CSA STAMPS PART 1

Provisional Issues

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Many of the CSA unused stamps are without gum, and many of the stamps also have very tiny pinholes. The reasons behind this are due to the collectors and the dealers of years past. Collectors of an earlier time purposefully soaked the gum off the unused stamps to protect the stamps from sticking and cracking. In the days before air-conditioners and climate control, these collectors actually did us a great favor by doing this. Otherwise we may not have these stamps to collect today because of the generally very poor gum that was originally used. The small pinholes were usually caused by the dealers of the late 19th century who had the habit of displaying the stamps that they had for sale by pinning them with small straight pins to cork bulletin boards in their shops. I wonder how the collectors 100 years in the future will view our current methods of collecting and preserving.

On unused stamps with original gum remaining, the gum has often yellowed and cracked producing gum creases and toning. These gum creases are readily seen in the scans particularly on the CSA #7 Richmond Print stamps. The scans accentuate the gum creases and make them appear much more prominent than they actually are.

There are collectors that are interested only in original pristine full-margined OG NH stamps. To these collectors, I wish you every success. Occasionally, I do have such material listed. But please be advised that OG Confederate Stamps (particularly CSA #7, #11, #12) will have gum creases and cracks because of the generally poor condition of the gum to begin with. This is an expected part of CSA collecting. Unused stamps without gum have actually retained a much better color unaffected by gum toning. To the collector that is willing to temper history with condition, I know that you will be greatly rewarded. To those of you that are interested only in gem "post office fresh" condition material and not the history, then I apologize in advance as I can only be of limited assistance. A complete CSA stamp collection with such rigid criteria is essentially unobtainable.

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Table of Contents
Provisional Issues
CSA #1 CSA #2 CSA #3







 -- USA Stamps Used in the CSA -- 
USCS1

USA #26 USED with a Grid Cancel and tied to a large piece by a full strike of the Houston, Tex CDS 9 APR 1861 (full yeardate in the CDS) USA Used in CSA Texas. On the large piece at the left upper corner is a fancy printed advertising corner card for “John B. & G. A. Jones, Attornieys and Counselors at Law, Galveston and Houston, Texas.” Small repaired edge fault at top center not affecting the stamps, postal markings, or advertising corner card. Ex-Powell.

$300.00
USCS2

USA #26 USED tied to a large piece by a Grid Cancel with a full strike of the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 20 MAR 1861 (full yeardate in the CDS) USA USED in CSA South Carolina. Very Fine. $150.00
USCS3

USA #24 USED (minor irregularities in the perfs which is usual for this stamp) with an excellent strike of the Mobile, Ala small double circle CDS 17 FEB 1861 USA Used in CSA Alabama. $150.00
USCS4

USA #24 USED with two excellent strikes of the Mobile, Ala small double circle CDS 27 MAR 1861 USA Used in CSA Alabama Very Fine. $200.00
USCS5

USA #26 USED tied to small piece by a full strike of the Mobile, Ala small double circle CDS 16 FEB 1861 USA Used in CSA Alabama. Minor corner fault upper right which does not detract. Very Fine Appearance. $50.00
USCS6

USA #37a USED with a full strike of the Mobile, Ala small double circle CDS 13 JAN 1861 Alabama Independent State two days after secession. The 24c value stamp most likely came from a Trans-Atlantic cover. Scarce Use. Very Fine Appearance. Ex-Powell and a pencil notation on the back "Ex-Judd." $900.00
USCS7

USA #38 USED with a full strike of the Mobile, Ala small double circle CDS 19 MAY 1861 USA Used in CSA Alabama. The 30c value stamp most likely came from a cover to a foreign destination. Very Fine Appearance. Scarce Use. Ex-Powell. $900.00
USCS8

USA #37 USED with a Blue Grid cancel which just ties the stamp at the top to a small blue paper piece with the matching Blue Louisville Ky CDS 29 JUL 1861. The stamp was affixed over a Confederate Handstamp PAID 10 which is consistent with the Richmond, Va Type H handstamp PAID 10. Partial manuscript on the piece "(via) New York." The piece, because of the date, the stamp, and the markings, could only be from a Through-The-Lines Express Cover Trans-Atlantic to England through New York. The stamp would have been affixed by the express company (most likely Adams Express Company) in Louisville to pay the 24c Trans-Atlantic rate to England. The stamp has been lifted for identification purposes and hinged back into place. Very interesting and a scarce use. PSE Certificate 2000. $950.00


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-- Provisional Issues --

Collectors are advised to be very careful when adding CSA Provisional Stamps to their collections because of the many fakes, counterfeits, and reprints that exist. The Provisional Stamps offered on this list have all been thoroughly examined and are guaranteed genuine.
PV74

New Orleans 5c Brown Provisional on Bluish Paper #62x4 USED Vert Pair with a very neat New Orleans, La CDS 25 OCT (1861). Stamps are 4-Margin with a Wide Sheet Margin on the left and narrow margins on the other three sides.
$350.00
PV122

CSA #62x3 New Orleans Provisional 5c Brown on White Paper USED Horz Pair on small piece with a clear strike of the New Orleans, La CDS 17 AUG (1861) (margins just touching at left and at bottom right corner) Plated as Pos 33-34. Part Imprint at bottom right. Ex-Skinner.
$250.00
PV126

CSA #62x4 New Orleans Provisional 5c Red Brown on Bluish Paper USED Horz Pair with two PAID cancels (margin close at the bottom and into the design at the UR corner) Plated as Pos 11-12. Ex-Skinner. $350.00
PV142

CSA #62x4 New Orleans Provisional 5c Red Brown on Bluish Paper USED Horz Pair with a very neat strike of the New Orleans, La CDS 12 NOV (1862). The pair is 4-Margin with a large left sheet margin but is a little close at the upper left. Small pieces of the two adjacent stamps are also visible at the bottom. Plated as Pos 17-18. Ex-Skinner.
$375.00
PV143

CSA #62x4 New Orleans Provisional 5c Red Brown on Bluish Paper USED Horz Pair with two full bold strikes of the “PAID” cancellation. The pair is 4-Margin but just a little close at the bottom left. Plated as Pos 37-38. Ex-Skinner.
$400.00
PV144

CSA #62x4 New Orleans Provisional 5c Red Brown on Bluish Paper USED Horz Pair on Small Piece with a full strike of the New Orleans, La CDS 12 OCT (1861). Very decent margins with a right sheet margin but just barely touches at the upper right. Plated as Pos 31-32. Ex-Skinner.
$375.00
PV145

CSA #62x4 New Orleans Provisional 5c Red Brown on Bluish Paper USED Horz Pair with two strikes of the “PAID” cancellation. The pair is 4-Margin with a small part of the imprint visible at the top. Plated as Pos 3-4. There is an extremely tiny corner crease at the upper left seen only from the back which does not in the least detract from an otherwise Very Fine appearance. Ex-Skinner.
$425.00
PV146

CSA #62x4 New Orleans Provisional 5c Red Brown on Bluish Paper USED Horz Pair with two full strikes of the “PAID” cancellation and also a partial strike of the New Orleans, La CDS (date not apparent). The pair has 4 large margins including part of the imprint at top right and pieces of the two adjacent stamps visible at the bottom. This is the left upper corner pair Plated as Pos 1-2. There is a light pressed vertical crease between the stamps and a very light corner crease at the lower left seen only from the back. Still a Very Fine appearance. Ex-Skinner.
$400.00
PV250

CSA #62x3 5c Brown New Orleans Provisional on White Paper Vertical Pair USED (margin just in at top right) tied to small piece by the New Orleans, La CDS 16 JUN 1861. Very early use dated only 4 days after the Ealiest Known Use.
$300.00
PV291

CSA #62x4 5c Brown New Orleans Provisional on Bluish Paper two singles USED (one stamp with margins touching bottom and right but with a large left sheet margin, and the other stamp with margins close at the bottom and left) on small piece tied together and to the piece by the New Orleans, La CDS 18 NOV (1861). Stamps show two distinct color shades on the same bluish paper indicating that they come from different sheets.
$300.00
PV297

CSA #62x3 New Orleans 5c Brown on White Paper Provisional Horz Pair USED (margin just touches at bottom) and tied to small piece by the New Orleans, La CDS 25 JUL (1861). Very Fine appearance.
$375.00
PV394

CSA #56x1 2c Blue Memphis Provisional Position 16 Cracked Plate Variety USED (margin cut into on the left) with the Memphis, Ten CDS with a JAN 1862 date. This stamp was printed on very thin paper. Very Scarce cracked plate variety postally used. CSA Certificate 2006. $850.00
PV396

CSA #62x1 2c Blue New Orleans Provisional USED (margin a little close on left) with the New Orleans, La CDS 1 JAN (1862) (New Years Day). $550.00
PV397

CSA #62x1 2c Blue New Orleans Provisional USED (margin just touches at left) with the CSA #62xu3 Pd 2 Straight Line Handstamp used as a cancel applied dockside. Believed to be the only recorded example of the 2c Blue New Orleans Provisional cancelled by the Pd 2 Handstamp. Professionally repaired tear at upper left. CSA Certificate 2009. $850.00
PV404

CSA #62x4 5c Brown New Orleans Provisional on Bluish Paper USED (4-Margin but margins are a little tight) with the Baton Rouge STEAM cancellation. Very nice stamp. $650.00
PV405

CSA #62x4 5c Brown New Orleans Provisional on Bluish Paper USED (4-Margin) with an excellent strike of the Pd 5cts NOPD Straight Line Handstamp CSA #62xu1. Shallow central thin but still a Very Fine appearance. CSA Certificate 2006. $600.00

The following Charleston SC 5c Blue Provisional Stamps come from the Calhoun Collection. The type letter refers to the position of the stamp in the transfer block of 15 (3 rows of 5 with 6 transfer blocks forming one sheet in a vertical format) as determined by Mr. Calhoun and explained in detail in his book Charleston SC and the Confederate Postmaster Provisionals (2012). These stamps in used condition almost all have faults of some type due to the quality of the paper and the printing. These faults are mostly light creases and/or small thins and/or small edge nicks or tears. It is very rare to find a completely sound used example showing all four outer frames complete. This would be a great rarity and would command a large premium in value. The stamps offered here have minor flaws, but it is a good opportunity to add one of these stamps to a general Confederate collection at a reasonable price. The average used stamp will only show parts of the outer frames on 2 or 3 sides.
PV413

CSA #16x1 Charleston 5c Blue Provisional USED Type A (4-Margin with full outer frame at bottom, most of the outer frame at top, and part of the frame at left) with a neat strike of the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 18 DEC 1861. Very minor thins and creases. Very Fine overall appearance.  
$675.00
PV416

CSA #16x1 Charleston 5c Blue Provisional USED Type B (4-Margin with full outer frames at top and bottom, a full double outer frame at right, and part frame at left) with the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 23 SEP 1861. Unusual two-tone blue color with the bottom half of the stamp a darker blue than the top half. Hinge thin and a minor edge irregularity at left which do not detract from the appearance.  $500.00
PV417

CSA #16x1 Charleston 5c Blue Provisional USED Type C (margin touches main border at top with full outer frames at bottom and right with almost full double outer frame at right) with the large single rim Charleston SC CDS with an OCT 1861 date. Small hinge thin and also thinned at the left upper corner with a slight clip to the same corner.
$400.00
PV418

CSA #16x1 Charleston 5c Blue Provisional USED Type D (4-Margin with part outer frame at left and bottom) affixed to small piece cut to the stamp with the large single rim Charleston SC CDS with an DEC 1861 date. Some minor gum toning.  $450.00
PV420

CSA #16x1 Charleston 5c Blue Provisional USED Type R (irregular margins with part of the outer frames on three sides) tied to small piece by the Charleston SC small double circle CDS 8 OCT 1861. Pre-affixing edge tear at lower left. $400.00

PV428

CSA #56x1 Memphis 2c Blue Provisional Block of 4 UNUSED (margins just touch lower left, center left, and center right) No Gum (printed on very thin paper). Very nice multiple. $425.00
PV429

CSA #62x1 New Orleans 2c Blue Provisional USED (cut into at the right but with part of the adjacent stamp visible at the left) with a partial light strike of the New Orleans, La CDS 4 SEP (1861). CSA Certificate 2014. $325.00
PV432

CSA #56x2 Memphis 5c Red Provisional USED (margin touches at the bottom) tied to small piece by a partial strike of the Memphis, Ten CDS (date not fully apparent).  $175.00
PV437

CSA #56x1 Memphis 2c Blue Provisional UNUSED (4-Margin with top and right sheet margins) Position 5 partially printed, No Gum, Thins. $150.00
PV440

CSA #56x1 Memphis 2c Blue Provisional USED (margin close on the left with a tiny edge nick at the upper left) with the Memphis, Ten CDS (date not apparent). Minor edge tear in the margin at the top noted on the 1995 PF Certificate. $750.00
PV443

CSA #56x2 Memphis 5c Red Provisional USED (margin just in at left center but part of the stamp above is visible) tied to small piece by the Memphis, Ten CDS (date not fully apparent). $200.00
PV444

CSA #56x2 Memphis 5c Red Provisional Horz Pair USED (margin touches at top right) tied to small piece by the Memphis, Ten CDS 12 OCT 1861. Very Fine Appearance. $500.00
PV455

CSA #62x5 New New Orleans 5c Yellow-Brown Provisional USED (margin close at the top) with the New Orelans, La CDS (date not apparent). $150.00
PV470

 
CSA #62x3 New Orleans 5c Brown Provisional UNUSED (4-Margin) Part OG LH Very Fine. $200.00
PV477

 
CSA #56x1 Memphis 2c Blue Provisional Vertical Pair Partially Printed Positions 15, 20 UNUSED (margins a little irregular), Small Part OG, thinned in the selvedge. $300.00
PV479

 
CSA #56x2 Memphis 5c Red Provisional USED (margins just in top and right) and tied to large piece by the Memphis, Ten CDS with a DEC (1861) date. The piece contains part of the address to Carthage, Tennessee. $250.00
PV481

 
CSA #56xu2 Memphis 5c Red  Provisional USED cut square from the press-printed amber envelope (clear margins) with the Memphis, Ten CDS (date not apparent). $800.00
PV482

 
CSA #56xu3 Memphis 5c Red  Provisional UNUSED cut square from the press-printed orange envelope (wide margins). Unused full covers of the Memphis Press-Printed Provisionals (56xu1-56xu3) are not recorded. $750.00
PV484

 
CSA #58x2 Mobile 5c Blue Provisional USED (margin just in at bottom left) tied to small piece by a full strike of the small Mobile, Ala double circle CDS 1 SEP 1861. Very clean appearance. $275.00
PV485

 
CSA #58x2 Mobile 5c Blue Provisional USED (4-Margin but just clear at the top left) with a nice strike of the Mobile, Ala small double circle CDS 16 OCT 1861. Small thins which do not detract. $300.00
PV489

 
CSA #58x2 Mobile 5c Blue Provisional Horz Pair USED (margin jkust in at the top and with a pre-affixing edge fault at the right center) tied to small piece by a full strike of the Mobile, Ala small double circle CDS 13 NOV 1861. $500.00


The following  5c Brown New Orleans Provisional stamps have the small double circle New Orleans "River Mail" postmark. This postmark is believed to have been used dockside on incoming and outgoing river mail. Compared to the several variations of the large single rim New Orleans postmarks, which are the most commonly seen New Orleans Confederate postmarks, this "River Mail" postmark is found only infrequently on the provisional stamps with also a few examples known on the 5c Green and 5c Blue Lithographs. The "River Mail" postmark is known in both red and black. The red example was only used for a brief two week period in mid June 1861 possibly by Postmaster Riddell himself and is extremely scarce. It is noted that there are those who believe that this postmark was not strictly river mail but could have been used at the general post office as stated on Page 471 of the new CSA catalog. The river mail use is based on the beliefs and writings of noted New Orleans postal historian the late Dr. Hubert Skinner (Forty-Fourth American Philatelic Congress Book 1978). The rarity of the postmark compared to the other New Orleans postmarks and the association with river mail of the known covers with this postmark seem to bear this out and speak against the theory that this postmark was in general use at the main post office.
PV453

CSA #62x3 New Orleans 5c Brown Provisional USED (margins tight on all sides) with the RED small double circle New Orleans River Mail CDS (date not apparent). Only a small handful of off-cover provisional stamps are recorded with this scarce red river mail postmark as it was struck in red only for a very limited two week period in mid-June 1861. Believed to have been used by Postmaster Riddell himself. Hinge remnants and thins. APS Certificate 2002. $1,250.00
PV490

 
CSA #62x3 New Orleans 5c Brown Provisional USED (tight margin at the top) with a light strike of the RED double circle New Orleans River Mail CDS (date not apparent). Only a small handful of off-cover provisional stamps are recorded with this scarce red river mail postmark as it was struck in red only for a very limited two week period in mid-June 1861. Believed to have been used by Postmaster Riddell himself. Tiny thin at the top which does not detract.PF Certificate 1983 which only identifies the stamp and does not mention the postmark. $850.00
PV491

 
CSA #62x3 New Orleans 5c Brown Provisional USED (clipped lower left corner) with the RED small double circle New Orleans River Mail CDS. The date appears to by 11 JUN (1861) which would make this an Earliest Known Use predating the Scott listed date of 12 JUN 1861 by one day. Only a small handful of off-cover provisional stamps are recorded with this scarce red river mail postmark as it was struck in red only for a very limited two week period in mid-June 1861. Believed to have been used by Postmaster Riddell himself.  $500.00
PV492

 
CSA #62x3 New Orleans 5c Brown Provisional USED (4-Margin) with the black small double circle New Orleans River Mail CDS with a JUN 1861 date. Very Fine, $250.00
PV494

 
CSA #62x3 New Orleans 5c Brown Provisional USED (4-Margin but close top and bottom) with the black small double circle New Orleans River Mail CDS with a NOV date. Shallow thins with a Very Fine appearance. $200.00

PV496

CSA #62x2 New Orleans 2c Red Provisional UNUSED (4-Margin) No Gum. Old owner's mark on back. $125.00
PV497

CSA #62x4 New Orleans 5c Red-Brown on Bluish Paper Provisional Vert Strip of 3 USED (margins tight top, left, right) tied to small piece by two strikes of the New Orleans, La CDS 15 OCT (1861). Very attractive item representing a 3x rate. $400.00
PV498

CSA #58x2 Mobile 5c Blue Provisional USED (in at upper right and close at left) tied to small piece by the small double circle Mobile, Ala CDS (date not apparent). $150.00
PV500

CSA #62x2 New Orleans 2c Red Provisional USED (4-Margin but tight on all 4 sides) with a neat strike of the New Orleans, La CDS with a FEB 1862 date. Nice Stamp. $750.00
PV501

CSA #62x5 5c Yellow-Brown New Orleans Provisional on Off-White Paper UNUSED (4-Margin) Small Part OG and VLH. Pencil notation on the back. Very Fine. $150.00
PV502

CSA #62x1 2c Blue New Orleans Provisional USED (margin a little tight at lower left) with a bold strike of the New Orleans, La CDS 4 NOV (1861). $650.00
PV503

CSA #5x1 5c Purple Athens, Ga Provisional Type II USED (4-Margin) with a light Grid cancel. Affixed to a small piece cut flush with the stamp. Very Fine. APS Certificate 1974. $1,000.00
PV504

CSA #11x2 5c Green and Carmine Baton Rouge Provisional Position 6 with Maltese Cross border USED (margin just in at the top right) with a light strike of the Baton Rouge, La CDS (date not apparent). Shallow thins and minor faults. $750.00
PV505

CSA #16x1 5c Blue Charleston SC Provisional USED (margin touches the inner frame at bottom and full outer frames at left and top) wiht a neat strike of the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 15 JUN (1861). $350.00
PV506

CSA #26x1 5c Blue Fredericksburg Provisional Position 3 UNUSED (4-Margin), tiny pinhole in the center of the "5" which makes it unnoticeable and shallow thins. This stamp is printed on paper that is tissue paper thin. Virtually all of the stamps have minor thins and minor faults because of this. $450.00
PV508

CSA #56x1 Memphis 2c Blue (lighter blue color shade than is normally seen) Provisional UNUSED (4-Margin), No Gum, Very Fine. Prior owner's or expertizer's marks on the reverse. $100.00
PV509

CSA #56x1 Memphis 2c Blue Provisional Block of 6 Positions 23-25, 28-30 (nice dark blue color) UNUSED (4-Margin but just a little close at the left center), No Gum. The top middle stamp has a light hinge mark, the others are NH. Multiples more than a Block of 4 are not commonly seen. This stamp is printed on tissue paper thin paper, so a few shallow thins are to be expected. $750.00
PV512

CSA #58x2 5c Blue Mobile Provisional USED (4-Margin with about 1/4 of the adjacent stamp on the right visible) tied to small piece by a full strike and a second partial strike of the Mobile, Ala CDS 25 AUG (1861). This was obviously at one time a pair on cover. Whoever cut the piece, for whatever reason, turned it into a very nice single stamp by cutting through the second stamp. "JACUBEK BPP" (German Expertizer) small handstamp on the back. Very Fine. $450.00
PV513

CSA #62x1 2c Blue New Orleans Provisional UNUSED (4-Margin), Part OG, Hinged, Very Fine. $175.00
PV514

CSA #62x2 2c Red New Orleans Provisional UNUSED (4-Margin), Part OG, Hinged, Very Fine. $125.00
PV515

CSA #62x1 2c Blue New Orleans Provisional USED (margin tight on the left) PAID cancellation. $400.00
PV516

CSA #62x2 2c Red New Orleans Provisional UNUSED (4-Margin), No Gum, Very Fine. $175.00
PV517

CSA #62x3 5c Brown New Orleans Provisional USED (4-Margin but close at the bottom right) PAID Cancellation. Very Fine. $125.00
PV518

CSA #62x3 5c Brown New Orleans Provisional USED (4-Margin) tied to small piece by a PAID cancellation and the New Orleans, La CDS to the left 6 AUG (1861). Very Fine. $175.00
PV519

CSA #62x5 5c Yellow Brown New Orleans Provisional UNUSED (4-Margin) No Gum, Very Fine. $150.00
PV521
5/11/2019
CSA #56x1 2c Blue Memphis Provisional Horz Block of 6 Positions 31-33, 36-38 UNUSED (margin just touches at upper right and with a small left sheet margin) No Gum. This stamps are printed very close together on tissue thin paper and consequently have light creases. Small pinhole in the center of the middle stamp top row which does not detract. Larger multiples are not commonly seen.$750.00
PV522
8/13/2019
CSA #62x1 2c Blue New Orleans Provisional UNUSED (4-Margin but a lttle tight at the upper right), Small Part OG, Hinged.$125.00
PV523
8/13/2019
CSA #62x3 New Orleans 5c Brown Provisional UNUSED (4-Margin) Small Part OG LH Very Fine.$250.00


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CS0155

CSA #1 USED Stone 2 (2 singles arranged to appear as a Vert Pair 4-Margin) on small piece with the Suffolk, Va CDS 30 MAR (1862). The lower stamp has what looks like a small stone flaw (very difficult to tell if such things are actual stone flaws or just a small scuff since stone flaws are so prevalent on these stamps). Very Fine appearance.
$300.00
CS0174

CSA #1 USED Stone 2 Horz Pair tied to small piece by the usual weak but recognizable strike of the Fredericksburg, Va CDS 4 APR (1862). Stamps are 4-Margin but a bit close on the left. Some minor edge gum toning. Nice looking piece.
$275.00
CS01/156

CSA #1 Stone 2 and CSA #4 Stone 2 USED in Combination for the double rate over 500 miles (both stamps are 4-Margin but the CSA #1 overlaps the top part of the CSA #4) tied to each other and to a small blue paper piece by two strikes of the Mobile, Ala double circle CDS 18 MAY (1862). Excellent combination piece.
$450.00
CS01/158

CSA #1c Stone 1 two singles USED (Olive Green with one stamp 4-Margin with the other just touching at the left) tied together and to small piece by two strikes of the Blue Nashville, Ten CDS with a MAR 1862 date. Very Fine.
$400.00
CS01/159

CSA #1 Stone 1 Horz Pair USED (4-Margin) tied to small yellow paper piece by a full strike of the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 23 DEC 1861. Extremely Fine.
$450.00
CS01/160

CSA #1 Stone 2 USED (4-Margin) tied to small orange paper piece by the Southern Express Company New Orleans large double ring CDS (partial but easily recognizable strike in black with date not fully apparent). Very Fine.
$550.00
CS01/264

CSA #1 USED Stone 2 (4-Margin but a bit close on the right and a somewhat dry printing) tied on small piece by a very decent strike of the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 20 JAN 1862.
$150.00
CS01/282

CSA #1 Stone 1 Horz Pair Plated as Positions 48-49 (98-99) USED (almost 4-margin but just barely touches at the top center of the left stamp with lower sheet margin) with a neat strike of the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 6 MAR (1862).  Very faint vertical crease between the stamps and some very light toning at upper right.  Still a very fresh appearing used pair. $500.00
CS01/285

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) USED (4-Margin but a little close at the upper left) with a light strike of a town CDS which appears to be Richmond, Va (date not apparent). Sound Stamp. $150.00
CS01/293

CSA #1 Stone 1 Plated as Position 42 USED (margin touches at the top) tied to small orange paper piece by a full strike of the smaller 29mm single rim Charleston SC CDS 27 JAN (1862). This particular Charleston postmark is a pre war mark and is seen used in the Confederate period only very rarely. The standard single rim Charleston postmark used in the Confederate period is 32mm. Very Fine Appearance. $350.00
CS01/309

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 10 USED (4-Margin with a large right sheet margin) tied to small piece by the Houston, Tex CDS 2- DEC 1861. The stamp shows a small linear random stone flaw at the lower right and a prominent short transfer at the lower right. Very Fine. Ex-Powell. $300.00
CS01/311

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 14 USED (4-Margin) tied to small piece by the Camp Shenandoah, Va CDS 11 APR (1862). A small post office complete with a postmarking device was established at Camp Shenandoah, Va in Augusta County in the Shenandoah Mountains. There are only a small handful of covers known with this postmark (BE115 in the Bush Exhibit Section) and all are dated between 11 APR 1862 and 16 APR 1862 and all the known covers are army related. Camp Shenandoah served as a temporary army camp at that time. It seems apparent that the Camp Shenandoah post office was established in order to service the army mail as the post office ceased operations by 20 APR 1862 when the army moved on. The Camp Shenandoah, Va postmark is listed as an army field postmark in the 1986 New Dietz catalog but has been deleted from the army listings by the editors of the new CSA catalog with the statement that the post office was opened on personal initiative and did not have official status. Unfortunately, the Camp Shenandoah mark is not illustrated or valued in the new CSA catalog. Whether the Camp Shenendoah post office was official or unofficial is really beside the point. It was definitely a functioning temporary post office serving the army with its own postmark of which there are less than 10 recorded covers and only a few recorded off-cover stamps with this postmark. All the stamps are 5c lithographs -- most are the 5c Blue with a few being the 5c Green. This stamp shows the earliest recorded date of use for this limited postmark. Minor edge gum toning, otherwise Very Fine. $750.00
SOLD
CS01/314

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 36 USED (margin just in at lower left but with a lart of the adjacent stamp visible below) tied to blue paper piece by a full strike of the Port Lavaca, Tex CDS 16 JUN (1862). Very Clean with a not commonly seen Texas postmark. Ex-Powell. $200.00
CS01/315

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 35 USED (margin touches at left) tied to small piece by the small single rim Corpus Christi, Tex CDS 14 APR (1862). Ex-Powell. $200.00
CS01/318

CSA #1c Stone 1 Olive Green (not plated) USED (4-Margin with a slight edge clip at the upper right and a corner clip in the margin only at the lower right) tied to small piece by the BLUE Nashville, Ten CDS 23 NOV (1861). $200.00
CS01/321

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) USED (4-Margin and a very dry printing) tied to small piece by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 24 JAN 1862. Very Fine. $225.00
CS01/327

CSA #1c Stone 1 Olive Green Strip of 4 UNUSED (4-Margin with part of adjacent stamp visible at left with right and bottom sheet margins) Faults with thins, light creases, and small edge tears but still an excellent position piece Positions 47-50. $800.00
CS01/334

CSA #1 Stone AB Olive Green USED (margins a little tight at the left center and the upper right) with a light face free strike of a town postmark not otherwise identifed. Very nice sharp impression. $125.00
CS01/336

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 50 UNUSED (4-Margin but a little close on the right) Full OG NH  Very Fine. $300.00
CS01/337

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) USED (4-Margin but close at the upper left) tied to small piece by a partial strike of the Memphis, Ten CDS (date not apparent). $125.00
CS01/344

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) USED (4-Margin) with the Richmond, Va CDS (date not apparent). $125.00
CS01/345

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) USED (4-Margin but close at the bottom right) with two strikes of the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 21 FEB (1862). $100.00
CS01/346

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 36 USED (margin irregular on the right) tied to small orange paper piece by the small single rim Pocotaligo SC CDS (date not fully apparent). $50.00
CS01/347

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) USED (margin a little tight at top right and a small corner clip at the top right) with the Rome, Ga CDS 29 APR. $75.00
CS01/353

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) USED (4-Margin) tied to small piece by a full strike of the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 6 DEC 1861 Very Fine. $175.00
CS01/354

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) USED (4-Margin with a little edge gum toning) tied to small piece by the Hayneville, Ala CDS 15 APR. Very Fine. $175.00
CS01/355

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 41 UNUSED (4-Margin with left sheet margin), Original Gum, Hinged, paper adherence on the back, short transfer prominent at the lower left. Very Fine Appearance. $225.00
CS01/357

CSA #2 Stone 2 Horz Pair Pos 35-36 (all four corners clipped prior to affixing) tied to small piece by the Yorktown, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). The piece was cut from a Type F11-17 Stars and Bars Patriotic Cover with the flag design in black. The piece contains the entire flag and a small part of the Slogan and Verse. Sealed tear at the top of the piece not affecting the flag. $350.00
CS01/359

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) USED (margin just touches at the bottom) with the BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS (date not apparent). $75.00
CS01/362

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 19 (4-Margin) USED in combination with CSA #6 (margin touches at top) to make the 10c rate. An excellent strike of the Chattanooga, Ten CDS 27 OCT 1862 ties both stamps together and to a small orange paper piece. Very Fine combination use piece. $400.00
CS01/365

CSA #1b Stone 1 (not plated) Dark Green (overinked) UNUSED (4-Margin but close at the bottom) Part OG LH. $200.00
CS01/366

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 40 USED (4-Margin with a right sheet margin and part of the adjacent stamp visible above) tied to small yellow paper piece by the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 21 DEC 1861. Very Fine. $200.00
CS01/367
4/4/2019
CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 30 USED (margin in a bit at the left but with a small right sheet margin) tied to small piece by the small single rim Loachapoka, Ala CDS (date not apparent). This is a very scarce Alabama postmark and is a listed CSA post office in Macon County. Loachapoka, Ala still exists today as a small town suburb of Auburn, Ala and is now in Lee County. This is the only example of this scarce Confederate Alabama postmark that I have been able to offer for sale. $225.00
CS01/368
5/10/2019
CSA #1 Stone A/B Olive Green Vertical Pair USED (margin touches at the left tied to small yellow paper piece by a full strike of the Pensacola, Fla CDS 10 JAN (1862). The Stone A/B stamp is currently not cataloged with a Florida postmark.$400.00
CS01/369
4/4/2019
CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) USED (margin close at top left and touches at right) tied to small piece by the Pensacola, Fla CDS 27 JAN (1861).$150.00
CS01/370
5/31/2019
CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) USED (4-Margin with edge gum toning) tied to small piece by a full strike of the Hardeeville SC CDS 9 JUN 1862.$100.00
CS01/371
8/13/2019
CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 14 USED (4-Margin with a large part of the adjacent stamp visible at the left) tied to small piece by the Grahamville SC CDS 3 FEB (1862). Very Fine.$200.00
CS01/372
8/20/2019
CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (4-Margin) No Gum, shallow thin. Excellent bright green color and a Very Fine appearance.$150.00
CBCS3

CSA #1 Stone 2 USED (margin touches at the right and minor edge thins) canceled by an Arc Due 5 handstamp (traces of a town cancel can be seen on the stamp as well). Stamp was on a cover that was either underpaid or forwarded requiring that postage due be assessed, and the due mark was struck on the stamp perhaps because the town mark inadequately canceled the stamp.
$250.00    



-- CSA #2 --

CS02/123

CSA #2 H&L Horz Pair USED (4-Margin) with two neat strikes of a MAY (1862) CDS identified only as “New - “ which I believe is most likely New Hope NC but I cannot guarantee this identification except to say that it is definitely not New Orleans, La or New Market, Va. Light horizontal crease across the top which does not at all detract from the overall appearance. Used pairs especially paying a 4x rate are scarce.
$600.00
CS02/169

CSA #2 Paterson Horz Pair USED (4-Margin but close on the right but with a small left sheet margin) with a neat strike of the small double circle Macon, Ga CDS 29 OCT (1862). Signed “OK Dietz” on the back. Very Fine.
$475.00
CS02/205

CSA #2 H&L USED (4-Margin but just a little close at the right upper corner) tied to a small piece by a partial strike of the Savannah, Ga CDS 8 MAR (1862) Very Fine.
$250.00
CS02/233

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y Horz Pair UNUSED (bottom margin touches the outer frame of the bottom of the left stamp) Part OG LH with two small thins which do not detract from the overall appearance. While unused singles of the Stone Y stamp are quite scarce, unused multiples are very scarce. $2,500.00
CS02/235

CSA #2 H&L Horz Pair Positions 7-8 USED (4-Margin with an upper sheet margin). Very light strike of the Mobile, Ala small double circle CDS (date not apparent). The left stamp is thinned and there are thins in the upper sheet margin. Small sealed edge tear at top right center in the sheet marginonly. Despite the faults, the pair retains an overall very fine appearance. $500.00
CS02/237

CSA #2b H&L Horz Pair Positions 42-43 USED (margin just slightly irregular at the top right Dark Blue) tied to small orange paper piece by two strikes of the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 4 MAR (1862). $450.00
CS02/238

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y Horz Pair USED (margin a little irregular at the lower right and a little light gum toning Milky Blue) affixed to small piece with a socked-on-the-nose Austin, Tex small double circle CDS 7 APR. The piece has a silk lined back which is from a silk lined envelope used at the time for money letters. The Scott Catalog lists but does not price a Stone Y pair as used multiples of the Stone Y are very scarce. The new CSA catalog values a used Stone Y pair at $1,200.00 plus a 200% premium for a Texas cancel. Light pre-affixing crease at top right. $1,000.00
CS02/240

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y USED (margin significantly in at bottom) tied to large piece by the Austin, Tex small double circle CDS with a FEB date. Piece contains the “State of Texas Adjutant and Inspector General’s (“Office” cut off) Official Business” semi-official imprint. Ex-Powell.  $150.00
CS02/242

CSA #2 H&L USED (faulty stamp which has been re-backed for preservation) with a neatstrike of the Lake City, Fla CDS 11 APR. Very decent spacefiller type stamp which is not commonly seen with a Florida postmark. $100.00
CS02/245

CSA #2 Paterson USED (4-Margin) with the small double circle Macon, Ga CDS 29 DEC. One very tiny thin at top center. $100.00
CS02/250

CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y USED (4-Margin) with a neat strike of the double ring RED Vicksburg, Miss Southern Express Co cancel 12 MAR. The Stone Y stamp is unlisted with an Express Mail cancel. The red Vicksburg Southern Express Mail cancel is unlisted with Confederate use in the new CSA catalog. Believed to be the only recorded example of this express cancel on aConfederate general issue stamp. Very Fine. $1,000.00
CS02/256

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y USED Light Milky Blue (4-Margin) with a partial strike of the small double circle Austin, Tex CDS with a FEB 1863 date. This stamp with a Texas postmark is very scarce. Very nice stamp. $325.00
CS02/258

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y USED Light Blue (4-Margin) tied to small piece by a full strike of the BLUE Columbia SC CDS 13 NOV. Very Fine. $300.00
CS02/260

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y UNUSED Light Milky Blue (4-Margin with a small right sheet margin), No Gum, small toned spot at right center. Unused Stone Y stamps are quite scarce. $650.00
CS02/261

CSA #2 Paterson USED (4-Margin) with the Estelle Springs N&C RR (Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad) oval postmark 19 APR 1863. Stamp has a very fine appearance but has multiple thins and a pinhole. This stamp with a railroad postmark is very scarce. $500.00
CS02/263

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y USED (margin tight at left and a clipped lower right corner) tied to small piece by the Richmond, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Minor pre-affixing faults and light gum toning. $125.00
CS02/266

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin but close at bottom right) with a very neat strike of the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 27 OCT. Shallow thins.  $100.00
CS02/274

CSA #2 H&L Position 47 USED (margin touches the outer frame at the bottom) tied to small piece by the Atlanta, Ga CDS 11 MAR. The stamp was affixed over the obsolete Atlanta PAID 5 Provisional Handstamp CSA #6xu5. The stamp has been lifted and hinged back into place so that the provisional marking underneath can be demonstrated. Very Fine. Pencil notation on the back "Ex Lehrmann Coll." $750.00
CS02/275

CSA #2 H&L Position 2 UNUSED (4-Margin) Part OG LH, few pencil marks on the back. Very Fine. $550.00
CS02/281

CSA #2b Paterson Dark Blue (two singles from the same sheet used as a pair) USED (4-Margin) with the stamps tied together and to a small blue paper piece cut from an apparent folded letter by a full strike of the small double circle Charleston SC CDS 20 SEP 1862. Very Fine. $700.00
CS02/284

CSA#2 Paterson USED (4-Margin) with the Richmond, Va Powell Type 3g (broken "O" of "OCT") 11 OCT 1862. Very Fine. $175.00
CS02/287

CSA #2 H&L USED (4-Margin) with the small double circle Little Rock, Ark CDS (date not fully apparent). Very Fine. $400.00
CS02/288

CSA #2 H&L Horz Pair and CSA #1 Stone 2 USED in combination and tied to a large piece and to each other with two partial strikes of the Chattanooga, Ten CDS 20 APR 1862. The postal use represents a 5x rate with the large piece containing part of an address “To the Adjutant General of Tennessee.” Most likely cut down from a large oversize envelope containing official documents. The CSA #1 stamp is 4-Margin although close at the top and the right and appears to be without faults and is plated as Stone 2 Position 49. The CSA #2 H&L Horz Pair (appears to be 4-Margin but the CSA #1 stamp slightly overlaps) has a top sheet margin and plates to Positions 6 and 7, but some faults are present. The right stamp has a slight surface scuff, and the left stamp also has a slight surface scuff and an apparent pre-affixing crease involving the lower left. Despite the faults, the item still has an overall Very Fine appearance (stamps affixed upside down with respect to each other) and represents a significantly scarce 5x rate combination use. $750.00
CS02/289

CSA #2 H&L USED (stamp has pre-affixing damage and is missing the lower left corner) tied to small piece by the BLUE large single rim Norfolk, Va CDS 11 FEB 1862.  The stamp is Position 10 (joined "GE" of "POSTAGE" variety 2-H-v2) with part of the Position 1 stamp visible to the right and therefore demonstrates the wide Vertical Gutter. Despite the stamp fault, the piece still has a nice appearance and is a rare item showing the Vertical Gutter. $100.00
CS02/291

CSA #2 Paterson USED (4-Margin) with a face-free light town CDS not otherwise identified. Very Fine. $175.00

CS02/293
5/10/2019
CSA #2 H&L USED (old repair to the upper left corner) with two strikes of the Pensacola, Fla CDS (date not apparent). Despite the old repair, the stamp is still quite presentable. This stamp with a Florida postmark is scarce.$150.00

CS02/294
8/10/2019
CSA #2 Paterson USED (4-Margin) with a neat strike of the large single rim Charleston SC CDS 8 SEP 186-. Small faults but still a Very Fine overall appearance.$75.00


-- CSA #3 --

CS0358

CSA #3 USED (4-Margin but a bit close at top right and some very minor edge toning at top) San Antonio, Tex CDS. Small thins and a minor crease which do not visibly detract from an overall very neat appearance. This stamp with Texas usage is SCARCE. CSA Certificate 1994.
$950.00
CS0377

CSA #3 UNUSED (4-Margin) OG LH with a small edge thin at lower right otherwise Very Fine. $700.00
CS0378

CSA #3 USED (4-Margin but close) with a neat light strike of a town CDS not otherwise identified. Left “Top-Knot” variety Position 31R (1/50 variety) (3-v2 in the new catalog). Small red handstamp on the reverse from an old expertizer or perhaps from a previous owner. $650.00
CS0388

CSA #3 Vert Pair UNUSED (4-Margin but close at the bottom left corner and with a right sheet margin) Part OG, LH with a small hinge thin at the top center of the top stamp. Dry printing with mutiple short transfers where parts of the design failed to print most prominent along the right edge and at the right lower corner of the bottom stamp. $900.00
CS03/100

CSA #3 UNUSED (4-Margin) with a Very Fine. appearance. Appears to be regummed. $500.00

CS03/106
8/10/2019
CSA #3 UNUSED (4-Margin), Part OG, Old Hinge Remnants.$350.00

CS03/107
8/20/2019
CSA #3 Light Green UNUSED (4-Margin), Part OG, LH, Very Fine. PF Certificate 2003. Tiny thin spot described on the certificate is a ridiculous assessment as there is no significant defect on this stamp.$700.00

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