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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

Category — Off-Cover 5-Cent Plate Varieties and Shades

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
24
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 24, Off-Cover 5-Cent Plate Varieties and Shades5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var), 5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var)5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var). Large to huge margins, wonderful depth of color and detailed early impression, vivid red square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, this plate variety is found in the ninth vertical row of the left pane and varies in intensity from top to bottom with the top positions more pronounced, with 1993 P.F. certificate

500
1,100
25
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 25, Off-Cover 5-Cent Plate Varieties and Shades5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A), 5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A)5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A). Positions 70/80R1, vertical pair, bottom stamp 80R with double transfer in top frameline, full margins to just clear at upper right, black grid cancels, top stamp Fine, Position 80R Very Fine, ex Saadi and accompanied by photocopy of his exhibit page, Scott Retail as singles with black cancel

1,250
800
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26
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 26, Off-Cover 5-Cent Plate Varieties and Shades5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair showing slight misalignment of entries, large margins to ample at lower right with portions of adjoining stamps at bottom, deep rich color, red grid cancels, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1990 and 1991 P.F. certificates

1,000
1,200
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27
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 27, Off-Cover 5-Cent Plate Varieties and Shades5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Three huge margins including trace of adjoining stamp at left, full at bottom, gorgeous color and impression -- what we would describe as a First Printing Dark Brown -- complemented by neat blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Garrett and Saadi, with 1989 P.F. certificate as Brown

505
3,750
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28
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 28, Off-Cover 5-Cent Plate Varieties and Shades5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Enormous margins with portions of adjoining stamps at sides and part sheet margin at top, intense dark shade -- what we would describe as Blackish Brown or "Seal" Brown -- criss-crossing strikes of rimless grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge and impressive stamp, ex Matthies and Saadi, with 1986 and 1992 P.F. certificates

950
5,000
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29
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 29, Off-Cover 5-Cent Plate Varieties and Shades5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Full margins to clear at left, rich color and bright 1851 Orange Brown shade, Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road blue "Propeller" fancy cancel as well as red French transit, Very Fine, an exceptional combination of cancellations, ex Koppersmith and Saadi, with 1989 and 1991 P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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30
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 30, Off-Cover 5-Cent Plate Varieties and Shades5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Three full margins to clear at left, bright 1851 Orange Brown shade, beautifully struck blue 4-bar grid in circle cancel, accompanying certificate mentions thin "spot" which is more like a minute thin "speck", Fine appearing stamp and perfect strike of this scarce grid cancel, ex Saadi, with 1995 P.F. certificate

985
0
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31
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 31, Off-Cover 5-Cent Plate Varieties and Shades5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Full even margins, beautiful bright shade, two clear strikes of red numeral "10" handstamp of Baltimore, Very Fine, ex Saadi, with 1994 P.F. certificate, please see lot 136 for an on-cover example

E. 500-750
950
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32
 
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 32, Off-Cover 5-Cent Plate Varieties and Shades5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Stitch watermark, huge margins to full at top with significant portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, vibrant color in the late 1851 Brown Orange shade, blue grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Saadi, with 1991 P.F. certificate

1,185
900
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