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 — 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
784
 
Sale 1255, Lot 784, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)1c Dark Ultramarine (145 var). Deep rich color, bold strike of Left Handed Beer Mug (with break) fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff O-9A), Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate

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E. 500-750
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785
 
Sale 1255, Lot 785, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)2c Red Brown (146). Perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, rich color, neat segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Saadi and Dr. Hinrichs, with 1988 and 2019 P.F. certificates

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17
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786
 
Sale 1255, Lot 786, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147). Deep shade on bright paper, unusually choice centering with wide margins, well-struck Sun Face fancy cancel of St. Louis Mo., Extremely Fine Gem stamp and cancel, with 1998 and 2002 P.F. certificates

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E. 200-300
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787
 
Sale 1255, Lot 787, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147). Unusually bold strike of Pig fancy cancel of Corry Pa., tied by tail of the pig on small piece, some minor perf tip toning, Extremely Fine strike, with 2006 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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788
 
Sale 1255, Lot 788, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147). Bright shade, well-struck Three-Leaf Shamrock Ty. 5 fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff F-12), Very Fine strike, ex Saadi, with 1992 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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789
 
Sale 1255, Lot 789, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147). Tied by bold strike of negative Pointing Hand in Circle with large part of Neponset Village Mass. circular datestamp on piece, Extremely Fine strike, with 2013 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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790
 
Sale 1255, Lot 790, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)3c Green (147). Rich color, bold strike of Devil's Mask fancy cancel of New York City, Very Fine strike, ex Kirke, with 1988 and 2002 P.F. certificates

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E. 200-300
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791
 
Sale 1255, Lot 791, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Pretty shade nicely complemented by blue segmented cork cancel, part of matching circular datestamp at top, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 1999 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $125.00 does not adequately convey the beauty of this stamp)

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24
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792
 
Sale 1255, Lot 792, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Rich color, Jumbo margins, well-struck New York Foreign Mail 8-Point Star in Circle cancel, Extremely Fine strike on a Jumbo stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate

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E. 200-300
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793
 
Sale 1255, Lot 793, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Brilliant color, red 8-Point Solid Star New York Foreign Mail cancel, Very Fine and choice, an attractive stamp, ex Kirke, with 2002 P.F. certificate

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E. 200-300
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794
 
Sale 1255, Lot 794, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Pretty shade, unusually wide margins, 5-Point Segmented Star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate

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E. 200-300
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795
 
Sale 1255, Lot 795, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)6c Carmine (148). Rich color, bold strike of Shield fancy cancel, Very Fine and choice, attractive, with 2011 P.F. certificate

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E. 200-300
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796
 
Sale 1255, Lot 796, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)7c Vermilion (149). Remarkably well-centered with wide margins on bright crisp paper, neat cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

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100
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797
 
Sale 1255, Lot 797, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)7c Vermilion (149). Bright shade, well-struck Shield fancy cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1993 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates

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E. 200-300
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798
 
Sale 1255, Lot 798, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)7c Vermilion (149). Choice centering with wide and balanced margins, ultramarine grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, rare with an ultramarine cancel, with 2000 and 2008 P.F. certificates

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112
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799
 
Sale 1255, Lot 799, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)10c Brown (150). Rich color, wide margins, bold strike of 5-Point Star with Hollow Center fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce with such wide margins and with a fancy cancel, with 2009 P.F. certificate

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35
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800
 
Sale 1255, Lot 800, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)10c Brown (150). Choice centering with wide margins, bright shade nicely complemented by blue circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 2013 P.F. certificate

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36
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801
 
Sale 1255, Lot 801, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet (151). Well-centered with wide margins, rich color, attractive blue target cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Dr. Morris, with 1995 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates

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225
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802
 
Sale 1255, Lot 802, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet (151). Rich color, strikes of New York Foreign Mail Cross in Circle cancel and part of red handstamp, well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2004 P.F. certificates

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215
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803
 
Sale 1255, Lot 803, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)12c Dull Violet (151). Deep rich color, bold strike of ultramarine grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, extremely rare with an ultramarine cancel (Scott assigns it a $1,000.00 premium), with 2008 P.F. certificate

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1,200
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804
 
Sale 1255, Lot 804, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152). Vibrant color nicely complemented by dark blue cancel, looks like a large oval which attractively frames the back of Webster's head, Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 2004 P.F. certificate

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217
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805
 
Sale 1255, Lot 805, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Deep Orange (152 var). Intense shade and impression, well-struck purple four-ring target cancel, Very Fine and choice, a rare example of this sub-shade cancelled in purple, with 1991 and 2008 P.F. certificates

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460
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806
 
Sale 1255, Lot 806, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152). Radiant color, bold strike of Eagle fancy cancel of St. Louis Mo., struck inverted in relation to the stamp's design, Extremely Fine strike, with 2007 P.F. certificate

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E. 400-500
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807
 
Sale 1255, Lot 807, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152). Intense shade and impression, well-balanced margins, perfect strike of negative Arrow fancy cancel, Extremely Fine stamp and cancel, with 2013 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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808
 
Sale 1255, Lot 808, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152). Radiant color nicely contrasted by blue "Gin" Barrel fancy cancel of Chicago, Extremely Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel, with 1986 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates

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E. 500-750
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809
 
Sale 1255, Lot 809, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)15c Bright Orange (152). Vibrant color, bold strike of unusual Multi-Segmented Rosette fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike, ex Kirke, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

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210
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810
 
Sale 1255, Lot 810, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Deep shade, beautiful centering, neat open grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, with 1996 P.F. certificate

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210
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811
 
Sale 1255, Lot 811, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Bright shade, well-balanced margins, purple Star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90), if one factors the cancel then this should really grade higher

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217
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812
 
Sale 1255, Lot 812, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Deep rich color, fantastic strike of keyhole fancy cancel which nicely frames General Scott's head, Extremely Fine strike, with 2011 P.F. certificate

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E. 500-750
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813
 
Sale 1255, Lot 813, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Pretty shade nicely complemented by red New York Foreign Mail 8-Point Star in Circle cancel, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 1997 P.F. certificate

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225
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814
 
Sale 1255, Lot 814, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)24c Purple (153). Deep rich color, bold strike of "N.York (Ste)amship Mar. 23" circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a scarce cancel, with 2008 P.F. certificate

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225
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815
 
Sale 1255, Lot 815, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154). Bright shade, unusually wide and balanced margins, red cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, especially desirable with a red cancel, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00), only four grade higher

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325
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816
 
Sale 1255, Lot 816, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154). Uncommonly wide margins and excellent centering, intense shade of 1870 National printing, attractive face-free red circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, an outstanding example of this challenging Bank Note issue, with 1988, 2008 and 2017 P.F. certificates (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" stands for "Extraordinary Quality"

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325
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817
 
Sale 1255, Lot 817, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154). Intense shade, bold strike of blue segmented cork cancel, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $650.00)

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280
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818
 
Sale 1255, Lot 818, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)30c Black (154). Bright shade nicely complemented by red New York Foreign Mail Spokes in Circle cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

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325
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819
 
Sale 1255, Lot 819, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155). Deep rich color on crisp paper, perfectly centered, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Hansen, with 1991 and 2008 P.F. certificates

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325
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820
 
Sale 1255, Lot 820, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155). Brilliant color, bright paper, wide and balanced margins, New York Foreign Mail 4-Point Star in Circle cancel, Extremely Fine, a stamp with fantastic visual appeal, with 2008 P.F. certificate

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325
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821
 
Sale 1255, Lot 821, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155). Brilliant color, face-free strike of cork cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

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325
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822
 
Sale 1255, Lot 822, 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Ungrilled Issue (Scott 145-155)90c Carmine (155). Bright color and paper, brown cork cancel, Very Fine, extremely rare with a brown cancel, with 2007 P.F. certificate, this color cancel is unlisted in Scott

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325
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