Items for Sale - CSA 11, 10¢ Blue Intaglio - Type I on Cover - Section Three


CSA 11, 10¢ blue used with Army of Northern Virginia target cancel on soldier’s cover to Miss M. L. Trimmier, Spartanburg, So. Ca. with endorsement of Frank Trimmier, Co., I., 13th S.C.V. (South Carolina Volunteers), Ex Northcutt. $200. 


Captain Francis (Frank) Marion Trimmer (1837-1883) was a graduate of the Citadel but a businessman in the printing trade before the war. He was wounded three times during the conflict. Post-war, he owned and operated the Carolina Spartan newspaper and was Clerk of the Court of the Spartanburg District until his death.

$ 200


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 large margins) tied by neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. cds on homemade cover addressed to Dr. Tucker, Martin’s Depot [SC – present day Joanna]. “Dr Tucker” crossed out and redirected to “Dr. T. Ware”. Extremely Fine, Ex Cantey and Northcutt. $150.

$ 150


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied CHARLESTON / S.C.  double circle cancel used on cover from which another Georgia canceled stamp had been removed, thus a twice used adversity use. Addressed to Miss Mackay for Mrs. William H. Elliott, Savannah, Georgia and likely originated with that source. $180.

$ 180


CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied by neat GAINESVILLE / Ala. // SEP / 2 [1864] cds on pristine cover to C. W. Henderson, Esqr., Clerk Circuit Court of Lauderdale, Marion, Missi with “Official Business” docketing at top. Original letter headed Gainesville, Sept 2d, 1864 signed T. Reavis asking “whether in the case of Godstein vs. Godstein was decided at he last term. If it was did the Pltf. Get a decree for a divorce and was the Deft. Prohibited from marrying again?” He also asks that another case be dismissed and that he be sent the bill of costs so he can pay it. Letter has archival tape repaired file splits. $230.

$ 230


CSA 11, 10¢ blue top left sheet margin copy tied neat clear violet AUGUSTA / Ga. MAR / 4 [1865] CDS on cover to “Capt. J. C. Wrenshall, Macon, Georgia”, stellar stamp and scarce beautifully struck color cancel only used late in the war, cover reduced slightly irregularly at left. Docketing at left as from Mrs. Geo Yonge. Wrenshall was married to Letitia Yonge. The addressee was a staff officer in the Engineer Corps.  J. C. Wrenshall was one of the three engineers noted as founding members of the Baltimore Chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1870-71. $300.

$ 300


CSA 11, 10¢ milky blue  (4 large margins) tied WILMINGTON / N.C. // MAY / 15 on clean homemade cover to Hon. William A. Graham, Hillsboro, N.C.; docketing as from John W. Graham, Extremely Fine.  $160.

$ 160


CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green used on homemade cover with manuscript cancel of “Green Pond SC / F[ebruar]y 22 to Mrs. Jeanie M. Waller, Care of Lieut. Wm. G. Waller, Augusta Arsenal, Georgia (an ordnance officer). Now the Augusta College Campus, this land served as a US arsenal for more than 128 years. First commissioned by President George Washington in 1793, the first arsenal was located near the river in 1816, near where the future Confederate Powderworks was to be located. During the Civil War, the arsenal manufactured a variety of ordnance for the Confederate Army.  $180.

$ 180


CSA 11, 10¢ dark blue (4 ample to large margins) tied by neat blue CHARLOTTE C.H. / Va. // JUN / 15 cds; addressed lightly penned, Ex Ken Whittle.  $140.

$ 140


CSA 11, 10¢ light blue  (4 margins) tied bold neat RICHMOND / Va. // JUN / 14 / 1863 cds on clean homemade cover to N. L. Blakemon, Sangersville, Va.; slight irregular reduction at right. $150.

$ 150


CSA 11, 10¢ blue with enormous margins all around used with manuscript cancel of Thorn Hill Virginia on small rumpled homemade cover to Miss Lottie Lee Quarles, Gordonsville, Orange (County), Va.   $90.

$ 90


CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue tied very lightly struck  South Carolina double circle postmark on wonderful adversity cover to “Miss Augusta E. Fripp, Greenville C.H., So. Carolina,” descendant of pirate Johannes Fripp, member of the wealthy antebellum cotton plantation family; in modern times, Fripp Island was used as a film set for Disney’s The Jungle Book. Cover fashioned from a printed Confederate military circular concerning affairs in South Carolina, “ order elections for field officers... First Corps of Reserves and certain others....” Accompanying information / records.  $400.

$ 400


CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green tied RICHMOND / VA // DEC 10 [1863] on cover to Lt. Wm. K. McKnight, Co. E, 17th Va. Regt., near Ivor Station, P & N. R.R. (Petersburg and Norfolk Railroad) with excellent original letter on CSA War Department / Ordnance Department letterhead date Richmond December 8th, 1863 from Charles to his brother regarding transferring Confederate Personnel to England and saying, in part, “...Col. Rhett has gone to England...The pants you sent... were too small...I carried them down to Mr. Ateller, who superintends the cutting of uniforms and revisions, and he gave me in place of them a larger pair of much finer goods, which he said was the only pair of that kind he had in the house...Everything has become so quiet...I would like it if you could come up and spend Christmas, but I am afraid that eggnog will not flow very freely...Congress meets next Mon., and all eyes are turned towards them in hope something may be done for the the rate is now 22 [Confederate dollars] for one [Greenback]....” Containing valuable information on location of the 17th Va. during the winter of 1863-64; after Gettysburg, the 17th had retreated to the Culpeper area. Clues in this letter seem to answer the question of whether the unit had accompanied Lee or Pickett. Mentions Hunton’s Brigade; Gen. Eppa Hunton was present at the May 1861 Virginia secession convention; he held the unpopular but prophetic view that secession would avoid war – by leading to a negotiated settlement in which Northern money would be tapped to industrialize the South. The writer’s mention of trading trousers reflects the growing shortage of clothing in the Confederacy; indeed, some Confederate soldiers marched to Gettysburg barefoot. The epic battle might have unfolded rather differently if troops had not detoured, to loot a Pennsylvania shoe factory. Neatly penned in a watery light brown, but bold and legible. Full transcript, other info’ and military records included. $850. 


Charles Henry McKnight (1840-1916) was in Co. A, 17th Virginia Infantry, taken prisoner  at Williamsburg and discharged 9-10-62 for loss of an arm. Postwar, he was a clerk.  Bureau of Ordnance 1862-65.

William Presley McKnight (1838-1927) was in Co. E, 17th Virginia Infantry, taken prisoner  at Frazier’s Farm, exchanged and then wounded a month later at Sharpsburg; returned and taken prisoner again at South Anna Bridge, Va (escaped). Rose to the rank of 1st Lieut. Took oath of allegiance 5-31-65 at Alexandria. Postwar he was advertising manager for Alexandria Gazette.

$ 850


CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green, 4 margins, tied blue UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA / VA  double circle on turned cover to Rev. J. B. Ramsey, D.D., Lynchburg, Virginia; inside use CSA #12, 10¢ blue with 4 margins tied neat LEXINGTON / Va. // OCT / 22 cds to Mrs. Rev. Jas. B. Ramsey, Lynchburg, Va; open 3 sides to display with neat penciled Judd notations. Ex Judd and Thacker. Rev. James Beverlin Ramsey gave a eulogy on the occasion of the death of  Lieut. Gen. T. J. Jackson. $425.

$ 425


CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied blue grid with matching UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA / VA double circle on turned cover to Mrs. A. C. Hopkins, Hampden Sidney, Prince Edward Co, Va.; inside use franked with CSA #12, 10¢ blue (4 margins) used with manuscript cancel “H.S. College Va / Oct 24  63”; addressed to”Rev. A. C. Hopkins, Chaplain 2nd Regt. Va. Vols., Stonewall Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Ewell’s Corps, A.N.V.”  Open 3 sides to display. Ex Thacker. Wonderful double college use with great military address. $425. 


Abner Crump Hopkins (1835-1911) was Chaplain of the 2nd Va Regiment, Genl Paxton’s Brigade in Genl T. J. Jackson’s Army of the Valley of Va. He was an 1855 graduate of Hampden Sydney College and a Presbyterian minister. He was commissioned Chaplain of the 2nd Va Inf 5/3/1862 and was later promoted Chaplain of the entire 2nd Corps ANV; during this time he was Stonewall Jackson’s personal chaplain. After the war, he lived in Charlestown, West Virginia.

$ 425


CSA 11, 10¢ blue  (4 margins) tied blue grid with matching lightly struck UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA   blue double circle on cover to Mr. George Baughman Care Messrs Baughman & Richard (George’s stationery business), Richmond, Va.; slight tear at lower left corner otherwise Fine, Ex Thacker. $140.

$ 140


CSA 11c AD, 10¢ bluish green tied with blue grid with matching UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA  blue double circle on cover to Miss Sarah J. Mabanes, Stony Point, Albemarle Co., Va.; Ex Rosenberg and Thacker  $180.

$ 180


CSA 11c AD, 10¢ bluish green  tied by neat UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA // SEP blue double circle on cover to Mrs. Elisabeth Creacy, New London P Office, Campbell County, Va.; Ex Thacker $150.

$ 150


CSA 11 AD, 10¢ blue (4 margins, couple pre-use creases) tied blue grid with matching lightly struck UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA double circle on cover to Miss Mary E. Duff, Stickleysville, Lee County, Virginia; Ex Thacker. $140.

$ 140


CSA 11d AD, 10¢ dark blue (4 large even margins) used with manuscript cancel of Bentivoglio Va / April 26 [1864] with contents docketing “April 23, 64” on blue cover with address in magenta ink to Mrs. Samuel E. Wilson, Mayesville, So., Carolina, Ex Thayer and Thacker.  $180.

$ 180


CSA 11d AD, 10¢ greenish blue used with manuscript cancel of Bentivoglio Va / Nov 7 / 63 on turned cover to T. A. Brevis (?) Esq Comy (Commissary) Agent Louisa C.H., Va. with manuscript “O.B.” (Official Business); inside use addressed but without postal markings so probably delivered by military courier; Ex Kohn and Thacker. $160.

$ 160


CSA 11, 10¢ blue bottom sheet margin single with usual barely tied illegible datestamp with strike of GREENWOOD DEPOT / Va. // JUL / 17 balloon postmark at left to Miss Mattie J. Trevillian, Tevillians Depot, Louisa Co., Va. on turned cover; inside use is addressed but not postally used.  Contemporary pencil postscript upside down at top of the envelope; slight staining and wear. Ex Thacker.  $100. [VA]

$ 100


CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish with 4 enormous margins encompassing adjacent stamp at left; tied neat KESWICK DEPOT / VA // SEP cds on turned cover to Mrs. Mary Jane Davis, Charlottesville, Va.; inside use with stamp removed but was tied with blue Charlottesville Va. dc and addressed to R. N. Ince Esq, Keswick [Depot], Albemarle [County]. Ex B. Green and Thacker. $200. [VA]

$ 200


CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish with huge top margin tied nice MECHUM’S RIVER / VA. // SEP / 19 cds on cover to Miss Tinsley Winston, East Point, Ga.; Ex Thacker.  $120. 

$ 120


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied neat clear SCOTTSVILLE / VA // OCT / 27 cds on small fresh cover to J[ohn].S. Calvert Esq., Treasurer [of the Commonwealth], Richmond, Va.; Ex Thacker $150.

$ 150


CSA 11, 10¢ blue right sheet margin tied blue PETERSBURG / Va. // APR / 12 cds on adversity cover fashioned from pre-war U.S. / South Carolina state legal document, addressed to Mrs. D. A. Patterson, Summerville, Harnett County, N.C.[VA] [NC] $200.

$ 200


CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue (4 margins) tied by bold crisp CHARLESTON / S.C. // MAY / 16 cds on pristine cover front (no back) to Dr. J. J. Chisolm, Medical Purveyor, Columbia S.C.; other side CSA 11, 10¢ blue 4 margin copy tied neat GREENVILLE / S.C. double circle pmk addressed to Mrs. R. H. Strobel, Newberry, So Ca. This comes with a bio of the amazing Dr. Chisolm and will be the focus of one of my columns “The Confederate Post” in The American Stamp Dealer & Collector. Ex Henry Welch.  $1,200. Also listed in CSA 9 section


Dr. John Julius Chisolm (1830-1903) was appointed to the rank of surgeon in the Confederate Army and ordered to Charleston to establish a medical purveyor's office. Much more information on linked page.

$ 1200


CSA 11, 10¢ blue used on pale green turned cover with manuscript cancel of Chappells SC June 10, addressed to Sergt B. Peterson, Shelbyville Tenn. Co D 19 Regt SCV 4th Brigade Withers Divison [Army of Tennessee]; inside use SHELBYVILLE / Ten. cds with matching DUE 10, CC Type E (CV $250) addressed to Doctor Jas. F. Petrson, Chappells T O (Turn Out), G & C R R, South Carolina Care of Jas M. Richardson and endorsed by Sergt Baz Peterson 7th Co 19th S.C.V.  Really neat fully exploded cover to / from Bazil Peterson, age 29 who entered military as a sergeant and rose to 2nd Lieut. August 1864. $400.

$ 400


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied RICHMOND / VA. // APR / 30 cds on cover; stamp accidentally folded over before cancellation so that CANCEL APPEARS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STAMP; cover addressed to Miss Callie Harrison, Leatherwoods [Store], Henry County, Va.; 2007 CSA Certificate 05034. Showy Post Office mistake. Ex Wiseman.  $250.

$ 250


CSA 11-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 margins) tied beautifully struck BLACK PETERSBURG / Va. // JAN / 24 [ 1865] cds on clean blue cover to Mrs. Susanna Frank, Cedar Bush, Davidson County, NC. LATE USE and scarce black Petersburg only used very late in the war - late December 1864 - March 1865.  $180.

$ 180


CSA 11-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 margins) tied RICHMOND / VA. cds on pristine manuscript semi-official cover with ms “Office of Commissioner of Taxes” at top, addressed to C. J. Linton, Esq. Richmond, Va. thus an OVERPAID DROP cover with docketing up left side “December 1864”. $200.

$ 200


CSA 11c-AD, 10¢ bluish green – two 4-margin singles tied MONTGOMERY / Ala. cds on double weight pale green cover to Mrs. Ed. E. Porter, Marietta, Georgia. Cover appears to have been sent by Capt. Edward E. Porter to his wife.  Edward E. Porter was Captain of Co. C, 2nd Miss Partisan Rangers Cavalry.  He also had service in the 3rd Ten Cav (Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Command), but that unit was disbanded in November 1862. Information on Capt. Porter’s service record is sketchy.  $250.

$ 250


CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ bluish green right sheet margin single tied ORANGE C. H. / Va. // SEP cds on neat homemade cover to R. A. Lancaster, Esq., Richmond $170.

$ 170


CSA 11, 10¢ blue bottom sheet margin single used with pen strokes and matching “96 SC, Mch 7” (town of NINETY SIX) on neat cover to Co. A. M. Norris, Cuthbert, Georgia; very slightly reduced at left.  $180.

$ 180


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, 10¢ blue 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


CSA 11c-AD, 10¢ greenish blue (4 large to enormous margins) used with manuscript cancel of “Green Pond SC Feb 19” on small pristine homemade cover to Mrs. Jeanie M. Waller Care of Lieut. Wm. G. Waller, Augusta Arsenal (an ordnance officer). Now the Augusta College Campus, this land served as a U.S. arsenal for more than 128 years. First commissioned by President George Washington in 1793, the first arsenal was located near the river in 1816, near where the future Confederate Powderworks was to be located. During the Civil War, the arsenal manufactured a variety of ordnance for the Confederate Army.  $180.

$ 180


CSA 11, 10¢ deep blue STRIP OF THREE, shade characteristic of Keatinge & Ball printing, tied double strike of unidentified (someone will) postmark and boxed PAID / manuscript “30” – rare combination of markings. On cover addressed to Miss Maggie E. Clewell (his sister) in Thomasville North Carolina but redirected to Salem; pencil docketing “From Uncle Frank in prison from Northern friends / Mrs. Nelson Rec 13th July 64 / 2 from xxxx”. Slightly reduced at right and a bit war weary but not badly. Frank Clewell was a Confederate Missouri Cavalry officer imprisoned at Johnson’s Island.  $600.


Francis Christian Clewell (AKA Frank) (1842-1867) was Adjutant of Company I, 1st Regiment Missouri CSA Cavalry and the 1st / 3rd Consolidated Missouri CSA Cavalry. Much more information on linked page.

$ 600


CSA 11, 10¢ blue right sheet margin single tied partial GEORGETOWN / S.C. CDS on turned cover to "A.J. Vidal, Marion Artillery Rantowle's Station Chastn & Sav. R. R." (Charleston and Savannah Railroad - During the war, Sherman's forces completely decimated the line.) and noted in corner "To be forwarded from Post Office at Charleston S.C."; inside use is a CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied on back flaps (torn on opening) with bold CHARLESTON / S.C. CDS and addressed to "J.F. Fisker, Charleston, S.C." thus making this an overpaid drop cover, a triple threat cover with mixed franking, overpaid drop and military / railroad address! Vidal is listed in military records as a private in Co. C S.C. Marion Light Artillery. $425.

$ 425


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue right sheet margin single tied neat GAINSVILLE / ALA // DEC 29 cds on homemade cover to Asst. Surg Geo. W. Archer, St. Mary’s Hospital, Montgomery, Alabama; back flap tear. Ex Finney. $150.


Assistant Surgeon George Washington Archer served the CSA in various hospitals. Much more information on linked page.

$ 150


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied bold neat GRIFFIN / GA // SEP / 2 cds on pristine cover to Mrs. H. D. Lott, Salem, NC. Extremely Fine. $150.

$ 150


CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue tied boldly struck GREENVILLE / N.C. // SEP / 8 cds on pale yellow cover to William Grimes, Raleigh, NC. Particularly appealing. $270.


William Grimes (1823-1884) was born on "Avon Plantation", Pitt County, NC, 2nd of 5 known children born to wealthy planter, Bryan Grimes and (1st) wife Nancy Grist. Much more information on linked page.

$ 270


CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied by "GOODSON" straightline handstamp with month removed (CSA Catalog #SL-03C) on cover to Mary P. Cochran, Charlottesville, Va.; minor soiling just affects stamp, SCARCE CANCEL, according to an article in The Confederate Philatelist (Jan.-Feb. 1994), this marking was in use from Oct. 1863 until the fall of Goodson Va. in the fall of 1864, ex Dietz collection. CCV $1,000. $800.

Goodson straightline postmarks were used from mid-September 1863 until the area came under full Union control in late 1864. Mail volume from Goodson was quite limited and thus few straightline marked mail from Goodson survives. More information on linked page.

$ 800


CSA 11a-AD, 10¢ milky blue (4 large to huge margins) tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // AUG / 20 / 186_ (year date inverted) cds on commercially made cover to Miss Minnie Mordecai, Hon M. C. Mordecai, Columbia, S.C. On back flap are notes from Ashbrook and MacBride concerning the “broken E” of POSTAGE” – a constant variety that is not noted in catalog but should be. Ex Ashbrook, MacBride, Hubbell and Karrer. $250.


Hon. Moses Cohen Mordecai (1804-1888), an importer of fruit, sugar, tobacco, and coffee, was Charleston’s most prominent Jewish citizen in the decades before the Civil War. Much more information on linked page.

$ 250


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue pair (gum stains and bit of vermin erosion) tied by CHARLESTON / S.C. // OCT / 2 [1864] dcds, Welch / Calhoun type A-28 with year eliminated – used only August 1864-January 1865 – on legal size cover to Clerk of the Court for Lancaster Dist SC Lancaster CHouse So with directive “Via Camden SC.” Docketing up right side “Returns of Elections for Senator Members of the House Representatives Ordinary – Tax Collector for Lancaster Dist SC – held at Fort Sumter.” Stamp selvage seals the intact back flaps. Ex Kohn and Karrer. $150.

$ 150


Reduced to $2900

CSA 13d, 20¢ green diagonal bisect tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // OCT / 24 cds and grid on cover front only to John L. Faber, Winnsboro, South Carolina; other side bearing CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // OCT / 15 cds and addressed to Henry Horlbeck, Charleston, S.C. 1980 PF Certificate #82728, Ex Cantey. SAID TO BE THE ONLY RECORDED BISECT ON A TURNED COVER, to which I cannot attest but in any case is very rare and desirable. $3,900.
       Listed in both CSA 13 and CSA 11

Horlbeck Brothers records, 1824-1860, are in the South Carolina Historical Society. They were architects and builders, the business usually cited as H. Horlbeck and Brothers (three brothers – Henry, Edward Daniel and John). Boone Hall was the family plantation.

$ 3900


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 margins) used with manuscript cancel of Chickamauga T / Oct 15 to Mrs. J. W. McLure, Pacolet Mills, S.C. Professionally sealed edge tears across top, CSA Catalog Value $500. Classic Chickamauga Tennessee manuscript cancel from an ANV soldier. $450.

William McLure was the Assistant Quarter Master of Co. M in the Palmetto Sharpshooters, Anderson’s, Jenkins Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.

$ 450


CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue used with manuscript cancel of Chickamauga [Tenn] / Oct 23 on clean commercially made envelope to Mrs. Nancy E. Bell, Coffeeville, Alabama. $350.

$ 350


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied ATLANTA / Ga. // JUN / 29 on commercially made cover to Louis Manigault, Care of Surgeon Joseph Jones, Box No 224 PO, Augusta, Georgia. $125.

Dr. Joseph Jones (1838-1919) was a surgeon for the Confederate States of America (CSA) assigned to Surgeon General Samuel P. Moore to conduct medical studies of principal Southern hospitals and military prisons.  Much more information on linked page.

$ 125


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied bold strike of ATLANTA / Ga. // NOV / 5 cds on homemade TURNED COVER with second strike at right, addressed to “’Joe’ G. Rhin (?), Griffin, Georgia”, with “Politeness Mr. Blair” at lower left and faded ink “care of” instructions under right postmark. Inside is manuscript “Resaca Ga Oct 18” but no rate or stamp, addressed to J.J. Bell, Loudon, Tenn. $125.

$ 125


CSA 11e, 10¢ blue OFFICIALLY PERFORATED, straight edge at left faintest pre-use crease, tied with a double circle cancel, likely MOBILE / ALA, on cover to Miss Rachel Lyons, Care of Mr. J. C. Lyons, Columbia, S.C. The likelihood is that this cover was from Dr. James Fountain Heustis of Mobile, Ala, who married Rachel Lyons on February 2, 1865. He served as surgeon and medical director in the Confederate Army. His medical practice before the war was in Mobile. He was a professor at the Medical College of Alabama. SCV $900. $500.

$ 500


CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied neat clear VIOLET AUGUSTA GA cds on cover Miss Mary O. Tayloe Near Macon P.O., Marengo County, Alabama; docketing at left “E. T. Tayloe, Feb 27th 1865, rec’d Mar. [27th], ans’d [March] 28th- LATE USE near end of the war – this received just shy of Appomattox. Missing top flap and tiny tears at top. to SCV $225, CCV $360.  $250.

$ 250


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue just tied MOBILE / ALA double-circle cancel on TURNED COVER to “Mr. E.R.A. Smith, Co D 3 Ala. Reserves, Selma, Ala;” inside use is a manuscript “Pd 10” with no town cancel, to “T.T. Smith, Co I, 2nd Regt of Ala. Reserves”, bit of edge wear across top of cover and stamp. Elijah R. A. Smith enlisted as a private, no other info’ of note. DOUBLE MILITARY ADDRESSES. $130.

$ 130


CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ bluish green (pre-use upper corner creases) used with Army field cancel on cover to Mrs. Sarah E. Mize, Berea PO, N.C.; needs research on soldier to determine which NC Mize, as there are dozens. $90.

$ 90


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 huge margins) tied scarce ARMY OF TENNESSEE FIELD CANCEL, CSA Catalog ATN-04 cancel (used in 1865), on cover to “Mr. Alixander Kenedy Pollard, Alabama.” Soldier research left to those with more time than I. Slightly reduced at top and a bit rumpled. $140.

$ 140


CSA 12-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 huge margins – superb) tied on back flaps of homemade cover with “Swansonville Va. March 21st 1865” manuscript cancel – miraculously, the stamp was not torn upon opening, although it was thinned. Obverse addressed to “Lieut. Joseph B. Dickinson, Cumberland C.H., Virginia.” USE VERY LATE IN THE WAR – only two weeks before surrender – catalogs much higher than normal dated use. CCV $360. $400.

Joseph Bell Dickinson (1829-1886) resided in Cleek’s Mill, Bath County, VA, when he enlisted as a private in Co. F, 11th Virginia Cavalry.

$ 400


CSA 11-KB, 10¢ bright blue (4 ample to huge margins showing part adjacent stamp at right) tied beautifully struck ATHENS Ga / PAID // MAR / 17 [1865] cds, CSA Catalog Value $450 owing to the LATE DATE but a few scant weeks before Lee’s surrender and after Sherman’s March to the Sea through Georgia. Docketing in pencil “Lawrenceville, Ga March 1865” on cover to Miss Dora C. Bartlett, Monticello, Jasper County, Ga. Slightly reduced at left. $350.

$ 350


CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue top sheet margin single (pre-use creases) tied ATLANTA / Ga // JUN / 15 cds on cover to Lt. A. J. Locke, Commanding Lake Squadron, ?, Ala. with ridiculing “return address” at top “From J. M. deLacy, Chf Convoy to his Excellency Abe Linkun Esq Vs His Majesty Henry Ward Beecher Stowe alias Mdmssl Harriet Beecher Stowe.” While somewhat foxed / stained with a bit of address ink erosion, this is an exceptional mocking piece of postal history. Ex Cox. $300.


Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, one of the precipitating factors of the Civil War. Detailed explanation of the cryptic scribbles on the cover are explained on the linked page.

$ 300


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (3 large margins) used with manuscript cancel of “Genito [Va] July 26” on clean homemade cover to Robt A. Lancaster Esqr, Box 479, Richmond. Nice small town manuscript postmark from town that is now an incorporated community in Powhatan County, Va. Ex Cox. $90.

$ 90


CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue with gum residue all around stamp on the cover (no doubt added their own since that on the stamp would not adhere properly, a common problem), tied neat dateless cds of DUBLIN / VA on clean commercially made cover to Mrs. C. R. C. Minor, Hewlett’s PO, Va Centl R.R., Ex Cox. $120.

$ 120


CSA 11-ADd, 10¢ green (irregular margins) tied neat HARRISONBURG / Va. // FEB / 23 cds on cover to J. A. Southerland, Ward “B” Division No. 5, Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Va. SCARCE SHADE. Ex Cox. $300.

John Southerland served in Virginia Price’s Heavy Artillery and Co. B, VA 18th Battalion Heavy Artillery. Much more information on linked page.

$ 300


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (into at LL) tied neat MACON / GA // SEP / 16 double circle datestamp on fresh blue laid paper/watermarked commercially made cover to Mrs. James Ellett, Care Loftwich N. Ellett Esq, Richmond, Va. Ex Cox. $110.

James M. Ellett served in Co. C, VA 10th Battalion Heavy Artillery and Co. D, Confederate 1st Engineers. Much more information on linked page.

$ 110


CSA 11e, 10¢ blue OFFICIALLY PERFORATED 12 ½ tied COLUMBUS GA. // DEC / 13 cds on clean commercially made cover to Mrs. Gardner, Hatchachubee, Russell Co, Alabama. Plantation Collection. SCV $900.  $700.

$ 700


CSA 11-KB, 10¢ deep blue Keatinge & Ball (4 margins with usual gum stains) tied by CHARLESTON / S.C. cds on cover to Mrs. Edgar M. Lazarus, Hon M. C. Mordecai, Columbia, S.C.; Plantation Collection. SCV $200.  $200.

Hon. Moses Cohen Mordecaiwas Charleston’s most prominent Jewish citizen. Much more information on linked page.

$ 200


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (small sealed corner tear) tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // MAY / 15 cds on cover to Col. A. P. Calhoun (Fort Hill), Pendleton, So. Carolina; horizontal file fold and part of top back flap missing. Plantation Collection. $125.

Andrew Pickens Calhoun was son of John Calhoun. Much more information on linked page.

$ 125


CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied by POLLARD / ALA cds on cover to Mrs. L.E. Cowart, Little Oak, Pike County, Ala.; slightly reduced at left with UL cover corner bit rounded. The Cowart family moved to Pike County in 1839. The initials H.D.C. on verso which are likely Hansford Duncan Cowart (1818-1890). L.E. Cowart was doubtless Louisiana Emeline “Ninnie” Cowart (1820-1909), wife of H.D. Cowart. H.D. Coward served in Co. A, Alabama 57th Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Plantation Collection. $125.

$ 125


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 margins, clear to large) tied unidentified cds on adversity cover made from iron processing invoice, addressed to Sergt C. Bacot Law, Ingle’s Light Artillery, Care of Street & West, Charleston, S.C. Cyrus B. Law served in Company D, SC 2nd Light Artillery, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. $170.

$ 170


CSA 11-ADa, 10¢ milky blue pair (3 margins) tied CULPEPER C.H. / Va. // JUL / 21 [1863] cds on fresh cover to Miss Fannie Ridley, Jerusalem, Southampton, Virginia/ [care of] Col. Ridley; slightly reduced at right. $250.

Col. Thomas Ridley III (1809-1875) is interred at Ridley Family Cemetery in Southampton County, Virginia. The inscription on his grave marker says “CSA – Captain of a cavalry unit of ‘Bonnie Doon,”

$ 250


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 ample to huge margins) tied neat clear VANCE’S FERRY / S.C. // NOV / 21 cds on clean TURNED COVER to G. M. Norris, Orangeburg, Limestone Club, S.C., Care J. H. Zeigler; inside use with stamp missing, addressed to Mrs. A. A. Norris, Vance’s Ferry, SC. Very Fine. $220.

$ 220


CSA 11, 10¢ Blue, full to large margins, tied by CULPEPPER C.H. / VA. // 18 / AUG cds on cover with Atlantic & Ohio Telegraph imprint, the "Connecting with all parts of the United States" changed in manuscript to "Confederate", addressed to Mrs. Mary Lew Lackey, Lexington Va., where FORWARDED to Fancy Hill with manuscript "Forwd 10" rate and blue LEXINGTON / VA. // AUG / 21 cds, reduced at left bit into design, rare Confederate telegraph cover, ex Keeling. $975. Listed in both Advertising and CSA 11, Section 3

$ 975


CSA 11, 10c blue, right sheet margin copy roughly torn away at top apparently pre-use, with heavy homemade adhesive all around, tied with manuscript cancel of “Mars, Ala, Aug 9.” Non-contemporary but old “1, 1861” to the right (which is not correct as stamp was not issued until 1863). Addressed to Samuel B. Rucker, Lynchburg, Va. with bold violet ADVERTISED 2 (CSA Catalog Type K with CV $500) at top right and matching violet LYNCHBURG / VA // SEP / 1 backstamp. Roughly opened at right and slightly reduced. Scarce use. $375.

$ 375


CSA 11, 10¢ light blue used on pristine cover with manuscript cancel and “Official Business” at top right, addressed to Colonel J[acob] Schmitz, Cmdg 1st Regt. 31st Brigade, Texas State Troops. $200.

Col. Jacob Schmitz, commanded 1st Regiment, Comal County, 31st Brigade, Texas State Troops (TST) FRONTIER REGIMENT / FRONTIER ORGANIZATION.  Much more information on linked page.

$ 200


CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue with 4 huge balanced margins, tied NEWBERRY C.H. / S.C. // MAY / 9 / 1863 double circle datestamp on pale green homemade cover to Miss C. C. Dudley, Americus, Ga., Ex Wayman. $200.

$ 200


CSA 11-ADa, 10¢ milky blue used over 3¢ star-die entire, tied by light VIOLET PENDLETON / S.C. // JUN / 12 cds, to Mrs. Chas. Johnstone, Newberry C.H., S.C.; only 5 confederate post offices occasionally used this color. This is an adversity use of the envelope, as they were demonetized in August 1861 by the USPOD, Ex Wayman. $375.

$ 375


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (faulty) tied by badly worn Army field cancel that has become little more than a smear. Addressed to “Mrs. Rebeca Peterson, Chappells P.O., G.&C.R.R., South Carolina, in care of Peterson Mail.” Opening tears across top and upper right around stamp. PETERSON’S PACKAGE OR PETERSON’S MAIL is a known but, as far as I am aware, an unresearched regional mail service. A perfect postal history project for someone with curiosity and tenacity. Ex Wayman. $150.

$ 150


CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue tied pen strokes with cds of FRANKLINTON / NC cds and large penciled “Way” on TURNED COVER to J. H. Claiborne, Louisburg, NC, on the Tar River. The letter was given to a post rider between post offices and marked Way in pencil at Franklin where the letter entered the Confederate mail system. After delivery at Franklinton, the cover was turned and franked with a CSA 12, 10¢ blue to send a letter to Petersburg, Va. with RALEIGH / NC (about 26 miles from Franklinton), dcds to Senior Surgeon J. H. Claiborne. Slightly cut down at bottom and side flaps missing but Very Fine and showy FRANKLINTON WAY COVER. Listed in CSA Catalog with CV of $750. Ex Roth exhibit. $700.

Surgeon John Herbert Claiborne was a Surgeon in the Field & Staff of Virginia 12th Infantry. He was detailed to Petersburg in charge of all Petersburg military hospitals. Much more information on linked page.

$ 700


CSA 11-KB, 10¢ dark blue tied bold neat red-brown LYNCHBURG / VA // FEB / 17 cds on cover to Dr. B. Preston Morris, Amherst C.H., Virginia; slightly reduced at left. $250.

$ 250


CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue top sheet margin (4 margins) tied neat PITTSBORO / N.C. cds on clean homemade cover to Thomas Cowan, Wilmington, N. Carolina. The Cowan family was well known. $110.

$ 110


CSA 11, 10¢ blue top sheet margin (4 margins, gum stains) tied RICHMOND / VA. // FEB 13 on clean homemade cover to D. D. M. Digges Esq., Stanardsville, Greene Co, Va. Cover with file fold at left and stamp with tiny pinhole. $80.

$ 80


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (superb with 4 huge margins) tied ATLANTA / Ga.  cds on clean homemade cover to Mess S. L. May & Co., Athens, Ga. $140.

$ 140


CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green tied Army of Tennessee 7-bar 20 mm field grid, CSA catalog type ATN-04 (CCV $175) on cover “From W. J. Rhodes” to his wife “Mrs. Sallie A. Rhodes, Talladega PO Talladega Co, Alabama” with routing directive at lower left “Via Montgomery.” Slightly reduced at left. $150.  

Captain William J. Rhodes served in Company G, Thirty-first Alabama,  and remained in the service until the close of the war. Much more information on linked page.

$ 150


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 large margins all around) tied lightly struck RICHMOND / Va. cds on clean legal envelope (9” x 4”) to Henry Norgrove Esq, Lexington, Va., with ms. at top “Treasury Department, 2nd Aud[itor’s] Office, Off. Business,” small tear at top away from stamp and markings. $200.

Henry Norgrove was a tailor and clothes merchant. He served in the Lexington Patrol during the war. Much more info on linked page.

$ 200


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ dark blue bottom imprint single showing Archer & Da[ly], tied by neat RICHMOND / Va. // MAY / 24 cds on legal size cover (8” x 3 ¾”) to Capt. Martin V. Moore AQM (Assistant Quarter Master) 65 N.C. Regt. Kinston, N.C. with ms. at top “Q.M. Gen’s Office/Official Business,” pencil docketing up left side “Confederate Memorials.” Slightly reduced at left, lightly cleaned and restored, still edge rumpling, ex Dr. Howard Green. $140.

Martin Van Buren Moore served in Company D, NC 1st Cavalry, also Company E, NC 37th Infantry. He was promoted to Captain and Asst. Quartermaster in NC 7th Battalion Cavalry. Also saw service in Co. D, NC 9th Infantry and NC 6th Cavalry. Much more info on linked page.

$ 140


CSA 11, 10¢ light blue tied perfectly struck GOLDSBOROUGH / N.C. // JUL / 2 cds on fresh commercially made cover to High Shoals Iron Co., Iron Depot, N. Ca., Very Fine $230.

High Shoals Iron Works was founded in about 1795. Fulenwider and did a lot of nail and rolling work for the Confederate government. Much more info on linked page.

$ 230


CSA 11, 10¢ greenish blue with 4 enormous even margins tied WILMINGTON / N.C. // SEP / 22 cds on back flaps of small commercially-made envelope to Miss Mary J. O’Hear, Charleston, SC Care E. Lafitte & Co. Edward Lafitte was a Charleston merchant. $125.

$ 125


CSA 11 (Archer & Daly) 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied blue HILLSBORO / N.C. // AUG / 9 cds on cover to Mrs. Ellen Richardson, Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, back flap tear. SCV $130. $90.

$ 90


CSA 11 (Archer & Daly) 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied HIGH POINT / N.C. // JAN / 21 balloon cds on blue-lined envelope to Mrs. C. E. Rooke, Martins Depot, Laurens District, South Carolina, flap tears, Very Fine. $110.

$ 110


CSA 11 (Archer & Daly) 10¢ light blue (4 margins) tied GOLDSBOROUGH / N.C. // DEC / 8 cds, partially struck off cover, addressed to High Shoals Iron Co[mpany], Iron, N.C. with C & B & Co. at upper left. $110.

$ 110


CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied VIOLET AUGUSTA / GA cds on commercially-made cover to [Capt] J.A.R. Hanks, Macon, Geo. Hanks was Assistant Quarter Master 22nd Georgia Infantry. SCV $225. $170.

$ 170


CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green (4 large even margins) tied SPARTANBURG / S.C. // NOV / 19 / 1864 cds on cover to S. C. Wood, Charleston Battalion, Care of Capt. S. Y. Tymnon, Co. B.; lightest toning along left side of cover. Charleston Battalion AKA Palmetto Guard, Charleston Light Infantry, or Gaillard’s. Superb stamp and postmark with nice military address. $170.

$ 170


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


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 nice margins) tied dateless MADISON C.H. / VA. cds on darling small embossed ladies cover (2 ½” x 4 ¼”) with portraying bird sitting in a fruit tree, addressed to Warren Mosely, Care of Major [Cornelius] Boyle, Gordonsville, Va. Not only is this a charming cover, it has a fascinating backstory of intrigue which extends to the assassination conspiracy of Lincoln. It will be the subject of an article in 4Q 2019 Kelleher's Stamp Collectors' Connection. Major (Dr.) Cornelius Boyle was a Confederate secret agent for General Lee. He was provost marshal and post commander at Gordonsville. $550. Much more information on Moseley and Boyle on linked page.

$ 550


CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied by a partial RICHMOND / Va. // OCT 15 CDS, bit of paper clip rust at the top and light file fold affects stamp. CSS Palmetto State, Ironclad Ram cover addressed to Mr. A.T. Smythe, C. S. St[eamer] P. State, Charleston, So Ca. WONDERFUL CONFEDERATE NAVY ADDRESS. Listed in both Misc-2 and CSA 11-3 sections. $700.

Augustine Thomas Smythe (1842-1914) was a Signal Officer on the C.S. Palmetto State - much more info on linked page.

$ 700

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