Lot# 1116 - Sale #3012

  • Lot# : 1116 Postmasters Provisionals Covers

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    Catalog# : 3X1
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    3X1, Baltimore, Md., 1845 5c Black, on folded letter sheet to "Capt. Franklin Buchanan, U.S. Naval School, Annapolis, Md.", tied by blue "Paid" SL, matching Baltimore, Md. 2/23/(46) cds and oval "5" handstamps, vertical file folds, one impacting provisional, Fine, scarce and attractive; 2012 PF certificate (Scott $15,000). rnFranklin Buchanan (1800 - 1874) was an officer in the United States Navy who became the only full admiral in the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War, and commanded the ironclad CSS Virginia. In 1845, at the request of the U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he submitted plans to his superiors proposing a naval school which would lead to the creation of the United States Naval Academy that very year; for his efforts, he was appointed the first Superintendent of the Naval School - its first name - in Annapolis, where he served in 1845-1847. The Superintendent's quarters at the United States Naval Academy is named the Buchanan House in his honor.
    Start Price : 5,000 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000 USD
    Hammer price : 4,250 USD