Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

Category — Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1501
og
Sale 1197, Lot 1501, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 8 (no period after "Cents"), original gum, large even margins with bottom sheet margin, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; Postmasters' Provisionals unpriced in SMQ)

350
475
1502
ng
Sale 1197, Lot 1502, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 4 (no period after "Cents"), large margins all around including left sheet margin, unused (no gum), Extremely Fine, with copy of 1989 P.F. certificate for sheet of twelve

350
200
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1503
 
Sale 1197, Lot 1503, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type III, Position 6, huge margins to ample at top, intense shade, cancelled solely by red circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS "BEARS" POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED HANDSTAMPED DATESTAMP.

Signed on back. With 2006 P.F. certificate. Scott value is for a 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.")

12,500
27,000
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