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Sale 872 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 March, 2004

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
105
 
Sale Number 872, Lot Number 105, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew 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). Large margins all around, sharp proof-like impression on deep blue paper, blue pen cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE PAPER.

In The New York Postmaster's Provisional, Stanley Piller cites Luff's statement that the last printing of the New York provisional took place on January 7, 1847, when 100 sheets were delivered. Piller also conveys Philip Wall's belief that most if not all of the stamps on Gray (Scott 9X3) and Blue (Scott 9X2) papers come from this last printing, as all the known covers are used after that date.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

3,500
6,750
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