Confederate States General Issues

Confederate States General Issues
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  • Lot# : 69 Confederate States General Issues

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    1, 1861 1c Green, Stone 2, block of six with clear to huge margins including portions of adjacent stamps at each side, fresh color, unused, Very Fine and choice (Scott $2,350 as block of four and pair)
    Start Price : 400 USD
    Current Opening : 625 USD
    Hammer price : 1,350 USD

    Lot# : 70 Confederate States General Issues

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    2, 1861 10c Blue, single tied by "Richmond Va. Dec 4 1862" town marking on gray cover with «Franklin Davis, Grower of Fruit» cornercard and illustration showing fruit and plants at the left, addressed to Staunton, Virginia (the town of Davis' business), the stamp touching at lower right to large margins to just touching at lower right, showing a worn impression and a colored over abrasion in the top right corner, still an attractive and scarce usage (Scott $325)rnIn Creighton Lee Calhoun, Jr.'s Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts, the author notes that "Franklin Davis first established a nursery in Rockbridge County, Virginia, but by 1858 he had moved the nursery to Staunton and listed over 300 apple varieties in his catalog. Sometime before 1869 he moved his nursery again, this time to Richmond, and later opened a second nursery in Baltimore. By 1900 Franklin Davis's nurseries were shipping fruit trees all over the South and still listed 269 apple varieties in its catalogs. In some years this nursery sold over half a million fruit trees."
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 850 USD

    Lot# : 71 Confederate States General Issues

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    2, 1861 10c Blue, Hoyer and Ludwig, pair from pos 3-4 with malformed "T" in "Ten," tied on refolded envelope addressed to Mobile, Ala by fair strike of "Tudor Hall Va Dec 22 1861" cds, stamps with full to large margins all around with the left stamp trivial internal fault, envelope missing flap, Very Fine and choice (Scott $1,500)

    Provenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 1114, 1957)

    "Tara" Collection (Christie's Robson Lowe, 1986)

    Start Price : 300 USD
    Current Opening : 300 USD
    Hammer price : 1,450 USD

    Lot# : 72 Confederate States General Issues

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    3, 1862 2c Green, block of six, positions 62-64/72-74, lovely fresh color, clear to wide margins, original gum, some typical light natural paper/ gum wrinkles, natural incusion bottom center stamp, light vertical crease between left stamps, still a Very Fine and choice multiple (Scott $8,100 as ungummed pair and block of four)
    Start Price : 1,500 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500 USD
    Hammer price : 1,900 USD

    Lot# : 73 Confederate States General Issues

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    3, 1862 2c Green, single with clear to large margins and rich shade tied by "Richmond, Va. Feb 14 1863" town marking on brown locally used cover addressed to "R. W. Adams, Esq.," an Extremely Fine and attractive cover, noted in Dr. Daniel Warren's 2011 census (published in the American Philatelic Congress Book) as number VA-056 (Scott $3,500)

    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 550 USD
    Hammer price : 1,250 USD

    Lot# : 74 Confederate States General Issues

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    9, 1863 10c Blue "Ten," single tied by an excellent strike of "Mobile Ala May 23" double circle town marking on Red and Blue on White Eight Star Flag Patriotic cover (CSA Handbook type F8-11) addressed to Long Meadows, Warren County, Virginia, stamp with large to huge margins, the cover is slightly reduced at the right, Very Fine and choice, a remarkable cover; a review of auction records shows that the T-E-N stamp is scarce used in conjunction with a multicolored patriotic; Van Dyk MacBride»s pencil notations on the reverse (Scott $3,000 for a single on Patriotic cover), 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificate mentions "cover cleaned and bottom right corner repaired"

    Provenance: Clifford C. Cole (R.A. Siegel Sale 693, 1988)

    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 750 USD
    Hammer price : 4,250 USD

    Lot# : 75 Confederate States General Issues

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    10, 1863 10c Blue, "Frame Line," horizontal pair (positions 18 & 19, Types 1 & 2) showing at least parts of the frame line at left, top and right, tied by "Richmond VA Apr 22 1862" town marking on cover addressed to "Major J.H. Pendleton, Colston»s Brigade, Trimble's Division, Jackson's Corps, Guiney's Station, Va.," the pair with a light vertical pre-use crease to the right of the center frame line and the cover with a small repair in the top left corner not affecting the marking nor the stamps, lightly cleaned, still an attractive and Very Fine, a very early use just three days after the earliest known use on April 19 (Scott $7,250)

    Provenance: Robert W. Wiseman (R.A. Siegel Sale 397, 1971)

    Start Price : 750 USD
    Current Opening : 1,300 USD
    Hammer price : 2,700 USD
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