FINE AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE IN SOUND UNUSED CONDITION.
With 1981 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND LATE USE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 IMPERFORATE STAMP.
Our extensive census records of the the 5c 1856 Issue contain more than 350 covers. Of these, ten originate in the state of Connecticut. A total of four of these ten were used on election returns in 1859, each in combination with the perforated issue. One of these has not been offered since 1976.
With 2001 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT TYPE I BROWN.
With 1976 and 1989 P.F. certificates, the latter as "previously hinged"
FRESH AND FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1860 5-CENT TYPE II BROWN. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST CONDITION BLOCKS WE HAVE OFFERED.
The 5c Brown Type II is rarer in unused condition, including in multiples, than the Orange Brown. Unlike the 1861 Orange Brown, the earlier printing in Brown was not left in Southern post offices when the issue was demonetized in August 1861. The largest recorded multiple is the block of 20 offered in our Frelinghuysen sale, followed by a block of nine with plate number and imprint at left, one horizontal block of six (creased thru bottom three stamps) and probably fewer than ten blocks of four. Photos of most of the known blocks can be located on our website using Power Search, which will provide visual confirmation of the generally poor centering and condition of most surviving multiples.
FINE-VERY APPEARANCE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1860 IMPERFORATE ISSUE. THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE ALL THREE VALUES OF THIS IMPERFORATE VARIETY AT ONCE.
According to Brookman, the 24c, 30c and 90c 1860 Imperforates come from a trial printing of the finished designs submitted to the Postmaster General for final opinion. The designs and colors match the regular issues (unlike essays and trial color proofs). For many years these were listed in the front of Scott Catalogue. Only one pair of the 90c is known, which we sold in our 1994 Rarities sale.
With 1989, 1988 and 1988 P.F. certificates respectively