EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE TURNED USAGE WITH THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPHED ISSUE.
The 2c Lithograph, which was usually used to pay the circular or drop rates, is rarely found on turned covers. This combination of rates (2c drop and 10c regular) and stamps (2c Lithograph and 5c De La Rue) is not only extremely rare, this is one of the finest 2c Lithograph covers in terms of quality.
FRESH AND VERY FINE. A RARE COMBINATION OF ADVERSITY USAGE WITH THE 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH AND A BLUE TOWN CANCEL.
#Ex Walcott, Everett and Murphy. With 1994 P.S.E. certificate
FINE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED 2-CENT GREEN LITHOGRAPH COVERS FROM TENNESSEE. THIS JULY 4TH COVER IS POSTMARKED ONLY FOUR DAYS INTO THE NEW 10-CENT RATE PERIOD.
Only five Tennessee usages of the 2c Lithograph are contained in our Levi records. Three have five stamps for the 10c rate.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 10-CENT ROSE LITHOGRAPH FROM ARKANSAS.
The 10c Rose with Arkansas postmark is unpriced in Dietz or Scott. Ex Winters (realized $3,250 hammer in our Sale 907)
EXTREMELY FINE. REGARDED AS THE FINEST OF THE FEW 10-CENT FRAMELINE STAMPS KNOWN ON COVERS FROM TENNESSEE. ONE OF A HANDFUL OF FOUR-FRAMELINE STAMPS ON COVER FROM ANY CONFEDERATE STATE.
By mid-1863, when the 10c Frameline was released, much of Tennessee was occupied by Federal forces. Greenville, in eastern Tennessee, was one of the last cities to to fall, and it received more of the General Issues than any other post office. Gallagher reported six known Frameline covers from Tennessee.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ON AN ADVERSITY COVER.
With 1986 P.F. and 1999 C.S.A. certificates
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER. ONLY SIX FRAMELINE COVERS ARE RECORDED FROM TENNESSEE, AND THIS IS THE ONLY FRAMELINE PAIR.
Posted one month before Chattanooga fell. Ex Gallagher, DuPuy and Alex Hall. Signed Ashbrook
VERY FINE. A UNIQUE ADVERSITY USAGE OF THE PERFORATED 10-CENT ARCHER & DALY STAMP.
The re-use of pre-war envelopes was commonly practiced in the Confederacy in response to paper shortages. However, examples of pre-war turned covers are scarce, and early usages with the U.S. 1851 Issue are rare. To find such an example with the perforated Archer & Daly stamp is true serendipity. As an indication of the value of this unique cover, it realized $3,900 in 1979, nearly twenty years ago, in the Brugh sale.
VERY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT COVER AND ONE OF THE FEW 20-CENT GREEN USAGES FROM TENNESSEE EXTANT.
Much of Tennessee came under Union control during 1862 and remained so for the duration of the war. Rogersville is located in eastern Tennessee, where Confederate forces were able to resist Union advances more effectively.
VERY FINE. THIS 20-CENT GREEN COVER IS ONE OF THE KEYS TO COMPLETING A COLLECTION OF EVERY GENERAL ISSUE STAMP USED FROM TENNESSEE.
By mid-1863, when the 20c General Issue was released, much of Tennessee was occupied by Federal forces. Greenville, in eastern Tennessee, was one of the last cities to to fall, and it received more of the General Issues than any other post office. Only a few 20c covers are known from Tennessee (Dr. Thomas Ray reported this as unique).
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 20-CENT GREEN IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE ON COVERS FROM ARKANSAS.
The 20c Green was issued late in the war when most of Arkansas was under Union control.
Ex Winters. With 1994 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT BISECT USED ON A COLORFUL WALLPAPER COVER. A MARVELOUS EXHIBITION PIECE.
With 1990 P.F. certificate