Lot 398Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, cancelled by "Charleston S.C. Sep 16 1861" cds and addressed to Newberry C.H. S.C., forwarded to Greenville with manuscript "Ford 5" due rating, some docketing at left; invisible cover edge tear at right, Very Fine and choice, ex-Karrer; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 16XU1 $2,250.
A RARE FORWARDED EXAMPLE OF THE CHARLESTON S.C. 5¢ ON WHITE PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.
Lot 399Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue on blue, cancelled by sharp bold strike of "Charleston S.C. Oct 8 1861" cds and addressed to Sumter S.C., pencil "Due 5", magenta docketing at top left, Extremely Fine, Ex-Weill Brothers, W. Carroll, Karrer; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 16XU5 $2,250.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE CHARLESTON S.C. 5¢ ON BLUE PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.
Lot 400Confederacy, Columbia, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, seal on back, exceptionally fresh entire with crisp strikes of provisional control oval on back and matching "Paid" and "5" rating handstamps, blind embossed James G. Gibbs & Co. corner card, addressed to Pickens C.H., S.C., Very Fine, ex-Ferrary (purple handstamp).
Scott No. 18XU4a $1,250.
Lot 401Confederacy, Memphis, Tenn., 1861, 2¢ blue, large margins to just touched, portion of adjoining stamp at top, tied by "Memphis Ten." cds on orange buff drop-rate cover locally addressed to Letitia Austin, manuscript "1" at left; right edge repaired where reduced slightly into corner of stamp, paper added at cover edge to improve appearance, stamp also creased, Fine appearance, ex-Matz, Rudy and Dr. Brandon.
Scott No. 56X1 $12,500.
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE 2¢ MEMPHIS PROVISIONAL USE ON COVER. ONE OF ONLY 13 RECORDED COVERS IN THE CROWN CENSUS.
The Memphis Confederate postmaster who issued the adhesive stamps and press printed envelope was Matthew Campbell Gallaway (1820-1898). He was a colorful newspaper editor and aide-de-camp to General Nathan Bedford Forrest. He was postmaster of Memphis until it fell to Federal forces in June 1862. In August 1866 Gallaway, after resuming his position as editor of the Avalanche, was shot through the hand in a murder attempt by a United States tax collector named G. W. Wood (New York Times, Aug. 26, 1866). Gallaway survived and continued working as a newspaper editor until his retirement in 1887.
Lot 402Confederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 2¢ red, radiant color with four margins, large except clear at right, tied by "New Orleans La. 7 Feb" cds on 1862 blue folded printed circular to members of the Southwestern Bible Society, addressed to Saml. Hollensworth at Blossom Hill, La., couple unnoticeable stamp flaws, Very Fine and attractive; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 62X2.
AN OUTSTANDING CIRCULAR-RATE USE OF THE RARE NEW ORLEANS 2¢ RED PROVISIONAL ISSUE.
The New Orleans postmaster, J. L. Riddell, prepared provisional stamps in June 1861 and advertised them for sale on June 12th. The 2¢ red stamps were printed without the marginal inscription "Usable exclusively in the New Orleans Post Office". The 5¢ and subsequent 2¢ blue printings all have the imprint. It is the accepted theory that the 2¢ red stamps were printed first, before Riddell added the imprint, and were withheld from use until January 1862 when the supply of 2¢ blue stamps was exhausted.
Lot 403Confederacy, Memphis, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ red, two singles, tied bold "Memphis Ten. Dec 1861" cds on lemon cover ro Tally Ho, N.C.; slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, ex-Toaspern, Emerson, Solomon, Gallagher.
Scott No. 56X2 $2,000+.
Lot 404Confederacy, Walterborough, S.C., 1861, 10¢ carmine, unusually bold strike, matching "Walterborough S.C. Aug 29" cds on turned homemade cover Pleasant Valley Ala., readdressed to Jackson Miss., inside use addressed to Walterborough with 10¢ blue mostly torn away; small edge repair into top flap expertly done and unnoticeable, Very Fine; with clear 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 108XU2 $4,250.
ONE OF ONLY SEVEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE WALTERBOROUGH 10¢ CARMINE HANDSTAMP PROVISIONAL, AND ONE OF THREE TURNED USES.
We recorded seven 10¢ carmine entires circa 1864 dated as follows: Jan. 15, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 16 (charge box notation), Aug. 29 (turned use, the cover offered here), Aug. 31 (turned use and charge box notation), and Nov. 9 (turned use).