Sale Number: 895
Sale Date:
2005 Rarities of the World

Postmasters Provisionals (Annapolis thru Baltimore)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
33 c Annapolis Md., 2c Blue Handstamp (2XU1 var) Bold strike of negative Eagle in Circle handstamp on folded cover to local addressee, ms. "Drop 2" at top right, minor vertical file folds

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ANNAPOLIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL MARKING USED AS A POSTMARK ON A LOCALLY-ADDRESSED DROP-RATE COVER.

The Scott Catalogue notes that "Similar circular design in blue without numeral or "Paid" is known to have been used as a postmark." (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 2,000
34 c Baltimore Md., 5c Black (3X1). Large margins to in with complete framelines at sides, tied by penstrokes, blue "Baltimore Md. Oct. 19" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" handstamp on blue 1846 folded cover to Winchester Va., light vertical file fold well clear of adhesive

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BALTIMORE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON WHITE PAPER.

No. 12 in the Hayes census. (Image Magnifier)

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10,500 8,000
35 c Baltimore Md., 5c Blue entire (3XU1). Clear strikes of provisional markings, matching "Baltimore Md. Jul. 7" circular datestamp on buff entire to Reading Pa., central toned spot from wax seal

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BLUE BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL ENTIRE.

No. 30 in the Hayes census. (Image Magnifier)

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6,500 2,700
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