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Sale 1132 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 22 June, 2016

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3044
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3044, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1), Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1)Baton Rouge La., 2c Green (11X1). Calhoun Type B, small pen strokes cancel, ample to full margins all around, bright shade, non-obvious flaws including tiny pinholes and faint thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY FIVE USED OFF-COVER EXAMPLES OF THE RARE BATON ROUGE 2-CENT PROVISIONAL ARE RECORDED.

Of No. 11X1 we record three unused, five used off cover or on piece, and five used on covers. Of No. 11X1a ("McCcrmick" error) we record three examples, including one unused, one used off cover and one used on cover.

Ex Weill Brothers' Stock. With clear 1990 C.S.A. certificate

5,000
3,000
3045
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3045, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine (11X2). Position 9, huge margins to just touched, light Baton Rouge circular datestamp, couple tiny thin spots and small repair at lower right, otherwise Fine and attractive

1,400
650
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3046
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3046, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border, "McCcrmick" Error (11X2a), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border, "McCcrmick" Error (11X2a)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Maltese Cross Border, "McCcrmick" Error (11X2a). Position 7, full margins to just touching design elements at top, lightly cancelled by rim of datestamp, fresh and Fine example of this major Confederate Provisional rarity, with 1974 P.F. certificate showing the stamp in larger size on piece and mentioning edge faults -- which were eliminated by removal from the piece and slightly trimming the stamp's margins -- this is only the third off-cover example we have offered since keeping computerized records

3,250
1,300
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3047
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3047, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3). Large margins three sides, just clear at left, deep rich colors, light circular datestamp cancel, faint diagonal bend

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A LOVELY OFF-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL WITH CRISS-CROSS BORDER.

Ex Weill Brothers' Stock. With clear 1990 C.S.A. certificate

2,750
3,500
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3048
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3048, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border, “McCcrmick” Error (11X3a), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border, “McCcrmick” Error (11X3a)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border, “McCcrmick” Error (11X3a). Position 7, ample margins three sides, barely in at top with slightly rounded corner at top right, tied to small piece by Baton Rouge Nov. 1861 circular datestamp, the piece has kept the fragile stamp paper free of defects.

FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE 5-CENT CRISS-CROSS BORDER STAMP WITH “McCCRMICK” ERROR. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE 1989 WEILL BROTHERS' SALE. A GREAT RARITY OF CONFEDERATE POSTMASTERS’ PROVISIONALS.

The “McCcrmick” error is found on the 2c and both 5c Baton Rouge stamps (none of the three recorded examples of the 10c stamp contain the error). The 2c error is very rare with only three known. The 5c Maltese Cross border error is the most common, though still rare. This 5c Criss-Cross border error is the only recorded example. Despite the relative supply, Scott Retail for this unique error is only one-sixth that of the price for the 2c error (perhaps because this has been off the market for so long).

Ex Caspary and Weill Brothers' Stock. With 1989 C.S.A. certificate

6,000
26,000
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3049
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3049, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3), Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3)Baton Rouge La., 5c Green & Carmine, Criss-Cross Border (11X3). Margins to in, tied by light strike of "Baton Rouge La. Dec. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Miss Kittie Mort, care of Dr. Blackburn, Vernon Miss., neat manuscript "5" at left of stamp, missing part of top flap and small piece out at top left, vertical file fold at left well away from stamp, some overall wear, stamp with minor soiling

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY ELEVEN COVERS WITH THE BATON ROUGE 5-CENT CRISS-CROSS BORDER STAMP ARE RECORDED.

Both the Crown survey and the Calhoun census record only 11 covers with criss-cross border stamps, all single frankings. No covers are known with the "McCcrmick" error (see lot 3048 in this sale for the only recorded off-cover 11X3 "McCcrmick" error). Only two covers have four-margin stamps and almost all covers have minor faults or flaps removed.

Ex Walcott.

10,000
2,600
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3050
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3050, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Camden S.C., 10c Black Entire (125XU2), Camden S.C., 10c Black Entire (125XU2)Camden S.C., 10c Black Entire (125XU2). Unused buff cover with Paid 10 in circle, struck in top right corner, carried privately to Greenville C.H. S.C., note on back indicates this originally contained an enclosure dated Apr. 3, 1865, Fine, ex Kohn, with 1977 C.S.A. certificate identifying this as a provisional, Dietz Type I, footnote in Scott refers to this unused example as the identifiable provisional and states that when these are used (with postal markings) they are indistinguishable from handstamped Paids

750
300
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3051
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3051, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Camden S.C., 10c Black Entire (125XU2), Camden S.C., 10c Black Entire (125XU2)Camden S.C., 10c Black Entire (125XU2). Clear strike of provisional handstamp (CAM-SC-E04a) underneath pair 5c Blue, Local (7), tied by "Camden S.C. Jan. 13" (1863) circular datestamp on green cover to Pocotaligo S.C., pair moved to left and hinged to reveal the provisional marking, right stamp tiny stain, two small repairs on backflap, Fine and scarce General Issue use on an obsolete provisional, C.S.A. Catalog value

2,000
1,100
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3052
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3052, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Camden S.C., 10c Black Entire (unlisted), Camden S.C., 10c Black Entire (unlisted)Camden S.C., 10c Black Entire (unlisted). Strikes of "Paid" and "10" provisional markings (CAM-SC-E03a) underneath 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), three large margins, light pen cancel, faint strike of red Camden double-circle datestamp on cover to Collingsburgh La., stamp moved to left and hinged to reveal the provisional markings, Very Fine and scarce General Issue use on an obsolete provisional, with 1989 P.S.E. certificate stating "genuine usage of 10c on unused, possibly provisionally prepared, Camden, SC 'Paid 10' envelope", this variety of the Camden Postmaster's Provisional is unlisted in Scott, C.S.A. Catalog value

1,500
400
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3053
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3053, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Camden S.C., 10c Red Entire (unlisted), Camden S.C., 10c Red Entire (unlisted)Camden S.C., 10c Red Entire (unlisted). Strikes of "Paid" and "10" provisional markings in red (CAM-SC-E03a var.) underneath 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b), stamp defective, tied by pen "X" cancel, faint strike of red Camden double-circle datestamp on cover to Manassas Junction Va., stamp moved to left and hinged to reveal the provisional markings, Fine appearance and scarce General Issue use on an obsolete provisional, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate as genuine usage including the comment "cover prepared as a provisional," this variety of the Camden Postmaster's Provisional is unlisted in Scott and the C.S.A. Catalog lists it only in black, C.S.A. Catalog value as black

1,500
425
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3054
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3054, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1), Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1)Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1). Clear strike of “PAID/5/P” Star in Circle provisional handstamp, “Canton Miss. Jan. 17, 1862” circular datestamp on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual filing pinholes, Extremely Fine and a late use (the latest listed in Power Search), the "P" in center of the star is the initial of Postmaster William Priestly, from our 1983 Rarities sale

4,000
1,000
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3055
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3055, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1), Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1)Canton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1). Bold strike of “PAID/5/P” Star in Circle provisional handstamp, “Canton Miss. Dec. 24, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual filing pinholes, Extremely Fine, the "P" in center of the star is the initial of Postmaster William Priestly

4,000
1,200
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3056
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3056, Postmasters Provisionals: Baton Rough La. thru Cartersville Ga.Cartersville Ga., (5c) Red entire (126XU1), Cartersville Ga., (5c) Red entire (126XU1)Cartersville Ga., (5c) Red entire (126XU1). Partly clear strike of provisional marking at right (CAR-GA-E01), "Cartersville Ga. Sep. 4" (1861) circular datestamp on buff cover to Athens Ga., opened roughly at top into provisional marking, otherwise Fine and very rare, unlisted in Crown census, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate

1,500
375
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