Lot 477Confederacy, Atlanta, Ga., 1861, 5¢ Black, provisional handstamp with "Atlanta Ga. Aug. 3, 1861" cds on cover to Cleveland Tenn., with embossed merchant's shield corner card at upper left, Very Fine and choice, ex-Judd and Myerson.
Scott No. 6XU2; $1,000 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 478Confederacy, Atlanta, Ga., 1861, 10¢ on 5¢ Black, nice strike of "Paid 5" Provisional handstamp re-rated with handstamped "10" rate on orange cover with "Atlanta Ga., Sep 13, 1861" cds to Staunton Va., Extremely Fine and choice; signed Dietz.
Scott No. 6XU5a $2,500.
A RARE AND OUTSTANDING REVALUED ENTIRE, OF WHICH ONLY FOUR EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.
The four examples we have recorded are:
1. Aug. 18, to Benj. C. Yancey in Richmond Va.
2. Sep. 13, orange entire to Corp. A.T. Orme, 1st. Georgia Regiment, Care Col. Ramsey, Staunton Va., the example offered here
3. Nov. 8, amber entire to Hon. A.H. Stephens, Vice President, C.S. of America, Richmond, Va., ex-Wiltsee
4. Undated, orange entire to Messrs. John L. Hardie & Co. in New Orleans La.
Lot 479Confederacy, Baton Rouge, La., 1861, 5¢ Green & Carmine, Top Left Corner Margin Single, Position 1, large margins and rich colors, tied by "Baton Rouge, La., Nov 22, 1861" cds on fresh cover addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Caspary, Meroni, Dr. Graves; Weill backstamp, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11X2 $5,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE BATON ROUGE 5¢ POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ON COVER.
Lot 480Confederacy, 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, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2007 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 14XU1 $4,000.
A LOVELY COVER WITH BOLD STRIKES OF THIS PROVISIONAL MARKING.
Lot 481Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ Blue, in combination with 1862, 5¢ light blue, De La Rue printing on cover to Fragoletta, Georgia, tied by "Charleston, S.C., Aug 5 1862" cds; light cover wear and provisional lifted to seal tear and placed back, Fine, combination listed but unpriced in the Scott catalog.
Scott No. 16X1+6 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A UNIQUE COMBINATION USAGE OF THE 5¢ CHARLESTON PROVISIONAL AND THE 5¢ DE LA RUE PRINTING ISSUES.
The Charleston Provisional was placed on sale on September 4, 1861 and withdrawn on arrival of the first stamps from the Confederate Post Office Department. The provisional stamp continued to used into early 1862 and by mid-June the remaining provisional stamps were placed on sale again, apparently due to a shortage of regular postage stamps.
Lot 482Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ Blue, large margins to touching, tied by neat "Charleston, S.C., Sep. 13, 1861" cds on fresh folded letter to Anderson, S.C.; stamp with tiny corner crease at top left, Very Fine and choice, ex-Stephen Brown.
Scott No. 16X1 $2,500.
These lithographed stamps were printed on white wove paper by Walker, Evans & Co. of Charleston in August 1861, per order of Postmaster Huger.
Lot 483Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ Blue, four large margins showing frame lines on all sides, tied by "Charleston S.C. June 20 186" cds on light blue cover to Flat Rock N.C., Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Karrer.
Scott No. 16X1 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A REMARKABLE USE OF THE CHARLESTON 5¢ PROVISIONAL STAMP DURING THE TEMPORARY REGULAR ISSUE SHORTAGE OF JUNE 1862.
This late use of the Charleston postmaster provisional stamp was used just ten days prior to the general postage rate increase to a standard 10¢ regardless of distance. Apparently due to a temporary shortage of Confederate stamps in Charleston at this time, Postmaster Huger brought out supplies of the now obsolete provisionals and placed them on sale. Other June 1862 usages are recorded.
Lot 484Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ Blue on Orange, clean entire cancelled by bold "Charleston S.C. Sep 23 1861" cds and addressed to Bryce Smith Esq., Merchant at Greenville S.C.; slight erosion hole at left, Very Fine, ex-Beverly Hills, Warren.
Scott No. 16XU3 $2,250.
A FRESH AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE CHARLESTON S.C. 5¢ ON ORANGE PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.
Lot 485Confederacy, Georgetown, S.C., 1861, 5¢ Black, entire with clear strike provisional control circle on reverse and "Paid 5" circular handstamp on face, addressed to Charleston S.C., "Georgetown S.C. Sep 10, 1861" cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 28XU1 $3,500.
Lot 486Confederacy, Griffin, Ga., 1861, 5¢ Black, provisional handstamp on neat homemade cover to New Market, Ga. with "Griffin, Ga., Jun. 24" (1862) postmark at left, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Dietz, Matz, Haas, Myerson.
Scott No. 102XU1 $2,250.
ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY FOUR GRIFFIN 5¢ PROVISIONAL USAGES RECORDED IN CROWN.