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Sale 1104 — Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2074
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2074, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2), Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2)Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2). Unusually clear strike and "Abingdon Va. Jul. 21, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Monterey Va., reduced at right and some expert edge restoration, still Very Fine strike, the recipient was in the 37th Va. regiment and was killed at Gaines Mills in 1862

1,750
650
2075
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2075, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Albany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1), Albany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1)Albany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking and "Albany Ga. Aug. 19, 1861" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Savannah Ga., light vertical file fold well away from markings and trivial edgewear, Very Fine, approximately 18 are known, ex Emerson

1,000
700
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2076
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2076, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type I, large margins, rich color with some discoloration at bottom, face-free cancel, Extremely Fine appearance

1,750
475
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2077
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2077, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type I, full margins, tied by grid, "Athens Ga. Paid Nov. 20" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Savannah Ga., barely reduced at left, fresh and Very Fine, ex Caspary

2,500
3,500
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2078
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2078, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type II, large to huge margins, rich color, grid cancel, "Athens Ga. Paid Jan. 2" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Bell Buckle Tenn., faint gum stain, small flap and edge nicks expertly repaired, still Very Fine, ex Hall

2,000
800
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2079
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2079, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type I, clear margins to just touched, cancelled by "PAID" handstamp, "Athens Ga. Paid Sep. 28" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Macon Ga., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, rare with the "Paid" straightline used to cancel provisional stamp, with 1980 P.F. certificate

2,500
800
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2080
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2080, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type I, large margins, light grid cancel (not tied) on 3c Red Star Die entire (U26) to Richmond Va., "Athens Ga. Paid Dec. 21" (1861) circular datestamp, reduced at right and slight edgewear, Fine and very rare use, ex "Stonewall"

2,500
900
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2081
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2081, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Horizontal pair, left stamp Type I, right stamp Type II, full even margins, tiny tear and slight crease at top of left stamp, tied by grid cancels on cover addressed to "Col. Howell Cobb, President of the Congress" at Richmond Va., light strike of "Athens Ga. Paid Nov. 21" (1861) circular datestamp, opened a bit roughly with small piece out at top and few edge tears expertly restored, still appears Fine

4,750
1,500
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2082
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2082, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2). Clear strike of provisional marking, "Atlanta Ga. Oct. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Fast Colors...warranted not to run" Patriotic cover to Crossville Ga., slightly reduced at right, some minor edge restoration, Very Fine appearance, fewer than a dozen patriotic covers are known with the Atlanta provisional handstamp

3,500
2,100
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2083
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2083, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2). Bold strike of provisional marking, "Atlanta Ga. Oct. 18, 1861" circular datestamp on red and blue Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Fast Colors...warranted not to run" Patriotic cover to Franklin Ga., reduced at right and some edgewear, opened at sides, Very Fine and scarce example of this provisional on a Patriotic

3,500
950
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2084
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2084, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2). Clear strike of provisional, neat "Atlanta Ga. Jul. 25, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Athens Ga., reduced at right, lightly cleaned, pressed vertical fold at right, Very Fine appearance

1,000
325
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2085
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2085, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6), Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6)Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6). Bold strike of provisional handstamp, "Atlanta Ga. Oct. 16, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to military address at Yorktown Va., Very Fine

950
425
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2086
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2086, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6), Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6)Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6). Clear strike, neat "Atlanta Ga. Oct. 8, 1861" circular datestamp on blue Immell & Cunningham Manufacturer's and Dealer's illustrated blue cameo corner card cover to Howell Cobb in Richmond Va., toned and faults incl. sealed tears into design from opening at upper left, otherwise Fine, exceedingly rare on an advertising cover, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, Scott Retail as on normal cover

950
325
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2087
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2087, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Augusta Ga., 5c Black (Unlisted), Augusta Ga., 5c Black (Unlisted)Augusta Ga., 5c Black (Unlisted). Double-circle marking with "Paid 5" at center on homemade cover to Hendersonville N.C., missing top flap and some wear incl. scuffs, otherwise Fine and scarce, possible provisional use and the only such we have encountered

E. 300-400
160
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2088
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2088, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Austin Tex., 10c Black entire (9XU1), Austin Tex., 10c Black entire (9XU1)Austin Tex., 10c Black entire (9XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking on "State of Texas, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office. Official Business" imprint cover to "Brig. Gen. Robert Bechem, 31st Brig. T.S.T., New Braunfels Texas", neat "Austin Tex. Aug. 5, 1862" double-circle datestamp, cover folded at left, Very Fine, scarce on the semi-official imprint cover, approximately ten are known altogether

2,500
2,400
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2089
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2089, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Barnwell C.H. S.C., 5c Black, entire (123XU1), Barnwell C.H. S.C., 5c Black, entire (123XU1)Barnwell C.H. S.C., 5c Black, entire (123XU1). Provisional markings at left with boxed "Paid" handstamp on cover to Grimdal Shoals S.C., manuscript "Paid 5", piece out at lower right which is repaired, still Very Fine, the Crown survey lists only two, we believe there are four

3,000
650
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