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2007 Rarities of the World continued...

Confederate States
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
347 c image3c Red on Buff, Star Die entire (U27). Cancelled by "New-York Mar. 30" circular datestamp to Portsmouth N.H., with hand-drawn "The Presidential Hobby Horse, For The Next Four Years - Seats to Let" Lincoln Railsplitter caricature, wonderful design with split leg labelled "Secession" and with flag attached to an axe labelled A. Lincoln, Proprietor", barely reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine, a phenomenal and unique hand-drawn cartoon lampooning Lincoln's "Railsplitter" election campaign (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
348° c imageAthens Ga., 5c Purple (5X1). Types I-II in horizontal pair, obviously from the top right corner of the sheet with huge rough-cut margins at left and bottom (touches at bottom right) and evenly-cut margins at top and right, beautiful deep shade on bright paper, tied by grid cancels, part strike of "Athens Ga. Paid Oct. 14" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Lieut. John B. Cobb of Cobb's Georgia Legion at Yorktown Va., negligible corner crease at bottom right, light fold in cover at right

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN COVERS BEARING A PAIR OF THE ATHENS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL.

The Crown census lists 21 pairs on cover.

Ex Ferrary, Emerson, Brooks, Duckworth, Wulfekuhler and Kilbourne. Signed Ashbrook (Image)

4,750.00

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
349° c imageCanton Miss., 5c Black entire (14XU1). Absolutely perfect bold strike of provisional handstamp with clear "Canton Miss. Jul. 24" (1861) circular datestamp on cover to Carroll Hoy & Co. in New Orleans, usual filing pinholes, Extremely Fine example of this fancy provisional handstamp -- the "P" at center of star is the initial of Postmaster William Priestly, ex Wiseman, Hart and Kilbourne (Image) 2,750.00

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
350° c imageDanville Va., 5c Black on Dark Buff entire (21XU3). Style with "SOUTHERN" curved, press-printed illustrated design on dark buff cover to Halifax C.H. Va., "Danville Va. Sep. 1" (1861) circular datestamp and second Sep. 2 strike, small stain spot at bottom left, light wrinkles and small piece of flap missing

VERY FINE. CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE FEW KNOWN DANVILLE PROVISIONAL ENTIRES.

Fewer than 20 examples are recorded, of which a number are late invalid usages with General Issue stamps.

Ex MacBride, Wiseman and Kilbourne (Image)

5,250.00

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
351° c imageFredericksburg Va., 5c Blue on Thin Bluish (26X1). Position 3, huge margins all around including top sheet margin, one wide-positioned ornament touched at lower right, tied by "Fredericksburgh Va. Paid Oct. 10" (1861) circular datestamp on light buff homemade cover to Lieut. Robert D. Minor, Confederate Navy Department, Richmond, faint stain spots and vertical fold clear of stamp, most of backflap removed

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP AND ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH CONFEDERATE NAVAL ADDRESS IN THE HAND OF FAMED CONFEDERATE NAVAL OFFICER, MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY.

In October 1861, Matthew F. Maury, the famous "Pathfinder of the Seas", was working closely with Lieut. Robert D. Minor in waging experimental torpedo warfare against Federal gunboats off Newport News, which occurred on October 10, the day this cover was postmarked.

Ex Ferrary, MacBride and Kilbourne. (Image)

5,000.00

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
352° c imageGalveston Tex., 5c Black entire (98XU1). Remarkably bold strikes of provisional "Paid" and "5" handstamps, clear "Galveston Tex. Jun. 6" (circa 1861) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Yorkville S.C., three corners repaired, otherwise Very Fine, one of the clearest strikes known, ex Kilbourne (Image) 1,500.00

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
353° c imageGalveston Tex., 10c Black entire (98XU2). Boldly-struck provisional handstamps with faint "Galveston Tex. May 4, 186-" double-circle datestamp on small envelope made from printed form, to Anderson Tex., tear at top, opened to show printed interior, Very Fine strike, from the Neblett correspondence, ex Kohn and Kilbourne (Image) 2,000.00

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
354° c imageKnoxville Tenn., 5c Blue on Orange entire (47XU2). Uncancelled as usual, addressed to McMinnville Tenn. and evidently carried thru the mails, Very Fine and rare, approximately 15 are known genuinely used (none have postmarks), ex Shenfield and Kilbourne (Image) 2,250.00

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
355° c imageLenoir N.C., 5c Blue & Orange (49X1). Margins showing two full framelines and traces of a third at right, ms. "X" cancel, blurry blue "Lenoir N.C." circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Palmyra Jan. 17th '62" to R. L. Patterson, Salem N.C., routed thru the Lenoir post office

FRESH AND FINE. ONE OF THE MORE COLORFUL AND ATTRACTIVE OF THE APPROXIMATELY 29 LENOIR PROVISIONAL COVERS EXTANT.

Ex MacBride and Kilbourne (Image)

7,000.00

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
356° c imageLynchburg Va., 5c Blue (52X1). Three large margins showing bit of adjoining stamp at left, slightly in at top, tied by "Lynchburg Va. Oct. 7" (1861) circular datestamp on buff cover to Indian Valley Va., merchant's embossed corner card, slightly reduced at left

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE LYNCHBURG POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL USED ON COVER.

Ex Shenfield, Wiseman and Kilbourne (Image)

5,000.00

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
357° c imageMacon Ga., 5c Black on Light Blue Green Wove (53X1). Large margins, very choice except for faint gum stains, tied by "Macon Ga. Nov. 12" (1861) double-circle datestamp on cover to Vice-President A. H. Stephens at Augusta, redirected to Crawfordville Ga. with ms. "Ford 5c" forwarding charge, backflap removed as usual for the Stephens correspondence, neatly docketed on back

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF THE CONFDERATE PROVISIONAL ADHESIVES TO FIND ON COVER IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

The stamp on this cover is printed on bluish paper, as opposed to the brighter green paper.

Ex Caspary and Kilbourne (Image)

4,000.00

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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