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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals, All Sale Dates thru 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 10X1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
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Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 28, Postmasters' Provisionals: New York N.Y. thru St. Louis Mo.Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Ample to large margins all around, cancelled by manuscript “V”, red “Providence R.I. Feb. 11” (1847) circular datestamp with matching “PAID” and “5” handstamps on folded letter to Clara Louisa Clapp, Boston

VERY FINE AND CHOICE 5-CENT PROVIDENCE POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL ON AN ATTRACTIVE COVER. VERY FEW ON-COVER EXAMPLES ARE SOUND WITH FOUR MARGINS.

A review using Power Search reveals how rare this issue is on cover in sound condition with four margins. Most examples we have encountered are either cut in on one side or have a small flaw.

USPCS census no. 21054. With 1980 and 2016 P.F. certificates

7,000
3,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2206, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 9, large margins all around including full right sheet margin, manuscript check mark cancel, not tied as usual, red "Providence R.I. Oct. 23" (1846) circular datestamp on folded letter to Philadelphia, matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps, blue "R" handstamp of Philadelphia (Recorded), manuscript note "With a check of $20 from Mechanics Bank", expertly restored with part of design and small part of corner replaced, a handsome cover suitable for exhibition, the only recorded registered cover with the Providence Postmaster's Provisional, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 8, Providence, RI Postmaster's Provisionals, A choice Providence 5¢ provisional stamp used on an attractive folded letter

DESCRIPTION

Providence, Rhode Island, 5¢ Gray Black (10X1), Position 9, mostly large margins to full at sides, cancelled by manuscript check mark, red “Providence R.I. Sep. 16” circular datestamp, matching “PAID” and “5” handstamps on folded letter datelined “Providence 16 Sept./46” to Dr. Chauncey Booth, McLean Asylum in East Cambridge, Massachusetts

PROVENANCE

* Marc Haas, Siegel Auction Galleries, 4/22/1980, Sale 561, lot 22

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* USPCS census no. 21018

* https://www.uspcs.org/resource-center/censuses/postmasters-provisionals-cover-census/

* Slater census no. 8

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (1992)

CONDITION NOTES

* Very Fine stamp with small scissors-cut in bottom right margin clear of design and not noted on certificate; vertical file fold in letter clear of stamp

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/8.pdf

E. 4,000-5,000
6,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 23, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Ample to large margins all around, cancelled by manuscript "V", red "Providence R.I. Feb. 11" (1847) circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on folded letter to Boston

VERY FINE AND CHOICE 5-CENT PROVIDENCE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON AN ATTRACTIVE COVER. VERY FEW ON-COVER EXAMPLES ARE SOUND WITH FOUR MARGINS.

A review using Power Search reveals how rare this issue is on cover in sound condition with four margins. Most examples we have encountered are either cut in on one side or with a small flaw.

USPCS Census No. 21054. With 1980 and 2016 P.F. certificates

6,500
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
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Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 17, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 9, large margins to just touched, cancelled by manuscript "V", red "Providence R.I. Feb. 9" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on blue 1847 folded letter to Boston, light vertical file fold well clear of stamp

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE PROVIDENCE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON COVER.

With 1986 P.F. certificate

6,500
5,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 29, Postmasters Provisionals: Providence R.I.Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 5, large margins to full, cancelled by manuscript check mark, red "Providence R.I. Nov. 14" circular datestamp with matching "PAID" and "5" handstamps on blue folded letter datelined "Providence 11th MO 13. 1846", written by A. Congdon & Co. inquiring about the price of Parker Mill Iron, to Thomas J. Coggeshall in Taunton Mass. as agent for the Parker Mills, faint bend barely affects stamp

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, POSTMASTER'S 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ISSUE ON COVER.

No. 15 in the Slater census and illustrated in Slater book on p. 80. Ex Coolidge.

History of the Providence provisional: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/Providence.pdf

6,500
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2012-03-28
The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part One
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Sale Number 1020, Lot Number 90, Providence, Rhode Island (Scott 10X1-10X2)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 9 (the only position with just two pearls above the oval), full to large margins, cancelled by usual manuscript check mark, tied by red "Paid" handstamp, matching "Providence R.I. Sep. 4" circular datestamp and "5" rate handstamp on folded letter datelined September 3, 1846, from H. L. Kendall, agent for the New England Iron Company, to Thomas J. Coggeshall in Wareham Mass., light file folds clear of stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, POSTMASTER'S 5-CENT PROVISIONAL TIED BY A HANDSTAMPED MARKING ON COVER. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN TIED IN THIS MANNER. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS COVER HAS BEEN OFFERED AT AUCTION SINCE ITS DISCOVERY IN 1926.

Ex Slater (No. 6 in his book) and Lapham. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott value for 10X1 tied by handstamp on cover is $21,500.00.

History of the Providence provisional and this cover: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/Providence.pdf

E. 15,000-20,000
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 973, Lot Number 9, Postmasters` ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Large margins to just touched, cancelled by ms. "V", red "Providence R.I. Feb. 9" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on blue 1847 folded letter to Boston, light vertical file fold well clear of stamp

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE PROVIDENCE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON COVER.

In our opinion this is undercatalogued in Scott. With 1986 P.F. certificate

4,500
7,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2000-05-13
2000 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 27, Postmasters Provisionals (Providence R.I.)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Large even margins all around, usual ms. check cancel, used on blue folded cover to Norwich Conn., red "Providence R.I. Mar. 3" circular datestamp, matching straightline "Paid" and "5" handstamps, stamp with tiny margin flaw, vertical file fold barely affects stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE PROVIDENCE PROVISIONAL USED ON COVER.

No. 36 in Slater census. With 1959 P.F. certificate.

4,500
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2000-05-13
2000 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 28, Postmasters Provisionals (Providence R.I.)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Three large margins, clear to slightly in at top, cancelled by usual ms. check mark, red "Providence R.I. Mar. 15" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps on folded cover to Boston

VERY FINE PROVIDENCE PROVISIONAL COVER FROM THE CLAPP CORRESPONDENCE.

The most important find of Providence provisionals is the Clapp correspondence. A Swedish antiques dealer in Boston discovered the letters in 1927 when cleaning out an old chest.

Initialled by D.F. Kelleher and Slater (who handled the original find)

4,500
4,250
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