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Sale 996 — The Wagshal Collection, Part 3:
3c 1851-57 Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 October, 2010

Category — First Day Usage

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3042
c
Sale Number 996, Lot Number 3042, First Day Usage3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 1R1E, margins clear to just touched at left, tied by circular grid, magenta "Hartford Ct. Jul. 1" (1851) first day of issue circular datestamp on buff cover to Uxbridge Mass., docketed at left "Hartford July 1, 1851", small corner cover stain gently cleaned, fresh and pristine

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 1851 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN USED FROM HARTFORD.

In his census in the 1851 Sesquicentennial book, Wilson Hulme records a total of 43 covers used on July 1, 1851, which is the first day they were valid for postage, including four from Hartford. This cover (3c #4 in the Hulme census) is the only example from Hartford with the stamp tied.

Ex Simpson, Shaughnessy and J. David Baker. With 1978 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for first day cover $12,500.00

E. 7,500-10,000
11,500
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