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Sale 1020 — The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part One

Sale Date — Wednesday, 28 March, 2012

Category — New York, New York - Blue Paper (Scott 9X2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
82
c
Sale Number 1020, Lot Number 82, 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 9, large margins to just touching at upper left, crisp impression on deeply blued paper, tied by red "Paid" arc handstamp with second strike above, matching "New-York 5cts. 2 Apr." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Boston, stamp with small amount of gum soak toning at top

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE COVER WITH THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE PAPER.

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.

5,750
3,250
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