Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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Category — "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
572
ogbl
Sale 1265, Lot 572, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Right selvage vertical block of eight with nearly full imprint and No. 15P plate number, original gum,, h.r. including some perf reinforcement, faint scratch marks on surface of gum affecting three stamps, one stamp with internal crease, still Fine and scarce, Scott value as full plate block $4,250.00

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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573
c
Sale 1265, Lot 573, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Plate Crack (26 var). Positions 71-72L18, horizontal pair, left stamp shows the plate crack very clearly, tied by light strike of New York circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Boston, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful example of this major plate crack on cover

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E. 500-750
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574
c
Sale 1265, Lot 574, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. III (26 var). Radiant color in the true Orange Brown, tied by "Kingston N.Y. Jun. 14, 1859" circular datestamp on cover to North Haven Conn., missing top flap, Very Fine example of this rare shade, Dr. Amonette note on back states "superb copy and a very good example of the rare 3c 1857 Type II in orange brown"

Bid on this lot

700
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575
c
Sale 1265, Lot 575, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Orange Brown, Ty. III (26 var). Position 8R20, intense shade and impression, tied by "Rochester N.Y. May 24, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Lawrence Mass., Very Fine example of this rare 3c 1857 Perforated shade, ex Hulme, signed Dr. Amonette

Bid on this lot

700
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576
c
Sale 1265, Lot 576, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color, cancelled by "WAY" straightline handstamp with "New Orleans La. Aug. 31" double-circle datestamp on bright buff cover to New Orleans, with illustrated Iron Foundry from Mobile Ala. design, Extremely Fine and immaculate cover

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E. 200-300
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577
c
Sale 1265, Lot 577, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by well-struck split "UNION" straightline fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PT-UN 3), "Rossville N.Y. Sep. 2" circular datestamp on cover to Union N.Y., stamp with unusual parallel lines indentations possibly from a canceling device, Extremely Fine strike of this fancy cancel that appears to be depicting a "Union Divided"

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E. 300-400
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578
c
Sale 1265, Lot 578, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Radiant color, cancelled by clear strike of Shield in Circle fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PS-Fc 49), matching "Conshohocken Pa. Aug. 12" circular datestamp on cover to Wilmington Del., with original 1858-dated enclosure, Very Fine strike of this fancy cancel, a rare early use of a patriotic cancel years before the start of the Civil War

Bid on this lot

E. 500-750
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579
c
Sale 1265, Lot 579, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, used with 10c Green, Ty. V (35) and 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) strip of three, on yellow cover to Kenosha Wisconsin, each stamp cancelled by matching Downieville Segmented 5-Point Star, "Downieville Cal. Jul. 19, 1861" circular datestamp at lower left, Extremely Fine, a beautiful double-rate cover with an unusual and very colorful franking, ex Grunin, with 1988 P.F. certificate (the 1c is incorrectly identified as a Ty. II -- it shows the distinctive C Relief of Ty. I)

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E. 2,000-3,000
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580
c
Sale 1265, Lot 580, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color, tied by grid cancel, "Fredericktown O. ? 17" circular datestamp on cover to Shelby O. with large-format full-face beardless Lincoln portrait (Milgram AL-34), the circular datestamp and an additional strike of the grid struck over Lincoln's face -- an apparent snub from an anti-Lincoln postmaster -- slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive

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E. 500-750
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581
c
Sale 1265, Lot 581, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, tied by well-struck "Delphi Ind. Aug. 13" circular datestamp on buff cover to Logansport Ind. with beardless Lincoln portrait, split rail fence and riverboat scene design (Milgram AL-79), Baker Chicago imprint, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous cover, illustrated in Brookman on p. 215

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E. 750-1,000
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582
c
Sale 1265, Lot 582, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color, tied by "Lowell Ms. Sep. 19, 1861" circular datestamp on buff cover to North Tunbridge Vt. with beardless Lincoln three-quarter portrait in oval (Milgram AL-13), J. M. Whittemore & Co. imprint, Very Fine and choice stamp and cover, a surprisingly scarce design and a late use of the 1857 Issue stamp

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E. 500-750
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583
c
Sale 1265, Lot 583, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)1c Blue, Ty. I (18). Plate 12, C Relief, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), both tied by "New-York Jun. 4" circular datestamp on red and blue "Our Country" Flag and Globe Patriotic cover to military address in Washington D.C., Very Fine and attractive

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E. 500-750
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584
c
Sale 1265, Lot 584, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Brilliant color, tied by well-struck "Branch Port N.Y. Jul. 9" circular datestamp on red and blue "To Richmond" Patriotic design depicting a Zouave with flag, to Philadelphia, Very Fine, an immaculate cover, ex Clark and Walcott

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E. 400-500
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585
c
Sale 1265, Lot 585, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Tied by boldly struck blue "Sulphur Springs Tex. Feb. 19" (1861) circular datestamp (date in manuscript) on immaculate 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27) addressed in bright blue ink to Athens Tenn., Cleage correspondence

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL TEXAS INDEPENDENT STATE USE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 STAMP AND STAR DIE ENTIRE.

The Texas Ordinance of Secession was adopted February 1, 1861, with a popular vote on February 23, effective March 2. Texas was admitted to the Confederacy on March 5, 1861. Covers mailed from February 1 through March 1 are technically called "Transitional Texas uses," but have historically been considered Independent State uses. If you walked into any Texas saloon during that month and declared yourself for the Union, chances are you would not walk out.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

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E. 2,000-3,000
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586
c
Sale 1265, Lot 586, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Bright color, tied by neat strike of "Mobile Ala. May 19, 1861" double-circle datestamp on red and blue 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-21) to Charleston S.C., manuscript "By Mail" in corner, minor corner wear, Very Fine Confederate State use and a rare example of this flag design, the C.S.A. Catalog states that F7-21 is a "poorly printed blurred design", but that must have been based on their listing example as this one is clearly printed, Power Search contains only one other, also Confederate State use of No. 26 (ex Kilbourne), with 1998 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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587
c
Sale 1265, Lot 587, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Brilliant color, tied solely by clear strike of "OLD STAMPS/NOT RECOGNIZED" two-line handstamp on cover to Long Branch N.J., "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 15, 1861" circular datestamp, "Due 3" handstamp, stamp with trivial tears at top right and left center are barely noticeable

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE "OLD STAMPS NOT RECOGNIZED" HANDSTAMP, WHICH IS RARELY FOUND TYING THE STAMP.

Philadelphia was one of the first post offices to receive the new 1861 stamps, and so the 1857 Issue and old-style embossed envelopes were demonetized by that post office earlier than at many others. The new 1861 Issue embossed envelopes were announced as available on August 8, with a five-day exchange period expiring on August 13. The new 1861 Issue adhesive stamps were announced as available on August 19, with a six-day exchange period expiring on August 25. (Source: Elliott Perry, Pat Paragraphs reprint, pp. 97, 140-141).

With 1990 P.S.E. and 1993 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

E. 4,000-5,000
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588
c
Sale 1265, Lot 588, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type III-IV Perforated (Scott 26, 26A)3c Dull Red, Ty. IV, Imperforate (26A var). Position 8R10E, extra large margins at sides and full at bottom, top sheet margin, beautiful rich color, trivial corner crease, tied by "Millville N.Y. Aug. 1" circular datestamp on small yellow cover to South Boston

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1857 TYPE IV IN FULLY IMPERFORATE STATE. A GREAT RARITY, WHICH IS KNOWN TO SPECIALISTS BUT IS NOT YET LISTED IN THE SCOTT CATALOGUE.

Dr. Chase's note on back reads, "8R10E. This appears to be an imperforate stamp. It is not from the left margin of the pane. C.C." The second sentence recognizes that a top left corner position stamp might have large enough margins to trim, but that this stamp comes from an interior position on the top row, which would make the huge side margins more indicative of a completely imperforate stamp.

Ex Beals, Piller and Hulme. With 1988 P.F. certificate as "fully imperforate"

Bid on this lot

E. 7,500-10,000
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