5¢ Orange Brown (1b), horizontal pair with right sheet margin, large margins other sides, left stamp Dot in "S" variety, brilliant color and strong impression from the cleaned plate on blued paper, two neat strikes of red "PAID" straightline handstamp
Extremely Fine Gem sheet-margin pair of the 5¢ 1847 Issue in the Orange Brown shade. A true condition rarity of the 1847 Issue.
This pair presents an interesting contrast to the 1847 First Printing Orange Brown shade and impression of the pair offered in this sale as lot 136. Although both are listed under Scott 1b, they are very different looking colors. We can envision a striking side-by-side mounting of these two superb pairs, showing the difference between the Orange Brown from two different printings.
Ex "Connoisseur", Dr. Vernon R. Morris, Jr., Frederick R. Mayer and from our 1969 Rarities sale. With clear 1974, 1994 (copy) and 2005 P.F. certificates.