Sale 895 — 2005 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Friday, 3 June, 2005

Category — 1847 Issue On Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
53°
c
Sale 895, Lot 53, 1847 Issue On Cover5c Orange Brown (1b). Huge margins incl. sheet margin at bottom and part of adjoining stamps at top and right, interesting plate wash in left margin, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York May 23" circular datestamp on gray 1851 folded letter to New Bedford Mass., light vertical file folds well clear of stamp and markings

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 IN THE ORANGE BROWN SHADE ON AN IMMACULATE COVER.

Ex Rohloff and Hill.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,000
54
c
Sale 895, Lot 54, 1847 Issue On Cover5c Red Brown (1). Enormous margins including wide right sheet margin, close but clear at bottom, rich color, tied by two strikes of blue "Trenton N.J. Mar. 12" circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine, an extraordinarily attractive New Jersey 1847 usage, ex Arch

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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55
c
Sale 895, Lot 55, 1847 Issue On Cover5c Red Brown (1). Two, large margins to just in at bottom of one, bright shade, placed overlapping and tied by nicely contrasting red "St. Louis Mo. Sep. 17/10" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Boston, second clear strike at top left

VERY FINE. AN ARTFULLY-ARRANGED COVER WITH OVERLAPPING SINGLES OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE. A COVER WITH TREMENDOUS EYE APPEAL.

With 1980 P.F. certificate. Last offered at auction in our 1980 Rarities sale.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,750
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56°
c
Sale 895, Lot 56, 1847 Issue On Cover5c Red Brown (1). Two singles, large margins all around, tied by three clear strikes of blue "10" handstamps, struck again at top right, matching "Brownsville Tex." circular datestamp on gray folded letter datelined "Brownsville 17 Mai 1850" and addressed to the Consul of France in New Orleans, some slight wear, stamps with ms. cancels removed (perhaps re-used)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY REPORTED USAGE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE FROM BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, AND ONE OF ONLY SIX 5-CENT 1847 USAGES FROM ANY TEXAS POST OFFICE.

The Alexander book records only six usages of the 5c 1847 Issue in total from Texas.

Ex Knapp. With 2003 P.F. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
12,500
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57
 
Sale 895, Lot 57, 1847 Issue On Cover5c Red Brown (1). Position 91L with enormous bottom left corner sheet margins, 10mm at left and 13mm at bottom, other margins ample to large, fresh and bright color, detailed impression on nicely blued paper, cancelled by blue grid, matching "Philada. Pa. 5 cts Sep. 19" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover front only with top flap to Bel Air Md.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WIDELY CONSIDERED TO BE THE FINEST SINGLE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON COVER. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP.

Ex Knapp and Gibson. With 1984 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

E. 7,500-10,000
9,000
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58
c
Sale 895, Lot 58, 1847 Issue On Cover10c Black (2). Position 10L with large top right corner sheet margins, 5mm at right and 2mm at top, large margins other sides, sharp proof-like impression, tied by perfect strike of red grid, matching "Charleston S.C. Oct. 25/10" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York, Ludlow Beebee correspondence

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE UNIQUE CORNER-MARGIN COPY OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON COVER. A SUPERB SHOWPIECE.

In his extensive census of the 10c 1847 issue with corner sheet margins, Philip T. Wall records a total of fourteen used stamps, one unused, and this example on cover. Others can be plated as corner margin positions but do not show significant sheet margins.

Signed Ashbrook. With 1991 and 2002 P.F. certificates

E. 7,500-10,000
6,000
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59°
c
Sale 895, Lot 59, 1847 Issue On Cover10c Black (2). Position 5L1, a magnificent top sheet-margin single with fine impression and large margins all around, tied by vivid orange-red grid in circle cancel on blue 1850 folded letter to Detroit Mich., matching "New-York Mar. 27" Ocean Mail type circular datestamp, vertical central file fold

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL SHEET MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE USED ON A COVER WITH THE FIRST NEW YORK OCEAN MAIL MARKING.

The New York City circular grid is scarce on the 1847 Issue, and the circular datestamp is the first Ocean Mail type.

Ex Eno

E. 7,500-10,000
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60°
c
Sale 895, Lot 60, 1847 Issue On Cover10c Black (2). Large even margins, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Dec. 25" Christmas Day circular datestamp on 1847 cover to Fayetteville N.C., faint vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Extremely Fine, rare Christmas Day 1847 usage, with 1985 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,500
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61
c
Sale 895, Lot 61, 1847 Issue On Cover10c Black (2). Large even margins all around, beautiful sharp impression, cancelled by vivid "Paint Red" Mobile grid with matching "Mobile Ala. Jul. 2" circular datestamp on bright blue 1850 folded letter from New Orleans to Philadelphia, carried by steamboat to Mobile and put into the post office there

EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP ON A PICTURE-PERFECT COVER IN IMMACULATE CONDITION. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLES OF THE DISTINCTIVE MOBILE "PAINT RED" MARKINGS.

Ex Kapiloff. With 1983 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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62
c
Sale 895, Lot 62, 1847 Issue On Cover10c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 5c (2a). Top right diagonal half, large margins, bright color, tied by multiple penstrokes, matching "Paid" and "Ballard Vale Ms. Apr. 7" ms. postmark on cover to Miss Mary Stilphin in Lower Bartlett N.H., few age spots, ms. slightly faded

VERY FINE APPEARING BISECT USAGE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

This cover and one used from Concord N.H. and addressed to the same recipient originally formed an entire stamp, and were the subject of an article in the Chronicle in February 1983. The writer of both covers was Rev. J. B. Foote.

13,000
5,000
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63
c
Sale 895, Lot 63, 1847 Issue On Cover10c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 5c (2a). Top right diagonal half, blue "Northern R.R. Apr. 6" railroad route agent's circular datestamp, affixed to cover addressed in a neat hand to Newburyport Mass., ms. "Paid" at right with underline under stamp, with original contents datelined "Concord April 6th 1849", stamp with small tear at right, Very Fine appearance, scarce bisect, two are reported in the Alexander census used on this railroad, with 2005 P.F. certificate

13,000
8,500
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