostly large margins, gorgeous color and proof impression, tiny thins at top, Very Fine; with 1984 & 2013 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 2P5 $1,750.
A RARE PROOF WITH FEWER THAN 10 RECORDED EXAMPLES.
This proof originates from a book kept by George Offutt, Chief of the Post Office Department's Contract Bureau.
Lot 1980Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ blue, large margins to just touched at top right, strong color, tied by "Augusta Ga., Aug 21" cds on brownish buff cover to Vice President A.H. Stephens, Crawfordsville Ga., with manuscript note on reverse indicating George W. Lawar asking for Vice President's "letter of introduction to the President against running the blockade - thinks Fort Sumter will fall - its effects on our enemy"; no back flap as usual, Very Fine.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1981Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ blue, large to huge margins all around, tied by sharp "Mobile Ala., Oct 11" double-circle datestamp on turned cover to Athens Ga., inside use bearing 5¢ light blue (7) vertical pair tied by "Valdosta Ga., Jan 17" cds to Athens Ga.; light overall toning and light cover stain top right, F.-V.F. and scarce turned use.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1982Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ light blue, ample to large margins, tied by "Richmond, Va., Aug 14" cds on adversity cover made from Commonwealth of Virginia goods form, to Holcombe Rock, Va.; stamp with pre-use scuff at bottom, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 2a Estimate $200 - 300.