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

Early Impressions-Dark Brown Shades continued...
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148°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, early impression, intense color described on most recent certificate as "of the family of Ridgway's Bister (XXIX-M-15), and not Chocolate Brown", well-struck blue grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1989 and 1991 P.F. certificates, Scott value $400.00 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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149°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), full to large margins, early impression and rich color described on accompanying certificate as "Scott 1a variety, the family of Seal Brown as per Ridgway nomenclature", light strikes of red grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Saadi, with 1990 P.F. certificate, Scott value $400.00 (Image)

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E. $ 200-300


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150°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large to full margins, described on 1991 certificate as early impression (which it is) in "Dark Red Brown shade" (it is Dark Brown), light strike of blue Philadelphia circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Saadi, with 1988 (for stamp on cover) and 1990 P.F. certificates, Scott value $525.00 (Image)

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E. $ 200-300


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151° c Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large margins to clear at top right, early impression, dark shade described on certificate as "Scott 1a, Dark Brown, in the family of Ridgway's Sepia (XXIX 17"-m)", tied by two strikes of blue "5" in circle handstamp, additional strike at right, and by matching "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 4" (1848) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to South Lee, Massachusetts, some bleached stains along vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine example of this scarce shade, ex Saadi, with 1993 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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152° c Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large margins, early/intermediate impression and dark shade, tied by blue "Philada. Pa. 5cts. May 19" (1848) integral-rate circular datestamp struck several times on part-printed folded letter to Albany, New York, Extremely Fine and attractive, ex Saadi, with 1993 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


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153°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), large margins to full, intense color in the distinctive Walnut Brown shade with certificate confirming "Walnut Brown shade by Ridgway color standards", bold strike of black circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice example of this shade, which is one of the rarest, according to an article by Calvet M. Hahn in the May-June 1986 Collector's Club Philatelist (p. 209), this shade comes from the First Printing, it appears to be a more intense variation of the Dark Brown shade, and he notes it is "quite distinctive", ex Grunin, Garrett ("Elite") and Saadi, with copy of 1977 and 1989 P.F. certificates (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500


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154°   Image5¢ Blackish Brown (1a), large even margins, early impression, unusually intense dark shade, red square grid cancel, Extremely Fine example of the Scott-listed Blackish Brown shade, ex Saadi, with 1989 P.F. certificate, Scott value $1,500.00 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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155° c Image5¢ Blackish Brown (1a), large margins to a bit close at lower right, proof-like impression from First Printing, intense shade identified on accompanying certificate as "Blackish Brown variety, in the family of Ridgway's Fuscous Black (XLVI-13''''-m)", tied by red grid cancel on folded letter datelined "Macon 18th Dec. 1847" to the clerk of the court in Elbert County, Georgia, Very Fine and rare 1847 First Printing shade, ex Krug and Saadi, signed Ashbrook, with 1994 P.F. certificate, Scott value off cover is $1,500.00 (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000


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156° c Image5¢ Blackish Brown (1a), full to large margins, wonderful proof-like First Printing impression and dark shade, cancelled by bold strike of red grid cancel, matching "St. Louis Mo. 5 Sep. 16" (1847) integral-rate circular datestamp on large part of folded letter to Illinois, Very Fine example of this scarce Scott-listed shade, ex Saadi, with 1995 P.F. certificate as "Blackish Brown", Scott value off cover is $1,500.00 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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157°   Image5¢ Grayish Brown (1a), Position 92R, large margins all around including bottom sheet margin, beautiful early impression and crisp shade, red New York square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1987 and 1990 P.F. certificates, Scott value $950.00 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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158°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), huge margins to ample including right sheet margin, early impression and crisp Grayish Brown shade, neat strike of blue grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith and Saadi, who described the shade as "Grayish Brown with a red tint", with 1987 P.F. certificate as Dark Brown, Scott value $450.00 as regular Dark Brown shade (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


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