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Sale 107: Gems of Philately

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Postmasters' Provisionals

Lots 2069-2076

Lot 2069    

New York, N.Y., 1846, 5¢ black on bluish, signed "ACM" connected, double transfer at bottom, position 2, large part o.g., full well balanced margins with wide sheet margin at top, tiny margin tear at right, Very Fine appearance, a rare mint original gum example of this major double transfer variety, ex-Frelinghuysen.
Scott No. 9X1 var.    $1,700 for no gum.

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Current Opening Bid: $325

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Lot 2070    

New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, signed "ACM" Connected, positions 14-15, horizontal pair, full Post Office fresh original gum, ample to large margins, strong bold color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1994 and 2006 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 9X1    $5,750 for no gum.

THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN MINT PAIR OF THE NEW YORK 1845 5¢ POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL ISSUE THAT IS SOUND AND RETAINS ITS FULL ORIGINAL GUM THAT WE ARE AWARE OF.

Scott pricing note states: "Nos. 9X1-9X3 and varieties unused are valued without gum. Examples with original gum are extremely scarce and will command higher prices."
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Lot 2071 o   

New York, N.Y., 1846, 5¢ black on bluish, signed "ACM" connected, position 1, blue pen cancel, large margins with sheet margin at top, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Frelinghuysen.
Scott No. 9X1    $450.

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Lot 2072 o   

New York, N.Y., 1846, 5¢ black on bluish, signed "ACM" connected, red New-York '5 Paid' foreign mail date stamp cancel, full well balanced margins, Extremely Fine, an attractive example bearing only this N.Y. foreign mail cancel.
Scott No. 9X1    $575.

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Lot 2073    

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 No. 9X1    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 2074    

New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, horizontal pair, left stamp "AC" connected in combination with right stamp "ACM" connected, ample margins to slightly in, tied by blue pen cancel on 1846 folded letter to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, red arched "Paid" and matching "New - York, 10cts, Jan 10" cds, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 9X1a var    $15,000.

A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE COMBINATION PAIR ON COVER.

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New York, N.Y., 1846, 5¢ black on bluish, signed "RHM", position 22, couple blue pen cancels, clear margins to just slightly in at lower right, deep color, Fine, a lovely example of this rare Postmasters' Provisional issue; Warren H. Colson handstamp on reverse.
Scott No. 9X1d    $3,500.

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Lot 2076    

St. Louis, Mo., 1845, 10¢ black on greenish, large margins all around, sharp detailed impression on bright greenish paper, on 1846 folded letter to Lexington, Ky. tied by manuscript "X" cancel and initialed J. M. W. by Postmaster John M. Wimer, additionally tied by red "St. Louis, Mo., Feb 10" cds with matching straight line "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "10" rate below, Extremely Fine, ex-Texas Collector, Weill; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11X2    Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.

THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE SHOWING POSTMASTER JOHN M. WIMER INITIALS ON A ST. LOUIS BEAR PROVISIONAL. NO OTHER VALUES, ON OR OFF COVER, ARE KNOWN SHOWING THE POSTMASTER'S INITIALS.

John M. Wimer was the postmaster who issued the 5¢, 10¢ and 20¢ Bear, who also served the city as Alderman and Mayor. The plate of six subjects was engraved by J.M. Kerhsap, proprietor of the Western Card and Seal Company of St. Louis. The design of the stamps - the Missouri coat of arms held by bears at each side - was based on the Great Seal of Missouri. The seal was designed by William G. Pettus, who chose bears as a symbol of Missouri citizens' rugged durability.

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Current Opening Bid: $12,500

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