5¢ Red Brown (1), 10¢ Black, "Harelip" Variety (2 var), 10¢ Position 57L with clear "Harelip" plate variety, large margins to touched at bottom frameline, 5¢ horizontal pair, washed-out color and very worn impression, large margins to touched at top right, tied by three strikes of red grid with matching "Charleston S.C. May 11" (1850) circular datestamp on piece of blue cover to Ludlow Beebe in Philadelphia
Very Fine. An outstanding 1847 Issue combination use including the 10¢ "Harelip" variety.
This combination use paid double the over-300 miles rate from Charleston to the Northeast. The vast majority of such 20c rate covers were prepaid with a pair of 10c stamps--this is a rare exception.
Ex Sweet and Meroni. Scott value for No. 2 with "Harelip" variety is $3,500.00, value for Scott No. 1 pair is $800.00.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION PIECE WITH THE FIRST GENERAL ISSUE STAMPS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Ex Ishikawa, Koppersmith, Saadi (who used this as the frontispiece of his exhibit) and Gross. With 1988 and 1992 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE COMBINATION OF THE 5-CENT AND 10-CENT 1847 ISSUES ON A PIECE OF A COVER TO GREAT BRITAIN.
The 25c postage and 19c credit markings indicate this was originally a letter to Great Britain, prepaid at the 24c treaty rate with a 19c credit for Cunard packet service. Full-size covers showing the 24c treaty rate prepaid by a combination of 1847 Issue stamps are great rarities.
With 2007 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR COMBINATION USE OF 1847 ISSUE STAMPS, INCLUDING A SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR OF THE 10-CENT.
Although there is nothing to help us reach a definite conclusion, we believe it is possible this combination of stamps paid the 34c Retaliatory Rate on a transatlantic cover (1c overpayment).
"R.H.W. Co." (Weill) backstamp