Lot 20501847, 5¢ dark brown, large even margins, sharp impression with intense color, tied by neat black circular grid cancel, matching "Louisville Ky., Sep 15" cds on buff cover to Hopkinsville Ky.; original 1850 enclosure accompanies, Extremely Fine and choice, rare with both a black grid and a black town datestamp; signed by Wade Saadi and Phil Wall on reverse, with 2020 James Kloetzel letter confirming dark brown shade.
Scott No. 1a Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
This was offered in the 2000 Siegel Rarities sale where it realized $5,175. Wade Saudi and Phil Wall were well known collectors of the 1847 Issue.