Lot 1481847, 5¢ red brown, dot in "S", vertical pair with large margins all around, tied by two bold strikes of vivid red circular grid cancels on large part of blue folded cover, matching red "Calais Me. Dec 14" cds, Very Fine; with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 var. Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A CHOICE USED PAIR OF THE 5¢ RED BROWN "DOT IN S" VARIETY WITH GREAT EYE APPEAL.
Lot 149 o1847, 5¢ red brown, large to huge margins including part of frameline from adjoining stamp below, neat strike of blue 5-bar grid in circle cancel, Extremely Fine, ex-Argentum, Mirsky; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 150 o1847, 5¢ red brown, large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at top left, cancelled by neat strike of black town cds, Extremely Fine, ex-Mirsky; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 $725.
A PRETTY STAMP CANCELLED SOLELY BY A BLACK TOWN CANCEL.
Lot 1511847, 5¢ red brown, four large well balanced margins, beautiful shade, tied by perfect strike of blue "Troy N.Y. May 19" cds on small gray piece, choice and Extremely Fine, a lovely item; with 1991 (as 1b on cover) & 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 1 $500.
Lot 1521847, 5¢ red brown, ample to large margins with large top sheet margin, slightly in at lower right, tied on small piece by multiple strikes of blue fine-line square grid cancel, Very Fine and striking, ex-Saadi, Gross; with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 153 o1847, 5¢ red brown, vivid green grid cancel, clear to large margins, strong bright color, F.-V.F. and attractive, a rare color cancellation; with 1985 & 2012 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 1 $1,650.
Lot 154 o1847, 5¢ red brown, horizontal pair with right stamp Dot in "S" variety, large margins including part of adjoining stamps at bottom, each stamp with neat blue grid cancel; faint vertical crease between stamps, still Extremely Fine, a lovely item.
Scott No. 1, 1 var. $890+.
Lot 155 o1847, 5¢ grayish brown, full huge margins showing part of adjoining stamp at right, gorgeous bright color in the true Grayish Brown shade, nicely complemented by well-struck red "Paid" straightline cancel, Very Fine, ex-"Natalie Grace".
Scott No. 1a var. $950.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ GRAY BROWN WITH A BEAUTIFUL COMPLEMENTARY RED "PAID" CANCEL.
Lot 156 o1847, 5¢ orange brown, large to huge margins, brilliant color and impression nicely complemented by blue grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex-Mirsky; with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1b $790.
A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ ORANGE BROWN SHADE.
Lot 157 o1847, 10¢ black, red "paint" circular grid cancel, large to huge margins all around, rich intense color enhancing a crisp impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a striking gem; with 2002, 2008 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $3,900).
Scott No. 2 $925.