Sale 1265 — Classic United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Category — "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
471
 
Sale 1265, Lot 471, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Copper Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 86L2E, large margins to ample, intense Copper Brown shade and from Plate 2E (as required by Scott Catalogue listing), neat strike of circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice example of this scarce shade

900
1,300
472
 
Sale 1265, Lot 472, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 32/42LO, vertical pair, fantastic intense shade which we would call Copper Brown if the Scott Catalogue did not limit that shade to Plate 2E only, proof-like impression, margins all around, clear strike of "Penn Yan N.Y. 4 Nov." circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Sheriff and Zoellner

500
700
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473
c
Sale 1265, Lot 473, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Copper Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 15R2E, wonderful intense shade and from Plate 2E (as required by Scott Catalogue), full margins to barely in at bottom left, tied by blue "New London Ct. Nov. 13" (1851) circular datestamp on light green folded letter to New York City, Very Fine and choice example of this rare shade, signed Dr. Amonette who writes "As fine a copperish OB as I have seen. Rare color."

1,100
800
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474
c
Sale 1265, Lot 474, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Copper Brown, Ty. II (10A var). Position 38R2E, full margins to clear, intense shade and from Plate 2E (as required by Scott Catalogue), tied by small Boston "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston 3cts. 3 Oct." (1851) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Detroit Mich., Very Fine example of this scarce shade, note on back from Dr. Amonette notes shade as "Pale Copperish Orange Brown" and also notes "extra pretty"

1,100
550
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475
c
Sale 1265, Lot 475, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Brownish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 20R0, full margins to clear, intense shade, neat strike of Oct. 21 circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice example of this unusual shade, with note in Dr. Amonette's hand "very brown O.B."

E. 300-400
200
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476
c
Sale 1265, Lot 476, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Brownish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Two covers, first Position 75R1E, large margins to clear, tied by blue "Greensburgh Ind. Oct. 22" circular datestamp on buff cover to Ind., signed Dr. Amonette who describes color as "brownish orange brown"; second Position 95L1E, large margins to clear, tied by blue grid cancel, red "Portsmouth N.H. Aug. 6" (1851) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Boston, signed Dr. Amonette, a Very Fine pair of covers from Plate 1 Early

E. 300-400
225
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477
c
Sale 1265, Lot 477, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Brownish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 4L0, large margins to clear, intense shade, tied by well-struck "Augusta Me. 6 Jan." circular datestamp on cover to New Orleans La., slight smudging in address, Very Fine example of this unusual shade, Dr. Amonette note on back "Brownish Orange Brown"

E. 200-300
150
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478
c
Sale 1265, Lot 478, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Intense Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 52R2E, clear margins, tied by blue grid, matching "Philadelphia Pa. Aug. 20" (1851) circular datestamp on folded letter to Columbia Penn., Very Fine, ex Gibson, signed Dr. Amonette with his note "very fine example of the scarce intense orange brown"

E. 200-300
450
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479
c
Sale 1265, Lot 479, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Intense Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 94L2E, two lines recut in upper left triangle and one line recut in lower left triangle, large margins to ample including bottom sheet margin, intense shade and impression, tied by grid cancel, light strike of red "Charleston S.C. Sep. 5" circular datestamp on buff cover to Cambridge Mass., Very Fine, beautiful shade of the Orange Brown

E. 200-300
160
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480
c
Sale 1265, Lot 480, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Deep Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 100L1E, especially deep shade -- note on back from Dr. Amonette reads "Deep orange brown" -- large margins to ample including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Frederick Md. Aug. 30" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Hagerstown Md., Very Fine example of this unusually dark shade from Plate 1 Early

E. 200-300
180
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481
c
Sale 1265, Lot 481, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Reddish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var). Plate 2E, large margins to just clear, gorgeous color with a strong reddish tinge, cancelled by blue grid, matching "Middlebury Vt. Dec. 2" circular datestamp on buff cover to Portage City Wis., cover with central stain from wax seal, stamp with trivial corner crease at top right, Very Fine example of this unusual shade, signed Dr. Amonette who notes "very fine reddish orange brown"

E. 200-300
160
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482
c
Sale 1265, Lot 482, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Bright Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A). Position 31L1E, large margins to clear, tied by "Marlborough Ms. Aug. 18" circular datestamp on lady's embossed cover to Providence R.I., Very Fine and attractive example of this sub-shade, signed Amonette with his note "very fine example of the bright orange brown"

E. 200-300
350
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483
c
Sale 1265, Lot 483, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type II Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10A)3c Pale Yellowish Orange Brown, Ty. II (10A var). Two, left stamp Position 50R2E with two lines recut in upper left triangle, right stamp Position 37L2E, large margins to clear, cancelled by large Boston "Paid" grid, red "Boston 6cts 17 Jan." (1852) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Lewiston Me., Very Fine and attractive second day of use of the large Boston "Paid" grid cancel, with notes on back from Dr. Chase and Dr. Amonette including "pale yellowish OB"

E. 300-400
550
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