Lot 1523 oNew York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, cancelled by red "U.S" in octagon used by the United States City Despatch Post, tall margins; faint creases, tiny crease, faint vertical crease visible only in fluid, Very Fine appearing, Very Fine appearance and rare example of this handstamp on the New York Postmaster's Provisional.
Scott No. 9X1 $1,675.
Fewer than 12 examples of the U.S. City Despatch Post "U.S." octagon handstamp are recorded.
Lot 1524 oNew York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, papermaker's watermark, Position 31, large margins to touched, clear portions of two letters of double-line watermark along left side of the stamp, cancelled by New York red "Paid" straightline; small faults, F.-V.F. appearance; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9X1 var. Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE NEW YORK POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON PAPER SHOWING PART OF THE PAPERMAKER'S WATERMARK.
In his Chronicle series Philip T. Wall recorded watermarks with portions of an "E" or an "F". In the 1936 MacGuffin article in the American Philatelist, it was reported that of 2,000 stamps examined six copies were found to have a watermark, with the letter "J" identified. The stamp offered here clearly has an "E", and the second letter could certainly be a "J".
Lot 1525 oNew York, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ black on gray, signed ACM, blue pen cancel, full margins, deep bold color, thins and tiny tear at top, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 9X3 $2,250.
Lot 1526 ()New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, without signature, without gum, clear margins, light horizontal crease, otherwise F.-V.F.; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9X1e $3,750 for no gum.
Lot 1527 ()Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray black, without gum, large even margins, exceptionally fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 10X1 $225.
Lot 1528Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray black, bottom left corner margin single, o.g., small hinge remnants, small thin in sheet margin well away from design, still Very Fine and choice; with 2000 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 10X1 $350.
Lot 1529 oSt. Louis, Mo., 1845, 5¢ black on greenish, lightened pen cancel, margins to in at left and bottom, small thin and horizontal crease, about Fine appearance, an "affordable" example of this rare St. Louis Provisional issue; with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 11X1 $8,000.