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Sale 1166 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 October, 2017

Category — 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
548
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 548, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins all around including bottom right corner sheet margins, rich color and detailed impression, unobtrusive strike of red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE

This stamp, in sound condition, is a true rarity.

375
2,300
549
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 549, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, bright and fresh color nicely contrasted by well-struck red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Wall, with 2000 P.F. certificate

375
400
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550
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 550, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, dark shade and sharp impression, blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate

415
350
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551
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 551, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Bright shade, large margins all around including top sheet margin, neat manuscript "X" and red grid cancels, Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as pen-cancelled

200
210
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552
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 552, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins including enormous left sheet margin, intense shade and impression, light red square grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1980 and 1990 P.F. certificates

375
475
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553
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 553, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to full including left sheet margin, bright color and crisp impression, neat strike of red Pittsburgh circular datestamp, Very Fine and attractive, with 1986 P.F. certificate

375
300
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554
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 554, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to full including left sheet margin and part of adjoining stamp at bottom, neat strike of red grid cancel, Very Fine and attractive, with 1985 P.F. certificate

375
300
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555
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 555, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large even margins, tied to small piece by red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1977 P.F. certificate as Red Brown

400
190
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556
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 556, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear at lower right, rich color, neat strike of magenta grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

650
225
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557
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 557, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full, rich color, bold strikes of blue grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

415
190
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558
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 558, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three with different cancels, one with a black grid, one with a red grid and the third with neat stylized pen cancel, second with large margins to just in, the other two tight in places but clear all around, Fine trio, black grid cancel with 1997 P.F. certificate stating that what appears to be a numeral "1" inside the cancel was caused by the contents of the cover

1,025
500
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559
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 559, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B), 5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B)5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B). Position 90R1, large margins to just clear, rich color, light strike of red grid cancel and trace of manuscript at top center, fresh and Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate as Dark Brown, which it is not

550
180
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560
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 560, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. E (1-E), 5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. E (1-E)5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. E (1-E). Horizontal pair, left stamp showing double transfer of "U", "Post Office" and left numeral "5", large margins to just clear at top left, rich color complemented by bold strike of red "St. Louis Mo. 10 Jan. 9" integral-rate circular datestamp, double transfer stamp with vertical crease ending in small tear, still Fine and rare example of the "Mower Shift", probably no more than a dozen examples are known, with 1989 P.F. certificate

2,125
1,100
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561
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 561, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Rich color, large margins to full at bottom, neat strike of blue grid of Tiny Diamonds fancy cancel of Middletown Conn., miniscule corner crease, Very Fine strike of this desirable cancel, an on-cover example from our sale of the William H. Gross Collection realized $10,000 hammer, this one is considerably more affordable

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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562
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 562, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Brilliant color, large margins to clear, bold blue cancel, Very Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate as Red Brown

790
225
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563
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 563, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to full, brilliant color and detailed impression, unobtrusive blue circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1981 P.F. certificate

790
550
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564
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 564, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Three large margins, close at bottom, sharp impression on nicely blued paper, bold red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2001 and 2008 P.F. certificates

750
500
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565
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 565, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at top, radiant color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1981 P.F. certificate as Red Brown

750
375
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566
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 566, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to full, radiant color, bold strike of blue circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1985 P.F. certificate

875
275
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567
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 567, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Full margins to clear, bright color nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, fresh and Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate

790
225
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568
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 568, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to clear, radiant color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, fresh and Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

750
250
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569
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 569, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Large margins to full at bottom left, brilliant color, unusual heavy plate bruise deposits ink across Franklin's face and in "U" at top, red cancel

FINE AND UNUSUAL EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE 1847 SHADE.

According to Wade Saadi, the Red Orange shade was produced exclusively during the last printing, stamps from which were part of the Fifth Delivery (December 7, 1850).

9,500
1,700
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