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Sale 1136 — The Peter Sharrer Collection of United States Postal Markings

Sale Date — Wednesday, 5 October, 2016

Category — Annapolis, Maryland Eagle Handstamp

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1048
c
Sale Number 1136, Lot Number 1048, Annapolis, Maryland Eagle HandstampAnnapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var), Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var)Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var). Perfect bold strike on cover locally addressed to "W. B. Stephenson Esq., A. of D., Present", matching "2" drop rate handstamp at upper right, missing most of backflaps

A SUPERB STRIKE ON A FINE APPEARING COVER. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ANNAPOLIS POSTMASTER'S SEAL, WHICH WAS USED TO MAKE THE FAMOUS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ENVELOPES AND ALSO WAS RARELY APPLIED AS A POSTMARK. IT IS ESPECIALLY SCARCE STRUCK IN RED.

Ex Meroni, Dr. Maffeo and "Golden Oak". With 1956 P.F. certificate. Scott value for red handstamp and "2" rate is $30,000.00 (footnote to No. 2XU1)

E. 15,000-20,000
25,000
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