VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLY FRESH AND VIBRANT SHADE OF INDIAN RED, THE MOST DESIRABLE COLOR VARIETY OF THE 5-CENT 1857 ISSUE.
We removed this stamp from a piece addressed to France with a 10c Green, Ty. III (33). The additional stamp (Scott value $190.00) and piece accompany this beautiful 5c Indian Red.
Ex "European Connoisseur'. With 2015 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT INDIAN RED. A DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
With 1997 (as a strip of three) and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90)
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)
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.