ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE NEW HAVEN PROVISIONAL HANDSTAMP STRUCK IN RED ON WHITE PAPER WITH MAGENTA SIGNATURE. ONLY ELEVEN EXAMPLES OF THE NEW HAVEN PROVISIONAL ARE RECORDED, INCLUDING SEVEN IN RED AND FOUR IN BLUE. THIS WAS THE FIRST NEW HAVEN PROVISIONAL TO BE DISCOVERED, IN 1871.
Our census of the New Haven Postmaster's Provisional is available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/8XU1-8XU4/8XU1-8XU4.pdf . We record one intact cover, two cut squares and one cut to shape of the 5c Red on White with magenta signature, plus two covers and one cut to shape with black signature.
Discovered by William P. Brown in 1871 and described in Curiosity Cabinet May 1871. Ex Brown, Sanford, Hunter, Leavy, Wallis and J. David Baker. With 1948 P.F. certificate stating uncancelled.
History of the New Haven provisional: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/NewHaven.pdf
VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL AND RARE GROUP OF NEW HAVEN POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL REPRINTS. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE PRINTINGS CLEARLY IDENTIFIED.
Accompanied by booklet by Carroll Alton Means. Some but not all of the items in this group are footnoted in Scott under No. 8XU1 with prices ranging from $400.00 to $1,200.00