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Sale 1104 — Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2090
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2090, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Baton 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, on small orange piece, fresh and Fine, desirable on piece (a full cover catalogues $5,000.00)

1,400
600
2091
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2091, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Position 9, large margins to clear, unobtrusive cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, few creases, Very Fine appearance, signed Dietz

1,400
500
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2092
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2092, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Large margins, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Oct. 21, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to member of the Delta Rifles, 4th Regiment La. Volunteers at Mississippi City Miss., barely reduced at top and some slight edgewear

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH A FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL WITH MALTESE CROSS BORDER.

According to http://4thla.com/history.htm , at this point in the war the 4th La. was stationed along the Mississippi sound to protect against the possibility of invasion. Composed mainly of well-to-do planters and their sons, almost everyone in the original company was promoted to the rank of officer.

5,000
2,900
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2093
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2093, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Position 1, three large margins incl. top left corner sheet margins and part of adjoining stamp at right, clear to just in at bottom, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Oct. 6, 1861" circular datestamp on yellow-lined cover to New Orleans

VERY FINE. A RARE CORNER SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Ex Moody.

5,000
2,500
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2094°
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2094, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Baton 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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2095
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2095, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3). Large margins to in, deep rich colors, neat strike of circular datestamp

FINE. A RARE SOUND OFF-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL WITH CRISS-CROSS BORDER.

Richard L. Calhoun believes that the Criss-Cross border setting was the first one used to print stamps, based on type characteristics of the four different settings. However, dated examples suggest that the 5c Criss-Cross border stamps came from a second printing circa November 1861.

With 1990 CSA certificate

2,750
1,000
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2096
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2096, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2), Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2)Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). Margins to just in, cancelled by single penstroke, few small faults

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT BLACK ON PINK BEAUMONT PROVISIONAL. ONLY 15 ARE RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of the Beaumont Provisionals records only 21 of any kind, including the unique Large 10c on Yellow (on cover), 5 of the Small 10c on Yellow (each on cover), and 15 of the Small 10c on Pink (12 covers, 3 off cover, none known unused). Most are faulty.

The example offered here was discovered in an old scrapbook which also contained newspaper articles and a No. 11. The scrapbook is referenced in an accompanying 1936 authentication letter from Dietz.

With 1994 CSA certificate

12,500
18,500
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2097
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2097, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1), Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1)Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1). Clear strike of “PAID/5/P” Star in Circle provisional handstamp, “Canton Miss. Jul. 2” (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual filing pinholes, Very Fine, the "P" in center of the star is the initial of Postmaster William Priestly, ex Walcott and Everett, this is the second earliest recorded use

4,000
0
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2098
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2098, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1), Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1)Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1). Bold strike of “PAID/5/P” Star in Circle provisional handstamp and clear strike of “Canton Miss. Oct. 5, 1861” circular datestamp on cover to Fulton Miss., some edge restoration, some slight overall wear, still Very Fine strike of the Canton Star in Circle provisional entire, the "P" in center of the star is the initial of Postmaster William Priestly, with 1992 CSA certificate

4,000
0
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2099
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2099, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Full margins, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Sep. 18, 1861" circular datestamp on buff cover to Athens Tenn., fresh and Very Fine

2,500
1,100
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2100
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2100, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Charleston 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 srike 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
0
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2101
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2101, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue entire (16XU1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue entire (16XU1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue entire (16XU1). Woodcut press-printed provisional at upper right corner of envelope, bold strike of "Charleston S.C. Sep. 6, 1861" circular datestamp and used to Aiken S.C., docketed at right, minor edgewear, Very Fine

2,750
0
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2102
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2102, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Orange entire (16XU3), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Orange entire (16XU3)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Orange entire (16XU3). Woodcut press-printed provisional at upper right corner of envelope, clearly struck "Charleston S.C. Sep. 19, 1861" double-circle datestamp and addressed to Sandy Grove S.C., Extremely Fine, very scarce

2,750
1,200
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2103
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2103, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Buff entire (16XU4), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Buff entire (16XU4)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Buff entire (16XU4). Woodcut press-printed provisional at upper right corner of envelope, clear strike of "Charleston S.C. Aug. 20, 1861" circular datestamp to Laurus S.C., missing part of top flap, some slight wear, Very Fine

2,750
850
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2104
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2104, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Chattanooga Tenn., 5c Black entire (17XU2), Chattanooga Tenn., 5c Black entire (17XU2)Chattanooga Tenn., 5c Black entire (17XU2). Clear strike of provisional handstamp with "Chattanooga Ten. Jul. 15, 1861" circular datestamp on buff cover to Kingston Tenn., minor edgewear

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE CHATANOOGA 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ENTIRE. ONLY FIVE ARE RECORDED IN THE CROWN CENSUS.

Ex Boshwit

2,500
1,000
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2105
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2105, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. Thru Christiansburg Va.Christiansburg Va., 5c Blue entire (99XU2), Christiansburg Va., 5c Blue entire (99XU2)Christiansburg Va., 5c Blue entire (99XU2). Mostly clear strikes of provisional handstamp and "Christiansburgh Va. Oct. 5" (1861) circular datestamp on small cover to Lynchburg Va., slightly reduced at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce, ex Dr. Green

2,000
1,600
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