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Lot 1004 Baltimore, Md., 1845, 10¢ blue (3XU3), exceptionally clear and bold strikes of provisional markings in blue on fresh buff entire to Zanesville, Ohio, clear strike of matching "Baltimore Md. Feb 17" c.d.s. at left, with original 1847 enclosure, flap tear mentioned for accuracy, Extremely Fine. ¨Scott $19,000 ¨¨ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY SIX RECORDED BALTIMORE 10¢ BLUE PROVISIONAL ENTIRES. ¨¨Expertization: R.H.W.Co. (Weill) backstamp. ¨¨Provenance: Caspary, Lilly, Horner, Weill Brothers, J.R. Hill Jr. ¨¨Of the six recorded Baltimore 10¢ blue entires, there are two on white with black signatures, one on salmon and three on buff with blue signature handstamps. The bold strike of the Buchanan signature handstamp is extraordinary considering that most are weak or partial strikes. ¨¨No. 49 in the Hayes Census.
Matthew Bennett International Sale 324
Matthew Bennett International Sale 208 (Hill) lot 8
H R. Harmer sale 967 Nov 15, 1955 (Alfred H. Caspary) lot 33
Christies Oct 12, 1898 Weill Brothers sale lot 623
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries Inc. sale 312 (Josiah K Lilly) lot 15 realized 6500
blue on buff
10¢ PROVISIONAL ENTIRE ADDRESSED TO ZANESVILLE OH, BLUE BALTIMORE MD PMK AT LEFT.
AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT
IT IS A GENUINE USAGE
Number 49 in the Hayes census.
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