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Sale 1132 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 22 June, 2016

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3057
E
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3057, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 2c Brown, 10c Blue Green, Essays on Wove (Dietz E-11, E-12), Charleston S.C., 2c Brown, 10c Blue Green, Essays on Wove (Dietz E-11, E-12)Charleston S.C., 2c Brown, 10c Blue Green, Essays on Wove (Dietz E-11, E-12). Large to huge margins on watermarked paper, 2c similar to design used for the entires and issued stamp, 10c also similar but with Palmetto tree at center as on the 1862 10c provisional entire, both with strong colors without the light toning sometimes encountered

VERY FINE. A RARE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT AND 10-CENT CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA PROVISIONAL ESSAYS.

Little is known about these designs, except that they are printed on the same paper as the issued 5c stamps. The Calhoun book notes it seems likely the postmaster originally considered the idea of 2c, 5c and 10c stamps and that the 2c and 10c were likely discarded due to the cost of printing.

Ex Worthington

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
3058
og
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3058, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Horizontal pair, Calhoun Types D-E, original gum, bright color, large margins including part of adjoining stamp at left and right sheet margin, rich color, thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. APART FROM THE UNIQUE BLOCK OF FIFTEEN, THIS IS THE ONLY REPORTED UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THE CHARLESTON POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Prior to the discovery of the block of fifteen in 1979 (see lot 541 in our Sale 1065), this was the only recorded unused multiple.

Two backstamps (one just shows thru at center). Ex Caspary and Calhoun. Illustrated in the Calhoun book on p. 60.

3,250
1,900
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3059
og
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3059, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Calhoun Type P, part original gum, full margins, small thin spot, slight indentation on back, few trivial toned specks, appears Fine

1,400
450
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3060
ng
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3060, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Unused (no gum), showing all four outer framelines and line of adjacent stamp at top, light toning, faint thin spots and light crease, appears Fine

1,400
500
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3061
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3061, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Large margins to touching frameline at left, tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov. 25, 1861" circular datestamp on piece of blue cover, light toning, otherwise Very Fine

800
425
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3062
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3062, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Margins showing framelines all around, rich color, tied by "Charleston S.C. Jan. 7, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Aiken S.C., backflap tears, Very Fine

2,500
600
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3063
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3063, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Margins just in to clear, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Oct. 10, 1861" circular datestamp on lady's small cover to High Point N.C., slightly reduced at left, prior faint cover toning has been gently cleaned, fresh and Fine, a pretty cover, ex Hessel, Jessup, Telep and Hall

2,500
450
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3064
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3064, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue (16X1). Ample to large margins showing large part of dividing lines, tied by "Charleston S.C. Dec. 11, 1861" circular datestamp on small cover to Abbeville C.H. S.C., closed cover tear at right edge, otherwise Very Fine

2,500
0
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3065
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3065, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue entire (16XU1), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue entire (16XU1)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue entire (16XU1). Bold "Charleston S.C. Sep. 14, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Flat Rock N.C., expert repaired tears at top left corner and at top barely into datestamp, backflap reattached, Extremely Fine appearance, a remarkably fresh and attractive example of this rare press-printed provisional entire

4,000
0
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3066
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3066, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Amber entire (16XU2), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Amber entire (16XU2)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue on Amber entire (16XU2). Woodcut press-printed provisional at upper right, bold strike of "Charleston S.C. Oct. 11, 1861" circular datestamp and used to Greenville S.C., some slight wrinkling and staining not affecting the indicia or datestamp, Fine

2,250
0
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3067
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3067, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 5c Blue, Cut Squares (16XU1, 16XU3, 16XU5), Charleston S.C., 5c Blue, Cut Squares (16XU1, 16XU3, 16XU5)Charleston S.C., 5c Blue, Cut Squares (16XU1, 16XU3, 16XU5). Three, on White, Orange and Blue pieces, each showing Charleston S.C. circular datestamp, Aug. 30, Oct. 6 and Oct. 29, 1861 respectively, Orange piece with light crease between the indicia and the datestamp, Fine group, total Scott Retail as full entires $7,500.00

E. 750-1,000
650
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3068
 
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3068, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Charleston S.C., 10c Black, Cut Square (16XU7), Charleston S.C., 10c Black, Cut Square (16XU7)Charleston S.C., 10c Black, Cut Square (16XU7). Clear strike of Palmetto Tree design handstamp in black with "P.O. Charleston S.C. 10 Cents" on piece, "Hardeeville S.C. Aug. 27, 1863" circular datestamp with "Due 10" in arc handstamp also struck in Hardeeville, Very Fine, the only recorded example of the Charleston Palmetto Tree 10c Provisional handstamp, this may have been mailed by a soldier stationed at Hardeeville, which was on the railroad line to Savannah, the postmaster did not recognize any prepayment and struck the entire with his "Due 10" handstamp, the only other example of this design is found on the unique press-printed entire (Scott 16XU6), most recently offered in our 2016 Rarities of the World sale

2,000
1,600
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3069
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3069, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Chattanooga Tenn., 5c Black entire (17XU2), Chattanooga Tenn., 5c Black entire (17XU2)Chattanooga Tenn., 5c Black entire (17XU2). Provisional handstamp struck at right with "Chattanooga Ten. Jul. 9, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Athens Tenn., repaired at top with small part of provisional marking drawn in, backflap replaced, otherwise Fine and rare, only five recorded in Crown survey and this is the earliest known use

2,500
700
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3070
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3070, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Christiansburg Va., 5c Blue entire (99XU2), Christiansburg Va., 5c Blue entire (99XU2)Christiansburg Va., 5c Blue entire (99XU2). Clear strikes of provisional handstamp and "Christiansburgh Va. Oct. 25" (1861) circular datestamp on gray cover to Lynchburg Va., docketing at top, minor wear and small repair at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, scarce with only 11 listed in the Calhoun census, with clear 1986 C.S.A. certificate

2,000
400
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3071
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3071, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Colaparchee Ga., 5c Black entire (119XU1), Colaparchee Ga., 5c Black entire (119XU1)Colaparchee Ga., 5c Black entire (119XU1). Clear strikes of provisional markings crossed out in top corners of envelope addressed to Colaparchee, pair 5c Blue, Local (7) affixed to backflap and tied by "Savannah Ga. Apr. 13" (ca. 1863) circular datestamp, one flap missing which cuts into back at bottom (not affecting stamps), opened for display, Fine and extremely rare, one of two recorded examples of the Colaparchee Postmaster's Provisional entire, both of which bear regular issue stamps (the value of the provisional not accepted as prepayment) and mailed from Savannah, this is the earlier of the two uses, accompanied by 1941 note from August Dietz

3,500
900
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3072
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3072, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1), Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1). Clear strike of provisional marking, "Columbia S.C. 28 Nov." (1861) circular datestamp and "Paid" handstamp on buff cover to Charlotte N.C., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

900
200
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3073
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3073, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1), Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire (18XU1). Beautifully clear strike of provisional handstamp with partly clear blue "Columbia S.C. 6 Nov." (1861) circular datestamp and "Paid" on lady's narrow lavender-colored cover to Sumter S.C., very slightly reduced at top, backflap tear, Very Fine, ex Deats, Worthington and Kohn

900
250
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3074
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3074, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire, Seal on Back (18XU4a), Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire, Seal on Back (18XU4a)Columbia S.C., 5c Blue entire, Seal on Back (18XU4a). Clear strike of oval provisional handstamp on side flap, "Paid" in circle and "5" rate handstamp with matching bold "Columbia S.C. Aug. 3" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Sumter S.C., flap folded out for display, slight soiling, Very Fine

1,250
275
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3075
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3075, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Columbus Ga., 5c Blue entire (19XU1), Columbus Ga., 5c Blue entire (19XU1)Columbus Ga., 5c Blue entire (19XU1). Bold strike of provisional marking, black "Columbus Ga. Oct. 19" circular datestamp on buff cover to Marion Ala., offset of additional provisional marking on back, small repair on back, Very Fine, accompanied by cut square of 19XU2, Scott Retail for just the entire (19XU2 priced at $3,250.00 for a complete entire)

1,200
550
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3076
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3076, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Columbus Ga., 10c Red entire (19XU2), Columbus Ga., 10c Red entire (19XU2)Columbus Ga., 10c Red entire (19XU2). Partly clear strike of provisional handstamp, partly clear "Columbus Ga. Aug. 20" (1861) circular datestamp on buff cover to Chunnenuggee Ala., "Paid 5" in circle handstamp struck at center, original contents datelined Aug. 15 from Richmond Va., a letter from a husband to his wife regarding his attempt to obtain a commission in the Confederate Army (transcript accompanies), Very Fine and rare, the Crown census lists five examples of the 10c Columbus, while there are a few known outside the census there are probably fewer than ten total, with 1987 P.F. certificate stating the "Paid 5" was struck to uprate the cover for weight, accompanied by analysis from Frank Crown speculating on how the provisional came to be in Richmond, how it got back to Columbus and the reason for the uprated marking

3,250
800
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3077
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3077, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Dalton Ga., 5c Black entire (20XU1), Dalton Ga., 5c Black entire (20XU1)Dalton Ga., 5c Black entire (20XU1). Mostly clear strike of provisional handstamp, "Dalton Ga. Feb. 6, 1862" circular datestamp on brown cover to Pendleton S.C., manuscript box charge notation at bottom, missing part of backflap, Very Fine

750
170
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3078
c
Sale Number 1132, Lot Number 3078, Postmasters Provisionals: Charleston S.C. thru Dalton Ga.Dalton Ga., 10c Black entire (20XU2), Dalton Ga., 10c Black entire (20XU2)Dalton Ga., 10c Black entire (20XU2). Clear strike of provisional handstamp, partly clear "Dalton Ga. Jan. 10" (1862) circular datestamp on brown cover to Athens Ga., manuscript box charge notation at top left, Very Fine, ex Judd, with 1987 C.S.A. certificate

1,250
400
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