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Sale 907 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 16 March, 2006

Category — Postmasters` Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2750
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2750, Postmasters` ProvisionalsPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1), Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1)Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Position 3, large margins except for a few ornaments at upper left, deep shade and fine impression, tied by bold blue "Petersburg Va. Dec. 15" circular datestamp on small 1861 folded letter to Summit N.C., made from blue-lined stationery, Very Fine and choice, ex Consul Klep

2,000
1,800
2751
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2751, Postmasters` ProvisionalsPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1), Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1)Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Mostly full to huge margins including top sheet margin, just touching corner ornament at bottom left, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. 5cts. Nov. 10" circular datestamp on yellow buff cover to Tally Ho N.C., cover bit reduced at right, stamp with faint foxing specks, still Fine

2,000
1,050
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2752
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2752, Postmasters` ProvisionalsPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1), Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1)Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Clear margins to in at top, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Feb. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Drake's Branch Va., small repair at top right, appears Fine

2,000
950
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2753
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2753, Postmasters` ProvisionalsPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1), Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1)Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Position 6, margins clear of ornaments on two sides, others slightly in, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Jan. 24" (1862) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Judge Thomas Ruffin at Allemance N.C., ms. "Ford. from Allemance" forwarding mark, fresh and Fine, very attractive and scarce usage

2,000
1,150
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2754
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2754, Postmasters` ProvisionalsRaleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Mostly clear strike of red provisional handstamp, blue "Raleigh N.C. Aug. 20, 1861" double-circle datestamp on red and blue 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover addressed in blue, flap and small opening tear at top repaired, Very Fine appearance, rare patriotic usage (five recorded in the Levi records), ex Murphy

2,750
4,750
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2755
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2755, Postmasters` ProvisionalsRaleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Readable strike at right on homemade cover to Hillsboro N.C., neat strike of blue "Raleigh N.C. Aug. 20" double-circle datestamp, fresh and Fine

500
260
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2756
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2756, Postmasters` ProvisionalsRaleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Bold strike of provisional marking, blue "Raleigh N.C. Oct. 24" double-circle datestamp on cover to Norfolk Va., gently cleaned, Very Fine, ex Knapp and Hill

500
350
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2757
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2757, Postmasters` ProvisionalsRaleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking, blue "Raleigh N.C. Sep. 2" double-circle datestamp to Trap Hill N.C., minor edgewear, Very Fine, ex Hill

500
200
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2758
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2758, Postmasters` ProvisionalsRaleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Clear strike on folded cover to Chapel Hill N.C., blue "Raleigh N.C. Aug. 13" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine

500
210
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2759
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2759, Postmasters` ProvisionalsRaleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Mostly readable strike at right on orange cover to Trap Hill N.C., neat strike of blue "Raleigh N.C. Jul. 17, 1862" double-circle datestamp, Fine

500
160
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2760
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2760, Postmasters` ProvisionalsSalem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1), Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1)Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1). Bold strike with ms. "Paid 5" on yellow cover to Haw River N.C., neat "Salem N.C. Dec. 2" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, probably the finest in existence, ex Emerson, Caspary and Lilly

1,150
2,800
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2761
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2761, Postmasters` ProvisionalsSavannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1), Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1)Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1). With control mark at left on cover to Greenville S.C., light strike of Savannah circular datestamp, Very Fine

300
200
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2762
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2762, Postmasters` ProvisionalsSavannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU2), Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU2)Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU2). Neat strikes of markings on cover to Sparta Geo., "Savannah Ga. Paid Jun. 3, 1861" circular datestamp, with original enclosure, some soiling and slight wear, Very Fine

600
210
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2763
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2763, Postmasters` ProvisionalsStatesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1), Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1)Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1). Clear provisional handstamp with "Statesville N.C. Feb. 4" circular datestamp on cover to Lenoir N.C., expertly repaired with bottom flap added, otherwise Very Fine, ex Walcott and Hill, only 19 are recorded in Crown survey

600
375
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2764
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2764, Postmasters` ProvisionalsTalbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2), Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2)Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2). Mostly clear strikes of provisional handstamp and "Talbotton Ga. Sep. 28, 1864" double-circle datestamp on homemade adversity cover to Landsford Ga., evidently originated outside of Talbotton with "pr Politeness of Capt. McKinney" sender's routing, Very Fine

1,000
425
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2765
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2765, Postmasters` ProvisionalsTalbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2), Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2)Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2). An interesting example with provisional handstamp struck at upper left corner, but turned upside down and addressed to Fort Valley Ga., the postmark's position corresponds to the address -- all of this is a subtle confirmation that the envelope was sold with the provisional handstamp -- "Talbotton Ga. Dec. 15, 1864" double-circle ds, the latest recorded use of the Talbotton provisional, Very Fine

1,000
500
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2766
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2766, Postmasters` ProvisionalsTalbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2), Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2)Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2). Light strike of provisional marking on buff cover to Covington Ga., "Talbotton Ga. Jan. 19" double-circle datestamp, some buckling of paper due to exposure to moisture and pink stain at bottom, otherwise Fine

1,000
375
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2767
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2767, Postmasters` ProvisionalsThomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU1), Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU1)Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU1). Clear strikes with control mark on back dated Jun. 18, a second on face dated Jul. 23, bold "5" and "Paid", used to Milledgeville Geo., slight edgewear, appears Fine, with 1986 C.S.A. certificate, ex Brown

500
325
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2768
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2768, Postmasters` ProvisionalsThomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2), Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2)Thomasville Ga., 5c Black entire (82XU2). Clear strike, "Thomasville Aug. 12" circular datestamp on orange cover to Milledgeville Ga., minor wrinkling, few letters of circular datestamp strengthened in pencil, appears Very Fine, uncommonly clear strike of the provisional marking

900
475
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2769
c
Sale Number 907, Lot Number 2769, Postmasters` ProvisionalsWarrenton Ga., 10c (ms.) on 5c Black entire (89XU2), Warrenton Ga., 10c (ms.) on 5c Black entire (89XU2)Warrenton Ga., 10c (ms.) on 5c Black entire (89XU2). Clear strike of provisional marking and ms. re-rating on orange cover to Vice-President Alexander Stephens at Richmond Va., well-struck "Warrington Geo. Aug. 6" circular datestamp, top flap removed as usual for this correspondence, 1861 docketing on back, Very Fine

850
850
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