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Sale 1230 — U.S. and Hawaii Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 December, 2020

Category — Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1679
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1679, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, Complete Plate Reconstruction (9X1), New York N.Y., 5c Black, Complete Plate Reconstruction (9X1)New York N.Y., 5c Black, Complete Plate Reconstruction (9X1). All 40 positions mounted on an album page with a grid on reverse noting the condition of each, most with four margins and crisp impressions, predominantly blue pen cancels with several red square grids as well, a bit more than half are sound, the remainder with varying degrees of flaws mostly not readily visible from the face

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARING AND RARE COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PLATE OF 40 OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

All the issued New York stamps come from the single engraved plate of 40, made up of eight horizontal rows of five. Over the two-year period that the stamps were valid, 142,240 were printed, including the rare Blue and Gray papers from the last printing in 1847.

Four P.F. certificates accompany. Scott value with no premium for the blue or grid cancels or double transfers $19,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
10,000
1680
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1680, 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 to clear, cancelled by blue penstrokes and by well-struck red grid cancel, Very Fine

475
425
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1681
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1681, 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). Positions 16-17, horizontal pair, large margins to just clear at top right, intense shade, unobtrusive blue pen cancel, left stamp with vertical crease ending in small tear, Fine-Very Fine appearance, with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,450
350
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1682
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1682, 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 16, large and even margins all around, detailed impression, blue penstroke and part of red "PAID" cancel at lower right, fresh and Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, ex Wingate, with 1999 P.F. certificate

550
500
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1683
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1683, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "A C M " Initials Without Periods (9X1b var), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A C M " Initials Without Periods (9X1b var)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "A C M " Initials Without Periods (9X1b var). Full to large margins, crisp impression, face-free strike of red circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, this scarce variety of unconnected initials without periods is known to specialists

575
650
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1684
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1684, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "RHM" Initials (9X1d), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "RHM" Initials (9X1d)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "RHM" Initials (9X1d). Thin stroke initials, ample to large margins, very lightly cancelled by blue manuscript, vertical crease at left, Extremely Fine appearance, a lovely lightly cancelled example of the rare "RHM" stamp, with 1938 A.P.S. and 2011 P.F. certificates

3,500
1,100
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1685
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1685, 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). Huge margins top and right, ample to full bottom and left, red New York "Paid" arc cancel, minor central paper wrinkling, Fine appearance and desirable cancelled solely by the "Paid" handstamp, with copy of clear 1975 P.F. certificate

1,000
475
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1686
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1686, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Original gum, lightly hinged, full margins, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

350
450
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1687
 
Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1687, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Greenish (11X2), St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Greenish (11X2)St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type III, Position 6, clear margins to just touched, unobtrusive red circular datestamp cancel at bottom, expertly repaired, otherwise Fine example of this scarce issue

8,000
2,900
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