Sale 1090 — United States, Possessions and Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 17-19 December, 2014

Category — 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2092
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2092, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Aug. 5" circular datestamp on cover to West Cambridge Mass., light blue "Dexter & Brother, Agts. for Publishers" embossed shield-shaped return card on top flap, slight overall wear and slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, ex Mirsky

E. 400-500
500
2093
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2093, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, tied by large manuscript "X" and also by red "Washington City D.C. Feb. 6" circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter addressed "To the Post Master, New York City", content refers to recently-published list of letters held for delivery at New York and provides forwarding address for one, stamp with minor wrinkling, cover with minor wear and file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine, a very unusual use, this could have been sent free as it is addressed to a postmaster and contains official business, ex Mirsky

E. 500-750
400
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2094
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2094, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var). Full margins to in, rich color, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Jul. 6" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Millard Fillmore in Albany N.Y., vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Fine, sent to Fillmore just four months prior to his election as Vice President, ex Mirsky

E. 400-500
225
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2095
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2095, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Dec. 28" circular datestamp on brown cover to Yale College in New Haven Conn., minor wrinkling, Very Fine

E. 300-400
200
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2096
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2096, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to ample, rich color, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Boston 5cts. 29 Mar." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1849 folded letter to New York, stamp with natural pre-printing paperfold, Very Fine appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
275
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2097
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2097, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Three covers, stamps with full to clear margins and each tied, one an 1850 folded letter from Boston to Bangor Me., second from Philadelphia Pa. to Wilmington De., last an 1850 Valentine cover (faults) accompanied by original letter on same stationery, stamps with minor faults, Fine

E. 400-500
400
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2098
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2098, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Two singles, one with four large margins and choice, other with three large margins and close at bottom, tied by red "Lewiston N.Y. Sep. 6" circular datestamp and matching grid cancels on buff cover to N. Wakefield N.H., Very Fine

E. 400-500
400
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2099
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2099, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins, tied by red grids, matching "Providence R.I. Oct. 10" circular datestamp and "10" rate marking on blue 1848 folded letter to New Orleans La., left stamp small age bleach spot at top, right stamp small ink mark (probably contemporary) at right, Very Fine, a pretty cover, with 1996 Brettl certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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2100
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2100, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Full to huge margins all around, crisp impression, tied by black grid cancel and red "Boston 10cts 14 May" integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
750
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2101
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2101, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins including portion of adjoining stamp at top, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Boston 10cts. 23 Mar." integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover to Hanover N.H., cover with sealed tear at bottom, an Extremely Fine double 5c rate use, ex Mirsky

E. 500-750
600
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2102
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2102, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Large margins to close at bottom and left, tied by clear strike of red square grid cancel with matching "New-York Jul. 27" first month circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Sandusky City O., vertical file fold, Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate, ex Mirsky

E. 400-500
500
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2103
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2103, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Position 91L with huge bottom left corner sheet margins, approximately 5.5mm at left and 6.5mm at bottom, other two margins full to clear but repaired with portion of additional stamp used to fill in two small pieces out at top right, red grid cancel with matching "Georgetown S.C. Apr. 16" circular datestamp on cover to West Point N.Y., Very Fine and striking appearance, despite the repair this is an extremely rare on-cover example of the 10c 1847 with corner margins

E. 750-1,000
900
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2104
c
Sale 1090, Lot 2104, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2). Position 7L, large margins to full, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Feb. 19" circular datestamp on 1848 folded letter to Port Gibson Miss., vertical file fold well away from stamp, cover with slight soiling and some extraneous blue ink, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
450
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