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2019-11-20
Superb United States Stamps and Private Die Proprietary Stamps
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Sale Number 1212, Lot Number 55, 1894-98 Issues, Pan-American Issue1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Original gum, deep rich colors, choice centering and margins, couple small central thin spots

VERY FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

According to Johl, the 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country soon after release of the issue in May 1901, including Bessemer Ala., Richmond Va., Utica N.Y. and Connecticut.

Ex "Alan". With 2010 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates

12,500
7,500
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20th Century Issues
Pan-American Issue
2019-10-22
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1219, 1901 Pan-American Issue including Inverts (Scott 294-299)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Block of four, rich colors, small hinge-reinforced perf separations, insignificant toned perf tips not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE AND RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

The Pan-American inverts were the first bicolored postage stamps produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the first invert postage errors issued by the Post Office since the 1869 Issue. The 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in several post offices around the country. Thirteen blocks of four, a block of six and the block of 20 offered in our 2018 sale of the William H. Gross collection are recorded in our Levi records. Some of the multiples may have been broken into singles by now.

Ex Whitman. With 2001 P.F. certificate. For a history of the 1c Pan-American inverts see https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/101.pdf

75,000
19,000
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2018-11-14
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 381, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Single h.r., deep rich colors, detailed impressions, choice centering for this difficult issue

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES.

According to Johl, the 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country soon after release of the issue in May 1901, including Bessemer Ala., Richmond Va., Utica N.Y. and Connecticut. Most examples are off-center and/or have disturbed gum. The example offered here, which was kept in a safe deposit box for more than 70 years (sharing space with the Inverted Jenny Position 49), is exceedingly fresh.

With 2018 P.F. certificate

12,500
6,000
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 382, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Disturbed original gum, deep rich colors, choice centering

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

According to Johl, the 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country soon after release of the issue in May 1901, including Bessemer Ala., Richmond Va., Utica N.Y. and Connecticut. Most examples are off-center and/or have disturbed gum. The example offered here has better centering than most.

With 2002 P.S.E. and 2008 P.F. certificates

12,500
7,500
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 383, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Original gum, several hinged marks called "previously hinged" on accompanying certificate, rich colors

FRESH AND FINE. A SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

According to Johl, the 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country soon after release of the issue in May 1901, including Bessemer Ala., Richmond Va., Utica N.Y. and Connecticut. Most examples are off-center and/or have disturbed gum.

With 1989 P.F. certificate

12,500
4,000
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2018-11-14
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 384, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Part disturbed original gum uncharitably called "small part" on accompanying certificate, attractive margins and centering, rich colors, small sealed tear at lower left, certificate also mentions slight gum soaked perfs at bottom right

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

According to Johl, the 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country soon after release of the issue in May 1901, including Bessemer Ala., Richmond Va., Utica N.Y. and Connecticut. Most examples are off-center and/or have disturbed gum.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate

12,500
3,375
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 385, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Unused (regummed), rich color, reperfed at top

FINE APPEARING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN AMERICAN INVERT.

According to Johl, the 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country soon after release of the issue in May 1901, including Bessemer Ala., Richmond Va., Utica N.Y. and Connecticut.

With 1980 A.P.S. certificate. Scott Retail as original gum

12,500
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 386, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Horizontal stitch watermark at bottom, deep rich colors, choice centering for this difficult issue, light wavy-line machine cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. ONLY SEVEN ARE CONFIRMED AS SOUND. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES.

The 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country, soon after release of the issue in May 1901. According to the revised Johl-King book (p.7) "The first known copies of this error were discovered at Bessemer, Alabama, by the Carrell Jewelry Company on some circulars just prior to mailing them. When they realized the find they had made they lost no time in removing the stamps from the circulars and thus saved them to philately."

The 1c Pan-American Invert in used condition is considerably scarcer than unused. Our updated census, available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/294af , records 54 used examples (two on piece and a pair) plus three on cover, for a total of 57 copies. The unique used pair has a cancel similar to the one on the stamp offered here. Only seven singles are confirmed as sound. The example offered here, which was kept in a safe deposit box for more than 70 years (sharing space with the Inverted Jenny Position 49), is exceedingly fresh.

Census No. 294a-CAN-55. With 2018 P.F. certificate. Offered to the market for the first time in decades.

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2018-10-03
United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection
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Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 101, Pan-American Issue Invert Multiples, This block of twenty of the 1¢ Pan-American Invert is unique--it is by far the largest known multiple of any Inverted Center postage stamp error, and ranks as one of the most outstanding items in United States philately

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), block of 20 (five by four), eleven stamps are Mint N.H. (the entire second and third rows plus top center stamp), the other nine are lightly hinged, deep rich colors and proof-like impressions, the centering of six stamps in the lower two rows at left is superb, and overall the block is beautifully centered and as fresh as the day it left the post office

PROVENANCE

* Warren H. Colson (exhibited by him in 1926)

* Owned by an anonymous collector and kept in a bank vault in Boston after the collector’s death in 1951; bought privately from the heirs by the Weills in 1975

* Sold to Alex Acevedo, Alexander Gallery (private transaction)

* Christie’s Robson Lowe sale, 2/2/1994, lot 28, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* New York International Philatelic Exhibition 1926 (Colson)

* INTERPHIL 1976 “Aristocrats of Philately” (Weill)

* ANPHILEX 1996 Invited Exhibits (Gross)

* Collectors Club of New York “Aristocrats of United States Philately” exhibit, December 2000 (Gross)

* World Stamp Show 2016 Court of Honor (Gross)

CONDITION NOTES

* Very Fine-Extremely Fine and flawless

VIEW PDF OF HISTORY AND COMMENTARY at https://siegelauctions.com/2018/1188/101.pdf

E. 300,000-400,000
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2018-07-25
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Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 446, 1901 Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a, 286a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Original gum, attractive margins and centering, rich colors

FRESH AND FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

According to Johl, the 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country soon after release of the issue in May 1901, including Bessemer Ala., Richmond Va., Utica N.Y. and Connecticut. Most examples are off-center and/or have disturbed gum.

With 1971 P.F. certificate

12,500
5,250
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