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Sale 1041 — The William H. Gross Collection: 1847 & 1851-56 Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

Category — On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
132
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 132, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Intense color, large margins all around, tied by well-struck blue "5" in circle handstamp, matching "Baltimore Md. May 30" circular datestamp struck partly off of 1849 blue folded letter to Livingston Va., light vertical file fold well away from stamp, stamp with trivial stain spot at upper left, still Extremely Fine, ex Haas and Saadi (who considered this to be the Deep Chestnut Brown shade), with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,600
133
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 133, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). With Dot in "S" variety (from ninth vertical row of left pane), beautiful intense "Chocolate" shade and First Printing impression, full margins, tiny bleached spot at lower right corner, tied by blue numeral "10" in oval handstamp with matching "Baltimore Md. Aug. 30" circular datestamp on 1847 cover to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine, ex Boker and from our 1964 and 1988 Rarities sales

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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134
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 134, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins, rich color, tied by clearly struck blue numeral "5" in oval handstamp with matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 30" (1849) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to New York City, file fold at left, fresh and Very Fine, ex Boker, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
850
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135
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 135, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full even margins all around, deep shade and proof-like impression, tied by well-struck blue numeral "10" in oval handstamp with second part strike at right, matching "Baltimore Md. Oct. 2" circular datestamp on brown cover to Utica N.Y., Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover, ex Boker, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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136
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 136, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear at bottom, fresh color, tied by two strikes of red numeral "10" handstamp, blue "Baltimore Md. Oct. 29" circular datestamp on 1850 bluish folded cover to Philadelphia, file fold clear of stamp, Extremely Fine, ex Chase and Boker, illustrated in Alexander census in color section, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
2,900
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137
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 137, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to full margins, tied by two strikes of red numeral "10" handstamp, blue "Baltimore Md. Jun. 29" circular datestamp on 1850 blue folded letter to Somerset O., light overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, a choice stamp and scarce use with the numeral used as a cancel, ex Boker

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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138
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 138, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins including traces of adjoining stamps at bottom and left, crisp shade, tied by light strike of red grid cancel with blue "Baltimore Md. Jun. 5" (1851) circular datestamp on folded letter to Boston, some mounting residue on back, Extremely Fine, a lovely cover and a late use less than four weeks before demonetization, ex Haas and Boker

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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139
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 139, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Two singles, left stamp barely overlaps right, full to clear margins, tied by red grid cancels with blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 25" circular datestamp on cover to Millville N.H., small wax seal stain at center does not affect stamps, short edge tear at right of cover, Very Fine double over-300 miles rate use, ex Haas and Boker

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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140
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 140, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Margins to slightly cut in, bright shade, tied by neat strike of red Baltimore "Way 5" two-line handstamp on blue folded cover to Baltimore Md., central file fold, Very Fine and scarce, ex Klein, Krug and Hart, illustrated in Ashbrook's Special Service (p. 646, photo 316) where he states his belief that this was an origin postmark, illustrated in Brookman (photo 66), signed Ashbrook

E. 750-1,000
2,300
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141
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 141, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). With Dot in "S" variety (from ninth row of left pane), incredible depth of color -- considered to be the "Seal" Brown shade -- tight but clear margins, tied by blue "PAID" straightline handstamp with matching "Havre de Grace Md. May 3" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York City, Very Fine, a beautiful and fresh stamp and cover, scarce use from this post office which did not receive any 1847 stamps, a similar example from the same correspondence was in the "Sevenoaks" collection, ex Jack Dick and Boker

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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142
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 142, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two absolutely massive margins achieved by tearing the stamp from the sheet and sacrificing the stamps at top and to the left in the process, also large margins at bottom and right, rich color, tied by black grid cancel and red "Boston 5cts. 10 Feb." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1851 blue folded letter to Barnstable Mass., Extremely Fine, ex Boker

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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143
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 143, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, rich color, large even margins all around, tied by red grid cancels, matching "Boston 10cts. 13 May" (1848) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Baltimore, file fold clear of stamps, Extremely Fine, ex Boker, with 1968 P.F. certificate as Dark Brown

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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144
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 144, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, intense shade, cancelled by black grid and tied by red "Boston 10cts. 23 Apr." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia Pa., central file fold, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Jack Dick, Hart and Boker

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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145
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 145, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just in where separated a little unevenly, tied by blue criss-crossed grid, matching "Cambridge Ms. Dec. 9" circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded letter to New York City, small tear at top of cover well away from stamp, Very Fine and attractive use, ex Saadi

E. 500-750
425
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146
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 146, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to full margins, dark rich color and sharp impression, cancelled by black 9-bar square grid with matching "West Stockbridge Mass. Apr. 19" double-circle datestamp on 1848 blue folded letter to Great Barrington Mass., central file fold, Extremely Fine, ex Matthies and Boker

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
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147
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 147, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, deep rich color, tied by bold strike of blue grid cancel, matching "Lowell 5cts. 16 Jan." (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Keene N.H., Extremely Fine, ex Boker

E. 1,000-1,500
2,300
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148
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 148, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large margins, tied by red numeral "5" handstamp enthusiastically and strongly struck multiple times on the stamp and once at center (causing indentations in stamp), matching "Salem Mass. 10 Oct." (1849) circular datestamp on greenish folded cover to New Haven Conn., trivial toning along file fold at middle, stamp with small pinhole, still Very Fine and striking cover, ex Sampson, Garrett and Boker, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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149
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 149, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, dark shade, tied by perfect strike of vivid red "Ann Arbor Mic. Aug. 24" circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to Detroit

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB 5-CENT 1847 STAMP TIED BY A PICTURE-PERFECT STRIKE OF THE ANN ARBOR DATESTAMP ON AN IMMACULATE COVER -- PERFECTION.

Ex Haas and Boker

E. 2,000-3,000
7,000
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150
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 150, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Horizontal pair, full to large margins, beautiful brilliant color in the 1851 Orange Brown shade, central strike of blue grid cancel with matching "Ann Arbor Mic. Jan. 20" (1851) circular datestamp on buff cover to Stockbridge N.Y.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ORANGE BROWN ON A PRISTINE COVER. THE COLOR OF THIS PAIR IS EXACTLY WHAT WE BELIEVE IS THE TRUE 1851 ORANGE BROWN.

Ex Haas, Garrett and Boker

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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151
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 151, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Maryland thru Michigan5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, full to ample margins, tied by multiple strikes of unusual segmented black grid cancel, matching "Port Huron Mich. Mar. 13" circular datestamp on brown cover to New Milford Conn., right stamp light vertical crease, small central wax stain, otherwise Very Fine, an unusual combination of origin and destination for an 1847 Issue cover, only three covers are recorded in the Alexander census from Port Huron and the other two are franked with single 5c stamps for the under-300 miles rate (both used within Michigan), ex Matthies and Boker

E. 750-1,000
650
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