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Sale 100: Gems of Philately

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Confederacy Town & Provisional Issues

Lots 2352-2360

Lot 2352    

Confederacy, "Jasper Ga., Feby 4" - Georgia Day of Admission To the Confederacy, manuscript postmark with matching manuscript "3" canceling U.S. 3¢ red (U27) Star Die buff entire addressed to Col. William W. Mitchell at Carnsville Ga., Very Fine and choice, ex-Teffs, Warren.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST DAY OF THE CSA USAGE FROM JASPER GA.

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Lot 2353    

Confederacy, Memphis, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ red, two covers with matching "Gayoso House" hotel cameo corner cards in green and brown and bearing single tied by lightly struck "Memphis Ten." cds to Mobile Ala. and Helena Ark. respectively; some faults, Fine appearance, ex-Pope, Boshwit.
Scott No. 56X2.

A MAGNIFICENT MATCHING PAIR OF HOTEL CAMEO CORNER CARD COVERS WITH THE 5¢ MEMPHIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

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Current Opening Bid: $3,500

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Lot 2354    

Confederacy, Memphis, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ red, two singles, slightly different shades, each with margins to slightly in, tied together by "Memphis Ten. Sep 1, 1861" cds on light gray folded letter from London, England to Petersburg Va. datelined "London 9 Aug 1861" with sender's ship-name Cunard Line directive "Canada", Very Fine and unusual use, ex-Caspary.
Scott No. 56X2    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE ACROSS-THE-LINES COVER FROM ENGLAND TO PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA, VIA MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. PROBABLY CARRIED BY ADAMS EXPRESS FROM BOSTON TO MEMPHIS.

This letter from London, England was carried by the Cunard Line "Canada" from Liverpool Aug. 10th 1861 to Boston arriving Aug. 23rd. All express mail between the North and South was banned after August 26, 1861, but this arrived in time to cross the lines. We believe this cover was in a bundle of letters addressed to the South sent in a package from England to the Adams office in Boston. At Boston, the package or individual letters under cover were sent south to Memphis and posted there as normal C.S.A. mail.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 2355    

Confederacy, Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ brick red, large margins except for small piece out of bottom margin just into frameline, rich color, tied by blue "Nashville Ten. Oct 18, 1861" cds on orange cover to Chattanooga Tenn.; small sealed tear at right, a Very Fine and attractive use, ex-H. Green.
Scott No. 61X3    $3,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 2356    

Confederacy, Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ violet brown, full to huge margins showing bit of adjoining stamp's frameline at left, beautiful deep rich shade on blued paper, tied by "Nashville Ten., Oct 3, 1861" cds with matching "Paid" adjacent on orange buff Cleage correspondence cover to Athens Ga.; stamp with small scuff, Extremely Fine appearing use of this scarce provisional, ex-Brooks, Kilbourne, Gross; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 61X5    $4,250.

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Current Opening Bid: $400

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Confederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 5¢ ocher, neat "Paid" cancel, wide margins, strong bold color, light diagonal crease, Extremely Fine appearance, a lovely example of this rare shade; with 1996 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 62X3b    $625.

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Current Opening Bid: $220

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Lot 2358 o   

Confederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 5¢ red brown, block of 4, positions 7-8/15-16, three large margins including sheet margin at right, touching at bottom, multiple strikes of "New Orleans La, 20 Nov" cds, right pair with vertical crease ending in sealed tear at bottom, F.-V.F. appearance, ex-Skinner; with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 62X4    $2,200.

A RARE USED BLOCK OF THE NEW ORLEANS 5¢ RED BROWN ON BLUISH PAPER, THIS BLOCK OF FOUR IS THE SECOND LARGEST USED MULTIPLE.

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Lot 2359    

Confederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 5¢ red brown, two singles, full to large margins to full, tied by "Paid" handstamps, matching "New Orleans La. 17 Sep" cds on cover to Huntsville Texas, Very Fine, scarce usage to Texas, Very Fine and scarce use to Texas, Miro handstamp below left stamp.
Scott No. 62X4    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $675

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Lot 2360    

Confederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 2¢ black, fine strike strike of "PD 2 CTS/N.O.P.O" two-line provisional handstamp with matching "New Orleans La. Feb 12, 1862" River Mail cds on folded cover addressed to Judge Buchanan in New Orleans La., the address panel has been reduced and re-attached to original back, F.-V.F., ex-Warren; with 2007 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 62XU3    $9,500.

ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE NEW ORLEANS 2¢ PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

The river mail cds indicates this was incoming river mail at the dock. The addressee, Judge Buchanan, was a very well respected jurist in New Orleans.

Our records of New Orleans 2¢ handstamped provisional entires include the following seven examples:
1) Jan. 21, 1862, circular rate to Rev. T. Lynch, Mebanesville N.C., with printed enclosure from Domestic Missions of the Confederate States, ex-Walcott
2) Jan. 21, 1862, turned cover to McByrde, Pendleton S.C., inside with Pendleton "Paid 5", ex-MacBride
3) Jan. 21, 1862 usage to Mint Spring Va.
4) Jan. 24, 1862, circular rate to J. Shelby & Co., Memphis Tenn., ex-Judd, Skinner, Agre
5) Feb. 12, 1862, cover to Judge Buchanan in New Orleans, the cover offered here.
6) Apr. 7, 1862, circular rate to County Court, San Antonio Tex.
7) Jun. 22, 1862, inbound cover from Galveston Tex. to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, ex-Knapp and Hall.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,600

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