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2014-06-24
The Brandon Collection, Part 1: Postmasters' Provisionals
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Sale Number 1073, Lot Number 212, Aberdeen Miss. thru Columbia Tenn.Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1), Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1)Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1). Calhoun Type C, ample margins to touched, bright shade, neatly tied by “Baton Rouge La. Aug. 5, 1861” circular datestamp on cover to G. W. Dearing Esq. with printed "Baton Rouge, La." address, early in its life the cover was folded and small bit of lower right corner of stamp adheres to opposite side of cover -- causing thinning and tiny loss of design in one ornament in that area of the stamp but corner still intact, outline of stamp visible at left, two other file folds, tears mostly confined to back

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST USE AMONG ONLY SIX RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE BATON ROUGE 2-CENT PROVISIONAL STAMP. A GREAT RARITY.

Of No. 11X1, we record three unused, five used off cover or on piece and five used on covers, for a total of 13 stamps. Of Scott No. 11X1a (“McCcrmick” error) we record three examples, including one unused stamp, one used off cover, and one used on cover. The 2c covers, in order of date, are as follows:

Scott 11X1, 11X1a

1) Type C, tied by Baton Rouge Aug. 5, 1861 circular datestamp on pre-printed locally addressed cover to G. W. Dearing, ex Hiram E. Deats and Hessel, the example offered here

2) Type D, tied by Baton Rouge Sep. 27, 1861 circular datestamp, addressed locally to Jno. P. Behrnes, ex Caspary, Lightner, Lilly, Kilbourne, Gross, Sharrer (Siegel Sale 1035, lot 12, realized $62,500)

3) "McCcrmick" error (11X1a), Pos. 7, Baton Rouge Nov. 30, 1861 circular datestamp on cover to Robert W. Boyd Esq. in New Orleans, ex Caspary, Lilly, Dr. Graves and D.K. collection (Siegel Sale 1022, lot 1008)

4) Tied by Baton Rouge circular datestamp (listed as Jan. 1 in Calhoun pamphlet) on cover to Administrator of the Estate of R. B. McGimpsey, P.F. certificate states rebacked cover front but we are confident it is the original back which has been reattached to the cleaned and restored cover, ex Emerson, Haas and Hill (Siegel Sale 896, lot 732)

5) Tied by Baton Rouge May 19 circular datestamp on soldier's local cover to Mrs. C.D. DeRussey, faults and showing effects of fire, Siegel 1964 and 1985 Rarities Sales

6) Tied by "Paid" straightline on pre-printed locally addressed cover, date unknown, ex Caspary and Muzzy

Ex Hiram E. Deats and Hessel

27,500
42,500
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