Sale 933 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
154
c
Sale 933, Lot 154, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear at lower left, tied by faint pencil cancel on Vermont & Boston Telegraph Line illustrated advertising cover to Springfield Mass., "Office at Cheney & Co's Express" corner card, some light wrinkling and toning, stamp has faint diagonal crease

A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE USED ON THE DISTINCTIVE VERMONT & BOSTON TELEGRAPH LINE ILLUSTRATED ENVELOPE.

This well-known telegraph company design illustrates ships, a train, post rider, postman and turtle, above which is a telegraphic lightning bolt connected to a hand and quill, the obvious implication being that the telegraph beats all other forms of communication.

The better-known example of this envelope with the 1847 Issue is the cover sold in our auction of the Leonard Kapiloff collection (Sale 742, lot 90, realized $13,000 hammer). Both covers are addressed to Miss Sophia H. Ring at Springfield, Massachusetts. The ex-Kapiloff cover is postmarked at Middlebury, Vermont (Dec. 18), and the 5c stamp is tied by criss-crossed blue grids. It is not known why this previously unrecorded cover was not also postmarked at Middlebury, but the use of pencil to cancel (and tie) the 5c stamp suggests it may have been carried outside the mails (by express) or by railroad.

E. 4,000-5,000
4,500
155
c
Sale 933, Lot 155, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins all around, beautiful "chocolate" shade and clear impression, cancelled by Rectangular Grid of Squares cancel, "Wilkes Barre Pa. Sep. 26" circular datestamp on brown cover to Tunkhannock Pa., horizontal fold clear of stamp and markings, slight wear and tiny spindle hole at center

EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP TIED BY THE DISTINCTIVE WILKES BARRE RECTANGULAR GRID OF SQUARES. ONE OF TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1847 ISSUE WITH THIS CANCELLATION (PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT TO BE UNIQUE ON COVER).

The other cover with the same markings is dated September 29 and comes from the same correspondence (ex Rohloff, Haas, Garrett and Kapiloff, last sold in our Sale 743, where it realized $2,600 hammer). An off-cover stamp with the Wilkes Barre Grid of Squares cancel realized $4,950 in a Christie's Sep. 1991 auction. This cover has not seen the light of day for more than sixty years. The "YS" source code on the back indicates it was bought from Y. Souren.

E. 5,000-7,500
7,000
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156
c
Sale 933, Lot 156, 1847 Issue5c Blackish Brown (1a var). Extraordinary color on deeply blued paper -- the true Blackish Brown shade -- enormous margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at top and sheet margin at left, cancelled by red grid but tied by bold strike of matching red "Pittsburgh Pa. Apr. 8" circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Cadiz O., lightly toned vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Extremely Fine Gem stamp, the Black Brown is a great rarity in this condition, ex Knapp as "Black Brown, marvelous shade & impression, superb" (lot label affixed)

E. 1,500-2,000
3,000
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157
c
Sale 933, Lot 157, 1847 Issue5c Blackish Brown (1a var). Intense shade and impression, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Oct. 5" circular datestamp on light green 1847 folded cover to Poultney Vt., ms. "Paid 5" at top left, vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Extremely Fine, ex Knapp as "Black Brown, very striking shade, grand early impression" (lot label affixed)

675
1,600
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158
c
Sale 933, Lot 158, 1847 Issue5c Blackish Brown (1a var). Large margins to clear incl. significant portion of adjoining stamp at top, extraordinary pitch-black shade, tied by blue-black "Paid" and pointing hand handstamp, matching "5" rate handstamp and indistinct "Hartford Ct. Aug. 21" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Norwich Conn., vertical file fold does not affect stamp, Very Fine, the Black Brown is very scarce, another rarity factor is the Hartford Pointing Hand tying the stamp, notation on back indicates ex Knapp

E. 1,000-1,500
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159
c
Sale 933, Lot 159, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by magenta grid, matching "Hartford Ct. 5 Dec. ?" circular datestamp and "Paid" with pointing hand on blue 1848 folded letter to New York, horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Extremely Fine, a magnificent stamp and unusually clear strike of the scarce Hartford Pointing Hand, ex Ackerman

925
1,100
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160
c
Sale 933, Lot 160, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, small scissors cut in upper left margin still leaves a large margin, beautiful rich color in a shade that was described as "Orange Brown" in the Knapp sale (but we think is just a rich Red Brown), tied by magenta "Hartford Ct. 5 Nov. 26" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" and pointing hand on buff cover to Simsbury Conn., 1849 docketing on back, fresh and Extremely Fine, an immaculate cover which is especially desirable with the magenta markings and clearly struck Hartford Pointing Hand, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

925
600
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161
c
Sale 933, Lot 161, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Intense shade and proof-like impression, large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, cancelled by blue "Paid" handstamp, matching "Baltimore Md. Jan. 27" circular datestamp on folded 1848 folded letter to Clarksburg Va., vertical file fold well away from stamp, Extremely Fine Gem stamp and lovely cover, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

760
1,800
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162
c
Sale 933, Lot 162, 1847 Issue5c Dark Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A). Position 80R1, huge to ample margins incl. right sheet margin, gorgeous deep rich color and proof-like impression from an early printing, cancelled by well-struck "5" numeral handstamp, matching "Warren O. Jan. 11" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter to Painesville O., age stains along vertical file fold, the stamp is Very Fine and choice, ex Knapp (lot label affixed), Scott Retail as off cover

860
1,300
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163
c
Sale 933, Lot 163, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at top, tied by blue "10" in circle handstamp, matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 1" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Clarksburg Va., minor wear incl. light bend in sheet margin, Very Fine, scarce, the distance between these points is less than 300 miles and so the "10" was likely applied indiscriminately, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

810
750
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164
c
Sale 933, Lot 164, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to clear, tied by blue "5" numeral handstamp struck twice, matching "Baltimore Md. Dec. 17" circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Philadelphia, vertical file fold well away from stamp, trivial age spotting, Very Fine

810
425
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165
c
Sale 933, Lot 165, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just touched incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by blue grid, matching "Trenton N.J. Nov. 19" circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded cover to Philadelphia, vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Fine, only 19 5c 1847 covers are reported used from Trenton

710
550
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166
c
Sale 933, Lot 166, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins all around, rich color, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Feb. 7" circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Millbury Mass., Cyrus W. Field & Co. blue double-line oval handstamp, vertical file fold well away from stamp, Extremely Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

675
550
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167
c
Sale 933, Lot 167, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Jul. 6" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded cover to Philadelphia, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and cover

675
650
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168
c
Sale 933, Lot 168, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, tied by red grid, matching "Mobile Ala. Dec. 31" circular datestamp on blue 1847 folded letter to Greensboro Ala., fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb stamp and cover, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

675
950
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169
c
Sale 933, Lot 169, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, bright shade, tied by well-struck red grid, matching "Rockville Ct. ? 16" circular datestamp on cover to Norfolk Conn., central cover stain spot from wax seal on back, Extremely Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

675
700
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170
c
Sale 933, Lot 170, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, light grayish shade, tied by red grid, matching "Boston 5 cts. 8 Jun" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Providence R.I., Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

675
900
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171
c
Sale 933, Lot 171, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Deep rich color and early proof-like impression, large even margins, tied by red grid, matching "Boston 5cts. 5 Jan." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Saco Me., light vertical file fold well away from stamp, Extremely Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

675
425
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172
c
Sale 933, Lot 172, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to ample margins, radiant color, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Jan. 4" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., fresh and Extremely Fine

800
1,000
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173
c
Sale 933, Lot 173, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins all around, beautiful proof-like impression and bright shade, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Mar. 22" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., fresh and Extremely Fine

800
450
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174
c
Sale 933, Lot 174, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins all around, bright color, tied by neat blue "Troy N.Y. Jan. 25" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., fresh and Extremely Fine

800
250
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175
c
Sale 933, Lot 175, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to full margins, detailed impression, tiny wrinkle in margin at right, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Oct. 29" circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded letter to New York, Extremely Fine, ex Caspary and Rust

800
375
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176
c
Sale 933, Lot 176, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. May 11" circular datestamp on buff cover to South Easton N.Y., 1849 docketing at left, fresh and Extremely Fine

800
450
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177
c
Sale 933, Lot 177, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to full margins, deep rich color, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Apr. 6" circular datestamp on bright buff cover to South Easton N.Y., 1849 docketing at left, fresh and Extremely Fine

800
325
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178
c
Sale 933, Lot 178, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full even margins, rich color, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. May 4" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., 1849 docketing at left, some slight age spotting on cover, still fresh and Extremely Fine

800
350
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179
c
Sale 933, Lot 179, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Jan. 28" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., some slight age spotting on cover touches stamp at top, still fresh and Extremely Fine

800
325
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180
c
Sale 933, Lot 180, 1847 Issue5c Brown (1). Clear margins, tied by ms. "X" and also by red "Philada. Railroad" straightline handstamp on Sept. 14, 1847 folded letter to New York, light vertical file folds well away from stamp, Very Fine, ex Sampson, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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181
c
Sale 933, Lot 181, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by light strike of red "N. Haven & Greenfield R. R. May 11" circular datestamp, second strike at left, on cover to Providence R.I., blue embossed "Conn. Riv. R.R. Northampton Mass." shield on back, few faults, appears Fine, scarce railroad cancel on the 5c 1847 issue

E. 500-750
750
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182
c
Sale 933, Lot 182, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to full margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by bold red grid, matching "Richmond Va. Mar. 22" circular datestamp on green 1849 folded letter to Lynchburg Va., vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine

675
400
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183
c
Sale 933, Lot 183, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full to ample margins, tied by red grid, matching "Raleigh N.C. Aug. 22" circular datestamp on blue 1847 folded letter to Salisbury N.C., light file folds well away from stamp, Very Fine early usage, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

675
1,100
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184
c
Sale 933, Lot 184, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Three ample to huge margins, large to just clear at right, tied by orange grid, matching partly clear "Brattleboro Vt. Apr. 19" circular datestamp on buff cover to Poquonock Conn. with "Thursday" in oval of rays embossed corner card, filing crease at top through corner card, otherwise Fine, unusual embossed corner card with 1847 Issue

1,425
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185
c
Sale 933, Lot 185, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to clear at top, bright shade, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. May 20" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to New York, light vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed) with pencil notations about distinctive plating marks

800
325
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186
c
Sale 933, Lot 186, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to enormous margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at right and bottom, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., some slight age spotting on cover and at top of stamp, still Extremely Fine

800
275
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187
c
Sale 933, Lot 187, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Mar. 12" circular datestamp on buff cover to South Easton N.Y., stamp has trivial light corner creases, appears Extremely Fine

800
275
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188
c
Sale 933, Lot 188, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Ample even margins, bright shade, tied by blue grid, matching "Troy N.Y. Oct. 15" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., 1849 docketing at left, Very Fine

675
225
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189
c
Sale 933, Lot 189, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to ample margins, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Feb. 8" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., fresh and Very Fine

800
275
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190
c
Sale 933, Lot 190, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Feb. 4" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., some minor cover wrinkling, still Very Fine

800
275
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191
c
Sale 933, Lot 191, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to full margins, tied by red grid, blue "Baltimore Md. Apr. 14" circular datestamp on blue cover to Philadelphia, cover with some slight age spotting, otherwise Very Fine

675
225
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192
c
Sale 933, Lot 192, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large to ample margins incl. right sheet margin, tied by blue grids, matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 2" circular datestamp on folded cover to Belle Aire Md., missing bottom and right flaps, stamp with some toning, otherwise Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

710
250
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193
c
Sale 933, Lot 193, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, rich color (slightly oxidized), tied by blue grids, matching "Portland Me. 5 Aug. 7" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to West Wareham Mass., Very Fine early usage from Maine

710
750
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194
c
Sale 933, Lot 194, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full to ample margins, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Sep. 4" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Elmira N.Y., fresh and Very Fine

675
225
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195
c
Sale 933, Lot 195, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Apr. 5" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Albany N.Y., ms. "5", vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

675
325
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196
c
Sale 933, Lot 196, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full margins, tied by blue grid, matching "Syracuse N.Y. Mar. 6" circular datestamp on blue cover to Owego N.Y., stamp with some gum toning, otherwise Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

710
225
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197
c
Sale 933, Lot 197, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full even margins, cancelled by red grid and tied by matching "Boston 5cts. 22 Aug." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to Tuftonborough N.H., matching "Paid" handstamp, stamp with light corner creases, otherwise Very Fine

675
225
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198
c
Sale 933, Lot 198, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by red grid, matching "Albany N.Y. Nov. 16" circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to Phelps N.Y., stamp also tied by pencil at right, vertical file folds well away from stamp, stamp with some soiling at top, otherwise Very Fine

675
225
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199
c
Sale 933, Lot 199, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to barely touched, small scissors-cut at bottom right just into frameline, tied by brightly colored red grid, matching "Richmond Va. Feb. 5" circular datestamp on green 1850 folded letter to Falmouth Va., light vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate

675
450
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200
c
Sale 933, Lot 200, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to clear, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Dec. 14" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., some slight age spotting also affects stamp, otherwise Fine

800
225
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201
c
Sale 933, Lot 201, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Nov. 12" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., 1849 docketing at left, fresh and Fine

800
300
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202
c
Sale 933, Lot 202, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, bright color, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Aug. 8" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., 1849 docketing at left, fresh and Fine

800
250
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203
c
Sale 933, Lot 203, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Clear margins to just in at top, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Mar. 4" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., fresh and Fine

800
275
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204
c
Sale 933, Lot 204, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, bright color, crisp impression, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Apr. 19" circular datestamp on cover to South Easton N.Y., Fine

800
250
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205
c
Sale 933, Lot 205, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, cancelled by red grid, matching "Batavia N.Y. Nov. 3" circular datestamp on cover to Shelby N.Y., some soiling affects stamp which has tiny tear at top left, cover with some wear, otherwise Fine, only a dozen are known used from Batavia

675
225
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206
c
Sale 933, Lot 206, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to just in incl. sheet margin at left, tied by blue grid, matching "Buffalo N.Y. 5 Aug. 14" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to Phelps N.Y., light vertical file folds well away from stamp (one with slight toning), Fine, attractive usage with the sheet-margin stamp

800
225
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207
c
Sale 933, Lot 207, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, deep rich color, tied by ms. "X" penstrokes, light strike of red "Rochester N.Y. Nov. 1" circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Phelps N.Y., stamp with small fault at bottom right, appears Very Fine

675
160
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208
c
Sale 933, Lot 208, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, rich color, tied by blue grid, matching "Philada. Pa. Nov. 1?" circular datestamp on cover to New York, blue "Franklin House" hotel forwarder handstamp, minor edgewear, address crossed out, otherwise Fine

710
225
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209
c
Sale 933, Lot 209, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just touched, rich color, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Jul. 18" circular datestamp on 1849 folded cover to Philadelphia, vertical file fold well away from stamp, Fine

675
225
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210
c
Sale 933, Lot 210, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just in, warm shade, tied by red grid, matching "Rochester N.Y. 5 Jan. 3" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Phelps N.Y., stamp with faint vertical crease at left, cover with vertical file fold away from stamp, appears Fine

675
225
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211
c
Sale 933, Lot 211, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Dark shade, full margins to clear, tied by red grid and also by matching "Paid" handstamp, matching "Hartford Ct. 5 1 Jun." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to New York, stamp with light creasing, appears Fine

675
150
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212
c
Sale 933, Lot 212, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Intense shade and impression, large margins to clear, tied by smudgy red square grid, matching "New-York Jan. 17" circular datestamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, vertical file fold well away from stamp, Fine

675
225
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213
c
Sale 933, Lot 213, 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a). Intense shade and impression, large margins to barely in, tied by red grid, matching "Boston 5cts. 20 Oct." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Ellsworth Me., vertical file fold well away from stamp, some cover soiling, otherwise Fine example of this distinctive shade

675
200
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214
c
Sale 933, Lot 214, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var). Large margins to in, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Sep. 1" circular datestamp on folded cover to Middletown Conn., ms. "Paid 5" at top left, Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail with no premium for the variety

675
190
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215
c
Sale 933, Lot 215, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, cancelled by red grid, matching "Rochester N.Y. 5 Sep. 13" integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to Albany N.Y., vertical file fold affects stamp, otherwise Fine, scarce marking which is not reported in Alexander book

675
200
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216
c
Sale 933, Lot 216, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Two singles originally forming a pair, cancelled by red grids, matching light strike of "U.S. Express Mail Boston June 1" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Philadelphia, matching "10" handstamp, Very Fine, ex Allen and Knapp (lot label affixed)

1,400
550
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217
c
Sale 933, Lot 217, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Two, huge margins to barely in at bottom of right stamp and incl. part of adjoining stamps at top, tied by several strikes of red "St. Louis Mo. 10 Feb. 11" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1849 folded cover to New York City, tiny cover tears at top, Very Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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218
c
Sale 933, Lot 218, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Two, large margins to full, rich color and early impression, tied by red square grids, matching "New-York Nov. 17" circular datestamp on 1847 folded cover to Louisville Ky., slightly toned, still Very Fine, ex Caspary and Rust

E. 750-1,000
550
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219
c
Sale 933, Lot 219, 1847 Issue5c Dark Red Brown (1). Vertical pair, beautiful early shade -- arguably an 1847 Orange Brown -- which has been remarkably preserved, large margins to full incl. part of three adjoining stamps, tied by two strikes of Philadelphia blue octagonal "Paid" handstamp without circular datestamp on 1847 folded cover to Pittsburgh Pa., light vertical file fold well away from stamps and cover refolded at left, Extremely Fine, vertical pairs are considerably scarcer than their horizontal counterparts, this gorgeous pair comes from an early printing, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

1,400
750
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220
 
Sale 933, Lot 220, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touched incl. sheet margin at right, tied by bold red handstamps on blue cover front only to Lockport N.Y., matching two-line "Steam/Boat" handstamp, 1849 docketing, insignificant scissors-cut at bottom of sheet margin only, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 500-750
650
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221
c
Sale 933, Lot 221, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Vertical pair, large margins to clear, bright shade, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Oct. 19" circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to Charleston S.C., light horizontal file fold at bottom well clear of stamps, Very Fine

1,400
550
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222
c
Sale 933, Lot 222, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, huge margins to clear incl. sheet margin at right, tied by red square grids, matching "New-York Jan. 19" circular datestamp on buff cover to Lockport N.Y., 1851 receipt docketing, fresh and Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

1,400
700
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223
c
Sale 933, Lot 223, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, huge margins to just touched incl. sheet margin at right, tied by red grids, matching "Charleston S.C. 10 Apr. 19" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, vertical file fold well away from stamps ends in small splits, Very Fine

1,400
475
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224
c
Sale 933, Lot 224, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Two horizontal pairs, each with large to huge margins incl. parts of adjoining stamps, beautiful rich color, tied by red square grids, matching "New-York Oct. 4" circular datestamp on brown cover to Lockport N.Y., 1850 receipt docketing, cover has slight wrinkles around edges

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT DOUBLE 10-CENT RATE COVER WITH TWO PAIRS OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 4,000-5,000
5,000
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225
c
Sale 933, Lot 225, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins incl. bottom sheet margin, tied by bright red grid cancel, matching "Cleveland O. Jun. 18" circular datestamp on folded cover (with portion of letter on reverse) to Paris, France, red Liverpool transit (Jul. 8, year?) backstamp and corresponding "Colonies/&c.Art.13" framed accountancy handstamp, red French transit, "30" decimes due handstamp, Paris receiving backstamp, year dates unclear but probably 1851 usage (per Cunarder America)

EXTREMELY FINE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON A FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE COVER TO PARIS, FRANCE.

Ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 2,000-3,000
1,800
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226
c
Sale 933, Lot 226, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Large even margins, fabulous deep rich color, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Jan. 14" circular datestamp on blue cover to South Easton N.Y., 1850 docketing, fresh and Extremely Fine, a marvelous stamp and beautiful cover, although Red Brown shades dominate in this correspondence, the brilliance and intensity of this stamp lead us to believe it is an Orange Brown, Scott inexplicably does not value No. 1b on cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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227
c
Sale 933, Lot 227, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown, Double Transfer Ty. F (1b-F). Three large margins, just in at bottom, deep rich color, tied by black grid, red "Boston 5cts. 22 Apr." integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to Salem Mass., trivial cover wrinkling not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH THE DOUBLE TRANSFER TYPE F. THIS IS THE RAREST OF ALL DOUBLE TRANSFERS.

As an indication of rarity, this is the only double transfer which is unpriced in Scott. With 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,100
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228
c
Sale 933, Lot 228, 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b). Two, full margins to just in, beautiful rich color and proof-like impression, cancelled by red square grid, matching "New-York Jun. 28" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter to Phelps N.Y., vertical file fold well away from stamps, Fine, attractive cover

E. 750-1,000
650
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229
c
Sale 933, Lot 229, 1847 Issue5c Brown Orange (1d). Two, large margins to clear, left stamp shows part of adjoining stamp at right (which was Type C double transfer), bright color, tied by black grids, matching "Columbus O. May 20" circular datestamp on folded cover to Philadelphia, fresh and Very Fine, ex Moody, accompanied by note from Ashbrook (who also wrote a note on the cover) specifically identifying the shade

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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230
c
Sale 933, Lot 230, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Position 21R with double frameline at left, large to huge margins incl. left sheet margin, vivid red grid cancel, matching "St. Louis Mo. May 3/10" integral-rate circular datestamp on 1851 blue folded letter to Philadelphia, from the Charnley & Whelen correspondence, horizontal file fold

EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP ON A BEAUTIFUL FRESH FOLDED COVER. ABSOLUTE PERFECTION.

Ex Knapp (lot label affixed)

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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231
c
Sale 933, Lot 231, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large even margins all around, tied by two strikes of blue 12-bar open grid cancel, matching "Minden La. Jun. 3" circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Buchannon, Carroll & Co. in New Orleans, horizontal file fold

EXTREMELY FINE AND FRESH. A PHENOMENALLY CHOICE COVER WITH THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE TIED BY THE RARE MINDEN, LOUISIANA, OPEN GRID CANCEL.

Red label on back with Perry's source code indicating this was part of the Senator Ackerman collection.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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232
c
Sale 933, Lot 232, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large even margins, crisp impression, tied by blue grid, matching "Fayetteville N.C. Apr. 6" circular datestamp on bluish gray folded cover to Philadelphia, some slight cover wear, Extremely Fine

1,700
5,000
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233
c
Sale 933, Lot 233, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Position 59L, large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, cancelled by red grid, matching "Richmond Va. Aug. 12", circular datestamp on 1849 folded cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine, ex Knapp (lot label attached)

1,700
1,200
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234
c
Sale 933, Lot 234, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Position 31L, large margins to clear incl. sheet margin at left, crisp impression, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Sep. 8" circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Evansville Ind., faint pressed-out crease in sheet margin only, otherwise Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover, ex White and Knapp (lot label attached)

1,700
1,800
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235
c
Sale 933, Lot 235, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large margins to just clear, tied by red grid, matching "Saint Louis Mo. 10 May 22" integral-rate circular datestamp on cover to Allentown Pa., some cover edgewear, Fine

1,700
750
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236
c
Sale 933, Lot 236, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, intense shade and impression, tied by red grid, matching "Detroit Mich. Aug. 10" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Pittsburgh Pa., Very Fine, attractive usage, ex Caspary and Rust

1,700
1,000
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237
c
Sale 933, Lot 237, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Large margins to just touched, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Jul. 15" circular datestamp on blue 1848 folded letter to Phelps N.Y., vertical file folds well away from stamp (one with some age spotting), Fine

1,700
700
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238
c
Sale 933, Lot 238, 1847 Issue10c Black (2). Full to huge margins incl. left sheet margin which has a short scissors cut well clear of design, tied by one of two strikes of blue "Philada. Pa. 10cts. Sep. 18" integral-rate circular datestamp, used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., (1c) Bronze on Black Glazed (15L17), ample margins to slightly in at left, uncancelled, tiny hole, on blue 1848 folded letter to Pittsburgh Pa., cover with internal repaired tear below but not affecting the circular datestamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE AND CHOICE QUALITY COMBINATION OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE AND BLOOD'S SMALL "POST OFFICE" STAMP.

With 1980 and 2007 P.F. certificates. The Scott Catalogue does not list 15L17 on cover with 10c 1847, but it prices this stamp with a pair of 5c 1847's at $11,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
2,200
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239
c
Sale 933, Lot 239, 1847 Issue10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. D (2). Position 41R showing clear double transfer at bottom and at left, tied by blue grid, matching "Philada. Pa. Jul. 12 10" circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to Clarksburg Va., ink and age spot at left, Very Fine, scarce usage of the double transfer on cover, ex Knapp (lot label attached), Scott Retail as off-cover

2,100
2,200
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