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Sale 1104 — Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2276
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2276, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Richmond Tex., 5c Red entire (70XU1), Richmond Tex., 5c Red entire (70XU1)Richmond Tex., 5c Red entire (70XU1). Mostly clear strike of provisional, bold blue "Richmond Tex. Sep. 4" (1861) circular datestamp on lady's small cover to Millican Station Tex., top left corner expertly repaired, otherwise Very Fine, ex Hind and Hall, with 2002 C.S.A. certificate

2,500
650
2277
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2277, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Richmond Tex., 10c Red entire (70XU2), Richmond Tex., 10c Red entire (70XU2)Richmond Tex., 10c Red entire (70XU2). Clear strike on buff cover to Velasco Tex., neat blue "Richmond Tex. Sep. 23" (1861) circular datestamp, Very Fine and attractive, only ten are recorded in the Crown survey, ex Emerson

2,000
1,800
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2278
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2278, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Ringgold Ga., 5c Blue Black entire (71XU1), Ringgold Ga., 5c Blue Black entire (71XU1)Ringgold Ga., 5c Blue Black entire (71XU1). Unusually clear strike of the provisional marking, "Ringgold Geo. Aug. 30" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Summerville Ga., expertly repaired along edges and thru circular datestamp (parts painted in)

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)

9,000
3,250
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2279°
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2279, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1), Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1)Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1). Bold strike of “Post Office, Salem, N.C. O. A. Keehln, P.M.” circular handstamp with manuscript “Paid 5” C.S.A. rate, also additional "Paid" straightline and "5" handstamps on orange-buff cover to Clemmonsville N.C., perfect strike of “Salem N.C. Jan. 31" (1862) circular datestamp, backflap tear

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.

1,750
0
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2280
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2280, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU3), Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU3)Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU3). Well-struck provisional marking, "Salem N.C. Dec. 16" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Patterson N.C., some edge improvements, top flap reattached, Very Fine appearance, fewer than ten are known, ex Ferrary, Weatherly, Brooks, Emerson, Colson and Keeling

2,250
1,300
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2281°
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2281, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.San Antonio Tex., (10c) Black entire, Without Rate (76XU2 var), San Antonio Tex., (10c) Black entire, Without Rate (76XU2 var)San Antonio Tex., (10c) Black entire, Without Rate (76XU2 var). Clear strike of control marking at left, lacking rate handstamp, "San Antonio Tex. Aug. 21" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Goliad Tex., "Charge Wilheim Mann" at top left, with original undated enclosure, slightly reduced at left into control mark, some wear, still Fine and very rare, the Crown book records only three San Antonio provisionals, from our Sale 730 of Oct. 1990

2,500
1,200
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2282
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2282, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1), Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1)Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU1). Clear provisional and control markings, "Savannah Ga. Aug. 20, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Augusta Ga., barely reduced at right, small erosion spot near markings at top, Very Fine

400
160
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2283
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2283, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU2), Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU2)Savannah Ga., 5c Black entire (101XU2). Clear provisional markings, "Savannah Ga. Paid May 6, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Macon Ga., partial strike of "ADVERTISED" handstamp, some toning, Very Fine, a rare example of an advertised provisional, only five are known across all the provisional issues

600
300
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2284
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2284, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Spartanburg S.C., 5c Black (78X1), Spartanburg S.C., 5c Black (78X1)Spartanburg S.C., 5c Black (78X1). Cut to shape and showing most of rim, cancelled by "PAID" handstamp on back of envelope piece

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.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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2285
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2285, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2), Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2)Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2). Readable strike of provisional marking, light "Talbotton Ga. ? 14, 1862" double-circle datestamp on turned cover to Columbus Ga., inside with "Suggsville Ala. Dec. 4, 1863" manuscript postmark and matching "Paid 10cts" and addressed to Talbotton, light strike of additional circular datestamp at left and "Paid" handstamp with manuscript "10", cleaned to remove a fake marking, some repairs, otherwise Fine and very unusual triple-use cover, the only known provisional as part of a triple-use and the only recorded use from Suggsville, with 1988 C.S.A. certificate, Scott Retail as normal use

1,000
250
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2286
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2286, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Talladega Ala., 5c Black entire (143XU1), Talladega Ala., 5c Black entire (143XU1)Talladega Ala., 5c Black entire (143XU1). Clear strike of markings, "Talladega Al. Mar. 22" (1862) circular datestamp on buff cover to Jacksonville Ala., reduced at right, still Very Fine, this is likely a handstamped Paid and offered/estimated as such

E. 200-300
110
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2287
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2287, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Talladega Ala., 10c Black entire (143XU2), Talladega Ala., 10c Black entire (143XU2)Talladega Ala., 10c Black entire (143XU2). Clear markings, "Talladega Al. Nov. 14" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Equality S.C., manuscript "Equate Ala. Nov. 24 missent & forwarded" at top, Very Fine and unusual use, this is likely a handstamped Paid and so offered/estimated as such

E. 200-300
200
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2288
ng
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2288, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red, 10c Red (81X1, 81X2), Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red, 10c Red (81X1, 81X2)Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red, 10c Red (81X1, 81X2). Two 5c, includes all three positions on the sheet, one 5c with traces of original gum, others unused (no gum), large margins to clear incl. 10c with wide top sheet margin, few small flaws

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).

9,000
3,000
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2289
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2289, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1), Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1)Tellico Plains Tenn., 5c Red (81X1). Unused (no gum), three large margins, just touched at bottom, tiny thin speck at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1995 C.S.A. certificate

2,500
1,000
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2290
ng
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2290, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Tellico Plains Tenn., 10c Red (81X2), Tellico Plains Tenn., 10c Red (81X2)Tellico Plains Tenn., 10c Red (81X2). Unused (no gum), large margins, damaged and rebacked, presentable and scarce, with 1996 C.S.A. certificate

4,000
550
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2291
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2291, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Tullahoma Tenn., 10c Black entire (111XU1), Tullahoma Tenn., 10c Black entire (111XU1)Tullahoma Tenn., 10c Black entire (111XU1). Clear strike of provisional markings, the control marking extensively repaired and partly drawn in, neat "Tullahoma Ten. Apr. 5, 1863" circular datestamp on cover to Washington Tenn., top flap added, professionally restored incl. additional repair at bottom right, otherwise Fine, only six examples of this provisional are recorded, which was issued in 1863 after the Battle of Murfreesboro, ex Boshwit

3,000
650
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2292
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2292, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Uniontown Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3), Uniontown Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3)Uniontown Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3). Position 1, large bottom margin, ample at right and just touching other two sides, tied by usual lightly-struck Uniontown Ala. circular datestamp on brown cover to Montgomery Ala., from the Cobbs correspondence

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.

6,500
3,000
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2293
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2293, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Walterborough S.C., 10c Carmine entire (108XU2), Walterborough S.C., 10c Carmine entire (108XU2)Walterborough S.C., 10c Carmine entire (108XU2). Neat strike, matching "Walterborough S.C. May 16" (1862) circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Columbia S.C., some edge flaws and refolded at top

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.

4,250
1,900
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2294
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2294, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Velasco Tex, Velasco TexVelasco Tex. Faint strike of circular datestamp at center of cover to Huntsville Tex., clear "Paid 10" in circle handstamp, endorsed "Politeness of M A Larkin Esq." at lower left, missing part of top flap and with repair at top left, some other wear, Fine, scarce, apparently carried outside of the mails, a similar cover but carried thru the mails from the same correspondence was offered in our sale of the Dr. Agre collection (Sale 850 lot 5544)

E. 200-300
425
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2295
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2295, Postmasters Provisionals: Richmond Tex. Thru Winnsborough S.C.Winnsborough S.C., 10c Black entire (97XU2), Winnsborough S.C., 10c Black entire (97XU2)Winnsborough S.C., 10c Black entire (97XU2). Faint control marking on back, "Winnsborough S.C. 13 Jan." circular datestamp with "PAID" and "10" handstamps on defective cover to Charleston S.C., Fine and rare, only two are known used and five are known in total: 1) unused, ex Kohn; 2) used with 10c Blue, Die A (12) affixed over provisional (the provisional not used as postage); 3) one with a 20c bisect but not used as a provisional (ex Caspary and Siegel sale 1043, lot 2585); 4) dated 7 Dec. (ex Dr. Agre) and used as a provisional; and 5) the example offered here (Frajola sale 52, lot 378), with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

3,500
500
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