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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
97
c
Sale Number 1041, Lot Number 97, On-Cover Domestic Uses by State: Alabama thru Delaware5c Red Brown (1), 5c Red Brown (1)5c Red Brown (1). Vertical pair, large to huge margins showing trace of adjoining stamp above, beautiful rich color and detailed impression, tied by two clear strikes of "paint red" grid cancel, matching "Mobile Ala. May 12" circular datestamp on fresh blue folded letter to Whelen & Co. in Philadelphia, datelined at New Orleans, May 11, 1850, light horizontal fold

EXTREMELY FINE GEM PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN A BRIGHT RED BROWN SHADE, USED ON UNMARKED WAY MAIL FROM NEW ORLEANS TO PHILADELPHIA VIA MOBILE.

Van Koppersmith refers to these Mobile covers as unmarked way mail (Chronicle 215, pp. 196-198).

Ex Boker.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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