Sale 510 — 1977 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 March, 1977

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
7
c
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 7, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 5c Black on White (3X1), Baltimore, Md., 5c Black on White (3X1)Baltimore, Md., 5c Black on White (3X1). Large Margins to slightly in, Shows Complete Frame Lines Top & Right, Part Frame at Bottom, neat ms. cancel, not tied, Blue "Baltimore, Md." pmk., Matching "Paid" on cover to Port Tobacco, Md., cover corners trifle worn, Rare & Desirable

3,750
2,800
8
c
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 8, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 10c Black on White (3X2), Baltimore, Md., 10c Black on White (3X2)Baltimore, Md., 10c Black on White (3X2). Four Nice Margins Showing All or Parts of the Four Frame Lines, ironed out filing crease, light ms. cancel & tied by Bold Blue" 10" in Oval, matching "Paid" & Baltimore, Md. pmk. on Oct. 1846 Folded Cover to Kentucky, part of address neatly eradicated, A Fabulously Rare & Desirable Cover despite the filing crease

35,000
19,000
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9
 
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 9, Postmasters Provisionals9 Baltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3), 9 Baltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3)9 Baltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Adequate Margins showing approximately one & one quarter frame lines, neat ms. "X" of Blue "Paid" pmks., couple light creases, otherwise Fine

3,000
1,350
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10
c
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 10, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3), Baltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3)Baltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Nice Margins Showing Nearly Four Frame Lines, ms. cancels, not tied on cover from the Mary Floyd correspondence, Blue "Baltimore, Md." pmk., matching "Paid", ms. "Paid 5", cover bit aged, small sealing wax stain, Stamp Very Fine, Rare

3,750
1,650
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11
 
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 11, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 10c Black on Bluish (3X4), Baltimore, Md., 10c Black on Bluish (3X4)Baltimore, Md., 10c Black on Bluish (3X4). Nice Margins showing parts & bits of three frame lines, tied on piece by Blue "10" in Oval, skillfully repaired at left, Very Fine Looking, A Tremendous Rarity, only two known, the other on cover

35,000
14,500
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12
c
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 12, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 5c Blue Entire (3XU1), Baltimore, Md., 5c Blue Entire (3XU1)Baltimore, Md., 5c Blue Entire (3XU1). Clear Strikes of "James M. Buchanan" , "PAID" & "5" in Oval, Blue "Baltimore, Md." pmk., addressed in care of General Geo. M. Keim, U.S. Marshall, Philadelphia, Pa., slight sealing wax stain in center of cover as on all the provisional covers from the famous Julia Mayer Correspondence, Very Fine, Rare

3,000
1,550
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13
og
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 13, Postmasters ProvisionalsBrattleboro, Vt., 5c Buff (5X1), Brattleboro, Vt., 5c Buff (5X1)Brattleboro, Vt., 5c Buff (5X1). The "Mystery" Position No. 11, Large Margins, Choice Impression, trivial tiny faults, Extremely Fine Appearance, Only Known Unused Example, A Handsome Rarity, ex-Lilly

12,000
0
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14
 
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 14, Postmasters ProvisionalsBrattleboro, Vt., 5c Buff (5X1). The Lapham-Colson Complete  Reconstruction of the Ten Plate Positions, Brattleboro, Vt., 5c Buff (5X1). The Lapham-Colson Complete  Reconstruction of the Ten Plate PositionsBrattleboro, Vt., 5c Buff (5X1). The Lapham-Colson Complete Reconstruction of the Ten Plate Positions. Position 1; tiny Red ms. cancel, margins all around except touches bottom right, Fine; Position 2; margins all around, tiny Red ms. cancel, Very Fine; Position 3; margins all around, very large at top, tiny Red ms. cancel, Very Fine; Position 4; close on all sides, Blue Numeral "5" Cancel (unlisted); Position 5; Red ms. cancel, two thinnings, three large to huge margins, close at left; Position 6; margins all around, Red "P(aid)" cancel, exceptionally fine; Position 7; margins all around, very large at bottom, Red ms. cancel, exceptionally fine; Position 8; margins all around with Unique Full Bottom Imprint, Red ms. cancel, exceptionally fine; Position 9; margins all around, very large at bottom, exceptionally fine; Position 10; margins all around, Red ms. cancel, tiny thinning, A Fabulous and Unique Offering, from our 1966 Rarity Sale

40,000
85,000
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15
 
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 15, Postmasters ProvisionalsMillbury, Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1), Millbury, Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1)Millbury, Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Margins clear to touched three sides, slightly in at top, Light Red Town pmk., thin spots & crease, still a Very Attractive Example of this Major Provisional Rarity

17,500
7,500
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16
 
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 16, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N. Y., 5c Black on Blue Paper (9X1a). Horiz, New York, N. Y., 5c Black on Blue Paper (9X1a). HorizNew York, N. Y., 5c Black on Blue Paper (9X1a). Horiz. Pair, Ample to Large Margins, Pos. 37, 38, Bright Red Grid cancels, faint crease & tiny corner thin, otherwise Very Fine, a Beautiful Appearing Rarity, with P. F. Certificate

1,500
800
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17
 
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 17, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black, Signed "R.H.M, New York, N.Y., 5c Black, Signed "R.H.MNew York, N.Y., 5c Black, Signed "R.H.M." (9X1b), Large Margins All Around except top left corner barely touched, neat ms. "X" cancel, tiny corner crease, Very Fine Appearance, Rare

1,000
1,000
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18
og
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 18, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I, 5c, 10c Gray Black, Complete Sheet of 12 (10X1, 10X2), Providence, R.I, 5c, 10c Gray Black, Complete Sheet of 12 (10X1, 10X2)Providence, R.I, 5c, 10c Gray Black, Complete Sheet of 12 (10X1, 10X2). Bottom left 5c stamp light negligible creases, otherwise Very Fine, Rare

1,850
1,350
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19
og
Providence, R.I., 5c, 10c Gray Black (10X1, 10X2). Complete Sheet of Twelve, Nearly Full o.g., few light creases, otherwise Very Fine

1,850
1,450
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20
c
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 20, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Pos. 5, Ample to Large Margins, Neat ms. "check mark" cancel not tied (as nearly always), Red "Providence, R.I." matching "Paid" & "5" on Fresh Nov. 1846 Folded Letter, Very Fine, Rare & Handsome

900
1,650
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21
c
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 21, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2), St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2)St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Vertical Pair, Pos. 4, 6, Large to Huge Margins except trifle narrow margin one tiny spot bottom right, Wonderfully Fresh, neat ms. cancels, tied by Red "St. Louis, Mo." pmk., matching "Paid" on Fresh Feb. 4, 1846 Folded Letter, Very Fine, Rare & Remarkably Choice

500
7,000
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22
 
St. Louis, Mo., 5c, 10c Black on Gray Lilac "L" Shaped Combination Block of Four (11X4, 11X5). Pos. 2,4-6, Bottom Pair Se-Tenant 5c + 10c Pair, Ample to Large Margins, usual quill pen ms. cancels, Very Fine, A Marvelous & Extremely Rare Showpiece

16,500
19,000
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23
 
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 23, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Ty. II, Pos. 4, Ample to Large Margins, Light red Town pmk., tiny thin spot, Very Fine Appearance

1,400
1,050
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