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Sale 1068 — United States Stamps and Possessions

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 30 April-1 May, 2014

Category — 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
ng
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 1, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Unused (no gum), large to huge margins, bright color, light vertical crease and small thin spot at top, Extremely Fine appearance

2,400
550
2
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 2, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Ample to full margins, dark shade and rich color, early proof-like impression, neat strike of green dotted-grid cancellation used only at Tallahassee Fla. during the 1847 period

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE STAMP WITH ONE OF THE FEW GREEN FANCY CANCELLATIONS USED DURING THE 1847 ISSUE PERIOD.

Ex Emerson, Haas and Wall. With 1991 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (F-VF 75; unpriced in SMQ with a green cancel)

2,050
2,600
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3
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 3, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Dark Reddish Brown (1 var), 5c Dark Reddish Brown (1 var)5c Dark Reddish Brown (1 var). Large even margins all around, deep rich color which almost approaches the Blackish Brown shade, unobtrusive strike of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a remarkable shade, with 1996 and 2012 P.F. certificates, this shade is unlisted in Scott and in our opinion this is the First Printing Dark Brown (Scott 1a), Scott Retail as normal shade with no premium for the Dark Reddish Brown

425
1,200
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4
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 4, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full, deep rich color and proof-like impression nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Liberman, with 1984 P.F. certificate as Scott 1a, Dark Brown shade

425
325
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5
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 5, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins, cancelled by magenta grid, Very Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate

675
425
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6
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 6, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Mostly large margins, ample at top, deep rich color, blue numeral "5" in oval handstamp, faint vertical crease at right, Very Fine appearance, with 2014 P.F. certificate, Offered on behalf of Harvard University

460
250
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7
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 7, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Ample to full margins, bold green numeral "5" in frame cancel of Princeton N.J.

VERY FINE. A CHOICE COMPLETE STRIKE OF THE RARE PRINCETON N.J. NUMERAL "5" CANCEL. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE ON AN ORANGE BROWN STAMP.

With 2012 P.F. certificate

2,150
2,900
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 8, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Large even margins all around, bold blue grid cancel, beautiful rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate (VF-XF 85)

1,135
700
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9
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 9, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to just clear at top right, radiant color nicely complemented by well-struck Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road dark blue "Propeller" fancy cancel, also portion of orange transit, Fine, a colorful and outstanding combination of cancels on an Orange Brown shade stamp, ex Grunin, with copy of 1977 and with 2010 P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 10, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins incl. portion of adjoining stamp at top, intense shade and proof-like impression, neat strike of red grid cancel

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

With 2005 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,600.00)

1,000
2,000
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 11, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins all around, razor sharp impression on bright paper, red square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Mirsky, with 1989 and 2012 P.F. certificates

1,000
1,300
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 12, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins, attractive grayish black shade, interesting plating marks with right frame line extending above the top one and tiny gap at top left frame corner, also stitch watermark at top, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,650.00), this is clearly an XF-Superb 95 stamp that was downgraded to XF 90 because of PSE's approach to cancellations

1,000
1,100
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13
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 13, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins, intense color, light blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

1,050
1,100
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 14, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 72R1, large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, bright shade and crisp impression, red grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Liberman, with 1988 P.F. certificate

1,000
950
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 15, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins all around, crisp impression on fresh paper, neat strike of red square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, ex Mirsky, with 1990 and 2012 P.F. certificates

1,150
1,200
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16
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 16, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins to full including right sheet margin, detailed impression, face-free red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Collier, with 1980 and 2009 P.F. certificates

1,000
850
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17
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 17, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full to large margins including bottom sheet margin, cancelled by magenta grid, Very Fine and choice, ex Saadi and Gross, with 1991 and 2013 P.F. certificates

1,650
1,100
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 18, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins to ample including part of adjoining stamp at top, bright shade, unobtrusive red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1980 and 2008 P.F. certificates

1,000
800
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 19, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins, intense shade and impression, neat strike of red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Minervino, with 1991 and 2009 P.F. certificates

1,000
800
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 20, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Ample to clear margins all around, bright shade, neat red grid cancel, fresh and Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,000
600
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21
 
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 21, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue10c Black, "Harelip" Variety (2 var), 10c Black, "Harelip" Variety (2 var)10c Black, "Harelip" Variety (2 var). Position 57L1, huge margins to full at top, strong impression clearly shows the line of the "harelip" variety, unobtrusive red grid cancel

VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE DISTINCTIVE "HARELIP" PLATE FLAW.

Philip Wall records only 23 off-cover examples of this position. With 1986, 2004 and 2012 P.F. certificates

3,500
2,000
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22
Pbl
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 22, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4)5c Red Brown, 10c Black, Reproduction, Plate Proofs on Card (3P4-4P4). Blocks of four, large margins to full, bright colors, Very Fine, attractive multiples

1,500
1,900
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23
og
Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 23, 1847 Issue and 1875 Reproduction of 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3), 5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3)5c Red Brown, Reproduction (3). Without gum as issued, large margins, rich color and strong impression, Extremely Fine

825
800
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