Lot# 66 - Erivan Sale 1

  • Lot# : 66 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    Pittsylvania Court House, Virginia, 66X1, 5c Dull red on wove, rectangularly-cut single with extremely large margins all around tied by "Pittsylvania C.H. Va. 5 Nov" town marking on 1861 folded letter datelined "Nov 4th 1861" and addressed to "Mr. Abram Fackler, Williamsburg, Va.," stamp slightly toned from gum, cover few tiny tone spots, Very Fine (Scott $40,000), 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificate

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

    Calhoun in his 2012 work Confederate Postmaster Provisionals of Virginia notes the existence of only nine covers with this stamp (one is in the Tapling Collection and unavailable to collectors). Of the remaining eight covers, only only six have the stamp cut rectangular. Owing to the similarities between the Pittsylvania Courthouse provisionl and the Danville, Virginia provisional, collectors figure that both were printed at the offices of the Danville-based Democratic Appeal newspaper. An extremely attractive copy of this remarkably scarce stamp.

    Start Price : 10,000 USD
    Current Opening : 10,000 USD
    Hammer price : 35,000 USD