Sale 800 — 1998 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 9 May, 1998

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
205
 
Sale 800, Lot 205, Postmasters ProvisionalsInterior View of the New York Post Office. Two attractively framed color prints, both images are approx. 19 x 16 in. and both are dated Feb. 1, 1845, one showing North view and one showing South, depicting various parts of the Post Office incl. the Postmaster's Office, sorting tables, sorting booths and other offices, text at bottom showing names of Postmaster and architect, remarkably fresh colors, an Extremely Fine pair of matching framed prints, perfect for the stamp room

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
206
c
Sale 800, Lot 206, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b). Pos. 23, three huge margins, ample at top, three blue ms. strokes, red "New-York 30 Aug. 5 cts" cds, matching "Paid" arc hs on 1845 folded cover (with part content) to London, England, ms. "1/-" British due rate, sender's routing "Per Boston Steamer" and interesting postscript inside about sailing speed, fresh and Very Fine, a choice transatlantic use of the "A.C.M." initials with periods, with 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 2,500-3,500
3,250
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207
c
Sale 800, Lot 207, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Full margins all around, tied by three blue ms. strokes, red "Paid" arc hs on Oct. 1845 folded letter to Trieste via London, from the Lang Freeland & Co. correspondence, ms. "1/-" British due rate, receiving backstamp, sender's routing "p Cambria via Boston", long sealed tear at upper left, which is barely noticeable, otherwise Very Fine, an extremely rare usage

E. 2,500-3,500
2,400
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208
ogbl
Sale 800, Lot 208, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X1, 10X2). Complete sheet of twelve (eleven 5c, one 10c), original gum, corner crease at upper left and small thin in selvage not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1991 P.F. certificate

6,250
3,500
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209
bl
Sale 800, Lot 209, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X1, 10X2). Complete sheet of twelve, unused (no gum), fresh and Very Fine

6,750
2,000
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210
 
Sale 800, Lot 210, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1). Ty. III, Pos. 5, three full to large margins, clear to just touched at bottom, cancelled by two neat pen strokes and small trace of red cancel, tiny corner crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

2,750
2,100
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211
c
Sale 800, Lot 211, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Ty. II, Pos. 4, large and even margins all around, tied by pen stroke, also tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Jun. 18" cds, matching "PAID" handstamp on 1846 folded letter to Philadelphia, from the Charnley & Whelen correspondence, ms. "10" rating at top right, light horizontal file fold clear of all markings, an Extremely Fine and choice cover, rare tied by both pen and the red datestamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate

3,000
13,000
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