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Sale 1120 — Outstanding United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 17-18 March, 2016

Category — 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1036
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1036, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top and significant portion of adjoining stamp at right, brilliant color nicely complemented by red New York square grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2006 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,900.00). This is one of only four to have been awarded this grade with just four higher.

400
3,250
1037°
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1037, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown, Recut Left Frameline (1 var), 5c Red Brown, Recut Left Frameline (1 var)5c Red Brown, Recut Left Frameline (1 var). Position 1L1, large to huge margins all around, neat red grid cancel, recut left frameline shows dark and clear

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE 5-CENT 1847 PLATE VARIETY WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

The famed Wagshal collection contained more of the recut frameline and broken frameline varieties than any other collection we have encountered. Wagshal's finest example, offered in our Sale 993, is the only one we have seen that compares favorably to the stamp offered here.

With 2015 P.F. certificate confirming the variety, stating Position 1L and additionally stating "showing a slip of the engraver's tool at upper left." With 2012 P.S.E. certificate not mentioning the variety (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00 as normal, unpriced as the recut frameline). This variety is now listed in Scott at a value of 2.8-times the normal stamp. Extrapolating from the SMQ value for the normal stamp, this might be valued at $3,500.00 or more

1,150
750
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1038
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1038, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Reddish Brown (1 var), 5c Reddish Brown (1 var)5c Reddish Brown (1 var). Large margins all around, deep rich color identified on accompanying certificate as "in the family of Ridgway's Dark Russet," intense impression on bright paper which retains its original bluing, deep red grid cancel complements the shade, Extremely Fine Gem, a rare color shade and especially so in such superb condition, ex Hoffner and Dr. Hinrichs, with 1998 P.F. certificate

400
700
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1039
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1039, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, pretty shade, sharp impression on crisp paper, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,350.00)

400
600
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1040
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1040, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large even margins, strong shade with well-incised impression, face-free red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1983 P.F. certificate

850
1,100
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1041
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1041, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large balanced margins all around, two well-struck large red numeral "5" cancels, bold impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb used example complemented by a scarce cancel, ex Mayer, Rose and Dr. Hinrichs, with 1999 P.F. certificate as Orange Brown

500
1,000
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1042
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1042, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Blackish Brown (1a var), 5c Blackish Brown (1a var)5c Blackish Brown (1a var). Huge to large margins all around, intense dark color and proof-like impression, light red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a particularly scarce shade, ex "Liberty," with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,150.00 as Dark Brown), only four examples of Dark Brown grade higher

1,200
2,000
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1043
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1043, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Huge to large margins including sheet margin at right, especially deep shade, well-struck blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. (as Blackish Brown) and 2000 P.F. certificates

850
3,750
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1044
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1044, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Red Brown (1), 5c Dark Red Brown (1)5c Dark Red Brown (1). Large balanced margins, deep rich shade which we feel is a First Printing Dark Brown, strong impression, lightly struck red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1997 P.F. certificate

400
700
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1045
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1045, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins including right sheet margin, pretty pale shade, neat strike of red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $675.00)

400
400
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1046
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1046, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Huge to large margins including parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, beautiful intense color, clear blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate

890
400
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1047
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1047, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Red Brown (1), 5c Dark Red Brown (1)5c Dark Red Brown (1). Large balanced margins, remarkable and intense shade from First Printing (per Wade Saadi), proof-like impression, light strike of red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Granzow, with 1986 P.F. certificate

400
425
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1048
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1048, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, light blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Chapin, with 1979 P.F. certificate as Brown Orange

525
275
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1049
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1049, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to huge margins including sheet margin at left, red cancel, manuscript on back, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

400
225
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1050
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1050, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Position 1R1, deep rich color, full to large margins, light strike of red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

850
325
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1051
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1051, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1 var), 5c Red Brown (1 var)5c Red Brown (1 var). Large margins to ample at right, strong horizontal stitch watermark, fresh color and bold impression, blue grid cancel, Very Fine and scarce

440
0
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1052
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1052, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Margins to just in, two dramatic pre-printing paper folds, cancelled by red Hudson River Mail 17-bar grid in circle, Fine and striking stamp, Scott Retail as normal red cancel

400
275
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1053
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1053, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, ample to clear margins and just touched at bottom right, red cork cancels, Fine, with 2010 P.S.A.G. and 2015 P.F. certificates

900
475
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1054
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1054, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Five singles, one Brown, margins to in on one side, a couple minor flaws including one with a vertical crease, Fine appearing group

2,000
550
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1055
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1055, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large to huge margins all around, lovely color complemented by red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE ORANGE BROWN SHADE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,800.00). This is the highest grade awarded to an Orange Brown stamp in the P.S.E. Population Report.

750
1,800
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1056
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1056, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Huge margins all around, brilliant color nicely contrasted by blue Philadelphia circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1977 P.F. certificate

790
800
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1057
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Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1057, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Trace of original gum, nearly three margins (partially touches at left), cut in at right, tiny corner crease bottom right, a very rare shade in unused condition, with 1996 P.S.E. (does not mention the trivial corner crease) and 2002 P.F. certificates, Scott Retail as unused (no gum)

9,500
1,200
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1058
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1058, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Huge to full margins, gorgeous distinctive color, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,800.00), only three examples grade higher

950
800
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1059
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1059, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Large margins, rich distinctive color, unobtrusive black grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a scarce shade and especially so with the grid cancel in black, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 1999 P.F. certificate

950
0
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1060
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1060, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Position 89R1, Jumbo margins all around including small parts of adjoining stamps at top, left and right, crisp shade and proof-like impression, beautifully complemented by bold red grid cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST AWARDED.

With 1994 (as a pair), 2001 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $13,500.00). One of only fives examples to achieve this grade, which is the highest awarded.

925
7,500
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1061
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1061, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins all around including top sheet margin, bright shade, perfectly struck bright red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB 10-CENT 1847 WITH ENORMOUS MARGINS AND A VIVID RED GRID CANCEL.

With 1985 P.F. certificate

925
2,100
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1062
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1062, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins, deep shade, strong impression, vivid red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A FANTASTIC LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 1982, 2007 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,900.00)

925
1,900
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1063
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1063, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge to ample margins all around, beautiful intense shade, proof-like impression, vivid red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1983 P.F. certificate

925
700
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1064
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1064, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black, Short Transfer at Top (2 var), 10c Black, Short Transfer at Top (2 var)10c Black, Short Transfer at Top (2 var). Clear short transfer at top, large to ample margins all around, bold color and impression, Very Fine and choice, with 2011 P.F. certificate

1,050
550
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1065
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1065, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large balanced margins, bold impression, centrally struck red grid cancel, faint horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance

925
450
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1066
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1066, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. A (2-A), 10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. A (2-A)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. A (2-A). Position 1R1, full to large margins with sheet margin at left, intense shade, highly detailed impression clearly showing the double transfer, blue town cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.F. certificate

2,200
1,100
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1067
 
Sale Number 1120, Lot Number 1067, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. B (2-B), 10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. B (2-B)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. B (2-B). Position 31R1, double transfer in "Post Office", "U.S." and top right frameline, large to huge margins including left interpane margin, strong impression allowing the doubling to be seen without the aid of magnification, partial blue circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR SELDOM-OFFERED 1847 PLATE VARIETY IN CHOICE CONDITION.

Ex Senchuk. With 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $1,775.00 as ordinary used stamp). On a ratio basis, this stamp would most likely be valued around $7,800.00 in SMQ if it were listed

4,000
2,900
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