EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH AND RICHLY-COLORED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
This was the top stamp in the vertical strip of three from the Caspary sale. With 2004 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH REMARKABLY DARK RICH COLOR.
With 1978 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLY FRESH UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
With copy of P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE DEMONETIZED USE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 FROM PHILADELPHIA.
The 1847 Issue was demonetized when the new 1851 Issue was released on July 1; however, based on surviving examples, major post offices evidently tolerated sporadic late use of 1847 stamps, at least for a period of time. This piece shows the 5c cancelled by the Philadelphia datestamp in black, a color ink used only after 1851. The earliest possible date of use is May 11, 1852, long after demonetization.
Ex Waterhouse, Haas and Wall. With 1991 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE DESPITE MINOR FLAWS. PROBABLY ONE OF THE FINEST-APPEARING EXAMPLES OF THE FEW EXISTING 5-CENT 1847 ORANGE BROWNS WITH ANY PART OF ORIGINAL GUM.
With 2005 P.F. certificate