Sale 1235 — United States Stamps
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 19-20 May, 2021
Category — 1847 Issue and Reproduction (Scott 1-4)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH FOUR FULL MARGINS AND IN SOUND CONDITION.
With 1992 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM 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. The 10c 1847 Issue is rare in sound original-gum condition -- especially with margins that do not impinge on the design on any side. This is a fresh and choice example.
With 2021 P.F. certificate