Sale Number: 1020
Sale Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Frelinghuysen Collection, Part One

Millbury, Massachusetts (Scott 7X1)
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
15 c 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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