Sale 1024 — The Natalee Grace Collection of Used Stamps of the United States, Part One: 1847-1868 Issues
Sale Date — Thursday, 7 June, 2012
Category — 1c-90c 1875 Re-Issue of 1861-66 Issue (Scott 102-111)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES IN EXISTENCE.
The 5c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. The Re-Issue plate can be identified by a notch at bottom (see illustration). 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 672 of the 5c were sold; the remaining 9,328 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.
Our census of Scott 105 used, shown here and available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/105/105.pdf , records only 37 examples. This is the second most common of any denomination after the 1c, but it is still difficult to find in sound and centered condition. The example offered here is one of the finest in existence.
Census No. 105-CAN-07. Ex Dr. Morris. With 1994 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $20,000.00 as 95, $63,000.00 as 98). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and this is the only example to achieve this grade.