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Sale 1228 — The William H. Gross Collection: United States 1847 First Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 October, 2020

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Category — Early Impressions-Deep Red Brown and Orange Brown

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1228, Lot Number 133, Early Impressions-Deep Red Brown and Orange Brown, 5c Deep Orange Brown (1b), the true 1847 First Printing Orange Brown with intense color and impression--submitted to P.F. in 1991 as Orange Brown, but they opined "Scott 1, Deep Red Brown shade" due to a lack of understanding of what the 1847 Orange Brown actually is-- full margins to clear, neat strike of red New York square grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Saadi, with 1991 P.F. certificate as No. 1--we guarantee this as a No. 1b Orange Brown--Scott value $725.00

E. 300-400
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