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The Howard P. Green Collection of Confederate States
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Sale Number 822, Lot Number 110, Postmasters Provisionals (Petersburg to Uniontown)Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Laid (66X2), Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Laid (66X2)Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Laid (66X2). Well-balanced octagonal margins just into tips of ornaments, intense dark shade and impression, laid lines clearly visible in cross-lighting, tied by bold "Pittsylvania C.H. Va. 20 Dec." (1861) circular datestamp on brown cover to Wm. T. Law in Danville Va., most of backflap removed and small edge mend at upper left

VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED PITTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL STAMPS ON LAID PAPER, TWO OF WHICH HAVE OCTAGONAL MARGINS. ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST OUTSTANDING OF ALL CONFEDERATE PROVISIONALS.

Ten Pittsylvania C.H. 5c provisionals are known on wove paper, but only three are recorded on laid paper (Scott 66X2). These are: 1) Cut rectangular, Ty. I, cover to Secretary of the Commonwealth, Oct. 9, ex Worthington, Caspary, Lilly, Gallagher and Kilbourne; 2) Cut to shape, Ty. I, cover to Geo. Rives, Feb. 1862, Siegel 1983 Rarities sale; and 3) Cut to shape, Ty. II, cover to Wm. T. Law, Dec. 20, Siegel 1982 Rarities sale, the cover offered here. The date pattern does not indicate a specific time period for laid paper, and it is likely that the wove and laid papers were used interchangeably during the printing.

Ex Hart, Freeland and "Beverly Hills" collection. The 66X2 (cut rectangular) cover in the Kilbourne collection realized $50,000 hammer in our recent sale.

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