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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
150
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 150, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A), 3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II (11A). Position 50R3, shade described by Dr., Amonette on back as "Pale Br. Carmine" huge margins to in incl. part imprint and "No. 3" at right, radiant color, tied by blue "Cambridge Ms. Mar. 8" circular datestamp on cover to Manchester N.H., overall Very Fine, an extremely rare usage with such a wide part of the imprint and with the plate no.

E. 500-750
600
151
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 151, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Yellowish Rose Red, Ty. I (11 var), 3c Yellowish Rose Red, Ty. I (11 var)3c Yellowish Rose Red, Ty. I (11 var). Position 6R8, tied by well-struck "N. Haven & Greenfield R.R. Aug. 23" circular datestamp on cover to New York, fresh and Very Fine example of this scarce shade

E. 200-300
325
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152
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 152, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A), 3c Claret, Ty. II (11A)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A). Position 84R1L, large margins incl. bits of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, rich color, tied by cork grid cancel, red "Washington Conn. May 11" circular datestamp on lady's embossed cover to Cambridge Observatory in Mass., Extremely Fine, perfection, ex Klein and Hill

E. 150-200
225
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153
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 153, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A), 3c Claret, Ty. II (11A)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A). Position 81R2L, large margins incl. left sheet margin, beautiful 1852 Claret shade, fine impression, tied by bold "Columbus O. 30 Jan." circular datestamp on blue 1852 folded letter to New York City, Extremely Fine Gem stamp on a pristine cover, with notes on back indicating this is a very early Plate 2L use (earliest is Jan. 7, 1852)

E. 150-200
250
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154
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 154, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Purple Claret, Ty. I (11 var), 3c Purple Claret, Ty. I (11 var)3c Purple Claret, Ty. I (11 var). Position 1L4, huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at bottom and right and sheet margin at top, distinct color, tied by perfect strike of "Brunswick Me. Feb. 21" circular datestamp on cover to West River Md., with original 1857-dated enclosure, top margin of stamp barely affected from placement at edge of cover, still Extremely Fine example of this exceedingly rare shade

E. 400-500
325
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155
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 155, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Two covers and seven used, all from Position 95L1L and with recut triangle at upper left, range of shades from Experimental OB to Dull Red to Late Claret, overall Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
450
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156
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 156, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, II (11, 11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I, II (11, 11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, II (11, 11A). 24 stamps from plate crack positions, incl. 74L5L before plate crack appeared, others incl. 74, 84 and 94L5L, wide range of shades, most show the crack very clearly, few small flaws to be expected, Fine-Very Fine and desirable group

3,960
1,600
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157
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 157, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (11A var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (11A var)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (11A var). Position 94L5, showing major plate crack at right, tied by grid, "Five Corners N.Y. Mar. 13" circular datestamp on immaculate cover to Eaton N.Y., Extremely Fine

E. 400-500
600
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158
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 158, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (11A var), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (11A var)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Major Plate Crack (11A var). Position 84L5, two covers each with single, distinctly different shades, one tied by large "Paid" grid, red "Boston Mass. 29 Dec." circular datestamp to Worcester Mass., other tied by blue "Pittsfield Ms. Dec. 24" circular datestamp to Baltimore Md., both clearly show the plate crack, Very Fine, Scott Retail as off-cover $320.00

E. 200-300
275
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159
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 159, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, III (11A, 26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II, III (11A, 26)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, III (11A, 26). Two covers, each bearing single tied by New York circular datestamp, interesting part if that both are from Toppan, Carpenter & Co., first sent in 1853 from Toppan, Carpenter, Casilier & Co., other sent in 1859 from Toppan, Carpenter & Co., Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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160
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 160, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A), 3c Claret, Ty. II (11A)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just touched, bright color nicely complemented by red numeral "19" handstamp, light horizontal crease at top, appears Very Fine, scarce cancelled solely by the numeral which was most frequently used to mark credits on 24c rate covers to England

E. 150-200
1,200
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161
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 161, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in, cancelled solely by "42" numeral handstamp, some ms. offset on back barely shows thru, Very Fine, highly unusual cancelled solely by the numeral cancel

E. 150-200
650
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162
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 162, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Huge margins to just in incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color, bold strike of negative "BELSEA" of fancy cancel, trivial corner crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, a most unusual cancel

E. 200-300
375
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163
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 163, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Bright shade, large margins to just in incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by red "Paid" in grid handstamp, matching "North Cohasset Mass. Nov. 4" circular datestamp on cover to Lynchburg Va., Very Fine, an unusual cancel which may have been partly modeled on the Boston "Paid" grid

E. 200-300
800
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164
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 164, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in at top left, bright shade, tied by blue "Paid 3 Cents" in circle handstamp, matching "Milwaukee Wis. Aug. 4" circular datestamp on buff cover to Lancaster N.H., fresh and Very Fine example of this distinctive cancel

E. 200-300
950
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165
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 165, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c 1851-57 Used from Leominster Mass, 3c 1851-57 Used from Leominster Mass3c 1851-57 Used from Leominster Mass. Four covers, two with No. 11A (vastly different shades) with one tied by "Paid 3" handstamp and the other tied by grid and "Paid" handstamp, other two with No. 26 and cancelled by bold "3" handstamps, Fine-Very Fine, attractive group

E. 200-300
375
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166
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 166, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Tied by "New-York Apr. 10" circular datestamp and used with Union Square Post Office, New York N.Y., 1c Black on Dark Green (141L1), cancelled by pencil, on turned entire to New Milford Conn., inside is 3c Red on Buff (U2) cancelled by grid, "New Milford Ct. Apr. 7" circular datestamp to New York, opened for display, Very Fine, exceedingly rare usage, Scott Retail for the 141L1 tied by handstamp and used with No. 11 is $1,500.00

E. 750-1,000
450
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167
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 167, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Vertical strip of four, large margins to in, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Aug. 1" circular datestamps on 6c Green Nesbitt entire to Bolton Mass., 1854 docketing at left, minor edgewear, Very Fine, scarce usage paying three-times the 6c transcontinental rate

E. 400-500
600
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168
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 168, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Cancelled by red star, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), large margins to in, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 2?" circular datestamp on cover to Geneva N.Y., 1854 docketing, Very Fine

400
200
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169
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 169, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Covers, Varieties and Cancels)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2)1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2). Cancelled by red star, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A) and both stamps tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 8" circular datestamp to Raleigh N.C. and forwarded to Baltimore, forwarding postage paid by 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), large margins to just in incl. sheet margin at top, tied by blue "Raleigh N.C. Aug. 12" circular datestamp, also tied by ms., some slight wear, Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 300-400
425
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