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Sale 850 — The Dr. Karl Agre Collection of Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (Barnwell C.H. to Beaumont Tex.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5666
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5666, Postmasters Provisionals (Barnwell C.H. to Beaumont Tex.)Barnwell C.H. S.C., 5c Black, entire (123XU1), Barnwell C.H. S.C., 5c Black, entire (123XU1)Barnwell C.H. S.C., 5c Black, entire (123XU1). Provisional marking at left with boxed "Paid" on cover to Hillsboro Ga., with 1862 enclosure from addressee, some slight edgewear, Fine and rare

1,500
525
5667
 
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5667, Postmasters Provisionals (Barnwell C.H. to Beaumont Tex.)Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1), Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1)Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1). Calhoun Type B, huge margins all around including bottom sheet margin and part of adjoining stamp at top, bright shade on fresh white paper, still affixed to piece and cancelled by "Paid" straightline

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE FINEST OF THE SIX RECORDED OFF-COVER BATON ROUGE 2-CENT PROVISIONAL STAMPS. AN OUTSTANDING 2-CENT PROVISIONAL RARITY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES.

Of No. 11X1 we record 3 unused, 5 used off cover or on piece, and 5 used on covers. Of No. 11X1a ("McCcrmick" error) we record 1 unused, 1 used off cover and 1 used on cover. This sound stamp with enormous margins is the finest of the off-cover examples.

Ex Worthington, Hind and Hall.

4,000
6,250
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5668
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5668, Postmasters Provisionals (Barnwell C.H. to Beaumont Tex.)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by light strike of Baton Rouge La. circular datestamp on yellow cover to Miss Katie Mort at Vernon Miss., missing small piece of top flap, light vertical file folds well clear of stamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

2,750
2,000
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5669
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5669, Postmasters Provisionals (Barnwell C.H. to Beaumont Tex.)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, "McCcrmick" (11X2a), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, "McCcrmick" (11X2a)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, "McCcrmick" (11X2a). Large margins to just in incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by light strike of "Baton Rouge Feb. 3" circular datestamp which leaves the error clearly vissible, on yellow cover to Rosedale La., cover opened and refolded, repair at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT "McCCRMICK" ERROR ARE RECORDED ON COVER IN THE CROWN SURVEY

Ex Walcott.

6,500
5,750
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5670
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5670, Postmasters Provisionals (Barnwell C.H. to Beaumont Tex.)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3). Position 6, three huge margins including bottom left sheet margin, slightly in along top border, tied by faint "Baton Rouge La. Dec. 2, 1861" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to New Orleans

FRESH AND VERY FINE. EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 5-CENT CRISS-CROSS BORDER, WHICH WE BELIEVE TO BE A SECOND PRINTING CIRCA NOVEMBER 1861. CROWN RECORDS ONLY ELEVEN COVERS (ALL SINGLE FRANKINGS).

Ex Caspary and Kilbourne, who acquired the cover in the Caspary sale.

10,000
6,000
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5671
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5671, Postmasters Provisionals (Barnwell C.H. to Beaumont Tex.)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Dark Pink paper, upper right position with left frame pieces in long-short-long configuration, margins slightly in but framelines show on all four sides, typical pen stroke cancel (no tied), matching "June 28" ms. postmark on fresh buff cover to Mrs. S. L. Lloyd, Houston Tex., small piece of flap torn away

FINE STAMP AND CHOICE ATTRACTIVE COVER. ONE OF SIX SOUND EXAMPLES OF THE BEAUMONT 10-CENT PINK PROVISIONAL KNOWN ON COVER. AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE RARITY.

Of the 14 recorded 10c Pink examples, only 12 are known on cover and 6 of the stamps on covers have faults or serious repairs. Two of the covers with sound stamps are defective, leaving just four covers available to collectors who desire a sound stamp on a sound cover.

Ex Moody and Kilbourne.

27,500
16,000
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