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Sale 1010 — 2011 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 18 June, 2011

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
9
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 9, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Vertical pair, bright color, large margins to just in at upper right, tied by red grid cancels, matching "U.S. Express Mail Boston Mass. Nov. 5" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, vertical file fold well away from stamps, Very Fine, vertical pairs of the 5c 1847 are much scarcer than horizontal pairs, this is especially desirable with the U.S. Express Mail route agent's marking

E. 1,000-1,500
3,000
10
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 10, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins including significant part of adjoining stamp at left, slightly in at bottom, radiant color, tied by multiple strikes of blue "Philada. Rail Road Sep. 18" route agent's circular datestamp and used with D.O. Blood & Co. 1c Bronze on Black (15L13), light acid cancel, on blue 1850 folded letter to Washington D.C., light vertical file fold well away from stamps, Fine, a scarce 1847/Blood's combination and seldom seen with the railroad marking, with 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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11
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 11, 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, slightly in at bottom, tied by neat manuscript "X" cancel, red "L. I. Rail Road N.Y. 5" Long Island Railroad route agent's 5c integral-rate handstamp on cover to Paris, France, addressed to "Hon. Richard Rush, Minister des Etat Unis", light strike of red circular datestamp overstruck by July 1849 Boulogne datestamp, red "Colonies &c Art. 13" framed Anglo-French accountancy handstamp tying stamp, manuscript "13" decimes due marking, light strike of July 3 receiving backstamp, probably carried on the Cunarder Europa, which departed Boston on June 20 and arrived in Liverpool on July 1, docketed at left "Wilkinson's printing press wants information &c which I cannot give, not having it", stamp with scissors-cut at bottom, cover with trivial wear

FINE. A RARE USE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE TO FRANCE AND THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD ROUTE AGENT'S MARKING ON COVER TO A FOREIGN DESTINATION.

The Alexander 1847 Issue census book records 31 examples of this Long Island Railroad marking, including one with the 10c and 30 with the 5c. This is the only cover to a foreign destination. The addressee, Richard Rush, was the recipient of the magnificent "Rush" cover, sent approximately eight months earlier during the Retaliatory Rate period (see Siegel Sale 912). The cover offered here was sent early in the Treaty Rate period.

With 1967 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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12
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 12, 1847 Issue5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Radiant color in the true Red Orange shade, large margins to clear, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Apr. 8" circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Belvidere N.J., light file folds well away from stamp

VERY FINE. THE RED ORANGE IS THE RAREST OF ALL 5-CENT 1847 SHADES AND IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND ON COVER, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

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. A Power Search review produced one other example on cover (ex Amonette), but the P.F. later issued a certificate stating that the stamp is not the Red Orange.

With 2010 P.F. certificate. Unlisted in Scott as on cover. Scott Retail as used off cover $9,500.00

E. 10,000-15,000
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13
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 13, 1847 Issue5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Horizontal pair, huge margins to full incl. part of three adjoining stamps, radiant color, tied by red grids, matching "New-York Apl. 23" circular datestamp on brown cover to Lockport N.Y., 1851 docketing, Very Fine, a beautiful shade which we believe closely approaches if not matches the extremely rare Red Orange shade, identified as Red Orange by D. Amonette with his notes and signature on back, with 2010 P.F. certificate as Brown Orange, listed but unpriced in Scott as pair on cover, Scott Retail as two singles $2,500.00

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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14
 
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 14, 1847 Issue10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. B (2-B), 10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. B (2-B)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. B (2-B). Position 31R1, double transfer in "Post Office", "U.S." and top right frameline, large to huge margins incl. left straddle-pane margin, strong impression allowing the doubling to be seen without the aid of magnification, partial blue circular datestamp, faint small manuscript offset on back

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR SELDOM-OFFERED 1847 PLATE VARIETY IN CHOICE CONDITION.

Ex Senchuk. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00 as ordinary used stamp). On a ratio basis, this stamp would most likely be valued around $4,200.00 in SMQ if it were listed

3,300
2,800
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15
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 15, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins all around including right sheet margin, deep shade and fine early impression, affixed upside down and tied by three strikes of red "Paid" handstamp and matching "Charleston S.C. Feb. 14/10" Valentine's Day circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Ludlow Beebee & Co. in Philadelphia, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover postmarked on Valentine's Day, from the Ludlow Beebe correspondence, the custom of affixing a stamp upside down to indicate romantic intentions would not apply to this business letter, but the Valentine's Day date is nonetheless desirable

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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16
c
Sale Number 1010, Lot Number 16, 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, intense shade and impression, tied by unusual red open grids, matching "Quincy Flor. Nov. 6" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to New York, Very Fine, a scarce use from Florida to New York, only five examples of the 10c are recorded used from Quincy (and one 5c), this example is not listed in the Alexander census

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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