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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — 1861-68 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
299
Pbl
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 299, 1861-68 Issues1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (63P3), 1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (63P3)1c Blue, Plate Proof on India (63P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 56 block of eight with "private" perforations, usual small India paper imperfections, otherwise Very Fine, Plate 56 produced the 1875 Re-Issue

E. 300-400
1,100
300
P
1c 1861 Essays and Proofs. 10 items, incl. Nos. 55TC3 (or 63-E11c), 63P1 full card, 63P3 (7) and 63P4, usual small flaws in India paper, otherwise Very Fine, the full card is choice

1,425
700
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301
P
3c 1861 Proofs. Seven, incl. Nos. 65P3 (2), 65P4 (2), 66P3, 74P3 (2) and 74P1 (card thinned), large margins, mostly Very Fine

910
325
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302
Pbl
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 302, 1861-68 Issues3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3), 3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3)3c Lake, Plate Proof on India (66P3). Block of four with top sheet margin, large margins all around, tiny red ink spots in margin, Extremely Fine

850
550
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303
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 303, 1861-68 Issues1c Blue (63), 1c Blue (63)1c Blue (63). Three, tied by large circle of wedges cancel and "New-York Mar. 2, 1863" double-circle datestamp on cover to Baltimore, center stamp has a pre-use tear visible on close examination, otherwise Very Fine and pretty cover

E. 150-200
350
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304
 
1c 1861 Shade Study. Stockbook containing approximately 50 stamps on and off cover, an attempt to classify the various 1c shades, several noteworthy items incl. imprint single, Valentine cover with enclosure, "Ultramarine" and "Indigo" (these have high Scott value but we cannot vouch for identification), some unused Blue shades, mixed centering and minor faults, still a very desirable group

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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305
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 305, 1861-68 Issues3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Pretty color, neat strike of "Portland Me. Dec. 8, 1861" double-circle datestamp, fresh and Fine, with 1970 P.F. certificate

1,000
350
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306
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 306, 1861-68 Issues3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Brilliant color, tied by "Worcester Ms. Nov. 8" circular datestamp on bank corner card cover to Norton Mass., fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful cover, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,100
450
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307
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 307, 1861-68 Issues3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Choice centering, bright color, cancelled by segmented cork, "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 21, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to New York, with original contents, small piece out at top from opening, the stamp is Extremely Fine, with 1981 P.F. certificate incorrectly identifying this as Rose Pink, which it definitely is not

1,100
325
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308
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 308, 1861-68 Issues3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Gorgeous deep shade, tied by blue "Baltimore Md. Nov. 8" circular datestamp on orange cover to Worcester Mass., opened unevenly at right, Very Fine

1,100
225
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309
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 309, 1861-68 Issues3c Pink (64), 3c Pink (64)3c Pink (64). Brilliant color as fresh as the day it was printed, tied by target and by "New-York Oct. 21" double-circle datestamp on orange cover to North Berwick Me., missing top flap, with original contents, Very Fine, a pretty cover, with 2004 P.F. certificate

1,100
300
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310
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 310, 1861-68 Issues3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Bright color, choice centering, tied by "Portland Me. Oct. 4, 1861" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Waldo Me.

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK ON COVER.

Signed Ashbrook. With 1998 P.F. certificate

4,750
4,250
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311
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 311, 1861-68 Issues3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Bright shade, short perf at right, tied by segmented cork, "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 13, 1861" circular datestamp on small cover to military address near Washington D.C., slightly reduced at left, some overall soiling, otherwise Fine example of this scarce shade

4,750
800
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312
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 312, 1861-68 Issues3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Bright shade, tied by "Medina N.Y. Sept. 26, 1861" circular datestamp on cover to Union Springs N.Y., bold "Due 3" in circle handstamp, opened a bit unevenly at right and minor edgewear, few short perfs at bottom, otherwise Very Fine example of this desirable shade

4,750
750
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313
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 313, 1861-68 Issues3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a), 3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a)3c Pigeon Blood Pink (64a). Horizontal pair, natural s.e. at right, tied by grid and "New-York Oct. 15, 1861" duplex circular datestamp on cover to Newburgh N.Y., trivial edgewear

VERY FINE. A RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 1861 3-CENT PIGEON BLOOD PINK ON COVER. MULTIPLES OF THIS DESIRABLE AND DISTINCTIVE SHADE ARE ALMOST NEVER SEEN

With 2004 P.S.E. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
3,250
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314
og
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 314, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose, Imperforate (65c), 3c Rose, Imperforate (65c)3c Rose, Imperforate (65c). Horizontal pair, large margins all around, traces of original gum, small h.r., faint overall toning, Very Fine, ex Mitchell

1,000
300
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315
ng
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 315, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose, Imperforate Horizontally (65d var), 3c Rose, Imperforate Horizontally (65d var)3c Rose, Imperforate Horizontally (65d var). Single with sheet margin at top and huge portion of adjoining stamp at bottom, unused (no gum), single short perf at right, faint vertical crease, otherwise Fine, scarce, ex Mitchell, Scott Retail for a pair is $6,000.00

E. 500-750
550
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316
og
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 316, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (65d), 3c Rose, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (65d)3c Rose, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (65d). Original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins at top and bottom, perfectly centered at sides, warm color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. PROBABLY THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

The number of 3c 1861's released imperforate horizontally is not known, but they are very rare in any form. A search of several important collections containing perforation errors failed to yield an example in condition comparable to the pair offered here.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

6,000
13,000
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317
ogbl
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 317, 1861-68 Issues3c Rose, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (65d), 3c Rose, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (65d)3c Rose, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Horizontally (65d). Top margin block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, wide margins at top and bottom, perfectly centered at sides, rich color, pressed-out diagonal crease with internal tears affects both pairs but not readily apparent on face

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF THE 3-CENT 1861 ISSUE IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY.

The number of 3c 1861's released imperforate horizontally is not known, but they are very rare in any form. Scott Retail as two pairs

12,000
5,000
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318
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 318, 1861-68 Issues3c Lake Red, E. Grill (88a), 3c Lake Red, E. Grill (88a)3c Lake Red, E. Grill (88a). A remarkable shade similar in appearance to the 1875 Re-Issue, proof-like impression, nearly perfect centering, tied by rosette cancel "New-York Apr. 5" (1868) circular datestamp on buff cover to Winchester N.H. with publisher's corner card, slightly reduced at right, Extremely Fine, Scott assigns a premium to this shade, but much scarcer than the $50.00 off-cover value would indicate, especially in this quality

E. 150-200
2,400
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319
 
3c 1861Color Study. An extensive color study of the 1861 3c Issue, with 32 covers and approximately 80 off-cover stamps, wide range of better colors, with Pink No. 64 (including two covers with P.F. certificates and four off-cover singles) and Rose Pink No. 64b, impressive variety of shades of the Rose No. 65 are identified by the owner and include Reddish Brown, Grayish Red, Carmine, Deep Carmine, Carmine Lake, Indian Red, Brown Red, Pale Rose, Bright Rose, Dull Rose, Grayish Rose, Rose Red and others, condition mixed with faults to be expected as Mr. Hulme was focused on shades, though there are many sound stamps as well, overall a fabulous color study with many scarce shades

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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320
 
3c 1861 Color Study. Three stockbooks containing approximately 200 stamps on and off cover, an attempt has been made to classify the myriad 3c 1861 shades (Rose, Deep Rose, Carmine Rose, etc.), all appear to us to be No. 65 (not 64 or 64b), several stand-out shades, mixed condition, a fascinating lot which surely contains elusive shades

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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321
 
3c 1861-68 Off-Cover Accumulation. 328 singles and four pairs, primarily No. 65, but with a few No. 64b and some that range to the "Pinkish" shade, numerous shades of No. 65 present, group shows a wide range of cancels, condition varies from Faulty to Very Fine, also includes a double perf freak of No. 65

E. 250-500
450
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322
c
3c 1861-67 Issue Covers. Approximately 2,000 covers in 5 archival boxes, a great many with content, most are No. 65 but we noted a number with grills, including a split grill No. 94 on cover, a large variety of shades are present with some that are certainly Rose Pinks and even a couple bordering on "Pinkish", condition mixed as would be expected in a holding of this size, though many are Very Fine, a substantial and very attractive lot for the specialist

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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323
 
24c 1861-66 Shade Study. 40 singles, classified by shades, incl. Red Lilac, Brown Lilac, Steel Blue (reperfed), four identified as Blackish Violet (70c) but they are not in our opinion, faults and mixed centering, still a useful study collection

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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324
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 324, 1861-68 IssuesObsolete Bank Notes, Obsolete Bank NotesObsolete Bank Notes. 38 obsolete bank notes from a variety of engravers, including Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson (printer of the 1847 issue of U.S. stamps) Toppan, Carpenter & Co. (printer of 1851-1857 issue), Draper, Danforth & Bald, ABN and others, many of the vignettes from our early U.S. stamp issues were derived from stock vignettes maintained by the security printing firms of the period and appear on a wide variety of obsolete bank notes as early as the 1830's, making excellent collateral material for the U.S. stamp collector, group includes bank notes with the vignettes used on the 1847 5c, on the 1851 1c and 3c, as well as on the 1851 Eagle Carrier, more than half of the notes were actually issued and are therefore signed by officers and directors of the banks

E. 500-750
650
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325
 
Fancy Cancellations. Several hundred on and off cover in three volumes, incl. Nos. 65, 183, 210, 213 and 3c Greens, fair number of better items, variable quality as usually seen in these type of collections, much Fine-Very Fine

E. 500-750
800
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326
 
Fancy Cancellations on 1861-69 and Bank Note Issues. Approximately 350 stamps in stockbook, lots of simple corks but also includes Shields, Stars, Pinwheels, "U.S. Mail", Weston "W", Initials, "U.S.", better items noted are Skull & Crossbones and "1885" in Cross on No. 210's, Oct. 1, 1883 First Day circular datestamp on No. 210, mixed condition, a worthwhile lot which will yield a couple dozen $50+ items

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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327
c
Postal History Miscellany. Between 100 to 150 covers, incl. Fancy Stampless, 3c 1861 Fancy Cancels, Advertising, Registered Usages, Fancy Bank Note Period Towns, 1930's Fancy Cancels, over 50 earlier twentieth century Valentine enclosures, No. C3 May 15, 1918 First Flight, etc., generally Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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328
 
Balance of the Hulme Estate Non-Postal History Material. Large conglomeration of all sorts of different material, incl. Cut Squares, multi-volume collection of "Bullseye" cancels on mostly modern U.S. (perfectly struck circular datestamps), Commemorative Panels, Coil Rolls, a few Unused Patriotic envelopes, some face value singles and few sheets, few Beer Stamps, Foreign Cut Squares and a sprinkling of other Foreign, couple old Newspapers and other paper ephemera, framed 3c Farley Wisconsin sheet of 200, generally Fine-Very Fine, difficult to estimate and may be on the low side

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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329
 
Wilson Hulme's "Fun" Collections. Every collector has them, Mr. Hulme's were Pigs (9 illustrated ad covers), Hearts (two covers with heart-like cancels), "Wilson" & "Hulme" (7 covers addressed to Wilson or Hulme names), Winchendon Mass.(10 covers with colored datestamps), Carroll Chase (one cover and two postcards from this philatelic luminary), Very Small Covers (one tiny cover with 3c Columbian), Stamp Dealers (four 19th century ad covers), Flag Day (four Jun. 14 covers), a worthwhile lot

E. 500-750
250
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330
 
Wilson Hulme's "Miscellaneous Collection". Title page states "Most of the items are not related to one another, but each item has something interesting or unusual about it that makes it fun. It has taken a lot of years to collect these items. For each cover you see here, I must have owned a thousand others", includes Valentines, old corner cards from famous companies, illegal use of stationery cutouts and other fabrications, postal stationer "freaks", submarine cover, Wells, Fargo & Co., Civil War POW, other military-related, worth careful examination, a fascinating collection

E. 500-750
700
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