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Sale 825 — U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
865
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 865, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b). Ample to large margins with part of adjoining stamp at top, faint stain, uncancelled, used on blue folded letter datelined "New York 17 Sep. 1845" to Norwich Conn., red "Jersey City N.J. Sep. 17" circular datestamp, red "Paid" in arc applied at New York City post office, blue ms. "5" rate, two vertical file folds, one thru stamp (effectively tying it)

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE USAGE OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTERS' PROVISIONAL FROM JERSEY CITY.

It is believed that this cover was carried by a passenger on the ferry and deposited on arrival at Jersey City, then routed back thru the New York City post office where marked "Paid".

Illustrated in the Chronicle Feb. 1979. Ex Weill. With 1974 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
4,250
866
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 866, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Pos. 14, clear to large margins, used from Boston to New York City, tied on folded cover by perfect strike of red New York square grid applied on arrival along with matching "Paid" in arc, red "Boston 24 Mar. 5 cts" integral-rate circular datestamp, from the Howland & Aspinwall correspondence with name cut out as often found, otherwise Very Fine and scarce use of the New York provisional from Boston

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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867
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 867, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by two neat magenta penstrokes on 1846 folded cover to Geneva N.Y., matching ms. "Due 5", red "New-York Aug. 1" circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine

650
1,800
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868
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 868, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b). Large even margins, cancelled by three blue penstrokes on 1845 printed questionaire (probably from insurance company) asking about health-related issues, to Suckasunny Plains N.J., red "New-York 25 Aug. 5 cts" integral-rate circular datestamp, matching "Paid" in arc, light file folds, none of which affect stamp, Extremely Fine use of the scarce A.C.M. initials with periods

850
1,250
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