EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE NEW ORLEANS PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMP USED TO CANCEL AN ADHESIVE PROVISIONAL. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THIS USE.
Ex Mason, Shenfield and Weatherly. With 1998 C.S.A. certificate
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE NEW ORLEANS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL CANCELLED AT THE WHARFSIDE OFFICE WHERE THE STAMP WAS AFFIXED AND ALSO AT THE MAIN NEW ORLEANS POST OFFICE THE FOLLOWING DAY.
This is one of two reported such uses of the New Orleans provisional (other is ex Antrim). Ex Knapp, Emerson, Silver, Simon and Myerson. With 2014 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE NEW ORLEANS PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMP TO CANCEL THE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL STAMP. ONLY FOUR OF THE 12 TO 15 EXAMPLES KNOWN HAVE THE GRAND GULF POSTMARK.
This cover was mailed at the New Orleans wharfside post office and was carried up river to Grand Gulf Miss., where it was postmarked again and carried inland to Port Gibson. We record only four such covers bearing the Grand Gulf postmark, and this is in far better condition than two others we have offered in recent years.
Ex Grant and Meroni. Acquired by the Kilbournes in 1961
EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE DUAL ADVERTISING AND 11-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER, USED WITH A SUPERB PAIR OF THE NEW ORLEANS 5-CENT PROVISIONAL.
We are aware of ten or fewer patriotic covers with the 5c New Orleans provisional stamp, including red and blue Flag and Cannon designs and the unique "Soldier" design in black (offered in Kilbourne Part One, Sale 1186, lot 554). The 11-Star Confederate flag surprinted on the back of this advertising cover is a distinctive design with an unusual pattern of stars. It also exists in an earlier form (F10-16) with ten stars (the eleventh was added to the center). Very few examples are known.
Ex Dukeshire and Dr. Skinner
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE NEW ORLEANS 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ON A CONFEDERATE 11-STAR FLAG PATRIOTIC COVER.
We are aware of ten or fewer patriotic covers with the 5c New Orleans provisional stamp, including red and blue Flag and Cannon designs and the unique "Soldier" design in black (offered in Kilbourne Part One). The 11-Star Flag on this cover is a modification of an earlier 10-Star design (F10-16), with the center star added. The predecessor 10-Star design is also known used with a New Orleans 5c Provisional from the same writer (ex D.K. collection, Siegel Sale 1022, lot 1091).
Ex Wishnietsky and illustrated in his Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 69. Scott Retail $10,000.00
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF "THE SOUTH" MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN -- USED WITH A PAIR OF NEW ORLEANS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONALS, IT IS A TRULY REMARKABLE COVER.
Ex Richey, Grant, Dukeshire and Everett. Illustrated in Wishnietsky on p. 118. With 1990 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP ON A FRESH COVER. A RARE USE OF THE NEW ORLEANS PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMP TO CANCEL THE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL STAMP. ONLY 12 TO 15 EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN AND THIS MAY BE THE FINEST.
Rodney was a city in southwest Mississippi approximately 32 miles from Natchez. An important city in the 19th century, its population dwindled to nearly zero after the Mississippi River changed course.
Ex Emerson, Brown, Knapp and Moody. Acquired by the Kilbournes privately in 1959 from Robert A. Siegel
VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. ONE OF THE FEW KNOWN NEW ORLEANS PROVISIONAL COVERS WITH A NAME-OF-BOAT MISSISSIPPI RIVER PACKET MARKING AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE U.S. HALF-DIME OUTLINE, WHICH THE SENDER AFFIXED TO PAY THE POSTAGE.
While Confederate riverboat mail was prolific prior to Federal control of the Mississippi River, examples of New Orleans provisionals with name-of-boat markings are extremely rare. We are aware of three different: the "Packet Mary E. Keene" offered here, "Steamer Genl. Quitman" and the "Sallie Robinson". Glue outlines of Half Dimes are rarely encountered on Civil War covers, and when present they are normally on flag-of-truce covers in an attempt to pay U.S. postage. This use to pay Confederate postage in September 1861 is remarkable.
The Postmaster's Provisional cover ex Weatherly (acquired by the Kilbournes privately from Earl Weatherly in 1963). The 5c Lithograph cover ex Caspary.