Sale Number: 837
Sale Date:
2001 Rarities of the World

3c-12c 1851-56 Issue
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
45 og 3c Light Claret (11 var). Original gum, lightly hinged, enormous margins all around including parts of eight adjoining stamps, deep rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp in superb condition (Image Magnifier)

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290 1,050
46 og 5c Red Brown (12). Original gum, single hinge mark at top, large margins all around well clear of projections, D Relief from the fourth or seventh row of the plate, rich color and detailed impression, tiny corner crease at top right well clear of design

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. VERY FEW ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE ARE KNOWN. A GREAT RARITY.

The last time we offered an original-gum example of this stamp was in our auction of the Lewis Golin collection (Sale 812) in May 1999. That stamp realized $14,000 hammer.

With 1998 P.S.E. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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17,500 13,500
47 ng 5c Red Brown (12). Unused (no gum), full to large margins, deep rich color on bright paper, current P.F. certificate notes a small toned at top right, which is barely visible and has never been mentioned any other time this stamp has been offered for sale

VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1856 ISSUE. ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE CLASSIC IMPERFORATE STAMPS IN SOUND UNUSED CONDITION.

With 1956 and 2001 P.F. certificates (Image Magnifier)

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9,000 3,750
48   5c Red Brown (12). Enormous margins all around including significant portions of adjoining stamps at sides and huge margins at top and bottom, bright shade and detailed impression on fresh paper, neat strikes of town and red transit datestamps

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR 5-CENT 1856 STAMP OF GARGANTUAN DIMENSIONS.

With 1999 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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1,100 7,000
49 c 10c Green, Ty. I (13). Position 100L, bottom right corner-margin position from left pane with huge margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, large sheet margin at bottom and part of sheet margin at right, tied by "Ravenna Ohio" circular datestamp on small immaculate cover to Columbia Cal., Extremely Fine Gem stamp and cover (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 4,750
50 c 12c Black (17). Horizontal pair, enormous margins all around including significant portions of adjoining stamps at bottom, crisp impression on bright paper, tied by blue "Cincinnati O. Jun. 29" circular datestamps on 1857 cover to London, England, red 3c credit handstamp, small piece out of backflap from opening at wax seal

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB PAIR OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE ON A REMARKABLY FRESH COVER.

Probably carried aboard the Cunarder Persia which departed New York on July 8, 1857.

Ex Grunin (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 5,500
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