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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 129, Postmasters' Provisionals (Petersburg thru Winnsborough)Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1), Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1)Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1). Full rectangular margins just touching tips of ornaments, tied by lightly struck "Pittsylvania C.H. Va. Sep. 25" (1861) circular datestamp on small yellow cover to Miss Julia Green in Danville Va., backflap removed and very slight reduction at top, stamp with small corner crease ending in tiny tear at bottom left, light toning

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THREE COVERS IN PRIVATE HANDS BEARING A RECTANGULAR-CUT EXAMPLE OF THE PITTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON WOVE PAPER. ONLY TEN COPIES IN TOTAL ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING SEVEN COVERS. THIS IS ALSO THE EARLIEST KNOWN USE.

James P. Johnson was appointed U.S. postmaster of Pittsylvania Court House (known as Chatham today) by President James Buchanan on January 20, 1859. He was appointed C.S.A. postmaster on July 29, 1861 (Richard L. Calhoun, The Confederate Postmaster Provisionals of Virginia). During his term as postmaster Johnson issued a 5c Red provisional adhesive stamp bearing his name. The typeset design is nearly identical to the Danville typeset provisional, and Danville's postmaster, William D. Coleman, stated that his stamps were printed at the offices of the Democratic Appeal. For this reason philatelists assume that the same printer produced both postmasters' stamps, substituting one name for the other. The Pittsylvania Court House stamps were printed on wove and laid papers. Dangerous counterfeits on wove paper were made from type and borders that closely resemble the originals, and these are often counted in census work. The count of genuine examples currently (and correctly) stands at 10 on Wove (66X1) and 3 on Laid (66X2).

Our records of the Pittsylvania Court House 66X1 provisional include the following:

CR = cut rectangular; CS = cut to octagonal shape; Ty. I = No space between "T" and "S" of "Cents" Ty. II = Gap between "T' and "S" of "Cents"

1) CR Ty. I, previously uncancelled on a Nov. 11 cover to Mrs. Ruth Hairston, Cascade Va., steamed from cover with original gum intact on stamp, ex Deats (as a cover; photo in P.F. files), Caspary, Lilly

2) CS Ty. II, tied on piece, Nov. 22 circular datestamp, ex Caspary, Siegel Sale 1104, lot 2270

3) CR Ty. I, cover to Miss Julia Green, Sep. 25, ex Sanford, Duveen, Hind, Clapp, Moody, Hall and "D.K." collection, the cover offered here

4) CR Ty. I, cover to Abram Fackler, Nov. 5, ex Caspary, Boker and Haub

5) CR Ty. I, cover to Lt. R. W. Martin, Sep. 27, ex Kilbourne (Siegel Sale 815, lot 135) and Gross

6) CS Ty. I, cover to John Payne, ex Hessel and Dr. Brandon (Siegel Sale 1073 lot 326)

7) CS Ty. I, cover to Sue Henry, Jan. 20 (1862), ex Ferrary

8) CS Ty. I, cover to Wm. Hunt, Nov. 4, ex Brooks, Klep

9) CR Ty. I, cover to Clark & Holt, British Library, Tapling collection;

10) CS Ty. II, tied on piece, Nov. 6, Siegel 1985 Rarities sale and Sale 1132, lot 3197

Ex Sanford (mentioned in a Feb. 5, 1893, New York Times article about the sale), Duveen, Hind, Clapp, Moody, Hall and "D.K." collection. With 2002 P.F. certificate

40,000
21,000
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
c
Sale Number 1073, Lot Number 326, Oakway S.C. thru Winnsborough S.C.Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1), Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1)Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1). Octagonally cut with large margins all around to just touching the points of the side ornaments, tied by bold strike of "Pittsylvania C.H. Va. Jan. 22" (1862) circular datestamp on ruled folded outer lettersheet to Bachelor's Hall Va.

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE PITTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE PROVISIONAL ON WOVE PAPER. ONLY TEN COPIES IN TOTAL ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING SEVEN COVERS. THIS IS THE LATEST KNOWN USE.

James P. Johnson was appointed U.S. postmaster of Pittsylvania Court House (known as Chatham today) by President James Buchanan on January 20, 1859. He was appointed C.S.A. postmaster on July 29, 1861 (Richard L. Calhoun, The Confederate Postmaster Provisionals of Virginia). During his term as postmaster Johnson issued a 5c Red provisional adhesive stamp bearing his name. The typeset design is nearly identical to the Danville typeset provisional, and Danville's postmaster, William D. Coleman, stated that his stamps were printed at the offices of the Democratic Appeal. For this reason philatelists assume that the same printer produced both postmasters' stamps, substituting one name for the other. The Pittsylvania Court House stamps were printed on wove and laid papers. Dangerous counterfeits on wove paper were made from type and borders that closely resemble the originals, and these are often counted in census work. The count of genuine examples currently (and correctly) stands at 10 on Wove (66X1) and 3 on Laid (66X2).

Our records of the Pittsylvania Court House 66X1 provisional include the following:

CR = cut rectangular; CS = cut to octagonal shape; Ty. I = No space between "T" and "S" of "Cents" Ty. II = Gap between "T' and "S" of "Cents"

1) CR Ty. I, previously uncancelled on a Nov. 11 cover to Mrs. Ruth Hairston, Cascade Va., steamed from cover with original gum intact on stamp, ex Deats (as a cover; photo in P.F. files), Caspary, Lilly

2) CS Ty. II, tied on piece, Nov. 22 circular datestamp, ex Caspary

3) CR Ty. I, cover to Miss Julia Green, Sep. 25, ex Sanford, Duveen, Hind, Clapp, Moody, Hall and D.K. collection (Siegel Sale 1022, lot 1112)

4) CR Ty. I, cover to Abram Fackler, Nov. 5, ex Caspary

5) CR Ty. I, cover to Lt. R. W. Martin, Sep. 27, ex Kilbourne (Siegel Sale 815, lot 135) and Gross

6) CS Ty. I, cover to John Payne, ex Hessel, the cover offered here

7) CS Ty. I, cover to Sue Henry, Jan. 20 (1862), ex Ferrary

8) CS Ty. I, cover to Wm. Hunt, Nov. 4, ex Brooks, Klep

9) CR Ty. I, cover to Clark & Holt, British Library, Tapling collection; 10) CS Ty. II, tied on piece, Nov. 6, Siegel 1985 Rarities sale.

Ex Hessel

20,000
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 1112, Pittsylvania Courth House, VirginiaPittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1), Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1)Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1). Full rectangular margins just touching tips of ornaments, tied by lightly struck "Pittsylvania C.H. Va. Sep. 25" (1861) circular datestamp on small yellow cover to Miss Julia Green in Danville Va., backflap removed and very slight reduction at top, stamp with small corner crease ending in tiny tear at bottom left, light toning

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THREE COVERS IN PRIVATE HANDS BEARING A RECTANGULAR-CUT EXAMPLE OF THE PITTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE PROVISIONAL ON WOVE PAPER. ONLY TEN COPIES IN TOTAL ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING SEVEN COVERS. THIS IS THE EARLIEST KNOWN USE.

James P. Johnson was appointed U.S. postmaster of Pittsylvania Court House (known as Chatham today) by President James Buchanan on January 20, 1859. He was appointed C.S.A. postmaster on July 29, 1861 (Richard L. Calhoun, The Confederate Postmaster Provisionals of Virginia). During his term as postmaster Johnson issued a 5c Red provisional adhesive stamp bearing his name. The typeset design is nearly identical to the Danville typeset provisional, and Danville's postmaster, William D. Coleman, stated that his stamps were printed at the offices of the Democratic Appeal. For this reason philatelists assume that the same printer produced both postmasters' stamps, substituting one name for the other. The Pittsylvania Court House stamps were printed on wove and laid papers. Dangerous counterfeits on wove paper were made from type and borders that closely resemble the originals, and these are often counted in census work. The count of genuine examples currently (and correctly) stands at 10 on Wove (66X1) and 3 on Laid (66X2).

Our records of the Pittsylvania Court House 66X1 provisional include the following: CR = cut rectangular; CS = cut to octagonal shape; Ty. I = No space between "T" and "S" of "Cents" Ty. II = Gap between "T' and "S" of "Cents"; 1) CR Ty. I, previously uncancelled on a Nov. 11 cover to Mrs. Ruth Hairston, Cascade Va., steamed from cover with original gum intact on stamp, ex Deats (as a cover; photo in P.F. files), Caspary, Lilly; 2) CS Ty. II, tied on piece, Nov. 22 circular datestamp, ex Caspary; 3) CR Ty. I, cover to Miss Julia Green, Sep. 25, ex Sanford, Duveen, Hind, Clapp, Moody and Hall, the cover offered here; 4) CR Ty. I, cover to Abram Fackler, Nov. 5, ex Caspary; 5) CR Ty. I, cover to Lt. R. W. Martin, Sep. 27, ex Kilbourne (Siegel Sale 815, lot 135) and Gross; 6) CS Ty. I, cover to John Payne, ex Hessel; 7) CS Ty. I, cover to Sue Henry, Jan. 20 (1862), ex Ferrary ; 8) CS Ty. I, cover to Wm. Hunt, Nov. 4, ex Brooks, Klep ; 9) CR Ty. I, cover to Clark & Holt, British Library, Tapling collection ; 10) CS Ty. II, tied on piece, Nov. 6, Siegel 1985 Rarities sale.

Ex Sanford (mentioned in a Feb. 5, 1893, New York Times article about the sale), Duveen, Hind, Clapp, Moody and Hall. With 2002 P.F. certificate

45,000
35,000
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2001-12-17
The Hall Collection of Confederate States
c
Sale Number 840, Lot Number 127, Postmasters ProvisionalsPittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1), Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1)Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1). Full rectangular margins just touching tips of ornaments, tied by lightly struck "Pittsylvania C.H. Va. Sep. 25" (1861) circular datestamp on small yellow cover to Miss Julia Green, Danville Va., backflap removed and very slight reduction at top, light fold in cover clear of stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THREE COVERS IN PRIVATE HANDS BEARING A RECTANGULAR-CUT EXAMPLE OF THE PITTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE PROVISIONAL ON WOVE PAPER. ONLY TEN COPIES IN TOTAL ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING SEVEN COVERS.

Our records of the Pittsylvania Court House 66X1 provisional include the following (CR = cut rectangular; CS = cut to octagonal shape; Ty. I = No space between "T" and "S" of "Cents"; Ty. II = Gap between "T' and "S" of "Cents"): 1) CR Ty. I, previously uncancelled on a Nov. 11 cover to Mrs. Ruth Hairston, Cascade Va., steamed from cover with original gum intact on stamp, ex Deats (as a cover; photo in P.F. files), Caspary, Lilly; 2) CS Ty. II, tied on piece, Nov. 22 circular datestamp, ex Caspary; 3) CR Ty. I, cover to Miss Julia Green, Sep. 25, ex Sandford, Duveen, Hind, Clapp and Moody, the cover offered here; 4) CR Ty. I, cover to Abram Fackler, Nov. 5, ex Caspary; 5) CR Ty. I, cover to Lt. R. W. Martin, Sep. 27, ex Kilbourne (Siegel Sale 815, lot 135, realized $50,000 hammer); 6) CS Ty. I, cover to John Payne, ex Hessel; 7) CS Ty. I, cover to Sue Henry, Jan. 20 (1862), ex Ferrary; 8) CS Ty. I, cover to Wm. Hunt, Nov. 4, ex Brooks, Klep; 9) CR Ty. I, cover to Clark & Holt, British Library, Tapling collection; and 10) CS Ty. II, tied on piece, Nov. 6, Siegel 1985 Rarities sale. In addition to the ten examples of the 5c on wove paper, there are three 5c provisionals recorded on laid paper.

Ex Sandford, Duveen, Hind, Clapp and Moody (where acquired by the Halls in November 1950, accompanied by lot sheet)

50,000
18,000
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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 135, Pittsylvania Court House, Va.Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1), Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1)Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1). Full margins just touching tips of ornaments, tied by bold "Pittsylvania C.H. Va. 27 Sep." (1861) circular datestamp on small cover to Lieut. R. W. Martin, "Chatham Grays", Williamsburg Va., small opening nick at lower left corner of cover

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THREE COVERS IN PRIVATE HANDS BEARING A RECTANGULAR-CUT EXAMPLE OF THE PITTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE PROVISIONAL ON WOVE PAPER. ONLY TEN COPIES IN TOTAL ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING SEVEN COVERS.

The Scott and Dietz listings for the Pittsylvania C.H. provisional, as well as the Crown census, contain erroneous information, which is based on two fakes in the Ferrary collection (4th Sale, lots 75 and 76). The stamps on the two ex-Ferrary covers are counterfeits -- they both show a genuine characteristic, the space between "T" and "S" of "Cents", which is found on three genuine provisionals. However, both also show two typographic features that are not found on any of the genuine stamps and should not exist on any genuine impression. These are illustrated here in detail: A) on the counterfeit, the side points of the trefoil piece at left align with the tips of the curved line -- on the genuine stamps, the trefoil is set inside the curved line; and B) on the counterfeit, the bottom part of the second "O" in "Johnson" is broken off -- on the genuine stamp, the "O" is always complete. There are other minor differences, but these two features are sufficient to distinguish this type of counterfeit from the original. The 1929 Dietz book used the Ferrary counterfeit as its illustration of the 5c Pittsylvania C.H. provisional.

The Ferrary fakes include one rectangular-cut stamp on a cover and another on a Confederate patriotic cover. These should be removed from the record. The Scott and Dietz listings for the provisional used on patriotic cover, which does not genuinely exist, should be dropped. Our record of the remaining genuine examples includes the following (CR = cut rectangular; CS = cut to octagonal shape; Ty. I = No space between "T" and "S" of "Cents"; Ty. II = Gap between "T' and "S" of "Cents"): 1) CR Ty. I, previously uncancelled on a Nov. 11 cover to Mrs. Ruth Hairston, Cascade Va., steamed from cover with original gum intact on stamp, ex Deats (as a cover; photo in P.F. files), Caspary, Lilly; 2) CS Ty. II, tied on piece, Nov. 22 cds, ex Caspary; 3) CR Ty. I, cover to Miss Julia Green, Sep. 25, ex Hind, Caspary; 4) CR Ty. I, cover to Abram Fackler, Nov. 5, ex Caspary; 5) CR Ty. I, cover to Lt. R. W. Martin, Sep. 27, the cover offered here; 6) CS Ty. I, cover to John Payne, ex Hessel; 7) CS Ty. I, cover to Sue Henry, Jan. 20 (1862), ex Ferrary; 8) CS Ty. I, cover to Wm. Hunt, Nov. 4, ex Brooks, Klep; 9) CR Ty. I, cover to Clark & Holt, British Library, Tapling collection; and 10) CS Ty. II, tied on piece, Nov. 6, Siegel 1985 Rarities sale. In addition to the ten examples of the 5c on wove paper, there are three 5c provisionals recorded on laid paper (see following lot).

Ex Worthington and Caspary (where acquired by the Kilbournes)

20,000
50,000
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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 377, Confederate States PostmastersPittsylvania Court House, Va., 5c Dull Red (66X1), Pittsylvania Court House, Va., 5c Dull Red (66X1)Pittsylvania Court House, Va., 5c Dull Red (66X1). Cut to shape, Beautifully tied by Pittsylvania C.H., Va. pmk. on Neat Cover to Staunton, couple insignificant neatly closed cover tears, small gum stain spot, Very Fine, ex-Ferrari

8,500
9,500
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