Sale 1255 — The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps
Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 17-20 May, 2022
Category — Officials
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE $10.00 STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO OBTAIN IN SOUND USED CONDITION. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.
Our review of the records of The Philatelic Foundation and Power Search found only three that are definitely postally used. One has a heavy cancel and has pieces added. One other has a handstamp cancel and is sound, but the perfs are in at right. That leaves just this example, with a postal cancel, decent centering and in sound condition. Perhaps nine others are also known used, with either a favor cancel or manuscript red cancels which may not have gone thru the mails.
Ex Markovits and Collier. With 2004 P.F. certificate