Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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Category — "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
484
c
Sale 1265, Lot 484, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 10L1E, full to huge margins including top right corner sheet margins, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Jul. 3" (1851) third day of issue circular datestamp struck twice on folded cover to Indiana, cover with short sealed tear at bottom, stamp Extremely Fine, rare cover with 3c 1851 Orange Brown used from New York City on third day of issue with all markings struck in red, ex Grunin, Chase note on back, 1987 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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485
c
Sale 1265, Lot 485, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 57L1i, full margins to clear, tied by well-struck red grid cancel, matching "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N. York Aug. 22" (1852) route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Warren Me., fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful cover -- perfection

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E. 500-750
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486
c
Sale 1265, Lot 486, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Plate 1E, full margins to clear, tied by grid cancel, blue "Buffalo N.Y. 3 Jul. 18" (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Boston, with "Steam-Boat" in fleuron and "Mayflower" in ribbon handstamps, Very Fine, a beautiful cover

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E. 750-1,000
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487
c
Sale 1265, Lot 487, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 75R5E, large margins to ample, unusually deep shade, tied by grid cancel, red "New Orleans La. Oct. 28" circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Memphis Oct. 18th 1851" to New Orleans, red "STEAM" handstamp and "Steamer Cora No. 2" oval handstamp, Very Fine steamboat use from Memphis to New Orleans, the stamp was cancelled on arrival in New Orleans

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E. 300-400
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488
c
Sale 1265, Lot 488, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 92L0, large to huge margins including bottom sheet margin and part of adjoining stamps at top and right, brilliant color, tied by "Princeton N.J. Oct. 27" (1851) circular datestamp on folded cover to New York, Extremely Fine

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E. 200-300
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489
c
Sale 1265, Lot 489, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 54L1E, full margins to clear, tied by green "Macon Ga. May 24" (1852) circular datestamp on folded cover to Oglethorpe Ga., Very Fine, rare with a green cancel and a late use from Plate 1 Early, ex Richey, with note on back from Dr. Amonette

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E. 400-500
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490
c
Sale 1265, Lot 490, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 85R5E, clear to large margins, fresh color, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Baltimore Md. Dec. 7" (1851) circular datestamp and "Due 5" handstamp on blue folded cover to Columbia Penn., light file folds, a Very Fine and unusual cover, overweight with second rate charged 5c due, ex Dr. Chase

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E. 200-300
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491
c
Sale 1265, Lot 491, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 100L1i showing dot in "e" of "Cents", also recut at right only (rather haphazardly), large margins all around including part of adjoining stamps at top and left and interpane margin at right with full centerline, tied by well-struck grid, red "New Orleans La. Oct. 8" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Boston, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover

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E. 300-400
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492
c
Sale 1265, Lot 492, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 15L5E, full margins to clear, tied by large "Canaan Corners N.Y." double-circle handstamp on cover to South Groton Mass., 1859 docketing at left, Very Fine, a very late use of a Scott 10A, this cancel is normally found on perforated stamps, plating note on back from Dr. Amonette

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E. 300-400
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493
c
Sale 1265, Lot 493, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 68R0, large margins to ample, tied by blue "Utica N.Y." double-oval datestamp with ornaments on buff cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice, with note on back from Dr. Amonette identifying shade as Medium Orange Brown

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E. 200-300
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494
c
Sale 1265, Lot 494, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 95R2E, large margins to full, lovely color, tied by blue "Richmond Va. Sep. 12" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Lynchburg Va., Very Fine and choice, a beautiful shade used by the consignor as comparison to the 1856 Orange Brown offered in lot 539

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E. 200-300
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495
c
Sale 1265, Lot 495, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 14L5E, lovely bright color, large margins to clear, tied by red "Lancaster Pa. Nov. 7" (1851) circular datestamp on folded Farmer's Bank of Lancaster part-printed form to Columbia Pa., Very Fine and attractive

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E. 200-300
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496
c
Sale 1265, Lot 496, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 85L5E, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by small Boston "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston 3cts 3 Sep." (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Bristol R.I., Very Fine and choice

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E. 200-300
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497
c
Sale 1265, Lot 497, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 61R5E, full margins to clear, deep rich color, tied by small Boston "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston 3cts 16 Jan." (1852) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, Very Fine, this is reported to be the latest recorded use of the small Boston "Paid" grid struck in black

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E. 400-500
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498
c
Sale 1265, Lot 498, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 79L1E, one line recut in lower left triangle, large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at top, cancelled by blue grid, matching "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 22" (ca. 1851) circular datestamp on cover to Baltimore Md., Very Fine and choice

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E. 200-300
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499
c
Sale 1265, Lot 499, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 14R1E showing double transfer, bright shade, large margins to clear, tied by grid cancel, "Newport R.I. Aug. 20" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine, scarce use from Plate 1E

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E. 300-400
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500
c
Sale 1265, Lot 500, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 45L0 showing extensive double transfer and double recut in upper left triangle, large margins to ample, tied by perfect strike of "Troy N.Y. Nov. 16" circular datestamp on buff cover to Forest City N.Y., Extremely Fine and attractive, signed by Dr. Amonette

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E. 200-300
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501
c
Sale 1265, Lot 501, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 35L0, one line recut in lower right triangle and left inner line extending into rosette, large margins to full, wonderful color, tied by blue "Waterville N.Y. 22 Dec." circular datestamp on blue cover to Pottsville Penn., Very Fine and attractive, with plating note on back from Dr. Amonette who also notes "typical Plate 0 color"

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E. 200-300
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502
c
Sale 1265, Lot 502, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 14R0 with extensive double transfer in all four rosettes and across the lower label, large margins to clear, cancelled by small Boston "Paid" grid and tied by red "Boston 3cts. 18 Dec." (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue cover to Manchester N.H., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, great visual appeal

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E. 200-300
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503
c
Sale 1265, Lot 503, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 69L5E with dot in lower right diamond block, large margins including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, brilliant color, cancelled by grid, matching "Bloomfield N.J. Nov. 29" circular datestamp on buff cover to Parsippany N.J., Very Fine example of this position which is listed in Scott and priced at $325.00 off-cover

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E. 200-300
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504
c
Sale 1265, Lot 504, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 92L1i, full margins to clear, tied by blue "Sheboygan Wis. Mar. 25" (1852) circular datestamp on folded letter to Pine Plains N.Y., Very Fine, an attractive cover and a late use

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E. 200-300
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505
c
Sale 1265, Lot 505, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 48L2E, recut line in upper label joins it with upper right diamond block, large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, lovely color, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, light strike of red "Boston 3cts. 6 Feb." (1852) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York, fresh and Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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506
c
Sale 1265, Lot 506, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 16L0, full margins to ample, tied by small Boston "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston 3cts. 9 Jan." (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp on buff cover to Chelsea Vt., fresh and Very Fine, with note on back from Dr. Amonette "VF Deep Orange Brown"

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E. 200-300
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507
c
Sale 1265, Lot 507, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 58R1E, with inner line at right only, large margins all around, gorgeous color, cancelled by grid, "U.S. Express Mail Mass. Aug. 11" (1851) route agent's circular datestamp on folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice, signed Dr. Amonette who notes color as "Medium orange brown"

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E. 200-300
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508
c
Sale 1265, Lot 508, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 3L2E, phenomenal color described on back by Dr. Amonette as "Medium Orange Brown", large margins, tied by grid cancel, matching "U.S. Express Mail N. York Aug. 28" (1851) route agent's circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Boston, Very Fine and choice

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E. 200-300
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509
c
Sale 1265, Lot 509, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 35R5E, unusual pale shade from an early printing, large even margins all around, tied by perfect strike of red "Poughkeepsie N.Y. Jan. 17" (1852) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Philadelphia, cover with fault at right which is nicely masked by refolding of side flap, the stamp and cancel are Extremely Fine, this shade matches the No. 26 Experimental Orange Brown

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E. 300-400
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510
c
Sale 1265, Lot 510, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 13L2E, large margins to ample, deep shade, cancelled by grid and tied by red "Albany N.Y. Sep. 20" circular datestamp on cover to Shelter Island N.Y., fresh and Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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511
c
Sale 1265, Lot 511, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 86R5E, full margins to clear, tied by well-struck blue "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 22" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Providence R.I., lovely color, vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine and attractive cover

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E. 200-300
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512
c
Sale 1265, Lot 512, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 82R5E, an especially pale shade, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by well-struck "Theo. Seminary Va. Sep. 19" circular datestamp on folded letter without yeardate to New York, Very Fine and attractive

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E. 200-300
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513
c
Sale 1265, Lot 513, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 42R5E, ample margins all around, lovely color, tied by "Millville N.J. Dec. 3" circular datestamp on cover to Windsor N.Y., Very Fine and choice, with note on back from Dr. Amonette "an extremely fine shade of orange brown from Plate 5E" and also plated by him

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E. 200-300
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514
c
Sale 1265, Lot 514, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 99L0, one recut in upper left triangle, large margins to ample including part of adjoining stamps at sides, tied by "Mohawk N.Y. Oct. 15" circular datestamp on cover to Cooperstown N.Y., with original enclosure signed by F. S. Spinner (treasurer of the U.S. during the Civil War, he established fractional currency), Very Fine, also includes 50c fractional note showing Spinner's printed signature

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E. 150-200
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515
c
Sale 1265, Lot 515, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 67R2E, large margins to just in, used with Boston Mass., 1c Blue, Penny Post (3LB2), 3c tied by small Boston "Paid" grid cancel, Penny Post and 3c tied by red crayon, on cover to Dorchester Mass., red "Boston 3 cts. 4 Oct." integral-rate circular datestamp, Very Fine, a rare combination, this is the first we have offered, ex Caspary and Middendorf, with copy of 1991 P.F. certificate, Scott value of $500.00 seems low to us

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E. 400-500
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516
c
Sale 1265, Lot 516, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 53R2E, huge margins to clear including part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, used with D. O. Blood & Co., Philadelphia Pa., 1c Bronze on Black Glazed (15L13), acid cancel and tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 11" circular datestamp on buff cover to Woodstown N.Y., also with "Blood's Despatch Dec. 10-1/2 A.M." double-circle datestamp, embossed "Carter's Dispatch & Envelope Office" shield on top flap, Very Fine and choice, rare with both stamps tied by the datestamp, Scott value as the more common acid tied $1,000.00

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E. 300-400
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517
c
Sale 1265, Lot 517, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two, Positions 53L2E and 63L2E, large margins to clear, tied by neat strikes of "Fort Plain N.Y. Sep. 22" circular datestamp on buff cover to Cooperstown N.Y., fresh and Very Fine, signed and plated by Dr. Amonette who notes "good color"

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E. 200-300
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518
c
Sale 1265, Lot 518, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two, affixed at top left and top right of blue folded letter, left stamp Position 98R2E, right Position 88R2E, first large margins to just in at left with bottom sheet margin, other with three large margins and just in at lower left, tied by blue segmented cork cancels, matching "SONORA, CALIFORNIA/JAN. 26, 1852" two-line datestamp to Surry Me., fresh and Very Fine, a scarce transcontinental use, ex Rust and Piller

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E. 500-750
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519
c
Sale 1265, Lot 519, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Vertical pair, Plate 5E, large margins all around, radiant color, tied by well-struck "San Francisco Cal. 10 Sep." circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Springfield Mass., cover with minor age spotting, Extremely Fine and desirable vertical pair

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E. 500-750
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520
c
Sale 1265, Lot 520, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Horizontal pair, Positions 5-6LO, three full to large margins except clear along right, bright and fresh color, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 3" (1851) circular datestamp on light blue folded letter to Boston, sender's ship-name directive "Pr Golden Gate", fresh and Very Fine, signed by Dr. Amonette who notes slightly dry impression at top, ex "Sevenoaks"

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E. 500-750
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521
c
Sale 1265, Lot 521, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two pairs, Positions 1-2L2E and 5-6L2E, large margins to clear, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 18 Jan." circular datestamps on buff cover to South Boston Mass., Very Fine, a rare use of the 3c Orange Brown to pay double 6c rate from the West Coast, ex Dr. Amonette

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E. 500-750
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522
c
Sale 1265, Lot 522, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 92-93R2E, horizontal pair, large to huge margins including bottom sheet margin, tied by large grid cancel applied in San Francisco, "Staples Ranch May 27" manuscript postmark on buff cover to South Charleston N.H., scissors-cut in left margin well outside of frameline, Extremely Fine, a rare cancel

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E. 300-400
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523
c
Sale 1265, Lot 523, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 69-70L1i, horizontal pair, large margins to clear including right sheet margin, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 15 Jul." circular datestamp on buff cover with green "Liggett & Hall Commission Merchants Cincinnati O." embossed oval on top flap to Chester Pa., slight wear, Very Fine, attractive transcontinental use, signed and plate by Dr. Amonette who notes shade as "medium orange brown"

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E. 200-300
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524
c
Sale 1265, Lot 524, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Positions 24-25L0, horizontal pair, large margins to clear, tied by red "Greenwich N.Y. Feb. 5" circular datestamp on cover to Nevada City Cal., manuscript "Due 10" at left, also "284" which presumably is a box charge number, barely reduced at right with small restoration at edge, Very Fine, treated as prepaid 6c and 10c due for second rate due to weight, with note from Dr. Amonette

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E. 400-500
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525
c
Sale 1265, Lot 525, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two covers, first with Position 71L2E, large margins to full, tied by "New Bedford Ms. Oct. 6" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Taunton Mass., second Position 78R2E, large margins to clear, tied by "New-York Aug. 20" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Mount Vernon O., latter with file fold just missing stamp, Very Fine pair of covers from Plate 2 Early

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E. 300-400
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526
c
Sale 1265, Lot 526, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Covers (Scott 10A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Three covers from different plates and all showing especially deep shades, including Position 1L1E, large margins to clear, tied by grid, "Portsmouth Va. Jul. 19" circular datestamp on cover to Sing Sing N.Y.; Position 13L1i, large margins to clear, tied by Aug. 25 Conn. circular datestamp on 1851 folded cover to La Porte Ind.; Position 18R5E, large margins to clear, tied by "Providence R.I. Oct. 18" (1851) circular datestamp on folded cover to Boston; Very Fine and choice group all showing especially deep shades

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E. 500-750
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