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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
35
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 35, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Deep Red Brown (1), 5c Deep Red Brown (1)5c Deep Red Brown (1). Original gum, large margins all around including sheet margin at bottom, beautiful rich color and sharp impression from an early printing on deeply blued paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN EVERY RESPECT -- COLOR, GUM, PAPER AND OVERALL FRESHNESS -- AND ONE OF THE GEMS OF THE HALL COLLECTION.

Acquired by the Halls from Leland Powers, this stamp has been kept out of sight since 1950. Spared from light and handling, it possesses color and freshness very rarely seen among classic stamps today.

5,250
21,000
36
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 36, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Original gum, large evenly-balanced margins, distinctive bright shade and fine detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 IN AN UNUSUAL BRIGHT SHADE.

Parisian dealer's small backstamp. Ex West.

5,250
8,000
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37
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 37, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Unused (no gum), full to large margins all around, intense dark color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A VERY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE DARK BROWN SHADE -- IN SUPERB CONDITION WITH REMARKABLY WELL-PRESERVED COLOR.

Purchased from a Morgenthau auction in 1921, this stamp has not been exposed to light or other harmful elements so often affect 5c 1847 shades.

2,900
6,250
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38
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 38, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around including huge sheet margin at left, bright shade on lightly blued paper, clear strike of vivid red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

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

600
2,600
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39
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 39, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, fresh and bright color, multiple strikes of unusual grid of tiny blue diamonds fancy cancel, faint horizontal crease and tiny corner crease -- negligible in a stamp of this beauty -- Extremely Fine appearance, a rare and unusual cancellation, ex Duckwall

675
1,250
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40
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 40, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to huge margins including sheet margin at right, dark color and detailed impression, cancelled by bright red 10-bar open rectangular grid used by Housatonic Railroad route agent, Extremely Fine and choice, a rare cancel

800
2,800
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41
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 41, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins all around, bold bright red 10-bar open rectangular grid used by Housatonic Railroad route agent, slight internal vertical crease, corner crease at top right, otherwise Extremely Fine, rare cancel, only twenty covers bearing the 5c 1847 are recorded with this railroad cancel, ex Brown

800
1,050
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42
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 42, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins all around, distinctive bright red shade from a late impression on nicely blued paper, perfect full strike of black oval grid with 10 diagonal lines fancy cancel, faint vertical crease at right, otherwise Extremely Fine, very rare cancel

675
850
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43
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 43, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, deep shade, cancelled by neat red Scarab fancy cancel of St. Johnsbury Vt., faint vertical crease at right, otherwise Extremely Fine, a rare cancel, two small purple backstamps (one barely shows thru), ex Duckwall

600
525
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44
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 44, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins, marvelous deep rich color and fine impression, cancelled by light strike of red-orange thick 4-bar rectangular grid cancel, Extremely Fine and choice

600
1,500
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45
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 45, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear at top, rich color, perfectly struck Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road dark blue propeller fancy cancel, tiny trace of pen mark at left, Extremely Fine and choice, a rare cancel, purchased from the Economist Stamp Co. in 1930

635
1,900
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46
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 46, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins all around with trace of adjacent stamp at top, rich color on deeply blued paper, neat strike of red "Paid" cancel, Extremely Fine Gem

650
1,300
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47
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 47, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, dark color, cancelled by perfectly-struck red "5" numeral cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Knapp

700
2,900
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48
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 48, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Full even margins all around, dark shade and deep rich color, cancelled by bold "5" numeral in circle cancel of Philadelphia, Very Fine, ex Duckwall (purchased in 1939)

735
2,700
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49
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 49, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins all around, rich color, each stamp with lightly struck red grid cancel, Extremely Fine and choice pair

1,250
2,300
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50
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 50, 5c 1847 Issue Off Cover5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal block of six, large margins to just in at bottom left, small piece cut off from top left corner, rich color, each stamp cancelled by neat ms. "X", on piece of package wrapper with pink ribbon beneath block, scissors-cut at bottom between left stamps, the righthand block is superb

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Scott Retail as a block of four and two singles

28,750
14,500
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