Sale 1247 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 14-15 December, 2021

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Category — Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale 1247, Lot 1, Postmasters' ProvisionalsBrattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 5, large margins all around, deep shade, neat strike of red "PAID" handstamp, vertical crease at left

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP.

The USPCS census records 55 examples of the Brattleboro Vt. Postmaster's Provisional (35 off cover and 20 stamps on 19 covers). Two of these are new additions of stamps which recently re-emerged after decades off the market and were offered in our 2021 Rarities sale. We can add the two additional off-cover stamps offered here and in lot 2 to this count, for a total of 57 known. Of these, many are faulty due to the softness of the paper.

Bid on this lot

7,500
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Sale 1247, Lot 2, Postmasters' ProvisionalsBrattleboro, Vermont, 5c Black on Buff (5X1). Position 1, large margins to clear, neat strike of red "PAID" handstamp, vertical crease ending in a tear at bottom, horizontal crease at left

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE BRATTLEBORO POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP.

The USPCS census records 55 examples of the Brattleboro Vt. Postmaster's Provisional (35 off cover and 20 stamps on 19 covers). Two of these are new additions of stamps which recently re-emerged after decades off the market and were offered in our 2021 Rarities sale. We can add the two additional off-cover stamps offered here and in lot 1 to this count, for a total of 57 known. Of these, many are faulty due to the softness of the paper.

With 2020 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

7,500
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Sale 1247, Lot 3, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Position 26, large margins to full, bright shade, light strike of red "PAID" in arc handstamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

540
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Sale 1247, Lot 4, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Position 29, full to huge margins including portion of Position 30 at right, blue manuscript "X" cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 and 2019 P.F. certificates (VF 80)

Bid on this lot

450
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Sale 1247, Lot 5, Postmasters' ProvisionalsNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a). Unused (no gum), huge margins to ample at top, small extraneous blue ink spot in "S" of "Cents" has been expertly removed, appears Very Fine, with 1988 Dreyfus and 2021 P.F. certificates, the latter stating "unused" and mentioning the removed blue ink

Bid on this lot

1,750
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Sale 1247, Lot 6, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Position 2 with top sheet margin, original gum, lightly hinged, full even margins other sides, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. and 2018 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

Bid on this lot

350
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Sale 1247, Lot 7, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 10c Gray Black (10X2). Unused (no gum), large even margins, crisp impression, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; unpriced in SMQ)

Scott No.
Den.
Cond.
Tot.
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
10X2
10c
NG/RG/D-POG
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
P.S.E. Population Report and SMQ as of November 22nd, 2021

Bid on this lot

700
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Sale 1247, Lot 8, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X2a). Complete sheet of twelve, original gum which completely covers all stamps, natural pre-printing vertical crease at top, light horizontal crease between rows 2 and 3, light diagonal crease top right

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM SHEET OF THE PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Small magenta "SBS" backstamps on corners.

Bid on this lot

5,500
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Sale 1247, Lot 9, Postmasters' ProvisionalsProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c & 10c Gray Black, Bogert & Durbin Second Reprint Sheet of Twelve (10X1-10X2R). Complete sheet with lettering on reverse and printed in 1898, without gum as issued, large margins, Very Fine, only 171 sheets printed, with 2018 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,000
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Sale 1247, Lot 10, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type II, Position 4, full margins to just clear at top right, pen cancel, thinned at top right corner

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate

Bid on this lot

8,000
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