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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — Postmasters` Provisionals - Annapolis Md. thru St. Louis Mo. (Scott 2XU1var-11X2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1340
c
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1340, Postmasters` Provisionals - Annapolis Md. thru St. Louis Mo. (Scott 2XU1var-11X2)Annapolis Md., (5c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var), Annapolis Md., (5c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var)Annapolis Md., (5c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var). Clear strike on flap of folded cover with matching "5" handstamp and "Annapolis Md. Apr. 23" circular datestamp, addressed to Philip Barton Key, U.S. Attorney for Washington D.C., tears including one through the handstamp, old scotch tape stains and piece of back cut out, Fine strike, Philip Barton Key was the great-nephew of Francis Scott Key and also the nephew of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, he was shot and killed in 1859 by then congressman and future Union major general Daniel Sickles for having a public affair with Sickles' wife -- represented by future Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Sickles successfully adopted a defense of temporary insanity and was acquitted (the first time that defense was successfully used in the United States), Sickles went on to a controversial career as a "political general", was nearly court-martialed after his debacle leading the III Corps at Gettysburg and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1897

E. 1,500-2,000
0
1341
og
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1341, Postmasters` Provisionals - Annapolis Md. thru St. Louis Mo. (Scott 2XU1var-11X2)New 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 16-17, horizontal pair, part original gum, large margins all around, deeply etched impression on fresh paper, pinhole in margin between stamps at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Examples of the New York Postmaster's Provisional with any part original gum are scarce, and pairs are exceedingly rare. This is one of the finest we have encountered.

Ex Caspary and Lilly. Scott Retail as unused pair without gum. 1998 P.F. certificate (329413) describing the pair as "previously hinged, part original gum" with pinhole no longer accompanies

5,750
3,000
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1342
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1342, Postmasters` Provisionals - Annapolis Md. thru St. Louis Mo. (Scott 2XU1var-11X2)New 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). Ample to large margins, strong shade and fine impression, neat blue manuscript cancel, tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance

500
200
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1343
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1343, Postmasters` Provisionals - Annapolis Md. thru St. Louis Mo. (Scott 2XU1var-11X2)New 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 8, three huge margins, clear at top, intense shade and clear impression, neat blue manuscript cancel, Fine

500
160
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1344
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1344, Postmasters` Provisionals - Annapolis Md. thru St. Louis Mo. (Scott 2XU1var-11X2)New 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). Large margins to just touched at lower right, clear signature and light strike of red square grid cancel, thin spot at top left, otherwise Fine

600
150
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1345
ngbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1345, Postmasters` Provisionals - Annapolis Md. thru St. Louis Mo. (Scott 2XU1var-11X2)Providence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X2a), Providence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X2a)Providence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X2a). Complete sheet of twelve, unused (no gum), large margins all around, couple tiny toned spots in margin at upper right, otherwise Very Fine

3,500
1,400
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1346
og
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1346, Postmasters` Provisionals - Annapolis Md. thru St. Louis Mo. (Scott 2XU1var-11X2)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Original gum, large margins incl. sheet margin at left, Extremely Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate

350
225
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1347
 
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1347, Postmasters` Provisionals - Annapolis Md. thru St. Louis Mo. (Scott 2XU1var-11X2)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type I, Position 2, large margins to well clear at right, bright paper shade, cancelled by single penstroke and red circular datestamp at bottom right, thin spot at top

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

Scott does not assign a premium for St. Louis provisionals showing the red town datestamp. Ex Geisler

8,000
5,000
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