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Sale 1221 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 27-28 May, 2020

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Category — Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1075
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1075, 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 to full margins, single stroke blue pen cancel, Very Fine and choice

475
300
1076
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1076, 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). Large margins, intense shade, cancelled solely by red circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

775
900
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1077
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1077, 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). Full to ample margins, intense shade, blue pen cancel, Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate stating pelure paper (and the old 9X1d Scott number)

900
700
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1078
og
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1078, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 7, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins all around including left sheet margin, bright shade, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; Postmasters' Provisionals are unpriced in SMQ)

350
550
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1079
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1079, 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, certified in 1971 as unused (no gum), but cleaned and offered on its own merits since we are not confident it will be recertified as such, full to ample margins, defective (including a closed tear at top) but faults generally not visible on face

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE UNUSED APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Power Search reveals we have sold four different unused or unused appearing singles (including this example) and one unused pair since keeping computerized records.

With 1971 P.F. certificate. Scott value for unused is $50,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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1080
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1080, 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, huge margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at left, light strike of red St. Louis circular datestamp and pen squiggle cancel, small filled-in thin spot at right center is barely noticeable

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER.

Ex Wingate. 1998 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies.

12,500
4,250
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