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Sale 834 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (Charleston thru Fredericksburg)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1017
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1017, Postmasters Provisionals (Charleston thru Fredericksburg)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Large margins to ample at top, used as forwarding postage, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Jan. 23, 1862" circular datestamp on cover with soldier's endorsement at top, "Tudor Hall Va. Jan. 10, 1862" circular datestamp and "Due 10" handstamp, addressed to Charleston and forwarded from there to St. Stephens S.C., minor edge wear and backflap tears

VERY FINE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED COVERS WITH THE CHARLESTON POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP USED AS FORWARDING POSTAGE.

In an article published in the Jan.-Feb. 1987 Confederate Philatelist, Richard L. Calhoun listed four covers known to him that showed use of the Charleston stamp for forwarding postage. This cover was not among those listed.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
1018
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1018, Postmasters Provisionals (Charleston thru Fredericksburg)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Large margins at sides, others clear to touching, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Oct. 14, 1861" circular datestamp on small cover to "Look Out Mountain near Chatannooga Tennessee", Very Fine

2,250
1,700
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1019
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1019, Postmasters Provisionals (Charleston thru Fredericksburg)Charleston 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). Boldly-struck "Charleston S.C. Sep. 13, 1861" circular datestamp, to Darlington C.H. S.C., slight wrinkling and tiny hole at bottom left, still Extremely Fine and choice, ex Kilbourne (where it realized $3,500 hammer)

3,500
2,300
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1020
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1020, Postmasters Provisionals (Charleston thru Fredericksburg)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1), Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1). Remarkably clear strike of provisional handstamp with partly clear blue "Columbia S.C. 5cts. Sep. 20" (1861) integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Longmires Store S.C., Very Fine

900
475
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1021
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1021, Postmasters Provisionals (Charleston thru Fredericksburg)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1), Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1). Bold strike of provisional handstamp, blue "Columbia S.C. 21 Nov." (1861) circular datestamp on orange entire to Monticello S.C., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

900
625
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1022
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1022, Postmasters Provisionals (Charleston thru Fredericksburg)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire, Seal on Front (18XU4), Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire, Seal on Front (18XU4)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire, Seal on Front (18XU4). Clear strike of oval provisional seal, overstruck by blue "5" with "Paid" in circle (Dietz Ty. IIA) and "Columbia S.C. 5 cts. Aug. 26" (1861) integral-rate circular datestamp on small narrow cover with embossed oval corner card to Yongesville S.C., small flap tear, tiny waterstain at top right

VERY FINE AND FRESH. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE SEVEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE COLUMBIA OVAL PROVISIONAL SEAL STRUCK ON THE FACE.

Our records contain just seven Columbia provisional entires with the oval seal struck on front and not on the flaps, all dated in August and September 1861 with the pre-war integral rate datestamp. Ex Kilbourne (where it realized $2,500 hammer)

2,500
2,900
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1023
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1023, Postmasters Provisionals (Charleston thru Fredericksburg)Dalton Ga., 5c Black entire (20XU1), Dalton Ga., 5c Black entire (20XU1)Dalton Ga., 5c Black entire (20XU1). Mostly clear strike of provisional on orange cover to Cuthbert Ga., "Dalton Ga. Sep. 24, 1861" circular datestamp, ms. box charge notation at top, slightly reduced at right, Fine

500
350
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1024
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1024, Postmasters Provisionals (Charleston thru Fredericksburg)Dalton Ga., 10c Black entire (20XU2), Dalton Ga., 10c Black entire (20XU2)Dalton Ga., 10c Black entire (20XU2). Complete and clear strike of provisional on homemade brown cover to Athens Ga., "Dalton Ga. Jul. 21, 1862" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

700
260
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1025
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1025, Postmasters Provisionals (Charleston thru Fredericksburg)Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1), Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1)Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1). Position 11, large margins to just touching border, tied by "Fredericksburgh Va. Paid Oct. 22" (1861) circular datestamp on light buff homemade cover to Fairfax Station, a few stains affect stamp

VERY FINE STAMP AND AN ATTRACTIVE FREDERICKSBURG POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL COVER.

Ex Hart, Brooks and Emerson. Signed Ashbrook. With 1989 P.F. certificate

5,000
2,200
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