Sale 777 — 1996 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 1996

Category — 1847 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
39
c
Sale 777, Lot 39, 1847 Issue5c Brown, 10c Black (1, 2). First with full to large margins except corner nick at T.R., other with margins except touched at B.L., attractive shades, tied together by red square grids on folded letter to Millard Fillmore as Comptroller of the State, at Albany, paying three times the 5c rate for under 300 miles, matching "New-York May 13" cds, 1848 docketing on back, lettersheet with hinge reinforcement inside, vertical file crease passes between stamps

A VERY FINE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-CENT AND 10-CENT 1847 COMBINATION.

Only a handful of covers are known with both values of the 1847 Issue used together, and examples showing one of each are extremely rare.

E. 20,000-30,000
27,000