United States Stamps & Postal History
April 22, 2020

We are pleased to present our April 22, 2020 sale of United States Stamps and Postal History, featuring the collection of Richard Carl. With 740 lots, we have nice sections of Stampless Covers, Free Franks and Autographed letters, Postmasters' Provisionals, an excellent range of imperf. Classics and other 19th Century used and unused, including Fancy Cancels, Civil War Patriotics, Territorial covers, 20th Century with Regular Issues and Commemoratives to $5, Large Die Proofs, Modern Errors and varieties. Back of the book includes Air Post, Postage Dues and more, followed by Confederate States, U.S. Possessions and Large Lots and Collections. Scattered throughout are many graded stamps and plate blocks. Printed catalogs are available on request.

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Lot #658
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1861 (20 Nov) "Plains of Dura, Ga", bold cds with matching "Paid 5" in circle rate handstamp on stampless cover to Cuthbert, Ga., slightly reduced at left, minor soiling at right, fine (Plains of Dura is now known simply as Plains)
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Price Realized
$110.00

Lot #659
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1861 (19 Mar) cover franked with U.S. 3c red, tied by fancy "Lyre" cancel, with Canton Miss. March 19 1861 cds alongside, addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, v.f. example of this fancy cancel, which is scarce used in the Confederate period, ex Birkinbine (Mississippi declared its secession from the United States on January 9, 1861, two months after the Republican Party's victory in the U.S. presidential election)
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Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #660
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1862 large part of "Confederate States of America War Department. Offices of Indian Affairs" cover, addressed to "Col Stand Watie, Principal Chief Cherokee Nation, Care of Lieut Gen E Kirby Smith", considerable toning and paper erosion, interesting item (Stand Watie was a leader of the Cherokee Nation. They allied with the Confederacy, and he was the only Native American to attain a general's rank in the Civil War, Confederacy or Union. He commanded the Confederate Indian cavalry of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi, made up mostly of Cherokee, Muskogee and Seminole. He was the last Confederate general in the field to cease hostilities at wars end). Ex-Brandon collection (hammer $1,700 in 2014). In addition, there is an outer FL datelined Bentonville, Ark, June 1st, addressed to Stand Watie, care of Albert A. Yell, Senator
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Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #661
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1862 cover with University of North Carolina advertising, letter enclosed, franked on back with 5c green, overall toning, canceled by grids and sent from Chapel Hill, March 31, minor backflap flaws, fine
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #662
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1861 5c blue, Stone 2, horizontal pair, ample margins to just touched, dark shade, tied by bold strikes of "Richmond Va. Jul. 12, 1862" circular datestamp on captured blue "General McClellan Mounted on Horse" Union Patriotic cover to Big Island Va., edge tears, some paper mending and address strengthened in pencil, fine appearance, ex Murphy (Siegel 2014 sale, $1,800 hammer)
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Catalog #4
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #663
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1862 5c blue, Stone 2 (pos.8), large margins to clear at left, tied by "Charleston, S.C. Apr. 8"" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to "Gen. Pettigrew, 1st Brigade, Acquia District at Fredericksburg Va.", "Due 5" handstamp and also in red crayon "Gen. James J. Pettigrew April 62" docketing (possibly in his hand) at left, v.f., with 2004 C.S.A. certificate (the addressee, Brig. Genl. James J. Pettigrew, during the Peninsula Campaign (March - July 1862) in the summer of 1862, Pettigrew was severely wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines. He was hit by a mini ball that damaged his throat, windpipe, and shoulder. Pettigrew nearly bled to death, and while lying wounded, he received another bullet wound in the arm and was bayoneted in the right leg. Believing his wounds mortal, Pettigrew didn't permit any of his men to leave the ranks to carry him to the rear. Left for dead on the field, he recovered consciousness as a Union prisoner of war. Exchanged two months later, the general recovered from his wounds, spent the fall commanding a brigade in Maj. Gen. Daniel Harvey Hill's division around Richmond, and the winter commanding a brigade in North Carolina and southern Virginia. He returned to his North Carolina brigade just in time to begin the Gettysburg Campaign in June 1863. On July 3, Lee selected Pettigrew's division to march at the left of Maj. Gen. George Pickett's in the infamous "Pickett's Charge")
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Catalog #4
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #664
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1862 10c rose, margins all around, nice color, tied on small "ladies cover" (slightly reduced at right) by Richmond Va July 7, 1852 cds, addressed to S.C., with arrival docketing at top, v.f., with 2001 PSE certificate,
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Catalog #5
Catalog Value $750
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #665
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1863 Jefferson Davis, 5c light blue, trial color die proof on glazed card, fresh, v.f.
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Catalog #6P
Unsold
Lot #666
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1862 5c light blue (De La Rue printing), horizontal pair, margins all around, canceled by grid, with Athens, Ga Sep 29 cds at left, used on FL to "W.W. Clark, Member of Congress" in Richmond, fine (William White Clark was a member of Congress from Georgia)
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Catalog #6
Price Realized
$170.00

Lot #667
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1862 5c blue, horizontal pair, tied by Richmond Aug 15 1862 cds on "Tyler & Son General Commission Merchants" embossed corner card advertising cover to Augusta, Ga, some backflap creases, v.f. and attractive cover
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Catalog #6
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #668
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1862 5c blue (Archer & Daly printing), vertical pair, margins close but clear at top, tied by Augusta, GA cds and addressed to Brig. Genl. John H. Morgan (of the "Morgan's Raid" fame) at Sparta, Tenn., some cover soiling, flap torn, fine usage
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Catalog #7
Unsold
Lot #669
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1862 5c blue (Archer & Daly printing), horizontal pair, margins all around, tied by blue "Columbia S.C. Nov. 30" cds on blue cover to Marion C.H. S.C., v.f.
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Catalog #7
Unsold
Lot #670
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1862 5c blue (Archer & Daly printing), horizontal pair, margins all around, tied by blue "Columbia, S.C. Dec. 27" cds on brown homemade cover to Rome, Ga, v.f.
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Catalog #7
Price Realized
$95.00

Lot #671
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1863 2c brown red, four large to clear margins, tied by "Charleston S.C. Aug 8 186" cds on homemade cover addressed to Acting Assistant Surgeon, John Drayton, in charge of Negro Laborers at James Island, S.C. endorsed "O.B." at top left for official business and "Medical Purveyors Bureau, Charleston S.C.", minor cover faults and soiling, otherwise fine,
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Catalog #8
Catalog Value $1,500
Unsold
Lot #672
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1862 cover with pair and two singles of 2c red brown (another stamp added at right), canceled by "Company Shops N.C." undated pmks, addressed to Salisbury, N.C., backflap missing, faults, fine appearance, with Molesworth's write-up on back (used stamps cat. $1,750)
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Catalog #8
Unsold
Lot #673
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1863 Ship Island, Miss., straight-line departure handstamp U.S. Army Post Office Occupation Forces, soldier's letter, endorsed "C.Babbington, Chaplain, 26 Mass. April 9", handstamped "3" and addressed to Mass., fine (Ship Island was occupied by the advance-guard of General Butler's expedition, the troops consisted of the 26th Massachusetts and 9th Connecticut Volunteers, under command of Brigadier-General Phelps)
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Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #674
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Regular Issues
1863 20c green, horizontal pair, n.h., with parts of adjoining stamps on all sides, with 2019 PSE certificate graded "Gem 100J" (SMQ $1,100 for a single)
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Catalog #13
Price Realized
$750.00

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