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Sale 1025 — 2012 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 26 June, 2012

Category — Postmasters Provisionals: Brattleboro Vt.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
18
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 18, Postmasters Provisionals: Brattleboro Vt.Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 2, large margins to barely touched, intense shade and impression, cancelled by red "PAID" handstamp, thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, 5-CENT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ISSUE.

The unpublished Brattleboro census by Philip T. Wall lists a total of 52 stamps, including 20 stamps on 19 covers. Of these, many are faulty due to the softness of the paper.

With 1975 P.F. certificate

10,000
4,250
19
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 19, Postmasters Provisionals: Brattleboro Vt.Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 2, margins clear of framelines all around to just touched at top left, cancelled by complete strike of red "Paid", intense shade and impression, thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO PROVISIONAL WITH RED "PAID" CANCEL.

The unpublished Brattleboro census by Philip T. Wall lists a total of 52 stamps, including 20 stamps on 19 covers. Of these, many are faulty due to the softness of the paper.

With 1982 P.F. certificate.

10,000
3,250
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20
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 20, Postmasters Provisionals: Brattleboro Vt.Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1), Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1)Brattleboro Vt., 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 1, tight but mostly clear margins, cancelled by red 13-bar grid, small part of "Paid" cancel at bottom right, repaired and stained at top left, still presentable, this is the only example of a Brattleboro provisional with the grid that is found on the 1847 Issue, it suggests that the provisional stamps and 1847's had an overlapping period of use (the same is true for the St. Louis provisionals), with copy of 1958 P.F. certificate

10,000
1,700
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