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Symbol
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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 6, Postmasters' Provisionals, The only recorded use of the New York provisional from Jersey City

New York, N.Y., 5¢ Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at top, uncancelled but tied by vertical file fold on blue folded letter datelined "New York 17 Sept. 1845" to Norwich, Connecticut, deep red "Jersey City N.J. Sep. 17" circular datestamp, blue manuscript "5" rate, neat strike of red "PAID" arc handstamp applied in New York, Very Fine appearance, this is the only recorded use from Jersey City and one of only two sent from New Jersey--according to the USPCS website, Percy Doane, a prominent New York dealer of that era, is quoted as having jokingly remarked that the sender took the ferry to New Jersey, and, finding that he had forgotten to mail the letter, did so immediately--the USPCS census lists a Valentine used from Elizabeth N.J. to Rahway, but it is almost severed in half and lacks any New York markings--ex Weill Brothers sale and Arch, USPCS census no. 20354, illustrated in Chronicle Feb. 1979 and Piller, The New York Postmaster's Provisional (p. 80), with 1974 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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 8, Postmasters' Provisionals, One of four recorded covers to Belgium with the New York postmaster's provisional

New York, N.Y., 5¢ Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), Position 18, full to large margins, trivial small pre-use wrinkle not noted on certificate, tied by blue penstroke cancels, red "PAID" arc handstamp (no datestamp) on July 31, 1845 folded letter to Anvers, Belgium, from the Vanderlinden correspondence, sender's ship-name directive "Str. Britannia"--carried on that Cunard steamer, departing Boston on August 1, 1845, and arriving at Liverpool August 15--red London (Aug. 16) circular datestamp on back, corresponding British "1/8" manuscript debit marking, Ostend (Aug. 17) red backstamp, red rectangular accountancy handstamp "DEBOURS ETRANGERS/TAXE REDUITE/PORT BELGE", restated 20 decimes in Belgian currency, plus 4 decimes internal rate, large blue "24" decimes in manuscript for total amount due, final marking is a red Anvers receiving datestamp on back (Aug. 18)

Very Fine stamp and cover. An outstanding foreign-mail use of the New York postmaster's provisional.

Ex Henry C. Gibson, Sr., and Louis Grunin. USPCS census no. 20285. Illustrated in Piller, The New York Postmaster's Provisional (p. 107). With 1994 P.F. certificate.

E. 4,000-5,000
5,750
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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 12, Postmasters' ProvisionalsA rare use of the 5¢ New York provisional with small "A.C.M, A rare use of the 5¢ New York provisional with small "A.C.MA rare use of the 5¢ New York provisional with small "A.C.M." initials to England

New York, N.Y., 5¢ Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), large margins, tied by blue penstroke cancels, red "New-York Paid 5 Jul. 31" (1845) first month of use integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Sheffield, England, sender's ship-name directive "Pr Britannia"--carried on that Cunard steamer, departing from Boston on August 1, 1845, and arriving at Liverpool August 15--"America Liverpool AU 15, 1845" datestamp on back, blue Sheffield receiving backstamp is partly struck, British "1/-" one-shilling due handstamp, part of address rewritten, otherwise Very Fine, early use of the 5¢ New York provisional on a transatlantic cover--the earliest recorded use to any destination is July 15--ex Grunin, unlisted in USPCS census

E. 1,000-1,500
2,900
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1077, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b). Small initials with periods, large even margins all around, tied by blue penstrokes on folded letter to H.W. Bishop in Lenox Mass., red "New-York 5cts. 25 Aug." (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp, matching "Paid" in arc handstamp, Very Fine, scarce with the small initials, ex Norvin Green

E. 1,000-1,500
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
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 721, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Off-CoverNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b). Position 2, with major double transfer at bottom, huge margin at left, showing a significant portion of the adjoining stamp, just into the frameline at top, tied on piece by red Paid in arc, strong impression, faint soiling in right margin, otherwise Very Fine

1,000
325
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 722, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Off-CoverNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b). Positions 13-14, horizontal pair, large to full margins except in at bottom of left stamp, bold magenta pen cancels, left stamp with tiny nick in top margin, right stamp is sound and Very Fine, Scott Retail with no premium for the magenta cancel, which is the same color ink used for the initialing of the stamps

2,400
425
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 723, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Off-CoverNew York N.Y., 5c Black, Small "A C M" Initials Without Periods (9X1b var), New York N.Y., 5c Black, Small "A C M" Initials Without Periods (9X1b var)New York N.Y., 5c Black, Small "A C M" Initials Without Periods (9X1b var). Position 40 with bottom right corner sheet margins, other sides full, blue "X" pen cancel, pressed vertical crease and slightly toned, still Extremely Fine appearance, this style of initials -- small letters separated but without periods -- does not fit exactly with any of the types listed in Scott or described by Philip T. Wall in Chronicle 98 (pp. 80-82), examples are rare, Scott value as normal 9X1b is $675.00

E. 400-500
250
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U.S. Stamps
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2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 738, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: CoversNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b). Position 20, full to large margins all around, cancelled by blue pen strokes, red "New-York 5 cts. 11 Aug." (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in arc handstamp on folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine second month use

E. 300-400
300
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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 1, New York, N.Y. Postmaster's Provisionals, One of the two most outstanding covers with the New York postmaster’s provisional stamp used from another post office--in this case, the triple 5¢ rate from Boston is paid by a superb and extremely rare vertical corner sheet-margin pair with small “ACM” initials and a single without initials

DESCRIPTION

New York, N.Y., 5¢ Black on Bluish, “ACM” Initials (9X1b variety), Positions 31/36, vertical pair with huge bottom left corner sheet margins and large margins all around, small magenta “ACM” initials unconnected without periods (unlisted variety--similar to small “A.C.M.” with periods), used with 5¢ Black on Bluish, Without Signature (9X1e), Position 22, full to large margins, each stamp with similar blue manuscript cancel on undated 1845 folded cover from Boston to Howland & Aspinwall in New York City, red “Boston Mass. Nov. 12” circular datestamp, magenta manuscript “15” (cents) rate applied in Boston, sender’s manuscript notation “U.S. Mail paid”, red “PAID” arc handstamp applied on arrival in New York City to indicate stamps accepted as prepayment of triple 5¢ rate postage

PROVENANCE

* G. E. Jones (J. W. Scott, 11/8/1906), according to notation on back

* Henry G. Lapham (and his son, Raymond), probably acquired privately in 1922 from the Henry C. Gibson, Sr., collection* Probably Warren H. Colson (stock acquired by Weills in 1963)

* Edward Grombacher (bought and sold privately through Weills)

* Weill Brothers’ Stock, Christie’s Robson Lowe sale, 10/12/1989, lot 588, to private collector

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 1996 Rarities of the World, 5/21/1996, Sale 777, lot 5, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* USPCS census no. 20388

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

* Stanley M. Piller, The New York Postmaster’s Provisional, fig. 97, p. 72

* Gordon Eubanks, Jr., “The William H. Gross United States Collection,” Chronicle 258, May 2018

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (1989)

CONDITION NOTES

* Very Fine cover with a superb vertical corner-margin pair; file folds not affecting stamps; light waterstain around No. 9X1e, which also has a pinhole just under Washington’s right eye

* Pencil note on back “G E Jones Coll, J W Scott Co., Nov. 8, 1906.” Also signed “R. H. Weill” in pencil (Raymond H. Weill)

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/1.pdf

E. 20,000-30,000
32,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 5, 1845 Postmasters' Provisionals (Scott 5X1-11X8)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b). Position 10, unused (no gum), Type B without the additional roll in the letter "C", large margins to clear, tiny corner margin crease at top left does not touch the design and is negligible

VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL WITH THE "A.C.M." SIGNATURE. ESPECIALLY RARE IN UNUSED CONDITION.

The A.C.M. initials with the periods are believed to have been written by Marcena Monson, brother of Alonzo C. Monson. We have offered only two others in unused condition since 1994 and in all of our Rarities sales.

Ex Dr. Morris. With 1992 P.F. certificate stating pelure paper

4,500
2,300
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