VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE OR FOUR RECORDED TETE-BECHE PAIRS OF THE NASHVILLE 5-CENT VIOLET BROWN PROVISIONAL.
Ex Emerson, Caspary, Hessel and Dukeshire. This is the first example of 61X5a we have offered in over ten years.
VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE SPARTANBURG S.C. 5-CENT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A PATRIOTIC COVER. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF CONFEDERATE PHILATELY.
Ex Ferrary and Clapp.
EXTREMELY FINE. BELIEVED TO BE THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE SPARTANBURG S.C. 5-CENT (ON WHITE) POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL, ON OR OFF COVER.
We know of only one other cut-square example of the 5c 78X1 provisional, a stained and defective copy on cover. There is also a cut-square copy of 78X3 on cover, ex Caspary.
Ex Caspary. With 1956 P.F. certificate.
THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT SPARTANBURG PROVISIONAL ON BLUISH PAPER, ON OR OFF COVER.
According to Dietz, a second type of 5c provisional was produced, with a smaller and thicker "5". It is known on blue paper with horizontal ruled lines and on brown wove paper. Our records contain only one example of each, both ex Caspary.
Ex Emerson and Caspary.