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Sale 869 — Fall 2003 U.S. Rarities: United States, Confederate States, Historic Flights and Hawaii

Sale Date — Saturday, 15 November, 2003

Category — The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3209
E
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3209, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton, Wash Drawing of Vignette on Artist's Cardboard (372-E1), 2c Hudson-Fulton, Wash Drawing of Vignette on Artist's Cardboard (372-E1)2c Hudson-Fulton, Wash Drawing of Vignette on Artist's Cardboard (372-E1). 286 x 170mm, pencil drawing exactly matching adopted design illustrating the "Half Moon" and the "Clermont" signed on back in pencil "Original Drawing for Vignette Marcus W. Baldwin"

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE ARTIST'S DRAWING OF THE VIGNETTE FOR THE HUDSON-FULTON ISSUE.

Originally, the design of the vignette was attributed to Clair Aubrey Houston, but the discovery of this essay proves that the vignette was designed by Marcus W. Baldwin.

1,500
3,000
3210
E
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3210, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton, Wash Drawing of Frame on Artist's Cardboard (372-E2), 2c Hudson-Fulton, Wash Drawing of Frame on Artist's Cardboard (372-E2)2c Hudson-Fulton, Wash Drawing of Frame on Artist's Cardboard (372-E2). 198 x 149mm, pencil drawing almost exactly matching adopted design with only "Centenary" on the essay changed to "Celebration", small mounting adherences on back corners

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE WASH DRAWING OF THE VIGNETTE FOR THE HUDSON-FULTON ISSUE.

Like the vignette, the frame was also designed by Marcus W. Baldwin.

1,500
2,300
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3211
E
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3211, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton, Model on Card (372-E3), 2c Hudson-Fulton, Model on Card (372-E3)2c Hudson-Fulton, Model on Card (372-E3). 126 x 100mm (5 x 4in -- incorrectly listed in Scott as 4 x 3in), wash drawing of frame with vignette cut out and mounted over photograph of No. 372-E1, typed "Approved -- August 17, 1909 Postmaster General." at bottom and "August 19, 1909. Amend by substituting word 'Celebration' for 'Centenary' Postmaster General" at right and signed "F.H. Hitchcock" in both places, initials and pencil "P.O. 488" in bottom right corner, few minor faults do not detract

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE COMPOSITE MODEL FOR THE HUDSON-FULTON ISSUE.

One of the highlights of the Bianchi collection

2,000
2,700
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3212
P
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3212, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton, Large Die Proof on India (372P1), 2c Hudson-Fulton, Large Die Proof on India (372P1)2c Hudson-Fulton, Large Die Proof on India (372P1). 39 x 26mm, poorly removed from card leaving thin spots, deep dark color, appears Very Fine, only five known

1,250
525
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3213
P
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3213, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton, Small Die Proof on India (372P2), 2c Hudson-Fulton, Small Die Proof on India (372P2)2c Hudson-Fulton, Small Die Proof on India (372P2). 39 x 28mm, intense color on bright white paper, small faults barely visible on face, appears Very Fine

1,000
500
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3214
P
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3214, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton, Panama Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (372P2a), 2c Hudson-Fulton, Panama Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (372P2a)2c Hudson-Fulton, Panama Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (372P2a). Bright color, toning at top, tiny nick in bottom margin (easily trimmed), otherwise Extremely Fine and very rare, only three known

1,750
2,800
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3215
S
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3215, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton, U.P.U. Specimen, 2c Hudson-Fulton, U.P.U. Specimen2c Hudson-Fulton, U.P.U. Specimen. Three singles with natural s.e. at left, tied by two strikes of large magenta "Postes et Telegraphes * Madagascar * Collection De Bern" double circle handstamps at top left on 275 x 361mm page with Director of Posts handstamp and signature at bottom right, sheet with scissors cut at right center and creases from folding to fit an exhibit page, otherwise Very Fine, sent by the U.P.U. to the Postmaster of Madagascar who dutifully placed them in his archives

E. 750-1,000
475
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3216
nhbl
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3216, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Mint N.H. top right pane of 60 with wide selvage on both sides, rich color, remarkably fresh and intact, centering varies as usual

FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER HINGED PANE OF THE 2-CENT HUDSON-FULTON PERFORATED ISSUE.

Scott Retail as two plate blocks and 48 singles

1,906
1,250
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3217
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3217, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Tied by "Troy N.Y. Sep. 23, 1909 9AM" pre-first day duplex cancel on mourning cover to Wellsburg N.Y., Wellsburg receiving backstamp, stamp with perf faults at right from placement near edge of cover, otherwise Extremely Fine, one of only two known with this date, which is the current earliest documented usage, the other is in a private collection and will not be available for quite some time.

E. 1,000-1,500
0
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3218
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3218, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Tied by perfectly struck "Boston Mass. Sep. 24, 1909 4:30PM" pre-first day circular datestamp on picture side of unaddressed multicolored Expo-related picture postcard, Extremely Fine, less than 30 known from Boston and New York City

E. 500-750
850
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3219
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3219, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Tied by "Brooklyn N.Y. Sta. W Sep. 25, 1909 1PM" first day machine cancel on multicolored Expo-related picture postcard, locally addressed, message reads "In commemoration of the naval parade of the Hudson-Fulton celebration. Lovingly, Mother", Extremely Fine

1,250
1,600
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3220
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3220, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Part imprint at bottom, used with blue on yellow Hudson-Fulton Celebration Label, both tied by "Madison Sq. Sta. N.Y. Sep. 25, 1909 12:30PM" first day machine cancel on cover to Brooklyn N.Y., cover with couple tiny faults at left, otherwise Very Fine and scarce first day cover with a label from the celebration

750
1,900
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3221
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3221, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Tied by "Cincinnati O. Sep. 25, 1909 11AM" first day machine cancel on cover to Erie Pa., blue printed corner card, small part of back of cover removed, Extremely Fine appearing commercial usage from Cincinnati

750
700
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3222
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3222, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Tied by "Lancaster Pa 12:30 AM Sep. 25, 1909" three-line first day machine cancel on fold-out souvenir postcard with four paragraphs of text prepared by Congressman William Walton Griest to commemorate the stamp that he actively promoted because Fulton was from Lancaster, fairly legible local address, Extremely Fine -- there were two types of souvenir postcards -- one with three paragraphs of text on the address card and one with four paragraphs of text on the address card; there are 47 known of both types combined

E. 750-1,000
600
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3223
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3223, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Tied by "New York N.Y. Sta. W. Sep. 25, 1909 10PM" first day machine cancel on picture postcard of buildings on Broadway to Bavaria, Germany, Extremely Fine, station W was at 488 Columbus St. (at 84th Street), very rare usage paying the 2c U.P.U. postcard rate on the first day of issue

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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3224
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3224, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Perfectly centered, tied by "Hudson Term. Sta. N.Y. Sep. 26, 1909 6:30PM" second day machine cancel on picture postcard of the Statue of Liberty to London, England, card with minor edge wear, otherwise Very Fine, a rare Sunday usage paying the proper rate to London

E. 400-500
475
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3225
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3225, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Used with 2c Alaska-Yukon (370), tied by "Lynn, Mass. Cliftondale Br. Jun. 1, 1912 4PM" duplex cancels on flown pioneer flight cover (AAMC 29a) to Lynn Mass., well-struck "Aero Postal Sta. Saugus Mass," circular handstamp cachet, sealed by multicolored "Hobby Club" label and Truby backstamp, slightly reduced at top, Very Fine, very scarce with these issues

E. 400-500
450
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3226
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3226, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton (372), 2c Hudson-Fulton (372)2c Hudson-Fulton (372). Tied by Light "Natrona Pa. Oct. 17, 1913" circular datestamp on pioneer flight cover (AAMC 76) to New Kensington Pa., purple "Aeromail service Oct. 4 1913 Natrona Pa" three-line handstamp cachet, ms. "H.A.T." at top left (Harry A. Truby), stamp with defect in bottom left corner, otherwise Very Fine, only 45 covers known, very scarce with this issue

E. 400-500
260
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3227
c
Sale Number 869, Lot Number 3227, The Award-Winning Donald Bianchi Hudson-Fulton Collection2c Hudson-Fulton, Imperforate, Type IV Mailometer Company Perforations (373 var), 2c Hudson-Fulton, Imperforate, Type IV Mailometer Company Perforations (373 var)2c Hudson-Fulton, Imperforate, Type IV Mailometer Company Perforations (373 var). Tied by well-struck "Chicago Ill. Oct. 4, 1909 11:00PM" machine cancel on cover to Lockport N.Y., sender's printed corner card, Lockport receiving backstamp, cover barely reduced at top and faint toning

VERY FINE. REPORTED TO BE THE ONLY KNOWN COVER BEARING THE HUDSON-FULTON ISSUE WITH MAILOMETER PRIVATE PERFORATION.

Listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 4,000-5,000
8,000
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3228
 
Hudson-Fulton Exhibit Collection Balance. The vast majority of Don Bianchi's Gold Medal exhibit, beautifully arranged and described, and can be divided into three main sections: stamps, unused private vending coils and covers/postcards; Unused stamps incl. No. 372 -- nine imprint and plate no. strips of three and about 20 unused singles, No. 373 -- matched sets of plate blocks, corner margin blocks and arrow blocks of four, center line block, three plate strips of three, also incl. group of blocks of four with different watermark orientations, wide variety of double transfers with one triple transfer, one shifted transfer, and one "twisted transfer", few cracked and damaged plates -- all unchecked for hinging -- and small group of cancellations incl. blocks of four; Privage Vending Coils incl. Brinkerhoff Type II line pair and pair, Mailometer Type I paste-up strip of four over plate no., Type II pair, Type III paste-up pair and line pair, Type IV line pair, guide line block of four with triple transfer at top left, US Automatic Vending Co. Type II pair, paste-up pair over imprint and line strip of four, Type III pair and line pair, also incl. five in pockets incl. Type 2-2, 3-1 and 3-2 (both single and two pockets attached); Covers and postcards (approximately 165) incl. cover with Naval Committee printed corner card, advertising cover with expo seal on reverse, cover with official cachet, six exposition commemorative covers incl. one to London and one to Hawaii, one Newburgh N.Y. official exposition cover, exposition postcard with French Naval cancel, two different covers with official exposition logo, many foreign destinations with better incl. Algeria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, England (wrapper), France (from Hawaii), Germany (via Supplementary Mail), Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland (from Puerto Rico), Syria, Turks Islands, other usages incl. New Mexico Territory, Hawaii inter island, R.P.O., R.F.D., U.S.P.O.D. official business, tied with No. 358 by Vera Cruz cds on piece, A.E.F. use from A.P.O. 800 (only three known with No. 372 or 373), eleven with different auxiliary markings, many with multicolor advertising incl. few all-over, and many other interesting usages

VERY FINE. A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF HUDSON-FULTON MATERIAL. A PROVEN BASIS FOR A GOLD MEDAL EXHIBIT. EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO DUPLICATE.

The lot also includes the title and synopsis pages.

E. 15,000-20,000
23,000
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