Sale 596 — 1982 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 24 April, 1982

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
112
 
Brattleboro, Vt., 5c Buff (5X1). The Lapham-Colson Complete Reconstrunction 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 of the Utmost Rarity

50,000
57,500
113
 
Sale 596, Lot 113, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Plate Reconstruction of the Entire 40 Positions, lacking only position 30, Two Horiz. Pairs, Five Unsigned, Eight with Red Town, "PAID" or Grid Cancels, One Unused, Virtually All Have Four Margins, few with small faul, Many Fine-Very Fine, An Impressive Exhibition Group

17,000
10,500
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114
c
Sale 596, Lot 114, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N. Y., 5c Black (9X1). Pos. 32, Huge Margins All Around, tied by faint Red N. Y. pmk. & bit of ms. rate marking on Aug. 15, 1846 folded letter to England (Cover Addressed to Trieste in care of London Address), small cover bleaching spots, Stamp Extremely Fine

1,500
2,600
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115
P
Sale 596, Lot 115, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c, 10c Gray Blue, Brown Carmine Trial Color Proofs (10X1TC, 10X2TC). Se-tenant Sheets of 12 Die Sunk on Card, each with additional lay-out lines for four more transfer entries, Very Fine

9,000
4,000
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116
c
Sale 596, Lot 116, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Pos. 6, Ample to Huge Margins including Part Right Sheet Margin, usual ms. "checkmark" Cancel, Tied by Red "5", Bold matching "Providence R.I., Jan 28" & "PAID" markings on 1847 Folded Letter to Montrose, Pa., Very Fine, Exceptionally Handsome, Rare Cover

12,000
7,500
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117
c
Sale 596, Lot 117, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Pos. 10, Clear to Large Margins, Bold "checkmark" manuscript cancel (not tied), Red "Providence R.I. Sep 16" pmk., matching "Paid" & "5", Clear Strikes, on fresh 1846 folded letter, small neat cover mend at top, otherwise Very Fine, Rare

3,500
4,500
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118
 
St. Louis, Mo., 5c Black on Greenish, Ty. I & II (11X1). Vertical Pair, Margins All Around with Full Top Corner Margins, lifted from & hinged back on large part of cover tied by Bold Red "St. Louis, Mo." pmk., Extremely Fine, Certainly One of the Finest Examples of this Rarity in Existence, ex-Caspary

5,250
15,000
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119
c
St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Ty. III, Pos. 6, Large Margins, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Feb 21" pmk., matching straight line "Paid", ms. "10" on 1846 folded letter, Very Fine

3,000
8,000
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120
c
St. Louis, Mo., 5c Black on Greenish, Type II (11X1). Huge Margins with Full Left Sheet Margin & showing bit of next stamp at Top, Uncancelled, on neat January 1846 Folded Letter To St. Genevieve, Mo., Red "St. Louis" pmk., matching "Paid" & ms. "5", Extremely Fine, ex-Caspary, Lilly

5,000
10,000
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121
c
St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Pos. 2, Clear to Huge Margins, tied by Red "St. Louis Jan 21" pmk. & ms. cancel on Fresh 1846 Charnley & Whelan Folded Letter, Fine & Choice Postmasters' Cover

3,000
5,000
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122
c
Saint Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Greenish, Ty. I & II (11X2). Vertical Pair, Ample Margins except just touching at Bottom Right (pair neatly reaffixed by hinges, light corner crease at Top left), neatly "tied by Red St. Louis Mo. Jan 28" pmk. on 1846 Folded Letter from the Charnley & Whelan Correspondence, matching "Paid", ms. "20", Very Fine, Ex-Caspary

6,500
8,500
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123
 
St. Louis, Mo., 5c Black on Gray Lilac, Ty. III (11X4). Three Large to Huge Margins Showing bit of next stamp at right, Ample at left, light ms. cancel, Very Fine & Exceptionally Choice

3,500
4,500
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