Lot 1383 ()New York, N.Y., 1846, 5¢ black on bluish, signed "ACM" connected, horizontal pair (positions 26-27), no gum, sharp early impression & fresh color, left stamp defective, F.-V.F. appearance, still a rare unused multiple; with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9X1 $5,750.
Lot 1384 ()New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, without signature (double transfer), position 29 showing transfer in "Post Office", no gum, ample to large margins, rich bold color, Very Fine and attractive, a rare mint example of the 5¢ New York Postmaster Provisional without signature in sound condition; with 1974 & 2007 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 9X1e $3,750.
Lot 1385 ()Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray black and 10¢ gray black, se-tenant, complete sheet of 12, without gum, full sheet selvage showing plate sink, crease between 2nd and 3rd vertical rows, Very Fine.
Scott No. 10X2a $3,500.
Lot 1386 oSt. Louis, Mo., 1845, 5¢ black on greenish, type II, position 3, red St. Louis, Mo. town cancel, margins large to clear at upper left, F.-V.F.; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 11X1 $8,000 for pen canceled.
A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ ST. LOUIS POSTMASTERS' PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER BEARING A TOWN HANDSTAMP CANCELLATION.
Scott catalog value of off cover examples are for pen canceled examples, with examples bearing handstamp cancellation selling for much more.
Lot 1387 oSt. Louis, Mo., 1846, 5¢ black on gray lilac, type III, position 5, pen and small portion of red town cancel at lower right corner, full even margins to in at left, about Fine; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11X4 $55,000.
A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ ST. LOUIS POSTMASTERS' PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER.
The St. Louis Bears were printed from a copper plate of six subjects in two vertical rows of three. Initially it produced the 5¢ stamps in the left vertical row and 10¢ stamps in the right row. In 1846 the Postmaster decided that a 20¢ denomination was needed and had the two top left subjects altered to replace the "5"s with "20"s and printed these new stamps on gray lilac. The removal of all but one 5¢ value from the plate and the limited printing on this paper type accounts for rarity of this issue.
Lot 1388 oSt. Louis, Mo., 1846, 10¢ black on gray lilac, type I, position 2, red St, Louis, Mo. town cancel, margins large to into outer frameline at upper right, sharp crisp impression on fresh gray lilac paper, Fine, ex-Faiman.
Scott No. 11X5 $12,500.
A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE 10¢ ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON GRAYISH LILAC PAPER CANCELED SOLELY BY A HANDSTAMP TOWN POSTMARK.
Lot 13891847, 5¢ red brown, ample to huge margins showing small portion of adjacent stamp at top, in combination with 1847, 10¢ black, single with large margins all around and vertical pair with margins large to just in at bottom right, tied by red orange grid cancel on piece, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 1, 2 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF THE 1847 ISSUE BEARING A SINGLE AND VERTICAL PAIR OF THE 10¢ ISSUE.
This combination most likely overpaid the 34¢ Retaliatory Rate by 1¢ or possibly the 45¢ rate to Hong Kong and lacking the additional 10¢.
Lot 1390 o1847, 5¢ red brown, indistinct blue cancels, bright color, full well balanced margins, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 1 $390.
Lot 1391 o1847, 5¢ red brown, red square grid cancel, ample to huge margins, strong color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (85, SSV $450).
Scott No. 1 $350.
Lot 1392 o1847, 5¢ brown, faintly canceled (appears unused), clear to ample margins, strong color, Very Fine; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate Graded (VF 80).
Scott No. 1 $350.