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Sale 107: Gems of Philately

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Postmaster's Provisionals

Lots 2425-2434

Lot 2425    

Confederacy, 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.

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Current Opening Bid: $4,000

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Lot 2426    

Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, huge margins showing outer frame lines all around, rich color, tied by "Charleston S.C., Dec 19, 1861" double-circle datestamp on blind embossed "Reeder & Desaussure, Factors and Commission Merchants" corner card cover to Mrs. Susan Dukes, Rowe's Pump S.C., Very Fine, ex-Calhoun.
Scott No. 16X1    $2,000.

A SCARCE USE OF THE CHARLESTON POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON AN EMBOSSED ADVERTISING CORNER CARD COVER.

This cover is postmarked one week after the Great Fire of 1861 decimated 15% of the city.

References: Illustrated in the Calhoun book on p. 79.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 2427    

Confederacy, 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; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 16X1    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,350

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Lot 2428    

Confederacy, Fredericksburg, Va., 1861, 5¢ blue on bluish, o.g., very lightly hinged, full margins, deep intense color and remarkable freshness, Very Fine and choice, a tough mint stamp in sound condition due to the delicate nature of the paper; with 2021 P.F. certificate Graded (VF 80).
Scott No. 26X1    $900.

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Current Opening Bid: $700

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Lot 2429 o   

Confederacy, Fredericksburg, Va., 1861, 5¢ blue on bluish, indistinct red cancellation which appears to be an Harnden's Express cancel, full well balanced margins especially for this tight margined issue, Very Fine and choice, certificates states the cancel is a town cancel, however Fredericksburg never used a red cancellation during the Provisional period; with 2010 & 2017 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 26X1    $1,500.

RARELY FOUND IN THIS GEM CONDITION WITH A LOVELY RED POSTMARK.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,700

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Lot 2430    

Confederacy, 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    $1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $550

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Lot 2431    

Confederacy, Memphis, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ red, two singles, tied bold "Memphis Ten. Dec 1861" cds on lemon cover to Tally Ho, N.C.; slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, ex-Toaspern, Emerson, Solomon, Gallagher.
Scott No. 56X2    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $525

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Lot 2432    

Confederacy, Nashville, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ grayish brown, horizontal strip of five, plated on verso as positions 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, dark intermediate shade between Violet Brown and Gray, tied by blue "Nashville, Ten. Oct 23, 1861" cds on rebacked buff cover front only to Capt. Daniel Coleman, Danville Va.; strip lifted and repaired with parts of design drawn in., Fine appearance, ex-Hobbs, Wiseman, Gallagher, Rudy, Powell.
Scott No. 61X5 var.    Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLE OF ANY NASHVILLE PROVISIONAL.

Captain Daniel Coleman (1821-1905) was born in Pittsylvania County, October 31, 1821, near Spring Garden, Va. and was the son of the late Col. Daniel Coleman, the chief justice of the county and a former member of the state legislature. He grew up in the farming business. At the opening of the Civil War enlisted in the Spring Garden Blues, Eighteenth Virginia Regiment. Prior to the war he was the Captain of a militia company. He served throughout the entire struggle, and in one of the closing battles was shot through his face, a scar from which he carried all of his life. He was also an honored member of the legislature.

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Current Opening Bid: $3,250

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Lot 2433    

Confederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 5¢ red brown, 3 singles, tied on piece by "New Orleans, La., Aug 18" town cancels, all with full to large margins with 2nd and 3rd stamps slightly overlapping, fresh with bold color, Extremely Fine, scarce with all four margins.
Scott No. 62X4    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $210

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Lot 2434    

Confederacy, Petersburg, Va., 1861, 5¢ red, vertical pair, positions 2/7, pair slightly cut in, top stamp with tiny tear, vibrant fresh Post Office color, tied on immaculate orange cover from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence to New Orleans by blue "Petersburg, Va. Dec 8" cds with integral "5 cts" rate, Very Fine; with clear 2010 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 65X1    $12,500.

ONE OF ONLY ABOUT A HALF DOZEN COVERS FRANKED WITH PAIRS ARE RECORDED.

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Current Opening Bid: $3,750

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