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Sale 1150 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
501
c
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 501, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on Bluish (3X3), Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on Bluish (3X3)Baltimore, Maryland, 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Position 6, ample margins showing frameline on two sides, tied by manuscript "X" cancel, blue "Paid" handstamp and matching "Baltimore Md. May 5" circular datestamp on 1846 folded letter to Upper Marlboro, manuscript "Paid" and "5" rate at top right, vertical file fold well clear of stamp

VERY FINE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BALTIMORE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON BLUISH PAPER TIED ON COVER.

No. 17 in the Hayes census. With 1970 P.F. certificate

13,500
4,250
502°
ng
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 502, 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). Unused (no gum), large to full margins, intense proof-like impression on fresh paper

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE NEW YORK PROVISIONAL WITHOUT SIGNATURE.

With 2016 P.S.E. certificate

3,750
0
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503
TC
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 503, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c-10c Brown Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (10X1-10X2TC4), Providence R.I., 5c-10c Brown Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (10X1-10X2TC4)Providence R.I., 5c-10c Brown Carmine, Trial Color Plate Proof on Card (10X1-10X2TC4). Complete sheet of twelve on 196 x 171mm card, showing full plate sinkage area, fresh and bright color, Extremely Fine, scarce complete sheet

3,750
800
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504°
og
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 504, 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). From the top left and right corners of the plate with huge margins all around, including parts of the three adjoining stamps for each, original gum, detailed impressions

EXTREMELY FINE GEMS. A SUPERB MATCHED PAIR OF CORNER-MARGIN SINGLES OF THE 5-CENT AND 10-CENT PROVIDENCE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL, GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

Both with 2017 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Gem 100 Jumbo; Postmasters' Provisionals unpriced in SMQ)

1,500
3,125
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505°
nh
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 505, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 9, Mint N.H., huge margins including right sheet margin, intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; Postmasters' Provisionals are unpriced in SMQ), Scott Retail as hinged

350
475
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506
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 506, 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 III, Position 5, large margins to just in at bottom left, cancelled solely by orange-red "St. Louis Mo. Feb. 23" circular datestamp and tied on small piece, deep impression on bright greenish paper, faint pressed file fold

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL FIRST PRINTING ON GREENISH PAPER, CANCELLED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE RED DATESTAMP.

There are approximately a half-dozen pieces known to us with the 5c stamp tied by the red St. Louis datestamp and without any pen cancellation.

Scott Retail for normally pen-cancelled stamp off cover (footnote states: "Values for used off-cover stamps are for pen-cancelled copies. Handstamp cancelled copies sell for much more.")

8,000
2,700
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507
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 507, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 5c Black on Greenish (11X1), St. Louis, Missouri, 5c Black on Greenish (11X1)St. Louis, Missouri, 5c Black on Greenish (11X1). Type I, Position 1, full to large margins on three sides, touched along top frameline, cancelled by light manuscript horizontal line, intense shade and impression on deep green paper, faint vertical crease

A FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS "BEARS" PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER.

Ex. Frelinghuysen. Small "W.H.C." (Warren H. Colson) backstamp

8,000
2,300
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508
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 508, 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 III, Position 6, large margins to just into frameline at lower right, cancelled solely by red St. Louis datestamp, expertly repaired tear

VERY FINE PPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER, CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED TOWN DATESTAMP.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

8,000
2,200
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509°
 
Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 509, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Bluish (11X7), St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Bluish (11X7)St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Bluish (11X7). Type II retouched, Position 3, full margins to barely touched, cancelled by neat penstrokes, faint vertical crease at center

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 5c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps have faults or margins cutting into the design.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). From our 1975 Rarities sale where offered as part of a complete plate reconstruction. Blue backstamp shows thru at bottom. With 2012 P.F. certificate

11,000
4,750
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