Items for Sale - CSA 3, 2¢ Green Lithograph on Cover

Printer: Hoyer & Ludwig

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CSA 3, 2¢ green L-shaped strip of 4 and a single (bottom stamp with sharp broken crease) tied by triple strike of SHREVEPORT / LA // JAN / 22 /1863 (year date inverted and appears more like 1853) double circle cancel on homemade cover to  Mrs. Sarah Cole, Marion La.; missing bottom back flap. Only three covers with the 2c Green used from Louisiana are listed in the Warren census. Census no. La-003. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 41. Ex Felton, SCV  $13,500.  $4,500

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CSA 3, 2¢ green (tiny scissor s cut lower right margin) tied by blue COLUMBIA / S.C.  NOV  / 15 cds on drop cover, top back flap missing, addressed to Gov. Gist, Columbia with docketing on verso that is from Col. Preston and is to be answered. The Warren census records only seven examples of the 2¢ lithograph used from Columbia, including three circulars, one of which was used locally. This is the only recorded drop-letter use in the census. Warren Census # SC-029. Pictured in 2011 Congress Book on p. 49; 1982 P.F. certificate #105 224. Ex Felton, SCV  $3,500.  $2,750

William Henry Gist, Governor South Carolina 1858-1860, left office the same day the Secession Convention met to consider the question of secession following Lincoln's election as President of the United States.

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CSA 3, 2c Green with 4 margins  tied by light SAVANNAH / GA. // JAN / 15 star cancel on charming diminutive homemade drop cover addressed to Mr. W. O. Von Voorst, Savannah, Very Fine. Delightful and scarce cover, probably Warren Census No. GEO-43 (no photo record of this entry and missing referenced enclosure), classic tiny Dietz guarantee on back flap. SCV $3,500. $2,500.

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CSA 3, 2¢ green tied BLACKVILLE / S.C. // AUG / 24 cds on small pink cover to Miss Laura Waldron, Augusta, Georgia; with manuscript “Due 8 cts” written over 10 cts for correct rate, bit reduced at top with flap tear, ex Keeling. RARE USE. Sold in 1986 Frajola sale for $2,730 – almost 30 years ago. Ex Brandon. SCV $3,500.  $2,000.

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CSA 3, 2¢ green, three singles, each with full margins (one has pre-use crease), used with CSA 7, 5¢ blue, tied by double strike of MACON / GA. // NOV / 14 double-circle on small cover to Miss A. F. Powell, Thomasville Ga.; minor faults including small piece out of top and flap missing, ink smears, one stamp partly eroded and reinforced, nevertheless a wonderfully restorable cover, EXCEEDINGLY RARE COMBINATION, OVERPAYING THE 10¢ RATE, signed Dietz, ex Keeling and Brandon. $1,900.

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CSA 3, five singles (couple with small edge faults) tied triple strike of bold MARIETTA / GEO. // APR / 16 [1864] cds on legal sized cover to Wm. F. Ritchie, Esq, Richmond, Va. with manuscript “Due 10” for underpayment. Docketing on back flap indicates it was sent from “S. Isidor[e] Guillet, Lieutenant & Post Adjutant, Marietta, Geo Ap[ril] 16/64.” FASCINATING BACK STORY of young officer killed at the Battle of Columbus on the same horse on which three of his brothers were also killed. Story in one of my upcoming columns. Cover with strip of five CSA 3 catalogs $13,500. $5,500.

Guillet, S. Isidore was killed in action at the Battle of Columbus on April 16, 1865, the last formal battle of the war. William F. Ritchie was a printer and publisher in Richmond and served as the Public Printer for the state of Virginia. Much more information on both men on linked page.

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CSA 3, 2¢ green, large margins all around, some gum staining, tied by RICHMOND / Va. // DEC/ 26 / 1862 cds on legal-size drop cover with scarce "Confederate States of America Adjutant and Inspector General's Office" semi-official imprint (CSA Catalog type WD-AG-07), addressed to [Col] William H. Hidell who was private secretary to Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens, docketing on reverse "Gen. S. Cooper Adjt. & Insp. Gen. Dec. 26, 1862", missing back flap as usual for this correspondence, some wear and staining, still a very presentable and extremely rare use. It appears that a pair of stamps was originally under the 2¢ stamp. It was not uncommon for pairs of 5¢ stamps or single 10¢ issues to overpay the drop use when carried to Richmond from out of town by courier and dropped in the mail for local delivery. My personal speculation is that a pair of uncanceled stamps was removed for use elsewhere and the appropriate 2¢ drop rate stamp use instead. Fascinating backstory which will be written up in one of my columns. $1,850.

General Samuel Cooper was adjutant and inspector general of the Confederate States army throughout the entire war. When President Davis fled Richmond after Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox, Cooper fled with him. Much more information shown on linked page.

Colonel William Henry Hidell (1843-1906) served as the personal secretary to Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America. Much more information shown on linked page.

Listed in both Imprints and CSA 3 Covers


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CSA 3, 2¢ green right sheet margin, tied bold blue ALBANY / Ga. // SEP / 16 / 1862 cds on homemade cover to Capt. Wm. E. Smith, Albany, Geo with docketing from James Briggs, Newton Ga, slightly reduced at left. Nice drop use with sheet margin copy. Ex Brandon. SCV $3,500. $1,900.

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CSA 3, 2¢ green with large margins to barely touched at lower left, tied by partly clear strike of RICHMOND VA. cds on Oct. 23, 1863 Auditor's Office printed notice announcing a Confederate General Assembly joint resolution concerning Commissioners of the Revenue, addressed to the Clerk of the County Court at Dinwiddie C.H. Va., Very Fine, unlisted in Warren Census, with 1980 CSA certificate, SCV $3,500. $1,900.

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CSA 3, 2¢ green tied by bold CHARLESTON / S.C. // FEB / 7 / 186- cds on CIRCULAR RATE semi-official cover with manuscript endorsement "Medical Purveyors Bureau, Charleston S.C. Official", to A. A. Surgeon James Morrow, Bee's Cross Roads, St. Andrews Parish, S.C., with original 1863 official enclosure referring to enclosed invoices from Francis Lee, Surgeon & Medical Purveyor, to Acting Assistant Surgeon James Morrow, slight edgewear and minor toning spots, Very Fine. The envelope is unsealed, as mandated for a circular, because St. Andrews Parish was considered part of Charleston – but it was not properly a circular, rather a drop use. Warren census No. SC-009 and illustrated in his 2011 Congress Book article, ex Keeling, 2005 PF certificate. $3,000. Listed in both CSA 3 and Imprints, Section 2

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CSA 3, 2¢ green (tiny sealed tear and faint crease) tied on drop cover by CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUN / 9 (Henry Welch Type A-25 and RARE USE of this prewar canceling device during the war per Richard Calhoun book on Charleston), addressed to S.D. Kirk, Esqr, Care of Macbeth & Binse, Charleston, S.C. with docketing up left end, sealed tear at upper right, 1980 PF Certificate 82043, Ex Wm. A. Fox. SCV $3,500. $1,600.

Charles Macbeth (1805-1881) was the 37th mayor of Charleston, serving 3 full terms and a partial term 1857-1865

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CSA 3, 2¢ green (raggedly torn at right) tied RICHMOND / Va. CDS on narrow cover to Miss Joyce Clopton Care Mrs Judge Clopton, Richmond, Va. 1984 and 1999 CSA certificates. Judge John B. Clopton (1789-1860) was an American politician and jurist from Virginia. Joyce was one of his daughters. SCV $3,500. $1,400.

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CSA 3, 2¢ green, tied neat GREENSBOROUGH / Ga. // SEP / 25 CDS on large part of folded letter showing all of address panel, Molesworth pencil description on verso calling it a small cover but old 1994 CSA certificate describes it as used on piece, SCV used $750 or SCV used on cover $3,500. No mention of substantial replaced portion at top clear of stamp. $750. Listed in both CSA 3 stamps and CSA 3 covers sections

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CSA 3, 2¢ green (minor scuffs), canceled by grid on unsealed wrapper fashioned from printed form for Army rations, addressed to Miss Mary Lomax, Cokesbury, Abbeville District, S.C., This possibly held a newspaper or some other printed matter, the Army form is also doubtless an adversity use rather than the intended subject of the communication as the form is not filled out, with 2007 CSA certificate, Scott value as normal use $3,500. $1,900. 

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CSA 3, 2¢ green with 4 great margins, tied by neat MACON GA double-circle datestamp on NEWSPAPER WRAPPER. To N.M. Crawford, Penfield, Geo. Wrappers are much scarcer than drop uses. SCV as drop use $3,500. 1986 CSA certificate 01580. Ex Ralph Swap. $4,500.

 N.M. Crawford was a Baptist minister in Penfield, accepting the position in 1850 but resigning in 1852 due to ill health. He joined Shiloh Church in 1853.

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CSA 3, 2¢ green tied by bold CHARLESTON / S.C. // FEB / 7 / 186- cds on CIRCULAR RATE semi-official cover with manuscript endorsement "Medical Purveyors Bureau, Charleston S.C. Official", to A. A. Surgeon James Morrow, Bee's Cross Roads, St. Andrews Parish, S.C., with original 1863 official enclosure referring to enclosed invoices from Francis Lee, Surgeon & Medical Purveyor, to Acting Assistant Surgeon James Morrow, slight edgewear and minor toning spots, Very Fine. The envelope is unsealed, as mandated for a circular, because St. Andrews Parish was considered part of Charleston – but it was not properly a circular, rather a drop use. Warren census No. SC-009 and illustrated in his 2011 Congress Book article, ex Keeling, 2005 PF certificate. $3,000. Listed in both CSA 3 and Imprints, Section 1


CSA 3, 2¢ green tied MOBILE ALA JUN 27 1863 double-circle datestamp on cover to Gaius Whitfield Esq Demopolis Ala. with ms. “Printed Circular” at top – the scarcer of two possibilities, other being a drop cover. Envelope somewhat rumpled and stamp with horizontal crease, nonetheless scarce and attractive use. SCV $3,500. $1,800.

Gaius Whitfield - fascinating bio on linked page.


CSA 3, 2¢ green tied RICHMOND VA. DEC 26 1862 circular datestamp with month inverted on neat cover to Lewis D. Crenshaw Esq. Richmond. SCV $3,500. $2,500.

Lewis Dabney Crenshaw bio on linked page.



CSA 3-v2, 2¢ green, position 31R, Left Top Knot variety with large margins to just clear at upper right, tied by often blurry AUGUSTA Ga. Paid DEC  2 CDS on cover to Maj. John W. Walker, Augusta, Geo., drop use; piece of cover replaced at top, missing top back flap, Very Fine example of this stamp variety, 1999 CSA certificate 03440. SCV $3,500 as normal. $800. 

New 05-16-24

CSA 3, 2¢ green (4 margins) just tied by manuscript cancel on local drop cover to Mrs. Agnes D. Richardson, Sumter, S.C. “Politeness of Mr. H. Ham….” who no doubt dropped it in local PO, SCV $3,500. $850.

New 05-16-24

CSA 3, 2¢ green, right margin strip of 3, tied by grid handstamps on 1862 folded letter to the Central Committee of Relief in Seguin, Guadalupe City, matching NEW BRAUNFELS, TEX., DEC 5 CDS. Letter gives information regarding distribution of relief funds to aid families of newborn children and other charitable purposes; cover with stamp missing at right and natural paper wrinkle in right stamp, Very Fine appearance, accompanied by transcript and historical background; with 1998 CSA certificate plus detailed extra information on the Central Committee, Ex Gallagher. Scarce. $2,500.

New 06-01-24

CSA 3, 2¢ green (in at top but shows part of two stamps at sides) tied bold RICHMOND Va. OCT 3, 1862, (type 3g – only used in October 1862) cds on legal-size drop cover to Thomas H. Ellis, President Hollywood Cemetery Co., Richmond Va. Cover worn with sealed tear and small piece out at bottom. Ex Harry Muldrow. SCV $3,500. $800.