Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

United States and Confederate States of America Postal History from the 'Erivan' Collection
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  • Lot# : 346 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    ATLANTA Geo. PAID 5 and ATLANTA Geo. PAID 10 (Scott 6XU2, 6XU6) the former with Sep 13 1861 date stamp and ms. «Due 5», the latter with Dec 8 1861 date stamp, both addressed to Richmond Va., mounted (hinged) on original John R. Hill Jr. exhibition page, Extremely Fine and attractive way to show two different 10c rates; Ex-John R. Hill, Jr. (Scott catalogue for the pair $1,950)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 347 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    ATLANTA Geo. PAID 5 (6XU2), on buff cover addressed to Greensboro Georgia, «ATLANTA Ga. OCT 10 1861» date stamp at right, cover opened slightly irregularly into date stamp, otherwise Fine (Scott Catalogue value $1,000)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 348 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    ATLANTA Geo. PAID 2 (6XU4) bold strike of provisional handstamp on fancy boxed «DOWNING-HILL NURSERY» unsealed corner card addressed to Griffin Ga., without additional date stamp. hinged to exhibition page with an illustration of the devastation of a Georgia plantation in 1864, the cover opened at the sides, Extremely Fine and extremely scarce; the 1982 Provisional Survey by Frank Crown records only three examples of this Postmaster Provisional, two without any date stamp (including this one) and one with an undated postmark; Ex-Earl Weatherly, Charles Kilbourne (Scott Catalogue value $3,000)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 USD

    Lot# : 349 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    ATLANTA Geo. PAID 10 (6XU6) excellent strike of 10c provisional handstamp on buff cover addressed to Capt. Yancey, Cobb»s Geo. Legion, Yorktown, Virginia; well struck «ATLANTA Ga. NOV 12 1861» date stamp at left, trivial tiny cover tear at top away from the markings, otherwise Very Fine (Scott Catalogue value $950)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 350 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    CHATTANOOGA TEN PAID 5 (17XU2) excellent strike of 5c provisional handstamp on amber cover addressed to Nickajack Tenn, well struck «CHATTANOOGA Ten. OCT 6 1861» date stamp at top center of cover, Very Fine; the Crown Survey notes that only 5 examples of this Provisional are recorded, ex-Scott Gallagher (Scott Catalogue value $2,500)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050.00 USD

    Lot# : 351 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    COLUMBIA S.C. AUG 6 (18XU4a) blue date stamp on front of cover addressed to Lexington Virginia with matching «PAID» and «5» at left, proper «POST OFFICE COLUMBIA/ S.C.» negative blue control mark on reverse, cover without a portion of the backflap and tiny portions out at top center and lower left of the cover; still Fine and quite scarce; the Crown Survey notes that only 11 examples of this style provisional recorded. (Scott Catalogue value $1,250)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 352 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    COLUMBUS Ga. PAID 5 (19XU1) excellent strike of 5c provisional hand stamp on amber cover addressed to Marion Ala, legible black «COLUMBUS GA JUN 13» date stamp at right, hinged on exhibition page, Extremely Fine; the Crown Survey notes that only 27 examples of this Provisional are recorded; this cover was used 3 days after their first recorded usage of Five Cent provisional (Scott Catalogue value $1,200)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
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    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 353 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    DALTON Ga. PAID 5 (20XU1) legible strike of 5c provisional at right of amber cover addressed to Berger»s Store Virginia; clear «DALTON Ga. JUL 14 1861» date stamp at left, backflap with tears, otherwise Very Fine; the Crown Survey notes that only 36 examples of this Provisional are recorded. (Scott Catalogue value $750)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 354 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    DALTON Ga. PAID 10 (20XU2) clear strike of 10c provisional handstamp at right of salmon cover addressed to «Col Weir Boyd, Dahlonega Ga.»; well struck «DALTON Ga. AUG 20 1862» date stamp at left; trivial water staining in date stamp, otherwise Very Fine; the Crown Survey notes that only 17 examples of this provisional are recorded. (Scott Catalogue value $1,250)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 210.00 USD
    Hammer price : 210.00 USD

    Lot# : 355 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    “PAID” in Ornate Box and Matching “5” (98XU1) clear strike of Galveston Texas 5c provisional on cover addressed to Millican Texas, lightly struck double circle «GALVESTON TEX OCT 31 1862» date stamp at left, cover with some wear and light staining, otherwise Fine; ex-Harry S. Mueller; Crown Survey notes that only 6 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded (Scott Catalogue value $1,500)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 325.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050.00 USD

    Lot# : 356 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    GREENSBORO N. C. PAID 10 (32XU1) legible strike of red 10c provisional at right on buff home-made cover addressed to Fayetteville NC, light strike of GREENSBORO N.C. date stamp at center of cover, Very Fine. the Crown Survey notes that only 8 examples of this provisional are recorded. (Scott Catalogue value $1,250)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 150.00 USD

    Lot# : 357 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    HOLLANDALE TEX 5 (132XU1) excellent strike though partially missing due to the irregular opening of the cover, on dark buff cover addressed to Columbia Tex, well struck «HOLLANDALE TEX SEP 7» date stamp at center, hinged on John Hill exhibition page; 1994 Confederate Stamp Alliance photo certificate as «Genuine. Part of the Provisional marking torn away at right.»; Ex-Earl Weatherly, John R. Hill Jr. The Crown Survey notes that only one example of this Postmaster Provisional has been recorded (this one), the 2012 CSA Handbook also notes that there is only one recorded example and is therefore unique. (Listed in both the Scott Catalogue and in the CSA Handbook, but without a price. Mr. Hill paid $880 at auction for this unique cover)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 525.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 358 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    PAID 5 CENTS (43XU1) well struck 5c provisional handstamp of Jackson Miss on large part of folded outer address sheet sent to Carroll, Hoy & Co. New Orleans, Jun 17 date stamp, cover slightly reduced at top, bit soiled, small tear into date stamp, and with a light file fold through address, provisional handstamp has been somewhat enhanced including manuscript lines around the «5»; Ex-Oscar Schenck, A. Murl Kimmel; Illustrated in the Crown Survey of Postmasters» Provisionals which notes that this cover is a 5c Type II (the only recorded example of the Type II). Scott and the CSA Handbook do not recognize a type II, only 35 of both types of this provisional recorded in the Crown Survey. (Scott Catalogue value $750)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 359 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    KNOXVILLE Ten PAID 5 (47XU5) well struck 5c provisional handstamp at upper right of amber cover addressed to Washington Tennessee, cover with small edge flaws and without a portion of the backflap; ex-Scott Gallagher; Crown Survey notes that only 5 examples are recorded, (Scott Catalogue value $1,500)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 360 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    MARIETTA GA PAID 5 (54XU1) clear strike of 5c provisional handstamp on cover addressed to Acworth Geo., «MARIETTA GEO SEP 11» date stamp at upper right, cover with light usage creases, still Very Fine; Crown Survey notes that only 28 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded, (Scott Catalogue value $500)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 361 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    MARIETTA GA PAID 5 (54XU1) well struck 5c provisional hand stamp on two separate covers mounted (hinged) on exhibition page. 1) Jan 30 date stamp addressed «... Care Cat. Rowlan, Neelys Regment Camp Lee, Savannah Ga.; 2) with Feb 2 date stamp, addressed «... Care of Capt. Rowland, 4 Redgment, 2 Brigade, Company E, Camp Lee, Savanah Geo.»; Extremely Fine; Crown Survey notes that only 28 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded. (Scott Catalogue value $500 each)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 362 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    N. B. PATTON PAID 5 (138UX1) excellent strikes of 5c provisional on buff cover addressed to Lynchburg, Va., lightly struck «MILTON N.C. JAN 17» date stamp in somewhat watery ink at left. Very Fine and extremely scarce; Ex-Alfred H. Caspary, Kilbourne Collection; This provisional is not recorded in the Crown Survey and is a more recently listed item. It is thought that only 3 examples of this Postmaster Provisional exist. (Scott Catalogue value $3,000)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,750.00 USD

    Lot# : 363 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    PAID 5 T. WELSH. (59XU1) excellent strike of red 5c provisional handstamp on buff cover with albino double oval corner card, addressed to «Tusklusa, Ala», «MONTGOMERY Ala. SEP 18 1861» date stamp at lower left; cover with tiny corner repair in the LL corner (not affecting the date stamp) otherwise Very Fine; ex-Judge Robert S. Emerson; Crown Survey notes that only 45 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded (Scott Catalogue value $1,100)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 364 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    RALEIGH N.C. PAID 5 (68XU1) excellent strike of rimless red 5c provisional handstamp on orange cover addressed to Jackson»s Creek N.C., «RALEIGH N.C. DEC 8» double circle date stamp at center and ms. «Official Business» at top right. Extremely Fine. Crown Survey notes that only 81 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded (Scott Catalogue value $600)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 365 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    POST OFFICE SALEM. N.C. O.A. KEEHLN P.M. “Paid 5” (73XU1) excellent strike of 5c provisional handstamp with manuscript «Paid 5» on buff cover addressed «... Care Co. Kirklaw, 11th Regt. N.C. Volunteers, Manassas Junction, Va.», lightly struck «SALEM N.C. SEP 12» date stamp at UL, cover slightly reduced at left not affecting the provisional marking, otherwise Very Fine. While the Crown Survey notes that only 8 examples with the «Paid 5» in manuscript are recorded, Tony Crumbley in a 1984 article published in The Philatelic Foundation»s Opinions II book felt that 17 examples existed (Scott Catalogue value $1,750)
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 375.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 366 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    PAID 5 in Oval (101XU1) excellent strike on amber cover addressed to Sparta Georgia, correct control mark at upper left of cover and «SAVANNAH Ga. ... 1861» date stamp at upper right, cover with minor edge flaws and slightly reduced at top from removal of backflap. Crown Survey notes that only 42 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded. (Scott Catalogue value $400)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 367 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    “PAID”, “10” and Control Mark (101XU4) excellent strikes of 10c provisional on dark buff cover addressed to Staunton Va, clear «SAVANNAH Ga. JUN 1 1861 Paid» date stamp at upper left, hinged on exhibition page. Ex-John R. Hill, Jr., with notation on reverse of the cover indicating that Mr. Hill paid J. W. Kaufmann $10,000 for this cover. Crown Survey notes that only 11 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded with this being the earliest recorded example and used on the First Day of the Confederate Postal System (Scott Catalogue value $750)
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 368 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    TALBOTTON GA 5 PAID (94XU1) excellent strike of 5c provisional handstamp at upper left of small cover addressed to MACON, Ga, «TALBOTTON GA. JUL 19 1861» double circle date stamp at upper right, Extremely Fine cover and handstamp. Crown Survey notes that only 8 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded, this is the earliest recorded example with a known year date (Scott $1,000)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 800.00 USD

    Lot# : 369 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    TALBOTTON GA 10 PAID (94XU2) lightly struck 10c provisional handstamp at left of brown home-made cover addressed to Cassville, Ga., legible double circle «TALBOTTON GA MAY 1 1863» date stamp at upper right, cover with light spotting and small edge flaws; Crown Survey notes that only 21 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded (this one is listed on his survey as an 1862 usage); (Scott Catalogue value $1,000)
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 370 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    PAID 5 THOMASVILLE GA (82XU2) excellent strike of 5c provisional handstamp (tiny repair along the very top edge) on somewhat stained small cover addressed to Milledgeville, Ga.; well struck «THOMASVILLE Ga. AUG 21» date stamp at right, cover without a backflap and with some minor repairing along the top edge. ex-Arthur Hind Collection;Crown Survey notes that only 37 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded (Scott Catalogue value $1,000)
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 260.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 371 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    PAID 10 in Arc and TULLAHOMA Ten. Control Mark (111XU1) clear strike of 10c provisional on brown home-made cover addressed to Walton County, Florida, lightly struck «TULLAHOMA Ten MAR 8 1863» date stamp at top right, cover hinged to exhibition page and with three light vertical creases, otherwise Fine. The Crown Survey notes that only 2 examples of this Postmaster Provisional have been recorded, however the description is given for only one example and that one is in the Hart Survey and dated April 7. This cover is dated almost one month earlier. It is possible that neither this cover nor the following cover were known to Mr. Crown at the time that the Survey was published. (Scott Catalogue value $6,000)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 372 Confederate States Postmasters Provisionals

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    PAID 10 in Arc and TULLAHOMA Ten. Control Mark (111XU1) excellent strike of 10c provisional on gray cover addressed to Washington Tennessee, «TULLAHOMA Ten MAR 13 1863» date stamp at upper right, minor cover spotting and trivial edge flaws, otherwise Very Fine. As noted in the previous lot this cover may not have been known to Mr. Crown at the time his survey was published. The Mar 13 date is earlier than the one illustrated in that work (Scott Catalogue value $6,000)
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 USD
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