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Sale 91: The December Sale

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Postmasters' Provisionals & 1847-60 Issues

Lots 1637-1646 Lots 1647-1655

Lot 1637    

New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, position 16, clear to mostly large margins, tied by red "New York, 5 cts" integral rate cds with matching light arched "Paid" handstamp at center of folded letter sheet to Williamstown, Mass., Very Fine, a very scarce usage tied solely by the New York townmark; with 1975 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9X1    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 1638    

1847, 5¢ red brown, ample to large margins, rich color and a beautiful sharp impression, tied by neat blue "Troy, N.Y., Feb 4" cds on cover to South Easton, N.Y., 1850 docketing at left; slight ink smear in address panel, Very Fine and choice; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $375

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Lot 1639    

1851, 1¢ blue, type III, Position 99R2, Horizontal strip of three, types II-II-III, Positions 97-99R2, the right stamp — Position 99R2 — has full margins all around at top and bottom framing the key elements of the Type III design (the wide breaks in outer lines), left stamps with large to just touched margins, strong shade on crisp paper, tied by two strikes of "Hartford Ct., Dec 4, 1857" cds on cover to Worcester Mass.; strip with crease at top and tiny tear in each stamp, Very Fine appearance; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 8    $16,500.

A NEW DISCOVERY OF THE EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 1851 1¢ IMPERFORATE TYPE III FROM POSITION 99R2 IN A STRIP OF THREE. THE 99R2 IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF TYPE III, WITH THE WIDEST BREAKS AT TOP AND BOTTOM.

Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear. Since the wear occurred over a period of time, the majority of stamps of this type (both unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. The most notable exception is Position 99R2. According to the Neinken book, "The 99R2 stamp is a fresh entry, that was short transferred both at top and bottom, over an original entry that had been erased… The reason that 99R2 is the finest example of Type III is because of its very short transfer at top and at bottom, giving us the wide breaks in these lines." (p. 184).

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Current Opening Bid: $1,600

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Lot 1640    

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, three singles, each with nice margins, left stamp with double transfer at bottom, in combination with 1853, 3¢ brownish carmine on incoming double rate cover to New Orleans, La., canceled by straight line Steam handstamps, "New Orleans, La., Oct 9" cds and light red oval "Frank Lyon" pictorial steamer handstamp with manuscript Frank Lyon endorsement at bottom left; light vertical file fold through center 1¢ stamp however does not appear to crease stamp, Very Fine; signed Ashbrook, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9+11A    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $625

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Lot 1641    

1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, margins clear to mostly huge, rich deep color, neatly tied by "Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 15" cds on 1851 folded letter to Providence, R.I., Extremely Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 10A    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $210

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Lot 1642    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type I, clear to large margins, tied by "Utica, N.Y., Dec 5" cds on cover with large blue embossed "American Insurance Co." illustrated cameo corner card, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 11    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 1643    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type I, tied by Gambier, O. cds on buff cover with lovely Kenyon College illustrated corner card, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 11    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 1644    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, left margin staddle pane single, clear to large margins showing full gutter and significant portion of stamp from adjoining pane, tied by neat New York, Dec 10 cds on fresh cover to East Templeton, Mass., with red New York Tribune shield corner card, Extremely Fine, one of the largest straddle known.
Scott No. 11A    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 1645    

1852, 3¢ brownish carmine, type II, large margins to just touched, rich color, cancelled by grid, light strike of "Westerly R.I. Sep 2" cds on buff cover to Danielsonville Conn. with "Intemperance is the Bane of Society" propaganda design, Geo. D. Jewett imprint at right; stamp barely affected by horizontal file fold, still Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 11A    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1646    

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, four margins, bright color, tied by "Amherst Ms. Jul 7" cds on buff all-over Fowler and Wells Phonography Ad cover to Elmira N.Y., fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 11A    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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