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Sale 937 — 2007 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 16 June, 2007

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
17
TC
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 17, 1847 Issue5c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs (1TC1, 1TC2, 1Pa), 5c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs (1TC1, 1TC2, 1Pa)5c 1847 Issue, Large Die Trial Color Proofs (1TC1, 1TC2, 1Pa). Five items each with cross-hatching, incl. Black, Blue and Orange Vermilion on India, Black on Bond and issued color on Bond, from 28 x 32mm to 42 x 52mm, bright colors, few small imperfections

VERY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL GROUP OF LARGE DIE TRIAL COLOR PROOFS FOR THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

This is a difficult group to duplicate and is highly exhibitable.

4,600
2,900
18
og
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 18, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Original gum, large even margins all around, rich color and proof-like impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE. SCARCE IN SUCH SOUND AND PRISTINE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

P.S.E. encapsulated (VF-XF 85; SMQ $9,250.00)

6,500
12,500
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19
 
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 19, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins all around, bright shade nicely complemented by red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,800.00)

600
1,800
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20
 
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 20, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal strip of four, large margins to clear, brilliant color nicely complemented by red grid cancels, light vertical crease affects third stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Ex Rohloff. Scott Retail as strip of three and single

3,000
4,000
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21
 
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 21, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal strip of four, ample margins to clear, red New York square grid cancels, right stamp small scissors-cut at bottom, tiny pinholes

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Scott value as strip of three and single does not remotely reflect premium for a strip of this size

3,000
4,000
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22
 
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 22, 1847 Issue5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Huge margins to ample at top showing part of adjoining stamp at bottom, marvelous Red Orange color, nicely complemented by red grid cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE FOUR-MARGIN SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE RED ORANGE SHADE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE SHADES TO OBTAIN IN ANY CONDITION.

As an indication of rarity, we have not offered an example of this shade since December 2004.

With 2007 P.F. certificate.

5,500
8,500
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23
 
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 23, 1847 Issue5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Large margins to clear, brilliant color in the true Red Orange shade, light strike of red cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE RED ORANGE COLOR.

This is the scarcest Scott-listed 5c 1847 shade and is rarely offered in sound four-margin condition. This stamp was expertized as Red Orange by the late Calvet M. Hahn and has the most vivid color we have encountered in years.

5,500
0
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24
og
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 24, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Original gum with very slight disturbance from hinge removal, large margins to just in at top, bright shade and detailed early impression, usual light natural gum creases

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

This stamp was hinged in the space for the 10c 1875 Reproduction (Scott 4) in a National album donated to The Western Reserve Historical Society. Not only is it the original 10c 1847 (Scott 2), but it has full original gum. It was probably "found" by an amateur philatelist and misidentified (one of the rare cases in which the discoverer chooses the least valuable option!). A great stamp and great story.

32,500
9,000
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25
ng
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 25, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Unused (no gum), large margins, bright shade and remarkably detailed impression, light crease

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

15,000
9,500
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26
 
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 26, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, crisp impression nicely complemented by red New York square grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00)

1,400
4,000
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27
 
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 27, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins all around, bright shade and detailed impression, bright strikes of red New York square grid cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE. A STAMP OF GREAT VISUAL APPEAL.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00)

1,400
4,500
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28
 
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 28, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins all around, intense shade and impression, well-struck red "10" numeral cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH A RED NUMERAL CANCELLATION.

With 1986 and 1987 P.F. certificates

1,650
1,600
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29
 
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 29, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, bright shade and detailed impression, neat strike of red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 1982 P.F. certificate

1,400
3,000
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30
c
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 30, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2). Two matching covers to Miss E. E. Turner in South Boston Mass., first with overlapping singles of 5c from a later printing, tied by red grids, matching "Saint Louis Mo. 10 Jun. 17" integral-rate circular datestamp, second with single 10c tied by red "Saint Louis Mo. 10 Nov. 26" integral-rate circular datestamp, latter with tiny cover tear at top

EXTREMELY FINE. A MARVELOUS MATCHING PAIR OF 5-CENT AND 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE COVERS FROM THE CELEBRATED TURNER CORRESPONDENCE. ARTISTICALLY FRANKED AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED.

The 5c cover is ex Greene, Sweet and Haas. The 10c cover is ex Emerson. A similar set of covers, differing only in that the 10c also had two overlapping singles, realized $15,000 hammer in our 1992 auction of the Kapiloff collection.

E. 5,000-7,500
8,000
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31
c
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 31, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2). Matching pair of folded letters to Pilkington Brothers & Co. in Blackburn, England: 5c horizontal pair (Positions 99-100R) in deep Red Brown shade with full even margins, tied by black grids, "New Orleans La. Jan. 16" (1848) circular datestamp, "1/-" rate handstamp also tying pair, "America/Liverpool/FE 13/1848" transit datestamp and Blackburn (Feb. 14) receiving datestamp on back, letter written on printed prices-current list; 10c (Position 30R) with full to large margins, intense shade and impression, tied by black grid, "New Orleans La. May 7" (1848) circular datestamp, "1/-" rate handstamp, Liverpool (May 30, 1848) and Blackburn (May 31) backstamps

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND SPECTACULAR MATCHED PAIR OF 1847 ISSUE COVERS TO ENGLAND. TOGETHER THEY FORM AN OUTSTANDING EXHIBITION PAGE.

Both covers offered here were carried by Cunard steamships during the period when mail transported on American packets was subjected to a British charge of one shilling, which led to the U.S. Retaliatory Rate period from July to December 1848. The 5c cover was carried on the Cunarder Cambria, departing from New York on Jan. 29, 1848, and arriving at Liverpool on Feb. 13. The 10c cover was carried on the Cunarder Britannia, departing from Boston on May 17, 1848, and arriving at Liverpool on May 30.

From the Warren Latshaw collection. Ex Jack Dick and Sevenoaks. With analysis letter from Calvet M. Hahn and 1981 P.F. certificate.

E. 25,000-35,000
28,000
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32°
c
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 32, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to slightly in, used with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green (20L7), both tied by red square grid on 1850 folded letter to Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., red "New-York Aug. 1" circular datestamp, 2c also cancelled by black grid, both stamps with tiny insignificant corner creases, Extremely Fine, a rare combination, ex Stollnitz

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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33°
c
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 33, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, deep rich color, tied by red square grid and used with Boyd's City Express, New York N.Y., 2c Black on Yellow Green Unglazed (20L7a), uncancelled, on folded cover to New Milford Conn., red "New-York Jun. 19" circular datestamp, ms. "Paid 5", fresh and Very Fine, rare combination usage of the 2c unglazed with the 5c 1847 Issue

E. 1,500-2,000
1,100
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34
c
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 34, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to clear, tied by unusual multiple criss-crossing penstrokes and also by red grid, matching "New Orleans La. Dec. 8" circular datestamp on 1850 folded letter to Mulhouse, France, red "Colonies &c Art. 13" framed Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, red Calais transit datestamp, "15" decimes due handstamp, London transit and receiving backstamps, horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, a lovely 5c 1847 transatlantic usage

2,750
2,700
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35
c
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 35, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to ample at top, intense shade and impression, tied by red "St. Louis Mo. 10 Jul. 28" integral-rate circular datestamp struck twice on stamp and once again on blue 1850 folded letter to the Whelen firm in Philadelphia, horizontal file fold well clear of stamp, fresh and Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,700
1,700
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