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2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1209, 1851-56 and 1857-60 Issues Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 95R1E, large margins to just clear all around, vivid color, tied by red 7-bar grid, matching "Cincinnati Jul. 1 Paid 3 cts." integral-rate circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to "J. Fletcher Williams" in Delaware, Ohio, light file fold also ties the stamp, small inconsequential hole on back from removal of wax seal and some mounting adhesive, letter references the new issue of stamps and the new 3-cent coin, the first coin introduced to facilitate postal transactions, which was authorized by the same act of Congress that authorized the 1851 stamps, "I send some postage stamps today -- father yesterday sent you a 3-cent piece."

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING AND EXTREMELY RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 1851 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN. THIS IS ONE OF THREE EXAMPLES KNOWN FROM CINCINNATI AND ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN WITH CONTENTS REFERENCING THE NEW 1851 ISSUE.

In his census in the 1851 Sesquicentennial book, Wilson Hulme records a total of 43 covers used on July 1, 1851, which is the first day they were valid for postage. First day covers of the 1851 Issue rarely appear at auction.

Ex Roser, Hicks and G.B. Smith. Referenced in Chronicle Nos. 7, 16, 21. Scott value $12,500.00

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E. 5,000-7,500
Future Sale
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1217, 1851-56 and 1857-60 Issues Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 84R2E, balanced margins fully clear of design all around, wonderful deep rich color, neat strike of magenta grid cancel, matching "Cornwall Ct. Mar 1" circular datestamp on small cover to Boston, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp and cover

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E. 200-300
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U.S. Stamps
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1851-56 Issue
2020-12-15
U.S. & Hawaii Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1218, 1851-56 and 1857-60 Issues Covers3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 79-80L5E, horizontal pair, large margins including right sheet margin, rich color, beautiful impression, small scissors-cut at upper right, manuscript "#" cancels, tied by red "Sacramento City Cal. 30 Sep." (1851) circular datestamp on small cover to South Coventry Conn., carried from San Francisco to Panama on PMSS Oregon (dep. Oct. 1, arr. Oct. 20), then from Chagres to New York on USMSC Ohio (dep. Oct. 25, arr. Nov. 5), Very Fine, the arrival of the PMSS Oregon on Sep. 18 brought the first shipment of 1851 Issue stamps to California, the earliest recorded use of the new issue from California is Sep. 30 (the cover offered here), ex Jessup, Pearce, Walske and "New Helvetia"

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E. 400-500
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 41, 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition from the Ken Lawrence Collection3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 65R5E (Hulme note), two full margins, slightly in other sides, bright shade, tied by single clear strike of "New-York Dec. 30" (1851) circular datestamp on small envelope with imprint on backflap "MACHINE-FOLDED AND GUMMED BY THOMAS DE LA RUE & CO. AT THE GREAT EXHIBITION, 1851" with "DLR" embossed cameo seal, addressed in blue manuscript to Rev. George Duffield, Bloomfield, New Jersey

EXTREMELY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF DE LA RUE'S 1851 GREAT EXHIBITION IMPRINT ENVELOPE USED WITH UNITED STATES POSTAGE -- THIS IS THE WORLD'S FIRST MACHINE-MADE ENVELOPE, AN OBJECT THAT ONLY BECAME UBIQUITOUS WITH THE POSTAL REFORMS INITIATED BY GREAT BRITAIN, WHICH REMOVED THE CHARGE FOR AN EXTRA SHEET OF PAPER.

The world's first machine-made envelopes were manufactured and sold at the Thomas de la Rue stand during the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. The De La Rue firm hosted a large exhibit in the British area, displaying examples of their work, including the crowd-drawing "working envelope folding machine... designed by Warren de la Rue so that it would fold, gum, forward and deliver the envelopes all of which had formerly been carried out by hand" (The Postal History of the Crystal Palace, Maurice H. Bristow). According to information given by De La Rue to the late W. Wilson Hulme II, which is now in the possession of Ken Lawrence, Warren de la Rue had improved an earlier envelope folding machine invented by Edwin Hill, brother of postal reform advocate Sir Rowland Hill.

This particular envelope must have been brought home to the United States by an American fairgoer, then mailed from New York City in December 1851, prepaid with the 3c Orange Brown imperforate stamp from the new issue of July 1851. The addressee was a hymn writer and abolitionist. Bristow estimates that fewer than a half-dozen examples of the imprinted envelope are known. This is the only one with a U.S. stamp.

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E. 4,000-5,000
4,500
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19th Century Issues
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2020-06-04
U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins
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Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8135, 1851-56 Issue3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two, plating notations 17R0 and 7R0, cancelled by small "Paid" in grid and right stamp tied by red "Boston 8 Jan. 6cts." integral-rate circular datestamp, on buff cover with Bain's Eastern Telegraph with 76 State Street (Boston) address, to San Francisco, some mended tears not affecting stamps, Very Fine appearance, an outstanding and rare combination of 3c 1851 Orange Brown stamps on a transcontinental telegraph cover, paying the 6c over-3,000 miles rate, ASCC No. 73, ex Born

E. 200-300
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2020-03-03
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 514, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Imprint Positions3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 41L5E, huge sheet margin at left with part imprint but no plate number, other margins full to barely in, rich color, tied by small "PAID" grid cancel, red "Boston 16 Aug. 3cts" (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp on folded cover to Saybrook Conn., Very Fine, on-cover examples of this position showing the absence of a plate number in the early state of Plate 5 are very rare, ex Dr. Chase, Dr. Amonette, Dr. Morris and Rose

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2020-03-03
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 517, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Imprint Positions3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Part India Paper (10A var), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Part India Paper (10A var)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Part India Paper (10A var). Position 84R1E, large margins to touched at top right, beautiful vibrant color noted as Yellowish Orange Brown in pencil note on back, tied by small "PAID" grid cancel, red "Boston 3cts 29 Aug." (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Providence R.I., docketing confirms 1851 yeardate, stamp lifted to confirm the paper and hinged back, Very Fine and scarce variety, ex Grunin and Piller, with 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as off-cover

1,250
425
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U.S. Stamps
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1851-56 Issue
2020-03-03
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 518, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Imprint Positions3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Part India Paper (10A var), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Part India Paper (10A var)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Part India Paper (10A var). Position 5L5E noted on back, dramatic pre-print paper fold, margins to in at bottom, deep rich color, tied by small "PAID" grid cancel, red "Boston 3cts 9 Oct." (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Petersburg Va., docketing confirms 1851 yeardate, Very Fine and scarce, very desirable with the striking paper fold -- a printing variety on a paper variety -- Scott Retail as off-cover

1,250
450
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2020-03-03
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 541, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Shades3c Copperish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var), 3c Copperish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var)3c Copperish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var). Position 16L2E, exceptionally deep and rich color jumps off the paper, large margins to just touched including portions of adjoining stamps at top and left, tied by "New York & Phila. R.R. Oct. 12" (1851) railroad route agent's circular datestamp on cover to Newark N.J., stamp with a couple light indentations at bottom, cover with minor smudges, still Very Fine, with note on back signed by Dr. Amonette stating "Superb example of the Copperish Orange Brown", Scott Retail as Copper Brown on cover, which comes only from Plate 2E

1,100
425
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U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
1851-56 Issue
2020-03-03
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1217, Lot Number 542, 3c 1851-57 Issues - Shades3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 92L2E, identified by Dr. Amonette as Intense Orange Brown and the knockout color of the stamp certainly justifies this, large margins to clear at top including portion of adjoining stamp at left, cancelled by clear strike of blue "Way 6" in circle on September 1851 docketed folded cover to Lynchburg Va., central file fold, Very Fine, this marking for the 5c collect fee plus 1c way fee was originally applied to stampless covers and was obsolete when struck on stamped covers such as this, it was applied to mail travelling on the James River & Kanawha Canal, its use on this cover with a beautiful Intense Orange Brown 3c stamp is very appealing, accompanied by newspaper cutout advertising the packet line from Richmond to Lynchburg, signed Dr. Amonette

E. 500-750
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