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    Rare 1847 5¢ Red Orange on Cover

    5c Red Orange (1c), full to mostly large margins and fresh, distinctive color, tied by red grid on 1851 folded address sheet to T.D. Woolsey, president of Yale College, in New Haven, Conn., postmarked light strike red May 6, New York c.d.s., Very Fine.

    Estimate $12,000-$18,000


    Expertization: 2001 PF Certificate, signed Ashbrook and identified by him as the "orange" shade with accompanying 1955 PF Certificate as same.
    Provenance: Chase, Emerson

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    2nd-4th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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