Lot# 61 - Erivan Sale 1

  • Lot# : 61 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    Macon, Georgia, 53X4a, 5c Black on yellow, Plain frame, Vertical tête-bêche pair, margins all around, each stamp pen cancelled, on a small neat white cover addressed to Monterey, Virginia; manuscript "Henderson Ga Aug 7 '61, Paid" postmark adjacent to franking, left stamp with faint diagonal crease and light stain at the bottom, envelope with portion of backflap missing, Very Fine and attractive; Henderson is a small town about 40 miles south of Macon (The Scott Catalogue does not price the tête-bêche pair on or off cover, but does price a normal pair on cover at $11,000)

    Provenance: Count Philipp von Ferrary (Gilbert Sale 4, 1922)

    Arthur Hind (Charles J. Phillips Sale 1, 1933)

    Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 989, 1956)

    Josiah K. Lilly (R.A. Siegel Sale 317, 1967)

    This is the only recorded example of the tête-bêche pair on cover and one of only two pairs of this stamp on cover (the other pair is a normal vertical pair)

    Start Price : 3,000 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000 USD
    Hammer price : 52,500 USD