Items for Sale - Mourning Covers

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ light blue tied bold BALLOON postmark of LOVINGSTON / Va. // JUN / 29 on spectacular MOURNING COVER with full edged back flaps and second full postmark on verso, addressed to L. L. Loving, Esqr. Care Robert A. Matthews, Comptrollers Office, Richmond, Va. $1,100. 


CSA 13, 20¢ green tied by RICHMOND / VA. // OCT / 10 CDS on thick bordered MOURNING cover to Edward S. Brown, Ballsville, Powhatan County, Va. Ex Henry G. Gibson (Ward sale 12). $1,000.

Listed in both Mourning Cover and CSA 13 sections

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GB 33, 1p Red tied duplex on mourning cover to Lieutenant E.E. Fairfax Williamson, Conf. States Army, No. 15, Warwick Cresent (sic), Kensington, London with House of Commons embossed seal on back of black-edged flaps. Williamson was NOT in the Confederate Army. He was a FEDERAL SPY POSING AS A CONFEDERATE ARMY OFFICER IN ENGLAND. This intriguing cover was written up in a Daniel T. Gilbert article in the July-August 1980 Confederate Philatelist, a copy of which is included. Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin urgently wrote to Henry Hotz in London on September 24, 1862, warning him that: “One E.E. Fairfax Williamson who has just gone to England and whose address is to be found at Peabody’s banking house is a Federal spy. Please write a warning at once to all our agents and officers in Europe. Williamson is about twenty years of age, fair complexion, blue eyes, bad teeth.” $1,250. Listed in both Miscellaneous-2 and Mourning Covers

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CSA 11, 10¢ blue, 4 huge margins all around, tied by sharp SPARTANBURG C.H. S.C. 1863 cds on small laid-paper MOURNINGcover to Mrs. Willie P. Bocock, Macon Post Office, Marengo County, Alabama. Black-edged back as well with flaps intact, Extremely Fine.  Ex Ralph Swap. $600. 

Willis Perry Bocock biography on linked page.


CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied STAUNTON Va. JAN 29 on small mourning cover to Charles M. Hoyt, Charlottesville, Virginia; small edge tears at top, part top flap missing, and light rumpling/soiling. Ex Harrison. $275.


CHARLESTON S.C. JUN 30 1861 double-circle datestamp with matching PAID 5 (CC type E) on tiny black-edged mourning cover to Mrs. I. Woodruff Care of John Esterling Esq Graham’s Turnout Barnwell’s District (SC). $250.