Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Category — 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
418
c
Sale 1265, Lot 418, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to just clear at top left, beautifully detailed early impression, deep First Printing Orange Brown shade, tied by blue "PAID" oval cancel, matching "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Dec. 5" (1847) circular datestamp on blue part-printed folded letter for Philadelphia Home Missionary Society to New York City, fresh and Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
350
419
c
Sale 1265, Lot 419, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Chestnut Brown (1a var). Large even margins, detailed early impression, cancelled by blue "PAID" handstamp, matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 19" (1847) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Annapolis Md., Very Fine example of this scarce shade, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,600
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420
c
Sale 1265, Lot 420, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around, worn-plate impression, tied by bold strike of red 6-bar grid in circle cancel, matching "Waukegan Ill. Apr. 24" circular datestamp on buff envelope to La Salle Ill., Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover from the town that produced the famous Waukegan cover with a strip of four 10c 1847s, only eight covers are known used from Waukegan and this is the only single franking of the 5c, ex Caspary and Mayer

E. 1,000-1,500
3,000
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421
c
Sale 1265, Lot 421, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Full to large margins all around, bright color and clear cleaned-plate impression, tied by well-struck blue "Troy N.Y. Mar. 22" circular datestamp on blue envelope to South Easton N.Y., fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
1,500
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422
c
Sale 1265, Lot 422, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, worn-plate impression, tied by red 11-bar open grid cancel, matching "Brunswick Me. Mar. 15" circular datestamp on buff envelope to Boston, fresh and Very Fine, with 1991 and 2005 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
650
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423
c
Sale 1265, Lot 423, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1). Large margins to full, deep dark shade and intermediate impression, tied by two strikes of blue "10" in oval handstamp, matching "Utica N.Y. Oct. ?" double-oval datestamp with ornaments on blue folded cover to New York City, Very Fine and choice, a pretty cover

E. 300-400
1,300
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424
c
Sale 1265, Lot 424, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Grayish Brown (1a var). Full even margins, pretty shade and intermediate impression, tied by socked-on-the-nose strike of red "East Bennington Vt. Jun. 20" (1849) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Manchester Vt., small scotch tape mark on back of no consequence, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
2,600
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425
 
Sale 1265, Lot 425, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a). Large margins, rich color and intermediate impression, tied by well-struck red "Burlington Vt. Jul. 22" circular datestamp on envelope to Malone N.Y., some expert cover restoration, stamp with trivial creasing at lower left, Very Fine appearance, P.F. certificate 212284 no longer accompanies

E. 200-300
700
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426
c
Sale 1265, Lot 426, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Brown (1). Large margins to in where separated a bit unevenly, worn-plate impression, tied by green grid cancel and matching "Bridgeport Ct. Nov. 12" (1849) circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Housatonic R R Office, Bridgeport Nov. 9, 1849" to Hartford Conn., matching "PAID" handstamp, stamp with two small scrapes at top, otherwise Fine, rare with such a bright green cancel, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
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427
c
Sale 1265, Lot 427, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins, worn-plate impression, small scissors-cut entirely in margin at top right, cancelled by blue grid, matching "Norwichtown Ct. May 7" circular datestamp on buff envelope to Wilkes Barre Pa. and forwarded to Harrisburg Pa., manuscript "For'd" at top, "Wilkes Barre Pa. May 12" circular datestamp and matching "5" due handstamp, Very Fine

E. 300-400
700
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428
c
Sale 1265, Lot 428, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, worn-plate impression, tied by three strikes of red "PAID" in arc handstamp and matching "New-York Apr. 25" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Baltimore Md., vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine and attractive, rare with the "Paid" cancel, signed Ashbrook who notes this is an 1850 use, ex Dick

E. 300-400
250
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429
c
Sale 1265, Lot 429, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to clear, cleaned-plate impression, tied by red "6" in circle handstamp, matching "New-York Dec. 26" circular datestamp on buff envelope to Albany N.Y., some slight wear including small cover stain at bottom, Very Fine, scarce with the "6" in circle cancel which was normally used on incoming ship letters, ex Matthies

E. 300-400
250
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430
c
Sale 1265, Lot 430, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just in, worn-plate impression, tied by black grid cancel and red "Boston 5cts. 17 Jun." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York, red "PAID" handstamp, receipt docketing "David Stoddard June 17, 1852", some natural age bleach spots affect stamp, Fine, based on the internal yeardate this could be a demonetized use accepted as paid, but it is more likely the actual date is 1851 and the notation is incorrect (see USPCS census no. 3534 for similar analysis), P.F. certificate 358741 no longer accompanies

E. 500-750
300
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431
c
Sale 1265, Lot 431, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Huge margins to ample including part of right sheet margin, intermediate impression, tied by penstrokes and blue "Dayton O. Oct. 17" (1850) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Xenia O., fresh and Extremely Fine

E. 300-400
225
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432
c
Sale 1265, Lot 432, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Brown, Double Transfer Ty. A (1-A). Two singles, left stamp Position 80R1 showing the double transfer, right stamp large margins to full, left stamp three large margins, just in at right, worn-plate impression, cancelled by black grids, the double transfer stamp tied by red "Boston 10cts. 26 Oct." circular datestamp on light green folded cover to New York, horizontal file fold well away from stamps, Very Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate, signed Ashbrook and with his note on back

E. 300-400
550
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433
c
Sale 1265, Lot 433, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, intermediate impression, tied by penstrokes, blue "Dayton O. Jun. 7" (1850) circular datestamp on gray folded cover to Philadelphia, right stamp affected by light vertical file fold, otherwise Fine, this may be the only multiple of No. 1 used from Dayton, 1985 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

E. 300-400
450
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434
c
Sale 1265, Lot 434, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Horizontal pair, large margins except just in at top of right stamp, showing uneven layout of the plate with right stamp printed higher than left, worn-plate impression, tied by red 17-bar grid cancel, matching "Hudson River Mail N.Y. Aug. 3" route agent's circular datestamp on part of folded letter to Port Gibson N.Y., manuscript "Paid 10c" at upper left, Very Fine, postmarked on the day President Taylor set as a day of fasting and prayer due to the cholera epidemic, the letter mentions this event, with 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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435
c
Sale 1265, Lot 435, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b). Large margins to clear, worn-plate impression, tied by ultramarine grid cancel and matching "Newport R.I. Aug. 20" circular datestamp on envelope to Kingston R.I., cover with a toned area at left, otherwise Very Fine, rare with an ultramarine cancel (Scott assigns a $900.00 premium), ex Sampson and Newbury, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,000
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436
c
Sale 1265, Lot 436, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Orange Brown (1b). Horizontal pair, huge margins to full, worn-plate impression, left stamp small tear at bottom left, cancelled by red "10" in cogwheel cancels, matching "Peoria Ill. Feb. ?" (looks like a "1" and a "0" overstruck), on buff envelope to Albany N.Y., slightly reduced at right, Fine appearance, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
400
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437
c
Sale 1265, Lot 437, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Orange (1c). Radiant color in a true Red Orange shade (for many years referred to as Orange by such philatelic luminaries as Dr. Carroll Chase and Stanley Ashbrook), with a characteristic worn-plate impression, large margins to full including portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by red grid cancel with matching "New-York Jun. 16" (1851) circular datestamp on buff envelope to Sand Lake, New York, stamp with small and faint creases at bottom right and in top margin not mentioned on accompanying certificate

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. THE RED ORANGE IS THE RAREST OF ALL 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE SHADES AND IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND ON COVER.

Ex Hart and Gross. With clear 1997 P.F. certificate. Scott value $10,000.00.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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438
c
Sale 1265, Lot 438, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, worn-plate impression, cancelled by red grid on cover to Paris, France, red "PAID" handstamp, also with red "COLONIES/&c. ART. 13" framed accountancy handstamp, red Calais arrival datestamp (Sep. 11, 1850), London (Sep. 10) and Paris (Sep. 11) backstamps, manuscript "15" decimes due, pencil "p Cambria" but this fits with the sailing of the Cunarder Niagara, departing New York Aug. 28 and arriving Liverpool Sep. 9, receipt docketing, Very Fine example of the 5c 1847 Issue on a cover to France, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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439
 
Sale 1265, Lot 439, 5c 1847 Issue: On-Cover (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to full margins at top, rich color and worn-plate impression, cancelled by perfect strike of red grid, used on rebacked address panel (the other panels expertly restored) to Bremen, Germany, matching red "BALTIMORE R.R." straightline handstamp applied on arrival at New York City, where "U.S. STEAMSHIP/POSTAGE NOT PAID" two-line handstamp was also applied, sender's route directive "Steamer of 19th March from NYC" refers to March 19, 1851, sailing of the Collins Line's Pacific, but without prepayment of the 21c American Packet postage it was held for the Cunarder Asia, which departed on March 26 and arrived at Liverpool on April 5, blue crayon "X" thru sailing notation ties stamp, manuscript "1/6" 1sh6p British debit, red crayon "44" grote Prussian due marking, addressee's last name crossed out

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS COVER-FRONT IS ONE OF THE FEW EXAMPLES OF THE "U.S. STEAMSHIP/POSTAGE NOT PAID" MARKING EXTANT, AND IT IS THE ONLY USE OF THE MARKING WITH THE 1847 ISSUE.

Richard F. Winter described this unusual New York foreign-mail office marking in an article in Chronicle 136 (pp. 285-286). At the time he was only aware of a few covers to France with this marking. Winter writes: "Taken literally, the 'U.S. STEAMSHIP/POSTAGE NOT PAID' marking would mean that the U.S. inland postage was paid and the sea transit was not paid... Lacking any definitive information on this marking, examination of the few covers seen does not provide any sensible reason for New York's use of the handstamp other than the incorrect rate mentioned above. Since so few of these markings have been reported it may be that the marking was abandoned soon after it was first used because it was ambiguous and confusing."

Ex Boker and Gross. With 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
5,750
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