Lot Details

LOT# : 112
Date: June 24, 2022

Montgomery, AL

Montgomery, AL, 1862 5c Red and black on Buff, prepared but unused and unlisted provisional adhesive consisting of a black dateless postmark on a buff square, red pencil "5" and indistinct signature, on upper right corner of cover with left margin CSA 5c Green, Stone 2 (1) placed over it and tied by matching "Montgomery Ala. Mar 5 1862" datestamp, 5c Green removed and now placed at top center, provisional also tied by horizontal cover crease, very fine, one of just two recorded examples of this unlisted provisional whose purpose is unknown as Montgomery had government postage stamps as early as October 1861, a great rarity, Warren H. Coulson backstamp, 2022 Philatelic Foundation certificate Provenance: Count Philipp von Ferrary (Gilbert Sale 4, 1922) Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 990, 1956) Charles F. Meroni (John A. Fox, 1961) Rev. Paul B. Freeland (Private transaction)
Starting Price: $3,000
Hammer Price: $5,000