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 — 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
638
 
Sale 1255, Lot 638, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Rich color complemented by bold green quartered cork cancel, vertical crease at left ending in a small tears at top and bottom, Very Fine strike, with 1998 P.F. certificate

840
225
639
 
Sale 1255, Lot 639, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Rich color, clear strike of brown cork cancel, small surface scuff at bottom, Fine appearance and extremely rare, one of only two recorded brown cancels on the 1c 1869 Pictorial Issue, illustrated in Chronicle 242 on p. 162 where it is stated that only approximately seven post offices used true brown cancels during the 1869 period, with 2009 and 2016 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
250
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640
 
Sale 1255, Lot 640, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Bright color contrasted by beautiful bold strike of blue "Stovepipe" fancy cancel of Leominster Mass. Extremely Fine strike, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
325
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641
 
Sale 1255, Lot 641, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Wide margins, rich color, light blue crayon and ultramarine target cancels, Very Fine and scarce colored cancel, with 2010 P.F. certificate

740
450
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642
 
Sale 1255, Lot 642, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Bright color, cancelled by perfect strike of Buttonless Shoe (Congress Gaiter) fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff O-12), thin spot at center, pulled perf at top

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE RARE AND DESIRABLE "CONGRESS GAITER" BUTTONLESS SHOE FANCY CANCELLATION. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE WATERBURY FANCY CANCELLATIONS.

According to Wikipedia, this style of buttonless shoe was invented for Queen Victoria in 1836, utilizing stretchable rubber (a new invention) at the sides in place of laces but still keeping the profile of lace-ups. Its feminine image was soon lost and was adopted by male wearers, at which time it was dubbed the Congress Gaiter or Boston Boot in the United States.

Ex Laehder. With 1998 and 2011 P.F. certificates.

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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643
 
Sale 1255, Lot 643, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Rich color, perfs in, well-struck Beer Mug fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff O-9), also with Waterbury circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE RARE WATERBURY BEER MUG FANCY CANCEL ON A SOUND ONE-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL.

Ex Laehder. With 1996 and 2011 P.F. certificates

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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644
 
Sale 1255, Lot 644, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Clear strike of Holly Sprig fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff L-4), Extremely Fine strike and particularly rare on the 1c 1869 Pictorial, the other fewer than 12 examples listed in Power Search are all on the 3c, ex Laehder, with 1988 and 2011 P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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645
 
Sale 1255, Lot 645, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Margins to in at bottom, beautifully clear strike of blue Flying Insect fancy cancel of Mount Vernon O., Extremely Fine strike and particularly scarce on the 1c, ex Watt White, with 1989 and 2013 P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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646
 
Sale 1255, Lot 646, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Fine centering, clearly struck "Shoo Fly" fancy cancel of Evansville Ind., depicting a shoe and a fly, small faults, excellent strike and very rare on the 1c 1869 Pictorial, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
375
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647
 
Sale 1255, Lot 647, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Tied to small piece by complete strike of blue Two-Cent Coin fancy cancel of Marshall, Mich., pulled perf at right, Very Fine strike and extremely rare on the 1869 Pictorial Issue, the postmaster at Marshall used a 2c coin which he inked and impressed on the stamp and cover, the 1861 2c was the first coin minted with the motto "In God We Trust", we have encountered a few examples of this cancel on 3c 1861 Issue stamps, but this is the only example we have seen on an 1869 Pictorial stamp, P.F. certificate nos. 206301 and 534657 (on a cover) no longer accompany

E. 750-1,000
500
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648
 
Sale 1255, Lot 648, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)1c Buff (112). Fresh color, clear strike of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, Very Fine and choice example of this cancel which is scarce on the 1c 1869 Pictorial Issue, the U.S. Post Office opened in Hiogo in 1868, one year after those in Yokohama and Nagasaki, and was in operation until December 1874; the rate was 10c to the U.S., 3c or 6c between Treaty Ports and additional rates to Europe, ex Koppersmith, Saadi and Eubanks, with 1991, 2002 and 2011 P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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649
 
Sale 1255, Lot 649, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113). Wide and balanced margins, beautiful dark shade and crisp impression, perfectly struck blue target cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp and cancel, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00 as ordinary black cancel), we have offered the majority of the the used Scott 113s listed in the P.S.E. Population Report at grades higher than this 95, and all of the others have black cork cancels

130
900
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650
 
Sale 1255, Lot 650, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)2c Brown, Split Grill (113 var). Choice centering and margins, rich color on bright paper, neat target cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Barwis, with 2008 P.F. certificate

125
500
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651
 
Sale 1255, Lot 651, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113). Rich color complemented by large and bold strike of bright green quartered cork cancel, small diagonal crease at top left, appears Fine, a desirable 2c 1869 with such a vivid green cancel, with 2009 P.F. certificate

580
350
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652
 
Sale 1255, Lot 652, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113). Tied to small piece by bold blue Circle of Rays fancy cancel, small pre-printing paper crease at top, Extremely Fine cancel and quite striking

E. 300-400
225
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653
 
Sale 1255, Lot 653, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113). Three wide margins, deep shade beautifully complemented by bold blue Solid Star fancy cancel, Very Fine and beautiful strike, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
275
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654
 
Sale 1255, Lot 654, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113). Bright color, cancelled by blue Beer Mug fancy cancel of Galva Ill., two small corner creases, Very Fine strike, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
225
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655
 
Sale 1255, Lot 655, 1c-2c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 112-113)2c Brown (113). Deep rich color, cancelled by clear strike of "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle handstamp, Extremely Fine example of this cancel which is scarce on the 2c 1869 Pictorial Issue, the U.S. Post Office opened in Hiogo in 1868, one year after those in Yokohama and Nagasaki, and was in operation until December 1874; the rate was 10c to the U.S., 3c or 6c between Treaty Ports and additional rates to Europe, some covers exist with large frankings of the 2c so this denomination must have been readily available in Hiogo; however, we have offered only about ten unduplicated off-cover examples since keeping computerized records and almost all are faulty or off-center, with 1989, 2002 and 2008 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
425
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