Lot 3037Confederacy, Atlanta, Ga., 1861, 5¢ black, clear strike of provisional handstamp on orange buff cover to Sparta Ga., "Atlanta Ga. Jun 27 1861" cds; no flap and edge wear, light stain, Fine.
Scott No. 6XU5 $1,500.
Lot 3038Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, large margins to ample at top, used as forwarding postage, tied by bold "Charleston S.C. Jan. 23, 1862" cds on cover with soldier's endorsement at top, originally mailed with "Tudor Hall Va. Jan 10 1862" cds and "Due 10" handstamp, addressed to Charleston and forwarded from there to St. Stephens S.C.; edge wear and backflap tears, a Very Fine use.
Scott No. 16X1 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
ONE OF FIVE RECORDED COVERS WITH THE CHARLESTON POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP USED AS FORWARDING POSTAGE.
In an article published in the Jan.-Feb. 1987 Confederate Philatelist, Richard L. Calhoun listed four covers known to him that showed use of the Charleston stamp for forwarding postage. This cover was not among those listed.
Lot 3039Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, four even margins showing part of outer framelines on three sides, top frame showing printing defect, tiny unnoticeable tear at top, tied by "Due 10" rating handstamp (type E) on cover with soldier's endorsement "D. E. Gordon, Company F, 9th Regt S.C.V." at top left and addressed to Kingston S.C., the provisional stamp was not accepted and the cover was rated 10¢ due for over 500 miles; minor overall cover toning, a Very Fine use.
Scott No. 16X1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED USES OF THE CHARLESTON POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP MAILED FROM ANOTHER TOWN.
The three recorded 16X1 uses mailed from another town are:
1. 1861 Nov. 9, Tudor Hall Va., not excepted as postage.
2. 1861 Nov. 19, Tudor Hall Va. to Kingston S.C., not excepted as postage, the cover offered here.
3. 1861 Nov. 19, Wideman's S.C., accepted as postage.
Lot 3040Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, large margins showing framelines on all sides except bottom right corner, tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov 5" cds on cover to Revd. H. A. Tupper, Chaplain 9th Geo. Vols., Richmond Va., forwarded to Manassas Junction Va. with "Richmond Va. Nov 9 1861" cds; part of flap missing, Very Fine.
Scott No. 16X1; $2,500 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A SCARCE MILITARY FREE FORWARDED USE OF THE CHARLESTON POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP.
Regulations permitted forwarding letters addressed to military personnel free of charge even though as in this case the new destination exceeded the 500 mile "short" rate from Charleston.
Lot 3041Confederacy, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ black, clearly struck provisional handstamp on orange cover to Athens Tenn., neat "Chattanooga Ten. Oct 6 1861" cds, Very Fine and choice; with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 17XU2 $2,500.
ONE OF ONLY SEVEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 5¢ CHATTANOOGA PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.
Our records of 5¢ Chattanooga handstamped provisional entires include the following seven examples:
1) Jul. 9, 1861, to Miss C.H. Keith in Athens Tenn., ex-Hart.
2) Jul. 15, 1861, to Mr. W.L. McEwen in Kingston, Tenn., ex-Boshwit.
3) Jul. 17, 1861, to Miss L.J. Rowland in Athens, Tenn., ex-Ferrary, Walcott, Everett.
4) Aug. 1, 1861 to Mr. W.L. McEwen in Kingston Tenn., ex-Judd.
5) Sep. 2, 1861, to Mrs. John Porterfield in Nashville, Tenn., ex-Agre, Richard Warren.
6) Sep. 4, 1861, to Miss C.H. Keith in Athens Tenn.
7) Oct. 6, 1861, to Miss C.H. Keith in Athens Tenn, 1989 P.F. Certificate, the example offered here.
Lot 3042Confederacy, Montgomery, Ala., 1861, 10¢ black, provisional circular handstamp and indistinct "Montgomery Ala. Jan 10"on light brown homemade cover to Dr. R.H. Duggar at Talladega Ala., "Ch. Box No. 200" notation at top left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 59XU9 $3,250.
ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE MONTGOMERY 10¢ BLACK TYPE 3 PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.
Even though cover has a charge box notation, the ink in the provisional circular handstamp is distinctly different than the Montgomery cds, which was applied later at the time of sending. The addressee, Dr. Reuben Henry Duggar (1837-1921) of Marengo Co. Ala. served in the Alabama Hospital Service during the War. The hospital service disbanded at Talladega Ala. in April 1865.
The four 59XU9 examples we have recorded:
1. 1861, Dec. 18th, Montgomery Ala. to Central Institute Ala., illustrated in Crown book, 1978 C.S.A. certificate, ex-Murphy.
2. 1864, Dec. 27th, Montgomery Ala. to Opelika Ala., with original enclosure, 1956 P.F. certificate, ex-Judd, Emerson.
3. 1865, Mar. 26th, Montgomery Ala. to Faunsdale Station, near Union Town, Ala. 1990 C.S.A. certificate, ex-Agre.
4. Unknown, Jan. 10th, Montgomery Ala. to Talladega Ala. The cover offered here.
Lot 3043 oConfederacy, Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ carmine, blue Nashville town cancel, strong color, margins large to just shaving frameline at upper left, F.-V.F.; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 61X2 $650.
Lot 3044Confederacy, Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ carmine, manuscript canceled on cover to Madisonville, E. Tenn.; cover reduced at left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 61X2 $3,500.
Lot 3045 oConfederacy, Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ brick red, blue numeral "5" cancel, ample to huge margins, deep color, small corner crease at top left and tiny tear in right margin well away from stamp, otherwise Very Fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 61X3 $1,000.
Lot 3046Confederacy, Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ brick red, ample to large margins, tied by pen cancel on cover to Richmond, Va.; stamp with small tear at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 61X3 $3,500.