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Sale 841 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History/Foreign

Sale Date — Monday, 17 December, 2001

Category — Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1018
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1018, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsAthens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type II, huge margins, cancelled by lightly struck grid, "Athens Ga. Paid Jan. ?" circular datestamp on cover to Macon Ga., Cobb correspondence, slightly reduced at bottom and some minor wear, Extremely Fine stamp

2,000
1,150
1019
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1019, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsAthens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type II, full to large margins, stamp creased at top right and small discolored spot at left, tied by grid on orange cover to Macon Ga., "Athens Ga. Jan. 11 Paid" (1862) circular datestamp, minor edge wear, Very Fine, wtih 2001 P.F. certificate

2,000
575
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1020
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1020, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsCanton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1), Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1)Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1). Perfect strike on blue gray cover to Jackson Miss., "Canton Miss. Sep. 13, 1861" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb strike, with 1982 P.F. and 2001 C.S.A. certificates

2,250
900
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1021
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1021, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsCharleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Large margins to just touched, tied by neat "Charleston S.C. Nov. 14" double-circle datestamp on cover to Charleston S.C. military address, forwarded to Pocotaligo Station on C. & S. Railroad, provisional affixed to pay forwarding postage, ms. "Paid" and light strike of circular datestamp struck partly under stamp, cover slightly reduced and expertly repaired at right (not affecting stamp), Very Fine and choice usage of the Charleston provisional to pay forwarding postage

2,250
1,800
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1022
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1022, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsGalveston Tex., 10c Black entire (98XU3), Galveston Tex., 10c Black entire (98XU3)Galveston Tex., 10c Black entire (98XU3). Clear strike on blue cover to Anderson Tex., Galveston double-circle datestamp at left, on turned blue cover, other side with 10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c), huge even margins, tied by "Anderson Tex. Jun. 23" circular datestamp to Virginia Point Hospital, opened up, most of top backflap removed, otherwise Fine, a scarce Confederate Postmaster Provisional on turned cover, with typed letter from George Malpass

2,400
500
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1023
 
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1023, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsKnoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1). Rich color, slightly faded ms. cancel, tiny thins spot, Fine appearance, with 1990 C.S.A. certificate describing it as an unused stamp

900
375
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1024
ogbl
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1024, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMemphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1), Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1)Memphis Tenn., 2c Blue (56X1). Right margin block of four, large margins all around, both right stamps with broken plate, few light creases, otherwise Very Fine, ex Lilly

480
0
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1025
og
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1025, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins to huge margins (probably bottom right corner position), original gum, lightly hinged, brilliant color, light natural vertical gum crease, Extremely Fine

275
425
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1026
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1026, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins, bright color, tied by "Mobile Ala. Oct. 9" double-circle datestamp on cover to Newtown Academy Ala., missing part of top flap, non-contemporary docketing, stamp with few light wrinkles, otherwise Very Fine, with 2000 C.S.A. certificate

1,750
475
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1027
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1027, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsMontgomery Ala., 5c Blue entire (59XU2), Montgomery Ala., 5c Blue entire (59XU2)Montgomery Ala., 5c Blue entire (59XU2). Perfectly clear strikes of blue provisional handstamp and "Montgomery Ala. Oct. 14, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Talladega Ala., horizontal crease thru markings has been expertly pressed, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2001 P.F. certificate

900
160
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1028
ng
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1028, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Unused (no gum), full margins to just touched, fresh color, trivial natural inclusion, Very Fine, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate

750
425
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1029
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1029, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3), New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3)New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3). Vertical pair, large margins to clear at lower left, tied by "New Orleans La. 21 Jun." circular datestamp on printed prices-current list to Charleston S.C., vertical file folds affect both stamps, otherwise Fine, ex Green, with 2000 C.S.A. certificate

800
160
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1030
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1030, Confederate States 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). Large margins, tied by "New Orleans La. 12 Nov." circular datestamp on orange cover to Caddo Parish La., stamp slightly affected from placement near edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine

400
260
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1031
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1031, Confederate States 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). Large margins, tied by "New Orleans La. 29 Oct." circular datestamp on yellow cover to Holly Springs Miss., some slight edgewear barely affects stamp (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine, with 2000 C.S.A. certificate,

400
220
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1032
ogbl
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1032, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Yellow Brown on Off-White (62X5), New Orleans La., 5c Yellow Brown on Off-White (62X5)New Orleans La., 5c Yellow Brown on Off-White (62X5). Block of six, o.g., bottom left and bottom right stamps Mint N.H., each stamp with position in pencil, large margins to just in, bright color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. and 2001 C.S.A. certificates

925
270
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1033
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1033, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Yellow Brown on Off-White (62X5), New Orleans La., 5c Yellow Brown on Off-White (62X5)New Orleans La., 5c Yellow Brown on Off-White (62X5). Position 32, large margins at sides, touched at top, tied by "New Orleans La. 14 Dec." (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Baton Rouge La., most of backflap removed, otherwise Fine

500
375
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1034
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1034, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1), Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1)Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Position 5, huge margins to just barely in at bottom incl. part of adjoining stamp at left and top right corner sheet margins, second part impression of adjoining impression in top margin, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. 5 cts Oct. 31" integral-rate circular datestamp on small piece, Very Fine and choice, scarce corner margin copy

450
475
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1035
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1035, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1), Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1)Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Position 3, large margins to touched at right incl. sheet margin at top, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jan. 30" circular datestamp on folded letter to Weldon N.C., fresh and Fine

2,000
850
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1036
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Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1036, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsPleasant Shade Va., 5c Blue (67X1), Pleasant Shade Va., 5c Blue (67X1)Pleasant Shade Va., 5c Blue (67X1). Unused (no gum), three large margins, cut in at left, crisp impression and bright color, few light creases and thin spots, otherwise Fine and very rare, with 1956 P.F. and 1997 C.S.A. certificates, the latter stating "genuine with small faults"

2,500
575
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1037
ng
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1037, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsTellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1), Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1)Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1). Unused (no gum), three large margins, just touched at bottom, tiny thin speck at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1995 C.S.A. certificate

1,250
675
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1038
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1038, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsThomasville 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 and barely reduced at top, 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
400
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1039
c
Sale Number 841, Lot Number 1039, Confederate States Postmasters ProvisionalsUniontown Ala., 5c Green (86X4), Uniontown Ala., 5c Green (86X4)Uniontown Ala., 5c Green (86X4). Position 3, margins close to touching, tied by usual indistinct circular datestamp on buff cover to Montgomery Ala., Cobbs correspondence

VERY FINE. A RARE STAMP AND COVER. ONLY THIRTEEN COVERS WITH THE UNIONTOWN 5-CENT GREEN ON WHITE ARE RECORDED IN THE CROWN CENSUS.

Ex Carnahan

7,000
0
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1040
 
Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals. Album of unused and used stamps and covers, mostly adhesive provisionals but also a few entires, incl. unused Nos. 26X1 single and pair, 56X1 vertical pair with cracked plate, 62X1 (2), 62X2, 65X1, used Nos. 16X1, 58X2, also some covers incl. nice group from New Orleans such as pair of 62X3 tied by "Paid" handstamps, also some reference items, mixed condition, some appear Fine-Very Fine, interesting and valuable group, most with C.S.A. certificates

E. 3,000-4,000
1,700
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