Lot 4062Brattleboro, Vt., 1846, 5¢ black on buff, position 8, margins huge at top showing significant portion of adjacent stamp, ample at right and at bottom showing traces of "Engd. by Thos. Chubbuck, Bratto." imprint, bit in at left, tied by red straight line "Paid" handstamp on 1846 folded letter to Lewis B. Woodruff in New York, matching "Battleboro, Vt., Sep 18" cds, Very Fine, ex-Hatfield and Bingham; with 1968 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 5X1 $25,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE ON COVER USAGE OF THE 5¢ BRATTLEBORO PROVISIONAL ISSUE - ONE OF ONLY THREE ON COVER USAGES SHOWING ANY PORTION OF THE IMPRINT.
Lot 4063 P1847, 5¢ orange, trial color plate proof on India, "Specimen." overprint, block of 4, ample to large balanced margins, rich radiant color, couple natural shallow spots in India and small tear at upper left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 1TC3a Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF THE 1847 5¢ TRIAL COLOR PLATE PROOF ON INDIA WITH "SPECIMEN." OVERPRINT - WITH ONLY A FEW KNOWN.
Lot 4064 o1847, 5¢ red brown, red grid cancels, large to huge margins showing significant portion of adjacent stamp at bottom, strong color, Extremely Fine to Superb, an exceptional 1847 5¢ issue, with only thirteen graded higher; with 2010 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $1,400).
Scott No. 1 $350.
Lot 4065 o1847, 5¢ orange brown, grid cancel, large balanced margins, rich deep color, Extremely Fine, ex-Hansen; with 2003 & 2008 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SSV $1,050).
Scott No. 1b $700.
Lot 4066 o1847, 10¢ black, neat red circular grid cancel, large well balanced margins, strong color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gem; with 1981, 2012 P.F. and 2020 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $4,000).
Scott No. 2 $775.
Lot 40671847, 10¢ black, vertical pair, full margins to just into outer frameline, strong color and impressions, tied by paint red grid cancels, matching "Rochester N.Y. Nov 23" cds on gray 1850 double-weight folded letter to New York City, endorsed "Paid", 1850 docketing on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott No. 2 $2,900.
AN ATTRACTIVE USE FROM ROCHESTER N.Y. AT THE DOUBLE RATE.
Lot 40681847, 10¢ black, large margins all around, intense shade and sharp early impression, tied by neat red grid cancel on folded letter sheet to Philadelphia, Pa., red "U.S. Express Mail, Boston, Mass." cds alongside, Extremely Fine, a wonderful gem on single rate usage from Boston via Express Mail service; with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 4069 ()1847 (1875 Reproduction), 5¢ red brown, top margin single, without gum as issued, large even margins with wide sheet selvage, rich vibrant color and exceptional freshness, Extremely Fine and choice, a choice sheet margin single; with 2019 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF 90, SMQ $1,250.00).
Scott No. 3 $900.