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: Railroads and Steamboat (Scott 1)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
91
 
Sale 1255, Lot 91, 5c 1847 Issue, Cancellations: Railroads and Steamboat (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large even margins, rich color and intermediate impression, tied by beautiful bold blue "Baltimore Rail Road Aug. 28" route agent's circular datestamp on buff piece, Extremely Fine, ex Durham and Dr. Morris, with 1996 P.F. certificate, despite provenance and certificate, we have our doubts about all of these pieces with this datestamp, sold "as is"

E. 400-500
600
92
 
Sale 1255, Lot 92, 5c 1847 Issue, Cancellations: Railroads and Steamboat (Scott 1)5c Dark Brown (1a). Deep rich color and early impression, full to large margins, tied on small piece by red "Baltimore R.R." straightline and "5" in circle handstamps, Very Fine, a wonderful combination of markings, ex Saadi and Gross, with 1995 and 2013 P.F. certificates

E. 750-1,000
800
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93
 
Sale 1255, Lot 93, 5c 1847 Issue, Cancellations: Railroads and Steamboat (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to ample at bottom, rich color, worn-plate impression, cancelled by red 6-bar square grid of Housatonic Railroad route agent, pre-printing paper fold at upper left, Very Fine and extremely rare type of Housatonic Railroad cancel, ex Matthies, with 2010 P.F. certificate specifically identifying the cancel

E. 750-1,000
1,300
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94
 
Sale 1255, Lot 94, 5c 1847 Issue, Cancellations: Railroads and Steamboat (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to full at lower left, worn-plate impression, cancelled by bold bright red 10-bar rectangular grid of Housatonic Railroad route agent, we mentioned a slight vertical crease when offering this stamp two decades ago but it is barely visible and not mentioned accompanying recent certificate, Very Fine and rare cancel, ex Brown and Hall, with clear 2014 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
400
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95
 
Sale 1255, Lot 95, 5c 1847 Issue, Cancellations: Railroads and Steamboat (Scott 1)5c Brown (1). Large margins to touched at top, rich color, intermediate impression, clear strike of blue boxed "Troy & New York/Steamboat" handstamp, Very Fine strike on a sound stamp

E. 750-1,000
850
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96
 
Sale 1255, Lot 96, 5c 1847 Issue, Cancellations: Railroads and Steamboat (Scott 1)5c Red Brown (1). Large margins to ample, worn-plate impression, neat strikes of red grid and matching "STEAM" cancels, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
300
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