Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — Rat Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
295
c
Sale 964, Lot 295, Rat Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by bold strike of "New-York Mar. 25" circular datestamp on buff cover with "Henry R. Costar's Rat, Cockroach &c. Exterminator Depot" corner card with illustration of a single rat to Shehola Penn., slightly reduced at top and missing top flap, Very Fine example of this rare design

E. 400-500
550
296
c
Sale 964, Lot 296, Rat Covers3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by well-struck "New-York Jun. 7" circular datestamp on buff cover with "Henry R. Costar's Rat, Cockroach &c. Exterminator Depot" illustrated "twin rats" corner card to New Corydon Ind., slightly reduced, small repair at top left with small part of tail drawn in, stamp affected by light horizontal file fold, otherwise Fine example of this rare design, we have only encountered one other with rat twins

E. 500-750
400
Back to Top
297
c
Sale 964, Lot 297, Rat Covers3c Rose Pink (64b). Horizontal pair, bright color, tied by "New-York Jan. 2?" double-circle datestamp and target on cover with "Costar's Vermin Exterminators" corner card with illustration of a large rat, to Roxbury Mass., slightly reduced at right, fresh and Very Fine, rare design, paired with the previous two lots, the three covers form the Mother, Daughter and Twins Rat Family (the father went off to start another family)

E. 500-750
700
Back to Top
298
c
Sale 964, Lot 298, Rat Covers3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var). Bright shade, top label at upper right recut, tied by "New-York Apr. 12" circular datestamp on buff cover with red "Magnetic powder for destruction of all kinds of insects and Pills for the destruction of rats and mice" illustrated cameo on back with cockroach and rat illustrations, to Bowling Green Ky., Very Fine, rare cameo design

E. 200-300
400
Back to Top