Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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Category — "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
449
 
Sale 1265, Lot 449, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Positions 94-95R1E, horizontal pair, large to huge margins including part of three adjoining stamps and bottom sheet margin, brilliant color nicely complemented by blue grid cancels, Extremely Fine pair of the scarce Type I Orange Brown from Plate 1 Early

Addenda: This pair is Scott 10A, both stamps are recut at right only.

Bid on this lot

570
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450
 
Sale 1265, Lot 450, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 51R1E, huge margins to just clear at top left including left interpane margin with full centerline, radiant color, bold strike of square 11-bar grid cancel, tiny corner crease at top right just outside of design, Very Fine appearing example of this rare shade, with copy of small note from Dr. Amonette stating "51R1E yellowish OB"

Bid on this lot

E. 300-400
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451
c
Sale 1265, Lot 451, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. I (10 var). Position 51R1E, large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at top and left interpane margin with full centerline, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Harrisburg Pa. Jul. 2" (1851) second day of use circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice early use in a rare shade, signed Dr. Amonette with his note "51R1E orange brown, Ext F. example of the first printing from Plate 1E. Color is pale and yellowish with superb impression", with additional post-it from Dr. Amonette stating "this is the nicest stamp I have ever seen considering color, impression and sheet margin & 4 margins"

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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452
c
Sale 1265, Lot 452, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 81R1i, huge margins all around including parts of three adjoining stamps and left interpane margin with part of centerline, tied by well-struck blue grid cancel, matching "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 14" circular datestamp on buff cover to Orwigsburg Pa., Extremely Fine, a superb stamp and cover

Bid on this lot

E. 300-400
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453
c
Sale 1265, Lot 453, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 61R1i, huge margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at right and left interpane margin with full centerline, tied by bold strike of grid cancel, red "Salem Ms. 3cts. 27 Aug." (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp with matching "PAID" handstamp on blue folded letter to Norwich Conn., Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp and cover

Bid on this lot

E. 300-400
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454
c
Sale 1265, Lot 454, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Positions 36/46R1E, vertical pair, bottom stamp with gash on shoulder, full margins to just in, tied by blue "Marysville Cal. Apr. 28" (1852) circular datestamp and matching "Paid 6" in circle handstamp on blue folded letter to Mass., Very Fine, the "Paid 6" in circle marking is extremely rare (Simpson rarity 10)

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E. 300-400
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455
c
Sale 1265, Lot 455, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 7R1E with double transfer in label and rosettes, large margins to just clear at bottom left, cancelled by small Boston "Paid" grid, red "Boston Mass. Aug. 2" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to New York City, Very Fine, with Dr. Amonette's plating note on back

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E. 300-400
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456
c
Sale 1265, Lot 456, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 51R1E, large to huge margins including left interpane margin with full centerline, cancelled by blue grid, tied by indentation from postmark, matching "Boston & Fitchburg R.R. Jul. 30" route agent's circular datestamp on folded cover to Pittsford Vt., some slight soiling along vertical file fold well away from stamp, missing part of bottom flap, Extremely Fine stamp, with small note from Dr. Amonette "51R1E exactly matches 1856 OB"

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E. 300-400
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457
c
Sale 1265, Lot 457, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Orange Brown, Ty. I (10). Position 42R1i, deep rich color, tied by "Newark N.J. Oct. 13" circular datestamp on Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. printed cover to Newark O., Very Fine use from one Newark to another

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E. 300-400
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458
c
Sale 1265, Lot 458, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Orange Brown (10). Horizontal strip of six and pair, Positions 71-76R1E, 87-88R1E, large margins to barely in, beautiful rich color from early printing, cancelled and tied by colorful magenta brush stroke on July 8, 1851 blue folded letter to Liverpool, England, red "New York 19 Jul. 8" 19c credit datestamp ties pair, red "America Liverpool Paid JY 20/51 C" receiving datestamp

VERY FINE. A FIRST-WEEK USE AND THE EARLIEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 STAMP ON A TRANSATLANTIC COVER. PROBABLY A UNIQUE 1851 ORANGE BROWN FRANKING FOR THE 24-CENT TREATY RATE.

Described in Chronicle 30 (p. 5) as follows: "Aside from having what is thought to be the largest known multiple from plate 1(e), this gorgeous cover almost certainly is the earliest known with [3c 1851] to Europe.". Illustrated in original Simpson book (p. 157). Ex Piller and "Sevenoaks".

Bid on this lot

E. 3,000-4,000
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