Sale Number: 1020
|15|| Millbury, Massachusetts, 5c Black on Bluish (7X1). Large margins to ample at bottom, sharp impression, tied by red "Paid" handstamp, matching "Milbury Ms. Jan. 12" (1847) circular datestamp and "5" sans-serif numeral in circle handstamp (the latest of four different numeral handstamps used on Millbury provisional covers) on brown cover to "Mr. William E. Hoit, Care Loder & Co., 83 Cedar St., New York", opening tear in flap barely shows at top edge
EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL STAMP TIED ON COVER. THIS IS AMONG THE FINEST OF THE EIGHT RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE DISTINCTIVE MILLBURY PROVISIONAL DEPICTING GEORGE WASHINGTON. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS COVER HAS BEEN OFFERED AT AUCTION SINCE ITS DISCOVERY IN 1896.
Census No. 7X1-COV-19. Ex Dutcher and Lapham. Small "W.H.C." (Warren H. Colson) handstamp at lower right. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Scott value on cover is $125,000.00.
History of the Millbury provisional and this cover: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/Millbury.pdf
Census of Millbury provisionals: http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/7X1/7X1.pdf (Image Magnifier)
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