FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED USED TETE-BECHE PAIRS OF THE NASHVILLE 5-CENT VIOLET BROWN PROVISIONAL.
Peter Powell’s study of the 5c Nashville (“Plating the Nashville Provisional”, Confederate Philatelist, January- March 2008) concluded that stereotype groups of six units, three wide by two tall, were used to build up the printing plates. Based on plate flaws unique to specific positions, Powell also concluded that the plate size was no less than 18 subjects, made from at least three six-unit stereotype groups, and that more than one plate was made. The tete-beche arrangement in printed sheets occurred when one impression was made, then the sheet was turned 180 degrees, and a second impression was made.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED 10-CENT NASHVILLE PROVISIONAL CANCELLED BY THE "SOUTHERN EXPRESS CO. NASHVILLE" OVAL DATESTAMP. A GREAT RARITY.
While the strike of the handstamp is fairly light, the letters "SOUT" are clearly visible below the rim of the cancel. The recently discovered 5c Carmine (61X2) on cover with "The Southern Express Co. Nashville" oval, which was sold in 2010 by Schuyler Rumsey Auctions, is proof that this marking existed and was used on Nashville adhesive provisionals.
Ex Argentum. With 2004 P.F. certificate declining opinion on the cancellation (issued prior to the discovery of the full cancel on the 61X2 cover). With 2010 C.S.A. certificate confirming the Southern Express Co. marking
FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT NASHVILLE PROVISIONAL SHOWING ALL THREE OF THE PLATE VARIETIES.
Approximately 25 examples of the Nashville 10c Green are known, most of which are faulty.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate not noting any flaws.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT NASHVILLE PROVISIONAL SHOWING CLEAR LETTERS OF THE ADAMS EXPRESS NASHVILLE OVAL.
Only approximately 25 are known with any cancel, most of which are faulty. This stamp paid the Confederate postage on a cover carried across the lines by Adams Express Company. Only three full express covers are recorded with the Nashville 10c adhesive provisional, all dated at Nashville on August 1.
With 1996 P.F. (not mentioning the Adams marking) and 2011 C.S.A. certificates.