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Sale 1151 — The Civil War and Confederate States

Sale Date — Friday, 3 March, 2017

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1584
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1584, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Lenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1), Lenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1)Lenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1). Full margins to just in at bottom left, cancelled by manuscript "X", blue "Lenoir N.C. Feb. 22" circular datestamp on blue cover to Salisbury N.C., cover expertly restored

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE COLORFUL LENOIR POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ADHESIVE.

James Harper (1799-1879) served as postmaster of Lenoir from 1841 until sometime in 1862 or 1863. His son, George Washington Finley (G. W. F.) Harper (1834-1921), was the assistant postmaster and, according to the written affidavits, was responsible for carving the woodcut die used to make the provisional stamps and envelopes (see Crown book, pp. 172-178, 651-652). In 1862, G. W. F. Harper enlisted as a private in Co. H, 8th Regiment, N.C. Infantry, and eventually earned the rank of major.

The Lenoir adhesive stamp is one of three bi-colored provisionals issued by Southern postmasters (the others were issued at Baton Rouge La. and Greenvile Ala.). Approximately 29 covers bearing the Lenoir adhesive stamp are known. The same woodcut device was applied directly to envelopes, as evidenced by the one recorded cut square with the single 5c impression (Scott 49XU1) and the unique 5c plus 5c entire (Scott 49XU2).

Ex Hill.

15,000
2,700
1585
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1585, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Macon Ga., 5c Black on Light Blue Green Wove, Comma after Office (53X1), Macon Ga., 5c Black on Light Blue Green Wove, Comma after Office (53X1)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Light Blue Green Wove, Comma after Office (53X1). Large margins to just into outer frameline at right, tied by "Macon Ga. ? 26" double-circle datestamp on brown homemade cover to military address in Savannah Ga., Cobb correspondence, slightly reduced at left, cover wrinkling and small tear at top, the stamp is sound

VERY FINE AND RARE ON-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE MACON FOUR-LINE PROVISIONAL WITH COMMA AFTER "OFFICE".

The person most likely to be the Macon postmaster who issued the provisional stamps is Dr. Edward L. Strohecker, a graduate of the Medical College of South Carolina, who was elected three times as Macon's mayor. He helped to organize the Georgia Medical Association, and travelled to visit and treat Confederate troops during the war. Another postmaster and possible stamp issuer is Washington Poe, a relative of the poet, who also served a term as mayor and was elected as a Union delegate to the Georgia Secession Convention in Milledgeville.

All of the Macon provisional stamps were printed from typeset forms. The 2c and two of the three 5c settings simply state the denomination and nothing else, and they were the first stamps printed. These were followed by the four-line "square" stamp, offered here, which includes the words "Post Office" and "Macon, Ga." The order of issue is confused by the Scott Catalogue listings.

The Macon provisional with “Post Office, Macon, Ga.” added to the setting is very rare on cover (Peter W. W. Powell reported 24 on cover in the Confederate Philatelist, Sep.-Oct. 2000). Overall, the Comma after "Office" variety is approximately twice as rare as the period variety (counting on-cover and off-cover examples).

With 1979 C.S.A. certificate

6,000
1,500
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1586
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1586, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Wove (53X3), Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Wove (53X3)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Wove (53X3). Large margins, tied by neat "Macon Ga. Jul. 24" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Marion Ala., cover expertly restored at right edge not affecting the stamp

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE MACON 5-CENT FLORAL BORDER PROVISIONAL ON COVER.

All of the Macon provisional stamps were printed from typeset forms. The 2c and two of the three 5c settings simply state the denomination and nothing else, and they were the first stamps printed. These were followed by the four-line "square" stamp, which includes the words "Post Office" and "Macon, Ga." The order of issue is confused by the Scott Catalogue listings..

Ex Phillips, Emerson, Hart, Brooks and Dr. Agre. Signed Ashbrook. With 1995 C.S.A. certificate stating "professionally repaired"

6,500
1,400
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1587
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1587, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Wove (53X3), Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Wove (53X3)Macon Ga., 5c Black on Yellow Wove (53X3). Ample to large margins, tied by "Macon Ga. Jul. 27" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Oglethorpe Ga., missing backflap, reduced at left, stain at left and some small edge tears, the stamp has been lifted, gum stains removed from around stamp edges and replaced on the cover, still appears Very Fine, ex Heathcote and Hall, with 1992 P.S.E. and 1993 C.S.A. certificates

6,500
800
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1588
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1588, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2), Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2)Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). Two, pale shades, ample margin to just touching, tied by partly readable red "Southern Express Co. Memphis Ten. Feb. 1" double-circle datestamp on 1862 yellow cover to Richmond Va., pencil "DH" express notation, neatly docketed, backflap removed

FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF MEMPHIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMPS ON A SOUTHERN EXPRESS COMPANY COVER CARRIED OUTSIDE THE MAILS. ONLY A FEW 5-CENT MEMPHIS EXPRESS COVERS ARE KNOWN.

The cover was entrusted to the Southern Express Co.'s Memphis office for delivery to Richmond. Express covers involving Confederate postage of any kind are scarce, and those with Postmasters' Provisionals are very rare.

From our 1989 Rarities of the World sale and Ex Walske. With 1987 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for pair on normal cover $4,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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1589
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1589, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2), Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2)Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). Huge top margin including significant portion of adjoining stamp, other sides full to just in at bottom, tied by partly clear strike of Memphis circular datestamp on small cover to Camden Ark., Dec. 4, 1861 docketing, stamp with light pre-use crease, Very Fine, ex Dr. Brandon

2,000
450
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1590
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1590, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2), Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2)Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). Margins to touched at top, tied by Memphis circular datestamp on Memphis and Ohio Railroad corner card cover to Athens Tenn., small stained spots and erosion just barely affecting stamp, Fine appearing and scarce use of a Memphis Postmaster's Provisional on a railroad corner card cover, ex Matz

2,000
500
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1591
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1591, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1), Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1)Mobile Ala., 2c Black (58X1). Large margins to clear at top right, intense shade, tied by bold strike of "Mobile Ala. Jan. 19, 1862" double-circle datestamp on blue folded printed circular of the "Office Mobile Omnibus Company" addressed locally, contents declare a dividend and announce the increase of capital stock, small soiling spot on flap does not affect front and is visible only when opened flat

VERY FINE. A CHOICE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT MOBILE PROVISIONAL ON A LOCALLY ADDRESSED CIRCULAR.

The Crown census records only 23 covers with the 2c Mobile provisional.

Ex Moody and Myerson

6,000
3,750
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1592
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1592, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2), Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2)Mobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Margins all around, tiny nick at top right corner, tied by "Mobile Ala. Oct. 17" double-circle datestamp on cover to Eutaw Ala., some minor soiling and wear, Fine

1,050
225
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1593
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1593, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Huge margins at top and left with portion of adjoining stamp and top sheet margin, full at right and just into frame at bottom, deep rich color, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Sep. 27, 1861" circular datestamp with "PAID" handstamp on red and blue 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F11-22), addressed to McMinnville Tenn., backflap tears barely extend to tiny inconsequential tear at top

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE. THIS 11-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG IS ONE OF THE RAREST PATRIOTIC DESIGNS KNOWN. TO FIND IT USED WITH THE 5-CENT NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL IS EXTRAORDINARY. A PHENOMENAL EXHIBITION ITEM.

Our records of the Nashville Postmaster's Provisional contain only two other uses on Patriotic covers. The Rudy and Powell collections contained a 7-Star Confederate flag on cover with a Nashville 5c Grayish Brown (61X5 var), which realized $27,000 hammer the last time it was sold in our Sale 1104 in 2015. That flag, while scarce, is not as rare as the 11-Star flag on this cover. In addition, there is the iconic Hanging Lincoln cover with two 5c Nashville Brick Red stamps. Apart from those two covers, we do not record any other Nashville adhesives on Patriotic covers. This cover appeared in the 1973 Siegel sale featuring the Robert W. Baughman collection (Sale 399, lot 188).

This design with ten stars in a circle and one star at the center of a slightly elongated flag is listed in the C.S.A. Catalogue with a $10,000.00 value, without regard to the Nashville Provisional use

E. 10,000-15,000
27,000
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1594
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1594, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5), Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5)Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). Full margins to barely touched, beautiful deep shade on blued paper, tied by one of two strikes of "PAID" straightline, "Nashville Ten. Oct. 3, 1861" circular datestamp on bright buff cover to Athens Ga., Cleage correspondence, light horizontal crease across top of cover barely affects stamp, still Very Fine, ex Felton, with 1988 C.S.A. certificate

4,250
1,100
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1595
 
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1595, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.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, ex Powell

1,500
800
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1596
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1596, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1), Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1)Nashville Tenn., 5c Blue entire (61XU1). Clear strike with equally clear "Nashville Ten. Jul. 18, 1861" circular datestamp on small cover to New Orleans La., missing side flaps and slightly reduced, otherwise Very Fine, ex Dr. Agre, with 1991 C.S.A. certificate

900
160
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1597
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1597, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1), New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1)New Orleans La., 2c Blue (62X1). Large margins to clear, tied by neat strike of "New Orleans La. 18 Aug." circular datestamp on wrapper to Hartwood Va., very slightly reduced at sides from original size with complete address and markings

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT NEW ORLEANS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL PAYING THE CIRCULAR RATE.

Approximately 30 covers are known with the 2c Blue (27 in Crown census), including circular rates and drop-rate uses. More than half of the covers have stamps without four margins or faults in the stamp or cover.

5,000
1,300
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1598
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1598, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.New Orleans La., 5c Provisionals (62X3, 62X4, 62X5), New Orleans La., 5c Provisionals (62X3, 62X4, 62X5)New Orleans La., 5c Provisionals (62X3, 62X4, 62X5). Three covers, first two with huge margins on two or three sides, each tied by New Orleans circular datestamp on three different color covers, a couple minor flaws including missing backflap on the latter, No. 62X4 is a particularly nice appearing Jumbo but with a small surface scrape at top, Very Fine appearing group, one C.S.A. certificate accompanies

1,725
375
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1599
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1599, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3), New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3)New Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3). Four singles, margins essentially all around, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. 7 Dec." (1861) circular datestamp on blue cover to Bonham Tex., original thick letter enclosure datelined Nov. 30, reduced at left, couple tiny stamp flaws and right stamp corner crease from heavy enclosure, Very Fine appearing and scarce double-weight over-500 miles use to Texas, ex Dr. Brandon

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1600
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1600, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Norfolk Va., 10c Blue entire (139XU2), Norfolk Va., 10c Blue entire (139XU2)Norfolk Va., 10c Blue entire (139XU2). Bold strikes of "10" and "Paid" in circle provisional handstamps with control signature "A.M. Vaughan P.M." on back by the Norfolk postmaster, blue "Norfolk Va. Oct. 2, 1861" double-circle datestamp on homemade cover to Mobile Ala., restored at top including expertly painting in the upper arc and small portion of letters in "Paid" handstamp, couple other minor cosmetic improvements, Very Fine appearance and extremely rare, unlisted in the Crown survey, this may well be the only known example of the 10c Norfolk Postmaster's Provisional (the 5c is also rare, with five or fewer recorded), with 1987 P.F. certificate picturing the cover before restoration

1,500
1,600
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1601
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1601, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1), Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1)Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Position 2, large margins all around, small flaws at top left (tiny scuff and sealed tear), tied by blue "Petersburg Va. 5cts. Oct. 13” integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Windsor N.C. with Provision Dealer and Commission Merchant corner card in red, stamp affixed over printing, repaired backflap tears including one which just goes into front at top, Very Fine appearance, while the Petersburg Postmaster's Provisional is found on corner card covers, this type is unusual, ex Hessel

2,500
600
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1602
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1602, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Clear strike of provisional handstamp with blue "Raleigh N.C. Ju?. 20, 1861" double-circle datestamp on tan all-over lithographed American Tract Society advertising cover to Hotel N.C., illustration of bird at left with neat pen "X", Very Fine and scarce use of the Raleigh Postmaster's Provisional handstamp on an illustrated cover, "R.H.W. Co." (Raymond H. Weill) backstamp

E. 750-1,000
400
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1603
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1603, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1), Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1)Raleigh N.C., 5c Red entire (68XU1). Balance of five covers and one rebacked cover front, each with the typical mostly clear strike of the provisional handstamp and with blue Raleigh double-circle datestamp, the front dated June 11, 1861 -- the Earliest Documented Use, one dated June 18 on a banker's embossed corner card (corner repair), the others dated in August and September, several with contents, some flaws to be expected, overall Fine group, Scott Retail counting the EDU front as a full cover $3,600.00

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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1604
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1604, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Raleigh N.C., 10c on 5c Red on Yellow entire (68XU1 var), Raleigh N.C., 10c on 5c Red on Yellow entire (68XU1 var)Raleigh N.C., 10c on 5c Red on Yellow entire (68XU1 var). Clear strike of provisional handstamp with manuscript "10" re-rating over "5", blue "Raleigh N.C. ? 17, 1861" double-circle datestamp on yellow "State of North Carolina Executive Department -- Official Business" semi-official imprint cover to Tennessee Governor Isham G. Harris in Ashville, manuscript "Due 5" crossed out at left, docketed at left "Gov. N.C. declines sending Nitric Acid", top right corner repaired, small tear at top left, small bit of ink erosion in docketing, Fine and extremely rare, Scott and the C.S.A. catalog do not list a Raleigh 10c on 5c entire (despite listings for similar revalued provisional entires from other towns), this should be listed as No. 68XU1a

E. 750-1,000
450
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1605
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1605, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1), Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1)Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1). Clear strike of "Post Office, Salem, N.C. O.A. Keehln, P.M." circular handstamp with manuscript "Paid 5" C.S.A. rate on small yellow cover to Haw River N.C., "Salem N.C. Jan. 21" (1862) circular datestamp, slightly reduced at right just touching the rim of the control marking, gently cleaned, Very Fine appearance

2,000
375
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1606
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1606, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1), Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1)Salem N.C., 5c Black entire (73XU1). Clear strike of "Post Office, Salem, N.C. O.A. Keehln, P.M." circular handstamp with manuscript "Paid 5" C.S.A. rate on small cover to Manassas Junction Va., "Salem N.C. Sep. 27" (1861) circular datestamp, some small expert repairs, few tiny stained spots, appears Very Fine

2,000
375
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1607
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1607, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1), Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1)Statesville N.C., 5c Black entire (79XU1). Two covers, first bold strike of boxed "Paid 5" provisional handstamp, "Statesville N.C. Apr. 4" (1862) circular datestamp on small folded letter to Turnersburg N.C., Very Fine, 1987 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies, second with mostly clear strike of provisional marking with "Statesville N.C. Oct. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Manassas Junction Va., slightly reduced at right and edgewear, Fine, scarce pair of covers, only 19 are recorded in the Crown survey

3,000
425
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1608
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1608, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2), Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2)Talbotton Ga., 10c Black entire (94XU2). Bold strike of provisional handstamp with "Talbotton Ga. May 30, 1864" double-circle datestamp on cover to Warren County Ga., charge box notation at top, two small faint waterstains at top, Very Fine and rare, ex Emerson, Walcott and Dr. Brandon

1,000
300
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1609°
c
Sale Number 1151, Lot Number 1609, Postmasters Provisionals: Lenoir N.C. thru Uniontown Ala.Uniontown Ala., 10c Red on Gray Blue (86X5), Uniontown Ala., 10c Red on Gray Blue (86X5)Uniontown Ala., 10c Red on Gray Blue (86X5). Position 3, ample margins showing complete design all around, rich color on deeply blued paper, tied by "Uniontown Ala. 27 Sep." (1861) circular datestamp on ladies border embossed cover to Mr. Richmond S. Christian at Richmond Va., stamp with tiny nick at top and light corner creases at left, some minor staining next to stamp and at left has been expertly removed, small sealed tear at top left of cover which is missing backflap

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY EIGHT EXAMPLES OF THE UNIONTOWN POSTMASTER'S 10-CENT PROVISIONAL ARE RECORDED, OF WHICH SEVEN ARE ON COVERS.

Uniontown's postmaster at the start of the C.S.A. postal system was Parham N. Booker. Parham, one of eleven children, was the namesake son of a U.S. internal revenue officer. The senior Booker represented Madison County in the legislature in 1836 and moved to Uniontown sometime later. He became a planter and hotel keeper, and he also served as postmaster and mayor of the town. Booker Senior died in 1861, and we are not certain if both father and son ran the post office. Because of a permanent physical disability, Booker Junior did not serve in the Confederate Army, but served the government in a civil department.

Postmaster Booker issued three denominations of adhesive provisionals: 2c, 5c and 10c. They were probably typeset and printed at the offices of the local newspaper, the Weekly Herald. The same typeset form of four subjects was used to print all three values (although the spacing between subjects changed between two 5c printings). The numeral in parentheses between the "PA" and "ID" of "PAID" was changed for each value, and different color ink was used: Dark Blue (2c), Green (5c) and Red (10c). All three values were printed on Gray Blue paper, and the 2c and 5c are also known on White paper, which was probably used for subsequent printings. The 10c has not been found on White paper.

Eight examples of the Uniontown 10c Red are recorded by us. These are (in order of plate position):

1) Pos. 1 with stationer’s embossed crest, on cover to Maria L. Kidd, Port Royal Va., ex Kimmel, Haas, Birkinbine, D.K. collection and Dr. Brandon (Siegel Sale 1073, lot 347)

2) Pos. 1 on cover to John D. Pitts, near Richmond Va., ex Ferrary, Caspary, “Isleham” (Peyton), Hill and Sharrer (Siegel Sale 1035, lot 91)

3) Pos. 2 on cover to Col. A. P. Calhoun, Pendleton S.C., ex Dr. Simon, D.K. collection (Siegel Sale 1022, lot 1120)

4) Pos. 2 on cover to Maria Louisa Kidd, Port Royal Va., ex Brooks, Meroni, Kilbourne (Siegel Sale 815, lot 155) and Gross

5) Pos. 2 repaired stamp on repaired cover to Mrs. John B. Carey, ex Weill Stock

6) Pos. 3, corner creases, tiny tear, on lady’s embossed cover to Mr. Richmond Christian, Richmond Va., ex Hind, the cover offered here

7) Pos. 4 on cover to Col. A. P. Calhoun, Pendleton S.C., ex Sweet, Muzzy, Boker

8) Pos. 4 uncancelled on large piece dated Sep. 27 (1861) with part of addressee’s name “S. Price”, Virginia destination, ex Caspary

Very few post offices east of the Mississippi River issued and used 10c adhesive (A) or press-printed (E) provisionals. This small group is as follows: Baton Rouge La. (A--three known); Charleston S.C. (E--unique, see lot 330); Danville Va. (E--probably not used); Fincastle Va. (E--unique); Fredericksburg Va. (A--never used); Greenville Ala. (A--two known); Greenwood Depot Va. (A--six known); Knoxville Tenn. (A--unique; and E--rare used); Marion Va. (A--seven known on cover); Nashville Tenn. (A--six known on cover); Tellico Plains Tenn. (A--never used); and Uniontown Ala. (A--eight known, seven on covers). All other 10c provisionals were used in Texas or were issued as handstamped entires.

Ex Hind. Signed Stanley B. Ashbrook. With 1986 C.S.A. certificate

40,000
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