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Lot 4025

New York, N.Y., 1847, 5¢ black on gray, signed ACM (Scott 9X3), margins all around, used with red PAID cancels on an 1847 folded letter to Branford, Conn., Very Fine and choice.
Scott $5,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4026

1847, 5¢ brown (Scott 1), a Very Fine horizontal pair with nicely balanced margins canceled with light blue grids on an 1850 folded letter from Nashville, Tenn. to Philadelphia with a weak blue Oct 10 Nashville c.d.s. at the left, Very Fine. One of only 15 Nashville 5¢ 1847 covers in Alexander's Census (one of only eight pairs), with a 1991 P.F. certificate noting that the pair is "in the grayish brown family".
Scott $840.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4027

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), two Fine singles tied by red grids on an 1850 folded letter from Boston to Mobile, Ala. postmarked with a matching "Boston, 10 cts., 19 Jun" c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $775.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4028

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), 2 singles, each with margins all around, tied by New York red grid cancels on an 1849 printed circular (straw goods) to Owego, upstate New York, Very Fine.
Scott $775.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4029

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), two large margined singles, tied by two weak "Philada. Pa., 10, Oct 17" c.d.s.'s with a clear strike at the right on a folded address leaf to Charleston S.C.; the right stamp with a tiny scissors cut in the bottom margin, well clear of the frame, cover with a small tear at the top of a light central vertical file fold, otherwise Very Fine, Ex-Gibson.
Scott $815.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4030

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), large margins all around, tied by black grid cancel (a premium color cancel) on a May 22, 1851 folded letter to Newbury, Vt., with red Hudson River STEAM SHIP postmark, Very Fine, a lovely example of a rather scarce usage only about a month before the 1847 issue was demonetized.
Scott $825.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4031

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), Philadelphia Railroad, large margins to just in at the bottom, tied by a red square grid on an 1850 folded letter to New Haven, Ct. with a red straightline PHILADA. RAIL ROAD and a "New-York/5 cts./21 Nov" c.d.s.; bit of soiling and vertical file fold, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4032

1847, 5¢ brown (Scott 1), margins all around, tied by New York red grid cancel on a clean and neat 1849 folded letter to Providence, R.I., Very Fine, premium condition.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4033

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), clear to mostly large margins tied by red square grids on a folded address leaf to Philadelphia with a red May 11 New-York c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 4034

1847, 5¢ brown (Scott 1), clear to large margins, tied by a light red grid on a folded address leaf postmarked with a red Aug 6 Boston U.S. Express Mail c.d.s., to New York, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 4035

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), margins all around, tied by blue Philadelphia c.d.s. on an attractive cover to Smyrna, Delaware, almost Very Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 4036

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), margins large to just clearing, tied by red grid cancel on an 1849 folded letter from Ann Arbor, Mich. to Detroit, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 4037

1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott 1), 2 covers from the same correspondence, each with a 3½-margin stamp tied by blue Philadelphia c.d.s., addressed to a surgeon in Washington, D.C., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $300 - 400

The surgeon (Dr. George Clymer) was active from 1829 to his retirement in 1866
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Current Bid $150
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Lot 4038

1847, 5¢ dark brown (Scott 1a), 3½ large margins with red "New-York MAR 6" tied by grid cancel on a neat 1850 folded letter to Connecticut, Fine to Very Fine, with detailed 2012 Sismondo certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4039

1847, 5¢ dark brown (Scott 1a), margins almost all around (tiny flaw at top right), tied by New York red grid cancel on a neat and attractive 1848 folded letter to White Plains, almost Very Fine, with detailed 2012 Sismondo certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 4040

1847, 5¢ orange brown (Scott 1b), a Very Fine horizontal pair with modest to large margins tied by a dark blue grids, with an incomplete matching Apr 24 Hopkinsville, Ky. c.d.s. at the left, on an 1850 folded letter to New Orleans, Fine to Very Fine. Hopkinsville received only 400 5¢ 1847s. This is the earliest of just five covers in Alexander's Census (four are pairs, all to the same addressee)., with a 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000 ++.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 4041

1847, 5¢ orange brown (Scott 1b), two singles with modest margins to barely touching, canceled by red grids on an 1851 folded letter from Baltimore to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a blue May 26 Baltimore c.d.s. and a manuscript "4½" credit; backstamped Halifax on May 30; cover rejoined along central vertical file fold, Fine appearance.
Scott $2,000 ++.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4042

1847, 5¢ orange brown (Scott 1b), large balanced margins, tied by a neat grid and a red "Boston, 5 cts., 27 Dec" c.d.s. on an 1850 folded letter to Bristol, R.I., Very Fine, with a 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $825.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 4043

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), ample to large margins, tied by a red square grid on an 1848 folded letter from New York to London (C.W.) Canada with a mostly clear red Sep 18 New-York c.d.s., a manuscript "1" and a clear red "Queenston, U.C., Sep 20, 1848" entry c.d.s. also tying the stamp; backstamped Hamilton, C.W. & London, both on Sep 21; central vertical file fold, Very Fine, with a 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 4044

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), two 3-margin singles with black grid cancels on a linen-lined envelope from Boston to Mobile, Ala. with a May 29 Boston c.d.s., a straightline "PAID" and a handstamped "20", all in red; both stamps with additional manuscript cancels, small, inconsequential flaws, Fine, with 2013 P.F. and 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,825.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 4045

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), a Very Fine 4-margin single tied by a red grid on an exceptionally clean 1850 folded address leaf to New Orleans with a neat red "Charleston S.C./10/Nov 10" c.d.s. at the right, Very Fine. Unlisted in Alexander's Census.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 4046

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), a choce Very Fine single tied by a red grid on an 1850 folded letter from New York to Petersburg, Va. with a bright red Mar 14 New-York c.d.s.; horizontal file fold, Very Fine, with a 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $325
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Lot 4047

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), clear to large margins, tied by a red square grid on an 1849 folded letter from New York to London (C.W.) Canada with a mostly clear red Sep 18 New-York c.d.s., a manuscript rate and a clear "Queenston, U.C., Sep 8, 1849" entry c.d.s.; backstamped Hamilton, C.W. (Sep 9) & London (Sep 10), both on Sep 21; stamp with light corner creases at the bottom (not mentioned on the accompanying certificate), otherwise Very Fine and most attractive, with a 2007 A.P.E.X. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4048

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), three large margins, cut just to frame line at the left, tied by a red square grid on an 1850 folded letter from New York to Lowell, Mass. with a bold red Jul 11 New-York c.d.s. and a clear red "Philada. Rail Road" straightline; central vertical file fold just through the left edge of the stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 4049

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), clear to large margins except barely touching at the upper right, tied by a red square grid cancel with a matching Aug 17 (1850) New-York c.d.s. on an folded address leaf to Louisville, KY.; vertical file fold, Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 4050

1847, 10¢ black (Scott 2), clear to large margins, tied by one of two strikes of a red "St. Louis Mo., Jul 13" (1850) c.d.s. with integral "10" rate on an exceptionally clean folded letter to Philadelphia. St. Louis received 30,000 Ten-Cent 1847s, but Alexander records just 194 covers.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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