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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 = 3X1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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Symbol
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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 3, Postmasters' Provisionals: Annapols Md. thru Millbury Mass.Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1). Positions 3/5, vertical pair, trace of frameline at bottom left, tied by cross-hatched pen strokes, matching manuscript “10” rate, clear strike of blue “Baltimore Md. Mar. 21” (1847) circular datestamp and matching “PAID” handstamp on envelope to Miss Mary Floyd in Port Tobacco Md., the pair has a pre-use horizontal crease mostly along the frameline between stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED PAIRS OF THE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ISSUED BY BALTIMORE’S POSTMASTER, JAMES M. BUCHANAN. BOTH PAIRS ARE ON WHITE PAPER, AND THEY ARE THE ONLY MULTIPLES OF A BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL KNOWN ON OR OFF COVER.

No. 27 in the Hayes census (Collectors Club Philatelist, Jan. 1970). USPCS census no. 20122. Illustrated in the Luff book.

Ex Ayer, Worthington (New York International Philatelic Exhibition 1913), Gibson, Lapham (TIPEX 1936), Frelinghhuysen and Gross. Small “W.H.C.” (Warren H. Colson) handstamp at lower right and Worthington’s source code in pencil on back: “11/20/03 New Eng S. Co. ESS.SS” (New England Stamp Company, $900.00).

With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott value for a pair on cover is $125,000.00.

History of the Baltimore provisionals: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/Baltimore.pdf

History of this cover: https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/4.pdf

E. 50,000-75,000
0
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
c
Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 4, Postmasters' Provisionals: Annapols Md. thru Millbury Mass.Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1). Position 4, ample to large margins showing almost all of framelines on three sides, without usual pen cancel and tied by well-struck blue “PAID” handstamp, matching “Baltimore Md. Mar. 29” (1847) circular datestamp on folded letter to Philadelphia, faint toned spot at center from wax seal is barely evident and not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL ON WHITE PAPER USED ON COVER. VERY FEW OF THE KNOWN COVERS HAVE THE STAMP CANCELLED SOLELY BY A HANDSTAMP.

No. 28 in the Hayes census (Collectors Club Philatelist, Jan. 1970). USPCS census no. 20125. Ex Hall and “Laila”. With 2009 P.F. certificate. Signed John Klemann. Scott value $15,000.00 for the usual cancel (which is normally pen, footnote states “Stamps on cover tied by handstamps command premiums”).

E. 15,000-20,000
10,000
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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 5, Postmasters' Provisionals: Annapols Md. thru Millbury Mass.Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1). Position 5, bottom frameline nearly complete, part also showing at left, without pen cancellation and tied by blue “PAID” handstamp, matching “Baltimore Md. Jan. 30” (1847) circular datestamp and “5” in oval handstamp on folded cover to J. P. Phillips (attorney at law) in Warrenton Va., sender’s notation “Paid”, receipt docketing “Norris & Bro 1847” on inside panel, pressed-out vertical file fold passes thru stamp at left where there is a lightened stain spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 5-CENT ON WHITE PAPER WITHOUT PEN CANCELLATION AND TIED BY A HANDSTAMPED MARKING.

No. 24 in the Hayes census (Collectors Club Philatelist, Jan. 1970). USPCS census no. 20118. Ex Ferrary (with his purple trefoil handstamp at lower right) and probably ex Lapham, ex Frelinghuysen. With 2012 P.F. certificate. Small “W.H.C.” (Warren H. Colson) handstamp and illustrated in his Colson of Boston promotional booklet (page 20). Scott value $15,000.00 for the usual cancel (which is normally pen, footnote states “Stamps on cover tied by handstamps command premiums”).

E. 7,500-10,000
6,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2006, Postmasters' ProvisonalsBaltimore, Maryland, 5c Black (3X1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black (3X1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black (3X1). Position 3, ample to large margins with two full framelines, bottom right corner slightly clipped, without usual pen cancellation, tied by "Baltimore Md. Feb. 16" (1847) circular datestamp with "5" in circle and two strikes of "PAID" handstamp on folded letter to New York City, additional strike of "PAID" handstamp at left, light vertical file fold thru stamp has been skillfully pressed and is not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE USE WITH THE 5-CENT BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL TIED BY THE TOWN DATESTAMP, RATE MARKING AND "PAID" HANDSTAMP.

This is the only recorded Baltimore provisional cover with the stamp tied by three different handstamps. It is especially desirable with all three struck in blue.

No. 25 in the Hayes census. USPCS Census No. 20120. Ex Caspary, Haas and Wall. With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott value is for normally pen-cancelled stamp on cover (footnote states: "Stamps on cover tied by handstamps command premiums.")

15,000
25,000
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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 4, Baltimore, MD and Brattleboro, VT Postmasters' ProvisionalsOne of two recorded pairs of the provisional stamps issued by Baltimore postmaster James M, One of two recorded pairs of the provisional stamps issued by Baltimore postmaster James MOne of two recorded pairs of the provisional stamps issued by Baltimore postmaster James M. Buchanan, whose engraved signature appears in the distinctive design--both pairs are on white paper, and they are the only known multiples of this celebrated postmaster’s provisional issue

DESCRIPTION

Baltimore, Maryland, 5¢ Black on White (3X1), Positions 3/5, vertical pair, trace of frameline at bottom left, tied by cross-hatched pen strokes, matching manuscript “10” rate, clear strike of blue “Baltimore Md. Mar. 21” (1847) circular datestamp and matching “PAID” handstamp on cover to Miss Mary Floyd in Port Tobacco, Maryland

PROVENANCE

All sales private until 2012 Frelinghuysen auction

* Frederick Wellington Ayer

* George H. Worthington

* Henry C. Gibson, Sr.

* 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 4, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* USPCS census no. 20122

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

* Hayes census no. 27

* New York International Philatelic Exhibition 1913 (Worthington)

* TIPEX 1936 (Lapham)

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (2011)

CONDITION NOTES

* Very Fine appearance; the pair has a pre-use horizontal crease mostly along the frameline between stamps

* Worthington’s source code in pencil on back: “11/20/03 New Eng S. Co. ESS.SS” (New England Stamp Company, $900.00)

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

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/4.pdf

E. 75,000-100,000
60,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2014-12-17
U.S., Possessions and Confederate States Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1090, Lot Number 1078, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1), Baltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1)Baltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1). Position 6, large margins to just in, cancelled by three neat manuscript X's, blue "Baltimore Md. May 10" (1846) circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" in circle handstamp on buff cover to "Messrs. Colt & Robinson, New York & Offing Telegraph Office, New York City", most of address crossed out and directed to "S Colt", docketed "Rogers & Black", accompanying certificate notes stamp has been removed and replaced on this cover of origin which has been cleaned, the only "cleaning" was the removal of mucilage around the stamp

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 5-CENT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON WHITE PAPER USED ON COVER.

The addressees were Colt & Robinson, who formed the New York & Offing Telegraph Company in 1845 ("Offing" is not a location, but is the furthest point on the Atlantic horizon visible with a telescope). Samuel Colt, to whom the cover is redirected, was an inventor who became famous for his small arms manufacturing firm, which produced the legendary Colt 45.

For a history of the Baltimore provisionals: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/Baltimore.pdf

No. 7 in Hayes census. With 1986 P.F. certificate.

15,000
4,750
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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 3, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Maryland, 5c Black (3X1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black (3X1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black (3X1). Three full framelines, slightly in at top, cancelled by blue "PAID" handstamp, second strike at right, matching "Baltimore Md. Feb. 21" (1847) circular datestamp and "5" in oval handstamp on cover to Miss Mary Floyd in Port Tobacco Md., manuscript "Paid" at upper right

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 5-CENT ON WHITE PAPER WITHOUT PEN CANCELLATION. A COVER OF EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY.

Unlisted in the Hayes census, though several are known to the same recipient. Ex Dr. Maffeo. Colson's small "W.H.C." backstamp. With 1991 P.F. certificate.

History of the Baltimore provisionals: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/Baltimore.pdf

13,500
32,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 206, Postmasters` ProvisionalsBaltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1), Baltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1)Baltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1). Position 6, large margins to just in, cancelled by three neat manuscript X's, blue "Baltimore Md. May 10" (1846) circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and "5" in circle handstamp on buff cover to "Messrs. Colt & Robinson, New York & Offing Telegraph Office, New York City", most of address crossed out and directed to "S Colt", docketed "Rogers & Black, accompanying certificate notes stamp has been removed and replaced on this cover of origin which has been cleaned, the only "cleaning" was the removal of mucilage around the stamp

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 5-CENT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON WHITE PAPER USED ON COVER.

The addressees were Colt & Robinson, who formed the New York & Offing Telegraph Company in 1845 ("Offing" is not a location, but is the furthest point on the Atlantic horizon visible with a telescope). Samuel Colt, to whom the cover is redirected, was an inventor who became famous for his small arms manufacturing firm, which produced the legendary Colt 45.

For a history of the Baltimore provisionals: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/Baltimore.pdf

No. 7 in Hayes census. With 1986 P.F. certificate.

13,500
0
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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 4, Baltimore, Maryland (Scott 3X2, 3X1, 3XU1-3XU2)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1). Positions 3/5, vertical pair, trace of frameline at bottom left, tied by cross-hatched pen strokes, matching manuscript "10" rate, clear strike of blue "Baltimore Md. Mar. 21" (1847) circular datestamp and matching "Paid" handstamp on cover to Miss Mary Floyd in Port Tobacco Md., the pair has a pre-use horizontal crease mostly along the frameline between stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED PAIRS OF THE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ISSUED BY BALTIMORE'S POSTMASTER, JAMES M. BUCHANAN. BOTH PAIRS ARE ON WHITE PAPER, AND THEY ARE THE ONLY MULTIPLES OF A BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL KNOWN ON OR OFF COVER.

Illustrated in the Luff book. Ex Ayer, Worthington, Gibson and Lapham. Small "W.H.C." (Warren H. Colson) handstamp at lower right. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott value for a pair on cover is $35,000.00, which does not correspond to the $40,000 1989 auction realization for the other pair on cover.

History of the Baltimore provisionals: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/Baltimore.pdf

History of this cover: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/Baltimore_5cPair.pdf

E. 15,000-20,000
130,000
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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 5, Baltimore, Maryland (Scott 3X2, 3X1, 3XU1-3XU2)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on White (3X1). Position 5, bottom frameline nearly complete, part also showing at left, without pen cancellation and tied by blue "Paid" handstamp, matching "Baltimore Md. Jan. 30" (1847) circular datestamp and "5" in oval handstamp on folded cover to J. P. Phillips (attorney at law) in Warrenton Va., sender's notation "Paid", receipt docketing "Norris & Bro 1847" on inside panel, pressed-out vertical file fold passes thru stamp, lightened stain spots on stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 5-CENT ON WHITE PAPER WITHOUT PEN CANCELLATION AND TIED BY A HANDSTAMPED MARKING.

Ex Ferrary (with his purple trefoil handstamp at lower right) and probably ex Lapham. Small "W.H.C." (Warren H. Colson) handstamp and illustrated in his Colson of Boston promotional booklet (page 20). Scott value $13,500.00 (footnote states "Stamps on cover tied by handstamps command premium").

E. 4,000-5,000
16,500
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