VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE RINGGOLD CONFEDERATE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.
The Crown survey and our own records of the Ringgold provisional contain five full entires, one of which is a late use with 5c Local Prints paying postage. A piece is also recorded and there may be a sixth entire.
Ex Emerson and Baldwin (H.R. Harmer Feb. 18, 1963 auction)
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA, POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL AND UNUSUAL WITH THE ADDITIONAL "PAID" AND "5" HANDSTAMPS.
Ex Myerson. With 1987 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT (ON WHITE) SPARTANBURG POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.
With 1991 P.F. certificate. The footnote to the Scott Catalogue listing states: “Most examples of Nos. 78X1- 78X3 are cut round." However, they do not price it off-cover cut round. It is priced at $20,000.00 cut round on cover.
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE GROUP OF THE THREE POSITIONS ON THE SHEET FOR THE TELLICO PLAINS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.
The Rheatown and Tellico Plains provisionals were printed by the same printer, using a typeset form of three subjects. For the Tellico Plains provisional, which probably followed the Rheatown, the post office and postmaster's names were changed, and the third subject at right was reset with a 10c denomination. Only two used examples are recorded, both December 1861 dates (one is a cover).
VERY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COVER. ONLY TWELVE ON-COVER EXAMPLES OF THE UNIONTOWN POSTMASTER’S 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ON GRAY BLUE PAPER ARE RECORDED BY CROWN.
The Cobbs correspondence was found by R. S. Nelson of Birmingham, Alabama. According to reports at the time of the discovery, Mrs. Cobbs had been ill in a Montgomery hospital, and her husband wrote to her from Uniontown “daily, and sometimes twice a day, for some three weeks” (Crown book, page 344).
Ex Walcott and Gross.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE WALTERBOROUGH HANDSTAMP. PERHAPS A HALF-DOZEN ARE RECORDED.
Although the Scott Catalogue lists the 10c handstamp in both Black and Carmine, neither Crown nor our own records confirm the existence of a Black entire. Of the Carmine we record six entires, all 1864 dates as follows: Jan. 15, Mar. 18, Apr. 15 (on a printed form), May 16 (offered here), Aug. 31 (turned use and charge box notation) and Nov. 9 (turned use). A cut square on a U.S. 3c Star Die entire is also known.