Lot# 80 - Sales #3010-11 - NY 2016 Rarities Sales

  • Lot# : 80 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    55X2, 1861 10c Black on white Marion, Va Postmaster's Provisional, single with large margins at left and bottom, clear to ample at top and right, tied to brown homemade cover addressed to Kingston, Tenn by "Marion Va Mar 2" (1862) town marking; stamp with sealed tear at right center; Extremely rare as there are only 9 examples of this provisional stamp recorded by Calhoun (2 off cover and 7 on cover), one cover is in the Tapling collection, of the six available covers this cover is thought to be one of the nicest, if not the nicest example; this cover is the second latest recorded usage; ex-Rev. Freeland and John R. Hill, Jr. collections (both privately sold); 1998 and 2013 Philatelic Foundation certificates (Scott $35,000)
    Start Price : 15,000 USD
    Current Opening : 15,000 USD
    Hammer price : 50,000 USD