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Sale 428 — 1973 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Thursday, 22 March, 1973

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
16
og
5c Dark Red Brown (1). Gorgeous color & Impression, Large margins, Fresh, o. g., Extremely Fine, A wonderful "Gem", Ex-Lilly, Caspary

450
0
17
og
Sale Number 428, Lot Number 17, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to just clear at top right, Marked Short Transfer, Fresh, o. g., Beautiful impression, Very light gum bend & faint, barely visible toning spot; A beautiful stamp, difficult to find in such fresh quality, Ex-Neinken, with A. P. S. Certificate

2,500
1,350
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18
 
Sale Number 428, Lot Number 18, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Wheeling (W.) Va, 10c Black (2). Wheeling (W.) Va10c Black (2). Wheeling (W.) Va. Precancel, Margins all around, large on three sides, Red precancel grid at upper left, Bold Blue Grid regular cancel, Very Fine, Rare & seldom found in such choice condition

1,000
0
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19
 
Sale Number 428, Lot Number 19, 1847 Issue, 10c Black (2) Vertical Pair, Large Margins all around, Bright Red Grid Cancels, Very Fine

650
1,100
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20
 
Sale Number 428, Lot Number 20, 1847 Issue10c Black, Diagonal Bisect (2a), 10c Black, Diagonal Bisect (2a)10c Black, Diagonal Bisect (2a). Large Margins, tied to small piece by Bold Red Rimless Grid, Extremely Fine, with P. F. Certificate, (cat. $2400.00 on cover)

E. 500-750
1,200
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21
 
Sale Number 428, Lot Number 21, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Two Horiz, 10c Black (2). Two Horiz10c Black (2). Two Horiz. Pairs, originally a strip of Four, Pos. 85-86, 87-88, Large margins all around on all four stamps. Tied on large piece by Blue Grids, matching "Louisville, Ky. 5" postmark, ms. "40", stamps Extremely Fine, An Incredible Showpiece

E. 1,000-2,000
3,000
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22
c
Sale Number 428, Lot Number 22, 1847 Issue10c Intense Black (2), 10c Intense Black (2)10c Intense Black (2). Marvelous color & impression, Large to Huge margins incl. R. sheet margin, Abnormal recut with R. frame line extending above & below the stamp. Tied by Brilliant Red "Saint Louis, Mo. 10" pmk., repeated on the cover, Extremely Fine

300
1,050
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23
c
Sale Number 428, Lot Number 23, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Used from Canada to N. Y, 10c Black (2). Used from Canada to N. Y10c Black (2). Used from Canada to N. Y. City, Margins virtually all around, barely touched in top right corner. Tied by Red Grids, struck twice & part of Red Canada "41/2(d)" rate marking, verifying use in Canada. Red "10" in circle, Red rimless "Montreal, Canada, Dec. 29, 1849" pmk. ms. "Paid to the Lines" Handsome & rare cover, one of the few with the U. S. stamp tied by Canadian markings

E. 1,000-2,000
2,700
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24
c
Sale Number 428, Lot Number 24, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Horiz, 10c Black (2). Horiz10c Black (2). Horiz. Pair, Large margins all around, just tied by Red Grid, matching "U.S. Express Mail, Boston", ms. "20" on fresh, neat folded cover to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine

800
1,700
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24A
 
Sale Number 428, Lot Number 24A, 1847 Issue1c Blue, Ty. la, IlIa, PI. 4 (6, 8a). Combination Vertical Strip of Three, Pos, 1c Blue, Ty. la, IlIa, PI. 4 (6, 8a). Combination Vertical Strip of Three, Pos1c Blue, Ty. la, IlIa, PI. 4 (6, 8a). Combination Vertical Strip of Three, Pos. 80-90-100L4, Large to Huge margins all round, being an incredible corner piece; Marvelous, deep color, Sharp, clear impression, neat ms. cancel. The top stamp, 8GL almost qualifies as a Ty. III, since in addition to the wide break at top, the bottom line below the "CE" of "Cent" is broken. This incomparable strip is illustrated in Ashbrook, Brookman & Neinken, with comments on its beauty. It is one of the greatest of all 1c 1851 pieces. The epitome of perfection

E. 1,000-2,000
2,200
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