Sale 1255 — The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 17-20 May, 2022

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Category — 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
231
 
Sale 1255, Lot 231, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large balanced margins, beautiful deep rich color complemented by a vivid "paint red" Cleveland O. circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ESPECIALLY BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT GREEN TYPE I WITH A RED TOWN CANCEL.

With 1987, 2008 P.F. and 2002 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00)

850
2,300
232
 
Sale 1255, Lot 232, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. I (13). Large to huge margins including significant portion of adjoining stamp at left, rich color, circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE I.

With 1986 and 1997 P.F. certificates

750
1,800
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233
 
Sale 1255, Lot 233, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Gigantic margins all around including part of adjoining stamps at sides, rich color, circular datestamp cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE II, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

With 2015 P.F. certificate. (Superb 98 Jumbo)

145
2,400
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234
 
Sale 1255, Lot 234, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Massive margins including left sheet margin and large part of adjoining stamp at right, bright color, light town circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR JUMBO-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 10-CENT TYPE II.

With 1992 and 2003 P.F. certificates

145
2,400
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235
 
Sale 1255, Lot 235, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Large margins, rich color complemented by red grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1980, 2003 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

170
500
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236
 
Sale 1255, Lot 236, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. II (14). Horizontal pair, full to ample margins, bright shade, cancelled by clear strike of New York Ocean Mail circular datestamp with integral grid, fresh and bright, Very Fine, ex Hansen, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott value with no premium for the cancel

310
450
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237
 
Sale 1255, Lot 237, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)1c Green, Ty. II/III (14/15). Block of four, top stamps Type II, bottom stamps Type III, large margins all around, rich color, circular datestamp cancel, manuscript at bottom

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE IMPERFORATE 10-CENT 1855 ISSUE. BLOCKS ARE SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; blocks unpriced in SMQ)

3,500
5,500
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238
 
Sale 1255, Lot 238, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Huge margins all around, rich color, New York circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1991 and 2001 P.F. certificates

145
375
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239
 
Sale 1255, Lot 239, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Large even margins all around, crisp impression, "N. York Steamship" cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.F. certificate

220
550
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240
 
Sale 1255, Lot 240, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. III (15). Huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, rich color, grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $650.00)

145
325
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241
 
Sale 1255, Lot 241, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Type III (15). Large margins all around, deep rich color, perfect strike of "paint red" "Mobile Ala. Aug. 8" circular datestamp, tiny tear at bottom is barely noticeable, Extremely Fine appearance, a stamp with wonderful visual appeal, ex Saadi and Eubanks, with 1992 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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242
 
Sale 1255, Lot 242, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, large margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, red grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE IV FROM THE ONLY POSITION ON THE PLATE RECUT AT BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate. With 1994, 2005 and 2020 P.F. certificates (XF 90).

2,435
3,500
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243
 
Sale 1255, Lot 243, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, huge margins to full at right, including large portion of adjoining stamp at left, beautiful early color and impression, neat New Orleans circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE 10-CENT TYPE IV FROM THE ONLY POSITION ON THE PLATE RECUT AT BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM.

With 2000 and 2019 P.F. certificates

2,250
1,700
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244
 
Sale 1255, Lot 244, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 65L1, recut at top, large margins, deep rich color, neat circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

1,700
1,500
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245
 
Sale 1255, Lot 245, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. IV (16). Position 76L1, recut at bottom, large margins to ample at bottom, pretty shade, light strike of blue circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

1,890
1,500
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246
 
Sale 1255, Lot 246, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. III-IV (15-16). Positions 63-64L1, horizontal combination pair, right stamp Type IV recut at top and bottom, brilliant color, large to huge margins, neat circular datestamp cancel, tiny scissors-cut between stamps in top margin (stamps could be separated on the cut leaving both with large margins)

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB COMBINATION PAIR OF THE 10-CENT 1855 IMPERFORATE ISSUE CONTAINING POSITION 64L1 -- THE ONLY POSITION ON THE SHEET RECUT AT BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM.

10c 1855 Type IV stamps are defined by the recut of one or both outer lines at the top or bottom of the design. Type IV stamps come from only seven scattered positions on the left pane and one position on the right pane of Plate 1. Therefore, only 4% of the stamps from Plate 1 are Type IV. Of these eight positions, 64L is the only one with recut lines at both top and bottom.

Ex Floyd and Wingate. With 1990 and 2018 P.F. certificates. Scott value as singles

2,395
2,000
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247
 
Sale 1255, Lot 247, 10c 1855 Issue (Scott 13-16)10c Green, Ty. IV-II (16-14). Positions 55-56L1, horizontal pair, left stamp Type IV recut at bottom, full margins all around, light grid cancels, also cancelled by French entry datestamp and part of decimes due handstamp, dark shade on bright paper

VERY FINE. A SCARCE 1855 10-CENT TYPE IV-II COMBINATION PAIR WITH FRENCH POSTAL MARKINGS.

Ex Hansen. With 1989 and 2008 P.F. certificates

2,100
1,100
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