Sale 1255 — The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 17-20 May, 2022
Category — 5c 1857 Issue (Scott 27-30A)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRICK RED.
With 1996 and 2005 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT TYPE I IN THE BRIGHT RED BROWN SHADE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.
With 2012 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95). By way of comparison, the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. is also a 95 (a single example at that grade, last offered by us in our 2012 Kirke sale).
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE DEFECTIVE TRANSFER POSITION 23R IN THE BRIGHT RED BROWN SHADE. WE DO NOT RECALL SEEING ANOTHER IN THIS SHADE.
Only two constant varieties are known from Plate 1, which was used to print Scott Nos. 12 and 27-29. One is a double transfer in Position 40R. The other is this defective transfer, which gives the appearance of a white cloud to the right of the portrait. The Bright Red Brown shade is as rare as its more famous counterpart, the Indian Red. They were likely printed in early 1858, and not many were produced. Reviewing Power Search, we have offered three examples of this variety in the Red Brown shade (Scott 28) and none in the Brick Red or Indian Red shades. For the Brown shade (Scott 29), two are contained in original-gum blocks, plus we have offered three others. This is the only example we have offered in the Bright Red Brown shade.
Ex Wagshal as on cover. With 2011 P.F. certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE INDIAN RED AT THE MOST EXTREME END OF THE SPECTRUM. A GREAT RARITY IN THIS SUPERB CONDITION AND ONE OF THE FINEST COPIES AVAILABLE.
With 1966 and 1994 P.F. certificates as part of a strip of three. With 2006 P.F. certificate as this single (XF 90). By way of comparison, P.S.E. has graded only one higher, at 95, and seven at this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL INTERPANE AND CENTERLINE SELVAGE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT INDIAN RED.
With 1977 and 2000 P.F. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT TYPE I IN THE 1859 BROWN SHADE, CANCELLED SOLELY BY A RED CANCEL.
Ex Haas. With 1985 and 2001 P.F. certificates