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Sale 1041 — The William H. Gross Collection: 1847 & 1851-56 Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

Category — On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Alabama thru Delaware

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
112
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 112, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Alabama thru Delaware5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Large to huge margins including bit of adjoining stamp at bottom, bright shade, cancelled by perfect strike of green "5" numeral with matching "Newcastle Del. Mar. 31" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia street address, manuscript "32", extreme edge of large left margin of stamp slightly overlaps edge of letter

EXTREMELY FINE. A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE 1847 ISSUE CANCELLED BY A PRE-STAMP ERA RATE MARKING IN TRUE GREEN.

Ex Rust and Boker

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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