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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 — Plate Varieties

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
58°
 
Sale Number 1228, Lot Number 58, Plate Varieties, 5¢ Orange Brown (1b), beautiful bright color with strong orange hue and distinctive impression from cleaned plate--we are classifying this as an Orange Brown, despite the 1992 P.F.C. as Dark Brown, Scott 1a, which it most definitely is not--showing vertical plate scratch in lower left margin, large margins to a bit close at right, tied on small piece by two strikes of red numeral "5" in cogged oval cancel of Chicago, Very Fine, a lovely combination of stamp color, plate variety and a better cancel, ex Saadi, with 1992 P.F. certificate as Dark Brown (1a), Scott value as No. 1b with numeral cancel is $825.00--offered as such and subject to certification

E. 400-500
500
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