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United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Usage by State (Maryland)
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 76
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large margins to touched one spot at right center, tied by indistinct numeral cancel (probably "10"), matching "Annapolis Md. May 7" c.d.s. on white envelope to Raleigh, N.C., Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED 10¢ COVERS FROM ANNAPOLIS.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 77
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), ample to large margins, handsome shade, tied by bold blue "5" in oval handstamp, matching "Cumberland Md. Jul. 2" c.d.s. on 1848 folded cover to Philadelphia; file folds, Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

A SCARCE RATE HANDSTAMP.

Provenance: Gibson, Sampson.
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Lot 78
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large margins to just in top right corner, attractive shade ("Russet" according to Ashbrook note), tied by black grids on ca. 1849 cover to Frederick, Md., clear red "Cumberland Md. Jun. 19" c.d.s. with date corrected in manuscript from "16", manuscript box charge note underneath stamp, Fine and scarce.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: Signed Ashbrook.
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Lot 79
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), margins to cutting, rich color, tied by pen cancel on white envelope to Elizabethtown, N.J. with bold red "Elkton Md. May 28" c.d.s., black wax seal on reverse, Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500

THE ONLY RECORDED USAGE FROM ELKTON.

Expertization: 1999 P.F. Certificate.

Elkton did not receive a supply of 1847 stamps.

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Lot 80
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly ample to large margins, fine impression, tied by red grid, matching "Hagerstown Md. Aug. 5" c.d.s. on smallish buff envelope with monogram wax seal, to Philadelphia, 1849 docketing on reverse, stamp with tiny scissor cut at left, Very Fine.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED USAGES FROM HAGERSTOWN.

Provenance: Seven Oaks.

Hagerstown did not receive a supply of 1847 stamps.

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Lot 81
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to huge margins including top sheet margins, tied by pen stroke and black "Paid" handstamp, matching "Hagerstown Md. Oct. 5" c.d.s. on 1849 folded cover to Baltimore; vertical file crease through stamp, Fine and rare.
Estimate 400 - 500
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