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Grade
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Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2269, 1857-60 Issue5c Red Brown, Ty. I (28), 5c Red Brown, Ty. I (28)5c Red Brown, Ty. I (28). Horizontal pair, vivid rich color and sharp proof-like impression, tied by perfectly struck "Fentonville Mich. Jul 6" circular datestamp on buff cover to Folsom City, Cal., single pulled perf on right stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine, a handsome and rare domestic transcontinental use, ex Mason, Ackerman, Gibson, Knapp and "Sevenoaks"

E. 500-750
650
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-12-17
United States Postal History and Confederate States
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2270, 1857-60 Issue5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Vertical strip of three with interpane margin and guideline at left, rich color, scissors-trimmed perfs at bottom, used with vertical strip of three 10c Green, Ty. III/II/III (33/32/33), scissors-trimmed perfs at top, tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 2, 1857" circular datestamp on folded cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 9 Dec. 12" credit datestamp (three-times 3c credit for American Packet), ultramarine Havre transit datestamp, red "PD" in frame, horizontal file fold thru center 5c stamp (pressed-out crease), still Fine appearing and an impressive triple-rate franking, ex "Lake Shore"

E. 1,000-1,500
425
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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
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 314, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, A magnificent strip of six of the 5¢ 1857 Red Brown on cover to France--the largest and finest recorded on-cover strip

5¢ Red Brown (28), horizontal strip of six, well-centered, rich color, tied by clear strikes of "Charleston S.C. Apr. 16, 1858" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Lille, France, red "Boston 21 Apr. Paid 24" 24¢ credit datestamp--carried on the Cunarder America, departing Boston on April 21, 1858, and arriving at Liverpool May 4--French arrival datestamp (May 4) and "P.D." in frame struck twice, receiving backstamps

Very Fine strip and cover. No strip larger than six is recorded on cover, and this is the finest of the few known 5¢ 1857 multiple uses.

Illustrated in Hill, United States Five Cent Stamp of 1856-1861 (p. 45) and Bakers' U.S. Classics (p. 141). Ex Howard Lehman, J. David Baker, Walter C. Klein (where it was illustrated on the front cover of the postal history sale) and "Sevenoaks."

E. 10,000-15,000
23,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2029, 1851-57 Issues5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Brownish, slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich color, perfs essentially clear of outer projections on all sides, single short perf at bottom and light diagonal crease at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN IS AN EXTREMELY RARE STAMP WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

The perforated 5c Type I stamps in any shade of Red Brown are very rare in unused or original-gum condition. The number of original-gum Scott 28 singles falls somewhere between the numbers for the Brick Red (Scott 27) and the Indian Red (Scott 28A), which catalogue $80,000.00 and $160,000.00, respectively.

With 2019 P.F. certificate

60,000
9,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-05-08
The William H. Gross Collection: Outstanding U.S. Stamp Multiples
ogbl
Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 40, 1¢-90¢ 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39), This original-gum block of six is the largest known unused multiple of the 1857 5¢ Red Brown

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Red Brown (28), C/D Reliefs, block of six, original gum, rich color in the 1856 shade of Red Brown, centered to right, bottom perforations trimmed off but a wide even margin remains

PROVENANCE

George H. Worthington, J. C. Morgenthau sale, 8/21-23/1917, lot 157

Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 1/16-18/1956, lot 661, to Cole (for Lilly)

Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Siegel Auction Galleries, 2/7-8/1968, Sale 327, lot 28

Siegel Auction Galleries, 1993 Rarities of the World, 10/3/1995, Sale 745, lot 409

CERTIFICATION

The Philatelic Foundation (1994)

CONDITION NOTES

Fine; natural vertical preprinting paper crease in lefthand pair and bottom right stamp has tiny flaw in left margin (possibly natural and not noted on certificate)

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

Single at $60,000.00 = $300,000.00 Pair at $125,000.00 = $375,000.00 Average-Fine block at $90,000.00 based on 2009 sale

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Rarity of Perforated 5¢ Type I Red Brown Blocks

The 5¢ Type I Red Brown Imperforate was issued sometime in the first quarter of 1856. It seems likely that all of the stamps distributed to post offices were from the initial print run of 600,000 made by Toppan Carpenter at their Philadelphia plant, because there is virtually no variation in the Red Brown shade of the imperforate stamps.

In 1857 the Post Office began issuing perforated stamps for all denominations, and they started by perforating the existing stock of imperforate sheets on hand. In the case of 1¢ stamps, the use of old stock produced perforated versions of stamps printed from plates associated with imperforate issues--Plates 1L, 2 and 4--and collectors can readily identify those early perforated stamps by their plate characteristics. However, since only one plate was used to print 5¢ Type I stamps, something other than plate criteria must be used to identify perforated stamps made from imperforate stock.

The key is the color shade. The photograph at left shows the four Red Brown shades associated with 5¢ Type I Perforated stamps. The 1856-57 Red Brown at the far left and the 1858 Red Brown to its right are both listed under Scott 28, but they represent two different printings--the block offered here is the 1856-57 shade. The Bright Red Brown, Scott 28b, is really just an intermediate shade from the 1858 printing, with the regular Red Brown, Scott 28, at the lighter end of the spectrum, and the Indian Red, Scott 28A, at the more intense end.

We are aware of only four unused blocks of Scott 28 (there are no unused blocks of Scott 28b or 28A):

1) Block of 6, original gum, bottom perfs trimmed, ex Worthington, Caspary, Lilly, offered in this sale

2) Block of 4, ex Hind, Ward, Klein, Whitman

3) Block of 4, left half of block of 9 illustrated in the Hill book (p. 44), no gum, ex Phillips

4) Block of 4, right half of block of 9 illustrated in the Hill book (p. 44), no gum, stain spot, ex Phillips

The block offered here is and likely will remain the largest surviving unused multiple.

Shades of 5¢ Type I from left to right: 1856-57 Red Brown (Sc. 12, 28), 1858 Red Brown (Sc. 28), 1858 Bright Red Brown (Sc. 28b) and 1858 Indian Red (Sc. 28A)

E. 30,000-40,000
35,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1075
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1075, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-38)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Perfect centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, beautiful warm shade on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND IT IS SHARED BY ONLY ONE OTHER. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO OBTAIN WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS AND IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

Due to the narrow spacing between stamps on the plate, the perforations often touch or go into the outer portion of the design on one or more sides. The example offered here, with perfect centering and deep rich color, is a true condition rarity.

Ex Kirke. With 2000 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $29,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other example has achieved this grade, a statistic that has not changed since 2010.

1,050
14,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1076
PF 90
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1076, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-38)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Bright color in the shade of the 1856 imperforate issue, outstanding centering with balanced margins, lightly cancelled by New Orleans 1858 circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT RED BROWN.

With 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

1,050
1,500
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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 1620, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Rich color nicely complemented by blue grid and circular datestamp cancels, well-balanced margins with perforations clear of outer projections on all sides, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp

1,125
650
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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 1621, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Rich color, nice margins and centering, double-struck circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, purple backstamp does not show thru, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,050
475
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-03-11
United States Postal History including The Angel Collection
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1131, Mexico and Central America5c Red Brown (28), 5c Red Brown (28)5c Red Brown (28). Positions 21-24R, third stamp with defective transfer, 1856 shade (prior to 1858 Red Brown printing), scissors-separated with intact perfs at bottom and s.e. at left, tied by "New Orleans La. Sep. 1, 1857" circular datestamps on blue folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, neat "2" reales due handstamp, horizontal file fold does not affect stamps, Fine and rare use of a strip with the defective transfer, ex Hill and Bilden, illustrated in Brookman on p. 222

E. 500-750
1,000
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