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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — 10c 1847 Issue Off Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
51
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 51, 10c 1847 Issue Off Cover10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins all around including sheet margin at left, sharp detailed impression on nicely blued paper, bold strike of blue Philadelphia "10 cts" integral-rate circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BREATHTAKING SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Ex Arthur C. Weil (purchased at the 1947 Fifield auction)

1,450
3,500
52
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 52, 10c 1847 Issue Off Cover10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Three huge margins, ample at bottom, incredibly sharp proof-like impression on nicely blued paper, neat face-free strike of blue framed "Troy & New York Steamboat" waterway route agent's handstamp used as a cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THIS ROUTE AGENT'S MARKING TO CANCEL THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Only six covers are recorded in the Alexander census bearing this cancel, and not all are struck on the stamp. Purchased from the Burger Bros. in 1936.

2,050
2,300
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53
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 53, 10c 1847 Issue Off Cover10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins all around, proof-like impression, bold magenta grid cancel, probably Hartford Conn., faint crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Duckwall

1,800
1,150
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54
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 54, 10c 1847 Issue Off Cover10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Horizontal pair, large to enormous margins showing parts of adjoining stamps at top, beautiful proof-like impression, neat strikes of red-orange grids

EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Ex Moody (where acquired by the Halls)

3,250
4,500
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