Lot# 68 - Erivan Sale 1

  • Lot# : 68 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    Uniontown, Alabama, 86X4, 5c Green on white, single stamp (position 2 of the setting of 4) with minimal margins to barely in tied by mostly indistinct "Uniontown Ala 27 Nov" town marking on blue cover addressed to "Mrs. R. A. Cobbs,..., Montgomery Ala.," Very Fine; 1994 Confederate Stamp Alliance certificate (Scott $15,000)

    Provenance: Dr. Karl Agre (R.A. Siegel Sale 850, September 2000)

    In his 2016 monograph on the Uniontown Postmaster Provisionals, Francis J. Crown, Jr. notes the existence of only seventeen examples of this stamp on cover. Of the seventeen recorded examples, fifteen were part of the Cobbs correspondence and all of those covers seem to bear stamps with little or no margins. When comparing the four positions of the Uniontown Provisionals, position 2 (without corner lozenges) is by far the most distinctive, leading some to suggest that it warrants its own separate Scott listing.

    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000 USD
    Hammer price : 2,600 USD