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 — 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
206
 
Sale 1255, Lot 206, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins to clear including part of two adjoining stamps, tied by perfect bold strike of balloon style "Louisville & Cincinnati Mail Line Jan. 8" circular datestamp, Fine and beautiful appearance, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
550
207
 
Sale 1255, Lot 207, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Three large margins, just in at top, tied by negative "CHELSEA MASS." in Circle with Stars fancy cancel on piece, Extremely Fine strike of this unusual cancel, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
550
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208
 
Sale 1255, Lot 208, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Huge margins to just in, including part of adjoining stamp at bottom, rich color, bold strike of negative "CHELSEA MASS." in Circle with Stars fancy cancel, light diagonal crease at top right, Very Fine appearance, a most unusual cancel, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
160
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209
 
Sale 1255, Lot 209, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Horizontal pair, large margins to clear, blue "Pacific Express Co." and "Adams & Co. Express" handstamps, Very Fine, scarce with the two express markings, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
425
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210
 
Sale 1255, Lot 210, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Two, first with large margins and blue "Pacific Express Co. May 10" oval datestamp, second full margins to just touched with blue "PAID" in double oval handstamp, horizontal crease at top, Very Fine appearance, first with 2007 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85, second with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
475
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211
 
Sale 1255, Lot 211, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large to huge margins including trace of adjoining stamps on three sides, large green circular datestamp cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, scarce with a green cancel, with 1988 and 2012 P.F. certificates

142
425
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212
 
Sale 1255, Lot 212, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large even margins, pastel color nicely complemented by deep green Lancaster Pa. circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, a pretty stamp, with 2006 P.F. certificate

142
275
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213
 
Sale 1255, Lot 213, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Large margins, rich color and detailed impression, nicely complemented by blue "PAID." and "3" cancels, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
600
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214
 
Sale 1255, Lot 214, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Huge margins to clear including bottom sheet margin, radiant color, well-struck "24" in circle cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
425
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215
 
Sale 1255, Lot 215, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Two, large margins, one with "24" in circle handstamp, other with "38" in four circles handstamp, first with light corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine and attractive with the numeral cancels, with 2007 or 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
750
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216
 
Sale 1255, Lot 216, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Full margins to just in, radiant color, well-struck solid 5-Point Star in Double Circle fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
350
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217
 
Sale 1255, Lot 217, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Horizontal pair, three full to huge margins, just in at bottom, two perfect strikes of unusual Geometric fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strikes of this unusual cancel, ex Eno and Jennings, with 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
900
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218
 
Sale 1255, Lot 218, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, II (11, 11A). Four, each with large margins to clear, cancels include two with blue circular datestamp, red grid, last is black circular datestamp, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, each with certificate including one graded XF 90

E. 300-400
550
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219
 
Sale 1255, Lot 219, 3c 1851 Issue: Cancellations and Chicago Perfs (Scott 11-11A)3c Dull Red, Ty. I, Chicago Perf 12-1/2 (11 var). Deep shade, neatly cancelled by Chicago circular datestamp, faint diagonal crease at top right

FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 3-CENT 1851 WITH CHICAGO PERFORATIONS.

Ex "Lake Shore". With 2005 P.F. certificate

6,000
1,300
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