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Sale 1153 — The Deane R. Briggs, M.D., Collection of Florida in the Civil War

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

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Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2101
c
Sale Number 1153, Lot Number 2101, Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Ample margins to just in at one corner, small sealed cut at top right, tied by blue Nashville Tenn. circular datestamp with unreadable date, matching "PAID" straightline handstamp and manuscript "Due 5" on small cover to Apalachicola Fla., bold "Unpaid 5" straightline handstamp struck on arrival at Apalachicola

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE CONJUNCTIVE USE OF A NASHVILLE 5-CENT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL AND THE APALACHICOLA "UNPAID 5" RATING FOR POSTAGE DUE ON ARRIVAL.

The distance from Nashville to Apalachicola is just over 500 miles. This was recognized by the Nashville postmaster, who applied the manuscript "Due 5" notation. Upon arrival at Apalachicola (Benjamin F. Simmonds postmaster) it was struck with the "Unpaid 5" straightline. There is one other cover known with this straightline -- a Tent and Flag Patriotic use to Apalachicola, which is held in the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. This is the only recorded "Unpaid" marking used by a Confederate post office.

Ex Corwin. Accompanied by an article from the Confederate Philatelist (Nov.-Dec. 1990) discussing the Apalachicola marking and illustrating this cover. With 1964 B.P.A. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
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