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The William H. Gross Collection: United States 1847 First Issue continued...

Early Impressions-Dark Brown Shades
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
137° c Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large margins to ample including part of adjoining stamp at top, rich color on deeply blued paper, proof-like impression from First Printing, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Mar. 4" (ca. 1848) circular datestamp on folded cover to Reading, Pennsylvania, stamp with small toned spot at bottom right, Very Fine, ex Haas and Saadi, with 1992 P.F. certificate identifying shade as "Scott 1a, Deep Brown" (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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138°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), horizontal pair, large margins, deep dark shade and early impression from First Printing, nicely contrasted by two perfect strikes of Philadelphia blue "PAID" in oval cancel, tiny scissors-cut at top of left stamp just into frameline, tiny faint toned spot at bottom right, otherwise Extremely Fine and attractive pair, ex Grunin and Wall, with 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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139°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), huge margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at bottom and top sheet margin, intense dark shade and proof-like impression from First Printing, neat manuscript "X" cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1992 P.F. certificate describing the shade as "Scott 1a, Dark Brown, Ridgway's Chestnut Brown, 11'm" (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


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140°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large to full margins, early impression and beautiful dark shade described by Mr. Saadi in his exhibit as "Dark Pecan Brown", bold blue "PAID" in oval cancel of Philadelphia, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1984 and 1990 P.F. certificates as Dark Brown, Scott value $450.00 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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141°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large margins, intense shade and early impression, nicely complemented by blue "PAID" in oval cancel and part of matching Philadelphia datestamp at right, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1981 and 1991 P.F. certificates, Scott value $450.00 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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142°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large margins, dark shade and early impression, red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Beals and Saadi, with 1968 and 1988 P.F. certificates, Scott value $400.00 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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143°   Image5¢ Brown (1), large to huge margins, early impression and distinctive dark shade described by Mr. Saadi in his exhibit as "Russet Brown", perfect strike of red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, ex Dale-Lichtenstein and Saadi, with 1990 P.F. certificate as Brown, Scott 1, Scott value $350.00 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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144° c Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), full margins to clear, sharp First Printing impression and intense dark shade described on certificate as "Scott 1a, Dark Brown, Ridgway's Chestnut Brown (XIV-II'-m)", tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Sep. 8" integral-rate circular datestamp on buff envelope to Middletown, Connecticut, cover with some edgewear including tear at top right, Very Fine example of this beautiful early shade, ex Saadi, with 1991 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


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145°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), ample to large margins, sharp early impression, dark shade described on both certificates as Chestnut Brown, bold strikes of black grid cancel, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce early shade of Dark Brown, ex Saadi, with two 1991 P.F. certificates (one as part of two rejoined pairs, other as single), Scott value $525.00 (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


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146°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), vertical pair, sharp early impression and extremely dark shade which accompanying certificate states is "in the family of Ridgway's Chestnut Brown", full margins to ample at right, black grid cancels, Very Fine and choice, a lovely pair in this distinctive shade, ex Saadi, with 1991 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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147°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), extraordinarily sharp First Printing impression, intense shade of Dark Brown described on certificate as "Scott 1, Dark Reddish Brown, in the family of Ridgway's Rood Brown, XXVIII-II'I", full margins to clear, black grid cancel, Very Fine and scarce, ex Saadi, with 1991 P.F. certificate, despite P.F. classification as Scott 1, it is obviously Scott 1a in an extremely intense shade of Dark Brown (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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