Sale Number: 510
Sale Date:
1977 Rarities of the World

Postmasters Provisionals
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
7 c Baltimore, Md., 5c Black on White (3X1). Large Margins to slightly in, Shows Complete Frame Lines Top & Right, Part Frame at Bottom, neat ms. cancel, not tied, Blue "Baltimore, Md." pmk., Matching "Paid" on cover to Port Tobacco, Md., cover corners trifle worn, Rare & Desirable (Image Magnifier)

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3,750 2,800
8 c Baltimore, Md., 10c Black on White (3X2). Four Nice Margins Showing All or Parts of the Four Frame Lines, ironed out filing crease, light ms. cancel & tied by Bold Blue" 10" in Oval, matching "Paid" & Baltimore, Md. pmk. on Oct. 1846 Folded Cover to Kentucky, part of address neatly eradicated, A Fabulously Rare & Desirable Cover despite the filing crease (Image Magnifier)

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35,000 19,000
9   9 Baltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Adequate Margins showing approximately one & one quarter frame lines, neat ms. "X" of Blue "Paid" pmks., couple light creases, otherwise Fine (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,350
10 c Baltimore, Md., 5c Black on Bluish (3X3). Nice Margins Showing Nearly Four Frame Lines, ms. cancels, not tied on cover from the Mary Floyd correspondence, Blue "Baltimore, Md." pmk., matching "Paid", ms. "Paid 5", cover bit aged, small sealing wax stain, Stamp Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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3,750 1,650
11   Baltimore, Md., 10c Black on Bluish (3X4). Nice Margins showing parts & bits of three frame lines, tied on piece by Blue "10" in Oval, skillfully repaired at left, Very Fine Looking, A Tremendous Rarity, only two known, the other on cover (Image Magnifier)

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35,000 14,500
12 c Baltimore, Md., 5c Blue Entire (3XU1). Clear Strikes of "James M. Buchanan" , "PAID" & "5" in Oval, Blue "Baltimore, Md." pmk., addressed in care of General Geo. M. Keim, U.S. Marshall, Philadelphia, Pa., slight sealing wax stain in center of cover as on all the provisional covers from the famous Julia Mayer Correspondence, Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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3,000 1,550
13 og Brattleboro, Vt., 5c Buff (5X1). The "Mystery" Position No. 11, Large Margins, Choice Impression, trivial tiny faults, Extremely Fine Appearance, Only Known Unused Example, A Handsome Rarity, ex-Lilly (Image Magnifier)

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12,000 Current Sale
14   Brattleboro, Vt., 5c Buff (5X1). The Lapham-Colson Complete Reconstruction of the Ten Plate Positions. Position 1; tiny Red ms. cancel, margins all around except touches bottom right, Fine; Position 2; margins all around, tiny Red ms. cancel, Very Fine; Position 3; margins all around, very large at top, tiny Red ms. cancel, Very Fine; Position 4; close on all sides, Blue Numeral "5" Cancel (unlisted); Position 5; Red ms. cancel, two thinnings, three large to huge margins, close at left; Position 6; margins all around, Red "P(aid)" cancel, exceptionally fine; Position 7; margins all around, very large at bottom, Red ms. cancel, exceptionally fine; Position 8; margins all around with Unique Full Bottom Imprint, Red ms. cancel, exceptionally fine; Position 9; margins all around, very large at bottom, exceptionally fine; Position 10; margins all around, Red ms. cancel, tiny thinning, A Fabulous and Unique Offering, from our 1966 Rarity Sale (Image Magnifier)

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40,000 85,000
15   Millbury, Mass., 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Margins clear to touched three sides, slightly in at top, Light Red Town pmk., thin spots & crease, still a Very Attractive Example of this Major Provisional Rarity (Image Magnifier)

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17,500 7,500
16   New York, N. Y., 5c Black on Blue Paper (9X1a). Horiz. Pair, Ample to Large Margins, Pos. 37, 38, Bright Red Grid cancels, faint crease & tiny corner thin, otherwise Very Fine, a Beautiful Appearing Rarity, with P. F. Certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,500 800
17   New York, N.Y., 5c Black, Signed "R.H.M." (9X1b), Large Margins All Around except top left corner barely touched, neat ms. "X" cancel, tiny corner crease, Very Fine Appearance, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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1,000 1,000
18 og Providence, R.I, 5c, 10c Gray Black, Complete Sheet of 12 (10X1, 10X2). Bottom left 5c stamp light negligible creases, otherwise Very Fine, Rare (Image Magnifier)

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1,850 1,350
19 og Providence, R.I., 5c, 10c Gray Black (10X1, 10X2). Complete Sheet of Twelve, Nearly Full o.g., few light creases, otherwise Very Fine

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1,850 1,450
20 c Providence, R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Pos. 5, Ample to Large Margins, Neat ms. "check mark" cancel not tied (as nearly always), Red "Providence, R.I." matching "Paid" & "5" on Fresh Nov. 1846 Folded Letter, Very Fine, Rare & Handsome (Image Magnifier)

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900 1,650
21 c St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Vertical Pair, Pos. 4, 6, Large to Huge Margins except trifle narrow margin one tiny spot bottom right, Wonderfully Fresh, neat ms. cancels, tied by Red "St. Louis, Mo." pmk., matching "Paid" on Fresh Feb. 4, 1846 Folded Letter, Very Fine, Rare & Remarkably Choice (Image Magnifier)

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500 7,000
22   St. Louis, Mo., 5c, 10c Black on Gray Lilac "L" Shaped Combination Block of Four (11X4, 11X5). Pos. 2,4-6, Bottom Pair Se-Tenant 5c + 10c Pair, Ample to Large Margins, usual quill pen ms. cancels, Very Fine, A Marvelous & Extremely Rare Showpiece

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16,500 19,000
23   St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Ty. II, Pos. 4, Ample to Large Margins, Light red Town pmk., tiny thin spot, Very Fine Appearance (Image Magnifier)

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1,400 1,050
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