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Sale 999 — The Beginning of Adhesive Postage in the United States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

Category — N.Y. Postmaster`s Provisionals - Blue Paper

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
581
 
Sale Number 999, Lot Number 581, N.Y. Postmaster`s Provisionals - Blue PaperNew 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). Crisp impression on deeply blued paper, large margins three sides, just in at bottom, cancelled solely by red New York "Paid" arc cancel

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUE WOVE, CANCELLED BY THE "PAID" HANDSTAMP AND WITHOUT THE USUAL PEN CANCELLATION.

Combined with the previous lot this is only the fourth off-cover example we have offered in the last ten years

3,600
1,800
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