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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
717
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 717, Postmasters ProvisionalsBrimfield Ms., 5c Black, Unrecognized Postmaster's Provisional, Brimfield Ms., 5c Black, Unrecognized Postmaster's ProvisionalBrimfield Ms., 5c Black, Unrecognized Postmaster's Provisional. Adhesive affixed to top right of cover, blue "Brimfield Ms. Sep. 2" with day in ms., adhesive tied by similar penstrokes in identical ink on 1847 folded letter to Chelsea Mass., matching blue "Paid" handstamp, some edgewear, Fine, the status of this cover has been the subject of much debate among students as to whether this is in fact a postmaster's provisional, accompanied by documentation incl. letter by Eliott Perry stating that "There is at least a 50% chance that the adhesive is authentic" but that since it was used after release of the 1847 Issue it does not deserve listing, accompanied by two stampless covers from the same correspondence

E. 500-750
800
718
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 718, 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). Ample margins to just into at left, tied by red "U.S." in frame cancel on Dec. 2, 1846 folded letter to Plattsburgh N.Y., business contents, red "New York 3 Dec. 10cts." integral-rate circular datestamp and "Paid" in arc, stamp creased from file fold and with small faults, otherwise Very Fine, rare use of the "U.S." cancel days after the U.S. City Despatch Post closed its carrier operation

E. 1,000-1,500
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719
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 719, 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 margins to in at a few points, tied by red "New-York 5cts. 29 Jan." integral-rate circular datestamp on large part of folded letter to Scotland, matching "Paid" in arc handstamp, horizontal file fold affects stamp and few defects, almost appears Fine, with 1990 Jakubeck certificate

2,250
210
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720
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 720, 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 horizontal pairs, Positions 6-7, 11-12, large margins to just touched, tied by red square grids and "New-York Jan. 27" circular datestamp on 1847 folded cover to Mobile Ala., blue "20" rate, red "paid" in arc handstamp, address partly eradicated, vertical file fold does not affect stamps, some overall soiling

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE DOUBLE 10-CENT RATE USAGE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL TO MOBILE, ALABAMA.

The 20c pays double the 10c rate per half ounce for letters sent over 300 miles. Ex Caspary. Scott Retail as strip of four on cover $20,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
2,000
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721
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 721, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a). Large margins to just in at bottom, cancelled by penstrokes on blue 1846 folded letter to Providence R.I., red "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N.York Mar. 27" route agent's circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp, ms. "5" rate, vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Fine

E. 500-750
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722
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 722, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in, tied by blue penstrokes on blue 1846 folded letter to Columbia Pa., red "New-York 10cts. 4 Mar." integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid" in arc handstamp, vertical file fold barely affects left stamp, right stamp small tear at top, purple discoloration in circular datestamp, still Fine, with 1978 A.P.S. certificate

2,100
425
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723
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 723, 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). Full margins, cancelled by two blue penstrokes which leave initials clearly visible on folded letter to Madison Conn., red "New-York 5 cts. 5 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid" arc, some overall staining, otherwise Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

850
300
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724
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 724, 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 margins to clear, cancelled by penstrokes on 1845 folded letter to Hunter N.Y., red "New-York 5 cts. 17 Aug." integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid" arc, fresh and Very Fine

850
500
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