Lot 1624 ()New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, Double Transfer (position 23), unused, fresh & F.-V.F., especially nice example; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9X1 $1,500+.
Lot 1625 ()New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, signed A.C.M., position 15, unused, ample to mostly large margins, rich color and crisp impression, remarkably fresh, Extremely Fine, one of six known mint examples, all are without original gum, ex-Caspary, Lilly and Grunin; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9X1b $4,500.
ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN MINT EXAMPLES OF THE 5¢ NEW YORK POSTMASTERS' PROVISIONAL WITH A.C.M. INITIALS.
Lot 1626 ()New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, without signature, unused, four margins, very faint wrinkle, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 9X1e $3,750.
Lot 1627 oNew York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, without signature, tied to small piece, Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 9X1e $950.
Lot 1628 oSt. Louis, Mo., 1845, 5¢ black on greenish, type II, position 3, light red town cancel, margins ample to huge, tiny tear and thin, small pre-printing paper wrinkle at bottom left which certificate calls a crease, Very Fine appearance, Scott catalog value for pen cancelled, ex-Consul Klep; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11X1 $8,000.
A VERY ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ ST. LOUIS POSTMASTERS' PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER BEARING A TOWN HANDSTAMP CANCELLATION.
Lot 1629 oSt. Louis, Mo., 1846, 10¢ black on gray lilac, faintly cancelled, clear appearing margins, flaws including margin and frameline added at right, Fine appearance, still a very presentable example of this rare provisional issue; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11X5 $12,500.