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Sale 1062 — The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2013

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
26
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 26, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins including portion of frameline of adjoining stamp below and left sheet margin, cancelled by neat blue town datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Ex Mirsky. With 1982 Holcombe certificate

550
950
27
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 27, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c 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 all around including parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, deep rich color, full clear strike of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a lovely example of this plate variety which is present in the ninth vertical row of the left pane and varies in intensity from top to bottom (the upper positions are more pronounced, as in this example), ex Kirke, with 2006 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00 for normal position)

475
1,400
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28
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 28, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins including top left corner sheet margins, pale shade, neat strike of red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), an enigmatic grade considering the margin width

425
750
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29
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 29, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var), 5c Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var)5c Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var). Large even margins all around, distinctive deep shade with strong grayish brown cast, vivid perfectly-struck red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Knapp and Hall

475
1,300
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30
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 30, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large even margins, dark shade, rich color and proof-like early impression, blue "Paid" in oval cancel applied at Philadelphia, Extremely Fine, a stamp with wonderful visual appeal, we classify this as a First Printing Dark Brown despite certificate as Red Brown, with 2011 P.F. certificate

885
1,100
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31
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 31, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large margins all around, crisp dark shade close to the Grayish Brown, red New York square grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1985 P.F. certificate

425
900
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32
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 32, 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 including right sheet margin, pale shade and worn impression, blue circular datestamp, fresh and Extremely Fine

550
325
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33
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 33, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins to full, dark shade, neat strike of blue Philadelphia circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, ex Hansen, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates

885
375
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34
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 34, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full even margins, rich color, red grid cancel, Very Fine

425
400
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35
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 35, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Ample to large margins, intense shade and proof-like impression nicely complemented by bright red grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate

425
650
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36
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 36, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large even margins, deep rich color and sharp early impression, neat strike of blue dotted grid cancel (possibly from Middletown Conn.), vertical pre-printing paperfold

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH A VERY UNUSUAL CANCEL.

Ex Mirsky.

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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37
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 37, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Ample to clear margins, tied on small piece by blue numeral "6" in circle handstamp of Philadelphia, stamp with minute nick in top margin not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine and rare rate handstamp, ex Stollnitz, Saadi and Gross, illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 25), with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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38
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 38, 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 at bottom, neat strikes of red criss-crossing grid cancel of Boston & Albany Railroad, minute pinhole in "S" of "Cents" not mentioned on accompanying certificates, Very Fine appearance, ex Cole, Koppersmith, Saadi and Gross, with 1989 and 1991 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
350
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39
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 39, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to ample margins including left sheet margin, cancelled by two clear strikes of orange-red "New-York" Ocean Mail circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp, 2001 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

625
425
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40
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 40, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Clear to ample margins, rich color, stitch watermark, cancelled by well-struck Boston black small "PAID" grid, color slightly oxidized, Fine, a scarce demonetized use with the small Boston "Paid" grid, ex Mirsky, with 2012 P.F. certificate

575
375
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41
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 41, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Vertical pair, large margins to full, pretty shade, well-struck red New York square grid cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE BROWN SHADE.

Ex Mirsky. With 1995 P.F. certificate

950
1,300
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42
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 42, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Grayish Brown (1a), 5c Grayish Brown (1a)5c Grayish Brown (1a). Horizontal pair, large even margins all around, brilliant color, neat strikes of red grid cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE GRAYISH BROWN COLOR.

Ex "J & J". With 1979 P.F. certificate

2,150
1,300
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43
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 43, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, full margins to clear, deep rich color nicely complemented by blue "Troy N.Y. Sep. 28" circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive datestamp-cancelled pair, light purple backstamp, ex Mirsky, 1985 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

1,200
650
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44
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 44, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large to full margins, radiant shade and proof-like impression from the First Printing, neat strike of red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous Orange Brown stamp from the earliest 1847 Issue printing (much more attractive than the later Orange Brown shades), with 2001 P.F. certificate

900
1,000
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45
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 45, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large even margins all around, beautiful rich color, neat strike of blue Philadelphia circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem

1,025
500
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46
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 46, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c 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, Saadi and Gross, with 1989 and 1991 P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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47
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 47, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Full to large margins, bright shade, bold strike of New York square grid cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE DESIRABLE RED ORANGE SHADE.

According to a series of articles by the late Calvet M. Hahn in the Collectors Club Philatelist, the Red Orange shade was printed some time during the fourth and last printing, which took place in December 1850. Research by Wade Saadi indicates the Red Orange shade was produced exclusively during the last printing, stamps from which were part of the Fifth Delivery (December 7, 1850).

Ex Amonette. With 1967 P.F. certificate.

9,500
3,250
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48
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 48, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Three huge margins, ample at bottom, excellent color and clear impression, red grid cancel and part of blue circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,135
300
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49
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 49, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 79L1, this position shows slip of recutting tool in frameline at top right, large margins all around, intense shade and proof-like impression, neat strike of blue grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Ex Wall. With 2000 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,600.00)

1,050
2,200
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50
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 50, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins all around, intense shade and detailed impression, red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

A stamp with great visual appeal.

1,000
750
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51
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 51, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins all around including huge left sheet margin, clear strike of red "PHILADA. RAIL ROAD" straightline handstamp, tiny pinhole in collar area, Extremely Fine appearance, a beautiful sheet-margin example of the 10c 1847 Issue with the straightline handstamp applied at New York City on mail carried by the railroad between Philadelphia and New York, with 2009 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85 Jumbo; SMQ $1,275.00 as 85, $1,750.00 as 90), no doubt the tiny pinhole kept this from grading significantly higher

1,500
1,200
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52
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 52, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins to full including huge bottom sheet margin, blue Troy N.Y. circular datestamp and part of manuscript at lower left, horizontal crease entirely in sheet margin, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, ex Mayer, Stollnitz, Dr. Morris and Mirsky, with 1980 and 1996 P.F. certificates

1,050
900
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53
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 53, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to large margins all around, bold strikes of Mobile Ala. paint-red grid cancel struck in criss-cross fashion, Very Fine and desirable with this appealing colored cancel, ex Mirsky, with 1986 P.F. certificate

1,000
650
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54
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 54, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full margins to slightly irregular but clear at right, detailed impression, bold strike of criss-crossing magenta grid cancel, Fine and attractive, scarce with this cancel, ex Mirsky, with 2000 P.F. certificate

1,650
450
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55
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 55, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Positions 99-100R1, horizontal pair from the bottom right corner showing part of bottom sheet margin, large margins to full, crisp impression, red grid cancels

FRESH AND VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED PAIR OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Ex Mirsky. With 1997 P.F. certificate

2,600
1,400
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56
og
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 56, 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 to huge margins including bottom sheet margin, brilliant color, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate

825
1,100
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57
og
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 57, 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 top left corner sheet margins, intense shade and impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SCARCE CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE REPRODUCTION.

With 2004 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,600
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