CONFEDERATE POSTAL HISTORY
PART 3

Mississippi -- North Carolina

South Carolina


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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MS515

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
MS523
7/22/2021
CSA #1b Dark Green (not plated) (4-Margin) and CSA #6 (4-Margin) used in combination to make the 10c rate tied together and to the cover by the small double circle Vicksburg, Miss CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Mrs. A. S. Alspaugh, Clinton, La. Remarkable postal use as General Issue combination use from Vicksburg is extremely scarce. Very Fine.$1,000.00
MS524
7/24/2021
CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sideways (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Canton, Mi(ss) CDS 30 OCT (1863). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. Edward Brown, Sunny Side PO, Cumberland Co., Virg(inia). The orginal letter, written on an unused ledger sheet, remains with the cover which is datelined "San Augustine (Texas) Oct 5th 1863." This is well after the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson giving the Union the complete control of the Mississippi River. This is also before the 40c Trans-Mississippi Express Mail was put into service in late October 1863. The cover was privately carried covertly across the Mississippi River from Texas to Canton, Miss where it was put into the CSA postal system for ultimate delivery to Virginia. The opening of the letter makes that clear "About getting letters across the Mississippi. I have deferred writing until I could send one across by private conveyance." The letter goes on to state "Persons can cross the river at night below the mouth of the Red River." More information in the letter about a land purchase and the recent fight at Sabine Pass (Texas) 9/8/1863 which was a Confederate victory blocking the attempted invasion of Texas. A typed transcript of the letter is included. Cover shows some edge and corner wear with an interior fold reinforced with archival tape and a missing back flap. Cover still has a clean appearance and is ready to exhibit as proven covert mail across the Mississippi River at this time is quite scarce. The letter is very fine.

Samuel Wilson (1811-1886), the sender of the letter, is listed on the 1860 Federal Census as a wealthy farmer is San Augustine, Texas. He was born in Virginia and came to Texas in 1836 and served as a private in the Red River Guards in 1836 during the Texas War for Independence. Edward S. Brown (1818-1908), the addressee, was a prominent planter and lawyer in Cumberland County, Virginia. The two may have been related (possibly through marriage) as there are also some apparent family notes included in the letter.
$1,250.00
SOLD
MS530
11/3/2021
USA 3c Red Nesbitt Postal Stationery with the Holly Springs, Miss CDS 9 JAN 1861. The year date is in the CDS and the cover is also precisely dated by receiving docketing at the left. USA Used in Independent Mississippi. First Day of Mississippi Independent State (Secession Day Cover). Mississippi was the second state to secede after South Carolina. Addressed to Rev R. T. Davis, Orange CH, Orange County Co., Virginia. Cover shows some edge and corner wear and a little light foxing and staining. Small reductions which do not affect anything with reattachments of two of the original back flaps to a very clean appearance.

Richard T. Davis (1830-1892) was an Episcopal minister and the rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Orange, Virginia. During the war, he served as the Chaplain of the 6th Va Cav from August 1862 to the Appomattox surrender. He was pardoned by president Andrew Johnson and then served as the rector of St James Church in Leesburg, Va (1868-1892).

Period receiving docketing indicates that the cover was from John W. C. Watson (1808-1890) who was a prominent lawyer and judge in Holly Springs, Miss and who was also the addressee's brother-in-law. J. W. C. Watson was elected to the Second Confederate Congress as a Confederate Senator from Mississippi.
$800.00
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MS531
11/3/2021
USA 3c RED Nesbitt Postal Stationery with the Jackson, Miss CDS 11 APR (1861) USA Used in CSA Mississippi. Period receiving docketing at left confirms 1861 year date and indicates the cover is from Mississippi Governor Pettus. However, the address is not in the governor's handwriting. Addressed to Capt Hugh R. Miller, Pontotoc, Miss. Very Fine.

Hugh Reid Miller (1812-1863) was a circuit judge in Pontotoc, Miss pre-war and also a member of the Mississippi Legislature and a member of the Mississippi Secession Convention. He entered service as Captain of the Pontotoc Guard (Co G 2nd Miss Inf) and fought at First Manassas. On 5/14/1862, he was appointed Colonel of the newly formed 42nd Miss Inf. Col Miller was mortally wounded and captured as a POW at Gettysburg 7/3/1863 (Pickett's Charge) and died of his wounds a short time later.
$250.00
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MS532
11/3/2021
USA Star Die with the Grenada, Miss CDS 12 FEB (1861) USA USED Used in CSA Mississippi. From the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence with the usual filing pinholes. Very Fine.$250.00
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MS533
11/3/2021
USA Star Die with the Carrollton, Miss CDS 26 MAR 1861 USA USED Used in CSA Mississippi. From the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence with the usual filing pinholes. Very Fine. $250.00
MS534
11/3/2021
USA #26 with the Carrollton, Miss CDS 5 FEB 1861 USA USED Used in CSA Mississippi one day after the formation of the Confederate government. From the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence with the usual filing pinholes. Very Fine.$300.00
MS535
11/3/2021
USA Star Die with a Grid Cancel and the Aberdeen, Miss CDS 28 MAR (1861) USA Used in CSA Mississippi. Addressed to Capt J. G. Stewart, Mobile, Ala. No information on the addressee. Very clean cover.$250.00
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MS536
11/3/2021
USA 3c RED Nesbitt Postal Stationery pen-canceled and manuscript "Long Branch, Miss Jany 10 / 61" Mississippi Independent State (obscure use from Oktibbeha County). Addressed to Mr. William H. Robertson, Oxford, Miss. Short two page personal letter is with the cover datelined "Long Branch January the 3rd 1860." Apparently the writer made a mistake on the year date and wrote 1860 instead of 1861. Interesting letter with a short slave reference "Grandpa has hired t(w)o negroes one boy and girl." The letter is signed T. L. Dunlap who identifies himself as the addressee's nephew. Clean cover with two vertical sealed edge tears at top center and part of top back flap missing. $500.00
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MS537
11/3/2021
USA #26 pen-canceled and the Carrollton, Miss CDS 14 JAN 1861 Mississippi Independent State. Year date is in the CDS. From the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence with the usual filing pinholes. Sealed back flap tear and a sealed edge tear at the top center. Still a very clean appearing cover.$200.00
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MS538
11/3/2021
USA 3c Red Nesbitt Postal Stationery with the Lexington, Miss CDS 25 MAR (1861) USA Used in CSA Mississippi. Year date confirmed by period receiving docketing on the reverse. From the Carroll Hoy & Co New Orleans Correspondence with the usual filing pinholes. Very Fine.$300.00
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MS539
11/20/2021
Stampless cover with the Anderson, Tex CDS and manuscript "Due 10" 20 AUG.  From the Neblett Correspondence addressed to Miss Cornelia T. Neblett, Navasoto, Grimes Co., Texas. Endorsed at left "R. Neblett member of Co D Youngs regiment." The soldier was Pvt R. M. Neblett of Co D 12th Tex Inf (also known as the 8th Tex Inf and Young's Regiment) commanded by Col Overton Stephen Young. Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade. Very Fine.$475.00

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 another 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 in 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
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
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
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

Soldiers DUE 10 stampless cover with the Weldon NC postmark dated 3 SEP (1864) and the Confederate Catalog Type E handstamp DUE 10. 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." Complete cover and very clean.

The regiment named in the endorsement was the 1st NC Jr Reserves Infantry organized at Weldon NC in July 1864 which therefore dates this cover to 1864. The junior reserves were made up of the youngest volunteers under the age of 18. The junior reserves would guard bridges, depots, prison camps, etc thus freeing up the older soldiers for combat duty. The cover was sent by Drury Marrow Stovall (1846-1868) (sometimes spelled "Drewry") home to his father. According to the records, Drury Stovall was 17 in 1864 and enlisted as a corporal in the Junior Reserves. The unit surrendered with the Army of Tennessee in April 1865. No record of his cause of death at the young age of 21 in 1868.
$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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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

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

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

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
NC858

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
NC862

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

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
NC868
 
CSA #7 Horz Pair (right stamp is a "Pop-Eye") (margin just barely touches at the lower right corner) tied by the black small double circle Raleigh NC CDS 11 FEB (1863). Addressed to Capt W. A. Lenoir, Forks of Pigeon NC (haywood County). Semi-Official imprinted cover "State of North Carolina EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT" (CC S-NC-01). Docketing at left "Gov Vance" indicates that the contents (no longer with the cover) were from SC Governor Zebulon Vance. The address appears to be in the governor's handwriting. Signed notation on the back by Brian Green. Very Fine. Ex-Weatherly Collection.

The Lenoir family was prominent in North Carolina descended from a Revolutionary War general and North Carolina statesman, William Lenoir (1751-1839), of whom the town of Lenoir NC in Caldwell County was named. The only W. A. Lenoir in the 1860 census in North Carolina was a fairly wealthy 51 year old farmer in Caldwell County. No record of a Capt W. A. Lenoir serving in the Confederate Army from North Carolina. So the rank may be an old pre-war rank or perhaps a rank in state service.
$500.00
NC870

CSA #7 Horz Pair (small nick just into the design at the right) tied by a partial strike of the Greenville NC CDS (date not fully apparent). From the Benjamin Franklin Little Correspondence addressed to Mrs. B. F. Little, Little's Mills, Richmond, Co., NC. Endorsed at left "from B. F. Little Capt Co E 52nd Regt NCT." Back flap opening tears and just a little cover wear at the left.

The addressee was the wife of Capt Benjamin Franklin Little (d1879) of the 52nd NC Inf. Capt Little was promoted Lt Col of the regiment at Gettysberg. The 52nd NC Inf was involved in Pickett's Charge on the third day of Gettysburg and suffered 30% casualties including Lt Col Little who was wounded and captured as a POW. He was confined at Fort McHenry and Fort Delaware until exchanged and paroled 3/6/1864. He resigned from the army in August 1864 because of his Gettysburg wounds.
$125.00
NC871

CSA #2e Paterson Light Milky Blue Stone Y (4-Margin) tied by the Greenville NC CDS (date not fully apparant). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. William Grimes, Raleigh NC. Exceptionally clean cover and a very nice stamp. $350.00
NC873

"Semi-Official Imprinted Cover "State of North Carolina, Executive Department" (CC Type S-NC-01) handcarried locally in Raleigh outside the postal system to Mr. Stubbs, Chairman, Military Committee, Yarborough Hotel. Notation at lower left "Return to Gov Vance." Zebulon Vance was the Confederate governor of North Carolina 1862-1865. The address and notation are in the governor's handwriting. A little insect nibbling at the left upper corner and the left center edge.  $250.00
NC874

CSA #12 (AD) (margin touches at the top) tied by a partial strike of the Clinton NC CDS 10 AUG (1863). Coarse brown paper cover with full Military Address to Major W. W. Sillers, 30th Reg N.C.T. (North Carolina Troops), Ramseur's Brigade, Rhode's Division, Ewell's Corps, Richmond, Va. Very clean cover.

William Walter Sillers (1838-1863), a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a lawyer in Clinton NC, entered service as a private in Co A 30th NC Inf 4/20/1861 (after Fort Sumter but prior to North Carolina secession) and was commissioned Lieut 8/13/1861, promoted Major 5/1/1862, and promoted Lt Col 9/3/1863. He is listed as wounded at Malvern Hill (Va) 7/1/1862 and Mortally Wounded in Action (MWIA) at Kelly's Ford (Va) 11/7/1863 dying two days later in Gordonsville, Va. He is buried in Clinton NC. A collection of the war time letters of Lt Col Sillers to his sister, Frances Sillers Holmes, are archived in the rare books section of the University of Notre Dame Library. This cover most likely sent by his sister back home in Clinton.
$150.00
NC875

CSA #12a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin) tiled by the Wilson NC CDS 10 AUG. Commercially made lady's type cover with embossed flowers on the back flap. Addressed to Miss Dora B. Crenshaw, Cheraw, So. Ca. Part of top back flap missing but still a very clean cover. $100.00

NC877
7/16/2021
Stampless Soldier's Due cover with the Weldon NC CDS and arc DUE 10 handstamp Type E 5 DEC 1863. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Marian Ellis, Clemmonsville PO, Davidson County NC. Endorsed at left "From W. H. Ellis of Co B 49th Regt NC." Small part of back flap missing and just a little light soiling, but still a very clean appearing cover.

William H. Ellis enlisted as a private in Co D 15th NC Inf and was transferred to Co B 49th NC Inf on 1/9/1863. He was captured as a POW at Drewry's Bluff  (Va) 5/16/1864 and confined first at Point Lookout, Md. He was transferred to the prison at Elmira NY 8/16/1864. He survived and was released 6/16/1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance.
$175.00

NC878
7/16/2021
Stampless Soldier's Due cover with the Weldon NC CDS (partially struck off the cover) with arc DUE 10 handstamp Type E 1 SEP 1863. Folded Letter complete addressed to Mr. T. H. Dixon, Allensville, Person County NC. Endorsed at top right "S. T. Dixon Co H 24th regt of NC troops." Very Fine folded soldier's letter.

Soldier's camp letter written on lined notebook paper datelined "Near garey's Burg (Garysburg) NC September 1st 1863" and addressed to the soldier's father.  "...it appears as if Peace is made don't hear no talk of the enemy no where at the present... made to work on the forts at Weldon..." and more. Full typed transcript of the letter is included. Garysburg NC in the dateline of the letter had a CSA post office, but the letter was posted in nearby Weldon NC instead.

Samuel T. Dixon (age 23) enlisted as a private in Co H 24th NC Inf 3/1/1862. He is listed as wounded at Bermuda Hundred (Va) 5/18/1864 and died of his wounds a few days later.
$200.00

NC879
7/25/2021


CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 22 (very dry printing) (4-Margin with edge gum toning) affixed on the reverse to seal the back flap and canceled with a full grid. The cover was opened on the right, so the stamp was not damaged in opening. On the face of the cover is a full strike of the Chapel Hill NC CDS 31 MAR 1862. Overall College Cover University of North Carolina Type NC-14a addressed to Mrs. C. V. Miller, Pendleton So Ca. The original letter is with the cover written by a college student son to his mother. The letter is four pages written on a Stars and Bars in full color (10-Stars) patriotic lettersheet Type F10-3. A typed transcript of the letter is included. Back flap opening tears. Very clean cover and a very fine patriotic lettersheet. This is the only combination I have ever encountered with a patriotic lettersheet used in combination with an overall college cover.

The writer of the letter is identified as University of North Carolina student Harry Miller (1845-1864), son of Henry C. and Caroline V. Miller. The family was a wealthy prominent planter family in South Carolina. Harry Miller is buried in Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Pendleton SC. A lengthy tombstone inscription says that he left the University of North Carolina in August 1862 to join the war. He enlisted as a private in Co A 3rd SC Infantry and was Killed-in-Action at the Battle of Cedar Creek (Va) 10/19/1864 during Early's Valley Campaign.
$1,600.00
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NC880
8/22/2021
Adversity use of a USA Star Die envelope ( the Star Die paid no postage) stampless cover with the small double circle BLUE dateless Raleigh NC CDS and BLUE handstamp PAID (no rate) Type B dated "Dec 17 1862" by period receiving docketing at the left. From the Pettigrew Correspondence addressed to William Pettigrew, Haywood, Chatham County NC. Minor back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine.

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.
$375.00

NC881
10/30/2021
Turned Cover -- First Use (inside) Pre-War post office printed FREE envelope with printed P.O.B. (Post Office Business) and a full strike of the Charleston SC CDS 8 JUN 1858. Addressed to Post Master (printed) Gold Hill NC. Second Use (outside) CSA #12a AD Milky Blue (4-Margin) with a full strike of the Gold Hill NC CDS 17 OCT. Military Address to Capt H. Chambers, Co C 49th Regt N.C.T. (North Carolina Troops) Ransoms Brigade, Weldon NC. Cut so inside use can be viewed and scanned. The Gold Hill NC use itself is very scarce especially with a turned use with a pre-war post office official Free envelope. Very Fine.

Henry Alexander Chambers (1841-1925) of Iredell County NC entered service as a private in Co C 4th NC Inf 6/7/1861. On 12/3/1862 he was commissioned Captain and transferred to Co C 49th NC Inf. He is listed as wounded at Five Forks (Va) 4/1/1865 while commanding the regiment but surrendered with his unit at Appomattox 4/9/1865. After the war, he was a lawyer in Chattanooga, Ten, served in the Tennessee House of Representatives, and was appointed US Postal Agent in Tennessee in 1877. In 1878, he relocated to New Orleans as he was appointed US Postal Agent over Texas, Louisiana, and Southern Mississippi. He returned to Chattanooga in 1888 and is buried there. Capt Chambers kept an extensive diary beginning in 1863 until 1924 which is archived at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been published in book form.
$775.00

NC882
10/30/2021
CSA #4a Dark Blue Stone 2 (not plated) (4-Margin with a small part of the adjacent stamp visible at the top) tied by the integral 5 PAID Wilmington NC CDS 8 JAN (1862). This is the pre-war Wilmington 3 PAID integral postmark which was altered to "5 PAID" to reflect the Confederate rate. Orange paper cover addressed to Hon Thomas D. McDowell, Elizabethtown, Bladen County NC. Minor wear but otherwise Very Fine.

Thomas David McDowell (1823-1898) was a prominent Bladen County planter and a legislator as he served in the pre-war North Carolina House of Representatives as well as the State Senate. He served in the Confederate Provisional Congress as a representative from North Carolina and was elected to the First Confederate Congress without opposition. He also served as both a pre-war and post-war Trustee of the University of North Carolina.
$650.00

NC883
11/9/2021
CSA #68xu1 Stampless Raleigh NC PAID 5 Provisional in BLUE and RED 1 DEC (1861). Addressed to A. W. Harris & Bro, Oxford NC. Excellent full strikes of the BLUE Raleigh NC CDS and the RED PAID 5 control mark. Part of top back flap missing, otherwise Very Fine.$450.00

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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 2000.
$1,250.00
SC567

CSA #4 Stone 2 Horz Pair Positions 41-42 (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
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 possibly overweight and sent with an additional 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 lower right 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
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. J. A. Young, Camden SC. Endorsed at upper left “G. G. Young 2nd SC Cav.” The sender, George Graham Young (1823-1897), was the brother of the addressee, John Andrew Young (1808-1882). 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 Miss. Ruth L. Nesbitt to her father. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 (top stamp is Position 19, bottom stamp is Position 4) (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
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
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
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 (1864). Addressed to Mr. John W. Heidt, Box 420, Savannah, Georgia. Very Fine commericially made lady's type cover with embossed flowers on the backflap.

The addressee, John Wesley Heidt (1841-1909), was born in Savannah and served as 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 (1844-1929), in Robertville SC whom he would marry later in 1864. The Heidt-Villard Correspondence is extensive and well-known as much of the correspondence is archived at the Georgia Historical Society. After the war, John W. Heidt became a Methodist minister in 1866 and served in various locations in Georgia including as president of several colleges and universities.  (See SC1069 for two additional covers in the same correspondence).
$150.00
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
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
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
Three
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.

Second Cover from the same correspondence to the same addressee in the same handwriting. The second cover has no postal markings but was handcarried outside the CSA postal system. "Attention of R. S. Moore" at bottom left. Not sure if that refers to the one who carried the cover or to a friend or relative with whom Mrs. Witherspoon is staying. Also an adversity cover made from the same unused bank checks as the first cover.  This cover shows the left side of the bank checks with the illustration of the South Carolina palmetto tree.

A very clean and attractive pair of adversity covers. Unusual to see two adversity covers together made from the same item.

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. 
$400.00
Two Covers
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

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
SC1066

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

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

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
SC1071

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

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

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
SC1075

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
SC1076

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin but close on the right) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 25 JAN 186- (missing digit CDS). Addressed to Mr. Wm Birnie Jr, Greenville SC. Green embossed oval cameo corner card Advertising Cover "Williams, Birnie & Co. General Commission Merchants, Hayne, Anson and Church St, Charleston SC." Very Fine. Ex-Kilbourne. $700.00
SC1080

Stampless handstamp PAID 10 Type G with the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 25 JUN 1863. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused Military Court Martial Form from the 1st Regiment of Artillery SCM (South Carolina Militia). Addressed to Gov Jno L. Manning, Manchester, SoCa. The addressee, John Lawrence Manning (1816-1889), was a pre-war governor of South Carolina (1852-1854). Minor edge wear at the upper left corner, otherwise Very Fine. $250.00
SC1081

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Greenville SC CDS with a DEC date. Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Rev J. P. Boyce, Columbia 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. Very Fine. $125.00
SC1083

Stampless cover with the Edgefield SC double rim CDS with an APR date and handstamp PAID 10(ms) Type A. Wallpaper Adversity Cover with a blue and gray stylized floral pattern displayed flapped up from the lower left corner. Addressed to Dr. J. H. Furman, Milledgeville, Georgia. Part of top back flap missing, otherwise Very Fine. $500.00
SC1084

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 10 (4-Margin with a small right sheet margin) tied by a partial strike of the small single rim Pocotaligo SC CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Miss Jane S. Tatum, Branchville, So. Ca. Very clean cover and a very nice stamp. $200.00
SC1088

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 40 (near 4-Margin but close at the top center) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 15 MAY (1862). Commercially made pink lined lady's cover addressed to Mrs. Stephen Elliott, Camden, S. Carolina. Small part of back flap torn away. Still a clean and very fine appearing cover.

The addressee, Sarah Gibbes De Saussure Elliott, was the stepmother of CSA Brig-Gen Stephen Elliott Jr having married Gen Elliott's father, Stephen Elliott Sr, after his first wife died.
$150.00
SC1089

CSA #12 AD (4-Margin) tied by the VIOLET Pendleton SC CDS 16 SEP. Adversity Cover made from a printed form from the Blue Ridge Railroad of South Carolina displayed flapped over from the left. The railraod was originally planned to operate between Anderson SC and Knoxville, Ten. But at the time of the war, the railroad was only 34 miles in length between Anderson SC and West Union SC. Addressed to Judge Frost, Charleston, So. Ca. Edward Frost (1801-1868), a SC politician and jurist, was involved with the Blue Ridge Railroad of South Carolina endeavor and was the president of the railroad. Very Fine Cover. $350.00
SC1090

Stampless cover with the small single rim Rock Hill SC CDS 25 DEC (1861) (Christmas Day Cover) and handstamp PAID (no rate) Type A. Military Address to A. B. Springs Esq Care of Capt John White, 6 Reg So. Ca. Vol., Manassas Junction, Virginia. Charge "R. A. S." at upper right. Minor edge wear, and part of top back flap missing. Still a very clean appearing cover.. Ex-Kaufmann, Ex-Northcutt.

Col Andrew Baxter Springs (1819-1886) was a wealthy planter from the York District SC near Fort Mill. The title of "Col: was honorary. He did not serve in the 6th SC Inf but most likely was in Manassas Junction on private business. Other covers in the Springs Correspondence show him back home in Fort Mill SC in early 1862. The regiment was raised from that district. Capt White, also from Fort Mill SC, was a member of a prominent family and was either a friend, business partner, or perhaps a relative of the addressee. The "Charge R. A. S." refers to the addressee's older brother Richard Austin Springs.

John M. White (1833-1877) was Capt of Co H beginning when the regiment was organized in April 1861. He was later promoted Major (1863) and Lt Col (1864). He is listed as wounded at Seven Pines (31 May - 1 June 1862) but fought throughout the war surrendering at Appomattox.
$200.00
SC1091

Stampless cover with the small double circle Cheraw SC CDS 4 NOV and handstamp PAID 10 Type D. Adversity Cover made from a used old Ledger Sheet. Addressed to Mrs. Adele Allston, Society Hill SC. Displays very well with the upper left corner folded down. Unobtrusive edge repairs at top center, but still with a very fine overall appearance. Ex-Tickell $250.00
SC1092
 
CSA #2b Paterson Dark Blue (4-Margin but a little close at the bottom left) tied by the BLUE Greenwood SC CDS 10 SEP (1862). Blue paper commercial stationery addressed to Miss Nannie C. Creswell Care Madame Togno, Beckersville SC. Very Fine. $350.00
 SC1095

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin but close at the bottom) tied by a full strike of the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 21 DEC 186-. The left stamp has a filled-in frame at the left variety (CC 7-R-v2). Addressed to Miss Janey A. A. Smyth - Capt J. Ellison Adger, Pendleton SC. Adversity Cover made from a Lindsey Two Shot American Pistol and a Lindsey Ten Shot Revolver printed page with operational and loading insructions. The Lindsey guns from the Civil War period are very scarce items as is anything associated with these guns. Very Fine.

The addressee, Jane Ann Adger Smyth (1849-1914), was from a prominent Charleston family. Her father was the Rev Thomas Smyth (1808-1873), a Presbyterian minister known for his excessively long sermons. Her mother was from the prominent Adger family. She had a brother, Augustine Thomas Smyth(e) (1842-1914) who served as a private in the 25th SC Inf and later as a sergeant in the CSA Signal Corps in the Charleston Harbor area. From the handwriting of the address, her brother was the sender of this cover. Capt Joseph Ellison Adger (1824-1898), the addressee's uncle, was a wealthy merchant and had service in the 25th SC Inf as an Asst Quartermaster.
$550.00
SC1096

CSA #16x1 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional (margin close to main border at top left, full outer frames top, right and bottom with a double frame top and part double frame right) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 5 NOV 1861. Addressed to Mr(s). Julia F. Wilds, Darlington CH, So. Ca. Very Fine.

Julia F. Wilds (1813-1876), widow of Peter Abel Wilds (1801-1851) with 5 children, is listed on the 1860 Federal Census as a planter in Darlington SC. Wilds Hall, the family home, still stands in Darlington County and is a listed historic property on the National Register.
$1,000.00
SC1097

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 19 MAY 186-. From the well-known and extensive Grimball Correspondence addressed to Miss  E. B. Grimball, Spartanburg, So. Ca. Adversity Cover made from a fertilizer advertising printed broadside displayed with the top back flap folded down. Minor light foxing. $350.00
SC1098

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with a little edge gum toning and showing a very coarse printing) tied by the large singe rim Charleston SC CDS 10 APR 186-. Addressed to Mrs Mary A. Baker, Addeville CH, SoCa. Adversity cover made from an 1850's printed flyer concerning children's school expenses from the South Carolina Lodge No. 1 of the I.O.O.F. (International Order of Odd Fellows). Sealed edge tear at the upper left, and several sealed internal tears. Clean cover which has been previously opened for display. $250.00
SC1100

CSA #7 single tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 21 MAR 186-. Addressed to Miss Jane Ann Adger (Care of) Rev J. B. Adger DD, Pendleton SC. The stamp underpaid the 10c rate. A handstamp "5" was applied most likely in Charleston to assess 5c postage due for the underpayment. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused shipping form. Displayed flapped up from the lower left corner. Minor corner wear at the upper left, otherwise a Very Fine cover.

Rev John Bailey Adger (1810-1899) was a prominent Presbyterian minister in South Carolina. The addressee, Jane Ann Adger (1822-1899), was his sister who never married. The Adger family was large and had acquired their family wealth in shipping and banking in Charleston in the pre-war decades. The sender is not identified but most likely is from a family member in Charleston.
$250.00
SC1101

CSA #16x1 Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional (shows almost all of the margin lines except for a small margin nick at left center) pen-cancelled and matching manuscript "Wideman's SC Nov 19th (1861)" at top left. From the Pettigrew Correspondence addressed to Mrs C. L. Pettigrew, Scuppernong, North Carolina. This cover represents an unauthorized use of the Charleston provisional stamp from an obscure South Carolina town in the Abbeville District approximately 170 miles from Charleston that was accepted as postage. The provisional stamps were only to be used at the post office of issue. There are only a small handful of covers recorded with the Charleston provisional stamp used and accepted as postage outside of Charleston. Clean cover slightly refolded at the top and with a sealed edge tear at the top left which does not affect the manuscript postal markings. Ex-Calhoun and illustrated on Page 81 in his book on the Charleston provisionals.

The Pettigrews were a large and very prominent plantation family in North Carolina but lost everything after the war. The addressee, Jane Caroline (North) Pettigrew (1828-1887), was the wife of Charles Lockhart Pettigrew (1816-1873). His plantation was known as Bonarva located on Lake Phelps. C. L. Pettigrew was an older brother of CSA General James Johnston Pettigrew who commanded a division during Pickett's Charge and was then killed a few days later while covering the army's retreat from Gettysburg.
$1,250.00
SC1102

CSA #4b Dark Blue Stone 2 Position 5 (4-Margin) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 22 JUN (1862). Yellow paper cover addressed to Mr. Joseph Abney, Charleston P Office SC at the Charleston Hotel. Overpaid Drop Letter. Receiving docketing at the left. Minor period ink stains at the lower left, otherwise Very Fine.

Joseph Abney (1819-1870), a lawyer from Charleston, was first Captain of Co A 22nd SC Inf and then Colonel of the regiment until he was dropped in May 1862. This cover dates from just after he was dropped from the army rolls during the reorganization of 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. 
$500.00
SC1105

CSA #1 Horz Pair Stone 1 Positions 5-6 (margin just touches at upper right and with an upper sheet margin) tied by the Darlington SC CDS 3 MAY (1862). Stamps pay the double weight rate. Addressed to Hon Wm H, Gist, Columbia, So. Ca. Period docketing at left "S. A. Wood $3.37 enclosed no answer" naming the sender and indicating the cover contained money. The docketing does not appear to be in the former governor's hand so was most likely written by a secretary. Missing part of top back flap, otherwise Very Fine.

William Henry Gist (1807-1874) was the pre-war governor of South Carolina 1858-1860 and a leader of the secessionist movement. He was a signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession on 12/20/1860. William Henry Gist was a cousin of States Rights Gist, a Confederate General killed while leading a charge at the Battle of Franklin (Tennessee) 11/30/1864, the last major battle fought in the Western Theater.
$550.00
SC1106

CSA #28xu1 Georgetown SC PAID 5 Stampless Provisional with the Control Mark on the reverse 28 NOV 1861. Addressed to Mrs. William C. Johnstone, Dunns Rock PO, Transylvania Co., North Carolina. Very Fine. PSE Cert 2001. $1,000.00
SC1107

Stampless cover with the Pendleton SC CDS and handstamp PAID 10 Type D all in VIOLET 15 DEC. Addressed to Thomas Frost Esqr, Charleston, So. Ca. Adversity Cover made from a printed proposal form to furnish and deliver cross-ties to the Blue Ridge Rail Road Company in South Carolina. Displayed flapped up from the lower right corner. Very Fine. $400.00
SC1108

Stampless cover with the small double circle Columbia SC CDS and handstamp PAID 10 Type J all in BLUE 30 AUG (1863). The small double circle Columbia SC postmark is not seen all that often. Adversity use of a pre-war USA postal service imprinted envelope (not a Confederate imprinted envelope) with "POST OFFICE BUSINESS FREE" imprint at the upper right and "POST-MASTER" printed for the address. Both the imprint and the "POST-MASTER" in the address are lined through as cover not used for post office business. Addressed to J. E. Hagood Esqr., Pickens CH, So. Ca. James E. Hagood was the clerk of the circuit court at Pickens CH, and his business correspondence is extensive. Small period ink stain at the upper right with a small repaired erosion affecting part of the imprint.

The original letter remains with the cover from one J. H. Marshall. The letter refers to an enclosed check and has an interesting statement "Tell Lt Garvin that he will find the pocket book & papers of Dr. Grant the prisoner in the lower part of the book case."
$350.00
SC1110

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin but close at the upper right and a small amount of gum toning at the top edge) canceled and tied by two strikes of a Grid Cancel with the matching Winnsboro SC CDS to the left 15 APR. Addressed to Miss Florida C. Bee, Mr James M. Bee, Camden, So. Ca. "State Bank" at lower left. Very Fine. $125.00
SC1111

CSA #12 (AD) affixed sideways (margins touch at left and bottom) with a Grid cancel and the marching Winnsborough SC CDS to the left 9 OCT (1864). Period receiving docketing at the top center dates the cover to 1864. Addressed to Dr. R. Y. Dwight, Assistant Surgeon, Macon, Georgia. Very clean cover with a small sealed edge tear at top left, two sealed top back flap tears, and very slightly reduced at the right where opened. Ex Kaufmann.

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 Assistant Surgeon in Confederate Service. Dr. Dwight was an 1856 graduate of the South Carolina Military Academy (The Citadel) in Charleston and saw extensive service throughout the war in various positions. At the time of this cover, he was serving as Assistant Surgeon at the Convalescent Camp at Macon, Georgia.
$125.00
SC1112

Stampless cover with the large single rim Charleston SC CDS and handstamp PAID 2 Type C 28 SEP 186- (1863). Cover dated to 1863 by period receiving docketing at top center. Military Address to Lieut R. Y. Dwight, Company "D" Sullivans Island SC. Sullivan's Island was part of the defenses of Charleston Harbor. The cover was treated as a Drop Letter. Small parts of back flaps missing, but a very clean appearing cover and an excellent postal use. Ex Kohn, Ex Bogg.

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 Assistant Surgeon in Confederate Service in 1862. Dr. Dwight was an 1856 graduate of the South Carolina Military Academy (The Citadel) in Charleston and saw extensive service throughout the war in various positions including medical and as a line officer. At the time of this cover, he was serving as a 2nd Lieut in Co D 1st SC Inf and assigned to Sullivan's Island. Later in 1864, he would serve as Assistant Surgeon at the Convalescent Camp at Macon, Georgia.
$300.00
SC1113

CSA #11 (AD) (margin a little irregular) pen-canceled and the matching manuscript “Black Stocks SC Sept 18” to the left. Addressed to Mollie M. Thompson, Pleasant Hill Lancaster Dist So. Ca. Adversity Cover made from an 1854 map of South America published in Baltimore. The map shows the Explanation Legend and the Tropic of Capricorn area. Displayed with the lower left corner flapped up. Very Fine adversity cover from an obscure South Carolina post office in the Chester District. $500.00
SC1114

Stampless cover with the large single rim Charleston SC CDS and handstamp PAID 10 Type G 4 SEP 186- (1863). Addressed to James Hemphill Esq, Chester CH SC. State Imprint "State of South Carolina Executive Department" (TypeS-SC-02). Period receiving docketing at left dates the cover to 1863 and indicates that the cover was from Gov Bonham. Part of top back flap missing, otherwise Very Fine Ex Kohn.

Milledge Luke Bonham (1813-1890) was the Confederate Governor of South Carolina 1862-1864. He was a prominent pre-war politician and US Congressman and  served as a Colonel in the Mexican War. He also attained the rank of Major-General of the South Carolina Militia and was appointed a Brig-Gen in the CSA Army in 1861 and fought with disinction at First Manassas. He resigned from the army when he won election as governor. He was reinstated as a Brig-Gen when he left office. After the war, he practiced law and was active in state politics. The address is not in the governor's handwriting and most likely was written by a secretary or an aide.
$375.00
SC1115

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish Blue (margin just touches at left) tied by the Bennettsville SC CDS 9 SEP. Addressed to Col James H. Witherspoon, Georgetown SC. Period [pencil docketing at left indicates the cover was sent by some named "Dudley." This appears to have been once a folded letter written on an unused ledger page. The part with the letter has been cut away so that this is now mostly a front with a sealed edge tear at the left center. Very clean.

James Hervey Witherspoon (1810-1865) was a prominent South Carolina politician who served in the First Confederate Congress as a representative from South Carolina. He also served as Colonel of the 8th SC State Reserve Troops.
$75.00

SC1116
4/17/2021
CSA #4a Dark Blue Stone 3 Position 12 (4-Margin) but close at the top. Tied to folded letter complete by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 5 MAY 1862. Addressed to Bank Newberry, Newberry SC.  Business letter concerning $50,000.00 in CSA Treasury Certificates (Bonds) at 6%. Clean appearing cover but two light horizontal file folds at the top which go through the stamp.$225.00

SC1119
4/21/2021
CSA #7 Vert Pair (4-Margin and affixed on the reverse to seal the backflap and not damaged in opening) tied by the Greenville CH SC CDS 10 JUN. Full Military Address to Capt T. Gaillard Croft, Co C 16th Regt SCV Care of Gen Gist Army of Tennessee. Adversity Cover made from a printed legal document exempting members of the Columbia and Charleston Fire Departments from Conscription. Not quite a front as the backflap with the stamps and postmark remain intact, but the other three flaps are missing.

Theodore Gaillard Croft (1845-1915) was a cadet at The Citadel in 1861. He served as the Captain of Co C 16 SC Inf (Croft Mountain Rangers) beginning 4/1/1862. The Croft Family was a large family with a number of family members in this unit. After the war, Capt Croft practiced as a physician in Aiken SC.
$150.00

SC1120
7/16/2021
Stampless cover with a somewhat blurred strike of the Charleston SC integral Paid CDS with no rate and dated in OCT (1862). This is a pre-war postmark used occasionally into the Confederate period as late as November 1863. The postmark is known used with no rate. Blue paper commercially made stationery addressed to Capt Joseph Glover, Walterboro SC. Endorsed at the top "From S. R. Gist Brig Genl PACS (Provisional Army of the Confederate States." The address and the endorsement are in the General's hand and contains his signature with rank. There is no enclosure. Very clean cover.

States Right Gist (1831-1864), an 1852 graduate of South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) and an 1854 graduate of Harvard Law School, practiced law and served in the South Carolina Militia pre-war. He was a cousin of William Henry Gist who was governor of South Carolina 1858-1860. He married Jane Margaret Adams in 1863 whose father was James Hopkins Adams, a pre-war governor of South Carolina 1854-1856. After secession, he served as the adjutant and inspector general of the State of South Carolina. He was present at the Battle of First Manassas as a Voluntary ADC to South Carolina General Bernard Bee and took over his command at the battle when the General was killed. On 3/20/1862, he was appointed Brigadier General PACS and assigned to South Carolina. That would date this cover to October 1862. He was later transferred to the Western Theater and fought with distinction with the Army of Tennessee. General Gist was killed-in-action at the Battle of Franklin (Tennessee) 11/30/1864 (the last battle in the Western Theater) and is buried at the Trinity Episcopal Churchyard in Columbia SC. General Gist's wartime signature with rank as Brig-Gen is extremely scarce. A search has failed to identify any other CSA covers with General Gist's signature endorsement. There could possibly be others perhaps in private collections, but I am unaware of any after doing as thorough a search as I possibly could. There are a few wartime documents and a few wartime short letters (no covers) in his hand with a signature with rank that have sold in manuscript auctions for significant money, but that is all that I could find.

The Glover family was very prominent in Colleton County SC. The Federal Census of 1860 shows a Dr. Joseph E. Glover (Sr) (age 49) (physician) residing in Walterboro, Colleton County SC and is listed with a personal estate of $70,000 and property valued at $25,000 which was a huge amount of money in 1860. He also had a son (age 21) with the same name, Joseph E. Glover Jr. I could find no record of a Captain Joseph Glover serving in the Confederate Army. May have been a pre-war rank, a state rank, or an honorary designation.
$1,250.00
Sale
Pending

SC1121
7/16/2021
CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin and affixed upside down) tied by the small double circle Chester CH SC CDS which appears to be distinctly struck in a red-brown color. but is more likely to be a somewhat degraded black. Addressed to Messers Morrison Gaither & Co., Eagle Mills NC. This company was a cotton factory in the 1860's. Wallpaper Adversity Cover with a gray and white linear geometric type pattern which is displayed very well with the left lower corner flapped up. PF Certificate from 1985 which mentions the red-brown postmark. Very Fine.$850.00

SC1122
8/21/2021
CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 25 FEB. Addressed to Mrs. J. Devereux, Raleigh, North Carolina. Commercially made lady's stationery with embossed flowers on the back flap. Small sealed edge tear at the upper left corner, otherwise Very Fine.

The addressee was Margaret Lane Mordecai Devereux (1825-1910). The Mordecai family was a very prominent Jewish family in Raleigh NC. She was the wife of Major John Devereaux (1819-1893), a North Carolina planter who served as the Chief Quartermaster of the State of North Carolina during the war. Their eldest son, Thomas Pollack Devereux (1845-1913), enlisted as a private in Co D 43rd NC Inf in January 1864. The sender of this cover is unidentified.
$100.00

SC1123
8/22/2021
CSA #11 (AD) (margins cut close on all four sides) tied by the Greenville CH SC CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Mrs. R. M. Cleveland, Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., Ga.  Clean appearing cover with a small edge nick repair at top center, a little edge wear at the bottom center, and part of top back flap missing.$75.00

SC1124
8/23/2021
CSA #1 (cannot plate the stamp to Stone 1 or Stone 2 so may very likely be Stone A/B but cannot guarantee the stone) (4-Margin with a slight corner clip at the lower right) tied by an indistinct town CDS (date not apparent). Commercially made Mourning Cover with black border on three sides (slightly reduced at the left where opened) and black borders on the reverse. Military Address to Dr. Richard F. Sams, Beaufort L(ight) Artillery 9th Regt, Hardeeville SC. CSA commercially made mourning covers are not seen very often. Clean appearing cover with some edge and corner wear. The original letter is included.

The Census of 1860 identifies Richard F. Sams (1838-1878) of Beaufort as a 22 year old planter and physician with a property value of $7,000 and a personal estate of $25,000. Records show that he enlisted as a Private (did not serve as a physician) in Co A 11th SC Inf (also known as the 9th SC Inf) 7/1/1861. This one company of the regiment was organized into a light artillery unit (Beaufort Light Artillery). The lengthy 4-page personal letter (easy to read) is from Dr Sams' girlfriend "Carrie," Caroline Elizabeth Pope (1841-1919), whom he would later marry in 1864. The letter is datelined "Summerville (SC) Dec 23rd 61" which is presumably where the cover was posted.  In the letter, she refers to the death of her mother (apparently some months ago) which may be the reason for the mourning cover. She also states that she is now happy that Dr Sams is now taking care of the sick. But there is no record that he was ever commissioned as a surgeon.
$350.00

SC1125
9/6/2021
CSA #4 (very likely Stone 3 but cannot accurately plate the stamp) (margin just in at the bottom) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 5 JUN (1862). Light coarse paper cover addressed to Mrs. S. S. Crittenden, Greenville SC. Minor back flap opening tear and a little light foxing. Still a very clean appearing cover.

The addressee, Eliza Jane Lynch Crittenden (1838-1865), was the wife of Stephen Stanley Crittenden (1829-1911) who is listed on the Census of 1860 as a Greenville County SC fairly wealthy farmer (planter).  S. S. Crittenden entered Confederate service as 1st Lieut of Co G 4th SC Inf 2/1/1861. He is listed as wounded at Seven Pines (Va) 6/1/1862 which ended his field service. On 11/5/1862, he was commissioned as Lt Col of the 3rd SC Reserve Infantry. After the war, he served in the South Carolina State House of Representatives and in the South Carolina State Senate (1870-1880), and was the postmaster of Greenville SC 1885-1890. On 5/11/1911 at age 82, which was not long after the death of his second wife, he committed suicide in Greenville by a pistol shot to the forehead.
$200.00

SC1126
9/10/2021
Stampless cover with the small double circle Spartanburg SC CDS and handstamp PAID 5 16 SEP (1861). This particular PAID 5 handstamp is not currently listed in the CSA catalog. Addressed to Lieut J. B. Patrick, Columbia SC. Unable to accurately identify the addressee. Very Fine Ex-Emerson, Ex-Cole, Ex-Oswald.$200.00

SC1127
9/19/2021
USA Star Die (2 covers with one white with patent lines and one amber without patent lines) -- The covers show the two different Charleston SC postmarks used on the same day in the USA Used in the CSA period.

The first cover has a Grid cancel and the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 23 MAR 1861 USA Used in CSA South Carlolina. Addressed to John H. Peters Esqr, Washington City D.C. Period ink stain at upper left, and a minor reduction at the left where opened. Still a clean appearing cover.

The second cover has a Grid cancel and a full strike of the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 23 MAR 1861 USA Used in CSA South Carolina. Addressed to Mr. Paul F. Villepigue, Camden SC. Minor horizontal file fold, otherwise Very Fine.

John H. Peters (b1816) of South Carolina is listed on the Federal Census of 1860 as a lawyer in Washington DC. He was also referred to as a judge. In April 1861, he was offered command of SC troops by SC Governor Pickens but declined. Abraham Lincoln appointed him Consul to Tunis in April 1861 but was apparently never confirmed by the Senate.

Paul Francis Villepigue (1795-1862), the addressee and a Camden SC merchant, 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.
$300.00
Two
Covers

SC1128
9/19/2021
USA #26 Grid Cancel with the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 6 MAR 1861 USA Used in CSA South Carolina. Addressed to Wier Boyd Esqr, Dahlonega, Ga. Period receiving docketing at left. Very Fine.

Wier Boyd (1820-1893) was a very prominent citizen of Lumpkin County, Ga,. He was a lawyer who served multiple times in the Georgia State Legislature and the Georgia State Senate. During the war, he served as the Colonel of the 52nd Ga Inf until he contracted Typhoid which ended his service. His son, Captain Augustus Boyd (age 18) of the same unit, was killed at Vicksburg in May 1863.
$150.00

SC1129
10/30/2021
CSA #4 Two Singles Dark Blue from the same sheet paying the 10c rate Stone 2 Positions 28, 38 (the left Position 28 stamp is 4-Margin, the right Position 38 stamp is overlapped by the left stamp and has a large transient printing flaw in the lower value table and a second transient printing flaw to the left of the portrait CC 4-2-v9) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 24 JUL (1862). Coarse brown paper cover with Military Address to Major Joseph Abney, Battalion Sharpshooters, Grahamville, So. Ca. Very Fine.

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.
$375.00

SC1131
10/30/2021
Stampless cover with the Anderson CH SC CDS and handstamp PAID (no rate) Type A 19 SEP. Addressed to W. B. Smith , President Union Bank of So. Ca., Columbia, So.Ca. Adversity Cover made from a printed mathematical rate conversion table. Back of the cover used for some arithmetic, otherwise Very Fine.$250.00

SC1132
10/30/2021
CSA #7 Vert Pair (margin close at top left and affixed sideways) tied by a partial strike of the BROWN Liberty Hill SC CDS (date not fully apparent). Adversity Cover made from a printed CSA South Carolina Legislative Act concerning Military Reserves which displays very well with the top back flap folded down. Addressed to Miss Augusta E. Fripp, Greenville CH SC. Not a commonly seen brown postmark,. Very clean cover.$350.00

SC1133
10/30/2021
Stampless cover with the large single rim Charleston SC CDS and handstamp PAID 10 Type G 22 DEC. Addressed to W. F. Gray Esq, Richmond, Va. Adversity Cover made from a blue paper printed but unused Port of Charleston shipping form. Very Fine. $225.00

SC1134
10/30/2021
CSA #12c AD Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Aiken SC CDS 18 OCT (1864 by period receiving docketing). Addressed to Surgeon R. Y. Dwight, Macon, Georgia. Small but complete Adversity Cover made from part of the Title Page of the Catalogue of the Orangeburg Female College. Very Fine.

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 Assistant Surgeon in Confederate Service in 1862. Dr. Dwight was an 1856 graduate of the South Carolina Military Academy (The Citadel) in Charleston and saw extensive service throughout the war in various positions including medical and as a line officer. At the time of this cover, he was assigned as Assistant Surgeon at the Convalescent Camp at Macon, Georgia.
$350.00

SC1135
10/30/2021
Stampless cover with manuscript postal markings "Cedar Spring SC Dec 1st (18)64"  and "Pd 10". Addressed to Hon Edward Frosh, Charleston SC. Adversity Cover made from a printed book page about bridge building. Very clean cover.$250.00

SC1136
10/30/2021
CSA #7 Pair (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the small single rim Pocotaligo SC CDS 24 JAN (1863). Addressed to Mrs. Eliza Bailey Care of Col J. W. Bailey near Monticello, Florida. Col Baily was a plantation owner and the title was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. Back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine.
$125.00

SC1137
10/30/2021
CSA #4a Dark Blue Stone 2 (not plated) (margin touches at the top) tied by the Blue Columbia SC CDS 7 JUN (1862). This is both an Advertising and an Adversity Cover. There is a colorless embossed advertising oval in the left upper corner for the Congaree Iron Works in Columbia SC. The cover itself is made from a printed advertising circular. The lower left corner is folded up to display the printing. Very Fine.
$725.00

SC1138
11/9/2021
CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Spartanburg SC CDS 22 OCT 1863. Full Military Address to Lieut Edward J. Dean, Co C 22nd S C Regt, Evans Brigade, Charleston, South Carolina. Period receiving docketing in pencil at top center says that the cover was received at Charleston 25 OCT 1863. Very coarse brown paper cover which appears homemade. Very Fine.

The Edward Jefferson Dean (1842-1885) correspondence is well known as this is the correspondence that contains most of the known covers with the rare Spartanburg provisional adhesive with letters written to him by his sister. The provisional covers in 1861 identify him as a Corpl in the Spartan Rifles Co K 5th SC Inf. This 12 month regiment disbanded in April 1862, and Corpl Dean apparently re-enlisted in the Palmetto South Carolina Sharpshooters as did many other members of the disbanded regiment. By the time of this cover, he was commissioned a Lieut in Co C 22nd SC Inf and later promoted Captain of the company. Capt Dean was captured as a POW while leading his company at the Battle of the Crater (7/30/1864) during the Siege of Petersburg and remained in captivity at Fort Delaware until the end of the war. Capt Dean's brother was Lieut Col John Mills Dean (1835-1862) of the 7th Ark Inf who was killed-in-action at the Battle of Shiloh while commanding his regiment.
$200.00

SC1139
11/11/2021
CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 9 (margin tight at the left) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 10 MAR (1862). From the well-known Middleton Correspondence addressed to Miss Harriott Middleton Care of Middleton & Co., Charleston, South Carolina. Very clean cover.$250.00

SC1140
11/11/2021
CSA #4 (two 4-Margin singles paying the 10c rate over 500 miles). The stamps show an extremely dry printing and come from the same sheet. The left stamp is Stone 2 Position 36, and the right stamp is Stone 2 Position 37. The stamps are pen-cancelled, and the matching postal manuscript "Zeno SC York District April 14th (1862)" is at the top center. Addressed to Mrs. Mary Wood, Raleigh PO, Smith County, Mississippi. At bottom right in the same hand as the address is what appears to be "howdy Mary." At first glance, the cover appears to be a folded letter, but it is not. This is an Adversity Cover made from blue lined letter paper which was used in 1860 with a short business letter with a printed letterhead for "Wm M. Lawton & Co., Charleston, S.C." and is dated 31 Aug 1860. Very interesting and a very clean Adversity Cover.$450.00

SC1141
11/16/2021
CSA #5 Deep Rose (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 21 JUL (1862). Beautiful color to the stamp offset by the blue postmark. From the well-known and well-documented Middleton Correspondence addressed to Miss Harriett Middleton, Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina. Minor corner wear at the bottom left, sealed back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine.$850.00

SC1142
11/16/2021
CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the small double circle Charleston SC 10 MAY 1864 (year date is inverted). Blue Paper Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused shipping form. Addressed to Mr. William Birnie Sr., Greenville, So Ca. Very Fine.$250.00

SC1143
11/20/2021
CSA #6 Single (margin a little tight at the top right) tied by the Bennetsville SC CDS. The date is not fully apparent but appears to be Single Use Prior to the Rate Change. Manuscript "OB" (Official Business) under the stamp indicating private use. Military Address to Captain J. E. Spears, Col C.H. Stevens Regt, Charleston SC. The unit in the address is Co B 24th SC Inf. Advertising Cover with embossed colorless advertising at the left upper corner "DUNHAM, TAFT & Co. Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in Boots & Shoes, 148 Meeting St. Charleston, S. C." This advertising is catalog listed. Left side of the cover is just slightly irregular where the cover was opened. Very clean cover.
$350.00

SC1144
11/26/2021
CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (4-Margin) tied by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 20 JUN (1862). Addressed to Col Joseph Abney, Charleston Hotel, Charleston SC. Cover is an Overpaid Drop Letter as the postmark and the address are the same city. This is also a linen lined envelope used to send cash through the mail. The linen lining on the inside on the envelope prevented the banknotes inside the cover from being seen through the paper to reduce the chance of theft. Very Fine.

Joseph Abney (1819-1870) was the 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.
$450.00

SC1145
11/26/2021
CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 27 NOV. Blue paper cover addressed to Mrs. Jno C. McClenaghan, Marion C.H., SC. Beautiful stamp and a Very Fine cover.

Capt John Charles McClenaghan was mustered into the CS Quartermaster's Department 4/13/186. He is mentioned once in the Official Records cited for bravery at First Manassas while serving as the regimental Quartermaster for the 8th SC Inf. He died of disease on Morris Island 3/15/1863. The correspondence between Capt McClenaghan and his wife is extensive.
$375.00

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