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 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
327
 
Sale 1255, Lot 327, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Beautifully centered with unusually wide margins, especially at top and bottom (where the defining characteristics of Type I appear), deep rich color, cancelled by bold strike of red Newark N.J. circular datestamp with integral "Paid", bright and fresh

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 10-CENT 1857 TYPE I WITH A VIVID RED DATESTAMP. PROBABLY THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THIS STAMP CANCELLED IN THIS MANNER.

Although only a few letters of the datestamp appear on this remarkable stamp, we are confident that it reads "Newark N.J. Paid". Based on surviving covers, the Newark post office evidently had the unusual habit of cancelling stamps on foreign-bound mail with its datestamp in red (see Sale 837, lot 64, and Sale 891, lot 2242).

Ex Dr. Morris. With 1992 and 2005 P.F. certificates.

1,200
3,500
328
 
Sale 1255, Lot 328, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Bright color, gorgeous centering with wide and balanced margins, circular datestamp cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT PERFORATED TYPE I, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

Type I stamps only come from the 20 positions that comprise the bottom row of the plate. Due to narrow spacing on the plate and difficulties in aligning the perforating machine, stamps at the bottom of the plate usually have perforations cutting into the bottom portion of the design. This is a negative, because Type I is defined as having the design complete at bottom. The population of stamps showing the characteristic is extremely limited, especially when other factors such as soundness are taken into consideration.

With 2003 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $12,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only six others share it.

1,100
7,000
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329
 
Sale 1255, Lot 329, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Choice centering with perfs clear of design on all sides, rich color, green circular datestamp cancel

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE I WITH AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE GREEN CIRCULAR DATESTAMP CANCEL.

This is the first 1857 10c Type I stamp with a green cancel we have offered since keeping computerized records.

With 1991 P.F. certificate

1,750
2,000
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330
 
Sale 1255, Lot 330, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Deep rich color and detailed impression, better centering than normally seen, railroad route agent's red datestamp with "R.R." struck on stamp, additional black circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, rare with the red railroad cancel, with 2005 P.F. certificate

1,200
800
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331
 
Sale 1255, Lot 331, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Unusually wide margins which show the type characteristics unusually well, blue circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate

1,150
1,100
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332
 
Sale 1255, Lot 332, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, unusually choice centering, unobtrusive strikes of black circular datestamp and red 7c credit datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE II, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). Only two grade higher (at 98).

225
1,900
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333
 
Sale 1255, Lot 333, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. II (32). Deep rich color, well-centered with left sheet selvage, extraordinarily wide margins for this stamp, large blue segmented cork cancel of Marysville Cal., Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, ex Hansen, with 2000 and 2008 P.F. certificates

205
475
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334
 
Sale 1255, Lot 334, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Rich color and detailed impression on bright paper, nicely complemented by red grid cancel, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE III, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 JUMBO BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

With 1986 and 2017 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo). By way of comparison, P.S.E. has graded only one higher (at 98) and two others at this grade.

225
5,000
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335
 
Sale 1255, Lot 335, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Wide and beautifully balanced margins, deep rich color on fresh paper, beautifully complemented by vivid red "New York Paid May 30" exchange office datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE III WITH A COLORFUL CANCEL.

Ex Kirke. With 2001, 2013 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). Thirteen examples have equaled this grade while only three grade higher in the P.S.E. Population Report. We wonder if any others in that group could match this stamp for pure eye appeal.

260
3,750
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336
 
Sale 1255, Lot 336, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Beautiful centering, deep rich color, long and full perforations, neat Yankee Jims Cal. circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE III, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,000.00). Only three grade higher (two at 95J, one at 98).

190
1,800
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337
 
Sale 1255, Lot 337, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, cancelled solely by green circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, extremely rare with a green cancel, we were unable to locate another in Power Search, ex Koppersmith, with 1991 and 2006 P.F. certificates, this color cancel is unlisted in Scott on No. 33

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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338
 
Sale 1255, Lot 338, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Pretty shade nicely complemented by red "PAID" in circle cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

245
550
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339
 
Sale 1255, Lot 339, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. III (33). Bright shade, wide margins, cancelled solely by "19" in 4-ring target handstamp of London Ontario, Canada, tiny corner perf crease at top right is insignificant, Very Fine and rare, with 1989 and 2006 P.F. certificates

E. 750-1,000
550
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340
 
Sale 1255, Lot 340, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 64L1, recut at top and bottom, deep rich color, gorgeous centering, clear strike of 11-bar grid in circle cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE PERFORATED 1857 10-CENT TYPE IV DOUBLE RECUT FROM POSITION 64L1, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE P.F. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.

10c 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, and since their population is low they are difficult to find with such choice centering. Position 64L is the only position recut at both top and bottom.

Ex Floyd. With 1986 and 2010 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95). By way of comparison, P.S.E. has graded only four from any Type IV positions at 95, which is the highest grade awarded. We have offered two of those stamps and neither was from the more desirable double-recut Position 64L1.

2,600
7,000
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341
 
Sale 1255, Lot 341, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 86L1, recut at top, deep rich color, well-proportioned margins, bold strike of unusual 5-bar grid in circle cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE IV.

With 1979 and 2000 P.F. certificates.

2,100
2,800
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342
 
Sale 1255, Lot 342, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. IV (34). Position 55L1, recut at bottom, rich color and detailed impression, light strike of circular datestamp cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-CENT TYPE IV.

With 1986 and 2006 P.F. certificates

2,250
2,600
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343
 
Sale 1255, Lot 343, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Choice centering with wide margins, rich color, green grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a phenomenal stamp and extremely rare with a green cancel, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 2019 P.F. certificate, also with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85), we are sure the grade does not adequately account for the rarity of the cancel -- Scott assigns a $225.00 premium for the green cancel, but we do not recall seeing another

280
650
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344
 
Sale 1255, Lot 344, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Intense shade and impression nicely complemented by "paint red" grid cancels, Extremely Fine and attractive, with 2005 P.F. certificate

62
325
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345
 
Sale 1255, Lot 345, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Choice centering with wide margins, cancelled by fancy manuscript "W" of Weston Mass., fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1991 and 2004 P.F. certificates

E. 200-300
275
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346
 
Sale 1255, Lot 346, 10c 1857 Issue (Scott 31-35)10c Green, Ty. V (35). Horizontal pair, phenomenal centering with unusually wide and balanced margins, central strike of blue "Wells Fargo & Co. Express 20 Oct." double-circle datestamp, few trivial perf separations at top not mentioned on certificates, Extremely Fine Gem pair, ex Dr. Morris, with 1990, 1997 and 2008 P.F. certificates

E. 750-1,000
550
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