Sale 1245 — United States Stamps, featuring the Sacramento Collection
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 16-18 November, 2021
Category — 1875 Reprint of 1857-60 Issue (Scott 40-47)
5c Orange Brown, Reprint (42). Without gum as issued, bright shade, unusually choice centering
EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1857 REPRINT.
The Continental Bank Note Company reprinted the 5c stamp from the original plate of 200 subjects. 10,000 were printed (50 impressions). Only 878 were sold; the remaining 9,122 were destroyed on July 23, 1884, by order of the Postmaster General. Due to the narrow spacing between subjects, many have perforations touching the design at either top or bottom. The example offered here, with perfectly balanced margins, is a remarkable stamp.
With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $5,250.00). Only two grade higher (at 95) and one other shares this grade. Scott values this issue in the grade of Fine