Sale 283 — 1965 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 February, 1965

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2
c
Sale 283, Lot 2, Postmasters ProvisionalsPost Office, Annapolis, Md. and Eagle Seal in Blue, same handstamp as Annapolis Provisional (2XUI), on Flap, matching Free and Frank of Postmaster Martin F. Revell, on neat folded cover to P.M.G. in Washington, Very Fine

850
500
3
c
Sale 283, Lot 3, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md. 5c Black on white (3X1). Full margins, showing entire frame line on 3 sides & partly at T., unusually Rich Color, tied by ms. cancel, Blue Baltimore Pmk., matching "Paid" and "5" in oval on folded Dec. 7, 1846 cover to N.Y., Very Fine

1,500
1,700
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4
c
Sale 283, Lot 4, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md. 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Nearly full margins showing complete frame line on 3 sides & partly at T., a trifle toned, tied by Blue "Paid", clear matching Baltimore pmk. on fresh envelope to Washington, D.C., An Exceptionally Handsome Cover, Very Fine

2,350
1,750
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5
c
Sale 283, Lot 5, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md. 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Full margins, showing most of frame line on all sides, tied by clear Blue "Paid" cancel, clear matching Baltimore pmk. on cover to Washington, stamp faintly toned and tiny cover tear, otherwise Very Fine

2,350
1,600
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6
c
Sale 283, Lot 6, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md. 5c Blue on Manilla Entire (3XU4). Clear Blue Baltimore pmk., unusually Fine Impression of Buchanans Signature, used to Washington, D.C., trivial faint marginal stains, otherwise Fresh, Very Fine, Ex Caspary

1,600
1,350
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7
c
Sale 283, Lot 7, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md. 5c+5c Blue on White Entire (3XU7). Handstamp Signature in Fluid Black ink, Blue Baltimore pmk., used to Washington, D.C., fresh, Extremely Fine, A Rare and Very handsome Cover

1,800
1,300
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8
 
Sale 283, Lot 8, Postmasters ProvisionalsMilbury, Mass. 5c on Bluish (7X1). Cut to shape & neatly mounted, Red town pmk., Attractive looking copy of this Great Rarity, with P.F. Certificate

7,500
2,800
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9
 
Sale 283, Lot 9, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York 5c Black (9X1). COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION of the 40 positions, incl. 3 horiz. pairs and extra copy of Pos. 37, well above average plating quality with nearly all 4 margin copies, over half with ms. cancels, also incl. diff. Red Grids, "Paids", Balloon pmk. used on Foreign mail, one unused copy, there are few small faults but many Very Fine copies are included, A Choice & Handsome Study

4,300
2,900
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10
 
Sale 283, Lot 10, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York 5c on Gray, Signed R.H.M. (9X1b). Clear to Huge Margins all around, Gorgeous Color & Impression, Square Red Grid Cancel. faint thin, Extremely Fine appearance, a Beautiful Copy of this Rare stamp

600
700
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11
c
Sale 283, Lot 11, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York 5c Black 99X1). Horiz. Strip of 3, Pos. 6-8, Center stamp with Large Double Transfer at T., tied by Red "Paid" in Arcs and by Red Boston, Mass. pmk. on 5-1/2 "X2-1/8" Piece, "15" in ms., despite faint horiz. crease a Gorgeous strip, Probably Unique used from Boston, EX Caspary

E. 500-750
900
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12
c
Sale 283, Lot 12, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York 5c Black (9X1). Horiz. Pair, Pos. 36-37, Enormous Margins all around, first with small pre-printing paper folds, tied by Blue ms lines, Red "New York 10 cts", matching "Paid" in Arc, on folded Sept. 15, 1845 cover to London, Forwarded to trieste, Rare & Extremely Fine

E. 350-500
775
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13
og
Sale 283, Lot 13, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I. 5c, 10c Black (10X1, Eleven, 10X2). Cpl. Sheet, fresh, full o.g., two pre-printing paper folds in Pos. 1,4,5 and in 10 & 11, minute tears in T. & B. margin, one at B. just touching Pos. 11, otherwise Very Fine

900
375
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14
og
Sale 283, Lot 14, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I. 5c, 10c Black (10X1, Eleven, 10X2). Cpl. Sheet, o.g., faint creases barely affect few stamps, otherwise Very Fine

900
475
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15
c
Sale 283, Lot 15, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I. 5c Black (10X1). Pos. 5, Huge Margins all around, unusually choice color color & Impression, ms. cancel, clear Red Providence, R.I. pmk., matching "Paid" and '5" on neat folded Jun.9, 1847 cover to New Bedford, one of the finest Providence Postmaster Covers Known, a Gorgeous Gem

500
900
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16
c
Sale 283, Lot 16, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I. 5c Black (10X1). Pos. 1, clear margins except partly touched at L., ms "V" cancel, clear Red Providence pmk., matching "Paid" and "5" on neat folded letter to Boston, "Penny Post" in ms., Fine

500
575
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17
 
Sale 283, Lot 17, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis. Mo. 5c on Greenish (11X1). Ample to large margins all around, unusually Rich Color, light ms. lines, large part of design clearly doubled to Right, faint vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, Unlisted Rarity, Probably Unique

750
500
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18
c
Sale 283, Lot 18, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. Black on Greenish (11X2). Vertical Pair, Large to Enormous margins all around, Lovely Color & Impression, ms. line and tied by Red St. Louis pmk., matching "Paid', "20" in ms. on neat folded Dec. 25, 1845 Charnley & Whelan cover, a Gorgeous Cover, Extremely Fine

2,350
2,600
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19
c
Sale 283, Lot 19, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Vertical Pair, Ample to Huge Margins all around, Brilliant Color & Impression tied by light ms. line on neat folded Dec. 4, 1845 Charnley & Whelan cover with Red St. Louis pmk., matching "Paid", "20" in ms., a Beautiful Cover, Extremely Fine

2,350
2,000
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20
c
Sale 283, Lot 20, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt.. Louis, Mo. 10c Black on Greenish (11X2, Five). Huge margins except one touched in L.R. corner, all three types represented, two showing distinct Doubling of Impression. Lovely Colors, tied by light ms. line, clear Charnley & Whelan cover, Nov. 16, 1845 usage, first month of usage. A Rare & Beautiful Cover, Extremely Fine

5,500
7,250
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21
 
St. Louis Mo. 5c-20c Black on Greenish (11X4, 11X5, strip of three, 11X6, two). The previous four lots offered as one, Constituting a Complete Plating oft he Second State of the St. Louis Bear plate, A Beautiful & Very Rare Study (to be sold one lot providing bidding exceeds total amount of previous four lots)

13,950
6,000
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21A
 
Sale 283, Lot 21A, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 5c Black on Gray Lilac (11X4). Pos. 5. Clear to Large Margins except outer frame touched at L., Brilliant Color & Impression, ms. cancel, fresh, Fine copy, of this very scarce stamp

1,200
0
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21B
 
Sale 283, Lot 21B, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 10c on Gray Lilac (11X5). Vertical Strip of three, Pos. 2,4,6, large margins except top stamp touched at U.L. and U.R., light ms. cancel, top stamp has small surface, rub & pinpoint thin speck, bottom pair Fine-Very Fine, Choice & Very Rare Strip

4,750
0
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21C
 
Sale 283, Lot 21C, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 20c on Gray Lilac (11X6). Pos. 1, margins except outer frame touched at AT. & L., Rich Color, Red St. Louis town pmk., trivial tiny corner crease, Fine appearance

4,000
0
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21D
 
Sale 283, Lot 21D, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Pos. 3. Huge margins except inner frame just touched at L.L., lovely color, light ms. cancel, fresh, Fine Example of this Rarity

4,000
0
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22
og
Sale 283, Lot 22, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 10c on Gray Lilac (11X5). Large margins except just clear at R., nice color & impression, Fine, listed but unpriced unused in Scott

0
600
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23
c
Sale 283, Lot 23, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5, 11X6, two). Margins cut at places, ms. cancels and tied by Red St. Louis pmk., matching "Paid", "50" in ms. on neat folded 7-1/2" X3-1/2" Charnley & Whelan Cover, May 28, 1846 usage, A Very Rare & Desirable Cover

11,000
4,000
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24
 
Sale 283, Lot 24, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 5c on Bluish Pelure (11X7). Just clear to Large margins except slightly in at L.L., unusually Fine Color & Impression, almost invisible ms. cancel, a much above average example of this Rare stamp, of which only about 15 copies are known, Handstamp Guarantee on Back

3,000
1,150
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25
 
Sale 283, Lot 25, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 5c on Bluish Pelure (11X7). Margins all around, Vivid Color & Impression, ms. lines cancel, small pre-printing paper fold at B., minute sealed tear and almost invisible pinhole, Unusually Attractive Copy of this Rare Stamp, about 15 known. Extremely Fine appearance

3,000
775
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26
 
Sale 283, Lot 26, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 10c Black on Bluish Pelure, Ty. 111 (11X8). Margins all around, almost invisible ms. cancel, nice color and impression, slightly broken vertical crease & small crack at center almost invisibly mended, a most Attractive copy of this Great Rarity, of which only about 15 copies are known

3,000
700
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