Baltimore Md., 10c Blue on Manila entire (Scott 3XU3). Clear strikes of signature, “PAID” and “10” in oval provisional handstamps, neat blue “Baltimore Md. Mar. 3” circular datestamp on cover to Silas Parsons in Huntsville Ala., with original 1846-dated enclosure, some slight edgewear. VERY FINE. THIS EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT BALTIMORE PROVISIONAL ENTIRE IS POSSIBLY THE ONLY EXAMPLE KNOWN ON MANILA PAPER. The Hayes census lists three 10c entires on Buff paper, but notes the example here “may be on manila paper”. After studying the paper and comparing it to the previous lot we agree it is on Manila. The other two Buff envelopes are: 1) Feb. 17 (1847) to Mr. Isaac Dillon, Zalesville O., ex Caspary, Lilly, Horner, Weill, Hill and Berlin, and 2) Mar. 1 (1847), to Thomas B. Cooper, Cedar Bluff Ala., whereabouts unknown. The two Buff envelopes were used almost a year after the example offered here. With 1964 P.F. certificate.
Robert Siegel Auction Galleries, Jun 2012, Sale 1025, Lot 17
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 value $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, Dec 2007, Sale 324, Lot 1004