EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT WITH LIGHTLY-HINGED ORIGINAL GUM, FRESH COLOR AND BRIGHT PAPER. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS ICONIC INVERT EXTANT.
Ex Alan B. Whitman (Siegel Sale 968A, April 14, 2009, lot 364, $19,000 hammer). Previously the upper left stamp in a block of four offered in a J. & H. Stolow auction in 1972
With 1998 Philatelic Foundation certificate (328220) as “Genuine, previously hinged”. With 2013 P.F. certificate as “Genuine, previously hinged” with a grade of Extremely Fine 90. With 2008 and 2013 Professional Stamp Experts certificates (1191493 and 1201453), which state “genuine unused, o.g., previously hinged” with a grade of Extremely Fine 90, Mint OGph.
The grade of Extremely Fine 90 is the highest for Scott 294a in the PSE Population Report, and a total of five stamps have received it (all in the OGph category).
2013 Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue Graded Value for XF 90: $30,000
Stamp Market Quarterly Value: $27,500
Click here for an introduction to the 1901 Pan-American Issue: http://siegelauctions.com/2013/1052/1901_Intro.pdf