Sale Number: 863
Sale Date:
2003 Rarities of the World

1847 Issue On Cover
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
218 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large to full margins, tied by brown grid, matching "San Antonio Txs. Dec. 10" circular datestamp on blue 1850 folded cover to Austin Tex., light vertical file fold does not affect stamp

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USAGE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE FROM SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.

The cover is addressed to "P.M. Bell, City of Austin Texas". According to United States 1847 Issue: A Cover Census by Thomas J. Alexander, Texas received 7,900 5c stamps. Only six covers are recorded used from any Texas town. Due to the distance between towns in Texas, there was probably little demand for the 5c stamps.

Ex Kapiloff (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-7,500 14,500
219 c 5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins, ample to clear at top, ms. cancel, tied by blue "5" and "Watertown N.Y." straightline handstamp with ms. "June 8" date on 1849 folded letter to Albany N.Y., ms. "5" at top right, light vertical file fold not affecting stamp, Very Fine, an enormously rare straightline town marking on the 1847 Issue, ex Sampson, Ring and Kapiloff (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 4,000
220 c 5c Red Brown (1). Uncancelled, beautiful rich color, large margins at left and at bottom, cut into on top and right, used on blue folded cover to Plainfield N.J., bold strike of red "Scrantonia Pa. July 15" Split Rail fancy town datestamp, few letters of address re-inked where bleached to remove original addressee's name, couple tiny erosion spots resulting, still Fine and rare use of this fancy town marking with the 1847 Issue, ex Richey, Foote, Meroni and Kapiloff (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 1,000
221 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just in at right incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, intense color, tied by bold blue "Philada. Pa. 5 cts May 12" integral-rate circular datestamp, used with U.S.P.O., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Gold on Black Glazed (7LB11), large margins to touched, pencil cancel, on 1851 folded letter to Doylestown Pa., light vertical file fold away from stamps, 5c stamp slightly oxidized, otherwise Fine, rare carrier/1847 combination, with 2003 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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3,500 1,800
222 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Mar. 1" circular datestamp with day slug inverted on buff cover to Great Barrington Mass., red "Paid" handstamp at top left applied by Swarts' City Dispatch Post, Extremely Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 650
223 c 5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to just barely in along top frameline, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York May 16" circular datestamp on buff cover to New Haven Conn., red "Paid" and matching "Swarts Chatham Square Post Office" oval handstamps, fresh and Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 750-1,000 0
224 c 10c Black (2). Large margins, proof-like impression, cancelled by black grid, "Ripley O. Jun. 21" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York City, slightly reduced at bottom, Extremely Fine, scarce with the black grid cancel, with 1978 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,000-1,500 1,400
226 c 5c Orange Brown (1b). Horizontal pair, deep rich color and detailed impression from first printing, large margins to clear, negligible tiny tear at bottom left and pre-use crease at right, tied by red square grids, matching "New-York Sep. 15" circular datestamp on 1847 folded letter to Trieste, Austria via London, from the Lang Freeland & Co. correspondence, British and Austrian transits, various rate markings

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY SCARCE USAGE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ORANGE BROWN TO TRIESTE.

Ex Hart and Kapiloff. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 4,000-5,000 8,500
227 c 5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2). 10c horizontal pair and single, ample to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at bottom of pair, small tear at top of left stamp, right stamp small surface scuff, tied by ms. lines on cover to Canton, China, sender's routing "Overland via Southampton Eng", magenta "40" credit, red Southampton transit (Feb. 4, 1850) also ties pair, neat "Hong Kong 18 AP 1850" backstamp, another 10c stamp necessary to make up 45c rate is missing from right side, small cover tear at top left, tiny hole above address

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE TO CHINA. AN EXTRAORDINARY FOREIGN MAIL COVER.

Ex Hollowbush, Pope and Kapiloff. With 1985 P.F. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 12,000-15,000 9,000
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