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Postmasters' Provisionals and 1847 Issues

Lots 701-708

Lot 701    

New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, two singles, ample to large margins, right stamp slightly in at upper right (which is portion left stamp margin as this was a pair pre-use), tied by blue pen cancels on 1846 folded letter to Norfolk, Va., red "New - York, 10 cts, Jan 22" cds and arched "Paid" handstamp; cover with file fold split along top edge, still Very Fine.
Scott No. 9X1a    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $450

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Lot 702    

New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, Double Transfer, pos. 7 clear showing doubling of top frame, four large margins, strong color, tied by red "Paid" in arc handstamp, matching strike top center and "New-York '5cts' 28 May" cds on light gray 1846 folded cover to Washington D.C; horizontal fold through stamp, Very Fine appearance; with 1992 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 9X1a var.; $700+    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $250

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Lot 703    

1847, 5¢ red brown, four large margins, tied by red grid cancel, matching bold "New-York, Sep 8" cds on buff cover to Newport R.I., Extremely Fine and choice use.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $260

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Lot 704    

1847, 5¢ dark brown, large margins and rich color, tied by blue "Philada, Pa., 5cts, Feb 10" cds on 1848 folded letter to Dover, Del., an Extremely Fine stamp on cover.
Scott No. 1a    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $425

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Lot 705    

1847, 5¢ dark brown, large even margins, red cancel (which appears to be multiple strikes of a numeral "5" handstamp) on 1850 folded cover postmarked matching "Alexandria, Va., Sep 17" cds; minor tone spots at edges and along file fold, one of which barely affects the top margin of stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 1a    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $210

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Lot 706    

1847, 5¢ orange brown, large margins, bright shade, tied by partial strike of red "New-York Jul 10" cds, second strike adjacent, on 1851 bluish folded letter to Berlin, Prussia, endorsed "Via Ostende" at lower left, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Canada from Boston Jun. 11th to Liverpool Jun. 21st, red London (6.22) backstamp with manuscript "1/6" 1s6d due rating, red Ostende (6.24) backstamp and blue manuscript "18½" silbergroschen due from addressee, Berlin (6.25) arrival backstamp; stamp lifted with two creases pressed and put back on cover which it originated, New York postmarks slightly enhanced, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 1b    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A RARE USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE TO BERLIN, PRUSSIA IN THE SCARCE ORANGE BROWN SHADE.

Only two covers bearing the 1847 issue are recorded to Berlin, the other is an attempted demonetized use where most of the stamp was torn away.

Complete Images.

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Lot 707    

1847, 10¢ black, ample to large margins, deep color, tied by neat red circular grid handstamp on 1850 folded letter to Petersburg, Va., matching "New - York, Mar 14" cds, Very Fine and attractive; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE NEW YORK CITY CIRCULAR GRID, WHICH IS PARTICULARLY SCARCE ON THE 10¢ 1847 ISSUE.

Realized: $850

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Lot 708    

1847, 10¢ black, clear to large margins and sharp detailed impression, tied by red square grid cancel on cover to New Haven, Ct., matching "New - York, Mar 2" cds; minor central cover scuff, Very Fine; with 1988 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $550

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Lots 701-708

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