Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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Category — "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Chicago Perforations (Scott 11-11A var.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
567
 
Sale 1265, Lot 567, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Chicago Perforations (Scott 11-11A var.)3c Dull Red, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var). Position 45R3, deep rich color, neat strike of Chicago circular datestamp, light crease at top left is barely noticeable, Very Fine appearing example of the scarce 3c with Chicago perforations, illustrated in Vol. 2 of Ashbrook 1c book on p. 26

Bid on this lot

5,000
Current Sale
568
c
Sale 1265, Lot 568, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Chicago Perforations (Scott 11-11A var.)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, brilliant color, uncancelled, affixed to pink cover with pre-printed address to "R. K. Swift, Esq., Chicago, Ill's.", immaculate condition, fresh and Very Fine, an excellent collateral item for the Chicago Perf specialist, R. K. Swift was a prominent Chicago banker and businessman who actively promoted Dr. Hadley's new perforating machine

Bid on this lot

E. 300-400
Current Sale
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569
c
Sale 1265, Lot 569, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Chicago Perforations (Scott 11-11A var.)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. II, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11A var). Position 11L2L, deep rich color, perfs intact all around, tied by remarkably bold full strike of "Chicago Ill. Aug. 29, 1856" circular datestamp on buff cover to Poughkeepsie N.Y.

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 3-CENT CHICAGO PERF COVER, BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN MAILED FROM THE OFFICE OF R. K. SWIFT, THE PROMOTER OF THE HADLEY PERFORATING MACHINE.

This cover is illustrated in Wilson Hulme's article on the Chicago Perfs (Chronicle 175, Figure 25), where Hulme described it as one of the covers originating from R. K. Swift's banking office, based on the handwriting.

Ex Seacrest and Hulme. With 1989 P.F. certificate. Scott value $8,000.00

Bid on this lot

E. 3,000-4,000
Current Sale
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