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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 — 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 3, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Enormous Jumbo margins all around 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 JUMBO BY P.S.E.

With 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $6,000.00). Only two 5c 1847s grade higher (at 100J). This Superb 98 Jumbo grade is shared by only two others.

475
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 4, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins all around including portion of frameline of adjoining stamp at bottom, brilliant color nicely complemented by red New York square grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A FRESH AND WONDERFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

With 2016 P.S.A.G. and P.F. certificates (both Superb 98).

350
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 5, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins all around, incredibly deep shade and rich color, bold blue "Baltimore Md. Mar. 1" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Wall and Bowman, with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00 for standard red cancel)

475
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 6, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Choice large and even margins, gorgeous color complemented by central strike of red circular grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1998 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00), only five grade higher (highest is 98)

800
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 7, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Rich dark color, huge margins to large including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, neat strike of blue numeral "5" cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a gorgeous 5c 1847 in the Dark Brown shade with a better cancel, with 1993 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00 for standard red cancel)

940
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 8, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins all around, neatly struck blue circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00 for standard red cancel)

475
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 9, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large to huge margins including sheet margin at left, rich color, neat red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1992 P.F. (copy) and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,250.00)

800
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 10, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large to huge margins, lovely color and impression, complemented by red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Merlin, with 1990 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,400.00)

350
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 11, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Deep rich color, large to huge margins including frameline of adjoining stamp at top, neat strike of red circular grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem and undergraded in our opinion, with 2016 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

350
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 12, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Huge to large margins all around, deep rich color, neat red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Hansen, with 1990 P.F. and 2012 P.S.A.G. certificates (95 used)

800
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 13, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom and trace of stamp at top, bold blue cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Hansen, with 2001 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $ 1,400.00 for standard red cancel)

390
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 14, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Ample to clear margins all around, deep rich color, cancelled by well-struck blue Hollow Star of Trenton N.J., small and light diagonal crease at top

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THIS RARE AND DESIRABLE FANCY CANCELLATION ON THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

A comparable example of the Trenton Star on a 5c 1847 (also with small crease) realized $5,000 hammer in our 2012 Mirsky sale (that example is ex Caspary, Haas, Grunin, Garrett and Wall). This stamp realized $5,750 hammer in Christie's 1993 Ishikawa sale.

Ex Ishikawa, Saadi and Gross. Illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 27). With 1993 and 2013 P.F. certificates

E. 3,000-4,000
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 15, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large even margins, wonderful depth of color and sharp early impression, neat strike of blue dotted grid cancel (possibly from Middletown Conn.), vertical pre-printing paperfold

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE DARK BROWN SHADE, WITH A VERY UNUSUAL CANCEL.

Ex Mirsky, "Golden Oak" and Wall. With 2014 P.F. certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 16, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full at bottom, rich color, neat strike of blue large grid of tiny diamonds cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate

390
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 17, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins, gorgeous rich color and sharp impression, neat blue "Paid" in oval cancel of Philadelphia Pa., Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate

440
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 18, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to full margins all around, rich color, neat double-struck blue "PAID" cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2016 P.F. certificate

440
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 19, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, rich color, neat strike of "FREE" handstamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $625.00 for normal cancel)

750
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 20, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Full margins, dark shade and rich color, early proof-like impression, neat strike of green dotted-grid cancellation used only at Tallahassee Fla. during the 1847 period

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A REMARKABLE STAMP WITH ONE OF THE FEW GREEN FANCY CANCELLATIONS USED DURING THE 1847 ISSUE PERIOD.

Ex Emerson, Haas and Wall. With 1991 and 2016 P.F. certificates (the latter specifically identifying the cancel as Tallahassee).

2,050
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 21, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear at bottom right, rich color nicely complemented by green grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine, a rare cancel on the 1847 Issue and especially desirable on a fresh and sound stamp, with 1985 and 2012 P.F. certificates

1,600
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 22, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to ample at lower right, portion of frameline of adjoining stamp at upper right, rich color, central strike of red small grid of tiny dots cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 2016 P.F. certificate

350
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 23, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full at upper right, cancelled by bold strike of magenta grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp with a better cancel, with 2004 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $625.00 for standard red cancel)

625
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 24, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to full at top left, nicely blued paper, bold strikes of red circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2001 and 2011 P.F. certificates

350
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 25, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Brown (1), 5c Brown (1)5c Brown (1). Large even margins, fine impression and dark shade, part strike of red Philadelphia "RAIL(ROAD)" straightline, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Morris, with 1994 and 2009 P.F. certificates

600
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 26, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full at upper left, bold central strike of red numeral "5" cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate

450
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 27, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, neat strike of blue 5c integral-rate circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. certificate

475
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 28, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large to huge margins all around, lovely color complemented by red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE ORANGE BROWN SHADE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO THIS BETTER SHADE.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a 5c Orange Brown stamp in the P.S.E. Population Report.

725
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 29, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Ample to full margins, bold green numeral "5" in frame cancel of Princeton N.J.

VERY FINE. A CHOICE COMPLETE STRIKE OF THE RARE PRINCETON N.J. NUMERAL "5" GREEN CANCEL. PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE ON AN ORANGE BROWN STAMP.

With 2012 P.F. certificate

1,975
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 30, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins, rich color, neat black grid cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce 5c 1847 with grid cancel struck in black, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 1999 (as "Brown Orange") and 2016 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

725
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 31, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Horizontal pair, rich color, large margins to ample at top right corner, bold blue grid cancels, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate

2,000
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 32, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Red Orange, Dot in "S" (1c var), 5c Red Orange, Dot in "S" (1c var)5c Red Orange, Dot in "S" (1c var). From the bottom left corner of the pane, large to huge margins all around including part of bottom sheet margin, radiant color in the true Red Orange shade which is nicely complemented by blue grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE DISTINCTIVE AND DESIRABLE RED ORANGE SHADE. THIS STAMP IS GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E., WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY DOT IN "S" VARIETY OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE RED ORANGE COLOR WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE.

According to a series of articles by the late Calvet M. Hahn in the Collector's Club Philatelist, the Red Orange shade was printed some time during the fourth and last printing, which took place in December 1850. The Dot in "S" variety only occurs in the ninth vertical column of the left pane.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 2007 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (both graded XF-Superb 95; SMQ $30,000.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares this grade.

9,000
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Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 33, 5c 1847 Issue (Scott 1)5c Brown Orange (1d), 5c Brown Orange (1d)5c Brown Orange (1d). Jumbo margins all around including large left sheet margin and portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, gorgeous Brown Orange color on blued paper, neat strike of blue grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE AND STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE ELUSIVE BROWN ORANGE SHADE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

This Superb 98 Jumbo 5c 1847 in the Brown Orange shade is without equal in The Philatelic Foundation's grading records (the next highest is a single example graded XF 90). By way of comparison, the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. is XF-Superb 95 and only three have achieved that high mark. This stamp, with its warm color, neat blue grid cancel and huge sheet margin is a true condition rarity and destined to reside in an advanced classic collection.

With 2016 P.F. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo).

1,040
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