VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 5-CENT TYPE I BROWN.
With 1997 and 2005 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE. A SCARCE SOUND AND WELL-CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 5-CENT BROWN TYPE I, SCOTT 29.
For some reason, most original-gum examples of this issue are either off center or have small faults. Although centered closer to top, this is one of the choicer examples.
Ex Caspary and Curtis as part of a strip of four. With 2014 P.F. certificate as strip of four.
FRESH AND FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 5-CENT BROWN TYPE I.
This is most definitely the 1859 printing in Brown, but the shade of this stamp is distinctly darker than most examples of Scott 29 we have encountered.
With 1977 and 1990 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1857 5-CENT BROWN. THE LARGEST RECORDED UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THIS ISSUE IS A MULTIPLE OF FOUR (BLOCK OR STRIP). A FANTASTIC SHOWPIECE.
The largest recorded unused multiple of Scott 29 is one containing four stamps. Three blocks of four are known -- the most recent was offered in our 2009 Whitman sale and realized $125,000 hammer. Perhaps two or three strips of four are also known.
Ex Caspary. Scott Retail $24,500.00 as strip of three and single.
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT TYPE I BROWN.
With 1976 and 1989 P.F. certificates, the latter as "previously hinged"