EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 10-CENT BATON ROUGE PROVISIONAL. AN INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE MAJOR PHILATELIC RARITY.
The three recorded 10c Baton Rouge stamps -- one on cover and two used off cover -- are as follows:
1) Tied by Dec. 7, 1861 datestamp on General Land Office cover to Lake Charles La., ex Ridpath, Caspary, Lightner, Freeland, Dr. Graves, Weill Brothers’ Stock.
2) Oct. 3, 1861 datestamp, Dark Blue shade, four margins, small sealed tear and thin spot, ex Ferrary, Hind, Caspary, Dr. Graves, Weill Brothers’ Stock, Dr. Maffeo, the stamp offered here
3) Oct. 1861 datestamp, margins at sides, slightly in at top and bottom, natural wrinkle, ex Dr. Graves, Weill Brothers’ Stock
Illustrated in 1929 Dietz book. Ex Ferrary, Hind, Caspary, Dr. Graves, Weill Brothers’ Stock and Dr. Maffeo. With 1990 P.F. certificate.