VERY FINE AND RARE USE OF A 10-CENT PAIR DURING THE FIRST MONTH OF THE 1847 ISSUE.
The 10c pair pays the 20c rate for a letter weighing between one-half and one ounce sent more than 300 miles. Washington D.C. received its first supply of 1847 stamps on July 9.
Ex Schenck and Boker
EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND VERY RARE USE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE FROM FLORIDA WITH MARKINGS IN TRUE GREEN COLOR.
Several 10c 1847 covers from the James G. King correspondence are known from Tallahassee, but only two 5c covers are recorded. The pair on this cover comes from a very early printing, possibly the first, and must come from an early shipment to Tallahassee (1,700 were delivered). The green ink used to cancel the stamp and postmark the letter is an unmistakable true green, not one of the impure greenish-blue green inks seen more frequently in this period.
Ex Dr. Chase with a note on back in his distinctive writing, "Superb pair, Green Gridiron Cancellation." Also ex Rust and Boker.
FINE. AN UNUSUALLY FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE COVER FROM FLORIDA.
There are 20 10c 1847 covers recorded from Apalachicola in the Alexander census.
Ex Pope, Stollnitz and "Sevenoaks." With 1985 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM STAMP AND COVER. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLES OF THE 1847 ISSUE USED FROM CHICAGO WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.
Ex Newbury, Hart and Boker.
EXTREMELY FINE. A COLORFUL AND SCARCE USE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE FROM THE FIRST PRINTING ON A COVER WITH BRILLIANT RED CHICAGO MARKINGS, INCLUDING THE "10" IN SERRATED OVAL FROM THE PRE-STAMP ERA.
Ex Garrett and Boker.
VERY FINE. A VERY ATTRACTIVE 10-CENT 1847 COVER FROM CHICAGO WITH THE "10" IN SERRATED OVAL RATE HANDSTAMP FROM THE PRE-STAMP ERA TYING THE STAMP.
Ex Dick and Boker
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED 1847 ISSUE COVERS FROM AURORA, ILLINOIS, AND AN OUTSTANDING STRIKE OF THIS UNUSUAL NON-STANDARD RECTANGULAR GRID CANCEL.
1847 Issue stamps were never shipped to Aurora, but the postmaster or local resident probably obtained a supply from nearby Chicago.
Ex Rust and Boker.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON A PRISTINE COVER WITH PERFECTLY STRUCK MARKINGS. MAGNIFICENT IN EVERY RESPECT.
This is the only recorded 5c cover from this town with black postmarks. Ex Sampson, Newbury, Haas, Garrett and Boker
FRESH AND EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE COVER FROM BRUNSWICK, MAINE, WITH A CRISS-CROSS GRID CANCEL.
Ex Sampson, Krug, Matthies, Rust, Garrett and Boker. Pictured and discussed in Ashbrook's Special Service. Signed Ashbrook