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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — 5c 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
749
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 749, 5c 1847 Issue5c Deep Red Brown (1), 5c Deep Red Brown (1)5c Deep Red Brown (1). Exceptional depth of color and proof-like impression from the First Printing, ample to full margins, tied by blue grid cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. Jul. 30" (1847) circular datestamp on folded printed notice from the Western Bank of Baltimore to Hagerstown Md., Extremely Fine and choice first-month use

E. 500-750
2,300
750
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 750, 5c 1847 Issue5c Deep Red Brown (1), 5c Deep Red Brown (1)5c Deep Red Brown (1). Exceptional depth of color and proof-like impression from the First Printing, ample margins to clear at bottom right, tied by blue grid cancel with matching "Baltimore Md. Aug. 17" (1847) circular datestamp on folded printed notice from the Western Bank of Baltimore to Hagerstown Md., Very Fine second-month use

E. 400-500
700
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751
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 751, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep rich color and clear impression, large to full margins including frameline of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by blue "Philada Pa. 5cts. Mar. 21" (1848) integral-rate circular datestamp with second strike at right on blue folded letter to Hagerstown Md., manuscript "Paid", Very Fine, this stamp comes from an early printing

E. 400-500
375
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752
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 752, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep dark color, large to ample margins all around, tied by blue grid cancel with "Philada. Pa. 5 Aug. 23" (1849) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter with blue embossed hotel cameo corner card to Ingham County Pa., central file fold, Extremely Fine stamp

E. 400-500
550
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753
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 753, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, rich color, tied by black grid cancel with matching "Theo. Seminary Va. Oct. 11" circular datestamp on folded cover to Charlottesville Va., with additional "Epis. High School of Virginia" oval handstamp, docketed at left "Rev. E.A. Dalrymple", lettersheet with some wrinkling and small edge tears, stamp Extremely Fine, a wonderful and very rare dual school 1847 Issue cover, the USPCS census lists only three 5c covers and no 10c covers used from Virginia Theological Seminary, this is the only example also showing the Episcopal High School handstamp, both institutions are in Alexandria Va. and we find references to Rev. Dr. Edward A. Dalrymple (1818-1881) having been affiliated with both, ex Mirsky

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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754
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 754, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var), 5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var)5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var). Large margins to ample including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by red "Phoenixville Pa. Aug. 6" circular datestamp on blue envelope to Downington Pa., manuscript "Paid" at center, cover cleaned which lightens some manuscript marks at left, still Very Fine, the only recorded use of the 1847 Issue from Phoenixville, which is near Valley Forge and King of Prussia, ex Eubanks, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
500
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755
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 755, 5c 1847 Issue5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Mostly large margins, tied by red grid cancel with matching "Macon Ga. 5 Apr. 9" circular datestamp on small envelope to Augusta Ga., Very Fine, pretty and scarce, ex Stollnitz, with 1979 P.F. certificate describing this as "Blackish Brown" - certainly a far more desirable color, but it would be misleading to offer it with such a description

E. 300-400
325
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756
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 756, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins including trace of adjoining stamp at top, nice color and impression, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 11" (1848) circular datestamp with second strike to left on blue folded letter to Hagerstown Pa., Very Fine and choice stamp on a fresh cover

E. 400-500
325
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757
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 757, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full even margins, cancelled by grid with red "Boston 5cts. 12 Sep." (1850) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Saco, Maine, extremely fresh, Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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758
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 758, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Rich color, large margins to ample at bottom, tied by blue "Philada Pa. 5cts. Apr. 18" (1849) integral-rate circular datestamp with second strike to right on blue folded letter to Hagerstown Pa., Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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759
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 759, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Rich color, ample margins to clear at upper left, tiny bit of wrinkling from application, tied by blue "Philada Pa. 5 Apr. 18" (1849) integral-rate circular datestamp with second strike to left on blue folded letter to Hagerstown Pa., Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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760
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 760, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1), 5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1)5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1). Huge margins to full, bright shade, tied by indistinct strike of blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Jan. 16" (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp with second clear strike on blue folded letter to Wilkes Barre Pa., light vertical folds do not affect stamp, fresh and Very Fine, ex Brown and Wagshal, with 1991 note from Dr. Amonette on back, this plate variety is known to occur in the ninth vertical row of the left pane and varies in intensity from top to bottom with the top positions more pronounced

E. 400-500
250
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761
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 761, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by red grid cancels, matching "Providence R.I. Jan. 10" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Fall River, stamp lifted and reaffixed in an attempt to see whether this was a scarcer shade, Very Fine appearance, ex Mirsky, with 1997 and 1999 P.F. certificates (as off cover) calling this the Red Brown shade

E. 200-300
225
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762
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 762, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var), 5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var)5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var). Deep rich color, ample to full margins, tied by red grid cancel and matching "Boston 5cts. 19 Jan." (1848) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Saco Me., Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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763
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 763, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Margins to touched at top with large bottom sheet margin, tied by red grid cancel with matching "Boston 5cts. 8 Nov." (1849) integral-rate circular datestamp on large part of folded cover (to New York?), reduced at bottom, stamp with corner crease almost entirely in sheet margin and small scuff, otherwise Fine, scarce with the large sheet margin

E. 200-300
190
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764
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 764, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins, rich color, tied by red grid cancels with matching "Boston 5cts 6 Mar." (1849) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Bank of the State of New York at New York City, file fold does not affect stamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
190
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765
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 765, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var), 5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var)5c Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var). Full to large margins, tied by vivid red square grid cancels with matching "New-York Jan. 11" (1850) circular datestamp on buff envelope to Milton Vt., original letter enclosed, colorful and Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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766
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 766, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to full margins, tied by red square grid cancel and matching "New-York Feb. 13" circular datestamp on 1849 blue folded cover to Philadelphia Pa. street address, Quaker dated docketing on flap, Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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767
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 767, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Beautiful early impression, margins to touched at bottom right, tied by bold blue "Paid" in frame, matching "Philada. Pa. 5cts Nov. 19" (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Bethlehem Pa., excellent music-related contents from brother learning to play the flute, writing to his sister the pianist, Fine

E. 300-400
180
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768
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 768, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Prov. & Wor. R.R. Aug. 20" railroad route agent's circular datestamp on envelope to New Haven Conn., gently cleaned with horizontal file fold barely affecting stamp, postmark expertly enhanced, otherwise Very Fine and attractive

E. 500-750
275
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769
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 769, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, deep shade, cancelled by manuscript "X" and tied by blue "Northern R.R. Jan. 20" railroad route agent's circular datestamp on buff envelope to Littleton N.H., Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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770
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 770, 5c 1847 Issue5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large to ample margins including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by red "PHILADA. RAILROAD" straightline handstamp struck multiple times with parts of two relatively clear, red "New -York Jul. 31" (1847) circular datestamp on folded letter to Avon Conn., heavy strikes of the handstamp slightly break the paper or thin the stamp in a few places, some age spotting, still Very Fine appearing and scarce first month use of the 5c 1847 with the Philadelphia Railroad straightline, with 1973 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
275
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771
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 771, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by red grid cancel, matching "U.S. Express Mail N. York N.Y. Nov. 21" route agent's circular datestamp on folded cover to Providence R.I., light vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Fine, ex Mirsky, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
250
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772
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 772, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Bright color, large margins to full at bottom, tied by blue grid without origination datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia Pa., manuscript "5" rate, Very Fine, our best guess is this originated on a train from Baltimore

E. 400-500
325
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773
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 773, 5c 1847 Issue5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Full to large margins, just shaving frame line at top left, black grid cancel on 1850 folded cover to Scituate Mass., blue "Norton Ms. Oct. 24" circular datestamp and matching "5" handstamp, manuscript "forwarded" and "Scituate Mass. Oct. 26" manuscript postmark, additional "5" written below handstamp and totaled to "10", the presence of the 5c handstamp, often a signal to collectors that this was originally a stampless cover, must have been used to indicate a short-paid letter, as the stamp was splattered with the same blue ink of the circular datestamp and "5" (and which is elsewhere on the lettersheet), thus establishing that the stamp was placed there by the Norton postmaster at the time of mailing, and which also eliminates the possibility that this was done enroute, docketing indicates the cover was received, but where it went after Scituate is not indicated, Fine, a scarce and intriguing combination use, ex Stollnitz, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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774
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 774, 5c 1847 Issue5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large margins to full, tied by red "Boston 5cts. 17 Apr." integral-rate circular datestamp on turned cover to Northampton Mass., inside with red "New Haven Ct. Dec. 20" circular datestamp with matching "Paid" in scroll and "5" handstamps to Boston, also with manuscript "Paid 5" and "5", opened for display, some wear, Very Fine, scarce turned use with one side bearing the 5c 1847 Issue, ex Mirsky, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
250
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775
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 775, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Two, each with full to large margins all around, deep rich color, tied on opposite sides of blue folded letter by blue "Philada Pa. 5cts. Mar. 16" (1848) integral-rate circular datestamp, addressed to Warrensburg N.Y., Very Fine, a choice 5c 1847 cover, ex Gibson and Sweet, signed Ashbrook

E. 500-750
500
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776
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 776, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to full, tied by red grid cancels, matching "Pittsburgh Pa. Jan. 4" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine, Pittsburgh is just over 300 miles from Philadelphia

E. 300-400
475
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777
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 777, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, full margins to clear in places, tied by deep red "Medina C.H. Ohio Jul. 9" (1850) circular datestamp with second strike to left on folded cover to the Secretary of the American Bible Society in New York City, light file fold creases the pair neatly between the stamps, upper right margin of right stamp slightly creased from placement over edge, appears Very Fine, Medina Courthouse received no 1847 stamps, this is the only 1847 cover recorded from this town (USPCS census lists none)

E. 500-750
900
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778
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 778, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Two singles originally forming a vertical pair, large margins, tied by red grid cancels, "Savannah Ga. 10 Mar. 10" (1850) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Philadelphia, top stamp light crease at top, bottom stamp small toned spot, Very Fine appearance

E. 300-400
375
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779
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 779, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Two folded letters, each with single, first with full margins, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Worcester Ms. Oct. 7" (1848) circular datestamp on folded printed propaganda letter from Free Soil County Committee to Hardwick Mass.; second Dot in "S" variety with large margin to in, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Mar. 6" (1848) circular datestamp on folded letter to Wilkes Barre Pa., stamp slightly oxidized and some toning, Fine-Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
350
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780
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 780, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Balance of five covers, four with single and one with a pair, from Philadelphia Pa., Rockville Md. and Cincinnati O., two with blue postal markings, a few stamp or cover faults to be expected but all are presentable and collectible, Fine group

E. 750-1,000
750
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781
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 781, 5c 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Gorgeous First Printing Orange Brown shade, large margins including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by well-struck blue "PAID" in oval cancel, matching "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Dec. 13" (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Elizabethtown N.J., Extremely Fine stamp and attractive cover, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate

E. 300-400
450
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782
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 782, 5c 1847 Issue5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Full margins to ample, tied by pencil and blue grid cancel, matching "Eastern R.R. Apr. 30" railroad route agent's circular datestamp with matching blue "PAID" handstamp on blue folded letter datelined "East Boston April 28, 1851" to Yarmouth Me., stamp has some indents from edge of canceling device (described on last certificate as semicircular creases at top), Very Fine appearance, PFC 539292 no longer accompanies

E. 300-400
225
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783
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 783, 5c 1847 Issue5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Brilliant color, large margins to full, tied by blue grid cancels with matching "Utica N.Y. Jan. 14" (1851) oval datestamp struck twice on folded bank letter to Cooperstown N.Y., fresh and Very Fine, with Chase note on back

E. 500-750
900
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784
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 784, 5c 1847 Issue5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Horizontal pair, rich color, ample margins to just in at bottom right, tied by "Mic. Central R.R. Mic., May 12" railroad route agent's circular datestamp on ca. 1851 buff envelope to Hartford Conn., Very Fine, a scarce 1847 Issue railroad cover with great eye appeal, the USPCS census lists only 14 covers with this route agent's datestamp (this one is unlisted), other than the famous Heidelberg cover with a strip of five, this is the only example with a multiple

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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785
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 785, 5c 1847 Issue5c Red Brown, Crack in "T" Variety (1 var), 5c Red Brown, Crack in "T" Variety (1 var)5c Red Brown, Crack in "T" Variety (1 var). Position 69R1, large margins to clear, tied by blue grid cancel with two strikes of matching Utica N.Y. oval datestamp, Nov. 1 and 2, on folded letter to Cooperstown N.Y., stamp with diagonal creases at left and small horizontal crease at right, Very Fine appearance, the Crack in "T" plate flaw was first reported by Wade Saadi in the May 1994 Chronicle, with 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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786
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 786, 5c 1847 Issue5c Dark Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1a-B), 5c Dark Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1a-B)5c Dark Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1a-B). Position 90R1, large margins to clear including right sheet margin, tied by blue "Philada Pa. 5cts. Aug. 2" (1848) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded letter to Lewistown Penn., faint vertical file fold barely affects bottom of stamp (not mentioned on certificate), Fine example of this double transfer in the Dark Brown shade, with 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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787
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 787, 5c 1847 Issue5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B), 5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B)5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. B (1-B). Positions 89-90R1, right stamp the double transfer, large margins to just in at bottom including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by black grid cancels, matching "Louisville Ky. 10 May 2" integral-rate circular datestamp on undated folded cover to Philadelphia, Fine, with 2011 Weiss certificate

E. 400-500
350
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788
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 788, 5c 1847 Issue5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. E (1-E), 5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. E (1-E)5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. E (1-E). Ample margins to clear, rich color, tied by "Boston Jul. ?" (1848) circular datestamp on part printed folded letter from Massachusetts Bank to Bath Me.

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 "MOWER SHIFT" -- DOUBLE TRANSFER TYPE E -- ON A COVER.

The so-called "Mower Shift" is named after its discoverer, the San Francisco dealer R. H. Mower. In an article discussing this rare position in the November 1976 Chronicle, Duane Garrett quotes a letter from Stanley B. Ashbrook, which states "this 'E' variety is quite scarce, much more than either the 'A' or 'B', probably due to the fact that the extra lines were not cut very deep on the plate and soon wore away. I believe that we can only find the 'E' among the very earliest prints from the plate."

With 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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