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Sale 100: Gems of Philately

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Confederacy Town & Provisional Issues

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.


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.

Realized: $2,500

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