Postmasters Provisionals

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    10X1, 1846 5c Gray black Providence R.I. Postmaster's Provisional, from position 5, large margins all around, tied by mans. check mark cancel on 1847 folded letter addressed to NYC; red Providence RI town marking at center, matching numeral "5" rate marking at right, cover with minor toned spot to right of "5"; 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $21,000 on cover tied by postmark and $6,500 if pen cancelled, not tied)
    Start Price : 5,000 USD
    Current Opening : 5,000 USD
    Hammer price : 9,500 USD

    Lot# : 69 Postmasters Provisionals

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    11X1, 1846 5c black on greenish St. Louis Mo. Postmaster's Provisional, type I from position 1 of plate 1, ample to large margins all around, light neat manuscript cancel; large pre-printing paper fold at top and a few other smaller folds, one ending in a tiny tear, small thin at top right, Very Fine and spectacular; 1978 and 2012 Philatelic Foundation certificates (Scott for normal used stamp $8,000)
    Start Price : 4,000 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 70 Postmasters Provisionals

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    11X5, 1846 10¢ Black on gray lilac St. Louis Mo. Postmaster's Provisional, Type I from position 2 of the first alteration of the plate (Scott Catalogue plate 2), large margins all around, tied by red straightline "PAID" on Jul 31 folded letter addressed to Williams Town Massachusetts, matching town marking at right; Extremely Fine and choice usage; scarce with stamp tied by the PAID cancel only and without a manuscript cancellation; 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $13,500)
    Start Price : 10,000 USD
    Current Opening : 10,000 USD
    Hammer price : 17,000 USD
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