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Sale 825 — U.S. Stamps and Covers, Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2000

Category — 5c 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
869
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 869, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, fine impression, cancelled by vivid red grid, matching "Richmond Va. Aug. 9" circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded cover to Baltimore, Extremely Fine and choice

700
1,250
870
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 870, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins incl. significant portion of adjoining stamp at top, cancelled by neat black grid on 1851 folded letter to Worcester Mass., red "Boston 23 Jun. 5 cts" integral-rate circular datestamp and matching "Paid", Extremely Fine and choice, a very late usage of the 1847 issue, which was demonetized seven days later

700
1,700
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871
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 871, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins all around, wonderful rich color and clear impression from the cleaned plate, tied by neat red grid cancel on blue 1850 folded cover to Norwich Conn., matching "Providence R.I. Sep. 19" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem stamp and choice cover, ex Emerson, Chase and Ackerman

700
1,200
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872
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 872, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins incl. sheet margin at left, dark shade and deep rich color, tied by two strikes of red grid, matching "Eastport Me. Aug. 13" circular datestamp on 1850 folded cover to Wiscasset Me., Extremely Fine and choice stamp and cover

700
2,300
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873
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 873, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins all around, distinctive bright shade, tied by blue grid on yellow cover to Cooperstown N.Y., matching "Utica Oct. 1/10" integral-rate circular datestamp struck partly off the cover (perhaps deliberately to omit rate), with 1850 enclosure, Extremely Fine, an unusual cover

735
3,500
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874
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 874, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Ample to large margins, deep rich color, cancelled by bold "paint" red grid, matching "Mobile Ala. Mar. 17" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to New Orleans, Extremely Fine, ex Ackerman

700
3,250
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875
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 875, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Intense shade and rich color, ample to large margins, tied by blue "Paid" in frame on 1847 folded cover to New York, matching "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 6 5cts" integral-rate datestamp, Very Fine and choice early usage of the Dark Brown

785
1,250
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876
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 876, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Intense shade and impression, large margins to ample at top, tied by neat ms. "X" on small cover to Portland Me., written in H. W. Longfellow's hand, blue "Cambridge Mass. Jul. 4" circular datestamp, cover shows faint band of toning at bottom, otherwise Very Fine and choice July 4th usage by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ex Mason

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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877
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 877, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins, bright shade from an 1850 printing, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Oct. 2" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Philadelphia, fresh and Extremely Fine, with notes from Chase on back -- "superb copy of the 5c 1847 in a typical 1850 color and impression. Color approaches the orange--not a common color."

700
950
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878
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 878, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, bright shade, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Nov. 19" circular datestamp on orange cover with printed address to Cooperstown N.Y., Extremely Fine and choice, ex Norcross

700
1,000
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879
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 879, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins with trace of adjoining stamp at left, tied by red square grid cancel, red "New-York Jan. 8" circular datestamp and sender's blue oval handstamp on 1848 folded letter to South Lee Mass., Extremely Fine, a colorful and attractive cover

700
1,150
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880
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 880, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Clear to large margins, tied by red grid, matching "New-York Feb. 10" circular datestamp on embossed Valentine cover to West Springfield Mass., North Hampton address crossed out, with Valentine enclosure (not original according to the PFC, but this opinion has no real justification), Very Fine and very rare Valentine use of the 1847 issue, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
575
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881
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 881, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, small corner crease at bottom left, tied by bold "5" in oval handstamp, matching "Baltimore Md. May 31" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Annapolis Md., minor splits along folds, Extremely Fine and attractive usage

835
1,050
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882
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 882, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just in at top, tied by bold strikes of red "5" numeral handstamp on folded cover to Seven Island P.O. Va., bold blue "Baltimore Md. Oct. 24" circular datestamp, 1850 receipt docketing on back, fresh and Very Fine

800
850
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883
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 883, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins, tied by bright red cancels, matching "Saint Louis Mo. Feb. 21/10" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine and choice cover

1,400
2,700
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884
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 884, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three full margins, just in at top, small sealed tear at bottom of stamp, tied by blue grid and also matching "5" in oval handstamp on folded cover to Fort McHenry at Baltimore, second strike of "5" at right and matching "Steam" straightline, faint toned spot from wax seal on back, Very Fine appearance, very unusual Baltimore waterway usage -- although a number of 1847 Issue "Steam" covers routed thru Baltimore are known, this one is unusual because it is addressed to Fort McHenry and was essentially treated as a drop-rate letter without the post office datestamp

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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885
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 885, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Ample margins to just in at bottom right, tied by red 17-bar grid in circle on 1849 folded letter to Albany, letter datelined New York City, matching partly clear strike of "Hudson Riv. Mail N.Y. Sep. 24" circular datestamp, Very Fine and attractive usage

E. 750-1,000
3,250
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886
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 886, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Intense color, ample margins to clear, part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by bold strike of red "PHILADA. RAIL ROAD"%$ straightline handstamp on Mar. 22, 1848 folded letter to New York, ms. "Paid", Extremely Fine and choice usage, ex Mason

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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887
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 887, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Intense shade, ample margins to clear, cancelled by blue ms. "X" and tied by red "PHILADA. RAIL ROAD"%$ straightline handstamp on Mar. 11, 1848 folded letter to New York, Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,050
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888
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 888, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, rich color, tied by red "PHILADA. RAIL ROAD"%$ straightline handstamp on blue 1849 folded letter to Providence R.I., matching red "New-York Nov. 13" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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889
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 889, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three clear margins, just in at top, tied by red New York square grid on folded letter to New York City datelined "Philada. June 26, 1851", neat strike of red "PHILADA. RAIL ROAD"%$ straightline handstamp, Very Fine, late usage as the 1847 Issue was demonetized four days after the letter was written

E. 750-1,000
900
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890
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 890, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Ample to large margins on nicely blued paper, tied by red "N. York & Phila. R.R. Oct. 18" route agent's circular datestamp on cover to Perth Amboy N.J., faint waterstain at right edge, otherwise Very Fine, a very scarce marking on the 1847 Issue, ex West, Gibson and Haas, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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891
c
Sale Number 825, Lot Number 891, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two singles, margins to just in, overlapping and tied by red grids, matching "New York Jan. 26/10 cts" integral-rate circular datestamp and "Paid" arc on 1850 folded letter to Kingston, Canada West, neat ms. "3" pence ferriage rate applied in Canada (Cape Vincent N.Y. to Kingston), Very Fine and extremely rare 1847 ferriage-rate usage

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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