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Sale 1216 — The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 25 February, 2020

Category — Postmasters' Provisionals: New York N.Y. thru St. Louis Mo.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
22
 
Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 22, Postmasters' Provisionals: New York N.Y. thru St. Louis Mo.New 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 11-13, horizontal strip of three, full margins to just in at lower left of left stamp and touching at upper right of right stamp, neat blue pen cancels, small 5.5mm scissors-cut at bottom between middle and right stamps

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE STRIP OF THREE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL.

While pairs of the New York Postmaster’s Provisional were commonly used to pay the double or over-300 miles rate, any multiple of three or larger is extremely rare.

Ex Earl of Crawford, Waterhouse and Frelinghuysen. With 2012 P.F. certificate

5,000
3,250
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