VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT AND 10-CENT CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA PROVISIONAL ESSAYS.
Little is known about these designs, except that they are printed on the same paper as the issued 5c stamps. The Calhoun book notes it seems likely the postmaster originally considered the idea of 2c, 5c and 10c stamps and that the 2c and 10c were likely discarded due to the cost of printing.
Each with 1992 P.F. certificate
FINE. A RARE SOUND AND LIGHTLY CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT NASHVILLE PROVISIONAL.
Only approximately 25 examples of the 10c Nashville are known, most of which are faulty. With 1986 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE PETERSBURG POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL TIED BY THE SCARCE “DROPPED 5 CTS” INTEGRAL-RATE DATESTAMP.
The Petersburg integral-rate datestamp on this cover is the “Dropped 5 cts” variety, in which the value extends below the rim of the circular datestamp.
Ex Caspary, Dr. Green and Sharrer. With 2000 P.F. certificate.