CONFEDERATE POSTAL HISTORY
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VIRGINIA -- Part II

New Covers Added 17 SEP 2019

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The 9 covers below (VA2713-VA2722) are examples of the Lexington, Va PAID 5 and PAID 10 markings. These are often referred to as provisional uses, but are not recognized by either the Scott Catalogue or the CSA Catalog as provisional covers as they are indistinguishable from standard handstamp PAID covers. The catalogs only recognize the Lexington, Va PAID 5 and PAID 10 marks as provisional marks applied in advance of use when they occur on an unused envelope which did not enter the mails and thus has no postmark. The covers presented are certainly controversial as many Confederate philatelists do accept the marks as provisional uses while others do not. A theory proposed by Peter Powell and published in the 1980's states that when the PAID 5 and PAID 10 marks appear in the upper right corner (that is where the marks are located on the known unused examples), then that shows the mark was applied in advance and then the cover is indeed a provisional use. That theory has neither been proven or disproven beyond any doubt. So the collectors can make whatever assumption they want. Note that the three advertising covers from the same correspondence immediately below all have the PAID 5 mark struck in exactly the same location in the upper right corner. The covers are offered as they are with no claims made as to provisional status except for the one cover in the group that did not enter the mails. The "5" and "10" handstamps on the covers are enclosed in a large circle. Often the strike only shows part of the rim of the circle, and on other strikes the rim can be completely absent.


VA2713


Handstamp PAID 5 Type B with the Lexington, Va CDS all in BLUE 28 DEC (1861). Added manuscript "Due 5" presumably for an overweight cover not recognized as overweight when posted as the distance traveled is well under 500 miles. Advertising Cover with an overall greenish color and an advertising oval at upper left "Greenlee Davidson Attorney at Law, Lexington, Va." Addressed to Col Greenlee Davidson, Care Gov Letcher, Richmond, Va. Greenlee Davidson (1834-1863) was from a prominent Virginia family. In 1861, he was serving as an ADC to Virginia CSA Governor John Letcher with the Virginia state rank of Lt Col of Cavalry. He later entered regular service as Captain of the Letcher Artillery in Stonewall Jackson’s corps and was killed-in-action at Chancellorsville in May 1863. The advertising cover is from the addressee's law practice office in Lexington. The sender of the cover is not identified. Very clean cover with only a minor reduction at the top not affecting anything and part of backflap missing.
$550.00
SOLD
VA2714

Handstamp PAID 5 Type B with the Lexington, Va CDS all in BLUE 5 NOV (1861). Advertising Cover with an overall greenish color and an advertising oval at upper left "Greenlee Davidson Attorney at Law, Lexington, Va." Addressed to Mrs. J. D. Davidson, Care Mason Matthews Esq, Lewisburg, (West) Virginia. Greenlee Davidson (1834-1863) was from a prominent Virginia family. In 1861, he was serving as an ADC to Virginia CSA Governor John Letcher with the Virginia state rank of Lt Col of Cavalry. He later entered regular service as Captain of the Letcher Artillery in Stonewall Jackson’s corps and was killed-in-action at Chancellorsville in May 1863. The advertising cover is from the addressee's law practice office in Lexington. The addressee was Greenlee Davidson's mother, Mrs. James Dorman Davidson (Hannah Greenlee 1812-1889). The sender of the cover is not identified. Clean cover with just a little edge wear at the upper left and a backflap opening tear.Printer's inprint on the backflap "Rcot. Anthony & Co 10 Nassau Street N. Y." Ex-Bogg. Brian Green Certificate 1989 in which he states that in his opinion this is a provisional use. According to current knowledge, that statement cannot be proven. $500.00
VA2715

Handstamp PAID 5 Type B with the Lexington, Va CDS all in BLUE 2 DEC (1861). Advertising Cover with an overall greenish color and an advertising oval at upper left "Greenlee Davidson Attorney at Law, Lexington, Va." Addressed to Mrs. J. D. Davidson, Care Mason Matthews Esq, Lewisburg, (West) Virginia. Greenlee Davidson (1834-1863) was from a prominent Virginia family. In 1861, he was serving as an ADC to Virginia CSA Governor John Letcher with the Virginia state rank of Lt Col of Cavalry. He later entered regular service as Captain of the Letcher Artillery in Stonewall Jackson’s corps and was killed-in-action at Chancellorsville in May 1863. The advertising cover is from the addressee's law practice office in Lexington. The addressee was Greenlee Davidson's mother, Mrs. James Dorman Davidson (Hannah Greenlee 1812-1889). The sender of the cover is not identified. Backflap opening tears with part of the "Anthony & Co" imprint visible. Sealed edge tears at left into the advertising and at the upper left. Ex-Bogg. This cover has two certificates. CSA Certificate 1994 "No Opinion" on provisional status. PSE Certificate 1996 (Frajola, Molesworth, Green) states that it is a genuine Handstamp PAID 5 and not a provisional. Green most likely was outvoted on the PSE Certificate as he clearly believes these covers to be provisional uses and has a written note on the back of this cover. This cover very pointedly illustrates the difference of opinion on the Lexington stampless markings.  $400.00
VA2717

Handstamp PAID 5 Type B with the Lexington, Va CDS all in BLUE 21 JAN (1862).  Not considered at this time to be a provisional use, but it could be. Orange paper cover addressed to William Hutchens, Moffetts Creek, Augusta Co., Va. Clean cover reduced at left. $200.00
VA2718

Handstamp PAID 10 Type C with the Lexington, Va CDS 27 MAY. The marks appear to have a greenish tinge to them but could be Blue-Green or a degraded Black. Not considered at this time to be a provisional use, but it could be. From the Franklin Davis, Staunton, Va Correspondence. Very clean cover. $200.00
VA2719

Handstamp PAID 5 Type B with the Lexington, Va CDS all in BLUE 21 JUN. Not considered at this time to be a provisional use, but it could be. Charge Box notation at lower left. Addressed to Greenlee Davidson, Care Gov Letcher, Richmond, Va. Greenlee Davidson (1834-1863) was from a prominent Virginia family. In 1861, he was serving as an ADC to Virginia CSA Governor John Letcher with the Virginia state rank of Lt Col of Cavalry. He later entered regular service as Captain of the Letcher Artillery in Stonewall Jackson’s corps and was killed-in-action at Chancellorsville in May 1863. The sender of the cover is not identified. Small edge repair at top center, small part of backflap missing, corner crease at bottom left. Very clean appearance. $150.00
VA2720

Handstamp PAID 5 Type B with the Lexington, Va CDS all in BLUE 4 JUN. Not considered at this time to be a provisional use, but it could be. Addressed to F. B. Clark Esqr, Mobile, Ala. Cover appears to be underpaid as Mobile is more than 500 miles from Lexington, and there are no due marks. One back sideflap is missing. Very clean appearance. Ex-Bogg. $200.00
VA2721

Handstamp PAID 5 Type B with the Lexington, Va CDS all in BLUE 28 JUN. Not considered at this time to be a provisional use, but it could be. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. John Adair, Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge Co., Va. Very Fine.  $250.00
VA2722

Handstamp PAID 10 Type C with the Lexington, Va CDS all in BLUE 4 APR (1864 by period docketing).  Unlikely to be a provisional use. Addressed to Revd Geo Wm White, Sturgeonsville, Brunswick, Va. Period docketing at top "Apr 2 64 with notice of sketches of Hugh." Charge Box notation at upper right. Backflap opening tears, otherwise Very Fine. $250.00


VA2723

CSA #13 (margin just touches on the right) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5g 21 OCT (1864). Addressed to Miss Mattie H. C. Waddell Care of Col Hay Turnbull, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Va. No record of a Hay Turnbull in the Confederate Army or in the pre-war US Army. Hay Turnbull of Franklin County, Virginia (born 1817) is listed in the 1860 census as a Hotel Keeper. The use of "Col" is most likely honorary. Cover with some very light staining which does not detract from an overall very clean appearance. CSA Certificate 2006 which notes "Genuine" with the stamp showing some damage at the right lower corner. The damage mentioned on the certificate is extremely minor and is in the stamp margin only and does not detract from the overall appearance. Ex-Bartels. $750.00
VA2724

CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (4-Margin with a large left sheet margin) tied by a very nice full strike of the Pittsylvania CH, Va CDS 4 JUL (1863). Cover is from the Wise Correspondence addressed to George D. Wise Care of Gen H. A. Wise, Richmond, Va. Adversity cover as the stamp is affixed directly over the embossing of the 3c Red Star Die. Captain George Douglas Wise (1831-1864) served as AAIG to his uncle General Henry A. Wise, a former Governor of Virginia, beginning in 1862 until he was mortally wounded in action at Petersburg 17 June 1864 and dying of his wounds on 5 July 1864. Therefore, this cover would date to 4 JUL 1863. Very Fine cover. $275.00
VA2725

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Brownsburg, Va CDS 17 DEC. The Brownsburg, Va CDS is usually seen as a brown postmark. This example has a brownish tinge to it but appears black at first glance. The brown Brownsburg CDS may in fact be a degraded black iinstead of a true brown. Light brown coarse paper cover with a Military Address to Capt A. S. Bacon, Lexington, Va. Algenon Sidney Bacon (1815-1890) began service on 4/12/1862 as a Private in Co I 4th Va Inf. He was discharged 7/27/1862 and later commissioned 1st Lieut in Co C of the Va Rockbridge County Infantry and later promoted Captain. He was a native of  Lexington, Va and is buried there. Cover with minor corner wear bottom left and right but very clean with an overall Very Fine appearance. $200.00
VA2727

Turned Cover - 1st Use (inside) CSA #11 AD with a very unusual and seldom seen Gray-Blue color (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6d 2 MAY 1863 addressed to T. J. Morrison Esq, Cashier, Wytheville, Va. 2nd Use (outside)  CSA #11 (AD) (margin close at the left) tied by the Wytheville, Va CDS 15 JAN (1864) addressed to Stephen M. Gooch Esq, Mack Meadows, Wythe County, Virginia. Cover flapped over from the bottom right corner to nicely display both stamps. Minor sealed backflap tears, otherwise Very Fine with a beautiful Gray-Blue stamp. $350.00
VA2730

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin and a very coarse printing and affixed upside down) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3f 2- SEP 1862. Addressed to Miss Annie Maxwell, Pendleton, Anderson Dist., SC. Minor reduction on the right not affecting anything. Very clean cover. Ex-Kohn. $150.00
VA2732

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin but close at the bottom) tied by a partial strike of the Farmville, Va CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Robert A. Lancaster Esqr Care of Lancaster & Co Brokers, Richmond, Virginia. Very clean cover. $75.00
VA2734

CSA #6 Horz Pair (margin a little close at the bottom but with a large left sheet margin) tied by the BLUE Franklin Depot. Va CDS 3 JAN. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. C. E. (cannot decipher the last name due to the handwriting), Warrenton, Ga. Endorsed "Sargt J. L. (same undecipherable last name as the addressee) in Co F 2 Ga Cavalry."  The 2nd Ga Cav Regiment was an Army of Tennessee unit and was apparently never in Virginia, so unsure of the history of the cover. There is no enclosure. Clean cover with a reduction at the right not affecting anything, and a handwritten note on the back by VanDyk MacBride. $90.00
VA2735

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the Staunton, Va CDS 10 APR. Addressed to Miss Elizabeth J. Byers, Parnassus, Augusta County, Va. Very nice pair of stamps on a small cover FRONT ONLY or possiby a large piece. $50.00
VA2736

CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sidways (margins irregular and a little gum staining) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4a 13 JAN 1863. Very coarse brown paper cover Semi-Offical Imprint "Confederate States of America WAR DEPARTMENT Surgeon General's Office" (WD-MD-04 in the new CSA catalog) at the upper right. Addressed to Asst Surgeon Wm D. Somers, Jackson, Miss. Dr. William D. Somers of North Carolina served the Confederacy as a staff Asst Surgeon in the Western Theater. Dr. Somers papers and letters are housed at the Duke University library. Light central vertical file fold. Very clean cover. $300.00
VA2737

Turned Cover -- 1st Use CSA #7 Horz Pair affixed sideways (margin touches at the top) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4a 6 FEB 1863 to H. K. Trout Esq, Staunton, Va. Mansucript Semi-Official "Treasury Department CS, Second Auditor's Office, Off(cial) Business." 2nd Use CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue  4-Margin with some mild edge gum toning) tied by the Staunton, Va CDS 29 DEC to Mr. James D. Davidson, Lexington, Va. The stamps from the two uses are back-to-back on the cover. Coarse brown paper cover and a Very Fine turned use. $325.00
VA2739

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 15 MAY 1862. Adversity Cover made from an unused Ledger Sheet displayed flapped up from the lower left corner. Addressed to Mrs George Minor Care of R. H. Sterling Esqr, Greensboro. No state designation in the addesss but presumably Greensboro NC as there is no Greensboro listed as a CSA post office in Virginia. Very Fine Adversity Cover with the Single Use London Print stamp. $300.00
VA2740

CSA #65x1 Petersburg 5c Red Provisional Position 4 affixed upside down (slight clip at the lower left corner, small pre-affixing corner crease at the lower left, very tiny pre-affixing edge tear at the top center) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 18 JAN (1862). Blue paper cover from the newly presented Cameron Correspondence with a railroad address to P. C. Cameron, N.C.R.R. (North Carolina Railroad) Company Shops PO, N. Carolina. The Cameron Family were prominent North Carolina landowners. Paul C. Cameron (1808-1891) was a planeter and railroad builder. The Cameron family papers are housed at the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The cover is a short folded business letter complete with an overall very fine appearance. $1,500.00
VA2741

USA Star Die with Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Business imprint Type CON-01 signed H. St George Offutt Chief of the Contract Bureau. This overprint (CON-01) is not listed in the new CSA catalog on a Star Die envelope but is only listed on a commercial envelope. Postmarked Richmond, Va Powell Type 5d 20 SEP 1863 with handstamp "FREE." Addressed to Mr. Calvin C. Benham, Jonesville, Yadkin Co., N.C.  Very Fine. $500.00
VA2743

USA Nesbitt Postal Stationery #U10 with Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Business imprint Type CLK-04 signed John B. A. Dimitry as Act(ing) Chief Clerk P. O. Department. Addressed to W. B. Stark Esq, Oak Shade, Culpeper County, Va. Postmarked Richmond, Va Powell Type 6p 13 JAN (1865). The use of the Type 6p postmark dates the cover to 1865.  Partial strike of the "FREE" handstamp. Some minor edge wear and sealed backflap tears. Cover is from the old Marcus White collection. $300.00
VA2744

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the GOODSON (Va) Straight Line postmark without the month. Undated cover addressed to Mr. M. T. Campbell, Guineas Depot (Guineys Station), Carolina Co., Va. Guineys Stattion was a stop on the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. Cover shows a little overall light foxing but is otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Judd. $1,000.00
VA2745

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6m 23 SEP 91864). Coarse brown paper homemade Adversity Cover addressed to Miss Margaret C. Conway, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Period notation on the face of the cover "Mrs. R. C. Moncure attention Rev T. Moncure please excuse the envelope." Richard Cassius Lee Moncure (1805-1882) was a prominent Virginia jurist and a justice of the Virginia Supreme Court. He married Mary Washington Conway in 1825. The addressee was therefore a relative of Mrs. Moncure.  Very Fine. $100.00
VA2746

CSA #4 Horz Pair (probably Stone 2 but not plated) (margins in to tight on all sides) tied by the Salem, Va CDS 13 JUL (1862). Railroad Advertising Cover with the stamps affixed over a boxed printed corner card "TO BE USED ONLY ON VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE Railroad's Business, Lynchburg, Va." The cover was not used on official railroad business as the stamps covered the corner card but have been lifted and moved down so the corner card can be displayed. Addressed to C. Y. Thomas Esq, Martinsville, Henry Co., Va.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 part of backflap missing. Very clean cover. $600.00
VA2747

CSA #13 (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5g 19 MAR (1865 by the use of this postmark). Very late use. Addressed initially to Dr. Horace Taliaferro, Surgeon in Charge of the Hospital at Farmville, Va. and readdressed to Dr. Peyton Grymes, Orange Ct. Ho. (Virginia). Horace Dade Talliaferro was a US Navy Surgeon prior to the war and was the Surgeon in Charge of the military hospital at Farmville from 1862 to the end of the war. Dr. Peyton Grymes of Orange County, Virgina was the father of Dr Talliaferro's wife. Missing backflap, otherwise a very clean cover. Ex-Matz. Molesworth note on the back. $850.00
VA2749

CSA #9 T-E-N (three very large margins with margin just touching at the bottom) tied by the Liberty, Va CDS 1 JUN. Addressed to Miss Fannie V. Wildman, Lynchburg, Virginia. Very clean cover. $900.00
VA2756

CSA #6 (4-Margin) Single Used Prior to the Rate Change and affixed to seal the back tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 5 JUN (1862). Addressed to W. C. Hewett. Hewett House, Liberty, Va. Small one page folded letter complete which discusses the shortage of paper. Stamp not damaged in opening. Very Fine. $150.00
VA2758

CSA #4a Dark Blue Stone 2 Position 2 (4-Margin but close at the top) tied by BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 7 JUN (1862), Addressed James Franklin Esq, Care of Messers Grasty & Rison (merchants), Danville, Va. Folded cover from blue lined letter paper with no content. The page with the letter on it most likely removed some time in the past. Very pretty cover with blue paper, blue postmark, and a nice dark blue stamp. $275.00
VA2762

CSA #4b Horz Pair Stone 2 (not plated) Light Milky Blue (4-Margin). The left stamp shows a large white transient printing flaw recognized as a variety in the new CSA catalog as 4-2-v9. The pair is tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 26 SEP (1862). Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Rufus T. Lenoir, Fort Defiance, Caldwell Co. NC. The addressee was the wife of the Fort Defiance postmaster. The cover is reduced at the left not affecting anything.  Very clean appearing over. $275.00
VA2764

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (3 large margins but close at the bottom) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 5 OCT (1862). Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. A. L. Fogus, Glasgow Station, Amherst, Va. Glasgow Station is a very obscure location (referred to as New Glasgow in Amherst County in the 1862 list of post offices) and was most likely a stop on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Very clean cover. $225.00
VA2765

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin but close at the bottom left) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 12 NOV (1862). Addressed to Mrs. Rebecca Michaux, Pamplins Depot (Va). The cover is cut down from an "AUGUSTA ARSENAL Official Business" imprinted envelope for reuse with part of the imprint visible on the inside. Also on the insided (turned) is a CSA #2 H&L (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and not tied with no postal markings but an address to Mrs. John M. Speed, Lynchburg, Virginia. Clean cover but missing both side flaps and professionally restored along the bottom edge and both left and right edges not involving the stamps or the addresses. Sold only for the value of the stamps. $300.00
VA2766

CSA #2b Paterson Dark Blue (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 1 APR (1863). Adversity Cover made from a Ledger Sheet addressed to Miss Shugie (cannot decipher the last name), Care Dr. James (same last name), Abindon, Virginia. Period note on the back flap "Mrs Stickey died very suddenly a few days ago of congestion of the brain while sitting in her chair." Very clean cover and a very nice stamp. $250.00
VA2767

CSA #4b Light Milky Blue possibly Stone 3 but not plated (margin touches at the left) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 14 JUN. Coarse brown paper cover addressed in pencil to Miss Sarah Milton, La Grange, Geo. Very clean cover. $250.00
VA2768

CSA #1c Stone 1 (not plated) Olive Green (top of the stamp folded over the top of the cover) tied by the black Lynchburg, Va CDS with a JAN (1862) date. Advertising Cover with embossed colorless oval corner card at upper left  "M. Hollins & Co Grocers & Commission Merchants No 70 Main St Lynchburg, Va." Addressed to Mr. T. W. Williamson, Indian Valley, Floyd County, Va. Small reduction on the left just to the edge of the advertising. Ex-Kohn. $250.00
VA2778

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS with a NOV date. A second CDS also ties the stamps from Marion, Va. Yellow paper cover addressed to M. B. Tate Esqr, Wytheville, Virginia. What appears to have happened is that the cover originated in Lynchburg but was sent by mistake (missent) to Marion and then forwarded on to Wytheville. Lynchburg, Wytheville, and Marion were on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad line with Wytheville between Lynchburg and Marion. One can speculate that the cover was possibly put in the wrong mail bag and for some reason was not taken off the train at Wytheville but went on to Marion instead. Very interesting cover. Part of top back flap missing, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Matz $150.00
VA2786

Liberty, Va CDS 28 NOV (1861) Handstamp PAID 5 Type A. Small ladies type cover with embossed flowers on the back flap addressed to Mr. Camillus Christian, Lynchburg, Va. The addressee had very short service in the 2nd Va Cav as he enlisted as a private in Co B 5/13/1861 and was discharged for disability 8/24/1861. After the war, he was a Lynchburg banker. Ex Matz Very Fine. $200.00
VA2787

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin with a very minor clip at the upper left corner) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 5 OCT (1862). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. Madison Dunlap Esqr, Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge Co., Va. Cover with light foxing and a little light staining and some edge wear, but a nice stamp. $300.00
VA2791

CSA #7 Single (margin touches at left) and CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin but stamp torn in half horizontally prior to affixing and affixed in two halves). Stamps used in combination are tied together and to the cover by a partial strike of the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 25 FEB (cannot be 1862 because of the stamps used and the FEB date so must be at least 1863). In 1863, 15cts did not pay a rate. So the cover is either an overpaid single rate or more likely an underpaid double weight rate. There is no evidence that there was ever another stamp on the cover. Addressed to Miss Malissa Foster, Stonewall Mills, Appomattox County, Va. Very clean cover with missing back flap. Ex-Kohn. $250.00
VA2796

Lynchburg, Va CDS Soldiers Handstamp DUE 10 Type I all in BLUE 2 AUG 1861. Addressed to Rev N. W. Vaughn, Zollicoffer, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Endorsed at lower left "F. C. Vaughn Co H 48th Regt Vol." Fielden C. Vaughn, a 21 year old school teacher, enlisted as a private in Co H 48th Va Inf 6/26/1861. No further record. Cover with a minor reduction on the right not affecting anything and a little light foxing and staining. Still quite a presentable cover. $100.00
VA2799

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (margin close at bottom left) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 18 NOV (1862), Addressed to Mrs. Hannah Craven, Brush Creek PO, Randolph Co. NC. Original letter is with the cover from the addressee's soldier son Pvt Robert F. Craven Co H 3rd NC Inf. In the letter, Pvt Craven states he is in the hospital in Lynchburg but feels like he is getting better. And he spends a page telling his mother how much things cost in Virginia (chickens one dollar each, eggs 50c a dozen, etc...). Pvt Craven is listed as having been captured as a POW at Frederick (Md) 9/12/1862 and exchanged 11/10/1862. This is only 8 days prior to this letter, so he must have been sick at the time of his exchnage and went directly to the hospital. He did not get better but is listed as having Died of Disease at Lynchburg 12/22/1862. Cover with part of back flap missing and a little light soiling but still quite presentable with an interesting letter. $250.00
VA2803

Nelson Station, Va small single rim CDS 27 AUG (1864) with no rate markings. Cover was sent as a PAID cover as there is a charge box notation at the upper left and "OB" (Official Business) at the upper right. Addressed to Mrs. M. C. Massie, Massies Mill, Va. There is a letter with the cover but the letter does not go with this cover as the handwriting is different and there is a wide disparity in the date of the cover and the date of the letter. It was not unusual for large family correspondences to frequently mix up the letters and the covers. The letter is dated Dec 14th, 1863 from Nelson Station and deals with the procurement of bags of produce. It is signed "L. F. Lucado." Capt Leonard Fretwell Lucado (1832-1901) had initial service as a private in Co G 11th Va Inf in 1861. He was later commissioned and detailed to the Commissary Department. At the time of this letter, he was the Confederate Army Commissary Agent for Nelson County. Handwriting on the cover is a little light but still legible. Clean Cover Ex-Kohn. $100.00
VA2807

CSA #6 Horz Pair (margin tight at the right) tied by an excellent strike of the Forest Depot, Va Rimless and Dateless CDS. Light brown paper copver commercially made addressed to Mrs. Mary S. Lewis Care of Dr. John T. Davis, University of Virginia. Back flap opening tears, otherwise a Very Fine cover. $250.00
VA2810

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5f 3 JAN (1864). L:ight coarse brown paper cover addressed to Surgeon J. W. Hall, Salisbury, N. Carolina. The addressee was the Surgeon-in-Charge of General Hospital No 9 in Salisbury NC which was part of the North Carolina hospital system for the North Carolina troops. He was also involved with the hospital at the Salisbury Prison. Very Fine. $150.00
VA2811

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 38 (margin touches at the right) tied by a weak strike of the Rices's Depot, Va double ring CDS 11 MAY (1862). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. Willis Sikes, McLaineville (McLeansville) NC Guilford County. Missent to Gold Hill NC with manuscript "Missent & Ford" and a full strike of the Gold Hill NC CDS 17 MAY (1862). Clean cover reduced somewhat on the left. $250.00
VA2813

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) (Margin a little close at right center) tied by the BLUE Charlotte C.H., Va CDS 29 MAR (1862). Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. Cynthia B. T. Coleman Care of Dr. Charles W. Coleman, Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Charles Washington Coleman (1826-1894) of Williamsburg, Va married Cynthia Beverly Tucker in 1861. During the war, Dr. Coleman had service with the 3rd Va Cav and later with the 5th Va Cav. There is no enclosure, so the sender of the cover is unknown. Very Fine. $225.00
VA2814

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Dateless Charlotte, Va CDS. Addressed to Miss Hattie M. Coleman, Ridgeway, Fairfield District SC. Very Fine. $125.00
VA2821

Cover Used Twice -- First Use: CSA #6 Single Use Prior ro the Rate Change (margin just in at bottom left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 20 JUN 1862, Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Col H. Johns, Balcony Falls, Rockbridge, Va. Second Use: BLUE Fancy Hill, Va CDS 2 MAR (1863) with matching BLUE PAID 10(ms) Type A to the same address. This is also an Advertising Cover with a colorless embossed corner card at the upper left which is difficult to see because the postmark is over it "W. D. Tompkins & Bro. Commission Merchants Richmond, Va." Hobson Johns (1802-1863) was a wealthy landowner and slave owner in Rockcbridge County. The title of "Col" was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. Very Fine cover and a very interesting use. Ex-Powell. $500.00
VA2823

Handstamp PAID 5c with the small double circle Norfolk, Va CDS all in BLUE 25 APR 1862. Manuscript “Exd” and “Postage inside” on the face of the cover indicating that this is a Civilian Through-the-Lines Cover (inside envelope which also apparently contained a coin to pay the CSA postage) from the well-known Middleton Correspondence addressed to Miss Harriett Middleton Care of Henry A. Middleton, Charleston, South Carolina. No indication where in the North the cover originated as the enclosure is not present. But the Middleton family had relatives and business interests in Rhode Island. Very late cover coming through Norfolk as the city was Union occupied beginning 9 MAY 1862. Cover slightly reduced at the top not affecting anything and with a very light stain at the lower right. Cover still maintains a very clean appearance. Cover had a 2009 CSA Certificate (05404) which is now separated from the cover. $750.00
VA2824

CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sideways (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6c APR 1863.. This particular Richmond postmark is scarce with the day logo missing and only found used for a very limited time in mid APR 1863. Addressed to W. L. Owen Esq., Blk (Black) Walnut, Va. Overall Green Advertising Cover "Harvey, Armistead & Williams, Tobacco Exchange Building, Wholesale Grocers, and Commission Merchants, Virginia St. Richmond, Va." Complete cover with just a little edge wear at left and top left. $650.00
VA2825

USA Star Die overprinted with the Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Imprint from the Chief Clerk of the P. O. Department and signed by B. Fuller Type CLK-05a. Scarce imprint as the new CSA catalog describes the type but does not show an illustration. Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6d 9 MAY 1863. Another unusual thing about the cover is that it is missing the "FREE" handstamp but was sent free of postage on official POD business to the PM Salem, No. Ca. Backflap opening pairs, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-John Hill Collection, signed by Brian Green.  $550.00
VA2828

CSA #12c AD Greenish-Blue (margin a little close on the left and the stamp affixed sideways) tied by an excellent strike of the Goodson (Virginia) Straight Line cancel without the month Type SL-03C. Coarse brown paper cover addrssed to Drapers Valley, Va. Slightly trimmed at the top but otherwise a very clean cover and an excellent example of the Goodson Straight Line. Ex-Powell. $750.00
VA2830

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the black Charlottesville, Va CDS 7 DEC 1863. Light brown coarse paper cover addressed to Mrs. A. B. Clarke, Mars Bluff, So.Ca. Very Fine. $125.00
VA2831

CSA #5 (4-Margin but a little close at the upper left corner and a small amount of edge gum toning but good color) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3d 3 JUL 1862. Light brown coarse paper cover with Military Address to Lieut Joseph C. Cabell, Tye River W(are) House, Nelson County, Va. Joseph C. Cabell (Jr.) (1837-1863) was the 2nd Lieut (later 1st Lieut) of Co G 49th Va Inf. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines but recovered and rejoined his regiment only to die of disease in November 1863. This cover dates from the time he was recovering at home from his Seven Pines wounds. Small reductions right and left but an overall very clean appearance. $350.00
VA2834

CSA #1 Stone A/B (4-Margin but close at upper right) tied by the Yorktown, Va CDS with a NOV (1861) date. Addressed to Mrs. Martha Pollard, Newtown, King & Queen, Va. Small and very clean lady's type cover with only a part of the top back flap missing. $250.00
VA2835

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3f 24 AUG 1862. Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade addressed to Mrs. Martha A. Fowlkes, P. J. Fowlkes Esq. Jeffress Store PO, Nottoway County, Va. Very Fine. Ex-Judd with his note on the back. $125.00
VA2836

CSA #4 (not plated) Pen-Canceled and not tied. Certainly appears to belong to the cover. Folded Letter Complete datelined "Buckingham Mine (Va) June 20th, 1862." The letter is a short business letter dealing with the sale of some land. Addressed to Mr. Edward S. Brown, Sunnyside Post Office, Cumberland County, Va. Buckingham Mine, Va (site of a gold mine) was a listed CSA post office in Buckingham County. Extremely obscure use as apparently the post office was so small that the postmaster did not even bother to put any manuscript markings on the cover. Sealed edge tear at top center, otherwise a Very Fine appearance. $200.00
VA2839

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 28 MAY 1862. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Dr. Wm P. Mosely, Buckingham Court House (Va). Clean cover reduced a bit at the bottom. $100.00
VA2840

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 10 (margin just in at the left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 5 FEB 1862. Blue paper Folded Letter Complete addressed to Mrs. Margaret J. Strickler, Bridgewater, Rockingham Co., Va. Lengthy 2 1/2 page letter from J. P. Strickler to his wife. The letter is datelned "Richmond Feby 4, 1861" which is a date error as the year of use is clearly 1862. The writer appears to be in Richmond to make purchases, and he comments that prices are very dear. He also appears to be trying to find a position in the Confederate government. Central vertical file fold not affecting the stamp or postmark. Few interior partial page separarations. Very clean appearing cover. $125.00
VA2841

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin just a little irregular at the bottom right) tied by the Liberty, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Louisa C. Venable,  Red Oak Grove, Charlotte, Va. Very Clean cover. $100.00
VA2842

CSA #12 (AD) Dark Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Gordonsville, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Mrs James L. Hubard, Carter's Birdge, Albemarle Co., Va. James Lenaeus Hubard early in the war was the Lt Col of the 44th Va Inf but was dropped in the May 1862 reorganization. He later served as a Major (Quartermaster) on the staff of Brig-Gen B. H. Robertson's Cavalry Brigade. It would seem that this cover is most likely from Major Hubard to his wife. Very clean cover. $100.00
VA2845

CSA #12 (AD) Horz Pair (margin touches at the top) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 23 MAY (1863). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. C. A. Witcher, Hayneville, Ala. Very clean cover. $150.00
VA2846

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 45 (margins a little irregular) tied by the Yorktown, Va CDS 21 JAN (1862). Addressed to Miss Edmonia A. Bett, Liberty, Bedford County, Va. Very clean cover. $100.00
VA2848

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and manuscript "Fleetwood Acady (Academy), Va Oct 14 (1862)." Fleetwod Academy was a small military school for boys which opened in 1839. The school closed in 1860, but the name remained as did a Confederate post office. Very obscure use from King and Queen County. Addressed to Miss Mary W. Sydnor, Richmond, Va. Cover reduced at left not affecting anything, otherwise very clean with a nice stamp. $250.00
VA2849

CSA #5 (4-Margin and good color) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 23 JUN 1862. Cover from the Chiles Correspondence addressed to Mrs. J. H. Chiles, New Market PO, Abbeville District, So. Ca. Routing notation "Please forward by Mill Way 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. Bottom back flap missing, otherwise a Very Fine cover. $850.00
VA2852

Stampless PAID 5 Type D with the small double circle Norfolk, Va CDS all in BLUE (double strikes) 1 JUN 1861 (year in the CDS and confirmed by period docketing) FIRST DAY of the Confederate Postal Service. Orange paper cover from the Blackford Correspondence addressed to Lancelot M. Blackford, Box No 6, Lynchburg, Va. Period docketing at the left indicates that the cover is from the addressee's brother, B. L. Blackford. Launcelot (Lancelot) Minor Blackford (1837-1914), an 1859 graduate of the University of Virginia, enlisted in the Rockbridge Artillery 9/2/1861. He was later commissioned and served for a time as an advocate in the military court system of Longstreet’s Corps. Later in 1864, he was transferred to the 24th Va Inf where he served as the adjutant. Benjamin Lewis Blackford (1835-1908) enlisted as a private in Co G 11th Va Inf 4/23/1861. and was commissioned Lieut of Engineers 5/25/1861 and was on duty in Norfolk at the time of this cover. Very Fine example of a First Day CSA Postal Service cover. Signed by Brian Green and Patricia A. Kaufmann. $1,500.00
VA2853

CSA #1b Dark Green Stone 2 Position 10 (margin barely touches at the upper left corner but with a large left sheet margin) tied by the BLUE small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS 6 MAY (1862). Addressed to Miss Sallie F. Robertson, Mechums River, Albemarle County, Virginia. Adversity Cover made from an illustrated unused billing form from a Petersburg, Va dealer in books, stationery, and piano-fortes. Opened for display. Few minor flap fold splits sealed with nearly invisible archival tape, otherwise Very Fine. Ex Engsler Charlottesville Collection. $550.00
VA2854

Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) CSA #7 (2 singles) pen-cancelled and manuscript "Junction, Va Mar 25th / 63." Addressed to Mrs. Wm T. Early, Charlottesville, Virginia. 2nd Use (outside) CSA #8 (margins tight and small faults) tied by the BLACK small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS 3 OCT. Addressed locally as a Drop Letter to George Carr Esqr, Charlottesville, Va. Turned covers with a CSA #8 stamp are not commonly seen. George Carr (1800-1866) was a prominent Charlottesville attorney. Very clean cover opened for display. Ex Engsler Charlottesville Collection. $650.00
VA2855

Turned Cover -- 1st Use CSA #13 (repaired right upper corner and on the right side) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6m 14 APR (1864). Coarse brown paper cover with printed address to Monticello Bank, Charlottesville, Va and a printed upper left return address corner card "From Bank of the Commonwealth, Richmond." 2nd Use CSA #11b Dark Blue (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the BLACK small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS 18 JUL 1864. Addressed to Rev G. H. Norton, Lexington, Va. Turned covers with a CSA #13 stamp are not commonly seen. Cover opened for display, and the CSA #11 stamp flapped out to display both stamps together. Signed by J. M. Bartels in 1928 and an unsigned extensive notation by M. Hubert Judd. Ex Engsler Charlottesville Collection. Very clean cover and a very scarce use even with the repaired stamp and small sealed cover repairs at the upper right. $700.00
VA2856

CA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin close at the right) tied by the Richmond, Va Powell Type 6l 19 FEB (1864). Cover is a private unofficial use of a POD unsigned official imprint for the Auditor's Office (AUD-03b) as the stamp is affixed over the imprint and making the printed "FREE" invalid. Addressed to Miss Lucy T. Braxton, "Chericoke," Old Church PO, Hanover, Va. "Chericoke" is the name of a plantation home which still stands today first built in 1767 by Carter Braxton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The home was rebuilt in the 1830's. Commercial cover with a small embossed De La Rue imprint under the top back flap. Repaired right lower corner to a very clean appearance and a scarce use. $550.00
VA2857

CSA #11 (AD) (margin just in at the top) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5f 16 JUL (1864). Treasury Department Confederate imprinted semi-official cover (Type TD-02). Addressed to W. J. Booker Esqr, Depository, Lynchburg, Va. Commercial cover with small De La Rue imprint embossing on the reverse. Top back flap missing. Very clean cover. $375.00
VA2858

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5- partially struck off the cover (date not fully apparent) War Department Engineer Bureau imprinted semi-official cover (Type WD-EN-03). Blue paper cover addressed to Captain R. P. Rowley, Corps of Engineers PACS (Provisional Army of the Confederate States), Tullahoma, Tenn. Captain R. P. Rowley of  Tennessee held various positions in various ranks through Lt Col in the Corps of Engineers first with the Army of Tennessee and then in the Trans-Mississippi. Very Fine. $475.00
VA2859

USA #26 tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 1a -6 MAY 1861 Post Secession Postal Use. State of Virginia (Virginia State Seal) Executive Department semi-official imprinted cover (Type S-VA-03). Addressed to Col P. P. Dandridge, Winchester, Va. Philip P. Dandridge (1817-1881) was a landowner, and the title of "Col" was honorary and not military. His second wife was Mary Elizabeth Taylor (married 1858) who was a daughter of Zachary Taylor. Cover with small sealed edge tears at top left. Still a very clean appearance. $400.00
VA2860

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin) Pen-Cancelled and manuscript "B(eaver) Dam Depot (Va), Dec 11th / 62" which ties the stamp. Addressed to Mrs. Lucy P. Wickham, Hanover C.H., Va. The address is in the hand of CSA Brig-Gen Williams Carter Wickham, (1820-1888). At the time of this cover, Wickham was Colonel of the 4th Va Cav with his promotion to Brig-Gen occuring in September 1863. A short biography of the general is included with the cover along with a photocopy of another cover confirming the general's handwriting. Beaver Dam Depot was a station on the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad in Hanover County, Va. Notation on the reverse signed by Brian Green. Very Fine. $450.00
VA2861

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y Horz Pair (margin tight on the right and with a vertical pre-affixing crease in the margin between the stamps) tied by the BLUE small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS. Yellow paper cover addressed to Jas. H. McVeigh Esq, Care McDaniel & Irby, Lynchburg, Va. Pairs of the Stone Y stamp on cover are very scarce. Very Fine appearance. $1,000.00
VA2862

Post Office Department Official Imprint Cover signed by Jno L Harrell as Chief of the Finance Bureau Type FIN-06d Commercial Cover. Orange paper cover signed but with no postal markings indicating either handcarried outside the postal service or put directly into the mail pouch. Addressed to R. T. Thom PM, Fredericksburg, Va. Very Fine. $200.00
VA2863

USA Star Die overprinted with the Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Imprint from the Chief of the Finance Bureau and signed by Jno L. Harrell Type FIN-02b. Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6l with a JUL 1864 date with the matching FREE handstamp. Addressed to R. T. Thom Esq P.M., Fredericksburg, Va. Minor sealed back flap tear, otherwise Very Fine. Ex- Marcus White Collection. $400.00
VA2864

USA 1853-1855 postal stationery envelope overprinted with the Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Imprint from the Chief of the Finance Bureau and signed by Jno L. Harrell Type FIN-02a. Richmond, Va CDS partially struck off the cover with a MAR date with the matching FREE handstamp. Addressed to PM Tuggle's Gap, Patrick Co., Va. Very Fine. Ex- John F. Seybold Collection. $400.00
VA2865

CSA #12 (AD) (margin touches at bottom) tied by the Richmond, Va Powell Type 6i 18 NOV 1863. "War Department, Signal Office, Official Business" Semi-Official Imprint at upper right Type WD-SB-04. The stamp is partially affixed over the imprint. Military Address to Sergt S. Wilmer, Signal Officer, Johnson's Division, 2nd Corps ANV. Skipwith Wilmer (1843-1901) served in the Confederate Army in the CS Signal Corps first as a Sergeant until commissioned 2nd Lieut 2/19/1864. After the war, he practiced law in Baltimore. His father, Rev Dr. Wilmer, was the Protestant Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana. This cover is the listing cover for this Signal Office imprint type in the new CSA catalog and is used as the illustration for this newly listed type which did not appear in the '86 Dietz Catalog. Currently believed to be the only recorded example of this imprint type. The cover has a sealed opening tear at the top which involves the imprint. Small part of top back flap missing. Ex-Milgram. $500.00
VA2868

Soldiers (Due) 10 Type L with the Petersburg, Va CDS 28 NOV (1864) all in RED. Addressed to Mrs. Sally A. Hamilton, Williamsboro, Granville NC. Endorsed at upper left "Private J. H. Tarry Co K 34 Va Infty." The Tarry family owned a plantation at Ivy Hill in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. According to family records, the addressee was Pvt Tarry's sister. Missing the top back flap and part of a side flap but still a clean cover from the Siege of Petersburg. $150.00
VA2869

Soldiers (Due) 10 Type L with the Petersburg, Va CDS 26 AUG (1864) all in BLUE. Addressed to Miss S. Shank, Columbia Mine, Columbia Co., Ga. Endorsement at top left is in light pencil and is from a soldier in the "Macon Artillery Ga Vols." The Georgia Macon Light Artillery was involved in the Siege of Petersburg June 1864 - April 1865. Clean cover. $100.00
VA2870

CSA #7 Horz Pair (cover opened at the right and reduced about 1/2 inch into the margin of the right stamp) Pen-Canceled and the matching manuscript to the left "B(eaver) Dam Depot Nov 27th/62." Beaver Dam Depot was a station on the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad in Hanover County, Va. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. Sallie F. Broun, Ivy Depot, Albemarles Co., Va. The original letter remains with the cover from Lt Col William LeRoy Broun (1827-1902). Col Broun was a CS Ordnance Officer commanding the Richmond Arsenal at this time. The letter was written in "Camp near Fredericksburg November 23, 1862." Col Broun describes how he was there at Gen Pendleton's invitation to inspect the artillery ordnance. He describes having dinner with Gen Lee at his headquarters, and he describes what is happening in the Fredericksburg area prior to the battle (12/13/1862) although he does not feel that a battle is imminent. Short biography of Col Broun included as well as a typed transcript of the letter. Clean cover and an excellent letter. $450.00
VA2871

CSA #26 tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 1a 15 MAY 1861 (year date in the CDS) which falls in the very limited USA Used in the CSA period for Virginia (5/7/1861-5/31/1861). Addressed to J. C. Gordon, Assistant Surgeon, Norfolk, Va. John Churchill Gordon (1831-1919) obtained medical degrees from both the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. In June 1861, he was appointed Assistant Surgeon of the 38th Va Inf but resigned in November 1861. He spent the next 50 years practicing medicine in Albemarle County. Very Fine Cover. Ex-Thayer. $150.00
VA2872

USA Star Die with the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 1a 10 MAY 1861 which falls in the very limited USA Used in the CSA period for Virginia (5/7/1861-5/31/1861). Addressed to Henry St. George Harris Esqr, Scottsville, Albemarle Cty (Va). The addressee was a planter whose papers currently reside at the Duke University library. Light edge foxing and a back flap opening tear. Still a clean appearing and very presentable cover. $100.00
VA2873

USA #26 with a BLUE Grid cancel and the BLUE Lexington, Va to the left 23 MAY 1861 (year date confirmed by period docketing) which falls in the very limited USA Used in the CSA period for Virginia (5/7/1861-5/31/1861). Orange paper cover addressed to Revd George Wm White, San Marino, Dinwiddie (Va). Long sealed tear from the bottom toward but not into the stamp. Still a very presentable cover. Ex-Thayer. $100.00
VA2875

CSA #12 (KB and a very dry printing) (4-Margin with much of the adjacent stamp visible at the right) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS with a MAR (1965) date. Very late use from the Siege of Petersburg. Blue paper commericially made cover addressed to Miss (cannot decipher the first name with certainty) E. Smithson, Lunenburg County, Virginia. Very Fine cover and an excellent postal use. $350.00
VA2877

CSA #11 (AD) two singles in different color shades (4-Margin) (cover overweight requiring the seond stamp) pen-cancelled and manuscript "C(ampbell) Ct House 15 Sept  63" at the left. Adversity Cover made from a printed un Campbell County court document form. Addressed to Jno C. Tanner Esq, Glenmore, Buckingham Co., Virginia. Displayed flapped up from the lower right. $250.00
VA2879

Soldiers DUE 10 Type Q with the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4a 20 JAN 1863. Blue paper folded letter complete addressed to J. S. Claywell Esq, Morganton, Burke Co., North Carolina. Endorsed at upper left "Saml McD Tate, Major 6th NC." One page letter entirely in the hand of and signed by Major Tate datelined "Camp near Fredericksburg Jany 17, 1863. The letter mentions entering an engagement on the 13th of December (Battle of Fredericksburg) which delayed the response and further deals with quartermaster issues. Samuel McDowell Tate (1830-1897) entered service as the Captain of Co D 6th NC Inf and promoted Major 6/11/1862. He was wounded three times during the war (Sharpsburg 9/17/1862, Cedar Creek 10/19/1864, Fort Stedman 3/25/1865) and was paroled at Morganton 5/16/1865. At Gettysburg, he was promoted Lt Col and led his regiment in an attack on Cemetery Hill and in the battle on Seminary Ridge 7/2/1863 when the regiment's commander, Col Isaac Erwin Avery, was killed. He commanded the regiment to the end of the war. After the war, Lt Col Tate was a railroad president and served the State of North Carolina in many capacities until his death in 1897. He is revered as a North Carolina hero of Gettysburg. Very Fine cover and an excellent letter. $400.00
VA2880

CSA #2 H&L (faulty) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 28 DEC 18961. Folded Letter complete addressed to Mrs. Mary Ashley Elhart, Oak Dale, Rockbridge Co., Va Care of R. G. Campbell. The letter is from Captain (later Major) Aldolphus Elhart to his wife. Adolphus Elhart (1830-1913), an Austrian born merchant from Lexington, Virginia, was at the time of this letter the AQM and Paymaster of the 1st Division of the CSA Army of the Potomac. He began service in the 1st Va Cav in April 1861. His competency as a staff officer was rewarded with ever increasing responsibilty as he was personally chosen by General Stonewall Jackson himself to be his personal Paymaster in July 1862 and later Paymaster for the entire 2nd Corps ANV, a position that he held until the end of the war. This is a remarkable lengthy two page letter from Capt Elhart to his wife detailing a trip to Richmond on paymaster duties including picking up $77,000.00 in cash from the Treasury Department. Have not seen another letter anywhere like this concerning paymaster duties. Typed transcript of the letter included. $500.00
VA2881

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin with excellent color) tied by a full strike of the VIOLET Lynchburg, Va CDS 27 AUG.  Addressed to Mrs. Mary W. Moncure Care Hon R. C. L. Moncure, Richmond, Va.  R. C. L. Moncure was a prominent Judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals.  He and his wife Mary had at least two sons in the Confederate Army that I could find, Richard Cassius Lee Moncure (1831-1917) was a Corpl in Co B 9th Va Cav and Walker Peyton Moncure (1843-1916) was a Lieut in Co A 47th Va Inf. Cover most likely sent by one of the sons home to his mother.  Part of backflap and sideflap missing, but otherwise an overall Very Fine appearance with an extremely fine unusually clear strike of this Violet CDS. $250.00
VA2882

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the VIOLET Lynchburg, Va CDS 11 NOV. From the F(ranklin) Davis Staunton, Va Correspondence. Very Fine. $225.00
VA2883

CSA #11 (AD) (margin close on the right) tied by a very greasy Brown or Red-Brown strike of the Lynchburg, Va CDS 9 AUG. Addressed to J. McGavock, Macks Meadows, Va. $200.00
VA2884

CSA #11 (AD) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6m 27 MAY (1864). Addressed to Jno. Phillips Esqr, Charleston, So. Ca. Endorsed at upper left "Wm Porcher Miles MC (Member of Congress)." Members of the Confederate Congress did not have the franking privilege and had to pay the postage. William Porcher Miles (1822-1899), a former Mayor of Charleston, member of the US House of Representatives, and delegate to the South Carolina Secession Convention, was a "fire-eater" secessionist who served in the Confederate Provisional Congress and later in the regular Confederate Congress 1862-1865 representing South Carolina. He is credited with designing the flag that would later be adopted by the Army of Northern Virginia as its battle flag. He also served for a time in 1861 as an VADC to Gen Beauregard in Charleston with the rank of Colonel which may have been a state rank. Very Fine. Ex-Brian Green. $200.00
VA2889

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin but close on the left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6l 26 JUL (1864). Very small but complete coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade addressed to Mr. Charles W. Farrar, Pamplins Depot, Appomattox County, Va. Very Fine. $100.00
VA2891

CSA #7 Horz Pair Dark Blue (margins tight) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 21 JAN (1863). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. John Lybrook, Blacksburg, Va. The addressee was a local merchant in Blacksburg. Very clean cover. $125.00
VA2892

Two covers from the same soldier's correspondence with the Guineys, Va CDS (one with a FEB date and the other with the date not apparent) and no other postal markings. Presemably sent as a "Due" as both covers have the same soldier's endorsement "from F. J. Williams private in Co K 37th Regt NCV" and the same address Mrs H J Williams, Scottville PO, Alleghany Co NC. Felix J. Williams was 18 when he enlisted as a private in Co K 37th NC Inf 8/15/1862. He wrote these two covers home to his mother in early 1863 not long before he was Killed-in-Action at Chancellorsville 5/3/1863. Covers show a bit of wear but are still quite presentable. $150.00 Two Covers
VA2893

CSA #11c (AD) (4-Margin but close on the left) tied by the usual weak strike of the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS (date not apparent), Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Dr. Ezekial S. Talley, Old Church PO, Hanover Cty (Va). One of Dr. Talley's sons was Ezekial Jr who enlisted in Co I 15th Va Inf and was killed at Sharpsburg (Antietam) 9/17/1862. Cover with a little edge water staining at the top but still with a very clean appearance. $75.00
VA2894

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tiled by the Culpeper CH, Va CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Miss Fannie H. Tyndall, Richmond, Va. Some overall light foxing but still a presentable cover with a nice stamp. $50.00
VA2895

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (faults) tied by the RED-BROWN Lynchburg, Va CDS with a DEC date. Coarse brown paper cover addressed ot Mrs. Edward S. Brown, Ballsville, Powhatan (Va). Original letter is with the cover datelined December 14th 1864. Lengthy two page letter from the addressee's sister containing only family chit-chat but includes the taking of horses and one minor war reference "...the yankees have taken almost everything from the people in the valley" probably refering to the Shenandoah Valley. Very clean appearing cover with a minor trimming at the bottom and a missing bottom back flap. $125.00
VA2896

Stampless Yorktown, Va CDS handstamp Soldier's DUE 5 Type F 25 FEB (1862) (month is upside down in the CDS). Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. H. P. Cochran, Charlottesville, Virginia. Endorsed at left "H. P. Cochran, 1st Reg Va Artillery." Howe Peyton Cochran (1834-1892) began service as a Sergt in the Albemarle Light Artillery (part of the 1st Va Artillery Regiment) and was discharged 5/27/1962 (furnished a substitute). He had later service as a staff officer in Pegram's Brigade and later in the war as an Ordnance Officer (Captain) in Pickett's Division. Wrapper type cover which apperars to have been a folded letter with the page that the letter was on removed. Very Fine. $125.00
VA2897

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 46 (4-Margin and a somewhat dry printing) tied by the blue large single rim BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS 19 APR 1862. Addressed to the President ----, Hillsboro S. Institution, Hillsboro., No. Ca. Not sure exactly to what the address refers, but it may be the Hillsborough NC Military Academy. Wrapper type cover which appears most likely to have been a folded letter with the page containing the letter removed as the cover is slightly reduced at the right. Very clean cover with a nice stamp.$225.00
VA2898

Stampless Norfolk, Va small double circle CDS handstamp PAID 5 Type D all in BLUE 9 SEP 1861. Addressed to Mrs. Tingnal H. Brame Care of H. A. Burton, Willimasboro NC. The cover was sent by Ti(n)gnal Hoke Brame (1831-1920) to his wife. Capt Brame had service as an enlisted man in the 12th NC Inf (the time of this cover) before being commisioned in the 54th NC Inf in early 1862 and then transferring to the 6th NC Inf as a captain. He served as a Quartermaster. Very Fine cover. $150.00
VA2899

CSA #1b Stone 1 (not plated) Dark Green (4-Margin but close on the left with minor pre-affixing faults) tied by three overlapping strikes of the Yorktown, Va CDS with a NOV 1861 date. Small lady's type cover addressed to Mr. John J. Tway, Madison Ct Ho, Virginia. The 1860 census lists John J. Tway as a 20 year old teacher in Madison, Va. No record of military service as teachers were exempt from the Confederate conscription laws. Top back flap missing, staining on the back only which does not show through to the front, otherwise a very clean appearance.$150.00
VA2901

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Hicksford, Va CDS 23 FEB. Very clean yellow paper cover with a light but still legible address to Miss Mary E. Elliott, Manchester, Cumberland Co. NC. $100.00
VA2903

USA Star Die postal stationery envelope overprinted with the Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Imprint from the Chief of the Finance Bureau and signed by Jno L. Harrell Type FIN-02a. No postal markings and apparently carried outside the postal system. Addressed to J. C. Darst Esq, Dublin, Pulaski Co., Va. The addressee was a former Dublin postmaster 1856-1858. Very Fine.$150.00
VA2904

CSA #13 (clipped lower left corner) Pen-Cancel (not tied) with no postmark. Period address to Miss Jennie Whittle, Pattonsburgh, Botetourt Co., Va. Just to the left in the same hand as the address is the word "Anchorage" which was the name of the Whittle home in nearby Buchanan, Va owned by William Conway Whittle (1805-1878). He was a pre-war US naval officer and served in the Confederate Navy as a Commodore (although other sources say a Captain). The Whittle family was very large, and Jennie was one of his daughters. His son, Lt William Conway Whittle Jr CSN, was the executive officer of the CSS Shenandoah. There is a period routing instruction at upper left "via Lynchburg" which indicates that the cover did go through the mail. The stamp has been lifted and hinged back in place to demonstrate the period gum staining under the stamp which matches the configuration of the stamp exactly even to the clippped corner. The clipped corner was therefore a pre-affixing fault. The gum stains show that this was the only stamp ever on the cover. Certainly appears to be a genuine use and has a 1997 PF Certificate which states "Genuine." Since both Pattonsburg and Lynchburg are on the James River and there is no postmark, this could be a waterway cover. But that is only speculation and cannot be proven. Ex-Bush Collection. Also "Guaranteed Genuine" signed by William O. Belden (I have no idea who he was). Very clean cover.$500.00
VA2905

CSA #4b (two singles affixed sideways and upside down with respect to each other) Light Milky Blue Stone 3 (both stamps are 4-Margin with large upper sheet margins with the top stamp showing a pre-affixing diagonal crease). The stamps come from the top row and do not plate to Stone 2. The stamps therefore must be Stone 3. Socked-on-the-Nose full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 12 JUN 1862. Coarse dark brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. J. E. Skelton, Heartwell, Ga. The addressee was the wife of Col James E. Skelton, a lawyer and a signer of the Georgia Ordinance of Secession, and an officer of Georgia State Troops early in the war. Col Skelton died in March 1862 while traveling from his home in Heartwell, Ga to his command in Atlanta. The cover shows overall general light foxing but is still very presentable.$300.00
VA2906

Stampless BLUE Petersburg, Va 5cts CDS with matching BLUE handstamp PAID 10 Type E 16 AUG (1861). Advertising Cover with a blue oval embossed corner card at the upper left "R. A. YOUNG & BRO GROCERS & GENL COMMISSION MERCHANTS 93 SYCAMORE ST. PETERSBURG, VA." The cover is from the Carroll, Hoy & Co., New Orleans Correspondence. Sealed back flap opeing tears, otherwise a very clean appearing cover.$400.00
VA2907

CSA #11 (AD) (small unobtrusive edge fault at top center) pen-cancel with matching manuscript across the top "Mossingford (Va) Sept 20." Overall green Advertising Cover "Harvey, Armistead & Williams, Tobacco Exchange Building WHOLESALE GROCERS, Commission Merchants, Virginia St, Richmond, Va." Addressed to John W. Eggleton Esq, Charlotte CH (Va). Very Fine.$400.00
VA2908

Stampless large single rim BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS with matching BLUE handstamp PAID 10 Type F 15 JUL 1861. Advertising Cover with printed corner card at upper left "Newton's ATLANTIC HOTEL Norfolk." Addressed to Miss E. F. Johnston, Tuskegee, Ala. Very Fine.$400.00
VA2909

CSA #1 Horz Pair Stone A/B (margin a little close at the top) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 27 NOV (1861). Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. James B. Steedman Care Dr Jos H. Doyan, Union Court House, South Carolina. Cover most likely sent by Capt James B. Steedman of the 5th SC Infantry to his wife. Very Fine.$325.00
VA2911

USA #26 tied by the small single rim Amherst CH, Va CDS with a second strike of the same CDS to the left 22 MAY (1861) USA Used in CSA Virginia. Folded Letter Complete (business) on blue lined notebook paper datelined "Millers Grove near Amherst Ct House 20 MAY '61" which confirms the year of use. Addressed to Mr. James D. Davidson Atty at Law, Lexington, Va. Very Fine.$300.00
VA2912

CSA #2b Paterson with an intense Dark Blue color shade (4-Margin) pen-cancelled and manuscript "McDowell Va Jan 6th (1863)." Obscure use from Highland County. McDowell was the site of the Battle of McDowell on 5/8/1862 which began Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Addressed to Doctor William M. (cannot decipher the last name), Buckingham C. H., Va. Part of back flap missing and a little light edge staininng at the right and the bottom center. Very nice stamp.$200.00
VA2913

CSA #1 Stone 1 very dry printing (not plated) (margin tight at the lower left) tied by the RED Smithfield, Va CDS 21 JAN (1862).  Addressed to Miss Martha J. Atkins, Big Falls NC. Very clean cover with just a little edge wear.$150.00
VA2914

CSA #2 Paterson (margin barely touches at the right lower corner) tied by the BLUE Franklin Depot, Va CDS (date not apparent). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. Solomon Quinn, New Centre, York Dist SC. The addressee is listed on the 1860 census as a 70 year old farmer. He had a son, James H. Quinn, who was a Sergt in Co B 5th SC Inf which was an Army of Northern Virginia unit in mid to late 1862. Sergt Quinn very possibly sent this cover home to his father. Very clean cover.$150.00
VA2915

CSA #2 H&L (4-Margin with a lower sheet margin) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 5 DEC 1861. Small commercially made lady's type cover addressed to Miss H. M. Coleman, Ridgeway, Fairfield Dist, S. Carolina. Most of top back flap missing and a small edge repair at top center. Very clean appearing cover and a very nice stamp.$250.00
VA2917

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with the left stamp being a distinct Pop-Eye variety) tied by the small single rim Bristoe Station, Va CDS 24 APR (1863). Addressed to Miss Lizzie Beard, Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia. Very clean cover.$125.00
VA2919

CSA #12(AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Cancel and manuscript “Alum Springs June 20” to the left. Clean light yellow paper cover addressed to Miss Virginia R. May, Trevillian’s Depot, Louisa Co., Va. Somewhat obscure Rockbridge Co., Va usage. $100.00
VA2921

CSA #1 Stone A/B (not plated) (margins close left and right and minor pre-affixing faults including a clipped right upper corner) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS 6 DEC 1861. Addressed to Messers Booth Sommers, Petersburg, Va (Pertersburg Merchants). Very clean cover.$150.00
VA2922

CSA #6 London Print (margin just in at the left) Single Use Prior to the Rate Change tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 10 JUN 1862. Cover is from the well-known Rives Correspondence addressed to Mrs. A. L. Rives, Cobham, Albemarle Co., Virginia. Very clean cover.$125.00
VA2923

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6i 19 MAR (1864). Addressed to Mr. A. Little Esqr, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Very Fine.$100.00
VA2924

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (small clip to the right lower corner, minor pre-affixing faults, edge gum stains) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 21 NOV 1861. Addressed to Mrs. Mary V. Withers. Most of the mail going through Tudor Hall at this time was army related. The cover was sent by Colonel Robert E. Withers home to his wife. Robert Enoch Withers (1821-1907), a Danville physician, was the Colonel of the 18th Va Inf beginning in May 1861.He was badly wounded at Gaines Mill (Va) 6/27/1862 which ended his field service. After recovering, he served as the military post commander at Danville until the end of the war. After the war, he served as a US Congressman from Virginia in the 1870's and as US Consul to Hong Kong in the 1880's. Very clean cover.$175.00
VA2925

CSA #1 Stone A/B Olive Green (4-Margin) with a Grid cancel and the matching Staunton, Va CDS 19 DEC 1861. Folded Letter Complete (business) addressed to Messers John N. Gordon & Son, Merchants, Richmond, Va.  Very clean cover.$200.00
VA2926

CSA #12 (AD) (margin a little irregular at the right) pen-cancelled and manscript "Salt Creek Va Nov 22 (1864)" (Amherst County). Small blue paper l;ady's type cover addressed to Miss Annie Willie Gilbert Care of J. F. Wingfield Esq., Carter's Bridge, Albemarle Co., Va. Looks like the ending of the letter spilled over onto the outside top of the cover. Corner wear at upper left and a small repaired edge fault at lower left.$75.00
VA2928

CSA #11 (AD) (margin just touches at left with stamp affixed sideways) tied by a full strike of the somewhat greasy VIOLET Lynchburg, Va CDS 21 OCT. Addressed to R. A. Lancaster Esqr Care of Lancaster & Co., Richmond, Va. Ex-Telep. Minor reduction at the left not affecting anything. Very Fine appearance. $150.00
VA2929

CSA #6 Pair (4-Margin) pen-cancelled and manuscript "Tenth Legion (Va) Nov 26th (1862)." Obscure use from Rockingham County. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. Dr. Chamberlayne, Box 365, Richmond, Va.  Clean appearing cover with part of top back flap missing and corner wear at the upper right.$100.00
VA2930

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) pen-cancelled and manuscript "Prospect Hill Va Oct 27." Addressed to Rev Wm E. Jenkins, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia. Very Fine.$125.00
VA2931

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 21 Spur on Upper Left Scroll (CC 1-2-v1) (margin touches at bottom) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 30 DEC (1861). Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. S. Branch Walker, Allens Creek, Amherst, Va. Vey clean cover. $200.00
VA2932

CSA #12 (AD) (margin tight at the bottom) pen-cancelled and manuscript "Stny (Stoney) Creek W Ho (Ware House) Sept 12." Obscure use from Sussex County. Small commercially made lady's type cover addressed to Miss Mary F. Coker Care of E. E. Parham, Warrenton, N. Carolina. Very clean cover.$125.00
VA2933

CSA #11 (AD) Light Blue (4-Margin with a little light gum staining) pen-cancelled and manuscript "Union Furnace (Va) Aug 3." Obscure use from Patrick County. Addressed to Miss Sallie H. Barksdale, Meadville, Hfx (Halifax) Co., Va. Adversity Cover made from a used Ledger Sheet displayed flapped up from the lower left. Minor reduction at the left, otherwise a very clean cover.$200.00
VA2934

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the BLACK Lynchburg, Va CDS 15 AUG (1864). Light brown coarse paper cover addressed to Mr. Richard M. Callahan in the Care of Capt B. Leftwich, Rockfish Depot, Nelson Cty., Va. Some minor staining, otherwise a very clean cover.$100.00
VA2935

CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sideways (4-Margin and appears to be London Paper) tied by the BLUE small single rim Dublin, Va CDS 21 AUG. Coarse dark brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Sallie E. Duncan, Halls Ford PO, Franklin Co., Va. Very Fine.$125.00
VA2936

CSA #11 (KB) (4-Margin with a little light gum toning) pen-cancelled and manuscript "Chesnut Grove Va Nov 7th (1864)." Unlisted Confederate Virginia post office as there were several places in Virginia referred to as "Ches(t)nut Grove," but none of them are listed as Confederate post offices. Folded lettersheet with the page containing the letter removed some time in the past. Addressed to Mr. James F. Brooks, Blackwalnut, Halifax Co., Va. Cover with a little period arithmetic on the front, but still very clean.$125.00
VA2938

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 37 (minor edge fault at top center and a little edge gum toning) cancelled with a penstroke and also tied by the Warrenton, Va CDS 8 MAR (1862). Addressed to Lycurgus W. Caldwell, Richmond, Va. Lycurgus Washington Caldwell (1823-1910) served as a private (possibly also as a sergeant) in Co F 3rd Va Cav. No further military record, but his Civil War letters have been published in book form titled "My Heart is so Rebellious...". Cover has been trimmed a little at the bottom and has a vertical file fold at the left center not affecting anything. Very clean appearance.$200.00
VA2939

CSA #11c (AD) Bluish-Green (almost a true Green but not quite there) (4-Margin) pen-cancelled and manuscript "Fords Va May 13/64." Obscure use from Dinwiddie County. Fords, also known as Ford's Depot, was a station on the South Side Railroad. Addressed to Miss E. M. Smithson, Macfarland's, Va. Very Fine.$125.00
VA2940

CSA #9 T-E-N (4-Margin) pen-cancelled and tied by a pen stoke and also tied by the Danville, Va CDS (date not fully apparent), Addressed to Mrs. Julia T. Stanton, Social Circle, Georgia. Cover is complete with some overall light staining and foxing, but a very nice stamp.$350.00
VA2941

Lynchburg, Va Advertising Cover undated and handcarried outside the postal system to R. B. Isbell Esq, Appomattox Cty, Va Politeness of Dr. Isbell. Printed large corner card in brown for the Cabell House (Hotel) in Lynchburg. Not currently CSA catalog listed advertising. Since the cover is undated, it is possible, but unlikely, that it is pre-war. Very Fine.$250.00
VA2942

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin with a left sheet margin) tied by an Abingdon, Va CDS 2 SEP. Military Address to Col N. J. Lillard, 3rd Tenn Regmt Vaughns Brig, Bristol, Tenn. The regiment in the address was the 3rd Tenn Inf Provisional Army, a unit in the Western Theater which was surrendered at Vicksburg. After the exchange, the regiment continued with service in the Army of Tennessee and was mounted later in 1864. Col Newton J. Lillard (1830-1920) began service in 1861 as a captain and commanded the regiment in 1864. Cover wth some minor light foxing but a very nice stamp.$150.00
VA2944

CSA #7 Horz Pair possibly on London Paper (margin close at top center and a vertical file fold through the right stamp) tied by a full strike of the Staunton, Va CDS 20 MAR. Folded Letter complete (business) addressed to J. D. Davidson, Lexington, Va. Internal folds reinforced with archival tape, otherwise a very clean cover.$100.00
VA2945

CSA #7 Horz Pair London Paper (margin just in at top) tied by a full strike of the BLUE Charllotte CH, Va 10 NOV. Yellow paper cover addressed to Mr. H. W. Jones Supt Water Works, Lynchburg, Virginia. Minor reduction at the left not affecting anything. Very Fine appearance.$150.00
VA2946

Two Covers from the same correspondence -- North-to-South Civilian Through-the-Lines -- Both covers addressed exactly the same and in the same handwriting. CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5f 15 AUG (1864). This Type 5f postmark is recorded used in July 1864 but not in August 1864. CSA #12c AD Greenish-Blue (margin clipped at lower left) tied by the Richmond , Va CDS Powell Type 6p 27 SEP (1864). Addressed to Mr. George F. Carr, Jeffersonton, Camden Co., Georgia Care of N. H. Guyton Esqr. At upper left in the same hand as the address "Per flag of truce." The actual origin of the covers in the North is not known as they are the inside envelopes (Confederate postage affixed) which were removed at the transfer point (most likely Old Point Comfort, Va), and the outer envelopes were discarded. There is no enclosure with either cover. The covers were then taken to Richmond from the transfer point where they entered the Confederate mails for delivery to Georgia. Very Fine examples of Civilian through-the-lines covers.$550.00
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VA2948

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin a little tight on the right) pen-cancelled and manuscript "H S College March 11th" (Hampton Sidney College) at the upper left. Coarse brown paper homemade cover addressed to Mr. H. P. R. McCoy, Charlottesville, Va. Notation at bottom left "Chaplain at one of the Hospitals." Rev H. P. R. McCoy was a Presbyterian minister from the seminary at Hampton Sidney College and served as a chaplain during the war. Very clean cover.$100.00
VA2950

Goodson, Va CDS stampless PAID 5 Type B 16 AUG (1861). From the well-known and well-documented Franklin Davis Staunton, Virginia, Correspondence. Very Fine. Ex-Matz.$150.00
VA2951

CSA #7 (a pair and two singles paying) (margin irregular on one stamp) tied by two strikes of the BLUE Petersburg, Va 2 AUG. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Robert Hamilton Sheriff, Brevard, Transylvania Co., North Carolina. "Brevard" is lined through and the cover is re-addressed to Davidson's River. Routing instruction "via Raleigh NC and Columbia SC" at the l;ower left. This is not a forwarded cover as the re-address is in the same hand as the rest of the address and appears to have been a mistake that was corrected. The stamps pay a double weight rate. Period docketing indicates that the cover contained "Election Returns" which would easily account for the double weight. Very clean cover.$300.00
VA2952

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) with manuscript "Red Oak Grove (Va) Dec 20th." Obscure use from Charlotte County and unlisted in the Confederate catalog. The manuscript ties the stamp. Adversity Cover made from a lined unused Ledger Page. Addressed to Mr. John Palmore Jr, Stony Point Mills, Cumberland Cty, Va. Very minor reduction at the right, otherwise Very Fine.$275.00
VA2953

Stampless "Tye River WareHouse August 7 Paid 5 cts" all in manuscript. Addressed to Mrs. A. L. Brent, Bremo Bluff PO, Fluvanna (County) (Va). "ch. W.D.C." at lower left is a charge notation. Docketing by the addressee "one of my sisters last letters to me." The addressee was the wife of Arthur Lee Brent (1821-1871) a doctor from Bremo Bluff who had brief service in June 1861 as a Captain in the Virginia Fluvanna 1st Light Artillery but resigned after only a few weeks presumably for health reasons as he died of consumption (tuberculosis) in 1871. Very Fine Cover.$150.00
VA2954

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (affixed upside down and margin close at the bottom) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 26 JUN 1862. Addressed to Mrs. Julia A. Holt, Graham NC. Light manuscript "Missent & Forwarded" at the top. The cover was missent to Graham's Turnout SC. The Graham's Turnout SC CDS was applied 9 JULY (1862) and then the cover forwarded on to its original destination. No forwarding fee was assessed for a missent cover. Very Fine Cover.$200.00
VA2955

Stampless Soldier's Due cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS and Due(ms10 Type F 29 OCT 1861. Addressed to Mrs. W. T. Field, Pickensville SC. Endorsed at left "From Sergt W. T. Field of Co H 4th Regt SCV (South Carolina Volunteers." William Thomas Field (1836-1904) was a Medical Doctor in Pickensville but enlisted as a Sergt in Co H 4th SC Inf  2/1/1861 and had later service as a Lieut in Co C 13th Battalion SC Inf and served throughout the war. Very Fine Cover.$125.00
VA2956

Stampless Soldier's Due cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS and Due 10 handstamp Type E 28 JAN 1862. Addressed to Mrs. Martha Inglet, Berzelia, Columbia Co, Geor. Endorsed at lower left "From T. Inglet Company C 28 Regt Geor Vol." Thomas W. G. Inglet (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 Hospital in Richmond. No further record. Very Fine Cover.$125.00
VA2957

Stampless Soldier's Due cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS and Due 5 handstamp Type D 21 FEB 1862. Addressed to Mrs Col Wm H. Harman, Staunton, Va. Endorsed at top left "From A. W. Garber Lieut Battery 3rd Brigade." Asher Waterman Garber (1834-1912) mustered into Co C Va Staunton Light Artillery 4/17/1861 as a 2nd Lieut and was promoted Captain 12/13/1862. He served throughout the war surrendering 4/9/1865 at Appomattox. He is listed as having been wounded three times - First Manassas 7/21/1861 in the arm, 2) Leetown (Va) 9/3/1864 in the right thigh, 3) Sailor's Creek (Va) 4/6/1865 (gunshot). In addition, his horse was killed at Spottsylvania CH (Va) and he was captured as a POW but quickly escaped 5/10/1864. Captain Garber certainly had a colorful wartime carreer. The addressee was the wife of William Henry Harman (1828-1865) a Brigadier General of Virginia Militia but at the time of this cover was Colonel of the 5th Va Inf (Stonewall Brigade). He later served as an ADC to Brigadier General Johnson in Jackson's Valley Campaign and then as a commander of reservist troops. He was killed in action while commanding reservist troops at Waynesboro (Va ) 3/2/1865. The Garbers and the Harmans were related. Very Fine Cover.$125.00
VA2958

Stampless Soldier's Due cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS and Due 10 handstamp Type E 3 MAR 1862. Addressed to Bolling Hall Esqr, Montgomery, Ala. Endorsed at left "Private J. E. Hall 6th Ala Vol Col Seibels Co D." John Elmore Hall (1842-1882) was a private in Co E 6th Ala Inf Hilliard's Legion which later became Co E 59th Ala Inf. The addressee was Private Hall's father who was a lawyer and a prominent citizen of Montgomery and a former member of the Alabama State Legislature. Private Hall's brother was Bolling Hall Jr who was Lt Col of the 2nd Battalion Hilliard's Legion. Col John Jacob Seibels (1816-1865), former US Minister in Belgium, was Colonel of the 6th Ala Inf May 1861 - March 1862. Very Fine Cover.$125.00
VA2959

CSA #7 Horz Pair Position 30UR “White Tie” vatiety (7-R-v1) (4-Margin but close on the left and with a partially filled in frame at the right) tied by the BLUE Franklin Depot, Va CDS (date not apparent). Orange Paper cover addressed to Miss Betty C. Holloway, “Kersey’s Cross Roads” Edgefield Dist, So. Ca. Very clean cover and an excellent example of the "White Tie" on cover.. $450.00
VA2962

CSA #6 Horz Pair (margin a little close on the right) tied by a partial strike of the Richmond, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Adversity Cover made from a printed business form letter displayed flapped down from the top left. Addressed to Mrs. Richard Irby, Blacks & Whites, Nottoway Co., Va. Richard Irby (1825-1902) was a wealthy plantation owner from a prominent Nottoway County family who had service as 1st Lieut and later Captain of Co G 18th Va Inf beginning in April 1861. He is listed as wounded at 2nd Manassas 8/30/1862 but served throughout the war and was paroled 4/19/1865. This cover was very likely sent by Capt Irby home to his wife. Very clean cover with a notation on the reverse by VanDyk MacBride.$200.00
VA2963

CSA #6 Horz Pair (4-Margin) lightly pen-canceled and the matching postal manuscript "Cool Well Va Aug 9" at the upper left corner. Very obscure postal use from a small post office in Amherst County. Addressed to Miss Willie H. Nicholas, New Canton, Buckingham, Va. Small commercially made yellow lined lady's cover. Minor edge and corner wear and a little light staining and part of top back flap missing but still very presentable.$100.00
VA2964

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin close on the right and a very coarse printing) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va postmark with a MAR date. Addressed to Miss Bettie C. Holloway, Kirksey's Cross Roads, Edgefield Dist., So Ca. Clean and complete cover.$75.00
VA2965

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (4-Margin with a pre-affixing horz central crease) tied by the small single rim BLUE Dublin, Va CDS 30 JAN (1862). Addressed to Ashley G. Powell Esq, Smithfield, Johnston C., N. Carolina. Manuscript "Missent & Forwd" at top center. The cover was missent to Smithfield, Va by mistake and received the RED Smithfield, Va CDS 1 FEB (1862) before being sent on its way to Smithfield NC. No forwarding fee was assessed because it was a post office mistake. Ashley Guy Powell (1812-1889) was a prominent planter in Johnston County NC. The cover is most likely from his son, Charles Stevens Powell (1843-1918), who at the time of this cover was serving in Virginia as the 3rd Lieut of Co E 24th NC Inf. Lieut Powell is listed as captured as a POW in Louden County, Va 9/15/1862 and paroled two months later returning to his unit. He resigned 8/20/1863. His resignation was accepted as he was deemed "too boyish and unqualified as a commander."Very attractive cover with both a BLUE and a RED postmark on the same cover. $200.00
VA2966

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) affixed upside down (margin in at left and edge gum toning) pen-cancelled and matching manuscript "Wellville Va Mar 13 (1862)" at the upper left. Obscure postal use from Nottoway County. Wellville was also a stop on the Southside Railroad. Military Address to Lieut J. Y. Phillips Care of Capt H. D. Dickerson, Williamsburg, Va. Joseph Y. Phillips (1840-1911) entered service as 2nd Lieutenant of Co C 53rd Va Inf on 8/12/1861. He was discharged 5/5/1862 when he failed re-election and had later service in Montague's Battalion Va Inf. Henry D. Dickerson (1829-1876) was the company commander and was also discharged on 5/5/1862 when he failed re-election and had later service in the 18th Va Inf. Small commercially made lady's type cover with embossed flowers on the back flap. Very clean cover.$150.00
VA2969

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) two singles paying the 10c rate over 500 miles (good margins but with one stamp somewhat overlapping the other stamp) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 4 JAN 1862. Addressed to Miss Kate Crawford, Columbia, So. Ca. Since most of the mail through Tudor Hall at this time was army related, the cover was most likely sent by a South Carolina soldier home to a sister or a girlfriend. Part of top back flap missing, otherwise a very clean cover.$200.00
VA2970

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) (margin touches at right) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. William King Care Col Aug Leftwich, Lynchburg, Virginia.Since most of the mail through Tudor Hall at this time was army related, the cover was most likely sent by Pvt William King (1825-1885) of Co D 38th Va Battalion Heavy Artillery home to his wife, Annie Leftwich King, who was staying with her father Col Augustine Leftwich. Pvt King was later commissionsed 3rd Lieut 2/8/1862. After the war, he formed the tobacco company of Leftwich and King in Lynchburg, Va. Augustine Leftwich (1794-1881) was a veteran of the War of 1812. Very clean cover.$150.00
VA2971

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) (margin just in at top center and a few tones spots) tied by the BLUE Danville, Va CDS 5 FEB (1862). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Isham H. Owen Esqr Care of Mr. Jas. E. M. Palmes, Wolf Trap, Halifax Co., Va.  Routing instruction "Mr. Chastine will please send this letter to Mr. Palems as soon as rec'd that Mr. Owen may get it at once."  Very clean cover.$175.00
VA2972



Turned Cover - First Use: CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the black Danville, Va CDS 5 SEP (1864) addressed to Mr. James P. Fleshman, Evergreen, Appomattox, Virginia. Second Use: CSA #12 (AD) (margin a little irregular at the right with manuscript postal marking "Evergreen Va Oct 12th 1864." Obscure postal use from Appomattox County. The manuscript ties the stamp with the light "1864" on the stamp. Addressed to Stephen L. Pankey, Irisburg, Virginia. Also tying the stamp of the second use is the black Danville, Va CDS 27 OCT (1864). It looks as though the cover made its way somehow back to Danville from Irisburg and was used a third time from Danville to the same addressee in Irisburg, and the sender got away with illegally reusing the stamp as the light cancellation was evidently not noticed by the Danville postmaster. James Paschal Leigh Fleshman (1847-1922) had service in the 20th Va Battalion Heavy Artillery. Stephen Lafayette Pankey (1836-1886) had service as a private in Co F 16th Va Inf before being commissioned 2nd Lieut 9/3/1862. He is listed as captured as a POW at Crampton's Gap MD 9/14/1862 and confined at Fort Delaware until exchanged 10/2/1862. He resigned 2/9/1863. Very interesting triple use cover which has been completely opened so both sides can be viewed.$250.00

VA2973
4/11/2019
Stampless Soldier's "Due 5" (ms) with the large single rim Winchester, Va CDS 15 DEC (1861). Orange paper cover addressed to Miss Kate E. Fulkerson, Abingdon, Virginia. Endorsed at left "Samuel V. Fulkerson Col 37th Va Vols." Cover is a bit ragged at the left from opening which involves part of the endorsement. Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1822-1862), a Mexican War officer and a lawyer and circuit court judge from Estellville, Va, was Colonel of the 37th Va Inf beginning 5/28/1861. The regiment was part Stonewall Jackson's Division at this time, and Col Fulkerson was a great favorite of Stonewall Jackson who was devastated when Col Fulkerson was killed. Col Fulkerson was mortally wounded at Gaines Mill (Va) 6/27/1862 and died the next day. The real value of this item is in the original letter from Col Fulkerson to his sister. Three page letter with a typed transcript which contains much information about what he is doing at the time. He refers in the letter to his unit as "foot cavalry," a term that would become very much associated with Stonewall Jackson. This letter may very well be the earliest documented use of that nickname. He also mentions a dispute in which he was under arrest but has been released from arrest and ordered to return to his unit. The cicumstances of this are not described. Very good historical item.$375.00

VA2975
6/27/2019
Stampless Soldiers Due cover with two strikes of the BLUE small double circle Norfolk, Va CDS 3 JAN 1861 and matching BLUE handstamp (Due) 10 Type J. Endorsed at upper left "Private E. Fowler, La Guards Artillery, Capt C. E. Girardey." Addressed trans-Mississippi to Mrs. H. W. Fowler Care of Dan Hicky Esq., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Private Eugene Fowler enlisted in Co C La Guard Light Artillery 7/21/1861. Private Fowler was reportedly killed in Virginia during skirmishing 8/22/1862. The unit immediately went to Norfolk, Virginia and served throughout the war in northern Virginia. Capt Camille E. Girardey (1830-1889) mentioned in the endorsement, served with distinction throughout the war. Very Fine.$200.00

VA2976
6/27/2019
CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 47 (4-Margin) but close on the left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 7 FEB 1862. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to C. L. Mosby Esq, Lynchburg, Va. Very Fine.$200.00

VA2979
6/27/2019
CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (dry printing with a pre-affixing clip to the left upper corner) tied by the large single rim BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS (1862 date not fully apparent). Addressed to Miss Annie Maxwell, Pendleton SC. Most likely sent by a South Carolina soldier home to a girl friend or relative. Very clean cover.$100.00

VA2982
6/28/2019
CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with a left sheet margin) tied by the Orange CH, Va CDS 7 OCT 1863. Light brown coarse paper cover addressed to the Secretary of State, Tallahassee, Florida. "Election Returns Liberty County" at top right. Receiving docketing at left "Rapidan River for Liberty Co Member Genl Assembly." Cover originally contained election returns from Florida soldiers from Liberty County, Florida serving in Virginia. The vertical red crayon manuscript applied on receipt in Tallahasse says "Liberty." Very minor reduction at the left not affecting anything, and a light edge stain at bottom right, otherwise a very clean cover. $150.00

VA2983
6/28/2019
CSA #12b (AD) Light Blue (4-Margin) tied by the RED Petersburg, Va CDS NOV 1864. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. F. M. Stovall Care of Col M. P. Stovall, Augusta, Georgia. On arrival in Augusta, the cover was forwarded to a Military Address Care of Capt W. H. Milton, Co A 5th Fla Battn Cavalry, Marianna, Fla. A CSA #11 (AD) stamp was affixed at the upper right to pay the forwarding fee and tied by the large single rim Augusta, Ga CDS 12 NOV (1864). The same Augusta postmark was also used to tie the original CSA #12 stamp as the RED Petersburg postmark did not adequately cancel the stamp. The cover was delivered to Col M. P. Stovall in Augusta, the addressee’s father, who then forwarded it to his son after opening the cover and adding a notation of his own on the inside of the back flap. Col M. P. Stovall was a wealthy factor and commission merchant in Augusta, so the title of “Col” was honorary. Pvt Frank M. Stovall (1845-1865), the addressee, mustered into Co A 5th Fla Batt Cav 1/25/1864. He is listed as killed 3/23/1865 (details not known). Cover most likely originally sent by a soldier at the Siege of Petersburg who was either a relative or friend of Pvt Stovall. Very Fine. $200.00

VA2984
6/28/2019
CSA #11 (AD) (2 singles in two different color shades paying the double weight rate) (margin a little irregular at the top of the left stamp) tied together and to the cover by the Staunton, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Mrs. Eston Randolph, Tye River Warehouse, Nelson County, Virginia. The Randolph family was related to Thomas Jefferson. Back flap opening tears, otherwise Very Fine.$200.00

VA2985
6/28/2019
CSA #11 (AD) (margins touch top and left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6p 26 OCT (1864). Addressed to E. Courtney Jenkins CSN Care of Asst Pym A. Tredwell CSN, Wilmington NC. E. Courtney Jenkins entered service in the Confederate States Navy as a Flag Officer's Secretary 6/13/1862. He served in Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi in 1862 and at the Wilmington NC Station as the clerk to Paymaster Tredwell 1862-1864. Very Fine CSN related cover. Ex-Monroe.$250.00

VA2986
6/28/2019


Two stampless covers from Williamsburg, Va. -- Handstamp PAID 5 Type B with the small double circle Williamsburg, Va CDS 13 JUL 1861. Orange paper cover with a very faded address but can be seen as addressed to Museville, Pittsylvania County, Va. Handstamp PAID 10 Type C with the small double circle Williamsburg, Va CDS 9 OCT 1861. Addressed trans-Mississippi to Miss Sallie Scogin, Keachie, DeSoto Pa(rish), Louisiana. The Williamsburg stampless PAID 10 is listed in the new CSA catalog as an "unsupported listing." Not sure why as there are other examples of the Williamsburg PAID 10 in private collections. The Battle of Williamsburg took place 5/5/1862 (first battle of the Peninsula Campaign) after which the Union army occupied the city when the Confederate army withdrew toward Richmond. Williamsburg was Confederate for a relatively short period of time. The PAID 5 cover is complete and Very Fine except for the faded address. The PAID 10 cover has back flap opening tears and a minor edge stain at the left but otherwise has a very clean appearance.$200.00
Two Covers

VA2987
6/29/2019
Large single rim Winchester, Va CDS 12 AUG (1861) stampless cover PAID 5 Type B. Addressed to Miss Annie E. Clark, Locust Dale, Madison Co., Va. Very Fine.$100.00

VA2990
6/29/2019
BLUE Lexington, Va CDS 27 NOV (1861) stampless cover with the matching BLUE PAID 5 (within portions of a large circle) Type B. Orange paper cover addressed to Jno F. Baugh Esq , Lynchburg, Va. Very clean cover.$100.00

VA2991
6/29/2019
Tudor Hall, Va CDS 15 NOV 1861 stampless cover PAID 5 Type B. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss E. C. Killian, Killians Mills, Lincoln Co., N. Carolina. The entire Eliza C. Killian correspondence was donated by the family to the Manuscripts Department of the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is on file at the library. Eliza C. Killian received numerous letters during the war from her brother, John Killian 23rd NC Inf, and others in the Confederate Army. Minor reduction at the left where opened not affecting anything, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Oswald.$100.00
VA2992
6/29/2019
Small double circle BLUE Portsmouth, Va CDS 15 JUN 1861 stampless cover PAID 5 Type A. Addressed to Mr. Rice, Freight Agent, South Side Depot (South Side Railroad), Farmville, Va. Portsmouth was occupied by the Union in May 1862 so was a Confederate town for only a relatively short period of time. Very minor reduction at the right where opened and a sealed edge tear at the right, otherwise a very clean cover.$150.00
VA2993
6/29/2019
CSA #6 Vert Pair affixed sideways (4-Margin with a Left Sheet Margin) tied by a partial strike of the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 6 FEB (1863). Addressed to Mrs. M. R. Gilbert, Pedlar Mills, Amherst Co., Va. brown coarse paper cover with a little overall light foxing but still a very presentable cover.$75.00
VA2994
6/29/2019
CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin but with a small edge defect left center) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4a 18 FEB 1863. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Emeline Phillips, Fair Haven, Moore Co. NC. Back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine appearance. Ex-Oswald.$75.00
VA2997
6/29/2019
CSA #6 Single Used Before the Rate Change (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell 3a 23 MAY 1862. Addressed to Miss Sallie A. Alderson, Arrington Depot, Nelson County, Virginia.On arrival in Arrington, the cover was forwarded to New Glasgow, Amherst, Virginia with the addition of the manuscript "Arrington May 28 1862" postal manuscript and manuscript "Due 5" to assess the forwarding fee. The cover has been professionally rebacked. The match is so good that it may be the original back reattached. Overall Very Fine Appearance.$75.00

VA2998
6/29/2019
CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (margin close to touching left and lower left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 2 JUN 1862/. Addressed to Mrs. Charles H. Smith Care of Robert Lowndes Esq, Yellow Branch, Campbell Co., Virginia. Very Fine Appearance.$125.00

VA2999
6/29/2019
CSA #7 Single (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4a 12 MAR 1863. Brown paper Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused army form "Assistant Commissary Subsistence." Addressed to Mrs. C. W. Coleman Care Col P. T. Moore, 5th St, Richmond, Va Overpaid Drop Letter. Patrick T. Moore (1821-1883) was Colonel of the 1st Va Inf at the start of the war and was severely wounded at First Manassas. He returned to active service later in 1864 as a Brig-Gen of Reserves. Very Fine.
$250.00

VA3000
6/29/2019
CSA #7 Single (margin in at the top and a filled-in-frame at the left CC 7-L-v8) tied by the BROWN Brownsburg, Va CDS 3 JUL  From the Genl S. F. Patterson Correspondence to Patterson PO, Caldwell Co., N. Carolina. Routing instruction "Via Richmond." Cover represents underpayment of the 10c rate but was allowed to go through. Top back flap missing and an edge stain at the bottom center.$175.00

VA3001
6/29/2019
CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with a little edge nick at upper right) tied by a full strike of the Gordonsville, Va CDS 25 SEP 1862. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Rueben M. Garnett Esqr, Newtown, King & Queen County, Va. Very Fine Appearance.  $125.00

VA3002
7/4/2019
Stampless cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 24 AUG 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. James Chalmers, Lynchburg, Va. On arrival in Lynchburg, the cover was forwarded to Liberty, Bedford County, Va and the Lynchburg, Va CDS applied 26 AUG 1861. The odd thing about the cover is that there are no PAID or DUE marks and no rates noted not even for the forwarding. Since the cover originated from Tudor Hall, one can assume it was most likely sent by a soldier who was perhaps a relative of the addressee. Since there is no endorsement, the cover was presumably sent PAID and the postmaster neglected to properly mark the cover. Searching the records, there was a James Chalmers (1829-1861) from Lynchburg, Va who enlisted as a Sergt in Co B 2nd Va Cav on 5/13/1861. This is most likely the same person as the addressee as Sergt Chalmers may have been home on furlough at the time. Sergt Chalmers is listed as wounded at Munson's Hill (Va) 9/29/1861 (left arm amputated) and died of his wounds 10/1/1861 and is buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Lynchburg. There is no enclosure, so the reason for the forwarding and no charge for the forwarding are  unclear. Cover very slightly reduced at the right. Minor light foxing.$250.00

VA3003
7/4/2019
CSA #12d (AD) Dark Blue (margin touches at the bottom) tied by the RED Petersburg, Va CDS 23 SEP (1864). Coarse brown paper cover, which appears to be homemade, addressed to Mr. J. T. Prisock, Unionville PO, Union Dist., South Carolina. Most likely the cover was sent by a South Carolina soldier during the Siege of Petersburg home to a relative or friend. Very clean cover.$150.00

VA3004
7/4/2019
CSA #7 Horz Pair with the right stamp showing the Position 30UR White Tie variety (margin along the bottom a little irregular) Pen-Canceled and the matching “Stoney Point (Va) June 10/63” manuscript at the left. Very coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade from the well-known Franklin Davis Staunton, Va correspondence. Cover has edge repairs at the right and a repaired right lower corner but is still very presentable and a very decent representative example of the White Tie on cover. Ex-Kaufmann. $300.00

VA3005
7/4/2019
CSA #12 (AD) (margin touches at the bottom) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell type 5f 15 AUG (1864). Adversity Cover made from an Army Quartermaster's printed document displayed flapped up from the lower left corner. Addressed to Miss Sarah Cushing, White Hill, Union County NC. Very clean cover.$250.00

VA3006
7/6/2019
CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) (nargin touches at the top) very lightly pen-cancelled and a very light manuscript "H. S. College (Hampden Sydney College) May 26 / 62" at the upper right. Folded Letter complete addressed to Mr. E. O. Hinton, Petersburg, Va. The short one page letter is datelined "Hampden Sidney May 23rd / 62" and deals with the safe keeping of a slave named "Buswell." $175.00

VA3007
8/24/2019
CSA #9 T-E-N (margin touches at the right) tied by the greasy GREEN Lynchburg, Va CDS with a NOV date. Addressed to M. R. Tate Esq., Abingdon, Va. Clean cover. $700.00

VA3008
8/24/2019
Stampless cover with the large single rim BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS and BLUE handstamp PAID 5 Type D 8 JUL 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. Edwin R. Page, Campbell Court House, Virginia. Edwin Randolph Page, a 39 year old lawyer from Campbell County, was commissioned 1st Lt Co I 2nd Va Cav 6/8/1861 and most l;ikely sent this cover home to his wife. He was discharged 4/25/1862 when he failed to be reelected as a company officer. He had later service as a Captain in the Va Reserves. Very Fine.$200.00

VA3009
8/24/2019
Stampless cover with the small double circle BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS and BLUE handstamp PAID 5 Type D 8 SEP 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. Orren Phillips, Lumberton NC. Very Fine. Photocopy of a 1977 CSA Certificate.$175.00

VA3011
8/24/2019
Stampless cover with the small double circle Leesburg, Va CDS and handstamp PAID 10(ms) Type A 10(ms) 5 JUL 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. S. S. Crittenden, Travelers Rest, Greenville District, South Carolina. Stanley S. Crittenden (1829-1913), the sender of this cover to his wife, entered service as the 1st Lieut of Co G 4th SC Inf 2/1/1861. At the time of this cover, the 4th SC Inf was assigned to the Confederate Army of the Potomac. Lieut Crittenden is listed as wounded in the left breast at Seven Pines (Va) 6/1/1862. He was later promoted Lt Col (SC state rank) 11/2/1861 and transferred to the 3rd SC Reserve Infantry. After the war, he served for a time in the SC state legislature and as the postmaster of Greenville SC. Very Fine cover. PF Certificate 2004.$200.00

VA3013
8/25/2019
CSA #1c Olive Green Stone 1 Horz Pair (not plated) (margin just a little close at the left, and the left stamp with a light pre-affixing crease) tied by the Yorktown, Va CDS 23 DEC (1861). Addressed to Miss S. Claudia Heard, Sand Fort, Russell Co., Ala. Routing direction at bottom “Distribute at Columbus, Ga.” Cover was sent by Private George P. Heard of Hurt’s-Hardaway’s Alabama Light Artillery home to his sister. Obscure small Alabama light artillery unit but with illustrious service in Virginia's major engagements during the entire war including Gettysburg. Backflap opening tear. Bottom part of the postmark has a very light pencil enhancement. Otherwise a Very Fine Appearance.  $350.00

VA3014
8/25/2019


CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 25 (margins look to be all there but are somewhat irregular). The stamp is the CSA catalog listed "Gooseneck" variety CC 1-2-v5. The stamp is tied by a full strike of a BLUE target cancel with the matching BLUE small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS at the left 17 JAN 1862. Folded part printed "Return to Duty" official medical form. Addressed to Capt Spann, Hampton Legion, Manassas, Va. The form releases three privates from Hampton's Legion fromk the hospital to return to duty and is dated Jan 16th 1862 and is signed by the assistant surgeon PACS at the hospital (cannot decipher the name because of the handwriting.) Manuscript "Official Business" at upper right initialed by the surgeon who signed the form but partially covered by the stamp. Very Fine. PF Certificate 2009 but makes no mention of the stamp plate position and variety. Ex-Engsler.

James D. Spann, the addressee, was Captain of Co G Hampton's Legion Infantry. The three privates ordered returned to duty were T. D. Spann, Elias Taylor, and I. J. Smith all of Co G. No further information on these soldiers, but  further research may uncover more details.

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Included is a second cover identical to the first cover to the same addressee with CSA #1 Stone 2 Postion 43 (margin just in at the top) with the BLUE target cancel and the BLUE Charlottessville, Va CDS 3 JAN 1862. Similar folded form but printed part is slightly different with "General" Hospital lined through and replaced by manuscript "So. Ca." Hospital and signed by the same assistant surgeon. This form returns Pvt Fitzgerald from Co G to duty. Cover has a piece missing from the lower left corner with internal folds reinforced by stamp hinges. Ex-Engsler, Ex-Bogg. These two covers belong together and will not be separated. (As an aside, NEVER use stamp hinges to mount or repair a cover. That is not what they were made for.)
$500.00
Two
Covers

VA3015
8/25/2019
Turned Cover - 1st Use CSA #13 (4-Margin) tied by the RED-BROWN Lynchburg, Va CDS with a JAN date (most likely 1864). Addressed to Alexander Rives, Esq, Charlottesville, Va. - 2nd Use CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with the left stamp showing a left filled-in-frame variety CC 7-R-v2). Addressed to Genl G. H. Steuart Care of Jas Newman Esq, Hilton near Gordonsville, Va. Both uses displayed with the cover flapped down from the upper left. Very trivial insignificant stamp faults. Very Fine appearance. Excellent postal use as the 20c Green on a turned cover is not commonly seen. Ex-Engsler.

Alexander Rives (1806-1885) was a prominent Virginia lawyer, judge, poitician, and planter. George Hume Steuart (1828-1903), a Maryland planter, was a CSA Brig-Gen in the Army of Northern Virginia. Gen Steuart was captured as a POW at Spotsylvania CH in May 1864 and exchanged a few months later. He was with Lee at the surrender at Appomattox.
 $1,250.00

VA3016
8/27/2019
USA #26 (left upper corner) tied by a BLUE target cancel  with the matching BLUE small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS at top center 13 MAY 1861 (USA Used in Confederate Virginia). Overpaid Drop Letter use with local Military Address to Captain Eugene Davis, Albemarle Light Horse, Charlottesvile, Albemarle, Va. Part of the address is lined through and the cover forwarded to Culpepper C. H. with the application of the BLUE Charlottesville boxed FORWARDED handstamp Type L without a manuscript rate as the forwarding fee was paid by adding a second USA #26 stamp at the right upper corner and pen-canceling the stamp. The pen stroke barely ties the stamp. Receiving docketing indicates that the cover was from Ph St Geo Cocke. Excellent and unusual postal use. CSA Certificate 1999. Certificate states that cover is genuine after secession use from an undetermined location which entered the mails at Charlottesville and was then forwarded. That is possible, but appears to be more consistent with an Overpaid Drop Letter use. Very Fine. Ex-Engstler.

Eugene Davis (1822-1894), a lawyer from Charlottesville, entered service as Captain of Co K 2nd Va Cav in May 1861 and resigned in November 1861. He re-entered service as a private in Co D 6th Va Cav in August 1863. He was captured as a POW at Yellow Tavern (Va) 5/11/1864 and confined at Elmira NY until his Oath of Allegiance and release in February 1865.

Philip St. George Cocke (1809-1861), a Virginia planter who attended West Point, entered service as Colonel of the 19th Va Inf in April 1861 and was soon promoted Brig-Gen. The events of 1861 took a toll on Gen Cocke, and he committed suicide on 12/26/1861, the only Confederate General who committed suicide.
 $500.00

VA3017
8/27/2019
CSA #13b Dark Green (margin just in at left) tied by the black small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS 18 DEC 1864. Coarse brown paper cover with Military Address to W. H. Green, Esq, Headquarters ANV. Clean cover. Small reduction at right with a little edge and corner wear where opened. Ex-Engstler. $350.00

VA3018
8/27/2019
Turned Cover - 1st Use (inside) CSA #12 (AD) (faults) tied by a weak strike of the Richmond, Va CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Frederick M. Wills Esq, Charlottesville, Virginia. 2nd Use (outside) CSA #13b Dark Green (margin touches at the right) tied by the black small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS 19 MAY 1864. Addressed to Judge W. J. Robertson, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Va. Oversized cover measuring 9 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Flapped down from the left upper corner to display both stamps. Ex-Engstler. $350.00

VA3020
9/17/2019
 
CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin but a little irregular at the bottom) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6m 5 FEB (1864). Coarse brown paper cover with full Military Address to Brig Gen Geo. H. Steuart Comdg 3rd Brigade, Johnson's Division, Ewell's Corps, Army N. Va. Manuscript "Private" at upper left. The sender is not identified. Very Fine.

George Hume Steuart (1828-1903), a Maryland planter and West Point graduate, sided with the Confederacy and was Colonel of the 1st Maryland Infantry (CSA) prior to promotion as Brig-Gen 3/6/1862. He was seriously wounded at Cross Keys 6/8/1862 during Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign but recovered and led a brigade at Gettysburg. Gen Steuart was captured as a POW with most of his division at the "Mule Shoe" at Spotsylvania CH 5/12/1864 and exchanged a few months later. He was with Lee at the surrender at Appomattox. After the war, he went back to farming in Maryland and served for many years as the commander of the Maryland Division United Confederate Veterans.
$150.00

VA3021
9/17/2019
 
CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin close at upper right) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4a 17 FEB 1863. Blue paper Adversity Cover made from printed but unused military commissary form from Lynchburg, Va displayed flapped over from the left. Addressed to Hon James P. Boyce, Greenville, South Carolina. 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. During the war years, he served as a chaplain to the army and also served in the South Carolina legislature. Period receiving docketing at the left indicates that the cover is from Virginia Governor Letcher and that the correspondence is "Private." However, the address in not in the Governor's handwriting. Very Fine. $300.00

VA3022
9/17/2019
 
Stampless DUE 10 handstamp Type Q with the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4b 29 MAR 1863. Military Address to Col Wm L. Scott, Greensboro N. Ca. Endorsed at upper left "J.R. McLean MC (Member of Congress)." This is not a soldiers due cover as Members of Congress were also allowed to send letters with postage due. Professionally done edge repair along the right and across the top to a very fine appearance. 

William Lafayette Scott (1828-1872) from Guilford County NC, a lawyer and graduate of the University of North Carolina, entered service as Capt of Co M 21st NC Inf 6/8/1861 and promoted Lt Col 2/1/1862. He was dropped during the April 1862 reorganization and saw no further service. J. R. McLean represented the 6th NC Congressional District, which included Guilford County, in the First Confederate Congress.
$75.00

VA3023
9/17/2019
 
CSA #11 (AD) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5d 19 SEP 1863. Wide black bordered commercially made Mourning Cover indicating a death in the family from the Campbell Correspondence with Military Address to Lieut Duncan G. Campbell Care of Genl J. F. Gilmer, Charleston SC. One back side flap missing, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Kohn.

Duncan Green Campbell (1834-1888), son of John A. Campbell former Justice of the US Supreme Counrt and CSA Asst Secretary of War, was an Engineering Officer who served on the staffs of a number of different CSA Generals. At the time of this cover, he was working on the defenses of Charleston and serving under General J. F. Gilmer (1818-1883) who was the Chief Engineer of the CSA Engineer Bureau.
$350.00

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