Lot# 75 - Erivan Sale 5

  • Lot# : 75 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    61X4, Nashville, TN, 5c Gray, horizontal pair with partial frameline most of the way around, right stamp just cut in at a few places, cancelled by neat blue "10" handstamp with matching "Nashville Ten. Oct 23 1861" cds and straightline "Paid," addressed to "Major Wm. Preston Johnston, 1st Ky. Regiment, Genrl. S. Jones Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Virginia," backflap torn, still Very Fine and attractive, only two covers recorded with a pair of the Nashville provisional in gray (both to the same addressee), a wonderfully rare cover (Scott $7,500)rnWilliam Preston Johnston, a Kentucky native, served as aide-de-camp to Jefferson Davis, whom he was captured alongside in 1865. Johnston was imprisoned at Fort Delaware for several months after the Civil War. He later went on to serve as the president of Louisiana State University and the first president of Tulane University, as well as writing several books of poetry. rnProvenance: John F. Seybold (Purple handstamp on reverse)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 USD