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Sale 754 — The Morris Everett Collection of C.S.A.

Sale Date — Saturday, 30 October, 1993

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*A buyer’s premium of 10% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
115°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 115, Postmasters ProvisionalsAbingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2), Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2)Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2). Clearly struck provisional hs and "Abingdon Va. Jul. 23, 1861" cds on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover (Dietz F7-7) to member of Washington Mounted Rifles care of Capt. William Jones at Winchester, redirected to Manassas Junction, flap expertly replaced, couple short sealed edge tears, address faded at right, still Fine and attractive, illustrated in Confederate Patriotics and Their Usages where described as the only reported Abingdon patriotic (p. 33)

3,000
1,700
116°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 116, Postmasters ProvisionalsAlbany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1), Albany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1)Albany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1). Clearly struck provisional hs at upper left corner of neat cover to Decatur Ga., 5c Green, Stone 2 (1), ample to large margins, affixed over provisional and tied by blue "Albany Ga. May 21, 1862" cds, stamp lifted to show provisional, Extremely Fine, Crown survey records only two such usages, ex Emerson, Moody

E. 1,000-1,500
675
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117°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 117, Postmasters ProvisionalsAthens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type I, large to huge margins, rich color, tied by open grid cancel and exceptionally clear "Athens Ga. Paid Mar. 14" cds on small neat cover to Mrs. Howell Cobb, in care of Col. J.B. Lamar at Macon, slightly reduced at right, Extremely Fine, this provisional very rarely found tied by the townmark, ex Crocker, Schenck, Moody

2,000
2,100
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118°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 118, Postmasters ProvisionalsAthens Ga., 5c Red (5X2), Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2)Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Type I, three enormous margins, ample to just barely into frameline at right, bright color, grid cancel vaguely tying stamp, matching "Athens Ga. Paid Mar. 28" cds boldly struck on orange cover to Atlanta, 1862 docketing at left, reduced slightly at right, couple folds in cover, partially split along horizontal fold at bottom, still Very Fine and handsome example of this major Confederate provisional rarity, of the eleven examples recorded in Crown book, only three are Type I stamps, signed Colson, ex Green, Caspary

8,000
5,750
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119°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 119, Postmasters ProvisionalsAtlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2). Bold strikes of provisional hs and "Atlanta Ga. Sep. 18, 1861" cds on red and blue Hand Holding 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover (Dietz F11-9), "Fast Colors...warranted not to run." slogan, to McKinley Ala., fresh and Extremely Fine, Crown records only eleven patriotics with this provisional

4,000
2,700
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120°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 120, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border (11X2). Ample margins, tied by mostly clear "Baton Rouge La. Dec. (?) 1861" cds on small neat cover to Capt. H.M. Favrot of the "Delta Rifles", 4th Regt. La. Volunteers at Berwick City La., choice and Extremely Fine, very desirable by virtue of quality and military address, ex Dietz, Emerson, Brooks

2,500
2,600
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121°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 121, Postmasters ProvisionalsCanton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1), Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1)Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1). Outstanding bold strike of provisional hs, perfection, with "Canton Miss. Oct. 11, 1861" cds sharply struck on fresh cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual pinholes, Extremely Fine and certainly among the finest of the nineteen recorded in Crown survey

2,000
2,200
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122°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 122, Postmasters ProvisionalsCarolina City N.C., 5c Black entire (118XU1), Carolina City N.C., 5c Black entire (118XU1)Carolina City N.C., 5c Black entire (118XU1). Provisional "Paid 5" in circle with straightline "Carolina City, N.C." control mark and "Carolina City N.C. Oct. 7" cds on cover addressed in blue to Sandy Grove N.C., light soiling at left, otherwise Very Fine, only two recorded covers bear this combination of markings, which are considered provisional in nature, ex Emerson

E. 2,000-2,500
3,000
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123°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 123, Postmasters ProvisionalsCharleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Superb stamp with large margins all around showing full outer framelines, neatly tied by "Charleston S.C. Dec. 12, 1861" cds on immaculate white cover to Hon. J. Johnston at Newberry C.H. S.C., Extremely Fine

1,350
1,800
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124°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 124, Postmasters ProvisionalsCharleston S.C., 5c Blue on Buff entire (16XU4), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Buff entire (16XU4)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Buff entire (16XU4). Well-struck "Charleston S.C. Sep. 8, 1861" double-circle ds, to Dahlonega Ga., small part of backflap missing, light wrinkles, still Very Fine, ex Lehman

1,250
1,100
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125°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 125, Postmasters ProvisionalsChattanooga Tenn., 5c on 2c Black entire (17XU3), Chattanooga Tenn., 5c on 2c Black entire (17XU3)Chattanooga Tenn., 5c on 2c Black entire (17XU3). Clearly struck 2c provisional handstamp at upper right corner of 6-3/4 x 3-1/2 in. orange-buff cover to Athens Tenn., re-rated "Paid 5" in circle with "Chattanooga Ten. Oct. 17, 1861" cds, approximately half of backflap missing and top of cover a bit roughly opened, still Fine, the only recorded Chattanooga 2c provisional and the basis of the Scott listing, ex Walcott

3,500
2,300
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126°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 126, Postmasters ProvisionalsChattanooga Tenn., 5c Black entire (17XU2), Chattanooga Tenn., 5c Black entire (17XU2)Chattanooga Tenn., 5c Black entire (17XU2). Clearly struck provisional hs and "Chattanooga Ten. Jul. 17, 1861" cds on light buff cover to Athens Tenn., very slight wear, Very Fine, only five recorded in Crown, ex Ferrary (with catalogue caption label still adhering) and Walcott

1,750
1,150
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127
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 127, Postmasters ProvisionalsChapel Hill N.C., 5c Black entire (15XU1), Chapel Hill N.C., 5c Black entire (15XU1)Chapel Hill N.C., 5c Black entire (15XU1). Bold 5c provisional hs at upper right of yellow cover, the rate converted to "2 Aug" in ms., "Paid" hs and "5" ms. rate at left, addressed to Hon. Thomas D. McDowell as Member of Congress in Richmond, Extremely Fine, the other recorded Chapel Hill provisionals are dated in late January 1862, this August usage shows acceptance at a much later date with the conversion of the provisional handstamp to a town cds, ex Emerson

E. 750-1,000
575
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128°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 128, Postmasters ProvisionalsChristiansburgh Va., 5c Blue entire (99XU2), Christiansburgh Va., 5c Blue entire (99XU2)Christiansburgh Va., 5c Blue entire (99XU2). Well-struck provisional hs on orange-buff entire to Wytheville Va., bold "Christiansburgh Va. Sep. 24" cds, negligible flap tears, otherwise Extremely Fine, only four recorded in Crown, ex Emerson

1,250
1,500
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129
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 129, Postmasters ProvisionalsColumbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1), Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1). Mostly clear strike of provisional hs with matching "Columbia S.C. 31 Oct." cds and "Paid" on white cover to Spartanburg S.C., faint small stain at bottom, Fine

750
290
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130°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 130, Postmasters ProvisionalsDanville Va., 5c Black on Dark Buff entire (21XU3), Danville Va., 5c Black on Dark Buff entire (21XU3)Danville Va., 5c Black on Dark Buff entire (21XU3). Partly clear "Danville Va. Jul. 15" cds on entire to Greensboro N.C., scattered toning specks and a bit worn as virtually all are, still Fine and a great provisional rarity, one of the few pictorial designs used, ex Dietz, Weatherly

4,750
5,000
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131°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 131, Postmasters ProvisionalsEmory Va., 5c Blue (24X1), Emory Va., 5c Blue (24X1)Emory Va., 5c Blue (24X1). Exceptionally clear strikes, "5" above "Paid", on rectangular selvage of U.S. 1c 1857 Issue, perforated on three sides, without the usual manuscript cancel, "tied" by faint ink specks on orange-buff cover to Monterey Va., blue "Emory Va. Aug. 13" cds and matching "Paid" and "5" in circle hs, stamp lifted and moved slightly to right, the cover is split at folds but intact, lightened stain in address, very attractive and Fine, a remarkable provisional stamp made from the selvage of demonetized U.S. postage, Corwn records a total of nine examples - all on cover - of which only three have the numeral over "Paid", signed Dietz, ex Brooks

5,500
4,000
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132°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 132, Postmasters ProvisionalsFredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Bluish (26X1), Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Bluish (26X1)Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Bluish (26X1). Pos. 8, large to huge margins, tied by lightly struck "Fredericksburg Va. 5 Sep. 29" integral rate cds on small neat cover to Richmond, Extremely Fine, a choice example of this scarce typeset provisional, ex Needham, Moody

2,000
1,700
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133
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 133, Postmasters ProvisionalsGalveston Tex., 5c Black entire (98XU1), Galveston Tex., 5c Black entire (98XU1)Galveston Tex., 5c Black entire (98XU1). Clear strikes of "Paid" provisional hs and "5" rate, lightly struck "Galveston Tex. Oct. 20, 1861" double-circle ds on cover to Brazoria, with oval embossed merchant's corner card, light soiling specks and two tiny erosion spots, one just touching marking, otherwise Fine, only four recorded in Crown, ex Emerson

1,000
800
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134°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 134, Postmasters ProvisionalsGeorgetown S.C., 5c Black entire (28XU1), Georgetown S.C., 5c Black entire (28XU1)Georgetown S.C., 5c Black entire (28XU1). Control mark on back, provisional "Paid 5" in circle hs at upper right, overstruck with 7-bar grid in circle, 5c Blue, Local (7), margins to just in, tied by "Georgetown S.C. Jul. 15" (1862) cds on buff cover to Society Hill S.C., ms. "Due 5" for 10c rate effective July 1, 1862; the sender attempted to prepay the new rate with a combination of provisional and general issues, but the post office refused to recognize the provisional and charged 5c due; backflap missing, light fold at left, still Very Fine, believed to be a unique usage of this provisional, ex Packard

E. 1,000-1,500
1,050
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135
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 135, Postmasters ProvisionalsHouston Tex., 5c Red entire (40XU1), Houston Tex., 5c Red entire (40XU1)Houston Tex., 5c Red entire (40XU1). Mostly clear strike, lightly struck "Houston Tex. Mar. 3, 1862" cds on buff cover to Beaumont, flap tear just into top left, fresh and Very Fine, ex Telep

750
325
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136
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 136, Postmasters ProvisionalsHuntsville Tex., 5c Black entire (92XU1), Huntsville Tex., 5c Black entire (92XU1)Huntsville Tex., 5c Black entire (92XU1). Control mark with "Paid" and "5" hs, lightly struck "Huntsville Tex. Feb. 17" cds, markings strengthened in ink, on cover to Montgomery Tex., one flap partly torn away, attractive and very rare, ex MacBride, Sibley

2,500
1,150
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137
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 137, Postmasters ProvisionalsIuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1), Iuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1)Iuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1). Bold two-line provisional hs, "Iuka Miss. Nov. 16, 1861" cds on green cover with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion patriotic, four-line verse below scene (Dietz JD-1), to Northport Ala., stained and worn around edges, two backflaps replaced, a very rare provisional patriotic, only one other recorded in Crown (illustrated on p. 463)

3,250
3,750
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138
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 138, Postmasters ProvisionalsJackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1), Jackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1)Jackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1). Clear strikes of provisional hs and "Jackson Miss. Jul. 20" cds on cover with "Official Business" endorsement and addressed to Brig. General C.G. Dahlgren at Natchez, docketed "Brig. Genl A.V. West/D. July 19/62/R " 22/"/Declining to canvass Yazoo County" in the handwriting of General Dahlgren, Extremely Fine, desirable military usage, ex Kimmel

E. 500-750
280
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139°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 139, Postmasters ProvisionalsJonesboro Tenn., 5c Dark Blue (45XU2), Jonesboro Tenn., 5c Dark Blue (45XU2)Jonesboro Tenn., 5c Dark Blue (45XU2). Mostly readable strike of provisional hs on buff cover to Richmond, no postal markings, opening tears across top expertly mended, handsome appearance, very rare, ten recorded in Crown, ex Needham

3,000
1,100
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140
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 140, Postmasters ProvisionalsKingston Ga., 5c Black entire (46XU2), Kingston Ga., 5c Black entire (46XU2)Kingston Ga., 5c Black entire (46XU2). Variety without "CS" at sides of numeral, provisional hs struck at upper left, clear "Kingston Ga. Jun. 30" cds on folded letter to Charleston datelined Woodlands, 29 June 1861, well-written and remarkable commentary including reference to sending mail with "U.S. Steamer stamp to prevent any trouble... and travel, "I suppose you will consider it necessary to get your passport signed by Seward - being from Charleston you will not meet with any extra civility in Abraham's dominions, other remarks: "Genl. Johnston was too wide awake to be caught by Scott - the retreat from Harper's Ferry was advisably arranged..." and "I notice the Amelia for Charleston has been captured and hope the C.S. Privateers are not idle - the war ships at Norfolk should soon be ready for service. Lettersheet skilfully cleaned with couple minor mends, Very Fine, a rare provisional, only eleven recorded by Crown, two of which are this variety without "CS"

E. 750-1,000
1,650
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141°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 141, Postmasters ProvisionalsKnoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine (47X2), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine (47X2)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine (47X2). Intense color, ample to large margins, tiny tear at top, tied by ms. cancel without townmark on orange cover to Richmond Va., faint soiling, still Very Fine, ex Dietz, Clapp, Mueller

3,500
800
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142°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 142, Postmasters ProvisionalsLa Grange Tex., 10c Black entire (48XU2), La Grange Tex., 10c Black entire (48XU2)La Grange Tex., 10c Black entire (48XU2). Mostly complete strike of provisional hs, "La Grange Tex. Apr. 5" cds on orange-buff cover to San Antonio Tex., slightly reduced at right, still Fine, the only 10c entire recorded in Crown survey, ex Seybold, Walcott, Moody and Telep

2,500
1,350
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143°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 143, Postmasters ProvisionalsLenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1), Lenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1)Lenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1). Close margins as usual, neat ms. "X" cancel, perfectly struck blue "Lenoir N.C. Jan. 30" cds on small folded cover to Morganton Ala., Very Fine, a choice example of this desirable Confederate provisional adhesive, ex Meroni

8,000
4,750
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144°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 144, Postmasters ProvisionalsLynchburg Va., 5c Blue (52X1), Lynchburg Va., 5c Blue (52X1)Lynchburg Va., 5c Blue (52X1). Horizontal pair, margins at top and bottom, touching to just in at sides, left stamp showing rarely seen constant plate flaw, neatly tied by "Lynchburg Va. Sep. 4, 1861" cds on cover to Charleston S.C., ink smear at left, a bit reduced at top, lightened gum stains, still Fine and attractive, a very rare provisional franking, only five pairs on cover recorded by Crown, ex Seybold, Hind, Emerson, Brooks

8,000
7,500
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145°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 145, Postmasters ProvisionalsMacon Ga., 5c Black on Light Blue Green (53X1), Macon Ga., 5c Black on Light Blue Green (53X1)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Light Blue Green (53X1). Type II, large margins to just touching at opper left, tied by "Macon Ga." double-circle ds on small cover to Huntsville Ala., original letter enclosed, sister to sister mentions knitting sicks for the soldiers by candlelight, with most of backflap removed, light soiling, still Fine and rare provisional

4,500
3,250
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146°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 146, Postmasters ProvisionalsMacon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow (53X3), Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow (53X3)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow (53X3). Large to huge margins, tied by "Macon Ga. Jul. 26" double-circle ds on cover to Mrs. Howell Cobb at Athens Ga., stamp and cover have faint stains, still Very Fine, choice example of this provisional rarity, ex Hind, Emerson and Moody

5,500
5,250
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147°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 147, Postmasters ProvisionalsMacon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow (53X4), Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow (53X4)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow (53X4). Large to huge margins incl. sheet margins at right, tied by "Macon Ga. Jun. 7" double-circle ds on overall green lithographed grocer's advertising cover to Milledgeville Ga., lightly soiled, bottom right corner with small mended piece, still Very Fine, a rare and very attractive provisional usage, ex "Tara"

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
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148°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 148, Postmasters ProvisionalsMacon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1), Macon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1)Macon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1). Mostly readable Type II "5" over "Paid" provisional hs on small green cover with red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag and slogan "`I go to Illustrate Georgia' - Bartow", lightly struck "Macon Geo." cds, to Knoxville Tenn. and forwarded to Atlanta; this design is a very rare variation of the hand-held flag (Dietz F11-9), the two recorded examples were the subject of Morris Everett's article published in The Confederate Philatelist and the background of Bartow and this quote was provided by Everett K. Cooper in a later CP (Nos. 235 and 242, respectively); lightly cleaned, Fine, illustrated in Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usage (p. 67), ex Gallagher

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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149
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 149, Postmasters ProvisionalsMarietta Ga., 5c Black entire (54XU1), Marietta Ga., 5c Black entire (54XU1)Marietta Ga., 5c Black entire (54XU1). Clears strikes of provisonal hs and "Marietta Geo. Jan. 30" cds on brown cover to captain in Neely's Regiment, Camp Lee at Savannah, Very Fine, choice example, ex Emerson, Brown, Brooks, Sibley and Telep

350
600
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150°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 150, Postmasters ProvisionalsMarietta Ga., 10c on 5c Black (54XU2), Marietta Ga., 10c on 5c Black (54XU2)Marietta Ga., 10c on 5c Black (54XU2). Mostly clear strike of provisional double-circle hs, re-rated with "10" in circle and matching "Marietta Ga. Sep. 26" cds on cover to Staunton Va., two small scuffs at sides from removal of Hind's tape mounts, otherwise Fine, only four recorded 10c on 5c entires in Crown, ex Hind, Emerson, Brooks, MacBride, Hart and Sibley

1,500
850
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151
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 151, Postmasters ProvisionalsMemphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2), Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2)Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). Three huge margins showing parts of two adjoining stamps, clear at left, tied by "Memphis Ten. Oct. (?) 1861" cds on repaired cover to Macon Tenn., extended at top, choice stamp and presentable usage, ex Knapp, Brooks, Emerson, MacBride

1,000
675
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152°
 
Memphis Tenn., 5c Red on Orange entire (56XU3). Cancelled by mostly clear "Memphis Ten. Nov. 7, 1861" cds, addressed to Tuscaloosa Ala., flap tears neatly mended, few faint stain spots, otherwise Very Fine, Crown records 21 entires on all types of paper

2,750
1,700
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153°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 153, Postmasters ProvisionalsMemphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Ample to large margins except just touched at two corners, tied by bold four-ring target on locally addressed cover, cover lightly creased, few erosion spots in handsome calligraphic address, small piece of backflap removed, still Very Fine, only fifteen Memphis 2c covers recorded in Crown, of which is the only one with the target cancellation, ex Caspary, Muzzy, Pope and "Tara" collections

7,500
4,000
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154°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 154, Postmasters ProvisionalsMobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Three singles (two originally a vertical pair, one of which has a pre-use crease), tied by "Mobile Ala." double-circle datestamp (1862 year date) on front portion of wrapper to Pensacola Fla., paying three-times printed circular rate, piece of wrapper with stamp at left neatly cut out and rejoined, few erosion spots in address and light bleaching, otherwise Fine, ex Caspary, Moody, from our 1982 Rarities sale where it realized $4,000

5,000
5,000
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155°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 155, Postmasters ProvisionalsMobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Clear to large margins, tied by well-struck "Mobile Ala. May 5, 1862" double-circle ds on fresh brown cover addressed to Mobile, favor endorsement crossed out (sender might have decided to place letter into mails rather than send it by hand, or it was carried from another place into Mobile and put into mails), Very Fine, a remarkably choice example of this very scarce 2c provisional usage, ex Antrim

2,500
2,900
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156°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 156, Postmasters ProvisionalsMobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Three ample margins to just touched at bottom, tied by bold "Mobile Ala. Aug. 11, 1861" double-circle ds on light blue folded cover to Greensboro Ala., small mended hole at left, barely noticeable and otherwise a Very Fine circular rate usage of this scarce provisional

2,500
1,800
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157°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 157, Postmasters ProvisionalsMobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Vertical pair and single, the pair clipped into design at top, other sides ample to large margins incl. three letters of imprint in piece of sheet margin at bottom, the single with huge margins incl. right sheet margin, tied by bold "Mobile Ala. Jan. 13, 1862" cds on blue folded letter from Jones Plantation Ala. to New Orleans, lettersheet with staining removed from address and bleached specks, stamps toned but presentable, an extremely rare cover, presumably overpaid 1c

5,000
1,600
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158
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 158, Postmasters ProvisionalsMobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins except ample at top right, tied by bold "Mobile Ala. Jul. 18, 1861" double-circle ds on oblong cover to New Orleans, Extremely Fine, a handsome example of this pictorial provisional

850
0
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159
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 159, Postmasters ProvisionalsMobile Ala., 5c Light Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Light Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Light Blue (58X2). Two singles, each with ample to large margins, tied by two bold strikes of "Mobile Ala. Jun. 24, 1861" double-circle ds on buff cover to courthouse at Blakely Ala., reduced several inches at left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Meroni

E. 750-1,000
500
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160
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 160, Postmasters ProvisionalsMontgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1), Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1)Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1). Clearly struck provisional hs, remarkably bold black "Montgomery Ala. Sep. 16, 1861" cds on small pink cover addressed in blue to Jefferson Ga., faint overall soiling, otherwise Very Fine

800
625
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161
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 161, Postmasters ProvisionalsMontgomery Ala., 5c Blue entire (59XU2), Montgomery Ala., 5c Blue entire (59XU2)Montgomery Ala., 5c Blue entire (59XU2). Clearly struck provisional hs, 5c Olive Green, Stone A-B (1c), ample margins, placed over provisional and tied by "Montgomery Ala. Jan. 7, 1862" cds on yellow cover to Chester C.H. S.C., neatly docketed, part of flap missing and tiny opening nick at top, faint stains at right and on stamp, otherwise Very Fine, attractive and rare usage, Crown records one 5c Black with General Issue used over provisional, ex Ferrary, Walcott

E. 600-800
625
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162°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 162, Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2), Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Large even margins, rich color, tied by blue "Nashville Ten." cds, date unclear but appears to be Aug. 1861, on light green overall lithographed grocer's advertising cover, imprint on flap of W. Eaves, a New York City printer, addressed to Centre Ala. via Rome Ga., crossed out and marked "Miss & for'd" (missent and forwarded), interesting pencil note from addressee "Notice they had mailed my letter to Wm. Drew", Extremely Fine and most attractive use of this scarce provisional

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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163°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 163, Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X3), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X3)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X3). Two large margins, others ample to just into frameline, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Sep. 17, 1861" cds, matching "Paid" hs on cover to Greeneville "East Ten.", Fine and scarce

3,500
2,200
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164°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 164, Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville Ten., 5c Gray (61X4), Nashville Ten., 5c Gray (61X4)Nashville Ten., 5c Gray (61X4). Beautiful shade, large margins to just in at frameline, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Oct. 30, 1861" cds and matching "Paid" hs on fresh cover to Macon Miss., expertly repaired opening tears along top, Very Fine appearance, the Gray provisional is far rarer than the Red or Brown shades, only seven recorded in Crown

3,000
2,100
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165°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 165, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 2c Blue, Printed on Both Sides (62X1a), New Orleans La., 2c Blue, Printed on Both Sides (62X1a)New Orleans La., 2c Blue, Printed on Both Sides (62X1a). Very Fine stamp, used with normal 2c Blue (62X1), huge margins showing parts of three adjoining stamps, slightly in on two sides, both tied by clear "New Orleans La. Sep. 1" cds on fresh unsealed cover to Burtonton Miss., double 2c circular rate, Extremely Fine, an important provisional rarity and key item of the New Orleans issue, Crown records only this cover, Dietz contains listings for an unused single and single on cover

E. 5,000-7,500
5,750
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166°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 166, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1), New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1)New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1). Mostly large margins, ample at bottom, tied by "New Orleans La. 7 Jul." cds on U.S. 3c Red Star Die entire (U27) to Carroll Hoy & Co. at New Orleans, drop letter rate, opening cut at top right, usual filing pinholes, one of which is in stamp, almost invisible and otherwise Extremely Fine, a colorful and rare use of the New Orleans 2c Blue on a demonetized U.S. entire, ex Emerson

E. 2,000-2,500
3,250
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167
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 167, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3), New Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3)New Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3). Large margins except irregular at right, tied by bold "Steam" straightline hs on cover to Natchez Miss., endorsed "Care Mr. Bennett Second Creek", docketing partially erased, backflap clipped slightly, Fine steamboat usage

E. 500-750
350
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168°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 168, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3), New Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3)New Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3). Clear to ample margins, tied by "Pd.5cts/N.O.P.O." two-line handstamp and "Paid" handstamp, matching "New Orleans La. Jul. 21" cds on small cover addressed to Mrs. Braxton Bragg, in care of General Bragg at Pensacola Fla., ms. "5c Paid"; this probably originated from General Bragg's plantation at Thibodeaux La. and was carried by waterway to New Orleans where the stamp was applied and cancelled; opening tears in backflap just extend over top edge, otherwise Fine, an outstanding Confederate steamboat usage

E. 1,200-1,500
850
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169
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 169, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3), New Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3)New Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3). Two different shades, Reddish Brown color with large margins to just touching, tied by "Paid" hs with matching "New Orleans La. Aug. 2" cds on embossed merchant's corner card cover to Richmond Va., held for postage and franked with Brown stamp, clear to large margins, tied by "Paid" hs with matching "New Orleans La. Aug. 7" cds, reduced at top and bottom, one backflap removed, appears Very Fine, rare usage, ex Grant, Meroni

E. 500-750
550
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170°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 170, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Ocher (62X3b), New Orleans La., 5c Ocher (62X3b)New Orleans La., 5c Ocher (62X3b). Ample to large margins, warm shade, tied by "New Orleans La. Jun. 18, 1861" riverfront post office double-circle ds on buff cover to Vicksburg Miss., natural paper wrinkle in cover, Very Fine, this cover is the basis for the Scott-listed earliest known usage, ex Caspary

1,500
2,300
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171°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 171, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Ocher, Red Brown on Bluish (62X3b, 62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Ocher, Red Brown on Bluish (62X3b, 62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Ocher, Red Brown on Bluish (62X3b, 62X4). Combination usage: Ocher, close margins just in, tied by double struck "Paid" hs with matching "New Orleans La. Aug. 17" cds, held for postage and franked with Red Brown on Bluish, ample to large margins, tied by "Paid" hs and "New Orleans La. 21 Aug." cds on cover to Hon. Alvin Clement of the Louisiana Delegation at Richmond Va., the earliest known usage of the Red Brown is listed in Dietz as August 20; addressee's name clipped and restored, one flap removed, tiny wormholes at bottom, Fine and attractive appearance, the Ocher is very rare on cover, and the combination of printings with the early Red Brown is probably unique

E. 1,200-1,500
1,350
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172
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 172, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Ample to large margins, tied by "New Orleans La. Nov. 23" double-circle ds on folded letter datelined Dallis (Plantation) Nov. 14, 1861, to new Orleans and received at riverfront post office, folds and mended opening tears just barely extending to face, Fine and scarce usage

E. 400-500
270
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173
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 173, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Ample to large margins, tied by "New Orleans La." riverfront post office double-circle ds on yellow cover addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co. at New Orleans, lightly struck but legible blue "Steamer Genl. Quitman" in oval, stains that can be easily removed, otherwise Fine, name-of-boat markings on Confederate provisionals are extremely scarce, the General Quitman operated as a mail boat, ex Knudsen

E. 750-1,000
200
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174
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 174, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Four singles, margins to cut in, tied by "New Orleans La. 29 Oct." cds on cover to Charleston S.C., flap removed, small sealed tear at top, righthand stamp slightly crease from placement at edge, still Fine and attractive double rate usage, ex Matz, Gallagher and Carnahan

E. 600-800
1,000
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175°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 175, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom of righthand stamp, neat "Paid" cancels, tied by "New Orleans La. 22 Sep." cds on cover with the only recorded example of Confederate "The South" patriotic medallion design, soldier, flag and tents, eleven stars below, addressed to Col. Henry Marshall at Columbia S.C., expertly repaired opening tears along top thru design and sealed slit below stamps at right, insignificant inasmuch as this is a unique Confederate patriotic design, ex Richey, Grant, Dukeshire, illustrated in Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages (p. 118)

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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176°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 176, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Black entire (62XU1), New Orleans La., 5c Black entire (62XU1)New Orleans La., 5c Black entire (62XU1). Bold strikes of river mail markings: "Pd 5cts/N.O.P.O." two-line hs, "J.L. Riddell, P.M." straightline and "New Orleans La. Nov. 11, 1861" double-circle ds on yellow cover to Natchez, "Steam" hs applied on arrival, opening tears at upper right just into a few letters of provisional handstamp, skilfully sealed and otherwise Very Fine and fresh, ex Ashbrook, MacBride, Handy and Kirkman

2,850
3,500
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177°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 177, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3), New Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3)New Orleans La., 5c Brown (62X3). Irregular margins just in, faint stain, tied by one of two strikes of "6" rate handstamp with matching Natchez "Steam" straightline applied on arrival, 5c rate plus 1c fee, no other markings on pale orange overall lithographed grocer's advertising cover to Natchez, endorsed "Mary T.", Fine, handsome and very scarce usage of the New Orleans provisional

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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178°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 178, Postmasters ProvisionalsPensacola Fla., 5c Black entire (106XU1), Pensacola Fla., 5c Black entire (106XU1)Pensacola Fla., 5c Black entire (106XU1). Bold strike of star in circle provisional handstamp, "Pensacola Fla. Jul. 25" cds on orange-buff cover to Camden Miss., upper right corner of cover expertly restored but not affecting marking, Very Fine appearance, a major provisional rarity of which Crown records just four examples

3,000
4,500
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179°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 179, Postmasters ProvisionalsPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1), Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1)Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Bottom right corner sheet margin copy, other two sides mostly large, just into a few ornaments at lower left, beautiful rich color, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Dec. 24 5cts" so-called "dropped" integral rate cds on yellow cover to Exchange N.C. with handsome blue woodcut grocer's corner card, light vertical fold, sealed flap tears, Very Fine and colorful, ex Caspary

2,500
2,500
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180
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 180, Postmasters ProvisionalsRaleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Bold strike, much clearer than usual, with equally sharp blue "Raleigh N.C. Oct. 26, 1861" double-circle ds on small cover to Rural Hall N.C., faint waterstain, otherwise Very Fine, ex Emerson

350
375
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181°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 181, Postmasters ProvisionalsRichmond Tex., 5c Red entire (70XU1), Richmond Tex., 5c Red entire (70XU1)Richmond Tex., 5c Red entire (70XU1). Usual lightly struck provisional hs, clear blue "Richmond Tex. Aug. 26" cds on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual pinholes, minor age toning, still Fine, Crown records six examples of the 5c entire, ex Walcott

1,500
900
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182
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 182, Postmasters ProvisionalsSalem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1), Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1)Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1). Mostly clear strike of provisional hs with ms. rate, "Salem N.C. Oct. 15" cds on cover to Greensboro N.C., embossed return card on flap, Very Fine, ex Caspary, Sibley

1,000
375
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183°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 183, Postmasters ProvisionalsSavannah Ga., 20c on 5c Black entire (101XU6), Savannah Ga., 20c on 5c Black entire (101XU6)Savannah Ga., 20c on 5c Black entire (101XU6). Handstamped "20" over "5", control mark, "Paid" and "Savannah Ga. Paid Oct. 16, 1861" cds on neat cover to Charlottesville Va., the markings are lightly struck and strengthened in pencil, fresh and Fine cover, the listing example and only recorded 20c re-valued Savannah provisional, ex Emerson

3,000
1,200
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184°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 184, Postmasters ProvisionalsSelma Ala., 5c Black entire (77XU1), Selma Ala., 5c Black entire (77XU1)Selma Ala., 5c Black entire (77XU1). Sharp full strikes of "Paid" and "5" hs, "Selma Ala. Jun. 11" cds and clear ms. postmaster's initials on orange-buff cover to New Orleans, immaculate and Extremely Fine, fourteen recorded by Crown, this being among the finest, ex Worthington, Walcott, Emerson, Brooks and Gehrmann

1,000
2,000
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185
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 185, Postmasters ProvisionalsStatesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1), Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1)Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1). Clearly struck provisional hs, partly clear "Statesville N.C. Dec. 15" cds (day inverted) on cover to captain in 4th N.C. state militia at Manassas Junction, light soiling, slightly reduced at right, Fine, ex Gehrmann, Sibley, Emerson

500
300
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186°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 186, Postmasters ProvisionalsSpartanburg S.C., 5c Black (78X1), Spartanburg S.C., 5c Black (78X1)Spartanburg S.C., 5c Black (78X1). Vertical pair, cut to "8" shape with large margins virtually all around, touched at bottom, tied by one of three "Paid" handstamp strikes, matching "Paid" and "10" in circle hs, "Spartanburg S.C." 1861 double-circle datestamp on orange-buff cover to "Corpl. Edwd. J. Dean, `Spartan Rufles', 5th Palmetto Regt. So. Car. Vol., Coln H. Jenkins, Commander, Tudor Hall P.O., Virginia, Care Capt. Jos. Walker, `Spartan Rifles'", the pair is superb but for a lightly scuffed spot at center right (which seems to have been there prior to handstamping), the cover is fresh and attractive, backflap removed and a a bit rough at top, light vertical fold at left

AN IMPORTANT AND VERY FINE COVER, BEARING THE ONLY RECORDED PAIR OF SPARTANBURG PROVISIONAL STAMPS

Corporal Edward J. Dean and the Dean correspondence were the subjects of an article by the late Daniel M. Gilbert, published in The Confederate Philatelist (No. 235, p. 28). This only recorded pair is illustrated in the Crown book on page 328. Accompanied by 1899 letter to N.P. Strauss of Henderson, N.C., the original purchaser, identifying the Dean family as the original source. Ex Schenck

E. 20,000-25,000
19,000
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187°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 187, Postmasters ProvisionalsTellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1), Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1)Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1). Clear to large margins except at upper right where just touching frameline, tied by customary "Decr 10/61" manuscript postmark on orange-buff cover addressed to William G. McAdoo, Clerk of Confederate Court, Knoxville Tenn., flap partly removed and trimmed along top edge of cover, couple bleached specks and light vertical fold, fresh and attractive

VERY FINE STAMP AND THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH THE TELLICO PLAINS PROVISIONAL

One other used Tellico Plains provisional, also a 5c, is recorded and illustrated in the Crown book (p. 337). It, too, bears a manuscript cancel, dated December 12th. In our opinion the cancel and address are from the same hand and pen; the court address indicates possible official usage of the adhesive.

Ex Ferrary, Hind, Emerson and Brooks

E. 20,000-25,000
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188
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 188, Postmasters ProvisionalsSumter S.C., 10c Black entire (80XU2), Sumter S.C., 10c Black entire (80XU2)Sumter S.C., 10c Black entire (80XU2). Well-struck provisional hs on light brown cover addressed to Wolf Trap P.O. Va., box charge endorsement, 20c Green (13) affixed over provisional and endorsement, ample to arge margins, light creasing, tied by "Sumter S.C." cds, cover somewhat worn and stained, small piece out at top right, still Fine, the sender evidently used the 10c provisional entire and authorized a box charge to make up the 20c rate, the stamp was applied and cancelled at the post office, believed to be unique

E. 500-750
1,200
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189
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 189, Postmasters ProvisionalsSumter S.C., 10c Black entire (80XU2), Sumter S.C., 10c Black entire (80XU2)Sumter S.C., 10c Black entire (80XU2). Two, unused, Very Fine, ex Reeves, Kohn, Sibley

200
325
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190
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 190, Postmasters ProvisionalsThomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2), Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2)Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2). Circular provisional hs, mostly clear strike, "Thomasville (Ga.) Aug. 12" cds on buff cover to Milledgeville Ga., ink used to strengthen letters, mainly of townmark but provisional touched up as well, otherwise Fine, ex Walcott, Kimmel

900
350
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191
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 191, Postmasters ProvisionalsThomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU1), Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU1)Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU1). Well-struck "Paid" and "5" provisional hs, "Thomasville Ga. Jun. 18" control mark on back, Aug. 3 cds on front of cover to Milledgeville Ga., minor flap faults and slight wear, Fine, ex Mueller

500
100
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192°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 192, Postmasters ProvisionalsTuscumbia Ala., 5c Black entire (84XU1), Tuscumbia Ala., 5c Black entire (84XU1)Tuscumbia Ala., 5c Black entire (84XU1). Mostly clear strike of provisional hs, partly readable "Tuscumbia Ala. Feb. 23" cds on blue 1862 folded letter to New Orleans, tiny bleached specks and erased pencil docketing, Fine, only nine examples recorded by Crown, ex Ferrary, Hind, Emerson

1,900
2,400
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193
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 193, Postmasters ProvisionalsWarrenton Ga., 10c on 5c Black entire (89XU2), Warrenton Ga., 10c on 5c Black entire (89XU2)Warrenton Ga., 10c on 5c Black entire (89XU2). Clearly struck provisional hs with ms. rate change, "Warrenton Geo. Aug. 6" cds on yellow cover to Vice President A. H. Stephens at Richmond, few stain specks at top left, flap partly removed as usual for Stephens correspondence, otherwise Fine, though the re-valued entires outnumber the 5c provisional, there are still just eleven recorded in Crown book

750
450
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194°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 194, Postmasters ProvisionalsUniontown Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3), Uniontown Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3)Uniontown Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3). Position 3, margins even and mostly clear, tied by "Uniontown Ala. 7 Feb." cds on blue cover to Montgomery Ala., from the Cobbs correspondence, Very Fine, choice example of this scarce provisional, of which nine examples are recorded in Crown

6,500
5,750
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195°
 
Sale Number 754, Lot Number 195, Postmasters ProvisionalsUniontown Ala., 5c Green (86X4), Uniontown Ala., 5c Green (86X4)Uniontown Ala., 5c Green (86X4). Position 2, three large margins, just slightly into ornaments at right, tied by better than usual strike of "Uniontown Ala. 9 Nov." cds on small blue cover to Montgomery Ala., from the Cobbs correspondence, bleached along edges (color may be easily restored), otherwise Fine, thirteen recorded in Crown, ex Hessel

6,500
5,500
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