Sale 1007 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 March, 2011
Category — Postmasters Provisionals - Brattleboro Vt. (Scott 5X1)
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. ONLY 32 COIPES ARE RECORDED OFF COVER. THIS EXAMPLE IS ESPECIALLY NOTEWORTHY DUE TO THE PRINTING FLAW AND ALSO THE "PAID" AND "5" RED CANCELLATIONS. A GREAT RARITY.
A total of 52 Brattleboro provisional stamps are recorded (32 off cover and 20 on 19 covers). Of these, many are faulty due to the softness of the paper. No other example of Position 6 shows the odd black spot of printing ink to the left of the initials, so this flaw must have either developed late in the life of the plate (if, in fact, it is a depression in the engraved plate) or it was the result of foreign matter adhering to the plate.
With 2010 P.F. certificate