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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 6, Millbury, MA Postmaster's Provisional, This is one of the finest of the eight recorded covers with the distinctive Millbury postmaster’s provisional stamp--the cartoon-like woodcut portrait of George Washington was undoubtedly inspired by the engraved provisional stamp issued earlier by the New York City postmaster

DESCRIPTION

Millbury, Massachusetts, 5¢ Black on Bluish (7X1), large margins to ample at bottom, sharp impression, tied by red “PAID” handstamp, matching “Milbury Ms. Jan. 12” (1847) circular datestamp and “5” sans-serif numeral in circle handstamp (the latest of four different numeral handstamps used on Millbury provisional covers) on light brown envelope to “Mr. William E. Hoit, Care Loder & Co., 83 Cedar St., New York”

PROVENANCE

All sales private until 2012 Frelinghuysen auction

* Frank J. Dutcher

* 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 15, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* USPCS census no. 20240

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

* Siegel census no. 7X1-COV-19

* https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/7X1

* New York International Philatelic Exhibition 1926 (Lapham)

* World Stamp Show 2016 Court of Honor (Gross)

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (2011)

CONDITION NOTES

*Extremely Fine--a superb stamp on fresh cover--opening tear in backflap barely shows at top edge

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

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/6.pdf

E. 300,000-400,000
300,000
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 2, 1845 Postmasters' Provisionals (Scott 5X1-11X8)Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1), Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1)Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Clear margins to barely touched, unobtrusive strike of red "PAID" handstamp, light horizontal crease, small repairing

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. ONLY EIGHTEEN EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING NINE USED ON PIECE OR OFF COVER.

The 5c stamp issued by Millbury postmaster Asa Holman is one of two United States provisionals with a portrait (George Washington in both cases). It is also unusual in that the designation "Post Office" appears without any town name, a characteristic in common with the Baltimore and Boscawen provisionals.

Our census of the Millbury provisional is available at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/7X1 .

Census No. 7X1-CAN-05. Ex Worthington, Gibson and Lyons. With 1973 and 1998 P.F. certificates.

50,000
29,000
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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 3, Postmasters ProvisionalsMillbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1), Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1)Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Cut to shape and mounted on small matching color piece, parts of the outer circular frameline drawn in and portion of cancellation on the piece drawn in, clear impression

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. ONLY EIGHTEEN ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING NINE USED ON PIECE OR OFF COVER.

The 5c stamp issued by Millbury postmaster Asa Holman is one of two United States provisionals with a portrait (George Washington in both cases). It is also unusual in that the designation "Post Office" appears without any town name, a characteristic in common with the Baltimore and Boscawen provisionals. Our census of the Millbury provisional is available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/7X1/7X1.pdf

Census No. 7X1-CAN-06. Ex Maffeo. With 1957, 1992 and 2007 P.F. certificates.

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

50,000
29,000
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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
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 8, Postmasters ProvisionalsMillbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1), Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1)Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Clear margins to barely in, crisp impression, tied by "Millbury Ms. Feb. 6" (circa 1847) circular datestamp on piece, lightly creased

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. ONLY EIGHTEEN EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING NINE USED ON PIECE OR OFF COVER.

The 5c stamp issued by Millbury postmaster Asa Holman is one of two United States provisionals with a portrait (George Washington in both cases). It is also unusual in that the designation "Post Office" appears without any town name, a characteristic in common with the Baltimore and Boscawen provisionals.

This piece is illustrated and discussed in Philip T. Wall's article on the Millbury provisional (Chronicle 120 and 121), in which he records seventeen examples (an eighteenth stamp on cover has since been recorded). Of the three stamps known on pieces, two are tied by the town marking. Our census of the Millbury provisional is available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/7X1/7X1.pdf

Census No. 7X1-PCE-10. With 1976 P.F. certificate.

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

50,000
37,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 21, Postmasters Provisionals: Millbury Mass.Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1), Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1)Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Margins to just in, bright and fresh, light strike of red "PA" of "PAID" handstamp, scissors-cut at bottom into vignette, small crease at right

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. ONLY EIGHTEEN EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING NINE USED ON PIECE OR OFF COVER.

The 5c stamp issued by Millbury postmaster Asa Holman is one of two United States provisionals with a portrait (George Washington in both cases). It is also unusual in that the designation "Post Office" appears without any town name, a characteristic in common with the Baltimore and Boscawen provisionals.

Census No. 7X1-CAN-04. Ex Cortlandt F. Bishop and "Country Gentleman" (Siegel Sale 422, Nov. 29, 1972) and offered to the market for the first time since that sale.

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

Census of Millbury provisionals: http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/7X1/7X1.pdf

50,000
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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 15, Millbury, Massachusetts (Scott 7X1)Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1), Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1)Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Large margins to ample at bottom, sharp impression, tied by red "Paid" handstamp, matching "Milbury Ms. Jan. 12" (1847) circular datestamp and "5" sans-serif numeral in circle handstamp (the latest of four different numeral handstamps used on Millbury provisional covers) on brown cover to "Mr. William E. Hoit, Care Loder & Co., 83 Cedar St., New York", opening tear in flap barely shows at top edge

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP TIED ON COVER. THIS IS AMONG THE FINEST OF THE EIGHT RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE DISTINCTIVE MILLBURY PROVISIONAL DEPICTING GEORGE WASHINGTON. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS COVER HAS BEEN OFFERED AT AUCTION SINCE ITS DISCOVERY IN 1896.

Census No. 7X1-COV-19. Ex Dutcher and Lapham. Small "W.H.C." (Warren H. Colson) handstamp at lower right. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott value on cover is $125,000.00.

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

Census of Millbury provisionals: http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/7X1/7X1.pdf

E. 100,000-150,000
400,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2010-06-19
2010 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 989, Lot Number 34, Postmasters Provisionals Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1), Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1)Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Clear margins to barely in, crisp impression, tied by "Millbury Ms. Feb. 6" circular datestamp on piece, lightly creased

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE MILLBURY MASSACHUSETTS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. ONLY EIGHTEEN EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING NINE USED ON PIECE OR OFF COVER.

The 5c stamp issued by Millbury postmaster Asa Holman is one of two United States provisionals with a portrait (George Washington in both cases). It is also unusual in that the designation "Post Office" appears without any town name, a characteristic in common with the Baltimore and Boscawen provisionals.

This piece is illustrated and discussed in Philip T. Wall's article on the Millbury provisional (Chronicle 120 and 121), in which he records seventeen examples (an eighteenth stamp on cover has since been recorded). Of the three stamps known on pieces, two are tied by the town marking.

With 1976 P.F. certificate. Last offered to the market in our 1984 Rarities sale. This is the first we have offered since 2001.

50,000
30,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2001-05-19
2001 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 837, Lot Number 11, Postmasters Provisionals (Millbury Mass.)Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1), Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1)Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Large margins on two sides, just in at right and at bottom, tied by red crayon cancel on large piece with clearly-struck "Millbury Ms. Mar. 8" circular datestamp, stamp also "tied" by horizontal file fold

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THIS DISTINCTIVE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP. ONLY NINE USED EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED EITHER ON PIECE OR OFF COVER.

The 5c stamp issued by Millbury postmaster Asa Holman is one of two United States provisionals with a portrait (George Washington in both cases). It is also unusual in that the designation "Post Office" appears without any town name, a characteristic in common with the Baltimore and Boscawen provisionals.

This piece is illustrated and discussed in Philip T. Wall's article on the Millbury provisional (Chronicle 120 and 121), in which he records seventeen examples (an eighteenth stamp on cover has since been recorded). Of the three stamps known on pieces, two of which are tied by the town marking. One realized $18,000 hammer in our 1999 Rarities sale. The stamp on the other piece is also creased. The other six used stamps either have creases or more serious faults.

Ex Storrow and Col. Green (Part VIII, Harmer Rooke sale). With 1986 P.F. certificate

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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
1999-05-15
1999 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 17, Postmasters ProvisionalsMillbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1), Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1)Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Two clear to ample margins, just into outer rim at top and left, clear impression on bright fresh paper, tied by neat "Milbury Ms. Mar. 23" circular datestamp in red on piece of folded cover (circa 1847), light folds in piece clear of stamp

A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS DISTINCTIVE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP. THE ONLY SOUND STAMP AMONG THE NINE USED EXAMPLES RECORDED ON PIECE OR OFF COVER.

This piece is illustrated and discussed in Philip T. Wall's article on the Millbury provisional (Chronicle 120 and 121), in which he records seventeen examples (an eighteenth stamp on cover has since been recorded). There are three stamps known on pieces, two of which are tied by the town marking. The stamps on the other two pieces are creased. All of the six used stamps off cover and not on piece have creases or more serious faults.

Backstamped W.H.C. (Warren H. Colson). With 1996 P.F. certificate

20,000
18,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
1997-09-26
The Vernon R. Morris, Jr., M.D. Collection of Used U.S.
 
Sale Number 793, Lot Number 1, Postmasters ProvisionalsMillbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1), Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1)Millbury Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Two clear to ample margins, just into outer rim at top and left, clear impression on bright fresh paper, tied by neat "Milbury Ms. Mar. 23" circular datestamp in red on piece of folded cover (circa 1847), light folds in piece clear of stamp

A VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS DISTINCTIVE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP. THE ONLY SOUND STAMP AMONG THE NINE USED EXAMPLES RECORDED ON PIECE OR OFF COVER.

The 5c stamp issued by Millbury postmaster Asa Holman Waters is one of two United States provisionals with a portrait (George Washington in both cases). It is also unusual in that the designation "Post Office" appears without any town name, a characteristic in common with the Baltimore and Boscawen provisionals, and that the circular datestamp has the town name mis-spelled "Milbury" with one L.

This piece is illustrated and discussed in Philip T. Wall's article on the Millbury provisional (Chronicle 120 and 121), in which he records seventeen examples (an eighteenth stamp on cover has since been recorded). There are three stamps known on pieces, two of which are tied by the town marking. The stamps on the other two pieces are creased. All of the six used stamps off cover or piece have creases or more serious faults.

Backstamped W.H.C. (Warren H. Colson). With 1996 P.F. certificate

27,500
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