Sale 632 — 1984 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 14 April, 1984

Category — U.S. Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
141
c
Sale 632, Lot 141, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, 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 and tied by Bold Blue "10" in Oval, matching "PAID" and Baltimore, Md. pmk., on Oct. 1846 Folded Cover to Kentucky, part of address neatly eradicated, a Fabulously Rare and Desirable Cover despite the crease

35,000
19,000
142
 
Sale 632, Lot 142, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Margins All Around, Shows Frame Line at Left, neat ms. "X" cancels, Fine Classic Provisional Stamp, with P.F. Certificate

3,500
1,900
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143
c
Sale 632, Lot 143, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Three Complete Frame Lines, neat ms. cancels, just tied by Blue "PAID", two matching strikes of "Baltimore Md" pmk. on Fresh Apr. 1846 Folded Letter to Virginia, Very Fine, Choice Provisional Cover

5,500
4,750
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144
 
Sale 632, Lot 144, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsMillbury, Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Margins Nearly All Around (barely into outer frame line at three points), well tied by Red "Millbury Ms. Feb 6" pmk. on small piece, light crease, Very Fine Appearance, with P.F. Certificate, One of the Finest Known Examples of this Classic Postmaster Provisional Rarity

17,500
13,500
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145
 
Sale 632, Lot 145, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Reconstructed Block ("Block" of Three & Single), Pos. 11-12, 16-17, Ample to Large Margins except barely touched in two places, each with Neat Blue ms. cancel, Fine-Very Fine, A Rare Showpiece

E. 1,000-2,000
1,500
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147
c
Sale 632, Lot 147, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Three Ample to Large Margins, clear to touched at left, on Dec. 1846 Folded Letter to Boston, stamp cancelled as usual by ms. check mark, Red Providence pmk., matching "Paid" & "5", Fine Provisional Cover

3,500
2,300
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148
c
Sale 632, Lot 148, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Vertical Strip of Three, A "Half Sheet" Showing the three Different Types, Large to Huge Margins, Fresh color, tied by Red "St. Louis Mo" pmks., matching "PAlD", ms. "30" on Neat "Charney & Whalen" Folded Letter, bottom stamp has pressed-out filing crease & faint negligible "oily" spot. otherwise Extremely Fine, One of the Most Beautiful "Bear" Covers Known, ex-Emerson & from the Caspary Sale where it realized $3,100 (1955). We Believe This Cover to be Considerably Undercatalogued

9,000
18,000
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149
 
Sale 632, Lot 149, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Vertical Pair, Pos. 2, 4, Ample to Large Margins, on piece, tied by Red "St. Louis Mo." pmk., top stamp trivial wrinkling, Very Fine & Handsome

5,000
7,000
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150
c
Sale 632, Lot 150, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Ample to Huge Margins, ms. cancel, Red "St. Louis Mo." pmk. & matching "Paid" on 1846 Folded Cover to Ky., Very Fine, signed "W.H.C." (Colson)

13,500
10,000
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151
 
Sale 632, Lot 151, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo. 5c-20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X4-11X6). Partial plate Reconstruction, Pos. 1-2, 4-6 (lacks 20c pos. 3), Mostly Clear to Large Margins, frame line halved to tiny bit in at top & bottom on two 10c, ms. & Red St. Louis cancels, 10c Pos. 2 tiny closed tear, 5c Pos. 5 vertical crease, other two 10c (Pos. 4 & 6) Fine, the ex Caspary 20c Pos. 1 is Very Fine, A Remarkable Showing of these Rare Provisionals, A Splendid Showpiece

18,750
12,000
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152
 
Sale 632, Lot 152, U.S. Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 5c, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X7, 11X8). Complete Reconstruction of the Six Positions from the Third State of the Plate, comprised of four singles & 5c Vertical pair pos. 3, 5, Margins Virtually All Around, ms. and/or Red cancels, some minor imperfections to be expected, Remarkably Fine Condition Considering the age and fragile tissue-like paper that these stamps were printed on, Outstanding Provisional Lot of the Utmost Rarity (5c Pair listed but Unpriced)

30,000
19,000
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