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 — 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
374
 
Sale 1255, Lot 374, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Deep rich color nicely complemented by red New York exchange office circular datestamp cancel, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,860
2,200
375
 
Sale 1255, Lot 375, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)1c Blue (63). Rich color, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, central strike of target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1983, 2015 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,150.00), only three grade higher (at 98) and one other shares this grade

45
750
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376
 
Sale 1255, Lot 376, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)1c Blue (63). Wide margins, rich color on bright paper, bold strike of "paint red" Massachusetts circular datestamp seems to "float" on top of stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2000 and 2007 P.F. certificates

E. 300-400
400
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377
 
Sale 1255, Lot 377, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)1c Blue (63). Unusually wide margins, detailed impression, light strike of red New York City carrier circular datestamp with 1c integral rate, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate

65
325
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378
 
Sale 1255, Lot 378, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)1c Blue (63). Crisp impression, well-struck "Philada Pa. Post Office Jun. 12 3rd '65" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2000 and 2017 P.F. certificates

E. 200-300
475
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379
 
Sale 1255, Lot 379, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)1c Blue (63). Bright color, well-struck New York City Union Soldier's Head fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce and desirable cancel, stamp lightly creased (not mentioned on certificates)--the creation and use of this fancy cancel in the spring of 1866 coincided with the return of soldiers from the Civil War, it is known on at least one domestic cover, but apparently the cancelling device migrated to the foreign-mail exchange office, where it was used to cancel stamps on mail to foreign countries--with 1988 and 2017 P.F. certificates

E. 750-1,000
500
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380
 
Sale 1255, Lot 380, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)1c Blue (63). Tied on small piece by Star Within a Star fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn., also tied by "Waterbury Con. Sep. 30 '65" double-circle datestamp on small piece, Very Fine strike and a very unusual cancel, unlisted in the Rohloff book, this would be a variety of the S-6 design, which the book notes was used in late September 1865 (we have also seen a use on October 9), with 2017 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
300
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381
 
Sale 1255, Lot 381, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)1c Blue (63). Rich color, perfect strike of Shaded 8-Point Star in Circle fancy cancel, thin spots, reperfed at right, still an Extremely Fine strike of this unusual and rare cancel, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
450
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382
 
Sale 1255, Lot 382, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)1c Blue, Dark Blue (63, 63b). Five stamps in a range of shades, including No. 63 with older certificate as Pale Blue and 2006 certificate as Blue graded XF 90, another in Blue shade with a Star fancy cancel, another Blue shade with green grid and circular datestamp cancels, also one Bright Blue shade with unusual Geometric cancel, last is 63b with Dec. 1862 double-circle datestamp, selected by collector for superior cancel and/or centering, Very Fine group, each with sound certificate

E. 500-750
950
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383
 
Sale 1255, Lot 383, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)1c Ultramarine (63a). Lovely color on bright paper, light strike of cogwheel cancel (not the San Francisco device)

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE ONE-CENT 1861 ULTRAMARINE SHADE VARIETY.

With 2005 and 2018 P.F. certificates

1,900
1,400
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384
 
Sale 1255, Lot 384, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-63)1c Dark Blue (63b). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, face-free strike of red circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine example of this distinctive shade, with 2014 P.F. certificate

890
1,600
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