Sale 262

United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Usage by State (Alabama)
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 1
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1 var.), horizontal pair, position 79-80R, right stamp with double transfer and pre-printing paper crease, ample to huge margins including right sheet margin, gorgeous color and superb impression, cancelled by orange grids, matching "Mobile Ala. Jan. 10" c.d.s. on large part of 1849 folded letter to Greensboro, Very Fine pair, Extremely Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: 1983 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 2
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly large margins, tied by paint red grid, matching "Mobile Ala. Oct. 20" c.d.s. on buff envelope to "Warrington (Mail to) Pensacola, Florida", Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: 1992 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 3
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins, tied by orange grid, matching twice struck "Mobile Ala. Aug. 28" c.d.s. on pale gray envelope to Haverhill, N.H., Extremely Fine and handsome.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1983 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 4
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins, sharp impression, tied by paint red grid, matching "Mobile Ala. Jul. 11" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to Philadelphia, choice Very Fine.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: 1991 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 5
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, ample margins to touched upper right, tied by blue grids, matching "Montgomery Ala. Oct. 23" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to New York, Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Sampson.
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Lot 6
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), two singles, large margins, tied together by criss-cross red grids, matching "Montgomery Ala. Sep. 18" c.d.s. on double rate 1849 folded letter to New Orleans; file fold near bottom, Very Fine.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 DOUBLE RATE USAGE FROM MONTGOMERY.

Expertization: 2000 P.F. Certificate.
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