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Scott 1 var folded letter, 5c 1847, XF, red numeral “5”, blue Baltimore CDS, PFC, ex-Caspary Est $1,000

Scott 1 var folded letter, 5c 1847, XF, red numeral “5”, blue Baltimore CDS, PFC, ex-Caspary Est $1,000

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $625.00

Now only: $475.00

Product Description


Scott 1 var, 5c brown (read on), 1847.  Used 4-margin single (ample all around and very large at bottom), tied by red numeral “5” and bold blue “Baltimore Md” April 1 (1850) town cancel to a folded letter.  Stamp shows a large gouge/re-entry in the bottom left margin (I immediately thought pos 90R double transfer, but don’t see doubling in the bottom frame).  Sent to W. L. Schaffer, Esq, Philadelphia PA.  Contents are on a Mechanics Bank of Baltimore collection notice.  1977 Philatelic Foundation certificate as “brown orange, Scott 1b” (brown orange is now listed as Scott 1d, CV $1,375++).  ex-Caspary (Harmer 978-80, lot 101)

Colorful cover, the stamp being choice and sound with deep color and nice margins, but I disagree with PF on this one.  I don’t think it’s the scarce brown orange, and more likely deep orange brown or (IMO) brown.  I will sell this as common brown to be safe (stamp CV $600++, SMQ 90 = $800).   Gorgeous appearance!

2019 Scott Specialized catalog value: $650++ (as brown Scott 1 on cover + cancel premiums)
Estimated value: $1,000++

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 958923
Condition Cover
Centering XF
Certificate PFC
Characteristic EFO (error, freak, oddity)

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

The following expertization services are acceptable: