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Sale 1144 — Smithsonian National Postal Museum Benefit Auction

Sale Date — Tuesday, 13 December, 2016

Category — 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
66
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 66, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 93L2E, large to huge margins including significant portion of adjoining stamp at right and bottom sheet margin, radiant color nicely complemented by red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1995 and 2000 P.F. certificates

170
600
67
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 67, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins all around, remarkably deep shade and detailed impression wonderfully complemented by blue criss-cross grid cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp with fantastic eye appeal, with 2002 P.F. certificate

165
350
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68
 
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 68, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 61L1i, beautiful rich color, mostly large margins to clear at lower right, New York square grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine

200
130
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69
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 69, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to just in at top right, tied by red small Boston "Paid" grid, matching "Boston 3 23 Jul." integral-rate circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded letter to New York, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine first-month use, especially scarce with the small Boston "Paid" struck in red

E. 300-400
425
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70
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 70, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 80R1E, large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamps at left and bottom, tied by black grid cancel and blue "Baltimore Md. Jul. 2" (1851) circular datestamp on dated blue folded letter to New York, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, scarce used the day after the stamp was issued, signed Dr. Chase, with 1987 and 2008 P.F. certificates

E. 300-400
300
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71
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 71, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to clear including top left corner interpane margins with centerline, tied by "Indianola Iowa Mar. 4" circular datestamp on 1852 folded letter to Dubuque Iowa, vertical file fold well away from stamp, some light toning, Extremely Fine, ex Risvold

E. 400-500
275
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72
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 72, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Huge margins to clear including top sheet margin, brilliant color and detailed impression, cancelled by Roman numeral "V" 5-cent rate handstamp, "Warren Pa. Jul. 28" circular datestamp on buff cover to Starkey N.Y., minor ink erosion in address, Very Fine and choice, scarce use of the Roman numeral 5c rate marking on an 1851 Issue stamp

E. 200-300
450
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73
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 73, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamps at top and left, cancelled by red "10" numeral handstamp, "Saint Paul Min. Ter. Oct. 6" (ca. 1851) circular datestamp on cover to Cooperstown N.Y., Very Fine territorial use, with 2001 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
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74
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 74, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Large margins to just in at top, rich color, cancelled by brown "PAID" handstamps, matching "Hampton Falls N.H. Aug. 25" circular datestamp with date in manuscript on cover to Portsmouth N.H., minor cover wear, Very Fine, scarce with the brown "Paid" cancels, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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75
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 75, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to just in at right, tied by perfect strike of Circle of Dots Geometric fancy cancel, red "Salem Ms. 3cts. 5 Mar." integral-rate circular datestamp and black "PAID" handstamp on folded cover to Andover Mass., cover with minor soiling, Extremely Fine strike of this distinctive and desirable fancy cancel

E. 500-750
325
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76
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 76, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Deep Orange Brown (10A var), 3c Deep Orange Brown (10A var)3c Deep Orange Brown (10A var). Full margins to clear, intense shade and impression, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Lawrence Ms. Aug. 21" circular datestamp and "Paid" handstamp on cover to Salisbury Mass., endorsed "Via Georgetown" at bottom left, fresh and Very Fine, ex Lehman and Haas, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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77
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 77, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 19R0 with double transfer, large margins to clear, intense shade and impression, cancelled by red grid, matching "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N. York Sep. 29" circular datestamp on blue 1851 folded cover to Providence R.I., red "PAID" handstamp just ties stamp, docketing on back, vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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78
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 78, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 47R1i, large margins to just touched, tied by blue rosette cancel, matching "Toledo Ohio. Oct. 27" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Oswego N.Y., Very Fine and choice, a pretty cover

E. 200-300
130
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79
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 79, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, bright shade, tied by green "Macon Ga. Feb. 12" circular datestamp on gold embossed Valentine cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice, scarce use of 3c Orange Brown on a Valentine, with 1993 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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80
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 80, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Margins to in, rich color, cancelled by pen "#", "Omaha City N.T. Nov. 12" Nebraska Territory circular datestamp on buff cover with Western Exchange Fire & Marine Insurance blue cameo corner card to Madison Wis., missing top flap, minor edgewear, a colorful and scarce territorial use

E. 200-300
130
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81
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 81, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 9-10L1E, horizontal pair, huge margins to full including right interpane corner margins, cancelled by unusual 7-bar segmented grid, "Sonora Cal. July 12" three-ring circular datestamp on buff cover to Albion N.Y., some slight overall wear and soiling, Very Fine, a scarce marking from Sonora

E. 400-500
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82
c
Sale Number 1144, Lot Number 82, 3c 1851-56 Issue, Orange Brown (Scott 10-10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Rouletted (10A var), 3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Rouletted (10A var)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II, Rouletted (10A var). Unofficially rouletted on all sides, rich color, large margins to just touched, tied by well-struck blue "University of Va. Sep. 30" circular datestamp on cover to New Glasgow Va., cover with some light toning

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT ORANGE BROWN 1851 ISSUE WITH ROULETTES, WHICH MAY BE UNIQUE.

This is the first Orange Brown we have offered with roulettes since keeping computerized records. All of the examples in the Hulme, Wagshal and other significant sales of 3c 1851 collections have been from Scott 11 or 11A.

With 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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