Sale 951 — The Tahoe Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday, 27 February, 2008

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4
 
Sale Number 951, Lot Number 4, 1847 Issue5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Horizontal pair, large even margins all around, brilliant color nicely complemented by red grid cancels on nicely blued paper

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

25,000
32,500
5
 
Sale Number 951, Lot Number 5, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, bright shade and crisp impression showing every detail of the engraving, light strike of red grid cancel

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.

1,400
7,000
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