Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996
Category — Postmasters Provisionals
New York, N.Y., 5c Black on Bluish, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Pair, full to large margins, Pos. 4-5, former with double transfer, tied by bold blue pen strokes on 1845 folded letter from Albany to New York, light red "Albany N.Y. Nov. 11" ds and matching "10" handstamp, indicating the Albany office did not recognize prepayment, with red "PAID" in arc struck at New York to indicate acceptance of provisional postage, some wear along file fold near bottom,
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF TWO KNOWN USES OF THE NEW YORK PROVISIONAL FROM ALBANY AND THE ONLY DOUBLE RATE.
Illustrated in the MacGuffin article. Ex Emerson, Klep, Krug, Grunin, Weill. Signed Ashbrook. With 1989 P.F. certificate