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Sale 1162 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 July, 2017

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
17
c
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 17, Postmasters ProvisionalsBaltimore Md., 5c Red Entire (3XU2), Baltimore Md., 5c Red Entire (3XU2)Baltimore Md., 5c Red Entire (3XU2). Usual lightly struck provisional handstamp, mostly complete and readable, with blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 27" circular datestamp on brown cover from the Mayer correspondence, lightly cleaned to remove wax seal staining small, almost undetectable cover repair at right edge

VERY FINE. ONLY 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The unpublished census by Don Shearer (1996) lists nine 5c envelopes struck in red ink, dated from March to May 1846, plus four 10c red-handstamp envelopes with dates from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.

Ex Hill. Signed Colson and with 1999 P.F. certificate

10,000
3,750
18
ng
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 18, 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 margins all around, crisp impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,500
750
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19
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 19, 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). Positions 14-15, horizontal pair, large margins, blue pen cancel, left stamp tiny tear, right stamp Extremely Fine

1,500
400
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20
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 20, 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). Two horizontal pairs, Positions 18-19 and 21-22, both with blue pen cancels, first pair with margins all around and few small tears, second pair with ample margins to in at top, Fine appearing pairs

3,000
475
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21
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 21, 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). Two horizontal pairs, first Positions 2-3, Position 2 major double transfer of bottom label, margins to clear, light strikes of red "Paid" cancels, couple tiny margin tears, second Positions 32-33, ample margins to barely in at bottom left, red grid cancel, tiny corner crease, Fine appearing pairs and desirable with the handstamp rather than pen cancels

3,000
475
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22
c
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 22, 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, large margins to just touching at top right, cancelled by blue pen strokes, red "New-York 10 cts. 24 May" integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" arc handstamp on folded letter to Natchez Miss. made from the May 23, 1846 issue of the Shipping and Commercial List newspaper, back of paper used for the letter, minor tears and some small pieces out of the bottom of the newspaper when unfolded, all text is present, Very Fine, a rare use of the New York Postmaster's Provisional to pay the over-300 miles rate and the only example used to Natchez we have encountered, with 1998 Brettl certificate

E. 500-750
2,300
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23
 
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 23, 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). Three large margins, in at bottom, black pen and small portion of red cancel at left, Very Good

975
170
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24
ogbl
Sale Number 1162, Lot Number 24, Postmasters ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X2a), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X2a)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X2a). Complete sheet of twelve, original gum, crisp impression, horizontal crease in middle between rows, light crease affects top row, pre-printing crease affects position 2, a few toned spots on gum, small red handstamps just show thru in the margins, Very Fine and attractive appearance, a rare original-gum complete sheet

5,500
1,600
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