Sale 895 — 2005 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Friday, 3 June, 2005
Category — 1847 Issue On Cover
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.