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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=Confederate States and Civil War-Related, Issue/Country=Confederate States and Civil-War Related, All Sale Dates thru 2022/01/01, Catalogue = 12X2, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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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
c
Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 70, Postmasters' Provisionals (Anderson C.H. thru Charleston)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Position 4, from the bottom right corner with "Beaumont" showing broken "T", light pink paper, enormous margins including part of frameline of adjoining stamp above, cleanly-cut margins at bottom and right and rough separation at left, tied by pen stroke with matching "June 18" (1864) manuscript date on buff cover to Mrs. S. L. Lloyd, Houston Tex., small piece of backflap torn away, tiny edge tear at top, stamp has light wrinkling in right margin but is sound and very choice

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE TWO OR THREE FINEST OF THE TWELVE RECORDED BEAUMONT 10-CENT PINK PROVISIONAL COVERS -- AND ONE OF ONLY FOUR TIED EXAMPLES OF ANY BEAUMONT PROVISIONAL.

According to Jim Wheat's Postmasters & Post Offices of Texas, 1846-1930, the following men served as postmaster of Beaumont, Texas, from 1860 to 1866: John J. Herring, appointed Aug. 17, 1860 (resigned); Wilson A. Junker, Aug 5., 1861 (CSA) (resigned); P. H. Glaze, Nov. 12, 1861 (CSA); Rev. Alexander Hinkle, Dec. 5, 1863 (CSA); Thomas Snow, Feb. 22, 1865 (CSA); John J. Herring, Apr. 6, 1866; and George L. Ewing, Jul. 19, 1866.

Since all recorded examples of the Beaumont provisional stamps are dated in 1864, they were probably issued by Reverend Alexander Hinkle, a Methodist pastor who settled in Beaumont around this time and was appointed postmaster on December 5, 1863.

The stamps were typeset and printed from three different settings: one printed on Pink paper (Scott 12X2), and two on Yellow paper (12X1 and 12X3). A setting of four subjects (two by two) has been reconstructed from the Pink singles (there are no recorded multiples). Each subject has a different arrangement of long and short frame pieces. The printings on Yellow paper were made from two entirely different settings: one slightly smaller than the Pink stamps, and the other much taller with the words "Texas" and "Postage" added to the design.

Only 21 of any kind are recorded, including the unique Large 10c on Yellow (on cover), five of the Small 10c on Yellow (each on cover), and 15 of the Small 10c on Pink (12 covers, 3 off cover). Most of the recorded covers are faulty, and only four have postmarks of any kind tying the stamps.

Of the Pink paper stamps on cover, perhaps two others may be considered on a par with this cover -- the July 16 use with a corner-margin stamp, cover restored around edges, ex Hill (2005 Rarities Sale 896, lot 738) and the October 25 cover bearing a stamp with smaller margins and not tied but fresh and sound condition, ex "Camina" (Sale 757, lot 610). By virtue of this stamp's margins, the tying cancel and sound condition, this cover is easily one of the finest extant. The condition of the other nine 10c Pink covers is generally quite poor, with stamps repaired or torn into the design, and several with stamps cut out and reattached to the envelope.

Ex Hind, Caspary, Hill, Kilbourne and Gross

27,500
32,500
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-06-24
The Brandon Collection, Part 1: Postmasters' Provisionals
c
Sale Number 1073, Lot Number 215, Aberdeen Miss. thru Columbia Tenn.Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Position 2, huge margins to slightly in at upper right where irregularly torn from sheet, typical pen stroke cancel just ties stamp at top, also tied by slight gum staining at edges, "Beaumont Tx. Jul.-" (1864) rimless datestamp on cover to "Mrs. C. Sam'l Watson, Galveston, Texas, care of Mrs. C.M. Seymour", sender's directive "Mr PM} 'Just send this in a hurry will you' and oblige. Yours HCC", stamp with slight horizontal crease

FINE APPEARING STAMP ON AN ATTRACTIVE COVER. AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE TEXAS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL RARITY.

According to Jim Wheat's Postmasters & Post Offices of Texas, 1846-1930, the following men served as postmaster of Beaumont, Texas, from 1860 to 1866: John J. Herring, appointed Aug. 17, 1860 (resigned); Wilson A. Junker, Aug 5., 1861 (CSA) (resigned); P. H. Glaze, Nov. 12, 1861 (CSA); Rev. Alexander Hinkle, Dec. 5, 1863 (CSA); Thomas Snow, Feb. 22, 1865 (CSA); John J. Herring, Apr. 6, 1866; and George L. Ewing, Jul. 19, 1866.

Since all recorded examples of the Beaumont provisional stamps are dated in 1864, they were probably issued by Reverend Alexander Hinkle, a Methodist pastor who settled in Beaumont around this time and was appointed as postmaster on December 5, 1863.

The stamps were typeset and printed from three different settings: one printed on Pink paper (Scott 12X2), and two on Yellow paper (12X1 and 12X3). A setting of four subjects (two by two) has been reconstructed from the Pink singles (there are no recorded multiples). Each subject has a different arrangement of long and short frame pieces. The printings on Yellow paper were made from two entirely different settings: one slightly smaller than the Pink stamps, and the other much taller with the words "Texas" and "Postage" added to the design.

Only 21 of any kind are recorded, including the unique Large 10c on Yellow (on cover), five of the Small 10c on Yellow (each on cover), and 15 of the Small 10c on Pink (12 covers, 3 off cover). Most of the recorded covers are faulty, and only four have postmarks of any kind tying the stamps.

Ex Ferrary and Hessel. Toaspern backstamp.

27,500
15,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2012-03-28
The D.K. Collection of Southern Postmasters' Provisionals
c
Sale Number 1022, Lot Number 1017, Beaumont, TexasBeaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Dark Pink paper, upper right position with left frame pieces in long-short-long configuration, margins slightly in but framelines show on all four sides, typical pen stroke cancel (not tied), matching "June 28" manuscript postmark on fresh buff cover to Mrs. S. L. Lloyd, Houston Tex., pencil note "June 28 64" confirming 1864 year date, small piece of flap torn away

FINE STAMP AND CHOICE ATTRACTIVE COVER. ONE OF SIX SOUND EXAMPLES OF THE BEAUMONT 10-CENT PINK PROVISIONAL KNOWN ON COVER. AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE RARITY.

According to Jim Wheat's Postmasters & Post Offices of Texas, 1846-1930, the following men served as postmaster of Beaumont, Texas, from 1860 to 1866: John J. Herring, appointed Aug. 17, 1860 (resigned); Wilson A. Junker, Aug 5., 1861 (CSA) (resigned); P. H. Glaze, Nov. 12, 1861 (CSA); Rev. Alexander Hinkle, Dec. 5, 1863 (CSA); Thomas Snow, Feb. 22, 1865 (CSA); John J. Herring, Apr. 6, 1866; and George L. Ewing, Jul. 19, 1866.

Since all recorded examples of the Beaumont provisional stamps are dated in 1864, they were probably issued by Reverend Alexander Hinkle, a Methodist pastor who settled in Beaumont around this time and was appointed as postmaster on December 5, 1863.

The stamps were typeset and printed from three different settings: one printed on Pink paper (Scott 12X2), and two on Yellow paper (12X1 and 12X3). A setting of four subjects (two by two) has been reconstructed from the Pink singles (there are no recorded multiples). Each subject has a different arrangement of long and short frame pieces. The printings on Yellow paper were made from two entirely different settings: one slightly smaller than the Pink stamps, and the other much taller with the words "Texas" and "Postage" added to the design.

Only 21 of any kind are recorded, including the unique Large 10c on Yellow (on cover), 5 of the Small 10c on Yellow (each on cover), and 15 of the Small 10c on Pink (12 covers, 3 off cover). Most of the recorded covers are faulty, and only four have postmarks of any kind tying the stamps.

Of the 15 recorded examples of the 10c on Pink (12X2), 12 are on covers and half of these have faults or serious repairs. Two of the covers with sound stamps are defective, leaving just four covers available to collectors who desire a sound stamp on a sound cover.

Ex Moody, Kilbourne and Dr. Agre. With 2003 P.F. certificate

27,500
20,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2005-06-04
2005 Rarities of the World, Part 2
c
Sale Number 896, Lot Number 738, Confederate States (PostmastersBeaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Position 4, huge margins all around incl. bottom right corner sheet margins, typical pen stroke cancel (not tied), "Beaumont Tex. Jul. 16" (1864) rimless datestamp on blue cover to F. L. Ragsdale in Mountain City Tex., expertly restored along edges

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS BY FAR THE FINEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE BEAUMONT 10-CENT PINK PROVISIONAL. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL.

Of the 14 recorded 10c Pink provisionals, only 12 are known on cover. Of these twelve, over half have margins either close or touching. Seven of the covers have stamps with faults or repairs. The stamp on this cover, which has huge corner sheet margins, is without question the finest known example of this rarity.

Ex "Stonewall" and Hill.

27,500
26,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2005-06-04
2005 Rarities of the World, Part 2
c
Sale Number 896, Lot Number 739, Confederate States (PostmastersBeaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Position 3, large margins on all four sides incl. sheet margin at top, typical pen stroke cancel which is lighter than most (not tied), "Beaumont Tex. Jul. 2" (1864) rimless datestamp on buff cover to Mrs. E. Samuel Watson in Galveston Tex., turned usage with inside addressed to the captain of the Steamer "Sachem" at Sabine Pass Tex., ms. "O.B.", cover expertly restored at edges, stamp lifted and turned upright (minor repair)

VERY FINE APPEARING COVER. ONE OF TWELVE COVERS BEARING THE RARE BEAUMONT 10-CENT PINK PROVISIONAL. AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE RARITY.

Of the 14 recorded 10c Pink provisionals, only 12 are known on cover.

Ex Moody, Hessel, Dukeshire and Hill.

27,500
0
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2002-09-25
The Dr. Karl Agre Collection of Confederate States
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5671, Postmasters Provisionals (Barnwell C.H. to Beaumont Tex.)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Dark Pink paper, upper right position with left frame pieces in long-short-long configuration, margins slightly in but framelines show on all four sides, typical pen stroke cancel (no tied), matching "June 28" ms. postmark on fresh buff cover to Mrs. S. L. Lloyd, Houston Tex., small piece of flap torn away

FINE STAMP AND CHOICE ATTRACTIVE COVER. ONE OF SIX SOUND EXAMPLES OF THE BEAUMONT 10-CENT PINK PROVISIONAL KNOWN ON COVER. AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE RARITY.

Of the 14 recorded 10c Pink examples, only 12 are known on cover and 6 of the stamps on covers have faults or serious repairs. Two of the covers with sound stamps are defective, leaving just four covers available to collectors who desire a sound stamp on a sound cover.

Ex Moody and Kilbourne.

27,500
16,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1999-09-28
The Kilbourne Collection of Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals
c
Sale Number 815, Lot Number 15, Beaumont, TexasBeaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Bottom right corner position with "Beaumont" showing broken "T", light pink paper, enormous margins including part of frameline of adjoining stamp above, cleanly-cut margins at bottom and right and rough separation at top and left (touches at one point), tied by pen stroke with matching "June 18" (1864) ms. date on buff cover to Mrs. S. L. Lloyd, Houston Tex., small piece of backflap torn away, tiny edge tear at top, stamp has light wrinkling in right margin but is sound and superb

EXTREMELY FINE. ARGUABLY THE FINEST OF THE TWELVE RECORDED BEAUMONT 10-CENT PINK PROVISIONAL COVERS AND ONE OF ONLY FOUR TIED EXAMPLES OF ANY BEAUMONT PROVISIONAL.

Our records contain 15 of the Beaumont 10c on Pink, including 12 covers. Of these, two others may be considered on a par with this cover: the Jul. 16 cover with a corner-margin stamp (cover restored around edges, ex Hill -- recently stolen in Florida and still unrecovered) and the Oct. 25 cover (ex "Camina", Siegel Sale 757 -- stamp has smaller margins and is not tied). By virtue of the stamp's margins, the tying cancel and the its completely sound condition, this cover is arguably the finest of the group. The condition of the other 10c Pink covers is generally quite poor, with stamps repaired or torn into the design, and several with stamps cut out and reattached to the envelope.

Ex Hind, Caspary (to John R. Hill, Jr.) and Hill (acquired by the Kilbournes from the 1964 H. R. Harmer sale)

22,500
30,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1999-09-28
The Kilbourne Collection of Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals
c
Sale Number 815, Lot Number 16, Beaumont, TexasBeaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Dark Pink paper, upper right position with left frame pieces in long-short-long configuration, margins slightly in but framelines show on all four sides, typical pen stroke cancel (no tied), matching "June 28" ms. postmark on fresh buff cover to Mrs. S. L. Lloyd, Houston Tex., small piece of flap torn away

FINE STAMP AND CHOICE ATTRACTIVE COVER. ONE OF SIX SOUND EXAMPLES OF THE BEAUMONT 10-CENT PINK PROVISIONAL KNOWN ON COVER. AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE RARITY.

Of the 14 recorded 10c Pink examples, only 12 are known on cover and 6 of the stamps on covers have faults or serious repairs. Two of the covers with sound stamps are defective, leaving just four covers available to collectors who desire a sound stamp on a sound cover.

Ex Moody

22,500
21,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1982-04-24
1982 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 596, Lot Number 12, Confederate StatesBeaumont, Texas, 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont, Texas, 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont, Texas, 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Margins Virtually All Around, Single line ms. cancel, "Beaumont Tex" Rimless Circle pmk. on Small Homemade Turned Cover to Independence, Tex., other Use Military Address t6 Galveston, no stamp or postal markings, some cover stains (About Ten Are Known - all more or less defective), An Important Provisional Rarity, ex-Worthington, signed W.H. C.(olson)

5,500
2,800
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1972-03-23
1972 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 409, Lot Number 219, Confederate StatesBeaumont, Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont, Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont, Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Margins to frame lines just cut, tied by neat ms. cancel on 1864 cover to Houston, Fine, Very Rare

2,250
800
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