Lot# 63 - Erivan Sale 5

  • Lot# : 63 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    5X1a, Athens, GA, 5c Purple, Tete beche pair, huge margins and wonderfully rich color, comprising both types, with "Athens Ga Paid Jan 6" 1862 cds alongside, on cover addressed to "Hon'l A. H. Stephens, Vice President, Confederate States, Richmond, Va," missing backflap, toning only evident on reverse and light crease at left far away from stamp, pinhole in margin between stamps, Extremely Fine and attractive, only four covers are recorded bearing a tete beche pair of the Athens provisional, this being the latest known and the only one addressed to the Vice President of the Confederate States of America, with Ferrari's trefoil on the front and "R.H.W. Co." (Raymond Weill) handstamp on reverse (Scott $20,000)rnA note on the reverse in an unknown hand reads:rn"A.P. Dearing. Athens Geo. 4th, Jan. 1862. In relation to his brother St. Clair Dearing. He was recommended by the Geo. Delegation in Congress for a commission in the Army and was not appointed owing to certain charges brought against him which have been proven fake. See the President about this."rnProvenance: Count Philipp von Ferrary (Gilbert Sale 7, 1923)rnAlfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 989, 1956)rnJosiah K. Lilly (R.A. Siegel Sale 317, 1967)
    Start Price : 7,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50,000.00 USD