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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5754
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5754, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1), Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1)Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1). Bold heavily inked strike with "Montgomery Ala. Jul. 16, 1861" circular datestamp on small cover to Mobile Ala., slightly reduced at top into provisional marking, some slight soiling, otherwise Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,000
325
5755
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5755, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Montgomery Ala., 5c Blue entire (59XU2), Montgomery Ala., 5c Blue entire (59XU2)Montgomery Ala., 5c Blue entire (59XU2). Two strikes of provisional marking, bolder "Montgomery Ala. Nov. 11, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to New Orleans La., fresh and Fine, only twelve examples of this provisional marking are listed in Crown, ex Hart, with 1994 C.S.A. certificate

900
210
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5756
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5756, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Montgomery Ala., 10c Red entire (59XU3), Montgomery Ala., 10c Red entire (59XU3)Montgomery Ala., 10c Red entire (59XU3). Remarkably clear strike of provisional and "Montgomery Ala. Sep. 4, 1861" circular datestamp on obsolete 3c Red Star Die entire to Museville Va., part of backflap removed, otherwise Extremely Fine, rare use on U.S. entire, ex Hall

800
525
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5757
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5757, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Montgomery Ala., 10c Blue entire (59XU4), Montgomery Ala., 10c Blue entire (59XU4)Montgomery Ala., 10c Blue entire (59XU4). Clear strike with neat "Montgomery Ala. Nov. 4, 1861" circular datestamp on orange cover to Norfolk Va., slightly reduced at top and few repaired edge tears from opening, small repair on top flap, otherwise Fine, rare, only five are recorded in Crown, with 1984 C.S.A. certificate

1,500
375
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5758
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5758, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Montgomery Ala., 10c on 5c Red entire (59XU6), Montgomery Ala., 10c on 5c Red entire (59XU6)Montgomery Ala., 10c on 5c Red entire (59XU6). Clear strikes of both provisional markings, with "Montgomery Ala. Sep. 19, 1861" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Shelbyville Tenn., name of addressee obliterated, Very Fine and rare, only eight are recorded in Crown

2,750
0
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5759
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5759, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Montgomery Ala., 10c Black entire (59XU9), Montgomery Ala., 10c Black entire (59XU9)Montgomery Ala., 10c Black entire (59XU9). Clear strike of provisional marking with "Montgomery Ala. Mar. 26" circular datestamp on adversity cover made from old letter to "Faunsdale Station, near Union Town, Ala.", with 1865-dated enclosure, bottom left corner opened for display, missing part of top flap, otherwise Very Fine, rare, only two are known (the other was offered in our Sale 795), with 1990 C.S.A. certificate

2,750
2,100
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5760
 
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5760, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2), Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Large margins to clear, rich color, nicely contrasted by blue circular datestamp struck at left and leaving design clearly visible, Very Fine and choice, with 1973 P.F. certificate

500
525
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5761
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5761, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2), Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Large margins to clear incl. sheet margin at top, scissors-cuts in left margin, tied by bold strike of blue "Paid" handstamp, matching "Nashville Ten. Aug. 25, 1861" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Fayetteville N.C.

FRESH AND VERY FINE. SCARCE WITH THE "PAID" CANCEL TYING PROVISIONAL STAMP.

With 1992 C.S.A. certificate

2,500
1,500
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5762
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5762, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3), Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3)Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3). Large and even margins, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Jul. 29, 1861" circular datestamp on orange cover to Franklin Tenn.

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BRICK RED NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

According to Dietz, the earliest recorded use of any Nashville provisional is July 19, 1861, ten days prior to the usage of this cover.

3,500
2,200
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5763
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5763, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Nashville Tenn., 5c Gray (61X4), Nashville Tenn., 5c Gray (61X4)Nashville Tenn., 5c Gray (61X4). Large margins, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Oct. 19, 1861" circular datestamp on orange cover to Eagleville Tenn.

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE COVER BEARING THE 5-CENT GRAY NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

The shade of this stamp has intermediate tones of Violet Brown. Only seven singles on cover are recorded in both the Crown survey and our Levi records.

5,500
2,700
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5764
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5764, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Large margins all around, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Nov. 26, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Macon Miss., few sealed tears at top from opening (not affecting stamp)

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT VIOLET BROWN NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON COVER.

Ex Caspary. With 1991 P.F. certificate.

4,500
1,500
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5765
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5765, Postmasters Provisionals (Montgomery to Nashville)Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1), Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1)Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1). Clear strike with equally clear "Nashville Ten. Jul. 18, 1861" circular datestamp on small cover to New Orleans La., missing side flaps and slightly reduced, otherwise Very Fine, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

750
230
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