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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 729, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Off-CoverNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, Without Signature (9X2d), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, Without Signature (9X2d)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, Without Signature (9X2d). Position 32, unused (no gum), ample to full margins, proof-like impression on deeply blued paper, small shallow scuffs at top (probably from adherence)

VERY FINE MARGINS AND CONDITION DESPITE TINY SCUFFS. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE PAPER WITHOUT SIGNATURE -- ONLY TWO OTHER USED EXAMPLES ON BLUE PAPER WITHOUT SIGNATURE ARE RECORDED.

The last printing of the New York provisional took place on January 7, 1847, when 100 sheets were delivered. Philip T. Wall believes that the stamps on Blue paper (Scott 9X2) and Gray paper (Scott 9X3) come from this last printing, because the recorded covers are used after that date. Most of the known Without Signature stamps originate from the early days following the initial sale date of July 14, 1845. However, a few examples of both the Blue and Gray paper stamps are known without signature, so if Wall is correct that these stamps come from the last printing, then clearly the signing standards were not strictly followed.

We record four unused and two used examples of 9X2d:

1) Unused, Position unknown, ex Boker, Chronicle 115, p. 161, figure C

2) Unused, Position 15, Dr. Kapiloff collection (Piller book, p. 46, figure 53)

3) Unused, Position 25, PFC 501335, ex Frelinghuysen (Siegel Sale 1020, lot 31)

4) Unused, Position 32, the stamp offered here

5) Red "Paid" arc cancel, light horizontal crease at top, PFC 287925

6) Red "Paid" arc cancel, Position 4, PFC 264805, ex Dr. Morris (Siegel Sale 793, lot 13)

When the stamp listed as #3 above was offered in our sale of the Frelinghuysen collection, we were unaware of the existence of this stamp. Our current count of four unused and two used examples of 9X2d (Blue paper without signature) is unlikely to be increased by more than one or two.

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10,500
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 Number 1020, Lot Number 31, New York, New York - Without Initials (Scott 9X1e, 9X2d)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, Without Signature (9X2d), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, Without Signature (9X2d)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, Without Signature (9X2d). Position 25, unused (no gum), ample to large margins, proof-like impression on deeply blued paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE PAPER WITHOUT SIGNATURE. ONLY THREE EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN.

The last printing of the New York provisional took place on January 7, 1847, when 100 sheets were delivered. Philip T. Wall believes that the stamps on Blue paper (Scott 9X2) and Gray paper (Scott 9X3) come from this last printing, because the recorded covers are used after that date. Most of the known Without Signature stamps originate from the early days following the initial sale date of July 14, 1845. However, a few examples of both the Blue and Gray paper stamps are known without signature, so if Wall is correct that these stamps come from the last printing, then clearly the signing standards were not strictly followed.

The Piller book illustrates an unsigned, unused stamp on Blue paper (p. 46), which is described as unique. Wall illustrates a different unsigned, unused Blue paper stamp he cites as ex Boker (Chronicle 115, p. 161). Of course, the Frelinghuysen collection was unknown to either writer at the time. The Philatelic Foundation has certified as genuine a small handful of used unsigned stamps on Blue paper and unused stamps on Blue paper. However, this the first Blue paper stamp to be certified as both unsigned and unused. The fact that it is completely sound and with four margins adds to its desirability. As such it is a key component to a superb New York Postmaster's Provisional or an unused classic collection.

Ex Lapham. With 2012 P.F. certificate.

11,000
30,000
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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 13, Postmasters Provisionals5c Black on Blue, Without Signature (9X2d), 5c Black on Blue, Without Signature (9X2d)5c Black on Blue, Without Signature (9X2d). Pos. 4 with slight double transfer, large to huge margins, intense shade and impression on deeply blued paper, vivid red "Paid" in arc cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THE UNSIGNED PROVISIONAL ON BLUE PAPER ARE RECORDED, THIS BEING THE ONLY SOUND STAMP.

The Philatelic Foundation has certified seven New York provisional stamps on blue paper, of which only two are without signature. The other example of Scott 9X2d on record at the P.F. is creased. With 1992 P.F. certificate

5,600
5,250
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