Items for Sale - CSA 1, 5¢ Green Lithograph on Cover - Section One

Printer: Hoyer & Ludwig. CSA 1 stamps may be printed from Stones AB, Stone 1, or Stone 2. They can only be conclusively identified by plating, a time consuming undertaking which I do not do.

4495 4495

CSA 1, 5¢ bright green with pre-use crease tied neat blue RALEIGH / N.C. dc cancel on clean homemade cover to Petersburg, Va. $275.

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CSA 1, 5¢ bright green pair showing parts of adjacent stamps at right tied TUDOR HALL / VA / DEC/31/1861 cds on neat commercial cover to Paulina Harden, Chester C.H., S.C., docketed Dec 25 '61, Very Fine] $450.

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CSA 1c, 5¢ Olive green, Stone A or B, horizontal pair tied by light FREDERICKSBURG / VA / PAID on cover to Castalian Springs Tenn., Very Fine. Description on verso by Van Dyk MacBride. $500.

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CSA 1c, 5¢ olive green stone 1 with small faults, tied by CULPEPER C.H . / VA. cds, date not evident but is late 1861 or early 1862 on fresh plain brown cover to "Ed. B. Smith Esq. University of Virginia Charlottesville".  $170.

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CSA 1, 4-margin 5¢ green tied KNOXVILLE / TENN cds to A. G. Weleker, Esq. Chattanooga, Tenn. on cover made from brown wrapping paper. Very Fine. $275.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green with small corner scuffs in UR and LR margins, tied neat RICHMOND / VA // FEB / 27 / 1862 cds on blue commercial cover $160.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green tied MEMPHIS / Ten. 1862 cds on cover to "Mrs. Chas m. O'Hara Care Rev W. H. Thompson, Bolivar, Tenn.", Ex Powell.

5011 5011

CSA 1, 4-margin 5¢ green tied by orange SMITHFIELD / VA. // MAR / 2 (1862) cds on cover to Farmers Grove, Va., Very Fine and scarce orange cancel. $475

5192 5192

CSA 1, 5¢ green top sheet margin copy, probably Stone 1 (Stone 2 EKU December 2) tied TUDOR HALL / VA. / DEC / 1 [1861] to Buckingham, slightly reduced at left otherwise Very Fine.

5199 5199

CSA 1, 5¢ green Stone 2 with short transfer at right and small faults, tied bold RICHMOND / Va. / JAN / 22 / 1862 CDS on cover. $150.

6395 6395

CSA 1c, 5¢ olive green, deep rich shade and clear impression indicative of Stone AB although not plated; tied on fresh homemade cover by blue PETERSBURG / Va. // DEC / 7 (1861) cds; addressed to “Dr. A. C. Harris, Sassafras Fork, Granville County, No., Ca.”; missing top back flap, tiny sealed edge tear at top. 

6452 6452

CSA 1, 5¢ green tied small neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // APR / 10 / 1862 double circle on neat commercial cover to “Mrs. Robert W. Allston, Georgetown, So. Ca.”  

6701 6701

CSA 1, 5¢ green and 5¢ blue (stamps with faults) mixed franking tied together by blue PETERSBURG / VA.  cds over printed corner card of Evangelical Free Society to “Mr. Collin Stotes, Lunenburg, Va New Plymouth Post Office”  with note after address “To the postmaster please forward this as soon as possible in haste,” Ex Hubbell and Tobias.

7155 7155

CSA 1, 5¢ green tied neat bold GEORGETOWN / S.C. / MAR / 20 / 1862 cds on cover to “Mrs. Thomas W. Porcher, Pineville P.O. , S.C.”, slightly reduced at left. Porcher was related to European royalty and owned large plantations in South Carolina; information on the Porcher family is readily available online.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green tied NEW ORLEANS / LA. APR (1862) cds on cover to “J.N. Chambers Esq., Port Hudson, Louisn”, docketed on verso as from Montgomery & White 1st April 1862.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green bottom sheet margin (crease in margin at lower left) tied neat NEW MARKET / Va. / APR / 6 (1862) cds on cover to “Col. H. Johns, Balcony Falls, Rockbridge, Va” and and docketed (from) Alex Paxton along left side. $250.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green tied blue NORFOLK / VA double circle cancel on pristine cover that has been silked with a couple of small closed tear, Very Fine. Ex Tate. 

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CSA 1, 5¢ green tied blue PETERSBURG / Va. MAR / 21 (1862) cds on pristine folded business letter to “Jno B. Cocke Esq, Belmead Mills, Powhatan (Co), Va.” for the “Sale of 18 bbls flour on a/c of Meherrin Plantation” addressed “To Patterson” and signed McIlwaine So & Co. The Cocke family was well known and produced numerous famous Civil War era personages including Gen. Philip St. George Cocke who committed suicide.

7519 7519

CSA 1, 5¢ green (4 margins) tied neat clear GREENVILLE C.H. / S.C.  // FEB / 20 (1862) double circle cancel on commercially made pale pink envelope of laid paper (missing top back flap) to“Segt G(eorge). P. Anderson, Capt. Carraway’s Corps, Col. Manigaults Regt Georgetown, S. Carolina”. $350.

7598 7598

CSA 1, 5¢ green underpaid use with manuscript Hardeeville July 10 (1862) cancel on linen lined “money envelope” to “Mrs. Daniel Crawford, Columbia, S.C.”; pencil docketing “Bills paid 1862”. Postal authorities looked the other way on the rate as was sent by a soldier who could have sent it “due”. $200.

Captain Daniel H. Crawford, A.Q.M. served in McLaw's Division in 1863, and later Longstreet's Division. Much more information on linked page.

7725 7725

CSA 1, 5¢ green, two four margin singles, one left sheet margin and one right sheet margin, tied by New Orleans cds on clean cover to Columbus, Texas, back top flap missing, Very Fine, a lovely cover with opposite side sheet margins.  $600

7726 7726

CSA 1, 5¢ green, stone 2, two singles with large even margins, tied by  PITTSYLVANIA C.H., VA. / JUL 25 cds on lemon cover to “Miss Lizzie Ewell, Care Dr. Smith, Hampden Sydney College, Va.”, minor corner wear at bottom left, Extremely Fine and choice with 1983 P.F. certificate. $425.

7854 7854

CSA 1, 5¢ green tied neat strike YANCEYVILLE / N.C. // FEB / 15 / 1862 cds on folded letter. Cancel appears brown, but is likely degraded red. Small section of letter eaten away or cut out, probably to disguise sender. Ex Jack Solomon. $450.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green with light crease in bottom margin, tied blue PETERSBURG Va. / 5 cts / DEC / 19 (date inverted) [1861], likely Stone 1 but not plated, on cover to Lynchburg.  $200.

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CSA 1b, 5¢ dark green, Stone 1 (LL corner clipped) tied blue grid with matching  RALEIGH / N.C. // NOV / 25 [1861] on pristine cover to Miss Mildred C. Cameron Care Mr. Samuel Mordecai, Richmond, Va, Very Fine $250.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green tied neat blue NORFOLK / Va. // MAY 1862 cds on cover to Mrs. Julian C. Ruffin, Garysville, Prince George, Va., part of top back flap missing. Ex Hunter M. Thomas, Jr.   $200.

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LETTER: CSA 1, 5¢ green, tied peacock blue ink with manuscript postmark of Waynesville G[a] 4 Mch 1862 on folded letter to Miss Gaetnes (?) Mumford, Kingston, Cass Co[unty] Georgia with manuscript directive at lower left Spring Bank. Long 3-page  letter from father to daughter headed Waynesville 1st Mar 62 Sat night saying, in part: The military are on every side me - Capt. A.S.H. at the Tank - Capt. Nichols in the Streets old field & Hopkins is daily receiving large accessions, so that Campbell will soon have a company of his own & of this I am glad for he is a young man the most efficient officer I know. Henry Piles has joined & so has Geor & Daniel Scarlett and some others. L.W.H. & Jas F Th have joined Capt. Lang’s Cavalry Company stationed at present down on the Satilla. Gen[era[l Mercer has gone to Savah (Savannah) & ? now controls everything between the Island and St. Marys…Mr. Atkinson I fear is gradually declining peace meal, our misfortunes of late have distressed him exceedingly and they tell immensely upon us all. But the tide will soon be arrested the next battle at the west will turn in our favor, and yet the losses are to be incalculable & in respect to men irreparable for we shall have none so have to take their places…I had a great talk with all the little negroes about you yesterday. And more. On the outside is written, “This is a ‘Confederate’ stamp and may be some (1491) of value as a souvenir.” I believe the “1491” was erroneously transposed from 1941, as there is an accompanying more modern envelope on which is written in the same hand: One of Precious Father’s letter to me - written in 1862- by his own trembling hand - It has a Jefferson Davis stamps upon it which an old Confederate Veteran tells me is now very valuable. G. M. December 1941. The daughter was well up in years herself by 1941. $675. LL Listed in both Miscellaneous-1 and CSA 1 Covers, Section 1

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CSA 1, 5¢ green (4 large margins) tied neat LEXINGTON / Va. // APR / 17 [1862] cds on back flaps of cover (stained on front) to Philip C. Hileman, Care of Capt. Templeton, Rockridge Battalion with long 2-page original letter headed Monday evening, At Home, April 14th, 1864 with salutation Dear Brother Philip and signed Sister Annie F. H[ileman]. She speaks of friends who brought their wounded sons home from Roanoke and Staunton but feared the jolting on the roads not good for them. She says, in part, Samuel is home now. I expect he will go in partnership with Doe Taylor. He got a position in a hospital in Richmond, but he does not care about the situation. Some of the Kerrs Creek people sent a petition to the Governor to get Sam off, as they were very much in need of a physician. Nine doctors under 45 are allowed to Rockbridge and there are but eight, so I hope Sam will get staying at home. And apparently he did, hiring a substitute. Nice intertwined family dynamic. $270.

Detailed information on three Hileman brothers on the linked page. STONEWALL BRIGADE

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CSA 1-1, 5¢ green, Stone 1, position 3, tied on cover by RICHMOND / Va. // DEC / 7 / 1861, to John M. Owen, Esq., Blk Walnut, Va, couple small edge tears at top; at one time this cover was considered the earliest recorded use of Stone 1—the EKU is now recorded as December 2, SCV $475. $250.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green tied MOBILE / ALA // MAR / 1 [1862] double-circle datestamp on cover to Col. J.G. English, Aberdeen, Monroe Co[unty], Mississippi. Slightly reduced at top. Ex Roger Ballard. $150.

John G. English owned Strawberry Point Plantation near Aberdeen. On July 14, 1864, guns from the Battle of Tupelo could be heard at Strawberry Point. 

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CSA 1, 5¢ green (4 margins) used with known Selma target cancel on small lady’s cover to Miss Eudora Conley, Selma, Dallas County, Ala. endorsed “Kindness of Mr. Niall” at lower left. Likely, the stamp was already applied by the sender for posting to Selma but was carried as a favor to Selma by Mr. Niall who then dropped it at the post office for pickup. This was not uncommon. OVERPAID DROP use. $250.

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CSA 1-1, 5¢ green vertical pair, Stone 1, pen canceled with manuscript Devall’s Bluff (Arkansas) Apl 3 (1862) on cover to Mrs. E.R. Smith, Camden, Arks. One of only two covers listed from this town in Bruce Roberts Arkansas Survey. Ex Billy Matz and Ralph Swap. $400.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green with SHORT TRANSFER at top tied partial WARRINGTON Fla DEC 26 (1861) circular datestamp on cover to William Boyce, Union, Miss. Ex Ralph Swap. $350. 

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CSA 1, 5¢ green pair (right stamp with vertical crease) tied PENSACOLA Fla FEB 18 (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Mrs. M.E. Conoley, Selma, Ala with routing directive “Via Montgomery;” slight reduced at left and small tear at top right. Ex Ralph Swap. $400.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green, 3 large margins, tied blue CHARLOTTE N.C. CDS on cover to J.N. Kirkland Esq. Hillsboro Sav. Ins. Hillsboro, N.C. Ex Ralph Swap. $250.

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CSA 1, 5¢ olive green, 4 margins, tied by blue NEW BERN N.C. MAR 12 (1862) CDS on fresh cover to Rev. A. Sinclair, Charlotte, N. Ca. Dated just 2 days before Union occupation for the rest of the war. Ex Ralph Swap. $450. 

Rev. Alexander MacLean Sinclair (1840-1924) became the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte in 1857. He was a Gaelic scholar and educator.

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CSA 1, 5¢ bright green, 4 margins, tied blue COLUMBIA SC 10 FEB (1862) on narrow commercially-made cover with “SMM” on back flap tip but unfortunate small opening tear, to Miss Harriott Middleton, Care of Middleton & Co., Charleston, South Carolina. Very Fine. Ex Ralph Swap. $300. 

Harriott Simmons Middleton: The Middleton correspondence is well known to Confederate students and the family papers are in the SC Historical Society. Harriott (1828-1905) was the daughter of Henry A. Middleton, a wealthy planting family.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green, tied by GEORGETOWN S.C. FEB 20 (1862) CDS on cover to Mrs. John McCrady Care of McCrady & Son, Charleston, S.C. Ex Ralph Swap. $325.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green, tied by ATHENS TEN FEB double-circle datestamp on cover to Col. Thos H. Callaway, Cohutta Springs, Tenn. Slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, Ex Scott Gallaher, Wm. A. Fox, and Ralph Swap. $325.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green right sheet margin, 4 margins, tied boldly struck ROGERSVILLE TEN. MAY CDS on cover to Miss Kate. C. Fulkerson, Abingdon, Va. Ex Ralph Swap. $325. Kate Fulkerson was a teacher at Martha Washington College during the war. Her 1864 wedding was interrupted by a Yankee raid and was subject of one of my columns.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green, tied by SAN ANTONIO TEX PAID APR 21 CDS with second strike at right, on fresh cover to Joseph H. Polley, Sutherland, Wilson Co., Texas, slightly reduced at right. Ex Ralph Swap. $350.

Joseph Henry Polley bio on linked page.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green (4 margins), tied by two strikes of RICHMOND Va. CDS on cover to Messrs E & J Harding, Pleasant Grove Va.  Very Fine, Ex Ralph Swap. $300.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green vertical pair (Fine-Superb), tied by two strikes of grid with matching FARMVILLE Va. DEC 21 (1861) on cover to Messr. Carroll Hoy & Co., Com. Merchant, New Orleans, La. Ex Ralph Swap. $400.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green (4 margins), tied by blue NORFOLK VA FEB 11 double-circle postmark on cover to Miss E.M. Swann, Care of Dr. H.S. Belt, Whitmel (sic), Pittsylvania Co. Virginia. Whitmell was named for state senator Whitmell Pugh Tunstall (18810-1854). 1990 PF certificate 0226567, Ex Ralph Swap. $250.

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CSA 1, 5¢ bright green, tied blue NORFOLK Va. FEB 18 CDS on commercially-made cover to James Lowry, Salem, Roanoke Co., Va., Very Fine. Ex Ralph Swap. $250.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green (4 margins), tied by RICHMOND VA. NOV 9 1861 CDS on small cover to H. Clay Brock, Randolph Macon College, Mecklenburg Co., Virginia. An early use (earliest use 10-16-1861). Ex Ralph Swap. $275. 

Henry Clay Brock served in Co. H, Virginia 9th Cavalry. Brief bio on linked page.

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CSA 1, 5¢ green pair (4 margins), tied ORANGE C.H. Va. MAR CDS on cover to Hugh Buchanan Esq., Newnan, Ga. Very Fine, Ex Ralph Swap. $400. 

Hugh Buchanan served as captain of Company D, Phillips’ Georgia Legion Cavalry Battalion. Bio on linked page.


CSA 1c, 5¢ olive green, Stone 1, 4-margin copy tied on cover with “Old Church Va Jany 29th / 62” manuscript postmark on cover to Mrs. Maria Gooch, Richmond, Virginia, with docketing indicating contents were from Miss Fontaine, Very Fine. $250.


CSA 1, 5¢ green top sheet margin (4 large margins all around) tied bold orange CDS of ORANGE C.H. Va. MAR 23 [1862] cds on cover to William Phaup, SkinQuarters PO, Chesterfield, Va. The Skinquarter Section of Chesterfield County, Virginia, was so named, as the “quarter” where native peoples gathered to skin their animals after a hunt. There is more than one William Phaup from the area thus which one cannot be speculated without further research.Ex Judd and John Vagnetti. SCV $525. $450.



CSA 1 pair 5¢ green, Stone 1, positions 41-42 (91-92) 4-margin bottom sheet margin tied TUDOR HALL Va. MAR 2 1862 on cover to Mrs. E.C. Steele North Pond Alabama (Eleanor Caroline Thomson Steele, called “Ellen”) from her husband, Lt. Abner Newton Steele. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF USE. The Confederate post office at Tudor Hall was abandoned on March 8, 1862, and all mail delivered to the post office in Gordonsville. In their advance on Richmond, Union authorities took over Tudor Hall and renamed it Manassas. Minor reduction at right. $350.

Capt. Abner Newton Steele served in Co. G, 11th Alabama Infantry (North Port Rifles). Bio on linked page.


CSA 1 5¢ green, tied TUDOR HALL Va. MAR 5 1862 CDS on small cover to Dr. John Pepper, Danbury, N.C. Couple small edge tears at left. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF USE. The Confederate post office at Tudor Hall was abandoned on March 8, 1862, and all mail delivered to the post office in Gordonsville. In their advance on Richmond, Union authorities took over Tudor Hall and renamed it Manassas. Ex Hasenson and John Vagnetti. $140.