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Sale 1062 — The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2013

Category — Postmasters Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2
c
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 2, Postmasters ProvisionalsAnnapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var), Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var)Annapolis, Maryland, (2c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var). Perfect bold strike on cover locally addressed to "W. B. Stephenson Esq., A. of D., Present", matching "2" drop rate handstamp at upper right, missing most of backflaps

A SUPERB STRIKE ON A FINE APPEARING COVER. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ANNAPOLIS POSTMASTER'S SEAL, WHICH WAS USED TO MAKE THE FAMOUS POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ENVELOPES AND ALSO WAS RARELY APPLIED AS A POSTMARK. IT IS ESPECIALLY SCARCE STRUCK IN RED.

The Scott footnote to 2XU1 values the blue circle at $7,500.00 with "2" handstamped rate and $11,000.00 in red with the same rate.

Ex Meroni and Dr. Maffeo. With 1956 P.F. certificate.

11,000
26,000
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