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United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Usage by State (Virginia)
 
 
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Lot 290
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample margins to touched two places, cancelled by thrice struck black "5", matching "Alexandria Va. 28 Nov." c.d.s. on buff cover to Richmond; address partly erased otherwise Fine, rare.
Estimate 300 - 400

Provenance: Matthies.
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Lot 291
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to huge margins including sheet margin at bottom, tied by numerous strikes of red "5" handstamp, matching "Alexandria Va. 1 Oct." c.d.s. on undated folded cover to Warrenton, Va.; bit of math doodle opposite stamp and bottom flap removed, stamp Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 292
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1var), ample even margins, late color and impression, tied by manuscript "X" on 1851 folded letter to Richmond with matching large "5" also Xed, clear blue "Danville Va. Apr. 8" c.d.s. in a coarse homemade blue at far left, Fine. Originally prepared as an unpaid stampless letter, the rate was crossed out when the stamp was put on.
Estimate 400 - 500

ONE OF TWO RECORDED USAGES FROM DANVILLE.

Expertization: 1998 P.F. Certificate.

Danville received no stamps of either denomination.

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Lot 293
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins except just clear at bottom right, tied by red "Norfolk Va. May 5" c.d.s. on 1850 folded cover to Baltimore; stamp with small tear at bottom, Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 294
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), mostly ample margins to touching at upper right, pretty shade, fine impression, tied by red grid, matching "Norfolk Va. 23 Jan." c.d.s. on 1849 folded cover to Baltimore, Fine.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 295
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), short transfer, ample to large margins, bright color, tied by red grid, matching "Norfolk Va. Oct. 16" c.d.s. on folded letter to New York, stamp lifted and put back, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Expertization: 1978 P.F. Certificate.

Provenance: Sampson.

Contents written by the president of the Va. Telegraph Co. discussing the height and span of telegraph wire over rivers, including related drawing.

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Lot 296
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), margins to cut in top left, tied by red "Petersburg Va. 5 cts. 3 Dec." c.d.s. on 1849 folded cover to Richmond; few faint toned spots, stamp creased before use, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 297
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, full to large margins except just clear at upper left, attractive color and clear impression, tied by red grids on 1850 folded letter to Boston with matching "Richmond Va. Mar. 25" c.d.s. struck at far right; cover with some wrinkling, right stamp with small horizontal crease, Fine usage.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 298
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), horizontal pair, large margins to clear top left, tied by red grids and blue pen strokes on 1848 folded letter from Petersburg, Va. to Millard Fillmore in New York with red "Richmond Va. Nov. 4" c.d.s. and "New-York Nov. 6" c.d.s., straightline "FORWARDED" and blue manuscript "5" and redirected to Albany, file fold through right stamp, Fine usage.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

The contents, from a Fillmore supporter, originally included a circular apparently not complimentary to the candidate.

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Lot 299
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), ample margins, tied by red grid, matching "Richmond Va. May 6" c.d.s. on 1849 folded letter to New York; lettersheet with two tiny edge tears, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: Signed Ashbrook.
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