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Sale 1240 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 20-21 July, 2021

Category — 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
112
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 112, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, early impression, rich color, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $625.00)

350
750
113
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 113, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Mostly large margins, full at top, beautiful deep shade and sharp early impression, New York red square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate as Scott 1a with a grade 5 points lower than this stamp deserves (VF-XF 85; SMQ $475.00)

350
1,000
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114
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 114, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Bright color which we feel is Orange Brown but P.F. disagrees, large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at top, worn-plate impression, red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1981 and 2017 P.F. certificates as Red Brown

350
400
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115
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 115, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full and even margins, bright color, crisp intermediate impression, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1986 A.P.S. certificate

350
400
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116
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 116, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Full margins to large at top, intermediate impression, red grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate on piece and stating "Brown"

350
250
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117
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 117, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Brown, Double Transfer Type B (1-B), 5c Brown, Double Transfer Type B (1-B)5c Brown, Double Transfer Type B (1-B). Position 90R, full margins to just clear, deep shade and early impression, neat strike of red Scarab fancy cancel of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, small thin spot at bottom center not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine strike of this rare cancel, ex Saadi and Gross, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
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118
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 118, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, dark shade and worn-plate impression, bold strikes of black "Alexandria Post-Office-USA" negative circle handstamp and matching grid cancel, tiny crease at top center not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine strike, the only recorded example of this pre-stamp era marking used to cancel a stamp, ex Saadi and Gross, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
425
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119
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 119, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, bright shade, cleaned-plate impression, cancelled by black "PAID" handstamp and tied by red rectangular "DEBOURS ETRANGERS / TAXE REDUITE / PORT BELGE" accountancy handstamp (with rates in blue ink) on blue piece, red "U.S. Express Mail, N. York Oct. 8" circular datestamp at left, Very Fine, the use of the black handstamp in connection with an Express Mail postmark is highly unusual, we can only marvel at what this full cover looked like, ex Stollnitz, Saadi and Gross, with 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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120
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 120, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins, just touched to just in at top, rich color and early impression, tied by two clear strikes of blue "2" numeral in circle handstamp, matching "Louisa C.H. Va. Aug. 24" (ca. 1847) circular datestamp at left on buff piece of cover, destination is Cedar Fork, Virginia, Fine and attractive use of this unusual cancel, ex Saadi and Gross, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
250
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121
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 121, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Deep rich color and detailed early impression, stitch watermark, full margins to just clear at bottom left, lightly struck red square grid cancel, fresh and Fine

350
375
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122
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 122, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Dark Brown (1a), 5c Dark Brown (1a)5c Dark Brown (1a). Huge margins to ample at bottom right, deep rich color and intermediate impression, blue cancel, Very Fine

440
250
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123
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 123, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, worn-plate impression, full to large margins, neat blue grid in circle cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1987 P.F. certificate

840
800
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124
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 124, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Bright color, cleaned-plate impression, large margins to full, black grid cancel, Extremely Fine

775
325
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125
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 125, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large and even margins, pretty shade and cleaned-plate impression, red "5" numeral cancel, Very Fine and choice

800
325
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126
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 126, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Orange Brown (1b), 5c Orange Brown (1b)5c Orange Brown (1b). Horizontal pair, bright color and worn-plate impression, large margins to clear at top middle, with trace of adjoining stamp at bottom right, bold black grid cancels, Very Fine

1,975
1,000
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127
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 127, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown, Orange Brown (1, 1b), 5c Red Brown, Orange Brown (1, 1b)5c Red Brown, Orange Brown (1, 1b). Balance of six singles, two of No. 1b, most have four margins with one side close, one No. 1 and one No. 1b with a margin that touches or cuts in, neat cancels in red, blue and black, a couple tiny flaws but mostly sound and Fine-Very Fine, one No. 1b with 1977 P.F. certificate

2,995
1,300
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128
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 128, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Five singles and a pair, all have four margins, one with pen cancel, one with black cancel, others with red grids, few small faults, Fine-Very Fine group

2,465
1,400
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129
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 129, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Unused (no gum), three large margins, just in at bottom frame, intense shade, small pressed crease at top right

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.

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 ten cents in 1851, it is not surprising that the stamps were either used or exchanged, rather than left for future generations of collectors.

With 2014 P.S.E. certificate. Scott value $15,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
3,000
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130
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Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 130, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Small part original gum (the gum covers approximately 25% of the back), large margins at top and right, just in at lower part of left, in at bottom, strong impression, certificate mentions faint edge toning at left which is difficult to detect, an affordable certified unused example of the 10c 1847 Issue, with 2021 P.F. certificate, Scott value $35,000.00 as original gum and $15,000.00 without gum

E. 750-1,000
3,750
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131
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 131, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to full, intense shade, black grid cancel, Extremely Fine

1,000
700
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132
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 132, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full margins to clear at top, deep shade, well-struck black grid cancel, Fine

1,000
500
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133
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 133, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to ample at bottom, intense shade complemented by red grid cancel, Very Fine

750
600
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134
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 134, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Full even margins, blue "PAID" in oval cancel of Philadelphia, with additional circular datestamp cancel also in blue, Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate

900
500
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135
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 135, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Huge margins to just clear at top right, red grid cancel, Fine and attractive, with 1977 P.F. certificate

775
650
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136
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 136, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Ample margins to clear, intense shade nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate

750
700
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137
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 137, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Large margins to ample, tied by unusual pen cancel on blue piece with red "LOUISVILLE & CINCINNATI/MAIL LINE" two-line boxed handstamp with manuscript "Apr. 5" date, slight wrinkling at top left from cover not noted on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, ex Saadi and Gross, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
425
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138
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 138, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Horizontal pair, huge margins to full with portions of adjoining stamps at top, red square grid cancels, Very Fine and choice, a lovely pair

2,300
2,500
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139
 
Sale Number 1240, Lot Number 139, 1847 Issue (Scott 1-2)10c Black (2), 10c Black (2)10c Black (2). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear except just in at top left, bright shade, light strikes of reddish-brown New Brunswick oval grid cancel, part of a "PAID" cancel at bottom left, left stamp slight creases, Fine-Very Fine appearance, a remarkable pair which is probably unique with this cancel, ex Garrett ("Elite"), Saadi and Gross, with 1984 and 1990 P.F. certificates, the latter stating "no opinion as to whether these stamps served postal duty after demonetization when cancelled"--demonetized use of the 1847 Issue from Canada is well-established, so who knows what they were thinking when they wrote this opinion--Scott value $8,300.00 as a pair with Canadian cancels

E. 1,000-1,500
2,400
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