Sale 262

United States 1847 Issue Postal History


Usage by State (Illinois)
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 37
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), four ample balanced margins, stunning bright rich color with razor-sharp impression, cancelled by vivid red "5" in cogged oval, matching "Chicago-Ill. Mar. 4" c.d.s. on 1850 folded letter to Marengo, Ill., manuscript "Paid" at top center, file folds, fresh Very Fine, stamp an Extremely Fine gem.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Provenance: Sampson.
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Lot 38
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), large to huge margins including right sheet margin, clear impression, tied by red "Chicago Ill., May 17" c.d.s. on 1849 folded cover to Rockford, c.d.s. repeated at left, cover fresh Fine, Extremely fine stamp.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: Signed Ashbrook.
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Lot 39
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, attractive shade on noticeably bluish paper, tied by red "Chicago Ill. Jul. 2" c.d.s. on 1849 folded cover to Rockford, Ill., lettersheet with light even toning that does not affect stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 40
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), position 53R, ample to large margins, tied by magenta grid, matching "Chicago Ill Nov. 5" c.d.s. and "10" in cogged oval on large part of 1849 folded cover to Xenia, Ohio, Very Fine stamp.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

QUITE SCARCE WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL COLOR CANCEL, THE SO-CALLED "CHICAGO PINK" GRID.

Provenance: Gibson, Sampson.
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Lot 41
 
1847, 5¢ red brown (1), ample to large margins, tied by pen cancel and light vertical file crease on folded letter to Rockford, Ill. with light red "Dixon Ill. Mar. 20" c.d.s. at left, contents headed "Washington March 18th 1850" (the letter mentions both Gen. Shields and the Senate, so one can assume that this originated in D.C.); cover with manuscript note at top written at a later date, Fine and rare.
Estimate 300 - 400

THE ONLY RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM DIXON.
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Lot 42
 
1847, 5¢ dark brown (1a), ample margins except closer at bottom right, deep shade and clear impression, tied by bold pen cancel on 1848 folded letter to Jacksonville, Ills. with clear blue "Quincy Ills. Mar. 3" c.d.s. at left, Fine and scarce.
Estimate 400 - 500

THE EARLIEST RECORDED 1847 COVER FROM QUINCY.
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Lot 43
 
1847, 10¢ black (2), large to huge margins including right sheet margin, cancelled by manuscript "X" on 1848 folded letter with clear red "Shawneetown Ill. Dec. 11" c.d.s. at left, to a Judge Brown in Galena, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500

Expertization: 1987 Jakubek Certificate.
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