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Lot #1

United States Postmasters' Provisionals Baltimore, Md.

1845 5c black (James Madison Buchanan, Postmaster), tied on cut to shape piece by blue "Baltimore, Md Feb 23" postmark, with matching "5" in oval alongside, diagonal creases, otherwise a fine example of this rare Postmaster's Provisional, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #3X1
Catalog Value $6,000

$2,300.00

Approx: £1,814.01 €2,042.30
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Minimum $2,400.00

Lot #2

United States Postmasters' Provisionals Brattleboro, Vt.

1846 5c black on buff, position 6, red "Paid" cancel, margins in at sides, vertical crease resulting in a small tear and thin, fine appearance, only 52 recorded (32 off cover), with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #5X1
Catalog Value $7,500

$1,400.00

Approx: £1,104.18 €1,243.14
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Minimum $1,500.00

Lot #3

United States Postmasters' Provisionals New York, N.Y.

1845 5c black on bluish paper, signed ACM, connected, unused without gum, margins all around, faint horizontal crease, otherwise v.f., with 2019 PFC,
(*)
Catalog #9X1
Catalog Value $1,500

$525.00

Approx: £414.07 €466.18
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Minimum $550.00

Lot #4

United States Postmasters' Provisionals Providence, R.I.

1846 5c gray black, 10c gray black, unused without gum (5c regummed), each with margins all around, 10c overall toning, otherwise v.f., with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #10X1,10X2
Catalog Value $950

$280.00

Approx: £220.84 €248.63
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Minimum $290.00

Lot #5

United States Postmasters' Provisionals St. Louis, Mo.

1845 10c black on greenish, Plate I, Type II, position 4, manuscript "X" cancel and red St. Louis postmark, full to large margins all around, v.f. and rare sound example, with 1956 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates,
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Catalog #11X2
Catalog Value $8,000

$4,750.00

Approx: £3,746.32 €4,217.79
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Minimum $5,000.00

Lot #6

United States Postmasters' Provisionals St. Louis, Mo.

1846 5c black on bluish pelure paper, Plate III, Type III, position 5, pen cancel, margins all around, natural pre-print paper crease at bottom, sealed tear at left and an internal paper break above "office", otherwise fine, with 2019 PFC. Approximately 35 are thought to exist (both on and off cover) and the vast majority have faults (Scott notes that "values of Nos.11X7-11X8 reflect the usual poor condition of these stamps, which were printed on fragile pelure paper. Attractive examples with minor defects sell for considerably more. Used values are for pen-canceled stamps")
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Catalog #11X7
Catalog Value $11,000

$2,300.00

Approx: £1,814.01 €2,042.30
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Minimum $2,400.00

Lot #7

United States Postmasters' Provisionals St. Louis, Mo.

1846 10c black on bluish Pelure Paper, Plate III, Type III, position 6, partial blue handstamp cancel at lower right, ample to large margins all around, small repair, v.f. appearance, approximately 35 thought to exist, with 1956 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (Scott notes that "values of Nos. 11X7-11X8 reflect the usual poor condition of these stamps, which were printed on fragile pelure paper. Attractive examples with minor defects sell for considerably more. Used values are for pen-canceled stamps")
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Catalog #11X8
Catalog Value $15,000

$3,750.00

Approx: £2,957.62 €3,329.83
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Minimum $4,000.00

Lot #8

United States 1847 Issue

1847 5c red brown, unused with small part original gum, margins all around, small thin spot and some paper wrinkling, good color, fine unused Number One, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value $6,500

$1,300.00

Approx: £1,025.31 €1,154.34
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Minimum $1,400.00

Lot #9

United States 1847 Issue

1847 10c black, position 41R, showing Double Transfer Type "D" (left and bottom frames) variety, unused without gum, margins close but clear at bottom left, ample at right and showing part of adjoining stamp at top, light creases, intense color, fine appearance, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation Certificates (catalogued as ordinary stamp, without gum. Double transfer is only priced used at more than twice over the regular stamp)
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Catalog #2var
Catalog Value $15,000

$4,500.00

Approx: £3,549.15 €3,995.80
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Minimum $4,750.00

Lot #10

United States 1875 Reproductions of the 1847 Issue

1875 5c red brown, unused without gum as issued, pencil notation on back, margins all around, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #3
Catalog Value $850

$450.00

Approx: £354.91 €399.58
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Minimum $475.00

Lot #11

United States 1875 Reproductions of the 1847 Issue

1875 20c black, Vertical Stitch watermark at left, unused without gum as issued, margins all around, deep intense color, fresh and v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #4
Catalog Value $1,050

$750.00

Approx: £591.52 €665.97
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Minimum $800.00

Lot #12

United States 1851-57 Issue

1851 1c blue, Type I, part New York postmark in black, margins just in at top, ample to large on other sides, light corner crease at bottom right, fresh early shade and strong impression, fine example of the rare 1c blue Type I, with 2019 PFC (Wagshal Census 5-CAN-042, last appeared in the 1962 Vahan Mozian sale (where it apparently sold for $1,400 with a then catalogue value of $1,350)
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Catalog #5
Catalog Value $65,000

$14,500.00

Approx: £11,436.14 €12,875.36
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Minimum $15,000.00

Lot #13

United States 1851-57 Issue

1851 1c blue, type IA, position 98L4, unused with large part original disturbed gum, bottom sheet margin single, just touching at left, several small toned spots, brilliant rich color, fine and seldom offered unused 1c blue, type Ia with original gum and sheet margin, with 2019 PFC, ex-Caspary
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Catalog #6
Catalog Value $45,000

$13,000.00

Approx: £10,253.09 €11,543.43
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Minimum $13,500.00

Lot #14

United States 1851-57 Issue

1851 1c blue, position 42R2, unused (regummed), just in at top, with portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, brilliant color, fresh and fine stamp, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #7
Catalog Value $375

$130.00

Approx: £102.53 €115.43
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Minimum $140.00

Lot #15

United States 1851-57 Issue

1851 1c blue, Type III, position 28R4, lightly canceled (appears unused), with large part original gum, margins all around, showing clear breaks in both top and bottom lines, v.f., with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #8
Catalog Value $1,700

$850.00

Approx: £670.39 €754.76
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Minimum $900.00

Lot #16

United States 1851-57 Issue

1851 1c blue, Type IIIa, horizontal pair with pane margin and center line at right, positions 89-90L4, unused without gum, close to just touching at bottom, still showing clear breaks in both top and bottom lines, with part of adjoining stamp at upper right, tiny natural inclusions, v.f., with 2019 PFC (catalogue value for two unused singles, without gum)
(*)
Catalog #8A
Catalog Value $4,500

$2,300.00

Approx: £1,814.01 €2,042.30
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Minimum $2,400.00

Lot #17

United States 1851-57 Issue

1851 3c orange brown, position 8L0, unused without gum, margins just in at top, incredibly fresh and rich color, fine, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #10A
Catalog Value $1,250

$200.00

Approx: £157.74 €177.59
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Minimum $210.00

Lot #18

United States 1851-57 Issue

1851 3c dull red, unused with original gum, h.r., margins all around except just in at bottom left, fine, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #11A
Catalog Value $250

$90.00

Approx: £70.98 €79.92
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Minimum $95.00

Lot #19

United States 1851-57 Issue

1851 5c deep red brown, plate proof on wove paper with gum added, v.f., with 2019 PFC
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Catalog #12TC5c

$450.00

Approx: £354.91 €399.58
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Minimum $475.00

Lot #20

United States 1851-57 Issue

1851 10c green, Type I, unused without gum, margins all around, fresh color and sharp impression, horizontal crease at top, otherwise v.f., rare unused stamp, with 2019 PFC (catalogued as unused without gum)
(*)
Catalog #13
Catalog Value $8,500

$1,200.00

Approx: £946.44 €1,065.55
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Minimum $1,300.00

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