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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — New Haven Postmasters Provisional Reprints

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 1, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsEdward A. Mitchell, Edward A. MitchellEdward A. Mitchell. Free frank "Post Office Business, EA Mitchell PM" at top right of buff folded cover to New York City, red "New Haven Ct. May 11" circular datestamp, 1846 docketing on back, vertical file fold clear of all markings, Very Fine usage from the brief time after the New Haven provisional was issued and before the 1847 Issue was distributed

E. 400-500
425
2
 
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 2, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsEdward A. Mitchell, Edward A. MitchellEdward A. Mitchell. Signature "EA Mitchell" on one-page autograph letter regarding the Post Office in New Haven, dated Dec. 3, 1847, stating "I am under the necessity of calling your attention to the roof of the P.O. Building. During the recent rains it has leaked more than ever before, so much as to cause the clerks to abandon their keeping place."

E. 200-300
250
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 3, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsEdward A. Mitchell, Edward A. MitchellEdward A. Mitchell. Signature "E. A. Mitchell P.M." on journal entry in another hand for postage receipts "up to July 1, 1847", dated July 23, 1847, interesting tie-in between Mitchell and the magic date July 1, 1847, additional writing on back, evidently cut out of a ledger

E. 200-300
190
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 4, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsEdward A. Mitchell, Edward A. MitchellEdward A. Mitchell. Signature "E. A. Mitchell PM" on part-printed postage charge notice dated Jan. 1, 1849, folds and slight age toning

E. 200-300
160
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 5, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsEdward A. Mitchell, Edward A. MitchellEdward A. Mitchell. One-page autograph letter signed and dated at New Haven, Apr. 26, 1871, unrelated to post office business

E. 150-200
120
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 6, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsEdward A. Mitchell, Edward A. MitchellEdward A. Mitchell. Four New Haven collateral items, incl. cover addressed to Postmaster Mitchell in April 1841 and three items with Mitchell's signature (1846 and two from 1849), two are receipts for postage paid and one is receipt for box rental

E. 500-750
800
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 7, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R). The 1871 reprint signed in Lilac Rose, bright color, small thin spot at top, appears Very Fine, this is the rarest of the New Haven reprints, only 20 were produced

1,000
1,500
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 8, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R). The 1871 reprint signed in Lilac Rose, cut to shape but with wide margins, fresh and Very Fine, the rarest of the New Haven reprints, only 20 were produced, with 1969 P.F. certificate

1,000
1,200
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 9, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R). Signed in Lilac Rose and also matching "Copy" at center, central thin spot, Very Fine appearance, it is not known exactly when the reprints with "Copy" were made, but they are extremely rare

E. 750-1,000
2,700
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 10, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Dull Blue, Reprint (8XU1R). Signed in Lilac Rose and also matching "Copy" at center, central thin spot, Very Fine appearance, it is not known exactly when the rare reprints with "Copy" were made, ex Deats

E. 750-1,000
2,700
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 11, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). 62 x 94mm, Dark Blue signature, bright color, Very Fine, scarce with such wide margins

E. 300-400
700
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 12, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). 63 x 96mm, Dark Blue signature, bright color, faint wrinkling and diagonal crease at right well away from design, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
550
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 13, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Blue signature, faint crease at bottom right not affecting design, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
400
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 14, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, bright shade, insignificant tiny thin speck at top, Very Fine appearance, with 1983 P.F. certificate as 1874 Peets reprint

E. 200-300
325
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 15, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, few adherences on back on no importance, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate as 1874 Peets reprint

E. 200-300
375
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 16, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, Very Fine

E. 200-300
450
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 17, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, radiant color, Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 18, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, Very Fine

E. 200-300
425
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 19, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, showing unusual printing flaw at top right, Very Fine

E. 200-300
450
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 20, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate as 1874 Peets reprint

E. 200-300
400
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 21, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Blue signature, bright color, Very Fine

E. 200-300
250
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 22, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, pencil "one of 30 copies made in 1874 by C B Peets", small thin spot at top, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
400
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 23, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, bright color, Very Fine

E. 200-300
400
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 24, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 25, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Blue signature, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
400
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 26, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Vermilion, Reprint (8XU1R). Blue signature, cut to size, small thin spot and toned, otherwise Fine

E. 100-150
120
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 27, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). 62 x 96mm, signature in Black, rich color, Very Fine, scarce with the signature in black, the Scott Catalogue only lists the signature as being known in Dark Blue or Red, with 2000 P.F. certificate as 1874 Peets reprint in Carmine with Black signature

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 28, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). 62 x 90mm, Blue signature, also ms. at top "One of 40 restrikes from original plate made and signed by E A Mitchell before his death. Scott Company", slight offset on back indicates these were made at the same time, Very Fine, unusual

E. 300-400
500
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 29, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). 62 x 85mm, Blue signature, rich color, trivial thin speck far from design, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
550
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 30, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). 42 x 50mm, Blue signature, small thin spots, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
300
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 31, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Blue signature, tiny thin spots at corners well away from design, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
250
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 32, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Blue signature, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
275
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 33, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Blue signature, rich color, Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 34, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Blue signature, rich color, Very Fine

E. 200-300
400
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 35, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, rich color, Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 36, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, small toned spot at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 37, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Blue signature, tiny pinhole at bottom, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
200
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 38, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Dark Blue signature, rich color, Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 39, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Blue signature, ms. "Guarant. genuine, Nov. 14th 83 W.T. Bishop", light creasing and soiling, otherwise Very Fine, with 1945 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
300
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 40, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Unsigned, probably the 1872 Seebeck reprint, 62 x 96mm, Very Fine, with 1958 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
425
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 41, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Unsigned, probably the 1872 Seebeck reprint, note on back reads in part "presented to Jennie Hotchkiss by Ned Mitchell, Grandson of the above E.S. Mitchell", tiny pinhole and thin spot away from design, horizontal crease and some slight soiling at top, otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
225
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 42, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Unsigned, probably the 1872 Seebeck reprint, rich color, some offset on back indicates these were made in a a batch, Very Fine

E. 150-200
250
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 43, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Unsigned, probably the 1872 Seebeck reprint, Very Fine

E. 150-200
250
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 44, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Unsigned, probably the 1872 Seebeck reprint, rich color, Very Fine

E. 150-200
150
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 45, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Carmine, Reprint (8XU1R). Unsigned, probably the 1872 Seebeck reprint, small thin spot, Very Fine

E. 150-200
120
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 46, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Red, Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Red, Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Red, Reprint (8XU1R). Six impressions on individual pieces and one piece bearing two impressions, all unsigned, on a much darker paper than other reprints, impressions vary from very poor to proof-like, few flaws, Very Fine, fascinating group, it is not known when these were made but since they are unsigned they could come from around the same time as the 1872 Seebeck reprints

E. 300-400
275
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Sale Number 964, Lot Number 47, New Haven Postmasters Provisional ReprintsNew Haven Conn., 5c Final Reprint (8XU1R), New Haven Conn., 5c Final Reprint (8XU1R)New Haven Conn., 5c Final Reprint (8XU1R). Ten of the final 260 reprints from 1932, incl. five in blue and five in red, each with handstamp on back reading "1932 Final Re-Strike No.____ Limited 260", incl. Nos. 9, 10, 111, 155, 156, 173, 180, 183, 250 and 260, each with handstamped signature, Very Fine and desirable group which includes the very last impression to be made before the die was defaced

2,000
950
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New Haven Conn. Reference. Balance of collection comprising facsimiles, fakes, collateral material and notes, five copies of Carroll Alton Means booklet (no reprints)

E. 400-500
850
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