EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ISSUE.
This stamp is particularly desirable cancelled solely by the "Paid" arc handstamp. With 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; Postmasters' Provisionals unpriced in SMQ). While P.S.E. does not publish a Population Report for Postmasters' Provisionals, their records show only this single example graded 98 for 9X1 and all its listed sub-types