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.
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.
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.
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)
VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
Scott Retail as a block of four and two singles