Items for Sale - CSA 7, 5¢ Local Typograph on Cover - Section One


CSA 7, 5¢ blue bottom sheet margin copy on London Paper, pre-use crease, tied indistinct cds on homemade cover, interesting printing flaw in margin between the stamps at top $160.

$ 160


CSA 7, two large 4-margin singles 5¢ blue tied neat together by neat SPARTANBURG / S.C./ APR / 11 double circle cancel on blue commercially made cover to Charleston, Very Fine  $150.

$ 150


CSA 7 vertical pair 5¢ blue tied NEW MARKET / VA. cds on cover to New Hope, VA  $110.

$ 110


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair canceled with grid cancels and matching CHAPEL HILL / N.C . // JUL / 4 cds on turned cover to "Mrs. Mary Curtis, Hillsboro, N.C." on turned cover; inside use franked with another pair 5¢ blue tied with indistinct blue cancel and addressed to "Miss E.A. DeRosset Care of Rev. Dr. Curtis, Hillsboro, N.C." This is correspondence between sisters. Mary DeRosset Curtis was married to Episcopal priest Rev. Moses Ashley Curtis who was a preeminent mycologist renowned among botanists even today. Exceptionally nice turned cover. $200.

$ 200


CSA 7, pair of 4-margin 5¢ blue tied green CHESTER C.H. / S.C. cds on fresh cover to Charleston, SC, Very Fine  $250.

$ 250


CSA 7, 5¢ blue, horizontal pair (light horizontal crease) tied by "Charleston, S.C. Apr 2" double circle cancel on folded business letter to Adams Run, Very Fine $100.

$ 100


CSA 7, 5¢ blue vertical pair (four margins) tied neat Greenville C.H., S.C Jan 26 cds on pristine blue cover to Flat Rock, Extremely Fine, Ex Wm. A. Fox. $185.

$ 185


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied MARIETTA / GA cds, small surface scrapes, on adversity cover to Richmond made from Post Office form making repeated mention of postage stamps and postal envelopes  $400.

$ 400


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair with P.O. crease between stamps, used with manuscript cancel of “Stevensburg (Va) Feb 28” on homemade cover addressed to “Capt. William S. Kemper QM, Camp Winder, Near Richmond, Virginia”, slightly reduced at top. Ex Kohn. $150.

$ 150


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair with filled in frame lines, PO crease in gutter, tied light GREENVILLE C.H. / S.C. cds on adversity cover fashioned used ledger sheet, addressed to Haynesville, Georgia, $175.

$ 175


CSA 7, 5¢ blue High-surfactant pair tied double strike of dateless TAYLORSVILLE / VA. cds plus third strike at left on commercially made cover to “Miss Fannie C. Alsop Care Mr. Joseph Alsop Fredericksburg, Virginia”, Ex Tobias.  $190.

High-surfactant stamps comprise only 11% of CSA 7 stamps tested by Dr. Harry Brittain with FTIR. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 190


CSA 7, vertical pair of 5¢ blue High-surfactant tied blue PETERSBURG / VA. cds on cover to “Miss Lucy Burnley, Richmond, Virginia” with scarce notched “ADVERTISED 2” and matching RICHMOND / Va. cds on verso. $350.

High-surfactant stamps comprise only 11% of CSA 7 stamps tested by Dr. Harry Brittain with FTIR. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 350


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // MAR / 9 cds on exceptionally nice turned cover to “Mr. Jas McPhutus, Raleigh, N Ca”; inside is an exceptionally nice CHARLESTON / S.C. / SEP 3 / 1861 handstamped PAID 10 addressed to “Mr. Jno P. Brown, Liberty, Virginia”, Extremely Fine, ex Cantey. Could easily be opened to show other side.  $450.

$ 450


CSA 7, 5¢ blue high-surfactant vertical pair, 4 margins, tied neat bold CHARLESTON / S.C. // NOV / 17 cds on fresh cover to “Rev Prof J M. Schreckluse, Newberry CH, SC”, part of back flap slightly reduced otherwise Extremely Fine  $180.

High-surfactant stamps comprise only 11% of CSA 7 stamps tested by Dr. Harry Brittain with FTIR. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 180


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied by GUINEYS / VA cds on cover addressed to “Hon. W. W. Clark M.C.(Member of Congress) Richmond, Va”. William White Clark (1819-1883) was a representative to the Confederate Congress from Georgia, as well as a member of Georgia State House of Representatives in1841”. Docketed up left side “A.B. Williams Transfer Ansd”. Inside use apparently handcarried, addressed in the same manner to Clark; slightly reduced at bottom and bottom flap missing.   $150.

$ 150


CSA 7, 5¢ blue single with small defects, tied by Ten. town cancel and apparently another stamp fell off so assessed with a manuscript “Due 5”, addressed to “Mrs. W. R. Welch, Lomer Peach Tree, Wilcox County, Alabama”, slightly reduced at left.  $150.

$ 150


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied RICHMOND / Va. // JAN / 6 cds on 1859 printed circular to Petersburg with Jany 5/63 dated business letter written at the bottom, usual file folds. Could have been sent at 2-cent rate, thus overpaid. $300.

$ 300


CSA 7, 5¢ blue High-surfactant pair tied RICHMOND / Va. // JAN / 4 cds on adversity cover made of printed legal form addressed to “Mrs. Lucy M. Massey, Clover Green PO, Spotsylvania, Co, Va. via Frederick Hall, Va C.R.R.” $300.

High-surfactant stamps comprise only 11% of CSA 7 stamps tested by Dr. Harry Brittain with FTIR. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 300


CSA 7, 7¢ blue vertical pair (pre-use crease) tied GRIFFIN / GA. // MAY / 29 cds on pale green cover  to “Capt Geo S. Thomas, Col Evans Regt, Quincy, Fla”, bit reduced at left side, Very Fine, Ex-Crouch. Thomas was in Co C of the 64th Georgia Infantry – Army of Northern Virginia, take prisoner at Deep Bottom, Virginia and taken to Ft. Delaware. Ex Crouch. $160.

$ 160


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied bold clear WARRENTON / GEO. // JUN / 12 cds on clean homemade cover to J. B. Fulton, Agt., Athens, Georgia; part of top back flap missing otherwise Very Fine. $150.

$ 150


CSA 7, 5¢ blue high-surfactantpair used with manuscript cancel of Loving Creek Va Novr 5 on homemade cover to Miss Elcie Y. Organ, Pigeon Run, Campbell Co Va, Fine obscure small town $200.

High-surfactant stamps comprise only 11% of CSA 7 stamps tested by Dr. Harry Brittain with FTIR. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 200


CSA 7, 5¢ blue – two high-surfactant singles (right with sealed tear), tied neat clear CLARKSVILLE / Va. // APR / 8 cds on homemade cover to Mr. H. Trahm Clay, Roxboro, N.C., Molesworth note on back that these are #6 & 7, but just appear to be different qualities of local prints to my eye $150.

High-surfactant stamps comprise only 11% of CSA 7 stamps tested by Dr. Harry Brittain with FTIR. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 150


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair (small faults) tied blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // JAN / 25 cds on pale green turned cover to Messrs Farrar Brother & Co.; inside use #11c, 10¢ greenish blue tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // NOV / 17 and addressed to J. N. Robson, Charlotte, NC, a nice turned use $240.

$ 240


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair (small faults) with filled in frames at top and right  indicating upper right position on the sheet, tied LYNCHBURG / Va. // AUG / 2 cds on inside use of turned cover addressed to Staunton, Va; outside use is FAYETTEVILLE / N.C. // JUL / 30 double circle with matching handstamped PAID 10 addressed to James McGorman, Rose Cottage, Lynchburg, Va,, Nice turned use $350.

$ 350


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied RICHMOND / VA cds and Winnsboro receiving grids on cover (top back flap missing) addressed to Mrs. William W. Boyce at that place (wife of CSA Congressman Wm Boyce). The story is told that early on, the Winnsboro postmaster was reprimanded by the POD Richmond for not adequately canceling the stamps to prevent reuse. Ever thereafter, both incoming and outgoing mail was well obliterated. $150.

$ 150


CSA 7, 5¢ blue left sheet margin pair tied double strike of OKOLONA / MISS cds on cover to E. E. Russian, Marion Station, Miss with contemporary contents docketing of “Josh Mynick, Okolona, Miss”  $170.

$ 170


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied neat OXFORD / N.C. // APR / 11 cds on neat cover addressed to “Maj. T. Brown Venable, Care of Gen. Whiting, Wilmington, N.C.”  Military records of Thomas Brown Venable and Maj. Gen. William Henry Chase Whiting included. $400.

$ 400


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair tied blue PETERSBURG / VA. / JAN cds on homemade cover to “Mrs. E. A. Préot Care of A. Préot, Esq., Farmville, Va.”  Eduard Arnaud Préot  was born in Lille, France, emigrated to the U.S. and served on faculty of several female colleges. He was more illustrious in death than in life. In 1873 a keg of Préot’s beer exploded in his face and killed him. Complete and interesting biography with likeness accompanies. See my column on this correspondence at ASDJUN09.pdf   $160.

$ 160


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue, 3 pairs! (pre-use faults), tied 3 bold strikes CHARLESTON / S.C. // JAN / 10 / 186_ CDS on cover to T. P. Smith, Esq., Greenville, So Ca., Multiples used to pay overweight letter rates are scarce. Ex Karrer and Fisher. $250.

$ 250


CSA 7-L, 5¢ blue single (couple small faults) tied RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 14 / 1862 neat cds on OVERPAID DROP cover addressed to W. Box No. 104, Richmond, Va., SCV $200, CCV $250. $140.

$ 140


CSA 7-L-v4, 5¢ blue pair, FILLED IN FRAME variety at left, tied neat double strikes of unenclosed 9-bar Army of Northern Virginia grid (CSA catalog type ANV-08, CCV $175) on cover to Mr. Parham Booker, Whitemell Postoffice, Pittsylvania County, Va. $150.

$ 150


CSA 7-R, 5¢ dark blue pair tied with RUSSELLVILLE / TENN 36mm balloon postmark on cover to Messrs R. J. Lowry & Co., Atlanta, Ga., with docketing up left side and light stain removal. $100.

$ 100


CSA 7-R, 5¢ dark blue pair tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // APR / 16 double-circle datestamp on adversity cover made from printed legal form, to Capt. Brown Manning, Hd Qrs Genl. J. Cantey, Pollard, Ala. Showy. Ex Roger Ballard. $170. CSA Brig.

CSA Brigadier General James Cantey
was a lawyer, planter, and state legislator in South Carolina who led the 15th Alabama.  Capt. (Rev.) Brown Manning was a chaplain with the Company B, 2nd Regt. S.C. Cavalry. More information on linked page.

$ 170


CSA 7-R (2 singles), 5¢ blue tied PRATTVILLE / Ala. // AUG / 5 cds on fresh cover to Capt. E. A. Smith, Ala. Corps of Cadets, Blue Mountain, Ala. Ex Roger Ballard. $130.

Alabama Corps of Cadets had a primary duty to produce new officers for the Confederate Army. Blue Mountain: “Thousands of Confederate soldiers trained at the Blue Mountain rail depot and training camp, the group’s members say. Historians and Civil War experts say the site, where industrialists later built the textile mills that became Blue Mountain Industries, was home during the war to a Confederate supply depot and training camp.” Much more info on linked page on both.

$ 130


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied MARION / ALA. // FEB [1863] cds on cover to E.L. Stickney, Chattanooga, Ten. With docketing Feb 11th 63. Ex Roger Ballard. $100.

$ 100


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied indistinct Alabama CDS on commercially-made envelope to Miss Margaret Ann Pipper, Marianna, Fla. Ex Roger Ballard. $100.

$ 100


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue tied MONTGOMERY / Ala. // APR / 15 cds on cover to Prof. E.A. Smith, University of Ala, Tuscalooa, Ala. $150.

Captain (Dr.) Eugene Allen Smith was captain of the renowned Warrior Guards. See the linked page for much more information on Smith and the Alabama Corps of Cadets.

$ 150


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue (two singles of different shades) tied RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 13 / 1862 cds on fresh cover (missing top back flap) to Mrs. D. B. Edwards, Benton, Ala. No military endorsement needed, as postage was paid with stamps, but is from her husband—a known correspondence and handwriting. Ex Roger Ballard. $125.  

Daniel B. Edwards served as captain in Alabama 44th Infantry, Law’s Brigade, Field’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps, Army of Tennessee. Much more information on linked page.

$ 125


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue vertical pair (4 margins) tied DEMOPOLIS / Ala. // DEC / 27 on neat lemon cover to Miss M.L. Minge, Uniontown, Ala. (Margaret Louisa Minge) Slightly reduced at top. Ex Roger Ballard. $120.

Dr. Reuben Henry Dugger (1837-1921) served as an assistant surgeon ain the Confederate States Army. More information on the linked page.

$ 120


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue vertical pair (faulty) tied MOBILE / ALA // FEB / 20 [1864] on back flaps of cover addressed in bold hand to Genl D. Ruggles C.S.A., Comdg 1st Div Dept Miss & E. Ga., Columbus, Miss., with docketing “Rec Feb 21st.” Ex Roger Ballard. $150.

Brigadier-General Daniel Ruggles detailed biography on the linked page.

$ 150


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair, local paper (tiny facial scuffs), tied RICHMOND / VA. // JAN / 21 cds on cover to Jerome Blair, 1 Wythe Union Lead Mines, Wythe Cty, Va. A brief history of the Wythe Union Lead Mines accompanies – crucial to the war effort for lead bullets. $75.

$ 75


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair, local paper tied blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // FEB / 2 cds on neat cover to Mrs. Louis Manigault, Augusta, Ga. with docketing at top “Concerning Mrs. Amesbury.” $75.

$ 75


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue 4-margin pair tied RAPID ANN STATION / VA cds on back flaps of blue adversity cover fashioned from printed military form, addressed to Miss Mary E. Sill, Flat Rock, Kershaw Dist[rict] S.C. LL $150.

$ 150


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue 4-margin pair used with scarce manuscript postmark of McIntire (Ga) on blue adversity cover fashioned from written letter, addressed to Mr. A. Moses, Seward, Mon[t]gomery Co[unty] Geo.  $120.

$ 120

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