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Sale 1140 — Outstanding United States Stamps, featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 9-11 November, 2016

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*A buyer’s premium of 15% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
285
ng
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 285, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Unused (no gum), large to full margins all around, rich color and clear impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A FRESH UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 1967 and 2000 P.F. certificates

2,400
1,600
286
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 286, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, neat strike of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $675.00)

400
1,300
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287
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 287, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins including left sheet margin, traces of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, double-struck blue Philadelphia datestamp, light vertical crease at left, appears Extremely Fine, a striking stamp, with 1996 P.F. certificate

525
250
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288
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 288, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins including bottom sheet margin, neat strike of blue Philadelphia datestamp, Very Fine and choice

525
190
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289
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 289, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, bright shade, neat strike of red grid cancel, few small indentations, still Extremely Fine

400
250
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290
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 290, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Mostly ample to large margins, cancelled by neat strike of red Burlington Vt. May 29 datestamp, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

600
325
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291
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 291, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two, both with large to full margins, neat strikes of blue Troy N.Y. datestamp, Very Fine, one with 1992 P.F. certificate

1,050
500
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292
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 292, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, red cancel (numeral), Fine-Very Fine

900
350
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293
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 293, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B), 5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B)5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B). Position 90R1, large margins to clear at lower right, red grid cancel, Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate

550
225
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294
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 294, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to clear including top sheet margin, radiant color, bold strikes of black grid cancel, Very Fine

875
275
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295
ng
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 295, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Unused (no gum), large to huge margins all around, intense color in brilliant Red Orange shade, sharp impression, small tear at top and couple small thins which do not in any way detract from the appearance of this beautiful stamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 1847 SHADE, ESPECIALLY IN UNUSED CONDITION. THIS STAMP IS THE STRONGEST RED ORANGE WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

This stamp was found in an old-time album that surfaced in Europe last year. It has been protected from light exposure for most of its life, which has preserved the Red Orange color to a degree rarely encountered among the few known examples.

With 2016 P.F. certificate. Scott value for unused without gum is $9,500.00, which is the same as the used value, despite the fact that unused examples are many times rarer

9,500
2,800
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296
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 296, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Margins mostly full and clear at bottom, brilliant color, appears unused but certificate states cancellation removed (we disagree), horizontal crease, Fine appearing example of this rare shade, with 2016 P.F. certificate

9,500
900
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297
ng
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 297, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Unused (no gum), three large margins, just in at bottom frame, intense shade, small pressed crease at top right

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

The 1847 Issue is much scarcer in unused condition than other issues, because the stamps were demonetized in 1851. They could be exchanged for the new issue, but once the exchange period ended, the stamps would have no postage value. Considering the purchasing power of ten cents in 1851, it is not surprising that the stamps were either used or exchanged, rather than left for future generations of collectors

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate

15,000
2,100
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298
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 298, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins including sheet margin at right, crisp shade, unobtrusive red circular datestamp with integral "10" rate, faint trace of a horizontal crease, Extremely Fine appearance

925
725
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299
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 299, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Mostly huge margins to full at bottom, intense shade, blue grid cancel, light corner crease at top left, Extremely Fine appearance

900
600
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300
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 300, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to just touching frameline at right, intense shade, blue grid cancel, fresh and Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate

900
375
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301
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 301, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to clear, detailed impression, red cork cancel, fresh and Fine

850
375
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302
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 302, 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 margins to full at bottom right, red square grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine example of this variety, with 2010 P.F. certificate

1,050
500
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303
 
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 303, 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, margins to just touched, lightened cancel, small faults, otherwise Fine example of this scarce variety

4,000
350
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