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Sale 1132 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 22 June, 2016

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3028
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3028, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2), Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2)Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2). Bold strike of provisional handstamp with equally bold "Abingdon Va. 1861, Nov. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Louisa Courthouse Va., small corner nicks and backflap tear, otherwise Very Fine, ex "Carroll"

1,750
500
3029
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3029, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2), Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2)Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2). Clear strike with "Abingdon Va. 1861, Aug. 17" circular datestamp on cover to Glade Sprint Depot Va., some toning and scotch tape stain at left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Reeves

1,750
475
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3030
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3030, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2), Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2)Abingdon Va., 5c Black entire (2XU2). Clear strike with "Abingdon Va. 1861, Sep. 21" circular datestamp on blue cover front only to Tussukiah Va., minor soiling, Fine, Scott Retail as entire

1,750
200
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3031
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3031, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Albany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1), Albany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1)Albany Ga., 5c Greenish Blue entire (3XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking with "Albany Ga. Feb. 20, 1862" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Savannah Ga., small tears at top and on backflap, light soiling, Very Fine appearance, approximately 18 are known, ex "Carroll"

1,000
400
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3032
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3032, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Anderson Court House S.C., 10c (ms.) Black entire (4XU2), Anderson Court House S.C., 10c (ms.) Black entire (4XU2)Anderson Court House S.C., 10c (ms.) Black entire (4XU2). Clear strike of provisional markings with manuscript "10" rate, "Anderson C.H. S.C. Aug. 19" circular datestamp on small cover to Chapel Hill N.C., missing top flap, Very Fine and rare, only two 4XU2 entires are recorded in Crown but our Levi records show four, this example is accompanied by a notarized affidavit dated January 1900 from Anderson S.C. Assistant Postmaster George W. Fant, describing the provisional marking and in what order the elements were applied (circular handstamp with town name, then "Paid", then the value), with 2003 C.S.A. certificate

2,500
800
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3033
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3033, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Anderson Court House S.C., (2c) Denomination Omitted, Black entire (4XU3), Anderson Court House S.C., (2c) Denomination Omitted, Black entire (4XU3)Anderson Court House S.C., (2c) Denomination Omitted, Black entire (4XU3). Clear strike of provisional handstamp without denomination on unaddressed cover, Very Fine, these were separately struck with the control circle and "Paid", along with a handstamped "5" or manuscript "10", Scott lists the value omitted as a 2c circular usage but does not price it unused ($2,250.00 as used), C.S.A. Catalog value for unused

500
450
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3034
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3034, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type I, bright color and clear margins, tied by grid cancel, "Athens Ga. Paid Jan. 30" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Major Lamar Cobb in Savannah Ga., fresh and Very Fine

2,500
1,800
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3035
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3035, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1), Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1)Athens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Type I, full margins, lightly cancelled, Fine

1,750
900
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3036
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3036, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2), Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2)Athens Ga., 5c Red (5X2). Type I, large margin at right, clear at top and bottom, touched at left, bright color, neat grid cancel

FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWELVE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE ATHENS 5-CENT RED PROVISIONAL.

Our census contains one half-cover and seven genuine covers with the 5c Red. This count accords with the Crown census. All genuine examples are dated in March or April 1862. In addition, we record three used off-cover examples and the original-gum example from the Sharrer collection (Siegel Sale 1035, lot 6).

Ex Ferrary, Felton and from our 1995 Rarities sale. With 1989 C.S.A. certificate

5,750
3,250
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3037
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3037, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black entire (6XU2). Clear strike of provisional handstamp with "Atlanta Ga. Sep. 25, 1861" circular datestamp on buff cover to Hamburg S.C., reduced at top barely into provisional marking, otherwise Very Fine

1,000
160
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3038
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3038, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Atlanta Ga., 5c Black, Cut Square (6XU5), Atlanta Ga., 5c Black, Cut Square (6XU5)Atlanta Ga., 5c Black, Cut Square (6XU5). Bold strike of provisional handstamp on small piece of cover underneath 10c Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), stamp tied by "Atlanta Ga. Mar. 11" (1862) circular datestamp, lifted and hinged so the provisional marking can be uncovered and viewed, stamp with small edge tears, still Very Fine and nice use of a General Issue stamp over an obsolete Atlanta entire

E. 500-750
475
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3039
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3039, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6), Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6)Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6). Clear strike of provisional handstamp and "Atlanta Ga. Nov. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Captain Yancey of Cobb's Georgia Legion at Yorktown Va., slight dampstaining on back, Very Fine strike

950
450
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3040
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3040, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6), Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6)Atlanta Ga., 10c Black entire (6XU6). Bold strike of provisional marking, with "Atlanta Ga. Aug. 26 (1861)" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Capt. Yancey at military address in Richmond Va., minor sealed backflap tear, Very Fine, ex Judd

950
375
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3041
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3041, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Austin Tex., 10c Black entire (9XU1), Austin Tex., 10c Black entire (9XU1)Austin Tex., 10c Black entire (9XU1). Bold nearly complete strike ("UST" struck off top edge), with "Austin Tex. Sep. 6, 1862" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Sterling Tex., Fine example of this rare provisional with fewer than a dozen recorded, ex "Camina", with 1982 P.F. certificate

2,500
650
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3042
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3042, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Austin Tex., 10c on 5c Black Revalued entire (9XU1 var), Austin Tex., 10c on 5c Black Revalued entire (9XU1 var)Austin Tex., 10c on 5c Black Revalued entire (9XU1 var). Old "Paid" and "5" rates overstruck by 10c provisional handstamp (struck partly off top edge), "Austin Tex. Aug. 16, 1862" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Athens Tex., with original letter enclosure, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, a great rarity, fewer than a dozen provisional entires are recorded and this is one of only two known that shows the old 5c rate handstamps used in combination with the 10c rate in effect from June 1, 1862, the other is ex Dr. Brandon and from the same correspondence, this one ex Murphy, with 1997 C.S.A. certificate, Scott Retail $2,500.00 for normal 9XU1 entire

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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3043
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3043, Postmasters Provisionals: Abingdon Va. thru Barnwell C.H. S.C.Barnwell C.H. S.C., 5c Black, entire (123XU1), Barnwell C.H. S.C., 5c Black, entire (123XU1)Barnwell C.H. S.C., 5c Black, entire (123XU1). Two provisional markings including boxed "Paid" on cover to Hamburg S.C., some slightly mended edge erosion and small toned spots, appears Fine, very rare, the Crown survey lists only two but we believe there are four or five extant, all are on addressed covers without postmarks, with clear 1990 C.S.A. certificate

3,000
375
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