Lot 2001858, 5¢ brick red, type I, horizontal pair, used with 5¢ brown, type II (30A), all tied by circular grid cancels on 1860 reduced orange legal-size courthouse cover to Natchez, Miss., file docketing; stamp and cover faults, Fine and rare 5¢ combination franking.
Scott No. 27 $3,800 as pair and 30A single.
Lot 2011858, 5¢ brick red, type I, left selvage showing centerline, used with 10¢ green (33), each tied by "New Orleans La., May 16, 1858" cds on blue folded letter to Paris, France, red "New York 'Paid 12' May 25" credit exchange cds, endorsed per Cunard Line Persia, French (6.5) entry cds, Paris (6.5) arrival backstamp; small stamp flaws, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 27; $1,800 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 202 ()1857, 5¢ red brown, type I, block of twelve, tied by multiple strikes of "Richmond Va. May 14, 1858" cds on legal-size cover front to Paris, France at four-times the 15¢ treaty rate to France, red "New York 'Paid 48' May 18" credit cds with appropriate four-times the 12¢ credit to G.B. for British packet, carried by Cunard Line Europa from Boston May 19th to Liverpool arriving May 30th, "Et. Unis, Serv. Br. A.C., K, 31 Mai 58" entry cds and red "P.D." framed handstamp; block with vertical crease affecting the third row, some perf faults and faint toning as is to be expected in such a large multiple, cover front has a sealed tear at center and scattered toning., Fine appearance, ex-Bechtel.
Scott No. 28 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE 5¢ 1857 RED BROWN ISSUE ON OR OFF COVER.
Reference: Illustrated in the Brookman reprint on page 219 where described as the largest recorded multiple.
Lot 2031857, 5¢ red brown, type I, three singles, slightly overlapping, tied by bold "New Orleans, La., Mar 10, 1858" cds on folded letter to Paris, France, red "New York, 'Paid 12' Mar 17" credit exchange cds, Calais (3.30) entry cds, Paris (3.31) arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 28 $3,150 as used singles.
Lot 2041857, 5¢ red brown, type I, horizontal pair, canceled by "Paid" in grid cancel and tied by red "Boston Ms. Nov 19, 1858" cds on 1858 blue folded letter to San Francisco regarding a shipment of Madeira wine, red crayon box number; left stamp with perfs trimmed at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 28 $2,500 as used off-cover pair.
Lot 2051858, 5¢ Indian red, type I, strip of three, rich distinctive color, perfs slightly trimmed at bottom, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. Jan 12, 1859" cds on blue folded letter to Nantes, France, red partial "New York 'Paid 6' Jan 21" credit exchange cds, French (1.4) entry cds, various Nantes (2.5) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and scarce 5¢ Indian Red type I use; with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 28A $13,000 as off-cover strip.
Lot 2061858, 5¢ Indian red, type I, horizontal pair, tied by partial "New Orleans, Nov 26, 1858" cds on blue folded letter to Havana, Cuba, flap with "Habana, 30 NO 58" arrival cds and "NA" with "1" and "0" rating handstamps; pair with corner creases and perf flaws at top, cover wear and separations, F.-V.F. and rare use to Cuba.
Scott No. 28A $7,500 as off-cover pair.
Lot 2071859, 5¢ brown, type I, block of four, left stamps s.e., tied by "Richmond Va. Feb 2, 1860" cds on legal-size buff cover to Stockton Cal., endorsed "Deposition of Lawson Wallhall"; some cover wrinkling and wear, left 5¢ stamps with small tears, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. 29 $5,000 as used off-cover block.
THE ONLY RECORDED 5¢ BROWN TYPE 1 BLOCK USED ON COVER.
Lot 2081859, 5¢ brown, type I, three singles, tied together by circular grid cancels, red "New Bedford Mass., Paid, Aug 29" cds on 1860 folded cover to Lyon, France, red "New York 'Paid 6, Sep 1" credit exchange cds, French (9.15) entry cds, Sep. 16th arrival backstamp; some light soiling and edge wear, left 5¢ tiny tear, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 29 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2091859, 5¢ brown, type I, bright color, tied by "Somerset Ky. Aug 14" cds with day changed to 15 on orange buff cover to Frankfort Ky.; stamp with tiny tear at bottom, cover slightly reduced at top and left and with small repaired nick at upper left, Fine and rare use from Kentucky, ex-Curtis; with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 29 $475.