Sale 1255 — The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 17-20 May, 2022
Category — 5c 1847 Issue, Intermediate and Worn-Plate Impressions (Scott 1)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE.
With 1998 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE TIED ON A PIECE BY THE WELL-KNOWN GREEN CANCELS OF LOCKPORT N.Y.
Lockport was built around a series of locks on the Erie Canal (hence the name) and is also on a railroad line, which helped to support the industries that sprung up in the area after the completion of the Erie Canal.
Ex Knapp (acquired in that sale by a previous owner and kept in the dark until 2007, thus the extraordinary freshness). With 2006 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 DARK BROWN WITH HUGE MARGINS AND A BLUE CANCEL, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY THE P.F.
With 2010 P.F. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo). This is the highest grade awarded by The Philatelic Foundation to a Scott 1a, and this is the only stamp to achieve it. By way of comparison, the highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report for Scott 1a is Superb 98 (four examples).
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE GRAYISH BROWN SHADE. A STAMP WITH TREMENDOUS VISUAL APPEAL.
Ex Hansen. With 1991, 2001 and 2008 P.F. certificates.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE RARE RED ORANGE SHADE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.
With 1999 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE DESIRABLE RED ORANGE SHADE.
With 2016 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE BROWN ORANGE COLOR. ONE OF THE FEW FULL CORNER-MARGIN EXAMPLES OF THE 5-CENT 1847 IN EXISTENCE.
Ex Dr. Morris and from our 2002 Rarities sale. A 1996 Calvet M. Hahn analysis confirming the shade no longer accompanies. With 2002 P.F. certificate as the old Scott No. 1b (before the Brown Orange was separated from Orange Brown).