Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022

Category — Postmasters’ Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
404
c
Sale 1262, Lot 404, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsCanton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1). Perfect strike of provisional handstamp on grayish-blue cover to Jackson Miss., "Canton Miss. Sep. 13, 1861" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a superb strike of this fancy provisional handstamp, the "P" in center of the star is the initial of Postmaster William Priestly, ex Przybyl, with 1982 P.F. and 2001 C.S.A. certificates, Scott value $4,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
600
405
c
Sale 1262, Lot 405, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsKnoxville Tenn., 5c Black entire (47XU5). Clear strike of "Paid 5" circular provisional handstamp on cover to Memphis Tenn, with Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and 10-Star Sunburst Patriotic design (JD-1B), minor waterstains at top clear of the Patriotic design

VERY FINE APPEARANCE AND EXTREMELY RARE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE KNOXVILLE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ON A PATRIOTIC COVER.

We have stated in the past that there are only two recorded examples of a No. 47XU5 Patriotic -- the Flag and Cannon cover from the Boshwit and Kilbourne collections (Sale 1186, lot 547) and the 7-Star Confederate Flag design from the Kilbourne collection (Sale 1190, lot 1504). This cover has been off the market since the 1960s and was not part of our records.

Scott value $3,750.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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406
c
Sale 1262, Lot 406, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsMobile Ala., 5c Black (58X2). Full margins to just in at top left, rich color, creased by light file fold, tied by "Mobile Ala. Sep. 2? 1861" double-circle datestamp on oatmeal cover to Clarke County Ala., slightly reduced at right, some cover edgewear and restored bottom right corner, otherwise Very Fine, ex Przybyl, Scott value $1,750.00

E. 400-500
225
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407
c
Sale 1262, Lot 407, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsMobile Ala., 5c Blue (58X2). Full to ample margins, tied by "Mobile Ala. Aug. 26, 1861" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Pensacola Fla., stamp has corner crease at top left, cover reduced at bottom, Very Fine appearing stamp and attractive cover, Scott value $1,750.00

E. 400-500
275
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408
 
Sale 1262, Lot 408, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Horizontal pair, brilliant deep color, large margins to clear including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom left, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Aug. 17, 1861" circular datestamp on small buff piece

FRESH AND VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE PAIR OF THE NASHVILLE PROVISIONAL IN THE CARMINE SHADE.

This is a wonderful quality pair of this issue.

2,250
2,200
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409
 
Sale 1262, Lot 409, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at top, bright shade, neat strike of blue "Nashville Aug. 1? (1861)" circular datestamp, few faults including sealed tears, appears Extremely Fine, ex Powell

2,250
600
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410
c
Sale 1262, Lot 410, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Carmine (61X2). Margins to in at left, deep rich color affixed over U.S. 3c Pink entire (U35) and tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Sep. 16, 1861" circular datestamp with matching "PAID" handstamp, addressed to Fayetteville N.C., Very Fine and unusual use of the provisional on a U.S. entire, ex Boshwit and Felton, Scott value $3,500.00 on normal cover

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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411
c
Sale 1262, Lot 411, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNashville Tenn., 5c Gray (61X4). Full margins to cutting into outer frameline at bottom, deep rich color, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Oct. 15, 1861" circular datestamp with matching "PAID" handstamp on cover to McMinnville Ten., missing part of backflap, corner mend at top left

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE NASHVILLE 5-CENT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL IN THE GRAY SHADE, TIED ON A COVER. THE GRAY IS RARER THAN ANY OF THE OTHER 5-CENT SHADES.

Ex Muzzy and offered to the market for the first time since that 1967 sale. Scott value $7,500.00.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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412
c
Sale 1262, Lot 412, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Brown on White (62X3). Large margins to clear, tied by bold strike of "New Orleans La. Jul. ?" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Natchez Miss., Very Fine, ex Hill, Scott value $475.00

E. 200-300
180
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413
c
Sale 1262, Lot 413, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Brown on White, 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X3-62X4). Two covers to Baton Rouge La., first No. 62X3 with large margins to touched, tied by "PAID" handstamp with "New Orleans La. 18 Sep." (1861) circular datestamp on folded cover addressed in French, Fine, second No. 62X4 with huge margins to ample, tied by "New Orleans La. 5 Oct." (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Dr. Louis Favrot Reynaud, Very Fine, Scott value $950.00

E. 400-500
500
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414
c
Sale 1262, Lot 414, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNew Orleans La., 5c Red Brown on Bluish (62X4). Horizontal pair, large margins to ample, few age spots, light corner crease at bottom right, tied by "New Orleans La. 1 Dec." (1861) circular datestamp on buff cover to Little Rock Ark., endorsed "Surgeon Breedlove C.S.A.", slight edgewear, Very Fine, signed Brian Green, Scott value $700.00

E. 300-400
275
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415
c
Sale 1262, Lot 415, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Position 3, huge top sheet margin, other sides to just in at lower left, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. 5cts. Dec. 21" (1861) integral-rate circular datestamp on Peebles, Plummer & Co. grocer and commission merchant's brown cameo corner card cover to Jeffress Store Va., some slight soiling in sheet margin of the stamp, still Very Fine and scarce use on a cameo corner card cover, Scott value $2,000.00 without premium for the corner card

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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416
c
Sale 1262, Lot 416, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Position 6, huge margins to barely into couple ornaments at top, bright color, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Dec. 13" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Kennedy's P.O. Va., slightly reduced at top and couple expertly sealed cover tears, still Very Fine, Scott value $2,000.00

E. 750-1,000
800
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417
c
Sale 1262, Lot 417, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsPetersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). Position 1, large margins to just in, tied by blue "Petersburg Va. Feb. 22" (1862) circular datestamp on small cover to Smithfield Va., stamp with corner crease that ends in a tiny tear, slight overall soiling and mended envelope corners, otherwise Fine, with 1996 Brian Green certificate, Scott value $2,000.00

E. 400-500
600
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418°
 
Sale 1262, Lot 418, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsSan Antonio Tex. Paid Jan. 18. Mostly clear green circular datestamp with red "Paid 5" in circle handstamp on cover to Army Depot at Houston Tex., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, handsome two-color combination, ex Everett

E. 500-750
1,100
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