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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5696
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5696, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Franklin N.C., 5c Black, entire (Unlisted), Franklin N.C., 5c Black, entire (Unlisted)Franklin N.C., 5c Black, entire (Unlisted). Large "5" woodcut inside 31mm town marking struck at bottom left of blue cover to East LaPorte N.C., soldier's endorsement at top left from a Lieut. in Co. K, 39th Regt., N.C. Vols., ms. "Paid 10cts" at top right, some slight edgewear, Fine and rare, this postmaster provisional is unlisted in Scott, perhaps two or three are known, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
5697
og
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5697, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue, 10c Red on Thin Bluish (26X1, 27X1), Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue, 10c Red on Thin Bluish (26X1, 27X1)Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue, 10c Red on Thin Bluish (26X1, 27X1). Two 5c, original gum, h.r., large margins to just in, minor imperfections often associated with this fragile paper, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,400
1,050
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5698
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5698, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1), Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1)Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1). Large margins, tied by "Fredericksburg Va. Paid Oct. 24" circular datestamp on cover to Flippo's Va., barely reduced at top, stamp and cover with light staining, stamp with small tear at bottom (not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT FREDERICKSBURG PROVISIONAL ON COVER.

Ex Emerson and Caspary. With 1992 P.F. certificate

5,000
1,700
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5699
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5699, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Gainsville Ala., 5c Black entire (27XU1), Gainsville Ala., 5c Black entire (27XU1)Gainsville Ala., 5c Black entire (27XU1). Clear strike of provisional handstamp, neat "Gainsville Ala. Mar. 13" circular datestamp on cover to Knoxville Ala., some docketing near address panel, reduced at right and cover repairs, otherwise Fine and rare, only five are known to us, including one not used as postage with General Issue 5c Green (1) affixed over the provisional, with 1990 P.F. certificate

5,000
525
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5700
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5700, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Gainesville Ala., 10c ("01") Black entire (27XU2), Gainesville Ala., 10c ("01") Black entire (27XU2)Gainesville Ala., 10c ("01") Black entire (27XU2). Full clear strike of "PAID A D HALL 01" provisional handstamp, "Gainesville Ala. Nov. 13" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Manassas Junction Va., backflap removed, minor edge faukts incl. small tear at top

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE GAINESVILLE 10-CENT PROVISIONAL.

The Crown survey records only one example of the Gainesville 10c entire, dated March 5 (1862). With 1998 C.S.A. certificate

6,000
3,750
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5701
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5701, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Galveston Tex., 10c Black entire (98XU2), Galveston Tex., 10c Black entire (98XU2)Galveston Tex., 10c Black entire (98XU2). Clear strikes of provisional handstamps with "Galveston Tex. May 7, 1863" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Anderson Tex., barely reduced at left, Very Fine, from the Neblett correspondence, with 1991 Green certificate

2,000
0
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5702
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5702, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Galveston Tex., 10c Black entire (98XU3), Galveston Tex., 10c Black entire (98XU3)Galveston Tex., 10c Black entire (98XU3). Provisional marking at top right, partly readable "Galveston Tex." double-circle datestamp on cover to Mrs. J. Adriance at Columbia Tex., Fine and rare, only two are recorded in Crown survey and less than six are believed to exist, an example from the same correspondence was offered in our Sale 801 (lot 358)

2,400
425
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5703
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5703, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Georgetown S.C., 5c Black entire (28XU1), Georgetown S.C., 5c Black entire (28XU1)Georgetown S.C., 5c Black entire (28XU1). Control mark on back and clear strike of rating handstamp, neat "Georgetown S.C. Dec. 9, 1861" circular datestamp on orange cover to Dunn's Rock P.O. N.C., slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, Fine and scarce, with 1991 Green certificate

800
150
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5704
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5704, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Greensboro Ala., 5c Black entire (31XU1), Greensboro Ala., 5c Black entire (31XU1)Greensboro Ala., 5c Black entire (31XU1). Perfect bold strikes of provisional handstamps and "Greensborough Ala. Aug. 8" (1861) circular datestamp on small cover to Marion Ala., Extremely Fine, among the finest recorded examples of this provisional entire, illustrated in Crown book which records only three examples of this provisional, ex Ackerman, Emerson, Brooks and Hall

1,500
3,250
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5705
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5705, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Greensboro N.C., 10c Red entire (32XU1), Greensboro N.C., 10c Red entire (32XU1)Greensboro N.C., 10c Red entire (32XU1). Provisional marking in red at top right and faint strike of Jan. 31 circular datestamp at left on cover to Pocotaglio S.C., slightly reduced at left and cover refolded, otherwise Very Fine, scarce, only eight are recorded in Crown survey, ex Matz, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

1,250
0
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5706
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5706, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Greenville Court House S.C., 10c Black entire (34XU2), Greenville Court House S.C., 10c Black entire (34XU2)Greenville Court House S.C., 10c Black entire (34XU2). Clear strike of control mark on back and "Paid" and "10" handstamps, legible "Greenville C.H. S.C. Dec. 30" circular datestamp on cover to Newberry S.C., Very Fine and extremely rare--only one recorded in Crown and two known to us--with 1981 C.S.A. certificate.

2,250
1,600
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5707
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5707, Postmasters Provisionals (Franklin to Griffin)Griffin Ga., 5c Black entire (102XU1), Griffin Ga., 5c Black entire (102XU1)Griffin Ga., 5c Black entire (102XU1). Neat strike of provisional handstamp with "Griffin Ga. Jun. 27" circular datestamp on cover to New Market Ga., barely reduced at right, Very Fine and very rare, only four recorded in Crown book, ex Dietz, Matz, Haas and Myerson

2,000
0
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