Lot Details

June 2023

"Erivan" Collection Part IX and Canal Zone Stamps and Covers

June 20-21, 2023 in New York City

Our June sales include Part IX of the "Erivan" Collection of United and Confederate States Postal History and a catalogue of Canal Zone stamps and covers featuring the collections of James W. Crumpacker and Paul F. Ammons.

LOT# : 2
Date: 06/21/2023 - 21:00

Baltimore, MD

provisional handstamps at upper right of cover to Philadelphia, matching "Baltimore Md. Oct 10" datestamp at left, pressed horizontal filefolds, very fine, Hayes Census #39, USPCS Census #20059 (Scott $4,500)

Before 1972, the Scott Catalogue assigned major numbers to the different colors of Baltimore handstamped envelopes (white, buff, salmon, manila), with buff being the most common and the other three colors carrying a premium. John R. Boker, Jr. believed that these subdivisions were unnecessarily confusing, and convinced Scott to consolidate the listings into four major numbers. For specialists in the issue, salmon envelopes are still scarcer than some of their counterparts and are thus valued higher.

Provenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 967, 1955)

Starting Price: $500
Hammer Price: $5,000