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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
686
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 686, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsRobert H. Morris, Robert H. MorrisRobert H. Morris. Signature as New York City's postmaster on piece, "Respy yours, Robt. H. Morris, PM", light vertical file fold at left, Very Fine, a nice frontispiece for an exhibit

E. 200-300
375
687
 
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 687, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsRobert H. Morris, Robert H. MorrisRobert H. Morris. Four items, including March 1853 petition from someone to be the lighthouse keeper on Staten Island with "I concur Robt. H. Morris" at bottom, an engraving of Washington similar to that used for the New York provisional, another similar portrait as part of a $500 engraving, last is a large-size reproduction of New York Provisional made by Stanley Ashbrook for his plating studies, Very Fine group of collateral items related to Morris and the New York Provisional

E. 300-400
475
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688
E
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 688, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Washington, Large Die Essays with Vignette on India (9X1-E1a), New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Large Die Essays with Vignette on India (9X1-E1a)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Large Die Essays with Vignette on India (9X1-E1a). Four different, in Black, Orange, Brown, and Green, each die sunk with card margins clear of the India paper, three are approximately 55 x 110mm, Black is approximately 65 x 122mm, detailed impressions, Black and Brown with a few faint toned spots, Very Fine group of the combination essays

1,800
1,600
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689
E
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 689, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Washington, Vignettes Only, Large Die Essays on White Bond (9X1-E1b), New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Vignettes Only, Large Die Essays on White Bond (9X1-E1b)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Vignettes Only, Large Die Essays on White Bond (9X1-E1b). Complete set of the five different colors (Black, Scarlet, Brown, Green, and Blue), each approximately 32 x 32mm, cut from the combined transfers, Very Fine, Scott Retail as vignettes only

1,000
500
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690
TC
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 690, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Washington, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Thin Glazed Card (9X1TC1d), New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Thin Glazed Card (9X1TC1d)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Large Die Trial Color Proofs on Thin Glazed Card (9X1TC1d). Set of all three, in Deep Ultramarine, Orange Vermilion, and Brown Black, two with full die sinkage and approximately 65 x 74mm, Blue slightly cut down to 63 x 50mm, fresh colors, Very Fine

1,350
900
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691
TC
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 691, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Washington, Small Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond, India (9X1TC2m, 9X1TC2q-9X1TC2s), New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Small Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond, India (9X1TC2m, 9X1TC2q-9X1TC2s)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Small Die Trial Color Proofs on Bond, India (9X1TC2m, 9X1TC2q-9X1TC2s). Complete set of four colors on Bond paper in Deep Blue, Dark Green, Dull Brown Red and Dull Dark Brown, plus Dull Dark Green on India, each with large margins, ranging from 27 x 35mm to 33 x 41mm, bright and fresh, Very Fine

1,300
1,300
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692
TC
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 692, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Small Die Proofs (9X1TC2), New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Small Die Proofs (9X1TC2)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Small Die Proofs (9X1TC2). Four, in Dull Dark Violet, Brown Violet, Deep Rose Violet, and Blue, two with large to full margins, two just touching or into design in places, a few small thins, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,200
325
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693
TC
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 693, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Washington, Small Die Proofs (9X1P and 9X1TC, various), New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Small Die Proofs (9X1P and 9X1TC, various)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Small Die Proofs (9X1P and 9X1TC, various). Six proofs, including Black on India, Deep Rose Violet on Card and Dull Dark Violet on India from die in original state (all three cut down to stamp size, India proofs with full margins, Card proof slightly cut in), Dull Blue and Vermilion trial colors on India and Greenish Black on Bond with scar on neck and dot in "P" die flaws (all three cut down to stamp size with large margins), minor faults associated with India paper and Card proof with thins, still a Fine-Very Fine group, the proofs from the die in original state are very scarce

E. 400-500
750
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694
P
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 694, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, Large Die Proof on India, Undamaged Die (9X1P1), New York N.Y., 5c Black, Large Die Proof on India, Undamaged Die (9X1P1)New York N.Y., 5c Black, Large Die Proof on India, Undamaged Die (9X1P1). 43 x 43mm, marvelously detailed impression, a few small thins and tiny nick in bottom margin, typical of India paper, Very Fine appearance, this is a rare proof from the die in its original state (without the dot in "P" and scar on neck)

750
500
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695
P
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 695, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (9X1P1d), New York N.Y., 5c Black, Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (9X1P1d)New York N.Y., 5c Black, Large Die Proof on Glazed Paper (9X1P1d). Full die sinkage, 64 x 77mm, wonderfully fresh, Very Fine, a rare proof from the die in its original state (without dot in "P" or scar on neck)

525
700
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696
P
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 696, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, Plate Proof on Bond (9X1P5b), New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, Plate Proof on Bond (9X1P5b)New York N.Y., 5c Black on Blue, Plate Proof on Bond (9X1P5b). Reconstruction of the sheet of nine, with eight positions (lacking Position 1), all with large to full margins, a few minor flaws, overall a Very Fine group

1,350
1,200
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697
TC
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 697, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Bond (9X1TC5), New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Bond (9X1TC5)New York N.Y., 5c Washington, Trial Color Plate Proofs on Bond (9X1TC5). Complete reconstruction of the plate of nine, with at least one of all four colors represented, most with large to full margins, position 9 "cancelled", a few small faults, Fine-Very Fine appearance

1,800
1,500
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698
P
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 698, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & ProofsNew York N.Y., 5c Washington from the Plate of Nine (9X1P5 various), New York N.Y., 5c Washington from the Plate of Nine (9X1P5 various)New York N.Y., 5c Washington from the Plate of Nine (9X1P5 various). Nine proofs from the plate of nine, including Black on Yellowish Bond (three - Positions 2, 4, 7), Black on Card (Position 4, scarce), Black on Thin Bond (two - Positions 2 and 5, described as "aged India paper"), Black on Bluish Wove (Position 6) and Black on Blue (two - Positions 4 and 5), mostly full to large margins, a few minor faults, generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
1,300
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699
P
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 699, Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Essays & Proofs5c 1845 and 1847 Issue Proofs (9X1-E1, 9X1P5, 3P3 two), 5c 1845 and 1847 Issue Proofs (9X1-E1, 9X1P5, 3P3 two)5c 1845 and 1847 Issue Proofs (9X1-E1, 9X1P5, 3P3 two). First is 28 x 40mm, others large margins, overall Very Fine group

1,050
600
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