Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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Category — "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades off-Cover (Scott 11-11A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
541
 
Sale 1265, Lot 541, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades off-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, II (11, 11A). Eight used stamps from each of the plates of Scott 11 or 11A, on cards prepared by Dr. Amonette and showing interpane sheet margin copies with centerlines, each card shows characteristics of the plate such as shades known from the plate whether inner lines are recut, all have large margins to clear on other sides, range of shades, Very Fine, a rare and desirable group

Bid on this lot

E. 500-750
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542
 
Sale 1265, Lot 542, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades off-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Brownish Carmine, Ty. I (11). Positions 46-47R6, horizontal pair, right stamp showing recut bust, large to huge margins, beautiful rich color, blue circular datestamp, left stamp creased, recut stamp is sound and Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Amonette and Dr. Morris, with 1997 P.F. certificate, Scott value for the variety only

Bid on this lot

600
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543
c
Sale 1265, Lot 543, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades off-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Claret, Ty. II, Plate Crack (11A). Position 94L5L showing the major crack, full margins, tied by Ill. town circular datestamp on cover to Carthage Ill., Very Fine, ex Dr. Amonette and Dr. Morris

Bid on this lot

E. 300-400
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544
 
Sale 1265, Lot 544, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades off-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c 1851 Issue, Ty. I, II, Color Chart (11, 11A). 88 used stamps on twelve cards, each card with Dr. Amonette's signature on back and identified by year, stamps arranged by color families such as Brownish Carmine and showing the shades from pale to deep and with one reddish, Clarets include early 1852, late 1852 and 1857 Clarets, one card labelled "odd colors and worn plate impressions from Plate 1L", separate cards for 1852 and 1857 Clarets, other better include Purplish Claret, each with a neat cancel and most with four margins, few small faults may be present but are immaterial, the quality here is better than most color studies, Very Fine, a phenomenal study of the shades of Scott 11 and 11A

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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545
 
Sale 1265, Lot 545, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades off-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 5R1L, full margins to barely in, bold strike of grid cancel, Very Fine example of this unusual shade, on card from Dr. Amonette which reads "very fine example of the very scarce 1852 Brown shade"

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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546
 
Sale 1265, Lot 546, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades off-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Plum, Ty. II (11A). Position 44L3, large margins to barely touched at upper left including part of adjoining stamp at left, small thin spot, Very Fine appearing example of this rare shade, accompanied by copy of Chase color chart showing this stamp

Bid on this lot

2,200
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547
c
Sale 1265, Lot 547, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades off-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Plum, Ty. II (11A var). Position 3R2L, huge margins to clear including top sheet margin, tied by Georgetown D.C. Dec. 30" circular datestamp on buff cover to Baltimore Md., stamp lifted and hinged in place (plated and shade identified on back by Dr. Amonette), cover with few expert repairs

EXTREMELY FINE TOP SHEET MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE RARE PLUM SHADE.

Stamp signed and color identified by Dr. Amonette. Cover also with with his note "Very fine Plum shade" and signed. Scott value off cover $2,200.00. Scott value on cover

Bid on this lot

3,500
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548
 
Sale 1265, Lot 548, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades off-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Pinkish, Ty. I (11 var). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at top, radiant color, light strike of circular datestamp leaves entire design clearly visible, small unprinted area at bottom of oval likely caused by foreign matter adhering to plate

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1856 PINKISH SHADE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL 3-CENT SHADES.

The 3c comes in a remarkably wide range of shades, reflecting its widespread demand to pay the most common postal rate. Among the rarest shades is the Pinkish, which differs significantly from other shades.

Accompanied by copy of Chase color chart showing this stamp as "1856 Pinkish".

Bid on this lot

5,750
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549
c
Sale 1265, Lot 549, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades off-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Pinkish, Ty. I (11 var). Position 31R4, huge margins to clear including left sheet margin, affixed upside down and tied by "Albany N.Y. May 14" circular datestamp on immaculate cover to Cavendish Vt.

EXTREMELY FINE. A PHENOMENAL EXAMPLE OF THE RARE PINKISH SHADE. THIS IS LIKELY THE FINEST EXAMPLE ON COVER.

The 3c comes in a remarkably wide range of shades, reflecting its widespread demand to pay the most common postal rate. Among the rarest shades is the Pinkish, which differs significantly from other shades.

With note on back from Dr. Amonette "An Ext F example of the rare 1856 Pinkish shade. This is the finest example I have seen on cover". We have offered only one other on cover, in 2011, which had a tear and a margin that was in. Scott value as off cover $5,750.00

Bid on this lot

E. 3,000-4,000
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