Sale 904 — Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 2005

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2
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Sale 904, Lot 2, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Original gum, small h.r., large margins all around, deep rich color, tiny corner margin crease at top right entirely outside design (could be trimmed leaving a full margin)

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

6,500
6,250
3
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Sale 904, Lot 3, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1). Unused (no gum), large margins all around, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH REMARKABLY DARK RICH COLOR.

With 1978 P.F. certificate

2,500
2,900
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Sale 904, Lot 4, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Unused (no gum), full margins all around, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLY FRESH UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With copy of P.F. certificate

2,500
2,500
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Sale 904, Lot 5, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1). Large margins, late printing shade and impression, tied by black "Philadelphia Pa. May 11" (1852 or later) circular datestamp on small blue piece

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.

650
1,300
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Sale 904, Lot 6, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to full at bottom, intense shade and beautiful fresh color, tied by incredibly bold strike of blue "Philada. Pa. 5 Aug. 17" integral-rate circular datestamp on small blue piece, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Dick, Mayer and Wall, with 2000 P.F. certificate

675
750
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7
 
Sale 904, Lot 7, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins, black "Smithfield Mar. 19" datestamp, trace of ms. at left, Extremely Fine, a superb pair with scarce black town cancel, with 1995 P.F. certificate

1,550
550
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Sale 904, Lot 8, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins all around, distinctive late impression and shade (accompanying certificate states Grayish Brown), two clear strikes of black grid cancel, Extremely Fine and scarce use of black grid on a 5c 1847 pair, ex Garrett and Wall, with 1976 P.F. certificate

1,350
2,300
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9
 
Sale 904, Lot 9, 1847 Issue5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A). Position 80R, huge margins all around incl. part of right sheet margin, bright shade, red grid, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1992 P.F. certificate

700
800
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10
 
Sale 904, Lot 10, 1847 Issue5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B). Position 90R, full even margins, deep rich color and sharp impression, red square grid cancel clear of top and bottom framelines where double transfer is evident, Very Fine and choice

700
1,500
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11
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Sale 904, Lot 11, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1). Part original gum, ample to huge margins, bright shade and rich color, tiny margin tear, trivial light toning spot

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

8,250
1,600
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12
 
Sale 904, Lot 12, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins, bright color, neat strike of black grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

950
750
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13
 
Sale 904, Lot 13, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Huge margins to full at bottom, crisp shade and detailed impression, neatly cancelled by blue town datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,400
2,000
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Sale 904, Lot 14, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large top and bottom margins and full margins at sides, blue Philadelphia "10 cts" datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

1,400
1,600
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15
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Sale 904, Lot 15, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3). Without gum as issued, large to huge margins, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

750
1,050
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Sale 904, Lot 16, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3). Without gum as issued, large even margins all around, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

750
800
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17
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Sale 904, Lot 17, 1847 Issue10c Gray Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, large margins, crisp impression, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90)

925
1,050
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