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Sale 1190 — The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Category — Postmasters’ Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1332
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1332, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4), New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4)New Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Large to ample margins including portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, intense shade, tied by clear strike of "PD 5 CTS/N.O.P.O." two-line provisional handstamp with "J. L. RIDDELL, P.M." straightline and "New Orleans La. Sep. 21, 1861" river-mail double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Port Gibson Miss., clear strike of "Grand Gulf Miss. Sep. 23" circular datestamp, manuscript "Lafourche" steamboat identification at lower left, slightly reduced at right, tiny paper addition at top right corner where stamp has light corner crease

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE NEW ORLEANS PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMP TO CANCEL THE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL STAMP. ONLY FOUR OF THE 12 TO 15 EXAMPLES KNOWN HAVE THE GRAND GULF POSTMARK.

This cover was mailed at the New Orleans wharfside post office and was carried up river to Grand Gulf Miss., where it was postmarked again and carried inland to Port Gibson. We record only four such covers bearing the Grand Gulf postmark, and this is in far better condition than two others we have offered in recent years.

Ex Grant and Meroni. Acquired by the Kilbournes in 1961

E. 3,000-4,000
2,100
1333
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1333, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsTuscumbia Ala., 5c Black entire (84XU1), Tuscumbia Ala., 5c Black entire (84XU1)Tuscumbia Ala., 5c Black entire (84XU1). Bold provisional handstamp with matching "Tuscumbia Ala. Dec. 23" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to New Orleans, small age spots at bottom, reduced at top slightly into markings, portion of back missing, Fine appearance and rare, only eight are recorded in the Crown survey, ex Ferrary, Hind, Caspary, Meroni and Weill Brothers' Stock, Scott Retail $4,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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