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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 = 5X1, Symbol IN ("USED")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1239, Lot Number 502, Postmasters' ProvisionalsBrattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 8, bottom sheet margin with full imprint "Engd. by Thos. Chubbuck, Bratto.", three large margins, just in to ample at top, bottom margin large with imprint easily readable, intense shade, well-struck red "PAID" handstamp

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO PROVISIONAL STAMP WITH THE IMPRINT -- FROM A NEW FIND AND OFFERED AT AUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME.

The USPCS census records 53 stamps (33 off cover and 20 stamps on 19 covers). We can now add four additional off-cover stamps to this count (Positions 1, 3, 5 and 8), for a total of 57 known. Six of the recorded examples are from Position 8, below which the imprint is engraved -- three are on covers, including one cut in at bottom and not showing any part of the imprint. Of the six Position 8 stamps, only one shows the complete imprint (realized $22,000 hammer in our 2018 Wingate sale) and four others show portions of the letters. This example shows the second-largest portion of the imprint after the Wingate copy

7,500
4,750
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2021-06-24
2021 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1239, Lot Number 503, Postmasters' ProvisionalsBrattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 3, large margins to just touched at upper left including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, deep shade, unobtrusive strike of red "PAID" cancel at right

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP, FROM A NEW FIND AND OFFERED AT AUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME.

The USPCS census records 53 stamps (33 off cover and 20 stamps on 19 covers). We can now add four additional off-cover stamps to this count (Positions 1, 3, 5 and 8), for a total of 57 known.

7,500
6,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2021-04-29
The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 1, Postmasters' ProvisionalsBrattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 6, large margins with complete guideline at right, frameline at bottom right is just touched, light red pen mark at upper left, proof-like impression, very slight small thin spot, tiny sealed tear at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE CONDITION OF THIS STAMP IS FAR SUPERIOR TO MANY OF THE 33 RECORDED OFF-COVER EXAMPLES OF THE BRATTLEBORO PROVISIONAL. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY FROM THE ORIGINAL CHUBBUCK SHEET AND LAPHAM-COLSON-WALL RECONSTRUCTION.

This stamp comes from the sheet retained by the printer, Thomas Chubbuck, who sold three stamps to collectors before selling the remaining block of seven to L. H. Bragg in September 1870. Bragg, in turn, sold the block to John W. Scott. The stamps from the Chubbuck block were eventually cut apart and sold to different collectors. In the 1920s Raymond W. Lapham, with the professional help of Warren H. Colson, reconstructed the Brattleboro plate positions, including some stamps from the Chubbuck sheet.

Ex Lapham, Colson, Gibson, Weill and Wall.

7,500
4,750
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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
 
Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 8, Postmasters' Provisionals: Annapols Md. thru Millbury Mass.Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 4, two large margins at left and bottom, ample at top and mostly clear at right, cancelled by red “PAID”, slight thinning as usual for this soft porous paper

FINE APPEARANCE. A LIGHTLY-CANCELLED AND VERY ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, 5-CENT POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL ISSUE.

A total of 53 Brattleboro provisional stamps are recorded in the USPCS census (33 off cover including one on piece and 20 on 19 covers).

Ex Frelinghuysen. With 2012 P.F. certificate

7,500
7,000
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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
 
Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 9, Postmasters' Provisionals: Annapols Md. thru Millbury Mass.Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 6, large margins to clear including left sheet margin, crisp impression, cancelled by both red numeral “5” and matching “PAID” handstamps, also with unusual plate flaw just to the left of signature, vertical crease, tiny tear at right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL. ONLY 33 COPIES ARE RECORDED OFF COVER. THIS EXAMPLE IS ESPECIALLY NOTEWORTHY DUE TO THE PRINTING FLAW AND ALSO THE “PAID” AND “5” RED CANCELLATIONS. A GREAT RARITY.

A total of 53 Brattleboro provisional stamps are recorded in the USPCS census (33 off cover including one on piece and 20 on 19 covers). Of these, many are faulty due to the softness of the paper. No other example of Position 6 shows the odd black spot of printing ink to the left of the initials, so this flaw must have either developed late in the life of the plate (if, in fact, it is a depression in the engraved plate) or it was the result of foreign matter adhering to the plate.

With 2010 P.F. certificate

7,500
3,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 42, Postmasters' ProvisionalsBrattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 10, clear margins to just in, cancelled by red "Paid" straightline, small surface scrape at bottom right, small thin spot

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL CANCELLED BY THE RED "PAID" HANDSTAMP.

A total of 52 Brattleboro provisional stamps have been recorded by Wall (32 off cover and 20 stamps on 19 covers).

Ex Wall. With 1997 P.F. certificate

7,500
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 1, 1845 Postmasters' Provisionals (Scott 5X1-11X8)Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 8, bottom sheet margin with full imprint "Engd. by Thos. Chubbuck, Bratto.", large even margins all around, guideline at right, light red pen mark at upper left -- found on all ten stamps from the original Chubbuck sheet -- faint and almost imperceptible vertical crease at right where the sheet of ten was folded

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE FAMOUS AND UNIQUE BRATTLEBORO PROVISIONAL STAMP WITH COMPLETE IMPRINT -- FROM THE ORIGINAL CHUBBUCK SHEET AND THE KEYSTONE OF THE LAPHAM-COLSON-WALL RECONSTRUCTION. THIS IS THE ONLY UNITED STATES POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ISSUE WITH AN IMPRINT.

Of the 52 Brattleboro provisional stamps recorded by Wall (32 off cover and 20 stamps on 19 covers), only five are from Position 8, below which the imprint is engraved. Two of the five are off cover, and three are on covers, including one cut in at bottom and not showing any part of the imprint. Of the five Position 8 stamps, only the example offered here has a complete imprint; three others show portions of the letters.

This stamp comes from the sheet retained by the printer, Thomas Chubbuck, who sold three stamps to collectors before selling the remaining block of seven to L. H. Bragg in September 1870. Bragg, in turn, sold the block to John W. Scott. The stamps from the Chubbuck block were eventually cut apart and sold to different collectors. In the 1920's Raymond W. Lapham, with the professional help of Warren H. Colson, reconstructed the Brattleboro plate positions, including some stamps from the Chubbuck sheet. The unique imprint stamp was reported by Fred J. Melville in the September 1922 Stamp Lover (p. 64); its owner was identified as Henry C. Gibson, who presumably sold it to Lapham through Colson (see "The Plating of the Brattleboros", Calvet M. Hahn, Collectors Club Philatelist, Mar.-Apr. 1988). Since then, it has always been part of the Lapham-Colson reconstruction, which changed owners in various sales. It appeared at auction in the Christie's October 1989 sale of the Weill Brothers' stock and was sold as part of the reconstruction. In the 2000 Siegel Rarities sale this stamp was offered for the first time outside of the reconstruction, where it was acquired by Mr. Wingate. Collectors now have the opportunity to acquire what is widely regarded as the most outstanding single Brattleboro provisional stamp in existence.

Ex Lapham, Colson, Gibson, Weill and Wall. With 2000 P.F. certificate

7,500
22,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2016-09-14
The Alan Collection of United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 2, Postmasters ProvisionalsBrattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 5 from the upper right corner of the sheet of ten, large margins all around, crisp impression, red "Paid" cancel, usual thin spots and faint diagonal crease at bottom right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP, OF WHICH A TOTAL OF 32 ARE KNOWN OFF COVER.

A total of 52 Brattleboro provisional stamps have been recorded by Wall (32 off cover and 20 stamps on 19 covers). With 2002 P.F. certificate. Illustrated in March-April 1988 article in Collector's Club Philatelist by Calvet M. Hahn.

9,000
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2015-06-25
2015 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3004, Postmasters ProvisionalsBrattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 9 with bottom sheet margin and large even margins all around, guideline at right, light red pen mark at upper left -- found on all ten stamps from the original Chubbuck sheet -- deep shade and impression with every line of engraving in perfect clarity, completely sound

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE THREE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE BRATTLEBORO POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP, OF WHICH A TOTAL OF 32 ARE KNOWN OFF COVER, INCLUDING FIVE SOUND COPIES. THIS SUPERB STAMP COMES FROM THE ORIGINAL CHUBBUCK SHEET AND LAPHAM-COLSON-WALL RECONSTRUCTION.

Of the 32 off-cover Brattleboro stamps recorded by Philip T. Wall, five are sound. Only three of the five have four full margins (the framelines are touched on two others). These three sound four-margin stamps are as follows: 1) Position 5, tied by red "Paid" on piece, sold for $32,500 hammer in our 2000 Rarities sale; 2) Position 1, red "Paid", offered as part of the Lapham-Colson-Wall reconstruction, Christie's Oct. 12, 1989 sale, lot 628; and 3) Position 9, light red manuscript control mark, part of the Lapham-Colson-Wall reconstruction (Christie's Oct. 12, 1989) and offered here. In addition to the off-cover stamps recorded by Wall, there are six sound stamps still on covers. A total of 52 Brattleboro provisional stamps have been recorded by Wall (32 off cover and 20 stamps on 19 covers).

This stamp comes from the sheet retained by the printer, Thomas Chubbuck, who sold three stamps to collectors before selling the remaining block of seven to L. H. Bragg in September 1870. Bragg, in turn, sold the block to John W. Scott. The stamps from the Chubbuck block were eventually cut apart and sold to different collectors. In the 1920's Raymond W. Lapham, with the professional help of Warren H. Colson, reconstructed the Brattleboro plate positions, including some stamps from the Chubbuck sheet.

Ex Lapham, Colson, Gibson, Weill and Wall.

9,000
16,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2015-06-25
2015 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3005, Postmasters ProvisionalsBrattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 5, huge margins to full including top right corner sheet margin, faint red manuscript cancel at left leaves entire design clearly visible, few thins

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CORNER SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. THIS SUPERB STAMP COMES FROM THE ORIGINAL CHUBBUCK SHEET AND LAPHAM-COLSON-WALL RECONSTRUCTION.

A total of 52 Brattleboro provisional stamps have been recorded by Wall (32 off cover and 20 stamps on 19 covers). Of the 32 off-cover Brattleboro stamps recorded by Philip T. Wall, five are sound. Only three of the five have four full margins (the framelines are touched on two others).

This stamp comes from the sheet retained by the printer, Thomas Chubbuck, who sold three stamps to collectors before selling the remaining block of seven to L. H. Bragg in September 1870. Bragg, in turn, sold the block to John W. Scott. The stamps from the Chubbuck block were eventually cut apart and sold to different collectors. In the 1920's Raymond W. Lapham, with the professional help of Warren H. Colson, reconstructed the Brattleboro plate positions, including some stamps from the Chubbuck sheet.

Ex Lapham, Colson, Gibson, Weill and Wall.

9,000
3,250
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