VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE KNOXVILLE "PAID 5" HANDSTAMP ON THE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL STAMP AND THE ONLY "ADVERTISED" COVER WITH A KNOXVILLE PROVISIONAL.
There are probably no more than ten covers extant with the Knoxville 5c provisional (either shade) tied by a handstamped marking -- more than half of the known covers are manuscript cancelled. Only three recorded Knoxville provisional stamps are known tied by the "Paid 5" in circle, and only one, this cover, has an "Advertised" marking.
Ex Worthington, Caspary, Weatherly and Kilbourne.
EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT KNOXVILLE PROVISIONAL TIED ON COVER BY A HANDSTAMP.
Our records indicate that approximately 22 covers are known with the 5c Brick Red Knoxville Provisional. Of these, over half are pen cancelled. Perhaps ten covers exist with the stamp tied by a handstamp.
Ex Kimmel. With 1976 P.F. certificate