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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5789
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5789, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1), Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1)Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1). Clear provisional marking on cover lacking circular datestamp, to Eagle Mills S.C., cover repairs at top left and bottom right, still Fine and scarce, only 19 are recorded in Crown survey, with 1991 Green certificate

600
190
5790
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5790, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1), Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1)Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1). Partly clear provisional handstamp, neat "Statesville N.C. Oct. 25" circular datestamp on cover to member of 4th Regt. N.C. State Troops at Manassas Junction Va., pencil forwarding note, reduced at right, some slight wear, otherwise Fine, scarce only 19 are recorded in Crown survey

600
180
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5791
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5791, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Sumter S.C., 10c Black entire (80XU2), Sumter S.C., 10c Black entire (80XU2)Sumter S.C., 10c Black entire (80XU2). Clear markings with postmaster's initials, bearing 20c Green (13) which was affixed over provisional and tied by circular datestamp on cover to "Wolf Trap P.O., Richmond & D.R. Road, Halifax County Virginia", stamp moved to reveal provisional markingssome wear, Fine and exceedingly rare, with 1990 C.S.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
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5792
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5792, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Talbotton Ga., 5c Black entire (94XU1), Talbotton Ga., 5c Black entire (94XU1)Talbotton Ga., 5c Black entire (94XU1). Provisional marking at left with "Talbotton Ga. Apr. 21, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover to Alexander Stephens at Crawfordville Ga., slightly reduced at top as are most from this correspondence, Very Fine and scarce, only eight are recorded in Crown survey, with 1991 Green certificate

1,000
260
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5793
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5793, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2), Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2)Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2). Provisional handstamp at left, "Talbotton Ga. Mar. 8, 1864" double-circle datestamp on homemade cover to Greenville Ga., slightly reduced at right, Fine and scarce late use, only 21 are recorded in Crown survey, with 1986 C.S.A. certificate

1,000
260
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5794
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5794, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2), Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2)Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2). Provisional marking at right with "Thomasville Ga. Jan. 7" circular datestamp on cover to Washington Ga., missing part of top flap, Very Fine, with 1982 C.S.A. certificate

900
260
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5795
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5795, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Tullahoma Tenn., 10c Black entire (111XU1), Tullahoma Tenn., 10c Black entire (111XU1)Tullahoma Tenn., 10c Black entire (111XU1). Clear srike of provisional markings, neat "Tullahoma Ten. Mar. 31, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Brandon Miss.

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES OF THIS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL KNOWN TO US. A GREAT RARITY.

Ex Green, Wilkinson and Myerson.

3,000
1,900
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5796
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5796, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Tuscumbia Ala., 5c Black entire (84XU1), Tuscumbia Ala., 5c Black entire (84XU1)Tuscumbia Ala., 5c Black entire (84XU1). Clear strike of provisional, neat "Tuscumbia Ala. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on cover to Augusta Ga., missing small part of top flap, few edge tears, still Very Fine, only eight are recorded in Crown

2,250
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5797
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5797, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Uniontown Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3), Uniontown Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3)Uniontown Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3). Large margins to just touched, tied by usual indistinct strike of Uniontown Ala. circular datestamp on gray cover to Montgomery Ala., Cobbs correspondence, missing mall part of top flap

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY NINE EXAMPLES OF THE UNIONTOWN 5-CENT GREEN ON GRAY BLUE PAPER ARE RECORDED IN THE CROWN CENSUS.

Ex Moody. With 1992 P.F. certificate

6,500
5,000
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5798
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5798, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Uniontown Ala., 5c Green (86X4), Uniontown Ala., 5c Green (86X4)Uniontown Ala., 5c Green (86X4). Margins clear to just barely in, tied by indistinct Uniontown circular datestamp on blue cover to Montgomery Ala., from the Cobbs correspondence

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONLY THIRTEEN COVERS WITH THE UNIONTOWN 5-CENT ON WHITE ARE RECORDED IN CROWN.

With 1994 C.S.A. certificate.

7,000
4,500
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5799
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5799, Postmasters Provisionals (Statesville to Unionville)Unionville S.C., 5c Black on Grayish (87X1), Unionville S.C., 5c Black on Grayish (87X1)Unionville S.C., 5c Black on Grayish (87X1). Bold strikes of the "Paid" in oval above "5" handstamp on adhesive, effectively "tied" by gum toning on coverto Pacolet Mills S.C., faint but readable strike of "Unionville S.C. Sep. 3" circular datestamp, cover with minor edgewear and gently cleaned

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY FOUR COVERS BEARING THE UNIONVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ARE CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS.

The Unionville Provisional was produced by using two handstamps on hand at the post office. The paper, slightly bluish, was first ruled by pencil into lines forming squares. One example also shows printed lines, indicating that it may have been created from normal lined paper.

Our records contain the following four covers (none are known off-cover): 1) Pair tied by circular datestamp on 7-Star Patriotic cover to Centreville Va., ex Ferrary, Caspary and Lilly; 2) Uncancelled on cover to Pacolet Mills S.C., cover repaired at top and bottom; 3) the cover offered here; and 4) Tied by Unionville circular datestamp on cover to Mt. Taubor (N.C.), some staining around stamp.

Ex Kohn. With note by Dietz.

17,500
10,500
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