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 — 12c 1857 Issue (Scott 36-36B)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
347
 
Sale 1255, Lot 347, 12c 1857 Issue (Scott 36-36B)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Position 88L1, choice centering for this difficult issue, intense shade blue Cincinnati circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, ex Koppersmith, with 1987 and 2008 P.F. certificates

310
500
348
 
Sale 1255, Lot 348, 12c 1857 Issue (Scott 36-36B)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Crisp impression, cancelled solely by red grid, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 2001 P.F. certificate

320
550
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349
 
Sale 1255, Lot 349, 12c 1857 Issue (Scott 36-36B)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Deep shade, green grid and red boxed "P.D." cancels, Very Fine and choice, this issue is extremely rare with a green cancel, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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350
 
Sale 1255, Lot 350, 12c 1857 Issue (Scott 36-36B)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Detailed impression, bold strike of 8-point Star and Circle fancy cancel of Tuscaloosa Ala., Very Fine and choice, ex Koppersmith and Saadi, with 1983 and 2015 P.F. certificates, Scott value without premium for the cancel

300
325
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351
 
Sale 1255, Lot 351, 12c 1857 Issue (Scott 36-36B)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Horizontal pair, crisp shade and detailed impression, light strike of blue circular datestamp at bottom leaves entire design clearly visible, choice centering, Extremely Fine, a beautiful pair, ex Hansen, with 1984 and 2008 P.F. certificates

720
1,200
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352
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Sale 1255, Lot 352, 12c 1857 Issue (Scott 36-36B)12c Black, Plate 1 (36). Block of four, detailed impression, central strike of red "Hartford Ct. (or O?) Mar. 9" circular datestamp cancel, few minor perf separations sensibly reinforced, bottom right stamp two small toned spots, Very Fine appearance, blocks of the 12c 1857 from Plate 1 are almost always cancelled in black, we have not seen a cover with this the particular red "Hartford" circular datestamp, but there is another 12c block with the same datestamp (Sale 839, lot 460), which originally formed a block of eight with the block offered here, ex Lehman and Ishikawa, with clear 1977 P.F. certificate, offered "as is"

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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353
 
Sale 1255, Lot 353, 12c 1857 Issue (Scott 36-36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Intense shade on bright paper, cancelled by ultramarine French transit, red grid and red boxed "P.D." cancels, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 12-CENT FROM PLATE 3, CANCELLED BY AN ULTRAMARINE FRENCH TRANSIT HANDSTAMP AND ALSO BY RED GRID AND "P.D." HANDSTAMPS.

With 2009 P.F. certificate. An Ultramarine cancel is unlisted in Scott.

290
550
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354
 
Sale 1255, Lot 354, 12c 1857 Issue (Scott 36-36B)12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Deep shade and detailed impression, well-proportioned margins, red grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 1983, 2005 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $775.00)

290
600
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