Sale 1262 — United States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 July, 2022

Category — Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
570
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Sale 1262, Lot 570, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 IssueProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Mint N.H., large margins, crisp impression, Extremely Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate, Scott value as hinged

350
475
571
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Sale 1262, Lot 571, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 IssueProvidence, Rhode Island, 5c Gray Black (10X1). Unused (no gum), full margins, Very Fine

200
130
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572
 
Sale 1262, Lot 572, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Deep Red Brown (1). Exceptional rich color, early impression, large margins to ample, blue "PAID" in lozenge handstamp, natural paper wrinkle at bottom, faint corner crease at top left, Very Fine appearance

400
650
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573
 
Sale 1262, Lot 573, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Bright shade, early impression, large margins to ample, red square grid cancel, Very Fine and choice

350
300
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574
 
Sale 1262, Lot 574, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Deep rich color, early impression, ample margins, red square grid cancel, Very Fine and choice

350
225
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575
 
Sale 1262, Lot 575, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Dark shade, early impression, large and even margins, blue circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1986 P.F. certificate

575
325
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576
 
Sale 1262, Lot 576, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Rich color, early impression, large margins to ample including right sheet margin, pencil note on certificate states "pecan brown", blue grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

500
750
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577
 
Sale 1262, Lot 577, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep rich color, early impression, large margins to barely clear at top left, blue Philadelphia circular datestamp, Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

575
250
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578
 
Sale 1262, Lot 578, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Detailed early impression and rich color, large margins to clear at right, red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate, also with 2002 Wade Saadi certificate identifying this as a stamp from the First Delivery

450
225
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579
 
Sale 1262, Lot 579, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Reddish shade, early impression, ample margins, unobtrusive red grid cancel, Very Fine

450
325
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580
 
Sale 1262, Lot 580, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep rich color, early impression, large margins to ample, tied on piece by blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5cts. Apr. 17" integral-rate datestamp, second strike at left, tiny age spot at right, Very Fine and attractive

575
225
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581
 
Sale 1262, Lot 581, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Black Brown (1a var). Deep shade and detailed early impression, full margins to clear, blue Philadelphia 5c integral-rate datestamp, tiny tear at top in margin only, still Very Fine, an unusual shade

1,625
350
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582
 
Sale 1262, Lot 582, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Horizontal pair, detailed early impression, deep rich color, full to ample margins all around, neat red grid cancels, fresh and Very Fine pair, with 1987 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; pairs unpriced in SMQ)

1,100
800
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583
 
Sale 1262, Lot 583, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, rich color, early impression, large margins to in, unusual three pre-printing paperfolds cause the design to be shifted, blue grid cancels, right stamp thin spot, Very Fine freak with great eye appeal

850
450
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584
 
Sale 1262, Lot 584, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Bright shade, early impression, large margins, well-struck red "New-York 2 Nov." circular datestamp with the "2" attractively framing Franklin's eye, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp

825
650
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585
 
Sale 1262, Lot 585, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Bright color, early impression, huge margins to full, neat strikes of red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice

675
325
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586
 
Sale 1262, Lot 586, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Warm shade, early impression, full margins all around, blue "PAID" in lozenge handstamp, vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, with 1965 P.F. certificate

725
275
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587
 
Sale 1262, Lot 587, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to ample, intermediate impression, deep rich color, blue "PAID" handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

400
275
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588
 
Sale 1262, Lot 588, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to ample, rich color, intermediate impression, red grid cancel, Very Fine

350
250
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589
 
Sale 1262, Lot 589, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Grayish Brown (1a var). Large margins to ample, intermediate impression, red "PAID" grids stuck in criss-cross fashion, Very Fine, with 1993 and 2009 P.F. certificate

500
450
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590
 
Sale 1262, Lot 590, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Ample margins, intermediate impression, rich color, blue "5" numeral cancel, small thin spot at bottom right, small rust spots at left center, Very Fine appearance, with 1997 P.F. certificate

450
275
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591
 
Sale 1262, Lot 591, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to just clear in a couple places, intermediate impression, lightened manuscript cancel (almost appears unused), light corner crease at top right, Fine appearance, pencil initials on back, with 2022 P.F. certificate

190
300
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592
 
Sale 1262, Lot 592, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1). Vertical pair, large margins to full, intermediate impression, pretty shade, well-struck red New York square grid cancels, Extremely Fine, a scarce vertical pair in the Brown shade, ex Mirsky and "Golden Oak", with 1995 P.F. certificate

800
0
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593
 
Sale 1262, Lot 593, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins all around, bright color, worn-plate impression, blue grid cancels, Extremely Fine Gem

390
2,000
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594
 
Sale 1262, Lot 594, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins including right sheet margin, worn-plate impression, neat strike of red New York circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 P.F. certificate

500
400
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595
 
Sale 1262, Lot 595, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1). Large margins to clear, light shade, worn-plate impression, well-struck blue "PAID" handstamp cancel of Chilicothe, Ohio, additional lightened manuscript cancel is not very evident, Very Fine, ex Saadi and Grossi, with 1989 P.F. certificate

400
325
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596
 
Sale 1262, Lot 596, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Vivid color, worn-plate impression, full margins, red "10" handstamp cancels, the "0" is so faintly impressed that certificate notes numeral "1" cancels but the "0" is there, Very Fine and choice, with 1994 P.F. certificate

775
350
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597
 
Sale 1262, Lot 597, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, worn-plate impression, blue circular datestamp and red "5" handstamp cancels, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

450
325
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598
 
Sale 1262, Lot 598, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full including left sheet margin, worn-plate impression, bold strike of "5" numeral handstamp, slight creases, Very Fine appearance, with 1990 P.F. certificate

450
400
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599
 
Sale 1262, Lot 599, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large and even margins, bright shade, worn-plate impression, blue numeral "5" handstamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1988 P.F. certificate

450
375
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600
 
Sale 1262, Lot 600, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full margins, bright shade, worn-plate impression, full margins, cancelled solely by red "19" credit handstamp, Very Fine and choice, rare cancelled solely by the rate marking

450
425
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601
 
Sale 1262, Lot 601, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins, clear to in at bottom, worn-plate impression, red "40" in circle handstamp, light creases at top, Fine appearance, a scarce cancel used for the transcontinental rate

450
250
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602
 
Sale 1262, Lot 602, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to ample, worn-plate impression, color oxidized, bold strike of small Boston "PAID" grid handstamp, Very Fine, a scarce demonetized use, the earliest recorded use of this cancel is July 12, 1851, P.F. certificate 505610 no longer accompanies

E. 400-500
400
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603
 
Sale 1262, Lot 603, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to ample including part of adjoining stamps at right and bottom, worn-plate impression, large Boston "PAID" grid handstamp, Extremely Fine demonetized use, this is far scarcer than the small Boston "Paid" on the 1847 Issue as it was not in use before January of 1852

E. 500-750
350
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604
 
Sale 1262, Lot 604, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, warm shade, worn-plate impression, blue circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

475
275
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605
 
Sale 1262, Lot 605, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at top, worn-plate impression, green circular datestamp, tiny thin spot at top right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

1,600
375
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606
 
Sale 1262, Lot 606, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at right, worn-plate impression, small manuscript "x" cancel, Very Fine, Scott value with pen cancel

190
180
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607
 
Sale 1262, Lot 607, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1). Vertical pair, worn-plate impression, rich color, large to huge margins including left sheet margin, two neat manuscript "X" cancels, Extremely Fine, Scott value as pair with normal cancel

800
475
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608
 
Sale 1262, Lot 608, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Double Transfers Ty. A, B (1-A, 1-B). First Position 80R1, intermediate impression, full margins to barely clear at bottom, red grid cancel, Fine, with 2002 Wade Saadi certificate stating this is from the Second Delivery, second stamp Position 90R1, sheet margin at right, other sides to touched, worn-plate impression, red grid cancel, Fine, with 2002 Wade Saadi certificate stating Fifth Delivery and speculating that this is an oxidized Orange Brown

1,100
400
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609
 
Sale 1262, Lot 609, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Brown, Double Transfer Type B (1-B). Position 90R, full margins to just clear, deep shade, intermediate impression, neat strike of red Scarab fancy cancel of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, small thin spot at bottom center not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine appearance, clear strike of this rare cancel, ex Saadi and Gross, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
400
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610
 
Sale 1262, Lot 610, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to ample including part of adjoining stamp at left, bright color, worn-plate impression, blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine

715
475
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611
 
Sale 1262, Lot 611, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to full, bright shade, worn-plate impression, red "10" in circle handstamp, Very Fine and choice, light backstamp

775
400
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612
 
Sale 1262, Lot 612, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Bright shade, worn-plate impression, large margins, blue circular datestamp, tiny pinholes, Extremely Fine appearance

800
450
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613
 
Sale 1262, Lot 613, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Two singles which originally formed a horizontal pair, large margins, worn-plate impression, right stamp tiny tear at top, Very Fine appearance, with 1991 or 1995 P.F. certificate, Scott value as singles

1,430
700
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614
 
Sale 1262, Lot 614, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Lovely color described by owner as "Dark Auburn", cleaned-plate impression, large margins to full, blue "5" in circle handstamp, Very Fine and choice

450
350
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615
 
Sale 1262, Lot 615, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, warm shade described on accompanying certificate as "russet (Ridgway shade)", cleaned-plate impression, blue Philadelphia 5c integral-rate datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate

475
700
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616
 
Sale 1262, Lot 616, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Pretty shade described on accompanying certificate as "Reddish Brown, in the family of Ridgway's Russet", cleaned-plate impression, large margins to full, pen cancel, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate, Scott value as normal Scott 1 with a pen cancel

190
275
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617
 
Sale 1262, Lot 617, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to ample including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, warm shade, cleaned-plate impression, black grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate

750
350
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618
 
Sale 1262, Lot 618, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Ample margins all around, cleaned-plate impression, blue railroad cancel, horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance

875
250
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619
 
Sale 1262, Lot 619, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Bright color, cleaned-plate impression, large margins to ample, red and blue cancels, Very Fine

715
400
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620
 
Sale 1262, Lot 620, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Ample margins, intense shade described on accompanying certificate at "Scott 1b, Orange Brown, in the family of Ridgway's Auburn", cleaned-plate impression, bold red cork cancel, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate, Scott value as normal Scott 1b

675
400
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621
 
Sale 1262, Lot 621, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Brown Orange (1d). Position 91R with huge margins including bottom left corner sheet margins, intense shade, cleaned-plate impression, blue cancels, small thin spot at top, few minor bleached spots, otherwise Extremely Fine, a huge stamp and rare in this desirable shade, ex Saadi and Gross

1,040
600
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622
 
Sale 1262, Lot 622, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c 1847 Issue, Balance (1a, 1b). Four used stamps, shades range from Dark Brown (called "Blackish" on card) to Orange Brown, two with sheet margins and other margins to just in, cleaned-plate or worn-plate impressions, each with a blue cancel, small faults and one with a repair, otherwise Fine

E. 500-750
850
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623
 
Sale 1262, Lot 623, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c 1847 Issue, Balance (1, 1b). Three stamps showing shade variety, impressions from cleaned and worn plate, margins to touched and one on small piece which also has one large margin with portion of adjoining stamp, blue or red grid cancels, the stamp on piece with light horizontal piece, Fine or appear so, two with Wade Saadi certificates stating Fourth and Fifth Deliveries

2,025
800
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624
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Sale 1262, Lot 624, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Unused (no gum), full margins and intense shade, small surface scrape near Washington's mouth causes slight thin, old certificate also mentions slight soiling which is no longer evident

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 1973 P.F. certificate

15,000
2,100
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625°
 
Sale 1262, Lot 625, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Position 25R, intense shade and proof-like impression, huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at top, red grid cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 1978 P.F. and 2017 P.S.A.G. certificates (XF-Superb 95)

750
2,000
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626
 
Sale 1262, Lot 626, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Position 11L, short transfer at top, large margins all around, neat strike of red 12-bar grid in circle cancel of Cheraw, South Carolina, Very Fine and choice, ex Saadi and Gross, with two 1992 P.F. certificates (one on cover)

1,000
600
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627
 
Sale 1262, Lot 627, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Position 45L1, huge margins to full at top, crisp shade and detailed impression, cancelled by two clear strikes of red "X" Roman numeral rate handstamp, Very Fine and choice, a stamp with tremendous visual appeal

1,000
1,000
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628
 
Sale 1262, Lot 628, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large margins to ample, detailed impression, clear strike of blue numeral "10" handstamp cancel, Very Fine

1,000
600
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629
 
Sale 1262, Lot 629, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large margin at top to just clear at bottom left, tied to small piece by red grid and matching "New-York Dec. 18" circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate

750
600
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630
 
Sale 1262, Lot 630, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large margins all around, crisp impression, well-struck red square grid cancel, a bit too well-struck as the edge of the canceler makes internal indents in the paper, still Very Fine, blue backstamp, with 1975 P.F. certificate

750
850
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631
 
Sale 1262, Lot 631, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large margins to full, intense shade and impression, stitch watermark at top not noted on accompanying certificate, bold strike of black 11-bar grid in circle cancel struck twice, diagonal crease at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, rare cancel, ex Saadi and Gross, with 1992 P.F. certificate, Scott value with no premium for the watermark

1,000
650
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632
 
Sale 1262, Lot 632, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black, "Harelip" Variety (2 var). Position 57L, clearly showing the "Harelip" variety and also with a dramatic pre-print paper fold, full margins to clear at top, light parallel lines manuscript cancel, Fine, a remarkable and very rare double variety 10c 1847, ex Saadi and Gross, Scott value $2,750.00 with handstamp cancel

E. 750-1,000
750
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633
 
Sale 1262, Lot 633, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, detailed impression, blue grid cancel, Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

800
600
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634
 
Sale 1262, Lot 634, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2). Large margins, crisp impressions, red grid cancels, Very Fine, 10c with 2008 P.S.E. certificate

1,100
1,300
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635
 
Sale 1262, Lot 635, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2). 5c clear intermediate impression, full margins to clear at bottom, central strike of red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate, 10c with bottom sheet margin, other sides large to clear, red grid cancel, tiny cut at top left, still Fine and striking, also includes 10X1 unused (no gum), margins to barely clear, Fine

1,300
1,200
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636
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Sale 1262, Lot 636, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3). Without gum as issued, large even margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 1989 P.F. certificate

900
800
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637
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Sale 1262, Lot 637, Postmasters’ Provisionals, 1847 Issue10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, full margins all around, fresh and Very Fine, with 1965 P.F. certificate

1,150
1,300
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