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

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

Category — 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
869
 
Sale 1255, Lot 869, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Deep shade, bold and clear strike of Fouled Anchor fancy cancel, small thin spot at top, Extremely Fine strike and unusual, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
325
870
 
Sale 1255, Lot 870, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Rich color, bold strike of letter "R" fancy cancel, minor diagonal creases, Very Fine strike, ex Kirke, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate stating this is a precancel

E. 200-300
325
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871
 
Sale 1255, Lot 871, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Bright color and well-centered, bold strike of dark blue negative numeral "7" in grid fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike and stamp, quite beautiful, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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872
 
Sale 1255, Lot 872, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Bright color, cancelled by perfectly struck negative "Worcester Mass." with Shield fancy cancel, light horizontal creases, appears Very Fine, ex "Mercedes"

E. 300-400
400
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873
 
Sale 1255, Lot 873, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)1c Dark Ultramarine (182). Bright color, with green Glen Allen Star fancy precancel, stamp with few faults including couple small sealed tears, still very rare Glen Allen Star precancel in green, we have encountered only a couple others, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
1,800
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874
 
Sale 1255, Lot 874, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183). Two stamps with outstanding centering and bright color, first with numeral "11" in four-ring cancel, second with numeral "18" in three-ring cancel, Extremely Fine Gems and wonderful for displaying side-by-side, ex Kirke, with 2005 and 2008 P.S.E. certificates respectively (XF-Superb 95; total SMQ $450.00 for normal cancels)

E. 400-500
300
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875
 
Sale 1255, Lot 875, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183). Vibrant color, red Glen Allen Star fancy precancel, small tear at upper right and few light creases, none of which are obvious on an album page, appears Very Fine, this precancel is much rarer in red than in black, particularly on the 2c Vermilion American Bank Note issue, of which we have encountered only two examples (the other example has more serious faults than this stamp), with 2007 P.F. certificate

1,750
1,900
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876
 
Sale 1255, Lot 876, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183). Bright color, straight edge at left, unusually bold and complete strike of North-South Shaking Hands fancy cancel of Worcester Mass., Extremely Fine strike of this wonderful cancel, which is often unclear due to heavy inking or a a partial strike, with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
1,300
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877
 
Sale 1255, Lot 877, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183). Bright color, attractive centering and margins, bold strike of Man's Face fancy cancel, wonderful cartoon-like appearance with squinting eyes and large mouth and nose, small toned spot at top, Extremely Fine strike, with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
1,100
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878
 
Sale 1255, Lot 878, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)2c Vermilion (183). Brilliant color contrasted by clear strike of Kicking Mule fancy cancel of Port Townsend Wash., rim of datestamp at top, Very Fine strike, with 1992 and 2002 P.F. certificates

E. 200-300
300
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879
 
Sale 1255, Lot 879, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)3c Green (184). Rich color, clear strike of purple Skull & Crossbones fancy cancel of Coleville Pa., part of circular datestamp at left, Very Fine strike, with 2006 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
225
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880
 
Sale 1255, Lot 880, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185). Wide margins and precise centering, deep rich color, segmented cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

16
170
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881
 
Sale 1255, Lot 881, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)5c Blue (185). Massive Jumbo margins, rich color, numeral oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge-margined stamp that is the quintessential Jumbo, with 1996 P.F. certificate

16
850
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882
 
Sale 1255, Lot 882, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)6c Pink (186). Nine stamps, wonderful range of striking fancy cancels, including Shield with Stars of Worcester Mass., two with bold blue cancels -- one a large target and the other a negative Star, numerals including bold negative "12", two with matching numeral "6" in three rings, also three with negative letters including "H", "M" in interesting segmented circle and incredibly bold “B”, a few with small faults but overall a most attractive group of cancels, eight with P.F. certificates and one numeral “6” cancel with P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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883
 
Sale 1255, Lot 883, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, Without Secret Mark (187). Jumbo margins, rich color, quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1987 and 2003 P.F. certificate

45
700
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884
 
Sale 1255, Lot 884, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Massive Jumbo margins, rich color, duplex cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 1985 and 2004 P.F. certificates

30
400
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885
 
Sale 1255, Lot 885, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With & Without Secret Mark (187-188). Horizontal pair, right stamp without secret mark, bold fancy cork cancels, Extremely Fine, a choice and scarce combination pair, with 2002 P.S.E., 2003 and 2009 P.F. certificates

725
550
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886
 
Sale 1255, Lot 886, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Extremely dark and rich color, wide margins and choice centering, purple target cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF 90 XQ), the "XQ" denotes "Extraordinary Quality"

32
425
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887
 
Sale 1255, Lot 887, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189). Choice centering with wide margins, brilliant color, dark and perfect bold strike of "New York. U.S.A. 3-17" double-oval datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)

27
325
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888
 
Sale 1255, Lot 888, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189). Beautifully balanced margins, fresh color, cancelled by blue railroad circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; unpriced in SMQ with colored or railroad cancel)

E. 200-300
450
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889
 
Sale 1255, Lot 889, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189). Vivid color and well centered, perfect complete strike of Star in Circle fancy cancel, Extremely Fine strike and stamp, beautiful in every respect, with 2015 P.F. certificate

E. 400-500
350
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890
 
Sale 1255, Lot 890, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)15c Red Orange (189). Balanced margins and well-centered, bright color contrasted by Rosette Within Rosette fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate

27
400
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891
 
Sale 1255, Lot 891, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)30c Full Black (190). Magnificent centering with wide margins, intense shade on bright paper, grid cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $825.00)

90
600
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892
 
Sale 1255, Lot 892, 1879 American Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 182-191)90c Carmine (191). Wide margins and well-centered, lightly struck oval registry cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.S.E. certificate

375
550
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