Lot 1848 ()Confederacy, Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 3¢ carmine. Without gum, full margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine; with photocopy of 1995 P.F. certificate for strip.
Scott No. 4AX1 $150.
Lot 1849Confederacy, Atlanta, Ga., 1861, 5¢ black. Clear strike of provisional handstamp with matching "Atlanta, Ga., Jun 5, 1861" postmark, on orange brown illustrated "Southern Confederacy" advertising cover with subscription rates below, addressed to Alexander Stephens in Crawfordville, Ga., cover tears and slight reduction at top with backflap missing, F.-V.F., a remarkable and extremely rare illustrated advertising cover, quite possibly unique; with 2002 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 6XU2 Estimate $4,000 - 5,000.
Lot 1850 oConfederacy, Baton Rouge, La., 1861, 5¢ green & carmine. Town cancel, margins to in at left, light corner crease, Fine appearance.
Scott No. 11X2 $1,250.
Lot 1851Confederacy, Columbia, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue. Particularly strong bold strike of provisional handstamp on cover to Flatrock, S.C., matching "Columbia, S.C., 5cts, Sep 10" cds at left, minor cover erosion and reduced at left, Very Fine, an exceptional and early strike of this provisional handstamp; with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 18XU1 Estimate $400 - 500.
Lot 1852Confederacy, Dalton, Ga., 1861, manuscript 10¢ on 5¢ black. Used as a paid handstamp on folded letter to Bergens Store, Virginia, matching "Dalton, Ga, Jun 1, 1982" cds, slight cover aging and archival tape reinforcement, otherwise F.-V.F., still a very scarce post-provisional usage; with 1998 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 20XU3 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1853Confederacy, Houston, Texas, 1861, 10¢ red. Light discernible strike of provisional handstamp on cover to San Antonio, Texas, manuscript "Per Courier" and infantry captain endorsement at top, blue manuscript "Due" and "10" handstamp applied in San Antonio not recognizing payment, Fine, rare with only 5 recorded known usages of this provisional handstamp in red; with 1994 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 40XU2 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1854 ()Confederacy, Memphis, Tenn., 1861, 2¢ blue, break off plate variety. Position 5, top right corner margin single, without gum, clear margins, fresh, light natural gum wrinkle, still Very Fine.
Scott No. 56X1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1855 ()Confederacy, Memphis, Tenn., 1861, 2¢ blue, cracked plate variety. Bottom stamp in vertical pair (position 16), without gum, ample to large margins, rich color, fresh, usual light paper wrinkles, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 56X1 $240.
Lot 1856Confederacy, Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ brick red. Top margin single tied by blue "Nashville, Ten., Sep 10, 1861" cds (day inverted), on cover to Covneyville, Tenn., small cover repairs and reduction at right, Fine; with 2005 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 61X3 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 1857 ()Confederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 2¢ blue. Without gum, clear to large margins, bright color, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 62X1 $150.