Sale 489 — 1976 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Wednesday, 31 March, 1976

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
13
ogbl
Sale 489, Lot 13, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Block, Ample to Huge Margins incl. Bottom Sheet Margin, Bits of Two Adjoining Stamps at Left, Marvelous Rich Color, Part o. g., tiny scissor cut & tiny tear at right, only latter affects design, lightly creased, mostly in margins between stamps, Extremely Fine Appearance, A Fantastic Showpiece of the Utmost Rarity, with P. F. Certificate

8,000
5,500
14
 
Sale 489, Lot 14, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1). Large to Enormous Margins including Bits of Two Adjoining Stamps, Left Sheet Margin, Beautiful Rich Color, Neat Red Grid cancels, Extremely Fine, A Magnificent "Gem"

150
850
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15
 
Sale 489, Lot 15, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1). Margins all around, narrow at T. R., Large part of Blue "Troy & New York Steamboat" in box, Tiny thin speck, mostly in margin. a Stampless cover with full postmark & "7cts" in double circle accompanies. Attractive & Scarce

E. 500-750
425
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16
 
Sale 489, Lot 16, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Double Transfer, Ty. "D" (1). Margins all around, Huge at Sides. Pronounced doubling of upper left frame line & other Characteristics; Red Grid cancel, Very Fine, with P. F. Certificate. Brookman records only two examples, This third is from an original find & is the only one in Very Fine condition. The catalogue value of $800.00 obviously does not reflect the rarity of this greatly sought after variety

800
5,000
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17
c
Sale 489, Lot 17, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1). Two Singles, Rich Color, Sharp Impression, Ample to Large Margins except right stamp barely touched one spot top left, tied by Orange Red Grids, matching "Boston, 10cts." on Aug, 1848 Folded Letter to Phila., Beautiful & Striking Cover

E. 350-500
425
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18
 
Sale 489, Lot 18, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Extra Large Margins, Fresh Color, Bright Orange Grid cancel, Extremely Fine, A "Beauty"

500
1,150
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19
 
Sale 489, Lot 19, 1847 Issue10c Intense Black (2). Large Margins, Outstanding Color & Impression, Blue "Paid" cancel, Extremely Fine, ex-Caspary

500
1,200
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20
c
Sale 489, Lot 20, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Huge Margins, Unusually Sharp Color & Impression, tied by clear Red Square Grid, matching "New-York, 10cts." pmk. on Neat July 10, 1847 Folded Cover to Louisville, Ky., Third Earliest Cover Known, Extremely Fine, A Wonderful Stamp & Cover

550
1,850
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21
c
Sale 489, Lot 21, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Beautiful Shade, Fine Impression, Huge margins all around, Tied by neat Red Square Grid, Red "New-York" pmk., on 1848 folded letter to "M. C. R. Road Agent, Detroit, Mich." Extremely Fine, A "Gem"; Ex-Caspary

550
1,800
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22
c
Sale 489, Lot 22, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large margins all around, marked Short Transfer at top. Just tied by Bright Green Grid, matching Tallahassee, Fla. pmk. on neat 1848 folded cover to New York. Very Fine, A Very Rare cancellation & postmark

E. 1,000-2,000
2,600
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23
c
Sale 489, Lot 23, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Margins All Around, tied by light Blue Philadelphia pmk., struck again at right on Cover to Iowa, Blue Comer Card of Shoe, Hat & Straw Goods Co., Very Early Advertising Cover, Very Fine & Rare

E. 1,000-2,000
2,300
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24
c
Sale 489, Lot 24, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Horiz. Strip of Three, Three Large Margins, incl. L. Sheet Margin, Two left stamps barely touched at B., Red Grid & ms. "X" cancels not tied, Clear Red "Panama" Str. Line caps on neat cover to New Hampshire. One of the finest existing covers with the 10c '47 used from Panama. Ex-Emerson, Jessup, Ackerman

E. 2,000-5,000
6,000
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25
og
Sale 489, Lot 25, 1847 Issue5c, 10c Reproductions (3, 4). Brilliant Shades, Large Margins incl. Full top Sheet Margins, together with the original government envelope in which sold. Immaculate! The Epitome of Perfection, Ex-Sweet

775
2,300
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26
og
Sale 489, Lot 26, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproductions (3, 4). Unique Sheets of Fifty! Wonderfully Fresh, two 5c stamps on bottom row small thin spots, mentioned only for the sake of accuracy, the Most Fabulous Set of United States Sheets Known, An Extremely Fine & Staggering Exhibition Page (We can find no record of even a set of blocks having been offered in the past 30 or so years) (See Color Plate)

70,250
110,000
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27
P
Sale 489, Lot 27, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction Plate Proofs on India (3P, 4P). Complete Sheets of 50, Card Mounted, Extremely Fine Set, (Cat. Value as Singles & Blocks)

11,000
15,500
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28
P
Sale 489, Lot 28, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction Plate Proofs on Card (3P, 4P). Complete Sheets of 50, Extremely Fine Set (Cat. Value as Singles & Blocks)

8,150
12,500
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29
P
Sale 489, Lot 29, 1847 Issue10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proof on Bond (4P). Complete Sheet of 50, with gum, three stamps have faults, others Very Fine, Unlisted, Handsome Piece, An Important Rarity, Undoubtedly A Unique Sheet

E. 5,000-10,000
11,500
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