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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 439, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMadison Court House Fla., 3c Gold on Bluish (3AX1), Madison Court House Fla., 3c Gold on Bluish (3AX1)Madison Court House Fla., 3c Gold on Bluish (3AX1). Bottom right corner sheet margins, large left margin and ample at top, cancelled by "Paid" in oval, used on buff cover to Thomas W. Thompson, Washington D.C., with dateline in same hand on clipped piece "Madison, Florida, Feb. 13, 1861", refolded around edges to improve appearance and stamp moved slightly from original position

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE MADISON POSTMASTER'S 3-CENT PROVISIONAL STAMP USED ON COVER. AN EXTRAORDINARY 1861 PROVISIONAL WITH UNITED STATES RATE, USED FROM THE CONFEDERATE STATE OF FLORIDA TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THIS IS THE EARLIEST DATE OF ANY PROVISIONAL USED IN THE CONFEDERACY.

Only five examples of Scott 3AX1 are recorded, in addition to the one "CNETS" error (3AX1a). This is the only known cover with the Madison 3c provisional, and its dated contents -- February 13, 1861 -- place it within nine days of the formation of the seven original Confederate States, which included Florida. It is the earliest of all postmasters' provisionals used in the Confederate States.

Ex Ferrary, Duveen, Hind and Caspary. Small "W.H.C." mark of Warren H. Colson at lower right. With 1996 C.S.A. certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott.

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57,500
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