Items for Sale - Railroad Covers


CSA 12-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied light BRISTOL V.&T.R.R. dateless railroad cancel (CCV $750) on cover to Miss Alice Caperton Care Mrs Gaston Caperton, Union Monroe Cty, Va.; slightly reduced at left. CSA catalog value $750. $375.      

$ 375


CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue, (4 large even margins) pen canceled with beautifully struck VA.C.R.R. / COBHAM // JUN / 6 railroad CDS (CCV $750) on cover to Lt. Colonel Alfred L. Rives, Engineer Bureau, War DepartmentRichmond. Ex Frank Hart. A beautiful example of this RR marking. $800. 

Alfred Landon Rives was born in 1830 in Paris, France, the son of William Cabell Rives, the distinguished minister to France. During the War, he was acting chief engineer for the State of Virginia and later for the Confederate States, which position he held until the end of the War as a Colonel. He was one of the two Chiefs of the Corps of Engineers to General Robert E. Lee.  

$ 800


New 2-25-23

CSA 11-KB-v6, 10¢ deep blue CHILLED PLATE variety (printing lacking, 4 margins) tied blue COLUMBIA S.C. FEB 5 circular datestamp on cover imprinted OFFICE CHARLOTTE & S.C.R.R./COLUMBIA S.C. with R.R.S. printed at lower left., addressed to Jos. Glover, Esq., Walterboro, S.C., with matching railroad letterhead dated Feby 4, 1865, from James Anderson, Supt. for O.M. Sadler. He says he wants to hire “first class boys” (slaves), not old men nor young boys. Ex Ralph Swap. $950. Listed in both Railroad and Advertising Covers

$ 950


New 2-25-23

CSA 7-R, 5¢ pair (light crease) tied WARTRACE N.&C.R.R. APR 30 1863 oval cancel on adversity cover fashioned from Georgia court subpoena, to Miss Orphra Jane Paine, Washington, Tennessee. Pretty. CCV $1,000. Ex Ralph Swap. $900.

$ 900


New 2-25-23

CSA 12, 10¢ blue (nice shade – 4 margins) tied beautifully struck BRISTOL V&T.R.R. railroad cancel on cover to Wm. Walker P.M. Valley Town, Cherokee County, North Carolina. Ex Ralph Swap. $900.

The Valley Town general store was located in Valley Town (Cherokee County) near present-day Andrews. It was in operation from approximately 1850 to 1871. Merchandise included cloth, animal skins, shoes, sewing essentials, hardware, furnishings, building materials, ammunition, and food staples. In addition to being a general store, the location served as a post office and wayside inn.

$ 900

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