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Sale 1180 — The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 April, 2018

Category — 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
18
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 18, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Block of six, original gum, huge margins to just in at top right and bottom right, fresh and bright color, bottom left stamp small natural paper inclusion, some slight creasing which is naturally caused by gum (typical of this issue)

FINE TO EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 5-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 five or ten cents in 1851, it is not surprising that the stamps were either used or exchanged, rather than left for future generations of collectors in a hobby that did not yet exist.

A census of 5c 1847 multiples -- proofs, unused and used -- was published in 1996 by Mal Brown in Chronicle 171. The census lists five unused blocks of six, including one which is rejoined and one which is in a museum. There are only seven larger unused multiples, including blocks of 30, 16, 11, 10 and three multiples of eight (one is a strip).

With 1977 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as a block of four and a pair

65,500
0
19
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 19, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Unused (no gum), large to ample margins all around, small corner crease at bottom left, appears Extremely Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate

2,300
1,400
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20
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 20, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var), 5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var)5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var). Ample to extra large margins including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, detailed impression, deep shade nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Caspary and Floyd, with 1994 P.F. certificate

425
475
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21
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 21, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large to huge margins including portions of adjoining stamps at left and top, rich color, three strikes of blue circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem pair, ex Floyd, with 1989 P.F. certificate

1,100
2,600
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22
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 22, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Intense shade and detailed impression, huge margins to ample at top left, portion of adjoining stamp at lower left, neat red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Floyd, with 1980 and 1991 P.F. certificates

800
950
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23
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 23, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Even margins all around, lovely color in the Orange Brown shade, face free strike of blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, ex Floyd, with 1988 P.F. certificate

875
950
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 24, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Orange (1c), 5c Red Orange (1c)5c Red Orange (1c). Huge margins including traces of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, absolutely brilliant Red Orange color, cancelled by blue numeral "10" and "5" handstamps, fresh and sound

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE RARE RED ORANGE SHADE, CANCELLED BY BLUE "5" AND "10" NUMERALS. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES.

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).

Ex Floyd. With 1996 P.F. certificate

9,540
5,000
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25
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 25, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A), 5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A)5c Red Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A). Position 80R1, sheet margin at right, other sides large with trace of adjoining stamp at top, slightly worn impression, bold blue grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a striking example of this major double transfer, ex Floyd, with 1992 P.F. certificate on cover, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate off cover and stating the shade is Orange Brown (1b) but we believe it is Red Brown

590
475
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26
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 26, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)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 90R, ample to large margins, deep rich color, clear impressions showing the double transfer, light red cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith and Floyd, with 1989 P.F. certificate

550
600
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 27, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Unused (no gum), huge margins all around, intense shade and impression, small thin spot at top left and small tear at top

EXTREMELY FINE GEM APPEARANCE. A HUGE MARGINED 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 in a hobby that did not yet exist. The small faults on this example are not readily visible and so do not detract from its appearance, but they will make it more affordable.

With 1997 P.F. certificate

15,000
5,500
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28
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 28, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. C (2-C), 10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. C (2-C)10c Black, Double Transfer Ty. C (2-C). Position 2R1, large and even margins all around, detailed impression showing the distinctive doubling, particularly in the bottom right "X", lightly struck New York red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH DOUBLE TRANSFER TYPE C.

Ex Emerson, Wall and Floyd. With 2000 P.F. certificate

3,250
1,200
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