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Sale 1104 — Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2177
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2177, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Milledgeville Ga., 5c Black entire (57XU1), Milledgeville Ga., 5c Black entire (57XU1)Milledgeville Ga., 5c Black entire (57XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking with "Paid 5" inside control marking, on top half of restored cover, circular datestamp struck partly off at left, reportedly unique with the rate struck over the control mark, pencil notation on back "OK'd by Dietz, Apr. 1948"

E. 200-300
110
2178
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2178, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Milledgeville Ga., 5c Black entire, Wide Spacing Between "I" and "D" of "PAID" (57XU1a), Milledgeville Ga., 5c Black entire, Wide Spacing Between "I" and "D" of "PAID" (57XU1a)Milledgeville Ga., 5c Black entire, Wide Spacing Between "I" and "D" of "PAID" (57XU1a). Clear strikes of provisional markings, neat "Milledgeville Ga. Jul. 17" circular datestamp on 1861 cover to Alexander Stephens at Crawfordville Ga. and forwarded to Richmond Va., light strike of forwarding circular datestamp (not Crawfordville), manuscript "Ford. 10" rate, some edge tears and wear, missing part of top flap, docketed on back as usual for this correspondence, Very Fine, ex Freeland

600
130
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2179
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2179, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Milledgeville Ga., 5c Black entire, Wide Spacing Between "I" and "D" of "PAID" (57XU1a), Milledgeville Ga., 5c Black entire, Wide Spacing Between "I" and "D" of "PAID" (57XU1a)Milledgeville Ga., 5c Black entire, Wide Spacing Between "I" and "D" of "PAID" (57XU1a). Light strikes of provisional marking, "Milledgeville Ga. ? 22" circular datestamp on cover to Ringgold Ga., embossed "Executive Department, Georgia" on top flap, opened for display, some toned spots, Fine

600
140
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2180
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2180, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Milledgeville Ga., 10c Black entire (57XU5), Milledgeville Ga., 10c Black entire (57XU5)Milledgeville Ga., 10c Black entire (57XU5). Clear strike of provisional marking struck over manuscript "ED", "Milledgeville Ga. Mar. 19" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Wootin's Station Ga., minor edgewear, Very Fine and scarce, these are the first we have offered since 2002, signed Dietz

800
375
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2181
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2181, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Milledgeville 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, these are the first we have offered since 2002

800
0
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2182
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2182, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Milledgeville Ga., 10c Black entire (57XU5), Milledgeville Ga., 10c Black entire (57XU5)Milledgeville Ga., 10c Black entire (57XU5). Ty. II with short "10", clear strike of provisional marking, "Milledgeville Ga. Nov. 14" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Indian Spring Ga., with original 1864-dated contents, small hole at upper left and minor edgewear, still Very Fine example of this provisional, very few are known

1,500
250
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2183
og
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2183, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Original gum, full margins to clear, few flaws incl. thin spots and light creases, Fine appearance, scarce with original gum

2,250
600
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2184
og
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2184, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Original gum, full margins to just in at bottom, intense shade and impression, tiny nick at top in margin, light vertical crease at left, Fine appearance

2,250
550
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2185
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2185, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Three large margins showing part of adjacent stamp at bottom, clear to just touched at top, bold double-circle datestamp, Fine

1,200
750
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2186
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2186, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Large margins to in at top left, intense shade, bold strike of double-circle datestamp, Fine

1,200
425
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2187
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2187, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Large margins to just touched at top right, tied by bold "Mobile Ala. Jan. 18, 1862" double-circle datestamp on locally addressed yellow cover, slightly reduced at left

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT MOBILE PROVISIONAL PAYING THE DROP RATE.

The Crown census records only 23 covers with the 2c Mobile provisional.

6,000
2,300
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2188
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2188, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Full margins to just in, tied by "Mobile Ala." double-circle datestamp on cover to Mobile Ala. and forwarded to Barga La Batsa Ala., neat "Brookville Miss. Mar. 11" (1862) and "Paid 5" handstamps, stamp and cover expertly repaired

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED FORWARDED USE OF THE 2-CENT MOBILE PROVISIONAL.

Docketing notes "Private in Mobile Dragoons" and so this should not have been charged forwarding postage. It also appears to have been missent to Brookville. A very interesting use.

6,000
1,300
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2189
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2189, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by bold "Mobile Ala. Feb. 14" (1862) double-circle datestamp on locally addressed cover, docketing indicates from member of the Mobile Dragoons, opened on three sides, slightly reduced, some edge flaws incl. one causing small tear in stamp, otherwise Very Fine Valentine's Day use, Stolow backstamp

6,000
950
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2190
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2190, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Large margins on three sides, top irregularly cut resulting in two small pieces missing, tied by "Mobile Ala. Oct. 1, 1861" double-circle datestamp on long blue legal cover addressed locally, 2c drop rate, manuscript military endorsement at left for 94th Regiment, cover with typical file folds well-away from adhesive, Fine, the Crown census records only 23 covers with the 2c Mobile provisional

6,000
650
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2191
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2191, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins all around, tied by Mobile double-circle datestamp on small piece, Very Fine and attractive

450
250
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2192
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2192, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Two, first tied on piece by double-circle datestamp, light creases at right corners, second bright color and neat double-circle datestamp, thin spot at top left and small edge nicks, Fine-Very Fine appearance

900
275
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2193
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2193, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Horizontal pair, large margins except where just in at top left corner, tied by "Mobile Ala. Sep. 11, 1861" double-circle datestamp on small piece, small flaw at top left corner, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,050
425
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2194
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2194, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Full to large margins, tied by bold "Mobile Ala. Nov. 18. 1861" double-circle datestamp on Patrick Irwin & Co. Commission Merchant's all-over advertising cover to Bridgeville Ala., narrow opening nick at top edge, still Very Fine, choice stamp

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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2195
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2195, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins incl. sheet margin at top, just touching at bottom, tied by "Mobile Ala. Aug. 16, 1861" double-circle datestamp over indicia of 3c Red on White Nesbitt entire (U9) to Grove Hill, slight wear, Fine, an attractive use over an obsolete U.S. entire

2,000
1,800
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2196
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2196, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by "Mobile Ala. Sep. 24, 1861" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Aberdeen Miss., cover with nice watermark, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

2,000
600
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2197
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2197, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins to barely in at top, tied by well-struck "Mobile Ala. Oct. 2" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover with "Carlisle, Smith & Co., Factors and Commission Merchants" corner card to Pleasantville Ala., reduced at left into corner card where piece added completing design, otherwise Fine

2,000
450
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2198
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2198, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins to just in at top left, scissors-cut at bottom right, tied by "Mobile Ala. Oct. ?, 1861" double-circle datestamp on light yellow rebacked cover front only to New Orleans, slightly reduced at right, some slight wear, Very Fine appearance

E. 400-500
225
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2199
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2199, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins all around, tied by bold "Mobile Ala. Oct. 10, 1861" double-circle datestamp on cover to New Orleans La., stamp with faint toning, Fine

2,000
300
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2200
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2200, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Large margins to just clear at top right, tied by "Mobile Ala. Aug. 20, 1861" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to New Orleans, cover with backflap partly missing and light toning, Fine

2,000
275
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2201
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2201, Postmasters Provisionals: Milledgeville Ga. Thru Mobile Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Vertical pair, large margins to in at left, rich color, tied by two strikes of "Mobile Ala. Jul. 31, 1861" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Lookout Mountain P.O. Tenn., manuscript "Missent & Forwarded" at top, with "Tenesaw Ala. Aug. 6" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at left, minor edgewear, Fine, this is the only reported missent and forwarded example of this provisional, with 1983 C.S.A. certificate

2,750
850
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