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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (Baltimore Md.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 4, Postmasters Provisionals (Baltimore Md.)Baltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1), Baltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1)Baltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1). Position 4, ample to large margins showing almost all of framelines on three sides, without usual pen cancel and tied by well-struck blue "Paid" handstamp, matching "Baltimore Md. Mar. 29" circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Philadelphia, faint toned spot at center from wax seal

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL ON WHITE PAPER. VERY FEW OF THE KNOWN COVERS HAVE THE STAMP CANCELLED ONLY BY A HANDSTAMP.

As noted in the Scott Catalogue footnote to 3X1-3X4, the Baltimore provisional stamps on white paper followed the printing on bluish paper.

No. 28 in the Hayes census (Collectors Club Philatelist, Jan. 1970). Signed John Klemann.

9,000
12,500
5
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 5, Postmasters Provisionals (Baltimore Md.)Baltimore Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3), Baltimore Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3)Baltimore Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Position 5, large margins including sheet margin at left, paper nicely blued, without pen cancel and tied by well-struck "Baltimore Md. May 20" (1846) circular datestamp on folded cover to Martinsburg Va., matching "Paid" and "5" in oval handstamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB COVER BEARING A SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL ON BLUISH PAPER. ONE OF THE VERY FEW BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL COVERS WITH THE STAMP TIED BY THE TOWN DATESTAMP.

No. 19 in Hayes census. Ex Col. Edward H. R. Green.

9,000
23,000
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6
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 6, Postmasters Provisionals (Baltimore Md.)Baltimore Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3), Baltimore Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3)Baltimore Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Position 10, showing virtually complete framelines on two sides and large part of frameline at bottom, pen cancel which is lighter than usual, tied by ms. "5", additional manuscript "due 5" marking on 1846 blue folded letter to Northampton N.Y., light strike of red "Baltimore Md. Apr. 22" circular datestamp with matching "Paid", traces of original gum around top edge of stamp reinforce the tie

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING TIED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BUCHANAN BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL ON BLUISH PAPER. ONE OF PERHAPS THREE KNOWN EXAMPLES USED WITH THE RED BALTIMORE DATESTAMP.

The Baltimore provisionals were printed first on bluish and then on white paper (the Scott catalogue reverses the chronological order). Most examples are known used with the blue Baltimore datestamp; a second usage of the same date is recorded also struck in red (Hayes census No. 15). The third, dated April 3, 1846, is offered in the following lot.

From a find made in the 1980's. With 1998 P.F. certificate

9,000
7,000
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7
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 7, Postmasters Provisionals (Baltimore Md.)Baltimore Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3), Baltimore Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3)Baltimore Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Position 3, full framelines at left and bottom, virtually complete at top, cancelled by four neat pen strokes with one just tying the stamp on Apr. 3, 1846 folded letter to New York, lightly struck red "Baltimore Md. Apr. 6" circular datestamp, matching "Paid" and "5" in circle, couple light file folds, one crease thru stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A CHOICE TIED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BUCHANAN PROVISIONAL ON BLUISH PAPER -- ONLY THREE RECORDED WITH RED BALTIMORE DATESTAMP.

As noted in the previous lot description, there are three Baltimore provisional cover postmarked in red, all April 1846 dates.

No. 24 in the Hayes census. With 1993 P.F. certificate

9,000
5,750
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8
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 8, Postmasters Provisionals (Baltimore Md.)Baltimore Md., 5c Blue entire (3XU1), Baltimore Md., 5c Blue entire (3XU1)Baltimore Md., 5c Blue entire (3XU1). Unusually clear strikes of provisional markings, matching "Baltimore Md. Jun. 23" circular datestamp on buff entire to Reading Pa.

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUE BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

No. 27 in the Hayes census. Ex Col. Edward H. R. Green and acquired in that sale by the Halls.

6,000
8,000
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9
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 9, Postmasters Provisionals (Baltimore Md.)Baltimore Md., 5c Red on Manila Entire (3XU2), Baltimore Md., 5c Red on Manila Entire (3XU2)Baltimore Md., 5c Red on Manila Entire (3XU2). Lightly inked strikes as is usual for the scarcer Red provisional, sharp blue "Baltimore Md. May 17" (1846) circular datestamp on entire addressed to Miss Susan Julia Mayer in Reading Pa., small stain spot at right, missing small part of backflap from opening

VERY FINE. ONLY SIX EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT RED ON MANILA ENVELOPE ARE RECORDED IN THE HAYES CENSUS.

From our Concord sale (1994 Rarities).

10,000
4,750
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