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1847 Issue
 
 
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Lot 3
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1847, 5¢ red brown, plate proof on India, "specimen" overprint (1P3S), vertical pair. Ample to large margins. Top proof a bit oxidized, with small thin and a horizontal crease. Otherwise Very Fine, seldom offered.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 4
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1847, 5¢ red brown (1), unused, no gum, ample to clear margins, bright shade. Fresh Very Fine.
Scott $2,100

Expertization: with 1986 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 5
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1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, rich and beautiful shade. Pretty blue "Paid" cancel. Fresh and choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $350

Provenance: Knapp
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Lot 6
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1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, soft color, approaching brown orange, from a late printing. Blue Louisville Ky postmark. Extremely Fine.
Scott $475

Expertization: with 1996 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 7
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1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample margins, rich color. Light red grid cancel. Fresh and most attractive Very Fine.
Scott $350
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Lot 8
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1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, bright fresh color. Light blue grid cancels. Very Fine.
Scott $390
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Lot 9
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1847, 5¢ red brown (1), top right corner margin pair. Positions 9 and 10, ample to large margins, bright color, fine impression. Light red town postmark. Very Fine, a most attactive pair.
Scott $950
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Lot 11

1847, 5¢ red brown (1), clear margins,rich color, filing crease, tied by blue grid cancels, matching blue "Philadelphia Pa. July 12 5", used with D.O. Blood (1c), not tied as most often on folded 1849 cover to New York, Fine and scarce usage.
Scott $1,750

Expertization: with 1980 P.F. certificate.

This cover was listed and illustrated in a 1992 Chronicle article by Robert Meyersburg on 1847 postage stamps used in combination with carriers and local adhesives, article included.

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Lot 12

1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins, bit oxidized, tied on 1848 folded letter by indistinct blue Philadelphia cancel, used with Bloods Local 15L12, untied as usual, Fine usage.
Scott $2,000
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Lot 13
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1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), wonderfully rich color and a sharp impression, ample to large margins. Deep blue "Paid" in oval cancel. A Very Fine gem.
Scott $525

Expertization: with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 14
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1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), used, incredibly rich color, sharp impression, ample to clear margins. Blue town cancel. F.-V.F., a lovely stamp in a dark chocolate-like shade.
Scott $525
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Lot 15
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1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), ample well balanced margins, fresh rich color. Neat red grid cancel. Very Fine.
Scott $350

Expertization: with 1996 P.F. certificate.
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Lot 16
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (1b), beautiful rich color and a fine impression, ample to large margins. Well struck "Paid" in oval cancel. Extremely Fine, a choice example of this shade with great eye appeal. SSV $1,100 without premium for cancel (SMQ $1,250).
Scott $725

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.

Provenance: Edward Ring

When the Ring collection was sold by H.R.Harmer in 1968, there were many 5¢ 1847's. We believe this was the only one described as "Superb"!

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Lot 17
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (1b), gorgeous rich color complimented by a red numeral "5" cancel, well clear to large margins. Very Fine to Extremely Fine, beautiful stamp. SSV $800 without premium for cancel (SMQ $975).
Scott $775

Expertization: with 2022 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
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Lot 18
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (1b), wonderfully preserved rich color, ample to large margins. Neat little numeral "5" cancel. Faint vertical crease in no way detracts. Choice Very Fine appearance.
Scott $775

Expertization: with 2009 P.F. certificate.

Provenance: McIlroy

This stamp was pictured and described in a Collector's Club Philatelist article by Cal Hahn, article is included.

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Lot 19
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (1b), ample to huge margins with part of adjoining stamps at top and right, fresh color. Neat red grid cancel. Very Fine, likely from the 5th printing.
Scott $675
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Lot 20
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (1b), ample to large margins. Manuscript cancel, fresh color, stitch watermark. Light thin. Very Fine appearance.
Scott $675
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Lot 21
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1847, 5¢ orange brown (1b), horizontal pair. Clear to large margins, deep rich color. Red cancel. Very Fine.
Scott $1,800

Expertization: with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 22
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1847, 5¢ brown orange (1d), stunning color, beautifully balanced margins. Blue grid cancels add to the visual appeal. Extremely Fine. SSV $4,750 (SMQ $4,750).
Scott $1,000

A BEAUTIFUL GEM EXAMPLE OF THIS ELUSIVE SHADE, WHICH IS QUITE SCARCE IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION. THIS IS THE ONLY BROWN ORANGE AT THIS GRADE CERTIFIED BY THE PF, THERE IS ONLY ONE HIGHER, AND ONLY THREE GRADED 95 BY THE PSE WITH NONE HIGHER.

Expertization: with 2002 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates, 2022 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
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Lot 23
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1847, 10¢ black (2), quite ample to large margins, crisp color and impression. Faint red grid cancel. Choice Very Fine.
Scott $750
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Lot 24
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1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins. Rich color and a blue cancel. Fresh Very Fine.
Scott $800

Expertization: with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
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Lot 25

1847, 10¢ black (2), large balanced margins, rich color and fine early impression, tied by well struck red N.Y. grid on 1847 folded letter, matching red "New-York Aug 12" c.d.s. to New Orleans, Very Fine, choice early usage.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: signed E.Klein.
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Lot 26

1847 (1875 Reproduction), 5¢ red brown (3), without gum as issued, ample to large margins, bright shade. Very Fine.
Scott $900
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Lot 27

1847 (1875 Reproduction), 5¢ red brown (3), without gum as issued, ample balanced margins, lovely fresh color. Trivial tiny thin. Choice Very Fine appearance.
Scott $900
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Lot 28

1847 (1875 Reproduction), 10¢ black (4), without gum as issued, large balanced margins, crisp color and impression. Very Fine.
Scott $1,150
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Lot 29

1847 (1875 Reproduction), 10¢ black (4), without gum as issued, clear well balanced margins, prooflike color. Very Fine.
Scott $1,150

Expertization: with 2008 P.F. certificate.
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