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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 = 9X1 or 9X1a, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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Date
Lot#/
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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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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 1118, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Position 34, large margins to just in at top left, blue pen cancel, red "New-York 5cts. 5 Aug," (1846) integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in arc handstamp on folded cover to Providence R.I., Very Fine, with 2002 A.P.S. certificate, Scott value $600.00

E. 300-400
375
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 1119, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Positions 4-5, horizontal pair, left stamp double transfer, full margins to slightly in, tied by two strikes of red "Paid" in arc, third strike at right, matching "New-York 10 cts. 20 Nov." (1846) integral-rate circular datestamp on small blue folded letter to Detroit Mich., Fine pair on an attractive cover and a scarce use, ex Hessel, Martin and Fekete

E. 750-1,000
650
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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 1120, Postmasters’ ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Horizontal pair, large to full margins all around, tied by blue pen stroke on Oct. 31, 1846 folded letter from New York City to Trieste, care of Jas. Lang, London, England, sender's directive "p. Caledonia" at lower left and carried on that Cunarder from Boston on Nov. 1, arriving Liverpool Nov. 15, red London receiving backstamp of Nov. 16, manuscript "2/-" shilling due marking, very fresh

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USE OF A PAIR OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A COVER TO TRIESTE.

As usual for this correspondence, this cover was sent to James Lang in England and forwarded to Trieste outside the mails.

E. 2,000-3,000
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
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Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 23, Postmasters' Provisionals: New York N.Y. thru St. Louis Mo.New York N.Y., 5c Black, “A CM” Initials (9X1a var), New York N.Y., 5c Black, “A CM” Initials (9X1a var)New York N.Y., 5c Black, “A CM” Initials (9X1a var). Position 10, unusual configuration of signature with “A” separated from “CM” (the reverse of the normal 9X1a), large margins to touching at right, tied by magenta manuscript “5” applied at Boston with red “Boston 5 cts. Sep. 30” (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to E. D. Morgan & Co. in New York, stamp cancelled on arrival by red “Paid” arc handstamp, second strike at center, docketed inside confirming the date

VERY FINE. A VERY ATTRACTIVE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL STAMP USED ON INBOUND MAIL FROM BOSTON.

New York Postmaster Robert H. Morris arranged to distribute stamps to some cities outside of New York and instructed the postmasters to treat the letters as unpaid at origin, but New York would accept them as prepaid on arrival. This cover originated in Boston, and the stamp has the unusual initials configuration with the letters “ACM” almost completely separated (without periods), except the “C” and “M” are faintly attached.

Ex Lapham and Frelinghuysen. With 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
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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 24, Postmasters' Provisionals: New York N.Y. thru St. Louis Mo.New York N.Y., 5c Black (9X1, 9X1e), New York N.Y., 5c Black (9X1, 9X1e)New York N.Y., 5c Black (9X1, 9X1e). Balance of five covers, four bearing a single 9X1 and one bearing a single 9X1e, four of the five stamps show a double transfer, including Positions 2, 4, 23 and 31, all of the stamps with at least clear margins and some sides ample, three tied solely by red handstamps and two with pen cancel (including 9X1e), one with a N.Y. square grid is very early for the cancel (Dec. 22, 1846), a few small non-obvious flaws, overall a Very Fine small group of New York provisionals on covers, two certificates accompany, total Scott Retail $3,750.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2204, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a). Large margins to ample, tied by blue penstrokes, red "New-York 5cts. 28 Nov." (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Otego N.Y., matching "PAID" arc handstamp, fresh and Very Fine

700
400
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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 5, Postmasters' Provisionals, One of two recorded uses of the New York provisional from Albany available to collectors

New York, N.Y., 5¢ Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1), Positions 4-5, horizontal pair, left stamp double transfer, large and even margins, tied by blue penstroke cancels (applied at New York City), red "Albany N.Y. Nov. 11" (1845) circular datestamp with matching "10" handstamp on folded letter to New York City, treated as unpaid by the postmaster in Albany (who never received a supply of stamps), the red "PAID" arc handstamp was applied by the postmaster in New York indicating acceptance of the stamps as prepayment, Very Fine, covers with the New York postmaster's provisional originating at other post offices are rare--only three are recorded from Albany, including one in the Peltz collection at the Albany Institute of History and Art--ex Emerson, Klep, Krug, Grunin and Weill Brothers sale, USPCS census no. 20387, illustrated in the 1936 American Philatelist Macguffin article, signed by Ashbrook, with 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
9,000
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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 9, Postmasters' Provisionals, A spectacular cover to France with the 5¢ New York postmaster's provisional

New York, N.Y., 5¢ Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1), Position 19, large margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by large "New-York 5 Paid Jun. 15" (1846) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Lyon, France, duplicate of June 8 letter with second June 15 dateline, sender's ship-name directive "p Str. Hibernia"--carried on that Cunarder, departing from Boston on June 16, 1846, and arriving at Liverpool June 28--red "COLONIES/&c ART. 13" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, red London (June 29) backstamp, Boulogne (July 1), Paris (July 1) and Lyon (July 2) circular datestamps on front and back, manuscript "25" decimes due marking (10 decimes for Great Britain, 15 decimes French internal postage), Extremely Fine and attractive foreign-mail use of the New York provisional, ex Caspary and Grunin, USPCS census no. 20577, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
6,750
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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 10, Postmasters' Provisionals, Magnificent gem-quality cover to France with the 5¢ New York postmaster's provisional

New York, N.Y., 5¢ Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a), Position 36, showing double frameline at top, large to huge margins, tied by red "New-York 28 Feb. 5cts." (1846) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Lyon, France, sender's ship-name directive "Str. Cambria"--carried on that Cunarder, departing from Boston on March 1, 1846, and arriving at Liverpool March 14--red "COLONIES/&c ART. 13" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, "Liverpool Ship 28 MR 1846" octagonal datestamp on back, red London (Mar. 29) datestamp on back, brownish Boulogne arrival datestamp, Lyon (April 3) receiving datestamp on back, manuscript "25" decimes due marking (10 decimes for Great Britain, 15 decimes French internal postage), Extremely Fine stamp and cover, a beautiful use of the New York provisional to France, ex Moeldner and Newbury, USPCS census no. 20485

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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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 11, Postmasters' ProvisionalsRare use of the "COLONIES &c ART, Rare use of the "COLONIES &c ARTRare use of the "COLONIES &c ART. 12" handstamp with the 5¢ New York postmaster's provisional

New York, N.Y., 5¢ Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1), full margins to clear, tied by blue penstroke cancels, red "New-York 5 Paid Sep. 15" (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Lyon, France, sender's ship-name directive "Str. Caledonia"--carried on that Cunarder, departing Boston on September 16, 1845, and arriving at Liverpool on September 28--bold strike of red "COLONIES/&c ART. 12" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, red London (Sep. 29) backstamp, red Boulogne (Oct. 1) arrival datestamp, Lyon receiving backstamp, manuscript "25" decimes due marking (10 decimes for Great Britain, 15 decimes French internal postage), small cover tear at top center away from stamp, Very Fine and rare use of the New York postmaster's provisional on a cover to France--the Anglo-French Article 12 accountancy marking on this cover was only in use for six months while the New York provisional was current--ex Gallagher, USPCS census no. 20353

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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