Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996
Category — Postmasters Provisionals
EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED VERTICAL SHEET MARGIN PAIR AND A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF STAMPS.
Use of the New York provisional from Boston is represented by approximately 20-25 covers and pieces, most addressed to the firm of Howland & Aspinwall. Only three are 15c rates: a cover front, a cover with the address panel restored, and the full cover offered here. In our opinion this is one of the two greatest New York provisional covers used from a post office other than New York, the other being the famous Philadelphia cover to Canada.
Ex G.E. Jones (J. W. Scott, Nov. 8, 1906), Lapham, Weill. With 1989 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO KNOWN USES OF THE NEW YORK PROVISIONAL FROM ALBANY AND THE ONLY DOUBLE RATE.
Illustrated in the MacGuffin article. Ex Emerson, Klep, Krug, Grunin, Weill. Signed Ashbrook. With 1989 P.F. certificate
AN EXTREMELY FINE AND WONDERFULLY CHOICE 10-CENT BEAR COVER. ONE OF THE VERY FEW FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLES TIED ON COVER WITHOUT A PEN CANCEL.
With 1987 P.F. certificate