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Florida Postal History

Lots 2047-2056 Lots 2057-2064

Lot 2047    

Confederacy, Fernandina, Fla, Dec. 31, 1861, bold cds with matching "Paid 10" straightline on buff cover to Aberdeen, Mississippi; reduced slightly at top with small defect, Extremely Fine appearance, ex-Gibson, Briggs.
C.S.A. Catalog No. C; $500    Estimate $200 - 300.

The Fernandina postmaster recognized in this case that the routing via Memphis (instead of Mobile due to the Gulf blockade) required a 10¢ over-500 miles rate.

Realized: $400

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Lot 2048    

Confederacy, Fernandina, Fla, Jan. 23, 1862, cds with matching "Paid 5" straightline on buff cover to East Cedar Bluff, Ala., endorsed "Via Rome, Ga." at top left; some edgw ear, light wear, Very Fine, ex-Agre.
C.S.A. Catalog No. B; $500    Estimate $200 - 300.

Fernandina, which is close to the Georgia border, was captured by Union forces in March 1862, very few handstamped Paids are known.

Realized: $250

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Lot 2049    

Confederacy, Lake City, Fla., three covers comprising "Lake City Fla., Oct 27" cds with matching "Paid" and "10" in circle type C handstamps to Union Seminary Va.; "Lake City Fla., Apr 1" cds with "Paid 10" type D handstamp to Lake City, light stains; and "Lake City Fla. Apr 14" cds with matching "Due 10" type F straightline to Thompson X Roads Va., reduced slightly at top and missing flap.
C.S.A. Catalog No. C, D, F; $1,100    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $450

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Lot 2050    

Confederacy, Lake City, Fla., Sep. 2, cds ties 10¢ Greenish Blue, Die B (12c), enormous margins including left sheet margin, on light buff cover to Greenville S.C., 1864 docketing; part of backflap removed, a bit worn at right, Extremely Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $325

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Lot 2051    

Confederacy, Madison C.H. Fla., Apr 15, cds and matching "Paid 10" handstamp on cover to Andover, S.C., endorsed "Charge box 54, W.W.W." at top right; minor opening tear at right, Extremely Fine, ex-Mueller.
C.S.A. Catalog No. C    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $210

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Lot 2052    

Confederacy, "Madison Fla, Augt 27", manuscript postmark with matching pen strokes cancel 10¢ blue (11), large to huge margins all around, on cover to Anderson C.H., S.C.; couple light stain spots, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $220

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Lot 2053    

Confederacy, Monticello, Fla. (Three Covers), first postmarked Monticello, Flor. cds with "Paid 5" handstamp (type A, only two recorded), second postmarked Monticello, Flor. cds with "Paid 10" handstamp (type C) and third is with same "Paid 10" handstamp (type C) but without the cds town marking; last with cover tear at top and missing part of flap, F.-V.F.
C.S.A. Catalog No. A, C, C var.; $1,750    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Realized: $400

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Lot 2054    

Confederacy, Monticello, Flor. Jul 27, cds ties 10¢ blue (11) large margins, on orange cover to Staunton Va.; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $170

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Lot 2055    

Confederacy, Ocala, Fla., Apr 17, cds and matching straightline "Paid" and "10" rating handstamps on blue 1863 folded letter to Augusta Ga.; faint cover staining, Very Fine, ex-Agre.
C.S.A. Catalog No. C    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $160

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Lot 2056    

Confederacy, Ocola, Fla., Jul. 14, bold circa 1863 cds ties two 5¢ Blue, Local (7) singles, one ample to clear margins, other slightly in at bottom, on blue folded letter to Tallahassee Fla., interesting content regarding a ship mishap; light staining, Very Fine and attractive, ex-Kohn, McNeal, Briggs.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE "OCOLA" FLA. ERROR DATESTAMP.

The "Ocola" Fla. error datestamp was used on stampless covers during the early 1850's. This use during the Confederate period was probably inadvertent, each of the 25 other recorded Confederate covers from this town have the correct "Ocala" spelling.

Realized: $900

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Lots 2047-2056 Lots 2057-2064

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