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United States Postal History including The Angel Collection continued...

Specialized New York Postmaster's Provisionals: Covers continued...
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744 c ImageNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM" Initials (9X1). Position 23 with prominent double transfer in the lower label, large margins to clear, "tied" by light horizontal file fold, red "New-York 5cts. 9 Sep." (1846) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to San Juan, Puerto Rico, addressed to Mason & Co. in "St. Johns P.R." in care of Kirkland, Chase & Co. of Baltimore, red "Paid" in arc handstamp, sender's directive "F. Jane via Balto." at lower left and manuscript "Paid" alongside stamp confirms it originates, Oct. 10 receipt docketing, some soiling affects stamp, ink erosion in several letters of address, some splitting along folds

FINE APPEARANCE. THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON A COVER TO PUERTO RICO.

San Juan (St. John's) was the capital of Spanish Puerto Rico. Mail between Puerto Rico and the United States at this time was carried by private ships. This letter was sent to Kirkland, Chase & Co. in Baltimore, shipping agents who transported goods and mail on frequent sailing voyages to and from Puerto Rico. This letter was carried on the brig Francis Jane, which sailed from Baltimore for San Juan on September 12, 1846 ( American and Commercial Daily Advertiser, Sep. 12, 1846). (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $11,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
745 c ImageNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "ACM", "AC M" Initials (9X1, 9X1a). Positions 3-4, horizontal pair, right stamp with double transfer, left stamp "ACM" connected, right stamp "AC M", large margins all around, without pen cancel, tied by red "Paid" in arc cancels on folded 1846 accounts payable to London, England and forwarded to Trieste, Italy, sender's directive "p Steamer Hibernia via Boston & Halifax" at lower left, red Bolougne double-circle datestamp also ties stamps, London transit datestamp (Apr. 16) and receiving datestamp (Apr. 24) on back, manuscript "2/-" two-shillings rate crossed out and re-rated in German currency, light file folds do not affect stamps, left stamp tiny tear at bottom, Very Fine appearance, a rare use of the New York Postmaster's Provisional on cover to London and forwarded to Trieste, especially desirable with the pair showing two different styles of initials (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
746 c ImageNew York N.Y., 5c Black, Without Signature (9X1e). Full margins to clear, tied by blue penstrokes and red "New-York 5 Oct. 31" (1845) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to London, England and forwarded to Trieste, Italy, sender's directive "p Hibernia" at lower left, red Boulogne double-circle datestamp, London backstamp, "1/" shilling manuscript due marking crossed out and re-rated in German currency, Very Fine and attractive, a rare use of the New York Postmaster's Provisional on cover to London and forwarded to Trieste, especially desirable with the no signature variety stamp, ex Gibson (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
747 c ImageNew York N.Y., 5c Black, "AC M" Initials (9X1a). Position 5, large margins all around, tied by blue penstrokes and red "Paid" in arc handstamp on 1846 folded cover to Paris, France, red boxed "Colonies &c Art. 13" handstamp, Liverpool backstamp, French transit, French due marking has been lightened which may have lightened a New York datestamp, otherwise Fine (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
748 c ImageJune 30, 1847, Last Day of the Pre-Stamp Era. Three New York covers, each postmarked on the day before the U.S. 1847 Issue was placed on sale, including folded letter with bold blue "Troy N.Y. Jun. 30" circular datestamp and matching "V" double-circle handstamp for 5c rate, second with red "New-York 10ct. 30 Jun." integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Quebec, Canada, finally red "Medina N.Y. Jun. 30" circular datestamp with matching "10" handstamp on small ladies embossed cover with enclosure to Point Pleasant Pa., some toning spots on last, otherwise Very Fine group, ex Mirsky (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction

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