EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
With 1995 P.F. certificate
FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
Scott Retail as a block of four is $27,500.00 -- this is an attractive and more affordable alternative to an intact block
FRESH AND FINE. A RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
The Act of March 3, 1847, signed by President Polk, specified that Postmaster General Cave Johnson "be authorized to prepare postage stamps, which when attached to any letter or packet, shall be evidence of the payment of the postage..." The law's effective date was July 1, and the Post Office acted immediately to secure a contract with Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and (the new partner) Edson, so that stamps could be distributed by that date. The Washington vignette is based on the iconic image painted by Gilbert Stuart.
With 1980 P.F. and 1990 P.S.E. certificates
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE AND SPECTACULAR SET OF BLOCKS OF SIX OF THE 1847 ISSUE REPRODUCTIONS.
The 1847 Reproduction were printed from new plates in sheets of 50 subjects. Multiples (especially blocks) are rare.
Scott Retail as blocks of four and singles