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Sale 1217 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

Category — Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
643
 
New York N.Y., 5c Black, Balance of the Jeremiah Farrington Collection (9X1, 9X1a, 9X1b). Exhibit pages containing a total of 48 stamps, the balance of the noteworthy collection formed by the late Jeremiah Farrington and sold through Ivy, Shreve & Mader in 1992 (this lot kept intact), mostly off-cover singles but also two off-cover pairs and three covers (one with a pair), includes several which appear unused (one with P.F. certificate), initials include "ACM", "A CM" and "A.C.M.", the pages are ordered by positions (with blow ups of the details of each) and this balance contains a wonderful range with 34 of the 40 possible positions, most have four margins, cancels include pen and also a number of handstamps, some small flaws to be expected, overall Fine-Very Fine, an outstanding group, Scott Retail as all No. 9X1 more than $24,000.00

E. 7,500-10,000
10,500
644
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 644, 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 full at top left, tied by red "Paid" in arc handstamp without pen cancel on small piece, Very Fine

575
170
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645
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 645, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM", "AC M" Initials (9X1, 9X1a), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM", "AC M" Initials (9X1, 9X1a)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM", "AC M" Initials (9X1, 9X1a). Six singles and a pair, all but two with four margins, few different cancels including "PAID", red grid, blue manuscript, black, one appears unused, some small faults, appear Fine-Very Fine, also includes one Providence R.I. No. 10X1 unused

6,250
1,400
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646
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 646, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials, 1847 10c Black, Sperati Reproductions (9X1 var, 2 var), New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials, 1847 10c Black, Sperati Reproductions (9X1 var, 2 var)New York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials, 1847 10c Black, Sperati Reproductions (9X1 var, 2 var). Both with ample even margins, "cancelled" by red "Paid" and grid respectively, Very Fine and highly collectable examples of Sperati's ingenious "art"

E. 750-1,000
950
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647
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 647, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1), Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1)Providence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 2, full margins to clear, intense shade, cancelled by manuscript check mark as always for this issue, Fine, a rare sound used example of the Providence Postmaster's Provisional, with 2005 P.F. certificate

2,250
1,200
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648
 
Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 648, 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 I, Position 2, large and even margins, neat penstrokes cancel, repaired hole at bottom, thin spot, few light creases, otherwise presentable example of this scarce Postmaster's Provisional issue

8,000
2,000
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