CONFEDERATE POSTAL HISTORY
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GA624

Atlanta, Ga Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional Scott #6xu2 dated 4 DEC 1861. Light yellow paper cover addressed to Mess. F. R. Singleton, Cave Spring, Floyd County, Georgia. Sealed edge tears at the top and multiple sealed backflap opening tears. But still a very clean and intact cover which is Crown Listed on Page 30 (ATL-159) of Preliminary Census of Georgia Postmasters’ Provisionals.
$475.00
GA651

CSA #2 Paterson (margin just touching at bottom right and affixed sideways) tied by a weak strike of the Griffin, Ga CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to John W. Park (Atty at Law), Greenville, Georgia. Adversity Cover made from a used Ledger Sheet displayed with part of the backflap folded over. The original letter written on another ledger sheet is with the cover and is a lengthy letter dealing with business matters.
$275.00
GA677

CSA #4 Stone 3 (two singles affixed so that one overlaps the other) Plated as Positions 47 and 48 tied together and to the cover by the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS 25 JUL (1862). Addressed to Mrs. George Hollock, Athens, Georgia. Part of backflap missing but otherwise Very Fine.
$450.00
GA703

CSA #1 Stone 2 (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Savannah, Ga “Paid” CDS 19 FEB 1862. Addressed to Miss Hattie M. Deaver, Dunn’s Rock Transylvania Co NC. Backflap opening tears but otherwise a very clean cover with a nice stamp.
$200.00
GA740

CSA #1 Stone 2 (clipped corner lower right) tied by the Augusta, Ga small double circle CDS 17 JAN 1862. Blue paper folded letter complete addressed to mrs. Ja. A. Simmons Care Messers Geo W. Williams & Co, Charleston SC. Interesting personal letter from a husband to his wife with a few war references “...I hope the yankees may get a thrashing soon...plague on them...” Clean cover.
$225.00
GA754

CSA #12 (KB) (margin nibbled a little into the design at the bottom center which does not detract) tied by the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS (date not fully apparent but must be late 1864 or early 1865 because of the stamp). Simple address to Mr. W. H. Clark, Army of Tennessee. With no unit or other designation, the addressee cannot be identified. Very clean Adversity Cover made from an 1860 blue paper printed flyer for a Cash Business in Glass, Lamps, China and other things. The adversity nature of the cover is well displayed with the left lower corner flapped over.
$250.00
GA774

CA #7 Horz Pair (margin just in at the left) tied by a partial strike of the small double circle Macon, Ga CDS (date not apparent) but docketing dates the cover to April 1863. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Capt Thomas Nesbitt Care Hon E. Starnes, Augusta, Geo. Thomas Nesbitt was later Major of the 1st Georgia Militia Infantry. Hon E. Starnes was a judge of the Georgia Supreme Court. Very Fine.
$150.00
GA776

USA #26 tied by the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS 23 MAR 1861 (yeardate is in the CDS as well as confirmed by period docketing on the reverse) USA Used in CSA Georgia. Very clean orange paper cover addressed to Mr. N. F. H. Cumming, Warthens Store PO Washington County, Georgia.
$150.00
GA777

USA Star Die with the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS 22 APR (1861) USA Used in CSA Georgia. Addressed to Mr. Wm Alexander, Crawfordsville, Ga. Minor light foxing, otherwise Very Fine.
$175.00
GA778

Handstamp PAID 10 with the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS Dietz Type V 23 AUG (1861). From the Alexander H. Stephens Correspondence addressed to the Vice-President in Richmond, Va. Part of backflap missing as is usual and a short summary of the contents on the back “Mr. James Atkins wants a release in order to raise a company.” A little nibbling at the right lower corner but still an overall Very Fine appearance.
$250.00
GA784

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Cancel and manuscript “Quitman Ga April 12” at upper left. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Henrietta D. Milligan Care of Dr. Milligan, Augusta, Geo. Obscure usage from Brooks County. Very Fine.
$100.00
GA810

CSA #2 Paterson (minor clip at the lower right corner but a very large upper sheet margin) tied by the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS (date not fully apparent). Period docketing dates the cover as 25 OCT 1862. Military Address to Capt Thos Nesbitt, Berzelia, Ga. Capt Nesbitt was in Georgia State Service and was later Major of the 1st Ga Militia Infantry. Very clean cover and very nice stamp. A previous collector some time in the past for some unknown reason wrote “10 cent Blue” on the face of the cover in ink which cannot be erased.
$250.00
GA811

CSA #4 Stone 2 (margin just touches at the top but with a large lower sheet margin) tied by the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS (date not fully apparent). Pink paper cover addressed to Mrs. Wm C. Connolly, Albany, Georgia. The name in the address has been blacked out, but the name can still be read through the black mark. Blacking out or even cutting out the name of the addressee was a fairly common practice in the early part of 20th Century for family privacy reasons when the covers were initially released into the collector’s market. Very clean and complete cover.
$250.00
GA867

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margins just a little irregular) tied by a neat strike of the Savannah, Geo “Stars” Fancy Cancel 9 MAR.  Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused State of Georgia Chatham County Sheriff’s Arrest Warrant legal document displayed flapped from the bottom.  Addressed to Miss Kate Enecks, Egypt PO Effingham Ga.  Very clean cover and Ex-Bush Exhibit. $300.00
GA871

CSA #6xu6 Atlanta, Ga Handstamp PAID 10 Provisional 22 SEP 1861.  Military Address to Capt Benj C. Yancey, Fulton’s Dragoons, Col T. R. R. Cobb’s Geo Legion, Yorktown, Virginia.  Cover is Crown listed as ATL-108.  Benjamin Cudsworth Yancey (1818-1891), Minister to Argentina under President Buchanan, was Capt of Co B Cavalry Battalion of Cobb’s Legion and promoted Major 11/15/1861.  Col Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb (1823-1862), brother of Howell Cobb, was promoted Brig-Gen 11/1/1862 and was killed defending the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg (Va) 12/13/1862.  Very clean appearing cover with bold strikes of the postal markings.  Very well matched corner repair at the upper right which does not affect any of the postal markings.  Part of backflap replaced with amismatch which does not affect an overall Very Fine appearance. $800.00
GA884


CSA #5 (standard rose color affixed sideways with margin a little close at left upper corner and a small surface scuff at the same corner) tied by a full strike of the Calhoun, Ga CDS 19 JUL (1862).  Very clean coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Rachel Gibson, Griffin, Geo.
$600.00
GA896

CSA #6xu2 Atlanta, Ga Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional dated 18 JUL 1861.  Addressed to Mrs. Rebecca M. Bell Care of T. B. Howard Esq, Columbus, Georgia.  Part of backflap missing and backflap tears with a little corner and edge wear, but still a very clean overall appearance. $550.00
GA907

CSA #12 (AD) (margin touches at the top) tied by the Griffin, Ga CDS 12 SEP.  Addressed to Miss Sophia T. Baldwin, Munford Station Talladega County, Alabama via Selma, Alabama.  Adversity Cover made from a coastal map which shows Horse Shoe Cove.  There are several Horse Shoe Coves, but this one appears to be at Sandy Hook, New Jersey.  Displayed with the lower left corner flapped up.  Small but complete cover Very Fine. $400.00
GA912

CSA #13 Right Half Diagonal Bisect accepted by the postmaster to pay the 10c rate tied by the Albany, Ga CDS 16 NOV 1864. Addressed to C. F. Lewis Esq, Augusta, Geo. PF Certificate 2001 which notes “repaired at left.” The cover was originally slit open at the left edge, and the repair noted on the certificate is minor and professionally done. The cover has an overall Very Fine appearance. $1,600.00
GA914

CSA #7 Horz Pair and two singles (margins a bit irregular) paying the 20c double weight rate and tied together and to the cover by two strikes of the Atlanta, Ga CDS 30 APR. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Sallie G. Waller, Temperance PO, Amherst County, Virginia. Minor backflap opening tear but still a Very Fine appearance. $250.00
GA920

USA #26 tied by a Grid Cancel with the matching Savannah, Ga CDS to the left 8 MAY 1861 (full yeardate in the CDS) USA Used in CSA Georgia. Excellent address to Hon Howell Cobb, President of the Confederate Congress, Montgomery, Ala prior to the relocation of the Confederate capital to Richmond, Va.  Part of backflap missing and a small sealed edge tear at upper left but still an overall Very Fine appearance. $200.00
GA938

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Macon, Ga CDS 15 JUN. Blue paper cover from the Cobb Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Howell Cobb, Athens, Georgia. The address is in the hand of CSA Maj-Gen Howell Cobb to his wife and therefore contains the general’s indirect signature. Howell Cobb, a prominent Georgia politician, has a well-known signature that can be easily identified. Minor reduction at the  right, otherwise Very Fine. $250.00
GA939

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (4-Margin) tied by the Kingston, Ga CDS 16 JUN (1862). Military Address to Captain P. H. Prather, Prather Volunteers, Atlanta, Ga. Patrick Henry Prather of Cobb County, Ga entered Georgia state service as the 1st Lieut of Co A Georgia 3rd Regiment State Troops 10/14/1861 and mustered out 4/15/1862. On 5/15/1862 he was commissioned Captain of Co F (Prather Volunteers) 56th Ga Inf. Capt Prather is listed as having Died of Disease (Typhoid Fever) 9/15/1862 at Georgetown, Kentucky. Cover with just a very little water staining at the upper left cover and backflap opening tears. Very clean cover with embossed flowers in the middle of the backflap indicating that the sender was most likely his wife. $250.00
GA970

USA Star Die with a Grid Cancel and the matching small single rim Carrollton, Ga CDS 12 MAR (1861) USA Used in CSA Georgia. Addressed to Col Tyler M. Peeples, Atty at Law, Laurenceville, Ga. Tyler M. Peeples was a prominent lawyer and publicist in Gwinett County, Ga. The title of “Col”was honorary. Very Fine. $250.00
GA972

CSA #12c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue) Pen-Cancel and matching manuscript “Quitman, Ga Oct 28” to the right. Addressed to Geo W. McDuffie Esqr, Clk Superior Court, Buena Vista, Georgia. Adversity Cover made from a printed book or pamphlet page mainly dealing with nautical matters and hydrography displayed flapped up from the lower left corner. Minor reduction on the right not affecting anything. Very Fine Adversity Cover. $350.00
GA973

CSA #1 appears to be Stone 1 (not plated) (4-Margin affixed sideways) tied by the Milledgeville, Ga CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Mrs. Emily L. Carter Care of Mrs. H. M. Colquitt, Macon, Geo. The Carter and Colquitt families of Macon, Geo were related. Macon was also the hometown of CSA General Alfred Holt Colquitt. Most likely Mrs. H. M. Colquitt in the address was a relative of the general. At the time of this cover, A. H. Colquitt was the Colonel of the 6th Ga Inf prior to his promotion to Brig-Gen later in 1862. Very clean cover with a nice stamp and a sealed backflap opening tear. $225.00
GA975

USA #26 Grid Cancel with the Washington DC CDS (partially struck off the cover) 7 MAY 1861 (year date in the CDS). Cobb Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Howell Cobb, Macon, Georgia. On arrivel in Macon, the cover was forwarded to Athens, Ga by adding another USA #26 to pay the forwarding fee tied by the Macon, Ga small double circle CDS 14 MAY (1861) USA Used in CSA Georgia. Howell Cobb was the most prominent Georgia politician of his day and his history is well known. Former Speaker of the USA House of Representatives, former Governor of Georgia among other offices, and later a CSA Major-General. At the time of this cover, Howell Cobb was serving as the president of the Confederate provisional congress in Montgomery, Ala and was not in Washington DC. The cover is not from Howell Cobb himself but is from someone else in the family, perhaps one of his sons from the handwriting. Very clean cover reduced at right not affecting anything. Ex- Alex Hall. $250.00
GA983

CSA #53xu1 Macon, Ga Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional (“PAID” over “5”) 21 NOV 1861. Cover is not currently Crown listed, but several other Macon handstamp provisional covers are listed to the same addressee. Addressed to Mrs. Peter J. Williams, Milledgeville, Geo. Peter J. Smith (b1793) was a prominent citizen of Milledgeville and a very large Georgia landowner. He had four sons who served the Confederacy. Cover with small reduction at the left, small sealed edge tears, and a little edge toning at the top and lower left corner. Cover still has quite a clean appearance and is a decent example of this handstamp provisional marking. $500.00
GA985

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) pen-cancel with matching manuscript “Pachitta, Ga July the 30th.” Addressed to Mr. David Dickson, Newton Co Covington PO, Ga. Adversity Cover made from a Post Office (USPOD) unused Registered Letter form. The addressee was considered to be the wealthiest planter in the county at the time. Very Fine Adversity Cover and an obscure usage from Calhoun County. $450.00
GA987

CSA #1 (two singles) Stone 1 Positions 47 and 37 (margins a little irregular) tied together and to the cover by the Savannah, Ga Paid CDS with a MAR 1862 date. Stephens Correspondence addressed to the Vice President in Richmond, Va. Minor reduction at the top and backflap missing as is usual for this correspondence. Short summary on the back “John W. Anderson 3 March 1862 Fort Jackson get his son a comission in the army CSA.” The Anderson family was a very prominent Georgia family. John W. Anderson was related to CSA Brig-Gen Robert H. Anderson. A number of family members had the same name, so it gets a bit confusing. But the note most likely refers to the son George W. Anderson who received a CS commission as Captain (later Major). Major George W. Anderson commanded the troops defending Fort McAllister near Savannah when the fort was stormed and taken by Sherman near the conclusion of his March to the Sea. Clean cover with manuscript “Private” at top left and some period ink staining. $325.00
GA990

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Kingston, Ga CDS 17 MAY. Railroad Address to Mr. Jas F. Peterson, Chapells PO, G & C RR (Greenville & Columbia RR), South Carolina. Notation at lower left “Care of Peterson Mail.” Backflap opening tears, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Bogg. $150.00
GA992

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS 24 DEC. Cover from the Kell Correspondence addressed to Mrs. John M. Kell Care N. C. Munroe Esqr, Macon, Ga. The addressee was the wife of Comdr John M. Kell CSN who was the Executive Officer of the CSS Alabama. However, the address is not in Cmdr Kell’s hand. Very Fine Cover. $150.00
GA994

CSA #4 Possibly Stone 3 but not plated (margin close at right and a little edge toning) tied by the BLUE Sandersville, Ga CDS with a JUN (1862) date. Addressed to A. R. Freeman, Macon, Geo. Part of backflap missing, otherwise a very clean cover. $175.00
GA996

Soldiers Due 10 Handstamp with the Dalton, Ga CDS Type C 26 MAR. Addressed to Mrs. G. L. McGee, Stoney Point Anderson Dis, So. Ca. Endorsed at left “Jno L. McGee 24 SCV.” The 24th SC Inf was an Army of Tennessee unit. Cover sent from Dalton, Ga most likely in March 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign to the soldier’s mother.  Very Fine. $200.00
GA997

Thomaston, Ga Handstamp PAID 5 Type C 4 NOV (1861). Military Address to Mr. Horace T. Shaw, 5th Ga Regiment Care Capt Horsley, Pensacola, Fla. Private Horace Thompson Shaw (1840-1870) enlisted in Co K 5th Ga Inf 10/21/1861 (about 2 weeks before this cover was posted). He was discharged for disability 7/18/1862. William G. Horsley was Captain of Co K and resigned the service 12/21/1863. Very Fine Ex-Oswald. $200.00
GA998

Handstamp PAID 10 with a slightly blurry strike of the Macon, Ga small double circle CDS 2 APR. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Hon Inferior Court Marion Co, Buena Vista, Ga. Very Fine. $100.00
GA999

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Atlanta, Ga CDS 4 OCT. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Adaline Hughes. Tangipaho Station, La Care of Capt N. S. Edwards. N. S. Edwards was Capt of Co B 16th La Inf which was an Army of Tennessee unit. Capt Edwards may have been home on furlough at this time. The cover was most likely sent by Private John W. Hughes of Co B 16th La Inf, the addressee’s brother. Another brother, George H. Hughes, was in the same unit but died of typhoid 3/29/1862 at Jackson, Miss and therefore could not have sent the cover. Clean and complete cover. $125.00
GA1001

CSA #11 (AD) (margins tight on all four sides) tied by the single rim Augusta, Ga CDS 29 APR. Adversity Cover made from an unused printed freight listing document. Addressed to Mrs. M. Harden, Athens, Ga. Cover reduced at left not affecting anything, otherwise very clean and displayed flapped down from the upper left. $350.00
GA1006

CSA #1 Horz Pair Stone 2 Positions 18-19 (4-Margin Light Green) tied by the Griffin, Ga CDS 23 JAN 1862. Alexander H. Stephens Correspondence addressed to the Vice-President in Richmond, Va. Lengthy summary on the reverse “G. J. Green Griffin Ga Jan 23rd 1862. Encloses a petition of citizens of Griffin praying the discharge of Dr. Jno L. Moore for reasons herein given in his letter requests Mr. Stephens to present the petition and have it granted.” John L. Moore from Griffin, Ga is listed as a farmer, not a doctor, on the 1860 census and served as Captain of Co C 13th Ga Inf. He was promoted Major of the regiment in Sept 1862 and resigned due to disability in  Dec 1862. Backflap missing as is usual for this correspondence. Very clean cover and a very nice pair of stamps. Ex-Bogg. $400.00
GA1007

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS 1 FEB (1862). Military Address to Captain James N. Edmondston, Raleigh, North Carolina. James Nicolson Edmondston (1831-1896) of Raleigh NC in early 1862 was on ordnance duty on the staff of Maj-Gen James Green Martin in North Carolina. Later promoted Major and transferring to Quartermaster duties, Major Edmonston was in charge of procuring animals and field transportation in North Carolina. Small but complete blue lined stationery cover with non period docketting at upper left “Confederate Stamp 1862.” Clean cover with a very nice stamp.  $150.00
GA1009

CSA #4 Horz Pair Stone 2 Positions 23-24 (4-Margin but a little close on the right and there is a partial scissors cut between the stamps) tied by the Savannah, Ga Paid CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Mrs. A. W. Lathrop, Staunton, Va. Cover has had a large piece repaired at top left not involving the stamps, postmark, or address. The repair is quite well done and does not detract from an overall very clean appearance. $150.00
GA1012

USA #26 with a Grid Cancel and also tied by the Savannah, Ga CDS 28 APR 1861 (yeardate is in the CDS) USA Used in CSA Georgia. Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. S. F. Dickinson, Macon, Ga. The addressee was a Macon cotton factor. Minor sealed backflap opening tears, otherwise Very Fine. $200.00
GA1015

Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) CSA #12c (AD) (upper left corner has been nibbled Greenish-Blue) tied by the Washington, Ga (date not apparent) from the Kell Correspondence addressed to Mrs. J. M. Kell Care N. C. Munroe, Macon, Ga. 2nd Use (outside) CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Atlanta, Ga CDS with a JUL date addressed to Miss E. J. Wray, Washington, Georgia. The addressee of the inside use was the wife of Comdr John M. Kell CSN who was the Executive Officer of the CSS Alabama. However, the address is not in Cmdr Kell’s hand. Very clean cover flapped up from the lower right corner to display both stamps and postmarks. $300.00
GA1024

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin except for just a small edge nick at right which does not detract and a large left sheet margin) tied by the Monticello, Ga CDS in GREEN (scarce green CDS) 9 DEC (1862). Address is in pencil but still very legible to Ordinary Macon County, Oglethorpe, Macon County, Ga. An “Ordinary Court” is a probate court dealing with wills and estates. Just a little very minor light wrinkling to the cover but an overall very clean appearance. Ex-Bartels. $750.00
GA1025

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Atlanta, Ga CDS 23 JUN. Light green paper cover addressed to Mrs. E. L. Wells, Columbus, Ga. The cover is undated as to year and could be 1863 or 1864. Manuscript pencil notation on the cover “1864” but cannot be verified. The addressee was the wife of Elbert L. Wells of Columbus, Ga. Elbert L. Wells had service as a Sergt in Co C 17th Ga Inf 8/14/1861 - 5/3/1863. He had later service in Co A 19th Ga Batt St Guards beginning 7/8/1863 until 5/1/1864 when he was commissioned 1st Lt and transferred to Co D 1st Columbus City Ga Batt Inf. Very Fine Cover. $150.00
 GA1032
 
CSA #12a (AD) (4-Margin Milky Blue) tied by the BLUE Covington, Ga CDS 15 JUN. Addressed to J. B. Fulton Agt, CS (Commisary of Subsistence) for CSA, Athens, Ga. Minor reduction at the right, otherwise Very Fine. $150.00
 GA1033
 
CSA #5 (4-Margin with good color and a little edge gum toning at the right) tied by the Savannah, Ga CDS 6 APR. Adversity Cover made from a green paper lined unused Ledger Sheet. Addressed to Miss Isora Bunch, Newnan, Georgia Care of Presdt M. T. Kellogg. Sealed backflap opening tears, otherwise a Very Fine appearance. $550.00
 GA1034
 
CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to William Dougherty Esqr, Athens, Geo. Adversity Cover made from a printed circular apparently soliciting advertising in a medical journal displayed flapped over from the left. Central diagonal file fold. The cover has been expertly restored along the folds and the edges to a Very Fine appearance with a very nice stamp. $500.00
GA1036

CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (4-Margin with parts of adjoining stamps at the bottom) tied by the Atlanta, Ga CDS 26 JUN 1862. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to George A. Winston, West Point, Ga. Clean cover with a minor backflap opening tear. $200.00
GA1037

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Thomasville, Ga CDS with a FEB date. Addressed to Mrs. E. C. Wimberley, Bainbridge Decatur Co., Ga. Manuscript at left “Savannah, Ga Examined and Approved, Ira B. Leymon Capt and Prst Mar (Provost Marshal).” The provost marshal notation (Union) indicates that this is the inside envelope of a North-to-South Civilian Through-the-Lines cover exchanged between Union occupied Savannah, Ga (Union occupied from 12/21/1864) and Confederate Thomasville, Ga in FEB 1865. Origin in the North as well as the sender are not known as the outside envelope would have been discarded at Savannah. The addressee’s husband was Capt John Thomas Wimberley (1832-1883) of Co K 2nd Ga Cav. Capt Wimberley was wounded during Nathan Bedford Forrest’s raid on Murfreesboro, Ten 7/16/1863 and resigned the service shortly afterwards. There is no record that Capt Wimberley was ever a POW. Very interesting cover worthy of further research as this is not a previously documented route of exchange. Cover has a missing backflap, and the upper left corner was torn away involving a part of the endorsement, but the corner has been repaired to a very acceptable appearance. $250.00
GA1041

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 3 (Large upper sheet margin. The stamp is faulty missing the right lower corner which has been drawn in to improve the appearance) tied by a Grid Cancel with the matching Athens, Ga CDS (date not fully apparent). College Cover with the Blue and White embossed University of George Athens corner card (Type GA-15a). Addressed to Gen S. P. Myrick, Milledgeville, Georgia. The rank of the addressee was a pre-war militia rank and not CSA. Cover has part of backflap missing, a sealed vertical tear, and a small reduction at the right. Still a very presentable University of Georgia College Cover. $750.00
GA1042

Turned Cover -- 1st Use: CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin) tied by the Covington, Geo CDS 1 NOV to Mrs. Mary Brown Care of S. B. Brown, Milledgeville, Ga. 2nd Use: CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Milledgeville, Ga CDS (date not fully apparent) to S. A. Jewell, Mayfield, Warren Co., Georgia. Cover flapped up from the lower left to display both stamps. Very Fine Turned Cover with a Stone Y stamp. $650.00
GA1048

CSA #6ux2 Atlanta, Geo Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional 27 JUN 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. Wm. H. Gilbert Care of Edwin Wiley, Sparta, Ga. The cover is not listed in the Crown census. A little minor staining and minor edge wear and a missing backflap. Very nice strikes of the postal markings and an overall very clean cover. $700.00
GA1050

CSA #6xu2 Atlanta PAID 5 Provisional 25 JUL 1861. Military address to John B. Cobb, Lieut Comdg Mell Riflemen, Athens, Georgia. The Mell Riflemen were assigned to serve with Cobb’s Legion in Virginia. Cobb’s Georgia Legion was commanded by Colonel (later Brigadier General) Thomas R. R. Cobb who was Howell Cobb’s younger brother. Brig-Gen T. R. R. Cobb was killed at Fredericksburg in December 1862. Lieut John B. Cobb was his son and thus a nephew of Howell Cobb and survived the war. This cover is listed in the Crown Census of Atlanta provisional covers as ATL-035. The cover is reduced a little at the right just into the address but not affecting the postal markings. There is a pressed vertical fold at the right, and the cover has been lightly cleaned to an overall very fine appearance with clear strikes of the postal markings.    $650.00
GA1051

CSA #6xu6 Atlanta PAID 10 Provisional 16 OCT 1861. Military address to Capt B. C. Yancey F. D., Cobb’s Geo Legion, Yorktown, Virginia. Benjamin Cudsworth Yancey (1818-1891), Minister to Argentina under President Buchanan, was Capt of Co B Cavalry Battalion of Cobb’s Legion and promoted Major 11/15/1861. The “F. D.” in the address stands for “Fulton Dragoons” which was the local name of his company. This cover is listed in the Crown Census of Atlanta provisional covers as ATL-121. The envelope is high quality green lined commercial ladies stationery. Minor backflap opening tears, otherwise Very Fine. $950.00
GA1054

CSA #57xu1a Milledgeville, Ga PAID 5 Provisional (wide space between “I” and “D” of “PAID”) 17 JUL 1861. From the Stephens Correspondence addressed to Hon A. H. Stephens, Crawfordsville, Georgia. On arrival in Crawfordsville, the cover was forwarded to Richmond, Virginia with the addition of the Crawfordsville, Ga small single rim CDS 19 JUL (1861) and fwd(ms) PAID(handstamp Type A) 10(ms) to show that the forwarding fee single rate over 500 miles was paid. Only part of the backflap is missiing. The short summary on the back “friendly letter to Mr. S.” This cover is listed in the Crown Census of Milledgeville provisional covers as MIL-013. Top edgeopening tears. $400.00
GA1055

CSA #57xu1a Milledgeville, Ga PAID 5 Provisional (wide space between “I” and “D” of “PAID”) 22 (month not apparent) 1861. Addressed to Jos Bolling Esq, Ringgold, Ga. Circular colorless embossed imprint on the backflap “Executive Department Georgia” indicating that the cover most likely originated at the governor’s office. This cover is listed in the Crown Census of Milledgeville provisional covers as MIL-046. Reduced at the right not affecting anything. Minor edge wear and light foxing. $350.00
GA1056

CSA #101xu1 Savannah, Ga Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional with the control mark in the upper left corner. Savannah, Ga Paid CDS 20 AUG 1861. Addressed to C. F. Lewis Esq, Augusta, Geo. Minor edge wear at upper left with a small erosion near but not involving the postal marks. This cover is listed in the Crown Census of Savannah provisional covers as SAV-072. Very clean cover. $350.00
GA1057

Turned Cover -- 1st Use CSA #12c (AD) Greenish Blue (4-Margin with an upper sheet margin) tied by the small double circle Macon, Ga CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to C.J. Malone, Americus, Geo. 2nd Use CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin with a little residual gum toning) tied by the Americus, Ga CDS with a SEP date. There is an added “Due 10” mansucript on the 2nd use possibly for being overweight. Addressed to Miss Sue M. Malone Care of Mr. Hudson Adams, Eatonton (Ga). The cover has been flapped over from the bottom right to display both stamps. Very Fine example of a turned cover with two different General Issue stamps.                           $350.00
GA1058

CSA #12d (AD) Dark Blue (margin in at bottom and edge nick into the design left center) tied by the small double circle Macon, Ga CDS (date not fully apparent). Blue paper Adversity Cover made from an 1860 printed flyer for “Glass, China, Lamps, Etc” displayed flapped down from the upper right corner. Addressed to Mr. W. H. Clark, Newnan, Ga Army of Tenn. Very clean cover. $200.00
GA1059

CSA #12a (AD) Opaline Milky Blue (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Macon, Ga CDS (date not apparent). Blue paper Adversity Cover made from a printed Legal Document displayed flapped over from the left. From the Cobb Correspondence addressed to Mrs. John A. Cobb, Athens, Georgia. John Addison Cobb (1838-1925) was a son of Maj Gen Howell Cobb and served on his father’s staff as a Lieutenant ADC in 1862 resigning the service in September 1862. Very Fine Cover. $250.00
GA1060

Milliedgeville, Ga Handstamp PAID 5 Type C (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Thomas Kiddoo Esq, Cuthbert, Ga. Milledgeville was the Georgia state capital at the time. Minor reduction at the left not affecting anything and minor corner water stains, but still an overall very clean cover. $100.00
GA1062

CSA #4 two singles (stone not identified) (margins a little irregular with the left stamp showing some preaffixing faults) tied together and to the cover by the Franklin, Geo CDS 30 JUL 1862. There is a second strike of the same CDS at the lower left. Coarse brown paper cover appears to be a homemade adversity cover. Addressed to Mr. Irby H. Scott, Eatonton, Ga. Irby Hudson Scott was a Georgia plantation owner. His tombstone says he had service in Co H 5th Ga Inf, but his name does not appear on the company roster. The addressee’s son was Irby Goodson Scott (1840-1925) who had service as a Lieutenant in Co G 12th Ga Inf and served throughout the war (wounded at 2nd Manassas 8/30/1862). Lieut Scott was a prolific letter writer during the war, and his letters have been published. Another son of the addressee was  Private Nicolas Ewing “Bud” Scott (1845-1864) who served in the same unit as his older brother and was killed-in-action at Spotsylvania Court House (Va) on 5/10/1864 and is buried at the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery. Clean cover with a minor edge repair at the lower left. $250.00
GA1064

Columbus, Ga Handstamp PAID 10 Type B 1 OCT. Very coarse paper addressed to J. J. Cowl, Dahlonega, Ga. This apparently was a folded letter, but the part of the sheet with the letter has been removed. The addressee had service in Co E 11th Ga Cav. Very clean with nice strikes of the postal markings. $100.00
GA1065

CSA #4 Horz Pair Stone 3 Positions 31-32 (margins close at right and bottom left but parts of adjacent stamps visible at the top and minor short transfers) tied by an excellent strike of the Griffin, Ga CDS 7 JUL (1862). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. William H. Baldy, New Market, Monroe Co., Georgia. Very Fine Stone 3 Cover. $450.00
GA1068

Trans-Atlantic Cover Liverpool, England pre-blockade to Confederate Augusta, Ga in March 1861. Folded Letter complete. Two letters on the same sheet with the first being a duplicate of a separate letter sent on 1 MAR 1861 and the second letter datelined “Liverpool 8 MAR 1861.” Both letters are business letters dealing with the cotton trade. Letters show the cover originated in Liverpool with a Liverpool backstamp on the reverse. “Canada via Queenstown” routing at top. The “Canada” of the Cunard Line sailed from Liverpool on 9 MAR 1861 and arrived in Boston 25 MAR 1861. The cover was sent unpaid. On arrival in Boston, the cover received a full strike of the Boston “24” Br Pkt mark dated 25 MAR (1861). The “24” means that 24c was due to pay the trans-Atlantic rate. The “19 cents” black handstamp is a Boston mark meaning 19c of the 24c rate was due to Britain since the cover crossed on a British packet leaving 5c for the USPOD to pay for the unpaid inland delivery to Augusta. Cover has a little staining at the upper left but is still a very fine example of a pre-blockade trans-Atlantic cover into Confederate Georgia.  $500.00
GA1070

CSA #2b Paterson Dark Blue (4-Margin with a light pre-affixing corner crease at the upper right) faintly pen-cancelled and the matching manuscript “Freemansville, Ga Sept 24 (1862)” to the left. Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade with Military Address to Russell Bates Esqr, Greysville, Ga Care Capt A. Howell Bridge Guards. The unit in the address was part of the Georgia State Line troops. The “Bridge Guards” protected railroad bridges north of Ringgold, Georgia. Capt Howell would later rise in rank to Lt Col of State troops. No information on Russell Bates. Cover is complete but shows a little wear. Unusual dark blue color for a Peterson stamp, and a scarce postal use from Cherokee County. $275.00
GA1071

USA #26 tied by a Grid Cancel and also tied by the Savannah, Ga CDS 16 FEB (1861) USA Used in CSA Georgia. Addressed to Danl H. London Esqr in Union Richmond, Virginia well before Virginia secession. Folded letter complete (business letter concerning cotton) which confirms the 1861 use. Daniel H. London (1818-1876) was a Richmond fabric merchant. Clean cover. Light central vertical file fold which does not involve the stamp. Very Fine use 12 days after the formation of the CSA on 4 FEB 1861. $300.00
GA1074

CSA #11c AD Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Newnan, Ga CDS 8 SEP. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr Gaius Whitfield, Demopolis, Ala. For some unknown reason, the cover was missent to Selma, Ala where it received the Selma, Ala CDS 13 SEP and was then presumably sent on its way to Demopolis. Some staining on the front and back but still a very clean appearing cover and an unusual missent use.    $150.00
GA1075

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) manuscript “Way’s Station, Geo Mar 3” which is across the stamps tying the pair to the cover. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to A. L. Alexander Esq Care of Maj A. Porter, Savannah, Ga. Obscure use from Bryan County. Part of backflap missing and a very lightcover fold near the top into the stamps but otherwise a Very Fine appearance. $150.00
GA1076

CSA #12c AD Greenish-Blue (small clip at the upper left corner) tied by the Atlanta, Ga CDS 14 JAN (1864). Blue paper commercially made cover addressed to Miss Evy H. Jackson, Watkinsville, Georgia Care of M. A. Jackson. Minor reduction at the right. Very clean cover. $100.00
GA1077

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied to cover by the GREEN Monticello. Ga CDS 22 SEP. Coarse brown paper homemade adversity cover addressed to Genl Marion Bethune, Talbotton, Ga. Marion Bethune (1816-1895) was a prominent lawyer and judge and a US Congressman from Georgia after the war. The “Genl” title appears to be honorary and not associated with themilitary. Backflap opening tears but still a very fine cover with an uncommon green postmark. $300.00
GA1080

CSA #6xu6 Atlanta PAID 10 Provisional 14 AUG (1861). From the Cobb Correspodence addressed to Col Howell Cobb, Richmond, Virginia. Small cover with just a minor reduction at the top due to opening with the control mark on the face of the cover and the Atlanta, Ga postmark on the reverse. This cover is listed in the Crown Census of Atlanta provisional covers as ATL-165. Howell Cobb was a major political figure of the day. Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives and former Governor of Georgia and former Secretary of the Treasury under Buchanan, Howell Cobb was a founder of the Confederacy and served as the President of the Secession Convention in 1861 as well as President of the Provisional Confederate Congress until he resigned to join the military reaching the rank of Major General. He was also a serious candidate for the Confederate presidency but was defeated by Jefferson Davis. At the time of this cover early in the war, Howell Cobb was serving as Colonel of the 16th Ga Inf. Very clean cover. $475.00
GA1081

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish Blue (irregular margins) Pen-Cancel and the matching manuscript “Geneva Geo July 31.” Obscure use from Talbot County. Addressed to Mrs. Randell Croft, Greenville, So. Ca. Minor corner wear lower left and right. Clean Cover.  $75.00
GA1083

CSA #20xu1 Dalton, Ga PAID 5 Provisional 6 FEB 1862. Coarse brown paper cover address to Mrs. Andrew P. Calhoun, Fort Hill, Pendleton, South Carolina. Cover from the Calhoun Correspondence as the addressee was the wife of the son of John C. Calhoun. Fort Hill was the name of the plantation and the name of their home. This cover is listed in the Georgia Crown Census as DAL-033. The provisional mark is just a little weak but still very legible. Small part of backflap missing. Very clean appearing cover.
$500.00
GA1084

CSA #6xu2 Atlanta, Ga PAID 5 Provisional 25 SEP 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Rev J. L. Brookes. Hamburg, So. Carolina. This cover is listed in the Georgia Crown Census as ATL-052. Sealed backflap opening tear. Small reduction at the top just into the top of the provisional mark. Very clean appearing cover. $600.00
GA1085

CSA #102xu1 Griffin, Ga PAID 5 Provisional 10 JUN (1862). Military Address to Mr. J. W. Lester, Macon, Ga, Zollicoffer Rifles Care of Capt Bell. The unit in the address is Company C 10th Georgia Infantry Battalion. The original letter remains with the cover from the addressee's cousin Anabella A. Beaty about plans to come down to Macon to see him. There are only five Griffin PAID 5 provisional covers listed in the Crown Census. This cover is one of the five listed and is identified as GRI-002. The address is a little light but still quite legible. The provisional mark is a partial but recognizable strike. Minor small reduction at the right not affecting anything, and small edge staining at left center. CSA Certificate 1991. $1,500.00
GA1088

CSA #54xu4 Marietta, Geo PAID 5 Provisional with Double Circle Control Mark 19 JUL. Light but legible address to Major Bolling Hall, Montgomery, Alabama. Bolling Hall was a prominent citizen of Montgomery. The "Major" title is not related to the Confederate Army. The Crown Census records only two examples of this scarce provisional use, and this cover is one of the two recorded examples. Good clear strikes of all the postal markings. Light apparent water staining at the upper left not involving ths postal markings or the address, and a light file fold at the left. $1,750.00
GA1089

CSA #101xu1 Savannah, Ga PAID 5 Provisional with Control Mark partially struck off the cover 11 AUG 1861. Addressed to Mrs. Charles Olmstead Care Mrs L. Williams, Milledgeville, Georgia. The addressee was the wife of Charles Hart Olmstead (1837-1926), who was the Major (later Colonel) of the 1st Ga Inf and in command at Fort Pulaski near Savannah at the time of this cover. The cover is from Major Olmstead to his wife. There are other covers in the same correspondence. Cover is recorded in the Crown Census as SAV-022. Complete cover with just a little light foxing. $300.00
GA1091

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin close at top right)  tied by a full strike of the Atlanta, Ga CDS 5 APR. Light coarse paper cover addressed to Mrs. N. N. Hanks, Dalton, Ga. Cover from the well-known Hanks Correspondence from Capt J. A. R. Hanks, Asst Quartermaster for the State of Georgia, to his wife back home in Dalton. Old mounting marks on the back, otherwise Very Fine. $100.00
GA1093

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin close at bottom) tied by the Savannah PAID CDS 23 JUL. Addressed to William J. Dickey, Duncanville, Thomas County, Georgia. Minor reduction at the left, otherwise Very Fine. $95.00
GA1095

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (margins a little irregular) tied by the Savannah, Ga CDS 16 JUN (1862). Addressed to Miss Mary A. Smith, Perry’s Mills, Tatnall County, Ga. Adversity Cover made from a blue paper printed lined Ledger Page (unused) displayed flapped down from the upper left corner. Very Fine Ex-Kaplan. $325.00
GA1097

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a very nice strike of the RED Social Circle, Geo CDS 2 MAY. Coarse brown paper cover with Military Address to Capt J. B. Fulton, Greensboro, Ga. Captain Joseph B. Fulton was a staff officer and the "CSA Agent" (most likely a quartermaster) in Greensboro, Ga. Very Fine Cover.  $250.00
GA1098

CSA #20xu1 Dalton, Ga PAID 5 Provisional 17 APR 1862. Addressed to Benj L. Bitting, Rural Hall, Forsythe Cty, N. Carolina. Listed in the Crown Census as DAL-037. Adversity Cover made from printed but unused bank checks with a small dogs head illustration. One of only two listed Dalton, Ga PAID 5 Provisionals on an adversity cover. Very Fine. $850.00
GA1099

CSA #12f (AD) Perforated 12 1/2 (margin touches perfs at right with part straight edge at bottom) tied by a partial strike of the Columbus, Ga CDS 16 DEC. Addressed to Capt Jas. J. Stewart, Box 149, Mobile, Ala. Clean appearing cover with a minor reduction on the left not affecting anything, a small edge repair at bottom left, and part of backflap missing. CSA Certificate 1977. $750.00
GA1100

USA Star Die Grid Cancel with the Savannah, Ga CDS 9 MAR 1861 USA Used in CSA Georgia. From the Charles Manigault Correspondence Care of Middleton & Co., Charleston, South Carolina. Very clean cover. $150.00
GA1102

CSA #11 (AD) (margin touches at the top) tied by the Savannah, Ga CDS with an AUG date. Railroad address ro Revd R. Q. Mallard, Walthourville, #4 S. A. & G. RR (Savannah, Atlantic & Gulf Railroad), L:iberty County, Georgia. The "#4 " in the address most likely refers to the 4th stop on the railroad from Savannah. Dr Robert Quarterman Mallard (1830-1904) was a prominent Presbyterian minister who relocated to New Orleans after the war. Very clean cover with just a little minor corner and edge wear. $150.00
GA1104

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 29 (margin a little close on the left) tied by the Savannah, Ga Paid CDS 21 JUN 1862. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. E. S. (cannot decipher the last name), Griffin, Georgia. Endorsed at top "39 Regt Ga Vol." The endorsement suggest the cover was sent by a soldier in the 39th Ga Inf to either his wife or his mother. Very clean cover. $150.00
GA1106

CSA #4 Stone 3 Position 42 (4-Margin with part of the adjacent stamp visible to the left) tied by the Warrenton, Geo CDS 21 JUN (1862). The cover is from the Alexander H. Stephens Correspondence addressed to the CSA Vice-President in Crawfordsville, Ga. Top back flap missing as is usual for the Stephens Correspondence. Very short summary note on the back only giving the name of the sender, the town of origin, and the date. Very Fine. $350.00
GA1107

CSA #4 Stone 3 Position 35 Very Dark Blue (margin touches at right) tied by the small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS 3 JUN (1862). Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. D. A. Jewell, Warrenton, Ga. Very clean cover. Ex-Tate. $350.00
GA1108

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 21 "Spur on the Upper Left Scroll) (CC 4-2-v1) (margin touching to just in at top and right) tied by the Savannah, Ga PAID CDS 14 APR (1862). The cover is from the Cobb Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Laura Cobb, Macon, Ga Care of Col J. B. Lamar. Very clean cover. $250.00
GA1109

CSA #12a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Savannah, Ga Paid CDS with a NOV (1863) date. Coarse brown paper cover from the Middleton Correspondence addressed to F. R. Middleton Care of Middleton & Co., Charleston, So. Ca. The Middleton family was a very prominent merchant family in Charleston. Francis Kinloch Middleton (1835-1864), the addressee, while a private in Co K 4th SC Cavalry was killed at the Battle of Haw's Shop (Va) 5/28/1864.  Very clean cover. $100.00
GA1110

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the Savannah Paid CDS 10 MAR (1863). Addressed to Miss Leila Villard, Robertville SC. The cover is from the well-known Heidt-Villard Correspondence from Sergt John W. Heidt of the Chatham Light Artillery to his girlfriend whom he would later marry in 1864. The Chatham Light Artillery was a local independent artillery unit raised in Savannah and assigned primarily to the Savannah defenses. Much of this correspondence is archived at the Georgia Historical Society. There is a short letter with this cover datelined "Charleston SC April 11th 1863." The letter states that he is returning to Savannah and also mentions an assault the week before with the "...sinking of the best and greatest of their Fleet and the damage of others..." The engagement mentioned in the letter was a naval attack on Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie by the Union Navy led by Union Flag Officer Samuel DuPont on 4/7/1863. In that engagement, five Union ships were disabled and the USS Keokuk was sunk. No further attempts were made by the Union Navy to take Charleston after this failed attack. The letter is dated one month after this cover was posted and clearly is not the original letter that went with this cover. But the letter is definitely from the same correspondence. Often letters and covers from large correspondences kept by the family were mixed up. Very Fine Cover and Letter. $200.00
GA1112

Handstamp PAID (no rate) Type A with the Social Circle, Ga CDS 16 SEP all in RED. Very colorful Wallpaper Cover in an elaborate red, gray, and green geometric pattern flapped open for display. Addressed to Mr. M. E. Penny, Augusta, Mississippi. Minor edge wear and missing one side flap, otherwise a Very Fine appearance. $800.00
GA1113

Combination Use CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 29 (margin in at the bottom and faults) and CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (margin in at the right and faults) tied together and to the cover by the Griffin, Ga CDS 2 JUL (1862) date. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Seth Lay, Henderson, Houston County, Georgia. Scarce combination use on the second day of the  universal 10c rate for any distance. PF Certificate 1985. $400.00
GA1114

CSA #5 Position 45 (95) (White Arrow Variety (CC 5-v3) (4-Margin with a bottom sheet margin and part imprint "Lith of H...") tied by a full strike of the Atlanta, Ga CDS 5 AUG 1862. Orange paper cover addressed to Dr. Francis Thornton, Post Surgeon, Gainesville, Ala. Dr. Thornton (1827-1863) served the CSA in various posts. He was killed 5/31/1863 when two drunken men confronted him and wanted "medicinal" whiskey. Short biography of Dr. Thornton included with the cover. The cover is missing the top back flap and has been professionally repaired along the top edge including the upper left corner of the stamp. The 10c Rose stamp with an imprint is very scarce on cover. CSA Certificate 2000. $750.00
GA1116

USA Star Die with a Grid Cancel and the Athens, Ga CDS to the left 12 FEB (1861) USA Used in CSA Georgia. Addressed to Mr. S. Rutherford, Culloden, Geo. Very Fine. $150.00
GA1117

USA Star Die with manuscript "Resaca, Ga Mar 2 (1861)" USA Used in CSA Georgia. Addressed to Mrs. Dr. R. M. Young, Cartersville, Ga. The Young family was very prominent in Bartow County, Georgia. Dr. and Mrs. R. M. Young were the parents of CSA Brig-Gen (later Maj-Gen) Pierce Manning Butler Young (1836-1896), a distinguished cavalry general who served under JEB Stuart and Wade Hampton and who became a prominent Georgia politician after the war. Gen Young (attended West Point but did not graduate) began service as a 2nd Lieut but quickly rose in rank to Lt Col and Col in Georgia Cobb's Legion and was promoted Brig-Gen September 1863 and Maj-Gen in December 1864 (the youngest Maj-Gen in Confederate service). Dr. Robert Maxwell Young (1798-1880) graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1829 and practiced medicine until 1856 when he gave up his medical career to pursue his vast farming interests in Georgia. Dr. Young had two other sons in Confederate service - George William Young Asst Surgeon of the 14th Ga Inf killed at Cheat Mountain in western Virginia in September 1861 and Robert B. Young Colonel of the 10th Tex Inf killed at the Battle of Franklin (Tennessee) in November 1864. Mrs. Dr. R. M. Young died in 1886. Back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine. $150.00
GA1118

USA #26 tied by a Grid Cancel with the Savannah, Ga CDS to the left 20 JAN 1861 (the year date is in the CDS) Georgia Independent State. Addressed to E. N. Blackshaw Esq, Buck Eye, Laurens County, Geo. Minor file folds left (vertical) and bottom (horizontal ), otherwise a Very Fine appearance.$125.00
GA1119

USA Star Die Atlanta, Ga 10 MAY (1861) USA Used in CSA Georgia. Addressed to Mr. James Whitaker, Valley Town NC. Minor back flap opening tears, otherwise a very clean cover.$150.00
GA1120

USA Star Die with a Grid Cancel and the Thomasville, Ga CDS at the lower left 20 MAR (1861) USA Used in CSA Georgia. Addressed to Mrs. Martha Orr, Washington County, Ga. A little light edge wear and foxing and back flap opening tears. Still a very presentable cover.$125.00
GA1121

CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin close on the right and with a left sheet margin) tied by a full strike of the Berzelia, Geo CDS 18 Sept. Course brown paper cover addressed to mrs. William Duncan, "Box 4," Marietta, Georgia. Very Fine,$150.00
GA1122

Stampless PAID 10 Type E with a double strike of the large single rim Macon, Geo CDS 26 AUG (1861). From the Alexander H. Stephens Correspondence addressed ot the Vice President in Richmond, Virginia. Secretarial notation on the back concerns a Mr A. H. Wyehe of Macon, Georgia who wants to be appointed chief tax collector of Georgia by President Davis. Top back flap missing as is usual with the Stephens Correspondence, otherwise Very Fine.$150.00
GA1123

CSA #12a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin with a right sheet margin) tied by a full strike of the Albany, Ga CDS 11 FEB 1864. Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade addressed locally to Hon W. E. Smith, Albany, Ga. Overpaid Drop Letter. Bottom back flap missing, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Morris Everett Collection.$200.00
GA1124

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the usual weak but recognizable strike of the Rome, Ga CDS (date not apparent). Adversity Cover with the stamps used over the embossing of an item of USA Postal Stationery. The red oval of the embossing can be seen above and below the stamps. Addressed to Mrs Alice W. Hand Care of T. W. Whitfield, Weldon NC. Clean cover reduced only very slightly right and left not affecting anything and with a Very Fine appearance. $200.00
GA1125

CSA #12 (AD) Horz Pair paying overweight postage on a business size cover (margins tight) tied by two strikes of the small double circle Macon, Ga CDS (date not apparent). From the Louis Manigault Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Louis Manigault, (Key Box 32 PO), Augusta, Georgia. Louis Manigault was a member of a prominent South Carolina and Georgia planter family descended from French Huguenots. During the war, he served as secretary to CSA Surgeon Major Joseph Jones and accompanied Dr. Jones on an inspection of the Andersonville prison in 1864. The cover is oversized but is complete and very clean with a vertical file fold at the left.$150.00
GA1126

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margins tight left and bottom) tied by a somewhat weak strike of the Savannah, Ga PAID CDS 6 APR (1863). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Martha Pickett, Sulphur Springs, Mississippi. Very clean cover.$75.00
GA1127

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin just in at the left) tied by the Atlanta, Ga CDS 26 MAR. Addressed to Mrs. Martha Owen Thomas Care of J. C. Chandler Esq, Geneva, Talbot County, Georgia. This is quite a spectacular Adversity Cover made from an illustrated British medicine wrapper or advertisement for British Cough Balsam and contains the royal coat of arms. Over the years, the cover has been cut and refoldd a number of times by collectors of times past in an attempt to fully display the cover. But this did not work well, and the cover has suffered somewhat for those well-meaning but misguided attempts at display. The cuts have been resealed with nearly invisible archival tape, and the top left corner folded down. To get the full effect of the illustration, the cover should be displayed with a photocopy of the folded out inside of the cover to see the royal coat of arms.  Have never seen an adversity cover quite like this one.$675.00
GA1128

Stampless Thomaston, Ga CDS 8 NOV (1861) handstamp PAID 5 Type C. Orange paper cover with Military Address to Mr. James H. Rogers, 5th Georgia Regiment, Care Capt Horsley, Pensacola, Fla. James H. Rogers entered service as the 1st Sergt of Co K 5th Ga Inf (later an Army of Mississippi and Army of Tennessee unit) 5/11/1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieut 4/19/1862 and promoted Captain later in 1862. He resigned due to disability 10/31/1862. William G. Horsely (d1913) entered service as Capt of Co K 5/11/1861. He resigned 12/21/1863 with no reason given. Clean cover with a small reduction at the right where the cover was opened.$125.00
GA1129

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Atlanta, Ga CDS 30 APR (1863). Light coarse paper cover addressed to A. L. Alexander Esqr, Washington, Wilkes Co., Geo. Very Fine.$150.00
GA1130

CSA #2 H&L (4-Margin) tied by the Marietta, Geo CDS 14 MAR (1862). From the Alexander H. Stephens Correspondence addressed to the Vice President in Richmond, Virginia. The secretarial summary on the reverse states that the cover is from Linton A. S(tephens), the Vice President's brother. Top back flap missing as is usual for the Stephens Correspondence. Very Fine cover with a very nice stamp.$350.00
GA1132

Griffin, Ga CDS stampless PAID 5 Type B 29 JUL (1861). Addressed to Rev. A. Wright, Columbus, Georgia. Arminius Wright (1829-1900) was a minister of the Methodist-Episcopal Church in Georgia. Minor reduction at the left, otherwise a very clean cover.$100.00
GA1133

CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Thomaston, Ga CDS 12 AUG. Addressed to Miss Susie Mitchell Care of Mr. W. L. Mitchell, Athens, Ga. Very Fine.$150.00
GA1134

Columbus, Ga CDS stampless PAID 10 Type B 21 MAR (1863). Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Capt W. E. Smith, Atty at Law, Albany, Georgia. The addressee was William Ephraim Smith (1819-1890), an Albany lawyer who volunteered for service as a Lieutenant in the Albany Guards at the beginning of the war. The Albany Guards became Co E of the 4th Ga Inf. He was promoted Captain 4/28/1862. Capt Smith was severely wounded at King's School House, Va 6/25/1862 (part of the Seven Days battles) leading his company resulting in the amputation of his right leg. He was discharged on 8/1/1862 because of his wounds. So this cover dates after his discharge when he returned home to Albany. Capt Smith subsequently became a successful politician and was elected to the Second Confederate Congress representing Georgia and after the war served as a US Congressman again representing Georgia. Cover with a minor edge repair at the top left and is missing the top back flap but still has an exceptionally clean appearance.$125.00
GA1137

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) but close on the right) tied by the Savannah, Ga CDS 17 OCT. Addressed to Miss Mary Willis Care Dr. Willis, Washington, Wilkes Co., Ga. The addressee is the namesake of the Mary Willis Library in Washington, Ga donated to the city by her father, Dr. Francis T. Willis, in memory of his daughter in 1889. It was the first free library in the State of Georgia and is still in operation today. Very clean cover with a little edge wear at left and bottom.$100.00
GA1138

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the large single rim Augusta, Ga CDS (date not fully apparent). From the well-known Manigault Correspondence addressed to Louis Manigault Esq Care Middleton & Co., Charleston, So. Ca. Very clean cover.$125.00
GA1139

Cover handcarried outside the postal system to Maj Genl Cobb, Macon, Ga "Courtesy of Col Mills." Advertising Cover for The Daily Atlanta Register (newspaper) and possibly originally contained an invoice for the subscription which is no longer present. Cover is undated, but it is addressed to Howell Cobb as a Major General which puts the cover in the Confederate period. Also, The Daily Atlanta Register apparently was only published in 1864. Howell Cobb was the most prominent Georgia politician of his day, and his history is well known. Former Speaker of the USA House of Representatives, former Governor of Georgia among other offices, and later a CSA Major-General. Unable to identify Col Mills who carried the cover. Very Fine and a very scarce Atlanta, Ga newspaper advertising cover not listed in the current CSA catalog.$400.00
GA1140

CSA #11 (AD) (margin just in at the top center) tied by the small double circle Macon, Ga CDS 18 JUN (1864). The addressee was the wife of Major Lamar Cobb (1840-1907), one of Howell Cobb's sons who served on his father's staff as an AAG (Assistant Adjutant General). Minor period staining at the lower right, otherwise a very clean cover.$75.00
GA1141

Greensborough, Ga CDS stampless (no rate) 19 APR. Greensborough, Ga is not cataloged in the CSA Catalog without a rate. Addressed to Mrs. Cobb Care of Gen Howell Cobb, Macon, Georgia. The addressee was the wife of CSA Maj-Gen Howell Cobb who was the most prominent Georgia politician of his day, and his history is well known. Former Speaker of the USA House of Representatives, former Governor of Georgia among other offices, and later a CSA Major-General. Cover with a very minor reduction at the left not affecting anything, otherwise a Very Fine cover. $125.00
GA1142

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin affixed upside down) tied by the Valdosta, Ga CDS 24 APR. Addressed to Mr. J. J. Howard, Quitman, Ga. Very Fine. $125.00
GA1144

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin and a very coarse printing) tied by the large single rim Augusta, Ga CDS 27 APR. Addressed to Mrs. E. G. Jarrell, White Plains, Georgia. Very clean cover.$75.00
GA1145

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Milledgeville, Ga CDS 13 MAY. Orange paper cover STATE OF GEORGIA Official Business Adjutant & Ins. Genl's Office imprint (CC  S-GA-06). Military Address to Col J. J. Findley ADC Dahlonega, Ga. James J. Findley early in the war was the Major of the 52nd Ga Inf but resigned in 1862. His rank of Colonel later in the war was Georgia state rank as he commanded a Georgia home guard militia unit in Lumpkin County. Dahlonega was the county seat of Lumpkin County. ADC in the address refers to "Aide-de-Camp" and moat likely means the cover was addressed to the Colonel's ADC and the office in Millidgeville (the Georgia state capital during the war) probably did not know who was currently serving in that position. The cover is reduced a little at the top to the imprint but not involving the imprint. The top back flap is missing, otherwise a very clean appearing cover.$200.00
GA1146



CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but stamp affixed on the reverse to seal the back flap and torn in half when the cover was opened and then resealed) tied by the small double circle Spartanburg SC CDS (date not apparent). Light blue paper cover with Military Address to Mr. W. H. Folker, Co E 18th SCV, Valdosta, Ga. On arrival in Valdosta, the cover was forwarded to Hebron SC. with the addition of the Valdosta, Ga CDS with a MAY date and a Valdosta "Due 10" handstamp Type F. The cover should not have been assessed a forwarding fee because it was addressed to a serving soldier in the field. Perhaps the Valdosta postmaster failed to notice that there was a stamp on the back. Very clean cover.$150.00
GA1147

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin with minor edge toning) Pen-canceled and manuscript "Berzelia (Georgia) Sept 20" to the left. Cover from the Nesbitt Correspondence addressed to Miss Ruth L. Nesbitt Care Madame Gagno, Columbia SC. Very clean cover.$150.00
GA1148

CSA #7 on London Paper Horz Pair affixed vertically (margin tight at the top right and a minor short transfer in the value tablet of the right stamp) tied by the large single rim Augusta, Ga CDS with a JAN date. Addressed to Wm Smith Esq, Smithville, So. Carolina, Light vertical file fold at the left. Very clean cover.$100.00
GA1150
6/13/2019
CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (affixed sideways margin close on the right) pen-cancelled with single rim Nacoochee, Ga CDS in an unusual small font and a manuscript date "July 22 (1862)." The cover was posted several weeks after the rate change and is underpaid as the rate should have been 10c. No evidence that there was ever another stamp on the cover, and there is no "due" marking to assess the underpayment, so the cover successfuly went through as underpaid. Not a commonly seen Georgia postmark. Addressed to Lawton & Buford, Albany, Ga. The addressee was a law firm in Albany. Back flap opening tears and some minor edge staining but still Very Fine and an excellent Georgia postal use.$300.00
GA1151
6/13/2019
USA 3c Red Star Die with the Rome, Ga CDS 20 MAR (1861). Date also confirmed by period receiving docketing at the left. USA Used in CSA Georgia. Addressed to Mr. J. S. Dobbins, Calhoun, Ga.  Sealed edge tear at bottom left, and sealed back flap opening tears. Very clean appearance. $100.00
GA1152
6/13/2019
USA #26 tied by the Clarksville, Ga CDS 15 APR (1861). Date confirmed by period receiving docketing at the left. USA Used in CSA Georgia. Addressed to J. S. Dobbins Esqr, Calhoun, Ga. This postal use from Clarksville is currently uncataloged. Very clean cover.$200.00
GA1153
6/13/2019
USA 3c Red Star Die with the Atlanta, Ga CDS 14 MAY 1861 USA Used in CSA Georgia. Addressed to David Cleage Cashier, Athens, Tennessee. The Cleage Correspondence is well documented. David Cleage was the Cashier of the Planters Bank of Tennessee in Athens. Minor vertical central file fold, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Whittle, Ex-Bogg.$150.00
GA1154
6/13/2019
CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 24 (margin just a little irregular at top center and stamp affixed sideways) tied by the Calhoun, Ga CDS 24 APR (1862). Addressed to Mr. Josiah Bartley, Williamson, Anderson District SC. Folded Letter complete written on blue lined notebook paper which is very high quality paper with a large British watermark (Crown and Coat of Arms). Family letter between brothers but does mention some friends or relatives which have gone into the service. Very Fine.$225.00
GA1156
6/18/2019
CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin) tied by a full bold strike of the Calhoun, Ga CDS 16 JUL. Full Military Address to Mr. W. A. Williamson, Jackson, Mississippi In Care Capt Holesback, Company C 8th Ga Battalion, General Gist's Brigade. Original short family letter is still with the cover which appears to be from a younger brother. Cover with a little edge staining at upper left, and a small reduction at the left not affecting anything.$125.00
GA1157
6/18/2019
CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Macon, Ga CDS (date not apparent). Adversity Cover made from a press printed unused Georgia court form. Addressed to Mrs. From the Cobb Correspondence addressed to Mrs. John A. Cobb Care Mrs. R. E. Kilcrease, Quincy, Florida. Very Fine.$250.00
GA1158
6/18/2019
CSA #12 AD (margin just a little irregular on the right) manuscript cancel "1865" with mauscript "Calhoun Geo Feby 22nd" to the left. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. J. S. Dobbins, Chickasawhatchie, Terrell County, Ga. Very late use from this part of Georgia. Unknown why Calhoun would use a manuscript at this time in February 1865 unless not having a postmark at this time was related to Union General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. Very unusual. Minor back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine.$150.00
GA1159
6/18/2019
CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin close at the left) tied by the Calhoun, Ga CDS 28 APR with a second full bold strike of the same CDS at the left. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. J. O. Dobbins Care J. W. Webber Esqr, Spartanburg, So. Ca. Top back flap missing, otherwise a very clean appearance.$100.00
GA1160
6/18/2019
CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with a prominent random printing flaw in the left stamp) tied by a full strike of the Atlanta, Ga CDS 13 AUG (1863). Military Address to Captain Geo. S. Thomas, Camp Leon, Co "E" 64 Regt Georgia Vol., Tallahassee, Florida. George S. Thomas (1834-1896) entered service in the 64th Ga Inf as a Captain 4/1/1863 and later promoted Major. The Company "E" designation in the address is incorrect as Captain Thomas was the Captain of Company "C." The 64th Ga Inf was organized in the Spring of 1863 and was first sent to Florida and then to Virginia. Captain Thomas is listed as captured as a POW at Deep Bottom (Va) 8/16/1864 and was confined at Fort Delaware until his Oath of Allegiance release 6/17/1864. Very Fine Cover.$125.00
GA1164
6/19/2019
Stampless Calhoun, Ga CDS 29 JAN (1862) with handstamp PAID 5 Type A. Yellow paper cover addressed to Mr. Josiah M. Barkley, Williamson SC. Very Fine.$100.00
GA1166
6/19/2019
Stampless with a weak strike of the Penfield, Ga CDS 30 AUG (1861) with handstamp PAID 10 Type A. From the Alexander H. Stephens Correspondence addressed to the Vice-President in Richmond, Va. Top back flap is intact which is unusual for this correspondence as most of the back flaps are missing. Summary on the back "John G. Holtzclaw Penfield Georgia 30th Aug 1861 makes a suggestion in reference to valuing negroes under the tax law." Very clean cover.$100.00
GA1167
6/21/2019
Stampless Athens, Ga CDS 3 SEP (1861) with handstamp PAID 10 Type C.  Cobb Correspondence with Military Address to Lamar Cobb Care of Col Howell Cobb, 16th Regt Ga Vol, Richmond, Virginia. Lamar Cobb (1840-1907) was one of Howell Cobb's sons and was the Sergeant-Major of the 16th Ga Inf at the time of this cover. Howell Cobb was the most prominent Georgia politician of his day, and his history is well known. Former Speaker of the USA House of Representatives, former Governor of Georgia among other offices, President of the Confederate Provisional Congress, and later a CSA Major-General. At the time of this cover, he was serving as the Colonel of the 16th Georgia Infantry. Very Fine. $125.00
GA1168
6/21/2019
Stampless Thomasville, Ga CDS 31 AUG with handstamp PAID 10 Type B. Addressed to the PM (Postmaster) at Bainbridge, Decatur Co., Ga. Very clean cover.$100.00
GA1169
6/21/2019
Stampless small double circle Augusta, Ga CDS 20 JAN (1862) with handstamp PAID 5 Type F. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Messers McWilliams & Roberts, Griffin, Ga. Very Fine.$100.00
GA1170
6/21/2019
Stampless manuscript "Chickasawhatchie (Ga) Jany23 (1862)" with manuscript "Paid 10." Very obscure use from a small town in Lee County. Chickasawhatchie established 1856 lost its town charter in 1995 and is now an unincorporated area in Terrell County. From the Dobbins Correspondence with a light pencil address to Mr. John S. Dobbins, Calhoun, Ga. Edge stains at top and top right corner.$125.00
GA1171
6/21/2019
Stampless manuscript "Crosby Ga Sept 27 / 61" with manuscript "Paid 5cts." Obscure use from Habersham County. Orange paper cover from the Dobbins Correspondence addressed to Mr. John S. Dobbins, Calhoun, Ga. Back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine.$150.00
GA1172
6/22/2019
Stampless Rome, Ga CDS 21 JUL (1861) with handstamp PAID 5 Type B. From the Dobbins Correspondence addressed to Mr. J. S. Dobbins, Calhoun, Ga. Missing top back flap, otherwise Very Fine.$100.00
GA1173
6/22/2019


Stampless Clarksville, Ga CDS (two covers with one in BLACK and one in BLUE) with handstamp PAID 5 Type B. Orange paper covers from the Dobbins Correspondence addressed to Mr. John S. Dobbins, Calhoun, Ga. Very clean covers.$150.00
GA1174
6/22/2019
Stampless Black Clarksville, Ga CDS 10 JUL (1861) with handstamp PAID 5 Type B. Pink paper cover from the Dobbins Correspondence addressed to John S. Dobbins Esqr, Calhoun, Gordon Co., Georgia. back flap opening tears and small part of back flap missing, otherwise a Very Fine appearance. $75.00
GA1175
6/22/2019
Stampless West Point, Ga CDS 9 AUG with handstamp PAID 10(ms) Type A 10(ms). Coarse paper cover addressed to His Excellency Gov Joseph E. Brown, Macon, Ga. Manuscript "O.B." (Official Business) upper left. Very Fine.$100.00
GA1176
7/4/2019
CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (4-Margin) tied by the Calhoun, Ga CDS 23 JUN (1862). Adversity Cover made from what appears to be a printed estate legal document dealing with the disposition of multiple slaves. Addressed to Mrs. Rebecca E. Mayne, Gainesville, Hall Cty, Ga. Edge and corner wear but still a very presentable and very interesting adversity cover displayed flapped down from the upper right corner.$300.00
GA1177
8/11/2019
Stampless Americus, Ga CDS 17 JUL (1862) with handstamp PAID 10(ms) Type A 10(ms). Coarse brown paper cover with Military Address to Col J. B. Lamar Care Brig Gen Howell Cobb, Richmond, Va. Very clean cover. Reduced at right secondary to a rough opening.

Howell Cobb (1815-1868) was the most prominent Georgia politician of his day, and his history is well known. Former Speaker of the USA House of Representatives, former Governor of Georgia among other offices, and later in 1863 a CSA Major-General. Col John Basil Lamar (1812-1862), Howell Cobb's brother-in-law, was a Volunteer ADC on Gen Cobb's staff. He was mortally wounded in action at Crampton's Gap (part of the Battle of South Mountain in Maryland 9/14/1862) and died the next day. 
$125.00
GA1178
8/27/2019
CSA #11e AD Officially Perforated 12 1/2 (perforated on all 4 sides with perfs close on the left with multiple blind perfs) tied by the Newnan, Ga balloon CDS 2 MAR (very late use 1865 by period receiving docketing on the reverse). Addressed to Dr. G. W. Archer Care of Surg G. H. Watters In charge St Marys Hospital, Montgomery, Ala (Alabama Confederate soldier's hospital). Most of top back flap missing. Very clean cover with a nice stamp.$900.00


-- KENTUCKY --

Kentucky Confederate uses are very scarce limited to only a small corner of the state from Sept 1861 to Feb 1862.  Only a small number of such covers are ever offered for sale either privately or at auction in any given year.

KY27

Soldiers “Due 5” (ms) with the small single rim Columbus KY CDS 6 JAN (1862). Handstamp DUE 5 applied in transit at Memphis, Ten. Addressed to Mrs. E. P. Worthington, Egg’s Point, Miss. Endorsed at top left “C. Worthington Bolivar Troop.” “Bolivar Troop” refers to Co A 1st Mississippi Cavalry Battalion which would later in 1862 become Co H 1st Mississippi Cavalry. “Bolivar” refers to the Mississippi county where the unit was raised. Very clean cover with a minor reduction at the right, a small sealed edge tear at top center, and a very well done barely noticeable  upper right corner repair. $750.00
KY31

Handstamp PAID 5 with the Bowling Green KY CDS (Type A) 23 JAN 1862. Addressed to Mr. Jas J. Fraley, Hamburg, Tenn. Cover most likely sent by a soldier in the Confederate Army occupying Kentucky but unable to identify the sender. Cover with professional edge restoration to a Very Fine appearance ready to exhibit. Ex-Everett, Ex-Garrett, Ex-Agre. $900.00
KY33

Handstamp PAID 5(ms) with additional “Paid 5” in manuscript with a partial strike of the Columbus KY small single rim CDS  (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Miss Amarila Lemons, Sommerville, Tenn. This is a known correspondence. The cover is from Lieut William R. Lacy of Co C 6th Ten Inf to his cousin. Lieut Lacy was mortally wounded in 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign and did not survive the war. Cover is complete and Very Fine. $650.00
KY37

Handstamp PAID 5(ms) with the small single rim Columbus KY CDS 6 JAN (1862). Orange paper cover addressed to Miss Letitia S. Austin, Box 13 Post Office, Memphis, Tennessee. Most likely sent by a Tennessee soldier home to a relative or girfriend. Minor reduction on the right, otherwise Very Fine. $600.00


-- LOUISIANA --

LA102

CSA #1 Stone 2 (2 singles from different sheets as two distinct color shades are represented with the left stamp 4-Margin but close at the top and the right stamp just touching in spots on three sides) tied together and to the cover by the New Orleans, La CDS 29 JAN (1862). Addressed to Dr. N. Rowell Florence, Alabama. Somewhat reduced at left not affecting anything and some light gum staining around the edge of the right stamp. Cover has an otherwise Very Fine appearance.
$350.00
LA125

CSA #1 Stone 1 Horz Pair (4-Margin Light Green with a small partial scissor cut between the stamps and affixed upside down in the upper left corner paying the 10c rate over 500 miles) barely tied at the top by the Farmerville, La CDS 8 MAY (1862). Addressed to Miss H. P. Stewart Cushing, Ala. Small ladies type cover with part of backflap missing but otherwise very clean and an uncommon usage.
$400.00
LA135

USA Star Die with a partial strike of the New Orleans, La CDS with a FEB (1861) date. The day is not visible. But since Louisiana seceded 26 JAN 1861, that puts this cover in the Confederate period. Very clean cover addressed to Mr. Abel Lyman Lyons Wayne Co NY.
$125.00
LA202

Handstamp PAID 5 with the St. Francisville, La CDS Dietz Type IA 29 JUN. High quality green lined stationery encelope addressed to Mrs. Mary E. Walter, Grand Court St. James, La. Minor light foxing otherwise Very Fine and a scarce item. $350.00
LA203

Handstamp PAID 5 with the small double circle Natchitoches, La CDS Dietz Type IB 29 SEP 1861. Addressed to Messers Jno T. Hardee & Co, New Orleans, La. Very Fine.
$350.00
LA279



Turned Cover -- 1st Use: CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Shreveport, La CDS 4 APR 1863.  Military Address to Mr. Davis Y. Milling, Comp D 13th Regt Texas Cavalry, Pine Bluff, Ark.  2nd Use: Soldeirs (Due) 10 handstamp with the small double circle Little Rock, Ark CDS Dietz Type B 27 APR (1863).  Endorsed at left “D. Y. Milling Co D 13th Texas Cavalry” and addressed to Dr. J. S. Milling, Collingsburg Bossier Parish, La.  Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade with just a little light soiling and foxing and a little edgewear.  Excellent turned usage between Louisiana and Arkansas. $800.00
LA286

CSA #4 two singles (slightly irregular margins with the right stamp showing a distinct short transfer in the upper left scroll ornament) tied together and to the cover by the Washington, La CDS with a second strike of the same CDS to the left 16 JUL (1862).  The stamps are from the same sheet and were a vertical pair before being separated and used as singles on this cover.  The stamps have been previously plated as Stone 3 Positions 29, 39.  Light orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. E. M. O’Neal, Holmesville Avoyelles Parish, La.  “Politeness of Mr. Gibbs” at the lower left corner suggests that the cover was originally intended to be handcarried but was instead put into the post.  Minor reduction at the left, otherwise a Very Fine appearance and an uncommon usage. $550.00
LA298

USA Star Die with a Grid Cancel and the matching Baton Rouge, La CDS to the left 23 FEB 1861 (full year date in the CDS) USA Used in CSA Louisiana. From the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence with the usual filing pinholes. Very Fine. $300.00
LA300

USA Star Die Grid Cancel and the matching Donaldsonville, La CDS to the left 10 MAR 1861 USA Used in CSA Louisiana. Period receiving docketing at the left. Addressed to Mr. James A. Ventress Jr, Manchac, La (an obscure small post office in East Baton Rouge Parish). The addressee, James A. Ventress Jr (1834-1872), was a wealthy planter and large slave holder. He was later Captain and then Major of the 11th La Inf, a unit organized in July 1861 several months after this cover was posted. The 11th La Inf was captured at Island No. 10 in April 1862 and was not reorganized after the exchange. Minor sealed backflap opening tears but still a Very Fine appearance. $250.00
LA303

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Cancel and the matching manuscript “Kingston La March 20 / 65” at the upper left corner. Full Military Address to J. Alison Frierson, Co G 27th Regt La Vol Care of Capt C. J. Foster, Alexandria, La. The Jacob Alison Frierson Correspondence between Private Frierson and his mother and other family members in Kingston, La is well known. The Frierson plantation in the area was named “Midway.” Thirty-two of the Frierson wartime letters are in the library at Louisiana State University. Private Frierson was a scout with his regiment and was also at times detailed to guard prisoners at various parole camps. The 27th La Inf participated in the Vicksburg Campaign and the Red River Campaign and was subsequently surrendered with Gen Kirby-Smith at New Orleans on 26 MAY 1865. Adversity Cover in green made from a printed page from a Presbyterian Church pamphlet dealing with the church’smissionary work. The pamphlet page used to make the cover is dated in January 1861 from New York City and is displayed with the lower left corner flapped over. The letter is not present. Very Fine adversity cover and a late use of a general issue stamp in the Trans-Mississippi. $450.00
LA307

USA Star Die with a partial strike of the New Orleans, La CDS 15 APR (1861) USA Used in CSA Louisiana. Addressed to Mess A. Wallach & Co., No 16 Maiden Lane, New York. Very Fine. $200.00
LA312

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Cancelled with matching manuscript “Logansport, La Mar 13 (1865).” Period faint docketing at left indicates 1865 usage. Addressed to Miss Jettie Word Care of Col T. J. Word, Palestine, Texas. The Word Correspondence from Palestine, Texas is well known. The addresse’s brother was Pvt John J. Word of Co I 7th Tex Mounted Volunteers (Cavalry). This unit was part of the 1861-1862 Army of New Mexico Sibley Expedition. Pvt Word survived the expedition. But this cover is not from her brother. Most likely it is from Henry Jacob Hunter who was in the same unit as her brother but in 1862 became the Regimental 2nd Assistant Surgeon. Shortly after the war, Jettie Word married Dr. Hunter. Logansport is near Shreveport on the Texas-Louisiana border. In 1865, the 7th Tex Cav was assigned to the Department of Western Louisiana and was in that area. Minor wear but still Very Fine. $300.00
LA329

Soldiers (Due) (no rate) with the Monroe, La CDS 22 DEC. Addressed to Mrs. M. A. Bryan, Velasco Brazoria Co., Texas Attention Mr. S. Tulley Brenham. Endorsed at top “S. A. Bryan Co B Texas Rangers.” The cover was sent by Private Stephen F. Austin Bryan of Co B 8th Tex Cav (also known as Terry’s Texas Rangers) home to his mother Mrs. Moses Austin Bryan. Part of backflap missing and a little edge and corner wear, but still a very clean appearing cover. $200.00
LA331

USA #26 tied by a full strike of the small double circle Shreveport, La CDS 6 APR 1861 (yeardate in the CDS) USA Used in CSA Louisiana, Addressed to Miss Susie S. Dearing, Tuscaloosa, Ala. A little minor foxing at lower right, minor reduction at left not affecting anything, and one side flap missing. Still a very clean overall appearance with a nice stamp and postmark. $275.00
LA332

CSA #6 Horz Pair (margins irregular) tied by the small double circle Shreveport, La CDS 14 SEP 1862. Addressed to Miss Em M. Reagan, New Salem, Rust County, Texas. “Favor to Shreveport of Mr. Simpson” at the lower left. This cover is from the same correspondence as Cover BE121 presented in the Bush Exhibit section and is known to have originated from Pollard, Ala. Research has shown that the sender of the cover was Douglas J. Cater (1841-1931) of Rusk County, Texas who married Emily Mary Reagan after the war in 1866. Douglas John Cater began service as a private in Co B 3rd Tex Cav 5/16/1861 and transferred to Co I 19th La Inf 6/29/1862 to be with his brother. At the time of this cover, the 19th La Inf was assigned to the Department of the Gulf and was in Pollard, Ala. Cover was handcarried by a Mr. Simpson (possibly a soldier headed home on furlough) from Pollard, Ala across the Mississippi and put into the mail at Shreveport for delivery to Texas. There is partially erased pencil docketing which is difficult to read because of the erasure and most likely is not period and not related to this cover. Backflap opening tears but a very clean appearance and excellentusage. $500.00
LA335

CSA #2 H&L Strip of 3 Positions 44, 45, 46 with the middle stamp showing the White Arrow listed variey (2-H-v3) (margins a little variable with edge faults and a small repair to the upper left corner) tied by two strikes (one bold and one weak) of the small single rim New Iberia, La CDS 23 OCT. Stamps pay a 3x rate. Addressed to Miss Mary S. Ker, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi. The cover has been cut down from a legal sized envelope. Ex-Gallagher. $900.00
LA341

CSA #62x3 (4 singles) (the two darker stamps were originally joined together as a pair before being affixed to the cover) tied together and to the cover by three strikes of the New Orleans, La CDS with a JUL (1861) date. The day logo is missing from the CDS which is most unusual for New Orleans. Addressed to Charles Miller Esq, Walterboro SC. The stamps pay the double weight rate over 500 miles. The cover has been professionally cleaned, and the top backflap has been replaced with an almost perfect match. The cover has an overall Very Fine appearance. $1,500.00
LA343

Alexandria, La Handstamp PAID 5 Type A in RED 8 JAN (1862). Orange paper cover from the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence. Minor backflap tear. Very clean cover. $175.00
LA345

Handstamp PAID 5 Type B with a partial strike of the Baton Rouge, La CDS 17 DEC 1861. Orange paper cover from the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence. Very minor edge repair at top center and backflap openingtears. Very clean appearing cover. Ex-Kohn. $150.00
LA347

“Paid 5” in manuscript with the Minden, La CDS (date not apparent). Yellow paper cover from the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence. Very clean cover. $125.00
LA349

USA Star Die with a very decent strike of the New Orleans, La CDS 29 MAR 1861 USA Used in CSA Louisiana. Addressed to Mr. John Underwood, Centerville, Miss. Very clean cover. $225.00
LA352

CSA #62x3 New Orleans 5c Brown Provisional (4-Margin with a small left sheet margin) tied by the small double circle New Orleans River Mail postmark 27 JUN 1861. Addressed locally to Miss V. F. Leach, New Orleans, La. Cover on the surface looks like an overpaid drop letter. However, the stamp would have been affixed somewhere upriver and then canceled with the river mail postmark on arrival in New Orleans. So the 5c rate would be correct for a cover originating outside the city and coming in by the river. Complete and clean cover. Very Fine Ex-Everett. $450.00
LA358

USA #26 tied by the balloon Saint Gabriel, La CDS 12 MAY (1861) USA Used in CSA Mississippi. Small but complete ladies type cover with embossed flowers on the back flap. Addressed to Miss Sophie M. Gay Care Edward J. Gay Esqr, Plaquermine, Iberville, Louisiana. The letter is datelined "Iberville May 11th 1861" and contains only chit-chat between lady friends. Cover with a period ink stain along the bottom edge and a very light horizontal file fold, otherwise Very Fine. $250.00
LA362

CSA #2 Paterson (margins just a little irregular) tied by the Monroe, La CDS 13 DEC (1862). Orange paper cover with Military Address to Capt Fayette Hewitt, Washington, Arkansas. On arrival in Washington, Ark, the cover was forwarded to Little Rock, Ark, Care of Gen Pike with the addition of a CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin) tied by the Washington, Ark CDS 22 DEC (1862) to pay the forwarding fee. General Albert Pike was the Confederate Commissioner to the tribes of the Indian Territory and commanded a Brigade of Indians at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark 3/6/1862 with Capt Fayette Hewitt (1831-1909) as a member of his staff (AAG December 1861 - March 1862). Gen Pike resigned his commission 11/11/1862, and Capt Hewitt later served as AAG to the famed Orphan Brigade (Confederate soldiers from Kentucky organized into the 1st Kentucky Brigade CSA). Apparently whoever forwarded the cover in December 1862 did not realize that Gen Pike had resigned the month before and that Capt Hewitt was no longer on the General's staff at this time. Very Fine Cover and an incredible postal use. $1,850.00
LA363

CSA #1b Dark Green Stone 2 Position 40 (4-Margin) tied by two strikes of the New Orleans, La CDS 24 DEC (1861) Christmas Eve Cover.Orange paper cover addressed to Dr.Wm Reynaud, Baton Rouge, La. Minor vertical file fold on the right, otherwise Very Fine. Early use of a CSA #1 Stone 2 stamp from New Orleans.$350.00
LA365

CSA #2 Paterson (margin touches at the right and with a horz pre-affixing crease at top center) pen-cancelled and manuscript "Bellevue La Nov 10/62" at top right. Addressed to Mrs. H. M. Hanks, Rocky Mount, Bossier Parish, La. Very obscure and scarce internal Bossier Parish use. Other than the stamp crease, a very clean cover.$125.00

LA367
6/22/2019
CSA #1 Stone A/B Olive Green (margin in at right) tied by the New Orleans, La CDS 11 DEC (1861). Addressed to Richd T. Archer Esqr, Port Gibson, Miss. A doctor and a large plantation owner, Richard Tanner Archer (1797-1867) on the eve of the Civil War was considered to be one of the richest men in the South but was ruined by the war. Very clean cover. Ex-Weill. $275.00

LA370
6/22/2019
Stampless RED Alexandria, La CDS 22 DEC (1861) with matching RED handstamp PAID 5 Type A. From the Carroll, Hoy & Co. New Orleans Correspondence. Very Fine. Ex-Oswald.$150.00

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