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 — 5c 1847 Issue, Cancellations: NYFM, Canada (Scott 1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
97
 
Sale 1255, Lot 97, 5c 1847 Issue, Cancellations: NYFM, Canada (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Three clear margins, just in at bottom, cleaned-plate impression and strong reddish color, bold strike of black New York Foreign Mail Geometric Rosette cancel (Weiss GE-EP3), small thin spot at bottom left, small horizontal crease

FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE 5-CENT 1847 STAMP WITH A NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL GEOMETRIC ROSETTE CANCELLATION, USED NEARLY A QUARTER-CENTURY AFTER DEMONETIZATION. THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF AN 1847 STAMP WITH A NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL CANCEL OF THIS STYLE.

According to Nick Kirke's study of New York Foreign Mail cancellations, the earliest reported use of this cancel is on September 22, 1875, nearly 25 years after demonetization. An example of this exact cancel on a cover dated May 1, 1876, is shown below, along with an overlay of the 5c stamp (the cover is in the Kirke collection and not part of this lot).

Ex Hart, Saadi and Gross. With 1990 P.S.E. and 1992 P.F. certificates.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,000
98
 
Sale 1255, Lot 98, 5c 1847 Issue, Cancellations: NYFM, Canada (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Three large margins, just in at bottom, stitch watermark, bright shade and worn-plate impression, perfect strike of Nova Scotia 13-bar oval grid cancel, second strike at right, Very Fine, a phenomenal cancel on the 1847 Issue and possibly unique, ex Rust, Stollnitz, Saadi and Gross, with 1996 P.F. certificate, Scott assigns a $3,000.00 premium for a Canadian cancel, which is more commonly seen

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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