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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 2025/01/01, Catalogue = 7X1, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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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
c
Sale 1188, Lot 6, Millbury, MA Postmaster's ProvisionalThis 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
2012-03-28
The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part One
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Sale 1020, Lot 15, Millbury, Massachusetts (Scott 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
1969-03-25
1969 Rarities of the World
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Millbury, Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Margins all around, except L. outer line just shaved, Beautifully tied by single Red "Paid" on 1846 cover to Worcester, Ms., matching "Milbury, Ms." pmk. & "V" in circle, Very Fine, a Wonderful cover of Great Beauty, Ex-Green.

13,000
17,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
1966-02-24
1966 Rarities of the Word
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Millbury, Mass. 5c Bluish (7X1). Margins at Right and Bot., just clear at Top, cutting in slightly at left, tied by Red Paid, Millbury, Ms. Aug. 21 pmk. and red "V" in circle on cover, Ex Green, Harris, Fine and Exceedingly Rare Postmaster

10,000
11,000
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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 2025/01/01, Catalogue = 7X1, Symbol IN ("COVER")

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