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 — Air Post thru Offices in China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1018
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1018, Air Post thru Offices in China65c Green, Graf Zeppelin (C13). Wide margins and precise centering, rich color, neat duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $950.00)

Bid on this lot

160
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1019
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1019, Air Post thru Offices in China$1.30 Brown, Graf Zeppelin (C14). Jumbo margins of unusually large proportions, well-centered, slogan machine cancel, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

360
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1020
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1020, Air Post thru Offices in China$1.30 Brown, Graf Zeppelin (C14). With plate no. 20088 right selvage, rich color, waving flag machine cancel, Fine

Bid on this lot

360
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1021
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1021, Air Post thru Offices in China$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Outstanding centering with wide margins, deep rich color, slogan machine cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,250.00)

Bid on this lot

550
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1022
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1022, Air Post thru Offices in China$2.60 Blue, Graf Zeppelin (C15). With plate no. F20090 top selvage, bright color, wide margins and well-centered, thinned in selvage only, the stamp is sound and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

550
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1023
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1023, Air Post thru Offices in China10c Blue, Special Delivery (E2). Wide margins and outstanding centering, intense color, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $275.00)

Bid on this lot

45
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1024
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1024, Air Post thru Offices in China10c Blue, Special Delivery (E4). Wonderful depth of color on bright white paper, Jumbo margins, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, a huge stamp, with 2001 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

110
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1025
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1025, Air Post thru Offices in China10c Ultramarine, Special Delivery (E8). Massive Jumbo margins and near perfect centering, deep rich color on bright paper, light circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a stamp of massive proportions, with 2012 P.F. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo)

Bid on this lot

10
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1026
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1026, Air Post thru Offices in China50c Brown (J7). Rich color beautifully complemented by red Cross cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

90
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1027
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1027, Air Post thru Offices in China2c Red Brown (J16). Massive Jumbo margins and essentially perfect centering, near grid of dots cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; SMQ $240.00), despite the modest SMQ value this is the highest grade awarded to a used J16 and it is shared by no others

Bid on this lot

6
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1028
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1028, Air Post thru Offices in China3c Red Brown (J17). Well-balanced margins, bright color, perfectly struck New York oval cancel, Extremely Fine, scarce as a used stamp in such superb condition, with 2004 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

350
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1029
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1029, Air Post thru Offices in China50c Red Brown (J21). Wide margins and choice centering, deep rich color, New York double-oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

250
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1030
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1030, Air Post thru Offices in China30c Bright Claret (J27). Jumbo margins, vivid color, registry oval cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

225
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1031
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1031, Air Post thru Offices in China1c Vermilion (J29). Vibrant color and well-centered, bold double-oval cancel, Very Fine, a difficult issue to find in sound used condition with good centering, with 2001 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

750
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1032
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1032, Air Post thru Offices in China2c Vermilion (J30). Rich color and crisp impression on bright paper, unobtrusive cancel, well-balanced margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a gorgeous stamp and surprisingly difficult to obtain in such choice used condition, ex "Tahoe", with 1988 and 2008 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

350
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1033
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1033, Air Post thru Offices in China30c Deep Claret (J36). Radiant color on bright paper, essentially perfect centering with wide and balanced margins, unobtrusive cancel leaves design clearly visible, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex "Tahoe", with 1987 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,950.00), for 14 years this has stood as the highest graded used Scott J36 and it has no equals

Bid on this lot

250
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1034
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1034, Air Post thru Offices in China50c Carmine Lake (J58). Choice balanced margins, vivid color, lightly cancelled, Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,700
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1035
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1035, Air Post thru Offices in China50c Carmine Lake (J58). Well-centered with wide margins, vivid color complemented by purple cancel

EXTREMELY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 50-CENT POSTAGE DUE WITH A PURPLE CANCEL.

With 2002 P.S.E. and P.F. certificates. Scott value without premium for the colored cancel.

Bid on this lot

1,700
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1036
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1036, Air Post thru Offices in China1c Rose (J59). Attractive margins and centering, brilliant color, double-oval cancel, fresh and Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

750
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1037
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1037, Air Post thru Offices in China2c Rose (J60). Wide margins and precise centering, vibrant color, unobtrusive double-oval cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95 XQ; the "XQ" denotes "Extraordinary Quality")

Bid on this lot

75
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1038
 
1879-1914 Postage Due Issues, Balance (J1/K57). 30 used stamps, nice range of issues including J1 (P.S.E. Superb 98), J3 (P.F. XF 90), J5-J6, J19 (P.S.E. XF-Superb 95), J20, J25 (P.S.E. XF 90 Jumbo), J28, J43, J47 (P.S.E. XF 90), J50 and others, fresh condition with attractive cancels as with nearly every stamp in this collection, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, 11 certificates accompany

Bid on this lot

E. 1,000-1,500
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1039
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1039, Air Post thru Offices in China2c-60c Offices in China (K1-K5, K7-K8, K8a, K9-K10, K13-K14, K17-K18). Including two of No. K18, rich colors, neat cancels, far better centering than normally seen, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, each with certificate, Nos. K3 and one K18 decline opinion as to origin of the cancels, others state Shanghai cancels

Bid on this lot

2,660
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1040
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1040, Air Post thru Offices in China12c on 6c Red Orange, Offices in China (K6). Wide margins and choice centering, bright color, unobtrusive strike of U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1988 and 2003 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

210
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1041
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1041, Air Post thru Offices in China24c on 12c Brown Carmine, Offices in China (K11). Bright color, U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

160
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1042
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1042, Air Post thru Offices in China30c on 15c Gray, Offices in China (K12). Wide margins and well-centered, fresh color, U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

230
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1043
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1043, Air Post thru Offices in China$1.00 on 50c Light Violet, Offices in China (K15). Bright color, wide margins and choice centering, U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 1986 and 2008 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

1,000
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1044
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1044, Air Post thru Offices in China2c on 1c Green, Offices in China (K17). Choice centering with Jumbo margins, rich color, U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $875.00)

Bid on this lot

225
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1045
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1045, Air Post thru Offices in China$2.00 on $1.00 Offices in China (K16). Deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, outstanding centering with wide margins, U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 ON $1.00 OFFICES IN CHINA ISSUE. DIFFICULT TO FIND IN SUCH PRISTINE USED CONDITION.

With 1987 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95).

Bid on this lot

750
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1046
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1046, Air Post thru Offices in China$2.00 on $1.00 Violet Brown, Offices in China, Double Surcharge (K16a). Wide margins and choice centering, clear second surcharge well displaced from the first, cancelled by bold strike of "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai, China, Dec. 23 6PM" circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 OFFICES IN CHINA DOUBLE SURCHARGE ERROR WITH WIDE MARGINS.

With 2001 P.F. certificate.

Bid on this lot

12,500
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