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Sale 1129 — 2016 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 31 May, 2016

Category — Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
417°
c
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 417, Washington-Franklin and Panama-Pacific Issues1c Panama-Pacific (397), 1c Panama-Pacific (397)1c Panama-Pacific (397). Rich color, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jan. 1 7-PM 1913" Exposition First Day machine cancel on beautiful multicolored souvenir card depicting "212-Grand Esplanade, Looking East. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco 1915" to Detroit Mich., contents read "New Stamp. Mailed on first day of use on Expo grounds. Regards & Happy New Year" and signed by J.W. Marvin, slight corner wear

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE FIRST DAY USE OF THE ONE-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION ISSUE. ONLY TWELVE ARE KNOWN.

From February 20 to December 4, 1915, the Panama-Pacific Exposition was held in San Francisco, to commemorate Balboa's discovery of the Pacific Ocean and to celebrate the opening of the mankind's greatest engineering achievement, the Panama Canal. As early as 1912 commemorative stamps were planned to promote the exposition, in 1c, 2c, 5c and 10c denominations. Special cancels to promote the exposition were produced for certain west coast post offices.

The stamps were in use for over three years. However, only twelve known First Days are recorded -- six are on cards and six are on covers.

With 1987 AFDCS certificate.

7,500
6,000
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