Stampless Covers - Florida


PENSACOLA / Fla // AUG / 21 cds with matching handstamped PAID in circle and ms “10” rate on somewhat soiled cover to Mrs. E. A. Ford, Tuskeegee, Ala., small sealed tear at top right. Scarce town / rate. Said to be only 3 recorded to which I cannot attest; none the less scarce, Ex Hall. $350.

$ 350


TALLAHASSEE / FLA // FEB / 6 cds with matching PAID 10, CSA Catalog type C with CV $350, on stampless cover to C. H. Gingles Esq. Fort Deposit, Alabama. Gingles was a slave owner. $350.

$ 350


LAKE CITY / FLA // FEB / 19 cds with matching DUE 10 (CSA Catalog type F, CCV $350) to Mrs. Mattie A. Inglet, Berzelia, Georgia, with endorsement at lower left “From Sergt. T. W. G. Inglet, Co. C, 28th Ga. Regt.” Bit soiled. $220.

Thomas W. G. Inglet - detailed information on the linked page..

$ 220


TALLAHASSEE / Fla. lightly struck CDS with matching PAID 10 (type C, CCV $350) on cover to C.H. Gingles Esq., Fort Deposit, Ala. Ex Roger Ballard. $200.

$ 200


LAKE CITY / FLA. // MAR / 17 cds with matching DUE 10 (Type F, CCV $350) on cover (tiny UR corner restoration) to Mrs. Eva J. Ashford, Salem P.O. Rupee Coty, Alabama with mandated endorsement of Private J. Y. Ashford, Bonaud’s Battalion, Siege Artillery, Co. B. (Georgia Volunteers). Ex Roger Ballard. $200.

Detailed information on Major A. Bonaud’s 28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery, Auguste Bonaud (born in Marseilles, France.) and James Y. Ashford (hospital steward) is found on the linked page.

$ 200


MADISON / FLO CDS with ms. Mar 5 [1862] date and matching ms. Paid 10 with additional Paid to Mrs. Borland Care of Carroll Hoy & Co., New Orleans, Louisiana, in the hand of postmaster Samuel Perry responsible for producing the Madison provisionals. Fresh, slightly reduced at right, tiny corner repair at upper left. CCV $500. Ex Briggs and illustrated in his Florida book, p. 138. $300. 

$ 300


QUINCY / Flor. // APR / 27 cds with matching PAID 10 (listing copy of type C, CV $500) on cover to Mrs. Emily Suber, Gandys PO, Thomas Co[unty] Ga, (near Thomasville), Earliest of the four recorded uses. Ex Oxer, Hart and Briggs. $425.

$ 425


TALLAHASSEE / FLA // JUN / 2 lightly struck cds with matching [due] 10 (Type D, CV $350) on fresh TURNED COVER to Miss M. P. Witcher, Point Peter, Georgia. Mandated soldier endorsement “C. M. Witcher, Echols Artillery, Tallahassee, Florida.” Inside Use: CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 margins) used with Point Peter, Ga. July 18th ms. postmark, to B.H. Witcher, Co. K ,6th Regt Ga. Vols, Colquitt’s Brigade, Hick’s Division, Petersburg, Va. Top and bottom flaps of second use have pencil endorsements of B.H. Witcher, 6th Geo Volunteers and Mr. Jno. Heare, Race Track, Petersburg, Va. Ex Briggs with pencil note on verso only “2 known.” (Tallahassee). Nifty and clean turned use with heavy military markings. $375.

C.M. Witcher served as a corporal with 22nd Siege Georgia Heavy Artillery. Benjamin H. Witcher enlisted as a private Co. D, 35 Regt. Ga. Infantry. More info on linked page.

$ 375


WARRINGTON / Fla. CDS with matching PAID 5 (CC type B) on fresh cover to Mrs. J. D. Alison, Care of Capt. R. S. Hatcher, Cahaba, Ala. Robert S. Hatcher was a millionaire planter and “merchant prince” in Cahaba, which was at the zenith of its prosperity at the outbreak of the war in 1861. $200.

$ 200


WARRINGTON / Fla. // NOV / 10 [1861] with matching bold PAID 5 (CSA catalog type B, CV $250) on stampless cover to Mrs. J. D. Alison, Care of Capt. R.S. Hatcher, Cahaba, Alabama, slightly reduced at top. $180.

Capt. Robert S. Hatcher served as a 2nd lieutenant in Co. H., La. 19th Infantry.

$ 180


LAKE CITY / FL // MA- (could be March or May) with matching DUE 10 (type F, CV $350) on cover addressed to W.H. Felker, Charleston S.C. Co E, 18th Regt S.C. Vol. Miles H. Ferguson was captain of the company which was in Evan’s Brigade, Department of SC, Ga, and Fla. The company moved to Florida beginning September 7, 1863, from their post defending Charleston Harbor. Mrs. Felker sent her husband a letter to Charleston, but the company had already moved to Florida. On the verso is a penned note, “Respectfully returned, W.H.F. being off at hospital. M.H. Ferguson, Capt. Co E 18th S.C. Vol.” and the letter was returned to Mrs. Felker in Glenn Springs, So.Ca., via Hebron, as noted in lower corner. The original mailing from Mrs. Felker was franked with a stamp, removed from the cover and with a portion of a CDS visible in lower corner, possibly Cleveland, S.C., where they lived out their last years. Also with the manuscript notation “unpaid” at cover edge. A fascinating use. $350. 

Wiley H. Felker was a NURSE in Company E, 18th Regiment S.C. Volunteers, Evan’s Brigade, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Bio on thumbnail-linked page.

$ 350


WARRINGTON / Fla. // SEP 1861 cds with matching PAID 5 (type B, CV $250), manuscript “Pd 5 / W.S.C.” -  the initials of Lt. William S. Chapman who is writing to his wife, Mrs. Kate L. Chapman, Talladega, Ala. Slightly reduced at top with part of back flap missing. $200.

William Smith Chapman served in Co. D, 1st Ala. Infantry and had later service as captain of Co. G, 31st Ala. InfantryBio on thumbnail-linked page.

$ 200


New 2-20-23

PENSACOLA Fla. JUN 27 circular datestamp with two strikes of encircled 5 and a straightline PAID on cover to Charles H. Barland, Port Gibson, Claborn (Claiborne) Co. Mississippi. At left end is penned “Mississippi Troops.” This is either a completely new listing or, more likely, it could be CSA catalog type F which is a tracing. Either way, since it is struck twice, it is UNLISTED. Ex Frank Hart and Ralph Swap. $750.

Charles H. Barland was a cotton planter in Claiborne and Jefferson counties in Mississippi. Biography on linked page.

$ 750


New 2-20-23

PENSACOLA Fla. JUL 31 circular datestamp with PAID 5 (CSA catalog type E, CCV $350) on cover to Edward S. Stickney, Marion, Alabama. Ex Frank Hart and Ralph Swap. $250.

$ 250

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