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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

Category — Confederate States: Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2548
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2548, Confederate States: Postmasters' ProvisionalsLenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1), Lenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1)Lenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1). Clear impression, ample margins to just touching frameline, tied by circular "Paid 2" rate handstamp, matching "Lenoir N.C. Apr. 12" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Salem N.C., small insignificant restored spot in address at center far from stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED LENOIR PROVISIONAL TIED BY THE "PAID 2" RATE HANDSTAMP. AN IMPORTANT RARITY IN SUPERB CONDITION.

Of the approximately 29 known Lenoir provisional covers, perhaps four or five have the stamp tied by the town datestamp. This is the only known Lenoir provisional cover on which the rate marking was used as a canceller. The remaining Lenoir covers in our records are cancelled by pen markings (some tied). Accompanied by a second cover bearing four-margin example of Scott No. 4 with similar cancels (color slightly oxidized).

Ex Emerson, Caspary, Haas and Gross. Scott Retail $22,500.00

E. 10,000-15,000
7,500
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