FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE BLOCK OF THE 1-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.
The Pan-American inverts were the first bicolored postage stamps produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the first invert postage errors issued by the Post Office since the 1869's. The 1c Pan American Inverts were found in several post offices around the country. Thirteen blocks of four, a block of six and a block of 20 are recorded in our Levi records, some of which may have been broken into singles.
Ex Col. Edward H. R. Green
FINE-VERY FINE CENTERING. ONE OF TWO EXTANT BLOCKS OF THIS RARE AND FAMOUS TWENTIETH CENTURY INVERT.
A prior owner gave instructions to Raymond H. Weill, the New Orleans dealer, that this block should be broken into singles, to provide one stamp to each of his four children. The four stamps were subsequently repurchased by the Weill firm and rejoined.
The other recorded block of four, which realized $203,500 at auction in 1989, is currently in a private collection and is unlikely to be seen on the market for some time.
With 1980 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as a block is $275,000.00
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST RECORDED BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.
A review of our Levi records located seven blocks of four. Two of the blocks have perfs cutting into the design. One has not been seen since the 1944 Col. Edward H. R. Green auction and has probably been broken into singles, and another has not been seen since 1970. Of the other two well-centered blocks, one has a crease and thin spots, and the other has thins. This is one of the finest blocks of the 4c Invert in existence.
Ex Col. Edward H. R. Green, Y. Souren and Lilly. With 1968 P.F. certificate