Sale 708 — 1989 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 April, 1989

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
16
c
Sale 708, Lot 16, Postmasters ProvisionalsAnnapolis, Md., 2c Black (2XU1 var). Postmaster and "2" handstamps on Small Ladies Size Drop Letter Cover, Very Fine, Far More Rare Than The 2c Blue or Red Handstamps, with P.F. Certificate

E. 2,000-5,000
3,250
17
 
Sale 708, Lot 17, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew Haven, Conn., 5c Dull Blue on Buff, Black Signature, Cut Square (8XU3 var). Uncancelled, small repaired tear at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, Very Rare, with P.F. Certificate (catalogues $22,500.00 as an entire)

0
6,000
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18
og
Sale 708, Lot 18, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Horizontal Pair, Large Margins, Unbelievably Fresh, o.g., Intense Color, trivial corner crease in right stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine, Excessively Rare in Such Fresh Condition, ex-Caspary

2,000
1,800
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19
 
New York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Complete Plate Reconstruction of the 40 Positions, Nearly All With Four Margins, Some Are Unused, Cancels incl. Red town, "Paids", Grids, Three without signature (9X1d), Nearly All Fine-Very Fine, Rare and Handsome Plating

E. 5,000-10,000
6,500
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20
c
Sale 708, Lot 20, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Ample to Large Margins, Wonderfully Fresh, just tied by Face-free "New York 5 cts." pmk. on May 1846 Folded Letter, Red "Paid" in Arc, Exceptionally Fine, Beautiful Cover, with P.F. Certificate (owner paid $3500.00 in 1980)

450
700
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21
c
Sale 708, Lot 21, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Ample to Large Margins, Red Grid cancel, tied by Orange Transit on Dec. 1846 Folded Letter to France, Boxed "Colonies & c Art. 13" etc., slight aging, Fine, also includes June 1847 Folded Letter to France with similar markings

1,500
1,000
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22
c
Sale 708, Lot 22, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y. 5c Black (9X1). Horizontal Pair, Large to Huge Margins, lightly tied by Red Square Grid on Folded Cover to S.C., Red N.Y. pmk. and "Paid" in Arc, minor scissors cut between stamps, right stamp has expertly pressed-out filing crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, with P.F. Certificate (does not mention crease)

795
800
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23
c
Sale 708, Lot 23, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Two Singles, Ample to Large Margins, tied by Red "New-York 10 cts 2 Apr" pmk. on Folded Letter to N.C., Stamps with Red "Paid" in Arc cancels and additionally tied by ms. docketing, Very Fine

775
850
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24
c
Sale 708, Lot 24, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Horizontal Pair, Large Margins, left stamp pressed out filing crease and repaired tear, Neat Blue ms. cancels, Red New-York 10 cts. pmk. and "Paid" on Cover to Canada, tied by Canadian Queenston U .C. Part Rimless Double Circle, Very Handsome

3,500
1,050
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25
c
Sale 708, Lot 25, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York, N.Y., 5c Black (9X1). Horizontal Pair, Full Margins except in at top, tied by Red NY Square Grid cancels on Blue 1846 Folded Letter From Charleston S.C. to New York, Red Town "PAID" & "10" pmks., right edge of cover expertly restored, light pressed out vertical file fold just affects right adhesive, Handsome, Fine Appearance, A Very Rare Usage Into (rather than from) New York and The Unique Usage from Charleston, with P.F. Certificate

E. 2,000-5,000
2,900
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26
P
Providence, R.I., 5c, 10c Trial Color Plate Proofs on Card (10X1TC5, 10X2TC5). Complete Sheets of 12 in the Four Listed Colors, Rare and Exceptionally Fine Set

15,000
11,000
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27
og
Sale 708, Lot 27, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c, 10c Gray, Black Se-tenant Sheet of 12 (10X2a). Virtually Full o.g., some creases and wrinkles as virtually always, otherwise Extremely Fine

3,850
2,000
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28
og
Sale 708, Lot 28, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, R.I., 5c, 10c Gray Black, Se-tenant Sheet of 12 (10X2a). Fresh, o.g., hinge remnants, usual gum wrinkles and light creases, otherwise Very Fine, Better Than Usual Condition for this

3,850
2,000
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29
og
Sale 708, Lot 29, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1). Type II, Position 3, Clear to Large Margins, very minor stains, otherwise Very Fine, with P.F. Certificate 5,000.00 30 *

5,000
2,500
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30
og
Sale 708, Lot 30, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1). Type III, Position 5, Large Margins to frameline halved at left, Fresh, Nearly Fine, Rare

5,000
1,800
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31
 
Sale 708, Lot 31, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type III, Position 6, Three Ample Margins, just in at right, Red Town pmk., Very Good

2,000
850
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32
c
St. Louis, Mo. 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type I, Position 2, Margins All Around, tied by Red St. Louis Mo. pmk. on Charnley/ Whelen Correspondence Folded Letter to Philadelphia, Red "Paid" and ms. "10" rate, Very Fine, Choice St. Louis Bear Cover, with P.F. Certificate

3,000
4,250
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33
 
Sale 708, Lot 33, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 5c Black on Gray Lilac (11X4). Type III, Position 5, Clear to Huge Margins except frameline just touched at two points, ms. cancel, neatly pressed-out crease, otherwise Fine

3,500
1,250
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34
 
Sale 708, Lot 34, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 5c-20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X4-11X6). Partial Plate II Reconstruction, 5c Type III, Position 5, 10c Types I-III, Positions 2, 4 and 6, 20c Type I, Position 1, Margins Virtually All Around, 20c Exceptional, ms. cancels, 5c and two 10c have faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, Rare Lot, with P.F. Certificates

18,750
13,500
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35
 
Sale 708, Lot 35, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Large Margins, Neat Red "Paid" pmk., small ink spot on back, Very Fine, an Extremely Choice Example of this Rare Classic, with P.F. Certificate

1,750
1,850
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36
 
Sale 708, Lot 36, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type I, Position 2, Three Large Margins, clear at right, faintly cancelled, minor faults, Fine Appearance

1,750
1,250
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37
 
Sale 708, Lot 37, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black vertical pair, on Gray Lilac (11X5). Expertly rejoined vertical pair, Types I and II, Positions 2 and 4, Ample to Huge Margins, top stamp barely cancelled in Red, Bottom Stamp Uncancelled, top stamp minor faults, otherwise Very Fine, Beautiful Appearance, Rare, ex-Crocker

E. 2,000-5,000
3,000
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38
c
Sale 708, Lot 38, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Position 4, Full Margins except just touching bottom right, pen cancelled and Neatly tied by Clearly Struck Red St. Louis pmk., with matching "Paid" at Right, on Blue Folded Cover to Galena, Ill., ms. "10" Top Right, light vertical fold through pmk., overall Almost Very Fine, a Choice Example of this Classic Rarity, with P.F. Certificate

2,750
3,500
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39
c
Sale 708, Lot 39, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Ample to Huge Margins, Neat ms. cancel, Red St. Louis Mo. pmk. on 7x31/2" folded cover to Ky., Red "Paid" and ms. "20", July 1846 usage, stamp has been removed (to press out filing crease) and neatly replaced, One of the Finest Appearing Examples Known of the Handful That Exist, with P.F. Certificate

13,500
9,000
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40
 
Sale 708, Lot 40, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Pelure (11X8). Clear to Large Margins, expertly repaired tears, ms. cancel removed (Appears Unused), Fine Appearance

5,000
2,300
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41
 
Sale 708, Lot 41, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Pelure (11X8). Type II, Position 4, Clear Margins, Red Town pmk., small tear, Fine Appearance, with P.F. Certificate

5,000
2,700
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