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Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3201, Postmasters Provisionals: Rheatown Tenn. thru Talbotton Ga.Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 2 in setting, Type II with distinctive inverted ornament at top right, unused (no gum), ample to large margins all around, bright color, faint vertical crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE RHEATOWN POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL.

Our records of the Rheatown provisional have long listed one unused single, one unused pair, three used singles, one pen-cancelled single on a dated piece and six singles on covers. However, this single comes from the unused pair we previously listed, which we now understand was broken by Jack Molesworth in the 1980's. The left stamp from the pair, offered here, was sold to the current owner by Molesworth immediately after the pair was broken. Therefore, according to our records, there are no more intact pairs of this issue, either unused or used.

With 1976 P.F. certificate for a pair, this the left stamp

6,000
3,500
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 515, Confederate States: Postmasters Provisionals, New Orleans thru UnionvilleRheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 2 in setting, Type II with distinctive inverted ornament at top right, huge margins, deep shade, neat manuscript cancel, "Rheatown Ten. Jun. 20" (1861) circular datestamp on small cover to "Lieut. D. R. Wilson, Knoxville Tenn., care of Col. J. B. McIntyre", two pressed creases in cover clear of stamp, address slightly faded, stamp has tiny corner margin crease at bottom right

VERY FINE. THE EARLIEST KNOWN USE AND ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE SIX RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RHEATOWN POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

The 5c provisional stamps issued by Postmaster D. Pence were printed by the same printer who produced the Tellico Plains Tenn. provisional. An affidavit by the Tellico Plains postmaster, M.F. Johnson, dated March 24, 1876, states that his stamps were printed in Knoxville by "Hawes Lea." The June dates recorded for the Rheatown suggest that it came first, and the postmaster's own recollections place the issue in "midsummer 1861" (see Crown book, p. 307). Although dated examples show use into April 1862, a relatively long period of time, the issue is extremely rare.

The same basic type form containing three subjects was used for the Rheatown and Tellico Plains Tenn. provisionals. For the Rheatown, all three were 5c denominations. The inside border at the top of each stamp is made up of seven ornaments; the unique arrangement of the ornaments in each subject enables philatelists to identify the position of any stamp.

Our records contain at least a half-dozen off-cover examples the Rheatown 5c, including an unused pair, the only known multiple. The six covers we record are as follows (in chronological order, type identified):

1) Jun. 20 (1861), Ty. II, cover to Lt. D. R. Wilson, ex Worthington (his source code on back "11/26/04 Luff BISSS"), Caspary, Antrim, Weatherly, Kilbourne and D.K. collection, the cover offered here

2) Jun. 30 (1861), Ty. I, small cover, faint address, Siegel 1984 Rarities Sale

3) Feb. 8 (1862), Ty. III, lady's embossed cover to Eliz. Devault, the only tied example, ex Caspary, Gallagher

4) Feb. 13 (1862), Ty. II, on restored cover, ex Steves, Crown book (Siegel Sale 1104, lot 2275)

5) Feb. 15 (1862), Ty. I, cover to David Cleage, circular datestamp struck twice, ex Caspary

6) Apr. 9 (1862), Ty. II, cover to Mrs. Wm. Brown, ex MacBride, Dr. Graves, Boshwit and Dr. Brandon (Siegel Sale 1073, lot 329).

Ex Worthington (his source code on back "11/26/04 Luff BISSS"), Caspary, Antrim, Weatherly, Kilbourne and D.K. collection

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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 2275, Postmasters Provisionals: Peteresburg Va. Thru Rheatown Tenn.Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 2 in setting, Type II with distinctive inverted ornament at top right, clear margins, cancelled by pen, red "Rheatown Ten. Feb. 13" (1862) circular datestamp on buff cover to Knoxville Tenn., slightly reduced at right, significant restoration primarily to bottom half of the cover with piece added at lower right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RHEATOWN POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL

The 5c provisional stamps issued by Postmaster D. Pence were printed by the same printer who produced the Tellico Plains Tenn. provisional. An affidavit by the Tellico Plains postmaster, M.F. Johnson, dated March 24, 1876, states that his stamps were printed in Knoxville by "Hawes Lea." The June dates recorded for the Rheatown suggest that it came first, and the postmaster's own recollections place the issue in "midsummer 1861" (see Crown book, p. 307). Although dated examples show use into April 1862, a relatively long period of time, the issue is extremely rare.

The same basic type form containing three subjects was used for the Rheatown and Tellico Plains Tenn. provisionals. For the Rheatown, all three were 5c denominations. The inside border at the top of each stamp is made up of seven ornaments; the unique arrangement of the ornaments in each subject enables philatelists to identify the position of any stamp.

Our records contain at least a half-dozen off-cover examples the Rheatown 5c, including an unused pair, the only known multiple. Our previous census included the item offered here as on the upper half of a cover. The six covers we record are as follows (in chronological order, type identified):

1) Jun. 20 (1861), Ty. II, cover to Lt. D. R. Wilson, ex Worthington (his source code on back "11/26/04 Luff BISSS"), Caspary, Antrim, Weatherly, Kilbourne and D.K. collection (Siegel Sale 1022, lot 1115)

2) Jun. 30 (1861), Ty. I, small cover, faint address, Siegel 1984 Rarities Sale

3) Feb. 8 (1862), Ty. III, lady's embossed cover to Eliz. Devault, the only tied example, ex Caspary, Gallagher

4) Feb. 13 (1862), Ty. II, on restored cover, ex Steves, Crown book, the example offered here

5) Feb. 15 (1862), Ty. I, cover to David Cleage, circular datestamp struck twice, ex Caspary

6) Apr. 9 (1862), Ty. II, cover to Mrs. Wm. Brown, ex MacBride, Dr. Graves, Boshwit and Dr. Brandon (Siegel Sale 1073, lot 329, realized $15,000 hammer).

Ex Steves. Illustrated in the Crown book on p. 308. Illustrated in the 1929 edition of Dietz.

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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 329, Oakway S.C. thru Winnsborough S.C.Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 2 in setting, Type II with distinctive inverted ornament at top right, full even margins, bright shade, neat manuscript cancel, "Rheatown Ten. Apr. 9" circular datestamp on buff cover to Mrs. Reverend Wm. Brown, Central Presbyterian Office, Richmond Va., light vertical file fold well away from stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE FIVE RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RHEATOWN POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

The 5c provisional stamps issued by Postmaster D. Pence were printed by the same printer who produced the Tellico Plains Tenn. provisional. An affidavit by the Tellico Plains postmaster, M.F. Johnson, dated March 24, 1876, states that his stamps were printed in Knoxville by "Hawes Lea." The June dates recorded for the Rheatown suggest that it came first, and the postmaster's own recollections place the issue in "midsummer 1861" (see Crown book, p. 307). Although dated examples show usage into April 1862, a relatively long period of time, the issue is extremely rare.

The same basic type form containing three subjects was used for the Rheatown and Tellico Plains Tenn. provisionals. For the Rheatown, all three were 5c denominations. The inside border at the top of each stamp is made up of seven ornaments; the unique arrangement of the ornaments in each subject enables philatelists to identify the position of any stamp.

Our records contain at least a half-dozen off-cover examples the Rheatown 5c, including an unused pair, the only known multiple. The five covers and one dated piece we record are as follows (in chronological order, type identified):

1) Jun. 20 (1861), Ty. II, cover to Lt. D. R. Wilson, ex Worthington (his source code on back "11/26/04 Luff BISSS"), Caspary, Antrim, Weatherly, Kilbourne and D.K. collection (Siegel Sale 1022, lot 1115)

2) Jun. 30 (1861), Ty. I, small cover, faint address, Siegel 1984 Rarities Sale

3) Feb. 8 (1862), Ty. III, lady's embossed cover to Eliz. Devault, the only tied example, ex Caspary, Gallagher

4) Feb. 13 (1862), Ty. II, on piece (upper half of cover), ex Steves, Crown book

5) Feb. 15 (1862), Ty. I, cover to David Cleage, circular datestamp struck twice, ex Caspary

6) Apr. 9 (1862), Ty. II, cover to Mrs. Wm. Brown, ex MacBride, Dr. Graves, Boshwit, the cover offered here.

Ex MacBride, Dr. Graves and Boshwit

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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
 
Sale Number 1073, Lot Number 330, Oakway S.C. thru Winnsborough S.C.Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 2 in setting, Type II with distinctive inverted ornament at top right, huge margins all around, deep shade, neat manuscript "X" cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE RHEATOWN POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL.

Our records of the Rheatown provisional list one unused single, one unused pair, five singles on covers, one pen-cancelled single on a dated piece, and three used singles. Only two are cancelled by the town datestamp. All of the other used stamps are cancelled by pen.

Ex Hessel

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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2012-12-10
The Peter Sharrer Collection of Confederate Provisionals
 
Sale Number 1035, Lot Number 84, Petersburg Va. To Victoria Tex.Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 1 in setting, huge margins all around, deep shade, cancelled by part of “Rheatown Ten.” circular datestamp, without pen cancel, two minor thin spots that do not detract from appearance

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE RHEATOWN POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL CANCELLED BY THE TOWN MARKING.

Our records of the Rheatown provisional list one unused single, one unused pair, five singles on covers, one pen-cancelled single on a dated piece, and three used singles. Only this stamp and one on cover are cancelled by the town datestamp. All of the other used stamps are cancelled by pen. This is by far the finest stamp off cover, none of which is sound.

Ex Deats and Hall (acquired from Warren H. Colson in 1934). With 2000 P.F. certificate.

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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2012-03-28
The D.K. Collection of Southern Postmasters' Provisionals
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Sale Number 1022, Lot Number 1115, Rheatown, TennesseeRheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 2 in setting, Type II with distinctive inverted ornament at top right, huge margins, deep shade, neat manuscript cancel, "Rheatown Ten. Jun. 20" (1861) circular datestamp on small cover to "Lieut. D. R. Wilson, Knoxville Tenn., care of Col. J. B. McIntyre", two pressed creases in cover clear of stamp, address slightly faded, stamp has tiny corner margin crease at bottom right

VERY FINE. THE EARLIEST KNOWN USE AND ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE FIVE RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RHEATOWN POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

The 5c provisional stamps issued by C.S.A. Postmaster David Pence were printed by the same printer who produced the Tellico Plains, Tennessee, provisional. The June dates recorded for the Rheatown suggest that it came first, and the postmaster's own recollections place the issue in "midsummer 1861" (see Crown book, page 307). Although dated examples show use into April 1862, a relatively long period of time, the issue is extremely rare.

The same basic type form containing three subjects was used for the Rheatown and Tellico Plains provisionals. For the Rheatown, all three were 5c denominations. The inside border at the top of each stamp is made up of seven ornaments; the unique arrangement of these ornaments in each subject enables philatelists to identify the position of any stamp.

Our records contain at least a half-dozen off-cover examples of the Rheatown 5c, including an unused pair, the only known multiple. The five covers and one dated piece we record are as follows (in chronological order, type identified): 1) Jun. 20 (1861), Ty. II, cover to Lt. D. R. Wilson, ex Worthington (his source code on back "11/26/04 Luff BISSS"), Caspary, Antrim, Weatherly and Kilbourne, the cover offered here; 2) Jun. 30 (1861), Ty. I, small cover, faint address, Siegel 1984 Rarities sale; 3) Feb. 8 (1862), Ty. III, lady's embossed cover to Eliz. Devault, the only tied example, ex Caspary, Gallagher; 4) Feb. 13 (1862), Ty. II, on piece (upper half of cover), ex Steves, Crown book; 5) Feb. 15 (1862), Ty. I, cover to David Cleage, circular datestamp struck twice, ex Caspary; and 6) Apr. 9 (1862), Ty. II, cover to Wm. Brown, ex MacBride, Dr. Graves, Boshwit.

Ex Worthington (his source code on back "11/26/04 Luff BISSS"), Caspary, Antrim, Weatherly and Kilbourne

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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2011-11-15
Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign
 
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 640, Confederate States: Postmasters Provisionals: Mobile thur VictoriaRheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 1 in setting, full margins to touching at top left and lower left, small ms. cancel and trace of what may be handstamp cancel, light soiling and tiny sealed edge tear at top

FINE APPEARING AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE THE RHEATOWN POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

The 5c provisional stamps issued by Postmaster D. Pence were printed by the same printer who produced the Tellico Plains Tenn. provisional. The June dates recorded for the Rheatown suggest that it came first, and the postmaster's own recollections place the issue in "midsummer 1861" (see Crown book, p. 307). Although dated examples show usage into April 1862, a relatively long period of time, the issue is extremely rare.

The same basic type form containing three subjects was used for the Rheatown and Tellico Plains Tenn. provisionals. For the Rheatown, all three were 5c denominations. The inside border at the top of each stamp is made up of seven ornaments; the unique arrangement of the ornaments in each subject enables philatelists to identify the position of any stamp.

Our records contain at least a half-dozen off-cover examples the Rheatown 5c, including an unused pair, the only known multiple, as well as five covers and one dated piece

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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2007-09-27
The Buck Boshwit Collection of Confederate States
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Sale Number 940, Lot Number 361, PostmasterRheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 2 in setting, Type II with distinctive inverted ornament at top right, full even margins, bright shade, neat ms. cancel, "Rheatown Ten. Apr. 9" circular datestamp on buff cover to Mrs. Reverend Wm. Brown, Central Presbyterian Office, Richmond Va., light vertical file fold well away from stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE FIVE RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RHEATOWN POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

The 5c provisional stamps issued by Postmaster D. Pence were printed by the same printer who produced the Tellico Plains Tenn. provisional. The June dates recorded for the Rheatown suggest that it came first, and the postmaster's own recollections place the issue in "midsummer 1861" (see Crown book, p. 307). Although dated examples show usage into April 1862, a relatively long period of time, the issue is extremely rare.

The same basic type form containing three subjects was used for the Rheatown and Tellico Plains Tenn. provisionals. For the Rheatown, all three were 5c denominations. The inside border at the top of each stamp is made up of seven ornaments; the unique arrangement of the ornaments in each subject enables philatelists to identify the position of any stamp.

Our records contain at least a half-dozen off-cover examples the Rheatown 5c, including an unused pair, the only known multiple. The five covers and one dated piece we record are as follows (in chronological order, type identified): 1) Jun. 20 (1861), Ty. II, cover to Lt. D. R. Wilson, ex Kilbourne (Siegel Sale 815, lot 142, realized $15,000 hammer); 2) Jun. 30 (1861), Ty. I, small cover, faint address, Siegel 1984 Rarities sale; 3) Feb. 8 (1862), Ty. III, lady's embossed cover to Eliz. Devault, the only tied example, ex Caspary, Gallagher; 4) Feb. 13 (1862), Ty. II, on piece (upper half of cover), ex Steves, Crown book; 5) Feb. 15 (1862), Ty. I, cover to David Cleage, cds struck twice, ex Caspary; and 6) Apr. 9 (1862), Ty. II, cover to Mrs. Wm. Brown, ex MacBride, Freeland, Siegel 1982 Rarities sale, the cover offered here.

Ex MacBride and Freeland

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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2001-03-06
U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1051, Postmasters Provisionals (Raleigh thru Balances)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 1 in setting, ample margins to just touched, neat pen cancel, Fine, an extremely rare Confederate provisional, our records contain a half-dozen off-cover examples of the Rheatown 5c (including an unused pair), five covers and one dated piece

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