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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
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
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Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 316, 1857-60 1¢ to 90¢ Perforated Issues, 5¢ 1857 Brown vertical pair on cover to California--extraordinary quality

5¢ Brown (29), vertical pair, rich color and attractive centering, bottom stamp couple short perfs at bottom, tied by "Hallowell Me. Oct. 3, 1859" circular datestamp on orange-buff cover to Nevada, California, barely reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive use of a pair of the 5¢ 1857 Type I in the Brown shade on a transcontinental cover to California, ex Gibson, Krug and Haas

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-10-29
The William H. Gross Collection: United States Postal History
 
Sale Number 1211, Lot Number 475, Fancy Cancellations (other than Waterburys), "34" in Star fancy cancel of Hatfield, Massachusetts

"34" in Star, Hatfield, Massachusetts (Skinner-Eno ST-C5), bold strike with clear "34" at center cancels 5¢ Brown (29), single short perf at top right, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, Hatfield was founded in 1660 and is near Springfield, the "34" refers to the number of states in the Union, ex Jennings

E. 300-400
1,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-07-23
United States Stamps and Confederate States
og
Sale Number 1206, Lot Number 96, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 21-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Disturbed original gum, h.r., deep rich color, tiny corner perf crease at top left, Fine appearance

5,500
400
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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
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Sale Number 1200, Lot Number 41, 1¢-90¢ 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39), This original-gum block is one of four recorded unused blocks of the 1859 5¢ Brown Type I--only three have original gum and only two have the Transfer Flaw position

DESCRIPTION

5¢ Brown, Type I (29), Positions 12-13/22-23R1, block of four, bottom right stamp shows the transfer flaw (23R1), original gum, unusually choice centering, rich color and dark shade

PROVENANCE

Arthur Hind, Phillips-Kennett sale, 11/20-24/1933, lot 186, to Colson (for Caspary)

Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 1/16-18/1956, lot 683, to Weill

Order of U.S. Trust Company, H. R. Harmer sale, 5/27-28/1969, lot 207, to Klein

Walter C. Klein, Christie's Robson Lowe sale, 3/15/1989, lot 185, to Zoellner

Robert Zoellner, Siegel Auction Galleries, 10/8-10/1998, Sale 804, lot 124, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

ANPHILEX 1996 Invited Exhibits (Zoellner)

CONDITION NOTES

Very Fine except for tiny nicked perforation hole at bottom of top left stamp, small hinge marks and careful reinforcement of perforations

SCOTT CATALOGUE VALUE (2019)

$90,000.00

HISTORY AND COMMENTARY

The Four Surviving Unused Blocks of the 5¢ Type I Brown

The Brown shade, which has no red or orange hue, was the last printed from the original 5¢ plate, which had the full Type I design. Beginning in 1860, the trimmed reliefs were used, producing Type II stamps (Scott 30A and 30).

There are only four unused blocks of the 5¢ Brown, Type I, Scott 29--all comprising four stamps. Three were owned by Walter C. Klein, and two of the blocks contain the defective transfer variety, Position 23R1. Details of the four recorded blocks are as follows:

1) Block of 4, positions unknown, sound, each stamp well-centered, ex Worthington, Sinkler, Ward, Klein and Whitman (Sale 968, lot 39)

2) Block of 4, Positions 12-13/22-23R1, bottom right stamp showing the transfer flaw, tiny nick in perf hole at top left, ex Caspary, Klein and Zoellner, offered in this sale

3) Block of 4, Positions 13-14/23-24R1, bottom left stamp showing the transfer flaw, ex Caspary, Lehman, Klein, Hall (Sale 1096, lot 65)

4) Block of 4, positions unknown, regummed, 1993 Rarities of the World, Sale 755, lot 76

This is one of three blocks with original gum, of which two have the Transfer Flaw position (numbers 2 and 3 in the list above).

E. 15,000-20,000
23,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1078
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1078, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-38)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Perfect centering, rich color and detailed impression, neat circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 5-CENT TYPE I BROWN IN THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CONDITION. THIS STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND IT IS SHARED BY ONLY ONE OTHER.

Due to the narrow spacing, many examples have the outer projections touching or in to the perforations. The example offered here is a notable exception.

Ex Kirke and Curtis. With 2010 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $11,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other has achieved this desirable grade

375
5,750
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1857-60 Issue
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1079, 5c-30c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-38)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Incredibly choice centering and margins, crisp shade on bright paper, faint face-free strike of town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 1984 and 2002 P.F. certificates

375
1,300
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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 1623, 1857-60 Issue (Scott 18-39)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Unused (no gum), choice margins and centering with perfs clear of all four outer projections, rich color, faintest trace of toning on two perf tips at bottom, reperfed at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2018 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,200
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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 1276, Germany5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Bright shade, used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35) with captured imprint, tied by red grid cancels on bookseller and publisher's green overall advertising cover to Berlin, Germany, red "N. York Hamb. Pkt. 10 Paid May 18" (1861) credit datestamp, "FRANCO" straightline handstamp also ties 5c, Hamburg and receiving backstamps, small cover tear at top right is very minor, Very Fine and attractive, ex Gibson

E. 500-750
250
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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 1319, Italy5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) and horizontal pair of 10c Green, Ty. V (35), cancelled or tied by magenta grids, matching "Hartford Ct. Nov. 20" (1860) circular datestamp on tissue-paper cover to Tuscany, Italy, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Nov. 21" circular datestamp, magenta "24" manuscript credit, "via Bremen" at top right crossed out, 5c tear at bottom left, 3c and right 10c stamps with small tears, all stamps with some slight toning, missing bottom flap, still appears Fine, scarce franking, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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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 1341, Denmark5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Used with strip of three 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by multiple strikes of "New Orleans La. Jul. 23, 1859" double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Copenhagen, Denmark, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Jul. 30" circular datestamp on back, red "12" credit handstamp and red boxed "Aachen Franco" transit datestamp, magenta manuscript rates, 10c stamps with some light age bleaching spots, appears Very Fine, a scarce destination during this period, paying the 35c Prussian Closed Mail rate, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
400
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