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Sale 918 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 2: 1847-1869 Issues and Confederate States

Sale Date — Wednesday, 20 September, 2006

Category — 1861-66 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
42
og
Sale Number 918, Lot Number 42, 1861-66 Issue5c Brown (76), 5c Brown (76)5c Brown (76). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color and detailed impression, wide and well-balanced margins which are completely clear of the design on all four sides

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFULLY CENTERED AND UNUSUALLY FRESH ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1863 5-CENT BROWN. AN EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

The 5c 1861-68 Issue was printed from plates with closely-spaced subjects that left little room for the large 12-gauge perforations. The Brown shade, Scott 76, is scarce in original-gum condition, and truly rare in this high grade.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

1,600
3,250
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