Lot 4320Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, full to just touched margins, tied by "Wilmington N.C., 10 Nov" cds on circa 1861 light buff cover with blue "Zeno H. Green, Wholesale Grocer & Commission Merchant" embossed cameo corner card to Greenville N.C.; missing top flap, otherwise Very Fine and beautiful, ex-Tate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 4321Confederacy, 1862, 2¢ green, o.g., very lightly hinged, full well balanced margins, strong vibrant color and exceptional crisp impression, bright and very fresh, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, an exceptional mint single; with 2017 PSE certificate for a pair.
Scott No. 3 $1,000.
Lot 4322Confederacy, 1862, 2¢ green, lovely shade, large margins except just touched at top left, tied by "Richmond Va. Jan 13, 1863" cds on gray adversity cover made from printed ledge sheet addressed to M.H. Harris, Rockfish Depot, Va., endorsed "Circular" at top left, docketed "Martin & Cardozo, Circular 1863" at left; two side flaps missing, light tape stain at left, Very Fine; with 1997 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 3 var. $3,500.
A RARE 2¢ GREEN LITHOGRAPH USED ON AN ADVERSITY COVER PAYING THE 2¢ CIRCULAR RATE.
Lot 4323Confederacy, 1862, 2¢ green, large margins all around, bright color, tied by "Richmond Va. Oct 7, 1862" cds on locally addressed drop letter; minor restored flap and edge nick, Extremely Fine, a choice solo drop rate usage, signed S. Ashbrook and B. Green on reverse; with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 3; $3,500 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 4324Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, two singles, large margins, tied together by light "Greenville, S.C., Sep 3" cds on light green Greenville Baptist Female College allover shaded illustrated college cover (C.S.A. SC-01b) to Major Tho. B. Cooper, Cedar Bluff, Centre, Ala., docketed at left; slightly reduced at top and missing small part of top flap, Very Fine, This may be the Thomas B. Cooper who was Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives in 1867.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 4325Confederacy, 1862, 10¢ rose, clear to mostly large margins, tied by "Richmond, Va., Jul 25, 1862" cds on Mounted Dragoon patriotic cover with verse at top, addressed to Centreville, Miss. and forwarded to Bolton Depot with brown Centreville, Miss cds (C.S.A. listing example), manuscript "ford" and "Due 10" rating; light cover staining at upper right, F.-V.F., ex-Dietz & Powell. C.S.A. Catalog No. SM-1, verse 45.
Scott No. 5 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE 1862 10¢ ROSE ISSUE USED ON A FORWARDED PATRIOTIC COVER.
Lot 4326Confederacy, 1862, 10¢ rose, large to huge margins, tied on fresh homemade cover to Spring Place, Ga. by "Macon, Ga." cds, Extremely Fine, a gem on cover usage.
Scott No. 5 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 4327Confederacy, 1862, 10¢ carmine, showing diagonal scratch through Jefferson's head and first "T" in "States", large well balanced margins and rich vibrant color, faint crease at bottom right and small rub spot at top right, tied by sharp bold blue "Lynchburg, Va., Sep 3" cds on fresh cover to Rocky Mount, Va., Extremely Fine appearance, ex-Caspary & Kilbourne.
Scott No. 5a; $5,000 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 10¢ CARMINE SHADE ON COVER TIED BY A COMPLIMENTARY BLUE TOWN CANCEL.
Lot 4328Confederacy, 1863, 2¢ brown red, horizontal strip of four, tied by "Charleston, S.C., Nov 10, 186-" cds on legal size cover to local address and forwarded to Camden S.C., forwarding postage partly paid by 1863, 10¢ blue (12) tied by "Charleston, S.C., Nov 13" double circle date stamp, with pencil "Due 30" uprated to "32" in pen, cover expertly repaired and silked including top flap added, Very Fine, a scarce quadruple-rate cover, when forwarded it was no longer eligible for drop rate and so underpaid, the additional 2¢ may be for advertising, ex-Sam Zimmerman who specialized in 2¢ rate covers.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A VERY UNUSUAL QUADRUPLE DROP RATE AND FORWARDING USAGE WITHIN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Lot 4329Confederacy, 1863, 2¢ brown red, large margins to just shaving at bottom right, light crease, tied by pretty red "Chester C.H., S.C., Feb 7" double-circle datestamp on blue drop rate cover, Very Fine and attractive, ex-Finney, Judd and Zimmerman; with clear 2007 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A BEAUTIFUL 2¢ BROWN RED DROP USE WITH A RED TOWN CANCEL.