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)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
458
c
Sale 1265, Lot 458, "Houdon" 3c 1851-57: Type I Orange Brown, Shades (Scott 10)3c Orange Brown (10). Horizontal strip of six and pair, Positions 71-76R1E, 87-88R1E, large margins to barely in, beautiful rich color from early printing, cancelled and tied by colorful magenta brush stroke on July 8, 1851 blue folded letter to Liverpool, England, red "New York 19 Jul. 8" 19c credit datestamp ties pair, red "America Liverpool Paid JY 20/51 C" receiving datestamp

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".

E. 3,000-4,000
4,750