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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Pan-American Inverts

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
280
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 280, Pan-American Inverts1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Lightly hinged, incredibly well-centered, deep dark colors

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A REMARKABLY FRESH AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

Of the 600 to 700 known, most have some type of disturbed gum and are off-center, making this copy a true condition rarity.

With 1999 P.F. certificate

10,000
0
281
og
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 281, Pan-American Inverts1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color

VERY FINE AND REMARKABLY FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

One of the freshest of the surviving examples, with pristine gum and excellent color. With copy of 1969 P.F. certificate for block of four, this being the bottom right stamp

10,000
5,250
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282
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 282, Pan-American Inverts1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Much cleaner gum than usual, only a slight hinge mark is present, rich color and fine impressions

A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

The 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country. Between 600 and 700 are likely to have been issued. Most have disturbed gum and are off-center.

With 1990 P.F. certificate

10,000
6,375
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283
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 283, Pan-American Inverts4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a), 4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted (296a). Part original gum, rich colors and fine impressions

FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT. A RARE STAMP IN SOUND WELL-CENTERED CONDITION.

The 4c Pan-American Invert was a special printing and not regularly issued. Examples were distributed through two official channels, and the gum on the majority of stamps without "Specimen" overprint was disturbed due to its removal from mounting paper. In fact, many of these stamps are thinned or have seriously disturbed gum. This stamp is the rare exception.

With 1962 and 1996 P.F. certificates

21,000
25,000
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284
S
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 284, Pan-American Inverts4c Pan-American, Center Inverted, Specimen Overprint (296a-S), 4c Pan-American, Center Inverted, Specimen Overprint (296a-S)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted, Specimen Overprint (296a-S). Lightly hinged, deep rich colors and sharp impressions

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT WITH SPECIMEN OVERPRINT. THIS STAMP IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN SOUND WELL-CENTERED CONDITION. VIRTUALLY ALL EXISTING EXAMPLES ARE EITHER OFF CENTER OR FAULTY. CONSIDERABLY UNDERCATALOGUED IN SCOTT.

If the reported numbers are correct, a total of 203 4c Inverts was released, both with and without the overprint. An unknown quantity of the 4c Pan-American invert was overprinted with a small "Specimen" overprint. Some examples, both with and without the overprint, were given away by Third Asst. Postmaster General Edwin C. Madden. When postal authorities learned of the practice, they destroyed 194 copies and put one pane of 100 into the official archives. At a later date, 97 of these were later traded for rarities missing from the archives.

With 1968 and 1992 P.F. certificates

5,000
7,250
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285
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Sale Number 824, Lot Number 285, Pan-American Inverts4c Pan-American, Center Inverted, Specimen Ovpt. (296aS), 4c Pan-American, Center Inverted, Specimen Ovpt. (296aS)4c Pan-American, Center Inverted, Specimen Ovpt. (296aS). Slightly disturbed original gum (as are all genuine copies of this stamp), h.r., incredibly well-centered, rich colors, small sealed tear at bottom and corner crease at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 4-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT WITH SPECIMEN OVERPRINT.

This is one of the best-centered 4c Pan-American Inverts extant.

5,000
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