Items for Sale - CSA 6, 5¢ London Typograph on Cover


CSA 6, 5¢ blue pair tied by blue PETERSBURG / VA // AUG / 5 [1863] cds US #U9 entire, addressed to “Mrs. W. H. Baxter, Care Robt. Charles Chaplin, Danville, Va., Very Fine, Ex Thayer

$ 375


CSA 6, 5¢ blue single, 4-margin, tied neat blue PETERSBURG / Va. // MAY / 9 [1862] cds on pristine homemade cover to Pleasant Grove, Va; used before the rate change to 10-cents; Single uses are much scarcer than pairs. Ex Tobias.

$ 160


CSA 6, 5¢ blue vertical pair (small faults) tied neat bold RICHMOND / Va. // AUG / 13 / 1862 cds on pale blue watermarked envelope to “Mrs. E. H. Cockran, Flat Shoals, Geo”, Very Fine

$ 125


CSA 6, 5¢ blue, two singles tied in opposite top corner of pristine homemade cover by neat AUGUSTA / GA. // AUG / 1 double circle cancels addressed to “Mrs. Emmeline F. Thomas Care of Professor Land, Madison, Ga.”, sealed flap tear, Most appealing.

$ 180


CSA 6, 5¢ blue pair with large to huge margins all around, neat neat AUGUSTA / GA. // JUL double circle cancel on fresh homemade cover to “Mr. James A. Nobles, Georgetown, Geo., slightly reduced at bottom otherwise Very Fine, Choice.

$ 200


CSA 6, two pair of 5¢ blue tied by bold double strike of  RICHMOND / Va. // JUL / 25 / 1862 cds on legal size cover reduced at left, addressed to Rev James A Lyon DD, Columbus, Miss; adversity cover fashioned from lined  medical military form showing “Assistant Surgeon / Commanding Officer…are necessary for the use of the sick at this post, in consequence of…”,  open 3 sides to display, bit of edge wear. Nice double rate adversity use. Ex Hambrecht. $450.

$ 450


CSA 6, 5¢ blue single (small faults) tied KINSTON / N.C. // NOV / 18 cds with manuscript “Due 5” for underpayment of postage on clean homemade cover to Mrs. Virginia Yeates, Murfreesboro, NC. Single uses are much scarcer than pairs. $150.

$ 150


CSA 6, 5¢ blue vertical pair tied neat blue PETERSBURG / Va. // SEP / 7 cds on homemade cover to Miss Annie B. S. Pettigrew, Care of Jas. B. Shephard Esq., Raleigh, N. Carolina; Fine. $120.

$ 120


CSA 6, 5¢ blue single tied neat WILMINGTON  [NC] // JUN 4 [1862] on cover to Miss L. C. McGimsey, Linville River, Burke County, N.C.; Very Fine. Singles used are much scarcer than pairs due to universal rate change July 1, 1862. $200.

$ 200


CSA 6, 5¢ blue, two singles (slight edge erosion on right of right stamp) used with manuscript cancel of Zollicoffer, Ten Sept 19 on homemade cover to “Miss Nancy E. Gray, Skeenah PO NC” and at left “Greenville Asheville N.C. Macon Co.” in same hand. The town of Union was renamed Zollicoffer during the Civil War in honor of Confederate General Felix Zollicoffer who was killed in battle on January 19, 1862 at Mills Springs KY. It reverted to the name Union after the war until 1887 before incorporating under the present name of Bluff City. Scarce town marking. $300.

$ 300


CSA 6, 5¢ blue pair tied bold CALHOUN / Ga. // AUG / 30 cds on homemade cover noted “O.B.” (Official Business) to Surgeon Lewis D. Ford, Augusta, Ga. with contents docketing as being from Maj. Dunwoody. Extremely long detailed Hambrecht / Koste biography of Dr. Lewis DeSaussure Ford at with photos. During the Civil War, Ford “was first surgeon of the Georgia Hospital in Richmond to the close of the war. When called on in 1862, he unhesitatingly journeyed to the Confederate capital, though then sixty years of age." $180.

$ 180


CSA 6, 5¢ blue London bottom sheet margin (scuff in margin) and CSA 7-L, 5¢ local print (pre-use crease) on London paper tied together with CHARLESTON / S.C. // AUG / 11 / 186[2] cds on homemade cover to Miss Virginia C. Willis, No. 7 Line Street, Charleston, So Ca. and Care of W. S. Henry, Esq., 318 Meeting St. Although there is no absolute proof this was delivered by PENNY POST, both street addresses are local and more likely than not it was delivered that way. Original letter headed Camp Hagood, August 10th, 1862 from W. R. Willis to his sister with rather ordinary content. Letter file splits reinforced with archival tape. There are two listings for W. R. Willis, one in SC Washington Light Artillery and the other in SC 2nd Battn Sharp Shooters. Penny Post use catalogs $3,500 in CSA Catalog for local delivery. Ex Karrer. $350.

$ 350


CSA 6, 5¢ light blue pair tied GREENVILLE / N.C. // SEP / 13 cds on back flaps of small homemade cover to Hellen Grimes, Raleigh, NC. Inside with a handwritten name but no address or evidence of postal use, light staining mostly on back. $100.  

$ 200


CSA 6, 5¢ light blue pair tied neat bold WHITEVILLE / N.C. // NOV / 10 / 1862 cds on cover to A. H. Butner, Salem, N. Carolina, top back flap missing. Scarce cancel on Very Fine cover. Salem Tavern, now restored, used to be called the Butner Hotel. $150.

$ 150


CSA 6, 5¢ light blue (2 singles) with ms. cancel and 35mm tobacco-juice brown (black degraded to brown appearance) BATTLEBORO / N.C. // July / 26 (date in ms.) on small (4 ¼”’ x 2 ½”) embossed ladies envelope with printed motto HAPPINESS OUR BEINGS HAD AND ALL, top back flap missing, a Charmer! $220.

$ 220


CSA 6, 5¢ blue (2 singles), pen canceled with “Falling Creek NC Aug 16” on cover to John D. Dunn, Greensboro, Gren (sic) County, Alabama. Nice scarce small town. Ex Roger Ballard. $180.

$ 180


CSA 6, 5¢ light blue tied MONTGOMERY / Ala. // AUG / 27 / 1862 cds on fresh cover to Mrs. Theodore Moreno, Evergreen, Ala. Ex Roger Ballard. $90.

$ 90


CSA 6, 5¢ light blue (two singles, tiny faults) used with scarce manuscript cancel of “Salubrity SC 22th Sept” on tiny cover to W.L. Boggs, Columbia, S.C. where FORWARDED to Tuscaloosa with ms. “Fowd 10” and blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // SEP / 23 cds; edge wear and missing top back flap, also ink erosion in pen stroke crossing out “Columbia.” $120.

$ 120

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