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Sale 886 — The Dr. Robert LeBow Collection, Part 2: United States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 10 November, 2004

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3024
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3024, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1), Baltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1)Baltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1). Position 1, ample margins with framelines visible on three sides, neat ms. cancel, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Oct. 22" circular datestamp, matching "Paid" and "5" in oval handstamps on 1846 folded letter to Richmond Va., vertical file fold

VERY FINE. A MOST DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE BALTIMORE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP TIED BY THE DATESTAMP ON A FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE FOLDED LETTER.

Ex Lapham, Brown and Brooks. Scott Retail on cover $10,500.00

E. 10,000-15,000
11,000
3025
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3025, 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, deep shade and intense impression, magenta ms. cancel, tied by red "New-York Aug. 17" circular datestamp, matching "Paid" in arc on light blue folded cover addressed in blue to Scotch Town N.Y., stamp has odd (natural?) circular indention in upper left corner, otherwise Very Fine, colorful and attractive

E. 400-500
200
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3026
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3026, 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). Clear double transfer at bottom, large margins to just in, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York 5cts. 18 Dec." integral-rate circular datestamp and "Paid" in arc handstamp on folded cover to New Bedford Mass., some age spotting and minor wear, Fine, scarce on cover with the double transfer

E. 500-750
400
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3027
ng
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3027, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X1, 10X2), Providence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X1, 10X2)Providence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X1, 10X2). Horizontal strip of three, Positions 1-3, unused (no gum), large margins all around, bright shade, Extremely Fine

2,000
800
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3028
 
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3028, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1), St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1)St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1). Position 5, large margins to just touched, tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Mar. 6" circular datestamp on small piece

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. RARE CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED ST. LOUIS DATESTAMP.

Small Colson backstamp.

5,000
6,750
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3029
 
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3029, 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). Position 6, large margins to just in at bottom left corner where clipped, trace of red cancel (appears unused)

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER.

With 1964 P.F. certificate incorrectly identifying this as 11X5, which it is not.

5,000
5,500
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3030
c
Sale Number 886, Lot Number 3030, 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). Position 4, three large margins, full at top, beautiful clear impression on bright greenish paper, tied by a single neat ms. line, red "St. Louis Mo. Jan. 3" (1846) circular datestamp and matching "Paid" straightline on light blue folded cover to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH A NEATLY PEN-CANCELLED EXAMPLE OF THE ST. LOUIS 10-CENT "BEARS" PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER.

Sold in the 1958 Shanahan's auction (thus possibly ex Burrus).

E. 7,500-10,000
8,500
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