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United States Stamps

Postmasters' Provisionals
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1 O image#9X1, New York, N.Y. 5c Black Postmaster Provisional, signed ACM connected, an absolutely superb used example in the finest condition imaginable, boasting enormous margins all around, including a large portion of the adjoining stamp at left, highly detailed prooflike impression on bright paper, single small blue pen stoke postmark, as well as a light and unobtrusive red New York c.d.s. confined to the bottom left corner, an extremely fine gem in every regard; it is doubtful that a finer used example exists of this provisional; 1999 PF certificate. (Image) 500.00

SOLD for $3,250.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
2 image#10X1, Providence, R.I. 5c Gray black Postmaster Provisional, Jean de Sperati forgery, a striking bottom right corner sheet-margin example produced by the most famous of all philatelic forgers, lavishly large margins all around, including huge sheet margins, with Jean de Sperati's signature in the bottom margin, brilliantly fresh, official "Sperati Reproduction" handstamp on reverse and numbered "152", extremely fine; a scarce and desirable forgery, perfect for the specialist of postmaster provisionals. (Image) Est. 300-400

SOLD for $350.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
1847 Issues
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
3 O image#1, 5c Red brown, a magnificent quality used example, with huge margins all around, including a sheet margin at left measuring 2 1/2mm, exceedingly bright shade and a sharp detailed impression from the cleaned plate, stunning central strike of a blue grid cancellation, extremely fine; a gem sheet-margin example that possesses tremendous visual appeal; 2000 PF certificate; ex-Rust, Grunin and Wall. (Image) 585.00

SOLD for $1,350.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
4 O image#1, 5c Brown, a visually stunning left sheet-margin example, large to huge margins all around, with the sheet margin measuring an impressive 4mm, distinctive warm fresh color in an unusual pale brown shade, beautifully postmarked with a superb strike of a bold red "5" numeral cancel of Baltimore, Md., extremely fine; a gorgeous stamp; 1991 PF certificate; ex-Emerson, Morris and Hoffner. (Image) 650.00

SOLD for $2,200.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
5 O image#1, 5c Red brown, a remarkable used example, featuring full to huge margins all around, including a sheet margin at right, incredibly intense color in a dark shade, plus its impression is extraordinarily detailed, marvelously cancelled by a bright red 10-bar open rectangular grid of the Housatonic Railroad route agent, extremely fine; an exceedingly choice example of this rare and desirable cancellation on a Five Cent 1847 Issue; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) 750.00

SOLD for $2,900.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
6 O image#1 var., 5c Red brown, dot in "S" variety, a magnificent used example bearing the most desirable and rarest of all the colored cancellations found on the 1847 Issues, being postmarked with a gorgeous green town c.d.s. of Princeton, N.J., the stamp itself is just as remarkable as its cancellation, featuring four extraordinarily large and perfectly balanced margins, plus its color could not be more intense, nor its impression more detailed on wonderfully blued paper, stamp is additionally cancelled by a single light stroke of a red crayon, a superb gem in every regard; quite likely the finest quality Five Cent 1847 Issue bearing a green cancellation in existence; 1999 PF certificate for a vertical pair on cover from which this stamp was taken (original cover accompanies). (Image) 1,850.00

SOLD for $6,750.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
7 O image#1, 5c Red brown, a most impressive used example, featuring lavishly large to mostly huge margins all around, plus its color is especially deep and its impression quite detailed, beautifully tied to piece by a virtually complete strike of a scarce red numeral "10" in circle cancellation, plus it is further tied by the "S" of a straight-line Steamboat cancel, an extremely fine gem in every regard; a superb example of a Five Cent 1847 with this cancellation; 1996 PF certificate. (Image) 650.00

SOLD for $1,600.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
8 O image#1, 5c Red brown, four large to huge margins including showing frame lines of the adjoining stamps at sides, bright rich shade and gorgeous prooflike impression on fresh paper, wonderfully postmarked with a blue numeral "10" in oval cancellation of Baltimore, Md., an extremely fine used gem; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) 685.00

SOLD for $800.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
9 O image#1, 5c Red brown, four large margins, especially deep and luxuriant color almost in a dark brown shade, plus a strong detailed impression, wonderfully tied to a small blue piece by a perfect and complete strike of a blue "Troy, N.Y./Dec 11" town c.d.s., extremely fine; a piece with tremendous eye appeal; 2002 PF certificate. (Image) 585.00

SOLD for $900.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
10 O image#1 var., 5c Brown, dot in "S" variety, lovely used copy of this popular plate variety, being an especially distinctive example in extraordinarily choice condition, very large and well balanced margins all around, strikingly intense color in a luxuriant shade, plus its impression is quite detailed on bright fresh paper, central red grid cancel, extremely fine; 1994 PF certificate. (Image) 600.00

SOLD for $1,050.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
11 O image#1, 5c Red brown, four large and wonderfully well balanced margins, bright rich color, superbly cancelled by a perfect central strike of a blue straightline "Paid", extremely fine; a gem stamp with great eye appeal; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) 635.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
12 O image#1, 5c Red brown, four large to extra-large margins, with just a trace of the adjoining stamp at top, especially luxuriant color and a well etched impression on deeply blued paper, neat complete strike of a red straightline "Paid" cancel, extremely fine and quite handsome; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) 600.00

SOLD for $1,350.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
13 O image#1, 5c Red brown, stunning top sheet-margin used example, with immense margins all around, including the sheet margin measuring 2 1/2mm, spectacularly rich and vibrant color, with a razor-sharp early impression on well blued paper, light central "criss-cross" manuscript cancellation, extremely fine; a gem used sheet-margin copy of the Five Cent 1847 Issue; 2000 PF certificate. (Image) 275.00

SOLD for $1,050.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
14 O image#1, 5c Red brown, handsome used example with central strike of a black grid cancel, which is one of the most elusive of the various colored cancels found on both the Five and Ten Cent 1847 Issues, four large and wonderfully balanced margins, particularly deep shade and impression, extremely fine; 1987 PF certificate. (Image) 650.00

SOLD for $1,200.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
15 O image#1, 5c Red brown, four full to large margins, strong fresh color almost approaching an orange brown shade (as was originally submitted to the PF), very light and unobtrusive blue town c.d.s., choice very fine; 1988 PF certificate (as the red brown shade). (Image) 585.00

SOLD for $1,025.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
16 O image#1, 5c Red brown, clear to mostly very large margins all around, including a partial sheet margin at right, bright color and a worn later impression, light strike of a scarcer red orange grid cancellation, very fine; 1983 and 2000 PF certificates. (Image) 565.00

SOLD for $300.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
17 O image#1, 5c Red brown, handsome right sheet-margin horizontal pair, with full to very large margins all around, including an impressively large 6mm sheet margin at right, deep rich shade and sharp clear impressions, light strikes of blue 7-bar grid cancels, very fine; 1978 PF certificate; ex-Ishikawa. (Image) 1,220.00

SOLD for $1,900.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
18 O image#1 var., 5c Reddish brown in the family of Ridgway's Dark Russet, an incomparable used example of this highly distinctive and rare shade variety, possessing extraordinarily intense color in an eye-arresting dark shade, plus its impression is deeply etched on bright fresh paper still retaining its original bluing, beautifully margined with large and wonderfully well balanced margins all around, contributing further to this stamp's remarkable overall eye appeal is its deep red grid postmark which is centrally struck, an extremely fine gem; a magnificent stamp not only for the collector of gem quality classics, but for the 1847 specialist who seeks out stamps that would complement an already well developed collection or exhibit; 1998 PF certificate specially identifying this as the Ridgway "Dark Russet" color; ex-Hoffner. (Image) Est. 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
19 O image#1a, 5c Grayish brown, a gem used example of this scarce and distinctive shade, possessing enormous margins at the sides, including part of the adjoining stamp at right and a sheet margin at left, with large margins at top and bottom, especially representative shade and a detailed impression on bright paper, excellent central strike of a blue grid cancel, extremely fine gem; one of the few sheet-margin examples in the Grayish brown shade we have seen; 2000 PF certificate; ex-Wunderlich, Wall. (Image) 710.00

SOLD for $2,600.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM
20 O image#1a, 5c Dark brown, highly select used example of this shade, featuring four very large and wonderfully well balanced margins, lovely rich color and a clean crisp impression, blue octagonal boxed "Paid" cancel of Philadelphia, extremely fine and quite choice; 1982 PF certificate. (Image) 675.00

SOLD for $1,100.00
Closing..May-21, 04:00 PM

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