VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH A FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL WITH MALTESE CROSS BORDER.
The addressee, Capt. Henry M. Favrot, was born in West Baton Rouge parish in 1826 and died there in 1887. He served as a member of the Louisiana legislature in the 1850's and was opposed to secession. However, with the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Confederate Army and became captain of the "Delta Rifles," 4th Louisiana Infantry, and served throughout the entire war. Capt. Favrot participated in the Battle of Shiloh, was stricken with typhoid fever at Corinth and later returned to New Orleans. After his recovery he was sent to northern Virginia with rank of colonel to gather all the records of the Army of Northern Virginia. He remained on active duty until the close of the war, when he returned home on mule-back, bringing with him the army records he was sent to compile.
Ex Watt White. With 1996 P.F. certificate. Scott value $5,000.00
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MACON FLORAL-BORDER PROVISIONAL USED ON AN ILLUSTRATED ADVERTISING COVER.
Our records contain four Greer & Lake advertising covers with Macon provisionals, including two with 53X4 (line border) stamps and two with 53X3 (floral border) stamps.
Ex Hughes. Scott value on normal cover $6,000.00
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NASHVILLE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A PATRIOTIC COVER. A PHENOMENAL EXHIBITION ITEM.
We have used the term "Grayish Brown" to describe the shade of this stamp, based on our experience with expertizing groups. The Gray 61X4 shade is often called "Violet Brown" 61X5 when it has a slight brownish hue. This stamp is not the normal Violet Brown, and it is used in October 1861 when the Gray stamps were generally used, but rather than risk a return over subjective differences of opinion among experts, we will call this stamp "Grayish Brown" and offer it as 61X5.
Ex Rudy and Powell. With 2015 C.S.A. certificate (as Grayish Brown). Scott value on patriotic cover $35,000.00
FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT NASHVILLE PROVISIONAL WITH AN EXPRESS COMPANY CANCEL.
Only approximately 25 are known with any cancel, most of which are faulty. This stamp paid the Confederate postage on a cover carried across the lines by Adams Express Company. Only three full express covers are recorded with the Nashville 10c adhesive provisional, all dated at Nashville on August 1.
Ex Wishnietsky. Scott value as the most typical cancel is $7,500.00