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Sale 1208 — The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2019

Category — Postmasters’ Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
103
 
Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 103, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsAthens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type I, three enormous margins, right margin full, deep rich color, light grid cancel, "Athens Ga. Jun. 24" circular datestamp on University of Georgia blue embossed cameo corner card cover to Milledgeville Ga.

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ATHENS 5-CENT PURPLE PROVISIONAL ISSUE.

Another nearly identical cover from the same correspondence was offered in our sale of the Wishnietsky collection (Sale 1064, lot 35). It also has an untied Athens provisional stamp. Neither of the two stamps can be located in the Levi off-cover listings. It is possible that they originated on the two covers, but we are offering this item as an off-cover stamp. As such it is superb and of a very deep shade (as is the other from this correspondence).

P.F. certificate 204217 declining opinion on origination no longer accompanies

E. 2,000-3,000
800
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