EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 5-CENT BRICK RED WITH THE NEW YORK OCEAN MAIL DATESTAMP.
This distinctive cancel is normally seen on 10c stamps used to pay the transcontinental rate. Its use on a 5c stamp, especially on the desirable Brick Red shade, is remarkable.
With 1996 P.S.E. certificate. Scott Retail with no premium for the cancel
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1858 BRICK RED CANCELLED SOLELY BY A RED "PAID" HANDSTAMP.
Ex Sheriff and Koppersmith. With 1986 and 1991 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE STRIP OF THREE OF THE 5-CENT 1858 BRICK RED ISSUE.
Ex Grunin, Sheriff and Koppersmith. With 1986 and 1991 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE 1861 5-CENT ORANGE BROWN IS EXTREMELY RARE WITH A GREEN CANCELLATION. THIS IS THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED SINCE KEEPING COMPUTERIZED RECORDS.
The color of this grid cancel is true green, not a bluish-green or adulterated green. The use of green ink to cancel any 5c 1857-61 Issue stamp is very unusual, but its presence on a 5c Orange Brown, Scott 30, is extraordinarily serendipitous. A Power Search review failed to find another Scott 30 with a green cancel in all of our auctions from 1994 onwards plus all of our Rarities sales.
With 1986 P.F. certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott with a green cancel.