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Sale 1023 — The Harvey Mirsky Collection of the U.S. 1847 Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 April, 2012

Category — Precursor to 1847 Issue: Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019
og
Sale Number 1023, Lot Number 2019, Precursor to 1847 Issue: 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 16-17, horizontal pair, original gum, large margins all around, deeply etched impression on fresh paper, pinhole in margin between stamps at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Original-gum examples of the New York Postmaster's Provisional are scarce, and pairs are exceedingly rare. This is one of the finest we have encountered.

Ex Caspary and Lilly. Scott Retail as unused pair without gum. 1998 P.F. certificate describing the pair as "previously hinged" no longer accompanies

5,750
4,500
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