Lot# 118 - Erivan Sale 6

  • Lot# : 118 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

    1 / 2
    67X1, Pleasant Shade, VA, 5c Blue, 67X1, Pleasant Shade, VA, 5c Blue, horizontal pair (positions 4-5) with huge margins at top and bottom to just in at the right and top left, tiny marginal tear at right, tied by blue «Pleasant Shade Va Nov 24» (1861) datestamp to cover addressed to «Messr. A. & J. M. Donnan, Petersburg Va.», light horizontal crease away from stamps and small repairs, Very Fine, the only used multiple of this stamp and one of just three covers available to collectors, widely regarded as one of the icons of Confederate philately for well over a century, described in Caspary as a «famous rarity and one of the most outstanding and celebrated Confederate pieces in existence» (Scott $55,000)rnThe Pleasant Shade, Virginia provisional stamp is much rarer in used condition than it is unused. Richard L. Calhoun's The Confederate Postmaster Provisionals of Virginia lists only 22 examples total, including three singles on cover this pair on cover. The Pleasant Shade stamps are identical to the provisional stamps of Petersburg, Virginia, as they were both produced by the firm Andrew F. Crutchfield & Company. Only the color and the order of the setting were changed between the two cities.
    Start Price : 10,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 10,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 75,000.00 USD