Lot Details

LOT# : 118
Date: June 24, 2022

Victoria, TX

88X2, Victoria, Texas 10c Red brown on Green, single with nearly full margins tied by brown "Victoria Tex. Jun 23" datestamp and matching "Paid" handstamp on 1863 cover to La Grange, Texas, very fine in every respect, one of just two covers recorded with any Victoria Provisional, an extraordinary cover and without a doubt one of the gems of Confederate philately, 2022 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $115,000) The Victoria, Texas provisional postage stamps were created by postmaster James A. Moody, who served in that position from 1838 to 1865. The stamps were printed by the Victoria Advocate newspaper, and were unknown to the philatelic world until 1893. Today, with only 14 total stamps known from Victoria, these are amongst the most poorly-known of all Confederate provisional stamps. As with all Texas provisionals, we refer you to Charles W. Deaton's 2012 book, The Great Texas Stamp Collection, for much more information about these attractive stamps. Provenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 991, 1956) H. Gray Muzzy (H.R. Harmer Sale 1764, 1967)
Starting Price: $50,000
Hammer Price: $65,000