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 — 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)

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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
893
 
Sale 1255, Lot 893, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)5c Yellow Brown (205). Enormous Jumbo margins, oval duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Saadi, with 1990 P.F. certificate

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15
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894
 
Sale 1255, Lot 894, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)1c Gray Blue (206). Deep rich color, bold strike of 15-Point Geometric fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike of a most unusual cancel on a fresh and Very Fine stamp, ex Saadi, with 1990 and 2015 P.F. certificates

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E. 400-500
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895
 
Sale 1255, Lot 895, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)1c Gray Blue (206). Horizontal pair, intense shade, both with clear strike of Skull & Crossbones fancy cancel, Very Fine strikes and particularly appealing with two cancels struck in different orientations on a pair, with 2007 P.F. certificate

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E. 500-750
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896
 
Sale 1255, Lot 896, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)3c Blue Green, Double Impression (207c). Clear second impression displaced both horizontally and vertically, creating a dizzying effect, lightly cancelled by cork leaving the double impression unobscured

FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1881 3-CENT RE-ENGRAVED AMERICAN BANK NOTE ISSUE WITH DOUBLE IMPRESSION. A GREAT RARITY.

Most double impressions occur when the first impression is made and found to be inadequate. The paper is then put in the press a second time, when it receives the heavier impression. It is a common misconception that the weaker impression is the second one.

Our census of Scott 207c, available at our website at https://www.siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/207c , includes only three examples -- two sound used off-cover stamps and one stamp on a cover (that stamp has faults). No others are contained in the records of The Philatelic Foundation, and we did not find any in our search of past auction catalogues.

Census no. 207c-CAN-02. With 2005 P.F. certificate. The Scott Catalogue value of $5,000.00 is very low in our opinion -- probably influenced by the on-cover stamp with faults. We have previously offered both of the sound off-cover examples and each realized at least $9,500 hammer.

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E. 7,500-10,000
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897
 
Sale 1255, Lot 897, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)3c Blue Green (207). Nicely balanced margins, Glen Allen Star fancy precancel with rim of datestamp in left margin, fresh and Very Fine, this is the only 3c Bank Note stamp we have offered with the Glen Allen Star precancel, it is normally encountered on 1c and occasionally 2c Bank Note stamps, this use on a 3c is extremely rare, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; specific cancels are unpriced in SMQ)

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E. 750-1,000
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898
 
Sale 1255, Lot 898, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)6c Rose (208). Deep rich color, choice centering and margins, neat target cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $275.00)

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110
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899
 
Sale 1255, Lot 899, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)6c Rose (208). Choice centering and radiant color, beautifully contrasted by bold and dark negative letter "Z" in circle fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike and stamp, Z is a very rare cancellation initial, with 2003 and 2008 P.F. certificates

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E. 300-400
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900
 
Sale 1255, Lot 900, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)6c Rose (208). Two, both with rich color in slightly different shades, beautiful centering and balanced margins, matching "3" and "6" oval grid cancels, Extremely Fine and attractive mounted together, with 2005 and 2006 P.S.E. certificates respectively (XF 90; total SMQ $550.00)

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220
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901
 
Sale 1255, Lot 901, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)6c Deep Brown Red (208a). Wonderful depth of color, well-centered, New York oval registry datestamp, Very Fine and choice, small purple backstamp, with 2009 P.F. certificate

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190
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902
 
Sale 1255, Lot 902, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)10c Brown (209). Deep rich color and proof-like impression, gorgeous centering with Jumbo margins, large grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, ex Curtis, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $325.00)

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6
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903
 
Sale 1255, Lot 903, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)10c Black Brown (209b). Exceptionally deep color on bright white paper, letter "H" in concentric circles fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $750.00)

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375
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904
 
Sale 1255, Lot 904, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)10c Black Brown (209b). Deep rich color, well-centered, light circular datestamp cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

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375
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905
 
Sale 1255, Lot 905, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Straight edge at left, choice centering, well-struck Locomotive fancy cancel of South Hanson Mass., Extremely Fine stamp and strike of this rare fancy cancel, illustrated in May 2003 Chronicle article describing the fancy cancel and listing examples known to the author, ex Hirschfield (Sale 631, lot 486), with 2005 P.F. certificate

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E. 500-750
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906
 
Sale 1255, Lot 906, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Rich color, bold strike of "Jehovah" in Hebrew fancy cancel of Putnam, Conn., small thin spot at top left corner, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, with 2006 P.F. certificate

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E. 500-750
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907
 
Sale 1255, Lot 907, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Cancelled by perfect strike of Skull & Crossbones fancy cancel of Stoneham Mass., centered to right, light diagonal crease at bottom, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce cancel, with 2007 P.F. certificate

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E. 400-500
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908
 
Sale 1255, Lot 908, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Perfect central strike of negative Skull & Crossbones fancy cancel, faint thin at top, Extremely Fine strike, with 2007 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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909
 
Sale 1255, Lot 909, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Two, each with bold strike of different Profile and Full Face fancy cancels, former from New York City, other unknown origin, stamps with faults, still Very Fine strikes, each with with 2007 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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910
 
Sale 1255, Lot 910, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Cancelled by perfect strike of Padlock and "U.S. Mail" fancy cancel of Stoneham Mass., certificate notes shorter perf at right which is masked by the cancel, horizontal crease, Extremely Fine strike of this attractive and scarce fancy cancel, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate

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E. 300-400
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911
 
Sale 1255, Lot 911, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Detailed impression on bright paper, perfect strike of Hollow Star and Crescent fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike of an attractive sound stamp, with 2010 P.F. certificate

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E. 150-200
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912
 
Sale 1255, Lot 912, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Rich color, choice centering with wide margins, well-struck Double-Line Maltese Cross fancy cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 1996, 2003 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90), we are sure the grade does not give much weight to this wonderful cancel

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E. 100-150
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913
 
Sale 1255, Lot 913, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Rich color, perfect strike of Shield of Stars and Bars fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike on a sound stamp, with 2009 P.F. certificate

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E. 300-400
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914
 
Sale 1255, Lot 914, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Rich color, well-struck negative Shield of Stars and Bars in Circle fancy cancel, Very Fine and choice strike of this scarce cancel, with 2009 P.F. certificate

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E. 200-300
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915
 
Sale 1255, Lot 915, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Red Brown (210). Tied by perfect strike of "McCutchenville Ohio Dec. 8, 1887 with Wheel of Fortune fancy cancel duplex on small piece, Extremely Fine strike, especially desirable with the full circular datestamp, with 2012 P.F. certificate

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E. 100-150
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916
 
Sale 1255, Lot 916, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)1c Ultramarine (212). Rich color, well-struck Crescent Moon and "H" fancy cancel, Extremely Fine stamp and cancel, with 2009 P.F. certificate noting this is not a Masonic cancel

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E. 200-300
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917
 
Sale 1255, Lot 917, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Green (213). Beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, neat strike of segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2005 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo)

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0
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918
 
Sale 1255, Lot 918, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Green (213). Absolutely Jumbo margins, deep rich color, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 1996 P.F. certificate

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0
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919
 
Sale 1255, Lot 919, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)90c Purple (218). Rich color on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins, purple cancel at bottom left leaves entire design clearly visible, Extremely Fine, with 1979 A.P.S. and 1985 and 2007 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85)

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225
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920
 
Bank Note Issues with Fancy Cancels. 34 items, including No. 134 with negative Top Hat, several with nice New York Foreign Mail cancels, Hollow Star, Flag, partial strike of blue "Gin" Barrel, some intricate geometrics, denominations from 1c-90c, some faults, most are Very Fine strikes, 16 with certificates

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E. 1,000-1,500
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921
 
Bank Note Issues Balance. 62 items on quadrille pages, selected by the owner for superior centering, cancel or both, including two each of Nos. 135 and 136, 148 pair, 153, several graded including No. 165 (VF-XF 85, SMQ $175.00), 182 (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $200.00), 185 (XF 90J, SMQ $175.00), few other better, cancels including few New York Foreign Mails, geometric, "Paid", few other interesting, overall fresh and Very Fine-Extremely Fine, many with certificates

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E. 1,500-2,000
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922
 
Sale 1255, Lot 922, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)1c Dull Blue (219). Perfectly centered, rich color, unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $325.00), only three grade higher

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0
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923
 
Sale 1255, Lot 923, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Carmine, Cap on Both "2"'s (220c). Radiant color, Jumbo margins, light cancel leaves the variety clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.A.G. and 2014 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo XQ), the "XQ" stands for "Extraordinary Quality"

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35
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924
 
Sale 1255, Lot 924, 1881-93 American Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 205-229)2c Carmine, Cap on Both "2"'s (220c). Rich color, Jumbo margins, neat machine cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $300.00)

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35
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