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 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
656
 
Sale 1255, Lot 656, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Deep Ultramarine (114 var). Exceptional depth of color, choice centering, neat strike of "PAID" in circle cancel, Extremely Fine, a lovely stamp in this distinct shade, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90), Scott value as normal color

16
650
657
 
Sale 1255, Lot 657, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Dark Ultramarine (114 var). Choice centering and margins, incredible depth of color in this rich shade complemented by dark blue Cincinnati circular datestamp, Extremely Fine and striking stamp, with 2004 and 2013 P.F. certificates

19
900
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658
 
Sale 1255, Lot 658, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Pastel color with neat green circle of wedges cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

316
200
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659
 
Sale 1255, Lot 659, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Boldly struck "US SHIP" two-line cancel, Very Fine and rare cancel, ex Juhring and Rose, with 1997 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
2,200
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660
 
Sale 1255, Lot 660, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Wide margins, radiant color, neat strike of red "M" cancel of Manchester Conn., Very Fine and choice, ex Dr. Hinrichs, with 1995 and 2019 P.F. certificates

E. 400-500
800
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661
 
Sale 1255, Lot 661, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Cancelled by clear strike of Boy's Head fancy cancel of White Horse Station N.J., minor corner creases, Extremely Fine strike and a desirable fancy cancel, ex Dr. Heimburger, with 1995 and 2013 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
325
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662
 
Sale 1255, Lot 662, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color, clear strike of Woman's Profile Facing Left fancy cancel of Corry Pa., Very Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, with 2019 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
650
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663
 
Sale 1255, Lot 663, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Three large margins, straight edge at left and clipped top left corner, tied to piece by bold strike of greenish-blue Skull and Crossbones fancy cancel, matching "Charlestown W. Va. 16 Mar." circular datestamp, small stain above head of skull, Extremely Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
500
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664
 
Sale 1255, Lot 664, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Brilliant color, cancelled by perfect strike of Small Bee fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff A-14), which shows almost the entire design as well as all the nuances in the wings and abdomen, small corner crease at top left

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE WATERBURY SMALL BEE FANCY CANCEL ON A 3-CENT 1869 PICTORIAL.

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

E. 1,500-2,000
1,700
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665
 
Sale 1255, Lot 665, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, cancelled by well-struck Small Bee fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff A-14), also with bit of Waterbury circular datestamp at left, small toned spot at bottom clear of cancel, Very Fine strike, ex Senchuk, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
550
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666
 
Sale 1255, Lot 666, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Used with 10c Yellow Green, F Grill (96), tied together on small piece by bold strikes of Large Bee fancy cancel of Hartford Conn.

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THIS RARE BEE FANCY CANCEL FROM HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.

With 2004 P.F. certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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667
 
Sale 1255, Lot 667, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color on bright paper, cancelled by perfect strike of "Shoe Fly" fancy cancel of Kittrell N.C., depicting a shoe and a fly, Extremely Fine strike of this marvelous fancy cancel, ex Eubanks, with 1995 and 2011 P.F. certificates

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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668
 
Sale 1255, Lot 668, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Centered to left, brilliant color complemented by blue Flying Insect fancy cancel of Mount Vernon O., light diagonal crease at top left, Extremely Fine strike, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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669
 
Sale 1255, Lot 669, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by exceptionally bold strike of Waterbury Chrysanthemum fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff F-3) on small piece, bit of the Waterbury circular datestamp also ties the stamp at left

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE FAMOUS AND RARE CHRYSANTHEMUM FANCY CANCELLATION OF WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT.

We estimate there are fewer than ten off-cover stamps and three covers with the Waterbury Chrysanthemum cancel. This is a particularly bold strike.

From our 1994 Rarities sale and with 1994 P.F. certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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670
 
Sale 1255, Lot 670, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color, tied to piece by choice strike of Rose Blossom fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff F-2), "Waterbury Ct. Nov. 23" (1869) circular datestamp

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE INTRICATELY CARVED ROSE BLOSSOM FANCY CANCELLATION OF WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT. THIS IS THE MOST ELABORATE FLOWER DESIGN CREATED BY THE POSTMASTER OF WATERBURY.

Several of the different Waterbury designs carved by postmaster John W. Hill are noteworthy for their elaborate designs, most famously the Running Chicken, and also the Bee, Eagle & Shield and some of the human faces. This Rose Blossom design is certainly one of the Hill's finest creations and is rare with probably fewer than eight known.

Ex Forster. With 1981 and 2009 P.F. certificates.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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671
 
Sale 1255, Lot 671, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, clear strike of Rose Blossom fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff F-2), single dangling perf at lower left

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE BEAUTIFUL ROSE BLOSSOM FANCY CANCELLATION OF WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT. THIS IS THE MOST ELABORATE FLOWER DESIGN CARVED BY THE POSTMASTER OF WATERBURY.

Several of the different Waterbury designs carved by postmaster John W. Hill are noteworthy for their elaborate designs, most famously the Running Chicken, and also the Bee, Eagle & Shield and some of the human faces. This Rose Blossom design is certainly one of the Hill's finest creations and is rare with probably fewer than eight known.

Ex Dr. Robertson, Boker and Haub

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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672
 
Sale 1255, Lot 672, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, cancelled by perfect strike of Pumpkin fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff G-2), couple insignificant thins, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce Waterbury fancy cancel, with 2018 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
500
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673
 
Sale 1255, Lot 673, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, exceptionally bold strike of Padlock fancy cancel of West Meriden Conn., Extremely Fine strike, ex Laehder, with 1994 and 2011 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
600
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674
 
Sale 1255, Lot 674, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color, bold strike of Beer Mug fancy cancel of Suffield Conn., small corner thin spot and couple short perfs, Very Fine strike, ex Laehder with 1978 and 2011 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
300
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675
 
Sale 1255, Lot 675, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color complemented by bold strike of blue Beer Mug fancy cancel of Galena Ill., small sealed tear at top and light crease at bottom, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce fancy cancel, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,600
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676
 
Sale 1255, Lot 676, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied to small piece by brown negative Star within Outline Star fancy cancel and by portion of Mass. circular datestamp, Extremely Fine strike, very scarce brown cancel on an 1869 Issue stamp, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
200
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677
 
Sale 1255, Lot 677, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color contrasted by bold socked-on-the-nose 16-Spoke Cogwheel fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
600
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678
 
Sale 1255, Lot 678, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Bright color complemented by bright red Shield fancy cancel of South Deerfield Mass., Very Fine strike and a scarce red fancy cancel on the 3c 1869 Pictorial, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
350
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679
 
Sale 1255, Lot 679, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Straight edge at left, bold strike of 9-Bar Shield fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff Q-5), horizontal crease and tiny thin spot, Extremely Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel

E. 400-500
325
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680
 
Sale 1255, Lot 680, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Rich color, cancelled by well-struck Shield fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike, ex Dr. Heimburger, with 2013 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
425
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681
 
Sale 1255, Lot 681, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Well-centered, bold strike of Shield fancy cancel reminiscent of the style from St. Louis Mo. but accompanying certificate declines opinion on the origin, Very Fine, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
250
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682
 
Sale 1255, Lot 682, 3c 1869 Pictorial Issue (Scott 114)3c Ultramarine (114). Incredibly bold socked-on-the-nose strike of Shield in a Circle of Rays fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike and most unusual, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
475
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