Lot 1574Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, huge margins including left sheet margin and two outer framelines, other sides clear, tied by "Charleston S.C., Sep 24, 1861" double-circle datestamp on buff J.N. Robson Commission Merchant corner card cover to Concord N.C.; minor edge flaws expertly restored, Very Fine, ex-Calhoun (illustrated in his book on p. 74) and Gimelson.
Scott No. 16X1 $2,500.
AN ATTRACTIVE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ CHARLESTON PROVISIONAL ADHESIVE ON AN ADVERTISING COVER.
The Calhoun census lists approximately fourteen examples on corner card covers. However, many are embossed and do not clearly show the design. The example offered here, with sheet margin and clear corner card, is especially desirable.
Lot 1575Confederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 5¢ red brown, large margins, tied on cover to Natchez, Miss. by small "New Orleans, La., Oct 9, 1861" river mail postmark as well as an additional large bold "Oct 10" cds applied at the regular Post Office, stamp lifted and hinged in place with evidence underneath of a coin having been affixed by sender for the payment of postage and removed before postage being applied, Extremely Fine, a wonderful and rare incoming packetboat usage, ex-Knapp, Emerson, Silver, Simon and Myerson; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 62X4 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONE OF TWO KNOWN USAGES OF A NEW ORLEANS PROVISIONAL ADHESIVE BEING TIED BY BOTH A RIVER MAIL AND REGULAR POST OFFICE CDS.
Lot 1576Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, vertical pair, tied by bright green "Wenowee, Ala. Jan 14" cds on brown cover to Yorktown Va.; some repaired cover tears, F.-V.F. and rare true green use; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1577Confederacy, 1861, 5¢ green, ample margins, tied by "New Orleans, La., Mar 25" cds on fresh cover to Port Gibson, Miss., Very Fine.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1578Confederacy, 1861, 10¢ light blue, top margin single, full margins, tied by "Richmond, Va., Sep 12, 1862" cds on cover to Alabama; cover with partial backflap and small tear at top, Very Fine.
Scott No. 2a Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 15791862, 5¢ blue, o.g., never hinged, full balanced margins, rich color, Very Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 4 $225 for hinged.
Lot 1580Confederacy, 1862, 5¢ blue, Archer & Daly printing, horizontal pair, upper left corner crease, tied by "Richmond Va., Feb 24, 1863" cds on cover to Clarksville Va. with attractive Harvey, Armistead & Williams, Wholesale Grocers & Commission Merchants, Richmond, Va. greenish blue all-over shaded ad, repaired top edge nick and abrasion spot at lower right edge, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 15811863, 2¢ brown red, o.g., never hinged, an Extremely Fine gem; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 8 $75 for hinged.
Lot 15821863, 2¢ pale red, top margin single, o.g., never hinged, rich bright color, balanced margins, Very Fine and choice; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 8a $180 for hinged singles.
Lot 1583Confederacy, 1863, 10¢ blue, singles on three covers from correspondence from father to his sons at Fort Fisher, N.C., each tied by "Whiteville, N.C." cds in July of 1861, one cover a turned hand carried usage and addressed to another brother at Fort Johnson, N. C., Very Fine.
Scott No. 11-12 Estimate $300 - 400.