Items for Sale - CSA 9, 10¢ Blue "T-E-N" Intaglio on Cover


CSA 9, 10¢ blue "T-E-N", 3 margins, tied part strike RICHMOND / VA. cds on homemade cover to "Mrs. S. C. Gladfelter, Catawba Station, N.C.", Nice copy of this scarce issue. 2008 SCV $1,600.

$ 1,200


CSA 9, 10¢ gray blue "T-E-N" tied by indistinct cds on homemade cover to “Mrs. H. C. Brown, Greenville, Ala.” on homemade cover, signed/guaranteed by the illustrious Stanley B. Ashbrook as having come from the Richey collection, 2008 SCV $1,600.

$ 950


CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue "T-E-N" (faulty) tied RICHMOND / VA. cds on clean blue commercially made cover to Lieut. Col. Del Kemper, Care of Gen Wise’s Hd Qrs, Adams Run, So Carolina, 2010 SCV $1,600. $1,200.

Delaware B. Kemper (1833-1899) enlisted 4-17-61 (day Virginia seceded) as a captain in the VA Alexandria Light Artillery and rose to Lt. Col. by 3-2-63. He was wounded at 2nd Manassas in the shoulder (military records included). He was appointed U.S. Counsul to China by President Grover Cleveland.

$ 1,200


CSA 9, 10¢ blue "T-E-N" (4 lovely large margins) tied neat bold CLARKSVILLE / Va. // MAR / 17 balloon cds on small cover front (no back flaps) addressed to Mr. Thos Terry, Woodsworth, NC which has been crossed out and redirected to Manson, also crossed out. $650.

$ 650


CSA 9, 10¢ blue "T-E-N" tied pen strokes and manuscript cancel of “Pamplin’s Depot Va / Aug 24” on homemade cover, slight cover reduction at bottom, 2000 CSA Certificate #03756.  $500.

$ 500


CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue "T-E-N"  used with usual scribble obliteration and matching “Ivy Depot [Va]  / July 5th / 64” manuscript cancel on fresh homemade cover to A. J. Hudson, Charlottesville, Albemarle Cty, Va.; somewhat roughly torn open at right, scarce; Ex Thacker. $600.

$ 600


CSA 9b, 10¢ gray blue "T-E-N" with bit of gum staining along the edges, tied on large piece (no back) showing full address (I pondered with to call this a cover or a piece) by blue BLAIRSVILLE / GA cds to Mr. W. W. Kollock, Care Rev. J. Hunt, Marietta, Geoa.  W. W. Kollock served in Co. B of the Georgia Hardwick Mounted Rifles, later consolidated into the 7th Georgia Cavalry Regiment in February 1864 where it became part of the Army of Northern Virginia. The main objective of the Hardwick Mounted Rifles was to defend against Union invasion along the Georgia coast and protect the towns and homes of these Southeast Georgia coastal counties. $550.

$ 550


CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue "T-E-N" (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.

Dr. John Julius Chisolm (1830-1903) was also known as Julian John Chisolm and J. J. Chisolm. He received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of the State of South Carolina in 1850 and continued his studies in Paris, with an emphasis on eye surgery. In 1859, he returned to Europe to observe the treatment of the wounded from European battles at that time. In 1861, shortly after the outbreak of the War, Dr. Chisolm published the first edition of A Manual of Military Surgery. Dr. Chisolm was appointed to the rank of surgeon in the Confederate Army on September 20, 1861. In November, 1861 he was ordered to Charleston to establish a medical purveyor's office for receiving and distributing medicines and surgical instruments to Confederate military physicians in the field and in hospitals. 

Following the war, Chisolm moved to Baltimore, Maryland to accept a special chair of eye and ear surgery created for him by the University of Maryland. He made many contributions to medicine and surgery in his teaching, his more than 100 professional publications, his inventions, and his founding of institutions. Chisholm was among the first to surgically remove cataracts and to use cocaine in eye surgery. He is considered one of the fathers of American Ophthalmology.

Also listed in CSA 11 section

$ 1,200


CSA 9, 10¢ blue "T-E-N" (bit of gum stain and tiniest edge tear in margin only) tied neat RICHMOND / VA. // MAY / 2 / 1863 on pristine homemade cover to W. S. Blakemore Esq., Sangersville, Sangersville, Augusta Cty, Va. SCV $1,600.  $1,000.

$ 1,000


CSA 9, 10¢ blue "T-E-N" tied bold CHATTANOOGA / TENN // JAN on cover to Miss Jennie Russell, Louden Tennessee, tiny bit reduced at left, Ex Bush, SCV $1,600. $800.

$ 800


CSA 9, 10¢ blue "T-E-N" tied CULPEPER C.H. / Va. // MAY / 22 cds, partially struck off top right edge of cover addressed to Miss Lizzie Yerby, Athens, Georgia; slightly reduced at left. The Yerby family was a wealthy family with a large plantation and large population of slaves. $700.

$ 700


CSA 9, 10¢ blue“T-E-N” (stamp with rounded LL corner) tied grid with matching FARMVILLE / Va. // JUN / 2 / 1863 (inverted) cds on back flaps of small commercially made laid paper ladies cover to Mrs. Doctor Bagby, Care of Dr. Bagby, Literary Messenger Office, Richmond, Va. SCV $1,600. $500.

George William Bagby was editor of the Southern Literary Messenger in 1860. He served as a private in Co. A. VA 11th Infantry as well as Co. F, VA 3rd Battalion Reserves. Much more information on linked page.

$ 500


CSA 9, 10¢ blue“T-E-N” (3 margins) tied light strike of LEXINGTON / Va. cds on homemade cover to John A. Cross, Esq or Son Samuel Cross, Pattonsburg, Va.; bit of light cover staining. Plantation Collection. SCV $1,600. $800.

$ 800


CSA 9, 10¢ blue “T-E-N” tied neat RICHMOND / VA // MAY / 11 / 1863 cds on commercially made cover to Miss Sallie E. Wise, Columbia, S.C. with neat embossed garter on the top back flap tip under which is the classic “OK Dietz” in his distinctive tiny black penmanship. Very Fine, SCV $1,600. Ex Katz. $1,400.

$ 1,400


CSA 9, 10¢ blue “T-E-N” (4 margins), tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUN 23 CDS on neat commercially made envelope addressed to “Miss Minnie Mordecai, Columbia, S.C.”, slightly reduced at left. A choice use with a great story. Ex Cantey and Felton. $1,300.

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

$ 1,300


CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue “T-E-N” tied RICHMOND / VA. cds on homemade cover to Miss Sarah A. Carson, Spout Spring, Appomattox County, Va. $900.

$ 900


CSA 9, 10¢ blue "TEN" with clear DOUBLE TRANSFER in "TEN CENTS," tied by STAUNTON / Va. // JAN / 28 cds on small embossed lady's cover to Wm B. Gallaher, Waynesboro, Va., reply docketing at top, bit of foxing, missing back flap and small rubbed spot below datestamp slightly breaks paper, Very Fine appearance, ex Wishnietsky, SCV $1,500 with no premium for the double transfer. $950.

William Bowen Gallaher served in the 1st Virginia Cavalry and 5th Virginia Cavalry Army of Northern Virginia (Fitzhugh Lee). Much more information on linked page.

$ 950


CSA 9, 10¢ blue "T-E-N" HORIZONTAL PAIR paying the double rate, large margins except where clear or touching left stamp, beautiful rich color, tied by CULPEPER C.H. / Va. // MAY / 24 cds on fresh cover to Mattie K. Clement, Mocksville N.C., faint toning at right edge just touches pair otherwise Very Fine.  RARE "TEN" MULTIPLE ON COVER, ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN. Ex Caspary, Muzzy, Everett, Kilbourne. SCV $3,000.  $2,900.

$ 2,900


CSA 9, 10¢ blue T-E-N, unevenly separated margins, manuscript cancel with small IVY DEPOT / VA (17 Apr in ms.) cds and tied target cancel on small commercially made cover to Franklin Davis, Staunton, Va. - well-known nurseryman. Stamp with hairline transient “crack” on the head. SCV $1,600 as regular stamp on cover. $650.

$ 650


CSA 9b, 10¢ gray blue "T-E-N" with large margins to touched at right, dark shade, tied by CHATTANOOGA / TEN. cds with indistinct date on cover to Miss Sarah A. Barrow, Griffin, Ga., slightly reduced bit at right, Ex Gallagher, SCV $1,500. $800.

$ 800


CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue "T-E-N" with 4 margins, tied by WINCHESTER / Va. // JUL / 11 cds on cover to Mr. Crookshank (sic), Editor of the Reporter, Talladega Ala., part of letter enclosure accompanies and is signed by “A.M., the oficers (sic) in --- the 5 Ala Rgt,” saying that “Lieut. Caldwell…is well liked by his men,” tiny (almost invisible) hole at top, stamp with small scrape at bottom, Very Fine appearance. SCV $1,500. $800.

Marcus Henderson Cruikshank biography on linked page.

$ 800


CSA 9, 10¢ blue “T-E-N” tied neat RICHMOND / Va., (Powell type 6m) MAY / 32 [1864] used over U.S. star-die entire U27, stamp moved aside to show indicia, to A.I. Bell, Esq, Shannon Hill, Goochland Co[unty] Va., cover repaired at lower left scarce adversity use of this issue over U.S. postal stationery. $650.

$ 650


CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue T-E-N (4 large even margins) tied neat CLARKSVILLE / Va. // -- / 18 CDS on fresh homemade cover to Thomas C. Brown, Ballsville Post Office, Powhatan, Va., 1997 CSA certificate 03004 as genuine, not identifying the shade, Very Fine, SCV $1,500. $1,200.

$ 1,200


CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue T-E-N (4 margins from large to close at bottom) tied indistinct town postmark on fresh cover to Mrs. E.B. Allison, Dayton, Maringo Cty, Ala. Very Fine. SCV $1,500. $900.

$ 900


CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue T-E-N (4 large even margins, small sealed tear) tied TAYLORSVILLE / VA cds on cover to Mr. Billam Harris, Henderson Granville (County) N.C., red crayon docketing at top right. SCV $1,500. $800.

$ 800


CSA 9b, 10¢ gray blue (4 large to huge margins including top sheet margin) tied bold clear POLLARD / ALA // OCT / 11 / 1863 cds on neat fresh cover to Mrs. Martha J. Cook, Eutaw, Ala. with manuscript directive “via Mobile Ala” and soldier’s endorsement T.S. Cook, Private in Co B, 7 Regt Ala Cavalry, slightly reduced at left. 1984 PF certificate 0133923. Tobias S. Cook mustered into Company B, Alabama 7th Cavalry July 1, 1863. Beautiful cover and stamp. $1,500.

$ 1,500


CSA 9, 10¢ blue T-E-N with large margins to full, tied by GREENVILLE C.H. / S.C. // ? /28 CDS on small enamel cover to Major W. W. Springfield, Carter's Depot, East Tennessee, verso with unusual embossed design, the bottom flap of which opens beautifully to display from the front, some slight edge soiling as often seen with enamel covers, Very Fine. (Fully-open cover)  (Embossed cover back only) A total charmer. $750.

Major W. W. Springfield biographical tidbit on linked page.

$ 750


CSA 9 variety, 10¢ blue T-E-N with major double transfer in bottom label, large margins, tied by POLLARD / ALA. // ? / 15 / 1863 CDS on cover addressed in peacock blue ink to Mrs. H.C. Brown, Greenville Alabama, ex Hall, with 2002 PF certificate that states it is gray-blue but in my opinion the so-called shade is simply the slightly oxidized stamp, SCV $1,500 for normal cover. $1,200.

$ 1,200


CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue T-E-N with 4 large to huge margins, tied by RICHMOND / VA. // APR / 30 / 1863 CDS on cover to Wm. L. Owen, Esq., Black Walnut, Va., 1993 CSA certificate as milky blue but the stamp is lightly oxidized, still Extremely Fine, SCV $1,500. $1,500.

William L. Owen was a prominent planter, businessman, and politician. Much more detailed info on the linked page.

$ 1,500


New 3-2-23

CSA 9a, 10¢ milky blue T-E-N with 4 large margins all around, tied blue PETERSBURG Va. JUN 28 CDS on cover to Jno H. Tyler, Care of Mitchell & Tyler, Richmond, Va. sealed flap tear, Very Fine. Ex Ralph Swap. $1,500.

$ 1,500

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