Sale 1146 — U.S. and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 15 December, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Civil War: Confederate Postmasters Provisionals, cont.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1632
c
Sale 1146, Lot 1632, Civil War: Confederate Postmasters Provisionals, cont.Uniontown Ala., 5c Green on Gray Blue (86X3). Position 3, even margins mostly clear of ornaments all around, excellent impression on deeply blued paper, tied by “Uniontown Ala.” circular datestamp on blue cover to Mrs. R. A. Cobbs, care of Rev. J. M. Mitchell in Montgomery Ala.

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COVER FROM THE COBBS CORRESPONDENCE. ONLY 13 ON-COVER EXAMPLES OF THE UNIONTOWN POSTMASTER’S 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ON GRAY BLUE PAPER ARE RECORDED BY CROWN.

The Cobbs correspondence was found by R. S. Nelson of Birmingham, Alabama. According to reports at the time of the discovery, Mrs. Cobbs had been ill in a Montgomery hospital, and her husband wrote to her from Uniontown “daily, and sometimes twice a day, for some three weeks” (Crown book, page 344).

Ex Caspary, Hart, Telep, Dr. Maffeo and Sharrer. With 1990 P.F. certificate.

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