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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
91
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 91, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 59L1E, large margins to just in, rich color, tied by red square grid, matching "New-York Jul. 1" circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Peace Dale R.I., light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, the stamp with slight gum staining which shows thru

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 1851 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED FIRST DAY USAGES OF THE 3-CENT STAMP FROM NEW YORK.

In his census in the 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. 1851 Issue first day covers rarely appear at auction -- the last time we offered one was in our Martin sale in March 2005.

Ex Jessup. With copy of 1962 P.F. certificate.

E. 7,500-10,000
9,500
92
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 92, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 82L1i, large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by 13-bar square grid, red "New-York Jul. 12" circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to Boston, vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, this is the earliest documented use from Plate One Intermediate and a scarce use of the New York square 13-bar grid struck in black

E. 500-750
750
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93
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 93, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A var)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A var). Position 64L1L, large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamps at left and bottom, tied by red grid, matching "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N. York 22 Oct." circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to Salem Mass., vertical file fold affects stamp, still Very Fine, this is the earliest recorded use from Plate One Late, with note from Dr. Amonette and ex Amonette

E. 300-400
475
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94
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 94, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A). Position 91R1L, large margins to in incl. sheet margin at left, diagonal crease at left, tied by "New York Oct. 6" three-bar circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Richmond Me., vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Fine, the earliest known use from Plate One Late, signed Amonette and with 1992 A.P.S. certificate

E. 400-500
400
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95
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 95, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Reddish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Reddish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Reddish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 51R2E, large margins to just in incl. straddle margin at left, tied by square grid, "New-York Jul. 23" circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Lynchburg Va., vertical file fold well clear of stamp, Very Fine, the earliest documented usage from Plate 2 Early

E. 400-500
425
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96
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 96, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Deep Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Deep Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A var)3c Deep Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A var). Position 10R2L, recut at bottom, large margins to just in, rich color, tied by green "Haverhill N.H. Jan. 7" circular datestamp on blue 1852 folded letter to Littleton N.H., vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, this is the earliest documented usage from Plate 2 Late, accompanied by note from Dr. Amonette, especially desirable with the green cancel

E. 500-750
475
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97
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 97, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 31L0, large margins to in, rich color, bold strike of Sep. 6 (1851) circular datestamp, faint horizontal bend and corner crease, appears Fine, the earliest reported use from Plate 0

E. 100-150
250
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98
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 98, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Brownish Carmine,Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine,Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine,Ty. II (11A). Position 44L3, large margins all around, rich color, tied by "Albany N.Y. Jan. 15" circular datestamp on buff cover to New York City, 1852 docketing at left, some trivial wear, Very Fine, this is the earliest documented use from Plate 3 (see lot 133 for a Jan. 15 cover)

E. 200-300
400
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99
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 99, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11). Position 83R7 plating note, three large margins, in at top, tied by "Paid" cancel, red "Haverhill Mass. 9 Feb." (1856) circular datestamp on yellow cover to So. Abington Mass., with original enclosure dated 1856, Fine, this is the earliest documented use from Plate 7

E. 200-300
275
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100
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 100, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Plate 9, tied by "Boscawen N.H. Sept. 14" (1857) circular datestamp, earliest documented use of 3c from Plate 9, used as forwarding postage on front only with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), Position 50L3, ms. cancel and "Brook Dale Pa. Sept. 8" postmark, since the Scott reclassification of 3c types, this becomes the earliest documented use of Scott 26

E. 500-750
900
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101
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 101, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Position 85L10i, bright color, perfs scissors-separated and mostly intact at left, well-struck "Sep. 13, 1858" circular datestamp, Very Fine, the earliest reported usage from Plate 10 Intermediate, accompanied by letter from Richard Celler

E. 100-150
110
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102
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 102, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Position 41R20, rich color, neat strike of "Sep. 8, 1858" circular datestamp, Very Fine, the earliest recorded usage from Plate 20

E. 100-150
300
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103
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 103, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Position 1R23, rich color, straddle-pane margin at left, neat strike of May 24, 1859 circular datestamp, small stain at top left, otherwise Fine, the earliest recorded usage from Plate 23

E. 100-150
90
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104
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 104, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Position 10L24, perforated straddle-pane margin with centerline at right, sealed tear, tied by "New-York Jun. 18, 1859" circular datestamp on mourning cover to West Chester Pa., forwarded to Philadelphia with 3c Rose, Ty. I (25), Position 69R7, tied by "Westchester Pa. Jun. 20, 1859" circular datestamp, minor wear, Very Fine, this is the earliest documented use of the 3c from Plate 24

E. 400-500
425
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105
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 105, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s3c Claret, Ty. III (26 var), 3c Claret, Ty. III (26 var)3c Claret, Ty. III (26 var). Position 40L27, incl. straddle-pane margin at right, neat strike of "Great Falls Aug. 11, 1859" circular datestamp, bright color, Very Fine, this is the earliest recorded usage for Plate 27

E. 100-150
350
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106
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 106, 1851 Issue - First Day of Issue and E.D.U.`s1c Blue, Ty. II (20), 1c Blue, Ty. II (20)1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Position 8L12, bright shade, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by "New-York Jan. 21, 1861" circular datestamp and grid on cover to Selden N.Y., 3c pulled perf at bottom, Very Fine, this is the earliest documented use of a 1c stamp from Plate 12

E. 500-750
650
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