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Sale 967 — Important and Superb United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 December, 2008

Category — 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4067
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4067, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Original gum, large margins all around, deep rich color in the true Dark Brown shade, sharp early impression

EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE DARK BROWN SHADE.

With 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $11,200.00)

8,750
10,500
4068
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4068, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense shade in the distinctive Dark Brown shade, large margins to full, faint vertical crease in right margin outside of the design

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL FOUR-MARGIN AND SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE DARK BROWN SHADE.

With 1977 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates, the former not mentioning the crease

8,750
2,800
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4069
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4069, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Unused (no gum), essentially balanced margins all around, outstanding color and impression on nicely blued paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A LOVELY UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,850.00)

2,400
2,400
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4070
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4070, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Unused (no gum), three ample to large margins, slightly in at left, magnificent rich color and sharp impression, about Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

2,400
650
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4071
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4071, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, bright color, neat strike of red cork cancel

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

With 2001 P.S.E. and 1980 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,950.00)

600
1,300
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4072
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4072, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Horizontal strip of three, large to huge margins except tiny margin nick just clear of design at bottom left, deep rich color and clear impression, neat red grid cancels, trivial corner margin crease top right clear of frame line corner

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE FINEST AND LARGEST-MARGINED STRIPS OF THREE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

Multiples of the 5c 1847 larger than a pair are very scarce. We have handled only a few with margins and condition comparable to that of this strip.

2,500
3,250
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4073
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Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4073, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Unused (regummed), narrow margins but clear all around, small repair at top left and tiny thin at bottom, about Fine appearance, affordable example of this rare unused stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate

15,000
2,300
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4074
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4074, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, intense shade and impression, bold strike of blue grid cancel

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

With 1987 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,150.00)

1,450
2,800
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4075
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4075, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black, Short Transfer at Top (2 var), 10c Black, Short Transfer at Top (2 var)10c Black, Short Transfer at Top (2 var). Full margins, intense shade and impression, bold strike of blue grid cancel which leaves the variety clearly visible, faint horizontal crease at top mentioned on most recent certificate, appears Very Fine, with 1977 and 2008 P.F. certificates

1,500
650
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4076
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4076, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Clear to large margins, strong impression, neat red square grid cancel, light vertical crease, otherwise Fine

1,400
550
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