Lot 191847, 5¢ Red Brown, on deeply blued paper, full original gum which is lightly hinged, four large to huge margins, deep rich color which is wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine, while there a number of mint 5¢ 1847's, there are very few which display the gem Post Office characteristics of this gorgeous stamp; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 $6,750.
PERHAPS THE MOST ATTRACTIVE MINT 1847 5¢ WE HAVE EVER OFFERED.
Lot 20 o1847, 5¢ Red Brown, fancy blue grid of diamond-shaped dots cancel of Easthampton Mass. ample to mostly large margins, beautifully rich color enhancing a detailed impression, Extremely Fine and attractive; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 $440.
A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1847 5¢ ISSUE BEARING A COMPLIMENTARY COLORED FANCY CANCELLATION.
Lot 21 o1847, 5¢ Red Brown, neat red square grid cancel, four huge margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at bottom, bright color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gorgeous stamp worthy of the finest collection; with 2009 P.F. certificate and 2016 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $1,350).
Scott No. 1 $400.
Lot 22 ()1847, 5¢ Red Brown, Vertical Pair, margins large to just into frameline at top right, unnoticeable scissor cut affecting bottom stamp, tied by two vivid strikes of red grid handstamp on oversized ornate bronze Valentine front to Drewsville, N.H., postmarked perfect strike of matching "Walpole, N.H., Feb 17" cds in red, embossed valentine enclosure with spiral pull up center, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR USAGES OF THE 5¢ 1847 ISSUE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS ITEM HAS APPEARED ON THE MARKET SINCE THE 1980 SIEGEL RARITY SALE.
Lot 231847, 5¢ Red Brown, Double Transfer (Type "B"), position 90R1, showing double transfer of top and bottom frame lines, right margin single with large margins to just shaving frameline at upper left, manuscript cancelled and just tied by red "5" handstamp in margin on 1850 cover to Freiwaldau, Germany, blue "Baltimore, Md., Nov 11" cds and endorsed "via Berlin" at bottom, reverse with red London (11.25) transit cds and matching "America per England" framed handstamp, with original enclosure including newspaper clipping; light cover edge wear, central wax seal stain and partially reinforced backflap, F.-V.F., ex-Brown; signed Ashbrook, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A RARE USAGE OF THE 5¢ 1847 ISSUE WITH DOUBLE TRANSFER VARIETY USED ON COVER TO GERMANY.
Lot 24 o1847, 5¢ Red Brown and 10¢ Black, each bearing the red Wheeling, Va. Control Grid in upper right corner, blue cancels, 5¢ with straight line "Paid", wonderfully matched centering amid clear to large margins, 10¢ with strong shade and 5¢ with vibrantly rich color, 5¢ with shallow thin spot and 10¢ with faint horizontal crease visible only in fluid, Very Fine, the first pair of these classic rarities to appear on the market in years; 5¢ with 1996 P.F. and 10¢ with 1970 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 1-2 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
THE MOST IMPORTANT AND HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER PRECANCELS IN U.S. PHILATELY.
According to Wall, for the 5¢ 1847 there are only two covers and three off-cover stamps, and the 10¢ 1847 there are only four covers and five off-cover stamps with the red Wheeling Va. control grid. Most of the known copies have defects.
The red grid was apparently applied once to every four stamps, at the center of each block in the sheet. The purpose of the marking has never been established conclusively because used examples were cancelled by the customary blue "Paid" or grid cancels upon usage. Therefore, the Wheeling red grid is not considered to be a true pre-cancellation, which would suffice for mailing without further cancelling. It perhaps served to provide security against Post Office theft.
Lot 251847, 5¢ Dark Brown, Four Singles, large margins, one just shaving frameline, rich colors and detailed early impressions, all tied by blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 18" cds's on fresh cover to Greenville, Va., with additional strike of cds at right; small part of backflaps removed with wax seal, Extremely Fine, ex-Emerson, Knapp, Gibson, Kapiloff, Carveri, Hackmey, Hill, Gross; with 1999 and 2013 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 1a Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
AN OUTSTANDING MULTIPLE USAGE OF THE 1847 5¢ ISSUE PAYING THE QUADRUPLE 5¢ RATE FOR CARRIAGE UNDER 300 MILES. ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DOMESTIC USES OF THE 5¢ 1847 ISSUE.
Lot 26 o1847, 5¢ Orange Brown, irregular block of 4, neat manuscript cancels, ample to large margins all around, rich color and a detailed early impression, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 1b $4,000 for two pairs.
AN EXTREMELY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 1847 5¢ ISSUE IN THE SCARCE ORANGE BROWN SHADE.
This is likely one of the largest used multiples of the 1847 5¢ orange brown shade, as a search for larger multiples only revealed one strip of three of this shade.
Lot 271847, 5¢ Red Orange, rich distinctive red orange color on bright bluish paper, margins large to well clear at bottom, tied by red square grid handstamp with matching "New -York, Apr 3" cds at right on 1851 folded letter to Belvidere, N.J., Very Fine; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1c $10,500.
A WONDERFULLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1847 5¢ RED ORANGE ON COVER, THIS BEING ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED SOUND EXAMPLES ON COVER.
The 5¢ red orange is the rarest of all 1847 shades. According to the late Calvet Hahn in the Collector's Club Philatelist, the red orange shade was produced in December of 1850 during the fourth and last printings. The known usages on cover appear for only a very short time between April and June of 1851 and all but one are used from New York City.
Lot 28 o1847, 10¢ Black, neat strike of red grid cancel, stunning rich color and a razor sharp proof-like impression in bright paper, large to huge margins all around, Superb; with 2002 P.F. certificate and 2002 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $6,250).
Scott No. 2 $850.
AN OUTSTANDING GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1847 10¢ ISSUE WITH TREMENDOUS EYE APPEAL.