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VA1114



CSA #4 Stone 2 Horz Pair (left sheet margin and a little gum toning along the right edge with margin in at the upper right corner) on the reverse used to seal the backflap and tied by the Richmond, Va CDS 24 JUL 1862. Very small but complete ladies cover addressed to Miss Mattie K. Martin Statesville, N. Carolina. Statesville is lined through and the cover forwarded to Mocksville NC with the addition of CSA #6 Horz Pair (very fine 4-Margin stamps) to the front of the cover to pay the forwarding fee. CSA #6 Pair tied by the Statesville NC CDS 30 JUL 1862. Very Fine forwarded cover with excellent combination stamp usage. Cover can be folded out so that both sides of the cover can be displayed together.
$700.00
Reduced
$600.00
VA1150

CSA #11(AD) (Greenish-Blue 4-Margin but close at left and bottom) tied by a very decent strike of the Blue Petersburg, Va CDS 27 JUN. Blue paper cover addressed to Mrs. C. F. Davis Thorn Hill Granger Co., E. Tenn. Very Fine. $125.00
Reduced
$100.00
VA1182

CSA #12(AD) (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Greasy Violet Lynchburg, Va CDS 1 MAY. Addressed to Mr. James Bridger Haywood PO Chatham County, No. Ca. Some minor light foxing. Ex-Kohn. $150.00
VA1245

CSA #12(AD) (4-Margin and affixed sideways) tied by a full but very greasy strike of the Blue Lynchburg, Va CDS 9 OCT. Unusual for the Blue Lynchburg postmark to be so greasy. I suspect that this is most likely the Lynchburg Violet postmark which is normally very greasy, but it looks blue because it is viewed against a very orange paper cover. Addressed to William Green Esq Counsellor at Law Richmond. Very Fine.
$150.00
VA1263

CSA #12(AD) (4-Margin but with some light gum staining) tied by a partial strike of the Richmond, Va CDS 20 SEP. Addressed to Geo. Baughman Esq Box 772 Richmond, Va. Cover is a nice example of an Overpaid Drop Letter. Some minor backflap damage which does not detract from an overall very clean appearance.
$100.00
VA1268

CSA #4 Stone 2 Horz Pair (4-Margin but close in spots and minor faults with a small part at the top margin slightly overhanging the edge of the cover) tied by a beautiful full and bold strike of the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 6 AUG. Very small but complete pink paper ladies cover addressed to Miss Harriett G. Lipscombe Cuckooville Louisa Co., Va. Cover does have a light file fold affecting the right stamp but otherwise a very clean and attractive cover with an excellent postmark.
$250.00
VA1310

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (Light Milky Blue with 4 Huge Margins) tied by the Blue Petersburg, Va CDS 18 OCT (1862). Blue paper Adversity Cover made from a folded lined ledger sheet (handwritten business receipt) addressed to Revd R. O. Burton Weldon NC. Very Nice stamp and a very clean cover.
$400.00
VA1345

Official Post Office Department Cover with the “Auditor’s Office P.O.D. Official Business FREE” imprint in the right upper corner Dietz Type XI and signed I. W. M. Harris Auditor. This imprint type is Dietz unlisted with the “Harris” signature. Full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6l 3 AUG (1864) with the Richmond Handstamp “FREE.” Addressed to Postmaster (the word “Postmaster” is printed on the cover) Jonesville Lee Co, Va. This is a very coarse paper legal size cover with just a little light foxing but otherwise a Very Fine appearance.
$300.00
VA1347

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (light milky blue with an exceptionally dry printing and margins touch at top and right) pen-cancelled with the “Genito, Va Apr 22” manuscript to the left. Addressed to Mrs L. James Colston Care of Professor J. B. Minor University of Va Albemarle Co., Va. Just some very light water staining which does not detract from an otherwise very clean and neat appearance.
$250.00
VA1349

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (light milky blue 4-Margin except for a slight edge nick at lower left) tied by the Winchester, Va CDS 26 OCT (1862). Very coarse paper homemade cover addressed to Wm L. Owen Esqr Black Walnut, Va. Address is a little faded but still legible. Very nice Stone Y stamp.
$375.00
VA1382

CSA #1 Stone 1 Horz Pair (4-Margin but with some minor surface scuffs which could also be stone flaws as it can be difficult at times to tell the difference) paying the single rate over 500 miles tied by the Blue Norfolk, Va double circle CDS 29 NOV 1861. Addressed to Mrs E. L. Carter Milledgeville, Georgia. Some minor backflap tears but otherwise a Very Fine appearance.
$300.00
VA1423

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin Light Milky Blue) tied by a partial strike of the Richmond, Va CDS date not apparent). Very small cover only slightly reduced on the left not affecting anything and addressed to Miss Catherine House Mt Pleasant Cabarras Cty NC. Clean cover and a beautiful stamp.
$300.00
VA1506

CSA #1 Stone 1 Horz Pair (4-Margin with a small left sheet margin) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 18 FEB 1862. Light coarse paper cover addressed to Mrs. M. W. Ewing Satartia, Miss. The sender was Sgt B. B. Ewing of the 12th Miss Inf writing home to his wife. Some minor lower edge faults, but otherwise Very Fine.
$400.00
VA1530

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin Light Greenish-Blue) tied by a very nice strike of the Blue Petersburg, Va CDS 30 MAR (1863). Small pink paper lined ladies stationery addressed to Mrs. Rufus Owen Wolf Trap Halifax Co., Virginia. Addressee is very likely the wife of Capt Rufus H. Owen (1830-1892) Company G 6th Va Cav, but do not believe the cover is from her husband as it is definitely ladies stationery, and the Petersburg postmark does not coincide with the location of the 6th Va Cav in the Spring of 1863. Sealed edge tears at top center not affecting anything. Very nice example of the Stone Y stamp.
$300.00
VA1544

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Lynchburg, Va greasy Violet CDS (date not apparent). Coarse paper homemade adversity cover addressed to Mrs. Elizabeth Johns near Balconey Falls Rockbridge County, Va. Intact cover with just a little minor light foxing and a very nice stamp.
$125.00
VA1546

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but close on the right) tied by the Black Petersburg, Va CDS 20 JAN (1865). Coarse paper homemade adversity cover addressd to Mrs. E. M. Henry Care of J. L. Collius Esq Harris PO Louisa Co., Va. Minor corner fault at lower right otherwise very Fine with 1865 usage.
$125.00
VA1564

CSA #5 (4-Margin with a small left sheet margin standard somewhat light rose color) tied by the Blue Petersburg, Va CDS 29 JUL (1862). Coarse paper cover (definitely a homemade adversity cover) addressed to Rev Lewis Phillips Fair Haven Moore Co. NC. Rev Phillips had two sons both serving in Co D 48th NC Inf one of whom most likely sent this cover. Martin C. Phillips was wounded at Fredericksburg 12/13/1862 and captured as a POW at Bristoe Station (Va) 10/14/1863. He was confined at Point Lookout until exchanged 5/8/1864. Baxter C. Phillips was also wounded at Fredericksburg 12/13/1862 but recovered and rejoined his regiment in early 1863. Cover slightly reduced at the left not affecting anything, otherwise Very Fine. PF Certificate 1989.
$650.00
VA1577

CSA #12 (AD) (margin close on the left but with a large upper sheet margin) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 2 JUN (1864). Blue paper Adversity Cover made from a used blue lined Ledger Sheet with what appears to be a listing of accounts. Addressed to Mrs. Margaret E. Wheeler, Shiloh Post Office, Sumter District, South Carolina. The sender was Capt Robert E. Wheeler Co H 26th SC Inf writing home to his wife. Not long after sending this letter, Capt Wheeler was killed at the Battle of the Crater 7/30/1864. Both he and his wife are buried at the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Very Fine.
$325.00
VA1580

CSA #1 Stone 1 (4-Margin with a large upper sheet margin) tied by the Lynchburg, Va CDS (Black) 9 JAN (1862). Military Address to Capt Jeyhugh (unsure of spelling due to handwriting) Wells, Pattonsburg Botetourt, Va. Could not find such a person associated with the CSA Army as either a staff or field officer, so the rank may be a Virginia State Commission. Very Fine Cover and a very nice stamp.
$250.00
VA1584

CSA #4a Stone 2 Horz Pair (margin just touches at top right but a very dark blue color) tied by a parial strike of the Gordonsville, Va CDS with an AUG 1862 date. Clean cover addressed to C. Dawson Esqr, Callaghan’s PO Alleghany, Va.
$275.00
VA1585

CSA #4 Stone 2 (4-Margin but close at the bottom) tied by a partial strike of the Staunton, Va CDS (date not apparent). Very clean small but apparently complete wrapper with a light address to Mrs. A. C. Hopkins, Hampden Sidney, Va.
$150.00
VA1702

CSA #12c (AD) (margin just a bit irregular on the left Greenish-Blue) tied by a neat strike of the Lynchburg, Va CDS in black 17 MAR (1864). Very small but complete (3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches) light coarse paper homemade adversity cover from the Franklin Davis, Staunton, Va Correspondence. Very Fine.
$200.00
VA1706

CSA #7 Two Singles (4-Margin) tied together and to the cover by the Staunton, Va CDS 30 AUG. Light coarse paper cover addressed to Mrs. Chastain White, Coal Hill PO Goochland Co., Va. Very Fine.
$100.00
VA1770

Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside): “Paid 10” manuscript with a full strike of the Forest Depot, Va rimless CDS 12 AUG (1863) addressed to Mrs. Ester Randolph, Tye River W(are) House Nelson Co., Va. 2nd Use (outside) CSA #9 T-E-N (4-Margin with part of the adjacent stamp visible at the bottom and a very minor light crease) on the back used to seal the backflap but not damaged in opening and Pen-Canceled. The small single rim Nelsons Station, Va CDS is on the face of the second usage 18 OCT (1863) addressed to Dr. R. C. Randolph, Millwood Clarke Co., Va Care of Capt William N. Nelson, New Market Shenandoah. William N. Nelson (1825-1894) was Captain of the Nelson Rifles (Co C 2nd Va Inf) and was severely wounded at 1st Manassas (7/21/1861). He was discharged 5/18/1862 as a direct result of his wounds. The addressee had a son (Robert Carter Randolph Jr) in the same unit who was wounded at Chancellorsville (5/3/1863) and later killed at Cedar Creek, Va (10/19/1864). Very Fine light coarse paper homemade adversity cover with an uncommon turned usage with a T-E-N stamp.
$1,250.00
VA1776

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin) tied by the Blue Lynchburg, Va CDS 7 OCT 1862. Addressed to Rev T. H. Early, Charlottesville, Va. Very Fine. $475.00
VA1782

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but close at the top) tied by the VIOLET Lynchburg, Va CDS 24 JUL. Coarse paper homemade cover addressed to Miss M. A. Davies, Glenmore PO Buckingham Cty, Va. Cover reflapped to repair minor top edge faults to a Very Fine appearance.
$125.00
VA1860

Soldiers “Due 10” (ms) with a full strike of the Guineys, Va CDS with a FEB date (most likely 1863). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Mary A. Turner, LaGrange Troup Co., Ga. Endorsed at the top “From private I. H. Turner Co K 44 Reg Ga Vol.” Irby H. Turner enlisted as a private 3/4/1862, was promoted Corp 7/27/1862 and Sergt in 1864. He was captured as a POW at Spotsylvania Court House, Va 5/10/1864 and died of smallpox while a prisoner at Fort Delaware 7/16/1864. Very clean cover..
$125.00
VA1862

“C(edar) G(rove) Mills Mar 7 / 64 Pd 10” all in manuscript representing obscure usage from Rockbridge County, Virginia. Folded Letter Complete (business letter written on a lined Ledger Page) from the Franklin Davis, Staunton, Va Correspondence. Very Fine.
$200.00
VA1926

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 25 OCT (1862). Coarse brown paper homemade adversity cover addressed to Mrs. B. F. Little, Little’s Mills, Richmond County NC. 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. He was a POW until later exchanged and then resigned from the army in AUG 1864 because of his wounds. Very nice stamp and an Extremely Fine cover.
$550.00
VA1947

CSA #5 (4-Margin and a decent rose color) tied by a partial strike of the Staunton, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Coarse brown paper homemade adversity cover addressed to Miss Henrietta Moore, Fancy Hill PO Rockbridge Co., Va. Very Fine.
$675.00
VA1990

Handstamp PAID 5 with the small single rim Franklin Depot, Va CDS Dietz Type IA all in BLUE 30 DEC (1862). Folded Letter Complete (business letter about purchasing hogs) addressed to Jas Sears Esqr, Reynoldson Gates Co NC. Very Fine.
$150.00
VA2065

USA Star Die with Post Office Department Official Imprint Chief of the Finance Bureau FREE handstamp with a partial strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5g 11 FEB (1865). Addressed to the Post Master at Staunton, Va. What is unusual about this cover is the fact that it went through the post without an official signature. Unusual period docketting at left “Filed Nov 27 1871” with the initials of the filing clerk indicating that the cover and contents were filed well after the war as part of the archives. Very clean cover with two light vertical file folds and just a little edge wear. Still an overall very clean appearance and certainly a very interesting cover.
$400.00
VA2122

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Culpeper CH, Va CDS 13 OCT (1863). Addressed to Mrs. J. J. Hoyle, Knob Creek PO Cleaveland Co. NC. Cover was sent by Lieut Jospeh J. Hoyle of Co F 55th NC Inf to his wife. Lieut Hoyle enlisted 5/10/1862 at age 24 and was promoted 1st Lt 3/13/1863. He was listed as wounded at Globe Tavern (Va) 8/18/1864 and died of his wounds in a Richmond hospital 9/1/1864. Cover with just a little light foxing, otherwise Very Fine.
$125.00
VA2185

CSA #11 (AD) (margins a little close at right and affixed just slightly over the edge of the cover Light Blue color shade) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6i 24 MAR (1864). Addressed to Mrs. Maria C. Otis, William Schley Esq, Augusta, Georgia. Period docketing on the reverse identifies this as the inside envelope of a Civilian Through-the-Lines Flag of Truce cover that originated in New York. ”Flag of Truce Rec’d Mar 30th 64 dated 11 March NY ans 31st Mar/64.” Very minor reduction at the left not affecting anything. Very Fine example of a Civilian Flag of Truce cover. $300.00
VA2186

CSA #1 Stone 1 Vert Pair (margin just a little tight in spots at the right with some gum toning at the right lower corner and pair affixed sideways) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 2b 1 NOV 1861. Nice early usage of the stamps. Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. Gaius Whitfield Sr., Demopolis Marengo County, Alabama. Reduced somewhat at the left not affecting anything, otherwise a very clean cover.
$350.00
VA2203

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS (date not apparent). Folded receipt form from the Exchange Bank of Virginia Petersburg Office date 12 APR 1862. Addressed tp Geo E. Welsh Esqr Cashier, Danville, Virginia. Minor reinforcement of internal folds with archival tape Very Fine.
$250.00
VA2209

CSA #1 Vert Pair Stone 1 (not plated) (4-Margin but a little close at right center) tied by two usual weak strikes of the Frederickburg, Va CDS 30 MAR (1862).  Coarse brown paper homemade adversity cover addressed to Miss Eliza mcGee, Butlersville PO Anderson Dist, So. Ca.  Very Fine. $550.00
VA2212

CSA #5 (4-Margin and a very nice deep rose color affixed sideways at the upper left corner) tied by a very decent strike of the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 5 SEP (1862).  Light coarse paper cover addressed to Miss Jeanie M. Waller, Temperance PO Amherst County, Va Very Fine. $1,250.00
VA2214

TURNED Cover -- First Use: CSA #12(AD) (4-Margin) tied by an indecipherable CDS and with Military Address to Sergt John K. Walker Gordonsville, Va General Hospital Ward K. Second Use: Soldiers (Due) 10 with the Petersburg, Va CDS with a MAR (1865) date Dietz Type B all  in Black and addressed to Mr. Garrison Walker, Anderson’s Store Caswell County NC.  Second use endorsed at left “Private Jno Walker Co A 6th NC Troops.”  Clean cover which displays very well with the left upper corner folded down to show the stamp from the inside usage along side the Black Petersburg markings.  John Kerr Walker (1843-1921) enlisted as a private in Co K 6th NC Inf at age 17 on 6/21/1861.  He was promoted Corpl 10/1/1862, Sergt 3/1/1863. and 1st Sergt 10/10/1864.  He was wounded in the left arm but date and place not recorded in the records and most likely accounts for his Gordonsville, Va hospitaliztion in late 1864. He rejoined his unit but was again hospitalized in Richmond in late March 1865 (reason not given) and was still in the Richmond hospital when the Union occupied the city 4/3/1865.  The endorsement of the second use which is addressed to Sergt Walker’s father indicates rank as “private.”  This is puzzling as there is no indication in the records that Sergt Walker was ever reduced to the ranks.  Also the company designation is incorrect (“A”instead of “K”).  Very likely the endorsement and perhaps the entire letter was written by someone else on his behalf because he was sick or wounded or not able to read or write and the writer simply got the rank and unit designation wrong.  Very Fine and a very late use turned cover. $375.00
VA2263

CSA #1 Stone A/B Horz Pair (4-Margin and affixed sideways at the left side of a small ladies cover) tied by two strikes of the small double circle BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS 25 OCT 1861 (early use of the stamps).  Addressed to Miss Lillie Marshall Care Mr. W. T. Marshall, Mobile, Ala.  Small minor lower edge and corner repairs and a missing side flap, but still a very clean appearing cover and a beautiful pair of stamps. $600.00
VA2287

CSA #4 Stone 3 (appears to be Stone 3 but not plated) used in combination with CSA #6 to make the 10c rate after the rate change. The CSA #4 stamp has close margin bottom and left but appears to have a distinct short transfer at the lower left as well as a random stone scratch. The CSA #6 stamp has a clipped upper left corner. The two stamps are tied together and to the cover by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 8 JUL 1862. Addressed to John Grom Care of Klink Wickenberg, Charleston SC. Part of backflap missing and a small reduction at the top not affecting anything. Small hole in the cover in the address which has been sealed. Still quite a clean cover with a nice combination usage and an interesting CSA #4 stamp. $550.00
VA2321

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin irregular at bottom right) tied by the BLUE Franklin Depot, Va CDS (date not fully apparent).  Addressed to Mrs. J. G. Kirkpatrick, Canton, Miss.  The cover was sent by Private James G. Kirkpatrick of the Mississippi Madison Light Artillery home to his wife whom he married in 1858. James G. Kirkpatrick (1831-1864) was a Canton dentist but enlisted as a private in the artillery. He is listed as Killed-in-Action at Cold Harbour (Va) 6/3/1864.  Very Fine Appearance. $125.00
VA2340

CSA #13 (4-Margin but cut a little close at the bottom right) tied by the usual weak but recognizable strike of the RED Petersburg, Va CDS with a SEP 1864 date. The cover is very clearly a homemade adversity cover made from very heavy coarse brown paper and addressed to William L. Owen Esqr, Black Walnut PO, Halifax County, Va. The addressee was a wealthy merchant and planter in Halifax County. Very clean cover from the Siege of Petersburg. This stamp with a red postmark is not commonly seen. $750.00
VA2341

CSA #13 (slight margin clip at upper right) tied by an excellent strike of the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 12 MAY. Orange paper cover addressed to Miss Jennie P. Barrow, Charlotte C. House, Va. Sealed backflap tear and a Very Fine overall appearance. CSA Certificate 1987. $800.00
VA2349

“Gladesboro, Va March 22nd 1864 Paid 10cts” all in manuscript. Addressed to Miss E. Jane Yonce, Wytheville, Va. Adversity Cover made from a printed unused post office registered letter form.  Displays very well with a right flap folded up.  Very Fine.  $375.00
VA2364

CSA #11c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue) tied by the Richmond, Va Powell Type 6l CDS 7 JUN (1864). Light orange paper cover addressed to Mr. E. Gay, Newbern, Ga and routed “via Augusta.”  Very Fine. $100.00
VA2368

CSA #11 (AD) (margins a little close) tied by the Danville, Va CDS 22 JUL. Addressed to Charles Gordon Esqr, Salisbury NC with  North Carolina Railroad routing instruction. Adversity cover made from a blue paper printed but unused Army Muster Roll displayed flapped up from the bottom and flapped over from the left.  Minor reduction at the left, otherwise Very Fine.     $300.00
VA2405

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin close at the top) tied by the Culpeper CH, Va CDS 10 MAR (most likely 1863). Somewhat faded address to Miss Abie Johnson, New Hope Augusta Co., Va. Very Clean Cover. $125.00
VA2406

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (margin close at the right) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 28 JUN (1862). Brown paper cover from the Pettigrew Correspondence addressed to Miss Pettigrew, Mount Carmel Abbeville District, South Carolina. The Pettigrew family of South Carolina was very prominent and included CSA General James J. Pettigrew who led a division at Pickett’s Charge and was killed during the retreat from Gettysburg. Not sure of the relation of this Miss Pettigrew to the General but most likely a niece. Very Fine single use cover just three days before the rate change. $225.00
VA2411

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the RED Petersburg, Va CDS 16 SEP (1864). Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused Confederate Army form. Addressed to Mr. John White, Abbeville CH, So. Carolina. Cover most likely sent by a soldier home to his father. John White of Abbeville SC had three son of the proper age to serve in the army -- William, George, and Lemuel. Lemuel White served as a Lieutenant in Co G 20th SC Inf and could not have sent this cover as the unit was not in Petersburg in SEP 1864. So cover most likely sent by either William White or George White. As the two names are very common, unable to identify the units with which they served. Adversity use displayed flapped from the right. Very Fine. $400.00
VA2412

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 17 FEB (1865). Military Address to Mr. Chas P. Abernethy, Co D 1st NC Cavalry, Army Northern Va.  Private Charles P. Abernathy enlisted in Co D 1st NC Cavalry from Lenoir County NC on 3/10/1864. He is listed as wounded on 8/15/1864 (no details given and no further record). Apparent turned cover with an address on the inside Miss M. S. Johnson, Happy Home with no postal markings. Happy Home is a listed post office in Burke County, North Carolina. Receiving docketing on the reverse states “Recg Feb 18th 1864” which is an incorrect year as the year must be 1865 because of the use of the balck Petersburg postmark and the known enlistment of Private Abernathy in March 1864. Cover with some minor edge faults and a little overall soiling but still quite presentable and a nice 1865 military usage. $100.00
VA2414

CSA #11c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue) tied the RED Petersburg, Va CDS 20 SEP (1864). Coarse brown paper cover whcih appears to be homemade with a military address to a Capt W. A. (?), -ville PO Gaston County, NC. Cannot decipher the last name nor the full name of the PO because the handwriting is far from clear. The red Petersburg mark is well struck and clear which is unusual for this mark. Very Fine cover. $200.00
VA2425

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Petersburg. Va CDS 28 APR (most likely 1863). Addressed to Mrs. (cannot decipher the first name with certainty due to the handwriting) Yarborough, Louisburg, North Carolina. The cover is believed to have been sent by Lt Col (later Col) William Henry Yarborough (1840-1914) of the 15th NC Inf to a relative at his home in Louisburg NC. Col Yarborough is reported as wounded four times during the war but survived and was a successful merchant in Louisburg after the war. Very Fine. $150.00
VA2426



Turned Cover -- 1st Use: CSA #12c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue) tied by a weak strike of the VIOLET Lynchburg, Va CDS with a NOV date addressed to Wytheville, Va. 2nd Use: CSA # 11a (4-Margin but close at the left Milky Blue) tied by the Wytheville, Va CDS 22 NOV to Mack Meadows Wythe County, Virginia. The cover has not been flapped for display. Very Fine. $250.00
VA2442

CSA #5 (4-Margin and decent color) Pen-Cancelled and matching manuscript “Tower Hill, Va July 31 (1862)” at the left. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Genl Willis P. Bocock, Macon PO Marengo County, Alabama. Period docketing at the left dates the cover to 1862 and indicates that the sender was Jno H. Bocock. Willis P. Bocock (1807-1877) was a Marengo County plantation owner. Willis Perry Bocock was originally a lawyer from Virginia and served as the Virginia Attorney General (1852-1857). He relocated to Marengo County, Ala in 1860. The title of “Genl” is not associated with the Confederate Army but most likely refers to his prior position as the Virginia Attorney General. John Holmes Bocock (1813-1872) was Willis P. Bocock’s brother and also brother-in-law to CSA General Kemper. John H. Bocock, a Presbyterian minister, served briefly as a chaplain in Kemper’s 7th Va Inf regiment in 1861. Tower Hill is an obscure CSA listed post office in Appomattox County which is where the Bocock family cemetery is located. Very Fine cover with an obscure usage. $500.00
VA2465

Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Imprinted Cover from the Appointment Bureau Type V signed by B. N. Clements as Chief of the Appointment Bureau. No postal markings but official free use addressed to the PM Saltillo, Itawamba Co., Miss. The original enclosure remains with the cover which is an official POD Appointment Bureau form letter dated 15 FEB 1862 and signed by B. N. Clements reprimanding the Saltillo postmaster for failing to submit his quarterly reports. Minor edge wear to the cover otherwise Very Fine. Ex-John Hill. $950.00
VA2466

CSA #12c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 30 MAR. Addressed to Miss Jennie Barron, Charlotte C. House, Virginia. Very Fine, Ex- John Hill. $125.00
VA2467

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with just a little edge gum toning) tied by the BLUE Charlotte C.H., Va CDS 8 AUG. Military Address to Major Edward R. Baird CSA, Loyds Essex County, Virginia. Edward Rouzie Baird (1840-1931) served on Gen Pickett’s staff from Feb 1862 until the end of the war. His letters and correspondence are in the library at William and Mary, and his memoir of Gettysburg is in the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Sealed backflap opening tears, otherwise Very Clean Cover. Ex-Bogg, Ex-Matz, Ex- John Hill. $150.00
VA2471

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Stamp affixed on the reverse to seal the backflap but not damaged in opening as the cover was opened from the side. Addressed to Miss Fanney Bin, Johnsville PO NC. Minor reduction at the left not affecting anything. Very Clean Cover. Ex- John Hill.      $100.00
VA2473

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the RED Petersburg, Va CDS 15 DEC (1864). Blue paper cover addressed to Miss Julia Selden, Contract Bureau, Post Office Department, Richmond, Va. Very Fine. Signed by Brian Green Ex- John Hill. $150.00
VA2474

CSA #11c (AD) (margin just touches at the right Greenish-Blue) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 7 AUG (1864). Light orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. Sarah E. Wike, Newton NC Catawba Co. The cover was most likely sent by Private Miles M. Wike of Co K 46th NC Inf to his wife. The unit was involved in the Siege of Petersburg. Private Wike was captured as a POW 4/2/1865 at Petersburg and held at Point Lookout, Md until released 6/22/1865. Backflap opening tears and a little light staining at the left but still an overall very clean appearance. $150.00
VA2476

CSA #12 (KB) (margin a little irregular at the top and a little edge gum toning) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 2 MAR (1865). Nice late use about one month prior to the fall of Richmond. Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. E. H. Harding Care of Mrs. E. H. Richmond, Milton NC. The cover was most likely sent by Rev Ephraim H. Harding to his wife. Rev Harding was the Chaplain of the 45th NC Inf, a unit at the Siege of Petersburg near the end of the war. Very Fine Ex- John Hill. $200.00
VA2477

CSA #12 (KB) (margin just touches at the right) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 26 FEB (1865). Small cover addressed to Miss Virg Mtgomery, Herr’s Creek, Rock Bridge Co., Virginia. Small reduction at the right just into the first line of the address. Very clean cover Ex- John Hill. $125.00
VA2478

CSA #12 (KB) (margin a little close on the left) tied by a slightly smeared strike of the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS (date not apparent). Light brown coarse paper cover with a local Military Address to Capt T. A. Martin, 13th Regiment of SC Troops, Petersburg, Va. Very interesting Overpaid Drop Letter. The address is incorrect as to unit as Thomas A. Martin was Captain of Co E 13th NC Inf (not SC as in the address) and promoted Major of the Regiment 1/19/1865 thus dating this cover to either late DEC 1864 or early JAN 1865. Capt Martin was wounded in the hip at Gettysburg 7/1/1863 but returned to his unit about 13 months later on 7/30/1864. He surrendered with his unit at Appomattox CH 4/9/1865. Minor backflap opening tear and a little light overall soiling but still very presentable and anexcellent usage. Ex- John Hill. $250.00
VA2481

CSA #12 (KB) (4-Margin but with edge gum toning) tied by a weak strike of the RED Petersburg, Va CDS (date not apparent) but must be late 1864. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Henry A. Wise Care of F. P. Hobson Esq, Dover Mills, Goochland Co., Va. The addressee was the wife of former Virginia governor and CSA Brig-Gen Henry A. Wise. However, the cover is not in the General’s hand and therefore perhaps comes from another family member or a friend. Very Fine Ex- Dietz Collection, Ex-Bogg, Ex- John Hill. $100.00
VA2482

CSA #12c (AD) (4-Margin Deep Greenish Blue) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6p 4 OCT (1864). Addressed to Alfred Belt Esq, Liberty PO Bedford County, Va. Minor backflap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine. Ex- John Hill. $100.00
VA2484

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the RED Petersburg, Va CDS 1 NOV (1864). Addressed to Miss Ann W. Jones, Cunningham’s Store, Person Co. NC. The addressee had two brothers serving in the Petersburg area at this time either one of whom could have sent the cover -- Sgt Thomas J. Jones Co A 24th NC Inf and Private William P. Jones CS Signal Corps. Very Fine Ex- John Hill. $125.00
VA2487

CSA #12c (AD) (margin tight at the left Greenish-Blue) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 24 JAN (1864). Addressed to Mrs. Tingnal H. Brame Care of Charles Perry, Franklinton, N. Carolina. The cover was sent by Capt Ti(n)gnal Hoke Brame (1831-1920) to his wife. Capt Brame had service as an enlisted man in the 12th NC Inf before being commisioned in the 54th NC Inf and then transferring to the 6th NC Inf. At the time of this cover, he was the Assistant Quartermaster of the 6th NC Inf. Very Fine Ex- John Hill. $100.00
VA2489

CSA #12c (AD) (4-Margin with a large part of the adjacent stamp visible at the right) tied by a partial strike of the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Maj Samuel K. Lucy, Sturgionville, Brunswick, Va. The title of the addressee is not associated with the Confederate Army as there is no Major Lucy in the records. Cover is complete with spotty light foxing. Ex- John Hill. $75.00
VA2490

CSA #12c (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Miss Septima Shank, Columbia Mine, Columbia County, Georgia. Very Fine Ex-Bogg, Ex- John Hill. $100.00
VA2491

CSA # 12c (AD) (margin a little close at right but with a small left sheet margin and the bottom outer line of the Type II stamp shows remarkably well on this stamp) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 17 NOV. Addressed to Mrs. Fannie L. Noell, Liberty, Bedford, Virginia (Care of) Capt Elliott Lowry. Elliott Lowry (“Capt” title not associated with the Confederate Army) was Mrs. Noell’s father. Francis L. Noell’s husband was Private William Triplett Noell of Co C 28th Va Inf who very likely was the one who sent this cover. The 28th Va Inf was part of Garnett’s Brigade in Pickett’s Division and was a Pickett’s Charge regiment at Gettysburg. However, there is no specific war record for Private Noell other than his enlistment in May 1861. Reduced at left not affecting anything and a little light foxing. Ex- John Hill. $100.00
VA2494

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 22 MAR (1865). Very late use. Light brown coarse paper cover addressed to Miss Lizzie Martin, Hallsboro Chesterfield Co., Va. Very Clean Cover Ex- John Hill. $125.00
VA2495

CSA #11 (AD) (margin close at left) tied by a partial strike of the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS (date not apparent but must be very late 1864 or 1865). Addressed to Mrs. John T. Wingfield, Washington, Ga. The cover is from Capt John T. Wingfield to his wife. Capt Wingfield entered service in 1861 in Co A 9th Ga Inf and subsequently had service in various Georgia artillery units beginning in late 1861. He is listed as wounded at Gettysburg 7/3/1863. At Gettysburg, he was a company commander in the Ga Sumter Light Artillery. At the time of this Petersburg cover, Capt Wingfield was a company commander in the 11th Ga Battalion Light Artillery. Clean Cover Ex- John Hill. $100.00
VA2496

CSA #11 (AD) (margin just a little irregular at the right) tied by the Meachem’s River, Va CDS 10 JAN. Very coarse paper Adversity Cover made from an unused lined Ledger Page. Addressed to Rev Willam E. Judkins, Farmville, Virginia. The cover was sent by Robert Judkins (1832-1910) to his father. Robert Judkins enlisted 4/19/1861 as a private in Co E 12th Va Inf and served as a courier for recently promoted Brig-Gen JEB Stuart. Pvt Judkins was discharged for disability (poor eyesight) 4/22/1862. So at the time of this cover, Pvt Judkins had left the army. Very Fine appearance displayed with the upper left corner flapped down. $300.00
VA2499

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Cancel with matching manuscipt “Stony Man Va Oct 26th.” Addressed to Barbra E. Varner, Woodstock Shenadore (sic) Co., Va. Stony Man is a very obscure listed post office in Page County, Virginia. Manuscript at bottom “Missent to Woodstock” which does not really make sense as Woodstock was the correct address. However, the address is at the top right and the postal markings at the lower left. So a postal clerk in Woodstock could have looked quickly at the cover and read the postal markings as the address because of the unusal location of these markings on the cover. Adversity Cover made from a numerical table flapped down from the upper left corner. Sealed edge tear at lower left. Interesting cover. $250.00
VA2506

CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sideways (margin touches at top) pen-cancelled and manuscript “Millboro Springs (Va) 5th June (1863)” at the top left. Obscure usage from Bath County. Addressed to Mifflin Lorentz Esqr, Shawsville Montgomery County, Virginia. The original letter remains with the cover confirming the 1863 date. The letter is short from the addressee’s nephew, L. D. Lorentz, and states that he is on his way to join Jackson’s command. The writer of the letter was 2nd Lt Lorenzo Dow Lorentz (b1834) who had service in the Virginia Roanoke Light Artillery. “Jackson’s Command” referred to in the letter is Colonel (Later Brig-Gen) William L. Jackson’s cavalry command in Western Virginia. Lt Lorentz was captured as a POW at Beverly, (West) Virginia on 10/29/1864 and was confined at Camp Chase and Point Lookout until his release in June 1865. The addressee, Mifflin Lorentz (1823-1891) was a merchant and did not serve in the army. Very Fine cover and quite a scarce usage. $300.00
VA2512

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Harrisonburg, Va CDS 12 OCT. Addressed to Mr. H. Clay ---(cannot decipher the last name with certainty), New Market, Virginia. Very clean cover reduced at right. $100.00
VA2514

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by an absolutely gorgeous strike of the DARK RED Blacks & Whites, Va CDS 5 OCT,  Folded Letter complete written on heavy lined notebook paper and addressed to Messers Tho Branch & Sons, Petersburg, Va. The addressee was a prominent grocer and commission merchant in Petersburg. The letter is short and deals with business matters. Light horzontal file folds, but otherwise Very Fine and quite a scarce red postmark. $750.00
VA2518

Soldiers “Due 10” manuscript with the Guineys, Va CDS 1 DEC. Small but complete ladies type cover with an embossed colorless floral design around the borders. Addressed to Mrs. Martha Inglet, Berzelia, Geor. Endorsed at left “From T. W. G. Inglet, Co C 28th Regt Ga Vol.” Thomas W. G. Imglet (b1839) enlisted as a private in Co C 28th Ga Inf 9/10/1861 and was promoted Corpl 8/1/1863. He is listed as wounded at Cold Harbor (Va) 6/27/1862 losing two fingers from his right hand and wounded a second time at Darbytown Road (Va) 10/7/1864 in the right foot. After his second wounding, he was furloughed to the Jackson Hopsital in Richmond.  No further record. Very Fine and very small ladies type cover. Ex- Brian Green. $275.00
VA2523

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 12 MAR (1865). Addressed to Mr. A. C. McIntosh, Taylorsville Alexander Co NC. Not known who sent this cover from the Siege of Petersburg, but the addressee had a son, Daniel J. McIntosh, who served in the 7th NC Inf. Pvt McIntosh was captured as a POW at Gettysburg and confined at Fort Delaware and later transferred to Point Lookout where he died as a POW on 8/14/1864. Most likely the cover was sent by a relative of the addressee in a North Carolina regiment. Very clean cover with late usage from the Siege of Petersburg. $200.00
VA2526

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 50 with a large white transient printing flaw above the “CE” of “CENTS” (1-1-v7 in the new catalog) (margin just touches at the top) tied by a partial strike of the Culpeper CH, Va CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to W. W. Deatherage Esq, Flint Hill Rappk (Rappahanock) County, Va. Small but complete cover. $250.00
VA2527

CSA #2 H&L (4-Margin with a lower sheet margin showing part of the Imprint) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Small but complete yellow paper cover addressed to Mr. W. H. Watkins, Slabtown PO, So Ca. Cover most likely sent by a soldier relative of the addressee in a South Carolina regiment as most of the mail through the Tudor Hall post office was army related. Unable to identify who that soldier might be. Cover is clean with just a little light foxing. The stamp is affixed upside down with the lower sheet margin over the edge of the cover, but the trace imprint is easily seen. This is the Type I Imprint under the Position 46 (96) stamp (2-H-i1 in the new catalog). An H&L stamp with part imprint is extremely scarce on cover. $750.00
VA2550

 USA #65 with Union fancy cork cancel and the Old Point Comfort, Va double circle CDS partially struck off the cover 25 JAN (1864 by docketting on the reverse). “Flag of Truce” manuscript at upper left. Addressed to Mrs. Mary F. Hunter Care of Dr. French, Alexandria, Virginia. This is the inside envelope from a South-to-North Civilian Flag of Truce Cover transferred through Old Point Comfort. No indication from where in the Confederacy the cover originated as is usually the case with these covers when there is no enclosure. The Alexandria address is in Union occupied territory. The addressee, Mary Frances Hunter, was the wife of Major Bushrod Washington Hunter (1807-1888) of the prominent Virginia Hunter family from Alexandria. Major Hunter served as a USN Lieutenant during the Mexican War and as a Major of Heavy Artillery on the staff of General Huger during the Civil War. Mary and Bushrod had a son, Alexander (1843-1914), who had service in the 17th Va Inf and the 4th Va Cav. Pvt Alexander Hunter had an extremely colorful Civil War carreer having been captured as a POW several times (Fraziers Farm 6/30/1862, Sharpsburg 9/17/1862, Warrenton 1/1/1864) and escaping from Point Lookout 2/7/1864 only to be recaptured the next day. He spent time in at least seven different prisons. After his exchange in 1864, he was wounded twice later that year. Very Fine Civilian South-to-North Through-the-Lines Cover of a type that is not commonly seen. $500.00
VA2562

CSA #12 (KB) (margin a little irregular on the right) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 27 FEB (1865). Coarse brown homemade cover addressed to Miss Fannie S. Vines, Fairfield Rockbridge County, Virginia. Cover most likely sent by a relative or boyfriend in the army at the Siege of Petersburg. Very clean cover and a nice later usage from Petersburg. $175.00
VA2566

CSA #7 two singles arranged tete-beche with the right stamp being the Position 30UR “White Tie” London Paper 7-L-v1 (stamps affixed slightly overlapping but good margins) Pen-Cancel with the matching manuscript “Goochland C.H. Va 9th July (1864)” at the left. Folded Letter complete written on lined notebook paper and addressed to The Secretary of the Commonwealth, Richmond (Va). The letterhead has the embossed Virginia State Seal at the upper left and confirms 1864 as the year of use. Short official letter from the Clerk of the Goochland County Court concerning the commissions of four Justices (judges) in the 5th District. Note on the reverse signed by Brian Green “Latest known usage of the White Tie variety 8/9/1864.” I am not able to confirm that statement as there is to my knownledge no census recorded of White Tie covers. Minor central vertical file fold not affecting the stamps, otherwise Very Fine. $500.00
VA2568

CSA #12 (AD) (margin close at the right) tied by the BLUE small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS 19 JUN 18963. Addressed to Miss Mary C. Wilson Care of John P. Wilson Esq., Cumberland CH, Virginia. Minor light foxing, otherwise Very Fine. $100.00
VA2574

CSA #2 H&L (4-Margin) tied by the usual weak strike of the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 6 FEB 1862. Addressed to Mrs John F. Calhoun, Mt Carmel Abbeville Dustrict So. Ca. Cover appears to have been sent by Pvt John Francis Calhoun (1831-1897) of Co C 7th SC Inf home to his wife.  Part of backflap missing but still a very clean cover with a Very Fine stamp. $375.00
VA2575

CSA #1 Stone A-B (4-Margin with part of the adjacent stamp visible on the left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 2a 26 OCT 1861 (full yeardate in the CDS). Addressed to Miss Linnie Mansfield, Mansfield PO. Louisa County, Va. The stamp has plating marks at the lower right corner but does not plate to Stone 1. Therefore, because of the very early usage only 10 days after the stamp was issued must be Stone A-B which has not been completely plated. Cover has light water staining along the bottom edge and the upper left corner but still has a very clean appearance with a nice stamp. Commercially made cover with embossing on the backflap and minor backflap opening tears. $400.00
VA2576

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 12 (margin just in at bottom left) and CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 24 (4-Margin with part of the adjacent stamp visible at the right with a short transfer at the lower left and a little edge gum toning) tied together and to the cover by a somewhat smeared strike of a small BLUE double circle CDS which is consistent with Portsmouth, Va (date not apparent). Addressed to Mr. J. L. --- (cannot identify the last name with certainty), Warrenton Warren Co,. Ga. Nice two color combination usage paying the 10c rate. Adversity Cover made from an unused lined Ledger Sheet. Small reduction at the right just into the bottom line of the address. Signed “Dietz” on the backflap. $500.00
VA2579

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a very weak strike of a BLUE postmark that cannot be accurately identified except to say that it has a NOV date. From the correspondence, the postmark must be from Virginia. Brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. A. C. Hopkins Care of Col S. Bassett French, Richmond, Va. The cover was sent by Rev Abner C. Hopkins (1835-1911) to his wife. Rev Hopkins, a Presbyterian minister, enlisted as chaplain of the 2nd Va Inf 5/3/1862. He was later promoted to Corps Chaplain for the 2nd Corps Army of Northern Virginia. Samuel Bassett French (1820-1898), a lawyer and a Richmond newspaperman, was an aide and private secretary to three Virginia governors, and was briefly a VADC to Gen T. J. Jackson in  1862. Very clean and complete cover. $100.00
VA2582

Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) CSA #12c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue) tied by a somewhat smeared strike of a Va CDS not otherwise identified addressed to Miss Jane C. Latham Care of John C. Latham Esq, Lynchburg, Va. 2nd Use (outside) CSA #11c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue with a little toning) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5d 11 NOV 1863 addressed to F. M. Latham Esq, Culpeper CH, Va. Cover with a very clean appearance and flapped down from the upper left corner to show both stamps. $300.00
VA2584

Soldiers Due 10 Handstamp with the Lynchburg, Va CDS Type I all in VIOLET 28 SEP. Orange paper cover addressed to Miss L. Fannie Wright, Chamblessburg Bedford Co., Va. Endorsed at upper left “Jas M. Wright, Co B, 58th Va Regt.” James Mathew Wright (1825-1898) enlisted as a private 8/24/1861. He served the entire war and surrendered with his unit at Appomattox 4/9/1965. The cover is addressed to his sister. The Wright Family Correspondence from Bedford County is archived in Richmond at the Library of Virginia. Very clean cover. Minor reduction at the left. The violet marks on an orange paper cover appear to be lightly struck. $200.00
VA2586

Soldiers Due with the Guineys, Va CDS (somewhat weak strike as is usual with this postmark) with a MAR date. No rate but identified as a Soldiers Due by the endorsement at left “from T. M. G. Inglet Co C 28 Regt Ga Vol.” Addressed to Mrs Martha A. Inglet Berzelia, Geo. Vertical pencil slash mark in the center of the cover is found on other Inglet covers and most likely applied by the addressee on receipt for an unknown reason. T. W. G. Inglet enlisted as a private in Co C 28th Ga Inf on 9/10/1861 and promoted Corporal on 8/1/1863. He was listed as wounded at Gaines Mills (Va) 6/27/1862 losing two fingers on his left hand. He was wounded a second time at Darbeytown Road (Va) 10/7/1864 and was furloughed after his second wound. Minor light foxing but still quite an attractive cover which is completely intact with no defects. $150.00
VA2587

CSA #12c (AD) (4-Margin Greenish-Blue) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6- 28 JAN (1864). Addressed to Mrs. J. G. Kirkpatrick, Canton, Miss. The cover was sent by Private James G. Kirkpatrick of the Mississippi Madison Light Artillery home to his wife. On the Census of 1860, J. W. Kirkpatrick of Canton, Miss is listed as a dentist; but he served as a private soldier. Cover has a clean appearance with corner and edge wear. $125.00
VA2588

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin with a little corner clip at lower right in the margin only) tied by the Christiansburg, Va CDS 2 JAN. Coarse brown paper homemade Adversity Cover addressed to Wm Farmer, Dublin, Va. Backflap missing and minor file fold at left, otherwise Very Fine. $125.00


The three covers below (VA2592-VA2594) are examples of the Richmond Large Grid Cancel (described as a bar grid within a circle) which was only rarely used during the Confederate period. A fourth cover with the Richmond Large Grid is offered in the Bush Exhibit section as BE110. The Richmond Large Grid is explained on Page 101 of Peter Powell’s 1987 book on the markings and postal history of Confederate Richmond, Va. 

VA2592

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5h 28 SEP (1864). Also canceling the stamp is the very scarce Richmond, Va Large Grid. This Richmond Large Grid (10 Bars) is very distinctive (described as a bar grid within a circle) and is a pre war mark that was only very rarely used in the Confederate period. Currently there are believed to be only five or six covers recorded showing CSA usage of this large grid. This cover is the first one recorded and for a time was the only one known. Of the recorded covers, only three are believed to have the grid canceling a stamp. The others show the large grid obliterating a handstamp rate applied in error. There may be some others as yet unrecognized and unrecorded. Cover addressed to John H. Newton, Athens, Georgia. Endorsed at upper left “E. D. Newton Surg PACS (Provisional Army of the Confederate States).” Dr. E. D. Newton was the Regimental Surgeon for Cobb’s Georgia Legion. Backflap opening tears otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Weil. This cover was the subject of a Confederate Philatelist article in the Jul-Aug 1974 issue and can also be found as an illustration on Page 103 of Peter Powell’s book on the Confederate postal markings of Richmond.
$1,500.00
SOLD
VA2593



Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside): CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Salisbury NC CDS with Military Address to Mr. John A. Fesperman 42 Reg Co G NC Troops (42nd NC Inf) Petersburg, Va in care of Capt Blackwelder. 2nd Use (outside): CSA #11(AD) used to seal the backflap and tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6p 8 OCT (1864) and addressed back to Salisbury NC. There is a second strike of the same Richmond CDS on the face of the cover as well as a handstamp “Due 10” Type P. The postal clerk evidently did not initially notice the stamp used to seal the backflap which prompted the “Due 10” handstamp. When he realized the error, the clerk then obliterated the “Due 10” handstamp using the Large Richmond Grid handstamp. The large Richmond Grid was occasionally used to obliterate rates applied in error. This Richmond Large Grid (10 Bars) is very distinctive (described as a bar grid within a circle) and is a pre war mark that was only very rarely used in the Confederate period. Currently there are believed to be only five or six covers recorded showing CSA usage of this large grid. Three of the recorded covers have the grid canceling a stamp. The others show the grid obliteratng a rate applied in error. There may be some others as yet unrecognized and unrecorded. John A. Fesperman enlisted as a private 9/14/1863. He was wounded at Wise’s Forks NC 3/11/1865 but survived and was paroled 5/15/1865. James A. Blackwelder enlisted as a private 3/15/1862 and was promoted Captain 3/29/1862. He survived the war and was paroled 5/16/1865. The lower right corner of the cover has been folded up to display the stamp from the inside usage. Cover with a small reduction at the right due to a ragged right sided opening and some overall foxing and staining. Still the postal markings are quite clear, and the cover is a very presentable example of a very scarce usage.
$1,000.00
VA2594

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) canceled by the Richmond, Va Large Grid and addressed locally as an Overpaid Drop Letter to John C. Rutherfoord, Richmond, Va. The cover is dated in Sept 1863 by period docketting at the left. John C. Rutherfoord (1825-1866) was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing Goochland County. This Richmond Large Grid (10 Bars) is very distinctive (described as a bar grid within a circle) and is a pre war mark that was only very rarely used in the Confederate period. Currently there are believed to be only five or six covers recorded showing CSA usage of this large grid. Three of the recorded covers including this cover have the grid canceling a stamp. Of the known covers, this is the only one with the grid used on a drop letter. The others show the grid obliterating a rate applied in error. There may be some others as yet unrecognized and unrecorded. Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade. Very Fine. $1,250.00
SOLD


VA2602

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 7 (irregular margins but with a large upper sheet margin) tied by the small double circle BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS 7 FEB 1862. From the Wise Correspondence addressed to Mrs. George D. Wise Care of Hon A. Atkinson, Smithfield, Isle of Wight Co., Va. George D. Wise (1831-1908), a Richmond Lawyer, in 1862 was a Lt of Inf and VADC to his uncle Gen Henry H. Wise, a former Governor of Virginia. Later he was in various staff assignments. He was taken as a POW at the Vicksburg surrender in 1863 and paroled and exchanged to be later wounded at Resaca, Ga in 1864. After the war, he resumed law practice in Richmond and is buried at Hollywood Cemetery. Gen Wise had two nephews both named George Douglas Wise and both born in 1831 who served at various times on his staff. The second nephew was wounded at Petersburg 6/17/1864 and died of his wounds 7/5/1864. Not sure which George D. Wise this cover refers to as both were on Gen Wise’s staff in 1862. Cover with sealed opening tears at top center and top left. $250.00
VA2603

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 4 (4-Margin) tied by the Red-Orange Smithfield, Va CDS (date not fully apparent. From the D. H. Hamilton Correspondence addressed to Mrs. D. H. Hamilton Jr, Hillsboro NC. The cover is from Major Daniel H. Hamilton to his wife. Daniel Heyward Hamilton Jr (1838-1908) was originally from Charleston SC. When the war began, he was an instructor at the Hillsboro NC Military Academy. On 26 MAY 1861, he was commissioned as a Major in the 3rd NC Volunteers. From May 1861 until April 1862, the regiment was assigned to the Department of Norfolk and remained in the Norfolk, Va area. Major Hamilton was discharged from the service on 26 APR 1862 during the army reorganization when he was defeated for re-election in the regiment. He later served for a time in the 1st SC Infantry, a regiment commanded by his father Col D. H. Hamilton Sr. After the war, he made his home in Hillsboro NC. The 3rd NC Volunteers was redesignated as the 13th NC Infantry on 14 NOV 1861 and saw distinguished service for the remainder of the war as part of the ANV. Clean appearing cover with a missing backflap and sealed opening tears at the upper left. $250.00
VA2605

CSA #11a (AD) (margin c;lose at the top Milky Blue) tied by the Goodson, Va CDS 17 AUG (1863). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. D. C. Freeman Jr, Chunennugge Ridge, Macon Co., Ala. Very Fine appearing cover. $125.00
VA2607

CSA #2xu2 Abingdon, Va Handstamp PAID 5 CENTS Provisional 11 NOV 1861. Addressed to Col Henry Stokes, Prince Ed CH, Va. Folded letter sheet which appears to be homemade with a very short letter “Jno Keys, Col Moon has been telegraphed to Wytheville, no guns or ammunition here. W. King Hershell.” Col Henry Stokes, the addressee, was a prominent citizen of Prince Edward County. The “Col” title was honorary. At the beginning of the war, he held a position as a “bonded farmer” whose duty was to gather and furnish supplies for the army. No information on the other names mentioned. Cover is very clean with a sealed backflap opening tear. $1,500.00
VA2613

CSA #12 (KB) (4-Margin) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 23 MAR (1865). Late use from the Siege of Petersburg. Addressed to Miss Evellan Coggin, Hunsackers Store, Montgomery County NC. This cover was most likely sent by a North Carolina soldier home to a friend or relative as a number of soldiers named Coggin from Montgomery County were in service in the Army of Northern Virginia in various NC regiments. The addressee’s brother (he could not have sent this cover) was 3rd Lieut Jeremiah Coggin of Co C 23rd NC Inf. Lieut Coggin was wounded at Seven Pines (5/31/1862), wounded again at Sharpsburg (9/17/1862), and captured as a POW at Gettysburg (7/1/1863). He was confined at Fort Delaware, Johnsons Island, Point Lookout, and Fort Delaware a second time before being transferred to South Carolina and then Fort Pulaski as one of the “Immortal 600.” Lieut Coggin Died of Disease during his third confinement at Fort Delaware 3/12/1865.  Very Fine Cover. $225.00
VA2614

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the RED Petersburg, Va CDS with a NOV (1864) date. Addressed to Mr. George Baughman, Care of Messers Baughman & Richards, Richmond, Va PO Box 773. The firm of Baughman& Richards were Richmond stationers. Very Fine. $200.00
VA2619

CSA #9b T-E-N Gray-Blue (three large margins to just touching at the bottom) tied by the BLUE Richmond, Va dateless CDS Powell Type 6f seen only on soldiers mail from mid-May to early June 1863. Addressed to Mr. J. A. Eggleston, Jennings Ordinary, Nottoway, Va. Not able to identify the sender of the cover. The cover has a little light foxing and was also used in the distant past for a little arithmetic. $800.00
VA2622

CSA #9b T-E-N Gray Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Culpeper CH, Va CDS with an AUG date. Addressed to Mr. Charles T. Graves, Sommerset PO, Orange Co., Va. The manuscript at top center reads “the horse was sent away the 17th Nov.” Stamp with pre-affixing faults but appears Very Fine. $750.00
VA2630

Soldiers Due 10 Handstamp Type P with the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5g 11 NOV (1864). Endorsed at left “J. A. Everett Co K 11th Ga (Inf)” and addressed to Mrs. P. C. Everett, Haynesville, Houston County, Ga. Private John A. Everett enlisted 7/3/1861 and fought with his unit for the entire war surrendering at Appomattox, Va 4/9/1865. Private Everett’s fine series of wartime letters are archived at Emory University in Atlanta. VeryFine Cover. $100.00
VA2636

CSA #6 Single (margin in at bottom) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 30 JUN (1862) Last Day of the 5c Rate. Coarse brown paper cover, which appears to be homemade, addressed to E. B. Stephens Esq, Danville, Va. Docketing at upper left “F. M. Latham” identifies the sender. Very clean cover. Ex-Kohn. $250.00
VA2646

CSA #7 two singles affixed sideways in distinctly different color shades (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6i 19 APR (1864). Addressed to Miss Margaret Hume, Amherst C.H., Virginia. Complete light coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade. $75.00
VA2647

CSA #11 (AD) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5d 16 NOV 1863. Addressed to Mrs. R. H. Stuart, Edge Hill P. Office, King George Cty, Virginia. Very Fine. $100.00
VA2656

Goodson, Va Handstamp PAID 5 Type B 24 DEC (1861) Christmass Eve cover. Addressed to Saml Woods Esq, Richmond, Va. Very Fine. $175.00
VA2658

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the Guineys, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Miss Bettie Howard, Statesville NC. The cover was most likely sent by Capt Thomas Beall (1835-1909) Co I 14th NC Inf (wounded at Cedar Creek Va 10/19/1864) as Capt Beall and Bettie Howard were married in Sept 1863. Missing backflap otherwise Very Fine. $150.00
VA2660

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margins close top and left) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 9 SEP. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. D. B. Edwards, Benton, Ala. The cover was sent by Lieut Daniel B. Edwards of Co A 44th Ala Inf home to his wife. Daniel B. Edwards (1836-1911) enlisted in Co A 44th Ala Inf 3/15/1862 and was elected 2nd Lieut of the company. He was later promoted Captain of the company 5/16/1864. The 44th Ala Inf was present at all the major engagements of the Army of Northern Virginia from 2nd Manassas through to Appomattox and went with Longstreet to Tennessee and Chickamauga. Lt Edwards served throughout that time but was captured briefly as a POW at Suffolk, Va 4/19/1863 and paroled and exchanged from Fort Delaware 5/4/1863 rejoining his unit in time for Gettysburg. No official record of his ever being wounded in any of the multiple engagements and battles that he was in except that a story was told that his bible stopped a minie ball during one of the battles and saved him from being wounded. The rolls do show him occasionally absent briefly for various illnesses.  Very Fine Cover. $150.00
VA2661

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 27 NOV (most likely 1862). Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. B. R. Little, Little’s Mills Richmond County NC. 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. He was a POW until later exchanged and then resigned from the army in AUG 1864 because of his wounds. Minor edge wear and minor backflap opening tears but still Very Fine. $125.00
VA2664

CSA #6 Single (margin close on the left) tied by the Harrisonburg, Va CDS 31 MAY (1862) Single use prior to the rate change. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. Wm H. Dennis, Coles Ferry, Charlotte, Va with routing via Charlottesville and Lynchburg. Military endorsement at upper right “J. M. Dennis Assist Surgeon 23rd Va Regt.” Jacob Morton Dennis was commissioned Asst Surgeon 5/16/1861. He is listed as captured as a POW at Sharpsburg 9/17/1862 and was confined briefly at Fort McHenry until his parole. He was promoted Surgeon 2/27/1863. After the war, he was known to have been practicing medicine in Kentucky as late as 1898. Very Fine Cover. Minor reduction on the right not affecting anything. $350.00
VA2665

CSA #9a T-E-N Milky Blue (4-Margin with a prominent short transfer at the lower right where the lower right corner completely failed to print) tied by the Halifax CH, Va CDS 6 JUN 1863. This is only a part of a folded letter written on coarse brown lined notebook paper. Very nice stamp. $950.00
VA2674

CSA #1 Stone 1 (dry printing not plated) (4-Margin with a very tiny edge fault at the upper right corner) tied by the White Sulphur Springs, Va CDS 22 DEC (1861). White Sulphur Springs is in Greenbrier County which would later be incorporated into the Union State of West Virginia in 1863. Addressed to Mrs Mary E. Mauzy, (Care of) R(ichard) Mauzy, Esq, Staunton, Va. The Mauzy Correspondence is well known and is the souce of a number of West Virginia covers. Richard Mauzy was the editor and publisher of the Staunton Spectator (newspaper). On the back of the cover in pencil, which appears to be period, is a lengthy recipe for a mixture containing white wax, castor oil, and ammonia. A little research shows that these ingredients were common at that time in hair restorative preparations which were rubbed on the head. Cannot imagine that such a preparation would be succesful. General issue stamps used in West Virginia are scarce. Very Fine. $750.00
VA2677

Soldiers (Due) 10 Handstamp Type K with the Petersburg, Va CDS all in BLUE 23 JUN. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused railroad freight form displayed with the left upper corner flapped down. Addressed to Mrs. J. Adger Smyth, Wrights Bluff, Clarendon, So. Ca. Endorsed at upper right “J. A. Smyth 25th Regt SCV.” James Adger Smyth (1837-1920) was a Quartermaster Sergeant in Company A 25th SC Inf for the duration of the war. After the war, he was a successful merchant and cotton factor and was also active in local politics serving as the Mayor of Charleston for two terms (1895-1903). Very clean cover. $250.00
VA2681

CSA #6 Vert Pair affixed sideways (4-Margin but close at upper right) tied by a partial strike of the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 1 AUG. Tobacco Advertising Cover with printed boxed corner card at upper left “McCorkle, Son & Co., Grocers & Com’n Merchants, and manufacturers of Chewing and Smoking Tobacco, No 113 Main Street, Lynchburg, Va.” Orange paper cover addressed to D. E. Strain Esqr, Brownsburg, Virginia. Clean appearing cover with backflap opening tears. A sealed opening tear extends just into the top of the advertising corner card. $300.00
VA2682

CSA #2xu2 Abingdon, Va PAID 5 CENTS Provisional 21 JUL 1861. Addressed to Col Saml V. Fulkerson, Monterey, Highland, Va. The addressee, Samuel Vance Fulkerson, was Colonel of the 37th Va Inf and was Killed-in-Action at Gaines Mill, Va 6/27/1862. Cover reduced a little at right just into the address and with some professional edge restoration to a very clean appearance. The cover is listed in the Calhoun census of Abingdon, Va provisional covers.  $1,400.00
VA2683

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the Forest Depot, Va rimless CDS with manuscript date “June 8” (1863). Addressed to Mrs. John M. Langhorne, Shawsville Montgomery Co., Va. Cover was sent by Private Jacob Kent Langhorne of Co B 2nd Va Cav to his mother. Private Langhorne attended VMI 1862-1863 but dropped out of school to enlist in February 1863. He is listed as mortally wounded at Brandy Station, Va 6/9/1863 (his first and only engagement and just one day after posting this cover home to his mother) and died a few days later. He is buried at the Crocker-Kent Cemetery near Shawsville, Va. Very Fine Cover.  $275.00
VA2685

Soldiers Due 10 Handstamp (Type P) with the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5g 16 MAR (1865). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. E. B. Smithson, Lunenburg Co, Va Care of Cap R M (cannot decipher the last name). There is a soldier’s endorsment at the upper right, but it is faded and obscured by the postmark. Cover demonstrates a late use from Richmond a few weeks before the city was evacuated. $75.00
VA2688

CSA #11 (AD) (margin a little irregular at the right) tied by the black small double circle Charlottesvile, Va CDS 16 MAY 1864. Blue paper cover addressed to Thomas A. Yates Esqr, Camp Lee near Richmond, Va. Camp Lee was a camp of instruction and training for new recruits. Thomas A. Yates enlisted as a Private in Young’s Company of Young’s Va Cav on 1/28/1864. Obscure unit with no history recorded. Private Yates’ record shows that he was court martialed at Charlottesville 2/28/1865 (reason and outcome not recorded). Cover is missing the top backflap and has two vertical file folds but is otherwise very clean. $75.00
VA2689

CSA #11 (AD) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6l 26 JUN (1864). Addressed to Mrs. Mary E. Wise Care of F. P. Hobson, Dover Mills, Goochland Co., Va. The addressee was the wife of CSA General Henry A. Wise, a former governor of Virginia. The address appears to be in the general’s hand. $100.00
VA2692

CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) somewhat overinked Dark Blue  (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS with a MAR 1862 date. Addressed to Mrs. John S. Knox Care of John S. Knox Esq, Richmond, Virginia CS (Confederate States). Very Fine ex-Emerson, ex-Wiseman.  $200.00
VA2694

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with large left sheet margin) tied by a partial strike of the Richmond, Va CDS 9 JUN. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Elizabeth Barlow, Kings Creek, Caldwell County NC. Cover reduced a bit at the right not affecting anything. Very clean cover. $75.00
VA2697

CSA #11c (AD) (margin touches at the top Greenish-Blue) tied by the small double circle black Charlottesville, Va CDS 16 DEC 1863. Military Address locally to Brig Genl Wms C. Wickham, Wickham’s Brigade, Charlottesville (Va). Overpaid Drop Letter. Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888), already a prominent lawyer and political figure from Hanover County, entered service as Lt Col and then Colonel of the 4th Va Cav. He was promoted Brig-Gen in September 1863. Gen Wickham served with distinction during the war and was wounded twice (Williamsburg 5/4/1862 and Sharpsburg 9/16/1862). He was elected to the Confederate Congress and resigned from the army in late 1864 to take his seat in Congress. After the war, he had a distinguished political carreer and was also involved with various railroads. Light coarse paper cover which appears to be homemade. Cover has a little minor period staining but overall still has a very clean appearance. Not a commonly seen drop letter use addressed to a distinguished Confederate general. $250.00
VA2699

CSA #9 T-E-N (striking color) (4-Margin but close on the left but with large margins right and bottom showing parts of the adjacent stamps) tied by a full strike of the Madison CH, Va CDS 4 NOV 1863. Addressed to Mrs. Louisa M. Davis, Yellow Branch PO, Campbell PO, Va. Small part of top backflap missing. Clean cover. Ex-Ezra Cole 1936. $1,100.00
VA2700

Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) CSA #12d Dark Blue (AD) (4-Margin with a left sheet margin) tied by the BROWN Brownsburg, Va CDS 6 AUG and addressed to Mrs. Carrie A. Wallace, Lexington Rockbridge, Virginia. 2nd Use (outside): CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) affixed to seal the backflap and tied by a weak strike of the Lexington, Va CDS (date not apparent) addressed to Messers J. H. Tyree & Co, Lynchburg, Va. Minor edge stains but a very nice turned adversity cover which displays both stamps well with one flap turned up. $325.00
VA2703

CSA #11 (AD) (margin in at the left) tied by a partial strike of the Staunton, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Cover from the Mauzy Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Mary Edgar Mauzy, Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., (West) Va. Greenbrier County would later in 1863 be incorporated into the Union State of West Virginia.  Many of the CSA covers in and out of West Virginia come from the Mauzy Correspondence. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused bank check from the Bank of the Valley in Virginia displayed with the top flap folded down. Clean appearing cover with a little light staining and foxing at the left. $400.00
VA2704

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 16 FEB (1862). Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. C. Y. Thomas, Virginia State Sentator, Richmond, Va. Period docking indicates that the cover was sent by Dr. Jas Semple and that the letter, which is no longer with the cover, was dated 14 FEB 1862. As a state senator, C. Y. Thomas was against secession and tried to keep Virginia in the Union. In spite of this, he served during the war as the Virginia Commonwealth Attorney and was an agent for the distribution of supplies to needy familes of Confederate soldiers. Small piece of backflap missing. Otherwise, a Very Fine cover. $350.00
VA2705

Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Culpeper CH, Va CDS 17 JUN (1863). Addressed to Miss Louisa M. Davis, Yellow Branch PO, Campbell Co., Va. 2nd Use (outside) CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin) with a handstamp PAID cancel and the matching New London, Va BALLOON CDS to the left with a JUL (1863) date. Addressed to Mrs. Betty L. Saunders, Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Va. On the reverse of the 2nd use is a period notation which appears to be an extension of the original letter which is no longer with the cover. This notation dates the cover to 1863. Coarse brown paper homemade cover with one missing backflap. Unusual to see a turned cover with two extremely fine milky blue stamps. The New London, Va balloon is also not commonly seen.Very Fine Cover. $525.00
VA2706

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the Guineys, Va CDS with a MAR date. From the Chiles Correspondence addressed to Mrs. J. H. Chiles, New Market PO, Abbeville Dist., SC. “Please forward by Millway Carrier.” The “Millway Carrier” notation has always been somewhat of a mystery. Even though the cover originates in Virginia, the mark is associated with the Millway SC post office. Pre-war and CSA covers are both known with the “Millway Carrier” notation. “Millway” was also the name of a plantation in that area. Noted CSA Philatelist Dick Krieger wrote a two-part article on the “Millway Carrier” notation which appeared in the May-June and July-August 1988 issues of The Confederate Philatelist. In his article, he outlines the very confusing mail routes in the Millway region of the Abbeville District and points out that the “Millway Carrier” notation is seen only on covers addressed to New Market SC. New Market was a depot on the Greenville and Columbia Railroad some 15-20 miles distant from Millway. Neither New Market nor Millway appear on a current map of South Carolina. He further concluded that the notation was a routing instruction applied by the sender to make certain that the letters were carried on to Millway by the official government mail routes. In other words, this was not a private carrier service. There has been some speculation among SC Postal Historians that a slave from the plantation may have been used at least part of the time to bring the mail from New Market to Millway, but this remains as speculation and has not been proven. Clean cover with a little wear at both lower corners. $400.00
VA2708

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by two strikes of the Harrisonburg, Va CDS 16 APR. Addressed to Mrs. Campbell, Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia. The stamp was thought to perhaps exhibit some characteristics of the Harrisonburg private roulettes. However, when submitted to the CSA Authentication Service, the certificate issued (2016) stated that the cover was genuine but that the stamp was not rouletted. Small piece of backflap missing from the opening, otherwise a Very Fine cover. $200.00
VA2712

CSA #2xu2 Abingdon, Va PAID 5 CENTS Provisional 29 NOV 1861. Addressed to Miss Linnie M. Campbell, Louisa Court House, Va. Some minor edge and corner wear and a backflap opening tear. Clear strong strikes of the postal markings and a clean and Very Fine appearing cover.  $1,250.00


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