Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
550
c
Sale 1265, Lot 550, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 10R3, large to gigantic margins showing 11mm sheet margin at right and 5mm sheet margin at top, tied by red "Toulon Ill. Jan. 9" circular datestamp on light buff cover to Tunkhannock Pa., file fold far from stamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL CORNER SHEET MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 3-CENT TYPE II, SCOTT 11A, TIED BY A RED CANCEL.

Ex Stephen Brown. With 1989 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
551
c
Sale 1265, Lot 551, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to just in, tied by red Shield with negative "Paid 3c" fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PS-C14), matching "W. Randolph Vt. 19 Oct." circular datestamp on buff cover to Centre Strafford N.H., stamp with small indent, Very Fine strike, this is the only example of this marking we have encountered, ex Beals and Baker

E. 750-1,000
3,500
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552
c
Sale 1265, Lot 552, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Claret, Ty. II (11A var). Position 15R1L, large even margins, tied by brown "Pottsville Pa. Apr. 22" circular datestamp on buff cover to Philadelphia, Extremely Fine stamp and cover, signed by Dr. Amonette who writes "Rare early 1852 color from plate 1L-superb", also with small note stating "probably deepest, best example of the early 1852 Claret shade"

E. 200-300
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553
c
Sale 1265, Lot 553, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Experimental Orange Brown, Ty. II (11A). Position 46L1L, large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Plymouth N.C. Mar. 10" (1852) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Edenton N.C. and forwarded within North Carolina, stamp also tied by "Edenton N.C. Mar. 11" circular datestamp, matching "Paid" and "3" handstamps, Very Fine and choice forwarded use of the scarce Experimental Orange Brown, note on back "Plate 1L Experimental O.B." and initialed by Dr. Amonette

700
500
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554
c
Sale 1265, Lot 554, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Horizontal pair, radiant color, large margins to just touched at upper left, tied by two strikes of "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N. York Sep. 29" route agent's circular datestamp on buff cover with printed "Postage Pre-Paid" at upper left and wholesale dealer return address, to East Winthrop Mass., slight edgewear and slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, very unusual with the printed "Postage Pre-Paid"

E. 300-400
140
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555
c
Sale 1265, Lot 555, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to clear including part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, tied by "Ogdensburgh N.Y. Dec. 19" circular datestamp on yellow cover to Boston with John C. Fremont three-quarter portrait in oval, John Andrew imprint, also with "Free Limbs and a Free Land" label, Very Fine campaign cover, Fremont was the first Republican Party nominee for president, losing the 1856 election to James Buchanan

E. 300-400
475
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556
c
Sale 1265, Lot 556, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in at top, tied by grid, "Westbrook Con. ? 21" circular datestamp with part of date in manuscript on buff cover with "Why don't you take it?" Civil War caricature depicting Winfield Scott, Jefferson Davis and Washington D.C. design to Plymouth Conn., trivial overall wear, barely reduced at left, Very Fine use of this cartoon design, which was used early in the war after Washington D.C. was under the threat of Confederate invasion and General Winfield Scott was still in command of U.S. forces, this is the only example we have offered with an imperforate stamp, with 1994 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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557
c
Sale 1265, Lot 557, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Rose Red, Ty. I (11 var). Large margins, tied by bold strike of blue "Wells, Fargo & Co./Express/Steamboat" shield-style handstamp on light buff cover to Sacramento Cal., matching "Wells Fargo & Co. Express/Sonora" oval handstamp at right

EXTREMELY FINE. BELIEVED TO BE A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF WELLS FARGO & CO. MARKINGS.

Illustrated in Brookman. Ex Moody, Baker and Grunin. With 1988 P.F. certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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558
c
Sale 1265, Lot 558, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just in at top, tied by neat strike of blue "Wells, Fargo & Co.s Express S. Frco 21 Jul." double-circle datestamp on Marysville banker's corner card cover to Marysville, the return address of Marysville crossed out and with "SF" written in, Very Fine, an attractive use

E. 200-300
130
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559
c
Sale 1265, Lot 559, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Position 91R3, large margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, tied by blue "Pacific Express Co. San Francisco Jun. 18" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Iowa Hill Cal., cover with small repair at top, missing top flap, still Very Fine example of this issue sent by express outside the mails along the West Coast, initialed and plated by Dr. Amonette

E. 200-300
130
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560
c
Sale 1265, Lot 560, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Positions 69-70R2L, horizontal pair, large margins to clear, radiant color, cancelled by blue large segmented grid, matching "Marysville Cal. Apr. 29" circular datestamp and matching "PAID" handstamp on cover to Ohio, Very Fine and choice, signed Dr. Amonette

E. 300-400
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561
c
Sale 1265, Lot 561, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Positions 9-10/19-20R5L, block of four, three large margins, just in to clear at right, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 20 Feb." (ca. 1856-57) circular datestamps on buff cover to John W. Denver in Washington D.C., Very Fine, a rare block of four on cover paying double the 6c transcontinental rate, John W. Denver was a member of the House of Representatives at this time, among many other noteworthy aspects of his life, Denver Colorado was named for him, Scott value for the block off cover is $1,000.00

E. 750-1,000
500
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562
c
Sale 1265, Lot 562, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Two, large margins to just in, bright color, tied by two strikes of "STEAM/SHIP" two-line handstamp on buff cover to Clinton N.Y., mostly clear strike of blue "VIA NICARAGUA/AHEAD OF THE MAILS/LELAND" framed two-line handstamp, minor stain spot on cover, Very Fine strike of the rare version of "Via Nicaragua" handstamp with "Leland" name

E. 750-1,000
900
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563
c
Sale 1265, Lot 563, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to just clear, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Feb. 23" circular datestamp and used with 1c Blue, Eagle Carrier (LO2), large margins including virtually full framelines at top and bottom, latter cancelled by bold strike of red star, on cover to Boston, Very Fine and attractive cover, with 1997 P.F. certificate

500
475
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564
c
Sale 1265, Lot 564, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Types I & II Dull Red, Shades on-Cover (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Full margins to barely touched, radiant color, tied by blue "Charleston S.C. Paid Jan. 7" circular datestamp and used with Charleston S.C., Honour's City Post, 2c Black on Bluish (4LB8), uncancelled on folded letter to Boston, Very Fine and attractive, with 1996 P.F. certificate

1,500
375
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