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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
275
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 275, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black (9X1, 9X1a, 9X1e), New York N.Y., 5c Black (9X1, 9X1a, 9X1e)New York N.Y., 5c Black (9X1, 9X1a, 9X1e). Six stamps and one cover, three of 9X1, one with blue pen cancel, two with light handstamp cancels (both appear unused at a glance), two of 9X1a, blue pen and light handstamp cancels, one of 9X1e with light handstamp cancel, some small flaws, cover with 9X1, pre-use crease, tied by blue pen from New York to New Haven, overall Fine or appear so

4,225
800
276
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 276, 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). Unused (no gum), full even margins all around, tiny thin spot, appears Extremely Fine

1,500
400
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277
ng
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 277, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A.C.M." Initials (9X1b). Unused (no gum), large margins to touched, light pre-printing paper crease, Fine, a very rare stamp in unused condition, Power Search found only one other

4,500
400
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278
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 278, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e), New York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e)New York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e). Original gum, h.r., margins to just in at top right, thin spots, slight creasing from the dry gum, otherwise Fine, very rare with original gum, Scott Retail as no gum

3,750
400
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279
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 279, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e), New York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e)New York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e). Large margins to clear, detailed impression, blue pen lines cancel, thin spot at bottom left, Very Fine appearance

950
170
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280
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 280, Postmasters ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, "ACM" Initials (9X2). Three large margins, full at right, neat red "Paid" cancel, thin spot and small tear, Very Fine appearance, with 1976 P.F. certificate as old 9X1a

3,600
850
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281
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 281, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black (10X1, 10X2), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black (10X1, 10X2)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black (10X1, 10X2). Three of first, unused (no gum), two with large margins, Very Fine, one of second, unused (no gum), margins to clear, small thin spot and tiny edge nick, appears Fine

1,400
350
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282
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Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 282, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 10 with bottom left corner sheet margins, original gum, lightly hinged, detailed impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90), with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; Postmasters' Provisionals unpriced in SMQ)

350
350
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283
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 283, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Greenish (11X2), St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Greenish (11X2)St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type I, Position 2, three large margins, in at top where repaired with portion of design painted in, red St. Louis town cancel, affixed to piece with additional tying cancel on piece also painted in, color slightly altered, otherwise Fine and affordable example of this scarce stamp, ex Faiman, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

8,000
2,200
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284°
c
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 284, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type II, Position 4, large margins to barely touching frameline at right, intense early shade and impression showing every detail with perfect clarity, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 16" circular datestamp on 1845 folded letter to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia, matching "Paid" handstamp, manuscript "10" rate, fresh in every respect

VERY FINE AND CHOICE STAMP AND COVER. RARELY SEEN TIED SOLELY BY THE RED CIRCULAR DATESTAMP AND WITHOUT A PEN CANCEL. A BEAUTIFUL ST. LOUIS "BEAR" PROVISIONAL COVER FROM THE FAMOUS CHARNLEY & WHELEN CORRESPONDENCE.

The St. Louis "Bears" were issued by Postmaster John M. Wimer from November 1845 until the first United States General Issue became available in July 1847. The stamps were issued in three denominations -- 5c and 10c at first and a 20c denomination later -- and were sold at a premium over face value to pay the cost of printing.

14,000
10,000
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