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Sale 1117 — U.S. & Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 December, 2015

Category — Confederate States: Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4487
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4487, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsAnderson Court House S.C., 5c Black entire (4XU1), Anderson Court House S.C., 5c Black entire (4XU1)Anderson Court House S.C., 5c Black entire (4XU1). Clear strike of provisional on cover used as a remainder to Adam's Run S.C., with 5c Green (1) placed over provisional, tied by grid cancel, "Anderson C.H. S.C. Jan. 1 (1862)" circular datestamp, stamp has since been removed and hinged at left to show provisional handstamp, cover with backflap missing and peripheral cover faults, Fine, a cover of great significance as it is the only recorded cover bearing a stamp used over a Anderson Court House provisional, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

E. 500-750
1,000
4488
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4488, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsAthens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type II, Large to huge margins all around, lightly cancelled (not tied) with "Athens Ga. Paid Dec. 16" circular datestamp on brown cover to Griffin Ga., the cover with faults and staining and a bit rough, the stamp however is Extremely Fine, with 1962 B.P.A. and 1979 A.P.S. certificates

2,500
700
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4489
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4489, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Position 8, large margins to just touched, tied by circular datestamp, second strike of "Baton Rouge La. Oct. 3, 1861" circular datestamp at left, small repair at top left, otherwise fresh and Fine, includes the original orange piece it was tied to

1,400
550
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4490
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4490, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsBaton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Large margins to just touched, tied by light strike of "Baton Rouge La. Jan. 30" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to a member of the Delta Rifles, 4th Regiment La. Volunteers at Berwick City La., missing top flap, stamp with some translucencies from gum, vertical file fold well away from stamp, otherwise Very Fine

5,000
0
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4491
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4491, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsCharleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Large margins to clear, rich color, tied by clear strike of "Charleston S.C. Dec. 12, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to Camden S.C., light horizontal file fold just below stamp, cover lightly cleaned, Very Fine appearance, an attractive cover

2,500
650
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4492
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4492, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsCharleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Margins to in where affected from opening, tied by "Charleston S.C. Oct. 2, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover with red "Office of the Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph, Main Guard House, Charleston S.C." corner card to Camden S.C., opened very roughly at left tearing away part of stamp, still rare, see Siegel Sale 1065, lot 624, for history of the Fire Alarm and Telegraph company and the other recorded example of this use

E. 400-500
110
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4493
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4493, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsCharleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Large margins to in where separated a bit roughly, uncancelled, neat strike of "Charleston S.C. Nov. 24, 1861" double-circle datestamp on orange cover to Anderson S.C., with Commission Merchant's oval corner card at upper left, stamp with some toning, cover expertly repaired at top, otherwise Fine, scarce corner card cover, perhaps 14 are recorded in the Calhoun census and several are embossed and difficult to see clearly

E. 400-500
110
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4494
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4494, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsColumbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1), Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1). Clear strike of the provisional marking, "Columbia S.C. 15 ?" circular datestamp and "Paid" handstamp on cover to Anderson C.H., light crease not affecting the provisional, Very Fine strike

900
225
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4495
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4495, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsLexington Va., 5c Blue entire (135XU1), Lexington Va., 5c Blue entire (135XU1)Lexington Va., 5c Blue entire (135XU1). Clear blue "Paid 5" in center of converted datestamp, part of rim visible around marking, on Attorney's corner card cover to Lewisburg Va., missing part of top flap, piece out at upper left which has been repaired, still Fine and attractive, the lack of a circular datestamp proves this was a provisional, the Lexington markings are discussed in an article in the Philatelic Foundation's Opinions 2 book (this cover is illustrated on p. 162) and Collectors Club Philatelist No. 217 of 1984, the "Paid 5" type was extruded higher than the surrounding type and so just a rim of the marking shows on these provisionals

500
170
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4496
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4496, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsMilledgeville Ga., 10c Black entire (57XU5), Milledgeville Ga., 10c Black entire (57XU5)Milledgeville Ga., 10c Black entire (57XU5). Ty. I with tall "10", clear provisional marking with "Milledgeville Ga. Apr. 17" circular datestamp on blue legal-size cover to Yorkville S.C., barely reduced at top just into provisional marking, some edge flaws, still Very Fine and scarce, perhaps a dozen are known

800
200
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4497
 
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4497, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Large margins incl. part of adjoining frameline at left, others ample to just touched at top, attractive shade, light blue circular datestamp, Fine, with 1989 C.S.A. certificate

750
375
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4498
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4498, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3), New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3)New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3). Vertical pair, large margins, tied by two neat strikes of "Paid" straightline, matching "New Orleans La. 9 Aug." (1861) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Montgomery Ala., Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

450
300
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4499
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4499, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Huge margins at sides, ample at top and bottom, tied by clear New Orleans Oct. 24 circular datestamp on cover to Liberty Miss., cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and choice stamp

425
160
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4500
c
Sale Number 1117, Lot Number 4500, Confederate States: Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Positions 13 and 15, left stamp with huge margins to touching, right example a gem with huge margins, tied by "Paid" cancel and "New Orleans La. 28 Aug." (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Ringgold Va., sealed tear at top not affecting stamps, cover with minor toned spots, right example Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
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