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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Prisoner of War Covers, Northern Prisons

Lot 2473    

Confederacy, Johnson's Island, orange buff cover with oval "Prisoner's Letter, Examined G.S.B., Johnson's Island, O." censor's handstamp and bearing U.S. 3¢ Rose (65) tied by target with "Sandusky O. Oct 25 '64" double-circle datestamp also tying C.S.A. 10¢ blue (12), large margins to clear at left, part strike of "Richmond Va. Nov 6" cds, addressed to Mt. Pleasant N.C., endorsed "Per Flag of Truce" but without prisoner's name, Extremely Fine and choice combination, ex-Weatherly, H. Green.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Cover most likely from Pvt. James F. Litaker of Co. F 57th N.C. Inf. who married Catherline L. House after the war. He was captured as a POW at Rappahannock Station Va. Nov. 7th 1863 and was confined at Johnsons Island until his release Jun. 12th 1865.

Realized: $450

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