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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
62°
 
Sale Number 1228, Lot Number 62, Plate Varieties, 5¢ Red Brown (1), with wide break in left frameline, visible without magnification, large margins to huge at left with frameline of adjacent position, bright shade that we would classify as an Orange Brown from worn plate and submitted as such to the P.F., but they opined "Reddish Brown, as sold in the Newbury sale" (unusual wording for a certificate), red numeral "5" cancel (Baltimore), Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp with a scarce plate variety, ex Newbury and Saadi, with 1990 P.F. certificate, Scott value as Red Brown with numeral cancel is $450.00

E. 500-750
350
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