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The U.S. 1847 Issue

                                   Page last updated: 3-15-2017

Canal Bank Note with 5c 1847 vignette

Image
“Broken bank note” engraved by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson New-Orleans
which utilized their stock die of Franklin
which was also used for the 5c 1847 issue.
$75.00

 

1847 Issue Die Proofs

Five-cent

1P1a
5c 1847 Red-brown die proof on white bond paper. With PFC $800.00

1P1a
5c 1847 1895 Red-brown die proof on white bond paper. $800.00

1P1a
5c 1847 Red-brown die proof on white laid paper. $1,250.00

1P1a
5c 1847 1895 Red-brown die proof on white bond paper. $1,000.00

1P1b
5c 1847 1895 Red-brown die proof on pink bond paper. $1,000.00

1P1b
5c 1847 1895 Red-brown die proof on deep pink bond paper. $1,000.00

1P1e
5c 1847 1895 Red-brown die proof on yellowish bond paper. $700.00

1P1
5c Red brown die proof on India paper. $500.00

 


Ten-cent

2P1a
10c 1847 Black die proof on white laid paper. $750.00

2P1b
10c 1847 Black die proof on pink bond paper. $600.00

2P1e
10c 1847 Black die proof on yellowish bond paper. $600.00

2P1
10c Black die proof on India paper. $500.00

2P1a
10c Black die proof on bond paper. $600.00

2P1b
10c Black die proof on light green bond paper. $900.00

2P1f
10c Black die proof on bluish wove paper. $700.00

 


1847 Issue Trial Color Die Proofs

1TC1a & 2TC1a
5c & 10c 1847 Blue full size trial color large die proofs pulled on India paper. Rarely do you find matched sets this nice. $2,250.00

Five-cent

1TC1ak
5c 1847 Orange-vermilion trial color large die proof on India paper which show full die sinkage. Printed through a matte to mask out the cross-hatching. Three small thins. Great color! $600.00

1TC1ak
5c 1847 Orange-vermilion full size trial color large die proof on India paper. Printed through a matte to mask out the cross-hatching. Sound with great color! $1,000.00

1TC1bk
5c 1847 Black trial color die proof on bond paper. Somewhat reduced in size. $600.00

1TC1bk
5c 1847 Black trial color die proof on bond paper. Reduced to stamp size. $450.00

1TC1c – Variety
5c 1847 Black trial color die proof on wove paper. Somewhat reduced in size. $600.00

1TC1d
5c 1847 Black-brown full size trial color large die proof pulled on thin glazed card with cross-hatching masked out. $850.00

1TC2g
5c 1847 Rose-lake trial color die proof on wove paper. Reduced to stamp size. $575.00

1TC2g
5c 1847 Rose-lake trial color small die proof on India paper. Shallow thin at top right. Reduced to stamp size. $275.00


Ten-cent

2TC1ai
10c 1847 Light brown trail color large die proof pulled on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter. Sound with full cross-hatching! $1,000.00

2TC1ai
10c 1847 (1895 printing) Orange-yellow trial color die proof on India paper. Just about full size for this and thus quite rare! $1,500.00

2TC1aj
10c 1847 Orange-vermilion trail color large die proof pulled on India paper. Sound with full cross-hatching! $800.00

2TC1aj
10c 1847 Orange-vermilion full size trail color large die proof pulled on India paper. Sound with full cross-hatching! $1,000.00

2TC1be
10c 1847 Deep blue trail color large die proof pulled on bond paper. Sound with full cross-hatching! $700.00

 Image 2TC1bf
10c 1847 1895 Blue-green trial color die proof on bond paper. SCV: $800.00 Net $500.00

 Image 2TC1bi
10c 1847 1895 Orange-vermillion trial color die proof on bond paper. SCV: $800.00 Net $400.00

2TC1bh
10c 1847 Light Green die proof pulled on white bond paper. $750.00

2TC1d
10c 1847 Blue trial color large die proof pulled on thin glazed card with cross-hatching masked out. $850.00


1847 Issue Small Die Proofs

3-4P2
5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, reproduction, small die proofs. Affixed on small thick cards, with ms. "X" obliteration, "demonetized" for use as samples. When soaked off the cards they were both found to be from the Roosevelt album printing. The fact that they were not on a Roosevelt page one can assume they were remainders from that printing. Extremely-Fine. Ex-Finkelburg $2,000.00

3-4P2 (728)
5c Orange Brown, 10c Black, reproduction, Roosevelt small die proofs. This set was successfully removed from a page in a Roosevelt album, sound. $850.00

3P2
5c Orange Brown, reproduction, Roosevelt small die proof which has been removed from the gray backing card. Thin, sealed cut at top, dry print area on the die image. Catalogs $425.00. Net: $125.00

4P2
10c Black, reproduction, Roosevelt small die proof which has been successfully removed from the gray backing card. Sound. $425.00

4P2
10c Black, reproduction, Roosevelt small die proof which was never mounted in a Roosevelt album and is probably a remainder. Very lightly toned. $300.00

 

 


1847 Issue Plate Proofs

1-2P3
5c & 10c 1847 Plate proofs on India paper from the original 1847 issue plates. Solid impressions, great color and nice overall margins. Quite rare! $1,750.00

3-4P3
5c & 10c 1847 Plate proofs on India paper and still affixed to the original card blotter Sound and rare!$800.00

3-4P3
5c & 10c 1847 Plate proofs on India paper with strong color, impressions and nice margins. Sound and rare! $750.00

3P3
5c 1847 Plate proof on India paper. Small thin in the forehead area. Catalog $350.00 Net: $150.00

4P3
10c 1847 Plate proof in India paper. Nice margins and sound! $350.00

3-4P4
5c & 10c 1847 Plate proofs on card. XF set. $500.00

3-4P4
5c & 10c 1847 Plate proofs on card. With original 1894 (5th Printing) distribution envelope. XF set. $600.00


1847 Issue Specimen Plate Proofs

Five-cent

1P3 – With specimen overprint
5c 1847 Red-brown India plate proof with black specimen overprint. Sound and rare! $600.00

1P3 – With specimen overprint
5c 1847 Red-brown India plate proof with black specimen overprint. Sound and rare! $600.00

1P3 – With specimen overprint
5c 1847 Red-brown India plate proof with black specimen overprint. Small fault! $600.00

1TC3 – With specimen overprint
5c 1847 Orange India plate proof with black specimen overprint still affixed to the original card blotter. Sound and rare! $450.00

1TC3 – With specimen overprint
5c 1847 Orange India plate proof with black specimen overprint. Perfect and rare! $750.00

1TC3 – With specimen overprint
5c 1847 Black India plate proof with black specimen overprint. Minor faults and rare! $750.00

1TC3 – Block of Six
5c Orange, trial color plate proof on india paper with “Specimen” overprint. A horizontal block of six, margins clear on three sides, touches at right and clipped top left corner. Tiny margin tear at upper right. 5mm sealed tear at top left. Fine-Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare multiple. Second only to the block of 25. $3,000.00


Ten-cent

2TC3 – With specimen overprint
10c 1847 Dark brown trial color plate proof on India paper with black specimen overprint and still on the original card blotter. Rare! $600.00


1875 Five-cent Reissue

3 1875 Reissue with experimental cancel
Sheet margin copy of the 5c 1875 reissue on laid paper with experimental cancel. We have seen one other copy (the Rholoff copy) which we sold two years ago for $2,500.00. Net $1,500.00

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