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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1679
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1679, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, Complete Plate Reconstruction (9X1), New York N.Y., 5c Black, Complete Plate Reconstruction (9X1)New York N.Y., 5c Black, Complete Plate Reconstruction (9X1). All 40 positions mounted on an album page with a grid on reverse noting the condition of each, most with four margins and crisp impressions, predominantly blue pen cancels with several red square grids as well, a bit more than half are sound, the remainder with varying degrees of flaws mostly not readily visible from the face

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PLATE OF 40 OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

All the issued New York stamps come from the single engraved plate of 40, made up of eight horizontal rows of five. Over the two-year period that the stamps were valid, 142,240 were printed, including the rare Blue and Gray papers from the last printing in 1847.

Four P.F. certificates accompany. Scott value with no premium for the blue or grid cancels or double transfers $19,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
10,000
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