Lot 2368Confederacy, Charleston, 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 2369Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, large margins to touched, tied by "Charleston S.C. Nov 5, 1861" cds on light buff cover to Julia F. Wilds, Darlington C.H., S.C., Very Fine.
Scott No. 16X1 $2,250.
Lot 2370Confederacy, Dalton, Ga., 1861, 10¢ black, clear strikes of both the provisional handstamp and matching "Dalton Ga., Jun 18" cds on circa 1863 brown turned cover to Acworth, Ga., "Chg. 77" charge box notation at top center, inside use with 10¢ blue, Die A (11), margins all around, tied by "Acworth Ga." cds addressed to Springplace Ga.; flaps opened out for display, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Frazer, Kilbourne, Gross.
Scott No. 20XU2 $1,250.
A MOST UNUSUAL TURNED USE OF THE 10¢ DALTON GA. PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.
Lot 2371Confederacy, 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 2372Confederacy, Memphis, Tenn., 1861, 5¢ red, top sheet margin single, huge margins except in at right, tied by "Memphis Ten., Sep 29, 1861" cds on light buff cover from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence to New Orleans La., Very Fine and scarce sheet margin use, ex-Judd.
Scott No. 56X2 $2,000.
Lot 2373 oConfederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 2¢ blue, neat straight line "Paid" cancel, ample margins, small sealed tear and scissor separation cut at upper right, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 62X1 $800.
Lot 2374 ()Confederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 2¢ red, block of 4, without gum, ample to mostly large margins, few faint creases, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 62X2 $1,800.
Lot 2375Confederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 5¢ red brown, clear to large margins, deep color, tied by "New Orleans, La., 20 Oct" cds on cover to Baton Rouge, Very Fine.
Scott No. 62X4 $425.
Lot 2376 /oConfederacy, New Orleans, La., 1861, 2¢-5¢ Provisionals, group of five comprising 62X2 unused, three unused 62X4 with part imprints, and one used 62X4, all with four mostly large margins, overall Very Fine group.
Scott No. 62X2, 62X3 (3), 62X5 $1,290.