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Sale 1115 — A European Connoisseur's Collection of U.S. Classic Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Category — 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2163
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2163, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)5c Bright Red Brown (28b), 5c Bright Red Brown (28b)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Choice centering and separated with part of adjoining stamp at top, fiery red color but lacking the depth of impression to qualify as Indian Red, lightly cancelled by New Orleans circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 BRIGHT RED BROWN SHADE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE I.

The 1858 Bright Red Brown is a much more vibrant color than the 1856 Red Brown or later Red Brown.

2,300
1,600
2164
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2164, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)5c Bright Red Brown (28b), 5c Bright Red Brown (28b)5c Bright Red Brown (28b). Well-centered, brilliant color, scissors-separated with margins of three adjoining stamps, bottom perfs slightly blunted, otherwise Very Fine

2,300
1,400
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2165
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2165, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)5c Indian Red (28A), 5c Indian Red (28A)5c Indian Red (28A). Almost perfectly centered with perfs clear on three sides and barely touching bottom projections, intense Indian Red shade with fiery orange hue, wonderful impression and lightly cancelled by New Orleans circular datestamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLY FRESH AND VIBRANT SHADE OF INDIAN RED, THE MOST DESIRABLE COLOR VARIETY OF THE 5-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

We removed this stamp from a piece addressed to France with a 10c Green, Ty. III (33). The additional stamp (Scott Retail $200.00) and piece accompany this beautiful 5c Indian Red.

With 2015 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for No. 28A

3,500
4,000
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2166
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2166, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)5c Brown (29), 5c Brown (29)5c Brown (29). Vertical strip of three, bottom pair uncancelled, scissors-separated with margins of surrounding stamps intact except at upper left where margin of top stamp slightly clipped, used on April 1860 blue folded cover to Nantes, France, sender's oval handstamp indicating New Orleans origin, the post office there did not cancel the strip, red "Boston Paid 3 Apr. 27" credit datestamp just ties the excess margin, leaving the stamps uncancelled, tied by ultramarine Havre octagonal arrival datestamp (May 12), matching "PD" in frame, another strike in red, French transit and receiving backstamps, the strip has been lifted to check condition, Very Fine cover, but obviously there is $3,750.00 Scott Catalogue value in two unused (no gum) stamps that should not be overlooked, ex Close, with 1972 P.F. certificate incorrectly describing one stamp as uncancelled (the middle stamp is also uncancelled)

E. 750-1,000
550
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2167
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2167, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30), 5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30)5c Orange Brown, Ty. II (30). Horizontal pair, well-centered, brilliant fiery color, red grid cancels, right stamp has thin speck and short perf at top, otherwise Very Fine, used multiples of the 1861 5c Orange Brown are very scarce, since the stamp was used only briefly before Civil War demonetization

3,500
1,000
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2168
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2168, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Beautifully centered, neat red grid cancel, rich color and very fresh, Extremely Fine, an unusually choice example of this challenging issue, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $750.00)

375
1,200
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2169
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2169, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Vertical pair, scissors-separated with margins of adjoining stamps intact at sides, well-centered, rich color and sharp impression, cancelled by clear strike of New Orleans circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice pair

625
400
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2170
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2170, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A), 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A)5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Vertical strip of three with New Orleans circular datestamp (bottom stamp reattached) and a single at top, unused (no gum), forming a reconstruction of the left imprint captured in the wide margins, rich color, sharp impression, tiny perf flaw at right of strip, bottom stamp small tear, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, this would be a very difficult piece to replicate

1,750
500
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2171
 
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2171, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II, 10c Green, Ty. V (30A, 35), 5c Brown, Ty. II, 10c Green, Ty. V (30A, 35)5c Brown, Ty. II, 10c Green, Ty. V (30A, 35). Each with captured part imprint at left, 5c small flaw, 10c reperfed at top, Very Fine appearance and desirable imprint position stamps

E. 100-150
225
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2172
c
Sale Number 1115, Lot Number 2172, 5c 1857-60 Issue (Scott 28b-30A)5c Brown, Ty. II, 10c Green, Ty. III, V (30A, 33, 35), 5c Brown, Ty. II, 10c Green, Ty. III, V (30A, 33, 35)5c Brown, Ty. II, 10c Green, Ty. III, V (30A, 33, 35). Six covers, includes No. 30A and 35 on cover from San Francisco to France (small tear at top), No. 33 tied by blue circular datestamp on yellow cover to Cal., No. 32 on cover to Canada, No. 35 on covers to Canada and Cuba, another strip of three on cover to France, Very Fine group

E. 400-500
900
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