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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Experimental Orange Brown)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
130
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 130, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Experimental Orange Brown)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 46L1L, large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, brilliant color nicely complemented by blue Dec. 4 circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous example of this desirable shade

350
500
131
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 131, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Experimental Orange Brown)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 17L1L, large margins to full incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, brilliant color, light strike of blue Philadelphia circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp

350
350
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132
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 132, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Experimental Orange Brown)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Positions 4-5R1L, horizontal pair, large margins to ust touched incl. part of three adjoining stamps, bold strike of "Lexington 17 Sep." circular datestamp, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, attractive multiple of this scarce shade, Scott Retail as singles

700
400
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133
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 133, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Experimental Orange Brown)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 49R3, large margins to full, radiant color, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 15" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York, 1852 docketing on back, fresh and Very Fine, ex Simpson, written up in Chronicle No. 12 (p. 3), accompanied by note from Dr. Chase stating that this is "probably" the earliest known usage from Plate 3, it is in fact the earliest recorded use from Plate 3 (see lot 98 for off-cover stamp), with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
3,750
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134
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 134, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Experimental Orange Brown)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 4R1L showing short "TA" at top, large margins to clear, gorgeous color beautifully complemented by blue "Syracuse Nov. 19" circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to Norwich N.Y., vertical file fold away from stamp, Very Fine, a beautiful stamp and cover

E. 300-400
375
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135
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 135, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Experimental Orange Brown)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 21R1L, large margins to clear at lower right, vivid shade, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Apr. 14" circular datestamp, used with Blood's City Despatch, Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), ample margins to slightly in, acid tie, "Blood's Despatch Apl. 14 2 P.M." circular datestamp on cover to Princeton N.J., docketed 1852, Very Fine, shade identified by Dr. Amonette who notes "Superb Experimental orange brown", Scott Retail $900.00 without premium for Blood's usage

E. 500-750
400
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136
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 136, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Experimental Orange Brown)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Positions 82R1L and 99R1L, ample margins to just barely in, bright shade, tied by blue "Troy N.Y. Dec. 21" circular datestamp on 1851 folded letter to Moira N.Y., file fold clear of stamps, Very Fine, Scott Retail $900.00 for a single on cover and $800.00 for two singles off cover

E. 500-750
400
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137
c
3c 1851 Orange Brown and Experimental Orange Brown Shades on Cover. 82 covers and folded letters from the group identified by Wilson Hulme as "Better Color Shades", virtually all shades identified by Dr. William Amonette, includes 27 covers with stamps classified as Orange Brown, Reddish Orange Brown, Yellowish Orange Brown and Copperish Orange Brown (one dated July 2, second day), and 55 covers with stamps classified as Experimental Orange Brown (valued in Scott at $900.00 per cover), one cover with pair and single Experimental OB, another with stamp tied by rare "Due 1c Way" framed handstamp, the lot includes three other covers with 1856 Orange Brown stamps and a few normal No. 11's, naturally there are stamps with margins cut in, faults, file creases thru stamps, etc., but quite a few clean Very Fine stamps and covers will be found throughout, a tremendous offering, the result of many years of collecting and collaboration with the premier authority on 3c 1851 shades, Scott Retail for the basic OB and Experimental OB covers is $55,000.00 (without premium for No. 10 vs. 10A)

E. 7,500-10,000
9,000
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