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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

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Category — Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2203
og
New Haven Conn., 5c Reprints (8XU1R). Small group of New Haven Postmaster's Provisional collateral material, including two of the Carroll Alton Means buff booklets containing the 1932 reprints in Red and Green (Scott Retail $250.00 each), a third booklet in blue without the reprint, finally two buff envelopes with a facsimile New Haven Provisional design struck like an indicia, one backstamped "Springfield Stamp Club Feb. 10, 1904", fresh and Very Fine group

E. 300-400
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2204
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2204, 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 ample, tied by blue penstrokes, red "New-York 5cts. 28 Nov." (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Otego N.Y., matching "PAID" arc handstamp, fresh and Very Fine

700
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2205
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2205, 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 19, large margins, cancelled by neat blue penstrokes on blue folded letter datelined "New York May 25th 1847" to Bridgewater Mass., clear strike of red "Steamer 5" in oval handstamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, very desirable and rare Long Island Sound steamboat cover with the New York Provisional, with 2019 P.F. certificate declining opinion as to whether the stamp originates, in our opinion it originates, the off-cover stamp catalogues $900.00, offered on its own merits

E. 300-400
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2206
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2206, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 9, large margins all around including full right sheet margin, manuscript check mark cancel, not tied as usual, red "Providence R.I. Oct. 23" (1846) circular datestamp on folded letter to Philadelphia, matching "Paid" and "5" handstamps, blue "R" handstamp of Philadelphia (Recorded), manuscript note "With a check of $20 from Mechanics Bank", expertly restored with part of design and small part of corner replaced, a handsome cover suitable for exhibition, the only recorded registered cover with the Providence Postmaster's Provisional, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
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2207
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2207, 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 I, Position 1, large margins to full, pre-printing paperfold at left, cancelled by penstrokes and tied by red "PAID" handstamp, matching "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 21" (1845) circular datestamp on gray folded letter to St. Charles Mo., manuscript "5", vertical file fold well away from stamp

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER USED ON COVER.

From the famous Pettus correspondence. Ex Faiman.

17,500
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2208
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2208, 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 I, Position 2, full top right corner sheet margins with large margin at left and just in at bottom, without pen cancellation and tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Jun. 28" (ca. 1846) circular datestamp, matching "PAID" handstamp and manuscript "10" rate on folded cover to New York, stamp affixed by sender over a wrinkle in lettersheet which does not affect stamp,

VERY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT CORNER-MARGIN COPY OF THE ST. LOUIS 10-CENT "BEARS" PROVISIONAL ON COVER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED CIRCULAR DATESTAMP.

Ex Hessel and Clippert. With 1976 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for a cover with usual pen cancellation

14,000
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2209
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2209, 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, three large margins, in at right, cancelled by penstrokes and tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Jul. 2" (1846) circular datestamp on folded letter to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia, red "PAID" handstamp, manuscript "10", "via Terre Haute" sender's routing instructions at lower left

FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL SPECIFICALLY ROUTED VIA TERRE HAUTE. A REMARKABLE COVER.

The contents read in part "We now have 2 Mails pr. day going East, this we send by the new route which they say is the quickest, by this evening's mail we will remit you Sunday Bank Notes &c for our Co." The sender, Wm. Nisbet & Co., sent a second cover the same day via the more established route via Louisville.

Ex Pope and Faiman.

14,000
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2210
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2210, 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, three clear to full margins, just touched at left, tied by penstrokes, red "St. Louis Mo. Nov. 18" (1845) circular datestamp with matching "PAID" handstamp on blue cover to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia, manuscript "10" rate

FRESH AND FINE. A SCARCE EARLY EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER, USED ON A COVER FROM THE FAMOUS CHARNLEY & WHELEN CORRESPONDENCE.

The St. Louis "Bears" were issued by Postmaster John M. Wimer from November 1845 until the first United States General Issue became available in July 1847. The stamps were issued in three denominations -- 5c and 10c at first and a 20c denomination later -- and were sold at a premium over face value to pay the cost of printing. This November 18, 1845, cover is an early use (EDU is November 13).

Ex Faiman. With 1979 P.F. certificate

14,000
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2211
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2211, 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, three clear to large margins, clear to in at top, dramatic pre-printing paperfold, tied by both penstrokes and red "St. Louis Mo. Apr. 28" (1846) circular datestamp on folded letter to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia, red "PAID" handstamp and manuscript "10" rate

FRESH AND FINE ON-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER.

Ex Pope and Faiman. With 1989 P.F. certificate

14,000
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2212
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2212, 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 II, Position 4, large margins to clear, light manuscript cancel at right, red "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 1" (1845) circular datestamp with two strikes of matching "PAID" handstamp on folded letter to New Orleans, blue manuscript "Paid", stamp with faint horizontal crease and small corner crease at bottom right, cover with some soiling including waterstain at lower left

FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A COVER TO NEW ORLEANS. A GREAT RARITY.

Ex Faiman.

14,000
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2213
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2213, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type II, Position 4, three large margins, clear to in at right, tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Mar. 13" (1846) circular datestamp on gray folded letter to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia, matching "PAID" handstamp, manuscript "10" rate, stamp with a tiny corner crease at top right

FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER BEARING THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER.

Only 29 covers with No. 11X5 are listed in the online census at https://www.uspcs.org , including twelve multiples or uses with other denominations, leaving 17 single frankings.

Ex Faiman.

16,000
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