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This is a net price sale of the James P. Myerson collection of 1861-1868 Issue postal history. It is a joint offering by Richard Frajola and Suburban Stamp Incorporated. All items are offered subject unsold. 
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J.B. Dutton straight line handstamp and manuscript "25" private carriage rate on cover addressed to Point of Rocks, Maryland, 3c rose (#65) tied by "Moorestown NJ Jan 12" origin postmark, Dutton was the postmaster at Point of Rocks having left his home of Waterford, Virginia at the start of the war, he carried mail across the river, through the lines, to Waterford, the addressees of this cover are likely the daughters of Nathan Walker who lived in Waterford, see internet article on Dutton here, extremely fine usage


(Richmond, Virginia Prison), very small folded letter from a Prisoner of War, endorsed "by flag of truce boat, Prisoner of War" dated "Richmond, March 14th" entered the mails with 3c rose (#65) tied by geometric cancel, matching "Old Point Comfort Va Mar 24" postmark, short note of Clark C. Knowles commences: "Friends at home . this morning finds me in prison," very fine $300

Mails Suspended barred handstamp on cover addressed to Montgomery, Alabama, entered the mails with 3c rose (#65) tied by geometric cancel, additional uncancelled stamp at left, black "Nashville Ten Jun 28 1865" double circle backstamp in same ink as the straight line marking, cover address changed to Grantville, Georgia and the additional stamp may represent forwarding postage, the Montgomery post office was not re-established until March, 1866 while the Grantville office opened again in December, 1865, partial back flap, a very rare marking $1,250

Magnolia Miss Sep 25, double circle postmark on cover to Pennsylvania, 3c rose (#65) with matching cancel, cover reduced at left, possibly an 1865 usage as the office was re-established in August, 1865, very fine Mississippi $150

Richard Frajola (March, 2002)