Sale 1255 — The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 17-20 May, 2022
Category — 10c 1847 Issue: Gems and Cancellation Varieties (Scott 2)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
With 2000 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE 10-CENT 1847 WITH A BRIGHT RED BURLINGTON, VERMONT, CIRCULAR DATESTAMP. NO 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE COVERS ARE KNOWN FROM BURLINGTON.
Burlington, Vermont, received 14,600 5c stamps, but only 200 10c stamps. No 10c covers are reported.
With 2001 P.F. certificate. The Scott Catalogue assigns a $150.00 premium for red town cancel to the 5c 1847, but inadvertently omits the same premium for the 10c
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 10-CENT 1847 CANCELLED BY RED ST. LOUIS INTEGRAL-RATE DATESTAMP.
With 1988 and 2007 P.F. certificates (XF 90). The Scott Catalogue assigns a $150.00 premium for red town cancel to the 5c 1847, but inadvertently omits the same premium for the 10c
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB 10-CENT 1847 STAMP WITH BOTH RED AND BLUE CANCELS.
With 2006 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL 10-CENT 1847 WITH A VIVID "PAINT RED" GRID CANCEL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA.
Ex Moody, Mayer, Grunin, Wall and Barwis. With 2000 and 2008 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE AND RARE STRIKE OF THE BRATTLEBORO VERMONT, 13-BAR GRID ON A SOUND, FOUR-MARGIN 10-CENT 1847 STAMP.
Ex Grunin, Wall (who recorded only two 10c 1847 stamps with this cancel) and Mirsky. With 1989 and 2012 P.F. certificates.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP AND CHOICE STRIKE OF THIS DESIRABLE CANCEL, WHICH IS PARTICULARLY SCARCE ON THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
Illustrated in Chronicle 217 (p. 24). Ex Stollnitz, Saadi and Gross. With clear 1996 and 2013 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE OFF COVER WITH THE WHEELING CONTROL GRID.
The post office in Wheeling, Virginia (later West Virginia), received its first supply of 1847 stamps on August 8, 184--1,200 5c and 400 10c--and soon after applied a red 7-bar grid to the center of blocks of four before or at the time the stamps were sold. We do not know if the red grids were struck on all 25 blocks in a pane of 100 stamps, or if they were applied to smaller units, but all of the known examples have the red grid in one corner of the stamp. Since most of the recorded examples with the red grid are additionally cancelled, some experts have been reluctant to define them as precancellations, which are usually not cancelled again. However, one of the seven recorded covers has a precancelled stamp without any other cancel, and a piece with a 5c has the stamp tied by the Wheeling November 6 (1847) circular datestamp, without any other cancel. Whether the grid was applied as a control mark, as some have suggested, or for reasons that qualify it as a precancel, is a technical point for specialists to debate. Everyone agrees that the Wheeling grid is unique in the manner in which it was applied to the 1847 Issue. See lot 58 for the 5c 1847 with Wheeling grid.
Ex Zoellner and Mirsky. With 1980, 1998 and 2012 P.F. certificates. Scott value $23,250.00
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH THE 7-RING CANADIAN TARGET CANCEL.
Ex Mirsky. With 1995 and 2012 P.F. certificates. Scott value $3,750.00.
VERY FINE APPEARING STAMP. A SPECTACULAR AND VERY RARE NUMERAL "20" CANCEL ON THE 1847 ISSUE.
Ex Saadi and Gross. With 1992 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. A LOVELY 10-CENT 1847 STAMP WITH A FULL AND PERFECT STRIKE OF THE WATERTOWN, WISCONSIN, ROMAN NUMERAL "X" CANCEL, WHICH COMPLEMENTS THE ROMAN NUMERALS ON THE STAMP ITSELF.
Watertown did not receive any 1847 Issue stamps, but more than 9,000 10c stamps were shipped to other towns in Wisconsin.
Ex Saadi and Gross. With 1989 and 2013 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL FOUR-MARGIN 10-CENT 1847 CANCELLED BY A RED ROMAN NUMERAL "X", WHICH COMPLEMENTS THE ROMAN NUMERALS ON THE STAMP ITSELF.
With 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,100.00 for normal cancel).
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH A BOLD GREEN CANCEL.
Ex Koppersmith, Saadi, Gross and from our 1991 Rarities sale. With 1987, 1991 and 2013 P.F. certificates. Scott assigns a $3,250.00 premium for a green cancel on the 10c 1847 Issue.
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE WITH A CLEAR GREEN CANCEL.
The green ink used to cancel the stamp and postmark the letter is an unmistakable true green, not one of the impure greenish-blue green inks seen more frequently in this period.
With 1990 P.F. certificate. Scott assigns a $3,250.00 premium for a green cancel on the 10c 1847 Issue.