Lot Details

LOT# : 97
Date: June 24, 2022

Bridgeville, AL

13X1, Bridgeville, AL 5c Black & red, horizontal pair with pen cancels on neat 1862 folded letter to Columbia, South Carolina, light July 31 Bridgeville postmark at top left, horizontal crease away from stamp, right stamp with a pre-use vertical crease, very fine, described in the Caspary sale as "one of the outstanding Confederate items known" and illustrated in that catalogue's full-color frontispiece, this pair are the only two recorded examples of the Bridgeville Provisional either on- or off-cover, an extraordinary cover, 2022 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $20,000, an outdated value) Provenance: Count Philipp von Ferrary (Gilbert Sale 4, 1922) Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 989, 1956) Josiah K. Lilly (R.A. Siegel Sale 317, 1967) David Carnahan (Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1978)
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Starting Price: $7,500
Hammer Price: $7,500