Sale 1255 — The David W. Gorham Collection of Outstanding Used U.S. Stamps

Sale Date — Tuesday-Friday, 17-20 May, 2022

Category — 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
823
 
Sale 1255, Lot 823, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Well-balanced margins, perfect bold strike of 8-Segment Rosette fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff P-25), trivial soiling spot at bottom, Extremely Fine strike on an attractive stamp, with 2005 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
350
824
 
Sale 1255, Lot 824, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Strong color complemented by blue "Gin" Barrel fancy cancel of Chicago, light vertical crease at left, Extremely Fine strike of this unusual and scarce fancy cancel, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
600
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825
 
Sale 1255, Lot 825, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)1c Ultramarine (156). Fresh color and nicely centered, with red Glen Allen Star fancy precancel, attractive margins and centering, Very Fine, this precancel is much scarcer in red than in black, ex Myerson, with 2021 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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826
 
Sale 1255, Lot 826, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown (157). Rich color, bold and clear strike of Keystone Fraternal fancy cancel of Pittsburgh Pa., Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
150
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827
 
Sale 1255, Lot 827, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Brown, Ribbed Paper (157 var). Nicely balanced margins and choice centering, deep rich color, blue cork cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 2003 P.F. (not mentioning the ribbed paper) and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ on this paper or with blue cancel)

65
400
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828
 
Sale 1255, Lot 828, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)2c Dark Reddish Brown (157 var). Exceptional depth of color in this distinct shade, outstanding centering, neat red quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
275
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829
 
Sale 1255, Lot 829, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Near perfect centering with bright color, complemented by clear strike of red numeral "10" handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a lovely stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
1,400
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830
 
Sale 1255, Lot 830, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Rich color, clear strike of "Shoo Fly" fancy cancel, showing the word "Shoo" mirrored, Very Fine strike of this rare fancy cancel, we are not aware of its town of origin, with 1991 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
250
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831
 
Sale 1255, Lot 831, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Bright color and paper contrasted by bold Gingerbread Man fancy cancel of Boston, Extremely Fine strike, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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832
 
Sale 1255, Lot 832, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Rich color, clear and bold strike of Eagle fancy cancel of St. Louis Mo., Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
170
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833
 
Sale 1255, Lot 833, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Centered to top left, beautiful bold clear strike of Heart Pierced by Arrow fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff J-5), light diagonal crease at top right, Very Fine strike, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
275
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834
 
Sale 1255, Lot 834, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Attractive centering and margins, beautiful bold strike of Maple Leaf fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff L-8), small closed tear at top, Extremely Fine strike, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 150-200
100
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835
 
Sale 1255, Lot 835, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)3c Green (158). Bold strike of numeral "100" fancy cancel of Waterbury Conn. (Rohloff N-5), Extremely Fine strike of this unusual Waterbury fancy cancel, used to commemorate the U.S. Centennial, ex Dr. Skinner, with 1979 and 2010 P.F. certificates

E. 200-300
120
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836
 
Sale 1255, Lot 836, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Huge margins, deep rich color beautifully contrasted by perfect strike of 8-Segment Rosette fancy cancel (similar to Waterbury Conn., Rohloff P-25), Extremely Fine stamp and cancel, stunning in every respect, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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837
 
Sale 1255, Lot 837, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Rich color, choice strike of New York Foreign Mail Circle of Hearts cancel, Extremely Fine strike, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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838
 
Sale 1255, Lot 838, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Brilliant color on bright paper, complemented by purple circle of wedges cancels, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
325
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839
 
Sale 1255, Lot 839, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Bright color, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Fouled Anchor in Circle cancel, Fine stamp and a nice strike, ex Kirke, with 2004 and 2016 P.F. certificates

E. 300-400
200
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840
 
Sale 1255, Lot 840, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Bright color, bold strike of blue "Gin" Barrel fancy cancel of Chicago, faint vertical crease and small thin spot which are immaterial as this is an Extremely Fine strike of this unusual and scarce fancy cancel, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
375
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841
 
Sale 1255, Lot 841, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Extra wide margins and bright color, natural straight edge at left, tied to small piece by perfect strike of blue "76" Liberty Bell fancy cancel of Concord N.H., stamp with small corner crease at top left, Extremely Fine and stunning strike of this U.S. Centennial cancel, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
425
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842
 
Sale 1255, Lot 842, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Bold strike of negative Skull and Crossbones fancy cancel of Pittsburgh Pa., small creases not affecting the cancel, Extremely Fine strike, with 1995 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
800
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843
 
Sale 1255, Lot 843, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Rich color, nearly full strike of New York Foreign Mail Multi-Point Star Within Star cancel, Extremely Fine strike, with 2008 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
425
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844
 
Sale 1255, Lot 844, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Rich color contrasted by bold strike of negative numeral "20" fancy cancel, part of town circular datestamp at bottom, Extremely Fine strike and a beautiful stamp in every respect, with 2012 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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845
 
Sale 1255, Lot 845, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Wide margins and bright color contrasted by bold blue numeral "4" in circular grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
130
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846
 
Sale 1255, Lot 846, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Bright color beautifully contrasted by bold blue numeral "2" in triple ring cancel of Cincinnati O., additional blue cancel to right, Extremely Fine strike, with 2011 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
130
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847
 
Sale 1255, Lot 847, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Three huge margins, pastel color, incredibly bold strike of negative "E" in Circle fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
150
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848
 
Sale 1255, Lot 848, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)6c Dull Pink (159). Horizontal pair, deep rich color, bold and dark strike of New York Foreign Mail Star within Star cancel with red New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine strike on an attractive pair, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
425
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849
 
Sale 1255, Lot 849, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Vivid color and sharp proof-like impression, outstanding centering and margins, bold strike of red New York Foreign Mail Circle of V's cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb and stunning stamp, ex Choban and Barwis, with 1991 and 2008 P.F. certificates

E. 750-1,000
500
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850
 
Sale 1255, Lot 850, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Wide and beautifully balanced margins, vivid color, cancelled by well-struck New York Foreign Mail Star in Circle cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
300
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851
 
Sale 1255, Lot 851, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Radiant color nicely complemented by blue negative "A" with Positive "3" fancy cancel, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp, ex Saadi, with 1991 and 2005 P.F. certificates

E. 500-750
1,500
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852
 
Sale 1255, Lot 852, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Extra wide margins at top and bottom, vivid color complemented by blue Wisconsin Central Railroad oval datestamp of June 15, 1874, Very Fine, ex Kirke, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate

E. 400-500
250
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853
 
Sale 1255, Lot 853, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)7c Orange Vermilion (160). Vivid color contrasted by bold New York Foreign Mail Pinwheel cancel, Extremely Fine strike, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
425
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854
 
Sale 1255, Lot 854, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown, Silk Paper (161 var). Evident tiny dark silk fibers throughout the paper, choice centering and margins, unobtrusive duplex cancel, Extremely Fine, ex Kirke, with 1990, 2003 and 2006 P.F. certificates (VF-XF 85), with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; unpriced in SMQ), Scott value for this variety used is four-times that of the normal stamp

100
275
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855
 
Sale 1255, Lot 855, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161). Outstanding centering and margins, deep rich color on bright paper complemented by ultramarine cork cancel, Extremely Fine, a stunning stamp and rare cancelled in this color, with 2008 P.F. certificate, listed but unpriced in Scott

E. 400-500
350
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856
 
Sale 1255, Lot 856, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)10c Brown (161). Wide margins and well-centered, rich color, bold purple negative Star in Circle fancy cancel, three additional part strikes as well, Extremely Fine, a striking stamp, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
400
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857
 
Sale 1255, Lot 857, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Choice centering and margins, brilliant color on bright paper complemented by purple cork cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE CANCELLED IN PURPLE.

With 1997 and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott assigns a $500.00 premium for a purple cancel.

635
1,200
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858
 
Sale 1255, Lot 858, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Exceptionally wide and nicely balanced margins, intense color, bold target cancel and light red circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate (XF 90)

150
225
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859
 
Sale 1255, Lot 859, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Wide margins, bold strike of red New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
275
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860
 
Sale 1255, Lot 860, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)12c Blackish Violet (162). Well-proportioned margins, bold red 4-bar grid cancel, Extremely Fine, ex "Golden Oak" and Myerson, with 2007 P.S.E. and 2014 P.F. certificates

150
200
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861
 
Sale 1255, Lot 861, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163). Bright color and choice centering, beautifully clear strike of New York Foreign Mail 8-Point Star in Circle cancel, Extremely Fine Gem stamp and cancel, with 1997 P.F. certificate

note: NOTE: This has PFC 307008 stating partially reperfed at top, and PFC 316125 stating Genuine, after additional reperfing and with perf tip added at lower right. Reperfing not mentioned on accompanying certificate.

E. 500-750
0
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862
 
Sale 1255, Lot 862, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163). Excellent centering and rich color, purple cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $350.00 for normal black cancel)

160
500
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863
 
Sale 1255, Lot 863, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)15c Yellow Orange (163). Brilliant color, cancelled by New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel and rim of red circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, ex Kirke, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 200-300
400
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864
 
Sale 1255, Lot 864, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Greenish Black (165). Wide margins and choice centering, intense color in the Greenish Black shade, New York Foreign Mail Geometric cancel and trace of red circular datestamp at bottom, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
500
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865
 
Sale 1255, Lot 865, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Wide margins at top and bottom and also well-centered side-to-side, bold strike of New York Foreign Mail Pinwheel cancel, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
450
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866
 
Sale 1255, Lot 866, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Well-centered with nicely balanced margins, vibrant strike of blue crossroads cancel, Extremely Fine and quite striking, ex Twigg-Smith and Barwis, with 1988 and 2008 P.F. certificates

E. 300-400
300
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867
 
Sale 1255, Lot 867, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)30c Gray Black (165). Jumbo margins, clear strike of purple Brooklyn N.Y. double-oval cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.F. certificate

145
225
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868
 
Sale 1255, Lot 868, 1873 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166)90c Rose Carmine (166). Bright color, wide margins, neat Circle of V's cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate

300
350
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