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Sale 804 — The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States

Sale Date — Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 October, 1998

Category — 1901 Pan-American Issue, Including Inverts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
500
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Sale Number 804, Lot Number 500, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Including Inverts1c, 2c Pan-American (294-295), 1c, 2c Pan-American (294-295)1c, 2c Pan-American (294-295). Mint N.H., both are fresh and Extremely Fine

56
150
501
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Sale Number 804, Lot Number 501, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Including Inverts4c Pan-American (296), 4c Pan-American (296)4c Pan-American (296). Beautiful deep color and sharp proof-like impressions, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem

85
350
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502
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Sale Number 804, Lot Number 502, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Including Inverts5c Pan-American (297), 5c Pan-American (297)5c Pan-American (297). Barely hinged, deep rich color, perfectly centered, Extremely Fine Gem, with 1981 P.F. certificate

100
200
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503
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Sale Number 804, Lot Number 503, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Including Inverts8c Pan-American (298), 8c Pan-American (298)8c Pan-American (298). Barely hinged, rich color and proof-like impressions, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem

125
200
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504
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Sale Number 804, Lot Number 504, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Including Inverts10c Pan-American (299), 10c Pan-American (299)10c Pan-American (299). Mint N.H., fresh color and fine impression, very well-centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine and choice

260
550
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505
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Sale Number 804, Lot Number 505, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Including Inverts1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Block of four, rich color, h.r., perf separations sensibly hinge-reinforced, top right stamp small corner crease at bottom right

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

42,500
30,000
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506
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Sale Number 804, Lot Number 506, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Including Inverts2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). The reconstructed block of four, fresh color, full original gum, traces of hinge removal, expertly rejoined along perforations

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

E. 100,000-150,000
135,000
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507
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Sale Number 804, Lot Number 507, 1901 Pan-American Issue, Including Inverts4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a), 4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a). Block of four, bright color, well-centered, slightly disturbed original gum--much better gum condition than found on most examples of this stamp--some perfs expertly reinforced or rejoined, bottom left stamp has small tear at bottom

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

80,000
95,000
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