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Date
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Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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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 133, Postmasters' Provisionals (Petersburg thru Winnsborough)Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1), Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1)Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1). Clear to large margins except at upper right where just touching frameline, tied by customary "Decr 10/61" manuscript postmark on orange-buff cover addressed to William G. McAdoo, Clerk of Confederate Court, Knoxville Tenn., flap partly removed and trimmed along top edge of cover, couple inconsequential bleached specks and light vertical fold, very fresh and attractive

VERY FINE STAMP AND THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH THE TELLICO PLAINS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. AN OUTSTANDING WORLD-CLASS RARITY.

The Rheatown and Tellico Plains provisionals were printed by the same printer, using a typeset form of three subjects. For the Tellico Plains provisional, which probably followed the Rheatown, the post office and postmaster's names were changed, and the third subject at right was reset with a 10c denomination. Only two used examples are recorded, both December 1861 dates -- the unique cover offered here and an off-cover 5c, illustrated in the Crown book (p. 337). It, too, bears a manuscript cancel, dated December 12th. In our opinion the cancel and address are from the same hand and pen; the court address indicates possible official usage of the adhesive.

Ex Ferrary, Hind, Emerson, Brooks, Everett, Kilbourne and Gross

40,000
9,000
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 149, Tellico Plains, Tenn.Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1), Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1)Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1). Clear to large margins except at upper right where just touching frameline, tied by customary "Decr 10/61" manuscript postmark on orange-buff cover addressed to William G. McAdoo, Clerk of Confederate Court, Knoxville Tenn., flap partly removed and trimmed along top edge of cover, couple bleached specks and light vertical fold, fresh and attractive

VERY FINE STAMP AND THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH THE TELLICO PLAINS PROVISIONAL

One other used Tellico Plains provisional, also a 5c, is recorded and illustrated in the Crown book (p. 337). It, too, bears a manuscript cancel, dated December 12th. In our opinion the cancel and address are from the same hand and pen; the court address indicates possible official usage of the adhesive.

Ex Ferrary, Hind, Emerson, Brooks and Everett (our Sale 754, where it realized $30,000 hammer)

32,500
47,500
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