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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2016-06-22
Confederate States and the Civil War
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3146, Postmasters Provisionals: Lexington Va. thru Millidgeville Ga.Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Three ample margins, clear at left, bright color, neat Memphis circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,250
500
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2016-06-22
Confederate States and the Civil War
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3147, Postmasters Provisionals: Lexington Va. thru Millidgeville Ga.Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Large margins to in, tied by Memphis circular datestamp on small piece, some slight wrinkling, Fine, scarce used stamp, ex Dr. Brandon

1,250
400
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 500, Confederate States: Postmasters Provisionals, Athens thru NashvilleMemphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Large margins to just touched, portion of adjoining stamp at top, tied by "Memphis Ten." circular datestamp on buff drop-rate cover locally addressed to Letitia Austin, manuscript "1", right edge repaired where reduced slightly into corner of stamp, paper added at cover edge to improve appearance, stamp also creased

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE 2-CENT MEMPHIS PROVISIONAL USE ON COVER. ONLY ELEVEN COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US.

Matthew Campbell Gallaway (1820-1898), a colorful newspaper editor and aide-de-camp to General Nathan Bedford Forrest, was the Memphis Confederate postmaster who issued adhesive stamps and press-printed envelopes until Memphis fell to Federal forces in June 1862. Gallaway was often referred to as "Colonel," but military records show that he was paroled on May 10, 1865, as a 1st Lieutenant and Acting A.D.C. on General Forrest's staff (www.fold3.com). In August 1866 Gallaway, after resuming his position as editor of the Avalanche, was shot through the hand in a murder attempt by a United States tax collector named G. W. Wood (New York Times, Aug. 26, 1866). Gallaway survived and continued working as a newspaper editor until his retirement in 1887. He lived another decade, almost long enough to experience the arrival of the 20th century.

We have attempted to verify and locate images for each of the Memphis 2c provisional covers listed in the census by Billy Matz (Confederate Philatelist, Mar. 1967) and the Hart survey in the Crown book. We have located images for 11 of the 13 covers listed. Two of the covers are addressed to James Street Esq. in Memphis and apparently have never been publicly offered (they were shown to us by the owner). One of the Street covers has an illegible datestamp, and the stamp on the other is tied by the target cancel. We assume that the dates in the Matz census (Aug. 2 and Oct. 7, 1861) were taken from the letters in these two covers, because we cannot find any other covers addressed to James Street. The two covers which we have been unable to verify with photographs are: "November 10, 1861; to Rev. Thomas Taylor, Newcastle, Tenn." -- this entry is apparently based on the Charles J. Phillips census, which identifies the cover as coming from the Manning collection, but a cover addressed to another post office would require 5c unless it was a circular rate. We would like to see a photograph of this cover. (From the Frank Hart survey): "H. C. Crane has Hon. J. G. Ham, Gov. of Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn." -- again, it seems odd that this cover is addressed to another post office. We would like to see a photograph of this cover.

Ex Matz, Rudy and Dr. Brandon.

12,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2015-06-24
Civil War and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2163, Postmasters Provisionals: Macon Ga. Thru Memphis Tenn.Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1, 56X1a), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1, 56X1a)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1, 56X1a). Five singles and a pair, Positions 5, 17, 18, 38, 47, 49-50, the pair and a corner margin single with partial print, unused (no gum), one with plate crack, range of shades, few faults, appear Fine-Very Fine

1,150
325
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2015-06-24
Civil War and Confederate States
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2164, Postmasters Provisionals: Macon Ga. Thru Memphis Tenn.Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Ample margins to just in where tiny nick at upper left, bold strike of circular datestamp, small tear at top, Very Fine appearance, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,250
325
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2015-06-24
Civil War and Confederate States
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2166, Postmasters Provisionals: Macon Ga. Thru Memphis Tenn.Memphis Tenn., 2c Dark Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Dark Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Dark Blue (56X1). A very distinctive shade described by specialists as "Cobalt Blue", full margins to just in at bottom left, tied by well-struck "Memphis Ten. Dec. 8, 1861" circular datestamp on rebacked cover front only used locally, some overall wear

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT MEMPHIS PROVISIONAL IN A DISTINCTIVE DARK SHADE AND NICELY TIED ON A LOCALLY-ADDRESSED PIECE. ONLY FIFTEEN COVERS RECORDED BY CROWN.

This is the most intense shade we recall seeing on this issue. Ex Boshwit. Scott Retail $12,500.00 as full cover.

E. 2,000-3,000
950
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-06-24
The Brandon Collection, Part 1: Postmasters' Provisionals
 
Sale Number 1073, Lot Number 289, Lenoir N.C. thru Memphis Tenn.Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Large margins to in, tied by Memphis circular datestamp on small piece, some slight wrinkling, Fine, scarce used stamp

1,250
425
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-06-24
The Brandon Collection, Part 1: Postmasters' Provisionals
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Sale Number 1073, Lot Number 290, Lenoir N.C. thru Memphis Tenn.Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Large margins to just touched, portion of adjoining stamp at top, tied by "Memphis Ten." circular datestamp on buff drop-rate cover locally addressed to Letitia Austin, manuscript "1", right edge repaired where reduced slightly into corner of stamp, paper added at cover edge to improve appearance, stamp also creased

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE 2-CENT MEMPHIS PROVISIONAL USE ON COVER. ONLY ELEVEN COVERS ARE KNOWN TO US.

Matthew Campbell Gallaway (1820-1898), a colorful newspaper editor and aide-de-camp to General Nathan Bedford Forrest, was the Memphis Confederate postmaster who issued adhesive stamps and press-printed envelopes until Memphis fell to Federal forces in June 1862. Gallaway was often referred to as "Colonel," but military records show that he was paroled on May 10, 1865, as a 1st Lieutenant and Acting A.D.C. on General Forrest's staff (www.fold3.com). In August 1866 Gallaway, after resuming his position as editor of the Avalanche, was shot through the hand in a murder attempt by a United States tax collector named G. W. Wood (New York Times, Aug. 26, 1866). Gallaway survived and continued working as a newspaper editor until his retirement in 1887. He lived another decade, almost long enough to experience the arrival of the 20th century.

We have attempted to verify and locate images for each of the Memphis 2c provisional covers listed in the census by Billy Matz (Confederate Philatelist, Mar. 1967) and the Hart survey in the Crown book. We have located images for 11 of the 13 covers listed. Two of the covers are addressed to James Street Esq. in Memphis and apparently have never been publicly offered (they were shown to us by the owner). One of the Street covers has an illegible datestamp, and the stamp on the other is tied by the target cancel. We assume that the dates in the Matz census (Aug. 2 and Oct. 7, 1861) were taken from the letters in these two covers, because we cannot find any other covers addressed to James Street. The two covers which we have been unable to verify with photographs are: "November 10, 1861; to Rev. Thomas Taylor, Newcastle, Tenn." -- this entry is apparently based on the Charles J. Phillips census, which identifies the cover as coming from the Manning collection, but a cover addressed to another post office would require 5c unless it was a circular rate. We would like to see a photograph of this cover. (From the Frank Hart survey): "H. C. Crane has Hon. J. G. Ham, Gov. of Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn." -- again, it seems odd that this cover is addressed to another post office. We would like to see a photograph of this cover.

Ex Matz and Rudy

12,500
9,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 417, Confederate StatesMemphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Large even margins, bright shade, tied by bold strike of "Memphis Ten. Dec. 1, 1861" circular datestamp on folded part-printed notice of license expiration from the "Mayor's Office" dated Dec. 1, 1861, addressed to Sam Mosby in Memphis, docketed Jan. 10, 1862, stamp with inconsequential tiny margin tear at top right, notice separated and hinge rejoined

EXTREMELY FINE. ARGUABLY THE FINEST OF THE ELEVEN 2-CENT MEMPHIS PROVISIONAL COVERS KNOWN TO US. A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS QUINTESSENTIAL SOUTHERN POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Matthew Campbell Gallaway (1820-1898), a colorful newspaper editor and aide-de-camp to General Nathan Bedford Forrest, was the Memphis Confederate postmaster who issued adhesive stamps and press-printed envelopes until Memphis fell to Federal forces in June 1862. Gallaway was often referred to as "Colonel," but military records show that he was paroled on May 10, 1865, as a 1st Lieutenant and Acting A.D.C. on General Forrest's staff (www.fold3.com). In August 1866 Gallaway, after resuming his position as editor of the Avalanche, was shot through the hand in a murder attempt by a United States tax collector named G. W. Wood (New York Times, Aug. 26, 1866). Gallaway survived and continued working as a newspaper editor until his retirement in 1887. He lived another decade, almost long enough to experience the arrival of the 20th century.

Samuel Mosby is believed to have been co-owner of Mosby & Anderson Storage, listed in the 1859 Memphis City Directory. The business was located on Union between Second and Third Streets (where the Hotel Peabody is today). (http://msgw.org/desoto/bios/mosby.html ).

We have attempted to verify and locate images for each of the Memphis 2c provisional covers listed in the census by Billy Matz (Confederate Philatelist, Mar. 1967) and the Hart survey in the Crown book. We have located images for 11 of the 13 covers listed. Two of the covers are addressed to James Street Esq. in Memphis and apparently have never been publicly offered (they were shown to us by the owner). One of the Street covers has an illegible datestamp, and the stamp on the other is tied by the target cancel. We assume that the dates in the Matz census (Aug. 2 and Oct. 7, 1861) were taken from the letters in these two covers, because we cannot find any other covers addressed to James Street. The two covers which we have been unable to verify with photographs are: "November 10, 1861; to Rev. Thomas Taylor, Newcastle, Tenn." -- this entry is apparently based on the Charles J. Phillips census, which identifies the cover as coming from the Manning collection, but a cover addressed to another post office would require 5c unless it was a circular rate. We would like to see a photograph of this cover. (From the Frank Hart survey): "H. C. Crane has Hon. J. G. Ham, Gov. of Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn." -- again, it seems odd that this cover is addressed to another post office. We would like to see a photograph of this cover.

Ex Richey, Brooks, Judd, Matz and Dr. Simon. With 2013 P.F. certificate

10,000
7,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2013-04-18
Confederate States Stamps and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2018, Postmasters` Provisionals, Athens Ga. thru Montgomery Ala.Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue, 5c Red (56X1-56X2), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue, 5c Red (56X1-56X2)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue, 5c Red (56X1-56X2). Two unused singles of 2c, one from Position 17 showing cracked plate below "2", also vertical pair with broken or cracked plate at right (horizontal creases), unused 5c with bottom sheet margin, used 5c (defective), overall Fine appearing group, both cracked plate items with C.S.A. certificates

860
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