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    3X1, Baltimore, Maryland, 1845 5c Black on white, four complete framelines, manuscript canceled on blue folded letter sheet, with blue "Baltimore Md. Jan 12" cds and matching straight-line "Paid" and "5" in oval, addressed to Centreville, Penn, contents datelined "January 11, 1847," Extremely Fine, despite the stamp being untied we still regard this as one of the most attractive and fresh of all Baltimore provisional covers, no. 22 in the Hayes census, USPCS census no. 20115 (Scott $15,000)
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    Lot# : 2 Postmasters Provisionals

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    3XU3, Baltimore, Maryland, 1845 10c Blue on buff, Black signature, signature with blue straightline "Paid" and "10" in oval above and below, respectively, with matching "Baltimore Md. Nov 26" cds at left, on envelope addressed to Huntsville, Ala, with original enclosure datelined "Baltimore Nov 26: 1845", cover with docketing at left, ever-so-slightly refolded, small pressure mark to right of address, Very Fine and rare, only six recorded in the USPCS census (this being 20079), no. 10 in the Hayes census (Scott $20,000)rnProvenance: Isleham Collection (R.A. Siegel Sale 662, 1986)
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    Lot# : 3 Postmasters Provisionals

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    5X1, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1846 5c Black on buff, Position 10, on small neat folded letter addressed to Norwich Conn, cancelled by red PAID handstamp with another strong strike applied just to the right of the stamp, accompanying red "Brattleboro Vt Oct 20 "(1846) cds, stamp with fresh color and mostly large margins all around, Very Fine and choice; one of the finest known singles on an attractive letter; signed "W.H.C." Warren Colson); the USPCS census records 20 covers franked with the Brattleboro provisional, this being number 20209 (Scott $25,000)rnProvenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 967, 1955)
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    Lot# : 4 Postmasters Provisionals

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    10X1, Providence, Rhode Island, 1846 5 Gray black, four singles; one each o.g., unused, used with a pen "check-mark" cancel (margin fault at the top just extends into the design) and a top left corner margin reprint with "G on backside, all well-margined, F-VF
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
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