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Sale 296 — 1966 Rarities of the Word

Sale Date — Thursday, 24 February, 1966

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 2, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md. 5c Black on White (3X1), Baltimore, Md. 5c Black on White (3X1)Baltimore, Md. 5c Black on White (3X1). Rich Impression, shows Full Frame Line on sides & small portion at B., Huge Margin at T., tied by ms. cancel, Blue Baltimore pmk., matching Paid, on neat folded letter to Va., a Fresh and Fine Example of this Rarity

2,000
1,850
3
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 3, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md. 5c Black on Bluish (3X3), Baltimore, Md. 5c Black on Bluish (3X3)Baltimore, Md. 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Full Frame Lines all around, Sheet Margin at R., tied by clear Blue Baltimore pmk., another strike, matching Paid, "Paid" and "5" in ms. on neat folded March 1846 cover to Phila., faint filing, fold thru stamp, A Rare and Extremely Handsome Cover, Ex Caspary

2,650
1,700
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4
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 4, Postmasters Provisionals, Paid in Bold Red 47x23mm Box on Blue, Portion of clear Blue Baltimore pmk. on neat folded Dec. 1846 letter to N. Y. with another Whole Pmk. and Matching "5" in Oval., horiz. letter fold barely affects label in U.L. margin, Very Fine, Ex Caspary, One other known

E. 500-750
600
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5
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 5, Postmasters Provisionals, Paid in clear Red 47x23mm Box, tied by Blue Baltimore Pmk., matching "Paid" and "5" in Oval on neat folded Feb., 1846 cover to Hagerstown, Very few examples are known of this Rare marking, Very Fine

E. 250-300
325
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6
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 6, Postmasters Provisionals, Paid in 47x23mm clear red Box, tied by clear Blue Baltimore, Md. pmk., matching "Paid," "10" in Oval on neat folded Sep., 1846 Cover to Hagerstown, Very Fine, stated by Geo. Sloane to be the only known example of this Rare marking with 10c Rate.

E. 350-500
600
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7
 
Brattleboro, Vt. 5c Buff (5X1). Complete Reconstructed Plate of Ten Position # 1; tiny red pen-mark, margins all around except touches bottom right, fine; Position #2; margins all around, tiny red penmark, very fine; Position # 3; margins all around, very large at top, tiny red pen-mark, very fine; Position #4; close on all sides, blue numerals cancel; Position # 5; red pen-mark, two thinnings, very large margins at top and right, large at bottom and close at left; Position #6; margins all around, red P (aid) cancel, exceptionally fine; Position # 7; margins all around, very large at bottom, red pen-mark, exceptionally fine; Position #8; margins all around, full imprint at bottom, red pen-mark, exceptionally fine; Position # 9; margins all around, very large at bottom, exceptionally fine; Position # 10; margins all around, red pen-mark, tiny thinning. A Fabulous and Unique Offering

18,000
32,000
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8
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 8, Postmasters ProvisionalsBrattleboro, Vt. 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro, Vt. 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro, Vt. 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Pos. 1, Margins to barely touched, Lovely Color & Impression, tied by Red "Paid," clear matching Brattleboro, Vt. pmk., on neat folded Sept., 1846 Cover to Hartford, Gorgeous example of this Rare & Greatly Undercatalogued Stamp, Ex Caspary

2,850
5,250
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9
c
Millbury, Mass. 5c Bluish (7X1). Margins at Right and Bot., just clear at Top, cutting in slightly at left, tied by Red Paid, Millbury, Ms. Aug. 21 pmk. and red "V" in circle on cover, Ex Green, Harris, Fine and Exceedingly Rare Postmaster

10,000
11,000
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10
og
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 10, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York 5c Black (9X1), New York 5c Black (9X1)New York 5c Black (9X1). Pos. 2, Major Double Transfer at B., Large Margins, Brilliant Color & Impression, fresh, part o. g., negligible minute corner crease, entirely in margin, still Very Fine, A Rare & Lovely Stamp

750
275
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11
og
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 11, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York 5c Black (9X1). Horiz, New York 5c Black (9X1). HorizNew York 5c Black (9X1). Horiz. Strip of Four, Pos. 32-36. Clear to Huge Margins except partly touched at L., Nice Color & Impression, Horiz. Crease, Rare Strip

1,400
375
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12
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 12, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York 5c Black (9X1), New York 5c Black (9X1)New York 5c Black (9X1). Pos. 36, Double Frame at T., Large Margins, Magnificent Color & Impression, tied by "New York 5 Paid" in Jumbo Circle on neat folded Letter to France, "Str Cambria" in ms., Red Transits, A Gorgeous Cover, Extremely Fine, Ex Newbury

E. 500-750
900
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13
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 13, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York 5c Black (9X1), New York 5c Black (9X1)New York 5c Black (9X1). Margins all around tied by large red New York May 15, Paid 5 pmk. on folded cover to Edinburgh, Scotland, various transit marks on back, Very Fine

E. 350-500
450
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14
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 14, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York 5c Black (9X1), New York 5c Black (9X1)New York 5c Black (9X1). Pos. 21, Margins all around, tied by Red Crayon, Boston 5 cts pmk., on cover to New York, Name of Addressee has been cut out and neatly repaired, An Attractive Example of this Rare Usage from Boston, Fine

E. 250-300
350
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15
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 15, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York 5c Black, R.H.M. Signature (9X1b), New York 5c Black, R.H.M. Signature (9X1b)New York 5c Black, R.H.M. Signature (9X1b). Pos. 37, Large Margins except just in at B.L., almost unaffected by trivial cover bend, tied by light Blue ms. lines Red New York 5 cts 26 Jul. Pmk., matching Paid in Arc on neat folded cover, Handsome Example of this Rare Variety, which is Particularly Rare on Cover

E. 750-1,000
1,250
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16
 
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 16, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I. 5c Black (10X1), Providence, R.I. 5c Black (10X1)Providence, R.I. 5c Black (10X1). Pos. 4, Ample to Huge Margins, Rich Color & Impression, ms. "V" check mark & tied to piece by Red Providence pmk., Rare & Handsome, Very Fine, Ex Caspary

400
550
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17
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 17, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I. 5c Black (10X1), Providence, R.I. 5c Black (10X1)Providence, R.I. 5c Black (10X1). Several Horiz. Pair, Pas. 7, 8, Large Margins all around, Unusually Brilliant Impression, light horiz. pre-printing paper fold, usual ms. "V" cancels, one just tied by Red "Paid," matching "10" and clear Providence, R.I. pmk. on small fresh cover to New Orleans, A Beautiful and Extremely Rare Cover, possibly one other cover with 10c Rate Exists. Listed but not priced, Ex Caspary

E. 1,000-2,000
5,000
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18
 
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 18, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 5c Black on Greenish (11X1), St. Louis, Mo. 5c Black on Greenish (11X1)St. Louis, Mo. 5c Black on Greenish (11X1). Large to Enormous Margins all around, Brilliant Color & Impression, Tied by clear St. Louis, Mo. pmk on small piece, A Beauty, Extremely Fine, Ex Caspary

850
1,100
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19
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 19, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 10c Black on Greenish Ty I (11X2), St. Louis, Mo. 10c Black on Greenish Ty I (11X2)St. Louis, Mo. 10c Black on Greenish Ty I (11X2). Margins all around, Magnificent Color & Impression, tied by Clear Red St. Louis, Mo. pmk., matching Paid, "10" in ms., on neat folded Charnley & Whelan cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine, A Magnificent Cover, Ex Caspary

1,200
2,200
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20
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 20, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 5c Ty III, 20c Ty II on Gray Lilac (11X4, two, 11X6), St. Louis, Mo. 5c Ty III, 20c Ty II on Gray Lilac (11X4, two, 11X6)St. Louis, Mo. 5c Ty III, 20c Ty II on Gray Lilac (11X4, two, 11X6). Margins to Barely in, wonderful Rich Color & Impression, Tied by one clear Red St. Louis, Mo. pmk., matching "Paid," "30" in ms. on neat folded 71/2"x31/2" Apr. 1846 Cover from the Celebrated Charnley & Whelan Find, Probably a unique combination, most attractive Showpiece

9,500
6,750
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21
c
Sale Number 296, Lot Number 21, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 10c Ty III on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis, Mo. 10c Ty III on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis, Mo. 10c Ty III on Gray Lilac (11X5). Huge Margins except just clear in L.R. Corner, Magnificent Color & Impression, tied by ms. cancel, clear Red St. Louis, Mo. pmk., matching Paid, on neat folded Oct. 1846 Letter to Galena, Ill. A Rare & Beautiful Cover, Very Fine

1,250
1,300
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22
c
St. Louis, Mo. 20c Black on Gray Lilac Ty I (11X6). Huge Margins except outer frameline partly trimmed at B., light ms. cancel and tied by clear Red St. Louis, Mo. pmk., matching "Paid," "20" in ms. on neat folded Charnley & Whelan cover to Phila., One of the most Attractive covers known of this great Rarity

6,000
5,500
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