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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — 1857 Issue Perforation Errors

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
246
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 246, 1857 Issue Perforation Errors3c Rose, Ty. I, Imperforate Horizontally (25b var), 3c Rose, Ty. I, Imperforate Horizontally (25b var)3c Rose, Ty. I, Imperforate Horizontally (25b var). Positions 41R7 and 51R7, formerly a vertical pair, separated into two singles and tied by "Hermon N.Y. Nov. 10" circular datestamp on large piece

VERY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS CLASSIC PERFORATION VARIETY. ONLY ONE INTACT VERTICAL PAIR IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY IS RECORDED.

The only recorded intact pair was offered in our sale of the Piller collection in March 1993, where it realized $6,000 hammer.

Ex Twigg-Smith. With 1990 P.F. certificate.

E. 4,000-5,000
2,600
247
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 247, 1857 Issue Perforation Errors3c Rose, Ty. I, Imperforate Horizontally (25b), 3c Rose, Ty. I, Imperforate Horizontally (25b)3c Rose, Ty. I, Imperforate Horizontally (25b). Position 59L7, wide margins at top and bottom, tied by "Jonesborough Ind. Aug. 3" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Carthage Ind., pulled perf at lower left, some overall wear, otherwise Fine, exceedingly scarce, ex Chase and Krug, with note on back from Ashbrook stating"This cover was submitted to me by Dr. Carroll Chase in June 1956 -- his opinion was 'probably a part perforated stamp but absolute proof is lacking' I agree 100% with this opinion", further note from Ashbrook that "This cover bears the guarantee of J.M. Bartels and no doubt was in an original find made by him", the lack of scissors-separation at sides speaks in its favor as does an accompanying note stating that this was compared to a pair of No. 25b also used from Jonesboro and that the colors and shift of perforations are identical and that they likely came from the same sheet (see our Piller sale for this item), with 1957 P.F. certificate stating that "it is genuine as far as can be determined", Scott Retail as used pair $10,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
2,000
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248
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 248, 1857 Issue Perforation Errors3c Rose, Ty. II, Imperforate Horizontally (25Ab), 3c Rose, Ty. II, Imperforate Horizontally (25Ab)3c Rose, Ty. II, Imperforate Horizontally (25Ab). Showing clear recut inner lines, tied by "Portland Me. Paid May 7" circular datestamp on cover to Cornville Me., cover edge tears incl. small repair at bottom left, Very Fine, extremely scarce, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate, unlisted as Ty. II in Scott, Scott Retail as pair of Ty. I is $10,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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249
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 249, 1857 Issue Perforation Errors3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Imperforate Vertically (26b), 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Imperforate Vertically (26b)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Imperforate Vertically (26b). Position 50R27 with part imprint and plate no. "(2)7.P", imperforate at left and between stamp and selvage, bold strike of circular datestamp, rich color, small tear at top, Very Fine appearance, a remarkable stamp, one of two recorded used examples of this rare perforation error and the only one showing the imprint and plate number, ex Piller, with 1974 P.F. certificate, unpriced as used in Scott, Scott Retail as unused is $4,000.00

E. 750-1,000
5,500
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250
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 250, 1857 Issue Perforation Errors3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (26c), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (26c)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (26c). Vertical pair with sheet margin at top, faintly cancelled (almost appears unused), light horizontal crease ending in small tear between stamps, top part of top stamp rejoined

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE CLASSIC PERFORATION ERROR. ONLY A FEW ARE KNOWN TO EXIST.

The Piller collection (our Sale 748) contained a cover with a vertical strip of three, postmarked at Griffin Ga. A second is also known on piece with a similar cancel (see lot 251).

With 1950 and 1988 P.F. certificates

12,000
15,500
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251
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 251, 1857 Issue Perforation Errors3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (26c), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (26c)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (26c). Vertical pair and single, tied by two strikes of "Griffin Ga. Aug. 20" circular datestamps on piece, pair and single have margins clear at top and just in at bottom right

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE CLASSIC PERFORATION ERROR. ONLY A FEW ARE KNOWN TO EXIST.

The Piller collection (our Sale 748) contained a cover with a vertical strip of three, also postmarked at Griffin Ga. The pair offered in lot 250 was previously offered as unused, but it is faintly cancelled.

Ex Twigg-Smith. With 1947 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for pair $12,000.00

E. 7,500-10,000
12,000
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252
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 252, 1857 Issue Perforation Errors3c Dull Red, Ty. IV, Imperforate (26A var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. IV, Imperforate (26A var)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV, Imperforate (26A var). Position 8R10E, huge top sheet margin, extra large margins at sides and full at bottom, beautiful rich color, trivial corner crease, tied by "Millville N.Y. Aug. 1" circular datestamp on small yellow cover to South Boston

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 TYPE IV IN FULLY IMPERFORATE STATE. A GREAT RARITY, WHICH IS KNOWN TO SPECIALISTS BUT IS NOT YET LISTED IN THE SCOTT CATALOGUE.

Dr. Chase's note on back reads, "8R10E. This appears to be an imperforate stamp. It is not from the left margin of the pane. C.C." The second sentence recognizes that a top left corner position stamp might have large enough margins to trim, but that this stamp comes from an interior position on the top row, which would make the huge side margins more indicative of a completely imperforate stamp.

Ex Beals and Piller. With 1988 P.F. certificate as "fully imperforate"

E. 5,000-7,500
9,500
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253
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 253, 1857 Issue Perforation Errors3c 1857 Type I, Perforation Varieties (25, 25A var), 3c 1857 Type I, Perforation Varieties (25, 25A var)3c 1857 Type I, Perforation Varieties (25, 25A var). Three interesting items: Position 49L7 with Hermon N.Y. circular datestamp and a row of perfs at right but others sides imperforate (see lot 246), Position 4R7 with perfs on three sides but apparently imperforate between at left, last is No. 25 on Portand Me. cover with perfs at sides but trimmed at top and bottom, fascinating specialist's lot

E. 300-400
225
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