Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022
Category — "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)
Addenda: This pair is Scott 10A, both stamps are recut at right only.
VERY FINE. A FIRST-WEEK USE AND THE EARLIEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 STAMP ON A TRANSATLANTIC COVER. PROBABLY A UNIQUE 1851 ORANGE BROWN FRANKING FOR THE 24-CENT TREATY RATE.
Described in Chronicle 30 (p. 5) as follows: "Aside from having what is thought to be the largest known multiple from plate 1(e), this gorgeous cover almost certainly is the earliest known with [3c 1851] to Europe.". Illustrated in original Simpson book (p. 157). Ex Piller and "Sevenoaks".