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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
120
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 120, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Position 34R4, enormous margins all around incl. part of stamps on three adjoining sides, brilliant color, neat strike of circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp

15
325
121
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 121, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)3c Yellowish Rose Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Yellowish Rose Red, Ty. I (11)3c Yellowish Rose Red, Ty. I (11). Position 4L8 with Gash on Shoulder variety, huge margins incl. top sheet margin, gorgeous color and impression, neat ms. cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with notes from Dr. Amonette ("Perhaps the prettiest stamp ever seen")

E. 100-150
600
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122
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 122, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)3c Orange Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Orange Red, Ty. I (11)3c Orange Red, Ty. I (11). Positions 15-16/25-26R4, block of four cancelled by Philadelphia circular datestamp, large margins to slightly in at top, pressed vertical crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, an attractive used block

1,000
375
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123
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 123, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)3c Orange Red, Ty. I (11 var), 3c Orange Red, Ty. I (11 var)3c Orange Red, Ty. I (11 var). Positions 5-6/15-16L4, block of four, large margins to in, beautiful color which strikes us as the Experimental Orange Brown shade (a note from Dr. Amonette calls it Orange Red, so we defer to his judgment), two neat strikes of "New York Jan. 18" circular datestamp, left stamps light creases, Fine-Very Fine appearing block, with 1983 P.F. certificate

1,000
325
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124
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 124, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Block of eight, unused (no gum), large margins to slightly in, beautiful rich color and bright paper, several vertical creases, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, with 1965 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail as two blocks with original gum

4,200
900
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125
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 125, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A), 3c Claret, Ty. II (11A)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A). Position 24L5L, large to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, double transfer, neat strike of circular datestamp, unusually detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with note stating "the finest impression I can recall seeing with perfect crosshatching around George rarely seen"

E. 150-200
160
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126
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 126, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var). Position 61R2L, huge margins incl. straddle-margin at left, brilliant color on bright paper, nicely complemented by blue circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect

E. 200-300
350
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127
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 127, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var), 3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var). Position 40L2L, huge margins to full incl. straddle-margin at right, radiant color, well-struck circular datestamp, Extremely Fine example of this desirable shade and position

E. 200-300
225
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128
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 128, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 10R2l showing recut button variety, huge margins incl. enormous top right corner sheet margins, radiant color nicely complemented by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 15" circular datestamp, faint vertical crease at left, light corner crease in far end of selvage at bottom right, Extremely Fine appearance, a stunning stamp

15
350
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129
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 129, 3-Cent 1851 Issue (Red Shades)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A), 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Positions 77-79/87-89L2L, block of six, large margins to in, bright color, neat strikes of New York square grid cancels, center stamps small flaws, Fine appearance, according to Chase the latest known use of this grid is December 1851 and the earliest reported use from Plate 2 Late is Jan. 12, 1852, so this may be the latest use of the New York square grid, Scott Retail as block of four and pair

1,062
250
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