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Sale 107: Gems of Philately

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1851 5¢-12¢ Issues

Lots 2125-2134 Lot 2135

Lot 2125 o   

1856, 5¢ red brown, light "New Orleans" cds postmark, four enormous even margins with deep, rich color and sharp early impression, an Extremely Fine gem; with 1963 and 1998 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 12    $775.

ONE OF THE FINEST USED EXAMPLES WE HAVE EVER OFFERED OF THE 1856 5¢ RED BROWN.

This is a notoriously difficult stamp to find in this choice condition as most examples are cut in or touched. When a four margin example is found, more often than not, the margins have been cut at an angle and do not have this wonderful "boxed" appearance.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,400

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Lot 2126 o   

1856, 5¢ red brown, large evenly balanced margins, gorgeous rich bright color, light face free town and tiny portion of red cancels, Extremely Fine and choice, a tough stamp so choice.
Scott No. 12    $775.

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Current Opening Bid: $400

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Lot 2127 o   

1856, 5¢ red brown, right straddle-pane single showing large portion of centerline, neat face free town cancel, large to huge margins, rich deep color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12    $775.

AN EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY RARE USED SHEET MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1856 5¢ ISSUE.

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Current Opening Bid: $650

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Lot 2128    

1856, 5¢ red brown, margins just touching projection at top, otherwise large margins, deep color, tied by "New Orleans" cds on 1856 folded cover to France with red "New-York Br. Pkt" credit cds, numerous transit and arrival markings, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 12    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Carried by the British packet Niagara, which departed New York December 3, 1856, this is a late example of the "French Decree" rate. On January 1, 1857 the French due rate dropped from 13 decimes to 8 decimes (the so-called "Three Months" rate, which was in effect only until April first).

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Current Opening Bid: $575

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Lot 2129    

1856, 5¢ red brown, clear to large margins, tied by "New Orleans, La., Mar 15" cds on folded letter sheet to Paris, France, British accountancy handstamp and Calais entry cds with "16" decimes due handstamp, reverse with Boston exchange and receiving cds's, accompanied by second usage from same correspondence on the same date, only difference is a "8" decimes due handstamp applied, crossed out in pen and a blue "16" handstamp added, Very Fine; latter cover with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 12    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 2130 o   

1855, 10¢ green, type II, town cancels, large well balanced margins all around, deep bright color, Extremely Fine and choice, a wonderful gem; with 1999 P.F.certificate.
Scott No. 14    $145.

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Current Opening Bid: $325

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Lot 2131 o   

1855, 10¢ green, type IV, recut at bottom, position 54L1, neat red grid cancel, ample to large margins, rich vivid color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a very attractive 1855 10¢ type IV issue bearing a complimentary color cancellation; with 1997 P.F. & 2020 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (VF-XF 85, SMQ $2,100).
Scott No. 16    $1,800.

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Current Opening Bid: $800

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Lot 2132 o   

1851, 12¢ gray black, left margin single, bold blue Philadelphia town cancel, huge margins showing portions of adjacent stamps at top and bottom with wide sheet margin at left, rich color and a sharp proof-like impression on bright fresh paper, Superb; with 2012 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $2,750).
Scott No. 17    $250.

A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 12¢ ISSUE BEARING A COMPLIMENTARY COLOR CANCELLATION.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,450

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Lot 2133 o   

1851, 12¢ gray black, light town cancel, large to mostly huge margins showing portions of adjacent stamps on three sides, strong color and impression, an Extremely Fine gem; with 2022 P.F. certificate Graded (XF 90XQ).
Scott No. 17    $250.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 2134 o   

1851, 12¢ gray black, horizontal pair, central New Orleans, La. town cancel, large to huge margins showing portions of adjacent stamps at top, bottom and right, intensely rich color enhancing a sharp detailed impression, Superb, ex-Knapp; with 1977 and 2006 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 17    $575.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,900

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