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Postmasters' Provisionals & 1847 Issue

Lots 828-833

Lot 828    

New York, N.Y., 1846, 5¢ black on bluish, signed "ACM" connected, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by two neat magenta penstrokes on blue 1846 folded cover to Geneva N.Y., matching large magenta manuscript "Due 5", red "New-York, Aug 1" cds with small blue manuscript "5" at bottom, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex-Mirsky.
Scott Nos. 9X1    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A GEM USE OF THE 5¢ NEW YORK PROVISIONAL THAT WAS UPRATED FOR DISTANCE OVER 300 MILES.

An unusual use of the New York Postmaster's Provisional on a cover that was uprated for distance over 300 miles, reflecting the difference between straight-line distance and mileage measured by postal route, which in this case exceeded the 300-mile limit.

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Lot 829    

1847, 5¢ red brown, large margins all around except in at upper right, deep rich color, tied by red square grid cancel, matching partial "New-York, Feb 10" cds on 1848 blue folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., orange red "Swarts' B Post Office, N.Y., Chatham Square" oval handstamp at left, Very Fine and scarce local post combination, ex-Erivan; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 1    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $400

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Lot 830    

1847, 5¢ red brown, strong color similar to the orange brown shade, ample to mostly large margins, tied by red square grid cancels on 1851 folded letter to Catskill, N.Y., matching "New York, Apr 22" cds alongside, Very Fine; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 1    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $250

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Lot 831    

1847, 10¢ black, four large margins, tied by red circular grid cancel, matching red "Charleston S.C. '10' Feb 25" integral-rate cds on 1848 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa.; light vertical file folds, Very Fine and choice; with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 2    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A BEAUTIFUL 10¢ 1847 ISSUE COVER FROM CHARLESTON WITH GREAT EYE APPEAL.

Realized: $1,250

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Lot 832    

1847, 10¢ black, large to just clear margins, detailed proof-like impression, tied by red "St. Louis Mo. '10' Jun 21" cds, second strike top right on blue Beebee Ludlow & Co. correspondence cover to New York City, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 2    $1,000.

Realized: $625

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Lot 833    

1847, 10¢ black, position 66R, margins huge to just touching, canceled by light red grid handstamp on 1847 folded letter sheet to Philadelphia, matching "Cincinnati, O., 10, Sep 14" cds alongside; light cover file folds, Very Fine, this position shows vertical plate marks at lower right and a spur on the lower portion of the left frameline similar to the mark on Sperati reproductions.
Scott Nos. 2    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $625

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Lots 828-833

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