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Sale 1109 — U.S. 1847-69 Issues, featuring the Kenneth D. Gilbart Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

Category — 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
302
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 302, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge top right corner sheet margins, large other sides, neat red square grid cancel, faint diagonal crease at top, Extremely Fine Gem appearance, a spectacular 5c 1847 corner-margin stamp, with 1998 P.F. certificate

400
650
303
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 303, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Impressive bottom right corner sheet margins, large to full other sides, rich color, bold red square grid cancel, light corner crease at bottom right, appears Extremely Fine

400
400
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304
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 304, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Position 91R with bottom left corner sheet margins, 2mm at left and 12mm at bottom, large margins to clear other sides, bold red grid cancel, grayish shade, Very Fine and rare corner sheet-margin position, plating notation in pencil on back

400
850
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305
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 305, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, nicely balanced at sides and top to bottom, rich color, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine

400
350
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306
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 306, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Dark early shade, large margins to full, neat strike of blue town datestamp, Very Fine

525
325
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307
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 307, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to full margins, red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice

400
250
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308
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 308, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full even margins, red grid cancel, Very Fine

400
225
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309
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 309, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Gorgeous rich color from an early printing, three large to huge margins, ample at bottom, light red square grid cancel (early state of New York City grid), Very Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1978 P.F. certificate

400
550
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310
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 310, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Full margins, light grayish shade, red town datestamp, tiny corner crease, appears Very Fine

400
200
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311
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 311, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins, rich color, light strike of red grid cancel, Very Fine

400
325
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311A
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 311A, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Four, three with red grid cancels each in a significantly different shade, one blue grid, each stamp with a tiny flaw or a margin touched, Fine-Very Fine appearance, one P.F. certificate accompanies

1,635
750
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312
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 312, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Vertical pair, rich color and beautiful proof-like impression, large margins, cancelled by bold complete strike of "STEAM" straightline handstamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE VERTICAL PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH A PERFECT FULL STRIKE OF THE "STEAM" HANDSTAMP USED ON MISSISSIPPI RIVER STEAMBOAT MAIL. A MAGNIFICENT OFF-COVER 1847 ISSUE MULTIPLE.

This "Steam" marking (or two similar markings) are found on Mississippi River steamboat covers that entered the post offices at Natchez and New Orleans.

Illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 24). Ex Hopkins, Saadi and Gross. With 1980, 1989 and 2013 P.F. certificates.

E. 5,000-7,500
9,500
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313
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 313, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, full to large margins, bright shade, bold blue grid cancels, tiny corner crease in top left margin only, still Very Fine

970
450
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314
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Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 314, 5c 1847 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two vertical pairs originally forming a block of four which have been expertly rejoined (some enhancement of cancels between the pairs), bright shade approaching the Orange Brown color, neat strikes of red grid cancel

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

Ex Hall. Scott Retail as a block of four is $27,500.00 -- this is an attractive and more affordable alternative to an intact block.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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