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Sale 1036 — The David W. Gorham Collection

Sale Date — Monday, 10 December, 2012

Category — 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors (Scott 56-66)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
111
og
Sale Number 1036, Lot Number 111, 1861 Issue First Designs and Colors (Scott 56-66)30c Red Orange, First Color (61), 30c Red Orange, First Color (61)30c Red Orange, First Color (61). Original gum, beautiful shade and impression, choice centering for this difficult issue, full perforations all around

VERY FINE. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 30-CENT 1861 FIRST COLOR. AN EXTREMELY RARE STAMP IN COMPLETELY SOUND CONDITION.

Our census of the 30c 1861 First Color, available at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/61/61.pdf , contains a total of 32 examples, including one in the Miller collection at The New York Public Library. A characteristic common to most examples of the 30c 1861 First Color is faint creasing, which in some cases is very severe and in others barely visible. Six stamps with original gum are free of faults, although a few have a trivial nibbed perf or two. All of the sound stamps are centered to one side (as are most of the others).

Census No. 61-OG-01. Ex Lessin. With 1970 and 2002 P.F. certificates.

45,000
25,000
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