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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
c
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 313, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, The only recorded used block of the 5¢ 1857 Brick Red, on or off cover

5¢ Brick Red (27), block of four, brilliant color, intact perfs at right with part of adjoining straddle-pane margin, centered a bit to left but better than usual centering, faint pre-use crease in right pair ending in a tear at bottom of upper right stamp, manuscript cancels and tied by fancy "Stoneham Mass. Sep. 26, 1859" circular datestamp with scroll on cover to Stanbridge, Canada, red "United States 6d" double-line oval handstamp, Montreal and West Farnham backstamps

A Very Fine cover which bears the only recorded used block of the 5¢ Brick Red. A wonderful showpiece and one of the outstanding examples of classic perforated multiples.

Many collectors know this issue by type and shade, but few are aware of the order of production (or release). This state of confusion is partly due to the Scott Catalogue. The distinctive Brick Red shade of the 5¢ 1857 Issue comes first in the series of Scott-listed perforated 5¢ issues, but its true release date comes later in the sequence.

Based on dated covers, the 5¢ Type I shades were released in the following order: 1) Red Brown, Scott 28, EDU 8/23/1857; 2) Indian Red, Scott 28A, EDU 3/31/1858; 3) Brick Red, Scott 27, EDU 10/6/1858; and 4) Brown, Scott 29, EDU 3/21/1859, almost certainly the last printing from the first 5¢ plate. The second 5¢ plate was made from a new six-relief transfer roll with the design projections cut away at top and bottom, to varying degrees. The Type II Brown was issued first (Scott 30A, EDU 5/4/1860), and the Orange Brown printing from the same plate followed about one year later (Scott 30, EDU 5/8/1861).

We record only two blocks of the 5¢ Brick Red, this used block on cover and the original-gum block last sold in our 2018 William H. Gross United States Stamp Treasures sale (Sale 1188, lot 47). This double-rate cover to Canada is accompanied by a matching 10¢ Green, Type V (35) on cover from the same correspondence.

Ex Stephen D. Bechtel (1993 Rarities of the World sale). Illustrated in Hill, United States Five Cent Stamp of 1856-1861 (p. 55). With 1994 P.F. certificate.

E. 20,000-30,000
37,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
94
PSE 75
 
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 94, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 21-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color on bright paper, choice centering, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp cancel, single short perf at top, appears Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates, only the latter mentioning the short perf (F-VF 75; SMQ $1,100.00, downgraded substantially for the short perf)

1,450
650
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1074
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1074, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-38)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Brilliant color, beautiful centering with wide and balanced margins and with outer projections completely untouched by the perfs, well-struck "New Orleans La. May 19, 1859" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE -- THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

Ex "Tahoe" and Merlin. With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only five others share this grade. This is the first in this grade we have offered since 2013.

1,450
9,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1619, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Bright shade, attractive margins and centering, double-struck New Orleans circular datestamp cancel with portion of red transit at top right, Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,700
850
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
 
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 121, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Bright color, well-centered, New Orleans circular datestamp cancel, reperfed and color slightly changed at bottom, appears Extremely Fine, with clear 1996 P.S.E. certificate

1,450
650
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2018-10-25
United States and CSA Postal History
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2132, 1851-60 Issues5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Used with and affixed slightly overlapping 10c Green, Ty. II (32), tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 5, 1859" circular datestamp and red "New York Paid 6 Jan. 15" credit datestamp on folded letter to Bordeaux, France, boxed "P.D." handstamp, French transit, transit and receiving backstamps, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, 5c small flaw at bottom left corner is barely noticeable, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
350
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
ogbl
Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 47, The Unique 5c Brick Red Block of Four, This is the only recorded unused block of the 5¢ Brick Red, Scott 27, and the block is superb with original gum--this is the most important multiple of the 1857 5¢ Jefferson Perforated stamps, and it is generally regarded as one of the most important blocks in United States philately

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Brick Red (27), block of four, original gum, beautiful bright Brick Red color and fresh paper, unusually precise centering for this issue, which was produced with sheets printed from the original plate used for imperforate stamps, on which the subjects had insufficient space between them to accommodate the rows of perforations

PROVENANCE

* George H. Worthington, J. C. Morgenthau sale, 8/21-23/1917, lot 153, possibly to Duveen

* Henry J. Duveen (listed in Phillips’s November 1922 book; sold privately to Hind through Phillips)

* Arthur Hind, Phillips-Kennett sale, 11/20-24/1933, lot 179, to Ward

* Wharton Sinkler, Eugene Klein sale, 5/17/1940, Sale 117, lot 50, to Ward

* Philip H. Ward, Jr. (bought privately, estate sold to Weills, 1963)

* Benjamin D. Phillips (bought from Weills out of Ward estate, 1964)

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 1983 and 1989 Rarities of the World sales, lots 64 and 113, respectively, to Weill

* Weill Brothers’ Stock, Christie’s Robson Lowe sale, 10/12/1989, lot 69, to Dr. Kapiloff

* Dr. Leonard Kapiloff (sold privately to Hagendorf/Columbian)

* Anonymous (bought and sold privately through Harry Hagendorf, Columbian Stamp Co.)

* Siegel Auction Galleries, 2000 Rarities of the World, 5/13/2000, Sale 824, lot 117, to anonymous dealer (sold privately months after sale to Whitman)

* Alan B. Whitman, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1/7/2009, Sale 968, lot 34, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* Donna O’Keefe, Linn’s Philatelic Gems II, p. 144

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (1989 and 2000)

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine; insignificant small thin spot in top left stamp

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/47.pdf

E. 400,000-500,000
400,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
og
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 79, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Original gum, rich color, some soiling and staining, small thin spot in forehead not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND AFFORDABLE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT BRICK RED.

After surveying dozens of classic United States sale catalogues, we found approximately 25 examples of Scott 27 with original gum, allowing for duplicate offerings and excluding the one known original-gum block. Of the stamps we counted, about half had perfs touching on two sides or were deeply cut into on one side. Almost two-thirds had stains or faults. This is a very presentable example of this rare stamp.

With 1971 P.F. certificate

80,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
og
Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 21, 1851-60 Issues5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Original gum, vivid Brick Red color, attractive margins and centering, completely sound

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND, ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 5-CENT BRICK RED.

Many collectors know this issue by type and shade, but few are aware of the order of production (or release). This state of confusion is partly due to the Scott Catalogue. The distinctive Brick Red shade of the 5c 1857 Issue comes first in the series of Scott-listed perforated 5c issues, but its true release date comes later in the sequence.

Based on dated covers, the 5c Type I shades were released in the following order: 1) Red Brown, Scott 28, EDU 8/23/1857; 2) Indian Red, Scott 28A, EDU 3/31/1858; 3) Brick Red, Scott 27, EDU 10/6/1858; and 4) Brown, Scott 29, EDU 3/21/1859, almost certainly the last printing from the first 5c plate. The second 5c plate was made from a new six-relief transfer roll with the design projections cut away at top and bottom, to varying degrees. The Type II Brown was issued first (Scott 30A, EDU 5/4/1860), and the Orange Brown printing from the same plate followed about one year later (Scott 30, EDU 5/8/1861).

After surveying dozens of classic United States sale catalogues, we found approximately twenty examples of Scott 27 with original gum, allowing for duplicate offerings and excluding the one known original-gum block. Of the stamps we counted, about half had perfs touching on two sides or were deeply cut into on one side. Almost two-thirds had stains or small faults. This sound example is a rarity among rarities.

With 1958 A.P.S. certificate. With 1974 and 2015 P.F. certificates

80,000
30,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 22, 1851-60 Issues5c Brick Red (27), 5c Brick Red (27)5c Brick Red (27). Used with vertical pair of 1c Blue, Ty. V (24), also single 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and block of five of 10c Green, Ty. V (35), cancelled or tied by "Tolono Ill. Dec. 13" circular datestamp mostly on back of cover to Duisburg, Prussia, Germany, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid 14 Dec. 17" credit datestamp, red boxed "Aachen Franco" datestamp, flap opened causing tear in 1c, 5c and top right 10c stamps, opened for display

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN IMPRESSIVE FRANKING INCLUDING THE 5-CENT BRICK RED TO PAY THE DOUBLE 30-CENT PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL RATE TO PRUSSIA.

With 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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