Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014
Category — 1847 Issue & 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue (Scott 1-4)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE ORANGE BROWN SHADE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
Ex Kirke. With 1982, 2005 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded. While seven others share this grade, we doubt that any of the others possess the same combination of extra wide margin width, rich color and vivid red cancel.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
The 1847 Issue is much scarcer in unused condition than other issues, because the stamps were demonetized in 1851. They could be exchanged for the new issue, but once the exchange period ended, the stamps would have no postage value. Considering the purchasing power of ten cents in 1851, it is not surprising that the stamps were either used or exchanged, rather than left for future generations of collectors
With Weiss certificate (clear) and 2013 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED SHEET MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,600.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
With 1978 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,600.00)
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE USED STRIP OF THREE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
Pairs or two singles would often be used on double 10c rate covers, but strips of three, blocks of four or other large multiples were infrequently used. As an indication of the rarity of 10c 1847 multiples larger than a pair, Scott assigns a value of $2,600.00 for a pair, but $10,00.00 for a strip of three.
This strip undoubtedly originated on a 30c Via Panama rate cover. The same type of manuscript cancellation is found on the 10c strip of three on cover offered in our Sale 1023 as lot 2259.
Ex Mirsky. With 1976 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as a strip, disregarding pen cancel