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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
743
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 743, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: CoversNew 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 20, double transfer showing shift in both labels, three large margins including right sheet margin, large to in at left, strongly blued paper, without pen cancel and tied by red "Paid" in arc cancel, second strike and matching "New-York 5cts. 27 Mar." (1847) circular datestamp on buff envelope to Philadelphia, docketed at left, small tear at top of cover from opening

FINE AND SCARCE 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. Philip T. Wall believes that most of the stamps on Gray paper (Scott 9X3) and Blue paper (Scott 9X2) come from this last printing.

Scott Retail $5,750.00

E. 1,500-2,000
950
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