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Sale 834 — U.S. & C.S.A. Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 March, 2001

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
179°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 179, 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). Full to large margins, tied by blue pen strokes and red "New-York 5 cts. 9 Jul." circular datestamp with matching "Paid" arc on blue 1846 folded letter to Bristol R.I., Very Fine and choice

725
700
180
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 180, 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). Position 20, mostly full margins except just touched at bottom left, sharp proof-like impression, without pen cancel and tied by neat strike of red "Paid" in arc on 1846 folded letter to Champlain N.Y., neat "New-York 5 cts. 25 Jun." circular datestamp, blue ms. "Due 5", file fold, Very Fine

650
500
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181
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 181, 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). Huge margins to full at bottom left, tied by black pen cancel on blue folded cover to Reading Pa., red "New York 5 cts. 12 May" circular datestamp and matching "Paid" arc, Very Fine

650
300
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182
 
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 182, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials, Double Transfer (9X1 var), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials, Double Transfer (9X1 var)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials, Double Transfer (9X1 var). Pos. 7 with double transfer at top, full margins, tied by blue pen and red "New York 5 cts. 4 Jun." circular datestamp with matching "Paid" arc on blue cover front to Washington D.C., Very Fine, Scott Retail for used stamp

650
300
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183
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 183, 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). Position 20, large margins to clear at bottom right, tied by blue pen and red "New-York 5 cts. 13 Jun." circular datestamp with matching "Paid" arc on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, 1846 docketing on back, Very Fine

650
550
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184
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 184, 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). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear at top right, two blue pen strokes, paying over-300 miles rate on 1846 printed notice to Natchez Miss., red "New York N.Y. 10 cts. 24 May" circular datestamp and "Paid" arc, small sealed tear in letter at top, still Very Fine and extremely scarce use of the New York provisional, with 1998 Brettl certificate

2,100
950
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185
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 185, 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). Vertical pair, large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by red grids and "New-York 10 cts. 29 Jan." circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Lancaster O., pair lifted and cleaned (initials removed in the process), vertical file thru bottom stamp, appears Very Fine, stamp paper appears to be the rare Gray shade, but this may be due to cleaning

2,100
700
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186
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 186, 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). Positions 29-30, horizontal pair, large margins to just in at right, without pen cancels and tied by red "Paid" arc handstamps on blue 1846 folded letter to Peru Indiana, matching "New-York 10 cts. 17 Jul." circular datestamp, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, scarce use of New York provisional to pay over-300 miles rate

2,100
950
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187
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 187, 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). Two singles, slightly overlapping and cancelled by red "Paid" arc handstamps, tied by red "New-York 10 cts. 3 Apr." circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Morganton N.C., stamps also tied by docketing (slight ink erosion at bottom of right stamp), Very Fine, the gray shade of stamp paper and Apr. 1847 usage indicate possible Gray Paper variety (see lot 189)

E. 750-1,000
700
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188
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 188, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e), New York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e)New York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e). Position 26, large and even margins, tied by black pen strokes on folded cover to Philadelphia, red "New-York 5 cts. 2 Aug." circular datestamp and matching "Paid" arc, stamp faintly toned from gum, horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine and scarce usage, ex Caspary

1,100
675
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189
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 189, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Gray, "ACM" Initials (9X3), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Gray, "ACM" Initials (9X3)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Gray, "ACM" Initials (9X3). Position 16, initials in black, large margins to clear incl. sheet margin at left, tied by red square grid and also by red circular datestamp on April 1847 folded letter to East Hampton Conn., overall toning, vertical file fold away from stamp, still Very Fine, choice use of the rare Gray Paper, signed Piller

5,250
2,100
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190°
c
Sale Number 834, Lot Number 190, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type I, Position 2, full margins to ample at right, tied by single horizontal pen line on 1846 folded letter to Boston, red "St. Louis Mo. Oct. 16" circular datestamp, matching "Paid" and ms. "10", file fold away from stamp

VERY FINE. A RECENTLY-UNVEILED USAGE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS BEAR ON GREENISH PAPER.

This beautiful St. Louis Bear cover from the Fay & Farwells correspondence is offered to the market for the first time.

6,000
6,500
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