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Sale 1209 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 22-23 October, 2019

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Category — Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1073
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1073, 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 12, unused (no gum), margins all around, intense color on crisp white paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,500
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1074
c
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1074, 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 all around, tied by red square grid cancel and "New-York 5cts. 17 Feb." (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in arc handstamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine Gem stamp on an attractive cover, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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1075
c
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1075, 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). Large margins to just clear, cancelled and tied by blue pen strokes, bold red "New-York 5cts. 23 Nov." (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid" in arc handstamp on folded cover to Liverpool, England, manuscript "Via Boston" and "Steamer Britannia" (Cunarder departing Boston on Dec. 2, arriving Liverpool Dec. 16), "1/-" shilling due handstamp for British postage, neat strike of "America Liverpool De. 16, 1845" backstamp, light file fold barely affects stamp, Very Fine and attractive use to England, stamp pays postage to Boston, ex Hubbard. Scott Retail $2,250.00

E. 1,000-1,500
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1076
c
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1076, 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). Position 1, three full margins, full to just in at bottom, tied by blue penstrokes, red "New-York 5cts. 25 Jan." integral-rate circular datestamp and red "Paid" arc handstamp on green folded cover to Washington D.C., small tear at top, Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate

700
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1077
c
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1077, 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). Small initials with periods, large even margins all around, tied by blue penstrokes on folded letter to H.W. Bishop in Lenox Mass., red "New-York 5cts. 25 Aug." (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp, matching "Paid" in arc handstamp, Very Fine, scarce with the small initials, ex Norvin Green

E. 1,000-1,500
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1078
c
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1078, 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). Position 22, large margins to clear, intense shade, tied by three thick pen strokes, red "New-York 5cts. 16 Jul." (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in arc handstamp on folded cover to Albany N.Y., docketing confirms 1845 use, one line of address removed with ink eradicator (possibly contemporary), Very Fine, the second earliest known use of the New York Postmaster's Provisional -- the July 15, 1845 EDU is priced in Scott at $27,500.00 -- this is a more affordable substitute and is one of only three recorded in the USPCS census from this second day, ex Weill Brothers and Farrington

E. 1,000-1,500
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1079
 
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1079, 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 ample, detailed impression, two blue penstroke cancels, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

900
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1080
c
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1080, 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). Position 15, huge margins on strongly blued paper including portion of adjoining stamp at top, bottom left corner clipped clear of design, small margin tear at top left, without pen cancel and tied by red grid, matching "Paid" in arc and "New-York 5cts. 20 Mar." (1847) circular datestamp on buff envelope to Philadelphia Pa., docketed at left, envelope paper has darkened but stamp is unaffected, Very Fine and scarce, the last printing of the New York provisional was furnished on January 7, 1847, when 100 sheets were delivered, most of the stamps on Gray paper (Scott 9X3) and Blue paper (Scott 9X2) likely come from this last printing, ex Dr. Robertson and from our 1997 Rarities sale, with 1976 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail $5,750.00

E. 750-1,000
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1081
og
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1081, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 12, original gum, lightly hinged, large to huge margins all around including bottom right corner sheet margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; Postmasters' Provisionals unpriced in SMQ)

350
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1082
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1082, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Two, large to huge margins, one with top sheet margin, other with bottom sheet margin, unused (no gum), crisp, impressions, Extremely Fine, latter with copy of 1985 P.F. certificate for sheet

450
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1083
ogbl
Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1083, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black, Bogert & Durbin Second Reprint Sheet of Twelve (10X1-10X2R), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black, Bogert & Durbin Second Reprint Sheet of Twelve (10X1-10X2R)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black, Bogert & Durbin Second Reprint Sheet of Twelve (10X1-10X2R). Complete sheet with lettering on reverse and printed in 1898, without gum as issued, large margins, Very Fine, only 171 sheets printed

1,000
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