Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022
Category — "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: First Day Cover (Scott 10)
VERY FINE. A PHENOMENAL FIRST DAY COVER BEARING THE 1851 3-CENT TYPE I ORANGE BROWN AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE DOCKETING CONFIRMING THE YEARDATE.
In his census in the 1851 Sesquicentennial book, Wilson Hulme records a total of 43 covers used on July 1, 1851, the first day the new issue was valid for postage. His census was published in 2006, before Scott Catalogue changed their listings to include Types I and II (Nos. 10 and 10A). We have offered eight Type I examples since the catalogue listing changed, and none from Boston.
Ex Goemer, deWindt, Downing and Lyons. With copy of 1999 P.F. certificate describing stamp as sound.