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Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

Category — 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1512
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1512, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)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. THIS REMARKABLE BLOCK WAS DISCOVERED IN THE RIVES FAMILY BIBLE, ALONG WITH THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE BLOCK OF SIX OFFERED IN OUR 2018 AUCTION OF THE WILLIAM H. GROSS COLLECTION. A REMARKABLE RARITY.

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.

According to information uncovered during our research of the 10c 1847 Issue block of six, the block offered here was discovered, with the 10c block of six, in the Rives family bible, sometime between 1909 and 1912. It was first sold at auction by Philadelphia Stamp Co. on June 28, 1912, where it realized $190, or three times catalogue value. For a full description of the discovery, go to https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/14.pdf .

With 1977 P.F. certificate.

Scott Retail as a block of four and a pair

65,000
22,000
1513
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1513, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Part original gum, large margins to clear including left sheet margin, dark shade, accompanying certificate notes a "tiny toned spot at top left", which on the front of the stamp is a barely perceptible speck at the extreme edge at top left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 2018 P.F. certificate

6,500
2,100
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1514
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Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1514, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Brown, 5c Brown5c Brown. Large part original gum covering nearly the whole stamp, rich color in the Brown shade, margins ample to close, but clear all around, Fine, a rare original-gum example of the 5-cent 1847

6,500
950
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1515°
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1515, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Jumbo margins with portions of five adjoining stamps, double-struck blue circular datestamp cancel, fresh in every respect

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH HUGE MARGINS AND A BLUE CANCEL, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMNBO BY P.S.E.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $5,750.00). Only two 5c 1847's grade higher (highest is 100J). This Superb 98 Jumbo grade is shared by only two others.

475
6,000
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1516
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1516, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, rich color nicely complemented by blue Philadelphia Pa. circular datestamp

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

Accompanied by cover from which this stamp originated (docketed April 1849). With 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $4,000.00 for red cancel). This is one of only four to have been awarded this grade with just five higher.

475
3,750
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1517
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1517, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, deep shade, red square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

350
250
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1518
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1518, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Rich color, full margins and left sheet margin, red circular grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Mirsky, with 2012 P.F. certificate

350
350
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1519
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1519, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three ample margins and right sheet margin, worn impression, well-struck red grid cancel, Very Fine

350
190
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1520
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1520, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins including left sheet margin, bottom margin ample, worn impression, red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate

375
225
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1521
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1521, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full at bottom, red square grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

350
275
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1522
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1522, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large to full margins, dark rich color in the Brown shade, detailed impression, black grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $400.00)

425
325
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1523
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1523, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full even margins, gorgeous rich color and sharp early impression, neat blue "Paid" in oval cancel of Philadelphia, Very Fine, this is a First Printing impression

400
900
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1524
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1524, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to ample margins, light red grid cancel, Very Fine

350
190
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1525
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1525, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep rich color which accompanying certificate calls "Blackish Brown", large to ample margins with portion of adjoining frameline at bottom, blue grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate, offered as Dark Brown and not returnable if a new certificate overturns the shade designation of the old certificate

800
325
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1526
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1526, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Unusual color approaching Grayish Brown shade, large margins to ample including part of adjoining stamp at top, bold strike of deep red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate as Red Brown

350
250
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1527
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1527, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large margins including right sheet margin, light manuscript "X" and blue grid cancels, Very Fine

390
150
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1528
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1528, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Vertical pair, large to ample margins, rich color and sharp early impression, lightly struck blue circular datestamps, Fine

2,040
600
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1529
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1529, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, full to ample margins, pretty color, red town datestamps, sharp impression, right stamp with faint stain in the bottom margin, otherwise Very Fine

950
425
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1530
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1530, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins all around with frameline of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied on piece by blue grid cancel, fresh color, Very Fine

765
200
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1531
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1531, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margin except a little close at lower left, blue Baltimore Railroad circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Norcross

850
375
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1532
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1532, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to clear at left, bright shade from cleaned plate, plate bruises at right, neat strike of blue circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate

850
250
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1533
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1533, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Large margins to clear, neat strikes of red circular datestamp and black grid cancels, Fine example of this desirable shade, with 2011 P.S.A.G. and 2018 P.F. certificates

1,075
600
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1534
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1534, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Five singles, range of impressions from worn to detailed, cancels include red grid, blue grid, pen with black exchange, four with four margins, one just in at top, few small faults, Fine-Very Fine appearing group, one with 1982 R.P.S. certificate

1,830
700
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1535
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1535, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three, distinctly different shades of Red Brown with one almost Brown, large margins to clear, one with blue Troy N.Y. circular datestamp, one with red grid, one with "5" in oval handstamp, second with trivial toning on back, Very Fine, first with 2002 P.F. certificate

1,315
550
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1536
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1536, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three, all have four margins, range of impressions from strong to worn, two with red grid cancels, one with blue cancel, few small faults, Fine group

1,090
400
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1537
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1537, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2). Full margins, 5c with blue cancel, 10c with red grid, 5c with light manuscript at bottom from address, 10c with small stain on back just showing thru at bottom, Very Fine appearance

1,165
650
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1538
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1538, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2). 5c with ample margins to just clear at top left, red town cancel, Fine, 10c with large to full margins and barely clear at upper right, red grid cancel, fresh and Fine

1,125
475
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1539
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1539, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1-2). 5c with large to close margins, 10c full to ample margins, 5c with blue grid cancel, 10c with light red grid and portion of a black cancel, each with small light crease, Very Fine appearance

1,165
550
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