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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 = 2XU1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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Lot#/
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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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 3, Annapolis, MD. Postmaster's Provisional, One of two recorded Annapolis, Maryland, postmaster’s provisional stamped envelopes, discovered in 1895 and owned by renowned collectors, including the Earl of Crawford, Lapham, Caspary and Frelinghuysen--unquestionably one of the icons of classic United States philately

DESCRIPTION

Annapolis, Maryland, 5¢ Carmine Red on White entire (2XU1), a complete and sharp impression of “POST OFFICE/ANNAPOLIS MD.” Eagle and Shield negative circular handstamp with equally clear “5” and “PAID” handstamps impressed separately in same shade of Carmine Red ink, sharp strike of blue “Annapolis Md. 20 Mar.” (1846 or 1847) circular datestamp on white envelope (120 x 71 mm) addressed to “Chas. S. Carstairs, Care of John Latour & Co., No. 261 South Front St., Phila. Penna.”, manuscript check mark at center of envelope

PROVENANCE

* Both recorded examples discovered in 1895 (Carstairs, Philadelphia) and sold to Burger Brothers, New York stamp dealers

* William A. Castle (privately from Burger Brothers)

* James Ludovic Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford (privately)

* Alfred H. Caspary (bought and sold privately)

* Henry G. Lapham (and his son, Raymond)

* Warren H. Colson

* Sen. Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen (bought privately from Colson), Siegel Auction Galleries, 3/28/2012, Sale 1020, lot 2, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* USPCS census no. 20007

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

*Siegel census no. 2XU1-COV-01

* https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/2XU1

* Special exhibition in United States 1905 (Lord Crawford

* London International Philatelic Exhibition 1906 (Lord Crawford)

* World Stamp Show 2016 Court of Honor (Gross)

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (2011)

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine and absolutely flawless condition

* Small “W.H.C.” handstamp at lower right (Warren H. Colson)

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/3.pdf

E. 300,000-400,000
390,000
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2016-10-05
The Peter Sharrer Collection of United States Postal Markings
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Sale Number 1136, Lot Number 1048, Annapolis, Maryland Eagle HandstampAnnapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var), Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var)Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var). Perfect bold strike on cover locally addressed to "W. B. Stephenson Esq., A. of D., Present", matching "2" drop rate handstamp at upper right, missing most of backflaps

A SUPERB STRIKE ON A FINE APPEARING COVER. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ANNAPOLIS POSTMASTER'S SEAL, WHICH WAS USED TO MAKE THE FAMOUS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ENVELOPES AND ALSO WAS RARELY APPLIED AS A POSTMARK. IT IS ESPECIALLY SCARCE STRUCK IN RED.

Ex Meroni, Dr. Maffeo and "Golden Oak". With 1956 P.F. certificate. Scott value for red handstamp and "2" rate is $30,000.00 (footnote to No. 2XU1)

E. 15,000-20,000
25,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2016-10-05
The Peter Sharrer Collection of United States Postal Markings
c
Sale Number 1136, Lot Number 1049, Annapolis, Maryland Eagle HandstampAnnapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var), Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var)Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var). Clear strike on lady's small cover with matching "2" drop rate handstamp addressed locally to Miss Rachel Turk, immaculate condition

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAR STRIKE OF THE ANNAPOLIS POSTMASTER'S SEAL, WHICH WAS USED TO MAKE THE FAMOUS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ENVELOPES AND ALSO WAS RARELY APPLIED AS A POSTMARK.

Ex Meroni, Hayes, Haas, Beals, Dr. Maffeo and "Golden Oak". With 1970 P.F. certificate. Scott value for blue handstamp and "2" rate is $20,000.00 (footnote to No. 2XU1)

E. 10,000-15,000
13,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2016-10-05
The Peter Sharrer Collection of United States Postal Markings
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Sale Number 1136, Lot Number 1050, Annapolis, Maryland Eagle HandstampAnnapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var), Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var)Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var). Gorgeous strike of Eagle post office handstamp with matching "2" drop-rate handstamp on blue folded cover addressed to "Mrs. Anna R. Redout, Pleasant Plains near Annapolis Md.", trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAR STRIKE OF THE ANNAPOLIS POSTMASTER'S SEAL, WHICH WAS USED TO MAKE THE FAMOUS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ENVELOPES AND ALSO WAS RARELY APPLIED AS A POSTMARK.

With 1990 P.F. certificate. Scott value for blue handstamp and "2" rate is $20,000.00 (footnote to No. 2XU1)

E. 10,000-15,000
13,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2014-06-26
2014 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1075, Lot Number 1011, Postmasters ProvisionalsAnnapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var), Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var)Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var). Gorgeous strike of Eagle post office handstamp with matching "2" drop-rate handstamp on blue folded cover addressed to "Mrs. Anna R. Redout, Pleasant Plains near Annapolis Md.", trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAR STRIKE OF THE ANNAPOLIS POSTMASTER'S SEAL, WHICH WAS USED TO MAKE THE FAMOUS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ENVELOPES AND ALSO WAS RARELY APPLIED AS A POSTMARK.

The Scott footnote to 2XU1 values the blue at $7,500.00 with "2" handstamped rate and $10,000.00 with "5" handstamped rate. With 1990 P.F. certificate.

7,500
19,000
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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 1, Postmasters ProvisionalsAnnapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var), Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var)Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var). Clear strike on lady's small cover with matching "2" drop rate handstamp addressed locally to Miss Rachel Turk, immaculate condition

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAR STRIKE OF THE ANNAPOLIS POSTMASTER'S SEAL, WHICH WAS USED TO MAKE THE FAMOUS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ENVELOPES AND ALSO WAS RARELY APPLIED AS A POSTMARK.

The Scott footnote to 2XU1 values the blue circle at $7,500.00 with "2" handstamped rate and $3,500.00 with "5" handstamped rate.

Ex Meroni, Hayes, Haas, Beals and Dr. Maffeo. With 1970 P.F. certificate.

7,500
20,000
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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 2, Postmasters ProvisionalsAnnapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var), Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var)Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var). Perfect bold strike on cover locally addressed to "W. B. Stephenson Esq., A. of D., Present", matching "2" drop rate handstamp at upper right, missing most of backflaps

A SUPERB STRIKE ON A FINE APPEARING COVER. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ANNAPOLIS POSTMASTER'S SEAL, WHICH WAS USED TO MAKE THE FAMOUS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ENVELOPES AND ALSO WAS RARELY APPLIED AS A POSTMARK. IT IS ESPECIALLY SCARCE STRUCK IN RED.

The Scott footnote to 2XU1 values the blue circle at $7,500.00 with "2" handstamped rate and $11,000.00 in red with the same rate.

Ex Meroni and Dr. Maffeo. With 1956 P.F. certificate.

11,000
26,000
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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 2, Annapolis, Maryland (Scott 2XU1)Annapolis, Maryland, 5c Carmine Red on White entire (2XU1), Annapolis, Maryland, 5c Carmine Red on White entire (2XU1)Annapolis, Maryland, 5c Carmine Red on White entire (2XU1). Complete and sharp impression of "POST OFFICE/ANNAPOLIS MD." Eagle and Shield negative circular handstamp with equally clear "5" and "PAID" handstamps impressed separately in same shade of Carmine Red ink, sharp strike of blue "Annapolis Md. 20 Mar." (1846 or 1847) circular datestamp on white envelope (120 x 71 mm) addressed to "Chas. S. Carstairs, Care of John Latour & Co., No. 261 South Front St., Phila. Penna.", manuscript check mark at center of envelope

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL UNITED STATES POSTAGE ISSUES AND OFFERED AT AUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ITS DISCOVERY 117 YEARS AGO.

Census No. 2XU1-COV-01. Ex Burger, Castle, Earl of Crawford, Caspary and (possibly) Lapham. Small "W.H.C." handstamp at lower right (Warren H. Colson). With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott value $300,000.00.

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

Census of Annapolis provisionals: http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/2XU1/2XU1.pdf

E. 200,000-300,000
550,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
1968-03-28
1968 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 330, Lot Number 2, Postmasters ProvisionalsAnnapolis, Md., 2c Blue (2XU1 var.), Annapolis, Md., 2c Blue (2XU1 var.)Annapolis, Md., 2c Blue (2XU1 var.). Magnificent strike on neat folded letter sheet, Very Fine, Ex Ferrari

1,200
1,900
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