Items for Sale - CSA 8, 2¢ Red Intaglio on Cover


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red tied RICHMOND / VA // JAN / 28 cds on homemade cover to "Floyd L. Whitehead, Assessor CS Tax, Roseland, Nelson Co., Va"'; Nelson County is in central Virginia bordered on the east by the James River and on the west by the Blue Ridge Mountains; scarce CIRCULAR RATE, SCV $1,500.

$ 950


CSA 8a, 2¢ pale red tied by CHARLESTON /  S.C. // DEC / 21 cds on locally used cover to the State Bank. $900.

$ 900


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red, vertical strip of four and a single, tied by three strikes MACON / GA./ / OCT 1 cds on cover to “Hon W.E. Smith, Albany, Ga.; strip with margins nearly all around and nick at top left, single margins irregularly torn and into design, Very Fine and rare use, 2010 SCV $4,500 as strip of 5. $3,500.

$ 3,500


CSA 8a, 2¢ pale red (small faults) tied RICHMOND / VA // NOV / 18 cds on cover to A. C. Brock, Esq., Clerk, Richmond, nice drop use, slightly reduced at right, ex Malpass, 2010 SCV $1,500. $900.

$ 900


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red pair and strip of 3 (probably from the same strip as the separation appears to fit) with manuscript cancel used on homemade cover to Mrs. M. J. Petrie, Montgomery, Ala; cover crease at left and vertical crease in left stamp. $900.

$ 900


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // JAN / 8 / 1864 on small darling local drop cover to Mr. H. A. Duc; signed Dietz and MacBride, Ex Babb, Bogg and Wm. A. Fox. 1981 PF Certificate #100 440. 2012 SCV $1,500. $1,500.

$ 1,500


CSA 8, 2¢ red brown strip of 3 and pair tied by triple strike of MOBILE / ALA // OCT / 12 [1863] double circle on folded business letter to R. A. Ansley & Co., Augusta, Ga.; file folds and splits and stamps with “some defects” as noted on 1976 PF Certificate 57 594. A strip of 5 on cover catalogs $4,500. $950.

$ 950


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red with minor double transfers in both TWO CENTS and POSTAGE, tied by neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // FEB / 9 / 186_ cds on local drop cover addressed to Assistant Surgeon G. W. Garmany, 1st S.C. Artillery, Half Moon Battery, Charleston, S.C. with manuscript "O.B." (Official Business) and “The P.O. Charleston SC” at top, [SC] Wonderful medical local drop use which comes with unpublished and very detailed bio courtesy of the F. T. Hambrecht & J. L. Koste biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity. SCV $1,500. $1,300.

$ 1,300


CSA 8, 2 ¢ brown red (3 singles) and CSA 7, 5¢ blue single tied together on back flaps of cover which overpaid the 10¢ rate, addressed to William Crawford Esq., Mount Sidney, Augusta, Ga. This appears to be contemporaneously misaddressed to Georgia, as the only Mount Sidney was in Augusta County, Virginia. The 5¢ blue was damaged prior to use, two of the 2¢ stamps torn upon opening; open on 3 sides and slightly reduced with light vertical creases. 2001 CSA Certificate #04005. Very unusual and scarce use. Very unusual combination franking.  $950. 

$ 950


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.  

Also listed in CSA 12 Section

$ 3,000


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red left sheet margin single tied on drop letter by RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 19 / 1863 cds to E. H. Gill Esq, Genl. Supt., Richmond, Va. Slightly blurry cds, pressed vertical file fold at right through stamp and cover as well as file fold at bottom and sealed tear at right edge, none of which are mentioned on 1960 PF Certificate. Plantation Collection. SCV $1,500.  $700.

Edward H. Gill, was Superintendent of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad. More information on the linked page.

$ 700


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red strip of 5 with right sheet margin at right used to sealed back flaps of cover tied with three strikes of SCOTTSVILLE / VA. // SEPT 1864 cds. Per the 1976 PF Certificate, “the third and fourth stamps are damaged by opening and are now mended and are genuinely used on cover.” A fourth strike of the postmark, dated Sept, is used on the obverse and is addressed to well-known nurseryman Franklin Davis, Staunton, Va. with content docketing indicating correspondent was Jno. O. Lewis. SCV $4,500. $3,000.

Mrs. Jno. O Lewis buried jewelry near their chicken house which went undiscovered while the Yankees stuffed hams in their knapsacks and strapped dead chickens to their saddles. More information on the linked page.

$ 3,000


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red tied RICHMOND / VA. / Nov / 4 (1864) to Leatherwood, Virginia; part of homemade wrapper (most of back missing) made from a letter with significant historical content regarding the governor of Georgia. Rare adversity use to create a newspaper wrapper made from a portion of a handwritten letter that reads in part, "[we learned] this morning that Governor Brown has deserted the Confederate cause and gone with the Federals calling upon all Georgia Soldiers to throw down their arms and follow him. Of course I do not credit this in the least; but just mention it for the purpose of illustrating the great demoralization which has so recently & so unnecessarily seized the people ..." Great historical content, piece of lower left corner restored. Ex Cipolla. $1,000.

$ 1,000


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red (small defects) tied MOBILE / ALA // AUG / 17 double circle datestamp on small cover to Master Henry Fonde (son of Charles Henry Fonde of Mobile), Care of Mrs. Mary Owen Dean, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Used with Mobile [DUE] 10 handstamp showing woeful UNDERPAYMENT OF POSTAGE Interesting use. $850.

$ 850


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red tied by RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 23 / 1863 cds on legal size semi-official cover with manuscript “Treasury Department C.S.A., Second Auditor’s Office, Official Business,” to Mrs. L. C. W. McDowell, Care of Capt. G. A. Barksdale, Richmond, Va., light water stain at left cover edge and slightly reduction.  $1,400.

George A. Barksdale served as Quartermaster in Field & Staff of the 16th Virginia Infantry.

Listed in both Imprints and CSA 8 Covers

$ 1,400


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red tied by DANVILLE / VA. cds on unsealed envelope to “W(illiam). A. J. Finney, Esq., (Pittsylvania County) Museville, Va.” thus confirming that this is the SCARCE CIRCULAR RATE as opposed to local drop use. Few trivial edge faults. Ex Littlejohn and Cipolla. Civil War era Finney correspondence is in Duke University Library with many references to the slave trade. $950.

$ 950


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red—two copiesused with single CSA 7 tied by two strikes of CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUL / 14 double-circle datestamp on cover to Mrs. Arthur M. Lynch Care of Dr. Ogin, Newberne, No Ca, with no indication of postage due, small edge faults and repairs not mentioned on 1987 CSA certificate. RARE UNDERPAID USE AND MIXED FRANKING OF TYPOGRAPHED AND ENGRAVED ISSUES. Ex Brandon and Kilbourne. $1,900.

$ 1,900


New 7-17-19

CSA 8, 2¢ brown-red tied bold SELMA / ALA // OCT / 22 cds on cover to Maj. W. T. Wallthall (sic), Comdg Post, Talladega, Ala, with O.B. at upper left (Official Business) and Chg [box] 65 above stamp which is overhanging edge of cover, stamp corner torn off and secured back in place; TURNED COVER franked with pair of CSA 12 and addressed to Mrs. Hamilton P. Snow, Gainesville, Sumter County, Alabama. Cover fully exploded to show both sides. The 2¢ rate is a bit of a mystery as it is not a local drop rate (towns > 100 miles apart) and does not appear to be a circular use. $700.

Major William T. Walthall commanded Company I, 12th Alabama Infantry, Rodes’ Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army Northern Virginia. Military records, which are numerous, earlier show him as captain and Recruiting Officer & Acting Assistant Quartermaster.

$ 600


New 7-17-19

CSA 8, 2¢ brown-red tied neat RICHMOND / VA // SEP / 13 cds on CSA War Department, Surgeon General’s Office imprinted semi-official (CSA Catalog WD-MD-04, CCV $2,500 for this stamp on a semi-official-page 340 with no premium for turned use) addressed to Surg[eon] E. J. Gaillard, Richmond, Va.; at left “box 1150.” TURNED COVER with second use franked with CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied RICHMOND / VA // SEP / 23 cds to Capt. W. Aiken Kelly, Comdg Co. L, 1st S.C. Vols, Brig. Gen. McGowan’s Brig, Lieut. Genl. Hill’s Corps, A.N.V. (Army of Northern Virginia) near Petersburg, Va. with docketing at upper left showing receipt the following day. Cover fully exploded to nicely show both sides; second side could be turned back to show both from same side but both are very nice uses on their own. Very lengthy and impressive biographies of both men accompany. Huge amount of printed information on both men is included with this cover. Too much to spit out on a retail listing. $2,500. Listed in Imprints, Section 2, and CSA 8 Covers

$ 2500


New 8-26-19

CSA 8, 2¢ brown-red (great impression) tied RICHMOND / Va. // NOV cds on small commercially-made envelope with embossed flowers on flap tip, addressed to Mrs. A. E. Pulliam & family Care D. K Weisiger Esq, Richmond, Va.  (Box 20). Lovely drop use. SCV $1,500. $650.

$ 650

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