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Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

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

Category — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)

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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1259, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)5c Red Brown (75), 5c Red Brown (75)5c Red Brown (75). Original gum, gorgeous deep color and proof-like impression, well-centered

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A FRESH SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1862 ISSUE IN THE RED BROWN SHADE -- VERY RARE IN THIS CONDITION.

The 5c Red Brown, issued in early 1862 after the Buff printing, is one of the 1861-66 stamps that challenges collectors who demand choice original-gum examples. Multiples of the Red Brown are extremely rare, with only one recorded original-gum block; therefore, there has never been a supply of blocks from which singles could be harvested. The vast majority of original-gum singles are off-center or faulty.

With 2014 P.F. certificate

5,750
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