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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Category — 1901 Pan-American Issue Inverts (Scott 294a-295a)

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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."

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