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U.S. Postmaster's Provisionals

                            Page last updated: 8-21-18
 

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-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

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

 

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