Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Category — "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II 1852-56 Orange Brown (Scott 11-11A var.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
535
c
Sale 1265, Lot 535, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II 1852-56 Orange Brown (Scott 11-11A var.)3c 1852 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 20R2L, large margins to clear, score mark at top in margin, tied by "Columbus Ohio Jun. 17" (1852) circular datestamp on cover to Ohio, cover with expert repair at center, otherwise Very Fine, a rare example of this shade, signed Dr. Amonette with his note "very fine example of the rare plate 2L orange brown color. Rare on cover that has enclosure dated 1852. The color is a true orange brown" (enclosure no longer accompanies), this should not be confused with the more common Plate 1L Experimental Orange Brown

E. 400-500
225
536
c
Sale 1265, Lot 536, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II 1852-56 Orange Brown (Scott 11-11A var.)3c 1852 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 32R3, large margins to clear, rich color, cancelled by multiple penstrokes, blue "Randolph Mass. Feb. 12" circular datestamp with matching "PAID" handstamp on blue folded cover to Wareham Mass., Very Fine example of this unusual shade, signed by Dr. Amonette who notes "extremely fine example of the rare plate 3 orange brown used most likely in 1852", unlisted in Scott, this should not be confused with the more common Plate 1L Experimental Orange Brown

E. 300-400
150
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537
 
Sale 1265, Lot 537, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II 1852-56 Orange Brown (Scott 11-11A var.)3c 1856 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Position 6R8, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at right, light strike of circular datestamp leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine, on card from Dr. Amonette with his note "very fine example of the 1856 orange brown color"

E. 300-400
450
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538
 
Sale 1265, Lot 538, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II 1852-56 Orange Brown (Scott 11-11A var.)3c 1856 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Positions 38-40L2L, horizontal strip of three, two neat strikes of blue "Nashville Ten. May 31" circular datestamp

VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A VERY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE DESIRABLE 1856 ORANGE BROWN SHADE.

Ex Hulme. Signed Dr. Amonette on back with his note "Ext F '56 OB"

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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539
c
Sale 1265, Lot 539, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II 1852-56 Orange Brown (Scott 11-11A var.)3c 1856 Orange Brown, Ty. I (11 var). Position 78L8, full to huge margins showing adjoining stamps at top and bottom, rich color approaching the 1851 Orange Brown, tied by grid cancel, magenta "Middletown Ct. 3 Paid Oct. 6" (1856) integral-rate circular datestamp, vertical file fold just passing under left margin of stamp and not affecting it in any way, Extremely Fine, very rare, ex Dr. Amonette, signed note on back from Dr. Amonette "A rare 1856 color not seen before, this is the color that approaches the 1851 orange brown color and is called the 1856 orange brown"

E. 500-750
600
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540
c
Sale 1265, Lot 540, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II 1852-56 Orange Brown (Scott 11-11A var.)3c 1856 Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A var). Positions 1/11/21/31/41/51/61/71R5L, vertical strip of eight, huge margins to just in a few spots such as at bottom, left interpane margin shows on all stamps, tied by well-struck "New-York Feb. 12" circular datestamps on oversize cover to Elizabethtown N.Y.

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THE RARE 1856 ORANGE BROWN SHADE. A REMARKABLE EXHIBITION ITEM.

Signed note on back by Dr. Amonette "very fine example of the rare 1856 orange brown"

E. 3,000-4,000
1,500
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