Items for Sale - CSA 12, 10¢ Blue Intaglio - Type II on Cover - Section Three


CSA 12c, 10¢ bluish green  (4 large even margins) tied GREENVILLE C.H. / S.C. // MAR / 8 [1864] double circle cancel on clean homemade cover to Hon. Edward Frost, Charleston, SC.; flap tears. $150.

$ 150


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (called opaline by many old-school students), slight rumpling of stamp which has huge margins at right and top, tied by CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUL / 24 cds on clean cover to William Birnie Esq, Greenville So Ca.; slightly reduced at left.  $200.

$ 200


FLAG OF TRUCE: CSA 12, 10¢ blue approaching milky shade with partial imprint at bottom, tied RICHMOND / VA // AUG / 16 cds on narrow commercially made cover to Oliver H. Middleton, Esq, Columbia, South Carolina with “per Flag of Truce” endorsement at lower left. $450.


Oliver Hering Middleton (1798-1892) was born at Clifton, Gloucestershire, England; educated at South Carolina College; entered U. S. Naval Academy but resigned and retired to his estates and the life of an opulent planter on Edisto Island, Charleston. His son was part of the Charleston Light Dragoons and mortally wounded at Cold Harbor May 30, 1864.

$ 450


CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied small blue CONCORD / N.C. // OCT / 11 cds at lower left of cover to Miss Sarah K. A. Carrigan, Mill Hill, N.C. with second address or perhaps from William F. Carrigan, Salisbury Rowan Co NC 2nd Regt of Sen[ior] Reserves Co. F.  $150.

$ 150


CSA 12, 10¢ blue with four large margins all around tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // OCT / 21 / 1863 double circle datestamps on adversity cover fashioned from a dower claim release, bit of staining at left, to R. H. Bennett, Wadesborough, N.C.  Ex Oswald  $300.

$ 300


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (called opaline by old-time students) TWO singles, one inverted to the other, tied by WYTHEVILLE / VA cds on cover to Miss A. J. Branch, Oakville, Va.; bottom part of top flap cut off. Nice double rate.  $225.

$ 225


CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied DANVILLE / VA. // NOV / 25 cds on turned cover to George D. Wise Esq., Care of Gen. H[enry] A. Wise, Charleston, South Carolina. Inside use franked with CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied bold neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // SEP / 17 cds and addressed to Mrs. George Wise at Pittsylvania C.H., Virginia. A wonderful double franking.  Forthcoming subject of  my column “The Confederate Post” in The American Stamp Dealer & Collector. $350.


George Wise was a nephew of General Henry A. Wise (1806-1876); George served as a captain during the war, was a lawyer by trade and served as Virginia Commonwealth Attorney. Much more information on linked page.

$ 350


CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied Army of Northern Virginia field target cancel on adversity cover fashioned from military disability discharge form, addressed to Mrs. A. C. Hopkins, Paineville, Amelia Co., Va. $425.


Abner Crump Hopkins (1835-1911) was Chaplain of the 2nd Va Regiment, Genl Paxton’s Brigade in Genl T. J. Jackson’s Army of the Valley of Va.
Much more information on linked page.

$ 425


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (still called opaline by old time students) tied beautifully struck  SUMTER / S.C. // NOV / 24 cds on adversity cover fashioned from illustrated bank check, addressed to Rev. J. L. Brooks, Hamburg, S.C.  $400.

$ 400


CSA 12, 10¢ greenish blue tied ENTERPRISE / MISS cds on cover to Miss Lucy Reavis, Gainesville, Alabama where forwarded to Faunsdale, Alabama with  CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied GAINESVILLE / ALA // SEP / 3 cds; flap tears and address ink smear, nice mixed franking. $250.

$ 250


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied MACON / MISS // ? / 26 double circle datestamps on cover to Capt. D. W. Hopkins, Columbus, Georgia, Care of Mr. F. D. Thomston  $140.


Capt. Dudley W. Hopkins enlisted 4-19-62 as a Captain into Co. B, 37th Mississippi Infantry (originally the McLain Rifles). He resigned on 12-2-64.

$ 140


CSA 12, 10¢ blue, 4 large margins, nice shade, tied LYNCHBURG / Va. cds on cover to Mrs. S. W. Carmichael Care of John R. Bryan Esq., Dixie Post Office, Fluvanna Co Va from her husband, Dr. Spottswood Wellford Carmichael, who served at Pratt Hospital in Lynchburg among other posts where he served as Surgeon and Assistant Surgeon. $150.


Dr. Spottswood Wellford Carmichael served as Asst. Surgeon 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, Virginia Volunteers. Much more information on linked page.

$ 150


CSA 12, 10¢ blue with 4 ample to large margins, tied beautiful clean strike of EUFALA / Ala. // JUN / 5 on cover to Mrs. E. A. Hill, Athens, Georgia; tiny edge tear at top and part of back flap missing. $125.

$ 125


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue tied by Army Northern Virginia field cancel on cover to Mrs. H. L. Harveston, Graniteville, S.C.; small edge tear at left. Only one soldier by the name of Harveston listed in military records so initial assumed was that this was from Private Celron Harveston, Co. F, 7th SC Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. However, I also found Seaborn Harveston listed in the same company. More research should be done to unravel the trail. $120.

$ 120


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 margin) tied STATESVILLE / N.C. cds on turned cover to W. P. Moore Esq., Holtsburg, N.C.; inside use franked with CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied STATESVILLE / N.C. cds and addressed to Mrs. Thomas Beall, Holtsburg, N.C. which was crossed out and forwarded back to Statesville with manuscript cancel of “Holtsburg [NC] July 9 ’64” and “Due 10” for forwarding charges. Cover exploded at sides to show both uses. Original LETTER enclosed headed “Statesville July 14th [1864] to “My dear cousin Wm.” From “Bettie” relating her latest from Tom who had some hard marching and men were very tired. Mostly personal home front and family news.  $250.   Also listed in Dues Section.

$ 250


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (some older students call opaline, small faint crease) tied boldly struck JACKSON / MISS // JUN / 27 [1863] cds on homemade cover to Col. Jno Duncan, Jackson, Mississippi with notation “Courtesy of Lt. Boyd”. Contents docketing up left side Wm. Conner June 26/63 June 27/63 S____ Mi. Note from prior owner that Jackson was in Federal hands May 14, 1863 and again July 17-23, 1863. Some specialists believe that this is not an overpaid drop letter but rather a cover postmarked with a canceler traveling with Confederate troops. It indicates a CSA Certificate which is not present. This, however, is not the take of the CSA Catalog editors. This is a well-known correspondence and there are many known overpaid drop uses. The “courtesy of” seems to indicate that this was brought into town from the field and put in the local mail stream, not uncommon in many large cities and towns. John Duncan was a prominent citizen of Jackson whose title of “Col” was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. $180.

$ 180


CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ milky blue (some students called opaline), 3 margins, used with manuscript cancel of Ivor Va Aug 17th on homemade cover to Thomas F. Knox, Fredericksburg, Va; part of back flap missing. Scarce small town cancel. In census of 200, there were only 320 people. It is in Southampton County. Thomas F. Knox was a Fredericksburg merchant who ran a local shipping company, as well as a grist mill. $100.

$ 100


CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ milky blue (some students called opaline), 4 margins, tied almost discernible double circle cancel (someone will tag it) on pristine homemade cover to Miss F. M. Espey, Dirt Town, Georgia. $150.

$ 150


CSA 11, 10¢ blue vertical pair (small margin faults) tied perfect strike of CHERAW / S.C. // OCT / 27 double circle postmark on full legal size cover to W. F. B. Haynsworth, Com. In Equity, Sumter, S.C. which has been folded at left to normal size cover. Overweight with legal contents. $220.


William Francis Baker Haynsworth (1824-1905) was an attorney, judge advocate and prominent citizen of Sumter. Much more information on linked page.

$ 220


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (also called opaline by some students) tied perfect bold strike of MOUNT CRAWFORD / VA. // JAN / 21 cds on cover to Mrs. M. C. T. Raines, Milledgeville, Georgia. $300.

$ 300


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (also called opaline by some students) tied red CHESTER C.H. / S.C. double circle postmark on small commercially made cover to Miss R. H. Fraser, Bishopville, So Ca; Lovely little cover. $300.

$ 300


CSA 8, 2¢ brown strip of four tied by CHARLESTON / S.C. // NOV / 10 / 186- cds on legal-size cover to local address and FORWARDED to Camden S.C., forwarding postage partly paid by CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied by CHARLESTON / S.C. // NOV / 13 dcds with pencil "Due 30" uprated to "32" in pen, expertly repaired including top flap added. Scarce quadruple-rate cover, when forwarded it was no longer eligible for drop rate and so underpaid, the additional 2¢ may be for advertising, ex Sam Zimmerman who specialized in 2¢ rate covers. A real showpiece. $3,000.

$ 3000


CSA 12, 10¢ blue, strip of three, four margins, tied by two strikes of CHARLESTON / S.C. // DEC / 2 / 186_ cds on 1864 legal size homemade TURNED COVER to Mrs. H. M. Haug, Care Mr. F. W. Ford, Florence So. Ca., inside drop use with 2¢ stamp missing and additional PAID handstamp with blue crayon "8" rating to make up the 10¢ rate to Daniel Ravenel, Jr., Marion Artillery, Charleston, S.C. Daniel was the son of noted botanist Henry W. Ravenel. He also served in Parker’s Company, SC 1st Infantry. $425.

$ 425


CSA 12c, 10¢ greenish blue tied NEWNAN / Ga. // JAN cds on homemade cover (slightly reduced at top) addressed to Charleston, SC where redirected to Aiken with CHARLESTON / S.C. // JAN 10 / 1864 (inverted year slug) dcds and large [DUE] 10, Ex Kohn, McBride, Karrer. $200.

$ 200


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (old time students call opaline) tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // AUG / 6 / 186_ cds on commercially made cover with name in red sealing wax on back flaps, red crayon “Due” and large “10” for underweight double weight letter to Miss Minnie Mordecai [care of] Hon. M. C. Mordecai, Columbia, S.C. $180.


Hon. Moses Cohen Mordecai - an importer of fruit, sugar, tobacco, and coffee - was Charleston’s most prominent Jewish citizen in the decades before the Civil War. Much more information on linked page.

$ 180


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ bright blue tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // FEB / 6 / [1865] cds, characteristic of the nearly unreadable postmarks found from the weeks before Charleston fell only a little more than a week late to Union forces. Late use on clean commercially made cover to Mrs. Edgar M. Lazarus, Hon. M. C. Mordecai, Columbia, S. Ca. Ex Welch and Karrer. $220.

Hon. Moses Cohen Mordecai - an importer of fruit, sugar, tobacco, and coffee - was Charleston’s most prominent Jewish citizen in the decades before the Civil War. Much more information on linked page.

$ 220


CSA 11-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 huge margins) tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // JAN / 26 / 1865 cds on pristine adversity cover fashioned from used ledger sheet, addressed to Mrs. W. H. Franklin, Graniteville So.Ca. “in Care Vaucluse Box.” Vaucluse was a hamlet located not far from Graniteville and had no Confederate post office (Aiken County). It is considered to be the oldest mill village in the state. Late use in the war. Ex Karrer. $300.

$ 300


CSA 12c-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 large to huge margins) tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUN / 4 / 186_ dcds on fresh commercially made cover to Mrs. William L. Kirkland, Camden, S.C. Tear in flap. Ex Karrer. $150.


William L. Kirkland was 32 years old when he enlisted on 20 April 1864 into Co K SC 4th Cavalry. He died of wounds on 28 May 1864 at Hawes’ Shop, VA. Not very lengthy service.

$ 150


CSA 12, 10¢ blue left sheet margin tied by manuscript “Tyner Ten / Jul 16” postmark on cover to H. M. Alford Esq, Co. “G”, 6thTexas Infty, General Hospital, Petersburg, Virginia. Small scrape in tiny portion of address. $280.


Private H. M. Alford was part of Company G of the 6th Texas Infantry, also known as the Travis Rifles. They fought at the Battle of Arkansas Post and Chickamauga, among others.

$ 280


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 huge margins) with manuscript postmark “Yorkville SC / May 24” on cover to Mrs. J. W. O’Hear, Care O’Hear, Roper & Stoney, Charleston, So. Ca. which has been crossed out and readdressed Care Col. Jno. Webber, Anderson CH with CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUN / 1 / 186_ cds and matching PAID 10 (CSA Catalog type G), reduced slightly at right, Lovely FORWARDED USE. $300.

James W. O’Hear was in Co. K, 4th SC Cavalry. Much more information on linked page.

$ 300


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (nice shade) with unevenly torn margins ranging from close to huge, tied boldly struck BLUE ALBANY / Ga. // NOV / 19 / 1863 cds on homemade cover to L.J.B. Fairchild, Marine Bank, Savannah, Ga, with burgundy ink contents docketing at top. $125.

$ 125


MILITARY COURIER or COURTESY from TEXAS to ARKANSAS: CSA 12c, 10¢ bluish green (4 large to just clear margins) tied WASHINGTON / Ark. // FEB / 21 [1864] on cover (slightly reduced at right) to Col. J. R. Pettigrew, Fagan’s Brigade, Camden, Arkansas, with ORIGINAL 2-PAGE LETTER headed “Waco Texas Feb 14 / 64” to “Dear Jim” from “Yell” - Fountain Pitts Yell. He begins by saying “I drop you a line by Israel Pettigrew” who acted either as an official or unofficial courier from Texas to Arkansas where he dropped the letter into the Confederate mail system. Military mail was taken across the river between Arkansas and Texas by express services such as those run by Bernos and Barksdale of the 2nd Arkansas who advertised their services in the Houston Telegraph. Such express covers incurred a charge of $1.00 and catalog $3,500 in the CSA Catalog and are very rare. Others were sent by military courier which presumably achieved the same thing without the additional outlay for postage. In his letter, Yell speaks about wanting to keep up on news of his wife, Mattie, in Arkansas. He also says, in part, “There is some excitement here about the Feds landing a force on the Coast – expect a fight every day…saw that Marmaduke had taken Pine Bluff and torn up the Rail Road from Little Rock to White River. Am glad to hear that you are doing something in Arkansas for if they are not driven out of Arkansas we will be starved out in one more year for Texas with her droughts can’t support the Trans Mississippi District…If we succeed and I live through this war (he was killed in action two months later) will leave Texas.” Fabulous use and letter with great provenance of Ex Lemley and Gallagher. Ex Clippert. $1,250.


Fountain Pitts Yell (1834-1864) enlisted 1 July 1862 as Captain in Co. A, 2th Arkansas Infantry and later in reorganized Company S, 26th Arkansas Infantry (also known as Morgan’s Battalion and the 3rd Trans-Mississippi Rifle Regiment).

Israel Delany Pettigrew (1827-1917) served as a private in Company D, 1st Battalion Arkansas Cavalry.

James R. Pettigrew enlisted 1 August 1862 as Captain in Co. K, Arkansas 34th Infantry, Trans-Mississippi Department (also called the 2nd Arkansas). He was subsequently promoted to Major and then Lt. Colonel.

$ 1250


PER COURIER VIA LEWISVILLE, ARKANSAS: CSA 12c, 10¢ bluish green, uncanceled on cover to “Mrs. Sadie Armstrong, Washington, Arkansas” and in the same hand, “Care of Col. Jno. R. Eakin” (editor of the Washington Telegraph) with important directive at upper right in different hand, “Per Courier via Lewisville.” In the Washington Telegraph, February 5, 1862, “Rev. B. B. Black, Chaplain of the South Arkansas (McNair's) Regiment, will leave for camp next Monday. Persons desiring to send letters or very small packages to their friends in camp, will please leave them at the drug store of Moore & Smith before 9 o'clock Monday morning.” If the stamp is original to the cover, this would mean it could not have been Black who carried it, but it is likely that Eakin looked for others to transport mail. Regrettably, the upper right corner of both stamp and cover have been poorly restored / stained. Nonetheless, a rare use. Ex Gallagher and Clippert. $350.

Col. John R. Eakin (1822-1885) was editor of the Washington Telegraph, the foremost organ of Confederate propaganda in the southern part of Arkansas and the only editor in the state to continue publication throughout the war and into the Reconstruction period. Much more information on the linked page.

Bartimeus “Bartee” or “Bartie” B. Black enlisted as a Chaplain and was commissioned into Field and Staff of the 4th Arkansas Infantry. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 350


CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied light strike COLUMBUS / Miss. cds on cover to W. B. Johnston, C.S. Depository, Macon, Geo. Being at the center of the State of Georgia, and at that time the center of the Confederacy, the Confederate Treasury Department established a Depositary in Macon, appointed William B. Johnston the Premier in conduct of its operations. At one time, there was $1,500,000 in gold under the protection of this institution. It took the highest rank of any similar office outside of Richmond. Ex Clippert. $125.

$ 125


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue, (4 large to huge margins) a shade leaning toward dark milky blue, tied by Army of Northern Virginia field cancel on commercially made cover to Miss Sophia T. Baldwin, Munford Station, Talladega County, Ala, Via Selma. $120.

$ 120


CSA 12-KBd, 10¢ deep blue used with manuscript cancel of Brinkleyville NC / June 7 [1864] on tiny homemade cover (2 3/8” x 3 1/8”) to A. C. Harris, Sassafras Fork, N.C. He was listed in the late 1800s as a physician. Petite charmer to / from small towns. $200.

$ 200


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (ragged margins) tied light AUSTIN / TEX double circle postmark on cover to Col. Ben Allston, Ins[pector] Gen[eral] Trans Miss[issippi] Dept., Shreveport, La. with docketing up left side as Feby 15 ‘65 / Recd March 10 / 65 and marked “Private” at upper left; top back flap missing. LATE WAR USE. $200.


Col. Benjamin Allston served in 4th ALA Infantry, Field & Staff 5th VA Cavalry as Chief of Cavalry,  3rd Brig Tenn. Cavalry and ultimately Inspector General of the Trans-Mississippi DepartmentMuch more information on the linked page.

$ 200


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue, sometimes called opaline (slightly rounded corner UR) tied neat QUINCY / Flor // OCT / 17 [1863] cds on commercially made cover to Mrs. Lamar Cobb, Athens, Geo. $450.

Lamar Cobb was a son of Howell Cobb and served as Aide-de-Camp to his famous father, General Howell Cobb, in  Georgia 16th Infantry. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 450


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ bluish green (4 large to huge margins with light gum stains) used with manuscript cancel of “Macon, Va April 23rd” on clean TURNED COVER to Major Y. T. Randolph, Richmond, Va., with interesting boldly scripted “Free Negroes” at the top and docketing that contents are from W. E. Royall; inside use is CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 ample to large margins) used with manuscript cancel of “Belmead, Va. April 19, 64” and addressed to Mrs. Mary Susan Royall, Macon Post Office, Powhatan Co., Va. Two very nice uses with small town manuscript postmarks from towns in Powhatan County, Va. Ex Cox. $300.

Belmead is a historic home built in 1845 by (later) Confederate General Philip St. George Cocke, and, in 1897, conveyed to the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People. It opened as St. Emma’s Industrial and Agricultural School for African American Children.

$ 300


Talladega, Ala, 10¢ black with postmaster initials, listed as handstamped provisional #143XU1 but only considered a provisional use when not used. This is a stampless cover (CSA Catalog type E, CV $200) posted with a Nov 17 town postmark on TURNED COVER to Mrs. Hamilton P. Snow, Gainesville, Alabama; inside use bears 3-margin CSA 12 tied bold GAINSVILLE / ALA // NOV / 7 cds and is addressed to Hamilton P. Snow, Camp Buckner, Talladega, Alabama.   $275.

Private Hamilton Post Snow served in Company C, Alabama Camp of Instruction, Talladega. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 275


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue (3 margins) tied blue COLUMBIA / S.C. cds on cover to Mess. Fuller Preston & Co., Lexington, Va., bit reduced at left and bit of edge wear. $80.

$ 80


CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ milky blue (also called OPALINE by old time students) right sheet margin, close at left, tied WELDON / JUN / 23 (?) / 1863 cds on homemade cover to Mrs. L. L. Whitaker, Camden, So Ca, with soldier’s letter from son to mother dated June 4th/63 (while same correspondence, letter may not originate with this cover) Camp near Franklin signed T. H. Whitaker saying that he just returned from Weldon (train station) but did not succeed in getting the box, that the agent said he received the bill for it two days before but the box had not arrived. And, “I have to close now as orders have come to be ready with two days’ rations, to march I suppose. The Gunboats are coming up the river again.” There is a Thomas H. Whitaker who was a Sergeant in Co. C, Georgia Terrell Light Artillery and a private T. H. Whitaker in CS Forrest Escort Corps. More research needed. Plantation Collection. $200.

$ 200


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (margins close to huge) tied grids with matching WINNSBOROUGH / S.C. // 19 DEC cds on homemade cover to Miss Sarah Brunt, Richmond, Va. in bold hand/ink; on back flaps is RICHMOND / VA. // DEC / 26 cds and notched ADVERTISED / 2 (CSA Catalog Type U, CV $500) to charge an additional two cents for ADVERTISING IN THE LOCAL PAPER that the addressee had an unclaimed letter. NICE use! $500. Back of Cover, Richmond Advertised 2

$ 500


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue right sheet margin (tiny fault at top) tied by violet AUGUSTA / Ga. cds only used late in the war, on homemade cover to Mrs. A. E. Moore (name crossed out) Greensboro Ga Cear (sic) Capt. [J.B.] Fulton with “SC Smithfield” at top. $180.

$ 180


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 huge balanced margins, tiny surface scrape) tied bold clear CHARLESTON / S.C. // AUG / 23 / 186_ cds on small adversity cover made from a court document, addressed to Miss Harriott Middleton, Care of J. J. P. Smith Esq., Columbia, S.C. A Charmer. $200.

$ 200


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (superb with 4 huge margins) tied by RICHMOND / Va. // JUL / 17 / 1863 cds on small commercially-made blue laid paper cover to Miss Mary E. Bouknight, Care of Wm. Bouknight, Esq., Newberry, S.C., Lovely use. $200.

$ 200


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue (tiny faults) tied BLACK PETERSBURG / Va. // FEB / 9 [1865] on fresh homemade cover. The black Petersburg cancel was only used from December 1864 until the end of the war. There were only 2 months left at the time of this use until Lee surrendered. $140.

$ 140


CSA 12c, 10¢ greenish blue (2 ½ margins) tied neat strike of ARMY / OF / TENN 3-line straightline, CC type ATN-02 (CCV $500) on homemade cover with faded but still legible address panel to Miss Christian Campbell, Knox Hill, West Fla. Scarce Army cancel to a Florida address. $650.

$ 650


CSA 12c, 10c¢ greenish blue with ample to full margins, tied by PAID 10C fancy woodcut numeral in circle cancel with matching PATTERSON / N.C. // FEB / 22  cds on cover to Miss Mary E. Fries, Salem N.C., letters of the datestamp enhanced with pen; Very Fine strike of this fancy cancel, the two sets of three linked ovals within the hollow "C" are believed to be symbols of the Odd Fellow's Masonic order; this handstamp is known on unused envelopes, indicating provisional use, it is scarce as a stampless marking and is very rare used as a cancellation on stamps. $975.

$ 975


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue OVERHEATED PLATE (superb with 4 huge margins) canceled with army grid cancel on homemade cover to Mrs. Mollie F. Dowdy, Lynchburg, Virginia Care of Mrs. R. Hillsman. $130.

$ 130


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (4 large margins, gum stains) tied bold blue DURHAM / N.C. // MAY / 28 double-rim circle datestamp on cover front to Addie A. Brooks, Red Oak Grove, Charlotte County, Virginia. Ex Bush and Fisher. Scarce postmark. $260. Ex Fisher

$ 260


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (4 large margins) tied bold SNAPPING SHOALS / Geo // SEPT / 29 cds on cover to T. H. Stallsworth, floyds Betalion (sic) Atlanta, Ga. On arrival, FORWARDED to Rome Georgia with addition of Atlanta DUE 10. Often, covers forwarded to a soldier were not assessed the forwarding fee, but that is not the case here; back flap missing and corner mounting edge stains. Floyd’s Battalion was AKA the 10th Georgia Cavalry State Guard, a local unit commanded by Col. John J. Floyd. Stallsworth was a sergeant in Company F. Scarce postmark and forwarding use. Ex Fisher. $250.  Ex Fisher

$ 250


CSA 12c-AD, 10¢ bluish green used with manuscript cancel of Arrington, Va., Nov 2, 1863 on adversity cover fashioned from post office form, addressed to Franklin Davis, Staunton, Va. Davis was a well-known nurseryman. Very Fine. $180.


$ 180


CSA 12 & 11, 10¢ blue MIXED FRANKING on TURNED COVER. Outside use has the bonus of being FORWARDED with handstamped cancels of blue 36 mm balloon NEW LONDON / VA JUL 23 and DANVILLE / VA. // JUL / 27 / 1863, also curved DUE 10 and oblong FORWARDED markings with cover addressed to “Capt. Robert Saunders” (there is more than one Robert Saunders and more research should be done to ascertain which one) with town crossed out and redirected to “Pitt(sylvania) C.H., Virginia; Inside bears damaged  CSA 11 tied part strike of PITT(SYLVANIA) C.H. / Va. CDS and is addressed to “Miss Lizzie Ewell Care Rev. Dr. Hoyer, Richmond, Va.” Open 3 sides to display with Peter Powell signed note on verso “Only Danville forwarded I’ve ever seen.” Ex Powell and Fisher. $600.

$ 600


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. AUG 6 [1864] cds on blue adversity cover made of Planters and Mechanics Bank of South Carolina printed form. As a KEATINGE & BALL PRINTING, THIS WOULD BE EARLIER THAN THE STATED EARLIEST RECORDED DATE. Frank Baptist, who moved the equipment from Richmond to Columbia, told August Dietz over half a century after said move that he believed it to be in the fall of 1864. Whether that is accurate or not remains to be proven from POD records and contracts with KB. Either way, a charming cover regardless. $450.

$ 450


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 large margins) tied grid with matching CHAPEL HILL / N.C. // SEP / 15 cds on commercially made cover with manufacturer’s embossing of Webb & Hunt, Liverpool on side back flap (publishers/bookbinders 1850s-1860s). Original use is stampless blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // SEP / 12 cds with matching PAID / 10 (CC type J) charged to box 174 and addressed to Mrs. Catherine S. Kennedy, Chapel Hill, No. Carolina which has been redirected to Hillsboro. Showy FORWARDED USE. $400.

$ 400


CSA 12, 10¢ blue (vertical crease and roughly torn) tied light HOUSTON / Tex. cds on cover to Mrs. E. Holt, Matagorda, Texas with endorsement “From Army Tennessee.” $90. Elias Holt (sometimes seen with middle initial L, sometimes as C and often with none, sometimes shown as Eli) enlisted at Houston as a private September 7, 1861, and mustered into Company G, 2nd Texas Infantry, (1st Texas Infantry, Moore’s Regiment, Galveston Regiment, Van Dorn Regiment). Taken prisoner and paroled October 9, 1861; captured and paroled by U.S. forces in battles of Iuka and Corinth September and October 1862, AWOL December 1863, arrested at Galveston May 1864, noted as deserted in July 1864 and in another place as captured at Vicksburg July 4, 1863, (typical conflicting military records). Shown in Houston General Hospital December 1861 (debility and typhoid fever). Signed U.S. Oath of Allegiance at Vicksburg July 7, 1863. No further records.

$ 90


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue (3 large margins, roughly separated and with gum stains at upper left) tied nicely struck scarce straightline Goodson [Va.] postmark (CSA catalog type SL-03C with month removed, CCV $1,000) on cover to “Capt. Jas. A. R. Hanks, State Quarter Master, Atlanta, Geo, with endorsement “From A. M. Norris, Capt. & ACS, Wofford’s Brigade.” The Hanks correspondence is well known. Capt. (later Col.) Hanks was Asst. Quartermaster in the 22nd Georgia Infantry Regiment.
Andrew M. Norris served in Company B of the Confederate Commissary Department. Ex Van Dyk MacBride and Kohn. $675. Much more information on the types and scarcity of Goodson straightline cancels is found on the linked page.

$ 675


CSA 12c (Archer & Daly) 10¢ greenish blue tied bold OAKS / N.C. // JAN cds on cover to Mrs. Elizabeth Struckhold, Macon, Alabama. Oaks was long considered a college postmark by old-time students because the Bingham School for Boys was located there. $100.

$ 100


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (4 large margins, small edge faults) tied POCOTALIGO  S.C. // JUN / 13 cds on pale green to R. M. Hamilton, Orrs Rifle Reg., Co. D, Greggs Brigade, Richmond, Va. This is the inside use of a TURNED COVER. Outside use is ORANGE C.H. / VA // SEP cds and matching DUE 10 (in arc) to Miss Margaret L. Hamilton, Five Forks P.O., Anderson Dist., South Carolina, with mandated soldier endorsement up left side. $250.

$ 250


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue tied light LEXINGTON / Va. // AUG / 17 cds on lightly cleaned cover to Dr. Wm. A. Thom, Surgeon P.A.C.S. (Provisional Army Confederate States), Richmond, Va. $150.

Dr. William Alexander Thom was a well-known physician from Northampton County, Virginia who served in the U.S. Navy in the 1850s. When the Civil War broke out, Tom entered the service of Virginia before she joined the Confederacy and commanded the Irish Battalion. Much more of his fascinating career is noted on the linked page.

$ 150


CSA 12, 10¢ light blue (small faults) used with manuscript cancel on soldier’s cover to Jno. R. Wallace, Serg. Maj., 38th N.C. Troops, Seales Brigade, Wilcox Division, A.N.V. Light docketing up left side [from] D. H. Wallace. Late use, probably in 1865 as Wallace was promoted to sergeant major December 14, 1864. $100.

John Robeson Wallace served in Company A, NC 43rd well as Field & Staff, NC 38th Infantry. More information on the linked page.

$ 100


CSA 12a, 10¢ milky blue (4 margins) tied QUINCY / Flor. // JUL / 13 on cover to Miss Clara Barrow, Care Col. D. C. Barrow, Athens, Georgia. Backstamped H[enry] C. Gibson. $280.

Col. David Crenshaw Barrow, Sr. (1815-1899) was a planter in Athens, Georgia. He son of the same name (Jr.) served in the 3rd Georgia Cavalry Battalion (State Guards) and later became Chancellor of University of Georgia.  Clara was his daughter. The family was well educated and affluent. Daughter Lucy married into the Cobb family.

$ 280


CSA 12c, 10¢ greenish blue tied RALEIGH / N.C. dcds on clean FORWARDED COVER to Wm. S. Pettigrew, Capt. T. Hart’s Company, Camp, “Sr. Reserves” near Weldon, N.C. which has been crossed out and forwarded by hand to Tarboro N.C., Care of Jno. B. Chesson. Addressee was the brother of General James J. Pettigrew. $170.

William Shepard Pettigrew was a politician and Episcopal minister; brother to James Johnston Pettigrew, lawyer and Confederate general officer. Much more information on linked page.

$ 170


CSA 12c, 10¢ bluish green with 4 ample to large margins all around, tied blue TUSK [EGEE / ALA] // DEC / 1 cds on cover to Col. H. W. Waller, Care of Capt. E. R. McClanahan, Atlanta, Georgia. $125.

$ 125


6-PAGE SOLDIER'S LETTER: CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 large margins, LL corner tear) tied AMERICUS / Ga. // OCT / 17 cds on cover to Mrs. E. H. Rutherford, Newberry, South Carolina. Long 6-page soldier’s letter from Elijah to his Aunt Eliza, dated Selma (Ala) Oct 4th / 63. Appears to be the same correspondence but slightly earlier (next letter and cover are from Selma). It says, in part: I suppose you have heard before this of another affliction that has befallen us, the death of my dear brother… It was such a shock to us. We first heard  through Tom Jefferson, who was slightly wounded and came home, that he and dear Samp[son]  fought side-by-side and that he left him at his post still fighting but a few hours had elapsed when another young man came home wounded and brought us the sad intelligence of his death. We heard through Smith Lucy that he was badly wounded in the foot and was getting to the rear when he was struck by a cannon ball. I have been just as anxious as possible about Alfred, but feel somewhat relieved since seeing the list of casualties in the Third South Carolina regiment and his name was not among them.  Poor Samp was so anxious to get a furlough to come home, particularly after William Ship’s death.  I wrote to you some time ago and in the letter to you, I sent one for you to direct to Alfred, and at the same time asking you for his address, so that we could write to him.  It is sad that Clanton’s Legion will be sent to North Alabama now. The boys are delighted at the idea. … George Phillip’s wife and child are out here. She was afraid of being cut off from communicating with George, who is a surgeon in the army, so came out here until after the war George has just left here, has been in a visit to his wife and other relations. Write soon to your affectionate Elij Much more conveyed about other soldiers and their status, both good and bad. Few file splits and tiny piece missing, but a very nice soldier’s letter. $280. LL Listed in both Miscellaneous-1 and CSA 12 Covers, Section 3

Private Elijah Rutherford served ub Company A, South Carolina 22nd Infantry. Much more information on linked page as well as scans of full letter.

$ 280

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