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Scott 1a blackish brown 5c 1847 on cover VF/XF gem! PFC, SCV $1,125++

Scott 1a blackish brown 5c 1847 on cover VF/XF gem! PFC, SCV $1,125++

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Product Description


Scott 1a, 5c blackish brown (better shade variety within the Scott 1a spectrum), 1847.  Used single, VF/XF with 4 ample to very large margins, tied by light blue grid cancels to 1850 folded letter to Pottsville PA (cover with central file fold, well away from stamp.)  Blue Philadelphia PA April 2 postmark with integral "5 cts."  2012 Philatelic Foundation certificate.  2012 Philatelic Foundation certificate specifically noting "blackish brown" shade.  Stamp is choice and sound in all respects. 

Exceptional stamp on a lovely cover.  The color is extremely rich and deep, and the stamp is probably a left sheet margin example (great plating piece in addition to an excellent example of this scarcer shade!)  Stamps with this true blackish brown shade are quite scarce, especially on cover, as the Siegel realizations show (see this similar example, also a sheet margin copy with choice centering, that realized $3,450 in 2007, or this not-as-attractive example that realized $1,840)

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $1,125++
Estimated cash value: $1,000-$1,500+

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Item 962724 Scott 1a

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Item 962724 Scott 1a cover

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962724
Condition Cover
Centering VF/XF
Certificate PFC
Characteristic Shade variety

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: