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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (Raleigh thru Balances)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1050
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1050, Postmasters Provisionals (Raleigh thru Balances)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Full clear strike on orange cover to Lumbertoin N.C., blue "Raleigh N.C. Oct. 5" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine

500
200
1051
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1051, Postmasters Provisionals (Raleigh thru Balances)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1), Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1)Rheatown Tenn., 5c Red (69X1). Position 1 in setting, ample margins to just touched, neat pen cancel, Fine, an extremely rare Confederate provisional, our records contain a half-dozen off-cover examples of the Rheatown 5c (including an unused pair), five covers and one dated piece

2,750
1,900
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1052
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1052, Postmasters Provisionals (Raleigh thru Balances)Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1), Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1)Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1). With control marking at left on cover to Mt. Zion Ga., neat "Savannah Ga. Feb. 21, 1862 Paid" circular datestamp with yeardate inverted, trivial wear, Very Fine and choice, ex Matz

300
190
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1053
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1053, Postmasters Provisionals (Raleigh thru Balances)Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU2), Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU2)Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU2). Clear strike of control mark at right on orange cover to Howell Cobb at Athens Ga., "Savannah Ga. Jun. 26, 1861 Paid" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right, Fine

600
475
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1054
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1054, Postmasters Provisionals (Raleigh thru Balances)Sparta Ga., 5c Red entire (93XU1), Sparta Ga., 5c Red entire (93XU1)Sparta Ga., 5c Red entire (93XU1). Perfectly clear strike of provisional handstamp on lilac cover to military address at Waynesville Ga., matching "Sprta Ga. Dec. 20" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at top missing top flap and with small repairs along top edge

VERY FINE AND VERY RARE. ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES OF THIS PROVISIONAL MARKING ARE RECORDED.

With 1989 C.S.A. certificate. Scott catalogue value has remained unchanged for almost 10 years

1,000
900
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1055
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1055, Postmasters Provisionals (Raleigh thru Balances)Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2), Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2)Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2). Well-struck provisional handstamp on homemade cover to Thomaston Ga., "Talbotton Ga. Apr. 22, 1863" double-circle datestamp, ms. box charge notation, turned usage with inside bering horizontal pair of 5c Blue, Local (7) tied by "Thomaston Ga. Apr. 24" circular datestamp and addressed back to Talbotton, opened for display, Very Fine, an exceedingly rare provisional turned usage, with 1990 C.S.A. certificate, Scott Retil for normal provisional used is $1,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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1056
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1056, Postmasters Provisionals (Raleigh thru Balances)Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2), Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2)Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2). Remarkably well-struck provisional handstamp on orange cover to Milledgeville Ga., "Thomasville Ga. Aug. 1" circular datestamp, tiny insignificant edge tears touch datestamp, still Extremely Fine, one of the clearest strikes of the provisional marking we have found among our photo records, with 1991 P.F. certificate

900
0
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1057
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 1057, Postmasters Provisionals (Raleigh thru Balances)Warrenton Ga., 10c (ms.) on 5c Black entire (89XU2), Warrenton Ga., 10c (ms.) on 5c Black entire (89XU2)Warrenton Ga., 10c (ms.) on 5c Black entire (89XU2). Clear strike of provisional marking and ms. re-rating on orange cover to Vice-President Alexander Stephens at Richmond Va., perfectly struck "Warrington Geo. Nov. 6" circular datestamp, top flap removed as usual for this correspondence, 1861 docketing on back, Very Fine and choice, ex Matz

850
600
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1058
 
Confederate Provisional Balance. Five items: Nos. 53X1 used, 58X2 used, 62X1 unused, 62X2 unused, 62X3 used pair, also two reference items, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine

1,425
500
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