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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 = 5X2, 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 61, Postmasters' Provisionals (Anderson C.H. thru Charleston)Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2), Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2)Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Type II recut, enormous margins all around, bright color and fine impression, tied by grid cancel, partly clear strike of "Athens Ga. Paid Apr. 1?" (1862) circular datestamp on University of Georgia blue embossed cameo corner card cover to Sharon Ga., minor soiling, stamp with tiny tear entirely in margin at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE ATHENS 5-CENT RED PROVISIONAL STAMP AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE ON AN INTACT UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA CORNER CARD COVER.

Our census contains one half-cover and seven genuine covers with the 5c Red, which accords with the Crown census. All genuine examples are dated in March or April 1862. Based on margins, overall condition and the University of Georgia corner card, this cover ranks among the two finest in our opinion. In addition, we record three used off-cover examples and an original-gum example of the 5c Red.

Ex Caspary, where it was the most prominently featured 5X2 cover among the four examples he owned (three full covers and one half cover) and ex Dr. Graves and Wishnietsky. From our 1982 Rarities sale. Weill backstamp. Scott value as a normal cover without premium for the corner card

17,500
12,500
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2018-05-22
United States and Confederate States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 224, Confederate and Civil War: Postmasters' Provisionals (Albany Ga. thru Houston Tex.)Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2), Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2)Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Type II recut, large even margins all around, beautiful rich color and fine impression, lightly tied by grid cancel, "Athens Ga. Paid Mar. 31" (1862) circular datestamp on fresh white envelope (Washington D.C. stationer's embossing on back) to Mrs. Howell Cobb, in care of Col. John B. Lamar, Macon Ga., stamp slightly roughened at upper right corner, lifted to apply tiny reinforcement in margin, corner of envelope neatly mended (prior to Caspary sale and noted in that auction description)

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE ATHENS 5-CENT RED PROVISIONAL STAMP.

Our census contains one half-cover and seven genuine covers with the 5c Red (a suspect ninth cover has since been certified as having the stamp added). This count accords with the Crown census. All genuine examples are dated in March or April 1862. In addition, we record fewer than six off-cover examples of the 5c Red. Based on margins and overall condition, this cover ranks among the three or four finest.

Pencil note on back "May 6, 1896" (prior sale date). Ex Caspary, Kilbourne and Gross

17,500
8,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2014-02-26
The Benjamin Wishnietsky Collection of Confederate States
c
Sale Number 1064, Lot Number 37, Postmasters` Provisionals: Athens Ga. thru Fredericksburg Va.Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2), Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2)Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Type II recut, enormous margins all around, bright color and fine impression, tied by grid cancel, partly clear strike of "Athens Ga. Paid Apr. 1?" (1862) circular datestamp on University of Georgia blue embossed cameo corner card cover to Sharon Ga., minor soiling, stamp with tiny tear entirely in margin at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE ATHENS 5-CENT RED PROVISIONAL STAMP AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE ON AN INTACT UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA CORNER CARD COVER.

Our census contains one half-cover and seven genuine covers with the 5c Red, which accords with the Crown census. All genuine examples are dated in March or April 1862. Based on margins, overall condition and the University of Georgia corner card, this cover ranks among the two finest in our opinion. In addition, we record three used off-cover examples and an original-gum example of the 5c Red.

Ex Caspary, where it was the most prominently featured 5X2 cover among the four examples he owned (three full covers and one half cover) and ex Dr. Graves. From our 1982 Rarities sale. Weill backstamp. Scott Retail as a normal cover without premium for corner card

17,500
17,000
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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 1006, Athens, GeorgiaAthens Ga., 5c Red (5X2), Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2)Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Type II recut, huge top sheet margin, full margin at right, clear at left and just slightly cut in along bottom, brilliant color, cancelled by grid, "Athens Ga. Mar. 28 Paid" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Mrs. Howell Cobb, Macon Ga., reduced about half-inch at left

VERY FINE. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED FULL COVERS BEARING THE ATHENS 5-CENT RED PROVISIONAL STAMP.

Our census contains one half-cover and seven genuine covers with the 5c Red (a suspect ninth cover has since been certified as having the stamp added). This count accords with the Crown census. All genuine examples are dated in March or April 1862. In addition, we record fewer than six off-cover examples of the 5c Red.

This cover is signed on back by Stanley B. Ashbook, who noted that it came from the Harold C. Brooks collection (lot 34 in the Laurence & Stryker Apr. 24, 1943 sale). There is a notation in Brooks' hand, "C. J. Phillips," indicating the source of the cover. Phillips handled the sale of the George Walcott Confederate States collection, and Brooks acquired a number of items privately (this cover did not appear in the May 23, 1935, Robert Laurence sale of the Walcott Confederates). The Phillips census (Crown book, page 22) incorrectly lists this cover as dated "Mch. 22" (it is "28"), and there is an entry that reads "The Nassau Stamp Co. have photographs of covers I have not located: 5c Type II, on cover, March 28, Mrs. Howell Cobb, Macon, Geo.", which must be this cover. Nassau Stamp Co. handled a number of important collections containing Confederate provisionals, but we cannot determine which collection included this cover.

Ex Walcott, Brooks, Consul Klep and Dr. Simon.

History of the Athens provisional: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/AthensGA.pdf

20,000
10,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2002-05-18
2002 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 846, Lot Number 2451, Confederate StatesAthens Ga., 5c Red (5X2), Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2)Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Type I, three enormous margins, ample to just barely into frameline at right, bright color, grid cancel vaguely tying stamp, matching "Athens Ga. Paid Mar. 28" circular datestamp boldly struck on orange cover to Atlanta, 1862 docketing at left, reduced slightly at right, couple folds in cover, partially split along horizontal fold at bottom

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY EIGHT RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE ATHENS 5-CENT RED PROVISIONAL STAMP.

The Crown survey lists one half-cover and eight genuine covers with the 5c Red (a suspect ninth cover has since been certified as having the stamp added). All genuine examples are dated in March or April 1862. In addition, we record fewer than six off-cover examples of the 5c Red.

Signed Colson. Ex Green, Caspary and Everett.

15,000
7,500
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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 5, Athens, GeorgiaAthens Ga., 5c Red (5X2), Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2)Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Type II, large even margins all around, beautiful rich color and fine impression, lightly tied by grid cancel, "Athens Ga. Paid Mar. 31" (1862) circular datestamp on fresh white envelope (Washington D.C. stationer's embossing on back) to Mrs. Howell Cobb, in care of Col. John B. Lamar, Macon Ga., stamp slightly roughened at upper right corner, lifted to apply tiny reinforcement in margin, corner of envelope neatly mended (prior to Caspary sale and noted in that auction description)

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE EIGHT RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE ATHENS 5-CENT RED PROVISIONAL STAMP.

The Crown survey lists one half-cover and eight genuine covers with the 5c Red (a suspect ninth cover has since been certified as having the stamp added). All genuine examples are dated in March or April 1862. Based on margins and overall condition, this cover ranks among the three or four finest. In addition, we record fewer than six off-cover examples of the 5c Red.

Pencil note on back "May 6, 1896" (prior sale date). Ex Caspary, where acquired by the Kilbournes

7,500
13,500
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1984-04-14
1984 Rarities of the World
c
Athens, Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Margins All Around, Fresh Color, tied by Grid, light Athens pmk. on Apr. 8 1862 Folded Letter, Very Fine, Very Rare

7,000
6,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1983-04-23
1983 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 618, Lot Number 283, Confederate States PostmastersAthens, Ga., 5c Red (5X2), Athens, Ga., 5c Red (5X2)Athens, Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Clear to large margins, tied by Grid, "5 Paid", Athens pmk. on small Cobb Correspondence Cover to Yorktown, Va., small cover scuff, Very Fine and Rare, signed Col-son

9,000
8,000
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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
c
Sale Number 596, Lot Number 5, Confederate StatesAthens, Ga., 5c Red (5X2), Athens, Ga., 5c Red (5X2)Athens, Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Large to Huge Margins, tied by Grid, partial Athens pmk., Handsome Blue "University of Georgia Athens." Embossed Corner Card, some very negligible toning, Fine & Very Rare (12 Known)

7,000
8,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1965-02-24
1965 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 283, Lot Number 160, Confederate StatesAthens, Ga. 5c Red, Ty. II (5X2), Athens, Ga. 5c Red, Ty. II (5X2)Athens, Ga. 5c Red, Ty. II (5X2). Huge margins all around, grid cancel, not tied, Athens pmk., on neat cover to Macon, Wonderful Example of this Rarity, Extremely Fine, Ex Wiltsee, Worthington

1,700
1,250
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