CONFEDERATE POSTAL HISTORY
PART 3

Mississippi -- North Carolina

South Carolina


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MS276

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Vicksburg, Miss CDS. Date not apparent in the CDS but period docketing dates the cover to NOV 1862. Addressed to Wm. H. E. Merrett Esq, Lawrenceville Brunswick Co., Virginia. The cover was sent by Henry Embrey Merrett (1833-1863) of Co C 28th Miss Cav to his father. No information on this soldier other than he died some time in 1863 under unknown circumstances. Small but complete cover with just a little light foxing at the lower right but otherwise Very Fine. $300.00
MS279

CSA #2b Paterson (4-Margin Dark Blue) tied by the Jackson, Miss CDS 20 DEC (1862). Addressed to Mrs. Anne B. Hewell, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Very Fine.
$450.00
MS339

Brookhaven, Miss Handstamp PAID 5 Type IA 10 AUG (1861).  Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Mary Turner, Edinburg, Mississippi. Minor reduction at the left not affecting anything, a little edge wear, and a small edge stain at left center not affecting anything.  Overall the cover does have a very clean appearance. $100.00
MS344

USA Star Die Columbus, Miss CDS 17 MAY (1861) USA Used in CSA Mississippi.  Addressed to Hon E. R. Burk, Auditor, Jackson, Miss.  Receiving docketing on the face of the cover dated May 22, 1861.  Very  Fine. $250.00
MS345

Handstamp PAID (no rate) with the Columbus, Miss CDS Type I 23 DEC (1861).  Military Address to the CSA Army occupying Kentucky to Lieut Col Samuel M. Meek, Bowling Green, Kentucky Care of Col Wm S. Patton, 1st Regiment Mississippi Volunteers.  The unit in the address was actually a militia unit organized for six months and known as the 1st Miss Inf Militia.  The regiment served for only two months in the Central Army of Kentucky Dec 1861 - Jan 1862 which is when this cover dates. The cover is clean but the postal markings are just a little weak but easily legible. Part of backflap missing.  Excellent Kentucky military address. $200.00
MS349

USA Star Die with the Grenada, Miss CDS 20 APR (1861) USA Used in CSA Mississippi.  From the Caroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence.  Very Fine. $250.00
MS356

USA Star Die with the small BLUE Vaiden, Miss CDS 21 APR (1861) USA Used in CSA Mississippi.  From the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence.  Minor horz file fold, otherwise Very Fine. $250.00
MS360

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Vicksburg, Miss CDS (date not fully apparent).  Very coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. E. G. Wootton, Greenesborough, Miss.  There were two soldiers named Wootton (J. Wootton and William S. Wootton) in Co K 22nd Miss Inf (possibly brothers with one of them writing home to their mother). Cover very likely dates from the Vicksburg Campaign (May-July 1863) as that regiment took part in the campaign.  Very Fine. $200.00
MS366

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Jackson, Miss CDS with a MAY date. Dark brown corase paper cover addressed to Mrs. Helen L. Oatis, Monticello, Miss. The addressee was the wife of Major Martin A. Oatis of the 22nd Miss Inf who most likely sent this cover. The cover therefore dates from MAY 1863, which is an early use for this stamp, as the 22nd Miss Inf was in the Jackson area at that time and was involved in the Vicksburg Campaign. Also, Mrs. Oatis died some time in 1864. Major Oatis, a lawyer by profession, survived the war and later relocated toTexas.  Very clean cover. $100.00
MS367

CSA #12 (KB) (tied) by a partial strike of the West Point, Miss CDS with a MAR 1865 date. Period receiving docketing at the left “Maj Elly March 20 / 65” which identifies the sender and confirms the very later 1865 usage near the end of the war. Addressed to Col John Duncan, Jackson, Miss. John Duncan was a prominent citizen of Jackson whose title of “Col” was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. Semi-Official imprinted envelope “Inspector General’s Office, Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana.  Official Business.” The stamp was affixed over the imprint indicating most probably private use of the cover.  The stamp was lifted to show the imprint and then hinged back in its original position.  Minor edge  corner wear at lower left.  Very clean cover. $800.00
MS384

CSA #4 Stone 2 Plated as Position 32 (margin just in at the bottom and a little edge gum toning) tied the Monticello, Mi(ss) CDS 3 SEP (1862 by period receiving docketing at the left). The proper rate at that time was 10c for any distance. There is no evidence that a second stamp was ever on the face of the cover, but it appears that a second stamp was once on the reverse to seal the backflap and is now missing. The stamp missing from the reverse most likely paid the additional 5c. Addressed to Mrs. Col. Duncan, Jackson, Miss. The addressee was the wife of John Duncan, a prominent citizen of Jackson whose title of “Col” was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. Very clean cover from the front with a not often seen postmark but a stamp missing from the reverse. $200.00
MS385

CSA #9a T-E-N (faulty stamp with old insect damage nibbled around the edges Milky Blue) tied by a partial strike of the Meridian, Miss CDS 7OCT 1863. Addressed to Miss E. S. Marquess, Prospect Prince Edward Co,Virginia. Complete cover with a little edge wear. Still a decent spacefiller example of a scarce stamp on cover. $250.00
MS389

CSA #43xu1 Jackson, Miss Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional 7 JUL (1861). Addressed to Mrs. Ellen M. Hyland, Warrenton Warren County, Miss. The Hyland Correspondence is the source for several of these provisional covers. Very clean cover with a top edge restoration not affecting the postal marks and a backflap restoration to an overall very fine appearance. $600.00
MS390

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin but close at upper left and a slight clip at the lower right corner) tied by the Columbus, Miss CDS with a NOV (1862) date. Adversity Cover made from an unused printed form from Lauderdale Springs. Military Address to Capt J. L. Bostick, 1st Brigade 3rd Division ADC via Chattanooga, Tenn Care of Gen Liddell. John Litton Bostick (1826-1864) was a staff officer and Aide-de-Camp to Gen Liddell. He was wounded near Griffin, Ga 7/21/1864 during the Atlanta Campaign and died of his wounds a short time later and is buried in Griffin, Ga. Cover with a little edge wear but still quite presentable. $250.00
MS392

CSA #43xu1 Jackson, Miss Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional 12 DEC 1861. Military Address to T. J. Chrisman Care of Cap Nelson 24th Miss Regiment Obanonville via Pensacola, Florida. T. J. Chrisman left the 24th Miss Regt and re-enlisted in the 36th Miss Inf and was reported as Killed-in-Action at Baker’s Creek during the Siege of Vicksburg. This cover is listed on Page 464 of the Crown Survey. Somewhat reduced at left with an edge and lower left corner repair but still an overall Very Fine appearance and clear strikes of the postal markings. CSA Certificate 1991. $500.00
MS393

CSA #11e (AD) (Perforated) (perfed on three sides with a straight edge on the bottom and margin just a little close on the left) tied by a somewhat weak strike of the Macon, Miss CDS (date not apparent). Small ladies cover from the Pettus Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Susan H. Pettus, Scooba, Miss. The addressee was the wife of the Confederate Governor of Mississippi, John J. Pettus. However, the address is not in the Governor’s hand. PF Certificate 1985. Very Fine example of the perforated issue on cover $1,000.00
MS394

CSA #5 (4-Margin and Good Color with just a little edge gum toning) tied by an excellent strike of the Corinth, Miss Balloon CDS 15 APR (1862). Cover is dated about a week after the Battle of Shiloh when the Confederate Army was in the Corinth area. Addressed to Miss E. G. Neill, Batesville, Ark. The cover was most likely sent by Dr. Lycurgus A. Dickson who at the time was the Surgeon of the 8th Ark Inf, a unit which took part in the Battle of Shiloh. Miss Neill and Dr. Dickson were married in January 1863. The addressee had a brother, Private Job S Neill of Co K 1st Mounted Rifles Ark Cav Batt, who was reportedly killed at Wilson’s Creek (Mo) 8/10/1861 (the first battle fought in the Western Theater). Very clean cover and a nice stamp.  $675.00
MS395

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin Milky Blue) tied by two partial strikes of the Magnolia, Miss CDS (date not apparent). Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade addressed to Mr. Wolf & Co., Osyka, Miss. Minor reduction on the right not affecting anything, Very Fine Stone Y cover. $450.00
MS396

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (4-Margin and a very dry printing) tied by a very nice strike of the Corinth, Miss Balloon CDS 1 APR (1862). Addressed to Mrs. Amelia A. Stewart, Sumterville, Sumter Co., Ala. The addressee was the wife of Major Frederick Stewart 21st Ala Inf and the most likely sender of this cover about one week prior to the Battle of Shiloh. Major Stewart resigned 4/1/1862 (the date of this cover) but remained with his regiment through the Battle of Shiloh and reportedly led the regiment on 4/7/1862 (the second day of the battle). After Shiloh, his resignation was accepted which ended his military service. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused Mobile, Ala freight document displayed flapped down from the upper left. Very Fine.
$500.00
MS404

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but close left and right) Pen-Cancel and tied by the pen strokes. Manuscript in pencil at upper left “Brandon, Miss March 12 /  65.” Very late use. The stamp partially covers a handstamp PAID in an oval mark which is not a Brandon mark and did not pay any postage. The PAID mark was applied at an unknown location prior to the stamp being used. Adversity Cover made from lined notebook paper. Addressed to Mrs. O. P. Amacker Care Amos Kent Esq, Osyka, Miss. Obediah Pearson Amacker (1838-1910) enlisted as 1st Sergt in Co E 4th La Cav 5/25/1861. He was commissioned 1st Lt 4/10/1862 and promoted Capt 5/19/1862. He is listed as captured as a POW at Port Hudson, La 7/9/1863 and confined at Johnson’s Island until paroled at Point Lookout 3/10/1864. He also reportedly had service in the 3rd La Inf as Lt Col, but cannot confirm this. The cover is missing the top backflap and has minor edge repairs at the top to a very clean appearance.  $200.00
MS405

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin tight on the right) tied by a full strike of the small single rim Okolona, Miss 4 JUN (1864). Cover originally addressed to Lieut Thomas F. Hooper, 29th Reg Ga Vol, Stevens Brigade, Walkers Division, Dalton, Georgia. The cover was forwarded to the Army of Tennessee Hospital in Griffin, Georgia. When it was discovered that the addressee had been captured, the cover was forwarded a second time back to Okolona with “ford 10” manuscript to assess the forwarding fee back to Okolona. Lengthy period notation on the reverse “Marietta, Ga June 22, 1864 The Lt was captured on the 19th inst out on skirmish. He mistook the enemy for our folks and walked right up to them and did not discover the mistake until it was too late. As soon as they saw him, they motioned him to come to them and professed to be our men. I suppose Capt Cameron has written you and sent Andrus on home. The Lt was well when captured. Thos J. Perry.” 1st Lieut Thomas Foster Hooper survived the war and is listed as having surrendered with his unit at Durham Station NC 4/26/1865. He is not listed as having been captured as a POW. He may have escaped his captors and rejoined his unit. 2nd Lieut Thomas J. ,who wrote the note on the back of the cover, was in the same unit. He has no record after 3/18/1863 but was obviously still with the unit in June 1864. Capt Cameron mentioned in the notation was John D. Cameron, the AQM for the regiment. Very interesting twice forwarded cover. Large tears in the front of the cover which have beenrejoined and sealed down to a very acceptable appearance. $300.00
MS410

CSA #12 (AD) (margin touches at the left but with a right irregular sheet margin) tied by the Raymond, Mi(ss) CDS which appears to be dateless. Adversity Cover made from a printed used Ledger Sheet referencing Sheriff and Clerk fees among other things. Addressed to Mrs. Ann R. Robertson, Fosters Post Office, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Cover with a light central vertical file fold and a very small reduction at the top. Still a very clean adversity cover displayed with the top left corner flapped down. $350.00
MS412

CSA #43xu1 Jackson, Miss PAID 5 CENTS Provisional 10 OCT (1861). Military Address to Genl C. Y. Dahlgren, Army of the Sea Coast, Shieldsboro, Miss. C. Y. Dahlgren held state rank and was not a regular CSA general. He commanded the Mississippi state troops gathered by Governor Pettus to defend the Mississippi Gulf Coast early in the war. Cover is complete with just a little light foxing. $750.00
MS413

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (faults) tied by the Jackson, Miss CDS with a JU date. Blue paper Adversity Cover made from a printed legal form displayed flapped up from the lower left corner. Addressed to Ex Gov J. J. Pettus, Scooba, Kemper Co., Miss. Very clean cover despite the stamp faults. $200.00
MS414

CSA #4 Stone 2 (4-Margin with light pre-affixing creases) tied by the Jackson, Miss CDS 12 MAY 91862). Addressed to Isaac R. Wade Esq., Prospect Hill near Port Gibson, Miss. Minor repair to top backflap but still a Very Fine overall appearance. $200.00
MS417

CSA #4 Stone 3 Horz Pair Plated as Positions 33-34 (4-Margin). The Position 33 stamp on the left is the joined “CE” of “CENTS” which is a listed variety (4-3-v1 in the new CSA Catalog). The pair is tied by the Jackson, Miss CDS 5 APR 1863. Addressed to George Mortimer Esqr, Brookhaven, Miss. The original letter remains with the cover which is a business letter concerning horses and mules. The cover shows only minor edge wear and a small part of the backflap is missing. Very Fine pair of Stone 3 stamps. $600.00
MS419

CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (margin in at the left with edge gum toning) tied by the Jackson, Miss CDS with an APR (1862) date. This is a folded letter complete dealing with cotton and addressed to S. O Nelson & Co., New Orleans. The letter is dated April 1st not long before the fall of the city of New Orleans to the Union later that month. Very clean appearing folded letter. $150.00
MS421

CSA #1 Stone 1 two singles (not plated) (affixed slightly overlapping with a little gum staining involving the right stamp) tied together and to the cover by the large Corinth, Miss balloon CDS 7 APR (1862) (second day of the Battle of Shiloh). Addressed to Mrs. L. A. Bringier, Donaldsonville, Louisiana. The Bringier family of Louisiana was a very prominent plantation family whose plantation was known as The  Hermitage. The addressee was the wife of Louis Amedee Bringier (1828-1897) who served as the Lt Col of the 7th La Cav in early 1864 and was most likely the sender of this cover. Since he was not in service in 1862, he must have been in Corinth for some other reason. The Louis A. Bringier family papers are archived at the Louisiana State University library.  Very clean cover. $400.00
MS422

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (margin just in at the bottom) tied by the smaller Corinth, Miss double ring postmark (much scarcer than the Corinth balloon postmark) 24 MAR (1862). Addressed to Mrs. A. J. Sanderson, Vaiden, Miss. The cover is from Lieut Alexander J. Sanderson of Company L (known as the Vaiden Artillery) 1st Miss Light Artillery. Very clean cover and an excellent example of the Corinth double ring postmark.   $375.00
MS423

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the RED Kosciusko, Miss CDS (with a MAR 1864 date). Not a commonly seen red postmark. Addressed to Mrs. Emily Pilkinton, Richmond, Virginia. On arrival in Richmond, the addressee did not claim the cover. The cover was therefore advertised with the addition of the Richmond, Va CDS 10 APR (1864) on the reverse with the “Advertised 2” handstamp (Type U) to assess the 2c advertising fee. Backflap opening tears with a small piece missing from the backflap. Cleancover and a scarce use. $500.00
MS424

Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) USA #24 1c Blue Type V (part imprint in the left margin) pre-war use tied by the St Louis, Mo CDS (date not fully apprent). Addressed to Judge Collins, Middleton, Mississippi. 2nd Use (outside) “PAID 5” (manuscript) with the small single rim Winona, Miss CDS 27 NOV (1861). From the Carroll, Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence. Some very minor staining but still a Very Fine cover and a most unusual turned use. The inside stamp is displayed flapped down from the left upper corner. $500.00
MS425

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Grenada, Miss CDS with a more complete strike of the same CDS to the left dated 20 MAY (1865). The cover is dated as to year by the original letter which remains with the cover. Very dark coarse brown paper cover which appears to be a homemade adversity cover with a repaired upper left corner. Addressed to Rev E. L. Compere, Casyville, Miss. This cover is believed to be the current latest known legitimate Confederate use of a  General Issue Stamp East of the Mississippi River. A very important Confederate postal history cover and the subject of a Confederate Philatelist article published in the Second Quarter 2016 issue of the journal. A copy of the journal issue containing the article is included with the cover. $2,250.00
SOLD 
MS427

CSA #4 Stone 2 Horz Pair (not plated) (margin close at top) tied by the Columbus, Miss CDS 16 JUL (1862). Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Mary E. Terral, Quitman, Miss. Very clean cover. $300.00
MS428

CSA #4 Stone 2 Vert Pair affixed sideways Plated as Positions 6, 16 (margin in at the top) tied by two full strikes of the Columbus, Miss CDS 21 MAY (1862). Addressed to Miss Mag Shores, Seven Islands, Fluvannah County, Va. Part of backflap missing, but still a very attractive cover. $325.00
MS429

CSA #2 Paterson (margin a little ragged at the right) tied by an indistinct strike of the small double circle Vicksburg, Miss CDS (date not apprent). Addressed to Mr. Thomas Smith, Yazoo City, Miss. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused Vicksburg Steamboat Way Bill  with an illustration of a river steamboat. Very clean cover. $600.00
MS430

USA #26 with the Canton, Miss "Lyre" Fancy Cancel 12 MAR 1861 USA Used in CSA Mississippi. From the Carroll, Hoy, and Co., New Orleans Correspondence. The Canton Lyre was used pre-war and into the early Confederate period but is not known used on a Confederate General Issue Stamp. Very clean cover. $600.00
MS431

CSA #43xu1 Jackson, Miss PAID 5 CENTS Provisional 1 MAR (1862). Addressed to J. J. Bridgeford, Esq., Secty Lodge No 111, Gainesville, Hancock Co., Miss. Overall gray Advertising Cover for Adams and Horne Bankers in Jackson, Miss. One of three recorded examples of a Jackson, Miss PAID Provisional on an advertising cover. Small sealed diagonal corner tear at lower left. Clear strikes of the postal markings.  $950.00
MS432

CSA #43xu1 Jackson, Miss PAID 5 CENTS Provisional 5 JUN (1861) (early use). Orange paper cover from the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence. Very clean cover. Ex-Brandon. $550.00
MS433

CSA #14xu1 Canton, Miss PAID 5 Provisional 8 AUG 1861. From the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence with usual filing pinholes. Very clean appearing cover with bold strikes of the postal markings with a professional restoration to the bottom edge. Ex-Matz. $1,700.00
MS438

Vicksburg, Miss small double circle CDS 25 APR (1863) Soldiers Due 10 Handstamp Type D. Addressed to Mrs. J. A. Wilson, Brooksville, Miss and forwarded to Crawfordsville, Miss Care Dr. S. H. Potts. No additional forwarding fee assessed. Endorsed at upper left "J. A. Wilson Co F 35 Regt Miss Vol." Pvt John A. Wilson enlisted 3/1/1862. No further record. The 35th Miss Inf was surrendered and paroled at Vicksburg and later declared exchanged fighting with the Army of Tennessee from the Atlanta Campaign to the end of the war. Very Fine Cover. Ex- Brian Green. $250.00
MS439

Vicksburg, Miss small double circle CDS (date not apparent) Soldiers (Due) 10 Handstamp Type F. Green paper cover addressed to Mrs. J. A. Wilson, Crawfordsville, Miss.Endorsed at upper left "J. A. Wilson Co F 35 Regt Miss Vol." Pvt John A. Wilson enlisted 3/1/1862. No further record. The 35th Miss Inf was surrendered and paroled at Vicksburg and later declared exchanged fighting with the Army of Tennessee from the Atlanta Campaign to the end of the war. Very Fine Cover. Ex- Brian Green. $250.00
MS446

CSA #11 (KB) (4-Margin) tied by the Jackson, Miss sans serif CDS with a MAR 1865 date (very late use). Adversity Cover made from an unused lined Ledger Sheet. Addressed to Mrs. E. S. Hammond Care O. Davis Esq, Ripley, Miss. Very Fine. $300.00
MS447

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin close at the top tied by the Jackson, Miss sans serif CDS with a FEB date. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. J. J. Haile Care of Mr. J. B. Stirling, Washington Co., Pleasant Valley, Alabama. Very Fine. $125.00
MS450

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (4-Margin) tied by the Jackson, Miss CDS 25 FEB (1862). Orange paper cover addressed to Genl C. G. Dahlgren, Natchez, Miss. Charles Gustavus Ulrich Dahlgren (1811-1888) was a Brig-Gen in Mississippi State Service commanding Mississippi o at the beginning of the war. When his troops were transferred to Confederate service, he lost his command and was never confirmed as a Confederate Army general. He came from a prominent family divided in its loyalties. His older brother, John A. Dahlgren, was a Union Rear Admiral and the inventor of the Dahlgren Naval Gun. Another brother, William Dahlgren, spied on Confederate purchasing agents in England. And a nephew, Ulric Dahlgren, was a Union Colonel killed in a raid in 1864. The family was from Pennsylvania, but C. G. Dahlgren moved to Natchez, Miss early in his life and sided with the Confederacy while the rest of the family remained with the Union. Very clean and complete cover. $225.00
MS452

CSA #6 Pair tied by the small RED double circle Camden SC CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Mr. Geo W. Barnes Care Mr. G. M. Barnes, Jackson, Miss. On arrival in Jackson, the cover was forwarded to Tchula, Miss. Routing instruction at top left  "P.M. send to Tchula." The forwarding fee was paid by affixing a CSA #1 Pair Stone 2 Positions 23-24 (small faults) over the CSA #6 Pair and tying the stamps by the Jackson, Miss CDS (date not apparent). The stamps on top have been lifted and then hinged back into place so that the stamps underneath could be demonstrated. Clean cover (part of top back flap missing) and an excellent example of a fowarded cover. $350.00
MS456

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin with minor edge and corner crease at top right) tied by the small double circle Vicksburg, Miss CDS (date not apparent). Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. Paul Hamilton, Walterborough SC. Very clean cover with missing top back flap. $225.00
MS459

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) Pen-Cancel and also barely tied by the BLUE Fayette, Miss CDS 5 DEC. Small Adversity Cover made from the printed title page of "Substance of a Funeral Sermon on the Death of Simeon Gibson and his Infant Grand-Child delivered at Pine Ridge Church, Miss July 22, 1840 by Rev Wm Winans." Full Military Address to Mr. A. Freeland Drake, Dardens Battery, Myricks Battallion, Stewarts Corps, Army of Tennessee. Corpl A. Freeland Drake enlisted  at Fayette, Miss 6/23/1862 and served the rest of the war as a Battery Gunner until the unit's surrender and his parole at Meridian, Miss 5/11/1865. Capt Darden, the battery commander, was awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor in 1863 and was also paroled at Meridian, Miss. Darden's Battery was also known as the Mississippi Jefferson Flying Artillery. Very Fine Cover $300.00
MS460

CSA #7 two singles (irregular margins) tied together and to the cover by the Monticello, Mi(ss) CDS 17 APR (1863 by period receiving docketing). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Col Jno. Duncan, Jackson, Miss. The addressee was a prominent landowner and attorney in Jackson, and the "Col" title was honorary. Very Fine Cover. $125.00
MS461

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Monticello, Mi(ss) CDS 3 DEC. Adversity use of USA postal stationery (USA #U9) with the embossing canceled out by pen strokes. The postal stationery paid no postage. Addressed to Mrs. Soulie S. Clark, Attalaville, Attala Co., Miss. Very Fine Cover. Ex-Bogg. $200.00
MS462

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 19 (very dry printing) (4-Margin but a little irregular at the right) tied by the Grenada, Miss CDS 7 MAY (1862). pink lined lady's stationery addressed to Mr. E. H. Hogshead, Meridian, Miss. Very clean cover. $200.00
MS464

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Cancel with the matching manuscript "Kirkwood, Miss Mar 24" to the left. Very dark brown cover very apparently a homemade adversity cover made out of butcher paper addressed to Mrs. Loula Clark, Attalaville, Miss. $125.00
MS465

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin Pen-Cancel with the matching manuscript "Kirkwood, Miss Dec 30" at the upper left. Adversity Cover made from a printed page taken from a church convention document. Addressed to Miss Rhoda McManus Care of T. H. McManus Esq, Jackson, La. Edge faults across the top, but still a clean appearing cover. $200.00
MS466

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Columbus, Miss CDS 27 NOV. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Georgia A. Miles,  Bridgeville, Pickens Cty, Ala. Minor reduction at the left, otherwise Very Fine. $125.00
MS467

CSA #7 Vert Pair (4-Margin with small edge faults at upper right) tied by the Columbus, Miss CDS 23 OCT. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. H. L. Mahan, Marion Station, Miss. Very clean cover. $75.00
MS468

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (margin just a little close at the top and a very dry printing) tied by the Scooba, Miss CDS 1 APR (1862). Yellow paper cover addressed to Mrs. Mary A. Robinson, Eutaw, Ala. On arrival in Eutaw, the cover was forwarded to Clinton, Ala with with addition of the small double circle Eutaw, Ala CDS 5 APR 1862 which also ties the stamp and manuscript "Ford Due 5" to assess the forwarding fee. Reduced at left not affecting anything. Very clean cover. Ex- R. W. Werner Collection. $200.00
MS469

CSA #11 (AD) (margin in at the top) pen-cancel. Manuscript "Vernon, Miss March 9" (Madison County) at the upper left. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Mary E. Ward Care Dr H. Ward, Aberdeen, Miss. Very Fine. $100.00
MS471

CSA #12 (AD) (margin in at the top) pen-cancel. Manuscript "Burkittsville (Miss) Dec 21" (Attala County) at top center. Addressed to Mr. Farmer, Sharon, Miss, Superintendent Iron Foundry. Notation at lower left "PM please forward." Adversity Cover made from a mathematical conversion table displayed flapped over from the left. Very clean cover. $250.00
MS472

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin just touches at the right but a very dark blue color and with a filled-in frame on the right) light Grid cancels with the matching Aberdeen, Miss CDS 28 OCT at the lower left. Orange paper cover address to Col Jno Duncan, Jackson, Miss. John Duncan was a prominent citizen of Jackson whose title of “Col” was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. Very Fine. $125.00
MS474

CSA #2 Paterson (margin touches at lower left) pen-cancel. Manuscript "DeSoto, Miss October 7 / 1862" (Clarke Coounty) at upper left. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. A. G. Jeffress, Red Oak Grove, Charlotte Co, Virginia. Routing instructions at lower left "via Mobile, Ala." Very clean cover. $225.00
MS475

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 33 (4-Margin) tied by the Port Gibson, Miss CDS 17 APR 1862. From the John Duncan Correspondence addressed to Jackson, Mississippi. The addressee was a prominent landowner and attorney in Jackson, and the "Col" title was honorary and not connected with the Confederate Army. Period receiving docketing at left. Back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Myerson. $275.00
MS476

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 15 (4-Margin) tied by the small single rim Enterprise, Miss CDS 4 APR (1862). Yellow paper cover addressed to Mrs. M. J. Allen Care of Allen Ligon & Co., Jackson, Miss,. Minor reduction at left, otherwise Very Fine. $250.00
MS478

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) pen-cancel. Manuscript "Pickens Station (Mississippi) March 25th" at top center. Obscure use from a Holmes County station on the Mississippi Central Railroad. From the John Duncan Correspondence addressed to Jackson, Mississippi. The addressee was a prominent landowner and attorney in Jackson, and the "Col" title was honorary and not connected with the Confederate Army. Very Fine. $125.00
MS479

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) (Stamp is blue around the edges but predominantly a Gray-Blue color) tied by the Meridian, Miss CDS 29 MAY 1863. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Jinnie High, Gainesville, Sumter Co., Alabama. Very Fine. $150.00
MS480

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the Hazelhurst, Miss CDS (date not apparent). Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Hattie J. Watson, Pine Ridge, Miss. Minor reduction on the left. Very clean cover, $100.00
MS481

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 1 (4-Margin with a small left sheet margin) tied by a full strike of the Jackson, Miss CDS 8 JUN (1862). Addressed to Wm E. Leverich Esqr, Cooper's Wells, Hinds County, Mississippi. At upper left in manuscript "Georgetown, Miss June 14th 62 Ford." There is no sign that the cover was forwarded as there is no change in the address and no forwarding postage paid or assessed. But the cover ended up in Georgetown six days after it was posted in Jackson. The logical explanation is that the cover was missent to Georgetown and from Georgetown was sent on to Cooper's Wells. No additional postage was assessed for missent covers. Receiving docketing at upper left shows that the cover arrived at its destination the next day 15 June (1862). The addressee was one of the Leverich brothers who operated a large mercantile, commission merchant, and banking firm in the South. Beautiful stamp and an Extremely Fine cover with unusual missent postal use. $600.00
MS483

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 19 and CSA #4a Dark Blue Stone 2 Postion 23 -- Two distinctly different color shades of the 5c Blue Lithograph used together to pay the 10c rate tied together and to the cover by the Natchez, Miss CDS dated by period docketing to January 1863. Addressed to Dr. Anderson L. Holcombe, Jetersville, Amelia Co., Virginia. Slight cover stainig, but still an overall very clean appearance with a nice contrast of the stamp color shades. PF Certificate 1986, CSA Certificate 1999. $400.00
MS484

USA Star Die with a Grid Cancel and the Aberdeen, Miss CDS 28 MAR (1861) (USA Used in CSA Mississippi). Addressed to James G. Stewart, Mobile, Alabama. Clean cover. $150.00
MS485

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Grenada, Miss CDS 21 FEB. Addressed to Mrs. H. A. Copes Care of Phelps & Rodgers, Shreveport, La. Very Fine. $125.00
MS486

CSA #11 (AD) Gray-Blue stamp with Blue around the edges of the design (4-Margin with a small vertical scissors cut at the lower left corer) tied by a partial strike of the Enterprise, Miss CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Miss Violet A. Sifford, Cottage Home PO, Lincoln Co. NC. Minor period ink smears in the address. Envelope is commercially made and has the embossed imprint of De La Rue & Co London on the back. Missing top back flap. $100.00
MS487

CSA #12 (AD) (irregular margin at the right) tied by the Columbus, Miss CDS 18 MAR (1864). Blue paper cover addressed to Mrs Eudora Conol(e)y Care of Col Conol(e)y, 29th Ala Regt, Mobile, Ala. John F. Conoley (1811-1883) was Lt Col (later Col) of the 29th Ala Inf. Col Conoley was wounded by a cannon ball at Resaca, Ga later in 1864 but survived the war and later resumed a law practice in Selma, Ala. Clean appearing cover with a small sealed corner tear at the lower left. $75.00
MS488

CSA #1 Stone A/B (not plated) (margins top and bottom irregular but with a right sheet margin) tied by a full strike of the Holly Springs, Miss CDS 23 DEC 1861. Orange paper cover with a Military Address to Lieut R. L. Watson, Jeff Davis Rifles, 9th Miss Regement, Warrington, Florida. The "Jeff Davis Rifles" was the nickname of Co 4 9th Miss Inf. Back flap opening tears, but still a very clean cover. $250.00
MS490

CSA #4 (Two Singles) Stone 2 Position 46 (Left Stamp) and Stone 2 Position 6 (Right Stamp). The two stamps come from two different sheets as they have distinctly different color shades (4-Margin). Stamps are tied together and to the cover by the Port Gibson, Miss CDS 16 AUG 1862. Orange paper cover addressed to Miss Maria E. Mount, Skipwith's Landing, Miss. Period docketing at the left indicates that the letter was not answered until 12/25/1862, a very long time after posting. Clean cover with missing top back flap, a little minor edge wear at the lower right, and a small sealed edge tear at the upper left. Two very nice stamps in different color shades. $275.00
MS491

CSA #11 (AD) (margin a little close at the bottom) pen-caneled by part of the manuscript postal marking "Newton, Miss Aug 16 1863." "Newton" refers to "Newton Station" on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad which was discontinued as a US post office in 1861. But apparently reactivated by the Confederates as this cover indicates. Newton Station was also the site of the Battle of Newton Station in Apirl 1863 which was the object of the famous Union Grierson Cavalry raid deep into the Confederacy during the Vicksburg Campaign. Yellow paper cover addressed to Mrs. Henry L. Muldrow, Tibbee Station M & O RR (Mobile & Ohio Railroad), Miss. The addressee was wife of Henry L. Muldrow who most likely sent this cover home to his wife. Henry Muldrow, a lawyer by profession, was later in the war the Lt Col of the 11th Miss Cav. Col Muldrow had prior service as a Captain in Co C 14th Miss Inf. After the war, he had a distinguished political carreer serving in the Mississippi State Legislature and the US Congress as well as serving as a trustee of the University of Mississippi. Very Fine. $175.00
MS496

CSA #7 Vert Pair (4-Margin and appears to be on London De La Rue Paper) tied by the small double circle Vicksburg, Miss CDS (date not apparent). Very coarse brown paper cover which appears to be a homemade adversity cover perhaps during the Siege of Vicksburg but not proven addressed to Mrs. E. J. Wootton, Greensboro, Miss. Very Fine. Ex-Bogg. $200.00
MS497

CSA #6 Vert Pair affixed sideways (margin just in at the lower left of the lower stamp) tied by a full strike of the small double circle Macon, Miss CDS 24 DEC (1862). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Soosen (sic) A. Dantzler, Clayborn (sic) Jasper Cty, Miss. The addressee was the wife of Absolam F. Dantzler (1827-1862), a wealthy Mississippi planter who married Susan A. Millsaps in 1851. Absolam F. Dantzler served as Captain of Co K 37th Miss Inf and was killed in action at the Battle of Corinth 10/3/1862. The cover is dated more than two months after Capt Dantzer’s death and most likely was sent from a friend or relative. The Dantzlers had four small children (three sons and a daughter), but the sons were not old enough to have been involved in the war. Very Fine cover. $175.00
MS498

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Jackson, Miss CDS with a SEP date. This is the last Jackson postmark used in the Confederate period from mid 1863 to May 1865 and had only the month without a day logo. Addressed to W. H. Brown Esq, Macon, Miss. Clean appearing cover with just a little edge wear, a minor reduction at the left not affecting anything, and a light water stain at the right lower corner. $100.00
MS499

CSA #7 (2 singles) (margins just a little irregular) tied together and to the cover by the Jackson, Miss "3 PAID" CDS with a FEB (1863) date. The Jackson, Miss "3 PAID" postmark is a pre-war mark used very occasionally in the Confederate Period into 1863. This is not a full cover but a front only showing scarce use of this Jackson postmark addressed to Mrs. P. Allen Sapp, Eufaula, Barbour Co., Alabama. Original cover most likely sent by Pvt Phillip Allen Sapp of the Eufaula Light Artillery (an Alabama unit composed of men from Barbour County assigned at the time for this front to the Department of East Tennessee and later an Army of Tennessee Unit) home to his wife. Very clean item. $75.00
MS500

CSA #4b Horz Pair Light Milky Blue Stone 3 Positions 45-46 (left stamp is 4-Margin and the right stamp has a pre-affixing corner fault at the lower right) with heavy pen-cancels that tie the stamps to the cover. To the right is the Dekalb, Mi(ss) CDS 18 JUL. Adversity use of USA Portal Stationery envelope as the stamps are affixed over the embossing of a 3c pre-war Nesbitt cover. The red rim can be seen just under the bottom edge of the stamps. Addressed to S. M. Meek Esq, Columbus, Mississippi. Receiving docketing at the left "James S. Hamm Official Opinion." James S. Hamm was a lawyer and a judge in Dekalb, Mississippi. Samuel Mills Meek (1835-1901) was a lawyer in Columbus, Mississippi. He served as Capt of Co H 35th Miss Inf 5/1/1862 until his resignation 3/31/1863. He later served as Lt Col of the 1st Miss State Troops. Cover shows a little edge wear, part of top back flap missing, and a few small sealed edge tears. Still a very presentable cover with plated Stone 3 stamps and an adversity use. $450.00
MS501

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Brookhaven, Miss CDS 20 AUG (1864). Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. C. W. Henderson, Tibbee Station, Miss. Period docketing at the left dates the cover to 1864. Period notation at top left "belongs to the Regiment that went there yesterday." The addressee was most likely Capt Charles W. Henderson of the Confederate States Quartermaster's Department in Mississippi. Tibbee Station was on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad.  Minor light foxing but still a very clean appearing cover. $150.00
MS502

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with a little gum toning around the edges) pen-canceled and the matching manuscript "Bankston, Miss June 23rd" at the upper left. Obscure use from Choctaw County. The stamps were originally affixed on the reverse to seal the back flap. Some time in the past, the stamps were removed from the back and affixed at the upper right corner where they are currently hinged in place. The gum staining matches the stamps and tells the story. Under the stamps on the face of the cover is a period notation "Stamps Over" so the postmaster would know that the stamps were originally on the back. Addressed to Capt Adam Walker, Chester Court House, South Carolina. Adam Walker (1788-1867) of Chester Court House SC served as a Captain in the War of 1812. In the 1860 census, Adam Walker is listed as quite a wealthy farmer. Cover shows some very light water staining and is reduced a bit at the left but is still quite presentable. $100.00
MS503

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with light edge gum toning and minor faults) lightly pen-cancelled and a full strike of the Aberdeen, Miss CDS at the upper right 1 DEC. Addressed to Mrs. Ellen Richardson Care Capt Horne, Okolona, Miss. Top back flap missing, otherwise a very clean cover. $75.00
MS504

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 10 (large top sheet margin and smaller right sheet margin and an irregular margin on the left) pen-cancelled and the small single rime Baldwin, Miss CDS to the left 21 MAY (1862). When the postmark was made, the name of the town was misspelled. The correct spelling is Baldwyn, Mississippi. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. P. Falkner, Chulahoma, Miss. Endorsed at left "Private M. F. Falkner, Co I 19th Miss Regt."  The 19th Miss Inf was an ANV unit. In May 1862, the regiment was in Virginia as part of Longstreet's Division. Cover most likely handcarried from Virginia by a soldier going home on furlough and dropped in the mail in Baldwyn which is about 70 miles east of Chulahoma. Clean cover and very interesting with the misspelled name in the postmark. $200.00
MS505

CSA #7 Horz Pair with the left stamp showing a very prominent Pop-Eye variety (margin just barely touches at the upper left) tied by the Montecello, Miss CDS 15 NOV (1862 b y period docketing). Address to Col Jno Duncan, Jackson, Miss. John Duncan was a prominent citizen of Jackson whose title of “Col” was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. Very Fine. $150.00
MS506

CSA #6 Vert Pair affixed sideways (margins just a little tight) tied by the Morton, Miss CDS 18 SEP (1862). Addressed to Miss M. E. Harwell, Pleasant Springs, Kemper County, Miss. Very clean cover. $100.00
MS507

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) pen-cancelled and the matching manuscript to the left "Kirkwood, Miss Jany 20" (obscure use from Madison County). Addressed to Rhoda McManus, Jackson, La. This is not a trans-Mississippi use as Jackson, La is in the Baton Rouge area on the east side of the Mississippi River. Cover with a little light foxing, a few sealed edge tears at the top, and a minor reduction at the left not affecting anything. $100.00
MS508

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) pen-cancelled and the matching manuscript to the left "Kirkwood, Miss Aug 8" (obscure use from Madison County). Addressed to Rhoda McManus, Jackson, La. This is not a trans-Mississippi use as Jackson, La is in the Baton Rouge area on the east side of the Mississippi River. Very clean cover. $125.00
MS510

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin touches the outer frame at the top right but the right stamp is a Pop-Eye variety) tied by the small single rim Okolona, Miss CDS 13 FEB. Full Military Address to Lieut T. F. Hooper Care 29th Regiment Ga Vols, Company D Berry Infantry, Wilmington, N. Carolina. “Berry Infantry” was a local name for the unit. The company name in the address is incorrect and should be Company “I”. Thomas Foster Hooper (1837-1884) was commissioned 10/1/1861 and served throughout the war surrendering at Durham Station NC 4/26/1865. Brown coarse paper cover with minor edge and corner wear and a minor file fold at the left.  $125.00
MS511

CSA #4 most likely Stone 3 (not plated) (4-Margin) tied by the small single rim Baldwin, Miss CDS 2 JUN (1862). When the postmark was made, the name of the town was misspelled. The correct spelling is Baldwyn, Mississippi. Addressed to Mrs. S. M. Meek, Columbus, Miss By Mr Leach. Lady's type cover with an embossed decorative border. The addressee was the wife of Samuel Mills Meek (1835-1901) a lawyer in Columbus, Mississippi. He served as Capt of Co H 35th Miss Inf 5/1/1862 until his resignation 3/31/1863. He also served as Lt Col of the 1st Miss State Troops. Sealed edge tear top center, otherwise a very clean cover. $150.00

MS512
6/23/2019
CSA #7 Horz Pair affixed upside down (margin close at the bottom) tied by a full strike of the Kosciosko, Miss CDS 18 AUG. Light brown coarse brown paper cover addressed to S. H. Clark, Attalaville, Miss. Silas H. Clark was a wealthy merchant and planter who founded the town of Attalaville, but the small town essentially went out of existence when the founder died some time in the 1860's. The Kosciosko, Miss postmark is not commonly seen particularly as a full strike. Acid ink erosions in the address but still a very clean appearing cover. $150.00

MS513
6/23/2019
CSA #7 Vert pair affixed sideways (4-Margin) tied by the Woodville, Mi CDS 1 MAY with a second strike of the same CDS to the left. Pink paper lady's cover addressed to Miss P. S. Hamilton, Laurel Hill, La. Very clean cover. $125.00

MS515
7/3/2019
CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (margin touches at the right but with a small sheet margin on the left) tied by a fully strike of the brownish Osyka, Miss CDS 7 FEB (1862). From the Carroll, Hoy & Co., New Orleans, Louisiana correspondence with the usual filing pinholes. Very clean cover.$350.00

MS516
7/3/2019
CSA #7 Horz Pair (left stamp with a filled-in-frame at the left CC 7-R-v2 and right stamp clipped at the upper right corner) tied by two partial strikes of the JACKSON (Miss) Straight Line cancel (large letters) and undated, Addressed to Mr. James Allen, Goodman's Station, Holmes County, Miss. Goodman's Station was a depot on the Mississippi Central Railroad. The cover has a little staining and a significant reduction at the left which does not affect the address or anything else. This was one of the first covers I collected when I started collecting Confederates in the 1980's. Despite the faults, it is still a decent representative example of the large JACKSON straight line cancel.$300.00

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NC325

CSA #11(AD) (4-Margin) tied by the High Point NC Balloon CDS (small part struck off the top of the cover) 31 OCT. Blue paper cover addressed to Miss Mag Stockton Statesville NC. Part of backflap missing but otherwise Very Fine and a very decent example of the balloon CDS.
$150.00
NC359

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin) tied by the Warsaw NC CDS 15 OCT (1862). Coarse paper (possible homemade) cover addressed to Miss Annie Small Harrington’s Harnett Cty, N. Carolina. Very Fine. $275.00
NC371

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin with a right sheet margin and a little edge nick at the top cnter in the margin only and not into the design) tied by the small Raleigh NC double circle CDS in Blue 26 AUG. There is a second strike of the CDS to the left. Coarse brown paper cover (quite probably homemade) addressed to Mrs. Mattie E. Huff Care J. A. Virgin, Macon, Georgia. Backflap opening tear but a clean cover with a very nice stamp.
$250.00
NC389

CSA #11c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue with part of the adjacent stamp visible at the right) tied by the usual somewhat weak strike of the RED Raleigh NC small double circle CDS (not commonly seen in red) with date not fully apparent. Light coarse paper homemade cover addressed to Jno. M. Kirkland esq, Hillsboro NC. A little light foxing and a backflap opening tear but otherwise a Very Fine appearance.
$125.00
NC410

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin with right sheet margin) tied by the small single rim Pittsboro NC CDS with an OCT (1862) date. Addressed to Mr. Thomas S. Dowd, St Lawrence Chatham Co NC. Minor backflap opening tears but otherwise a Very Fine cover with a gorgeous stamp. $475.00
NC474

CSA #13b (4-Margin Dark Green) tied by a partial strike of the Oxford NC CDS 13 APR. Somewhat faded address to James Lamon, Henderson NC. Very decent example of this difficult stamp on cover. PF Certificate 1982.
$950.00
NC562

CSA #7 Horz Pair London Paper (margin just in at top and part of the adjacent stamps visible at the bottom) tied by the BLUE Raleigh NC small double circle CDS with a second strike of the same CDS to the left (1862 date not fully apparent). Coarse brown paper homemade adversity cover addressed to John M. Kirkland Esq, Hillsboro NC. Very Clean Cover.
$100.00
NC563

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Weldon NC CDS 13 MAY (1864). Small coarse brown paper cover which is complete addressed to Mr. Samuel D. Booker, Clarksville Mecklenburg Co., Virginia. The addressee had three sons in Co K 34th Va Inf which in May 1864 was attached to the Department of North Carolina and South Virginia until October 1864. Cover most likely originated from one of his sons in this unit. Very Fine.
$100.00
NC597

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional 21 AUG 1861. Nice Blue and Red combination with excellent strikes of the postal markings. Addressed to Thos Webb Esq, Hillsboro, N. Carolina.  Backflap opening tears and a small sealed edge tear at upper left, otherwise a Very Fine appearance. $450.00
NC602

CSA #4 Stone 3 Pos 9 (4-Margin) with a BLUE Grid cancel and the matching BLUE Raleigh NC small double circle CDS 4 JUN 1862. Addressed to Mrs. L. E. Myers, Germantown Stokes Co NC Kindness of Lt Nelson. The cover was sent by 1st Sergt Anderson C. Myers of Co D 52nd NC Inf to his wife. Isaac H. Nelson was the 1st Lieut of the company. Lieut Nelson carried the cover for Sergt Myers into Raleigh where it was posted. The 52nd NC Inf as part of Pettgew’s Brigade of Heth’s Division at Gettysburg was a Pickett’s Charge regiment. Sergt Myers was severely wounded at Pickett’s Charge and was captured as a POW 7/3/1863. He recovered and was paroled and exchanged in Nov 1863. Lieut Nelson was also captured as a POW at Pickett’s Charge 7/3/1863 and was initially confined at Fort Delaware before transferring to Johnson’s Island 7/18/1863. He remained confined until exchanged 3/22/1865. Stamp plating signed on the back by Leonard Hartmann. Very minor corner wear at lower right but still a Very Fine cover associated with two Pickett’s Charge soldiers and a very nice stamp. $500.00
NC636

Handstamp PAID 10(ms) with the Elkin NC negative letters CDS 8 APR. The postmark is only partially struck and shows some ink erosion, But still a very presentable cover with a not commonly seen postmark. Addressed to Mrs. H. H. Patton, Asheville NC. $250.00
NC637

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with a small left sheet margin) tied by a full strike of the Oxford NC CDS 30 NOV. Blue paper cover with Military Address to Capt John H. Stout, Chester SC with routing via Raleigh. Period manuscript “Telegrams” at upper left refering to the original contents which are no longer with the cover. Could not find a Captain John H. Stout associated with the Confederate Army, so the rank most likely is a state commission. Backflap opening tears otherwise a Very Fine appearing cover. $200.00
NC638



CSA #11c (AD) (margin close at the top Greenish-Blue) affixed on the reverse to seal the backflap and tied by the Mocksville NC CDS 22 APR (1864). The cover was opened from the side, and the stamp was therefore left undamaged. Very small but complete blue paper cover with Military Address to Major W. B. Clement, 10th Va Cavalry, Lee’s Cavalry Brigade (W. H. F. Lee), Richmond, Virginia. The address is lined through and the cover forwarded without additional charge to Staunton, Va as the cover was addressed to a soldier in the field. William Bailey Clement (1835-1895) entered service as Captain of Co H 10th Va Cav (a company made up of North Carolina soldiers) in Oct 1861 and promoted Major in Sept 1863. His later promotion to Lt Col was “suspended” (reason not stated). Paroled at Salisbury NC 5/1/1865. After the war, he lived as a merchant in Mocksville. Very Fine Cover. $200.00
NC644

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional with the small double circle Raleigh NC CDS in BLUE 8 SEP 1861 and the PAID 5 Control Mark in RED with excellent strikes of both marks. Addressed to Mrs Elizabeth Glenn, Walker(s)ville Union County NC. Do not know who sent this cover, but the addressee had two sons who served in Company B 26th NC Inf (William H. Glenn and Robert S. Glenn who I presume were twins as both were listed as age 22 in the 1860 census). William H. Glenn enlisted 6/5/1861 and died (presumably of disease) 3/6/1864. Robert S. Glenn enlisted 1/29/1863 and was wounded and captured as a POW at Pickett’s Charge 7/3/1863 and confined at David’s Island in New York Harbor until exchanged 8/28/1863. He rejoined his unit and was wounded again at The Wilderness 5/5/1864 and died of his wounds in Richmond 7/7/1864. Another Glenn relative (George S. Glenn) also enlisted in the same company 3/29/1863. George S. Glenn was wounded at Pickett’s Charge and wounded again at The Wilderness. The 26th NC Inf (Pettigrew’s Brigade of Heth’s Division) was a Pickett’s Charge regiment. Very Fine provisional cover. $650.00
NC659

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional with the small double circle Raleigh NC CDS in BLUE 10 AUG 1861 and the PAID 5 Control Mark in RED. Very decent strikes of the postal markings. Orange paper cover addressed to J. J. Hoyle Esq, Knob Creek, Cleaveland NC. Part of backflap missing. Light edge mounting marks at bottom center and left center. Very clean appearing cover. Joseph J. Hoyle would later enlist at age 24 in Co F 55th NC Inf on 5/30/1862. He was promoted Sergt 11/25/1862 and commissioned 1st Lt 3/11/1863. He was wounded at Globe Tavern, Va 8/18/1864 and died of his wounds at a Richmond hospital 9/1/1864. Veryclean cover. $450.00
NC671

CSA #11 (AD) (4 Large Margins and a spectacular diagonal pre-printing paper fold) tied by the RED Gaston NC CDS 8 JUN. Coarse brown paper cover, which appears to be homemade, addressed to Mr. H. C. Burton, Weldon NC. Sealed edge tear at the bottom center, backflap opening tears, and part of backflap missing. Very clean and Very Fine appearance. $500.00
NC672

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional with the small double circle Raleigh NC CDS in BLUE 15 DEC (1861) and the PAID 5 Control Mark in RED. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. B. L. Bitting, Rural Hall, Forsythe Co. NC. The addressee was the wife of Benjamin L. Bitting (1833-1922) who was the Rural Hall postmaster. The town name is said to have come from the fact that PM Bitting used the hall of his home as the post office. Usual weak strike of the red control mark, otherwise a Very Fine cover. $300.00
NC674

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional with the small double circle Raleigh NC CDS in BLUE 23 JUL 1861 and the PAID 5 Control Mark in RED. Better than average strike of the red control mark. Orange paper cover addressed to Ralph Gorrell Sr. Esq, Atty at Law, Greensboro NC. Backflap opening tears, otherwise Very Fine. $350.00
NC680

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional with the small double circle Raleigh NC CDS in BLUE with an OCT (1861) date and the PAID 5 Control Mark in RED. Orange paper cover addressed to Thomas Webb Esqr, Cashr (Cashier), Hillsboro NC. Part of backflap missing but a very clean cover with good strikes of the postal markings. $350.00
NC682

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 29 (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Wilmington NC 5 PAID CDS 1 MAR (1862). Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. Weller Watson, Tarboro NC. Very nice stamp and a very clean cover. $225.00
NC683

CSA #12a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin with a small left sheet margin) with a Grid Cancel and the matching Chapell Hill NC CDS 11 SEP (Home of the University of North Carolina). Addressed to S. A. Hooker, Hillsboro NC. Very Fine. $125.00
NC684

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (4-Margin but the stamp is folded over the edge of the cover at the top two corners) tied by a BLUE Grid Cancel with the matching BLUE Raleigh NC small double circle CDS 17 MAY 1862. Small ladies cover with an embossed tree branch design around the border. Addressed to Miss J. R. Curtis, Wilkesboro, N. Carolina. Veryclean cover. $100.00
NC686

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 1 (4-Margin with just a little edge gum toning at the top) tied by the Wilmington NC CDS 1 APR (1862). Addressed to Mr. James Robeson, Prospect Hall, Bladen County NC. Sealed edge tear at the upper left. Clean Cover. $125.00
NC687

Wilmington NC PAID 5 Handstamp Type A 2 JUN (1861) Second Day Cover of the Confederate Postal Service. Yellow paper cover addressed to William Robinson Esq, Raleigh NC. The original letter remains with the cover dated June 1st, 1861. The letter was written on the First Day of the Confederate Postal Service but not mailed until the next day. The letter is a short private letter of congratualtions. Clean cover with backflap opening tears. Brian Green notation on the reverse. $500.00
NC688

Wilmington NC 5 PAID within CDS Type E 28 AUG (1861). Orange paper cover addressed to Miss Caroline A. Price, Baptist Seminary, Warsaw NC. Unsigned pencil notation on the back in the handwriting and style of VanDyk MacBride referring to the original letter (no longer with the cover) on a patriotic lettersheet. Minor staining and a backflap opening tear and small edge fault at the top of the postmark. Clean cover. $100.00
NC691

CSA #32xu1 Greensboro NC PAID 10 Provisional. The provisional mark is lightly struck in RED at the upper right but is easily decipherable. There is no postmark and no date. Addressed to Mr. Henry B. Streit, Winchester, Va. "Favor of Miss Gorrell" at lower left. This is a prepared provisional cover that was handcarried outside the postal service and thus was never postally used. This Greensboro provisional mark is not currently cataloged as unused. Postally used examples are quite scarce. Believed to possibly be the only known example that was not postally used. Very clean cover with just a little corner weaer. Extensive Molesworth note on the back, HE Harris & Co undated Letter of Authentication, and a CSA Certificate 2012. The CSA Certificate notes "light staining" which is really trivial. $750.00
NC694

CSA #12a (AD) Milky Blue with an opaline sheen (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and the matching "Oxford NC De(c) 10" to the left. Coarse brown paper cover with a Military Address to Maj T. Brown Venable Care Genl Whiting, Wilmington NC. Thomas Brown Venable (1824-1893), a native of Oxford NC, began service as Lt Col of the 24th NC Inf but was dropped during the reorganization of May 1862. Spent the rest of the war serving as a Major Staff Officer (AAIG - Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General) to CSA Generals French, Clingman, Whiting, and Holmes. Top backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine with a nice Milky Blue stamp. $200.00
NC697

USA #26 tied by the BLUE Raleigh NC small double circle CDS. The postmark is a somewhat blurry strike but dated 31 MAY 1861. USA Used in the CSA for North Carlolina and Last Day for valid USA postage. Addressed to Mrs. Elizabeth Love, Shelby NC. The original letter remains with the cover from the addressee's husband datelined "Raleigh N. Carolina May 30th 1861" with a postscript dated "May 31, 1861" which confirms the last day postal use. The letter contains mostly family news but does mention troops and regiments arriving in Raleigh with reports that they might be going to Harper's Ferry. The letter is signed "A. M. Love" and was written by Anderson Miller Love to his wife Elizabeth. Anderson Miller Love (1838-1864) enlisted in Co C 15th NC Inf 4/27/1861. He died of wounds received at the Battle of The Wilderness (Va) 5/4/1864. Very clean cover with a minor clip at the upper right corner. Scarce North Carolina Last Day Use. $550.00
NC702

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional with the small double circle Raleigh NC CDS in BLUE 18 AUG (1861) and the PAID 5 Control Mark in RED. Addressed to Mrs. M. D. Withers, Greensboro, Alabama. The distance from Raleigh to Greensboro is more than 500 miles and required 10c postage. Manuscript "Due 5" added for underpayment and then crossed out as the extra 5c was paid at the time of mailing and the the control mark rerated with a manuscript "10." The Raleigh "PAID 5" provisional is not catalog listed with a rerated mark. Small but complete cover and Very Fine with excellent postal use. Molesworth note on the reverse.  $750.00
NC703

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional with the small double circle Raleigh NC CDS in BLUE 7 NOV (1861) and the PAID 5 Control Mark in RED. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Hon A. H. Arrington, Hilliardston NC. Period docketing indicates that the cover contained election returns from Nash County NC  (election of 6 NOV 1861). Archibald Hunter Arrington was from a very prominent Nash County family serving at this time as a local Nash County official. He was a member of the North Carolina secession convention and also served in the First Confederate Congress. Arrington's written note on the reverse of the cover dated 15 NOV 1861 indicates that Jefferson Davis and Alexander H. Stephens carried the election. Tally sheet enclosures also present with the cover. Very Fine. $500.00
NC704

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional in Blue and Red 15 AUG 1861. Addressed to Professor Kimberley, Chapel Hill NC. Very small folded lined lettersheet. Either the page with the letter has been cut away or this is a wrapper-type cover.  Very Fine Appearance. $350.00
NC705

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional in Blue and Red 21 SEP 1861. Light but recognizable strikes of the postal markings. Folded letter complete addressed to Isham Cox, Mudlic(k) NC. Printed letter from Thomas Carter of Raleigh announcing that he is going out of business and asking that his customers settle with him. Very clean cover. $300.00
NC707

CSA #73xu1 Salem NC PAID 5 Provisional 27 SEP (1861). Military Address to Dr. J. F. Shaffner Care of Col Kirkland 11th Reg NCV (North Carolina Volunteers), Manassas Junction, Va. John F. Shaffner (1838-1908) was a Confederate Army Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon throughout the war for various North Carolina units and later a Brigade Surgeon. He was captured as a POW at Hanover Court House 5/5/1862 but was quickly exchanged. He served through the Appomattox surrender. After the war, he served as the mayor of Salem NC (1878-1884). Col Kirkland mentioned in the address was William Whedbee Kirkland (1833-1915) who was Colonel of the 11th NC Inf (later designated the 21st NC Inf). Col Kirkland was promoted Brig-Gen in August 1863. He served with distinction throughout the war and was wounded three times (First Winchester 5/5/1862, Bristoe Station October 1863, and near Gaines Mill 6/2/1864). Small but complete cover with very minor professional edge and corner repairs and an overall Very Fine appearance. $1,250.00
NC709

CSA #12 (AD)  (4-Margin with a small left sheet margin) tied by the small single rim Pittsboro NC CDS (date not apparent in the CDS but period docketing dates the cover to August 1864). Addressed to Rev M. M. Marshall, Kittrells NC. Small but complete Wallpaper Cover with a marble-like design in shades of light and dark gray displayed flapped up from the bottom right. Very Fine. $1,000.00
NC710

CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (margin close at left and a little gum toning around the edges) tied by the small single rim Pittsboro NC CDS (date n ot fully apparent but dated iby period receiving docketting at the top in October 1863. Addressed to Mr. M. M. Marshall, Chapell Hill NC. Wallpaper Cover with a fancy geometric design in blue and shades of light and dark brown displayed flapped up from the lower right left. Minor reduction at the top. Still Very Fine Ex- Brian Green. $1,000.00
NC713

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin a little close on the left) Grid Cancels with the matching Flat Rock NC CDS at the left 22 JAN. Addressed to Mrs. Wm Elliott, Adams Run, South Carolina. Wallpaper Cover with an attractive leaf type pattern in Gray, White, and Gold which displays very well flapped up from the lower left. Very Fine. $1,000.00
NC714

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Chapel Hill NC CDS 18 JUN. Addressed to Hon Thomas Ruffin, Graham, Alamance Co. NC.  The addressee was a prominent North Carolina jurist and former member and Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Adveristy Cover made from a printed used numbered form with manuscript entries which looks to be a list of names displayed flapped down from the top. Very Fine. Note on the back by Vandyk MacBride, Ex-Weatherly. $400.00
NC715

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the usual light strike of the RED Greensborough NC CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Mr. John W. Hayes, Oxford NC. Adversity cover made from a printed page of a church bulletin displayed flapped up from the lower left. Very Fine. $450.00
NC720

Forwarded Cover -- The cover was sent initially from North Carolina as an all manuscript “-ville NC July 22 (1862) Paid 10” to Miss Lavinia C. Michaus, Rice’s Depot, Prince Edward Co. Va. On arrival in Rice’s Depot, the cover was forwarded to Farmville, Va by the addition of two CSA #4 singles to pay the forwarding fee. The stamps were affixed in the left upper corner over part of the earlier manuscript markings thus obscuring the full name of the NC town of origin. The left stamp is Stone 2 Pos 42. The right stamp is Stone 2 Pos 25 (gooseneck variety). Both stamps show very distinct different blue color shades but have irregular margins and some preaffixing faults. The stamps are tied together and to the cover by a very nice strike of the Rice’s Depot, Va double ring CDS 30 JUL (1862). Very coarse brown paper cover which is quite obviously a homemade adversity cover which is complete and very clean with only a single sealed backflap opening tear. Very attractive cover with the two color shades and an elusive double ring CDS and an excellent forwarded use.
$500.00
NC721

CSA #2 Paterson (very dry printing) (margin just in at the right) tied by the Fayetteville NC CDS (date not apparent), Yellow paper cover with Military Address to Mr. C. W. Broadfoot, Company D, 43 Regt NCT, Drewys Bluff, Va. Charles Wetmore Broadfoot (1842-1919) entered service as a private in Co H 1st NC Inf 4/17/1861 - 11/12/1861. He then served as a private in Co D 43rd NC Inf 7/15/1862 - 9/7/1862 which is the time of this cover. He was commissioned 1st Lt 9/7/1862 and served as ADC to CSA General Theophilus Holmes. On 7/1/1864, he was promoted Lt Col of the 1st NC Jr Reserves Inf. After the war, he lived in Fayetteville NC. Very Fine cover with only a very slight reduction at the left. $250.00
NC722

CSA #2 Paterson (beautiful 4-Margin stamp) tied by the Mocksville NC CDS 20 APR (1864). Military Address to Maj W. B. Clement, 10th Va Cavalry, W. H. F. Lee's Brigade, Army Northern Virginia. The address is lined through and the cover forwarded without additional charge to Staunton, Va as the cover was addressed to a soldier in the field. William Bailey Clement (1835-1895) entered service as Captain of Co H 10th Va Cav (a company made up of North Carolina soldiers) in Oct 1861 and promoted Major in Sept 1863. His later promotion to Lt Col was “suspended” (reason not stated). Paroled at Salisbury NC 5/1/1865. After the war, he lived as a merchant in Mocksville NC. This cover must date in APR 1864 to be compatible with his rank in the address which is quite a late use for a 10c Stone Lithograph stamp. Small edge stain at top center, otherwise Very Fine Ex-Bogg, Ex-Powell. CSA Certificate 2006. $300.00
NC726

CSA #4 Stone 2 Horz Pair Positions 36-37 (4-Margin) Pen-Cancelled with two neat "X's" and the Mount Mourne NC CDS to the left 20 SEP (1862). Military Address to Capt B. F. Little, Raleigh NC. The cover is from the well-known Little Correspondence to Capt Benjamin F. Little of the 52nd NC Inf. The 52nd NC Inf was organized near Raleigh in late April and early May 1862. This unit as part of Pettigrew’s Brigade was a Pickett’s Charge regiment at Gettysburg at which time Capt Little was promoted Lt Col of the regiment. Lt Col Little was wounded and captured as a POW at Pickett’s Charge 7/3/1863 and confined at Fort McHenry and Point Lookout until his exchange in March 1864. He resigned from active service in August 1864 due to his Gettysburg wound. Small part of backflap missing, otherwise a Very Fine cover. $350.00
NC727

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (margin just a little irregular on the right) Pen-Cancelled with an "X" which ties the stamp. Manuscript postal markings "Jackson Springs NC (Moore County) June 28th (1862)." Military Address to Mr. John N. Copeland Incare W. M. Black Capt Company D, 49th Regt NC Vols, Petersburg, Va. John N. Copeland enlisted as a Private 3/13/1862. He is listed as wounded at Malvern Hill (Va) 7/1/1862 and was killed at Petersburg (Va) 6/18/1864. Capt William Martin Black (1829-1893) was commissioned 3/3/1862 and resigned 12/7/1863. Very Fine Cover. $225.00
NC730

CSA #7 London De La Rue Paper Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE  Hillsboro NC CDS 10 JUN. Full Military Address to Lt Cadwallader Jones, 12th Regt SC Vol, McGowan's Brigade, Wilcox's Division, A. P. Hill's Corps, Army of Northern Va. Lt Cadwallader Jones, Jr. (1843-1925) began service on 8/13/1861 as a private in Co C Hampton's SC Legion and transferred to Co H 12th SC Inf 11/19/1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lt 9/18/1862 and promoted 1st Lt 7/3/1863 at Gettysburg and later promoted Captain. He is listed as wounded at Petersburg (Va) 9/30/1864 and was discharged for wounds 1/27/1865. His father, Cadwallader Jones, Sr. was Captain of Co H 12th SC Inf and rose to be Major, Lt Col, and finally Colonel of the regiment in September 1862. The Cadwallader Jones papers are archived at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Very Fine Cover. $200.00
NC731

CSA #7 on London De La Rue Paper Vert Pair affixed sideways (4-Margin) tied by the Louisburg NC CDS 24 OCT (1862). Green paper cover with Military Address to Capt Geo W. Blount, QM (Quartermaster) 55th Regt NC Troops, Petersburg, Virginia.  George Washington Blount (1837-1895) entered service as a 1st Lt in Co A 55th NC Inf 3/26/1862 and was promoted Captain and Quartermaster 5/20/1862. He was discharged 11/1/1862 when he bacame the Mayor of Wilson NC. Top back flap missing, and a small period ink stain at the bottom of the address. Otherwise a very clean cover. $150.00
NC732

CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin) tied by the small single rim BLUE Concord NC CDS 29 OCT (1863). Coarse brown paper cover with Military Address to Mr. William Rose, Care Capt R. P. Howell, 62nd Ga Regiment, Franklin Depot, Va. The unit in the address was the 62nd Ga Partisan Cavalry (also known as the 62nd Ga Partisan Rangers) as Capt R. P. Howell was the Quartermaster for that unit. No information on William Rose. The original letter remains with the cover from the soldier's wife. Personal letter only with no war references. Very clean cover. $150.00
NC733

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but close at the bottom) Pen-Cancel and manuscript "Mt Tirzah NC Nov 10 (1863)" at the upper left. Obscure use from Person County. Military Address to Lieut John H. Chambers, Compny G 26th Regt Ala Troops, Deas Brigade, Army of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tenn. The unit in the address was actually the 50th Ala Inf. The designation was changed from the 26th Ala Inf on 6/6/1863 a few months before this cover was posted due to consolidations. The cover was also posted almost two months after the fall of Chattanooga so had to catch up with the soldier in the field. There is anothe use on the other side (turned) which is handcarried outside the postal system to Mrs. J. W. Chambers, Tuskaloosa, Alabama Kindness Col Clement. The handcarried use is not dated, so not sure which use is first. The handcarried use is most likely the second use. There was no Col Clement in the Army of Tennessee, so that may not have been a military rank but most likely honorary. The cover has two missing back flaps and shows edge and corner wear. $125.00
NC735

CSA #11 (AD) (margins tight right and bottom) tied by the small single rim Mebanesville NC CDS (date not fully apparent). Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade with Military Address to Mr. John M. Faust, Co F 6th reg NCST, Gen Hokes Brigade, Kinston NC. John M. Faust enlisted as a private in Co F 6th NC Inf 11/1/1863 and was later promoted Corporal. He surrendered with his unit at Appomattox 4/9/1865. No further record. Minor reduction at the left. Very clean cover. $150.00
NC736

CSA #11 (AD) (margins tight left, top, and right) tied by the Graham NC Segmented Balloon CDS with a MAR 1864 date. The segmented balloon CDS is quite scarce with only three towns recorded as having used this type of postmark - Graham NC, Jamestown NC, and Corsicana, Tex. Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to D. C. Harden Esq, Morganton NC. Very clean cover.
$200.00
NC737

CSA #12 (AD) Dark Blue (margins tight bottom, left, top) tied by the Oxford NC CDS 7 SEP. Coarse brown paper cover with Military Address to Major T. Brown Venable, A. A. General Care of Genl Whiting, Wilmington NC. Thomas Brown Venable (1824-1893), a native of Oxford NC, began service as Lt Col of the 24th NC Inf but was dropped during the reorganization of May 1862. Spent the rest of the war serving as a Major Staff Officer (AAIG - Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General) to CSA Generals French, Clingman, Whiting, and Holmes. Very clean cover. $150.00
NC741

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Davidson College NC CDS 17 OCT. Addressed to light pencil to Mr. Julius MacNealy, Salisbury NC. Light coarse paper cover with a clean appearance. $150.00
NC742

Raleigh NC small double circle CDS in blacl 13 MAY with the Soldiers DUE 10 handstamp Type H. The "DUE 10" is also in black but is only listed in the CSA catalog as blue or orange. Coarse paper cover addressed to Mr. Hector McNeill, Harrington PO, Harnett Co NC. Endorsed at left "H. M. McNeill Co E 56 Regt NCT." Hector M. McNeill enlisted as a private in Co E 56th NC Inf 5/26/1862. He is listed as captured as a POW at Gum Swamp NC 5/22/1863 and was exchanged a week later. He was severely wounded at Plymouth NC 4/20/1864 resulting in the amputation of his left leg. No further record. Part of top back flap missing, otherwise a Very Fine appearance. $150.00
NC743

BLUE Hillsboro NC small double circle CDS 18 JUL 1861 with handstamp BLUE PAID 5 Type A addressed to Ralph Gorrell Esq, Greensboro NC. Advertising Cover with an oval colorless embossed corner card at the upper left "Thomas Webb Attorney & Counselor At Law Hillsboro NC." Ralph Gorrell (1797-1884) was a prominent Greensboro attorney. The Ralph Gorrell papers are archived at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Very Fine Cover. Ex- Werner. $300.00 Sale Pending
NC744

Chapel Hill NC CDS with an OCT (1861) date with handstamp PAID 5(ms) Type A 5(ms) addressed to Mr. T. D. Snead, Smithfield NC. Overall University of North Carolina College Cover Type NC-14a. The original one page letter is with the cover from Nathan Snead, a student at the college, to his brother. No war references in the letter. Nathan Snead, the writer of the letter, later enlisted as a private in Co H 20th NC Inf and is listed as missing at Sharpsburg (Md) 9/14/1862 with no further record. No information on the addressee. Very clean cover with just a little corner wear at the upper left. $1,000.00
NC745

Elkin NC Negative (Hollow) Letters CDS 10 NC with the Fancy PAID 10 handstamp Type A addressed to Mr. James M. Godby, Eagal (Eagle) Mills, Irdal (Iredell) County NC. This Elkin PAID 10 handstamp is very similar to the one used at Patterson NC. Patterson and Elkin were about 50 road miles apart. This is a Turned Cover with the inside use pre-war USA postal stationery from Wilmington NC to Elkin NC. Some overall light foxing but the cover is complete.  Extremely scarce North Carolina postal use, $1,000.00
NC746

RED Gaston NC CDS (weak strike as is usual for the red postmark) 17 FEB Soldiers "Due 10c" manuscript addressed to Miss Marian Ellis, Clemmonsville PO, Davidson County NC. Endorsed at left "From W. H. Ellis of Co B 49th Regt NCT." Also notation in the smae hand "PM Please forward without delay."  W. H. Ellis entered service as a private in Co D 15th NC Inf  7/15/1862 and was transferred to Co B 49th NC Inf 1/9/1863. No further record. Very clean cover. $150.00
NC747

Partial strike of the BLUE Charlotte NC Dateless CDS with matching BLUE PAID 5 Type D addressed to Capt Elias Bryan, Haywood, Chatham Co. NC. College Cover with the oval embossed colorless corner card for the "Charlotte Female Institute, Charlotte NC Mr & Mrs Burwell" Type NC-03. The school associated with the Presbyterian Church was founded in 1857 by Rev. and Mrs. Robert Burwell and is now known as Queens University of Charlotte. Elias Bryan (1808-1892) was a wealthy farmer in Edgecombe County. The title "Capt" was a pre-war title not related to the Confederate Army. Back flap opening tears but a very clean cover and quite a scarce CSA College Cover. $650.00
NC748

BLUE Graham NC Segmented Balloon CDS 1 MAR (1862) with the matching BLUE PAID 5 handstamp Type B. The segmented balloon CDS is quite scarce with only three towns recorded as having used this type of postmark - Graham NC, Jamestown NC, and Corsicana, Tex. The Graham NC segmented balloon is recorded in both black and blue. Orange paper cover addressed to Messers McGee & Williams, Raleigh NC. McGee & Williams were Raleigh general merchants. Very Fine. $250.00
NC751

Louisburg NC CDS with a DEC (1861) date with PAID 5(ms) Type A 5(ms) (not cataloged in this format). Military Address to Lieut Jesse H. Person Care Col Ransom, 1st NC Regt of Cavalry, Manassas, Va. Jesse H. Person (1841-1863) enlisted as a Sergeant in Co E 1st NC Cav and was commssioned Lieutenant 10/1/1861. Lieut Person was killed in action at Gettysburg (Pa) 7/3/1863 in a cavalry charge near Hunterstown. Col Ransom mentioned in the address was Robert Ransom Jr (1828-1892) who was the first Colonel of the 1st NC Cav until promoted Brig-Gen 3/1/1862 and Maj-Gen 5/26/1863. Coarse brown paper cover with sealed backflap opening tears, otherwise a very clean cover. $150.00
NC752

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional with the small double circle Raleigh NC CDS in BLUE 8 NOV 1861 and the PAID 5 Control Mark in RED. Coarse brown paper cover with Military Address to Major Bryan Grimes, 4th Regt North Carolina State Troops Care of Wordsworth, Turner & Co., Richmond, Va. Bryan Grimes (1828-1880) entered service 7/16/1861 as Major of the 4th NC Inf  and was elected Colonel of the regiment 6/19/1862. He had a distinguished career in the Army of Northern Virginia taking part in almost all the battles of the army through Appomattox and was promoted Brig-Gen 5/19/1864 and Maj-Gen 2/5/1865. Clean cover with only a very minor reduction at the left. $300.00
NC753

Weldon NC CDS 3 SEP Soldiers DUE 10 handstamp Type E addressed to John W. Stovall, Oxford, Granville Co NC. Endorsed at upper left "From D. Stovall Co B 1 Regt NC Reserves." Routing instructions at lower left "PM please forward to Sassafras Fork." The regiment in the endorsement was the 1st NC Jr Reserves Infantry. No information on D. Stovall. Very clean cover. $150.00
NC754

CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (margin tight on the left) pen-canceled with matching manuscript "Fair Haven (NC) June 6 (1862)" representing very obscure use from Moore County. Heavy coarse brown paper which is an Adversity Cover made from recycled newsprint. Military Address to B. C. Phillips, Goldsborro, Co D 48 Regiment of NC Troops in Care of Capt Clegg. Pvt Baxter C. Phillips enlisted 4/19/1862 and is listed as wounded at Fredericksburg (Va) 12/13/1862 returning to his unit  3/1/1863 and listed as absent 1/18/1865 with no further record. Capt Thomas J. Clegg was wounded a few weeks after this cover was posted at King's School House (Va) 6/25/1862 and died of his wounds in Richmond 7/9/1862. Clean and complete cover. $225.00
NC756

CSA #6 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the Mount Olive NC CDS 7 AUG. Odd shaped square cover addressed to Miss M. M. Cowan, Pittsboro, N. Carolina Care of H. A. London Esq. $100.00
NC757

CSA #6 Horz Pair (margin just touches at the right) Pen-Cancel and the matching manuscript at the left "Gulf (NC) Aug 19." Extremely obscure and unlisted Confederate use from Chatham County. Orange paper cover addressed  to J. Fulford Esqr, Greensboro NC. Very Fine. $100.00
NC758

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (affixed upside down with margin touching on the left) tied by the ORANGE Raleigh NC small douible circle CDS (date not apparent). Blue paper cover addressed to L. M. Scott Esqr, Greensboro NC. Period docketing at the left concerning the original contents. Very clean cover. $150.00
NC760

Franklinton NC small single rim CDS (date not apparent) with PAID 5 handstamp (Type B). Advertising Cover with dark blue advertising cameo shield in the upper left corner for the "Richmond Christian Advocate Main St, Richmond, Va. Leo Rosser Editor." Unknown why an advertising cover for an active Richmond weekly newspaper would be used in North Carolina. Addressed to Rev Robt O. Burton, Weldon NC. Clean cover reduced a little at the top just into the top of the advertising. Part of top back flap missing. $300.00
NC761

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin with a left sheet margin) tied by the usual weak strike of the ORANGE small double circle Raleigh NC CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to N. C. McMillan, Dundarrack, Robson Co. NC. Very minor reduction at the left and light water stain at top right. $100.00
NC763

Soldiers Letter DUE 10 handstamp (two strikes) Type H with the small double circle Raleigh NC CDS (date not fully apparent). All postal markings are in BLACK but the Due 10 handstamp is currently catalog listed only in blue or orange but is illustrated in black. Addressed to Miss Julia Mary Fripp Care Mr. P. M. Morrison, Winnsborough, So. Carolina. Endorsed acrossed the top "Soldiers letter M. J. F. Beaufort V(olunteer) Artillery." The sender was Pvt Milton J. Fripp of  Co C Beaufort SC Light Artillery writing a letter home to his sister. P. M. Morrison mentioned in the address was the Winnsborough CSA postmaster. The cover is also an Adversity Cover made from a printed unused army form. Very Fine. $350.00
NC767

CSA #11 AD (4-Margin) tied by the RED small double circle Raleigh NC CDS with a second strike of the same CDS to the left 6 JAN 1864. Yellow paper cover addressed to Mrs. L. S. Lenoir, Fort Defiance, Caldwell County, N. Carolina. Very Fine. $200.00
NC768



Turned Cover - 1st: CSA #11(AD) (4-Margin) pen-cancelled and manuscript “Randallsville NC May 4 (1864)” to the left. Military Address to Lieut Daniel B. McLean, Weldon NC, Comp I 24th Reg NCT Care of Col Clarke, Ransom’s Brigade. 2nd: Soldiers Due 10 with the the Weldon NC CDS Dietz Type E 13 MAY (1864). Addressed to Mrs. S. J. Smith, Randallsville, Robeson Co. NC. Endorsed at left “D. B. McLean Co I 24th Regt NCT Ransoms Brigade.” Daniel B. McLean enlisted 6/4/1861 and was promoted Sergt Major 7/1/1862 and commissioned as a Lieutenant 6/29/1863. He was captured as a POW at Fort Stedman, Va 3/25/1865 and was confined first at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington DC and then at Fort Delaware until his release 6/17/1865. Coarse paper homemade cover with just a little light foxing but otherwise Very Fine. Has not been folded or cut for display. $350.00
NC769

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (margin close at the top but with a large left sheet margin) tied by a partial strike of the BLUE Raleigh NC small double circle CDS. The date is not apparent in the CDS, but because of the single use must date between late April and 30 June 1862. Blue paper adversity cover made from a used lined accounts ledger sheet. Addressed to Mary Pool, New Market NC. Ex- Van Dyk MacBride with his unsigned notation on the reverse. Very Fine. $350.00
NC770

Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) from Wilmington NC (stamps missing) to White(s)ville NC. Advertising Cover with a dark blue oval shield "S. M. West, Auctioneer Commission Merchant Wilmington NC." 2nd Use: (outside): CSA #4 Horz Pair Stone 3 Pos 32-33 (margin just touches at the top center of the left stamp) affixed on the back to seal the back flap with the Whitesville NC CDS 21 JUL (1862) addressed to A. J, Butner Esqr, Salem NC. Very interesting pair of the Stone 3 5c Blue Lithographs. The right stamp (Pos 33) is a listed variety (joined CE of CENTS 4-3-v1), and the left (Pos 32) stamp has what appears to be a Shifted Transfer very prominently seen in the TA of POSTAGE and the two white oval lines mismatched at the lower left. No idea how this shift would have occurred but seems most likely to be transient and not constant. It is not a misplaced transfer as the stamp is in the correct position. Very clean cover with the upper right corner folded down to display the advertising from the first use. $750.00
NC771

CSA #7 Pair on London Paper (4-Margin with filled in frames at the left and the top 7-L-v5 indicating that the stamps come from the upper left corner of the sheet) tied by a partial strike of the Williamston NC CDS 6 DEC. Addressed to Mrs. Thomas Cowan, Pittsboro NC. Manuscript "James M. Cowan" across the top most likely refers to the name of the sender. Very Fine. $150.00
NC773

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a weak strike of the BLUE Raleigh NC CDS with a second strike of the same CDS at the right (date not fully apparent) (blue paper cover with blue postmark). "State of North Carolina Executive Department" Semi-Official imprinted cover Type S-NC-03. Addressed to A. A. McKethan Esq, Pres(?) Board of Commissioners, Fayetteville NC. Docketing at right indicates contents were from Gov Vance. Alfred Augustus McKethan (1809-1890) was a carriage maker in Fayetteviile and a railroad promoter as well as being very active in local politics. Very clean cover with a minor corner repair at the lower right, $350.00
NC776

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin irregular at the right with faults) Pen-Cancel and matching manuscript "Smith Grove Davie County Apr 30 1864." Obscure use and unusual to have the county name as part of the postal markings. Addressed to Editors of the Peoples Press, Salem, Forsythe County NC. $75.00
NC777

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Hillsboro NC small double circle CDS (date not fully apparent). Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade addressed to Miss  Sallie M. Person, Louisburg, Franklin Co., N. Car. Very Fine. $100.00
NC778

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Greensbrough  NC CDS 23 APR. "Official Business" manuscript at upper left, and "Q(uarter) M(aster) Department Greensboro NC" manuscript at upper right. Addressed to Revd Michael Dout, Bethania, Forsyth Cty, NC. Very Fine. $150.00
NC779

CSA #6 (4-Margin but tight at the left) Single Use Prior to the Rate Change tied by the large single rim BLUE Raleigh NC CDS 7 MAY 1862. This is a pre-war Raleigh postmark not often seen during the Confederate period. Folded Letter Complete (business) addressed to Thomas Branch & Sons, Petersburg, Va. Horizontal file fold across the top through the stamp. Clean cover. $100.00
NC780

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin touches at the left) tied by the Weldon NC CDS 30 OCT 1863. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to the Sheriff of Rowan Cty, Salisbury NC. Original enclosure which contains voting results for the 35th NC Inf in the Congressional election. The results are signed by Lieut E. A. Wright of Co I 35th NC Regt. Esick Arnold Wright (age 19) enlisted 10/11/1861 and was commissioned 2nd Lt 5/14/1863. He is listed as wounded in the right leg at Drewry's Bluff 5/14/1864. Apparently a minor wound since he rejoined his unit a few days later. He also had brief service in 1863 in the 27th NC Inf. Census shows him living in Birmingham, Ala in 1910. Cover with just a little corner wear. The enclosure is Very Fine. $150.00
NC781

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin just in at top center) with a Grid Cancel and the matching Flat Rock NC CDS 24 FEB. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. William Lowndes, Greenville SC. Enclosed in the envelope is a fancy period Valentine with a four line handwritten poem to "Alice" which is unsigned. Unable to connect an "Alice" with the name of the addressee, so cannot guarantee that the Valentine is original to this cover. But the Valentine is period, and this cover does have a FEB date. Very clean cover. The attachment of the lacy part of the Valentine to the back card containing the poem is fragile and has been reinforced from the back with archival tape. $450.00
NC784

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Goldsborough NC CDS 30 OCT (1863). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Sheriff of Rowan County, Salisbury NC. Original enclosure included which is military voting election results for the congressional election. Three soldiers from Rowan County voted - Mathias Pinkston (Pvt Co D 42nd NC Inf), Levi Bradshaw (Pvt Co D 42nd NC Inf), and J. E. Moore (unit not known). Signed and certified by two officers and an inspector - Capt Dan Cogdell (unit not known), Capt John B. Griswold (50th NC Inf), and Wm H. Woodard Inspector. Very Fine. $250.00
NC785

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by a very weak strike of the RED Raleigh NC CDS (date not apparent). Coarse brown paper cover "Official Business" manuscript at upper left and addressed to Sheriff of Rowan County, Salisbury NC. Original election returns enclosed datelined "General Hospital No 7 Raleigh NC Oct 29th 1863." Two patients in the hospital voted in the congressional election of October 1863. Signed and certified by E. Burke Haywood, Surgeon. Surgeon-Major Edmund Burke Haywood (1825-1894) was the surgeon in charge of various military hospitals in North Carolina. An extensive biography of Dr. Haywood is enclosed with the the cover. Very Fine. $250.00
NC786

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Magin but close at left center) tied by the small single rim Kinston NC CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Mrs. T. A. G. Clarke, Mars Bluff, So. Ca. Adversity Cover made from an printed form which appears to be a passenger listing for a ship or a river steamboat. Displayed flapped over from the right. Small sealed edge tears at upper left. The addressee was the wife of Lieut T. A. G. Clarke, Co H, Hamptons SC Legion. The Legion was in NC May-July 1863. Lieut Clarke may have been the sender of this cover to his wife. Lieut Thomas Alfred G. Clarke died 1/17/1864. Cause of death not recorded. Few back flap opening tears. Small cover with a very clean appearance. $225.00
NC787

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but close top and left) with a Grid cancel. The matching Chapel Hill NC CDS is at the left upper corner 31 OCT. Addressed to John F. Ficken Jr Esq, Charleston SC. Adversity Cover made from some sort of printed Ledger Sheet listing form associated with the University. Displayed flapped up from the bottom. John F. Ficken Jr (1843-1925) had service in various SC units during the war but took time to finish his education in Charleston in 1864. After the war, he practiced law and served as Mayor of Charleston (1893-1895).  Very Fine Cover. $250.00
NC788

CSA #7 Vert Pair (4-Margin affixed sideways with just a little edge gum toning) tied by the Oaks NC CDS with a JUL date. Adversity Cover made from a printed page from an instructional prospectus for the Hillsborough Military Academy school. Addressed to Jno U. Kirkland Esq, Hillsborough Orange Co., NC. Very light water staining but still presents extremely well flapped up from the bottom and flapped over from the left. Ex-Walcott, Ex-Kaplan. $350.00
NC789

CSA #12c (AD) (margin just touches at left Greenish-Blue) tied by an indistinct RED CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to J. R. Margrave Esq, Wadesborough NC. Adversity Cover made from a printed legal form displayed flapped over from the left. Small part of backflap missing, and the cover has mutilple small tears sealed from the inside with tape. Still a very presentable adversity cover. $200.00
NC790

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 39 (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Wilmington NC CDS 20 JAN (1862). Addressed to Miss M. F. Thrower, Lethe PO, Richmond County NC. Wallpaper Cover with a gray and white geometric pattern displayed flapped down from the upper left. Very Fine Wallpaper Cover. $500.00
NC791

CSA #7 Pair (4-Margin with just a little edge nick at right center) tied by a partial strike of the Wilmington NC CDS 3 JUN (1863). Addressed to W. J. Prevo, Jacksons Creek, Randolph Cty NC. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused North Carolina court form which displays very well flapped up from the lower left. Very Fine. $300.00
NC792

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (4-Margin) tied by the Wilmington NC 5 PAID CDS 13 JUN (1862). Addressed to W. B. Mills Esq, Mayesville SC. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused Wilmington shipping freight form. Displays very well flapped down from the upper left. Very Fine. $350.00
NC793

"Jonesville NC Sept 21st Paid 10" all in manuscript. Obscure use from Yadkin County. Addressed to Ralph Goratt Att at Law, Greensboro NC. Adversity Cover made from a printed page explaining lottery prizes. Displays very well flapped down from the  upper left. Very Fine. $300.00
NC794

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) pen cancel. Manuscript "Franklinville NC Mar 4 (1864)." Dated to 1864 by period receiving docketing. Obscure postal use from Randolph County. Addressed to Jona Worth Esq, Raleigh NC. Coarse brown paper Adversity Cover made from recycled newsprint. Small printed letters can be seen in the paper. Arithmetic computations on the back only, otherwise Very Fine. $150.00
NC796

PAID handstamp (no rate) with the Ashville NC CDS 3 SEP. Addressed to Raleigh NC. Adversity Cover made from a printed illustrated page of some sort. I do not have the faintest idea what the source of the page is. Clean appearing cover with a sealed edge tear, edge wear, and back flap opening tears. $125.00
NC797

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Rocky Mount NC CDS 7 MAR. Addressed to B. B. Barron Esq, C. S. Receiver, Iron PO, Lincoln County NC. A "receiver" handled the local financial affairs of the Confederate Government. Blue paper Adversity Cover made from a used insuarnce form displayed flapped down from the top. Small but complete cover and Very Fine. $350.00
NC798

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the BLUE Greensborough NC CDS 18 JUL (1863).  Folded Letter Complete addressed to Messers Graves & Long, Danville, Va. The handwriting is very difficult to read, and the best I can make out is that the letter is a business letter dealing with sugar. Very nice stamp with an excellent postmark. $125.00
NC800

CSA #7 Horz Pair in a very Dark Blue color shade (margins a little tight) tied by the BLUE Raleigh NC small double circle CDS 18 APR 1864 with a second strike of the same CDS to the left. Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss M. Lou Abernathy, Lenoir, Caldwell Co. NC. The year is in the postmark and says 1864, but there is a discrepancy with the receiving docketing which says 1863. Most likely the postmark is correct and the docketing is wrong as Raleigh is not known to have error dates in thepostmark. Very Fine. $125.00
NC801

Boxed PAID 5 Handstamp Type B with the small single rim Ridgeway NC CDS 7 OCT (1861). Addressed to Miss (cannot make out the first name) Peacock, Plymouth, Washington County, N. Carolina in care of E. G. Peacock. Very clean cover. Ex-Dietz, Ex-Kohn, notation signed by Brian Green, Ex-Powell. $250.00
NC803

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 12 (margin touches on left) tied by the BLUE small double circle Raleigh NC CDS with an APR 1862 date. The cover is an Adversity use of the USA 1c Blue Star Die with the stamp affixed directly over the indicium of the star die. The 1c Blue Star Die can be seen from inside behind the stamp. Addressed to John Kirkland Esqr, Cashier, Hillsboro NC. Adversity use of the 1c Blue USA Star Dies is scarce. Cover a little reduced at the left not affecting anything..Otherwise a Very Fine appearing cover. The stamp could be lifted and either moved to the side or hinged into place to demonstrate the 1c Blue Star Die if so desired. $350.00
NC804

Soldiers (Due) 5 Type H with the Wilmington NC CDS 24 FEB (1862). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. J. K. Long, Weldon NC Care of Mr. T. G. Tucker. Endorsed at upper right "J. K. Long S N M Rifles." On arrival in Weldon, the cover was forwarded to Gaston NC by adding a CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 49 stamp (margin a little irregular at the upper right corner) to pay the forwarding postage and tied by the Weldon NC CDS (date not apparent). Covers sent by soldiers or addressed to soldiers in the field were not normally assessed a forwarding fee. The soldier who sent the cover to his wife was Private Junius K. Long of Company G 3rd NC Cavalry. Co G (also known as the Scotland Neck Mounted Rifles) was made up of men from Halifax County. Top back flap missing. Repaired upper left corner and edge not affecting the stamp. Small edge repair near lower right corner. Despite the repairs, still a clean appearing cover and an excellent forwarded use. $150.00
NC805

CSA #11 (AD) (margin a little tight at the left but with a minor short transfer at the top) tied by the usual somewhat weak strike of the RED small double circle Raleigh NC CDS (date not apparent). State Imprinted Cover for the "Adjutant General's Office, RALEIGH, N. C. OFFICIAL BUSINESS" Type S-NC-10. Addressed to Col  A. A. Harbin, Mocksville NC. A. A. Harbin was the colonel of a North Carolina Home Guard Regiment in State Service. Very clean cover. Ex-Powell. $300.00
NC807

CSA #11 (KB) (margins tight top and bottom) tied to cover by manuscript "Leakesville NC Mar 26 (1865)." Folded letter complete which dates the cover to 1865. Very late use within the last two weeks of the war. Blue paper folded letter sheet cover addressed to Christopher Y. Thomas Esqr, Martinsville, Henry County, Va. Letter written and signed by (Major) George W. Martin and concerns aid for a family in need. As a state senator, C. Y. Thomas was against secession and tried to keep Virginia in the Union. In spite of this, he served during the war as the Virginia Commonwealth Attorney and was an agent for the distribution of supplies to needy familes of Confederate soldiers. From the letter, George W. Martin appears to have been a plantation owner in Rockingham County. Very clean cover. $150.00
NC808

CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (margins tight and a little irregular) and CSA #6 London Print (margin just in at lower left) used in combination to make the 10c rate tied together and to the cover by the Wilmington NC CDS 10 JUL (1862). Orange paper cover addressed to Miss Kate McGeachy, Saint Pauls, Robeson County, No. Ca. Very clean and complete cover with a scarce combination use just 10 days after the 5c rate was eliminated. $750.00
NC811

CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (4-Margin and somewhat over inked) used in combination with a CSA #6 London Print (4-Margin) to make the 10c rate. Both stamps cancelled with a BLUE Grid and the matching BLUE Raleigh NC small double circle CDS at the lower right 3 JUL 1862 (three days after the rate change). Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade addressed to Hon T. D. McDowell, Elizabethtown NC. Thomas David Smith McDowell (1823-1989) of Bladen County NC was a planter, legislator, and Confederate Congressman serving in the First Confederate Congress 1861-1863. Part of top back flap missing and a little corner wear, otherwise Very Fine. $450.00
NC812

CSA #7 Horz Pair affixed upside down (very coarse printing with tight margins) tied by a partial strike of the Fayetteville NC CDS 3 MAY 1863.Cover with a vertical file fold through the left stamp. Folded letter complete (lengthy business letter) addressed to Messers Thos Branch & Son, Petersburg, Va. Thomas Branch and Son was a grocer and commission merchant in Petersburg. Very clean cover. $125.00
NC813

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin touches at left) tied by the small single rim Ashboro NC CDS 12 DEC (1862) with a second strike of the same CDS to the left. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Messers Scott & Scott, Attors at Law, Greensboro NC. Minor reduction at left not affecting anything, otherwise Very Fine. $150.00
NC814

CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sideways (margins a little tight) Pen-Canceled with matching manuscript "Lenox Castle NC May 30th (1863)." Obscure use from Rockingham County. Addressed to R. Gorrell Esqr Attorney at Law, Greensboro, Guilford County, N. Carolina. Minor light foxing, otherwise Very Fine. $150.00
NC815

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Hillsboro NC CDS 2 FEB (1863). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. Frederick Nash, Chapel Hill, N. Carolina. Edge repair at top right behind the top of the stamps and an edge defect just to the left of the stamps which does not detract from the overall very clean appearance. $50.00
NC816

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 7 (4-Margin with edge gum toning) tied by the Wilmington NC CDS 11 OCT (1862). Handstamp (Due) "5" (Wilmington mark Type H) applied to assess the underpayment of the 10c postage. Yellow paper cover addressed to Mrs. Mary E. Roberts Care of Revd Stephen M. Roberts, Morganton NC. Turned cover with inside use handcarried to Genl S. F. Patterson (prominent North Carolina politician), Palmyra (the name of the Patterson home). Sealed edge tears. Very clean appearing cover. $225.00
NC818

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin) tied by a Grid cancel with the matching Chapel Hill NC CDS to the left 26 FEB (1863). Addressed to Mrs. E. L Speight, Tarboro, N. Carolina. Turned Cover (not opened for display) with inside use CSA #7 Pair (stamps partially removed) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powel Type 4a and manuscript "Treasury Department Second Auditor's Office" at the upper right. Addressed to Spiers Whitaker Esq, Chapel Hill NC. Edge staining and light foxing at the left, otherwise Very Fine with a nice stamp. $250.00
NC819

CSA #11 (AD) (margin tight on the right) Pen-Canceled with the matching manuscript "Sassafras Fork NC Apr 17" manuscript at the right. Obscure use from Granville County. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. Jacob Barron, Iron Station, Lincoln Co. NC Care of Col B. B. Barron. Minor edge and corner wear. Very clean cover. $125.00
NC820

CSA #11 (AD) (margin in at bottom left) tied by a partial strike of the RED Greensboro NC with a JUN date. Addressed to Maj P. W. White, Quincy, Florida. The addressee was the Confederate Chief Commissary Officer for the State of Florida. minor light foxing, otherwise Very Fine. $125.00
NC821

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin in at the bottom but with a large right sheet margin) tied by the BLUE Hillsboro NC CDS 14 APR (1863). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. George W. Mordecai, Raleigh , N. Carolina. Very clean cover. $100.00
NC822

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin) with a Grid Cancel and the matching Chapel Hill NC CDS at the left 13 SEP (1862). Small but complete Adversity Cover made from lined notebook paper. Addressed to Henry Whitted Esqr, Hillsboro NC. Back flap opening tears and just a little light foxing at the lower right, otherwise Very Fine. $250.00
NC823

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) pen-cancelled and also tied by the BLUE Hillsboro NC CDS 19 FEB (1863). Addressed to Col Allen C. Jones, Greensboro, Alabama. The cover was "Missent" (ms) to Greensborough NC where the BLUE Greensborough NC CDS was applied 20 FEB (1863) and then the cover was sent on its way to the proper Greensboro in Alabama. The addressee, Allen Cadwallader Jones (1811-1894), was Colonel of the 5th Ala Inf but was dropped from service during the re-organization of April 1862 and retired to his home in Greensboro, Alabama. Minor light foxing, otherwise Very Fine. $300.00
NC826

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with right sheet margin) cancelled by a full strike of a handstamp PAID. At the left is the small single rim Ridgeway NC CDS 26 June. The "PAID" canceling the stamp does not match the "PAID" marks listed for Ridgeway in the CSA catalog. Possibly canceled somewhere in route or perhaps at the destination as the sending postmaster apparently forgot to cancel the stamp. Stamp is not tied but certainly appears to be original to the cover. Addressed to Miss B. A. Haskins, Lochleven, Lunenburg, Ca Care of Col Haskins. Missing the top back flap, otherwise Very Fine. $200.00
NC827

CSA #11 (AD) (somewhat irregular margins and edge gum toning) tied by the Mocksville NC CDS 30 NOV. Military Address to Majr Wm B. Clement, 10th Virginia Cavalry, Army of Northern Va, Richmond, Va. Routing instruction "to be forwarded (to the army)." Adversity cover made from a lined used Ledger Sheet. William Bailey Clement (1835-1895) was from Mocksville NC and entered service as Captain of Co H 10th Va Cav (a NC Company serving in a Virginia unit) 10/29/1861 and served throughout the war with promotions to Major and Lt Col. After the war, he was a merchant in Mocksville. Very clean cover. $250.00
NC828

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with very minor faults) tied by the Wilmington NC CDS 23 JAN. Very small and very attractive commercially made pink lined lady's stationery addressed to Miss Kate McGeachy, St Pauls PO, Robeson County NC. $150.00
NC831

CSA #4 (not plated) (4-Margin but margins are close and minor faults) tied by the small single rim Kinston NC CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Miss S. C. Johnson, Tusquittee NC. Commercially made lady's type cover with embossed flowers around the edges.  $150.00
NC832

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Fayetteville NC CDS 7 OCT 1863. Folded Letter complete to Messers Thos Branch & Sons, Petersburg, Va. The addressee were Commission Merchants and Grocers in Petersburg. The letter is business concerning the purchase of bonds and bank notes. Very Fine. $150.00
NC833

CSA #1 Horz Pair Stone 1 Positions 32-33 (right stamp with minor faults which does not detract from the overall appearance, and the left stamp is the White Shirt listed variety CC 1-1-v8) tied by a full strike of the Wilmington NC 5 PAID (Pre-War 3 PAID altered to 5 PAID) CDS 26 MAY (1862). Addressed to Miss Kate T. Blount, Woodville, Mississippi. Minor reduction on the left. Clean appearing cover. $200.00
NC834

CSA #11 (AD) distinctly gray blue color but with blue around the edges of the design so may be a partial changling (margin a little irregular at the right) tied by the Enfield NC large ballooon CDS 16 NOV. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. James M. Whittle, Pittsylvania C.H., Pittsylvania Co., Va. James M. Whittle (1806-1891) was a large landowner and a practicing lawyer in Pittsylvania County.Very clean cover. $125.00
NC835

CSA #11c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue and affixed on the reverse to seal the backflap) tied to the cover by the usual weak but recognizable strike of the RED Raleigh NC small double circle CDS 5 MAY with a second complete strike of the CDS on the face of the cover. The stamp was not damaged in opening. Addressed to W. H Bogle Esqr, Taylorsville NC. Imprinted Semi-Official Envelope with “Adjutant General’s Office Roll of Honor” at upper right and “Official Business” at upper left. This is quite a scarce Confederate War Department Imprint and not a North Carolina State Imprint and is listed in the Confederate Catalog as WD-AG-10. A small part of the “e” of “Office” is cut off at right due to the printing as the cover is not reduced on the right. The imprint was just placed close to the right edge. The cover is slightly reduced at the left, but the small reduction does not affect anything. A little light spot foxing but still a very clean appearance. Notation on the reverse signed by Brian Green. $500.00
NC836

CSA #7 Pair affixed upside down (the right stamp has a filled in frame at the right CC 7-R-v2) (margin just in at the bottom) canceled by the black small double circle Raleigh NC CDS with a MAR date and a second strike of the same CDS on the cover to the left of the stamps. Semi-Official North Carolina State Imprint "Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, N.C." at the upper right and "(O)FFICIAL BUSINESS" at the upper left listed in the Confederate Catalog as S-NC-13. This cover is the lsting copy for this imprint type ("O" missing from "OFFICIAL"), and the cover is illustrated in the Confederate Catalog. Military Address to Maj J. Jenkins, 25th Batt HQ, Shelby NC. The unit in the address must be a state unit. Very clean cover. Ex- Brian Green.  $400.00
NC837

CSA #68xu1 Raleigh NC stampless PAID 5 Provisional 7 SEP 1861. Addressed to Mrs. Samuel J. Person, Salem NC. Excellent two color strikes with the CDS in BLUE and the PAID 5 mark in RED.  Very clean cover. $450.00
NC838

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin in at the left) tied by the Fayetteville NC CDS with an APR 1863 date. Addressed to Honl Thomas D. McDonell, Richmond, Va. Very clean cover. $75.00
NC841

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but stamp cut in half horizontally and affixed in two halves) tied by the Oaks NC CDS with an OCT date. Addressed to Mrs. J. C. Norwood, Lenoir, Caldwell Co. NC. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused Savannah, Ga shipping document with the picture of a Sailing Ship inside and unfolded for display. Period pencil docketing at the top in light pencil written by the sender. "I have put my letter in this as I have no envelope at hand" which speaks to the paper shortage at the time. Reduced at left which does not detract, otherwise very fine.  $200.00
NC845

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Wadesboro NC CDS 28 DEC. Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade addressed to Isaac Jarratt Esq, Huntsville NC and routed "via Mocksburg." Light period docketing indicates that the cover was received 2 FEB. The length of time between posting and delivery as well as the routing suggests that this is most likely an 1864-1865 cover when federal troops were threatening the area. Very Fine cover. $125.00
NC846

CSA #7 (appears to be on London Paper) Horz Pair affixed vertically at the lower left (margin tight at the bottom and a little irregular at the upper left) tied by the BLUE small double circle Raleigh NC CDS  10 MAR (1863) with a second strike of the same CDS at the upper right. Addressed to Mr. Wm. S. Pettigrew Esqr, Hayward, Chatham County NC. The addressee, William Shepard Pettigrew (1818-1881), was the brother of famed CSA General James Johnston Pettigrew who commanded a division during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and was killed a few days later during the retreat from Gettysburg. During the war, William S. Pettigrew operated the family's plantations in North Carolina and was later ordained an Episcopal minister in 1869. Very clean cover with top back flap expertly replaced. $100.00
NC848

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Statesville NC CDS (date not apparent). Military Address to Capt H. A. Chambers, C (A) 49 Regt NC Troops, Ransoms Brigade, Johnsons Division, Beauregards Army, Petersburg, Va. Henry Alexander Chambers (1841-1925) entered service as a private in Co C 4th NC Inf 6/7/1861. He was commissioned Captain of Co C 49th NC Inf 12/3/1862 and surrendered with his unit at Appomattox 4/9/1865. He is listed as wounded at Five Forks (Va) 4/1/1865. Cover dates from the early days of the Siege of Petersburg.in June 1864 when Beauregard commanded the Petersburg defenses. Cover has an unobtrusive edge repair at the top center with an overall very clean appearance. $100.00
NC849

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue  (margins tight left and right) tied by the Charlotte NC CDS (dateless). Adversity Cover made fromk blue lined notebook paper containing an old letter dated "Feby 23/57." Addressed to Col B. B. Barron, Iron, No. Ca. Very clean cover. $200.00

NC850
4/13/2019
CSA #12 (KB) very dark blue (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Fayetteville NC CDS 23 JAN (1865). Addressed to Miss Mildred Cameron Care of Mr. G. W. (cannot decipher the last name), Raleigh NC. Very Fine. $125.00

NC851
4/13/2019
Small but complete Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) with two strikes of a Grid Cancel and the matching Chapel Hill NC CDS to the left 29 JUL and addressed to Mrs. M. A. Curtis, Hillsborough NC. 2nd Use (outside) CSA #11c Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) with a BLUE Grid Cancel and the matching small double circle BLUE Hillsboro NC CDS 27 SEP and addressed to Mrs. C. Y. Kennedy at Dr De Rosset's, Chapel Hill NC. Cover opened for display. Very Fine. $300.00

NC852
6/23/2019
Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) Pre-War postal use USA 3c Red Nesbitt #10 pen-cancelled and matching manuscript "Hillsboro, Ten Augst 8th." Addressed to E. Hough Esq, Yadkinville, Yadkin County NC. Routing instruction "via Augusta, Georgia."  2nd Use (outside) CSA "Hamptonville NC Mar 17th" "Paid 10" all in manuscript. Addressed to Mrs. Martha Hough, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC. Opened for display. Very Fine. $300.00

NC854
6/23/2019
CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin just in at right) tied by the small double circle BLUE Hillsboro NC CDS 2 OCT. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Dr. Ramsay, Mocksville, Davie Co NC. On arrival in Mocksville the same day the cover was posted in Hillsboro, the cover was forwarded to Rowan Mills NC. The Mocksville NC CDS was applied also dated 2 OCT. Hillsboro and Mocksville were about 80 miles apart but both were stations on the North Carolina Railroad, so the cover must have gone by train to cover that distance on the same day. A forwarding fee should have been assessed since this is not a military related cover. But for whatever reason, no forwarding fee was assessed. Very clean cover. $175.00

NC855
6/23/2019
CSA #12 AD (4-Margin but close left and right) pen-canceled and teid by the pen strokes with the CDS at top center 8 DEC (1863). Flat Rock NC Wallpaper Cover with a pink and gray stylized floral pattern displayed flapped up from the l;ower left, From the well-known and well-documented Middleton Correspondence. Addressed to Miss Susan Middleton Care of O. H. Middleton Esq, Columbia, South Carolina. The Middleton Correspondence contains a number of wallpaper covers including several that show this same pink floral pattern. On Flat Rock covers, the stamp is usually canceled by a very light grid. The pen cancel on this stamp looks like it may have been applied on receipt in Columbia to prevent re-use of the stamp as the stamp was not adequately canceled. Very decent representative wallpaper cover that went through the mail. $200.00

NC856
6/25/2019
CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with a minor fault at the top of the left stamp. The left stamp shows a minor listed variety CC 7-R-v8 transient printing flaw where part of the bottom of the stamp failed to print) Grid cancels and the matching Salem NC CDS at the left 16 MAR. Military Address to Mr. H. W. Fries Care of Maj R. P. Waller AQM (Assistant Quartermaster). Major Richard P. Waller (1820-1868) was a Richmond merchant who served in the Quartermaster Corps in charge of a clothing depot at the corner of Cary and 14th streets. Minor repair to the top edge of the back flap to a very clean and complete appearance. $100.00

NC857
6/25/2019
CSA #7 Horz Pair affixed sideways at the left (4-Margin but a little close at the upper left corner) tied by a full bold striken of the Goldsborough NC CDS 26 MAR. Light brown coasre paper cover address to the Sheriff of Mecklenburg County, Charlotte NC. Small but complete cover with a Very Fine appearance. $125.00

NC858
6/25/2019
Stampless BLUE Raleigh NC small double circle CDS 7 NOV with "Paid" manuscript (no rate) which is unusual for Raleigh. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Hon Thos Ruffin near Graham, Alamance Co., No. Ca. The addressee was a prominent North Carolina jurist and former member and Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Ex-MacBride with his note on the back. Very Fine. $125.00

NC861
6/25/2019
Stampless RED Yanceyville NC CDS 30 SEP 1863 with RED handstamp PAID 10 (Type B). Addressed to Miss Ann E. Royce, Barksville, Nottoway Co., Va. Very minor edge stain at top left, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Kohn. $125.00

NC862
7/4/2019
CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE dateless Cahrlotte NC CDS. Dated by period receiving docketing to 23 FEB 1863. Addressed to A. M. McPheeters Esq, Raleigh NC. Alexander Miller McPheeters (1828-1903) was a prominent Raleigh businessman. Edge stain along the bottom. Very clean appearing cover.$125.00

NC863
9/17/2019
CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Wilmington NC CDS 14 JUL. Yellow paper cover addressed to W. W. Clark Esq, Greensboro NC.  Clean cover with a very nice stamp. Ex-Bogg.$100.00

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SC540

CSA #9 (T-E-N) (4-Margin but close at left and with a very light horz pre-affixing crease and a little edge gum toning but still a very pretty stamp) tied by the Mars Bluff SC CDS 8 JUN 1863. Coarse paper probably homemade cover addressed to L. W. T. Wickham Esq, Richmond, Va. The original letter remains with the cover (lengthy business letter). Minor backflap opening tears but otherwise a Very Fine appearance. An unusual town of usage for this stamp. CSA Certificate #3796 from 2000 signed by Jerry Palazolo.
$1,250.00
SC567

CSA #4 Stone 2 Horz Pair (margins close to touching) tied by the small single rim Florence SC CDS (date not fully apparent). Very small ladies cover from the well-known Middleton Correspondence addressed to Miss Marion L. Middleton, Summerville, So. Ca. Small part of backflap missing otherwise Very Fine.
$300.00
SC667

CSA #7 Horz Pair (almost 4-Margin but just touching at the lower left) Pen-Cancel and a manuscript “Sparta SC” which ties the stamps but apparently not dated. Wallpaper Adversity Cover with a colorful fancy green, gray, and white leaf pattern displayed with the upper left corner folded down. Addressed to Mr. James Hodges Wood (the spelling in the address is atrocious) in what appears to be Pickens Court House Pickens District SC. Very Fine Ex-Matz.
$550.00
SC679

Handstamp PAID 10(ms) with the Society Hill SC CDS Dietz Type I 10(ms). Cover is from Major Vander Horst to his wife Mrs. Vander Horst, Wilmington NC. Arnoldus Vander Horst (1835-1881) was a staff officer who served on the staffs of various generals including Bee, Whiting, and Bragg. Cover has just a little light foxing but is otherwise Very Fine.
$150.00
SC729

Handstamp PAID 10 with the large single rim Charleston SC CDS Dietz Type IV. The CDS is partially struck off the cover. Period docketing dates the cover as 21 APR 1864. Also on the cover is the Charleston large handstamp “10” Dietz Type D usually used as a “Due” mark. Most unusual to have these two handstamps on the same cover. The cover was most likely overweight and sent with an addition 10c due. Wallpaper Adversity Cover made from a white and gray patterned wallpaper displayed flapped up from the lower right corner. The cover is from the well-known Grimball Correspondence addressed to Mrs. J. Berkley Grimball, Spartanburg, So. Ca. Part of top backflap missing, somewhat reduced at the top, and just a little edge wear,but still with a Very Fine appearance.
$550.00
SC770

USA Star Die Charleston SC 25 FEB 1861 USA Used in CSA South Carolina.  Addressed to Mrs. Jno C. McClenaghan, Marion CH SC.  Capt John C. McClenaghan is mentioned once in the Official Records cited for bravery at First Manassas while serving as the regimental Quartermaster for the 8th SC Inf.  This cover predates the formation of the 8th SC Inf by about two months.  Minor backflap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine. $200.00
SC771

USA Star Die Charleston SC 3 MAY 1861 USA Used in CSA South Carolina. Addressed to Mr. P(aul) F(rancis) Villepigue, Camden SC. The addressee was the father of CSA Brig-Gen John B. Villepigue (1830-1862), but the address is not in the General’s hand. Gen Villepigue, a West Point graduate, was the Colonel of the 36th Ga Inf prior to his promotion to Brig-Gen in early 1862. He was severely wounded in the defense of Fort McRee in Pensacola and had distinguished service while in command at Fort Pillow and while commanding a brigade at Corinth. Gen Villepigue fell victim to a fever and Died of Disease at Port Hudson, La 11/9/1862. Minor light horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine. $200.00
SC772

Handstamp PAID 10 with two strikes of the large single rim Charleston SC CDS Dietz Type IV 7 NOV.  Adversity Cover made from a printed legal court document dated 1854.  Addressed to Hon Edward Frost, Pendleton SC.  The addressee was a well known Charleston attorney and judge who was also a railroad investor and President of the Blue Ridge Railroad.  Judge Frost was involved in politics both during and after the war.  Minor paper clip stain at top center from filing, otherwise Very Fine and displayed with the lowerright corner flapped up. $250.00
SC773

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with a light crease) tied by the pre-war Charleston SC smaller single rim postmark with a SEP date. This Charleston postmark was only very occasionally used in the Confederate period.  The postmarks more commonly used were the small double circle or the large single rim with yeardate and missing digit.  This pre-war mark differs from the other more commonly used CSA single rim device in that it is somewhat smaller than the CSA mark, has a different style of lettering, and has no yeardate within the postmark.  Only about 40 covers are recorded where this pre-war Charleston postmark was used from mid-1862 to mid-1864.  Yellow paper cover addressed to Mr. W. J. Gerald, Camden SC.  Cover with just a little overall foxing and a light edge stain at top center.  Still a very good example of this not commonly seen Charleston postmark. $300.00
SC806

CSA #18xu4a Columbia SC (pre-war Paid CDS) Handstamp PAID 5 Provisional with the control seal on the backflap 27 AUG (1861).  Addressed to Mrs. Mary E. Miller Care of Dr. J. H. Furman, Manschester, S. Carolina.  Some backflap restoration not affecting the control seal and a light professional cleaning toan Extremely Fine appearance. $850.00
SC822

CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (margin close at the bottom) and CSA #6 (margins a bit irregular) used in combination to make the 10c rate tied together and to the cover by the Abbeville CH SC CDS 16 JAN (1863). Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade addressed to Mr. Nath Scales, Augusta, Geo. Very Fine Ex-Ashbrook. $500.00
SC827

Soldiers (Due) 10 handstamp Type D with the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 26 JUN 1864. Adversity Cover made from a printed Maritime Insurance Form. Addressed to Mr. P. A. Young, Camden SC. Endorsed at upper left “G. G. Young 2nd SC Cav.” Very Fine. $350.00
SC830

CSA #12 (AD) (Position 1 stamp with upper and left sheet margins) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS (date not apparent but receiving docketing at left dates the cover to September 1864). From the Grimball Correspondence addressed to Honble J. Berkley Grimball, Spartanburg CH, So. Ca. Adversity Cover made from a printed 1862 tax form displayed flapped over from the right. Just a little minor light foxing but still Very Fine. Ex-Monroe Collection. $450.00
SC831

CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (margins just a little tight) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS with a JUN 1862 date. Military Address to Capt Thomas Nesbitt, Newton Baker County, Georgia. The is a red bordered front and back high quality personalized ladies stantionery sent by Mrs. Ruth L. Nesbitt to her husband. Her initials “RLN” are embossed on the backflap as a fancy monogram. This type of high quality ladies cover is a significant rarity in the Confederacy. Captain Thomas Nesbitt was in Georgia state service. At the time of this cover, he was serving in the 9th Regt Georgia State Troops and was later in 1864 Major of the 1st Ga Infantry Militia unit. Very Fine Ex-Monroe Collection. $600.00
SC839

Handstamp PAID 10 with the smaller 29mm single rim Charleston SC CDS Type IV 19 FEB. This particular Charleston postmark is a pre war mark and is seen used in the Confederate period only very rarely. The standard single rim Charleston postmark used in the Confederate period is 32mm. Addressed to A. F. O’Bryan Esq, Walterborough, So. Carolina. Adversity cover made from a printed but unused legal form displayed flapped down from the top. Very clean cover with a little minor light foxing and a small amount of edge wear. $300.00
SC859

CSA #4 Stone 2 Plated as Position 13 (margin just a little irregular at the upper right) tied by the Greenville SC CDS 7 APR (1862). Addressed to Col A. P. Calhoun, Pendleton Anderson Dist SC. The addressee was the son of John C. Calhoun, and the title of “Col” was honorary. From the handwriting of the address, the cover was sent by the addressee’s son, Capt John C. Calhoun named for his grandfather. Capt Calhoun began service with the 10th Batt SC Cav which later in 1862 became part of the 4th SC Cav. Period notation on the reverse “Camp at Enhaw Church Apr 6 1862” most likely refers to the location of Capt Calhoun’s unit. The handwriting is different from the address and most likely a receiving notation written by the addressee. Small reduction at the bottom but still a very clean cover. $125.00
SC864

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 28 JUN. Stamp affixed on the reverse to seal the backflap but not damaged in opening. Adversity Cover made from what appears to be an unused lined Ledger Sheet. Addressed to Mrs. Jas C. Furman Care of Rev Jas Furman DD, Greenville SC. Rev James C. Furman (1809-1891) was the son of the namesake of Furman University and for many years served as President of the University. Very clean cover. $150.00
SC867

USA Star Die with a Grid Cancel and the small Charleston SC double circle CDS 29 MAR 1861 USA Used in CSA Georgia addressed to Union Tennessee. From the well-known Cleage Correspondence. David Cleage (1806-1887) for many years was the Chashier of the Old Planter’s Bank in Athens, Ten. Minor backflap opening tear otherwise Very Fine. $250.00
SC869

“Green Pond SC Dec 26 Paid 10” all in manuscript. Addressed to Mr. E. B. Heyward, Gadsden PO SC. Adversity Cover made from a printed page which appears to reference a hanging. Displays very well flapped over from the left. Very Fine Ex- Kohn. $350.00
SC870

CSA #12c (AD) (margin touches at top and left Greenish-Blue) Pen-Cancel and matching manuscript “Ashapoo Ferry NC Feby 12th 1864” to the right. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Jeanie M. Waller Care of Lieut Wm. G. Waller, Augusta Arsenal, Georgia. William G. Waller was an ordnance officer at the arsenal. Very Fine Ex- Gallagher. $125.00
SC873

CSA #11c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue with minor sealed edge fault at top center) tied by the smaller 29mm single rim Charleston SC CDS 2 JUN. This particular Charleston postmark is a pre war mark and is seen used in the Confederate period only very rarely. The standard single rim Charleston postmark used in the Confederate period is 32mm. Adversity Cover made from a blue printed but unused shipping form showing a small steamboat design. Addressed to Miss Lizzie Shuler Care of Mr. Owen Shuler, Vance’s Ferry So. Ca. Very Fine adversity cover with the scarce Charleston smaller single rim postmark. $500.00
SC874

CSA #12 AD (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Laurens CH SC CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Doct M. E. Carrer(e), Charleston So Ca. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused State of South Carolina Tax Court Document displayed folded over from the top. Maynard Edward Carrere (1813-1879), a native of Charleston, obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1837. During the war, he served as a volunteer surgeon at the Confederate Hospital in Charleston. Very Fine Adversity Cover. $300.00
SC887

Turned Cover -- First Use (inside) Handcarried outside the Postal System undated to Dr. M. E. Carrere, Charleston SC. Receiving docketing at the top “From My Mother.” Maynard Edward Carrere (1813-1879), a Charleston native and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, was a prominent physician and surgeon in Charleston. During the war, he was a volunteer surgeon at the Charleston Hospital. Second Use (outside) CSA #12 (KB) (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS (the date is weak but appears to be in MAR 1865) addressed to Mr. Solomon Legare, a relative of Dr. Carrere’s first wife Mary WilkinsonLegare (d1855). Very clean cover and complete. $200.00
SC889

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 26 (margin touches at bottom) tied by the RED small double circle Camden SC CDS 28 MAY (1862). Full Military Address to Mr. Paul Romare, 6th Regt South Carolina Volunteers (6th SC Inf), Gen Anderson’s Brigade, Richmond, Virginia. A short biography of the addessee is included with the cover. PF Certificate 2012 but the certificate does not address the stone or the plating. Very Fine Cover. $450.00
SC892

CSA #11 (AD) (margin just a little irregular at the right but covered by the postmark) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 17 DEC. Adversity Cover made from a printed legal document from 1854. Addressed to Mr. A. M. Mason, Pinkneysville PO Gwinett County, Georgia. Alexander M. Mason (1839-1880) of Gwinnett County, Georgia enlisted in Co K 36th Ga Inf (a Western Theater unit) 5/13/1862. He is listed as hospitalized at Atlanta 9/1/1863 (reason not given but presumably for disease as there is no record of his ever being wounded and no further record). Very Fine Adversity Cover. $300.00
SC893

CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sideways (margin close on left and minor faults) tied by a partial strike of the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 3 APR (1863). Adversity Cover made from a very coarse brown paper which appears to be an unused printed and lined account ledger sheet. Addressed to Mrs. W. D. Russell, Augusta, Georgia. The addressee’s husband was Whiteford Doughty Russell and is most likely the sender of the cover. Whiteford D. Russell of Richmond County, Georgia (1839-1864) entered service as a Lieut in Co I 1st Ga Inf 3/18/1861 for one year and then mustered out 3/18/1862 and transferred to the 21st Ga Cav Battalion as Capt of Co A 5/8/1862. On 2/13/1864 he transferred again to Co A 7th Ga Cav where he was promoted Major. He was mortally wounded in action at Trevilian’s Depot (Va) 6/11/1864 and died of his wounds three days later. Cover must date from April 1863 when Capt Russell was in Charleston with his then unit the 21st Ga Cav Battalion. Clean cover. $200.00
SC903

CSA #4 Vert Pair Stone 2 Positions 18, 28 (margin just in at top right) tied by the Greenville CH SC CDS with a JUL 1862 date. Addressed to Miss Rosa M. Pringle, Society Hill Darlington District, So. Ca. Sealed backflap opening tears, but otherwise a very clean cover. $350.00
SC911

Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) CSA #12d (AD) (margin a little irregular at the bottom Dark Blue) tied by a partial strike of a Grid Cancel which by use is an Army of Tennessee field cancel from 1864. Addressed to Miss Edna M. Davis, Greenville CH, SC. 2nd Use (outside): CSA #7 Horz Pair (left stamp with filled in frame at left 7-R-v2 and margin just slightly irregular at the right) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 26 JUL (1864). Full Military Address to Lieut James J. David, Co D 16th Regt SCV (16th SC Inf), Gist’s Brigade, Walker’s Division, Army of Tennessee. Lieut David is listed as killed at Peachtree, Ga 7/22/1864 during the Atlanta Campaign four days before the cover was sent. Both stamps demonstrate well with the upper left corner folded down. Cover shows a little toning and foxing as well as edge wear with a fold reinforced from the inside with archival tape. Still a very presentable cover which can easily be exhibited. Turned covers with Army of Tennessee field usage are not commonly seen.Ex-Kohn.
$500.00
SC916

CSA #12c (AD) (4-Margin with a small upper sheet margin Greenish-Blue) tied by an excellent full strike of the VIOLET Pendleton SC CDS 26 FEB. Small but complete cover addressed to miss Margaret Martin, Camden, So. Ca. File fold at the far left not affecting anything otherwise Very Fine. $350.00
SC919

CSA #16x1 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional (margin just touches major border at top and with a right sheet margin, full outer frames top and bottom with double outer frame at bottom and part of adjacent stamp visible at bottom, almost full outer frame at left) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 7 OCT 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. W. R. Johnson, Petersburg, Va CSA. Cover with a minor reduction at the top and an unobtrusive very well done corner repair at the upper left. From the Col Green Collection and Ex-Calhoun. Signed“Dietz” on the reverse.Very Fine overall appearance. $2,000.00
SC920

CSA #16x1 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional (4-Margin with full outer frames top, right, bottom and a pre-affixing vertical crease) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 14 OCT 1861. Small but complete cover addressed to Mrs. J. G. North, Sandover SC. Very clean cover. $850.00
SC921

CSA #16x1 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional (margin touches main border at left, full outer frames right and bottom with a double frame right and a pre-affixing corner crease at the lower right) tied by the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 25 SEP 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. J. E. Hagood, Pickens CH SC. James E. Hagood was the clerk of the circuit court at Pickens CH and his business correspondence is extensive. Very clean cover with a Very Fine overall appearance. $1,000.00
SC922

CSA #16x1 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional (4-Margin, full outer double frame at top and part frames on the other three sides) tied by the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 6 NOV 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. T. A. Norton, Cross Hill, Laurens District, So. Car. The cover has been professionally restored to a Very Fine appearance. The restoration does not involve the stamp, the postmark, or the address. Ex-Colson, Ex-Calhoun. $850.00
SC927

USA #26 with a Grid cancel and the large single rim Charleston SC “15” CDS 14 MAR 1861 USA Used in CSA South Carolina. The Charleston postmark with the internal “15” is a pre-war mark used 1857-1860. At the present time, there are only two recorded examples of this Charleston postmark used in the Confederate period. The second is dated 25 MAR 1861 on a Trans-Atlantic cover to France offered as SC928. Addressed to W. Edw Dick Esq, Sumter So. Ca. Period docketing at left concerns the original contents “receipt for interest due on bond...” Clean cover with backflap opening tears and a small sealed edge tear top center at the top of the CDS. Ex-Calhoun. $550.00
SC932

Handstamp PAID 5 with the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 16 JUL 1861 Type E addressed to Rev J. A. Kennedy, Micanopy, Florida. Advertising Cover with an embossed oval colorless corner card at upper left “Hanckel & Norvell, Factors & Commission Merchants, Charleston SC.” The envelope is high quality stationery with a fancy embossed shield in the middle of the backflap. Small piece missing from the backflap, trivial tiny edge tear top center, and a little overall very light foxing. Very Fine advertising cover to an uncommon destination. $500.00
SC933

Handstamp PAID 5 with the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 7 DEC 1861 Type E. Blue paper adversity cover made from lightly lined graph paper. Addressed to (cannot accurately read the first name) Care Major E. P. Smith at Smiths Run, Glenn Springs PO, Spartanburg Dist., So. Ca. The “Major” title was not associated with the Confederate Army. Minor sealed backflap opening tears and an unobtrusive upper left corner repair, otherwise a Very Fine appearance. $200.00
SC934

USA Star Die Grid cancel with the matching Georgetown SC CDS 4 APR 1861 (full yeardate in the CDS) USA Used in CSA South Carolina. Addressed to Mr. Henry Davis, Lynches Creek, So. Ca. Period notation at the top “Saupe No 4 2 Stamps” of unknown significance. Backflap opening tears, otherwise Very Fine appearance. $225.00
SC937

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y Horz Pair (adequate margins and a small clip to the upper right corner) tied by the Blue Columbia SC CDS 13 MAR (1863 by period docketing on the reverse). Military Address to Major General M. Lovell, Confederate House, Jackson, Miss. Gen Mansfield Lovell (1822-1886) was in command at New Orleans when the city fell to the Union in April 1862 and was blamed for the loss of the city. He commanded an Infantry Division at Corinth and Coffeeville later in 1862 but after Coffeeville was relieved of command and never given any further assignments during the war. A short biography of the general is included. The Stone Y stamp itself is extremely scarce as a multiple. Scott does not catalog a pair on cover. The new CSA Catalog lists a pair on cover at $2,500.00. The cover is very clean with only a little minor edge foxing and part of backflap missing. Still an overall Very Fine appearing cover with a very scarce pair of stamps. $2,000.00
SC942

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (4-Margin but close at the top and with a bottom sheet margin) tied by a partial strike of the RED Camden SC small double circle CDS 5 APR (1862). Small but complete cover addressed to Mrs. S. B. Manning, Manchester Depot, Sumter Dist, So. Ca. The addressee, Sally Bland Manning, was the wife of former South Carolina Governor John Lawrence Manning (1816-1889) who held office 1852-1854 and was the owner of the Milford plantation. The sender of this cover is not identified. Very Fine. Ex-Kohn, Ex-Finney. $300.00
SC943

CSA #16xu1 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional Entire 26 AUG 1861. Addressed to Capt Allen J. Green, Columbia, So. Ca. Light period wax stain in the adress. Still a very Fine cover. $1,800.00
SC945

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin close on the right) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 17 MAY. Wallpaper Cover with a gray and white geometric design displayed with the top backflap folded down. Addressed to Miss Lizzie A. Shuler, Vances Ferry PO, So. Ca. Care of Mr. Own Shuler. Very Fine. Ex-Bogg, Ex-Brian Green. $450.00
SC947

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 14 FEB. Legal size Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused voting form. Unusal to see an oversized adversity cover. Addressed to W. Godfrey Esq, Presdt Merchants Bk (President Merchants Bank), Cheraw SC. Edge wear and a sealed backflap tear (archival tape). $150.00
SC948

Handstamp PAID 10 (Type D) with the Sumter SC CDS 3 SEP. Addressed to Miss Leila Barnwell, Grahamville, So. Ca. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused Summons Form for the Cadet Riflemen (Charleston) displayed flapped up from the lower left corner. This mark has also been listed as a provisional as CSA #80xu2 but is only considered as a provisional when found under a postally used general issue stamp or when used from another town. No unused examples have as yet been recorded. It is not possible to distinguish provisional vs handstamp paid use otherwise. Cover is offered as a PAID 10 stampless and not as a provisional. Very Fine. $350.00
SC949

Handstamp PAID (no rate and no CDS) from the Middleton Correspondence locally addressed to Charleston. Charleston Drop Letter. Since drop letters did not leave the local post office, the postmark was often not used. Very little minor staining, still Very Fine. $200.00
SC950

CSA #16x1 Charleston 5c Blue Provisional (margin a little irregular at the left) tied by the Charleston SC CDS 18 OCT 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to John Snead Esq, Lynchburg, Va. “DUE 5” handstamp applied for underpayment. The “DUE 5” mark is a Lynchburg, Va mark (Type H) applied on arrival. Most likely the cover was overweight as Lynchburg is less than 500 road miles from Charleston. Cover with some edge faults and a corner fault at the lower left and staining more apparent on the back. The cover is still very presentable and shows a scarce underpaid use of the Charleston provisional stamp. $850.00
SC951

CSA #16xu3 Charleston 5c Blue Provisional Orange Press Printed Envelope with a full strike of the Charleston SC CDS 5 SEP 1861. Addressed to J. A. Kirkpatrick, Greenville SC. Light staining at the lower left. Minor reduction at the left not affecting anything, Still a very presentable cover. $900.00
SC952

CSA #16xu4 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provissional Buff Press Printed Envelope with the Charleston SC CDS 16 AUG 1861, Addressed to Doctr J. A. Barksdale, Laurens, So. Ca. The cover has been professionally restored (top and left edges and two backflaps replaced) to an extremely fineappearance. Ex-Kohn. $1,600.00
SC953

CSA #8a Pale Rose from the 1st Printing (stamp with a pre-affixing clip to the upper right corner) tied by a partial strike of the Charleston SC CDS 11 MAR (most likely 1864). Blue paper cover locally addressed to W. B. Smith Esq, Presdt Union Bank, Charleston. “Charleston” lined through and cover forwarded to Anderson SC. Cover initially posted as a Charleston Drop Letter. The forwarding should have required an additional 10c postage. However, there is no indication that the additional postage was either assessed or collected. Very interesting and unusual postal use. Note on the reverse signed “Dietz” stating “stamp and postmark genuine.” Small corner repair at lower right, and small edge repair at top right not affecting stamp or postmark. Part of backflap missing. Very clean cover ready to exhibit. $750.00
SC956

CSA #12 (AD) (margin close at the top) Pen-Cancelled with matching manuscript “Allendale S.C. May 7.” Obscure use from Barnwell District. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Rev G. W. Hicks, Richmond, Va. Backflap opening tears, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Kohn. $150.00
SC957

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the RED Chester CH SC CDS 14 AUG. Blue paper Adversity Cover made from a printed unused court document. Addressed to R. G. Lewis Esqr, Raleigh, North Carolina. Top backflap cut and folded for display, and the top fold reinforced by archival tape. Very Fine appearance. $250.00
SC962

CSA #16x1 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional (4-Margin with full outer frames visible on all 4 sides except at the bottom right corner Type L) tied by the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 5 NOV 1861. Military. Address to Revd H. A. Tupper, Chaplain 9th Geo Vols Care Charles T. Wortham, Richmond, Va. Address lined through and forwarded to Manassas, Junction, Va without the assessment of an additional forwarding fee because of the military address. On forwarding, the Richmond, Va CDS (date not apparent) was added which also cancels the stamp and is superimposed over the Charleston CDS. Henry Allen Tupper (1828-1902) enlisted as a Chaplain (Baptist) 6/15/1861 and resigned 1/15/1862. The cover is yellow lined stationery and very clean. Part of top backflap missing and a sealed edge tear at the upper left not affecting anything. Scarce free military forwarded use of the Charleston provisional stamp ready to exhibit. Listed in the Calhoun census of Charleston provisional covers.    $1,800.00
SC964

CSA #7 Horz Pair affixed sideways (margins close) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 1 DEC. Addressed to Thomas P. Smith Esq, Greenville SC. Adversity Cover made from a map page referencing the Savannah, Ga area displayed flapped over from the right and flapped over from the left upper corner. Folds reinforced with archival tape. Cover with a Very Fine appearance. Ex-Kohn with a VanDyk MacBride note on the backflap. $700.00
SC966

CSA #16xu4 Press Printed 5c Blue Charleston Provisional Postal Stationery on buff paper with the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 20 AUG 1861 (4 days after the earliest recorded use). Addressed to Doct J. A. Barksdale, Laurens SC. Small part of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine. $2,000.00
SC967

CSA #18xu8 Columbia PAID 5 Provisional all in BLUE with a clear strike of the blue oval control mark on the reverse and the Columbia SC CDS dated 24 JUL (1861). Addressed to Dr. Jno S. Palmer, Echaw PO, So. Ca. Advertising Cover with a colorless embossed oval corner card at the upper left for a Columbia cotton dealer. Cover has been professionally restored with the restoration involving the top backflap and the top edge but not invovling the postal markings or the advertising. The restoration gives the cover an extremely fine appearance. $700.00
SC968

Handstamp PAID (no rate) with the Anderson CH SC CDS 23 AUG. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. Nancy Hardin, Monticello, Ga. Minor backflap opening tear and a little corner wear, otherwise a very clean cover.  $100.00
SC969

Handstamp PAID 10 with the small single rim Manning SC CDS 4 NOV. Addressed to Miss E. C. Killian, Killians Mills NC. The entire Eliza C. Killian correspondence was donated by the family to the Manuscripts Department of the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is on file at the library. Eliza C. Killian received numerous letters during the war from her brother, John Killian 23rd NC Inf, and others in the Confederate Army. A little light foxing and a small reduction at the left but otherwise a very clean appearance.    $150.00
SC971

CSA #28xu1 Georgetown SC PAID 5 Provisional 21 DEC 1861 with a light strike of the Georgetown control mark on the reverse. Cover from the well-known Middleton Correspondence addressed to Miss Maria L. Middleton, Summerville, South Carolina. Cover is complete with minor light foxing. $1,600.00
SC972

CSA #28xu1 Georgetown SC PAID 5 Provisional 11 DEC 1861 with the Georgetown control mark on the reverse. Cover from the well-known Middleton Correspondence addressed to Miss Maria L. Middleton, Summerville, South Carolina. A clean appearing cover with a little very light foxing, a small repair to the upper left corner, and part of backflap missing not affecting the control mark. $1,250.00
SC973

Charleston SC Handstamp PAID 10 Type G 9 JUN. Green paper Adversity Cover made from the cover page of an 1856 College of Charleston catalogue. Cover from the well-known Middleton Correspondence addressed to Miss Maria L. Middleton, Darlington, So Carolina. Very Fine. $300.00
SC976

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with a broken frame at the top) tied by the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 6 MAY 1864. Advertising Cover with the stamp is affixed over a dark blue oval cameo advertising corner card (upper left) for “Williams, Birnie & Co. General Commission Merchants, Hayne, Anson and Church Sts Charleston SC.” Addressed to William T. Birnie Esq., Greenville SC. The fact that the stamp is affixed over the advertising may indicate that the company was no longer in business. Very Fine Advertising Cover. $550.00
SC979

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin with a little minor edge gum toning) tied by a partial strike of the Greenville CH SC CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Mrs. R. B. Watson, Ridge PO SC with routing via Columbia. A little edge and corner wear with a sealed edge tear at the upper left and a sealed backflap opening tear. Very clean appearance and a nice Stone Y stamp. $250.00
SC980

CSA #6 Horz Pair (4-Margin but close at left and top) tied by a full strike of the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 10 AUG 1862. Addressed to Frederick A. Ford Esq, Aiken, So. Ca. Very Fine. $100.00
SC981

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (4-Margin but close at the top) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 21 JAN 1862. Addressed to Messers J. H. & S. P. Gant Attys, Cleveland, Tenn. Very Fine.    $250.00
SC982

USA #26 Grid Cancel with the matching large single rim Charleston SC CDS 7 APR 1861 (full yeardate in the CDS) USA Used in CSA South Carolina. Addressed to Thos Webb Esqr, Cashier, Hillsboro NC. Advertising Cover with handstamped oval shield for the Bank of Charleston in the center of the top backflap. Reduced at left not affecting anything. $250.00
SC985

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin touch at top and left) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 24 FEB. Orange paper cover with Military Address to Lt Col J. S. Murray, Comdg 18th Regt SCM (South Carolina Militia), St George SC. Clean cover with sealed backflap tear. $100.00
SC989

CSA #4 Two Singles (left stamp is Stone 2 Position 29 with margin touching at the bottom) (right stamp is Stone 2 Position 13 with four margins) tied together and to the cover by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 21 APR (1862) (double weight rate). Addressed to Mrs. Julia Coles, Charlottesville, Virginia.Very attractive cover. $400.00
SC992

CSA #18xu1 Columbia SC PAID 5 Provisional all in BLUE 28 NOV 1861. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Revd James P. Boyce Greenville SC. James Petigru Boyce (1827-1888) was a prominent Southern Baptist pastor and a founder of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Greenville SC which opened in 1859. Missing backflap with just a little light soiling and very decent strikes of the postal markings. Ex-Hart. $600.00
SC994

USA Star Die with a full bold strike of the Due West Corner SC CDS 8 APR (1861) USA Used in the CSA period for South Carolina. Addressed to Rev R. Y. Russel, Blairsville, York District SC. Backflap opening tear and minor opening edge wear at the left. Still a very clean appearing cover and not a commonly seen postmark. $300.00
SC995

CSA #123xu1 Barnwell Court House SC PAID 5 Provisional (undated). Addressed to Rev Iverson L. Brookes, Hamburg, So. Ca. This cover is one of two recorded on Page 389 of the Crown Survey. Since, the survey was published , perhaps 3 or 4 more have been documented. All of the known Barnwell Court House provisional covers are addressed and have only the provisional marks and no postmark. Cover has some edge wear and edge staining but is still very presentable and scarce. CSA Certificate 1990. $2,000.00
SC996

CSA 18xu1 Columbia SC PAID 5 Provisional all in BLUE 6 NOV (1861). Lavender colored small commercially made Ladies Cover addressed to Mrs. T. P. Mikell, Col F. J. Moses, Sumter SC. The addressee was Rebecca R. Mikell, wife of Thomas P. Mikell (a local planter who served as a 2nd Lt in Co K 1st SC Inf). She apparently was staying with her father, F. J. Moses, while her husband was away serving with the army. F. J. Moses was a prominent attorney, and the title "Col" was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. Clean cover slightly reduced at the top not affecting anything. Backflap opening tears. Ex-Deats, Ex-Kohn. $550.00
SC997

CSA #34xu2 Greenville SC PAID 10 Provisional 22 AUG (1861). Addressed to Mr. John M. Jones, Sandy Plains, Polk County NC. Undated double circle Control Mark Type C on the reverse. Minor sealed backflap tear otherwise Very Fine. Only one cover is listed in the Crown Survey, and this is not the listed cover. Some additional covers have been identified since then, but there are perhaps no more than five or six currently known.  CSA Certificate 1992. $1,500.00
SC998

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled with the matching manuscript "Pineville (SC) 22 Sept" at top center. Addressed to Mrs R. Y. Dwight Care of Dr. Henry Ravenel, Monck's Corner SC. Endorsed at the top "R. Y. D. Asst Surg PACS (Provisional Army of the Confederate States)." Period manuscript at lower left "Pinopolis." Richard Yeadon Dwight (1837-1919) initially served in the ranks as a Private and then a Lieutenant in Holcombe's Legion and the 1st SC Inf before being appointed Asst Surgeon in Confederate Service in 1862. Dr. Dwight was an 1856 graduate of the South Carolina Military Academy in Charleston and saw extensive service throughout the war in various positions. The meaning of "Pinopolis" at the lower left is a mystery. At the time of the war, Pinopolis was a small community near Charleston and Monck's Corner. This could be a routing notation, but Pinoplis is not listed as having a Confederate post office and would not have been on a postal route. Others have speculated that "Pinopolis" could refer to a canal boat that plied the rivers and canals in that area. There is a note on the back of the cover by Jack Molesworth which suggests that possibility. However, there is no evidence that such a boat ever existed. Certainly bears further study. Slightly reduced at the top with minor edge repair, and a small corner repair at the lower left. $300.00
SC999

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin with an opaline sheen) tied by the small double circle Cheraw SC CDS 1 JUN. Military Address to Cap Louis G. Young, Care of Cap M. McGehee, Milton, No. Ca. The envelope is high quailty blue paper stationery with a "PIRIES SATIN" easily seen watermark. Captain Louis Gourdin Young (1833-1922) served as a staff officer under General Pettigrew beginning in March 1862 and subsequently under Generals Pender, Ewell, Kirkland, and MacRea. He was wounded in action multiple times - Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Gettysburg (3 times), Wilderness (twice), and Hatcher's Run. After the war he was a cotton exporter in Savannah, Ga. Could find nothing on a Captain M. McGehee, so assume this was a title not associated with the Confederate Army. Cover most likely from June 1864 after Captain Young's Wilderness wound, and he was possibly staying with a relative or friend during recovery. Minor backflap opening tears, otherwise a Very Fine cover. $200.00
SC1000

CSA #12 (AD) (margin irregular on the right with an edge nick and edge staining) tied by the Grahamville SC CDS (date not apparent). Addressed with railroad routing to Mrs. Ann Simons, Monks' Corner PO via N E R Road (Northeastern Railroad), So. Ca. Wallpaper Adversity Cover with a fancy leaf pattern in shades of brown and cream displayed flapped down from the top. Minor corner repair at bottom right, otherwise a very clean and attractive wallpaper cover. $750.00
SC1002

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Kingstree SC CDS 7 SEP. Adversity Cover made from a Mathematical Table displayed flapped down from the top. Addressed to Asst Surg(eon) W. W. fraser, So Ca Hospital, Petersburg, Va. Biographical data on Dr. William Washington Frazer 1835-1910 who served the Confederacy as an Assistant Surgeon. Very Fine Cover Ex-Kohn. $350.00
SC1003

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 26 APR. Adversity Cover made from a printed and used City of Charleston Shipping Document dated 3 AUG 1857 for the Steam Ship Southerner displayed flapped up from the bottom.  Addressed to Mrs. M. P Padgett Care of Col Sam Watson, Lotts PO, Edgefield Dist, So. Ca.Very Fine. $325.00
SC1006

CSA #4 (two singles affixed to appear as a vertical pair) Stone 2 (not plated) (margins tight to just in) tied together and to the cover by two strikes of the RED Camden SC CDS (date not apparent). Military Address to Mr. Geo W. Barnes, Care Capt James Doby, Kirkwood Cavalry SCV, Richmond, Virginia. The unit referenced in the address is Co E (Kirkwood Rangers) of Holcombe's SC Cavalry Battalion which was in Richmond in the Spring and Summer of 1863. Minor period ink stain at right, otherwise a very clean cover. Ex-Kohn. $300.00
SC1007

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin but close on the left) tied by the Adams Run SC CDS 23 MAY. Addressed to Miss J. B. McDowell Care W. K. Steadman Esq, Sumter, So. Ca. Backflap missing and a light vertical file fold, otherwise a very clean appearance. $90.00
SC1008

Turned Cover -- 2nd Use (inside) CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) pen-cancel with matching manuscript "Fort Motte SC July 31" to Mr. C. R. Carroll, Midway SC. 1st Use (outside) Handstamp PAID 10 Type M with the Columbia SC CDS 2 JUL all in BLUE to Mr. John Buckley, St. Mathews SC. Cover flapped down from the upper left corner to display the stamp from the second use. The cover was refolded for display so that the first use (stampless) is on the outside. Minor unobtrusive repair to the backflap. Very Fine overall appearance. $200.00
SC1010

CSA #11 (AD) Horz Pair (4-Margin) paying the double rate tied by the Sumter SC CDS (date not fully apparent). Railroad Address to Mrs. Rufus H. Owen, Wolf Trap PO, Richmond & DR Road (Richmond and Danville Railroad), Halifax County, Virginia. Routing instruction at lower lower left "via Richmond, Va." Rufus H. Owen (1831-1892) had service as Captain of Co G 6th Va Cav. At the time of this cover in 1864, Capt Owen was the Confederate Army Quartermaster in Sumter SC. Minor period acid ink erosions in the address which do not detract from the overall very clean appearance. Ex-Bush. $225.00
SC1012

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin close at bottom left) with the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 4 JAN. Advertising Cover with oval embossed cameo shield in dark blue at the upper left "Hand, Williams & Graves, Wholesale Grocers Augusta, Geo." The stamps were originally affixed over the embossing but have been moved to the right to display the advertising. Addressed to Shelby NC. Very Fine. CSA Certificate 2013. The stamps show a coarse printing, and the right stamp has a transient random printing flaw on the chin of the portrait not mentioned on the certificate. $675.00
SC1013

CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sideways (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 27 FEB. Addressed to Mrs. Henry T. Hardee, Glasgow, Thomas Co., Geo. Adversity Cover made from an unused printed bank check from the Bank of the State of Georgia in Savannah. The cover is from Pvt Henry T. Hardee of Co E 21st Georgia Cavalry Battalion to his wife. Minor sealed backflap opening tears with one small sealed edge tear at the top right. Otherwise Very Fine. $550.00
SC1014

Handstamp PAID (no rate) Type A with the Adams Run SC CDS Oct 1st. From the well-known Grimball Correspondence addressed to Mrs. J. Berkley Grimball, Spartanburgh, South Carolina. Wallpaper Cover made from a white and gray geometric leaf pattern which displays well flapped up from the bottom right. There are other covers in the Grimball Correspondence made from the same wallpaper. John Berkley Grimball (1800-1892) was a prominent South Carolina planter and plantation owner with sons in Confederate service. The family correspondence is extensive and is known also for blockade covers. The correspondence is archived at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Very clean cover with a small corner repair at the bottom left. Ex-Telep, Ex- Oswald. $500.00
SC1015

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but close on the right) tied by two strikes of the Admas Run SC CDS with a DEC date. Cover from the well-known Middleton Correpspondence addressed to Mr. William Middleton Care of Middleton & Co., Charleston, S. Carolina. The cover is endorsed with rank "Henry A. Wise Brig Genl" and marked "Private." The address is entirely in the General's hand. The original short one page letter remains with the cover also entirely in the General's hand and datelined "Adams Run SC Dec 25th 1863" (Christmas Day). Interestingly, the letter is written in the third person thanking Mr. Middleton for a present of a leg of mutton. Writing letters in the third person was often done at this time by people of prominence. Henry A. Wise (1806-1876) was the immediate pre-war governor of Virginia and served ably as a CSA Brig-Gen during the war. At the time of this letter, Gen Wise was serving under Gen Beauregard in the Charleston area. Very Fine cover and letter. $450.00
SC1017

CSA #5 Position 4 (catalog listed "ZEN" variety CC 5-v1) (4-Margin but a l;ittle close at the lower left and a decent color) tied by a somewhat weak but recognizable strike of the RED Camden SC CDS with a SEP (1862) date. Addressed to Capt Louis D. DeSaussure, Charleston SC. Capt Louis Daniel DeSaussure (1824-1888) of the prominent Charleston DeSaussure family was a staff officer during the war. At the time of this cover, he was the Inspector of Outposts in South Carolina. He later served on the staffs of various CSA generals including Walker, Elliottt, and Hagood. Very small but very clean commercially made pink lady's cover. Backflap opening tears but otherwise Very Fine. $750.00
SC1018

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margins irregular and affixed upside down) tied by an indistinct SC small double circle CDS (date not apparent). Advertising Cover with the stamps affixed over a blue and white oval corner car for "Williams, Birnie & Co., Grocers and Commission Merchants, Charleston SC." Addressed to Col. A. P. Calhoun, Pendleton SC. The addressee was the son of John C. Calhoun, and the title of “Col” was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. Few small erosion holes at the left which do not detract from the appearance, small reduction at the bottom, and part of bottom back flap missing. Very clean appearing cover. $300.00
SC1019

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 25 (4-Margin) tied by the small single rim Unionville SC CDS with a FEB 1862 date. Blue paper cover addressed to Mrs. H. J. Dean, Spartanburg SC "Key Box 26." Sealed edge tear top center and back flap opening tears. Very clean appearing cover and a beautiful stamp. $175.00
SC1020

CSA #12 (AD) Opaline Sheen (4-Margin) pen-cancel with the RED Glenn Springs SC small single rim CDS 14 OCT (1863). Addressed to Miss Carrie Gist Care of Ex-Gov Gist, Unionville, So. Ca. William Henry Gist was the pre-war governor of South Carolina 1858-1860 and a leader of the secessionist movement. Very Fine cover with a very nice stamp and not a commonly seen red postmark. Ex-Frazier, Ex-Kohn, Ex-Powell. $225.00
SC1021

CSA #7 Horz Pair on London De La Rue Paper (4-Margin) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 14 APR. From the Mordecai Correspondence addressed to Miss Minnie Mordecai, Hon M. C. Mordecai, Columbia SC. Moses Cohen Mordecai (1804-1888) was the most prominent Jewish citizen, merchant, and politician in Charleston at this time and owned the Mordecai Steamship Line. Extremely Fine cover. Ex-Judd with his notation on the back. $200.00
SC1022

CSA #1 Stone A/B Olive Green (margin just in at top center) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS (date not apparent). The stamp is missing the left lower corner secondary to a circular random printing flaw commonly referred to as a Short Transfer. This is merely a generic term which means part of the stamp design failed to print. In this case, the cause was most likely secondary to something on the printing stone at the time of printing such as a piece of dirt or a piece of lint. These random (transient) printing flaws are listed as a variety in the new CSA catalog under Stone 1 as CC 1-1-v1. However, this stamp does not plate to Stone 1 or Stone 2, so by appearance, color, and the process of elimination the stamp must be Stone A/B. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. Joseph Abney, Edgefield CH SC. The addressee with the wife of Joseph Abney (1819-1870) who was first Captain of Co A 22nd SC Inf and then Colonel of the regiment until he was dropped in May 1862. Later he was Major of the 1st Batt SC Sharpshooters and then Major of the 27th SC Inf. He was severely wounded at Drewery's Bluff in May 1864 and died as a direct result of his wounds in 1870. Clean cover with sealed back flap opening tears and a handstamp on the back "Collection of D. W. Kaufman." $250.00
SC1023

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Spartanburg SC CDS 7 SEP 1864. Military Address to Lieut J. S. R. Thomson, York CH SC. Lieut Thomson was an enrolling officer. Very Fine. $125.00
SC1024

CSA #5 (4-Margin but close at the upper right corner, good color, slight gum toning) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 23 JUL (1863). Addressed to Mrs. N. L. Lindsay, Scuffletown, Laurens Dist SC. Clean cover. Minor reduction on the left not affecting anything, and a small left lower corner repair. $250.00
SC1025

CSA #16x1 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional (full inner frame margin and part outer frame margins) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 1 JAN (186(2) (New Years Day Cover), Light blue very small but complete ladys cover addressed to Mrs. J. J. Storton, Cross Hill, Laurens Dist, So. Car. Cover with minor edge wear. $750.00
SC1026

CSA #16xu1 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional Entire with the indicium pen-cancelled and the small double circle Charleston SC CDS to the left 10 NOV 1861. "SC" in the postmark is in manuscript but appears to be contemporary because the bottom of the postmark was not well struck and the ink appears to match the pen-cancel. Addressed to J. S. Simms Esqr, Grindals Shoals, Union Dist., So. Ca. Docketing at top left concerning original contents. This is a cover FRONT only which has been rebacked some time in the past with a repair to the upper right corner. Light overall soiling. Ex-Powell. $250.00
SC1027

CSA #12 (AD) Dark Blue (4-Margin affixed sideways) tied by the small double circle BLUE-GREEN Chester CH SC CDS 3 NOV 1864. Date confirmed by period receiving docketing on the reverse. Small ladys type cover addressed to Mrs. J. A. Woodruff, Abbeville CH SC. Part of top backflap missing. Very clean cover. $150.00
SC1028

CSA #4 Stone 3 Position 28 (4-Margin but close in spots) with a Grid cancel and the matching Winnsborough SC CDS 17 APR (1862). Light brown coarse paper cover addressed to Mrs. Daniel Crawford, Columbia SC. Few back flap opening tears, otherwise Very Fine. $400.00
SC1029

CSA #4 Stone 3 Position 1 "Leaking N" variety (CC 4-3-v3) (margin a little irregular at the right but with an upper sheet margin) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 3 JUN (1862). Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. M. G. Reid, Mayesville SC. Back flap opening tears, otherwise a Very Fine appearance, $400.00
SC1030

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Robertville SC CDS 4 FEB. Addressed to Mr. John W. Heidt, Box 420, Savannah, Georgia. The addressee was a native of Savannah and a Sergeant in the Chatham Light Artillery, a local independent artillery unit raised in Savannah and assigned at this time to the Savannah defenses. The cover is from his girlfriend, Leila Villard, in Robertville SC whom he would marry in 1864. The Heidt-Villard Correspondence is extensive and well-known as much of the correspondence is archived at the Georgia Historical Society. Very Fine commericially made lady's type cover with embossed flowers on the backflap. $150.00
SC1031

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) (4-Margin and a dry printing) with a partial Grid Cancel and the Aiken SC CDS to the left 21 MAR (1862). Military Address to Dr. Richard F. Sams, Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, Hardeville SC. The original 4-Page letter is with the cover from "Carrie." The letter is mainly chit-chat but does talk about volunteering and possible promotions and furloughs. A typed transcript of the letter is included. Richard Fuller Sams (1838-1878) enlisted as a private  in Co C SC Beaufort Light Artillery and never made the grandiose promotions mentioned in the letter. He also had prior service in the 11th SC Inf. Unsure of the title of "Dr." as he never served as a Surgeon but was detailed in 1863 as a Hospital Steward. $175.00
SC1033

CSA #7 (two singles with dramatically different color shades) tied together and to the cover by the Spartanburg SC double circle CDS 19 OCT 1862. Light coarse paper cover addressed to Miss H. A. Willowby , Rockmount Edgecomb Co., NC. Very Fine, Ex-Kohn. $250.00
SC1036

USA Star Die with a Grid Cancel and the small double circle Cheraw SC CDS  8 JAN (1861) South Carolina Independent State. Addressed to W. T. B. Haynesworth Esq, Sumter, So. Ca. Unobtrusive edge repair at top center and a missing top back flap. Very clean appearing cover. Ex-John Hill. $100.00
SC1038

USA #26 (small perf faults at lower left) with a Grid Cancel and the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 22 DEC 1860 (year date in the CDS). Very early South Carolina Independent State only two days after secession. Large blue crayon manuscript "Due 3" for an overweight letter. Addressed to Joseph Hazel Esq, Beaufort, So. Ca,  Commercially made cover with an Evans and Cogswell Charleston SC embossed imprint under the back flap. Evans and Cogswell were also security printers who would later print paper money and bonds for the Confederate government. The addressee was a prominent cotton planter in the Beaufort SC area. Cover shows a little edge and corner wear but is still very presentable. $100.00
SC1039

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but a little irregular on the right) tied by the Hodges SC double rim postmark 17 AUG. Wallpaper Cover with a blue, gray, and white pattern. From the Hagood Correspondence addressed to J. E. Hagood Esqr, Pickens CH SC. James E. Hagood was the clerk of the circuit court at Pickens CH, and his business correspondence is extensive. Very clean and very attractive. Ex-Brian Green. $750.00
SC1043

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 12 JUN. Adversity Cover made from the Table of Contents page from a book dealing with legal matters. Addressed to Mrs. Julia Kunhardt Care of Mrs Thomas, Anderson, South Carolina. Displayed flapped up from the lower left corner. Very Fine. $250.00
SC1044

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) (margin just touches on the right) tied by the Hodges SC double rim postmark 31 MAR (1862). Addressed to James Hemphill Esqr, Chester SC. Small reduction on the left not affecting anything. Very clean cover. $250.00
SC1045

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Marion CH SC CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Mrs. William Gordon, Abbeville C.H., South Carolina. Very clean cover. $75.00
SC1046

USA #26 tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 19 MAY 1861 USA Used in CSA South Carolina. Addressed to Mr. J. D. Sullivan,, Williamston SC. Yellow paper Advertising Cover with and embosed oval corner card in brown at the upper left "Geo. W. Williams & Co. Wholesale Grocers. Nos 1 & 3 Hayne St. Charleston, S.C."  Very clean and very attractive adverstising cover with minor small sealed edge tears at bottom center and center left. Ex-Bogg. $550.00
SC1047

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin ) tied by a full strike of the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 7 JUL 1863. Small but complete lady's type cover addressed to Miss R. A. Bartlette, Sumter SC. Very Fine. $75.00
SC1048

Stampless Charleston SC small double circle CDS 8 NOV 1863 with handstamp PAID 10 Type G. Addressed to Paul H. Waring, St Stephens Depot, So. Ca. Adversity Cover made from unused printed bank checks from the 1850's for the State Bank in Charleston. Displayed flapped over from the left. Very Fine. $300.00
SC1049

CSA #18xu1 Columbia SC PAID 5 stampless Provisional 19 SEP (1861)) all in BLUE. The Columbia CDS (partial strike) has "5 cts" as part of the CDS (CC Type O). Addressed to Messers Jno Bomar & Co., Bivingsville, So. Ca.  The addressee was in the cotton textile business. Very clean cover. Ex-Walcott, Ex-Powell. $500.00
SC1050

CSA 16x1 5c Blue Charleston Provisional (Two Singles paying the double weight rate) tied together and to the cover by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 8 DEC (1861). The stamps have faults, and the envelope was opened at the right and reduced through the right side of the right stamp. Blue paper cover addressed to Messers Van Lew, Taylor & Co., Richmond, Virginia. Van Lew, Taylor and Company sold horses and carriages in Richmond. This is also an Advertising Cover with colorless embossed circular advertising on the top back flap "Hastie, Calhoun & Co Importers of Saddlery, Coach Hardware, 39 Hayne St., Charleston. So. Ca." The cover certainly has some condition problems regarding the stamps and the right side, but it is still quite presentable and a very significant provisional use rarity with Confederate Catalog unlisted Charleston advertising. This is one of three recorded covers with two singles of this stamp and is illustrated on Page 106 of Rick Calhoun's book on the Charleston provisionals. There are currently four covers recorded with an actual pair.

Of historical interest is the fact that John Van Lew of Van Lew, Taylor and Company had a daughter named Elizabeth Van Lew who was a well-known Unionist in Richmond and a very effective Union spy who operated out of the Van Lew Mansion on Grace Street throughout the entire war. The Van Lew Mansion was demolished in 1911, the year of her death. As a reward for her spying activites, President Grant appointed her Postmistress of Richmond. Needless to say she was not well thought of in Richmond when her spying activites became known after the war.
$1,000.00
SC1051

 
CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Greenville SC CDS 29 JAN (1864). Addressed to Honl Edward Frost, Charleston, So. Ca. Period receiving docketing at left. Edward Frost (1801-1868) was a very prominent Charleston attorney and judge. Very Fine homemade cover with a nice stamp. $125.00
SC1052

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 27 AUG. Blue paper Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused legal form which has not been cut or folded for display. Addressed to Mrs. F. G. Ruffin, Box 124, Richmond, Virginia. The addressee was the wife of Col Francis Gildart Ruffin (1816-1890), a CSA staff officer in Richmond who served as assistant to the Chief Commissay General. Ruffin was a planter in Albermarle and Chesterfield counties and resigned in February 1865 as he was about to be court martialed for "conflict of interest." Clean cover and a nice representative example of an adversity cover. $150.00
SC1053

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Orangeburg SC CDS 21 APR (1864). Addressed to James P. Boyce, Greenville SC. James Petigru Boyce (1827-1888) was a prominent Southern Baptist pastor and a founder of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Greenville SC which opened in 1859. Period receiving docketing at the the right. Very Fine. $125.00
SC1054

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin close at left and touches at right and with a small lower sheet margin) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 2 JAN. Blue paper Adversity Cover made from a used legal document displayed flapped down from the top right. Addressed to Mrs. M. R. Singleton, Wateree SC. The Singleton family were prominent South Carolina cotton planters. $175.00
SC1055

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) (4-Margin) tied by the pre-war Charleston SC smaller single rim postmark 3 NOV with an inverted day logo (1864 by period docketing). This Charleston postmark was only very occasionally used in the Confederate period. The postmarks more commonly used were the small double circle or the large single rim with yeardate and missing digit. This pre-war mark differs from the other more commonly used CSA single rim device in that it is somewhat smaller than the CSA mark, has a different style of lettering, and has no yeardate within the postmark. Only about 40 covers are recorded where this pre-war Charleston postmark was used from mid-1862 to mid-1864. Addressed to Mrs. R. Y. Dwight Care of Dr. Henry Ravenel, Black Oak PO SC. Routing directtion at lower left “Forward direct to Charleston.”  Endorsed at top “R. Y. D. Asst Surg PACS (Provisional Army of the Confederate States).” "R. Y. D." was Dr. Richard Yeadon Dwight (1837-1919) an 1859 graduate of the Medical College of South Carolina. Dr. Dwight entered service in November 1861 as a private in Holcombe's SC Cavalry Legion. By 1864, he was serving as an Assistant Surgeon. Light coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade. Small edge and corner faults and a minor reduction at the left. Very clean cover with a nice stamp and a scarce postmark. $350.00
SC1056

CSA #6 Horz Pair affixed upside down (margin a little close at the top and a light file fold through the right stamp) tied by the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 24 AUG 1862. Military Address to Surgeon H. D. Fraser PACS (Provisional Army of the Confederate States), Aiken, So. Ca. Manuscript “Official Business” at upper right. Henry DeSaussure Fraser (1828-1895) of Charleston SC, a graduate of the South Carolina Medical College in 1851, entered Confederate service as an Assistant Surgeon in 1861. For much of the war he served as Surgeon in Charge of the Third Army Corps ANV field hospital and was on the staff of Gen A. P. Hill. Surgeon Fraser was captured at Gettysburg and held as a POW until released five months later. After the war, he returned to his practice in Charleston. Very clean cover. $175.00
SC1057

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with a left sheet margin) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 14 MAR. L:ight blue paper cover addressed to Mr. F. R. Rast Care of Dr. R. K. Holman, St Matthews PO, So. Ca. Part of top back flap and one side back flap missing. Very clean appearance and a nice stamp. $75.00
SC1058

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) affixed on the reverse to seal the back flap and tied by the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 3 DEC 1863. Stamp not damaged in opening. Adversity Cover made from lined notebook paper. Addressed to Miss Sarah Castles, Yonguesville, So. Ca. Very Fine. $125.00
SC1059

CSA #4 Horz Pair (possibly Stone 3 but not plated) (margin just in at the top of the left stamp) affixed on the reverse to seal the back flap. Stamps not damaged in opening. Canceled by the small double circle Cheraw SC CDS 18 MAR. Addressed to Mr. William Thompson, Clarks Creek, Mongumay (Montgomery) County NC "in hast." Small but complete cover and very clean. $175.00
SC1060

Group of three stampless covers from the same correspondence with the Yorkville SC postmark and handstamp PAID 5 Type B dated 6 DEC (1861), 17 DEC (1861), and 26 DEC (1861). All three with Military Address to Lieut I. D. Witherspoon, Co A 12th Regmt SCV Care of Col Dunovant, Pocotaligo (SC). The covers are from Lieut Withspoon's wife, but there are no enclosures. Lieut Issac Donnom Witherspoon (1833-1901) entered service 9/1/1861 as the 2nd Lieut of Co A 12th SC Inf. The regiment joined the ANV in May 1862 as part of Gregg's Bridgade, A.P. Hill's Division. Prior to that, the regiment was assigned to the Department of South Carolina. From May 1862 on, the 12th SC Inf took part in all the major actions of the ANV. However, records of SC soldiers are notoriously sketchy. So there is no detailed record of Lieut Witherspoon's activities, but he did survive the war. The 1860 census shows I. D. Witherspoon as a lawyer in York SC. Col Richard Gill Mills Dunovant (1821-1898), mentioned in the address, was a physician and a planter and was also a Colonel in the Mexican War. He commanded the 12th SC Inf from 9/1/1861 until his resignation 4/2/1862. He served in the SC legislature 1864-1865. Very nice little grouping of covers. $300.00
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Covers
SC1061

CSA #12 AD Light Blue (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 22 SEP. Adversity Cover made from an unused printed Charleston SC Bank Check displayed with the top back flap folded down. Cover from the Witherspoon Corrsepndence addressed to Mrs. I. D. Witherspoon, Yorkville, So. Ca.  The addressee was the wife of Lieut Isaac Donnom Witherspoon (1833-1901) of Co A 12th SC Inf. The 12th SC Inf was an ANV unit and in Virginia at this time, so the cover is most likely not from her husband but perhaps from another relative. Cover with a little edge wear, but otherwise very clean and an attractive adversity cover. $250.00
SC1062

CSA #12 (KB) Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 14 NOV 186(4). Addressed to R. B. Rhett Esqr Junr, Charleston, So. Ca. The addressee, Robert Barnwell Rhett Jr (1828-1905), was the editor of the Charleston Mercury newspaper and the son of Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800-1876) who was a very prominent South Carolina politician and a "fire-eater" secessionist. The Rhett family owned a plantation in the Beaufort area. The cover, a folded lettersheet from which the page with the letter has been removed, is by definition an Overpaid Drop Letter (postmark and address from the same city). Most unusual to see a pair of 10c stamps overpaying a drop letter, but it is possible. It could also be a "way" use originating from somewhere outside the city between post offices and double weight accounting for the double rate, but that is only speculation and cannot be proven without the original letter. Very Fine. $250.00

SC1064
4/13/2019
CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with a left sheet margin) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 29 APR. Cover from the Witherspoon Corrsepndence addressed to Mrs. I. D. Witherspoon, Yorkville, So. Ca. The addressee was the wife of Lieut Isaac Donnom Witherspoon (1833-1901) of Co A 12th SC Inf. The 12th SC Inf was an ANV unit and in Virginia, so the cover is most likely not from her husband but perhaps from another relative. Very Fine. $125.00

SC1065
6/25/2019
CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (margins a little irregular with a clipped upper left corner) pen-cancel and manuscript "Hardeeville (SC) Feb 11 (1862)" at the left upper corner. Addressed to Mr. John S. Dobbins, Calhoun, Gordon Co., Geo. Back used for period arithmatic. The "Hardeeville" mansucript was in use in 1861 and early 1862 until replaced by a postmark Very clean appearing cover. $100.00

SC1066
6/25/2019
CSA #11 (AD) (margin close on the right) tied by the small double circle Cheraw SC CDS with an AUG date. Adversity Cover made from an Unused printed Charleston form for "E. J. Meyer, Auctioneer & Commission Merchant Vendue Range." Vendue Range was a street in Charleston. Addressed to R. S. H. Hanahan Esq, Charleston, S. Ca. Cover has not been cut or folded for display. Very Fine. $250.00

SC1067
6/25/2019
CSA #11c (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 29 JUL. Blue paper cover addressed to High Shoals Iron Co., Iron PO, Lincolnton Co., No. Ca. Minor sealed back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine. $125.00

SC1068
6/25/2019
CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but close on the left) tied by a partial strike of the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 10 JUN. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Dr. Thos Will, Martins Depot, Laurens Dist. SC. Manuscript "Telegram" at lower left indicating that the cover contained a telegram which is no longer with the cover. Martins Depot was on the Laurens Railroad and went through several name changes and is now known as Joanna SC. Back flap opening tear, otherwise a very clean cover. $125.00

SC1069
6/25/2019
Stampless Robertville SC CDS 19 JAN with handsatmp PAID 10 Type C. Addressed to Mr. John W. Heidt, Box 421, Savannah, Georgia. Smaller lady's type cover with embossed flowers on the back flap. Very Fine, $125.00

SC1071
7/4/2019
CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (stamp affixed upside down with margibn touching at the bottom but with a large sheet margin) tied by the smaller single rim Charleston SC CDS 14 DEC. This Charleston postmark was only very occasionally used in the Confederate period. The postmarks more commonly used were the small double circle or the large single rim with yeardate and missing digit. This pre-war mark differs from the other more commonly used CSA single rim device in that it is somewhat smaller than the CSA mark, has a different style of lettering, and has no yeardate within the postmark. Only about 40 covers are recorded where this pre-war Charleston postmark was used from mid-1862 to mid-1864. Semi-Official Imprinted Cover "Head Quarters 1st Military District, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, Official Business" (CC WD-ZA-24). The entire imprint is lined through indicating private use of the cover. Military Address to Major Joseph Abney, 27th Regt So Ca Vol, James Island SC.  James Island is in Charleston Harbor, so this arguably could be considered as an overpaid drop letter. Joseph Abney (1819-1870) was first Captain of Co A 22nd SC Inf and then Colonel of the regiment until he was dropped in May 1862. Later he was Major of the 1st Batt SC Sharpshooters and then Major of the 27th SC Inf. He was severely wounded at Drewery's Bluff in May 1864 and died as a direct result of his wounds in 1870. Part of top back flap torn away in opening, otherwise a Very Fine cover.$650.00

SC1072
7/7/2019
CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) (4-Margin with gum toning) tied by the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 8 APR 1862. Folded Letter Complete addressed to Mrs. Stephen Elliott, Camden, So. Ca. Lengthy three page letter filled with family news from the addressee's mother S(usan) DeSaussure of the prominent Charleston DeSaussure family. The addressee, Sarah Gibbes De Saussure Elliott, was the stepmother of CSA Brig-Gen Stephen Elliott having married Gen Elliott's father, Stephen Elliott Sr, after his first wife died. Clean cover and a good family letter.$250.00

SC1073
8/11/2019
CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 6 OCT. From the well-known and well-documented Middleton Correspondence addressed to Miss Harriett Middleton, Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina. Small but complete lady's type cover with the embossed initials on the backflap "SMH" for Harriett Middleton's sister Susan. Very Fine.$150.00

SC1074
8/18/2019
CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 12 JUN 1862. Adversity Cover made from a blue paper printed but unused insurance company claim form for property loss due to fire displayed flapped down from the upper left corner. Addressed to Mrs. R. H. Strobel Care of M. D. Strobel, Cashier, Farmers and Exchange Bank, Columbia, So. Ca. Very Fine.$300.00

SC1075
9/17/2019
CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 17 FEB. Blue paper cover addressed to Capt Jos Glover, Walterboro, So. Ca. The Glover family was very prominent in Colleton County SC. The 1860 Census shows a Dr. Joseph E. Glover (age 49) (physician) residing in Walterboro Colleton County SC. Could find no record of a Captain Jos Glover serving in the Confederate Army. May have been a pre-war rank or a state rank. Clean cover. Ex-Bogg.$75.00

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