Lot# 71 - Erivan Sale 5

  • Lot# : 71 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    53X5, Macon, GA, 2c Black on gray green, margins on all sides, tied by black straightline "Paid" to buff cover, locally-addressed to "Col. Jno. B. Lamar," light vertical fold mentioned for strict accuracy only as it does not detract from the marvelous cover, Extremely Fine, the 2c Macon is one of the rarest of all Confederate provisionals with only four examples known (three covers and a piece), described in both the Caspary and Lilly catalogues as "by far the finest known" example of this stamp although the ex-Kilbourne cover is equally-attractive, a world-class rarity and certainly one of the highlights of the entire "ERIVAN" Collection (Scott $50,000)rnProvenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 990, 1956)rnJosiah K. Lilly (R.A. Siegel Sale 317, 1967)
    Start Price : 25,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 25,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50,000.00 USD