Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016

Category — 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)

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Sale 1120, Lot 1207, 5c-90c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 27-39)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Beautifully centered, warm color on fresh paper, neat strike of red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II ORANGE BROWN.

The 5c Orange Brown is much scarcer used than unused, due to its short life while it was valid for postage and the recovery of stocks of unused stamps from southern post offices after the Civil War. Examples in this choice sound used condition are rare.

With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,300.00). Only four examples have been graded higher (at 95) and only two others share this grade

1,475
3,250