Sale 371 — 1970 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 March, 1970

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3
c
Sale 371, Lot 3, Postmasters ProvisionalsAnnapolis, Md. Blue Handstamp, matching "2", Beautiful clear strikes on folded drop letter, Very Fine, Listed in Scott in footnote to #2XU1

1,300
1,600
4
c
Sale 371, Lot 4, Postmasters ProvisionalsAnnapolis, Md., 5c Carmine Red (2XU1 var.). Bright handstamp on flap of 1846 folded letter to Washington, Red "Annapolis" pmk. & matching "5", Very Fine, Listed in footnote to #2XU1 in Scott

1,750
3,200
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5
c
Sale 371, Lot 5, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Frame lines on all sides incl. full Double Frame line at L., neat Blue "Paid" cancel, not tied, matching Baltimore pmk. on 1845 folded letter to Annapolis, Cover a trifle mended, Very Fine and Attractive

3,250
2,100
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6
c
Sale 371, Lot 6, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Parts of Frame Lines on all sides, tiny nick at T., just tied by neat ms. "X", Blue "Paid" matching town pmk. on 1846 folded letter to Upper Marlboro, Md., Fine

3,250
1,900
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7
 
Sale 371, Lot 7, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Parts of Frame Lines on all sides, neatly tied by Blue "Paid", matching town pmk. on envelope to Washington, D.C., Stamp has been cut from cover and replaced, offered as a Choice off-cover single

2,300
1,200
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8
c
Sale 371, Lot 8, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Large side margins, slightly in T. & B., light Blue & ms. cancels affixed to cover front, offered as a Fine off-cover single

2,300
1,200
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9
c
Sale 371, Lot 9, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 10c Red on Manila (3XU11A). Entire, readable handstamp, Blue pmk., with P.F. Certificate which states "Cover restored and stained at left.", nevertheless quite attractive & Rare

8,000
2,300
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10
c
Sale 371, Lot 10, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 10c Blue on White (3XU12). Splendid impression, signature in Brown, on reduced cover to Huntsville, Ala., the reduction eliminated bad stains and tears and in its present state is Fine & entirely presentable, with P .F. Certificate, issued before reduction

8,000
4,250
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11
 
Sale 371, Lot 11, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Haven, Conn., 5c Red on White (8XU1). Cut to shape, touching right frame line, Clear Impression, slight thinnings, Fine appearance, with P.F. Certificate, Catalogues as Entire,

22,500
2,200
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12
 
Sale 371, Lot 12, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black, Signed "R.H.M." (9X1b). Margins all around, Very Fine

900
525
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13
c
Sale 371, Lot 13, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Large Margins, Nicely tied by the large Red "New-York, 5 Paid" Foreign Mail pmk. on 1845 folded letter to Liverpool; Bold English Due marking, Very Fine & Scarce, Ex-Newbury

E. 500-750
800
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14
c
Sale 371, Lot 14, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Huge margins showing part of adjoining stamp at L., beautifully tied by the large Red "New-York, 5 Paid" Foreign Mail cancel & by Red French transit; Red "Colonies etc., Art 13" in box, ms. "p Str. Hibernia" on blue 1846 folded letter to Lyon, France, "25 decimes" due mark & various transits and receiving marks, Extremely Fine, A gorgeous and immaculate cover, Ex-Caspary

E. 350-500
1,500
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15
c
Sale 371, Lot 15, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Huge margins all around, neat Blue ms. cancel. not tied on Aug. 1845 cover to France, Red N.Y. pmk. also Red "Colonies & c, Art. 12" in box; French and British transit pmks and bold "20 decimes" due mark, Very Fine

E. 500-750
400
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16
c
Sale 371, Lot 16, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y. 5c Black (9X1). Horiz. Pair, Large margins all around, Tied by sharp Red Grids & neat Blue ms. cancels on Jan. 1847 folded letter to Pittsburgh, Pa., Extremely Fine

350
400
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17
og
Sale 371, Lot 17, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c, 10c Black (10X1, 10X2). Complete sheet of Twelve, Fresh, large part o.g., couple of age spots in margin, otherwise Extremely Fine

1,300
1,000
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18
c
Sale 371, Lot 18, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c Black (10X1). Margins to barely touched at L., Usual neat Quill Pen cancel., Red town pmk., matching "Paid" & "5" on folded letter to Boston; ms "Penny Post" for Boston local delivery, minor scrape at T., otherwise Fine

800
500
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19
 
Sale 371, Lot 19, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis., Mo., 5c Black on Gray Lilac (11X4). Margins all around, Rich Vivid Color, light ms. cancel, Very Fine, an Unusually Choice example of this rare stamp, with P.F. Certificate

1,850
1,800
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20
 
Sale 371, Lot 20, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 5c, 10c, 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X4, 11X5, 11X6). The Complete Reconstruction of the First Alteration of the plate, Six stamps, including the famous and unique 5c and 10c Combination, se-tenant in a "L-Shaped" Block of Three with large margins. The 5c is Type III, with a tiny, negligible corner crease almost entirely in margin; the 10c are in all three types, the single being touched at one corner; the 20c are Types I and II, showing clearly the alteration of the plate. Both have large margins, the Ty. II has a faint, negligible crease. A Fabulous, Fantastic unit, without doubt one of the most important "St. Louis Bear" pieces in existence, Ex-Caspary

24,400
19,000
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21
c
Sale 371, Lot 21, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Mostly large margins, Frame line shaved at B., usual neat ms. cancel. & tied by Red "St. Louis, Mo." town pmk., matching "Paid" and ms. "20", a neat Charnley & Whelan cover to Philadelphia, Very Handsome, with P.F. Certificate

8,000
6,750
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