Sale 632 — 1984 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 14 April, 1984

Category — Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
c
Sale 632, Lot 1, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsAlbany, Ga., 5c Greenish Blue on Yellow Entire (3XU1). Bold "Albany Ga Oct 22 1861" pmk. to "Fort Gains Ga", very trivial aging, Very Fine, ex-Lilly

750
600
2
c
Athens, Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Huge Margins, lightly cancelled, not tied (as usual), light "Athens Ga Paid" pmk. on Folded Letter to Ala., without left side flap and separated along top fold, Extremely Fine, ex-Caspary, with P.F. Certificate

1,750
1,300
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3
c
Athens, Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Huge Margins, minor natural "dry print", tied by Grid, Athens pmk. on Cover to Phidelta, Ga., some toning, small cover tear, interior of cover expertly "silked", Very Fine Appearance

1,750
1,500
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4
c
Athens, Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Margins All Around, Fresh Color, tied by Grid, light Athens pmk. on Apr. 8 1862 Folded Letter, Very Fine, Very Rare

7,000
6,000
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5
og
Baton Rouge, La., 2c Green (11X1). Margins All Around, tiny thin & pressed-out crease, Very Fine Appearance, ex-Ferrari. 12 Examples Known (used or unused)

5,250
2,100
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Baton Rouge, La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Rejoined Vertical Pair, Ample to Huge Margins including Top Sheet Margin, bottom stamp minor toning, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,500
1,200
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7
 
Baton Rouge, La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Horizontal Strip of Five & Single, on piece, tied by Baton Rouge pmks., Margins Virtually All Around, Very Fine, ex-Caspary, Largest Known Multiple

7,750
8,500
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8
c
Baton Rouge, La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Ample to Huge Margins, tied by Bold "Baton Rouge Sep 10 1861" pmk. on Carroll Hay Correspondence Cover, trivial address smear, Very Fine

1,750
1,900
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9
c
Baton Rouge, La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Large Margins tied by partly legible "Baton Rouge La Feb 1862" pmk. on fresh cover to Miss. (Mort Correspondence), partial flap, light cover filing fold at Left, Very Fine, Handsome, Scarce

1,750
1,400
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10
c
Baton Rouge, La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Margins All Around, tied by light Baton Rouge pmk. on Cover to Miss. (Mort Correspondence), bits of flap missing, Very Fine

1,750
1,900
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11
c
Baton Rouge, La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Margins All Around, tied by Clear "New Orleans La. Jan 31 1862" Double Circle (Indicating Packet Usage) on Cover to Berwick City, La., Military Address, without flap & negligible cover flaws, Very Fine, Used Long After Issuance of C.S.A. Postage Stamps, The Only Known Example Used From New Orleans, ex-Caspary

7,000
8,500
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12
c
Baton Rouge, La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X3). Ample to Huge Margins, tied by Light " Baton Rouge La. Dec 3 1861" pmk. on Cover to Miss. (Mort Correspondence), without flap, couple tiny corner edge flaws, Very Fine

5,000
7,500
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13
c
Canton, Miss., 5c Black Entire (14XU1). The Fancy "Paid 5" Star, Perfect Bold Strike, "Canton Miss Jul 25 1861" pmk., An Extremely Fine Handstamp Provisional From the Carroll Hoy Correspondence

1,500
1,800
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14
c
Canton, Miss., 5c Black on Light Buff Entire (14XU1). Fancy "Paid 5" & Star in Circle, "Canton Miss Nov 15 1861" pmk. on Fresh Carroll Hoy Correspondence Cover to New Orleans, Very Fine, Choice

1,500
1,000
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15
c
Charleston, S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Large Margins, tied by Bold "Charleston S.C. Sep 18 1861" pmk. on Incredibly Fresh Orange Cover to Tenn., Extremely Fine, A "Gem"

1,250
1,800
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16
c
Charleston, S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Large Margins Showing Virtually Complete Frame Lines, on Wonderfully Fresh Orange Cover to Scuppernong N.C. tied by Charleston Double Circle, Extremely Fine

1,250
2,200
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17
c
Charleston, S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Margins All Around, Virtually Complete Frame Lines, tied by The Small Charleston, S.C. Double Circle on Embossed Return Card cover, slight aging, otherwise Very Fine, Rare with The Double Circle Postmark

1,250
900
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18
c
Charleston, S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Margins Virtually All Around, Frame Lines Nearly Complete, tied by Charleston, S.C. pmk. on Neat Cover to Laurens C. H., S.C., expertly repaired cover corner, Fine

1,250
800
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19
c
Charleston, S.C., 5c Blue on Buff, Entire (16XU4). Bold Charleston Oct. 23 1861 pmk., to Calhoun Mills S.C., Immaculate, Extremely Fine

800
1,450
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20
c
Charleston, S.C., 5c Blue on Gray Blue Entire (16XU5). "Charleston S.C. Oct 4 1861" Double Circle pmk., negligible cover stains, otherwise Very Fine

800
600
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21
c
Chattanooga, Tenn., 5c Black on Orange Entire (17XU2). "Chattanooga Ten. Jul 15 1861" pmk. to Kingston, Tenn., Very Fine, Very Rare, Only Six Known

1,250
1,650
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22
c
Christiansburgh Va., 5cBlue on Orange Entire (99XU2). Sawtooth Oval, Bold Town pmk. to Indian Valley Va., bit reduced & tiny nick at right, Very Fine, Unlisted on Orange

1,200
950
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23
c
Columbia, S.C., 5c Blue on Orange Entire (18XU1). Clear Strike, partly clear Columbia S.C. pmk., matching "Paid", small closed cover tear, otherwise Fine

850
425
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24
c
Columbus, Ga., 5c Blue on Amber Entire (19XU1). Bold Strike, Jun 13 Town pmk. to Marion, Ala., Very Fine

1,100
800
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25
c
Columbus, Ga., 5c Blue on Orange (19XU1). Mostly Bold Strike, Sep. 25 Town pmk., Very Fine, Fascinating Letter Accompanies describing business conditions & the near absence of standard food items causing substitutions such as "Corn meal & acorns" for coffee, "Cornfield peas are substituted for bacon", etc., Scarce

1,100
950
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25A
c
Danville, Va., 5c Black on Dark Buff Entire (21XU3). A Lovely Pictorial Typographed Provisional, "Danville" pmk. to Mt. Airy N.C., cover expertly mended at left, barely affects design, One of the Finest Appearing Danville Provisionals Known

4,500
3,250
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26
c
Fredericksburg, Va., 5c Blue (26X1). Margins All Around, tied by light Fredericksburg pmk. on Cover to Fairfax Station, few small toning spots at left (one on stamp), otherwise Very Fine, ex-Emerson, Brooks, signed Ashbrook

2,250
900
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27
c
Sale 632, Lot 27, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsGalveston, Tex., 10c Black on Blue Entire, "3" of "3 Paid" Not Removed (98XU3 var). Clear Strike Galveston Tex. Double Circle pmk. to Anderson, Tex.. minor cover tears, Very Fine, Possibly Unique

850
1,150
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28
og
Knoxville, Tenn. 5c Brick Red (47X1). Horizontal Strip of Three, Huge Margins, Full Thick Brown original gum, heavily applied on right stamp causing some minor wrinkling, Extremely Fine, Very Rare Multiple

4,850
0
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29
c
Sale 632, Lot 29, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsKnoxville, Tenn., 5c Blue on Orange Entire (47XU2). Small "Paid" cancel, no date stamp, to London, Tenn., Extremely Fine, ex-Caspary

1,350
1,800
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30
og
Lenoir, N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1). Margins to touched, mounted on thin card, Fine, ex-Hind

4,250
1,800
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31
og
Lenoir, N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1). Affixed to small piece of "Thursday, September 19, 1861." Diary Page, Pencil notes refer to the manufacture of the stamp, 1887 notarized statement from G. W. F Harper (son of the Lenoir Postmaster) accompanies, Very Fine, Very Rare Historical Piece

4,250
5,500
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31A
c
Lenoir, N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1). Margins Virtually All Around, tied by Blue "Lenoir N.C." pmk. on Cover to Salisbury N.C., stamp has been neatly cut from cover, placed on a new piece of paper & restored to its original position (bit of "O" of Lenoir & "T" of Oct. in pmk. missing), Fine & Very Rare, with C.S.A. Certificate

8,500
2,600
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32
c
Sale 632, Lot 32, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsLynchburg, Va., 5c Blue (52X1). Margins All Around, tied by Lynchburg pmk. on Cover to Salem, Va., negligible toning, Very Fine, Rare, ex-Emerson, signed Ashbrook

4,000
2,700
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33
c
Sale 632, Lot 33, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMacon, Ga., 5c Light Blue Green (53X1). Margins All Around, small corner crease & tiny surface repairs, on Small Cover to S.C. tied by Macon, Ga. pmk., Very Fine Appearance

2,500
1,050
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34
c
Sale 632, Lot 34, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMacon, Ga., 2c Gray Green (53X5). Fine, tied by lightly struck Macon, Ga. Double Circle on Small Drop Letter Cover, The cover, damaged in opening, has been largely restored at left, Nevertheless one of the Highest Ranking Provisional Cover Rarities Known, only four or five exist, signed Colson, ex-Caspary

15,000
6,250
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35
c
Macon, Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Laid (53X6). Margins All Around, tied by Macon Double Circle Cover to Oglethorpe, Ga., without flap, reduced at left, some cover faults including stain at left, Very Rare

6,250
2,000
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36
c
Sale 632, Lot 36, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMemphis, Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). Vertical Pair, Large Margins, tied by "Memphis Ten." pmk. on Orange Buff Cover to "Blains X Roads Tenn.", part of flap missing & minor closed cover tear, Very Fine, signed Dietz

1,750
800
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37
c
Sale 632, Lot 37, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMemphis, Tenn., 5c Red on Amber Entire (56XU2). Clear Memphis pmk. to Yorkville, Tenn., small edge mend at bottom right, some tiny aging specks, otherwise Very Fine, Rare

2,250
1,850
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38
c
Sale 632, Lot 38, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMilledgeville, Ga., 10c Black on Brownish Gray Entire (57XU5). A Pristine Homemade Envelope With Bold Provisional Handstamp & Milledgeville pmk., Extremely Fine, A "Gem", ex-Ferrari, Hind

800
1,200
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39
c
Sale 632, Lot 39, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMobile, Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Horizontal Pair, Large Margins, Fresh Color, tied by Two "Mobile Ala Dec 17 1861" Double circles on Fresh Buff Cover to Alexander Stephens, small part folded under at left, notes on back regarding contents, Extremely Fine

1,150
1,550
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40
c
Sale 632, Lot 40, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMontgomery Ala., 5c Red on Amber Entire (59XU1). Bold "Montgomery Ala Oct 11 1861" pmk., Neat Return Card, bit reduced at right, light filing creases, otherwise Very Fine

600
550
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41
c
Sale 632, Lot 41, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMontgomery, Ala., 10c Blue on Orange Entire (59XU4). Black "Montgomery Ala. Nov 4 1861" pmk. to Norfolk, Va., couple tiny cover tears at top & small piece of flap replaced, Fine

1,500
900
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42
c
Sale 632, Lot 42, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMontgomery, Ala., 10c on 5c Red on Yellow Entire (59XU6). Clean Strikes, Additional "10" Over "10" and Single Bold "10" (Five Markings in All), Montgomery pmk., Very Fine, Rare & Unusual

1,750
2,600
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43
c
Sale 632, Lot 43, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMontgomery Ala., 10c Black on White Entire (59XU9). Bold "Paid 10" Double Circle on Homemade Envelope Addressed to Montgomery, On Reverse is Sheet Margin 10c Blue (11), affixed across flap and damaged when opened, tied by "Grenada Miss." pmks. We assume this is an "Adversity" Usage or perhaps was originally intended to be a prepaid envelope to Montgomery, A Very Rare Cover nonetheless

1,600
950
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44
 
Nashville, Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Two Singles, Margins Virtually All Around, Most Large, Affixed Tete Beche, tied by Bold Blue "Adams Express Co. Nashville. Aug 4" Oval on large piece of cover, Very Fine, Rare, ex-Caspary

1,000
2,000
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45
c
Nashville, Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Huge Margins to just clear, Choice Color, tied by Blue Nashville pmk., matching "Paid" on Fresh Orange cover to East Tenn., trifle reduced at left, Very Fine and Remarkably Fresh, ex-Emerson, Brooks, signed Ashbrook

1,500
1,550
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46
c
Nashville, Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Margins All Around, tied by Blue Nashville pmk., matching "Paid" on Orange Cover to Shelbyville, minor cover faults including flap tears, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Caspary

1,500
1,600
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47
c
Nashville, Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Vertical Pair, Ample to Large Margins three sides, Ample to just touching at Bottom Left, tied by Blue Nashville Sept 11 1861 pmk. on neat cover to Mobile, matching "Paid", Fine with C.S.A. Certificate

3,500
2,800
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48
 
Sale 632, Lot 48, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville, Tenn., 5c Violet Brown, Vertical Tete Beche Pair (61X5a). Clear to Huge Margins Three Sides, clear to touched at bottom, Blue Town pmk., Fine-Very Fine, Very Rare, Undercatalogued

1,450
1,600
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49
 
Sale 632, Lot 49, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville, Tenn., 10c Green (61X6). Three Ample Margins, barely touched at top, minor faults, On Ribbed Paper, partial Blue Adams Express Co. Oval pmk., Fine Appearance, Rare

3,250
850
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50
c
Sale 632, Lot 50, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans, La., 2c Blue (62X1). Ample to Huge Margins, Fresh Color, tied by New Orleans, La. pmk. on Locally Used Cover, without flap, tiny professional cover repair at top, still Very Fine

3,000
2,300
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51
 
Sale 632, Lot 51, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans, La., 5c Brown on White (62X3). Vertical Strip of Five, Huge Margins, trace of imprint at top, tied on piece by New Orleans pmk., Extremely Fine, ex-Caspary

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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52
c
Sale 632, Lot 52, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans, La., 5c Ochre (62X3b). Margins All Around, Fresh Color, tied by "Paid", "New Orleans La." pmk. on Cover to Canton, Miss., Bold Woodcut "Sep Canton Adv 2" ("S" in Sep reversed), bit reduced at left, Very Fine, Handsome New Orleans Provisional Rarity

E. 1,000-2,000
4,000
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53
c
New Orleans, La., 5c Brown on Blue (62X4). Two slightly overlapped Singles, Clear to Huge Margins, Both Are Pos. 35, tied by New Orleans pmk. on Fresh cover to Va., Very Fine, Both Stamps Being From the Same Position is an Extraordinary Coincidence

E. 500-750
350
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54
 
Sale 632, Lot 54, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans, La., 5c Brown on Yellowish (62X5). Horizontal Pair, Ample to Huge Margins including Bottom Imprint, Bold New Orleans La. pmk., left stamp minor corner creases, otherwise very Fine, Much Rarer Than Catalog Indicates (in Use Only A Short Period of Time), ex-Grant

E. 500-750
650
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55
 
New Orleans, La., 5c Red on Bluish, Error of Color (62X7). Margins All Around. Town & "Paid" cancels, thinning at left resulting in two tiny nicks, trivial fault for this Great Provisional Rarity of Which There Are Only Two Known, ex-Caspary

10,000
6,500
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56
c
Sale 632, Lot 56, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans, La., 5c Black on Yellow, "J.L. Riddell P.M." Handstamp Provisional (62XU1). "New Orleans La. Aug 15 1861", Double Circle pmk., "15". deleted, another Double Circle applied with "5" date, Straight Line "Steam" to Natchez, Very Fine

1,500
3,000
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57
c
Sale 632, Lot 57, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La. Jan 21 1862 Double Circle pmk. & Two Line "Pd 2 Cts/N.O.P.O." (62XU3). On Turned Cover to Pendleton S.C., other Use Blue "Pendleton SC." & "Paid 5", small tear, piece replaced on back, opened to show both sides, Very Rare, Particularly As A Turned Usage

5,000
4,750
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58
c
Sale 632, Lot 58, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsPetersburg, Va., 5c Red (65X1). On Nov. 1861 Folded Letter, tied by partial Blue "Petersburg 5cts" pmk., Very Fine

1,100
800
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59
c
Petersburg, Va., 5c Red (65X1). Type I, Margins All Around, on Neat Cover to Louisburg N.C., tied by Blue Petersburg pmk., without flap, Very Fine, Choice

1,100
1,200
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60
c
Sale 632, Lot 60, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsRheatown, Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Margins All Around, Huge at Bottom & Left, small faults, light ms. cancel, Rheatown pmk. on Tiny Cover (faint address), opened two sides, Very Rare

8,000
5,750
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61
c
Selma, Ala., 5c Black on White Entire (77XU1). Partly Bold Selma pmk. on Grocer's Corner Card Cover, minor erosions, cover bit reduced three sides to remove edge flaws and rejoined, Fine Appearance, Very Rare, ex-Walcott, Emerson, Brooks

1,750
1,000
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62
c
Sale 632, Lot 62, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsThomasville, Ga., 5c Black on White Entire (82XU2). Oct. 16 pmk. to Milledgeville, Very Fine, Much Scarcer Than Catalog Indicates, ex-Worthington

1,000
850
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