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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — Group Lots

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
278
 
3c 1851-1857 Off-Cover Accumulation. A substantial collection of more than 550 stamps and a few covers, with approximately 250+ 3c imperforate, virtually all Nos. 11 or 11A including pairs and a strip of 4, also 300+ 3c perforated stamps, virtually all are No. 26, collection shows a wonderful range of cancels, with a variety of colors (including green), pinwheels, targets, letters, stars, herringbone patterns, dots and dashes, route markings, etc, also includes a small study group of the "Recut Button" variety found on position 10R2L (one with P.F. certificate), as well as a small group of P.F certified fancy cancels from Muncie, Indiana, Canton, Mississippi and Collinsville, Connecticut, as with other parts of Mr. Hulme's collection many stamps are plated and accompanied by his notes, a variety of shades are present and we note several with sheet margins, imprint markings and double transfers, overall condition much better than might be expected for a group this large, with many Very Fine and Extremely Fine stamps, Scott Retail value in excess of $6,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
4,250
279
 
3c 1851-57 Issue Collection. Hundreds of stamps and covers in eight large volumes, mostly cancellations, incl. Towns, Paids, Routes, Numerals, Varieties, nothing particularly scarce, just a great mass of material that should easily make the estimate, generally Fine-Very Fine, fabulous lot for the 3c collector specialist

E. 4,000-5,000
9,000
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280
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 280, Group Lots3c Dull Red, Ty. I, II, III (11, 11A, 26), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I, II, III (11, 11A, 26)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, II, III (11, 11A, 26). Eleven unused stamps, incl. Nos. 11 (2), 11A (3) and 26 (6), Nos. 11 and 26 original gum, Nos. 11A unused (no gum), bright colors, most are fresh and Fine-Very Fine

1,320
400
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281
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 281, Group Lots3c 1851-57 Issue with Pre-Printing Paperfolds, 3c 1851-57 Issue with Pre-Printing Paperfolds3c 1851-57 Issue with Pre-Printing Paperfolds. 24, three perforated and others imperforate, one is on cover, most are very dramatic, wide range of shades, incl. one No. 10A, few faults, many Fine-Very Fine, fascinating group

E. 300-400
650
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282
 
3c 1851-57 Production Varieties. Approximately 100 stamps and covers, all selected to show various production problems and variations, classified as follows: plate wear, handling (offset from adjacent sheets), impressions ("The Good, the Bad, the Ugly"), gum problems, also a group of miscellaneous 3c 1851-57 items, mixed condition, fascinating lot for the specialist

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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283
c
3c 1851-57 Issue Covers. A collossal holding of more than 3,000 3c covers arranged in four long rows in a plastic storage bin, many with original content, most are Nos. 11 and 11A, with a few No. 10 and many No. 26, group not surprisingly shows a large range of shades, cancels and destinations, condition very mixed, but there are Very Fine examples as well, a tremendous opportunity for a lifetime of study for the 3c specialist or years of eBay listings for the cover dealer, our estimate of Scott Retail is $50,000.00

E. 7,500-10,000
7,000
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284
c
3c 1851-57 Issue Covers. An outstanding holding of 240+ 3c covers, mostly imperforate with a few perforated as well, more than 90 are Orange Brown Nos. 10 or 10A, including 15 from Plate 1E, 15 from Plate 1i (with two 6c rate covers from California to the East), 15 from Plate 2E, 24 from Plate 5E, 10 from Plate 0, and several more unplated, balance are Nos. 11, 11A, 25 and 26 including better shades (Brownish Carmine and early Claret) and a range of plates, a great many of the stamps are plated, wonderful treasure trove for the specialist, Scott Retail approximately $25,000.00

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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285
c
3c 1851-57 Issue Covers. 300+ covers including 90+ imperforate -- mostly Nos. 11 and 11A, but we noted several rich Brownish Carmine that are very close to the Orange Brown shade of No. 10, better shades also include early Claret, the perforated covers include approximately 22 of No. 25, a handful of No. 26A, with the balance of more than 200 being No. 26, most are arranged in yeardate order beginning in early 1852 and continuing to 1861, collection contains primarily single rate domestic usages, but we noted a 10c rate to Canada with a pair of 3c and a 1c No. 9 on 3c entire, some are plated and overall condition ranges from Fine to Very Fine, an excellent lot for the 3c specialist, particularly for one who wishes to study a range of plates from 1852-1861

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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286
c
3c 1851-57 Issue Covers. More than 200 covers in a storage box, many arranged by date, approximately 70 Nos. 11 and 11A, 55 No. 25 and 100 No. 26, range of cancels, shades and recuts, condition overall mixed, with some better, substantial retail value with the large group of No. 25 covers, Scott Retail approximately $10,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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287
c
3c 1851-57 Issue Covers. Approximately 150 covers, mostly Nos. 11, 11A, and 26, with a few No. 25 noted, collection includes an interesting mix of colored cancels, post secession usages, livestock and stable advertising corner cards, locals (Blood's and Boyd's), combinations with 1c 1857 used to pay carrier fee, and a variety of town postmarks and domestic rates, quality ranges from Very Good to Very Fine, a very attractive and eclectic group of covers

E. 500-750
1,800
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288
c
3c 1851-57 Issue Covers. 24, includes 18 with ads or corner cards, incl. American Express Co. overall map of routes, hotels, a few unusual usages incl. one with a badly stained stamp and sender's notation "Good stamp", a Fine and worthwhile lot

E. 500-750
900
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289
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 289, Group Lots3c 1851-57 Issue Advertising Covers, 3c 1851-57 Issue Advertising Covers3c 1851-57 Issue Advertising Covers. 17, incl. No. 26 with illustrated figure of angel and sicle, several blind embossed, few cameos on backflaps, one with No. 11A and Aetna Life Insurance Co. corner card, few other interesting, edgewear and flaws, some appear Fine

E. 500-750
375
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290
 
3c 1851-57 Issue Cancellations. Approximately 130 off-cover stamps and 10 covers, virtually all with numerical cancels, most are Nos. 11, 11A and 26, but we note a few Orange Brown Nos. 10 and 10A as well, numerical cancels are present from Westborough and Pittsfield Mass, Oberlin O., several "Paid" cancels on and off-cover and an attractive corner card advertising a "Wholesale Botanic Druggist" from Boston, condition varies from Faulty to Very Fine with many excellent strikes

E. 500-750
4,250
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291
c
3c 1851-57 Issue Baltimore CDS Cover Study. Approximately 80+ covers comprising a Baltimore CDS study, primarily Nos. 11, 11A and 26, though we note several Plates 1 and 2 Orange Brown Nos. 10 and 10A as well, wide range of Baltimore circular datestamp types represented, a wonderful opportunity for the Baltimore or postal history specialist, also includes a CD with scans of the Patricia Stilwell Walker collection of Baltimore postal history

E. 500-750
600
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292
c
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 292, Group Lots3c 1851-57 Issue Lady's Covers, 3c 1851-57 Issue Lady's Covers3c 1851-57 Issue Lady's Covers. 18, mostly either embossed or either small size, one with colorful border, many Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
180
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293
 
Balance of the Hulme 3c 1851-57 Issues. Several hundred stamps and covers in several albums and small stock books, some 3c Orange Browns noted and some occasionally better cancellations, there is a large album with plating photographs and some balance collections of pages, variable quality but still a fair amount of useful material for the 3c specialist

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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294
 
1851-57 Issue Balance and Toppan Carpenter Related Material. Stockbook containing dozens of interesting stamps and covers, some 1851-57 Issues incl. imprints, 10c 1855 covers, other stamps printed by TCC incl. Franklin Carrier Reprints, Revenues, Match and Medicine, other miscellaneous items in the mix, variable condition, a true collector's collection with lots of fascinating material

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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