Lot 4299Confederacy, Canton, Miss., 1861, 5¢ black, sharp bold strike of provisional handstamp and with matching neat "Canton Miss., Jan 9, 1862" cds on fresh light buff cover from the Carroll Hoy & Co. correspondence to New Orleans La., usual light file holes, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 14XU1; $4,000 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ CANTON MISSISSIPPI POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.
Lot 4300Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, type J, margins full to a bit in at lower left corner, tied by "Charleston, S.C., Jun 19, 1862" cds on red and blue 8-Star Flag Patriotic cover (unlisted design, similar to C.S.A. F7-19 with star added at center), addressed to Mrs. Martha Warner, Pleasant Lane, Edgefield Dist. S.C.; cover lightly cleaned and sealed flap tears, F.-V.F., ex-Holleman.
Scott No. 16X1; $11,500 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 5¢ CHARLESTON POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL USED ON A PATRIOTIC COVER.
This late use of the Charleston postmaster provisional stamp was used just 11 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 Provisional's and placed them on sale.
Lot 4301Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, huge margins all around showing complete framelines on all four sides and part of adjacent stamp at left, tied by "Charleston Nov 8, 1861" cds on orange cover to Cross Hill S.C.; reduced slightly at left, Extremely Fine; with 1989 & 2013 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 16X1 $2,000.
A CHOICE 5¢ CHARLESTON ADHESIVE PROVISIONAL STAMP ON COVER.
These lithographed stamps were printed on white wove paper by Walker, Evans & Co. of Charleston in August 1861, per order of Postmaster Huger.
Lot 4302Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue, woodcut press-printed provisional at upper right corner of envelope cancelled by bold strike of "Charleston S.C. Aug 22, 1861" double-circle datestamp to Hon. R. F. W. Allston, Georgetown S.C.; backflap tear not mentioned on certificate, ex-Walcott, Hall, Sharrer; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 16XU1 $1,750.
ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE CHARLESTON 5¢ PROVISIONAL ENVELOPE.
Lot 4303Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue on orange, woodcut press-printed provisional at upper right corner of envelope, clear strike of "Charleston S.C. Oct. 27, 1861" double-circle datestamp addressed to Dr. T. G. Croft at Aiken S.C. single pinhole at bottom, fresh and pristine condition, Extremely Fine, ex-Caspary, Lilly and "D.K." Collection., Weill backstamp; with 2012 P.F. certificate as 16XU4.
Scott No. 16XU3 $2,250.
ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE CHARLESTON S.C. 5¢ BLUE ON BUFF PROVISIONAL ENVELOPE.
Lot 4304Confederacy, Charleston, S.C., 1861, 5¢ blue on orange, press-printed provisional entire cancelled by "Charleston S.C. Sep 23, 1861" cds addressed to Bryce Smith Esq. at Greenville, South Carolina; minor erosion spot, still Extremely Fine, ex-"Beverly Hills" collection.
Scott No. 16XU3 $2,250.
Lot 4305Confederacy, Columbia, S.C., 1861, 10¢ blue, entire with clear strike of blue oval control seal on left flap, matching blue "Columbia S.C. Aug 27" cds with "Paid" and "10" rating handstamps (Dietz type IG), addressed to C. F. Vance at Memphis Tenn., Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Ferrary, Warren; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 18XU10 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
THE FINEST OF ONLY SIX RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 10¢ COLUMBIA PROVISIONAL ENTIRE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE TYPE IG EXAMPLE AND WAS FORMERLY LISTED AS SCOTT #18XU5 WITH A CATALOGUE VALUE OF $6,000.
The six recorded 10¢ entires are as follows:
1. July 12, type IIH, addressed to Capt. Allen J. Green at Fairfax C.H., Va., ex-Emerson
2. July 15, type IIH, addressed to Capt. Allen J. Green at Fairfax C.H., Va., ex-Walcott, Matz, Weatherly
3. July 16, type IIH, addressed to Capt. Allen J. Green at Fairfax C.H., Va., ex-Caspary, Kohn
4. July 24, type H, addressed to James M. Reid at Mayesville S.C.
5. Aug. 27, type IG, addressed to C.F. Vance at Memphis Tenn., ex-Ferrary, Warren, offered here.
6. Undated, type IIH, addressed to Capt. Allen J. Green near Manassas Junction, Va., ex-Walcott.
Lot 4306 ()Confederacy, Greenville, Ala., 1861, 5¢ red & blue, unused, ample margins to touched, rich colors and strong impressions of the blue ornamental border and red town name and denomination, without gum as usual, trivial small corner creases at top and bottom left, Very Fine, ex-Brandon; with 1952 and 2006 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 33X1 $28,000.
ONE OF ONLY SIX RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 5¢ GREENVILLE PROVISIONAL. ONE OF THE FIRST BI-COLORED POSTAGE STAMPS TO APPEAR IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE.
There are only four off-cover stamps and two covers recorded. None of the stamps are cancelled, including the two covers that bear uncancelled singles.
The Greenville adhesive stamp is one of only three bicolored provisionals issued by Southern postmasters (the others were issued at Lenoir N.C. and Baton Rouge La.).
Lot 4307Confederacy, Lenoir, N.C., 1861, 5¢ blue & orange, margins showing large framelines on all four sides, manuscript cancelled, blue "Lenoir N.C. Jan 17" cds on circa 1862 homemade buff cover to Oaks Post Office N.C., Extremely Fine; with 2017 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott No. 49X1 $15,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE APPROXIMATELY 29 LENOIR PROVISIONAL COVERS EXTANT.
ONE OF THE FIRST BI-COLORED POSTAGE STAMPS TO APPEAR IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE.
The Lenoir adhesive stamp is one of only three bicolored provisionals issued by Southern postmasters (the others were issued at Baton Rouge La. and Greenville Ala.). Approximately 29 covers bearing the Lenoir adhesive stamp are known. The same woodcut device was applied directly to envelopes with one recorded cut square with a 5¢ impression (Scott 49XU1) and the unique 5¢ plus 5¢ entire (Scott 49XU2).
Lot 4308Confederacy, Macon, Ga., 1861, 5¢ black on light blue green, comma after "OFFICE", large to huge margins all around, small scuff and tiniest sealed tear, tied by light "Macon, Ga., Oct 2, 1861" cds on cover to Sparta, Ga., with illustrated N. Weed, Hardware, Macon, Ga. Padlock corner card; cover lightly cleaned., Very Fine appearance, only one other recorded such ad cover design and it bears a pair of C.S.A. #7 with the left side of cover added.
Scott No. 53X1 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A STRIKING AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE SQUARE 5¢ MACON POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL STAMP USED ON A ILLUSTRATED ADVERTISING CORNER CARD COVER.
The Macon provisional with "Post Office, Macon, Ga." added to the setting is very rare on cover (Peter W. W. Powell reported 24 on cover in The Confederate Philatelist, Sep.-Oct. 2000). Only three advertising covers were known with this stamp prior to this find, in addition to four or five printed college covers. This is the only the second recorded example of the comma after "Office" variety on an advertising cover. A similar blue "lock" hardware cover with a Macon provisional sold for $37,375 in our 2009 sale of the Ballard collection.