Sale 1232 — United States Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 30-31 March, 2021
Category — 1851-60 Issues (Scott 5-47)
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE II ORANGE BROWN WITH A VIVID RED CANCEL.
The 5c Orange Brown is scarcer used than unused, due to its short life while it was valid for postage and the recovery of stocks of unused stamps from southern post offices after the Civil War. Examples in this choice sound used condition are rare. This stamp is remarkably fresh from a new find in Europe.
With 2021 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $3,300.00). Only four examples grade higher (at 95) and only three others share this grade