Sale 1035 — The Peter Sharrer Collection of Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals

Sale Date — Monday, 10 December, 2012

Category — Canton Miss. To Fredericksburg Va.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
19
c
Sale 1035, Lot 19, Canton Miss. To Fredericksburg Va.Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1). Perfect bold strike of “PAID/5/P” Star in Circle provisional handstamp and clear strike of “Canton Miss. Oct. 11, 1861” circular datestamp on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE CANTON FANCY STAR IN CIRCLE PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

The “P” in the center of the star is the initial of Postmaster William Priestley.

Ex Walcott, Brown and Everett.

4,000
6,000
20
 
Sale 1035, Lot 20, Canton Miss. To Fredericksburg Va.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Large margins showing three and a half outer framelines, neatly cancelled by Charleston circular datestamp, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

850
1,700
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21
c
Sale 1035, Lot 21, Canton Miss. To Fredericksburg Va.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Huge margins showing all four outer framelines, neatly positioned upright and tied by bold “Charleston S.C. Sep. 26, 1861” circular datestamp on bright orange-buff cover with Hayden & Whilden’s embossed shield-shaped corner card, to Rev. James P. Bryce in Greenville S.C., neat receipt docketing

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE CHARLESTON S.C. 5-CENT BLUE PROVISIONAL STAMP WITH FOUR OUTER FRAMELINES.

Hayden & Whilden at 250 King Street was the successor firm to Hayden, Bros. & Co., well-known silversmiths in Charleston. The partnership between Augustus Hayden and W. G. Whilden existed from 1855 to 1863.

Ex Caspary, “Tara” and Birkinbine. With 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
6,750
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22
c
Sale 1035, Lot 22, Canton Miss. To Fredericksburg Va.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Huge margins showing all four outer framelines, tied by clear strike of “Charleston S.C. Dec. 12, 1861” circular datestamp on small immaculate cover to Hon. J. Johnston, Newberry Courthouse, S.C.

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT CHARLESTON 5-CENT ADHESIVE PROVISIONAL STAMP ON A PRISTINE COVER.

Ex Everett. With 1993 and 2004 P.F. certificates.

2,500
3,500
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23
c
Sale 1035, Lot 23, Canton Miss. To Fredericksburg Va.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on White entire (16XU1). Woodcut press-printed provisional at upper right corner of envelope, bold strike of “Charleston S.C. Aug. 22, 1861” double-circle datestamp, addressed to Hon. R. F. W. Allston, Georgetown S.C., small sealed tear in backflap not noted on certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE CHARLESTON 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ENVELOPE.

Ex Walcott and Hall. With 2000 P.F. certificate.

3,500
7,500
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24
c
Sale 1035, Lot 24, Canton Miss. To Fredericksburg Va.Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire, Seal on Front (18XU4). Unusually clear strike of oval provisional seal at upper right corner of blue envelope, overstruck by “5” numeral handstamp with “PAID” straightline, mostly clear strike of “Columbia S.C. 5 cts. 10 Sep.” pre-war integral-rate circular datestamp, all markings in blue, addressed to Andrew P. Calhoun (son of John C. Calhoun) at Fort Hill S.C., with original letter enclosed

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE EIGHT RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE COLUMBIA S.C. 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ENVELOPE WITH THE OVAL SEAL STRUCK ON FRONT.

Harry L. McDowell records eight Columbia provisional entires with the oval seal struck on front and not on the flaps, all dated in August and September 1861 with the pre-war integral-rate datestamp. The oval and "5" were applied to the empty envelope (provisional), and the Columbia circular datestamp and “PAID” were applied after mailing.

Ex Hall. With 2000 P.F. certificate.

5,000
13,000
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25
c
Sale 1035, Lot 25, Canton Miss. To Fredericksburg Va.Columbus Ga., 5c Blue entire (19XU1). Bold strike of blue provisional handstamp, strong offset on back, mostly clear strike of “Columbus Ga., Aug. 17” (1861) circular datestamp on yellow cover to E. H. Muse, Lafayette Ala., with original “The Eagle Manufacturing Company” printed letterhead enclosure dated Aug. 15, 1861

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ENVELOPE.

Ex Muzzy and Ballard. With 2009 P.F. certificate.

1,200
4,000
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26
 
Sale 1035, Lot 26, Canton Miss. To Fredericksburg Va.Fredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1). Position 4, large margins, tied by “Fredericksburg Va. Apr. 7” (1862) circular datestamp on piece, Extremely Fine, a superb example of the Fredericksburg provisional, used examples of this issue are usually found without four margins and/or faulty, ex Hessel and “West Haven”, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,250
2,300
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