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Sale 1016 — Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November, 2011

Category — New York Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
868
 
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 868, New York Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York Post Office, Aug. 18, 1846, New York Post Office, Aug. 18, 1846New York Post Office, Aug. 18, 1846. Pre-printed New York Post Office letterhead with a request for assistance related to $15, written by an elderly man from Trenton N.J. who was apparently a Revolutionary War veteran, stating in part "please to attend to an old '76 request...David Whitehead, y 85...m2...d2", the latter a clear reference to his current age of 85 years plus, he would have been between 14 and 21 years of age during the war, a fascinating collateral item for the New York or Revolutionary War collector and warranting further research, there could not have been many veterans left in 1846, docketing on back indicates the New York Post Office answered Mr. Whitehead's letter the next day

E. 300-400
150
869
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 869, New York 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 4, large margins to clear at top, tied by pen strokes and red "New-York 5 cts. 25 Jul." (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp, matching "Paid" arc handstamp on folded letter to Plainfield N.J., contents datelined "New York July 25, 1845", Very Fine and choice early use of the Without Signature variety and unusual tied by the integral-rate circular datestamp, ex Weill, with notes on the back in the hand of Dr. Carroll Chase

1,400
1,300
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870
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 870, New York 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). Type B without the additional roll in the letter "C", large to full margins, tied by two pen strokes, large blue "R" handstamp for recorded or registered struck over red "Paid" arc handstamp, matching "New-York 5 cts. 5 Dec." (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, manuscript check mark to left of stamp which has a corner tear and couple tiny nicks, cover cleaned which slightly lightens the ms. pen strokes, Very Fine appearance and rare with the "R" registered handstamp, with fewer than five known, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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871
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 871, New York 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 covers to New Orleans, first Positions 13-14, horizontal pair, large margins all around to ample at top, tied by file fold and magenta manuscript pen strokes, red "New-York Nov. 3" circular datestamp and matching "Paid" arc handstamp on folded letter, file fold creases right stamp and small nick at top, Very Fine appearance, second cover with two singles, Positions 7 and 1, huge margins to cut in at right, tied by same magenta pen and New York markings except Sep. 12 postmark, on 1846 folded letter to same addressee, file fold thru right stamp, attractive and scarce pair of 10c over-300 miles rate covers to New Orleans

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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872
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 872, New York 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 just touching at top right, cancelled by blue pen strokes, red "New-York 10 cts. 24 May" integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" arc handstamp on folded letter to Natchez Miss. made from the May 23, 1846 issue of the Shipping and Commercial List newspaper, back of paper used for the letter, minor tears and some small pieces out of the bottom of the newspaper when unfolded, all text is present, Very Fine, a rare use of the New York Postmaster's Provisional to pay the over-300 miles rate and the only example used to Natchez we have encountered, with 1998 Brettl certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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873
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 873, New York 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 14-15, horizontal pair, full margins all around, nicked bottom left, tied by both blue and brownish-black penstrokes, red "New-York 10 cts. 4 Apr." integral-rate circular datestamp, faint matching "Paid" arc handstamp on folded letter to Galveston Texas, stamps lifted and replaced, cover cleaned affecting the "Paid" handstamp and some wear

FINE APPEARING AND RARE USE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ISSUE TO PAY THE OVER-300 MILES RATE TO GALVESTON. ONLY THREE COVERS TO TEXAS ARE RECORDED.

The Republic of Texas had recently become a state when this cover was mailed.

Ex Meroni. With 1986 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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874
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 874, New York 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). Huge even margins all around, deep shade, tied by large "New-York 5 Paid Jan. 31" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1846 folded letter to Lyon, France, red "Colonies &c. Art. 13." framed accountancy handstamp, ms. "20" decimes due, Great Britain and French transits and Lyon receiving backstamp, file fold well below the stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL USED ON A BEAUTIFUL COVER TO LYON, FRANCE.

Carried on the Cunarder Hibernia, which left Boston on Feb. 1 and arrived Liverpool Feb. 14

E. 2,000-3,000
8,500
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875
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 875, New York 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 2, the "Big Shift" double transfer, large margins three sides, irregularly cut in at right, pen cancels just tie the stamp at right, red "New-York 5 cts. 29 Apr." integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid" arc handstamp on 1846 prices current with letter from Apalachicola, Florida, to Greenock Scotland, carried outside the mails to New York, manuscript "pkt Caledonia", Callomb & Iselin forwarder's backstamp, "1/-" shilling due handstamp, Liverpool transit and Greenock receiving handstamps, Fine, a rare and unusual use of the New York Postmaster's Provisional on a letter from Florida (admitted to statehood in March 1845) to Scotland, ex Pope

E. 750-1,000
900
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876
 
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 876, New York 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, tied by blue pen, red "New-York 5 cts. 15 Sep." integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in arc handstamp, on portion only of folded letter to Lille, France, manuscript "Steamer Caledonia" at lower left, red "Colonies &c. Art. 12" framed accountancy handstamp, French receiving and due markings, British transit and Lille handstamps on back (half of back flap present), stamp with light buckling at right center, though not a full cover still Extremely Fine, with all markings exceptionally well struck, with 1985 Brettl certificate

E. 500-750
450
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877
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 877, New York 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 in at upper right, separated a bit roughly from the sheet, cancelled by blue penstrokes, red "New-York 5 cts. 30 Aug." integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in arc handstamp on 1845 folded letter to Trieste, care of James Lang Esq., London, England, Lang Freeland correspondence, endorsed "p. str. Hibernia" at lower left, British and Trieste receiving backstamps, manuscript rates, some erosion from the ink used to write the letter, otherwise Fine, rare use to Trieste, ex Pope

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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