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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

Category — Bisects on Cover

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
211
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 211, Bisects on Cover10c Black, Vertical Half Used as 5c (2b), 10c Black, Vertical Half Used as 5c (2b)10c Black, Vertical Half Used as 5c (2b). Right vertical half, large margins to just in at top, detailed impression, tied by magenta grid cancels, matching "Hartford Ct. Jun. 2" circular datestamp on black-bordered mourning envelope to Brooklyn Conn., cover with minor soiling not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A VERTICAL BISECT OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE USED FROM HARTFORD AND TIED BY A MAGENTA CANCEL. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 ISSUE BISECT USED FROM HARTFORD, AS WELL AS THE ONLY ONE ON A MOURNING ENVELOPE.

The Alexander book lists two right vertical halves used as bisects from Hartford. However the other, with a magenta circular datestamp and black grid, has received a P.F. certificate as not genuine. That makes this the only bisect known from Hartford. It is also the only recorded 10c 1847 bisect on a mourning envelope.

Ex Rust, Hawley and Boker. With 1987 P.F. certificate.

E. 7,500-10,000
13,500
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