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Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — Specimens

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
88
S
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 88, Specimens1c-90c 1857-60 Issue, Manuscript Lines (20/39-S var), 1c-90c 1857-60 Issue, Manuscript Lines (20/39-S var)1c-90c 1857-60 Issue, Manuscript Lines (20/39-S var). Incl. two 1c, one 1c and 3c black pen cross-strokes, others with magenta, few flaws

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF THE 1857-60 ISSUE WITH CROSS-STROKE CONTROL MARKS. HIGHLY SUITABLE FOR EXHIBITION.

The magenta lines were applied in pen and ink to all values of the 1857-60 Issue at the same time, apparently while the stamps were still in sheets. They are very scarce. One explanation for their existence is that they were created for salesmen's sample books.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,100
89
S
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 89, Specimens1c Blue, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, 12c Black, Plate 3 (24, 26, 36b), 1c Blue, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, 12c Black, Plate 3 (24, 26, 36b)1c Blue, Ty. V, 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, 12c Black, Plate 3 (24, 26, 36b). Unused (no gum), first and last with neat magenta pen cross, 3c with same in black, few flaws, Fine-Very Fine, scarce, likely from a salesman's sample book

E. 750-1,000
325
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90
S
Sale Number 964, Lot Number 90, Specimens3c Dull Red, "Specimen" Overprint, Ty. F (26S-F), 3c Dull Red, "Specimen" Overprint, Ty. F (26S-F)3c Dull Red, "Specimen" Overprint, Ty. F (26S-F). Position 3R24, struck diagonally reading to lower right, small stain spot

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TYPE OF SPECIMEN OVERPRINT ON THE 3-CENT 1857 ISSUE.

Ex Lewenthal and Piller

2,000
3,250
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