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Stamps and Postal History


1847 Issue
 
 
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Lot 2017

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), lovely horizontal pair tied on 1850 folded letter to Oshawa, Canada West, by red grid cancellations and matching "New York, Feb 14" datestamp; with "Queenston, U.C., Feb 16, 1850" transit datestamp, manuscript "Prepaid to the lines" and "7" pence rate for Canadian postage due for distance of 61 to 100 miles; Toronto receiving backstamp; desirable Valentine's Day usage to unusual destination in Canada; light vertical file folds do not affect the stamps; minor soiling is inconsequential, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 2018

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), three margins, with manuscript cancel, used on cover from Sandusky, O to Crawfordsville, with "Try" wafer seal on flap, the only one we've seen, very rare, Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 2019

1847, 5¢ red brown with Blood's Local (Scott 1, 15L13), 5¢ with local (15L13) acid tied on cover by blue indistinct Philadelphia PA cds, addressed to Bridgeport CT; 5¢ has small corner crease, local is creased, and the first line of address crossed out, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 2020

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), extremely handsome example tied on pre-printed addressed cover to Cooperstown, New York, by lightly struck red grid cancellation and matching adjacent "New York, Aug 28" c.d.s., Very Fine to Extremely Fine, printed envelopes only came into use with the 1847 issues, and early ones are seldom seen.
Scott $450.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 2021

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), handsome four-margined example on cover to Aurora, N.Y., with blue grid cancel and matching adjacent "Skaneateles, N.Y., Feb. 24" c.d.s.; minor edgewear, Very Fine appearance, only 7 examples of this cover are known from Skaneateles in the Alexander census, ex-Kapiloff.
Scott $450.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 2022

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), pretty stamp tied on 1850 cover by blue grid cancellation (almost ultramarine) to Carlisle, Penn.; with indistinct "Greensburgh, Pa" c.d.s. at left, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 2023

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), choice example on cover to Wilmington, Delaware, with red grid cancel and a bit of manuscript at top of stamp; with red "Richmond, Va., Feb 10" c.d.s. and light blue "Wilmington, Del" receiving backstamp on reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 2024

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), very pleasing example with fabulous rich color, tied on 1849 folded letter to Philadelphia, Pa., by red "New York, Feb. 25, 5cts" c.d.s.; the color on the adhesive is extraordinary, Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 2025

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), tied with two red grid cancels to cover addressed to Frederick, Maryland; some wear to cover around corners and edges and pressed vertical crease, stamp has four margins, only barely touching at bottom, Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 2026

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), beautiful 3½-margined Franklin with particularly strong color, tied on 1848 folded letter to Durham, Conn., by red grid cancellation with matching "New York, Jul 25" c.d.s.; vertical file folds show wear and staining along bottom of cover, Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 2027

1847, 5¢ dark brown (Scott 1a), tied by large manuscript cancel on outer folded letter with neat red Norwich & Worcester Railroad Apr 23 handstamp; stamp with oversized margins on three sides (even showing frameline of stamp to right), cut into at left; letter with slight discoloration, Very Fine usage.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600

Listed in Alexander's
United States 1847 Issue: A Cover Census, page 710, but dated March 19 (!) .
Current Bid$200
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Lot 2028

1847, 5¢ dark brown (Scott 1a), all-around large-margined stamp with pen cancel, tied to 1848 folded letter with blue town postmark; addressed to Belvidere, N.J., the single affixed to this folded lettershet is a striking extremely fine gem; toning along file folds away from stamp, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 2029

1847, 10¢ black with Swarts Local handstamps (Scott 2), 10¢ (in at left with parts of three adjoining stamps) tied by red grid with matching New York c.d.s. on folded letter sheet, with red "Post Office Chatham Square/Swarts" and matching "Letters for N. York City/Direct To/Chatham Square Post Office" handstamp on reverse; addressed to Buffalo, Fine to Very Fine, rare, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 2030

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), beautiful example tied on 1850 folded address sheet to New Orleans, La, by red grid cancellation with matching adjacent "Charleston, S.C., Nov 10" c.d.s.; the stamp has four nice margins and fabulous rich color, Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 2031

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), lovely example on 1851 folded address sheet to Baltimore, Md.; scarcer black grid cancellation, with red straightline "Paid" and matching "Boston, Jun 17" with integral rate datestamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid$400
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Lot 2032

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), incredibly fresh and choice example neatly tied on 1850 folded address sheet to New York, NY, by red "St. Louis, Mo., Jun 18" circular datestamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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