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Sale 692 — 1988 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 23 April, 1988

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
20
 
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 20, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1), New York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1)New York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Plate Reconstruction of the Entire 40 Positions, includes Two Horizontal Pairs, Five Unsigned, Eight with Red Town, "PAID" or Grid Cancels, One Unused, Virtually All Have Four Margins, few with small fault, Many Fine-Very Fine, An Impressive Exhibition Group

15,050
8,500
21
P
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 21, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c, 10c Black, Plate Proofs on Card (10X1P4, 10X2P4), Providence, R.I., 5c, 10c Black, Plate Proofs on Card (10X1P4, 10X2P4)Providence, R.I., 5c, 10c Black, Plate Proofs on Card (10X1P4, 10X2P4). Complete Sheet of 12 Containing Se-tenant Pair of 5c and 10c, Die Sunk on 7 x 9" Card, Fresh, Extremely Fine, Rare and Handsome

4,000
2,600
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22
P
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 22, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c, 10c Gray Blue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (10X1TC, 10X2TC), Providence, R.I., 5c, 10c Gray Blue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (10X1TC, 10X2TC)Providence, R.I., 5c, 10c Gray Blue, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (10X1TC, 10X2TC). Complete Sheet of 12 Containing Setenant Pair of 5c and 10c, Die Sunk on 75/5 x 67/8" Card, Fresh, Extremely Fine, Rare and Handsome

3,750
2,100
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23
P
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 23, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c, 10c Brown Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (10X1TC, 10X2TC), Providence, R.I., 5c, 10c Brown Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (10X1TC, 10X2TC)Providence, R.I., 5c, 10c Brown Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (10X1TC, 10X2TC). Complete Sheet of 12 Containing Setenant Pairs of 5c and 10c, Die Sunk on 75/8 x 67/8" Card, Fresh, Extremely Fine, Rare and Attractive

3,750
2,300
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24
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Sale Number 692, Lot Number 24, 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). Position 4, Three Large Margins, close to touching at right, Tied by Clear Red St. Louis, Mo. pmk., Matching Handstamp "Paid", on Neat 1845 Charnley and Whelan Correspondence Folded Letter to Philadelphia, ms. "Paid" and "10", Fine, Handsome

3,000
4,000
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25
 
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 25, 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). Ample to Large Margins, light Red pmk., trivial corner crease, otherwise Very Fine

1,750
1,450
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26
 
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 26, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 5c, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X7, 11X8), St. Louis, Mo., 5c, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X7, 11X8)St. 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 and 5c Vertical Pair Positions 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
18,500
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27
 
Sale Number 692, Lot Number 27, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8), St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8)St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8). Ample Margins to barely touching at two corners, ms." I0" cancel on front of J. & J. Stuart Correspondence Folded Letter to N. Y. (not tied), Red St. Louis pmk. and Matching Arced "Paid", light filing crease affects stamp, Rare and Attractive, ex-Hind

5,000
3,500
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