VERY FINE AND DESIRABLE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BALTIMORE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUISH PAPER TIED ON COVER.
The Baltimore provisional stamps were printed first on bluish and then on white paper (the Scott catalogue reverses the chronological order). Examples of the 5c on Bluish (3X3) on cover are rarely tied and in sound condition; this is one of the finest we have offered. The Scott value of $13,500.00 for 3X3 on cover is inexplicably $1,500.00 lower than the value for 3X1 (White paper).
No. 8 in the Hayes census and No. 20095 in the USPCS online census (where misidentified as No. 3X1 on White paper, based on earlier auction catalogue descriptions). Ex Haub. With 2016 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE BALTIMORE 5-CENT HANDSTAMPED PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.
Hayes Census No. 34. USPCS Census No. 20053
VERY FINE. ONE OF NINE EXAMPLES OF THE BALTIMORE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL ENVELOPE IN RED RECORDED IN THE SHEARER CENSUS.
The unpublished census by Don Shearer (1996) lists nine 5c envelopes struck in red ink, dated from March to May 1846, plus four 10c red-handstamp envelopes with dates from June to September 1846. The quality of the red strikes is generally weak. The envelope offered here has relatively clear strikes. The USPCS census lists seven 3XU2 entires.
Hayes Census No. 15 (date misidentified as May 7). USPCS Census No. 20074. With 1980 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING USE OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL WITH "A.C.M." INITIALS ON COVER TO FRANCE.
This was carried on the Cunarder Cambria, which left Boston Aug. 16, 1845 and arrived Liverpool Aug. 28. The Anglo-French accountancy marking on this cover was only in use for six months while the New York Postmaster's Provisional Issue was current.
Ex Walske. With 1991 P.S.E. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE 5-CENT PROVIDENCE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON AN ATTRACTIVE COVER. VERY FEW ON-COVER EXAMPLES ARE SOUND WITH FOUR MARGINS.
A review using Power Search reveals how rare this issue is on cover in sound condition with four margins. Most examples we have encountered are either cut in on one side or with a small flaw.
USPCS Census No. 21054. With 1980 and 2016 P.F. certificates
TOP STAMP EXTREMELY FINE AND BOTTOM STAMP VERY FINE APPEARANCE -- BOTH COMPRISING A RARE VERTICAL PAIR OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER, WITH ONLY A HANDSTAMP CANCEL.
Fewer than a half-dozen pairs or strips of the 10c First Printing exist without the usual pen cancellation.
With 1976 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates