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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
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Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2271, 1857-60 Issue5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Vertical strip of three, usual scissors-separation with perfs complete except for a few blunted perfs at bottom, rich color, tied by "New Orleans La. Apr. 10, 1858" circular datestamps on folded letter to Bordeaux, France, red Boston credit datestamp and French transits, Fine and handsome Indian Red cover, with 1972 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for off-cover strip of three

13,000
2,800
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 2272, 1857-60 Issue5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Marvelous color, couple nibbed perfs at bottom, used with two 10c Green, Ty. III (33), manuscript cancels (not tied) with matching "Jersey Landing Ills. Aug. 4" (1858) manuscript postmark at left on mourning bordered cover to Liverpool, England, red "19" credit handstamp, red "America Liverpool Paid AU 28 58" circular datestamp, fresh and Fine use overpaying the 24c rate by 1c, with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
550
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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 315, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, The largest number of 1857 5¢ Indian Red stamps known on a single cover

5¢ Indian Red (28A), three pairs and two singles, the two pairs at left arranged in block form, well-centered, rich color, three stamps with interpane margins and centerline, four stamps have negligible faults, used with 1¢ Blue, Type V (24) and tied by "New Orleans La. Jan. 19, 1859" circular datestamp struck five times on folded letter to Brussels, Belgium, paying the 42¢ French mail rate for one ounce (a second 1¢ is missing to left), "Boston Am. Pkt. Jan. 28" circular datestamp on back--carried on the Inman Line City of Washington, departing New York January 29, 1859, and arriving at Liverpool February 11--French arrival datestamp (February 12) and framed "P.D." handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps

Very Fine appearance and unique. This wonderful artifact of the 1857 Perforated issue bears the largest number of 5¢ Indian Red stamps known on one cover.

Ex Alfred H. Caspary, Philip G. Rust, Dr. Leonard Kapiloff and from our 1987 Rarities of the World sale (consigned by Rust). Signed by Stanley B. Ashbrook with his notes on back. Illustrated in Rose, The First United States Perforated Stamps--The 1857 Issue (p. 40). With 1992 P.F. certificate. The total Scott value of the 5¢ Indian Red stamps off cover is $29,500.00.

E. 7,500-10,000
8,500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
95
PSE 80
 
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 95, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 21-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Lovely warm color, detailed impression, neat circular datestamp cancels

VERY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED, SCOTT 28A.

With 1975, 2013 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $3,500.00)

3,500
2,300
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-06-26
2019 Rarities of the World
2031°
PSE 70
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Sale Number 1205, Lot Number 2031, 1851-57 Issues5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Large part original gum, beautiful color in the true Indian Red shade, exceptional centering for this difficult issue with perforations completely clear of outer projections of the design on all sides, detailed impression clearly showing the lathework background, small corner crease at bottom right and corner crease at top right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED ISSUE. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST ORIGINAL-GUM STAMPS IN UNITED STATES PHILATELY -- ONLY FIVE INDIAN RED STAMPS WITH ANY AMOUNT OF GUM ARE CONTAINED IN OUR RECORDS.

Our search of old auction catalogues and the records of The Philatelic Foundation and P.S.E. yielded only eleven unused examples of Scott 28A including this stamp. Of these, only five have been described as having any gum whatsoever. These are:

1) The stamp offered in the Whitman sale (Sale 968, lot 37), previously in the 1941 C. A. Brown sale by Harmer, Rooke & Co. where described as "full original gum", also ex 1968 Rarities sale and A. T. Seymour Collection (Sale 373, Apr. 23, 1970, lot 35) where described as "large part original gum" and 2005 Rarities sale (lot 102)

2) The "Ambassador" copy (Sale 300, Apr. 27, 1966, lot 45A), described as part original gum, also ex "Argentum" (Sale 807, Feb. 23, 1999, lot 76) where described as "unused (traces of gum)"

3) The Caspary/Lilly copy, described in both catalogues as full original gum and with light horizontal crease, offered in our auction of the Hoffman collection (Sale 956, lot 35)

4) Part original gum, light diagonal crease and two small corner creases, ex Geisler and "Laila" (Sale 972, lot 3039)

5) The example offered here, surfaced in an estate in 2009 (Sale 976, lot 1224).

Census No. 28A-OG-05. With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (POG, Fine 70; unpriced in SMQ with original gum above the grade of 50, SMQ $175,000.00 as 50). The grade of Fine 70 indicates that this should grade 90 for centering, based on the P.S.E.'s prescribed deductions for faults.

160,000
90,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1077
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1077, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-38)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Gorgeous intense shade in the unmistakable true Indian Red color, toward the deeper end of the color spectrum, choice centering with perfs clear of outer projections on all sides, neat strike of New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED, WITH STUNNING COLOR, FRESH PAPER AND LONG AND FULL PERFORATIONS ALL AROUND. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

The deepest shade of Red Brown from the 1858 printing is known as Indian Red. It is found in a short spectrum of color, ranging from a dark purplish shade to a vivid "glowing" orange shade. To be classified as Indian Red, the stamp's impression must be strong throughout, especially in the area of the oval surrounding Jefferson's head. If a stamp possesses anything less than a very deep impression with the characteristic intense red shade, it will fall short of Indian Red, Scott 28A (and that is why Scott 28b was created as "second place").

Ex Merlin. With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $8,000.00). Only one has graded higher (at 95) and five others share this grade. This is the first in this grade we have offered since 2012.

3,500
6,000
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1622, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Unused (no gum), wonderful intense color in the true 1858 Indian Red shade, proof-like impression on bright paper, margins clear of outer projections on all sides, reperfed at top and faint stain at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 5-CENT INDIAN RED.

Our search of old auction catalogues and the records of The Philatelic Foundation and P.S.E. yielded only eleven unused examples of Scott 28A. Of these, the majority are without gum.

With 1959 and 1997 P.F. certificates

40,000
19,000
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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 122, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Radiant color in the true Indian Red shade, neat strike of circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate

3,500
900
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 83, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Deep rich color in this distinctive shade, centered to left with perfs just touching outer projection, circular datestamp and red cancels, fresh and Fine, with 1971 and 2015 P.F. certificates

3,750
1,100
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2018-06-27
2018 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1185, Lot Number 23, 1851-60 Issues5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Vertical strip of three, radiant color in the intense Indian Red shade, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. Aug. 18" (1858) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Nantes, France, bold strike of red "Boston Paid 12 25 Aug." credit datestamp, red boxed "P.D." handstamp, French transit and receiving backstamps

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND VERTICAL STRIP OF THREE OF THE 1858 5-CENT INDIAN RED ON COVER TO FRANCE. RARE IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

This cover from the Garnier correspondence was carried on the Cunarder Niagara from Boston on August 25, 1858, arriving Liverpool September 4.

With 2017 P.F. certificate

E. 7,500-10,000
4,500
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