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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
50
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 50, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., "Six Cents" Black, Die Essay on India (5-E2), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., "Six Cents" Black, Die Essay on India (5-E2)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., "Six Cents" Black, Die Essay on India (5-E2). Cut to shape as always, small central thin spot (most were adhering to card or India and this is not), intense impression, few small flaws

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 "SIX CENTS" FRANKLIN ESSAY PRODUCED BY TOPPAN, CARPENTER & COMPANY.

According to Ashbrook's One-Cent book, a 6c stamp was contemplated to pay the single-letter rate for distances over 3,000 miles. According to Brazer, it appears that the 6c was changed to 1c because of the greater need for this value.

2,750
1,300
51
E
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 51, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsRawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, 3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (11-E2), Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, 3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (11-E2)Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, 3c Black, Large Die Essay on India (11-E2). 33 x 42mm, on thin card, crisp impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ESSAY FOR THE 3-CENT 1851 ISSUE, PRODUCED BY RAWDON, WRIGHT, HATCH & EDSON. ONLY TWO ARE REPORTED TO EXIST.

Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, printers of the 1847 Issue, lost the 1851 contract to Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Company. RWH&E produced this essay for the 3c value to submit with their proposal. The Brazer book states that this is probably unique, but a second copy, cut to stamp size, was offered in the Brazer sale. This example is by far the finer of the two.

4,500
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52
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 52, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsGavit & Co., 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India (11-E3b), Gavit & Co., 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India (11-E3b)Gavit & Co., 3c Scarlet, Die Essay on India (11-E3b). 26 x 30mm, brilliant color, Very Fine and choice

300
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53
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 53, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsGavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (11-E3c), Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (11-E3c)Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Cut to Shape (11-E3c). Two, Scarlet and Dark Blue, mounted on card and so free from the defects that can plague this fragile paper, Very Fine and choice

450
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54
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 54, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsGavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E3d), Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E3d)Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E3d). Five of the six Scott-listed colors, lacking only Orange Brown to be complete, large margins, fresh and Very Fine group

1,125
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55
E
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 55, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsGavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on India (11-E4b), Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on India (11-E4b)Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on India (11-E4b). Two, in Yellow Green and Red Violet, each mounted on card, Fine

800
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56
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 56, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsBradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b), Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b)Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., 3c Dull Scarlet, Die Essay on Card (11-E5b). Cut to shape as usual, bright color, some card thinning, small toned spot, otherwise Fine, scarce

1,250
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57
E
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 57, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsDraper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E7e), Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E7e)Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (11-E7e). 43 x 50mm and struck in Scarlet, brilliant color, small thin spot at top and tiny pinhole at bottom (both far from design), Very Fine appearance

750
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58
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 58, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsDraper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Bond (11-E8a, 11-E8b), Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Bond (11-E8a, 11-E8b)Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Bond (11-E8a, 11-E8b). Brown and Scarlet respectively, first with thin spot, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

525
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59
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 59, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsDraper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E8b), Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E8b)Draper, Welsh & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E8b). Three, in Black, Brown and Blue, bright colors, fresh and Very Fine

675
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60
E
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 60, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsDanforth, Bald & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Vignette Only (11-E11), Danforth, Bald & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Vignette Only (11-E11)Danforth, Bald & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Vignette Only (11-E11). Struck in Green, 22 x 27mm, rich color, Very Fine and choice

325
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61
E
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 61, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsDanforth, Bald & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Bond, Single Line Frame (11-E12b, 11-E12c), Danforth, Bald & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Bond, Single Line Frame (11-E12b, 11-E12c)Danforth, Bald & Co., 3c Die Essay on India, Bond, Single Line Frame (11-E12b, 11-E12c). Three of first, from 27 x 32mm to 45 x 50mm, incl. Scarlet, Deep Scarlet and Dark Blue, one of second in Black, also incl. Green cut to shape and mounted on piece of paper (not counted), overall Fine-Very Fine

1,175
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62
E
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 62, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsGavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on India (11-E4b), Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on India (11-E4b)Gavit & Co., 3c Die Essay on India (11-E4b). Struck in Blue Green, 24 x 30mm, large margins, Very Fine and choice

250
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63
E
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 63, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsBald, Cousland & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E15b, 11-E16b), Bald, Cousland & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E15b, 11-E16b)Bald, Cousland & Co., 3c Die Essay on Bond (11-E15b, 11-E16b). Scarlet and Red Brown respectively, large margins, latter tiny thin spot, Very Fine

350
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64
E
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 64, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Proof Paper, Printed Thru a Mat (11-E17c). Three, incl. Ultramarine, Dark Violet Red and Dull Scarlet, from 62 x 64mm to 63 x 72mm, bright colors, Very Fine and choice

525
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65
E
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 65, 1851-57 Issue Essays and ProofsToppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Colored Card (11-E17d), Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Colored Card (11-E17d)Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., 3c Die Essay on Colored Card (11-E17d). Two, incl. Dark Blue on Pale Green and Deep Orange on Ivory, Very Fine example of these Schernikow essays

400
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66
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 66, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs3c Red, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (26P3), 3c Red, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (26P3)3c Red, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (26P3). Large margins all around, rich color, mounted on card and so free from the defects that plague this fragile paper, Very Fine and choice, the Type II proof is very scarce, with 1990 P.F. certificate

1,250
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67
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 67, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs3c Red, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (26P3), 3c Red, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (26P3)3c Red, Ty. II, Plate Proof on India (26P3). Large margins to just in, rich color, small gum stain and tear at top, otherwise Fine, scarce

1,250
650
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68
E
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 68, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs24c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (37-E2), 24c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (37-E2)24c Black, Frame Only, Die Essay on India (37-E2). On 39 x 45mm card, clear impression of the detailed lathework and with die layout lines, design does not have outer frame line, some toning spots

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS ESSAY OF AN EARLY STATE OF THE FRAME USED FOR THE 24-CENT DENOMINATION OF THE 1857 ISSUE IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE. WE ARE ONLY AWARE OF ONE OTHER.

This essay is unlisted in the Brazer catalogue. The other example of this essay was offered in our Lake Shore sale, and it had pencil notation on back. Unpriced in Scott

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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69
P
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 69, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (40P1-47P1), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (40P1-47P1)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Hybrid Large Die Proofs on India (40P1-47P1). On approximately 75 x 82mm cards with full die sinkage, rich colors, Very Fine set, these only exist as hybrids

2,600
1,100
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70
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 70, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4). Complete set of eight denominations, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a beautiful set

450
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71
P
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 71, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4), 1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4)1c-90c 1857 Reprints, Plate Proofs on Card (40P4-47P4). Incl. additional 30c, large margins, bright colors except 10c small toned spot and one 30c slightly oxidized, Fine-Very Fine

500
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72
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 72, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs3c 1851 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (41TC), 3c 1851 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (41TC)3c 1851 Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Proofs (41TC). Complete set in all five issued colors, large margins to full, bright colors, Very Fine and choice

520
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73
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 73, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs3c Scarlet, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a), 3c Scarlet, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a)3c Scarlet, Ty. I, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof (41P2a). Large margins, radiant color, tiny thin spot in left center margin not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, scarce, perhaps 3-5 were produced, with 1967 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,700
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74
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 74, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3), 3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3)3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3). Block of four, large margins to full, brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, Very Fine

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75
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 75, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3), 3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3)3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3). Block of four, large margins, intense shade and impression, Very Fine and choice, ex Finkelburg

400
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76
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 76, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3), 3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3)3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3). Top right corner block of ten, large margins other sides, radiant color, few small imperfections often associated with this fragile paper, Very Fine appearance, an attractive position multiple

960
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77
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 77, 1851-57 Issue Essays and Proofs3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3), 3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3)3c Scarlet, Reprint, Plate Proof on India (41P3). Block of four, vertical strip of four, pair and single, large margins incl. block and strip with sheet margin, few minor imperfections, Very Fine and choice

600
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