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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5733
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5733, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Lexington Miss., 5c Black entire (50XU1), Lexington Miss., 5c Black entire (50XU1)Lexington Miss., 5c Black entire (50XU1). Unusually clear strikes of provisional handstamp and "Lexington Miss. Oct. 3" (1861) circular datestamp on orange cover to Jackson Miss., expertly repaired tears at top incl. one affecting circular datestamp, Very Fine appearance, scarce provisional, perhaps five or six are known, with 1982 C.S.A. certificate

5,000
1,800
5734
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5734, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Limestone Springs S.C., 5c Black on Light Blue (121X1), Limestone Springs S.C., 5c Black on Light Blue (121X1)Limestone Springs S.C., 5c Black on Light Blue (121X1). Rectangular margins, uncancelled as always, used on small cover to Miss Lucy E. Simpson at Lauren's Court House, S.C., stains at left and right expertly removed

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FIVE RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE LIMESTONE SPRINGS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP. A MAJOR CONFEDERATE STATES RARITY.

The five known Limestone Springs covers come from the Dean correspondence, although this cover is addressed to Lucy E. Simpson (in the handwriting of Lizzie Dean), rather than Corporal Edward J. Dean. Two of the covers bear single circular die-cut stamps. Two covers bear two rectangular-cut singles each, paying the 10c rate. The fifth cover is the single rectangular-cut franking offered here.

Ex Weatherly. With 1963 C.S.A. certificate.

10,000
7,000
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5735
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5735, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Lynchburg Va., 5c Blue (52X1), Lynchburg Va., 5c Blue (52X1)Lynchburg Va., 5c Blue (52X1). Horizontal pair, margins at top and bottom, touching to just in at sides, left stamp showing rarely seen constant plate flaw, neatly tied by "Lynchburg Va. Sep. 4, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Charleston S.C., ink smear at left, a bit reduced at top, lightened gum stains, still Fine and attractive, a very rare provisional franking, only five pairs on cover recorded by Crown, ex Seybold, Hind, Emerson, Brooks and Everett, Scott retail of $20,000 is based on realization for finest pair on cover (ex Kilbourne)

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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5736
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5736, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Lynchburg Va., 5c Black on Amber entire (52XU2), Lynchburg Va., 5c Black on Amber entire (52XU2)Lynchburg Va., 5c Black on Amber entire (52XU2). "Lynchburg Va. Jun. 7" circular datestamp at right and used to Glenwood Va., 1861 docketing at left, sealed tear at top left barely affecting design, otherwise Fine, with 1987 C.S.A. certificate

2,500
1,350
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5737
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5737, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Light Blue Green Wove (53X1), Macon Ga., 5c Black on Light Blue Green Wove (53X1)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Light Blue Green Wove (53X1). Large margins all around, tied by neat strike of "Macon Ga. Nov. 7" double-circle datestamp on 1861 folded letter to Augusta Ga., horizontal file fold affects stamp which has been lifted, pressed and replaced (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine appearance, with 1992 P.F. certificate

4,000
2,500
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5738
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5738, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Wove (53X3), Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Wove (53X3)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Wove (53X3). Large margins, tied by neat "Macon Ga. Jul. 24" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Marion Ala., cover expertly repaired at right, Very Fine appearance, an attractive cover, ex Phillips, Emerson, Hart and Brooks, signed Ashbrook, with 1995 C.S.A. certificate

4,750
2,200
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5739
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5739, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow (53X4), Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow (53X4)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow (53X4). Large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at right, tied by "Macon Ga. Jun. 7" double-circle datestamp on grocer's overall green lithographed advertising cover to Milledgeville Ga., lightly soiled, bottom right corner with small mended piece

VERY FINE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT MACON PROVISIONAL ON AN ADVERTISING COVER. ONLY FOUR ARE KNOWN ON ADVERTISING COVERS.

Ex Tara and Everett. With 1979 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail on normal cover is $6,000.00.

E. 7,500-10,000
5,250
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5740
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5740, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Macon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1), Macon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1)Macon Ga., 5c Black entire (53XU1). Clear strike of provisional on buff cover to Jeffersonville Ga., "Macon Ga. Nov. 19" double-circle datestamp, soldier's endorsement at lower left, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, with 1986 C.S.A. certificate

500
350
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5741
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5741, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Marietta Ga., 5c Black entire (54XU1), Marietta Ga., 5c Black entire (54XU1)Marietta Ga., 5c Black entire (54XU1). Matching "Marietta Geo. Sep. 17" circular datestamp on cover to Macon Ga. and addressed to wife of Lt. John M. Kell, Executive Officer of the C.S.S. Alabama, slightly reduced at top and small repair at top left, otherwise Very Fine, with 1991 Green certificate

300
210
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5742
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5742, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Marietta Ga., 5c Black entire (54XU1), Marietta Ga., 5c Black entire (54XU1)Marietta Ga., 5c Black entire (54XU1). Clear strike on orange cover to Camp Harrison Ga., neat "Marietta Geo. Nov. 11" circular datestamp, barely reduced at right and with repair at right with small part of address painted in, Very Fine appearance, with 1991 Green certificate

300
170
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5743
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5743, Postmasters Provisionals (Lexington to Marietta)Marietta Ga., 10c on 5c Black entire (54XU2), Marietta Ga., 10c on 5c Black entire (54XU2)Marietta Ga., 10c on 5c Black entire (54XU2). Clear strikes of provisional marking, neat "Marietta Geo. Aug. 31 circular datestamp on orange cover to Alexander Stephens at Richmond Va., 1861 docketing on back, slightly reduced at top as is usual for this correspondence, small repair at top left, Very Fine appearance, rare, only four are reported in Crown

1,750
500
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