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2019-10-22
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Sale Number 1209, Lot Number 1220, 1901 Pan-American Issue including Inverts (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Bright and fresh, well-preserved original gum with a small h.r. at top, tiny natural inclusion at top left of vignette

FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT IN SOUND CONDITION.

A survey of the Levi records produced 64 single unused stamps (excluding the block of four and rejoined block of four). Many of these were described in auction catalogues more than 40 years ago; therefore, the determination of soundness is uncertain. However, assuming the old descriptions were reaffirmed today, approximately 45% of singles across all centering categories have faults.

With 2007 P.F. certificate. Scott footnote states "Almost all unused copies of No. 295a have partial or disturbed gum. Values are for examples with full original gum that is slightly disturbed."

50,000
15,500
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Pan-American Issue
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
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Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 387, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum with an area of disturbance at center from hinge removal, phenomenally bright fresh color, as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. OFFERED TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES.

A survey of the Levi records produced 64 single unused stamps (excluding the block of four and rejoined block of four). Many of these were described in auction catalogues more than 40 years ago; therefore, the determination of soundness is uncertain. However, assuming the old descriptions were reaffirmed today, approximately 45% of singles across all centering categories have faults. 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

50,000
42,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Pan-American Issue
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 297, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Inverts (Scott 294a, 295a, 296a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, small h.r., brilliant colors, small thin spot, internal flaw not mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

A survey of the Levi records produced 64 single unused stamps (excluding the block of four and rejoined block of four). Many of these were described in auction catalogues more than 40 years ago; therefore, the determination of soundness is uncertain. However, assuming the old descriptions were reaffirmed today, approximately 45% of singles across all centering categories have faults.

With 1984 P.F. certificate

55,000
18,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Pan-American Issue
2018-03-27
United States and Possessions
 
Sale Number 1179, Lot Number 2333, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Bright colors and well-centered, machine cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, few flaws including slight creasing, small tear at bottom and reperfed at top but without repairs

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SEVEN USED EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT ARE KNOWN, AND NONE ARE SOUND.

Our census of the 2c Pan-American Invert in used condition records only seven copies, and is available at our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/295a . None are sound -- two are reperfed, one has a tear and another is thinned. Three others have minor flaws.

Census No. 295a-CAN-05. Ex Curtis. With 1970 and 2018 P.F. certificates. With 2013 P.S.E. certificate which mentions a tiny corner repair -- it is not repaired and the 2018 P.F. certificate confirms this. In our opinion this is very undercatalogued in Scott -- the unused invert catalogues $55,000.00 in Scott and is significantly more plentiful with approximately 64 unused singles known -- the same price is given for the used invert with only seven known.

55,000
28,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Pan-American Issue
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 903, 1901 Pan-American Issue (Scott 294-299)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, bright frame color and sharp vignette impression, choice centering, most recent certificate notes "trace of a prior tiny natural inclusion above the left '2'" -- it has been this way in photos going back half a century and was never mentioned in three prior clear certificates

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT WITH ORIGINAL GUM.

A survey of the Levi records produced 64 single unused stamps (excluding the block of four and rejoined block of four). Many of these were described in auction catalogues more than 40 years ago; therefore, the determination of soundness is uncertain. However, assuming the old descriptions were reaffirmed today, approximately 45% of singles across all centering categories have faults.

Of the single stamps with Extremely Fine centering (a minimum grade of 85), we counted 13 sound and 9 with faults. This stamp has the distinction of being the only 2c Pan-American Invert offered in our very first Rarities of the World sale, in February 1964, where it realized $8,000 versus the then-current Scott value of $4,500.

With 1964, 1989, 2000 and 2006 P.F. certificates.

Click here for an introduction to the 1901 Pan-American Issue: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/1901_Intro.pdf

55,000
36,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Pan-American Issue
2017-10-24
Classic Bureau Issues featuring Dr. Heimburger and Brody Collections
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Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 89, 1901 Pan-American Issue: Inverts2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Slightly disturbed original gum, bright frame color and sharp vignette impression, center guide line at right, natural inclusion at bottom

FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

A survey of the Levi records produced 64 single unused stamps (excluding the block of four and rejoined block of four). Many of these were described in auction catalogues more than 40 years ago; therefore, the determination of soundness is uncertain. However, assuming the old descriptions were reaffirmed today, approximately 45% of singles across all centering categories have faults.

From our 1989 Rarities sale. Click here for an introduction to the 1901 Pan-American Issue: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/1901_Intro.pdf

55,000
14,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Pan-American Issue
2017-10-24
Classic Bureau Issues featuring Dr. Heimburger and Brody Collections
 
Sale Number 1165, Lot Number 90, 1901 Pan-American Issue: Inverts2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Bright colors and well-centered, machine cancel leaves entire design clearly visible, flaws including vertical crease ending in small tear, tiny corner repair at top left and reperfed at top

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY SEVEN USED EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT ARE KNOWN, AND NONE ARE SOUND.

Our census of the 2c Pan-American Invert in used condition records only seven copies, and is available at our website at http://siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/295a/295a.pdf . None are sound -- two are reperfed, one has a tear and another is thinned. Three others have minor flaws.

Census No. 295a-CAN-05. Ex Curtis. With 1970 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates. In our opinion this is very undercatalogued in Scott -- the unused invert catalogues $55,000.00 in Scott and is significantly more plentiful with approximately 64 unused singles known -- the same price is given for the used invert with only seven known.

55,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Pan-American Issue
2017-06-27
2017 Rarities of the World
215°
PSE 90
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Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 215, 1901 Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a-295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, lightly hinged, outstanding centering with balanced margins, bright colors and detailed impressions, fresh in every respect

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL, CENTERED ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. THIS MARVELOUS STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF 90 BY P.S.E.

The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is surmised that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades known. Our Levi records contain the intact block (4), reconstructed block (4), 64 unused singles and 6 used singles, for a total of 72 unused and 6 used. Many of the unused singles have disturbed gum or no gum, and/or are off center to top or top left. This Extremely Fine sound stamp with original gum is the second-highest graded example in the P.S.E. Population Report.

With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $110,000.00). Only one has graded higher, at Superb 98, and three other examples share this grade. Scott footnote states "Almost all unused copies of No. 295a have partial or disturbed gum. Values are for examples with full original gum that is slightly disturbed."

55,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Pan-American Issue
2017-03-01
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1150, Lot Number 939, 1901 Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a-296a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Small hinge remnant, rich colors, two pulled perfs at top left are barely noticeable

FINE APPEARING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is surmised that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades known. Our Levi records contain the intact block (4), reconstructed block (4), 64 unused singles and 6 used singles, for a total of 72 unused and 6 used. Many of the unused singles are off center to top or top left.

55,000
18,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
Pan-American Issue
2016-10-06
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part 2
1508°
PSE 98
PF 98
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Sale Number 1138, Lot Number 1508, Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a-296a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Original gum, small hinge mark, bright frame color and sharp vignette impression, superb centering with extraordinarily wide margins all around, long fully-formed perforations, tiny “f ” handstamp on back corner

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE FINEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT WITH ORIGINAL GUM AND THE ONLY COPY CERTIFIED SUPERB 98 BY PROFESSIONAL STAMP EXPERTS.

A survey of the Levi records produced 64 single unused stamps (excluding the block of four and rejoined block of four). Many of these were described in auction catalogues more than 40 years ago; therefore, the determination of soundness is uncertain. However, assuming the old descriptions were reaffirmed today, approximately 45% of singles across all centering categories have faults.

Of the single stamps with Extremely Fine centering (a minimum grade of 85), we counted 13 sound and 9 with faults. There is no other stamp in the Levi records that we think would achieve a grade of Superb 98 or better. Therefore, it is our contention, backed by the P.S.E. Population Report, that the stamp offered here is the finest original-gum example of the 2c Pan-American Invert extant.

Ex "Beverly Hills". With 2013 P.F. certificate as “Genuine, previously hinged” with a grade of Superb 98. With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (1201453), which states “genuine unused, o.g., previously hinged” with a grade of Superb 98, Mint OGph.

The grade of Superb 98 is the highest for Scott 295a in the P.S.E. Population Report, and this is the only stamp to receive it. The next highest grade awarded to Scott 295a in any category is Extremely Fine 90 (three stamps, all OGph).

SMQ value $220,000.00

Click here for an introduction to the 1901 Pan-American Issue: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/1901_Intro.pdf

55,000
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