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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 = 3XU1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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General/Issue
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1116, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsBaltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1). Bold and clear strikes of signature, "PAID" and "5" in oval provisional handstamps, equally bold blue "Baltimore Md. Jan. 20" (ca 1847) circular datestamp on cover to Mrs. William Hamilton in Philadelphia

VERY FINE. A VERY CHOICE BALTIMORE 5-CENT HANDSTAMPED PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

No. 38 in the Hayes census. USPCS Census No. 20034. Ex Stephen Brown. With 1993 P.F. certificate. Scott value $5,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 1, Postmasters' ProvisionalsOne of twelve recorded examples of the 5¢ Baltimore postmaster's provisional with the "James M, One of twelve recorded examples of the 5¢ Baltimore postmaster's provisional with the "James MOne of twelve recorded examples of the 5¢ Baltimore postmaster's provisional with the "James M. Buchanan" handstamp struck in black

Baltimore, Maryland, 5¢ Blue on Gray Entire, Black Signature Handstamp (3XU1 variety), clear strike of the "5" in oval and "PAID" provisional markings with brownish black "James M. Buchanan" signature handstamp, neat strike of "Baltimore Md. Feb. 27" (1846) circular datestamp on gray envelope to Mrs. G. Rogers Jr. in Washington D.C., blue manuscript check mark, pencil "Feb. 26, 1846" docketing at right, small ink smear

Very Fine and immaculate condition.

The envelopes with the signature handstamp in black and other markings in blue were evidently the earliest of Postmaster James M. Buchanan's provisional issues. This is an early use of the provisional in any form, and of the Blue/Black handstamp combinations, there is one later use, on March 1, before the two-color strikes were superseded by single-color strikes. Twelve examples of the 5¢ Blue/Black combination envelope are recorded in the USPCS census.

Ex Marcus Meyer (Scott Stamp & Coin Co., Sale 121, 3/15/1893), Weill Brothers sale and Dr. Charles E. Test ("Concord" collection). USPCS census no. 20038. Unlisted in the Hayes census.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 2, Postmasters' Provisionals, An outstanding 5¢ Baltimore postmaster's provisional entire with boldly struck markings

Baltimore, Maryland, 5¢ Blue on Manila entire (3XU1), superb bold strikes of provisional markings, clear "Baltimore Md. Jul. 28" (1846) circular datestamp on manila envelope addressed to Miss Susan Julia Mayer in Reading, Pennsylvania, faint wax seal mark at center, Extremely Fine example of the 5¢ Baltimore entire, ex Weill Brothers sale and Dr. Charles E. Test ("Concord" collection), USPCS census no. 20054, unlisted in Hayes census, with 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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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 2008, Postmasters' ProvisonalsBaltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1). Bold and clear strikes of signature, "PAID" and "5" in oval provisional handstamps, equally bold blue "Baltimore Md. Jan. 20" (ca 1847) circular datestamp on cover to Mrs. William Hamilton in Philadelphia

VERY FINE. A VERY CHOICE BALTIMORE 5-CENT HANDSTAMPED PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

Hayes Census No. 38. USPCS Census No. 20034. Ex Stephen Brown

6,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 685, Baltimore Postmster's ProvisionalBaltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1). Clear strikes of signature, "PAID" and "5" in oval provisional handstamps, neat blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 26" (1846) circular datestamp on cover to Miss Susan Julia Mayer, care of Gen. Geo. M. Keim in Reading Pa., wax seal mark at center, some slight wear including wrinkling

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE BALTIMORE 5-CENT HANDSTAMPED PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

Hayes Census No. 34. USPCS Census No. 20053

6,500
1,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2017-11-08
United States and Confederate States Postal History
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Sale Number 1167, Lot Number 2149, Postmasters' ProvisionalsBaltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1). Clear strikes of signature, "PAID" and "5" in oval provisional handstamps, neat blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 26" (1846) circular datestamp on cover to Miss Susan Julia Mayer, care of Gen. Geo. M. Keim in Reading Pa., wax seal mark at center, some slight wear including wrinkling

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE BALTIMORE 5-CENT HANDSTAMPED PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

Hayes Census No. 34. USPCS Census No. 20053

6,500
0
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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 20, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1). Clear strikes of signature, "PAID" and "5" in oval provisional handstamps, neat blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 26" (1846) circular datestamp on cover to Miss Susan Julia Mayer, care of Gen. Geo. M. Keim in Reading Pa., wax seal mark at center, some slight wear including wrinkling

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE BALTIMORE 5-CENT HANDSTAMPED PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

Hayes Census No. 34. USPCS Census No. 20053

6,500
0
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 306, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore Md., 5c Blue on Manila entire (3XU1), Baltimore Md., 5c Blue on Manila entire (3XU1)Baltimore Md., 5c Blue on Manila entire (3XU1). Sharp strikes of provisional markings, blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 12" (1846) circular datestamp on entire addressed to Miss Susan Julia Mayer in Reading Pa., negligible wax seal stain at center

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUE BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

No. 31 in the Hayes census. From the Weill sale. Ex "Concord," "Laila" and "Hampshire". With 2002 P.F. certificate.

6,500
1,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1024, Postmasters` ProvisionalsBaltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire, Black Signature Handstamp (3XU1 var), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire, Black Signature Handstamp (3XU1 var)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire, Black Signature Handstamp (3XU1 var). Clearly struck provisional markings with "James M. Buchanan" struck in brownish black, "Paid" and double-struck "5" in oval handstamps in blue, matching "Baltimore Md. Sep. 7" (1845) circular datestamp on cover to Miss Delia M. Black, care of Captain F. Black in Washington D.C., blue manuscript check mark, pencil receipt docketing "Sep. 7th, 1845", very faint waterstaining and wax seal mark at center

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST EXAMPLE OF A BALTIMORE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMPED ENVELOPE. A RARE COLOR COMBINATION WITH THE "JAMES M. BUCHANAN" SIGNATURE HANDSTAMP STRUCK IN BLACK.

The Baltimore provisional envelopes with the signature handstamp in black and other markings in blue were evidently the earliest of Postmaster Buchanan's issues. This September 7, 1845, envelope is addressed to Miss Delia M. Black, who married Gilbert Roger Jr. on October 6, 1845, after which point letters were addressed to her married name. Both the Hayes published census and the Shearer unpublished census list this envelope as number 1 in the handstamped envelope section. Twelve examples of the 5c Blue/Black combination envelope were recorded by Shearer as of June 1996 (plus the unlisted 5c envelope and two 10c Blue/Black envelopes offered in the Frelinghuysen Sale).

No. 1 in Hayes census. Small "W.H.C." (Warren H. Colson) handstamp at lower right. Ex Col. Green and Frelinghuysen. The Scott U.S. Specialized mentions that entires with the black signature handstamp were issued first and "sell for more," but this handstamp color combination is not given its own major listing. Scott value for blue signature handstamp is $6,500.00.

E. 4,000-5,000
6,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2016-03-17
Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1025, Postmasters` ProvisionalsBaltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Blue on Buff entire (3XU1). Clear strikes of signature, "Paid" and "5" in oval provisional handstamps, blue "Baltimore Md. May 27" (1846) circular datestamp on cover to Miss Susan Julia Mayer, care of Geo. M. Keim in Reading Pa.

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE BALTIMORE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL 5-CENT BLUE ON BUFF ENTIRE.

No. 23 in Hayes census. With 1997 P.F. certificate

6,500
2,600
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