Lot# 81 - Sales #3010-11 - NY 2016 Rarities Sales

  • Lot# : 81 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    56XU2, 1861 5c Red on amber entire, Memphis Postmaster's Provisional, addressed to Gaines Landing Arkansas; indicia printed at the extreme upper right of the entire, properly cancelled with "Memphis Sep 4 1861 Ten" town marking, two line "DUE 5" handstamp at center (similar to the one used at Memphis); as Gaines Landing is less than 500 miles from Memphis it is possible that it weighed in excess of ½ ounce and was marked due for that reason; Very Fine and highly unusual;ex-Elizabeth Pope (1983), Buck Boshwit (2007) and D. K. Collection (2012); 2012 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $3,000)
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : 1,400 USD