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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
107
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 107, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)"Dr. W. F. Amonette's Color Study by Year of the 3c 1851-57 3c Issue, Imperf No. 10 & 11", "Dr. W. F. Amonette's Color Study by Year of the 3c 1851-57 3c Issue, Imperf No. 10 & 11""Dr. W. F. Amonette's Color Study by Year of the 3c 1851-57 3c Issue, Imperf No. 10 & 11". Mounted and well-annotated study collection comprising Nos. 10/10A (31), Nos. 11/11A (194), ten Experimental OB's, four 1852 OB's and two 1856 OB's, and three of the rare 1857 Plum shade, also includes eight stamps arranged on another page to show the "History of Plate 1", the quality of stamps in the Amonette chart is far above the usual, many four-margin and choice, some truly outstanding shades, Very Fine, worth careful examination, the intangible value of this color study -- created by Dr. Amonette and owned by Wilson Hulme -- should not be underestimated, the approximate Scott Retail (assuming all shades are correctly identified) is $20,000.00

E. 7,500-10,000
26,000
108
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 108, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Pale Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Pale Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Pale Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 72R1E, three ample margins, slightly in along right frameline, tied by vivid red grid, matching "Wooster Ohio Jul. 5" circular datestamp on July 5, 1851 registered folded letter to Philadelphia, blue "R" handstamp applied at Philadelphia, ms. "4" registry number, Very Fine, a colorful and rare cover combining first week use of the 3c Orange Brown, red cancels and blue Philadelphia registry marking

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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109
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 109, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 97L2E, huge margins to full incl. sheet margin at bottom, unusually deep shade, bold strike of grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp

190
900
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110
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 110, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Pale Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Pale Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Pale Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 38L1E, first printing in this distinctive shade, large margins to clear, small wrinkle at bottom left, still Very Fine example of this extremely rare shade, with note from Dr. Amonette, Scott Retail as normal shade does not adequately convey its rarity

150
500
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111
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 111, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 42R5E, ample to large margins, fantastic intense shade and impression, tied by blue "Providence R.I. Aug. 20" (1851) circular datestamp on buff cover to Danielsville Conn., original enclosure, light fold at bottom, Extremely Fine

E. 200-300
450
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112
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 112, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Reddish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Reddish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Reddish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 87R5E, incredibly intense color and impression, large margins on two sides, slightly in at top and right, tied by red small "Paid" grid with matching "Boston 3 cts 20 Jul." integral-rate circular datestamp on July 1851 brown cover to Bristol R.I., Very Fine, rare use of the Boston "Paid" in red (only during July 1851)

E. 400-500
850
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113
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 113, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 28L1i, large margins to clear, tied by unusual blue large "Paid 3" in circle handstamp, matching "Worcester Ms. Oct. 28" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to N.H., fresh and Very Fine, scarce and desirable marking

E. 300-400
1,400
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114
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 114, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, brilliant color, tied by blue "Easthampton Mass. Jan. 13" circular datestamp on cover to Greenfield Mass., fresh and Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
160
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115
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 115, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 16L5E, large margins to clear, radiant color described on back as "Pale Medium Orange Brown", affixed upside down and tied by blue grid, matching "Lowell Ms. 3cts. Paid Aug. 8" circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to Clinton Mass., Very Fine and choice, a beautiful cover

E. 200-300
400
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116
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 116, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 1R2E, large margins to clear, color identified by Dr. Amonette as "Medium Brownish Orange Brown", tied by red grid, matching "New Britain Ct. Oct. 6" circular datestamp on hand-drawn Valentine cover to Wolcottville Ct., Very Fine, pretty design

E. 200-300
300
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117
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 117, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two Valentine covers, incl. one from Plate 0 tied by blue grid, matching "Newark Del. Jul. 20" circular datestamp, other Position 97L5E with ms. "X" and no town marking to Richmond Me. (with original enclosure), Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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118
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 118, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Color Study, Orange Brown shades)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 93-94L2E, horizontal pair, large margins to barely touched, rich color, tied by well-struck "Sacramento Cal. 17 Feb." balloon-type circular datestamp on buff cover to New York, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
250
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119
 
3c Orange Brown, Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. I-II, Balance of Shade Study Collection (10, 10A, 11 var, 11A var). Approximately 150 No. 10/10A and 60 Experimental OB's in stockbook with extensive plating and shade notations by Mr. Hulme, Richard Celler and Dr. William Amonette, essentially the collaborative effort of the foremost students of 1851 Issue shades and plating, many truly beautiful and scarce sub-shades, some multiples, bidders should not expect to find four-margin Gems (they would be individual lots), but the condition is far superior to the typical condition of study collections of this type, lots of great stamps to be found and of enormous value (Scott Retail is $47,500.00+), a rare opportunity to acquire desirable stamps and an even more valuable commodity -- knowledge and time

E. 10,000-15,000
18,000
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