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Sale 3038: The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection of United States Stamps and Postal History Part I
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  • Lot# : 756 Air Post Issues

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    C2, 1918 16c Green, rich color and crisp impression, NH and fresh, 2020 PSE certificate graded VF-XF 85, photocopy of 1996 Philatelic Foundation for pair with this being the top stamp (SMQ $160)
    Start Price : 80.00 USD
    Current Opening : 90.00 USD
    Hammer price : 110.00 USD

    Lot# : 757 Air Post Issues

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    C3, 1918 24c Carmine rose and blue, vivid impression on bright white paper, attractive margins, NH, 2020 PSE certificate graded VF 80 (SMQ $130)
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80.00 USD
    Hammer price : 80.00 USD

    Lot# : 758 Registration Issue and Registry Exchange Labels

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    F1, 1911 10c Ultramarine, vibrant color and phenomenal centering, NH, an immaculate stamp which looks as if it could have been printed yesterday, 2020 PSE certificate graded XF-Sup 95 (SMQ $475)
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 275.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 759 Parcel Post Issues

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    Q9, 1913 25c Carmine rose, top margin single with plate number 6176, wonderfully centered, NH, a choice and attractive stamp, 2020 PSE certificate graded XF 90 and 2001 Philatelic Foundation certificate (SMQ $400)
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 240.00 USD

    Lot# : 760 Parcel Post Issues

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    Q12, 1913 $1 Carmine rose, bright and fresh with particularly large margins all around, NH, 2020 PSE certificate graded VF 80 and 1997 Philatelic Foundation certificate (SMQ $700)
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 761 Carriers Stamps

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    U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 7LB11, 1850/52 1c Gold on black glazed, affixed on a locally addressed folded letter (1853 printed notice from notary public) with strong strikes of blue "Philadelphia Pa Oct 26" cds and octagonal-framed "1" handstamp, stamp balanced margins, Very Fine and choice (Scott $325)rnProvenance: Henry C. Gibson
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 375.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 762 Local Stamps

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    Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 15L15, 1848/54 (1c) Blue and pink on bluish, single acid tied (and subsequently discolored) on a small ladies envelope addressed to Menasha Wis, a nice strike of "Old Town Me Sep 11" cds with accompanying "Paid 3" handstamp, envelope some light edge wrinkling and a few small tone spots along top edge, Fine use
    Start Price : Bid
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 763 Local Stamps

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    Blood's Penny Post, Philadelphia Pa., 15L18, 1855 (1c) Black, cancelled but not tied by red handstamp on a locally addressed envelope, "Blood's Penny Post, Philada. Oct 13 2½ P.M." double-circle datestamp, ms "Paid" at left, stamp just clear to full margins, envelope small hinge-sealed edge break at top and portion of backflap missing, Fine use
    Start Price : 50.00 USD
    Current Opening : 50.00 USD
    Hammer price : 50.00 USD

    Lot# : 764 Eastern Express Co. Mails

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    Livingston, Wells & Pomeroy's Express. D.H Davidson, Agent, 10 Genesee St Utica . black on orange label with steamboat illustration on folded letter sheet (portion of a folded letter) with May 1845 docketing and addressed to the "Astor House Broadway/ New York", ms "Paid Express" and "112" ($1.12½ rate), couple vertical file folds, Very FinernThe addressee, Hiram Denio (1799-1871) was a lawyer and politician from New York. He was Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals from 1856-57; and from 1862-65.
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 150.00 USD
    Hammer price : 180.00 USD

    Lot# : 765 Postal Stationery Entires and Wrappers

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    U17, 1855 10c Green, bold, perfect strike of "Yankee Jim's Cal Jan 2" cds, addressed to Hanover, NH, some light edge wear but still Very Fine and attractive, a choice cover (Scott $225)
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 140.00 USD
    Hammer price : 140.00 USD

    Lot# : 766 Postal Stationery Entires and Wrappers

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    U26, 1860-61 3c Red, entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank in black, addressed to Santa Barbara Cal and cancelled by black "Wells, Fargo & Co/ San Jose Mar 12" oval date stamp, backflap torn and small piece missing, still Very Fine
    Start Price : 60.00 USD
    Current Opening : 65.00 USD
    Hammer price : 65.00 USD
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