United States Stamps & Postal History
April 22, 2020

We are pleased to present our April 22, 2020 sale of United States Stamps and Postal History, featuring the collection of Richard Carl. With 740 lots, we have nice sections of Stampless Covers, Free Franks and Autographed letters, Postmasters' Provisionals, an excellent range of imperf. Classics and other 19th Century used and unused, including Fancy Cancels, Civil War Patriotics, Territorial covers, 20th Century with Regular Issues and Commemoratives to $5, Large Die Proofs, Modern Errors and varieties. Back of the book includes Air Post, Postage Dues and more, followed by Confederate States, U.S. Possessions and Large Lots and Collections. Scattered throughout are many graded stamps and plate blocks. Printed catalogs are available on request.

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Lot #20
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c brown, large die plate proof on bond paper, with cross-hatchings (reduced), fine,
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Catalog #1TC1bj
Catalog Value $800
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #21
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c black, large die plate proof on bond paper, with cross-hatchings (reduced), v.f.,
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Catalog #1TC1bk
Catalog Value $800
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #22
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, unused with small part original gum, margins all around, small thin spot and some paper wrinkling, good color, fine unused Number One, with 2019 PFC,
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value $6,500
Price Realized
$1,300.00

Lot #23
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, face free red grid cancel, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, v.f. and beautiful stamp, with 1996 PFC,
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Catalog #1
Catalog Value $350
Price Realized
$290.00

Lot #24
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, three slightly different shades, each with margins all around and fresh, two with red grids, one blue cancel, v.f.
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Catalog #1
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #25
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, margins all around, v.f., canceled by blue "5" on outer FL to St Marys County, Md, corresponding Feb 21 departure pmk alongside, filing fold away from the stamp
Envelope
Catalog #1
Unsold
Lot #26
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, margins all around, v.f., canceled by red "Way" "5" on cover addressed to Baltimore, minor wrinkles away from the stamp, scarce,
Envelope
Catalog #1
Catalog Value $925
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #27
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c brown, margins all around, canceled by pen cross on FL used in 1849 from Providence, S.C. Sept 20 (manuscript alongside), addressed to Camden, S.C., with "5" rate, v.f., signed "Herman Toaspern" on back. Apparently the only known 1847 usage from Providence S.C. (the Providence post office received no 1847 stamps of either denomination)
Envelope
Catalog #1
Unsold
Lot #28
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c brown, margins all around, beautiful deep color, v.f., tied by blue Troy, N.Y. Dec 25 circular date stamp on cover addressed to Washington County, N.Y., Dec. 24 1848 docketing, with 2004 PFC confirming Christmas Day usage
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #29
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, margins all around, canceled by red grids on FL used in 1849 from Boston, December 24 to Nashville, N.H., addressed to Alfred Greely (treasurer of Nashua & Lowell Rail Road), filing folds away from the stamp
Envelope
Catalog #1
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #30
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c orange brown, red numeral cancel, margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, v.f., with 2019 PSE certificate,
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Catalog #1b
Catalog Value $825
Unsold
Lot #31
United States 1847 Issue
1847 5c red brown, red grid cancel, showing stitch watermark, margins all around, little paper discoloration and slight toning at bottom, otherwise v.f.
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Catalog #1var
Price Realized
$210.00

Lot #32
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, unused part original gum, full to clear margins except just in at lower left, light vertical crease, otherwise a presentable original gum example, rare unused, with 2019 PSE certificate,
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Catalog #2
Catalog Value $35,000
Price Realized
$6,250.00

Lot #33
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, position 41R, showing Double Transfer Type "D" (left and bottom frames) variety, unused without gum, margins close but clear at bottom left, ample at right and showing part of adjoining stamp at top, light creases, intense color, fine appearance, with 1952 and 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificates (catalogued as ordinary stamp, without gum. Double transfer is only priced used at more than twice over the regular stamp)
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Catalog #2var
Catalog Value $15,000
Unsold
Lot #34
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, blue cancel, full to clear margins all around, thin, fine appearance, signed Champion,
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Catalog #2
Catalog Value $825
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #35
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, margins all around, v.f., tied by light red grids on FL used in 1849 from New York (21 June) to Detroit, red departure cds alongside, filing fold away from the stamp, with 1985 PFC
Envelope
Catalog #2
Price Realized
$600.00

Lot #36
United States 1847 Issue
1847 10c black, margins all around, fine, tied by blue grid cancel on FL used in 1847 from Baltimore, Md to Cattaraugus County, New York, addressed to Reverend Asher Wright, Cattaraugus Reservation (Reverend Asher Wright worked for 43 years among the Seneca, on the Cattaraugus Reservation), fine 1847 usage to uncommon destination
Envelope
Catalog #2
Unsold

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