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Sale 1104 — Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2202
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2202, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1), Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1)Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1). Clear strike of red provisional handstamp with “Montgomery Ala. Sep. 21, 1861” circular datestamp on Confederate States of America, Quartermaster's Department corner card cover to Newnan Ga., forwarded to Savannah Ga. with "Due 5" in oval and in manuscript for forwarding postage, charge box notation at upper left, accompanied by original signed enclosure on Quartermaster's Department stationery (with 1856 watermark) authorizing the mustering of six companies under Col. W.H. Stiles' Regiment (60th Georgia, Gordon's Brigade, Jubal Early's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia), repaired tear at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A FORWARDED SEMI-OFFICIAL IMPRINT COVER.

Given the combination of factors present here, we believe it is safe to say that this cover is unique. Ex Pegram

E. 1,500-2,000
950
2203
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2203, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1), Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1)Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking, "Montgomery Ala. Aug. 12, 1861" circular datestamp on all-over gray "Hutchings & Williams, Wholesale & Retail Druggists" illustrated advertising cover to New Orleans, with original enclosure, minor edgewear, Very Fine, this is the only illustrated advertising cover with this provisional we have offered since keeping computerized records, Scott Retail as normal $1,100.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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2204
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2204, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1), Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1)Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1). Clear strike of provisional handstamp with bold "Montgomery Ala. Dec. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on yellow cover to New Orleans, printed corner card, lightly bleached area, otherwise Very Fine

1,100
650
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2205
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2205, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1), Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1)Montgomery Ala., 5c Red entire (59XU1). Clear strike of provisional, "Montgomery Ala. Sep. 5, 1861" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to General Ruggles in Pensacola Fla., docketed at left, some slight overall wear, Very Fine, ex Finney and Peters

1,100
425
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2206
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2206, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Montgomery Ala., 10c on 5c Red entire (59XU1a), Montgomery Ala., 10c on 5c Red entire (59XU1a)Montgomery Ala., 10c on 5c Red entire (59XU1a). 5c provisional handstamp over-struck by 10c provisional handstamp with second clear strike to left, "Montgomery Ala. Jul. 20, 1861" circular datestamp on buff cover to Dr. William Gwathmey at Richmond Va., Very Fine

2,750
1,700
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2207
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2207, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Montgomery Ala., 10c Red entire (59XU3), Montgomery Ala., 10c Red entire (59XU3)Montgomery Ala., 10c Red entire (59XU3). Clear strike of provisional with "Montgomery Ala. Jun. 16, 1861" circular datestamp on buff cover to Norfolk Va., Very Fine and choice early use, ex Judd

1,000
750
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2208
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2208, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Montgomery Ala., 10c Blue entire (59XU4), Montgomery Ala., 10c Blue entire (59XU4)Montgomery Ala., 10c Blue entire (59XU4). Clear strike of marking, "Montgomery Ala. Oct. 26, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Plano Tex., missing left flap, minor soiling, still Very Fine and scarce, perhaps a half-dozen are known, ex Emerson, Hind and Caspary

1,500
800
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2209
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2209, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Montgomery Ala., 5c Black entire (59XU8), Montgomery Ala., 5c Black entire (59XU8)Montgomery Ala., 5c Black entire (59XU8). Clear provisional marking, "Montgomery Ala. Jun. 5, 1861" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Alexander Stephens at Crawfordville Ga., "From Bank of Montgomery" imprint, some edge restoration incl. top flap reattached (docketing proves it is original), some soiling removed, Very Fine appearance, only two covers are reported with this 5c provisional

2,250
1,000
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2210
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2210, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Montgomery Ala., 10c Black entire (59XU9), Montgomery Ala., 10c Black entire (59XU9)Montgomery Ala., 10c Black entire (59XU9). Clear strike of provisional handstamp, "Montgomery Ala. (Dec) 27" circular datestamp (no month) on 1864 cover to Opelika Ala., with original enclosure, some minor edge toning, otherwise Very Fine, extremely late use of a provisional -- this may be the latest use of any Confederate provisional--only four or so are known, ex Judd and Emerson, with 1956 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,000
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2211
og
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2211, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2), Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Position 1, original gum, large margins to just in at top, attractive shade, small gum wrinkles, Fine, scarce with original gum

1,000
550
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2212
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2212, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2), Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Position 2, large margins to clear incl. top sheet margin, intense shade and impression nicely complemented by blue 1861 circular datestamp, small thin spots not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, with 1978 P.F. certificate

650
350
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2213
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2213, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2), Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Plated by owner as Position 1, large margins to clear incl. sheet margin at top, scissors-cuts in left margin, tied by bold strike of blue "Paid" handstamp, matching "Nashville Ten. Aug. 25, 1861" circular datestamp on light yellow cover to Fayetteville N.C.

FRESH AND VERY FINE. SCARCE WITH THE "PAID" CANCEL TYING PROVISIONAL STAMP.

With 1992 C.S.A. certificate

3,500
1,000
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2214
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2214, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2), Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Horizontal pair, intense shade and impression, large margins to just in at right, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 23, 1861" circular datestamp on buff cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing pinholes

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF THE NASHVILLE 5-CENT CARMINE PROVISIONAL ON COVER.

The Crown survey reports only six pairs for all of the Red shades (61X2 and 61X3). Perhaps three or four are known in the Carmine color.

Ex Hart. Pencil note on back indicates this was sold by John Klemann in June 1911 after the Carroll Hoy correspondence was found in barrels

6,000
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2215°
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2215, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3), Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3)Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3). Unused (no gum), huge margins including half of adjoining stamp above, rich color, creased between stamps but well above the frameline of the bottom stamp, shows wide break in frameline at upper right (a characteristic of this position)

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE NASHVILLE 5-CENT BRICK RED.

This is the only unused example of the distinctive Brick Red shade we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Ex Caspary and Lilly. With 1998 P.F. certificate

1,000
3,750
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2216
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2216, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3), Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3)Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3). Position 5, margins to just in, neat strike of blue "5" numeral cancel, some faults incl. sealed tear at top, still rare with the numeral cancel as only three are recorded

1,000
225
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2217
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2217, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3), Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3)Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3). Position 6, margins to in, deep shade, blue circular datestamp, thin spot, magenta manuscript on back shows thru, otherwise Fine

1,000
225
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2218
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2218, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2), Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2)Nashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Positions 4-6, horizontal pair, large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, bright shade, neat strike of blue "Nashville Aug. 1?" circular datestamp, few faults, appears Extremely Fine

2,100
650
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2219
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2219, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3), Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3)Nashville Tenn., 5c Brick Red (61X3). Large margins to clear incl. top sheet margin, selvage clipped at right, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Sep. 10" (1861) circular datestamp with day slug inverted on cover to Cornersville Tenn., reduced at right, cover repairs at top right and center right, otherwise Fine, with 2005 C.S.A. certificate

3,500
550
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2220
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2220, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Gray (61X4), Nashville Tenn., 5c Gray (61X4)Nashville Tenn., 5c Gray (61X4). Position 5, margins to in, tied by blue circular datestamp on piece, tiny toned spot at left, otherwise Fine

1,500
950
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2221
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2221, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Gray (61X4), Nashville Tenn., 5c Gray (61X4)Nashville Tenn., 5c Gray (61X4). Position 3, margins to in, deep shade, unobtrusive blue circular datestamp at lower left, some toning, otherwise Fine

1,500
650
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2222
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2222, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Grayish Brown (61X5 var), Nashville Tenn., 5c Grayish Brown (61X5 var)Nashville Tenn., 5c Grayish Brown (61X5 var). Large margins to barely in at top left, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Oct. 12, 1861" circular datestamp and "PAID" handstamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover, Gow imprint, to Shelbyville Tenn., few small filing holes, minor wear

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ISSUE ON A PATRIOTIC COVER. A PHENOMENAL EXHIBITION ITEM.

We have used the term "Grayish Brown" to describe the shade of this stamp, based on our experience with expertizing groups. The Gray 61X4 shade is often called "Violet Brown" 61X5 when it has a slight brownish hue. This stamp is not the normal Violet Brown, and it is used in October 1861 when the Gray stamps were generally used, but rather than risk a return over subjective differences of opinion among experts, we will call this stamp "Grayish Brown" and offer it as 61X5.

Ex Rudy.

E. 7,500-10,000
27,000
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2223
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2223, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Grayish Brown (61X5 var), Nashville Tenn., 5c Grayish Brown (61X5 var)Nashville Tenn., 5c Grayish Brown (61X5 var). Horizontal strip of five, dark intermediate shade between Violet Brown and Gray, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Oct. 23, 1861" circular datestamp on rebacked front only to Danville Va., strip lifted and repaired with parts of design drawn in

THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF ANY NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

We have used the term "Grayish Brown" to describe the shade of this strip, based on our experience with expertizing groups. The Gray 61X4 shade is often called "Violet Brown" 61X5 when it has a slight brownish hue. This strip is not the normal Violet Brown, and it is used in October 1861 when the Gray stamps were generally used, but rather than risk a return over subjective differences of opinion among experts, we will call it "Grayish Brown" and offer it as 61X5.

Ex Hobbs, Wiseman, Gallagher and Rudy

E. 3,000-4,000
2,900
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2224
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2224, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Large margins including top sheet margin, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Oct. 16, 1861" circular datestamp, matching "PAID" handstamp on Morgan & Co.'s foreign and domestic dry goods illustrated building corner card cover to Shelbyville Tenn., a large and detailed depiction of 49 Public Square with horses and wagons on street, lightly cleaned, vertical fold at center

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT VIOLET BROWN NASHVILLE PROVISIONAL USED ON AN ATTRACTIVE ILLUSTRATED BUILDING ADVERTISING COVER.

Our records of Nashville provisionals contain only four advertising covers bearing singles, and two with pairs.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,000
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2225
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2225, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Large margins to clear including top sheet margin, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Sep. 22, 1861" circular datestamp, matching "Paid" handstamp on yellow cover to Columbia Tenn.

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT VIOLET BROWN NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL USED ON A COVER. A VERY EARLY USE.

This is reportedly used during the first week of use of this printing.

Ex Lehman.

4,250
2,200
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2226
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Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2226, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Position 4, unused (no gum), margins to in, rich color, small natural paper inclusion at left center, tiny tear at top left not mentioned on certificate, Fine appearance, with 2001 C.S.A. certificate

1,250
475
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2227
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2227, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Large margins to clear, folded slightly over top edge of cover, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Sep. 21, 1861" circular datestamp, "PAID" handstamp on cover to Taylorsville Tenn., vertical file fold well away from stamp, small sealed edge tears, some overall wear, still Fine, reportedly used during first week of use of this printing, with 1987 C.S.A. certificate

4,250
400
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2228
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2228, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Horizontal pair, large margins to in at right, tied by light strike of blue "Nashville Ten. ? 30" circular datestamp, matching "Paid" handstamp on buff cover to Locust Hill P.O. N.C., cover with expert repairs, still Very Fine appearance, ex Seybold

6,000
850
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2229
 
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2229, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 10c Green (61X6), Nashville Tenn., 10c Green (61X6)Nashville Tenn., 10c Green (61X6). Clear margins, deep rich color, cancelled by Adams Express Nashville blue oval and Adams Louisville black circular datestamp, stamp defective

FINE APPEARANCE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL WITH BOTH ADAMS EXPRESS OFFICE MARKINGS.

With 1977 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail with no premium for the cancels

7,500
1,000
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2230
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2230, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 10c Green (61X6), Nashville Tenn., 10c Green (61X6)Nashville Tenn., 10c Green (61X6). Margins well clear of framelines to large at top, deep rich color, tied by blue numeral "10" rate handstamp, matching "Paid" and "Nashville Ten. Sep. 18, 1861" circular datestamp on Morgan & Co.'s foreign and domestic dry goods illustrated building corner card cover to Shelbyville Tenn., a large and detailed depiction of 49 Public Square with horses and wagons on street, cover has lightened stain spots, stamp has faint creases and tiny repair at bottom not noted on certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF SIX RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE RARE 10-CENT NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. THIS IS THE ONLY ADVERTISING COVER AMONG THE SIX KNOWN.

Our records contain six genuine covers with the 10c Green provisional issued by the Nashville postmaster:

1) Tied by Aug. 1 (1861) Adams Express oval, to Hardy & Bros., Norfolk Va.

2) Tied by Sep. 15, 1861, Nashville datestamp, to Shelbyville Tenn., ex Caspary

3) 5c & 10c used together, tied by Aug. 21, 1861, Nashville datestamp, to D. Cleage, Athens Tenn., ex Caspary

4) Tied by Aug. 1 (1861) Adams Express oval, used on 3c Star Die entire to Rev. Leavenworth, Petersburg Va., ex Kilbourne

5) Tied by Aug. 1 (1861) Adams Express oval, used on 3c Star Die with additional 3c 1857, to Albert F. Ryan, Norfolk Va., ex Gallagher; and 6) Tied by "10" rate handstamp, Sep. 18, 1861, Nashville datestamp, on building corner card cover to Thos. H. Caldwell, Shelbyville Tenn., ex Needham, Kimmell, Haas and Rudy, the cover offered here.

Ex Needham, Kimmell, Haas and Rudy. With 1976 P.F. certificate

E. 20,000-30,000
15,000
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2231
c
Sale Number 1104, Lot Number 2231, Postmasters Provisionals: Montgomery Ala. Thru Nashville Tenn.Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1), Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1)Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking, "Nashville Ten. Jul. 5, 1861" circular datestamp on "State of Tennessee, Executive Department, Nashville" illustrated cover to Jackson Tenn., with original enclosure bearing illustration of Agriculture and Commerce appointing a justice of the peace, signed by Governor Harris, some edgewear incl. tiny repaired nick at left, Fine and colorful use of this provisional, Scott Retail as on ordinary cover $2,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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