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Sale 1219 — The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 8-9 April, 2020

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Category — 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
34
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 34, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Enormous margins all around including parts of three adjoining stamps and sheet margin at right, crisp shade and detailed impression, interesting plate scratches in sheet margin, light red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR USED SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 2012 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,250.00).

775
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35
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 35, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Enormous margins all around including parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom and sheet margin at right, proof-like impression on fresh paper, unobtrusive blue circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE, CANCELLED IN BLUE.

With 2013 P.F. certificate (XF Superb 95 XQ -- the XQ stands for extreme quality). With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00). We do not understand why P.S.E. did not assign the Jumbo appellation

825
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36
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 36, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to full at top, beautifully clear bold green grid cancellation, detailed impression on fresh paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH A CLEAR GREEN GRID CANCEL.

Ex Rose. With 1988 and 2007 P.F. certificates

4,250
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37
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 37, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins all around, crisp impression on blued paper, neat strike of blue circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 2013 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00 for standard red cancel)

825
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38
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 38, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to huge margins all around, crisp shade and impression, cancelled by black town datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING QUALITY 10-CENT 1847 STAMP AND VERY SCARCE WITH A BLACK TOWN CANCELLATION.

Ex "European Connoisseur". With 2015 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00 for standard red cancel). We do not know how many 10c 1847s graded 95 are cancelled in black, which commands a $250.00 premium over the standard Scott value.

1,025
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39
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 39, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to enormous margins all around including frameline of adjoining stamp at top, sharp impression on lightly blued paper, dark shade nicely contrasted by red New York square grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A 10-CENT 1847 OF REMARKABLE BEAUTY.

From our 2004 Rarities sale. With 1999 P.F. certificate.

775
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 40, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large even margins all around, detailed impression on blued paper, light strike of red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,000.00)

775
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41
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 41, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2), 5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2)5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2). Both stamps have large margins, rich colors, tied by neat strikes of red "New-York" circular datestamp on small piece

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS COMBINATION PIECE WITH THE TWO FIRST GENERAL ISSUES OF THE UNITED STATES TIED BY THE RED "NEW-YORK" CIRCULAR DATESTAMP, WHICH IS SCARCE USED AS A CANCEL ON THIS ISSUE.

With 1970 and 2006 P.F. certificates

E. 4,000-5,000
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42
c
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 42, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Ample margins all around, tied by choice bold strike of red Herringbone fancy cancel, matching "Binghamton N.Y. Oct. 5" circular datestamp on envelope to Cherry Valley, N.Y., Roseboom correspondence, fresh in every respect

VERY FINE STAMP AND A BEAUTIFUL STRIKE OF THIS BINGHAMTON NEW YORK FANCY CANCEL. AN OUTSTANDING 1847 ISSUE COVER.

Ex Wolcott, Sweet, Rust (1987 Rarities of the World sale), Boker and Gross. Exhibited at The Collectors Club of New York 1940 Centenary exhibition (by Sweet). Signed Ashbrook. With 2019 P.F. certificate.

E. 4,000-5,000
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43
c
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 43, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, fresh color and detailed impression, perfectly tied by greenish blue "Richmond & Ptrsbg. R.R. Jul. 3" (1850) route agent's circular datestamp on folded letter addressed to Petersburg, Va.

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB 5-CENT 1847 RAILROAD COVER. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN.

On the back of this cover, Philip H. Ward wrote "Possibly the finest 1847 5¢ Railroad cover." We concur with Ward's assessment. The USPCS census lists only two 1847 covers with this route agent's datestamp and this is quite obviously the finer of the two.

Ex Ackerman, Rust, Boker and Gross. Signed Ashbrook. With 2019 P.F. certificate.

E. 4,000-5,000
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44
c
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 44, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Vertical pair, huge margins to just touched at bottom right including large top sheet margin, tied by light strikes of red grid cancel, matching "Albany N.Y. Feb. 27" circular datestamp with fleurons on orange-buff envelope to Buffalo N.Y.

FRESH AND VERY FINE DOUBLE-WEIGHT USE OF A PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE. THE TOP STAMP IS A GEM.

The top stamp in this pair is an Extremely Fine Gem that would certainly grade XF-Superb 95 Jumbo as an off-cover single. We are not encouraging the vandals, but simply advising bidders to consider the potential SMQ value of $2,500.00 for the top stamp.

Ex Eubanks. With 2002 and 2017 P.F. certificates

E. 2,000-3,000
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45
c
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 45, 10c 1847 Issue and 5c-10c 1847 Covers (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large to full margins, deep shade and sharp impression, tied by vivid orange grid cancel, matching "Mobile Ala. Aug. 24" circular datestamp on envelope to Haverhill N.H.

EXTREMELY FINE STAMP TIED ON A FRESH SMALL COVER BY THE VIVID ORANGE GRID OF MOBILE, ALABAMA. BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY RESPECT.

Mobile used two distinctive colored inks for postal markings: the "Paint Red" in a dense shade of carmine, and this bright orange, which is not merely an oily red, but actually has the vibrancy of true orange ink.

With 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
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