Items for Sale - CSA 10, 10¢ Blue Intaglio "Frame Line" on Cover


CSA 10, 10¢ blue Frame Line with 3 complete frame lines at top, right and bottom - tied RICHMOND / VA. cds on neat cover to Mebanesville, N.C., cover slightly reduced at left, Scarce $3,000.

$ 3,000


CSA 10, 10¢ blue Frame Line with most of 3 complete frames at top, left and bottom, tied neat WINCHESTER / Va // JUL / 9 cds on cover to Concord Depot, Virginia, letter contents crease at left of cover and slightly reduced at right. A very nice example on cover. $3,000.

$ 3,000


CSA 10a, 10¢ milky blue Frame Line with full frame at left and a trace at top right, tied neat MOBILE / ALA // MAY / 29 double circle cancel on pristine homemade cover to R. L. Steele, Esq, McKinley, Ala, Very Fine. $3,000.

$ 3,000


CSA 10, 10¢ blue Frame Line with two complete frame lines, margins full on other two sides, tied by RICHMOND / VA. // MAR / 9 / 1863 cds on homemade cover to M. H. Cruikshank, Talladega Ala.; original contents contain the last written words of Captain William T Renfro, mortally wounded at Chancellorsville—the letter then completed by a fellow soldier, the dying captain writing "In the battle of Saturday and Sunday the following men were wounded of my Co...I am mortally wounded in abdomen and arm.", the letter was then addended (likely by a chaplain) with "These are the last words of W.T. Renfro (I am in the field taking care of wounded soldiers)...He died like a true soldier. He had some attendant warm friends with him to take care of him and he seemed to glory in the society of his fellow soldiers. I sympathize with his friends and relatives in this and our country's loss..." Very Fine POIGNANT CIVIL WAR LETTER AND COVER, MADE EVEN MORE DESIRABLE BY THE FRAME LINE USE. Accompanied by an article by Brian and Maria Green on the letter. Ex Weatherly, Telep and Green (copy of 1992 NSTCW article on this by Greens accompanies). $4,250.

William Thomas Renfro served in Company B, Alabama 5th Infantry and on the CSA Roll of Honor for the Battle of Chancellorsville. Marcus H. Cruikshank  was an attorney and editor of the Watchtower and Reporter weekly newspapers, as well as a member of the Confederate Congress. Much more info on both men on linked page.

$ 4,250


CSA 10, 10¢ blue Frame Line, four margins showing partial frame lines on all sides including full at top, manuscript "1864" cancellation with matching "Coffeeville Ala, April 29th" postmark on adversity cover made from Sunday School Report of the Methodist Episcopal Church, addressed to Mrs. Rebecca Carter, Snow Hill, Alabama, blue manuscript "Forwarded" under displayed corner; light soiling, with 2008 CSA Certificate 05335. An exceedingly scarce use of the Frame Line on an adversity cover from Alabama. Ex Robert Wiseman, old school student who plated the Frame Lines, as well as Harold Katz. $3,500.

$ 3,500


CSA 10, 10¢ blue Frame Line with full frame at right most of bottom with part of a third frame at upper left, tied OKOLONA / MISS cds on cover. 2002 CSA certificate which says, “stamp with corner crease lower right and small (very light) stain at upper right. Envelope with top back flap missing.” Addressed to Mrs. Ann Eliza Hall Care of Col. W. B. Hall, Montgomery, Ala. On back of envelope is “Capt. Thos. D. Hall, Co A. Boyles Regt, Okalona. (sic) SCV $3,250. $2,000.

Thomas D. Hall served in Company A, Alabama 56th Partisan Rangers Cavalry, Ferguson’s Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Army of Tennessee. Much more info on both men on linked page.

$ 2,000


CSA 10, 10¢ Frame Line with large margins and complete frame lines on three sides plus most of fourth frame line at right, tied by neat "Wh Sul Spgs May 1st" (White Sulphur Springs [West] Va.) manuscript postmark on cover to Mrs. Richard Mauzy, Staunton, Augusta County. Va., half of back flap removed, vertical crease at center, small edge tears and nicks at top clear of stamp. 1990 PF certificate. ONLY FOUR RECORDED WEST VIRGINIA FRAME LINES and this the only one currently on the market; all have manuscript postmarks and all have faults. This example has the most complete frame lines of the four covers. RARE, Ex Littlejohn and Kilbourne. SCV $3,250 for ordinary town. $2,500.

$ 2,500


CSA 10, 10¢ Frame Line with MAJOR DOUBLE TRANSFER, position 74 at top in "POSTAGE," (CSA Catalog type 10-v6), full frame lines at right and essentially at bottom, partial frame at upper left, tied by light strike of MILLEDGEVILLE / GA. cds on small brief folded business letter from W. McKinley datelined "Milledgeville Aug. 29" [1863] to Col. D. C. Barrow, Athens, Ga., Very Fine. This plate position is quite scarce, plated by Stanley B. Ashbrook and initialed by him on verso, Ex Pegram, 2007 CSA certificate affirming plating position and double transfer, Scott Retail $3,250. $2,200.

David Crenshaw Barrow, Sr. was a large land owner and planter who  served in Company F, Georgia 3rd Battalion State Guards Cavalry. His daughter Lucy married the eldest son of General Howell Cobb. Much more info on linked page.

$ 2,200


CSA 10, 10¢ Frame Line, position 33, showing full or partial FRAME LINES ON ALL FOUR SIDES, tied by grid  with matching FARMVILLE / Va. // JUL / 6 cds on fresh homemade cover to "Dr. Richard V. Leach, Small Pox Hospital, Richmond Va.," few light toned spots on stamp, trivial corner bend at top right, ex Bogg, DuPuy, Hall, and Kilbourne, signed Ashbrook, SCV $3,250. $2,500.

Richard V. Leach enlisted as a surgeon and served in Field & Staff North Carolina 2nd Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. More info on linked page.

$ 2,500


CSA 10, 10¢ Frame Line with complete frame lines at bottom and right with large enough margin to show them crossing in corner, tied by VIOLET LYNCHBURG / Va. // JUL / 23  cds on commercially-made cover to Jas. H. McVeigh, Esq., Charlottesville Va., stamp with slight gum toning, still Very Fine, with 1975 CSA certificate, violet listed in Scott as a cancel for CSA 9 but not for CSA 10, SCV $3,250. for ordinary cancel and cover. Lynchburg well known for it’s colorful cancels, Ex Sam Williams. McVeigh was a prominent attorney in Lynchburg. $1,800

$ 1,800


CSA 10, 10¢ Frame Line blue-black, position 75, three complete frame lines, partially complete at left, very distinctive BLACK color, tied by RICHMOND / Va. // MAY / 13 / 1863 cds on cover to Mrs. Lisa Austin, Greenville C.H., S.C., some cover aging and mended tears, stamp with some faint toning around edges, extremely unusual stamp. Copy of 1938 letter in which Stanley B. Ashbrook wrote that he believed the color was a changeling from the normal blue, yet despite his examination of many hundreds of frame line stamps, this was the first he had ever encountered which had changed so dramatically to black (plated by Ashbrook). Forensic analysis included from Smithsonian National Postal Museum which show this stamp contains an extremely high concentration of zinc absent other frame line stamps. Ex Haas, Dr. Warren, and Kilbourne with 1996 CSA certificate as "blue-black,” SCV $3,250.00 as normal blue. $2,500.

$ 2,500


CSA 10, 10¢ blue, Frameline showing full framelines at bottom and left and most of frameline at top tied by ORANGE C.H. / Va. on cover sent care of H. H. Cummin, Augusta, Ga.; stamp with couple small surface rubs at top and is unusual in that it shows a second frameline from the stamp above it on the sheet, ex Murphy, signed Dietz. SCV $3,250. $2,500.

The Augusta Orphan Asylum was incorporated in 1852 by Henry H. Cumming, Thomas W. Miller, Edward V. Campbell, John Milledge, Artemus Gould, Lewis D. Ford, and John R. Dow being the incorporators, with power to conduct an institution for the care of orphan children, to provide for their maintenance and education, and bind them out at a suitable age to some useful trade or calling until majority.

$ 2,500

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