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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5708
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5708, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Houston Tex., 5c Red entire (40XU1), Houston Tex., 5c Red entire (40XU1)Houston Tex., 5c Red entire (40XU1). Provisional handstamp struck partly off top of cover to Bastrop Tex., "Houston Tex. Sep. 15" circular datestamp, sealed tear at bottom and some wear, Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

700
140
5709
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5709, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Houston Tex., 5c + 10c Red entire (40XU4), Houston Tex., 5c + 10c Red entire (40XU4)Houston Tex., 5c + 10c Red entire (40XU4). Strikes at left of yellow cover addressed to "Chief Justice of Bexar County, San Antonio Texas", faint strike of "Houston Tex. Jul. 15, 1862" circular datestamp at top right, slightly reduced and some slight wear, Fine and rare, only two examples of this re-valued postmaster's provisional are known to us and this is the only example listed in the Crown survey, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate

2,500
525
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5710
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5710, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Houston Tex., 10c Red entire (40XU2), Houston Tex., 10c Red entire (40XU2)Houston Tex., 10c Red entire (40XU2). Provisional handstamp struck at left on mourning cover to Columbia Tex., from the Adriance correspondence, "Houston Tex. Feb. 24, 186?" circular datestamp, fresh and Fine, perhaps a half dozen are known

1,500
425
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5711
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5711, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Huntsville Tex., 5c Black entire (92XU1), Huntsville Tex., 5c Black entire (92XU1)Huntsville Tex., 5c Black entire (92XU1). Control mark with "Paid" and "5" handstamp, lightly struck "Huntsville Tex. Feb. 17" circular datestamp, markings strengthened in ink, on cover to Montgomery Tex., one flap partly torn away, attractive and very rare, this is the only example recorded in Crown, ex MacBride, Sibley and Everett

2,500
425
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5712
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5712, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Iuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1), Iuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1)Iuka Miss., 5c Black entire (42XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking with bold "Iuka Miss. Nov. 21, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Waterloo Ala., slightly reduced at top and minor edgewear, Fine and rare, only seven are listed in Crown survey, ex Matz, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

1,600
375
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5713
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5713, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Jackson Miss., 10c Black entire (43XU2), Jackson Miss., 10c Black entire (43XU2)Jackson Miss., 10c Black entire (43XU2). Clear strike of provisional marking with "Jackson Miss. Sep. 12" circular datestamp on yellow legal-size cover to military address at "Miss. Army, Pass Christian Miss.", 1861 docketing at left indicates sender is Chief of Ordnance, few edge faults, light creases and age spots, still Very Fine and rare, only three are recorded, this example unlisted in Crown census but from samne correspondence as one other, with 1998 C.S.A. certificate

2,000
475
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5714
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5714, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Jackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1), Jackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1)Jackson Miss., 5c Black entire (43XU1). Provisional marking struck twice overlapping, neat "Jackson Miss. Dec. 12" circular datestamp on cover to military address at Pensacola Fla., slightly reduced at left and small repairs, otherwise Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

500
160
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5715
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5715, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Jackson Miss., 10c on 5c Black entire (43XU3), Jackson Miss., 10c on 5c Black entire (43XU3)Jackson Miss., 10c on 5c Black entire (43XU3). Two strikes of 10c handstamp, neat "Jackson Miss. Jun. 24" circular datestamp on orange cover to Richmond Va., slightly reduced at left and minor edgewear

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY THREE EXAMPLES OF THE REVALUED JACKSON POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL IN BLACK ARE RECORDED IN CROWN.

Ex Judd. With 1986 P.F. certificate

2,750
800
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5716
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5716, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Jacksonville Ala., 5c Black entire (110XU1), Jacksonville Ala., 5c Black entire (110XU1)Jacksonville Ala., 5c Black entire (110XU1). Clear provisional marking on cover addressed to Ashville Ala., Oct. 2, 1861 pencil docketing at left, fresh and Very Fine, rare, this is the earliest of the three known used examples of this provisional, described and illustrated in Nov. 1960 issue of Confederate Philatelist, illustrated in Crown book, with 1991 P.F. certificate which states that "it is a genuine postmaster provisional entire, but there is no evidence it was postally used", an opinion which is based on lack of a town datestamp

1,500
800
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5717
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5717, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Jonesboro Tenn., 5c Dark Blue entire (45XU2), Jonesboro Tenn., 5c Dark Blue entire (45XU2)Jonesboro Tenn., 5c Dark Blue entire (45XU2). Strike of provisional handstamp on orange-buff cover to Richmond Va., expertly repaired tear at top of cover

FINE. ONLY TEN EXAMPLES OF THE JONESBORO PROVISIONAL ARE RECORDED IN BLUE.

The Crown survey counts fifteen examples of the Jonesboro provisional entire, including five struck in Black and ten in Dark Blue. Some of these, such as the example offered here, do not have any town datestamp. With 1994 C.S.A. certificate

7,000
1,900
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5718
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5718, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Kingston Ga., 5c Black entire (46XU1), Kingston Ga., 5c Black entire (46XU1)Kingston Ga., 5c Black entire (46XU1). Clear strike on cover with "Kingston Ga. Jul. 13" circular datestamp, to John Lamar in Athens, care of Howell Cobb, Fine and rare, only two are listed in Crown survey

2,000
900
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5719
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5719, Postmasters Provisionals (Houston to Kingston)Kingston Ga., 5c Black entire (46XU5), Kingston Ga., 5c Black entire (46XU5)Kingston Ga., 5c Black entire (46XU5). Clear strike of provisional marking with "Kingston Ga. Sep. 25" circular datestamp on orange cover to Macon Ga., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and very rare, this is the latest of the four examples recorded in the Crown census, with 1992 C.S.A. certificate

2,000
950
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