Lot 2503Confederacy, Athens, Ga., 1861, 5¢ purple, Type 1, large even margins, affixed on small ladies' cover and cancelled by light grid with "Athens Ga./Paid" cds at the left, addressed to Dr. T. F. Screven care of Mr. Wylie Woodbridge, Savannah, Ga., small mended cover tear at top, Very Fine, a lovely little cover; with 1988 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 5X1 $2,500.
Lot 2504Confederacy, Baton Rouge, La., 1861, 5¢ green & carmine, top margin single with large full margins, deep rich colors, tied by "Baton Rouge La. Dec. 21 1861" cds on cover addressed to Mrs. C. Lefevre, Donaldsonville, La. envelope missing top flap, Extremely Fine, a lovely example of this rare provisional; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11X2 $5,000.
Lot 2505Confederacy, Canton, Miss., 1861, 5¢ black, provisional rate handstamp on neat cover with "Canton, Miss./July 25, 1861" cds at left, addressed to Messrs Carroll Hoy & Co, New Orleans La., usual pinholes, minor flap tear, Extremely Fine and choice, a lovely cover with bold strikes of this provisional marking; with 2007 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 14XU1 $4,000.
Lot 2506Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, huge margins showing full guide lines except at bottom, includes portion of next stamp at top, minute margin tear at bottom, tied by "Charleston, S.C./October 22, 1861" cds on cover addressed to Mr. Thomas P. Ravenel, Black Oak, S.C., cover wrinkles & repaired at top left, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 16X1 $2,500.
Lot 2507Confederacy, Columbia, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, blue provisional rate handstamp with matching "Columbia, S.C./Aug 31" (1861) cds on orange cover addressed to Mrs. C. R. Murray, Anderson C.H. S.C., backflap opening tear, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 18XU1 $900.
Lot 2508Confederacy, Columbus, Ga., 1861, 5¢ blue, bold provisional handstamp on orange cover to Hardaway Ala., black "Columbus Ga. Nov 11" cds, original Nov. 9th enclosure; few tiny edge tears and reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, ex-Agre; with 1991 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 19XU1 $1,200.
Lot 2509Confederacy, Fredericksburg, Va., 1861, 5¢ blue on bluish, Position 2, top margin single with huge margins to just shaving ornament tips at left, tiny corner tear at top right, well away from design, bright fresh color, tied by light strike of Fredericksburg, Va. cds on small ladies' cover to Miss Mary L. Minor, Sallesville, Louisa County (Virginia), cover has a small repair at upper left, Extremely Fine, a rare provisional on cover; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26X1 $5,500.
Lot 2510Confederacy, Houston, Texas, 1861, 5¢ red, provisional rate handstamp in red with "Houston, Tex./Sep. 16, 1861" cds on cover addressed to Miss Hattie R. Polley, Sutherland Springs, Wilson County, Tex., slight stain at center, Fine.
Scott No. 40XU1 $750.
Lot 2511Confederacy, Jackson, Miss., 1861, 5¢ black, provisional rate handstamp with "Jackson, Miss., July 26" (1861) on cover addressed to Miss Pattie Hyland care of Wm. S. Hyland, Warrenton, Warren Co., Miss., part of backflap missing, sealed edge tear at top center, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 43XU1 $750.
Lot 2512Confederacy, Lenoir, N.C., 1861, 5¢ blue & orange, ample margins to just shaving frame line, tied by blue circular "Paid" handstamp on 1862 cover to Salem, N.C., with matching "Lenoir N.C., Apr 12" cds alongside; small insignificant restored spot in address panel, still Very Fine, with only six recorded examples of the Lenoir Provisional tied by a handstamp cancellation, ex-Emerson, Caspary, Haas and Gross.
Scott No. 49X1 $22,500 tied by handstamp.
ONE OF TWO RECORDED LENOIR PROVISIONAL ADHESIVES TIED BY THE CIRCULAR "PAID" HANDSTAMP.
This cover is accompanied by a second cover from the same correspondence mailed a month later bearing a regular issue 1862 5¢ blue (Scott 4) tied by the same "Paid" in circle handstamp. Neither of these usage show any rate within the stamp.