VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN COVERS BEARING A PAIR OF THE ATHENS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL.
The Crown census lists 21 pairs on cover.
Ex Ferrary, Emerson, Brooks, Duckworth, Wulfekuhler and Kilbourne. Signed Ashbrook
VERY FINE. CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE FEW KNOWN DANVILLE PROVISIONAL ENTIRES.
Fewer than 20 examples are recorded, of which a number are late invalid usages with General Issue stamps.
Ex MacBride, Wiseman and Kilbourne
EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH CONFEDERATE NAVAL ADDRESS IN THE HAND OF FAMED CONFEDERATE NAVAL OFFICER, MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY.
In October 1861, Matthew F. Maury, the famous "Pathfinder of the Seas", was working closely with Lieut. Robert D. Minor in waging experimental torpedo warfare against Federal gunboats off Newport News, which occurred on October 10, the day this cover was postmarked.
Ex Ferrary, MacBride and Kilbourne.
FRESH AND FINE. ONE OF THE MORE COLORFUL AND ATTRACTIVE OF THE APPROXIMATELY 29 LENOIR PROVISIONAL COVERS EXTANT.
Ex MacBride and Kilbourne
VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE LYNCHBURG POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL USED ON COVER.
Ex Shenfield, Wiseman and Kilbourne
VERY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF THE CONFDERATE PROVISIONAL ADHESIVES TO FIND ON COVER IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
The stamp on this cover is printed on bluish paper, as opposed to the brighter green paper.
Ex Caspary and Kilbourne
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE MEMPHIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE ON COVER.
FINE APPEARANCE. TWO COVERS WITH PAIRS OF THE RARE NASHVILLE 5-CENT GRAY ARE RECORDED -- THIS IS THE ONLY TIED EXAMPLE.
Ex Gallagher and Kilbourne.
VERY FINE PAIR ON AN ATTRACTIVE COVER. ONLY THREE PAIRS OF THE VIOLET BROWN ON COVER ARE RECORDED IN THE CROWN CENSUS.
Ex Gallagher and Kilbourne
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING CIRCULAR-RATE USE OF THE RARE NEW ORLEANS 2-CENT RED PROVISIONAL. ONLY TEN COVERS RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.
The New Orleans postmaster, J. L. Riddell, prepared provisional stamps in June 1861 and advertised them for sale on June 12th. The 2c Red stamps were printed without the marginal inscription "Usable exclusively in the New Orleans Post Office". The 5c and subsequent 2c Blue printings all have the imprint. It is the accepted theory that the 2c Red stamps were printed first, before Riddell added the imprint, and were withheld from use until January 1862 when the supply of 2c Blue stamps was exhausted. The Crown book lists six 2c Red covers, while Dr. Hubert C. Skinner (The Congress Book, 1978) recorded eight covers. We record ten.
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT BLUE NEW ORLEANS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL PAYING THE CIRCULAR RATE.
Approximately 30 covers are known with the 2c Blue (27 in Crown census), including circular rates and drop-rate usages. More than half of the covers have stamps without four margins or faults in the stamp or cover.
With 1990 C.S.A. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE STRIKE OF THIS RARE PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMP ON A CORNER CARD COVER.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE SE-TENANT PAIR OF THE TELLICO PLAINS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.
The Rheatown and Tellico Plains provisionals were printed by the same printer, using a typeset form of three subjects.
With 2006 C.S.A. certificate
EXREMELY FINE STAMP AND ATTRACTIVE COVER. ONLY NINE COVERS WITH THE UNIONTOWN 5-CENT ON GRAY BLUE PAPER ARE RECORDED IN THE CROWN CENSUS.
Ex Brown, Brooks, Grant and Kilbourne.
VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 2-CENT JACKSON.
With 2001 P.S.E. certificate
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A MAGNIFICENT COVER BEARING A STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN JACKSON ISSUE WITH A COMPLEMENTARY GREEN LITHOGRAPHED ADVERTISEMENT. FROMA NEW FIND -- ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE COVERS EXTANT.
With 2006 C.S.A. certificate. Scott Retail with no premium for the advertising cover.
FINE. A SCARCE RATE AND USAGE OF THE 2-CENT JACKSON, REPRESENTING A ONE-CENT OVERPAYMENT.
Any reference to "drop mail" on covers is unusual, but this Confederate usage is exceedingly rare. Ex Dietz and Judd. With 2004 C.S.A. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 5-CENT BLUE FROM STONE 3.
Plated by Leonard Hartmann.
FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE USED ON A CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC.
Ex DuPuy. With 1988 C.S.A. certificate.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USAGE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE ON A PATRIOTIC COVER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE DOUBLE TRANSFER, THIS STYLE OF RICHMOND CIRCULAR DATESTAMP WAS ONLY IN USE FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.
The Richmond circular datestamp, Powell Ty. 5b, was in use from May 14 thru June 3, 1863.
Ex Engle, Bogg and DuPuy. With 1973 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A COLORFUL AND RARE CONFEDERATE STEAMBOAT COVER.
The Confederate packet James Battle advertised service on the Alabama River from Mobile and Montgomery. It was captured as a blockade runner in November 1863.
Ex Hall and Agre. With 2002 C.S.A. certificate
A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE USED BLOCK OF THE PERFORATED 10-CENT ARCHER & DALY STAMP. ONE OTHER USED PERFORATED BLOCK - DIE B - IS KNOWN TO US.
This is the only used block known to us. Undercatalogued in Scott.