Printer: Archer & Daly.
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.
CSA 8a, 2¢ pale red tied by CHARLESTON / S.C. // DEC / 21 cds on locally used cover to the State Bank. $900.
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"O.B." (Official Business) and “The P.O. Charleston SC” at top, [SC] Wonderful medical local drop use which comes with unpublished and very detailed bio courtesy of the F. T. Hambrecht & J. L. Koste biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity.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.
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. Listed in both CSA 8 Covers and CSA 7, Section 2
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.
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4 (1864) to Leatherwood, Virginia; part of homemade wrapper (most of back missing) made from a letter with significant historical content regarding the governor of Georgia.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.
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.
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.
Listed in both Imprints and CSA 8 Covers
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.
CSA 8, 2¢ brown red—two copies—used 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.
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.
CSA 8, 2¢ brown red strip of five, slightly irregular margins, tied by PITTSYLVANIA / C.H. / Va. // NOV / 17 cds on TURNED COVER to George D. Wise, Esq., Care of Gen. H. A. Wise, Charleston, S. Carolina; inside bears defective CSA 11, 10¢ blue, tied by RICHMOND / Va. // NOV / 1? cds, some minor wear, addressed to Mrs. Geo. D. Wise, Pittsylvania C.H., Va. UNUSUAL TURNED COVER WITH EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION FRANKING. Ex Keeling. 2005 PF certificate 0427991, Scott value for just the strip of 5 on cover $4,500. $3,750.
CSA 8, 2¢ brown red strip of five, tied by 3 strikes of ATLANTA / Ga. // MAY / 26 cds on adversity cover made from printed military form (Commutation of Rations) to Mrs. Dr. Jas Eugene Bell, Anthony Shoals, Elbert County, Georgia; right stamp with small thin spot and light crease, cover repair at right and reduced all four sides. RARE USE OF CSA 8 STRIP ON ADVERSITY COVER, 2008 CSA certificate, SCV $4,500. $1,600.
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
CSA 8, 2¢ brown red (4 close margins) tied by AUGUSTA / Ga. CDS on cover to R.D.B. Taylor Esq., Athens, Ga. with ms. “circular” at upper left. Signed (pencil) Stanley B. Ashbrook guarantee on verso. 1997 CSA certificate 03126. Circular uses are far scarcer than drop uses. SCV $1,500. $850.
Richard Deloney Bolling Taylor served in Company F of Georgia 3rd Battalion State Guard Cavalry. More information on linked page.
CSA 8a, 2¢ pale red first printing with large to huge margins all around and tied neat blue target; no town postmark, used on long NEWSPAPER WRAPPER to I. Jarrett, Huntsville, N.C. with a couple vertical file folds, math figures, known correspondence, Ex Keeling, SCV $1,500. $650.
CSA 8, 2¢ brown red (3 margins to just touching at bottom) tied by lightly struck CAMDEN / S.C. // JUL / 4 CDS on small drop cover to Mrs. Ann C. Salmond, Camden, S.C. SCV $1,500. $650.
CSA 8, 2c brown red, second printing horizontal strip of five, large margins except left stamp that has two small nicks at top, tied by bold strikes of RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 28 /1863 CDS on fresh cover to Miss S. W. Carmichael, Dixie P.O. Fluvanna County Va., 1991 CSA certificate. A Scarce Showpiece. SCV $4,500. $3,500.
CSA 8a, 2¢ pale red First Printing with a huge left margin, tied by beautifully struck RICHMOND / Va. // MAY / 27 (1864) CDS on Confederate States Treasury, First Auditor’s Office, Department Cotton Bond notice with printed date of February 9th, 1864, over the name of Bolling Baker, First Auditor; addressed to C.H. Sutton, Esq., Depository, Clarksville, Ga., fresh, Very Fine and SCARCE CIRCULAR USE, SCV as plain cover $1,500. A looker. $1,500. View inside of circular here
CSA 8, 2¢ brown red (4 margins) with socked-on-the-nose RICHMOND Va. SEP 9 1863 circular datestamp on on Office Commissioner of Taxes imprinted legal size cover drop use to Wm. Green Esq Tax Collector Richmond Va. Matching letterhead from Thompson Allan, Commissioner who returns the duplicate report of Collections of War Tax which has several errors and Allan asks to Green to make the necessary corrections and return the same. Slightly reduced at right, covers creases and some back flap repairs. Handsome use. Ex Ralph Swap. LL $1,400.
CSA 8, 2¢ brown red (light horizontal crease) tied RICHMOND VA MAR 30 CDS on adversity cover fashioned from 1864 State of Virginia Executive Department circular, 1997 CSA certificate 03029, addressed to Messr. Magruder & Bro. Union Mills Fluvanna Co. Va. Ex Ralph Swap. $1,250.