VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE KNOXVILLE PROVISIONAL TIED BY THE LARGE SANS-SERIF CIRCULAR DATESTAMP, WHICH WAS FIRST USED IN 1862. THIS IS THE LATEST KNOWN USAGE OF THE KNOXVILLE PROVISIONAL STAMP.
The large circle with sans-serif type was not used in 1861, based on our survey of Knoxville covers (including stampless, provisionals and general issues). The date is difficult to read, but appears to be "MAR" and is certainly 1862. Our records and the Levi records contain no more than ten 47X1/47X2 covers with the stamp tied by a handstamped marking. This cover is the only one with the large sans-serif datestamp, and it is the latest recorded use of the Knoxville provisional (a Jan. 1862 cover precedes it).
Ex Brown, Gallagher and Green.
VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED USED PAIRS OF THE RARE KNOXVILLE PROVISIONAL -- THIS IS BY FAR THE FINER OF THE TWO ON COVERS.
Ex Walcott, Emerson, Moody and Kilbourne.
FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE RE-RATED KNOXVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.
With 1997 C.S.A. certificate.
ATTRACTIVE STAMP AND EXTREMELY FINE COVER. THE FINER OF ONLY TWO RECORDED COLLEGE COVERS WITH THE LENOIR PROVISIONAL.
Ex Dietz (signed on flap). Illustrated in 1986 Dietz catalogue (p. 239) where valued at $10,500.00. Scott Retail of $7,000.00 for normal cover has not changed since at least 1997.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE PROVISIONAL ADHESIVE.
Crown records only 29 examples on cover. Ex Meroni and Everett.
FINE AND RARE. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THIS PROVISIONAL ARE RECORDED IN THE CROWN SURVEY (SEE PAGE 652).
Ex Weatherly. With 1997 C.S.A. certificate
VERY FINE AND VERY RARE. PERHAPS FIVE OR SIX EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.
With 1987 C.S.A. certificate