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Grade
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Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2015-04-28
The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1096, Lot Number 655, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H. block of four with left selvage, vivid color, left stamps light natural gum bend, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, scarce in Mint N.H. condition, Scott Retail as singles

6,800
2,400
United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2010-10-26
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5981, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H. block of four, fresh and crisp with beautiful glowing color

FINE-VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC PERF 10.

With 1981 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as four Mint N.H. singles

7,000
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2009-09-29
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 976, Lot Number 2002, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 397-404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6130 block of six with wide selvage, rich color as fresh as the day it was printed, gorgeous centering throughout, long and full perforations

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

The Panama-Pacific Exposition commemorative set was originally released in late 1912 and officially placed on sale on January 1, 1913, two years in advance of the actual exposition (the stamps are inscribed "San Francisco 1915"). The stamps were first issued with 12-gauge perforations. When the Bureau of Engraving and Printing changed to 10-gauge perforations in late 1914, sheets of Panama-Pacific stamps were issued in Perf 10 form. This modification was not officially announced or widely recognized by stamp collectors; therefore, the Perf 10 stamps are much scarcer than their Perf 12 counterparts.

The 10c design depicts the "Discovery of San Francisco Bay," based on a painting by Charles F. Mathews (Johl, Vol. 1, pp.69-70). It depicts the Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola and his crew with the Muwekma Ohlone natives. In 1769 Portola led the first expedition and observed San Francisco harbor. In 1775 Juan Manuel de Ayala, captain of the Spanish ship San Carlos, was the first to enter the harbor, which led to the establishment of the earliest European settlements.

The 10c was first issued in the standard Yellow used for the regular-issue 10c stamp, but the design was difficult to see in this shade (Scott 400). The stamp color was changed to a darker Orange and issued with 12-gauge perforations (Scott 400A). When the 10-gauge perforations were introduced, a much smaller supply was issued as Orange Perf 10 (Scott 404).

The 10c Panama-Pacific Perf 10, Scott 404, typically comes poorly centered. It is also plagued by short perfs--for a reason. The wide-spaced 10-gauge perfs were introduced by postal officials to strengthen the sheets during handling. Postmasters complained that the Perf 12 sheets broke apart too easily, but the move to Perf 10 went too far, and postmasters then started complaining that they were tearing apart stamps while trying to separate them (Perf 11 ended up being just right). Scott 404 is also much scarcer than its Perf 12 counterparts, Scott 400 and 400A. Only two panes of 70 are reported to survive.

We are aware of perhaps one other 10c Panama-Pacific Perf 10 top-position plate block that can be compared to the magnificent plate block offered here. The other was last offered in a Christie's Robson Lowe sale almost 20 years ago and is currently in a private collection. The plate block offered here surfaced recently and was certified by The Philatelic Foundation.

With 2009 P.F. certificate

22,000
62,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2009-04-21
The MLG Collection of United States Plate Blocks
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Sale Number 971, Lot Number 1814, 10c Perf 10 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6139 block of six with wide selvage, vibrant color as fresh as the day it was printed, choice centering, faint horizontal crease in selvage only

EXTREMELY FINE CENTERING. A MAGNIFICENT PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE. EXTREMELY RARE IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION AND WITH SUCH WONDERFUL COLOR.

The top plate position in Mint N.H. condition is exceedingly rare. Although creased in the selvage, far from the stamps, this plate block is quite outstanding.

22,000
17,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2009-04-21
The MLG Collection of United States Plate Blocks
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Sale Number 971, Lot Number 1815, 10c Perf 10 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H. bottom plate no. 6139 block of six, vibrant color on post-office fresh paper, completely free of the natural gum bends that are often found on this issue, well-proportioned margins, couple perf separations in selvage of no significance

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED BOTTOM PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

Plate blocks of the 10c Perf 10 Panama-Pacific Issue are extremely rare in Mint N.H. condition, and the uniformly superb centering of this example elevates it to "among finest known" status.

22,000
15,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2009-04-21
The MLG Collection of United States Plate Blocks
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Sale Number 971, Lot Number 1817, 10c Perf 10 Panama-Pacific Issue (Scott 404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H. right plate no. 6139 block of six with wide selvage, vibrant color on crisp paper, natural gum bends

FINE. A RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

This is an extremely difficult plate block to find in Mint N.H. condition.

22,000
7,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
2003-11-12
The Silver Lake Collection of U.S. Stamps and Plate Blocks
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Sale Number 866, Lot Number 596, Plate Blocks (Panama-Pacific Issue)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H. right plate no. block of six, intense shade and impression on bright paper, remarkably fresh and intact

EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCALCULABLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

With 1976 and 1982 P.F. certificates

20,000
25,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1998-11-11
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 806, Lot Number 1108, Panama-Pacifics10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint N.H. top margin plate no. block of six, very well-centered, fresh and bright color, natural pre-printing paper fold on center stamp at T.

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. ONE OF THE FINEST PLATE BLOCKS OF THE RARE 10-CENT ORANGE PERF 10 PANAMA-PACIFIC. AN OUTSTANDING SHOWPIECE.

With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott lists but does not price the plate block as Mint N.H. If you assign the same premium given for the more common 5c Perf 10 of 31%, then catalogue value would be $15,750.00. Scott Retail as hinged

12,000
20,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1994-05-20
U.S. & Foreign Stamps & Covers
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Sale Number 760, Lot Number 1510, 1904-09 thru Later Issues10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Block of four, Mint, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate

3,350
4,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
20th Century Issues
20th Century Commemorative Issues
1993-11-20
1993 Rarities of the World
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Sale Number 755, Lot Number 268, 20th Century up to 1922 Issue10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Mint block of four with top sheet margin and plate no. 6135, vibrant color, fresh and Extremely Fine, a "Gem" block

3,350
4,750
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