Lot# 59 - Erivan Sale 1

  • Lot# : 59 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

    1 / 2

    Macon, Georgia, 53X3, 5c Black on yellow, Ornamental frame, uncancelled four margin stamp on dark buff cover addressed to "Mrs. Martha Service, Care of J. H. Service, Esq. Augusta, Geo.," lightly struck Macon, Georgia town marking to left of the stamp, colorless embossed "Wm. S. Williford" at lower left, stamp with a small scissor cut in lower left margin well away from the design, envelope missing portion of backflap, Very Fine (Scott $6,000)

    The 1982 Frank Crown Survey of Confederate Postmaster Provisionals notes the existence of only 26 covers with this stamp. Macon, Georgia produced provisional stamps in four distinct designs; this design is believed to have been the second 5c stamp issued (earliest known example dated June 21, 1861).

    Start Price : 500 USD
    Current Opening : 625 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050 USD