Sale 1026 — United States Stamps and Postal History, CSA, General Foreign

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 June, 2012

Category — Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1777°
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1777, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on CoverPostmasters' Provisionals Towns Stampless. Six stampless covers, incl. Alexandria D.C. (Aug. 19, 1847), Annapolis Md. (March 24 and Dec. 30, 1847 and March 30), Brattleboro Vt. (Apr. 16, 1847), last is Providence R.I., overall very nice strikes, Very Fine, an excellent group of collateral material

E. 200-300
275
1778
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1778, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on CoverNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Position 20, full margins to just touched at bottom left, sharp proof-like impression, without pen cancel and tied by neat strike of red "Paid" in arc on 1846 folded letter to Champlain N.Y., neat "New-York 5 cts. 25 Jun." integral-rate datestamp, blue manuscript "Due 5" for over 300-miles rate, file fold, Very Fine

625
550
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1779
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1779, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on CoverNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a). Position 36, large margins all around incl. sheet margin at left, tied by blue pen, red "New-York 5cts. 13 Nov." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1845 folded letter to Philadelphia, file fold well clear of stamp and small portion of bottom of lettersheet removed (apparently not affecting any of the writing), Very Fine, a fresh large-margined stamp on cover, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
350
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1780
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1780, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on CoverNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b). Type A with the additional roll in the letter "C", Position 12, huge margins to full at top left, tied by neat blue pen strokes, blurry strike of red "New-York 5 cts. 12 Dec." integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid" arc handstamp on folded cover to "The Secretary of the Treasury" (Robert J. Walker) in Washington, reverse with small piece missing from opening, still Very Fine and choice stamp and use, Robert J. Walker was a prominent pro-slavery and expansionist Mississippi senator and secretary of the treasury under James K. Polk from 1845-49, he remained a staunch Unionist during the Civil War and as a result Texas renamed Walker County, which had been named in his honor, for Samuel Walker, a Texas Ranger

850
300
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1781
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1781, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just clear, tied by clear strike of vivid orange-red grid, matching "Richmond Va. Aug. 27" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Lexington Va., light vertical file fold well away from stamp, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful and choice use

E. 750-1,000
500
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1782
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1782, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover5c Red Brown (1). Two covers, first full margins to clear and used from New Haven Conn. to Norwich, second large margins to clear, tied by magenta grid, matching "Hartford Ct. 5 Aug. 15" integral-rate circular datestamp and "Paid" with pointing hand on 1849 folded cover to Norwich Conn., file fold well clear of stamp, additional lightened manuscript cancel at center, otherwise Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
650
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1783
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1783, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by red grid, matching "Cleveland O. Dec. 30" circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded letter to Buffalo N.Y., vertical file fold well away from stamp, tiny tear at top right almost entirely in margin (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), Very Fine appearance, with 1978 P.F. certificate as Dark Brown which it is not

E. 400-500
375
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1784
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1784, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, tied by red grid, matching "Boston 5cts. Sep. 8" circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded letter to Brunswick Me., Very Fine

575
275
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1785
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1785, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover5c Brown (1). Deep shade, three full to clear margins, just in at bottom, tied by grid with matching "Boston 5cts. 17 Dec." integral-rate circular datestamp on light blue folded letter to New York City, Fine stamp on a fresh cover

575
250
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1786
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1786, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to in at upper left, tied by manuscript "X", matching "Montfort Wis. June 28" pmk. on 1851 folded letter to Milwaukee Wis., vertical file fold well away from stamp, small edge nick at top, sender was a bit sloppy with his ink, Fine, this cover is unlisted in the Alexander census and is the only use known from this town

E. 300-400
275
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1787
 
Sale 1026, Lot 1787, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, close at bottom, late worn impression, red grid cancel, affixed to a folded cover, does not belong according to P.F., but we think it may have been moved slightly from original position, Fine stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
180
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1788
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1788, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins except top left corner slightly diagonal just touching frameline, dark shade, tied by well-struck red "Ann Arbor Mic. Mar. 23" circular datestamp, repeated at left on 1848 blue folded letter to Detroit, light vertical file folds well away from left stamp which has a small corner nick, right stamp few tiny toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, a beautiful 5c 1847 cover, the rate from Ann Arbor to Detroit was 5c, this is an unusual double 5c rate, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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1789
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1789, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, tied by penstrokes, "Monson Ms. Jun. 3" circular datestamp on buff cover to Baltimore Md., 1851 receipt docketing on back, some minor cover wrinkling just affects right stamp, Fine

E. 400-500
400
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1790
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1790, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, cancelled by red grid, matching "Boston 10cts. 12 May" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to Baltimore Md., stamp tied by "PAID" straightline handstamp, vertical file fold well away from stamp, few minor toned spots, Very Fine, rare with the stamp tied by the straightline handstamp

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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1791
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1791, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, stamp with short transfer at top, cancelled by red "10" handstamp and also by blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 30" circular datestamp on light green folded letter to Philadelphia, blue "R" handstamp (recorded) of Philadelphia, light horizontal file fold affects stamp, still Very Fine, signed Ashbrook

E. 750-1,000
650
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1792
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1792, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover10c Black (2). Clear margins all around, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Apl. 20" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Gainesville Ala., vertical file fold well clear of stamp, stamp with few toned spots, otherwise Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

1,500
1,200
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1793
c
Sale 1026, Lot 1793, Postmasters Provisionals thru 1847 Issue on Cover10c Black (2). Margins to in, tied by red grid, matching "Cleveland O. Feb. 28" circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to Oswego N.Y., stamp affected by vertical file fold and small nick at lower left, otherwise Fine

1,500
400
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