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 — Newspapers and Periodicals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1089
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1089, Newspapers and Periodicals5c Dark Blue, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR1). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, neat strike of "Chicago Ill. Jun. 8" duplex datestamp and quartered cork cancel, some faults including sealed tears

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT FIRST ISSUE NEWSPAPER ISSUE, SCOTT PR1. REPORTED TO BE THE ONLY FIRST ISSUE NEWSPAPER ISSUE WITH A TOWN DATESTAMP.

Ex Braceland, Kotanchik and Collier. With 2004 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

2,000
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1090
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1090, Newspapers and Periodicals10c Blue Green, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR2). Without gum as issued, deep rich color, blue brushstroke cancel, light horizontal crease, tiny tears, tiny central thin spot, still Very Fine, a rare used example of the 10c First Issue Newspaper, ex Collier, with 2005 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

2,000
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1091
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1091, Newspapers and Periodicals25c Orange Red, Colored Border, 1865 Issue (PR3). Without gum as issued, radiant color, blue "P" brushstroke cancel, few faults including few trimmed perfs at upper right and crease ending in a small repaired tear

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A PHENOMENAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 25-CENT FIRST ISSUE NEWSPAPER STAMP.

Ex Collier, where it realized $7,000 hammer. With 2005 P.F. certificate.

Bid on this lot

2,500
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1092
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1092, Newspapers and Periodicals2c Black, 1875 Issue (PR9). Crisp impression, gorgeous centering, neat cancel at center, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; used are unpriced in SMQ), this is the highest grade awarded and the only to achieve it

Bid on this lot

125
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1093
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1093, Newspapers and Periodicals9c Black, 1875 Issue (PR14). Jumbo margins, crisp impression, cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1998 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

400
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1094
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1094, Newspapers and Periodicals12c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR16). Brilliant color, gorgeous centering, neat central strike of quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1998 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

325
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1095
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1095, Newspapers and Periodicals24c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR17). Deep rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, neat cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

375
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1096
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1096, Newspapers and Periodicals36c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR18). Pretty shade, well-balanced margins, neat strike of cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce in used condition, with 1995 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

300
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1097
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1097, Newspapers and Periodicals48c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR19). Bright shade, unobtrusive cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce in used condition, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

600
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1098
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1098, Newspapers and Periodicals60c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR20). Pretty pastel color, gorgeous centering, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful used stamp, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

225
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1099
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1099, Newspapers and Periodicals72c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR21). Rich color on bright paper, nicely complemented by blue brushstroke cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1995 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

800
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1100
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1100, Newspapers and Periodicals84c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR22). Brilliant color, small spot of blue cancel at top center, Very Fine and choice, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,350
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1101
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1101, Newspapers and Periodicals96c Rose, 1875 Issue (PR23). Bright color, wide and balanced margins, bold cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful used stamp, with 1997 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,000
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1102
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1102, Newspapers and Periodicals$1.92 Dark Brown, 1875 Issue (PR24). Rich color and detailed impression, phenomenal centering with Jumbo margins, blue brushstroke cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, this is easily the widest-margined example we have ever encountered, with 1998 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

850
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1103
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1103, Newspapers and Periodicals$3.00 Vermilion, 1875 Issue (PR25). Vibrant color, face-free blue brushstroke cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, a stamp with great visual appeal, with 1996 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,300
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1104
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1104, Newspapers and Periodicals$6.00 Ultramarine, 1875 Issue (PR26). Pretty shade nicely complemented by blue brushstroke cancel, Very Fine, scarce in used condition, with 1993 and 2005 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

2,000
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1105
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1105, Newspapers and Periodicals$9.00 Yellow, 1875 Issue (PR27). Light manuscript cancel, bright color

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE ONLY SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF SCOTT PR27 CERTIFIED BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

The Philatelic Foundation has certified only three used examples of PR27. One has cancel painted over and repaired and one has a small corner crease.

Ex Collier and "Golden Oak". With 2003 and 2014 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

2,400
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1106
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1106, Newspapers and Periodicals96c Red, 1879 Issue (PR70). Rich color on bright paper, well-struck circle of wedges cancel, Very Fine and choice, witth 1997 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

700
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1107
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1107, Newspapers and Periodicals$1.92 Pale Brown, 1879 Issue (PR71). Deep rich color nicely complemented by blue brushstroke cancel, Very Fine, scarce in used condition, with 2003 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

200
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1108
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1108, Newspapers and Periodicals$9.00 Orange, 1879 Issue (PR74). Vibrant color, bold strike of segmented cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1996 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

750
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1109
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1109, Newspapers and Periodicals$12.00 Yellow Green, 1879 Issue (PR75). Rich color, wide margins, handstamp cork cancel at top leaves design clearly visible

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE $12.00 1879 NEWSPAPER ISSUE WITH A HANDSTAMP CANCEL.

Only three are certified by The Philatelic Foundation. Ex Schwenck. With 2014 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

5,000
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1110
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1110, Newspapers and Periodicals$36.00 Indian Red, 1879 Issue (PR77). Unusual shade, light strike of "Paid" in circle handstamp cancel, small creases at left and bottom left, appears Very Fine, a scarce cancel, with 2014 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,250
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1111
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1111, Newspapers and Periodicals24c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR83). Choice centering, rich color, well-balanced margins, large grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Collier, with 2000 and 2009 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

200
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1112
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1112, Newspapers and Periodicals60c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR86). Two strikes of postmaster's violet straightline handstamp, intensely rich color, huge margins

VERY FINE. A RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 60-CENT 1885 NEWSPAPER ISSUE, SCOTT PR86.

Perhaps a half-dozen are certified by The Philatelic Foundation. This is one of the finest.

Ex Collier and "Golden Oak". With 1989 and 2014 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

3,500
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1113
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1113, Newspapers and Periodicals96c Carmine, 1885 Issue (PR89). Rich color on bright paper, well-struck purple Star fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2004 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85; unpriced as used in SMQ)

Bid on this lot

800
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1114
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1114, Newspapers and Periodicals1c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR90). Light handstamp cancel, deep shade and a sharp detailed impression, small faults

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY FIVE USED EXAMPLES CERTIFIED BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION.

Of the five certified used examples of PR90, only one is without faults. Ex Collier and "Golden Oak". With 2003 and 2014 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

5,000
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1115
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1115, Newspapers and Periodicals4c Intense Black, 1894 Issue (PR92). Intense shade and proof-like impression, partly affixed to a piece of the U.S. Post Office form, light strike of handstamped oval cancel at left

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT 1894 NEWSPAPER ISSUE, SCOTT PR92. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF USED NEWSPAPER STAMP COLLECTING.

Ex Collier. With 2003 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

13,500
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1116
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1116, Newspapers and Periodicals12c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR95). Bright color, light strike of quartered cork handstamp cancel

FINE. AN EXTEMELY RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1894 NEWSPAPER ISSUE, SCOTT PR95.

Approximately 8-10 used examples are certified by The Philatelic Foundation, including some with manuscript cancels. Only one other is sound.

With 2011 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

4,500
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1117
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1117, Newspapers and Periodicals24c Pink, 1894 Issue (PR96). Radiant color, bold strike of quartered cork cancel, corner crease at top left

FINE AND RARE. ONLY FOUR USED EXAMPLES OF THE 24-CENT PINK 1894 ISSUE, SCOTT PR96, ARE CERTIFIED BY THE PHILATELIC FOUNDATION, AND NONE ARE SOUND.

The four examples certified by The Philatelic Foundation are: 1) the example offered here, corner crease at top left; 2) purple cancel, faint vertical bend/crease at center (ex Curtis, Sale 1094, realized $8,000 hammer); 3) target cancel, perfs in at top and left, corner crease and surface scuff, ex Collier; and 4) violet cancel, corner crease and color slightly faded.

With 2016 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

8,000
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1118
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1118, Newspapers and Periodicals5c Black, 1895 Unwatermarked Issue (PR104). Neat oval town cancel (most unusual on a Newspaper stamp), deep shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, Very Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 2003 and 2014 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

300
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1119
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1119, Newspapers and Periodicals5c Black, 1895 Unwatermarked Issue (PR104). Intense shade and impression, handstamp cancel, wide margins, Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

300
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1120
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1120, Newspapers and Periodicals$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Unwatermarked Issue (PR108). Vibrant color, wide margins, neat Ohio oval cancel, Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,100
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1121
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1121, Newspapers and Periodicals$5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Unwatermarked Issue (PR109). Lovely color on bright paper, neat strike of purple cork cancel, Very Fine and choice, scarce as used and especially in sound condition, with 2016 P.S.A.G. and 2017 P.F. certificates

Bid on this lot

1,750
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1122
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1122, Newspapers and Periodicals$5.00 Ultramarine, 1895 Unwatermarked Issue (PR109). Pretty shade, neat strike of negative "B" in circle fancy cancel, Fine, a difficult issue to find in used condition, with 2010 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

1,750
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1123
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1123, Newspapers and Periodicals$10.00 Green, 1895 Unwatermarked Issue (PR110). Rich color on bright paper, neat strike of target cancel, Very Fine and choice, rare in used condition and especially desirable as sound, with 2003 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

2,000
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1124
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1124, Newspapers and Periodicals$20.00 Slate, 1895 Unwatermarked Issue (PR111). Rich color and detailed impression, wide margins, neat strikes of "Saint Louis Mo." oval handstamp

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE $20.00 1895 UNWATERMARKED NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

Less than a dozen are certified by The Philatelic Foundation, and several of those are faulty.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

2,500
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1125
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1125, Newspapers and Periodicals$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Unwatermarked Issue (PR112). Lovely warm color, well-struck negative "B" in circle fancy cancel, wide margins, Very Fine and attractive, with 1996 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

950
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1126
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1126, Newspapers and Periodicals$100.00 Purple, 1895 Unwatermarked Issue (PR113). Unusually wide margins, deep rich color, purple manuscript cancel

EXTREMELY FINE. THIS MAY WELL BE THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE OF THE $100.00 1895 UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

The records of The Philatelic Foundation contain approximately 10-12 used examples. Most have faults. The stamp offered here, in sound condition and with wide margins, is a true rarity.

With 2000 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

7,000
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1127
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1127, Newspapers and Periodicals25c Carmine, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR118). Rich color, perfectly centered, neatly struck "Saint Louis Mo." oval handstamp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

65
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1128
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1128, Newspapers and Periodicals$2.00 Scarlet, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR120). Vibrant color, gorgeous centering, orange bars cancel, Extremely Fine Gem

Bid on this lot

110
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1129
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1129, Newspapers and Periodicals$5.00 Dark Blue, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR121). Deep rich color on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

175
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1130
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1130, Newspapers and Periodicals$10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122). Rich color, purple cancel, choice centering, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

Bid on this lot

175
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1131
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1131, Newspapers and Periodicals$10.00 Green, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR122). Rich color on bright paper, "Saint Louis, Mo." oval cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

175
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1132
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1132, Newspapers and Periodicals$20.00 Slate, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR123). Intense shade and impression, unobtrusive cancel at right, extra wide margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

200
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1133
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1133, Newspapers and Periodicals$50.00 Dull Rose, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR124). Pretty shade, well-struck segmented cork cancel, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

400
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1134
 
Sale 1255, Lot 1134, Newspapers and Periodicals$100.00 Purple, 1895 Watermarked Issue (PR125). Bright color, bold Boston Mass. double-oval cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Drucker, with 2002 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

300
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1135
 
1875-95 Newspapers & Periodicals, Balance (PR10/PR119). 12 used stamps, better includes Nos. PR10 (P.F. VF-XF 85), PR13 and PR15 plus others, fresh condition with attractive cancels, Very Fine group, three P.F. certificates accompany

Bid on this lot

E. 400-500
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