EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLE STAMP WITH ONE OF THE FEW GREEN FANCY CANCELLATIONS USED DURING THE 1847 ISSUE ERA.
A similar example (ex Emerson, Haas and Wall) realized $10,500 in our Sale 826.
Ex Saadi. With 1990 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE STRIKE OF THIS RARE AND DESIRABLE FANCY CANCELLATION ON THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
A comparable example of the Trenton Star on a 5c 1847 (also with small crease) realized $5,000 in our 2012 Mirsky sale (that example is ex Caspary, Haas, Grunin, Garrett and Wall). This example realized $5,750 in Christie's 1993 Ishikawa sale. See lot 156 of this sale for an on-cover example.
Ex Ishikawa and Saadi. Illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 27). With 1993 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE 5-CENT 1847 STAMP AND REMARKABLY SHARP AND COMPLETE STRIKE OF THE ST. JOHNSBURY "SCARAB" FANCY CANCELLATION.
The Alexander census lists eight genuine uses of the 5c on cover with this cancel. Please see lot 195 for an on-cover example.
Illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 27). Ex Saadi. With 1985 and 1990 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH A PERFECT FULL STRIKE OF THE "STEAM" HANDSTAMP USED ON MISSISSIPPI RIVER STEAMBOAT MAIL. A MAGNIFICENT OFF-COVER 1847 ISSUE MULTIPLE.
For an example of the "Steam" handstamp on cover, see lot 241 in this sale. This marking (or two similar markings) are found on Mississippi River steamboat covers that entered the post offices at Natchez and New Orleans.
Illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 24). Ex Hopkins and Saadi. With 1980 and 1989 P.F. certificates