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Lot 5

9X2, New York, NY, 1847 5c Black on blue wove, Signed "ACM" connected,

position 20, ample to huge margins including sheet margin at right, tied by two strikes of red grid and red "New-York 5cts 25 Mar" datestamp on 1847 folded cover to Providence, Rhode Island, matching "Paid" in arc, cover with scattered bleach spots not affecting the stamp, otherwise very fine and rare, an extraordinary example of the New York provisional on blue paper, USPCS census #20783, 2022 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $5,750)
Provenance: Henry C. Gibson (Philip H. Ward Sale 12, 1944)
Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 579, 1981)
Jeremiah Farrington (Ivy Shreve & Mader, 1992)