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U.S. Postmaster's Provisionals

                            Page last updated: 4-6-2016
 

1Xa-E1a Gavit & Co.
Albany, NY Gray-blue die essay on India paper with cross-hatching. $325.00

1Xa-E1c Gavit & Co.
Albany, NY Brown, Yellow-green & Black die essay on India paper cut close. $250.00 each

1Xa-E1d Gavit & Co.
Albany, NY Blue & Brown die essays on bond paper with full cross-hatching and scarce thus. $475.00 each

1Xa-E1e Gavit & Co.
Albany, NY Blue, Scarlet & Dark brown die essays on ivory glazed stiff paper with cross-hatching masked out. $900.00 each


9X1-E1a
5c Green & Scarlet trial color die essays pulled on India paper and die sunk on card blotters. Reduced by an inch on all four sides. Still scarce still affixed to the original card blotter. $750.00 each

9X1-E1a
A blackish violet gray die proof and five trail color die proofs (dark red-orange, green, orange-vermillion, sapphire and sepia) all pulled on India paper and die sunk on full size card blotters. These are considered essays by the Scott Catalogue because of the configuration. The stamp designs have the “scar” on the neck and the dot in the “P” of postage. The impression of the medallion does not have the scar on the neck since it comes from the original die. 

These come from the gold medal New York Postmaster’s Provisional collection of the late Jerimiah Farrington and have been off the market since the sale of his collection 23 years ago. Rarely do you find full size examples of these as most have been cut down. A rare opportunity. Ex-Weill & Farrington $6,000.00

  9X1TC5 Green plating
Seven of the nine plated positions from the sheet of nine. All copies exhibit full margins. Not easy to duplicate in this condition. $2,000.00

9X1TC5
Trial color plate proofs on bond paper. Colors: blue, scarlet, green and brown. These four trial color proofs are representative examples of the many copies currently in stock.
 $200.00 each.

  10X1 - 10X2P4 Sheet
Complete black plate proof impression of the sheet for the Providence provisional pulled on thick card. A beautiful and very scarce piece. Ex-Berlin $2,750.00

  10X1 - 10X2 Reprint sheet
A beautiful example of the second reprint sheet of 12 produced by Bogert & Durbin in 1898. Gray black shade with Bogert and Durbin printed on the back. 171 sheets were printed. $1,250.00

10X1 – Genuine copy
5c Providence provisional, full OG, LH. A beautiful copy possessing a strong plate impression. $295.00

 

 

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