Sale 951 — The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday, 27 February, 2008
Category — 1847 Issue
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN IMMENSELY RARE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE ELUSIVE RED ORANGE SHADE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THIS SHADE, AND ONE OF ONLY TWO SOUND PAIRS. A HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE 1847 ISSUE ITEM.
According to a series of articles by the late Calvet M. Hahn in the Collector's Club Philatelist, the Red Orange shade was printed some time during the fourth and last printing, which took place in December 1850. Mr. Hahn reports seeing only five covers in his article, and that Chase had only seen three.
The P.F. has certified four pairs of this distinctive shade. Of these, only one other is sound.
Ex Grunin and Hinrichs. With 1977, 1996 and 2004 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE. A STAMP OF REMARKABLE FRESHNESS AND BEAUTY, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
Ex Floyd. With 1990 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $8,650.00). Only five others share this grade, and only two have graded higher to date.