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

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 September, 2002

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (U.S. 3c Rates)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
5650
c
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5650, Postmasters Provisionals (U.S. 3c Rates)Fort Valley Ga., 3c Black entire (Unlisted), Fort Valley Ga., 3c Black entire (Unlisted)Fort Valley Ga., 3c Black entire (Unlisted). Clear strikes of "Paid 3" U.S. rate, "Fort Valley Ga." control circle and "Fort Valley Ga. Apr. 12" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to New Orleans, backflap removed, rough opening at top and slightly toned

VERY FINE STRIKE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE FORT VALLEY 3-CENT PROVISIONAL ENTIRE -- UNLISTED IN SCOTT OR DIETZ.

The 3c provisionals issued by postmasters in Confederate States prior to the establishment of the Confederate postal system were recently classified as a separate group in the Scott Catalogue. This Fort Valley entire was acquired by the Halls in 1924 from Nassau Stamp Co. (initialled "JAK" by John A. Klemann) and realized $2,200 in our Sale 840 in December 2001.

The presence of the dateless circular control mark establishes this entire's provisional status beyond doubt. Another example of the "Paid 3" (without control mark) was offered in our sale of the Kohn collection (Oct. 29, 1970, lot 35), dated Mar. 19, 1861, to the same addressee. The April 12 (1861) date on the cover offered here is, of course, the day the first guns of the war were fired on Fort Sumter.

Ex Hall. With 2002 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
5651
 
Sale Number 850, Lot Number 5651, Postmasters Provisionals (U.S. 3c Rates)Jackson Miss., "5" on "Paid 3 Cts." entire (Unlisted -- 2AXU1 var), Jackson Miss., "5" on "Paid 3 Cts." entire (Unlisted -- 2AXU1 var)Jackson Miss., "5" on "Paid 3 Cts." entire (Unlisted -- 2AXU1 var). Mostly clear "Jackson Miss. Sep. 28" circular datestamp on orange front only to Canton Miss., 1861 docketing, slightly reduced, fresh and Fine, the 3c entire is listed by Scott in the 3c U.S. Rate section as No. 2AXU1, but this unlisted re-rated entire is not, very rare, ex Kohn

E. 500-750
425
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