Sale 964 — The W. Wilson Hulme II Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

Category — 1857 Red Shades

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
269
c
Sale 964, Lot 269, 1857 Red Shades3c Yellowish Orange Red, Ty. III (26 var). Position 47L15, unusually bright color, tied by face-free grid, red "Providence R.I. Jul. 30, 1859" circular datestamp on cover to Lawrence Mass., with original contents, trivial toned speck, Very Fine, unusual shade, accompanied by notes from several experts who state alternatively "in spite of the close match with Dr. Chase's Orange Reds I think this is an O.B. It does not match the Orange Reds on the #11's and is very close to the yellowish OB of the #10's" and also "The handwriting and addressee match Rochester N.Y. OB cover" (lot 265) and also "it would probably be better to call this YRR rather than yellowish OB on second thought", whatever shade this is it is highly unusual

E. 300-400
800
270
c
Sale 964, Lot 270, 1857 Red Shades3c "Moroccon" Red, Ty. III (26 var). Gorgeous color, cancelled by grid and tied by "Brighton N.Y. Sep. 15" circular datestamp with day in ms. inverted, on cover to Berlin Vt., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine example of this scarce and desirable shade, signed Amonette

E. 300-400
1,500
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271
c
Sale 964, Lot 271, 1857 Red Shades3c "Etruscan" Red, Ty. III (26 var). Gorgeous color in this rare shade, cancelled by three parallel penstrokes, "Forest O. Apr. 16" circular datestamp on yellow cover with Independent Order of Good Templars corner card to Washington Village O., reduced at left, Very Fine example of this rare shade which was used in 1860

E. 300-400
4,250
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272
 
Sale 964, Lot 272, 1857 Red Shades3c Plum, Ty. III (26 var). Deep rich color in the unmistakable Plum shade, neat strike of "Ogdensburg Apr. 1?" circular datestamp, few short perfs at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare, in all of our specialized and general sales of the 3c 1851-57 Issue (Piller, Amonette etc.) this is the first example of the perforated Plum stamp we ever encountered, signed Dr. Amonette, listed by unpriced in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
5,250
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273
 
Sale 964, Lot 273, 1857 Red Shades3c Plum, Ty. III (26 var). Distinctive color, bold strike of New York Aug. 28 circular datestamp, few irregular perfs, otherwise Fine example of this scarce shade, with note from Dr. Amonette

E. 750-1,000
2,000
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274
c
Sale 964, Lot 274, 1857 Red Shades3c Claret, Ty. IV (26A). Position 33L10E, wide margins which clearly show the characteristic of the type, tied by "Elmira N.Y. Jul. 13, 1857" circular datestamp on orange cover to Barrington R.I., fresh and Extremely Fine, the earliest recorded use of this type is July 11, only two days before this was used, with 1973 P.F. certificate and accompanied by note from Dr. Chase

140
325
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275
c
Sale 964, Lot 275, 1857 Red Shades3c Dull Rose Brown, Ty. IV (26A var). Rich color, tied by "Saint Louis Mo. Jul. 28, 1858" circular datestamp on yellow cover with banker's corner card to Cooperstown N.Y., Very Fine cover with this scarce shade and type

150
250
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276
 
3c 1851-57 Perforation Study Collection. Approximately 75 items, mostly covers with 3c 1851-57 Issues related in one way or another to early perforations, includes group of covers from Chicago during Chicago Perf period, possible Snow patent machine-affixed perforated stamps, Bergen N.Y. (related but not sawtooth perf), grossly miscut No. 11's (examples of why perforations were needed), mechanically-separated imperfs, some reference material and miscellaneous items (including foreign), an interesting lot

E. 500-750
1,200
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277
 
1c-12c 1857-61 Issue Perforation Freaks and Oddities. Approximately 90 stamps, some in pairs and on cover, all selected for irregularities in perforating, such as double perfs, misaligned perfs, wildly off-center stamps, etc., faults to be expected, but this group was assembled by Mr. Hulme with an eye for the unusual

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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