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

Printer: Archer & Daly. CSA 7-L was printed on London paper; CSA 7-R was printed on scarcer Richmond paper.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

6453 6453

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.

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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.

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CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue 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.

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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.

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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.

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CSA 7-R, 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.

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CSA 7-R, 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 CSA 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 in the June 2009 ASDA Magazine in my Articles section. $160.

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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.

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CSA 7-R variety, 5¢ blue on local paper with SCRATCHED PLATE (position UL31, recently listed as a constant variety in Scott, not listed in the CSA Catalog but doubtless will be in future editions), vertical crease on right stamp (not on the variety), 4 margins, tied boldly struck GREENSBOROUGH / ALA // MAY / 20 cds on cover to Mrs. Willis Bocock, Taylor’s Station, near Macon, Marengo Co(unty), Ala.; slight edge nick at bottom of cover, RARE on-cover use of this scarce variety, CLOSE-UP OF STAMPS, ex Doug Baker. $400.

Willis Perry Bocock bio on linked page.

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CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (4 margins) tied Rehoboth Ga / Apr 10 manuscript postmark on cover to Miss Eliza J. Arnett, Macon, Georgia Care of Mr. James Williams, Very Fine. The Eliza Jane Arnett diary of 1864 is at the University of Georgia. Ex Doug Baker. $125.

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CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied light NINETY SIX / S.C. // JAN / 18 (1864) CDS with contents docketing dating it to Jany 15, 1864, from R. Chancy to Rev. J. P. Boyce, Congaree House, Columbia, S.C., vertical filing crease at center with ms. directive at top “to be kept until called for,” Ex MacBride and Doug Baker. $150.

James Petigru Boyce bio on the linked page.

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CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (faulty) on local paper tied double strike of JACKSON (Mississippi) STRAIGHTLINE cancel (type SL-07, CV $1,000) on pale green cover, reduced at left and light ink stains, addressed to James Allen, Goodman Station, Holmes County, Miss. The large Jackson SL used from late May 1863 to July 1863 (EKU May 29, 1863). Ex Doug Baker. $280.

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CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue bottom sheet margin pair on local paper (roughly separated at bottom and small scrape at top) tied nicely struck JACKSON (Mississippi) STRAIGHTLINE cancel (type SL-07A early state with ball on J intact, CV $1,500) on cover with faded address to Mrs. W.H. Carter, Walnut Cove, N.C., written up in both the Confederate Philatelist and North Carolina Postal Historian by Tony L. Crumbley, bit reduced at right, Ex Bush, Fisher and Baker. Large Jackson SL used from late May 1863 to July 1863 (EKU May 29, 1863) $600.

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CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair on local paper (4 margins) tied bold JACKSON (Mississippi) STRAIGHTLINE cancel (type SL-07A early state with ball on J intact, CV $1,500) on pale green cover to Mrs. Nancy C. Biss, Coffeeville, Clark County, Alabama. Cover professionally cleaned and shallow edge repair along right side which does not affect stamps, 2016 CSA certificate. Large Jackson SL used from late May 1863 to July 1863 (EKU May 29, 1863) $800.

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CSA 7-L pair, 5¢ blue on London paper tied blue PETERSBURG Va. APR 30 CDs on clean cover to Miss Jennie P. Barron, Charlotte C House, Virginia. Ex Ralph Swap. $180. 

Virginia Pendergrast “Jennie” Barron Baird (1845-1888) was the daughter of famed U.S. and Confederate Naval officer Commodore Samuel Barron. The son and nephew of U.S. Navy captains, he was appointed a midshipman at the age of two, reported for active duty at six and sailed aboard the flagship of the Mediterranean fleet before he was eleven! His is an amazing story.

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CSA 7-R pair, 5¢ blue tied neat ANDERSON Tex MAY 9 CDS on cover to Mr. W. H. Neblett, Capt. Stephenson’s Co. (I) Col Elmore’s Regt Galveston Texas. Ex Ralph Swap. $225. 

William H. Neblett sserved in Company I, Texas 20th infantry and Company A, Tennessee 49th infantry. Brief bio on linked page.

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CSA 7-R pair, 5¢ blue tied CHARLESTON S.C. MAR 4 CDS on pale green cover to Rev. J.M. Schuckhise, Newberry, S.C. Ex David Kohn and Ralph Swap. $100.

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CSA 7-R SINGLE, 5¢ dark blue tied RICHMOND VA APR 7 (1863) on commercially-made cover to Henry J. Haynesworth, Petersburg, Va. On July 1, 1862, postal rates increased to a universal 10¢ regardless of distance. The vast majority of covers are franked with pairs. This scarce cover is UNDERPAID by 5¢. Ex Ralph Swap. $400.

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CSA 7-R vertical pair, 5¢ blue tied ADAMS RUN S.C. FEB 19 CDS on blue laid-paper cover to Miss P.W. McDowell Care Mr. W.T.M. Kewn, Orangeburg So Ca Ex Roger H. Oswald and Ralph Swap. $125. 

Philippina Behn McDowell of Charleston, S.C., was married to James P. Hawkins, an agent for the Southern Express Company who lived in Danville during the war. They were married in 1870. Following the war, Hawkins also became involved in the tobacco industry, becoming a partner in the Roanoke Tobacco Works and Hawkins & Jones. During this time, he also served on the Danville City Council.

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CSA 7-L pair, 5¢ blue tied light strike of RICHMOND TEX OCT 3 (1862) CDS with bold second strike at left. Used over US U27, 3¢ star-die entire to George Warren, Webberville, Texas. Reduced at left with small restored upper left corner. Ex Ralph Swap. $250.


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied TUSCALOOSA Al. MAR 1 CDS on turned cover to Mrs. W. Lewis Lackey, Lexington Rockbridge Co Virginia; inside use from Montgomery Ala to L.C. Garland , President, Tuskaloosa Ala with stamp regrettably removed. $100.

Landon Cabell Garland
(1810-1895) was the president of the University of Alabama. Mary Lewis McCampbell (1832-1906) married Capt. William Alexander Lackey (183-1889) in 1862 at Rockbridge County. He enlisted in 14th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Company C, in 1861. His military records are easily found online; he was captured multiple times and spent times in Camp Chase and Fort Delaware.

CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied TUSCALOOSA Al. DEC 3 CDS on cover to Mrs. Mary E. Walker, Montgomery, Alabama Care of Mr. M.H. Phillips. $90.

CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair with filled in frame at right on right stamp, used on cover with manuscript cancel of Jefferson Va June 16, to “Miss Mary C. Wilson Care John P. Wilson Esq Cumberland C.H., Virginia,Jefferson Virginia is in Powhatan County, Va.; the former name is West Falls Church, Va., Ex Tobias. $160.


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.


CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair (filled in frame printing variety on right edge of right stamp) tied bold HALIFAX C.H.  VA JUN 8 cds on pristine TURNED COVER addressed to “Mr. Nath(an) T. Green, Care of Major C. S. Covington, Richmond, Va.”. Inside use franked with 4-margin 10¢ light blue CSA 11 (AD) tied blue RALEIGH N.C. double circle cancel addressed to Mrs. Covington in Halifax. Although, military records (inclosed) checked do not show him with rank past private, such records are frequently incomplete. He was mustered into Co A Va 3rd Cavalry in 1861 and transferred into H Co. Va 14th Infantry in 1864. Included records show him wounded at Chester Station, VA and hospitalized at Chimborazo, Richmond, VA. Nathaniel Terry Green enlisted as a private and was detailed April 15, 1862 to Richmond as unfit for field duty due to poor health. Born in Halifax County, VA.  A lovely use. $400. Listed in both CSA 7 covers, section 1, and CSA 11, section 1.


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue two singles tied PRATTVILLE Ala. APR 13, partially struck off the cover, to Capt. E.A. Smith, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. $150.


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (crease and sealed tear) tied with Greenwood (Depot, Virginia) Aug 5th (1863) manuscript small-town postmark (Albemarle County) on clean cover to Philip St. Geo. Ambler, Esq. Cool Well P.O. Amherst Co(unty) Va. Contemporaneous docketing “Charles G. Ambler” as the likely sender and dating it to 1863. Today, there are roughly 550 residents in Greenwood. Scarce small-town postmark. Ex Harrison. $225.


CSA 7-R, 5¢ dark blue vertical pair with trace of BRASS RULE (listed variety in CSA Catalog and Scott) at top right, pen canceled stamps with scarce small-town manuscript postmark of MRS Va Jun 5 (Madison Run Station – Orange County) on cover to Lucy E. Newton, Athens, Georgia, Ex Robert H. Miller. Ex Harrison. $200.


CSA 8, 2¢ brown red (small faults) tied CHARLOTTESVILLE VA October 3 circular datestamp drop use on fresh TURNED COVER locally addressed to George Carr Esq. Charlottesville, Va. Inside use CSA 7, 2 singles of 5¢ dark blue pen canceled with manuscript “Junction Va Mar 26th/63” to Mrs. Wm. T. Early, Charlottesville, Va. Ex Engstler Charlottesville collection and Ex John Vagnetti. Listed both in CSA 8 Covers and CSA 7, Section 1. $700.

George Carr was a prominent Charlottesville attorney. Short bio on linked page.


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied CONWAYBOROUGH SC MAR 20 (1863) circular BALLOON datestamp on short FOLDED LETTER to Messrs Coffin & Pringle, Charleston, S.C.  from P.C.J. Weston headed March 8, 1863, requesting that they secure five thousand dollars to invest in Confederate stock (a bad idea, in hindsight…). Light file fold through stamps. Click to see letter Ex Harrison. $230.


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair pen canceled with scarce small-town manuscript postmark of Arnoldton Va Jan 12, 1863 (Campbell County) on LONG INTERESTING 4-PAGE SOLDIER TO SOLDIER LETTER to Joel W. Haden (perhaps Hayden), 4th Reg. Va. Heavy Artillery, Richmond, Va. Care Capt. A. Jorden. Click to see page 1 // Click to see page 2 // Click to see page 3 // Click to see page 4. The edges of the letter pages are digitally clipped in places. It is NOT that way on the actual letter. Ex Harrison. $250.


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair on local paper tied TREVILIAN’S DEPOT VA DEC 6 circular datestamp over charge box notation on cover to Mrs. H.M. Pearson Care of Chiles & Chenery Richmond, Ex John Vagnetti. $100.

New 08-29-23

CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair used with pen cancels on neat cover with COBHAM Va. cds (ms. Sep2 [1862] date) addressed to “Mrs.A. L. Rives, Care of Captain Alfred L. Rives, Engineer Office, War Department, Richmond, Virginia.” Light pencil docketing “Mama 1 Sept 1862” up left edge. Ex Thayer, Thacker and John Vagnetti. $200.

Alfred Landon Rives bio on linked page.

New 09-29-23

CSA 7-R, 5¢ dark blue pair on local paper with close to huge margins, tied by BRISTOE STATION VA APR 14 cds on cover to Miss Lizzie Beard, Harrisonburg, Rockingham County Virginia. $110.

New 09-29-23

CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (small edge nick in right stamp) tied GORDONSVILLE VA. SEP 25 1862 CDS on cover to Reuben M. Garnett Esq Newtown King & Queen County Va. Flap faults, Ex John Vagnetti.   $90.