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1847 Issue
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
1 **    1 image1847, 5¢ red brown (1), full, beautifully balanced margins, bright fresh color and full never hinged original gum, choice Very Fine.
Scott $6,750 as hinged

AN AMAZING GEM, THE ONLY EXAMPLE CERTIFIED BY THE P.F. AS NEVER HINGED AND WITH FULL MARGINS, GREAT COLOR AND NO FAULTS OR DISTRACTIONS. THE PREVIOUS TIME THIS WAS FOR SALE (A 2004 AUCTION), THE DESCRIBER STATED "ARGUABLY THE FINEST MINT SINGLE IN EXISTENCE IN TERMS OF OVERALL QUALITY". WE COMPLETELY AGREE.

Expertization: 2003 P.F. Certificate.

One other example was certified by the PF as "Genuine", which only implied NH.
(Image)
Scott $6,750 as hinged
SOLD for $18,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2 *    1 image1847, 5¢ red brown (1), clear to large margins, strong color and a clean impression, light natural gum bend, full original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $6,750

THE 5¢ 1847 IS SELDOM SEEN WITH THIS COMBINATION OF FRESHNESS, FOUR MARGINS AND ORIGINAL GUM.

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $6,750
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
3 o    1 image1847, 5¢ red brown (1), huge balanced margins, bright fresh color, fine impression, pretty red St. Louis Mo. circular postmark with integral "10" rate, Extremely Fine. SMQ $3,500.
Scott $425

AN EXQUISITE SUPERB QUALITY GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ 1847 ISSUE, WITH TREMENDOUS EYE APPEAL- AND WITH OVER 550 EXAMPLES GRADED, THERE ARE ONLY THREE OTHERS AT THIS GRADE AT THIS GRADE, AND FOUR HIGHER.

Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. Certificate graded Superb 98. (Image)
Scott $425
SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
4 (*)    2 image1847, 10¢ black (2), four clear to very large margins, particularly rich unblemished color and a razor-sharp impression on fresh paper that still retains its original bluing, tiny tear in the top margin only, which could easily be removed still leaving a clear margin, otherwise nearly Very Fine, an affordable example of a stamp that remains on virtually every mint collector's want list.
Scott $15,000

Expertization: 1968 and 2002 P.F. Certificates. (Image)
Scott $15,000
SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
5 o    2 image1847, 10¢ black (2), huge balanced margins, fresh color with a sharp impression, and neat red grid cancel, Extremely Fine. SMQ $3,600.
Scott $1,000

AN EXQUISITE 10¢ 1847.

Expertization: 2007 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Sup 95. (Image)
Scott $1,000
SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
6 o    2 image1847, 10¢ black (2), clear to large margins, bright color, red grid cancel, light wrinkle, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: signed Bloch with his clear 1978 Certificate. (Image)
Scott $1,000
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
7 *    3 image1847 (1875 Reproduction), 5¢ red brown (3), balanced margins, pretty shade, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $825

Expertization: 1979 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $825
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
8 *    3 image1847 (1875 Reproduction), 5¢ red brown (3), margins all around, fresh color, without gum as issued, faint crease (not mentioned in certificate), otherwise fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $825

Expertization: clear 1988 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $825
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
9 *    4 image1847 (1875 Reproduction), 10¢ black (4), large margins, prooflike color and impression, without gum as issued, choice, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $1,000
SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
10 *    4 image1847 (1875 Reproduction), 10¢ black (4), clear to large margins, bright and fresh, without gum as issued, fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000

Expertization: 1994 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $1,000
SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
1851 Issue
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description Estimate or Cat Value
11 o    5A image1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (5A), position 5R1E, exquisitely fresh, absolutely stunning and unusually deep color for a plate 1E stamp, large margins on three sides, allowing the type characteristics to completely show to just into ornament at upper left, finely detailed impression, crisp clean paper, light blue town postmark, Very Fine and choice.
Scott $9,500

A MOST HANDSOME AND COMPLETELY SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE RARE TYPE IB IMPERFORATE.

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $9,500
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
12 o    5A image1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (5A), position 8R1E, large margins to just slightly in at bottom, fresh plate 1 early color, with a pretty blue grid cancel, trivial tiny thin spot and tone spot, neither readily visible and not mentioned in cert, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $15,000

A FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE TYPE 1B, FROM POSITION 8R1E EARLY, ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS YIELDING THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS TYPE.

Expertization: 2013 clear P.S.E. Certificate graded F-VF 75. (Image)
Scott $15,000
SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
13 o    5A image1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (5A), position 8R1E, large to huge margins with portion of adjacent stamp below, unusually rich color, town postmarks, light creases and a thin, do not detract from the choice, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $15,000

AN EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE TYPE 1B, FROM ONE OF THE TWO POSITIONS THAT BEST SHOW THE TYPE CHARACTERISTICS.

Expertization: 1999 AND 2007 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VG 50. (Image)
Scott $15,000
SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
14 o    6 image1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia (6), clear to large margins (allowing the all important type characteristics to be completely visible at top and bottom) to just in at upper left, exceptionally fresh color, neat face-free town c.d.s., small internal paper break from the cancel, completely invisible from front and back, choice, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $11,000

Expertization: 1996 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded VG 50. (Image)
Scott $11,000
SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
15 *    7 image1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), spectacular mint single with absolutely enormous margins showing large portions of adjacent stamps on three sides and a partial sheet margin on the fourth, bright fresh color and paper, a strong impression allowing all of the intricacies of the design to show clearly, full, fresh, lightly hinged original gum, a truly Superb gem. SMQ $9,700 for 98, unpriced in Gem 100.
Scott $1,050

A MAGNIFICENT STAMP OF OUTSTANDING PROPORTIONS AND GLOWING COLOR. BETWEEN THE PF AND THE PSE, THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN ONE OTHER 100 AND TWO 100JS AWARDED.

Expertization: 2002 and 2006 P.F. Certificates, the latter graded Superb Gem 100.

Provenance: Gorham. (Image)
Scott $1,050
SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
16 o    7 image1851, 1¢ blue, type II (7), position 46L1E, huge margins with portions of adjacent stamps on three sides, lovely plate one early color, light grid cancel, Extremely Fine. SMQ $800 (as normal 95).
Scott $150

Expertization: 2010 P.S.E. Certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.

Provenance: Wagshall. (Image)
Scott $150
SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
17 o    8 image1851, 1¢ blue, type III (8), plate 4, large to huge margins, gorgeous dark color nicely contrasted by the bright paper, good clear breaks at top and bottom, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine. SMQ $6,000.
Scott $2,500

AN EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE TYPE III.

Expertization: 1985 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $2,500
SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
18 o    8 image1851, 1¢ blue, type III (8), position 48L4 with stitch watermark, wide breaks at both top and bottom, clear to mostly large margins, rich color, lightly cancelled, Very Fine, handsome.
Scott $2,500

Expertization: 2003 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $2,500
SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
19 o    8A image1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (8A), large margins with portion of adjoining stamp at top, bright color and paper, neatly cancelled by open grid, Extremely Fine. SMQ $2,300.
Scott $900

Expertization: 1999 and 2008 P.S.E. Certificates, the latter graded XF 90. (Image)
Scott $900
SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
20 o    8A image1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (8A), right sheet margin used single with a sizable break at the top, featuring a huge 3mm sheet margin at right, plus oversized margins at top and left both showing bits of the adjacent stamp, close but clear at base, lovely deep color on fresh paper that shows a scarce stitch watermark, bold town cancel, Extremely Fine, seldom seen with such large margins.
Scott $900

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate. (Image)
Scott $900
SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction

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