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Sale 1104 — Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2135
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2135, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1). Plated by owner as Position 5, full margins to just touched, bright color, light strike of circular datestamp and manuscript "X" cancels, tiny natural paper wrinkle at top left not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine appearance, with 1983 P.F. certificate

650
800
2136
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2136, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1). Plate by owner as Position 9, large margins to barely in at left including right sheet margin, cancelled by manuscript "X" on buff cover to Athens Tenn., Very Fine, rare with the sheet margin, our records indicate approximately 22 covers are known with the 5c Brick Red Knoxville Provisional

2,100
850
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2137
ng
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2137, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine on Grayish Laid (47X2), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine on Grayish Laid (47X2)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine on Grayish Laid (47X2). Plated by owner as Position 5, unused (no gum), full margins to clear, deep rich color, light horizontal and vertical creases

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT CARMINE KNOXVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

This is the first unused example we have offered since our 1991 Rarities sale. With 2013 P.F. certificate

2,750
1,300
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2138
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2138, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine on Grayish Laid (47X2), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine on Grayish Laid (47X2)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine on Grayish Laid (47X2). Plated by owner as Position 2, ample margins to just touched, rich color, unobtrusive cancel, few faults incl. thin spot and small tear, Fine appearance

1,100
325
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2139
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2139, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine on Grayish Laid (47X2), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine on Grayish Laid (47X2)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine on Grayish Laid (47X2). Intense shade and impression, three full to large margins, slightly into frameline at left, tied by partly clear strike of "Knoxville Ten. 5 Paid" circular rate handstamp (listed as Scott 47XU5) on cover to Richmond Va., "Richmond Va. Oct. 23, 1861" circular datestamp and "Advertised 2" in ornately framed handstamp

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE KNOXVILLE "PAID 5" HANDSTAMP ON THE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL STAMP AND THE ONLY "ADVERTISED" COVER WITH A KNOXVILLE PROVISIONAL.

There are probably no more than ten covers extant with the Knoxville 5c provisional (either shade) tied by a handstamped marking -- more than half of the known covers are manuscript cancelled. Only three recorded Knoxville provisional stamps are known tied by the "Paid 5" in circle, and only one, this cover, has an "Advertised" marking.

Ex Worthington, Caspary, Weatherly and Kilbourne.

E. 7,500-10,000
5,000
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2140
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2140, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Brick Red on Grayish Laid (47X1). Plated by owner as Position 7, large margins to just in with few nicks, tied by single penstroke on cover to Kingston Tenn., Dec. 9, 1861 receipt docketing at left, cover with few toned spots which have been expertly lightened, stamp with small tear at top, appears Fine, scarce, ex Henry Hill, with 1960 P.F. certificate

2,100
1,200
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2141
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2141, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine, Third Printing (47X2 var), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine, Third Printing (47X2 var)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Carmine, Third Printing (47X2 var). Horizontal pair with significant portion of third stamp at left, large margins, splotchy brown original gum, Very Fine, this final printing was made in strips of three, unlisted in Scott

E. 300-400
800
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2142
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2142, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (47XU1), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (47XU1)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (47XU1). Uncancelled as usual, addressed to Memphis Tenn., docketing at left, expertly repaired at top, some overall wear, otherwise Very Fine, only fourteen are recorded in the Crown survey

2,500
1,100
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2143
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2143, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 5c Blue on White (47XU1), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Blue on White (47XU1)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Blue on White (47XU1). Cut square, 36 x 32mm, unused, Very Fine, only 14 entires are recorded in the Crown survey, signed Geo. Sloane, with 1990 C.S.A. certificate, Scott Retail $2,500.00 as entire

E. 400-500
450
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2144
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2144, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 5c Blue on Orange entire (47XU2), Knoxville Tenn., 5c Blue on Orange entire (47XU2)Knoxville Tenn., 5c Blue on Orange entire (47XU2). Cut square, 32 x 29mm, rich color, minor hinge thin at top, Fine appearance, Scott Retail as entire $5,000.00

E. 500-750
450
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2145
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2145, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 10c Red on White, Cut to Shape (47XU3), Knoxville Tenn., 10c Red on White, Cut to Shape (47XU3)Knoxville Tenn., 10c Red on White, Cut to Shape (47XU3). Large margins, rich color, wonderful impression showing every detail of the press-printed engraving, light central strike of "Knoxville Ten. Mar. 1, 1862" double-circle datestamp

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE KNOXVILLE 10-CENT RED POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON WHITE PAPER. ONE OF THE GREAT CONFEDERATE PROVISIONAL RARITIES AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS USED FOR A PRESS-PRINTED POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

?The discovery of this 10c envelope design, which is similar to the 5c, is discussed in an article by Peter Powell in the Jan.-March 2005 issue of the Confederate Philatelist. He quotes the Redfield Stamp Weekly of April 30, 1910: “Mr. W.H. Legg has turned up a Knoxville 10 cent red, of the same design as the 5 cent blue. His copy is on white paper and Mr. John Luff, in the course of investigating the specimen, succeeded in discovering a copy of the same stamp on orange.” Legg was an early dealer who passed away in 1915. Powell traces ownership to the famous Worthington collection, then to Lichtenstein. The Red on White next appeared at auction in the Caspary sale, and again in the 1987 auction of Scott Gallagher’s Tennessee collection. The Red on Orange appeared in the 1933 Hind sale. Mr. Powell successfully united both the unique white paper and orange paper examples for the first time since 1917 when Lichtenstein purchased them as part of the Worthington collection.

Ex Legg (discoverer), Worthington, Lichtenstein, Caspary and Gallagher.

7,500
3,500
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2146
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2146, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Knoxville Tenn., 10c Red on Orange, Cut to Shape (47XU4), Knoxville Tenn., 10c Red on Orange, Cut to Shape (47XU4)Knoxville Tenn., 10c Red on Orange, Cut to Shape (47XU4). Large margins except where just in at bottom, rich color, unobtrusive strike of circular datestamp (the rim just shows at lower right), small thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE KNOXVILLE 10-CENT RED POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON ORANGE PAPER. ONE OF THE GREAT CONFEDERATE PROVISIONAL RARITIES AND ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS USED FOR A PRESS-PRINTED POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

?The discovery of this 10c envelope design, which is similar to the 5c, is discussed in an article by Peter Powell in the Jan.-March 2005 issue of the Confederate Philatelist. He quotes the Redfield Stamp Weekly of April 30, 1910: “Mr. W.H. Legg has turned up a Knoxville 10 cent red, of the same design as the 5 cent blue. His copy is on white paper and Mr. John Luff, in the course of investigating the specimen, succeeded in discovering a copy of the same stamp on orange.” Legg was an early dealer who passed away in 1915. Powell traces ownership to the famous Worthington collection, then to Lichtenstein. The Red on White next appeared at auction in the Caspary sale, and again in the 1987 auction of Scott Gallagher’s Tennessee collection. The Red on Orange appeared in the 1933 Hind sale. Mr. Powell successfully united both the unique white paper and orange paper examples for the first time since 1917 when Lichtenstein purchased them as part of the Worthington collection.

Ex Luff (discoverer), Worthington, Lichtenstein and Hind.

7,500
3,250
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2147
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2147, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.La Grange Tex., 5c Black entire (48XU1), La Grange Tex., 5c Black entire (48XU1)La Grange Tex., 5c Black entire (48XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking, "La Grange Tex. Nov. 8, 1861" circular datestamp at lower left of cover to Weberville Tex., with original enclosure, slightly reduced at right, some slight overall wear, Very Fine and scarce, perhaps a half-dozen are known, this is the first we have offered since 2002, ex Hart

2,250
2,900
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2148
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2148, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Laurens Court House S.C., 5c Black entire (116XU2), Laurens Court House S.C., 5c Black entire (116XU2)Laurens Court House S.C., 5c Black entire (116XU2). Clear strikes of "Paid" and "5" handstamps, "Laurens C.H. S.C." control handstamp on backflap, bold "Laurens C.H. S.C. Jun. 12" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to "Capt. Bozaman of the Bozaman Guards, Plain P.O., Greenville Dist., S.C.", also marked "great Haste" at lower left, reduced at left where small piece out has been repaired, some overall wear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE LAURENS COURT HOUSE 5-CENT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL, SCOTT 116XU2.

The Federal and re-appointed Confederate postmaster at Laurens C.H. was Edward Anderson. Only a small number of his provisional covers are known. This is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records.

2,250
1,100
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2149
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2149, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Lenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1), Lenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1)Lenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1). Margins to just in, neat strike of blue circular datestamp at left, light corner crease at top left

FINE APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE BI-COLORED PROVISIONAL STAMP OF LENOIR, NORTH CAROLINA.

The Lenoir adhesive stamp is one of three bi-colored provisionals issued by Southern postmasters (the others were issued at Baton Rouge La. and Greenville Ala.). Approximately 29 covers bearing the Lenoir adhesive stamp are known. The same woodcut device was applied directly to envelopes, as evidenced by the one recorded cut square with the single 5c impression (Scott 49XU1) and the unique 5c plus 5c entire (Scott 49XU2).

Colson backstamp. With 1983 P.F. certificate

3,000
4,250
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2150
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2150, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Lexington Miss., 5c Black entire (50XU1), Lexington Miss., 5c Black entire (50XU1)Lexington Miss., 5c Black entire (50XU1). Unusually clear strikes of provisional handstamp and "Lexington Miss. Dec. 23" (1861) circular datestamp on buff cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. New Orleans, usual filing pinholes

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE FIVE OR SIX LEXINGTON PROVISIONAL ENTIRES EXTANT.

Ex Brown and Hall

5,000
2,900
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2151
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2151, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Lexington 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
0
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2152
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2152, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Lexington Va. "Paid 5" (Related to 135XU1), Lexington Va. "Paid 5" (Related to 135XU1)Lexington Va. "Paid 5" (Related to 135XU1). Clear blue "Paid 5" in center of converted datestamp, part of rim visible at bottom of marking, on pale all-over school corner card cover to Oakville P.O. Va., Very Fine and scarce, 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

E. 200-300
300
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2153
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2153, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Lexington Va. "Paid 10" (Related to 135XU2), Lexington Va. "Paid 10" (Related to 135XU2)Lexington Va. "Paid 10" (Related to 135XU2). Clear blue "Paid 10" in center of converted datestamp, entire rim of device clearly visible, on buff cover to Glenwood Va., 1862 docketing at left, slightly reduced at left and minor edewear, Very Fine and rare, this is the only reported use of this "Paid 10", the Lexington markings are discussed in an article in the Philatelic Foundation's Opinions 2 book (where illustrated on p. 162) and Collectors Club Philatelist No. 217 of 1984

750
300
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2154
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2154, Postmasters Provisionals: Knoxville Tenn. Thru Lynchburg Va.Lynchburg Va., 5c Blue (52X1), Lynchburg Va., 5c Blue (52X1)Lynchburg Va., 5c Blue (52X1). Large margins to ample, tied by "Lynchburg Va. Aug. 30, 1861" circular datestamp on part of folded part-printed bank notice to Salt Creek Va., lightly cleaned, stained and repaired at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARING FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE LYNCHBURG POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL USED ON A FOLDED PART-PRINTED BANK NOTICE.

Of the 25 single Lynchburg provisional stamps recorded on cover in the Calhoun census, about one-third have stamps with four full margins, while the majority are cut into on one side.

With 1997 C.S.A. certificate

7,000
1,800
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