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

Plate Varieties
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54°   Image5¢ Dark Brown, Dot in "S" (1a var), large margins, detailed early impression and dark rich color complemented by double-struck red square grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and very choice quality example of the Dot in "S" variety, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 1979 and 1996 P.F. certificates, Scott value $400.00 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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55° c Image5¢ Red Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var), Position 69L, showing three dots to left of trifoliate ornament at left, huge margins to ample at bottom with portions of three adjoining stamps at top and left, bright shade and worn-plate impression, tied by red grid cancel with matching "Richmond Va. Mar. 1" (1851) circular datestamp on folded cover to Lynchburg, Virginia, year-date docketing inside, Very Fine, ex Saadi (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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56°   Image5¢ Orange Brown, Dot in "S" (1 var), Position 69L, showing three dots to left of trifoliate ornament at left, full to ample margins, bright shade and distinct impression from cleaned plate, red grid cancel, Very Fine, ex Saadi, with 1994 P.F. certificate, Scott value $725.00 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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57°   Image5¢ Dark Brown (1a), deep dark shade and proof-like early impression showing plate bruises in right margin, large margins to full, corner strike of blue circular datestamp (Philadelphia), Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, Scott value $525.00 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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58°   Image5¢ Orange Brown (1b), beautiful bright color with strong orange hue and distinctive impression from cleaned plate--we are classifying this as an Orange Brown, despite the 1992 P.F.C. as Dark Brown, Scott 1a, which it most definitely is not--showing vertical plate scratch in lower left margin, large margins to a bit close at right, tied on small piece by two strikes of red numeral "5" in cogged oval cancel of Chicago, Very Fine, a lovely combination of stamp color, plate variety and a better cancel, ex Saadi, with 1992 P.F. certificate as Dark Brown (1a), Scott value as No. 1b with numeral cancel is $825.00--offered as such and subject to certification (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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59°   Image5¢ Brown (1), light shade and intermediate impression showing curved vertical line to right of frameline at upper left, large margins to ample at bottom left, red "PAID" cancel, Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith and Saadi, with 1978 P.F. certificate, Scott value $400.00 (Image)

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E. $ 300-400


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60°   Image5¢ Orange Brown (1b), beautiful bright color with strong orange hue and distinctive impression from cleaned plate--we are classifying this as an Orange Brown, despite the 1987 P.F.C. as Red Brown, Scott 1--showing vertical line through top left of "U", large margins to full, double-struck blue circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Saadi, with 1987 P.F. certificate as Red Brown (1), Scott value as No. 1b with blue town cancel is $850.00--offered as such and subject to certification (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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61° c Image5¢ Brown (1), Position 100R with bottom sheet margin and large margins other sides including portion of stamp above, with small horizontal line below bottom right frameline, top margin shows part of adjoining Position 90R with double transfer in bottom frameline visible, pen-cancelled and tied by blue Philadelphia circular datestamp on March 1849 folded letter to New Hope, Pennsylvania, Extremely Fine stamp and an interesting plate variety, ex Saadi, with 1995 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 400-500


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62°   Image5¢ Red Brown (1), with wide break in left frameline, visible without magnification, large margins to huge at left with frameline of adjacent position, bright shade that we would classify as an Orange Brown from worn plate and submitted as such to the P.F., but they opined "Reddish Brown, as sold in the Newbury sale" (unusual wording for a certificate), red numeral "5" cancel (Baltimore), Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp with a scarce plate variety, ex Newbury and Saadi, with 1990 P.F. certificate, Scott value as Red Brown with numeral cancel is $450.00 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750


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63°   Image5¢ 1847 Issue, Plate Varieties (1, shades), nine singles and two horizontal pairs mounted on annotated exhibit pages, wonderful range of varieties including several frameline anomalies, plate bruise, scratched plate, Curl under "C", extra lines, Dot in "S", Curl in "5", Dot in "O", others, several stamps with sheet margin, range of shades and cancels, a couple tiny flaws are present but these are mostly sound stamps with clear certificates, Very Fine and desirable balance from the Saadi exhibit, accompanied by eight P.F. certificates, Scott value as basic Red Brown with no cancel premiums is $4,750.00 Photo Ex (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000


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64°   Image5¢ Brown, Crack in "T" Variety (1 var), Position 69R, plate crack in "T" of "Post" to top of design clearly visible, light grayish shade and intermediate impression, large margins, red circular grid cancel, Extremely Fine, an outstanding example of this significant variety, ex Saadi, with 1997 P.F. certificate identifying the variety, Scott value $3,000.00 (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500


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