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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1144
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1144, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore Md., 5c, 10c Black, Composite "Die Proof" Engraved on Wove (3X1-3X2 Counterfeit), Baltimore Md., 5c, 10c Black, Composite "Die Proof" Engraved on Wove (3X1-3X2 Counterfeit)Baltimore Md., 5c, 10c Black, Composite "Die Proof" Engraved on Wove (3X1-3X2 Counterfeit). 66 x 61mm, bright shade, Very Fine, there are no Baltimore provisional reprints, the engraved counterfeits are believed to have come from this composite plate, with 1976 P.F. certificate as "reprint"

E. 400-500
1,600
1145
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1145, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew 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 13, unused (no gum), ample to huge margins, exceptionally fresh, Very Fine and choice, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,500
800
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1146
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1146, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew 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, detailed impression, unusual small blue manuscript "loops" cancel, small thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance

500
140
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1147
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1147, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew 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). Horizontal pair, full margins to just touched, manuscript cancels and red circular datestamp, some toning on back, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

1,500
325
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1148
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1148, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a). Horizontal pair, large margins to just in at bottom left, neat blue manuscript cancel, few small thin spots, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,750
275
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1149
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1149, Postmasters ProvisionalsPostmasters' Provisionals and City Despatch Post, Postmasters' Provisionals and City Despatch PostPostmasters' Provisionals and City Despatch Post. Three stamps from the 1842-45 era, includes used New York No. 9X1, unused Providence R.I. No. 10X1, and the stamp that started it all, the City Despatch Post No. 40L1, unused are without gum, large margins to clear, Very Fine group

1,100
1,200
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1150
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1150, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence 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 12, original gum, h.r. and minor areas of gum loss, detailed impression, couple small thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1974 P.F. certificate

5,500
3,250
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1151
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1151, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X1, 10X2), Providence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X1, 10X2)Providence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X1, 10X2). Horizontal strip of three, right stamp 10c, unused (no gum), large margins, bright shade, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as pair with gum

2,000
650
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1152, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1), St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1)St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1). Type I, Position 1, unused (no gum), full margins to cut in at top right, strong impression, small filled thin spot

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS "BEARS" PROVISIONAL ISSUE ON GREENISH PAPER.

The St. Louis "Bears" provisionals are rare in unused (or uncancelled) condition, and only a few of the 5c value are known unused (almost all are on Greenish paper)

With 2012 P.F. certificate

50,000
8,000
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