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1999-09-28
The Kilbourne Collection of Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals
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Sale Number 815, Lot Number 156, Victoria, TexasVictoria Tex., 10c Red Brown on Green (88X2), Victoria Tex., 10c Red Brown on Green (88X2)Victoria Tex., 10c Red Brown on Green (88X2). Two huge margins, touched at right and bottom, tied by "Victoria Tex. Mar. 30" (1863) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to J. San Roman, Brownsville, Tex., contents regarding goods from Matamoros, Mexico, very faint toning

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE VICTORIA 10-CENT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL, OF WHICH ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN. THIS AND THE OTHER 10-CENT ARE THE ONLY RECORDED COVERS FOR ANY OF THE VICTORIA PROVISIONALS.

Our records contain four examples of the Victoria 10c Type I (large thin numerals): 1) Mar. 30, 1863 cover to J. San Roman, offered here, ex Brooks, Weatherly; 2) Jun. 23 (1863) cover to C. Hellenkamp, ex Caspary and Muzzy; 3) Unused stamp with small repair, ex Hessel; and 4) a severely damaged stamp with one third of lower right missing when discovered by A. Steves (P.F. photo files). The two covers bearing the 10c Type I are the only covers recorded for any of the Victoria provisionals. The ex-Caspary cover was acquired by John R. Boker Jr. in the 1967 Muzzy sale and has not since been offered publicly. This cover was acquired by Harold C. Brooks privately and sold to A. Earl Weatherly in another private transaction. The Kilbournes acquired the cover directly from Weatherly; therefore, it has never appeared at public auction. Considering that the last public transaction involving one of the two known Victoria provisional covers took place in 1967, the "current" Scott value of $17,500 should be weighed against more relevant market factors.

Illustrated in Ashbrook article on the Brooks collection (Stamp Specialist, Black Book, 1945). Ex Brooks and Weatherly (acquired by the Kilbournes in 1963)

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