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 #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

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