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United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers continued...

Postmasters' Provisionals - Annapolis Md. thru St. Louis Mo. (Scott 2XU1var-11X2)
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1340 c ImageAnnapolis Md., (5c) Red Handstamp (2XU1 var). Clear strike on flap of folded cover with matching "5" handstamp and "Annapolis Md. Apr. 23" circular datestamp, addressed to Philip Barton Key, U.S. Attorney for Washington D.C., tears including one through the handstamp, old scotch tape stains and piece of back cut out, Fine strike, Philip Barton Key was the great-nephew of Francis Scott Key and also the nephew of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, he was shot and killed in 1859 by then congressman and future Union major general Daniel Sickles for having a public affair with Sickles' wife -- represented by future Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Sickles successfully adopted a defense of temporary insanity and was acquitted (the first time that defense was successfully used in the United States), Sickles went on to a controversial career as a "political general", was nearly court-martialed after his debacle leading the III Corps at Gettysburg and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1897 (Image)

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E. 1,500-2,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
1341 og ImageNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Positions 16-17, horizontal pair, part original gum, large margins all around, deeply etched impression on fresh paper, pinhole in margin between stamps at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 5-CENT NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Examples of the New York Postmaster's Provisional with any part original gum are scarce, and pairs are exceedingly rare. This is one of the finest we have encountered.

Ex Caspary and Lilly. Scott Retail as unused pair without gum. 1998 P.F. certificate (329413) describing the pair as "previously hinged, part original gum" with pinhole no longer accompanies (Image)

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5,750.00

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1342   ImageNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Ample to large margins, strong shade and fine impression, neat blue manuscript cancel, tiny thin spot, Very Fine appearance (Image)

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500.00

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1343   ImageNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Position 8, three huge margins, clear at top, intense shade and clear impression, neat blue manuscript cancel, Fine (Image)

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500.00

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1344   ImageNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Large margins to just touched at lower right, clear signature and light strike of red square grid cancel, thin spot at top left, otherwise Fine (Image)

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600.00

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
1345 ngbl ImageProvidence R.I., 5c & 10c Gray Black, Se-Tenant (10X2a). Complete sheet of twelve, unused (no gum), large margins all around, couple tiny toned spots in margin at upper right, otherwise Very Fine (Image)

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3,500.00

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1346 og ImageProvidence R.I., 5c Gray Black (10X1). Original gum, large margins incl. sheet margin at left, Extremely Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate (Image)

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350.00

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
1347   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type I, Position 2, large margins to well clear at right, bright paper shade, cancelled by single penstroke and red circular datestamp at bottom right, thin spot at top

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER.

Scott does not assign a premium for St. Louis provisionals showing the red town datestamp. Ex Geisler (Image)

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8,000.00

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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