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Sale 875 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 April, 2004

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
725
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 725, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Clear to large margins incl. trace of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5 cts. Mar. 2?" integral-rate circular datestamp, second strike and bold "Blood's Despatch, 28 So. Sixth" handstamp to left of stamp on lady's embossed cover to Bridgeton N.J., stamp with toned spots, otherwise Fine, beautiful bold strike of the scarce 28 South Sixth Street handstamp, the first of its type used briefly before Blood's expanded into 26 and 28 South Sixth

E. 1,000-1,500
675
726
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 726, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to in, overall toning, tied by boldy struck blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Nov. 7" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to N.J., clear strike of "Blood's Despatch 28 So. Sixth" handstamp, Very Fine cover, scarce 28 South Sixth Street handstamp, the first of its type used briefly before Blood's expanded into 26 and 28 South Sixth

E. 1,000-1,500
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727
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 727, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Two, right stamp Dot in "U" of "U.S.", intense color, large margins to just in, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 10 cts. Jun. 21" integral-rate circular datestamp, used with D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Black, "For the Post Office" (15L9) on folded cover to Montreal, Canada, ms. "4½" rate, receiving backstamp, part of address crossed out, Fine, very rare combination, with 1980 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,000
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728
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 728, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, beautiful rich color and proof-like early impression, tied by light strike of "New York Aug. 12" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., light vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Extremely Fine Gem

650
625
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729
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 729, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins all around, early proof-like impression, tied by red grid, matching "Boston 5 cts. 24 Jan." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Wareham Mass., two light vertical file folds away from stamp, small tear at top of cover, the stamp is an Extremely Fine Gem, with 1981 P.F. certificate

650
575
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730
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 730, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins, red "Paid" cancel and tied by red "New Bedford Ms. Dec. 18" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter with printed message dated Dec. 9, 1848 to Wareham Mass., cover with two light vertical file folds clear of stamp, Very Fine, and scarce usage from New Bedford, ex Craveri

E. 1,000-1,500
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731
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 731, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins to just in at left incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by two neat strikes of "St. Louis Mo. Oct. 9/5" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Alton Ill., horizontal file fold well clear of stamp, Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as Dark Brown off cover

625
450
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732
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 732, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, deep rich 1851 color, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Jan. 30" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Cooperstown N.Y., fresh and Extremely Fine, Chase notes on back

650
750
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733
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 733, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins, clear at top, rich color, red grid cancel (not tied), matching "Providence R.I. Dec. 18" circular datestamp and "5" rate handstamp on 1847 folded cover to Boston, neatly docketed, Fine stamp and fresh cover, with 1980 P.F. certificate

650
350
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734
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 734, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins, light blue grid cancel, matching "Louisville Ky. May 17" circular datestamp on 1849 printed prices current with manuscript prices for Drugs, Medicines and Dye-Stuffs and one-page letter dated 1849, to Indianapolis Ind., light vertical file fold at center, otherwise Very Fine, ex Craveri

E. 500-750
550
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735
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 735, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just into at top left, tied by well-struck large 8-bar grid cancel with matching "Syracuse N.Y. Dec. 20/5" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Utica N.Y., vertical file fold thru datestamp, otherwise Very Fine usage from Syracuse

650
450
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736
 
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 736, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just in at right incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by bold strike of red grid on large part of cover front only to Lynchburg Va., matching "Richmond Va. Aug. 20" circular datestamp, vertical file fold barely affects stamp, otherwise Fine

E. 300-400
300
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737
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 737, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to in, tied by red grid, matching "Washington City D.C. Aug. 23" circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded letter to Md., sealed cover tear in address panel, otherwise Fine, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate

650
350
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738
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 738, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, cancelled by penstrokes on cover to Alexandria Va., red "Washington City D.C. 9 Jun." circular datestamp, Very Fine example of this shade on cover, with 1980 P.F. and 1989 P.S.E. certificates

E. 750-1,000
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739
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 739, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large margins to in, small piece out at bottom right, tied by ms. "X" on folded cover to Baltimore Md., red "Washington City D.C. Jul. 28" circular datestamp with similar "X" and ms. "Way" marking, vertical file fold affects stamp, almost Fine, unusual usage, this may have been pulled from the regular mails and given to a railroad route agent who applied the markings, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate

E. 400-500
400
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740
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 740, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just into frameline, deep rich color, bold ms. "X" cancel on small buff cover to West Milton N.Y., blue "Peterboro N.Y. Apr. 12" circular datestamp, with original letter, stamp with small corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, ex Craveri, with 1999 P.F. certificate

650
400
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741
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 741, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins, ample at top, tied by neat pen strokes on blue folded letter datelined "Washington March 18th, 1850" to Rockford Ill., business contents, light red "Dixon Ill. Mar. 30" circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Craveri where misdescribed as Washington D.C. (listed twice in census book, incl. correct entry under Dixon Ill.)

650
0
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742
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 742, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Three large margins, in at bottom, tied by three ms. "X" cancels and blue "Troy N.Y. Jan. 26" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter to Andover Mass., stamp slightly creased, otherwise Fine

650
210
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743
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 743, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins at sides, clear to just in at top and bottom, cancelled by penstrokes on 1849 folded letter to Philadelphia, black "Germantown Pa. Aug. 2" circular datestamp, docketing at top, vertical file fold affects stamp, otherwise Fine, scarce usage

650
400
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744
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 744, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins at top and bottom, in at sides, cancelled by "X" penstroke and tied by blue "5" in oval handstamp, matching "Baltimore Md. Jun. 22" circular datestamp on folded cover to Frederick Md., some minor soiling, Fine

650
150
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745
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 745, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Three full margins, just in at top left, tied by two strikes of blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts Jul. 14" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to New York City, couple vertical file folds incl. one thru stamp, otherwise Fine

650
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746
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 746, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Vertical pair, large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top left, tied by red square grids, matching "New-York Dec. 27" circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Hume N.Y., Extremely Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate describing shade as Blackish Brown (which it is not)

1,300
1,000
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747
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 747, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touched incl. part of adjoining stamps at bottom, tied by red grids, matching "Washington City D.C. Nov. 12" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Millard Fillmore in Buffalo N.Y. and forwarded to Albany N.Y., clear strike of blue "Buffalo N.Y. Nov. 16" datestamp with matching boxed "Forwarded" handstamp, contents congratulate him on his recent appointment (to Vice President) and discuss backlog of work at the patent office, docketed on back, vertical file fold affects right stamp, otherwise Very Fine, unusual usage, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
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748
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 748, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to in, tied by blue "Washington Railrd. Dec. 5" route agent's datestamp on cover to West Springfield N.Y., right stamp light corner crease at top right, otherwise Fine, scarce marking, the Alexander book only records eight examples of the 5c on cover with this marking

E. 750-1,000
900
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749
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 749, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two, originally a horizontal pair but scissors-separated and affixed to cover to appear as a pair, large margins to barely touched, tied by penstrokes on cover to New York, red "Washington D.C. Apr. 25" circular datestamp, some edgewear, Fine double-weight usage

E. 400-500
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750
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 750, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, left stamp Dot in "S" of "U.S." variety, large margins to in incl. sheet margin at right, tied by red grids, matching "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. Oct. 23" circular datestamp struck partly off of 1848 folded letter to Sedgwick Me., vertical file fold does not affect stamps, Fine

1,300
850
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751
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 751, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to just barely in at one spot at bottom incl. sheet margin at right, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Oct. 10" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Quebec, Canada, ms. "11½" rate, red "Montreal L.C. OC 11, 1850" datestamp, light vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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752
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 752, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, rich color, tied by penstrokes on cover to Toronto, Canada, blue "Lockport N.Y. 16 Mar." circular datestamp, Canadian transit and "4½" rate, light file folds well clear of stamp, Very Fine

E. 500-750
350
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753
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 753, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large and even margins, rich color, tied by red square New York grid on cover to London, England, endorsed "via Royal Mail Steamer 1st November via Boston", ms. "1" shilling due marking, red Nov. 16, 1847 London backstamp, expertly repaired around edges and gently cleaned, Very Fine appearance, with 1972 P.F. certificate not noting any defects

E. 2,000-3,000
1,000
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754
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 754, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins, intense shade and proof-like impression on strongly blued paper, tied by vivid red circular cork cancel, perfect matching strike of "Saint Louis Mo. 10 Feb. 17" integral-rate circular datestamp on fresh envelope to Miss E. E. Turney in South Boston Mass., skillfully refolded around edges to hide wear

EXTREMELY FINE GEM 10-CENT 1847 STAMP ON A BEAUTIFUL COVER FROM THE TURNER CORRESPONDENCE.

The Turner correspondence is noteworthy for the artful arrangement of 5c and 10c 1847's on envelopes.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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755
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 755, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Jun. 15" circular datestamp on buff cover to Kalamazoo Mich., fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,000
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756
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 756, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Apr. 11" circular datestamp, on 1849 folded letter to Morristown N.Y., light vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,600
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757
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 757, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, crisp impression, tied by red grid, matching "Washington City D.C. Aug. 16" circular datestamp on orange cover to Salem Mass., small cover stain from wax seal, Very Fine, pretty cover

1,750
850
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758
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 758, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to clear incl. sheet margin at left, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Mar. 28" circular datestamp on folded cover to Louisville Ky., purple received handstamp, vertical file fold well clear of stamp, owner's blue handstamp inside, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,750
900
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759
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 759, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 10 Aug. 9" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Port Lavaca Tex., minor ink erosion in address and some slight wear, otherwise Very Fine, scarce usage to Texas, with 1993 Behr certificate

1,800
800
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760
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 760, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, tied by red grid, matching "Cincinnati O. 10 Mar. 12" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine

1,750
750
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761
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 761, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to just touching at top left, tied by red grid cancel, matching red "U.S. Express Mail Mass. Boston May 4" route agent's circular datestamp and matching "10" handstamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, 1848 docketing, file folds clear of stamp and markings, Very Fine, ex Sampson and Craveri, with 1980 P.F. certificate

2,250
850
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762
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 762, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 70L1, three huge margins incl. sheet margin at right, just in at bottom, tied by red square grid, "New-York Jun 28" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Springfield Ill., fresh and Fine, Ashbrook plating note on back and accompanied by plating diagram, with 1980 A.P.S. certificate

1,750
700
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763
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 763, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, deep shade, ms. "X" cancel with blue "Baltimore Md. Aug. 22" circular datestamp and ms. "Paid" on blue 1848 folded letter to Adelphi O., Extremely Fine

1,750
400
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764
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 764, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Three large margins, touched at top, tied by ms. cancel, blue "Dayton O. Jan. 9" circular datestamp on 1851 folded cover to Philadelphia, file folds incl. one thru stamp, otherwise Fine

E. 400-500
400
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765
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 765, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, tied by blue grid, matching "Painesville Ohio Jan. 16" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Hartford Conn., stamp affected by vertical file fold, otherwise Very Fine, this is the only recorded example of the 10c 1847 used from this town

1,750
300
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766
c
Sale Number 875, Lot Number 766, 1847 Issue10c Black, Vertical Half Used as 5c (2b), 10c Black, Vertical Half Used as 5c (2b)10c Black, Vertical Half Used as 5c (2b). Left half, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts. Jan. 24" integral-rate circular datestamp on brown cover to Newark N.J., ms. "Paid" at top left crossed out and presumably treated as unpaid, with original enclosure dated Jan. 24, 1848, some minor edgewear, stamp with light vertical crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE EARLIEST RECORDED BISECT USAGE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE. A GREAT RARITY.

The next earliest recorded bisect use of the 10c is on May 13, 1848, and was offered in our April 22, 1980, sale. The bisect on that cover was accepted as prepayment, but the cover was short-paid due to distance greater than 300 miles.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

35,000
18,000
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