EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE RARE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE.
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.
As an indication of rarity, in addition to the following lot in this sale this is only the fourth off-cover example we have offered in the last ten years. A search of the Philatelic Foundation's records reveals that they have certified only six sound stamps off cover and one sound copy on cover
With 1998 P.F. certificate