Items for Sale - Official, Semi-Official and State Imprints - Section 2

17827

CSA 8, 2¢ brown red with full margins to slightly in, tied RICHMOND / VA. cds on legal-size cover with Confederate States NAVY DEPARTMENT, Official Business. imprint (ND-08, CCV $750 for common stamp) to Hon. James Lyons, M.C. House Reps, Richmond. Lyons was a Confederate congressman. DROP-LETTER RATE, reduced at right touching imprint and vertical folds, scarce Confederate Navy imprint. Ex MacBride. $900.

James Lyons (1801-1882) was a Virginia politician who served in the Confederate Congress and as President Jefferson Davis' Counsel.

Much more information on linked page.
 

$ 900

17840

CSA 2-P, 10¢ dark blue Paterson tied bold RICHMOND / Va. // OCT / 30 / 1862 on semi-official imprinted Confederates States of America, Treasurer’s Office. (TD-21, CV $350) to John M. Kirkland, Ca[shier] Hillsboro, N.C., slightly reduced at right grazing imprint and address. $250.

$ 250

17843

RICHMOND / VA // SEP / 12 / 1861 cds with matching PAID / 20 (ms.) on legal-size imprinted envelope Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. (TD-11, CV $400), this is the catalog listing example, to T. W. Compton, Esq., Princeton, Ark[ansas], flap opening tear extending over top but away from markings, Scarce, Ex Telep and Gallagher. $250.

$ 250

17847

Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. (TD-01) unused blue legal-size imprinted envelope  (8 ½” x 3 ¾”) with manuscript “Miscellaneous Ordnance Papers.” $75

$ 75

17848

Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. Register’s Office. (TD-15) hand-delivered to W. B. Johnston, Esq., Montgomery, Ala. (5 ½” x 3 1/8 ”) Only a tracing available for CSA catalog, likely indicating a scarce imprint (CV $400 for postally used). Extremely Fine. $150.

$ 150

17849

Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. Unused imprinted envelope (5 ¼” x 3”), (TD-01, CV $350 postally used), Very Fine. $60.

$ 60

17850

Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. Unused imprinted envelope (5 ¼” x 3”), (TD-01, CV $350 postally used), Very Fine. $50.

$ 50

17851

Treasury Department, C.S.A., Treasurer’s Office. Unused imprinted envelope (5 ¼” x 3”), (TD-24, CV $350 postally used), Very Fine. $60.

$ 60

17852

Treasury Department, C.S.A., Treasurer’s Office. Unused blue imprinted envelope (5 ¼” x 3”), (TD-24, CV $350 postally used), Very Fine. $60.

$ 60

17854

 Confederate States of America, Treasury Department. First Auditor’s Office. Unused linen-lined imprinted envelope, (7” x 4”), (TD-32, CV $350 postally used), typically used to send securities thus slightly oversized, Very Fine. $60.

$ 60

17859

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ light blue (4 margins) tied RALEIGH / N.C. double-circle datestamp on imprinted envelope  Adjutant General’s Office, Roll of Honor. (WD-AG-11, CV $750) with Official Business at left, docketed “May 2, 1864, Major James H. Foote,” to W. S. Pettigrew, Esq., Summerville, N.C. gently cleaned. Incredibly interesting group of military records at NARA for a clearly admired officer. I will likely write this story up for one of my columns. Rare imprint with great backstory. $450.        

James Henry Foote served as captain in Company I, NC 1st Infantry.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 450

17860

CSA 2-Y (Scott 2-e), 10¢ light milky blue, two Stone Y singles tied together on legal-size envelope by blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // NOV / 13 cds on imprinted envelope of Head-Quarters, / Commissary General’s Department. (WD-CD-02, CV $400.) Addressed to W. F. B. Haynesworth, Esq, Secty. & Tr. S.B.R., Sumter, S.C.  File folds and wear but very scarce use of more than one Stone Y on cover.  $450.

William Francis Baker Haynesworth was an attorney, judge advocate and prominent citizen of Sumter who at times acted as editor and publisher of the Sumter Banner.

More information on linked page.

$ 450

17861

Confederate States of America. War Department. Engineer Bureau, (WD-EN-01, CV $500) Three-line imprint at lower left of small blue cover (heavy watermark and embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” Addressed to Brig. Gen. E. P. Alexander as "Chief of Artillery, Gen. Longstreet's Corps," SIGNATURE as [MAJOR GENERAL] "J. F. Gilmer Dec. 3rd 64 River Defense", Very Fine, military courier use as shown by manuscript directive at lower left to be delivered “By Capt. Goodwin.” (likely Archibald B. Goodwin of Va. 9th Infantry, Army Northern Virginia) MILITARY COURIER-DELIVERED BUSINESS LETTER FROM ONE CONFEDERATE GENERAL TO ANOTHER. GILMER AUTOGRAPH VALUE as well as scarce imprint and not one but two general officers. $700. 

Major General Jeremy Francis Gilmer was a soldier, mapmaker, and civil engineer most noted for his service as the Chief Engineer of the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. Brigadier General Edward Porter Alexander was a military engineer, railroad executive, planter, and author who was the officer in charge of the massive artillery bombardment preceding Pickett's Charge.

Much more information on linked page.

Listed in both Imprints-2 and Miscellaneous-2

$ 700

17863

CSA 6, 5¢ blue vertical pair (pre-use crease / tear) tied RICHMOND / VA // JUL / 3 / 1862 on Confederate States of America, War Department, Surgeon General’s Office. (WD-MD-04, CV $400) imprinted envelope addressed to Surg[eon] William Taylor, Wilcox Division, A.N.V. (Army of Northern Virginia). Included is a very detailed bio from the unpublished biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity, courtesy of Drs. F. T. Hambrecht and J.L. Koste. Ex Hambrecht. $450.

Surgeon William Taylor was assigned as surgeon to report to Gen. Robert E. Lee, duty with the 10th Alabama Infantry; he subsequently became Chief Surgeon General Wilcox's Division, Army of Northern Virginia.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 450

17864

CSA 11, 10¢ blue used with RICHMOND / VA cds partly struck off cover at top, Confederate States of America, War Department, Surgeon General’s Office. (WD-MD-04, CV $400) imprinted envelope addressed in bold hand to Mrs. T. M. Dykers, Planters Hotel, Cheraw, S.C. $200.

The Cheraw Hotel--The Cheraw Hotel was once a stage tavern and boarded such notables as John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay and Sam Houston.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 200

17866

CSA 12, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied RICHMOND / Va. cds on Confederate States of America, War Department, Surgeon General’s Office. imprint envelope (WD-MD-04, CV $400) to W. W. Webb, Esq. Lunenburg C.H., Virginia. Very Fine. $300.

$ 300

17868

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (4 margins) tied RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 24 [1863] cds on Confederate States of America, Surgeon General’s Office. Official Business. legal-size blue imprinted envelope (WD-MD-06, CV $400) to Surg[eon] L. D. Ford, In charge Genl Hospital, August, Ga. File fold at center and a bit edge worn. $150.

Dr. Lewis DeSaussure Ford (1881-1883) was first surgeon of the Georgia Hospital in Richmond to the close of the war.

More information on linked page.

$ 150

17869

CSA 1, 5¢ olive green tied RICHMOND / Va. // DEC / 21 /1863 cds on Confederate States of America, Surgeon General’s Office. Official Business. (at left) legal-size imprinted envelope (WD-MD-03, CV $400) to Dr. W. F. Barr, Abingdon, Va. Light file folds and a bit edge worn. $200.

$ 200

17870

CSA 11-ADa, 10¢ milky blue tied partial strike of RICHMOND / Va. // JU / 2 / 1863 cds on blue legal-size cover addressed to Surg. E. Burke Haywood, Actg Med. Dir. of Hospital, Raleigh, N.C. with Confederate States of America. Surgeon General’s Office. / Official Business. (WD-MD-06, CV $400) Ex Wyche and Hambrecht. $450. 

Dr. Edmund Burke Haywood established the first Confederate hospitals in North Carolina.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 450

17871

CSA 7-R-v4, 5¢ blue pair (filled in frames at bottom) tied RICHMOND / Va. // ? / 22 cds on legal-size envelope imprinted Confederate States of America. Surgeon General’s Office. / Official Business. (WD-MD-06, CV $400) to Dr. R. F. Scruggs, Sweet Water, Monroe County, Tennessee. $200.

$ 200

17872

Hand-delivered legal-size envelope imprinted Confederate States of America. Surgeon General’s Office. Official Business. (WD-MD-05, CV $400) to Hon. W. W. Clark, Ho. of Reps. CS, Richmond, Va. File fold well away from markings. $100.

William White Clark (1819-1883) was a representative to the Confederate Congress from Georgia.

$ 100

17874

Hand-delivered envelope imprinted Confederate States of America. Surgeon General’s Office. Official Business. (WD-MD-10, CV $400) to Dr. R[obert]. P. Taliaferro, Richmond, Va. A bit war weary but very presentable example. Taliaferro was a medical officer in CS Army Field & Staff. $60.

$ 60

17875

Medical Director’s Office. Richmond, Va. Official Business. (WD-MD-22, CV $500 when postally used) small unused imprinted pale blue envelope. Fine, scarce imprint.  $75.

$ 75

17876

Confederate States of America. Surgeon General’s Office. Official Business. (WD-MD-06, CV $400 when postally used) unused imprinted legal-size envelope (8 ¾” x 3 ¾”) $75.

$ 75

17877

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 large to huge margins all around) tied RICHMOND / Va. // APR / 24 cds on legal-size cover imprinted Confederate States of America., Surgeon General’s Office. / Official Business. t. (WD-MD-06, CV $400) to Surg. W. H. Hall, Medical Purveyor, Petersburg, Va. This is also a TURNED COVER with a N.C. use inside (pair of stamps missing but complete cds which I can’t quite make out), addressed to Mrs. Jno. H. Claiborne, Louisburg, NC; envelope folded down slightly all around. Greatly detailed bio included from the unpublished biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity, courtesy of Drs. F. T. Hambrecht and J.L. Koste. $350.

Dr. William Hunt Hall was appointed Asst. Surgeon to rank in 1862 and served in both Va and NC.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 350

17878

CSA 8, 2¢ brown red horizontal strip of five, large margins to barely in, tied RICHMOND / VA. // SEP / 20 triple strike cds and manuscript on blue legal-size cover to S. G. Hensley, Wytheville, Va. with Confederate States of America, War Department, Nitre and Mining Bureau. Official Business. imprint (WD-NM-05, CV $500), with two matching enclosures which are dated Sep. 3 and Sep. 21 to Jno. W. Greene & Co., but is definitely the same hand. Docketing at left “James Boulden of Wythe County Virginian, Wytheville.” But letters are from Lt. Col. Richard Morton with one referencing the other and logically sent by Morton. Slightly reduced at left and some wear including edge and back flap tears, tiniest stamp faults of little to no consequence. 2005 PF certificate. SCV of strip on cover $4,500 with no regard to scarce imprint. RARE and showy USE. $2,000.

Major Jonathan W. Green owned and operated furnaces at Mount Hope from 1861 or 1862 which provided pig iron to the Confederacy. Lt. Col. Richard C. Morton, stationed in Richmond, oversaw Nitre and Mining Service of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Listed in both Imprints-2 and CSA 8

$ 2,000

17879

CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair tied blue TUSKEGREE / ALA double-circle postmark (degraded color) and ms. “March the 3d/63” on semi-official imprinted Confederate States of America, War Department, Quartermaster’s Department. [Official Business.] (WD-QM-05, CV $400) to Cadet H. Paine, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 1985 PF certificate. $200.  

Tuscaloosa Cadets. At the start of the war, the University of Alabama converted to a military form of governance, with its primary duty to produce new officers for the Confederate Army. The university soon became the "West Point of the South," supplying Confederate armies.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 200

17880

CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 margins, gum stains) tied blue COLUMBIA / S.C. cds on pale green semi-official cover imprinted Official Business. C.S. Locomotive Shops, Raleigh, N.C. (imprint crossed out as private use, WD-QM-34, CV $750) to Lt. A. B. Shepperson, Salisbury, N.C.; small corner tear at upper left. Ex MacBride, Bogg and Kohn and Littlejohn. Scarce imprint. $200.

Alfred B. Shepperson served in Co. F, 59th VA Infantry but transferred into Co. C, 60th VA Infantry and then Co. H of 60th VA.

$ 200

17881

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (large unevenly separated 4 margins) tied MACON / GA double-circle datestamp on semi-official cover imprinted C.S. Central Laboratory, (ordn.) Macon, Ga., / [Official Business.] which is an UNLISTED IMPRINT VARIETY similar to WD-OD-21 but with a longer line under Macon, Ga., different font for “O” of Ordn. as well as different spacing. Addressed to Walter Blake Esq., Pocotaligo, So. Ca. $450.

$ 450

17882

Quartermaster’s Department, Confederate States of America. (with curly bracket at right) UNLISTED IMPRINT on small (5 ¼” x 3”) envelope addressed to Mr. B. F. Richardson(?)/Mt. ? with clearly penned docketing up left side “Taken from Vicksburg July 4, 1863” which conjures up visions of a fallen soldier who did not make it home – the day Vicksburg fell. $200.

$ 200

17884

CSA 1, 5¢ olive green tied RICHMOND / Va. cds on legal-size envelope with imprint Confederate States of America, Quarter Master General’s Office (Official Business.) (WD-QM-09, CV $400) only listed in black and white in CSA catalog (this will be source for new image in future catalog), to Capt. Ro Thomas, AQM 16th Keah ? ? Co Coswell ? Yorktown, Virginia; gently cleaned and restored to Very Fine appearance. $190.

$ 190

17885

CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue vertical pair tied unidentified circular datestamp over ms. charge box marking on semi-official legal-size cover imprinted Confederate States of America, Quartermaster’s Department, (Official Business.) (WD-QM-05, CV $400) to Hon. Andrew P. Calhoun, Pendleton, So. Ca. $200.

Andrew Pickens Calhoun was son of John C. Calhoun.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 200

17888

CSA 12, 10¢ dark blue (4 margins) tied RICHMOND / VA // SEP / 7 cds on pale blue envelope with imprint Confederate States of America, Subsistence Department (WD-SD-02, CV $350), to Maj. P. W. White, Chief Cl[erk] Quincy, Fla. Ex Judge Emerson, Cole. $350.

Major Pleasant Woodson White was Chief Commissary Officer for Florida and commanded the depot at Quincy.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 350

17889

US 65, 3¢ rose used with manuscript postmark of Ivy Depot Va April 2 (1866?) with charge box notation at top on pale blue semi-official imprint envelope Confederate States of America, Subsistence Department, Office of Chief Commissary of Virginia with [Official.] at upper left (WD-SD-12, CV $400), to Mrs. Ella A. MacKenzie, 118 Park Street, Baltimore [Maryland], pencil docket at left “Brother Duk.” Small stained sealed tear at upper right and soiled file fold across top. Jack Molesworth note on verso that it is a “captured” imprint, with price tag of $350. My take is that it is post-war. Either way, it is a very interesting item. $200.

Ella Noland MacKenzie - interesting detailed biographical information on linked page.

$ 200

17891

CSA 1, 5¢ green tied RICHMOND / Va. // MAR / 14 / 1862 (4 margins) on legal-size imprinted envelope Confederate States of America, Subsistence Department. (WD-SD-03, CV $350), to John G. Moffitt, Morristown, Tenn. Sergeant John G. Moffett was Commissary Agent stationed at Morristown, Tenn, then New Market. $230.

$ 230

17892

CSA 1, 5¢ green tied RICHMOND / Va. // APR / 7 / 1862 (4 margins) on legal-size imprinted envelope Confederate States of America, Subsistence Department. (WD-SD-04, CV $350), with additional “Due 5” in manuscript, to John G. Moffett, Com. Agt, Morristown, Tenn, which is crossed out and FORWARDED to his new station in New Market. Sergeant John G. Moffett was Commissary Agent stationed at Morristown, Tenn, then New Market. $300.

$ 300

17893

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ light blue (4 margins) tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // OCT / 11 cds on semi-official imprinted Confederate States. / Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. / Official Business. (WD-ZA-24, CV $750) with “Not” in manuscript in front of “Official.” Addressed to Miss Julia McCord, Greenville, South Carolina. Extremely Fine. Ex Littlejohn. Chronological letter date of “91” at top left. $450.

Henry Wemyss-Feilden was Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. serving successively under Generals P. G. T. Beauregard, Samuel Jones, and William J. Hardee.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 450

17894

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ light blue pair (tiny nick at top) manuscript canceled, doubtless sent from Charleston SC as is a known correspondence, on semi-official imprinted Confederate States. / Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. / Official Business. (WD-ZA-24, CV $750) Last line crossed out, as was private correspondence. Addressed to Miss Julia McCord, Greenville, South Carolina. Extremely Fine. Chronological letter date of “94” at top left. $450.

Henry Wemyss-Feilden was Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. serving successively under Generals P. G. T. Beauregard, Samuel Jones, and William J. Hardee.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 450

17895

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ light blue (4 margins) manuscript canceled, doubtless sent from Charleston, SC, as known correspondence on semi-official imprinted Confederate States. / Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. / Official Business. (WD-ZA-24, CV $750) with “Not” in manuscript in front of “Official.” Addressed to Miss Julia McCord, Greenville, South Carolina. Very Fine. Ex Littlejohn. Chronological letter date of “93” at top left. $400.


Henry Wemyss-Feilden was Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca., Ga. and Flo. serving successively under Generals P. G. T. Beauregard, Samuel Jones, and William J. Hardee.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 400

17896

CSA 12-ADa, 10¢ milky blue left sheet margin tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // AUG / 9 cds on small blue semi-official imprinted Head Quarters, 1st Military Dist., Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Official Business. (WD-ZA-26, CV $750) to Joseph C. Habersham, No. 3. Liberty Street, Savannah, Ga. Box 513. SUPERB and RARE. Ex Judd. $750.

Surgeon Joseph Clay Habersham served throughout the war in a medical capacity for the Confederacy as Assistant Surgeon, Surgeon and Brigade Surgeon.

More information on linked page.

$ 750

17897

CSA 7-L, 5¢ blue pair tied blue cds over semi-official imprinted Confederate States, Head-Quarters Department N. Carolina and Southern Va., Official Business. (WD-ZA-15, CV $500) Only catalog-listed imprint for this department. Part of imprint hidden so collector wrote in portion of imprint not visible. to Mrs. Carmichael Care I. R. Bryan, Esq, Dixie P.O. Fluvanna Co[unty] Virginia. Slightly reduced at top with top back flap missing. Ex Kohn. $250.

$ 250

17899

Hand-carried blue semi-official imprinted Confederate States, Head-Quarters Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Official Business. (WD-ZA-23, CV $750) to Capt. L. Fortin, 30th Regt. La. V[olunteer]s, Care of Father Turgis. File folds caused by heavy contents. $300.

Louis Fortin served in Company F, Louisiana 30th Infantry, also known as the Sumter Regiment Infantry.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 300

17900

CHARLESTON / S.C. // NOV / 1 / 186- cds with matching PAID 10 on legal-size imprinted Confederate States. Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina and Georgia. Official Business. (WD-ZA-21, CV $500). Listing copy for the catalog. To Brig. Genl. Howell Cobb, Athens, Georgia, charged to box 392. Bit edge worn, at upper left. $200.

$ 200

17902

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green tied red RALEIGH / N.C. // JAN / 10 dcds on imprinted state semi-official Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. at left: Official Business. (S-NC-09, CV $400). to Maj. J. Jenkins, 25th Batt. H.G. (Home Guards), Shelby, N.C. Cover scuff/erosion at top right and most of top back flap missing. $150.

$ 150

17903

RALEIGH / N.C. dcds with matching PAID [2] on imprinted state semi-official Official Business, Office of Chief Quartermaster, Raleigh, N.C. (S-NC-30, $400) to Surgeon E. Burke Haywood, Raleigh, N.C. Ex Wyche and Zimmerman. $400.

Dr. Edmund Burke Haywood established the first Confederate hospitals in North Carolina.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 400

17904

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue left sheet margin tied RALEIGH / N.C. // JU- / 6 dcds on imprinted state semi-official Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. at left: Official Business. (S-NC-10, CV $400) to Maj. J. Jenkins, 25th Batt. H.G. (Home Guards), Shelby, N.C., Ex John R. Hill. $250.

$ 250

17905

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied RALEIGH / N.C. // JUL / 25 dcds on imprinted state semi-official Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. at left: Official Business. (S-NC-10, CV $400) to Lt. Col. J. Hargrave, 14 Batt. H.G. (Home Guards), Lexington, N.C. $300.

Jesse Hargrave served in Company I, NC 14th Infantry (State Troops) and 4th Regt North Carolina Infantry.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 300

17906

CSA 7-L, 5¢ blue pair (small faults) tied by RALEIGH / N.C. // APR / 6 double circle datestamp on imprinted state semi-official Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. at left: Official Business. (S-NC-10, CV $400) to Col. A. A. Harbin, President G.C.M., Statesville, N.C.  Ex Littlejohn. $250.

$ 250

17907

CSA 11-ADa, 10¢ light milky blue tied by blue RALEIGH / N.C. // DEC / 8 double circle datestamp on fresh imprinted state semi-official Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. at left: Official Business. (S-NC-14, CV $400) this the catalog listing copy. To Lt. Col. T. J. Gregory, 42nd Regt. N.C.M. Sassafras Fork, N.C. $300

$ 300

17909

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied oxidized red ink of RALEIGH / N.C. dcds on imprinted state semi-official Official Business. Adjutant General’s Office., Raleigh, N.C. (S-NC-09, CV $400) to Col. A. A. Sharpe, Matesville, N.C. $150.

$ 150

17910

CSA 7-R-v4, 5¢ blue vertical pair (filled in frame at right) tied blue RALEIGH / N.C. dcds on imprinted state semi-official Conscript Office, Raleigh, N.C., Official Business. (WD-CN-08, CV $500) to L.M. Scott, Greensboro, N.C.  Scarce imprint. $300.

$ 300

17911

RALEIGH / N.C. blue dcds with matching PAID (no rate) on imprinted state semi-official Head Quarters Camp of Instruction, Raleigh, N.C., with Official Business. at left. (WD-CN-19a, CV $500) to Col. J. S. Amis, Young Cross Roads, Granville Co[unty] N.C. and Charge [box] 190, top back flap missing, Scarce. $250.

$ 250

17912

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied RALEIGH / N.C. // 11 Dec 1863 dcds on imprinted state semi-official Official Business. (at top left) Ordnance Department, Raleigh, N.C. (S-NC-20, CV $400) to Maj. A. A. Harbin, Mocksville, N.C. Ex Judd. $300.

$ 300

17913

RALEIGH / N.C. dcds with matching PAID (no rate) on imprinted state semi-official Official Business. Quartermaster’s Department, Raleigh, N.C. (S-NC-29, CV $400). Pre-printed envelope to Officer Commanding Co. B, 50th N.C. Regt., Kirkland’s Brigade A.N.Va., and in light pencil “near Goldsboro NC.” Missing top back flap and bit war weary but unusual. $150.

$ 150

17916

CSA 7-R, 5¢ blue pair (4 margins) tied blue RALEIGH / N.C. // JAN / 1 / 1863 double circle cancel on legal semi-official cover with UNLISTED imprint of Ordnance Department, Raleigh, N.C., with OFFICIAL BUSINESS. at left; similar to CSA Catalog type S-NC-23 (CCV $400). Addressed to Lt. Col. F. I. Gregory, 42nd Regt. N.C.M., Sassafras Fork, N. Ca.; light file folds, cover toning and slight reduction at ends by refolding. ONLY IMPRINT RECORDED. $250.

$ 250

17917

RALEIGH / N.C. double-circle datestamp with matching PAID (no rate) on legal-size envelope imprinted Conscript Office, Raleigh, N.C. with [Official Business]. at upper left. (WD-CN-07, CV $500) pre-printed envelope To the Enrolling Officer (Mr. Jno D. Williams) For Cumberland County, Fayetteville, N.C.  Scarce! $300.

$ 300

17915

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (4 large margins) tied RALEIGH / N.C. dcds on legal-size envelope imprinted Adjutant General’s Office, Raleigh, N.C. with Official Business. at upper left. (S-NC-11, CV $400). There is only a black and white tracing of this in the catalog, which makes this variety scarce. Addressed to Maj. Jesse J. Jenkins, 25th Batt[alion] H[ome] G[uards], Shelby, N.C.  Toning along left edge. $150.

$ 150

17918

Quartermaster’s Department, Salisbury, N.C., Official Business. imprinted unused legal-size envelope (7 3/4” x 3 ½”) (S-NC-33, CV $400 postally used), Very Fine $100.

$ 100

17920

CSA 8, 2¢ brown red with large margins to in where separated unevenly prior to use, tied well-struck RICHMOND / VA. // FEB / 10 cds on cover locally addressed by Governor John Letcher to R. A. Brock, Esq. with State of Virginia, Executive Department imprint (S-VA-01, CV $500) at lower left, embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” Very Fine. Ex Snead III. $1,000.

Robert Alonzo Brock donated an enormous collection of Civil War documents to the Huntingdon Library in San Marino, Ca. comprised of his own private and official correspondences. John Letcher is best known as Virginia’s Civil War-era governor.

Much more information on linked page.

Listed in both Imprints-2 and Miscellaneous-2

$ 1,000

17925

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (small faults) tied RICHMOND / VA. // DEC / 26 cds on cover addressed by Governor John Letcher to Mr. J. D. Davidson, Lexington, Rockbridge [County] Va. with State of Virginia, Executive Department imprint (S-VA-01, CV $500) at lower left of envelope which is addressed upside down thus placed it at upper right, embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” On verso is a note by Letcher, “If you want to send me a telegram write to N. K. Fant, Mayor of S. ? to Despatch to you & I will get it. Letcher.” Ex Whittle. $350.

John Letcher is best known as Virginia’s Civil War-era governor.

Much more information on linked page.

Listed in both Imprints-2 and Miscellaneous-2

$ 350

17926

CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (huge margins to touching at left) tied RICHMOND / VA. // SEP / 17 cds on cover to James W. Cooke, Esq., Yorkville, South Carolina, with State of Virginia, Executive Department imprint (S-VA-01, CV $500) at lower left of envelope, embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” $300.

$ 300

17928

CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (huge margins to touching at left) tied RICHMOND / VA. // JAN / 19 cds on fresh cover to Wm. B. Coleman, Esq, (P.M.), Danville, Va., with State of Virginia, Executive Department imprint (S-VA-01, CV $500) at lower left of envelope, embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” Coleman was the postmaster at Danville who created the Danville postmaster’s provisionals. $350.

$ 350

17930

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (large to huge margins all around) tied RICHMOND / VA. // MAR / 27 [1864] cds on all-over illuminated envelope State of Virginia. with Virginia Seal / Office of the Board of Public Works, (S.-VA-09, CV $750) to J. McCauley Esq., Supt, Salem, Roanoke Co[unty] Va. with pencil docketing “T. H. Dewitt Mar. 26th 1864.” $700.

$ 700

17931

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 huge to ample margins) tied RICHMOND / VA. cds on cover with State of Virginia, Executive Department imprint (S-VA-01, CV $500) at lower left of envelope, embossing under top back flap “Manufactured by Waterlow & Sons, 65 to 68 London Wall, London.” to George W. Sites, Esqr., General Hospital No. 3, Lynchburg, Va. $250.

George Walter Sites served in Company D, NC 21st Infantry at Salem NC. and was appointed secretary to chief medical officer of Army of Northern Virginia.

Much more information on linked page.

$ 250

17932

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 huge to ample margins) tied RICHMOND / VA. // SEP / 29 / 1863 cds on legal-size State of Virginia Executive Department illuminated envelope with Virginia seal (S-VA-03, CV $750) to the Clerk of the County Court, Southampton Courthouse, Va., light water stains at top. $400.

$ 400

9241

Richmond / Va. // AUG / 6 / 1861 cds with matching handstamped PAID 5 Cts on State of Virginia Office of the Second Auditor Executive Department imprint, addressed to Wm. Kent Esq., Lynchburg, Virginia. Reduced at top with tiny restored upper left corner. $450.

$ 450

18073

CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 margins, tiniest faults) tied AUGUSTA / Ga. // SEP CDS on all-over illustrated gray State of Tennessee Executive Department / Agriculture / Commerce / Nashville (CSA Catalog type S-TN-01) addressed to “Mrs. Albert Smith, Macon Ga Care Lt Col. Alb’t Smith Chief Pay Dept;” although there are numerous by the name of Albert Smith in the records, the most logical is Albert W. Smith of Co. A, 25th Georgia Infantry who was hospitalized 9-29-63 in Floyd House Hospital, Macon, Georgia; top back flap missing otherwise Very Fine Gem. $550.

$ 550

18098

US 26, 3¢ red star-die entire with H. St. George Offutt signature on Post Office Department, Official Business, Chief of the Contract Bureau (CON-02c) to the postmaster of Leavenworth, S.C., manuscript "Wm. Young Appointment" at top, FREE handstamp, Richmond cds, Very Fine. $280.

$ 280

18275

CSA 7-L, 5¢ blue, two pairs (lower left the FILLED IN FRAME variety) tied double strike of RALEIGH / N.C. // JAN / 15 (?) double-circle cds on legal cover to Confederate Congressman J. G. Ramsay, Richmond, Virginia, with scarce imprint of State of North Carolina, Executive Department (CC type S-NC-01, CV $500) shown in CSA Catalog in black and white, indicating editors had not seen one in recent years. Most of top back flap missing, fold at left for regular-sized cover display. $230.

James Graham Ramsay biographical information on linked page.

$ 230

18387

Office Assistant Quartermaster, Official Business, large imprint (CSA Catalog # WD-QM-11, CCV $400) on hand-carried cover to [Congressman William W.] Clark at the House of Representatives, Richmond, Va., with ms. directive "Mr. Welsh please deliver to Mr. Clark," believed to be the ONLY KNOWN IMPRINT OF THIS TYPE. Small edge faults. Ex James Snead with photocopy of his Nov-Dec. 1973 article in the Confederate Philatelist which announced this as a newly discovered and unique imprint, 1972 CSA certificate 0351, $350.

William W. Clark of Georgia and Israel Welsh of Mississippi were members of the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads: More information on linked page.

$ 350

18440

Paid” in manuscript and “Chg Box 64” with no postmark on fresh Georgia cover with imprint of Q. M. Dpt./ Official Business (CSA Catalog WD-QM-20, CV $400). LISTING COPY, POSSIBLY UNIQUE. $300.

John S. Dobbins (1800- 1886) was a staunch Unionist until Georgia seceded, at which point he became a devoted Confederate. His son, William, a student at Emory and Henry College, volunteered as a private in Co. C, Phillips Legion, Georgia Volunteers. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 300

18442

CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green (small vermin nibble at bottom) tied neat ATLANTA / Ga. cds on cover with state imprint of Head-Quarters / Georgia State Guard (CSA Catalog S-GA-18, CV $400). Addressed to Capt. John A. Cobb, Macon, Georgia. $250.

John Addison Cobb (1838-1925) was a son Howell Cobb (1815-1868) who served as president of the Confederate Provisional Congress (1861-62) and served as a major general of the Confederate army; his personal history is well-known and illustrious. John service as Aide-de-Camp to his father and was Acting Adjutant General.

$ 250

18443

FREE----Official Business, CSA Post Office Department, Auditor’s Office (CSA Catalog AUD-02a, CV $500) signed by B[oling] Baker, to PM (postmaster) Mount Tabor, Union Dist[rict] S.C., missing top back flap and bit of edge wear. $250.

$ 250

18444

CSA 12, 10¢ blue - 3 singles (appears to be a fourth missing at right) tied LAKE CITY / FLA // SEPT cds used over the ONLY RECORDED IMPRINT FOR A FLORIDA MILITARY DISTRICT. UNLISTED IN THE CSA CATALOG (inadvertent omission). It is listed as type I in the 1986 New Dietz Catalog. Stamps removed to show the imprint. Top back flap missing and sealed tear at upper left. Known correspondence to Julia McCord by Capt. Henry Wemyss-Feilden. RARE use in more than one respect. $650.

Henry Wemyss-Feilden was in love with Julia McCord. Theirs is a story of a dashing British officer and a South Carolina beauty, who ultimately married in 1865. Much more information on linked page.

$ 650

18457

CSA 1, 5¢ green vertical pair (small faults and gum soaked) tied neat ATHENS / TEN // AUG / 6 / 1862 double circle datestamp on gray illuminated State of Tennessee Executive Department / Agriculture, Nashville (CSA Catalog STN-01, CV $750) imprinted state semi-official cover to E. W. Headrick Esq., Greenville, Tenn. $350.

$ 350

13712a

Confederate States of America / Post Office Department, / Official Business. / Postmaster General. imprint (CSA Catalog type PMG-01, CV $2,500 used with PMG Reagan’s signature). There is a note in the catalog that “Imprinted envelopes without signature but hand addressed by John H. Reagan are known.” This is such an example. Stamps missing but a trace of Richmond cancel at top. Addressed to Hon. Wm. T. Avery, Athens, Georgia. Edge faults include sealed tear through imprint, water stain at right. RARE PERSONAL USE BY CONFEDERATE POSTMASTER GENERAL JOHN H. REAGAN.  $450.

William Tecumseh Avery was an American politician in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Tennessee 1857-1861. He served as a Lt. Col. in Field & Staff in the Confederate States 4th Infantry, also called 39th (Avery’s) Tennessee Infantry Regiment.

Listed in Miscellaneous-2 and Official, Semi-Official & State Imprints, Section 3

$ 450

18195

New 7-17-19

Hand-delivered semi-official imprinted cover Confederate States of America, Quartermaster’s Department / Official Business. (CSA Catalog type WD-QM-07, CCV $400.) to Mrs. J. A. Hill, Albany [Georgia] with manuscript directive at lower left Mr. J. Danforth, send this up to my house. J.A. Hill. Van Dyk MacBride note on back indicates original letter on QM letterhead is enclose--unfortunately, it is not. $70.

James A. Hill enlisted 4-28-1861 as a private in Company E, Georgia 4th Infantry and was discharged for promotion on 6-6-62 at which time he was commissioned into Field & Staff Georgia 2nd Cavalry where he served as Assistant Quartermaster.

$ 70

18199

New 7-17-19

Head-Quarters Conscript Service, State of Georgia. / OFFICIAL BUSINESS. (second line crossed out) on UNLISTED STATE SEMI-OFFICIAL imprinted legal cover (9” x 4”) marked Private and addressed to Major Genl Howell Cobb, Commanding, Macon, Ga. Lightly struck blue SOUTHERN EXPRESS Co. / AUGUSTA, Ga. (CSA Catalog type E, CCV $2,500) double-circle handstamp at right and light penciled Per Express at lower left. Date undiscernible, red wax seal on back flaps, edge damage at upper left and light water staining. A historic cover. $950. 

Southern Express Company History: on the linked page

$ 950

18614

New 7-17-19

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

$ 2500

18679

New 9-17-19

CSA 11, 10¢ blue (3 margins) tied RICHMOND / VA. // JUN cds on oatmeal cover to A. L. Shoemaker, Esq. Estilville (sic), Scott Co., Va. At top in manuscript is Treasury Department, Second Auditor’s Office, Official Business. A nice adversity semi-official use. $250. More information on linked page. Listed in both CSA 11, Section 3, and Imprints, Section 2.

$ 250

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