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Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1484, Confederate Postmasters' ProvisionalsBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Position 3 (Calhoun Type A), margins all around, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Sep. 26, 1861" circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Capt. H. M. Favrot, Delta Rifles, Ocean Springs Miss., cover very slightly reduced at top

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH A FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL WITH MALTESE CROSS BORDER.

The addressee, Capt. Henry M. Favrot, was born in West Baton Rouge parish in 1826 and died there in 1887. He served as a member of the Louisiana legislature in the 1850's and was opposed to secession. However, with the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Confederate Army and became captain of the "Delta Rifles," 4th Louisiana Infantry, and served throughout the entire war. Capt. Favrot participated in the Battle of Shiloh, was stricken with typhoid fever at Corinth and later returned to New Orleans. After his recovery he was sent to northern Virginia with rank of colonel to gather all the records of the Army of Northern Virginia. He remained on active duty until the close of the war, when he returned home on mule-back, bringing with him the army records he was sent to compile.

Ex Watt White. With 1996 P.F. certificate. Scott value $5,000.00

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E. 1,500-2,000
Future Sale
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-09-09
Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection
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Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 66, Postmasters' Provisionals (Anderson C.H. thru Charleston)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Position 1 (Calhoun Type A), full margins to just touched at bottom, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Aug. 20, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Bayou La Chute P.O. La. with printed return card of George A. Pike, in green and carmine colors and in a style that mimics the stamp, addressee name is written on gray paper and pasted onto cover, original letter enclosure dated Aug. 19, 1861 on George A. Pike fancy letterhead and signed by him, some light soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED BATON ROUGE PROVISIONAL COVERS WITH THE PRINTED RETURN CARD OF GEORGE A.PIKE, BELIEVED TO BE THE PRINTER OF THE STAMPS. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE OF THE SIX PRINTED IN STAMP-MATCHING GREEN AND CARMINE COLORS AND IN A STYLE THAT MIMICS THE STAMP -- AS WELL AS THE ONLY PIKE STATIONERY PROVISIONAL COVER ACCOMPANIED BY A SIGNED PIKE LETTER. AN OUTSTANDING ARTIFACT OF CIVIL WAR POSTAL HISTORY.

George A. Pike was the publisher of the local Baton Rouge newspaper Daily Gazette and Comet. He was also a job printer and is believed to have printed the Baton Rouge provisionals. A biography of Pike is available at the Library of Congress “Chronicling America” website (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88083120 ):

“In December 1856, George A. Pike’s Morning Comet and George C. McWhorter’s Baton Rouge Daily Gazette were consolidated to form the Daily Gazette and Comet, which Pike edited with Rev. William H. Crenshaw. The brother of prominent Baton Rouge landowner and businessman William S. Pike, George Pike had been an outspoken member of the anti-Catholic, nativist Know-Nothing Party, which he promoted as editor of the Morning Comet and its predecessor the Daily Comet. By 1856 the party had split over the issue of slavery, whereupon Pike, now editor of the Daily Gazette and Comet, shifted his focus to the growing sectional crisis between North and South.

“Pike opposed southern secession and called for compromise on the issue of slavery. In the presidential election of 1860, he supported Constitutional Union Party candidate John Bell of Tennessee and his running mate Edward Everett of Massachusetts. However, he also spoke favorably of pro-Union Democrat Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. Louisiana secessionists whom Pike criticized included Senator John Slidell and Governor Thomas Overton Moore. In the months leading up to the election, the Daily Gazette and Comet reported on the activities of Unionists in and around Baton Rouge and on meetings of Bell and Douglas clubs. (The city ultimately cast the majority of its votes for Bell.) After the election, the paper reported local and regional responses to Lincoln’s victory. Pike himself disagreed with Republican ideology in regard to slavery but considered Lincoln to have been fairly elected and encouraged southerners to adopt a "wait and see" attitude.

“Published Tuesday through Saturday in four pages, the Daily Gazette and Comet consisted primarily of advertisements and thus helps document Baton Rouge’s commercial life on the eve of the Civil War. Although the city’s population was then only about 5,500, it was one of the most important shipping centers on the lower Mississippi River and had served as Louisiana’s capital for eleven years. In addition to business news, Pike reported on sessions of the state legislature. Also of interest is news related to other local institutions, including the Louisiana Institution for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind and the newly founded Louisiana Historical Society, which Pike served as secretary.

“Publication of the Daily Gazette and Comet was suspended for about two months during the Civil War and appears to have ceased entirely by war’s end in favor of a weekly edition with which it had been published concurrently since 1856.”

There are six recorded Baton Rouge Provisional covers with the George A. Pike printed return card. Each of the others is printed in blue and in a style that more closely resembles the enclosed letter with this cover. This return card is printed in stamp-matching green and carmine and also has a machine-turned design similar in style to the design in the stamps. This is the only recorded Pike return card Baton Rouge Provisional with this stamp-mimicking design, and is especially desirable with the Pike signed letter.

E. 7,500-10,000
7,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-09-09
Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection
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Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 67, Postmasters' Provisionals (Anderson C.H. thru Charleston)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Position 1 (Calhoun Type A), large even margins all around, gorgeous fresh colors, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Nov. 11, 1861" circular datestamp on small cover to Miss Jeanie Mort, Vernon Miss., half of backflap removed, file fold at far left of cover is inconsequential but mentioned on certificate

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BATON ROUGE PROVISIONAL WITH MALTESE CROSS BORDER. ONE OF THE FINEST ON-COVER EXAMPLES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

The addressee, Jeanie Mort Walker, authored a book on the Civil War with the catchy title, Life of Capt. Joseph Fry, the Cuban Martyr: Being a faithful record of his remarkable career from childhood to the time of his heroic death at the hands of Spanish executioners; recounting his experience as an officer in the U.S. and Confederate navies, and revealing much of the inner history and secret marine service of the late civil war in America.

Ex Emerson, Caspary, Freeland, Dr. Graves and "D.K." collection. With 2012 P.F. certificate

5,000
4,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-09-09
Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection
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Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 68, Postmasters' Provisionals (Anderson C.H. thru Charleston)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Position 5 (Calhoun Type C), ample to large margins including top sheet margin, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Aug. 13, 1861" circular datestamp on buff cover to Capt. H. M. Favrot, Delta Rifles, Ship Island Miss., missing part of backflap but overall bright and pristine

EXTREMELY FINE. A PARTICULARLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL WITH MALTESE CROSS BORDER ON A FRESH COVER.

Position 5 -- the top right position from the sheet of ten -- yields the only Type C border alignment position on the Baton Rouge 5c plate.

From our 1987 Rarities sale. With 2007 C.S.A. certificate.

5,000
1,900
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-09-09
Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection
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Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 69, Postmasters' Provisionals (Anderson C.H. thru Charleston)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Position 6 (Calhoun Type B), full to large margins all around, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Sep. 16, 1861" circular datestamp, second strike to right on oatmeal cover to Capt. H. M. Favrot, Delta Rifles, Ocean Springs Miss., some edgewear and sealed backflap tear, the stamp is very fresh

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH A FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL WITH MALTESE CROSS BORDER.

The addressee, Capt. Henry M. Favrot, was born in West Baton Rouge parish in 1826 and died there in 1887. He served as a member of the Louisiana legislature in the 1850's and was opposed to secession. However, with the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Confederate Army and became captain of the "Delta Rifles," 4th Louisiana Infantry, and served throughout the entire war. Capt. Favrot participated in the Battle of Shiloh, was stricken with typhoid fever at Corinth and later returned to New Orleans. After his recovery he was sent to northern Virginia with rank of colonel to gather all the records of the Army of Northern Virginia. He remained on active duty until the close of the war, when he returned home on mule-back, bringing with him the army records he was sent to compile.

Ex Dr. Brandon

5,000
1,800
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-09-25
The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers
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Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 104, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Position 3, margins to just in, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Aug. 15, 1861" circular datestamp on buff cover to military address on Ship Island Miss., stamp with pinhole at upper right, still Fine, ex Felton, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate, Scott Retail $5,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2017-03-03
The Civil War and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1564, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Jackson Miss.Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Position 4, large margins to touched at right with top sheet margin, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Dec. 16, 1861" circular datestamp on folded letter to New Orleans, stamp very slightly gum toned at bottom, couple minor bleached spots on letter

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE TOP SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL WITH MALTESE CROSS BORDER ON COVER.

Signed Dietz. With 2002 C.S.A. certificate

5,000
1,700
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2016-12-15
U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1146, Lot Number 1595, Civil War: Confederate Postmasters ProvisionalsBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Large margins to just touched, tied by light strike of "Baton Rouge La. Jan. 30" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to a member of the Delta Rifles, 4th Regiment La. Volunteers at Berwick City La., missing top flap, stamp with some translucencies from gum, vertical file fold well away from stamp, otherwise Very Fine

5,000
2,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2016-11-09
U.S. Treasures of Philately from The Weinberg Inventory
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Sale Number 1139, Lot Number 153, Confederate StatesBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Position 6, Type B, full to large margins all around, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Sep. 16, 1861" circular datestamp, second strike to right on brown cover to Capt. H. M. Favrot, Delta Rifles, Ocean Springs Miss., some edgewear and sealed backflap tear, very fresh stamp

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH A FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL WITH MALTESE CROSS BORDER.

The addressee, Capt. Henry M. Favrot, was born in West Baton Rouge parish in 1826 and died there in 1887. He served as a member of the Louisiana legislature in the 1850's and was opposed to secession. However, with the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Confederate Army and became captain of the "Delta Rifles," 4th Louisiana Infantry, and served throughout the entire war. Capt. Favrot participated in the Battle of Shiloh, was stricken with typhoid fever at Corinth and later returned to New Orleans. After his recovery he was sent to northern Virginia with rank of colonel to gather all the records of the Army of Northern Virginia. He remained on active duty until the close of the war, when he returned home on mule-back, bringing with him the army records he was sent to compile.

Ex Dr. Brandon

5,000
2,700
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2015-12-17
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
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Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4490, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Large margins to just touched, tied by light strike of "Baton Rouge La. Jan. 30" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to a member of the Delta Rifles, 4th Regiment La. Volunteers at Berwick City La., missing top flap, stamp with some translucencies from gum, vertical file fold well away from stamp, otherwise Very Fine

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