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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 = 9X2, Symbol IN ("USED")
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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 4, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins all around, fine impression, red square grid cancels and part of red circular datestamp at top, left stamp faint diagonal crease, right stamp pressed vertical crease ending in a small tear

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE PAIR OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ISSUE ON BLUE PAPER. ONLY FOUR PAIRS ARE RECORDED.

It is estimated that 40-50 examples of the New York provisional on blue paper exist (34 recorded in Levi-Wall-Farrington census). Only four pairs are known, including one on cover.

Ex Caspary.

13,000
5,250
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 730, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Off-CoverNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Position 24, ample to full margins, deeply blued paper, red square grid cancel, light horizontal crease (more of a bend than a crease) and small thin spot at center, Very Fine appearance, a rare example of the New York Postmaster's Provisional on Blue paper

3,750
750
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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 731, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Off-CoverNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Position 21, full to large margins, sharp impression on deeply blued paper, red square grid cancel, faint corner creases at top left and bottom left, slight crease and toned spot at mid-right, miniscule tear at lower right, still Very Fine appearance, a rare example of the New York provisional on Blue paper

3,750
950
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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 7, 1845 Postmasters' Provisionals (Scott 5X1-11X8)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Position 37, large margins all around, neat red "PAID" in arc handstamp, wonderful impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE PAPER. EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN SOUND CONDITION AND WITHOUT A PEN CANCELLATION.

The last printing of the New York provisional was furnished on January 7, 1847, when 100 sheets were delivered. Philip T. Wall believes that most of the stamps on Gray paper (Scott 9X3) and Blue paper (Scott 9X2) come from this last printing.

With 1961 and 1998 P.F. certificates, the former as 9X1a variety

3,600
5,625
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 280, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Three large margins, full at right, neat red "Paid" cancel, thin spot and small tear, Very Fine appearance, with 1976 P.F. certificate as old 9X1a

3,600
850
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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 15, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Crisp impression on deeply blued paper, large margins three sides, just in at bottom, cancelled solely by red New York "Paid" arc cancel

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE, CANCELLED BY THE "PAID" HANDSTAMP AND WITHOUT THE USUAL PEN CANCELLATION.

The last printing of the New York provisional was furnished on January 7, 1847, when 100 sheets were delivered. Philip T. Wall believes that most of the stamps on Gray paper (Scott 9X3) and Blue paper (Scott 9X2) come from this last printing.

With 2011 P.F. certificate.

3,600
2,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2012-03-28
The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part One
 
Sale Number 1020, Lot Number 81, New York, New York - Blue Paper (Scott 9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Position 40, enormous bottom right corner sheet margins, large top margin with portion of Position 35, just clear at left, proof-like impression, neat strike New York red square grid cancel, small thin spot above Washington's tie

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A STRIKING CORNER MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE RARE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE.

The last printing of the New York provisional was furnished on January 7, 1847, when 100 sheets were delivered (see Rawdon, Wright & Hatch record book entry on page 71 of this catalogue). Philip T. Wall believes that most if not all of the stamps on Gray paper (Scott 9X3) and Blue paper (Scott 9X2) come from this last printing, as all of the known covers are postmarked after that date.

Ex Lapham. With 2012 P.F. certificate

3,500
5,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2010-12-08
The Beginning of Adhesive Postage in the United States
 
Sale Number 999, Lot Number 580, N.Y. Postmaster`s Provisionals - Blue PaperNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Large to huge margins, proof-like impression, neat New York red square grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE RARE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE.

In The New York Postmaster's Provisional, Stanley Piller cites Luff's statement that the last printing of the New York provisional took place on January 7, 1847, when 100 sheets were delivered. Piller also conveys Philip Wall's belief that most if not all of the stamps on Gray (Scott 9X3) and Blue (Scott 9X2) papers come from this last printing, as all the known covers are used after that date.

As an indication of rarity, in addition to the following lot in this sale this is only the fourth off-cover example we have offered in the last ten years. A search of the Philatelic Foundation's records reveals that they have certified only six sound stamps off cover and one sound copy on cover

With 1998 P.F. certificate

3,500
6,750
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2010-12-08
The Beginning of Adhesive Postage in the United States
 
Sale Number 999, Lot Number 581, N.Y. Postmaster`s Provisionals - Blue PaperNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Crisp impression on deeply blued paper, large margins three sides, just in at bottom, cancelled solely by red New York "Paid" arc cancel

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE, CANCELLED BY THE "PAID" HANDSTAMP AND WITHOUT THE USUAL PEN CANCELLATION.

Combined with the previous lot this is only the fourth off-cover example we have offered in the last ten years

3,600
1,800
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2008-02-27
The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
 
Sale Number 951, Lot Number 2, PostmastersNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Large margins all around, sharp proof-like impression on deep blue paper, blue pen cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE PAPER. THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND EXAMPLE WE HAVE OFFERED IN ALMOST TEN YEARS.

In The New York Postmaster's Provisional, Stanley Piller cites Luff's statement that the last printing of the New York provisional took place on January 7, 1847, when 100 sheets were delivered. Piller also conveys Philip Wall's belief that most if not all of the stamps on Gray (Scott 9X3) and Blue (Scott 9X2) papers come from this last printing, as all the known covers are used after that date.

As an indication of rarity, this is only the second example we have offered in four years. The other was defective and on cover. The stamp offered here is the second sound example we have offered since the Zoellner pair in October 1998. A search of the P.F.'s records reveals that they have certified only six sound stamps off cover and one sound copy on cover.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

3,500
8,000
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