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Sale 85: The Westpex Sale

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Postmasters' Provisional Issues

Lot 1999    

Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, in at bottom right, tied by "Charleston, S.C., June 19, 1862" cds on cover sent to Pleasant Lane, SC., Fine.
Scott No. 16X1    $2,500.

The Charleston, SC adhesive stamp was lithographed in blue on white wove paper by Evans & Cogswell Company of Charleston and placed on sale 4 September 1861. In April-June of 1862 these provisional stamps were reintroduced during a shortage of availability of the General Issues. This cover is 1 of the 6 examples recorded used in the shortage period from April-June of 1862. Illustrated in the Calhoun book on p. 83.

Realized: $400

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