Sale 1255 — The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 17-20 May, 2022
Category — 15c-90c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 118-122)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL WITH A BOLD BLUE TARGET CANCEL.
With 1991, 2002 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95 XQ). The "XQ" denotes "Extraordinary Quality".
VERY FINE. A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE 15-CENT TYPE II 1869 PICTORIAL WITH A BOLD TRUE GREEN CANCEL.
The bicolor 1869s are extremely rare with green cancels. Perhaps four or five others are contained in Power Search for the 15c (either type).
Ex Grunin, Ishikawa and Rose. With clear 1993 and 2016 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE USED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH A BOLD RED CANCEL.
Ex Dr. Morris. With 1991 and 2002 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE. THE BEST CENTERED USED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 24-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE. ONLY SIX USED BLOCKS ARE RECORDED.
The six recorded used blocks of the 24c 1869, not counting the unique Invert block, are as follows (each identified by a recent owner):
1) ex Rose, VF centering, fancy circle of V's cancel neatly struck on each stamp, minor wrinkling causing light creasing, top right stamp small margin tear (Sale 1224, lot 126)
2) ex Bechtel and Dr. Heimburger, EF centering, circular cork cancels over each vignette, strengthened perf separations, trivial tiny tear, the block offered here
3) ex Ishikawa, Eubanks and Curtis (Sale 1084, lot 3339), VF centering, circle of wedges cancel, left stamps few small tears
4) ex Anderson, Fine centering to top right, circle of wedges cancel
5) ex Klein, Fine centering to left, quartered cork cancels, light corner crease at bottom right and several rejoined perfs
6) ex Lopez and Price and from our 1965, 1992 and 2001 Rarities sales, perfs cutting in at right, cork cancels (Sale 1209, lot 1146).
Ex Bechtel and Dr. Heimburger. With 2013 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE WIDEST-MARGINED 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL STAMPS WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.
Ex Twigg-Smith and Floyd. With 1983 and 2002 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 30-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH TWO DIFFERENT RED CANCELS.
With 1984 and 2001 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS WIDE-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL. ESPECIALLY RARE AND DESIRABLE WITH A RED CANCELLATION.
A review using Power Search shows we have offered approximately 15 unduplicated used examples of Scott 122 graded XF 90 or higher. This is the only example among that population cancelled in red.
Ex Drs. Dauer and from our 2007 Rarities sale. With 2004 and 2008 P.F. certificates (XF 90).
EXTREMELY FINE JUMBO-MARGINED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
With 2001 P.S.E. certificate. With 1979 and 2002 P.F. certificates.