Lot# 85 - Sales #3010-11 - NY 2016 Rarities Sales

  • Lot# : 85 Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

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    62X3a, 1861 5c Brown on white, Printed on both sides, New Orleans Postmaster's Provisional, used with partial strike of double circle New Orleans town marking, face of the stamp appears to be from position 4 of the plate with large margins on three sides and ample to just into at bottom right. reverse side show portions of positions 3 and 4 split and printed inverted; Exceptionally rare and thought to be unique on white paper; ex- Stephen D. Brown (1939) and Hall Collection (2001); 2009 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $3,750, Scott mistakenly prices this stamp as also existing on cover, but all known examples on cover are Scott 62X4)
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000 USD
    Hammer price : 2,000 USD