Stampless Covers - North Carolina

5021

RALEIGH / N.C. // JUN double circle cancel with handstamped PAID - no rate but 2¢ understood as a drop rate Raleigh to Raleigh on immaculate homemade cover with small original business note to William Grimes enclosed, Extremely Fine, Ex-Powell. William Grimes was from a prominent Raleigh family and was a landlord in the sharecropping system, cattle breeder, hotel owner and wealthy philanthropist. His brother was Major General Bryan Grimes, Jr., 1860-1865.  $375

$ 375

7352

RALEIGH / N.C. // NOV / 27 / 1862 double circle cancel with matching blue handstamped curved PAID 5, New Dietz type IV; second cancel which appears to be of different 1861 date. Pristine homemade cover addressed to “Mrs. Alexander Sinclair, Charlotte, N. Ca.” Reason for different dates is speculation.  $90

$ 90

8092

SALISBURY / N.C. [1861] with matching handstamped PAID 5 on cover addressed to “Thos. W. Dewey, Esq., Cashier, Charlotte, N. C.” Dewey worked for the Bank of North Carolina, Fine. $130.

$ 130

10875

FAYETTEVILLE / N.C.  // FEB / 17 double circle cancel with matching PAID 10 on homemade cover to B F. Harris, Oxford, No Ca with docketing indicating it was sent by Aug. W. Steel 17 Feb  1865, top back flap missing and slightly reduced at top, Very Fine. Late use.  $120.

$ 120

10879

WILMINGTON / N.C. // 5 PAID // 4 / OCT [1861] altered prewar integral PAID 3 postmark on cover to B. F. Harris, Oxford, N.C. with contents docketing up right side indicating it was from Runkin & Martin, Wilmington, N. Ca Octr 3, 1861; top back flap missing and top edge wear; vermin hole at center and in soiled original business enclosure as well.  $70

$ 70

11389

HIGH POINT / N.C. // MAY / 13 balloon cds struck a bit high at left with matching PAID at right (no rate) on cover to Wm Fulford, Esq., Greensboro, No. Ca.   $100.

$ 100

11840

LENOIR / N.C. // JUN / 10 blue cds with matching blue PAID 5, CSA Catalog type C handstamp on clean homemade cover to W. W. Lenoir, Kitrels Spring, N. Ca. $225.

$ 225

14438

WARRENTON / N.C. // SEP / 13 cds with matching PAID 10 on a TURNED COVER to Mrs. S. T. Stuart Care of Maj. S. T. Stuart, Bentivoglio P.O., Albemarle Co, Va.; inside bearing a CSA 11 tied with manuscript cancel of Bentivoglio Va Sept 24, 1864. Most of one side flap missing. $250.

Listed in both North Carolina and CSA 11, Section 3

$ 250

13830

GREENSBOROUGH / N.C. // OCT / 3 / 1861 blue cds with matching 5 PAID, CSA Catalog type B, to J.A. Janratt, Huntsville, N.C., slightly reduced at top with back flap missing, Very Fine, CCV $200. $190.

$ 190

16692

WASHINGTON / N.C. // DEC / 24 / 1861 cds with matching PAID 5 (CSA Catalog Type A, CV $200) on clean cover to Hon. H. Cobb, Richmond, Va. $150.

Thomas Howell Cobb was a Southern Democrat and prominent politician in both the US and CSA as well as Major General in the Army of Northern Virginia. Much more information on linked page.

$ 150

16524

CHARLOTTE / N.C. blue cds with matching PAID 5 (CSA catalog Type D, CV $250) on commercially made cover to “Lieut S. P. Caldwell, Care of Cap. J. M. Miller, Ridgeway, Warren Co. N.C.” Missing top back flap. $100.

Samuel P. Caldwell enlisted as a 2nd Lieut. on 5-16-1861 in Co. C, NC 1st Cavalry, promoted a few months later to  1st Lieut. and transferred to Co. D.

$ 100

16525

CHARLOTTE / N.C. blue cds with matching PAID 5 (CSA catalog Type D, CV $250) on commercially made stampless cover to “Lieut S. P. Caldwell, Care of Col. Ransom, 1st Regt of Cavalry N.C. Vol., Tudor Hall, Manassas Junction, Va.” $150.

Samuel P. Caldwell enlisted as a 2nd Lieut. on 5-16-1861 in Co. C, NC 1st Cavalry, promoted a few months later to  1st Lieut. and transferred to Co. D.

$ 150

16528

SALISBURY / N.C. // AUG / 7 / [1861] with bold matching boxed PAID 5 (CSA catalog Type B, CCV $200) on stampless cover from Lieut. S. P. Caldwell, Care of Col. Ransom, 1st Regt of Cavalry N.C. Vol., (no soldier endorsement as it was paid in advance), to Mrs. Sam P. Caldwell, Charlotte, No. Ca. Flap missing and slight edge wear. $150.

Samuel P. Caldwell enlisted as a 2nd Lieut. on 5-16-1861 in Co. C, NC 1st Cavalry, promoted a few months later to 1st Lieut. and transferred to Co. D.

$ 150

17024

RIDGEWAY / N.C. // JUL / 13 (ms) [1861] with matching large fancy boxed PAID 5 (CSA catalog type B, CCV $300) on cover to George A. Barksdale, (of Warwick & Barksdale), Richmond, Virginia. Top back flap missing otherwise Extremely Fine, Ex Emerson. $300.

$ 300

17156

KINSTON, NC, cds with matching DUE 10 on soldier’s cover endorsed “From R. E. Wheeler Capt. Comdg Co H 26th Regt So Ca Vs:” to his wife “Margaret E. Wheeler, Shiloh Post Office, Sumter District SC.” Adversity cover fashioned from fancy list of goods; fully exploded and shows well from either side, light staining at upper left. $230.

Robert E. Wheeler served as a captain commanding Co. H, Regt South Carolina Infantry, Evan’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Beauregard’s Corps, Army S.V. & N.CMuch more information on linked page.

$ 230

16465

[WILMINGTON / NC // DUE] 10 neatly struck on homemade cover to Miss Sallie E. Hampton, Laurel Branch, Rowan County, N.C. Enclosed “Private D. A. Hampton, Co. G, 42nd Regt N.C. Troops.” Light water stains and slight reduction at right. Per Stefan Jaronski, this Wilmington numeral-only marking without the postmark was used from 1864 forward on soldiers’ due mail processed to / from soldiers in the area by the Wilmington post office. $200.

David A. Hampton served in Co. G, NC 42nd Infantry, Kirkland’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee iand, Army of Northern Virginia 4th Corps. Much more information on linked page.

$ 200

18595

DRESDEN / Te. // JUN / 5 [1862] with matching PAID 10 (CSA Catalog type A, CV $300) on cover to Miss Catharine Etheridge, Williamston, North Carolina; with “Wmston (Williamston) NC / June 18 / ford 5 (FORWARDED)” at top, UNLISTED IN CSA CATALOG either as forwarded or as manuscript postmark (usually cds). $450.

Listed in both Tennessee and North Carolina Stampless

$ 450

12221

WILMINGTON / N.C. // PAID  5 / 5 / OCT [1861] cds with integral rate, (CSA Catalog type F, CV $250), to Alexander McIntosh, Martindale, Macklinburg Co.(sic), N.C. on pale green envelope. $150.

$ 150

12222

WILMINGTON / N.C. // PAID  5 / 24 / OCT [1861] cds with integral rate, (CSA Catalog type F, CV $250), to Alexander McIntosh, Martindale, Macklinburg Co.(sic), N.C. on pristine pale green envelope. $200.

$ 200

19234

JAMESTOWN / N.C. // JAN / 16 dotted-rim large balloon postmark (one of only three known utilizing this style device) with neat matching PAID (no rate) listed as type A in CSA catalog, CV $250, on folded business LETTER dated January 15, 1864, but docketing says 1865 (we all know how that happens). Typed transcript included – concerning looms and yardage. Addressed to Mess. F&H Fries, Salem, NC from D[uncan] A. McRae for Mendenhall & McRae. Ex Kathleen Staples textile collection. $250.

Detailed info on F&H Fries Cotton and Woolen Mills on linked page.

$ 250

20086

CAROLINA CITY, N.C. / 5. Paid / Dec 7 (CC type A) bold clear marking on small lady’s cover addressed in peacock blue ink to Miss R.M. Oxford, Deals Mills, Colwell Co., NC. Tiny erosion holes at bottom. Ex Dietz, CCV $250. $150.

$ 150

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