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Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — Confederate Postmasters

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3350
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3350, Confederate PostmastersSpartanburg S.C., 5c Black on Bluish (78X2), Spartanburg S.C., 5c Black on Bluish (78X2)Spartanburg S.C., 5c Black on Bluish (78X2). Cut to shape, part of stamp missing (most likely prior to use), tied by neat "Paid" cancel, "Spartanburg S.C. Sep. 2, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to "Company IE Spartan Rifles, 5th Palmetto Regt. So. Sar. Volunteers, Col. M. Jenkins Commander, Tudor Hall Near Manassas Junction Virginia", missing top flap

THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT SPARTANBURG PROVISIONAL ON BLUISH PAPER, ON OR OFF COVER.

According to Dietz, a second type of 5c provisional was produced, with a smaller and thicker "5". It is known on blue paper with horizontal ruled lines and on brown wove paper. Our records contain only one example of each, both ex Caspary.

Ex Emerson and Caspary.

15,000
9,500
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