Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996
Category — 1847 Issue
A VERY FINE AND RARE BLOCK OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH ORIGINAL GUM.
With 1977 P.F. certificate
THE UNIQUE "ASHBROOK RECONSTRUCTION", ORIGINALLY TWO VERTICAL STRIPS NOW FORMING ONE EXTREMELY FINE AND INCOMPARABLE SHOWPIECE.
The left strip was owned by Stanley Ashbrook. In 1918, while viewing the Emerson collection, he realized that a similiar strip owned by the judge had once adjoined his own.
Illustrated in Brookman, Vol. I (p. 43). With 1980 Friedl and 1983 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR DOMESTIC 1847 ISSUE COVERS IN EXISTENCE.
This extraordinary cover was acquired by the owner in a European auction for the equivalent of $17,500. Ex Sampson, Lehman, Dick, Haas, with 1981 and 1982 P.F. certificates
A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ORANGE BROWN SHADE.
Multiples larger than a pair are exceedingly scarce. This strip of four is one of the largest multiples of the Orange Brown shade known on cover.
A VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE TRIPLE-RATE 10-CENT 1847 USAGE.
With the exception of covers emanating from the Ludlow Beebee correspondence, examples of the triple 10c rate paid by 1847 stamps are very rare. Many of the Ludlow Beebee covers are part of the Miller collection in the New York Public Library and unavailable to collectors.
VERY FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED PAIRS OF MATCHING 1847 DIAGONAL BISECTS ON COVERS, AND THE ONLY PAIR CANCELLED IN RED.
This pair comes from the correspondence of Maine senator, George Evans, to his wife and was the subject of an article by the late Susan McDonald (The Chronicle, Nov. 1969, Feb. 1984). The covers yielded three pairs of matched bisects on cover, including two cancelled in blue. An example of the latter realized $45,000 in our June 1992 sale of the Kapiloff 1847 collection.
Ex Moody and Baker. Accompanied by original ALS from Senator Evans which was sent in the May 2nd cover. With 1978 P.F. certificates
A VERY FINE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT AND 10-CENT 1847 COMBINATION.
Only a handful of covers are known with both values of the 1847 Issue used together, and examples showing one of each are extremely rare.