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Sale 1228 — The William H. Gross Collection: United States 1847 First Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 October, 2020

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Category — Worn-Plate Impressions

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
173°
 
Sale Number 1228, Lot Number 173, Worn-Plate Impressions, 5¢ Red Brown (1), huge margins including part of four adjoining stamps, light shade and distinct worn-plate impression, neat strike of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi

E. 300-400
425
174°
 
Sale Number 1228, Lot Number 174, Worn-Plate Impressions, 5¢ Red Brown (1), huge margins to just clear at bottom right including top sheet margin, worn-plate impression, shade close to Orange Brown but not quite enough orange, tied on blue piece by perfect strike of blue "Troy N.Y. Feb. 3" circular datestamp, Very Fine and attractive, ex Jennings and Saadi, with 1991 P.F. certificate noting color as "Pale Brown", Scott value $475.00

E. 300-400
425
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175°
 
Sale Number 1228, Lot Number 175, Worn-Plate Impressions, 5¢ Brown (1), full to large margins, worn-plate impression, unusual dull shade described by Mr. Saadi as "Olive Brown... very uncommon shade, appears to have a slight green pigment present", blue circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, ex Saadi, with 1979 and 1989 P.F. certificates, the former as Brown shade and the latter stating "Olive Brown shade by Ridgway color standards"

E. 300-400
350
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