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Sale 1040 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 March, 2013

Category — 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1153
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1153, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Original gum, full even margins, detailed impression

VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 1958, 1997 and 2004 P.F. certificates.

6,750
6,250
1154
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1154, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Certificate states "small part" original gum but there is a substantial amount of gum present, ample to large margins, deep rich color and clear impression, tiny insignificant tear at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A STRIKING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 DARK BROWN SHADE.

With 2013 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as original gum

8,750
1,300
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1155
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1155, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., large left margin to touching at top and bottom of left stamp, color quite oxidized, vertical creases between stamps and at left edge, couple tiny margin nicks in left stamp

FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Multiples with original gum should be considered rare. We have offered only two pairs in any shade since 2002.

With 1975 P.F. certificate

21,000
2,000
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1156
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1156, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large to huge margins, wonderful deep rich color with early impression, neat red circular grid cancel, Extremely Fine

850
300
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1157
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1157, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, bright shade, light strike of blue "Paid" handstamp, Extremely Fine

535
300
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1158
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1158, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full, crisp impression, neat strike of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Kapiloff

450
325
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1159
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1159, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full, bright shade nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate

450
275
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1160
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1160, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to huge margins, red square grid cancel, light shade and impression from worn plate, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 P.F. certificate

450
250
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1161
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1161, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to clear, dark shade nicely complemented by perfect strike of red grid cancel, fresh and Fine

450
0
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1162
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1162, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, full at bottom, red square grid cancel, Very Fine

450
275
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1163
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1163, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Ample to large margins, neat red grid cancel, slightly oxidized, still Very Fine

450
225
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1164
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1164, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear at bottom, tied by blue Philadelphia integral-rate datestamp on small piece, Very Fine

485
200
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1165
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1165, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep rich color, clear to ample margins, red grid cancel, Very Fine

850
450
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1166
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1166, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Bright color, full to ample margins neat strike of red grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1995 and 2011 P.F. certificates.

950
425
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1167
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1167, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins, intense color which is slightly oxidized (not noted on accompanying certificates), faint vertical tear at bottom, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1997 P.F. certificate as the rare Red Orange shade (Scott 1c, Catalogues $9,500.00) and 2009 P.F. certificate as Orange Brown

950
750
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1168
ng
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1168, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Unused (no gum), large margins to well clear at top, detailed impression, faint vertical crease, accompanying certificate notes "stain spots" which are virtually undetectable

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

With 1973 P.F. certificate.

15,000
4,125
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1169
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1169, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins all around, bright shade and crisp impression, unobtrusive strike of red grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,050
900
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1170
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1170, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins, intense shade and impression, red square grid cancel, Extremely Fine

1,050
850
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1171
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1171, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins, crisp shade, detailed impression, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Kapiloff

1,050
2,200
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1172
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1172, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Ample to huge margins including top frameline of adjoining stamp at bottom, red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate

1,050
650
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1173
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1173, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 28L, clear to large margins, neat red square grid cancel, Fine

1,050
475
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1174
 
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1174, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Ample to huge margins, bright red grid cancel, intense shade, light horizontal crease along bottom of vignette, light soiling at upper right, otherwise Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

1,050
425
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1175
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1175, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3), 5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3)5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3). Without gum as issued, large margins, including part of bottom sheet margin, rich color, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate

825
750
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1176
og
Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1176, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3), 5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3)5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3). Without gum as issued, radiant color, large even margins, Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate

825
750
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1177
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1177, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black, Reproduction (4), 10c Black, Reproduction (4)10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, large to huge margins, including part of bottom sheet margin, intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

1,000
1,600
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1178
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1178, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black, Reproduction (4), 10c Black, Reproduction (4)10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, large to huge margins, detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

1,000
2,000
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1179
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1179, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black, Reproduction (4), 10c Black, Reproduction (4)10c Black, Reproduction (4). Without gum as issued, large margins to full, detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,000
950
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1179A
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Sale Number 1040, Lot Number 1179A, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)1851 Issue, 1c Blue, Type IV, Diagonal Half Used as Half-Cent (Scott 9 bisect), 1851 Issue, 1c Blue, Type IV, Diagonal Half Used as Half-Cent (Scott 9 bisect)1851 Issue, 1c Blue, Type IV, Diagonal Half Used as Half-Cent (Scott 9 bisect). Upper right diagonal half of stamp from Plate One Late tied across two sides by “New Haven Conn. Jun. 29” (1853) circular datestamp on blue folded printed advertising circular from Alfred J. Works, a New Haven attorney, addressed to “Mrs. Julia A. Goff, Hartford, Conn.,” the notice is dated “A.D., 1853” (see illustration at this link: http://www.siegelauctions.com/2013/1040/1179A_encl.jpg ), the bisect has two full margins and rich color, some minor splits along folds of notice

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS RECENT DISCOVERY IS THE FIRST AND ONLY RECORDED BISECTIONAL USE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 ISSUE. THE SENDER APPLIED THE BISECT TO THIS PRINTED CIRCULAR TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SPECIAL HALF-CENT RATE FOR NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS ADDRESSED WITHIN A STATE, AND IT WAS ACCEPTED BY THE NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD POST OFFICES. A PRINTED CIRCULAR--AS DEFINED BY LAW--WAS NOT ENTITLED TO THE DISCOUNT FOR IN-STATE NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS, BUT THE SENDER--A LAWYER WHO WOULD BE CONVICTED OF GOVERNMENT FRAUD JUST TWO MONTHS LATER--SUCCEEDED IN “WORKING THE SYSTEM.” AN IMPORTANT AND SINGULAR PHILATELIC RARITY WAS CREATED IN THE PROCESS.

The 1c 1851 Issue is one of the most widely collected and studied United States stamps. This 1851 Half-Cent Bisect and the 6c 1869 bisect are the only two unique bisected United States stamps, and this is the only example of a bisected 1c stamp among all United States 19th Century issues.

With 2012 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

Clock here to view the special catalogue, with additional historical information, for the One-Cent Bisect: http://www.siegelauctions.com/2013/1040/1040A.pdf

E. 50,000-75,000
52,500
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