Items for Sale - Postmasters' Provisional Stamps - Section Two

14884

New Orleans, La., 5¢ brown on white #62X3, used with town cancel, SCV $200. $150.

$ 150

14886

New Orleans, La., 5¢ brown on white #62X3, clear crisp impression, fresh, used with PAID cancel, tiniest filled thin, SCV $200. $80.

$ 80

13925

Charleston S.C., 5¢ Blue #16X1, Type C, ample margins, Oct. 1 [1861] cds, Fine, Very scarce in sound condition, 2014 SCV $ 850. $900.

$ 900

13926

Charleston S.C., 5¢ Blue #16X1, Type P, large margins showing two outer frame lines and traces of a third, neat Oct. 12 [1861] cds, thin spot at bottom left otherwise Very Fine, Very few of the Charleston provisionals extant are sound, 2014 SCV $ 850. $550.

$ 550

13928

Charleston S.C., 5¢ Blue #16X1, Type E, ample margins, rich color, January 1862 circular datestamp, few thins, light horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, used in January after the General Issues were readily available, Very few of the Charleston provisionals extant are sound, 2014 SCV $ 850. $500.

$ 500

13929

Charleston S.C., 5¢ Blue #16X1, Type D, large margins showing three outer frame lines to just in at upper right, Nov. 19 circular datestamp, thin spot at top, Fine appearance, with 1972 CSA certificate, Very few of the Charleston provisionals extant are sound, 2014 SCV $ 850. $525.

$ 525

13930

Charleston S.C., 5¢ Blue #16X1, Type L, large margins to just touched, rich color, showing faint second impression shifted approximately 6 mm, a kiss print, small corner creases and small thin spots, appears Very Fine, a fascinating stamp worthy of additional research, illustrated in the Calhoun book on p. 72, Scott does not list any printing varieties for this issue, Scott Catalogue Value as normal used stamp, Very few of the Charleston provisionals extant are sound, 2014 SCV $ 850+ $525.

$ 525

16211

Knoxville, Tenn., 5¢ brick red #47X1 tied on piece, small sealed tear at upper right, 1983 PF Certificate, SCV $1,400. $900.

$ 900

16214

Memphis, Tenn. 2¢ blue #56X1, used, rebacked over faults, portions of design edge drawn in, Dietz signature on verso. SCV $1,250. $500.

$ 500

16216

Memphis, Tenn., 5¢ red #56X2, tied on small piece of illuminated cover by town cds, SCV $250. $250.

$ 250

16218

Memphis, Tenn., 5¢ red #56XU3, cut square from entire, tied by town cds, SCV $3,000 as full entire. $500.

$ 500

16220

Nashville, Tenn. 5¢ brick red #61X3, used with blue town cancel, faulty, SCV $1,000. $550.

$ 550

16221

Nashville, Tenn. 5¢ gray #61X4, used with blue town cancel, tiny tear at right edge, perfect margins, Extremely Fine appearance, THE GRAY SHADE OF NASHVILLE IS FAR RARER THAN THE OTHER NASHVILLE SHADES. SCV $1,500. $1,500.

$ 1,500

16226

New Orleans, La., 5¢ brown #62X3, used on small piece by straightline PAID cancel, SCV $200. $150.

$ 150

16227

New Orleans, La., 5¢ brown #62X3 pair, used with town postmark Jun 16, fresh, SCV $425. $350.

$ 350

16229

New Orleans, La., 5¢ OCHRE #62X3b, used with PAID straightline cancel, small owner backstamp, Very Fine, Scarce shade! SCV $625. $600.

$ 600

16231

New Orleans, La., 5¢ red brown #62X4, used with light town cds, Fine, SCV $200. $150.

$ 150

16602

Memphis, Tenn. 2¢ dark blue #56X1, tied on piece with neat town postmark, slight wrinkling, Fine, 1983 PF certificate, SCV $1,250. Ex Brandon and Stanley. $900.

$ 900

16653

New Orleans, La., 5¢ ochre #62X3b, used with light town cancel, thin at top, Scarce shade, SCV $625. $300.

$ 300

16715

Memphis, Tenn., 5¢ red #56X2 used with partial town cancel, scissor cut at upper right, SCV $250. $100.

$ 100

16734

Mobile, Ala, 2¢ black #58X1, unused (no gum), 4 evenly balanced margins, fresh but for tiny rust color stains and no trace of a cancel, small thin, Very Fine appearance, SCV $2,250. $1,500.

$ 1,500

9440

New Orleans, LA 5¢ yellow brown #62X5, unused, no gum, small paper inclusion at center, Very Fine SCV $160. $140.

$ 140

17311

Memphis, Tenn., 2¢ dark blue #56X1 tied on small piece by town postmark, defective corner lower right (difficult to impossible to see – per 1985 PF certificate, Ex Gallagher, SCV $1,250. $450.

$ 450

17559

New Orleans, La., 5¢ brown on bluish #62X4 variety, vertical pair with FILLED IN FRAMES variety, tied on small piece by neat town postmark, signed Colby and faintly backstamped J. H. Stolow. $300.

$ 300

17560

New Orleans, La., 5¢ brown on bluish #62X4 pair boldly tied by 7 NOV New Orleans postmark on small piece. $350.

$ 350

17602

New Orleans, La., 5¢ brown #62X3 with ample to huge margins all around, tied by light town cancel on piece, Very Fine. SCV $200. $220.

$ 220

17635

Mobile, Ala., 5¢ blue 56X2 used with neat Mobile, Ala, Nov. 22, 1861, double circle datestamp, SCV $450.  $250.

$ 250

17670

New Orleans, La., 2¢ blue #62X1, used with PA[ID] cancel, Fine, SCV $800. $400.

$ 400

17672

New Orleans, La., 2¢ blue #62X1, light town postmark, tiny scissor cut at lower left edge, Fine-Very Fine, SCV $800. $500.

$ 500

17673

New Orleans, La., 2¢ blue #62X1, light town postmark, small thin otherwise Very Fine, SCV $800. $450.

$ 450

18745

New Orleans, La., 2¢ red #62X2, used, small faults, Ex Pegram, SCV $1,000. $200.

$ 200

18935

Charleston S.C., 5¢ Blue 16X1, used with town cancel, sound (most all are faulty). Nice example! $750.

$ 750

18945

New Orleans, La., 5¢ red brown on bluish 62X4, unused, small edge tear at right, 1976 APEX certificate, traces of original gum, SCV $325. $170.

$ 170

18946

New Orleans, LA 5¢ yellow brown 62X5, used with light town cancel, SCV $250. $180.

$ 180

18948

Mobile, Ala., 5¢ blue 56X2 tied on piece by neat Dec 1861 town cancel, SCV $400. $325.

$ 325

19384

Nashville Tenn., 10¢ green #61X6, 3 ample to full margins, just into frameline at bottom, rich color, cancelled by Adams Express Company blue oval datestamp, couple tiny margin thins at top. Only about 25 are recorded with any cancel, most of which are faulty. This stamp paid the Confederate postage on a cover carried across the lines by Adams Express Company. Only three full express covers are recorded with the Nashville 10¢ adhesive provisional, all dated at Nashville on August 1. Ex Wishnietsky. $3,500.

$ 3,500

19597

Mobile, Ala., 2¢ black #58X1, 4 margins plus upper sheet margin (bit of trivial pre-use creasing), tied by full strike of town cancel SEP 1, 1861, on large piece (6” x 3 ½”) which has the appearance of a cover front but is instead the address panel from a printed cotton price circular from Mobile addressed to Zac Critze Esq, Thompson Station, Williamson Co(unty), Tenn. Exceptional piece. Ex Crocker, sold as lot 840 in a Harmer, Rooke & Co. auction November 25, 1938, in Great Britain, lot page accompanies. Listed in both cover and stamp sections, due to size. It would plausibly fit into either a stamp or cover collection. See stamp closeup here. SCV $6,000 on cover, $1,200 used. $2,000.

$ 2,000

19654

New Orleans, La., 5¢ brown #62X3, used with double strike of FACE-FREE postmarks, fresh, Very Fine, SCV $275. Ex Doug Baker. $300.

$ 300

15913

Charleston, S.C., 5¢ dark blue 16X1 unused, faulty (as are most all), scarce, 2022 SCV $1,400. $1,100.

$ 1,100

20011

Nashville, Tenn., 10¢ Green 61X6, deep rich color, canceled by blue "THE SOUTHERN EXPRESS CO. NASHVILLE" blue oval datestamp, Very Fine. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED 10¢ NASHVILLE CANCELED BY THE "SOUTHERN EXPRESS CO. NASHVILLE" OVAL DATESTAMP. While the handstamp is lightly struck, the letters "SOUT" are clearly visible below the rim of the cancel. The somewhat recently discovered 5¢ Carmine (61X2) on cover with "The Southern Express Co. Nashville" oval, sold in 2010 by Rumsey Auctions, is proof that this marking existed and was used on Nashville adhesive provisionals. Accompanying 2004 PF certificate declining opinion on the cancellation that was issued prior to the discovery of the full cancel on the 61X2 cover. 2010 CSA certificate confirming the Southern Express Co. marking. Neither certificate notes faults, although there is the tiniest 1 mm tear at right top. Only about 25 recorded copies, most of which are faulty. Ex “Argentum” (Dr. Graves), Pegram, and “Ambassador” (Middendorf). A beauty with great provenance. $4,000.

$ 4,000

20065

New 5-31-22

Madison Court House Fla., 3¢ gold on bluish (3AX1) with large to huge margins, clear strike of Madison C.H. Flo. Feb. 21 (1861) CDS, deep thin and tiny pinhole; Extremely Fine appearance. Ex Judge Frederick A. Philbrick, Sir William Avery, Philipp von Ferrary, William L. Moody III, Henry and Raymond Lapham, John and Patricia Kaufmann, Dr. Deane R. Briggs, and David W. Gorham. CSA certificate 02903. One of the most attractive of the five recorded off-cover copies with stellar provenance. Two copies have pen cancels, the third is the CNETS error; the whereabouts of the fourth is unknown (a poor photocopy of it exists only in the Philatelic Foundation files, apparently submitted by the Weill brothers). This is the fifth example. SCV $20,000. $16,000.

The history of the Madison provisionals is a fascinating one that I have written and spoken about for decades. See the basic story of this revolutionary provisional on my websiteA thorough census and provenance article on them was done in September 2021 in the Civil War Philatelist. Both are on the Articles section of this site. Information on the Madison provisionals is also available as a Power Point presentation 

$ 16,000

20112

New 6-23-22

Madison Court House Fla., 3¢ gold on bluish, 3AX1, margins, fresh golden-bronze color, neat manuscript "(P)aid in (Money)"cancel applied by Postmaster Samuel J. Perry, thin spot at top and small indentation to right of "Cents." In my opinion, this is the best example of unique gilt color for the “Golden Stamp of Madison,” as it was known upon its discovery in the 1800s. This is the only known example with the "Paid in Money" cancel. It was instrumental in my efforts to have the Madison stamps be declared genuine and listed separately from the 5¢ and 10¢ provisionals. It bears the handwriting of Madison Court House Postmaster Samuel J. Perry. The portion of "(P)aid in (Money)" that appears on this stamp was compared to archival samples of Perry's handwriting by experts and determined to match. In a letter to J. W. Scott, reprinted in an 1872 issue of The American Journal of Philately, Postmaster Perry specifically states that letters franked with his stamp had "Paid in Money" applied to them.

The history of the Madison provisionals and the 3¢ 1861 Postmasters' Provisionals on the linked page.

One of the most attractive of the FIVE RECORDED OFF-COVER COPIES with stellar provenance. Two copies have pen cancels, the third is the CNETS error; the whereabouts of the fourth is unknown (a poor photocopy of it exists only in the Philatelic Foundation files, apparently submitted by the Weill brothers). Ex Ferrary, Moody, Felton, and Walker. "W.H.C." (Warren H. Colson) backstamp. SCV $20,000. $20,000.

$ 20,000

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