VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT GOLIAD PROVISIONAL ON ROSE PAPER. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE 10-CENT PROVISIONAL ON ROSE PAPER.
The Confederate postmaster of Goliad was John (Jno.) A. Clarke, whose name was signed by hand on stamps of the first provisional issue and set in type as part of the setting for the second issue. Clarke also served as Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Paine Female Institute, which later became Goliad College. Clarke signed an oath of allegiance after the war on January 9, 1866 (an image of the document is available at www.fold3.com ).
August Dietz reported that the Goliad provisional stamps and the similar stamps of Helena, Texas, were printed at the offices of the Goliad Messenger. The editor of this newspaper was Reverend Alexander F. Cox (his middle initial was incorrectly stated as "M." by Dietz). The publisher was R. W. Peirce.
The Goliad provisionals were printed from typeset forms in denominations of 5c and 10c. The Type I setting, without Clarke's name, was used to print stamps issued prior to the Type II setting, probably in 1861 and 1862. 10c stamps are much scarcer from this earlier period, since the rate was still 5c for distances under 500 miles. The Type II setting was probably made in 1863.
Our census of Goliad provisionals, available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/GoliadTX.pdf , records two examples of the Goliad on Rose paper. The other, ex Ferrary, Hind, Caspary and Lilly, is on a patriotic cover (may not originate). Two other 10c Type I are known, on Gray paper (Scott 29X4).
With 1990 C.S.A. certificate. Ex Weill Stock and our 1991 Rarities sale.
History of the Goliad provisionals: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/GoliadTX.pdf
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT HOUSTON TEXAS PROVISIONAL ON A CAMEO CORNER CARD COVER. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.
Less than a dozen covers are recorded.
FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE IUKA PROVISIONAL ON A PATRIOTIC. ONLY ONE OTHER RECORDED IN CROWN.
FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY TEN EXAMPLES OF THE JONESBORO PROVISIONAL ARE RECORDED IN BLUE.
The Crown survey counts fifteen examples of the Jonesboro provisional entire, including five struck in Black and ten in Dark Blue. Some of these, such as the example offered here, do not have any town datestamp.