VERY FINE. A SCARCE BLOCK CONTAINING TWO STAMPS WITH "PANAMA" 15 MILLIMETERS LONG AND ALL STAMPS WITH "PANAMA" OVERPRINT DRAMATICALLY SHIFTED.
Only 260 stamps were printed with the "Panama" 15mm long. The shifted overprint is also scarce. Signed Perry and Colman. Scott Retail as normal block of four with no premium for any of the varieties.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CORNER-MARGIN BLOCK OF CANAL ZONE NO. 1 WITH THREE STAMPS CONTAINING VARIETIES.
Only 52 stamps with the "Panama" reading up and down were printed. Of these, two also had "Canal Zone" inverted. Ex Plass. Colman backstamps in selvage. With 1951 and 1993 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as singles with no premium for varieties in Positions 11-12 or as a multiple.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK OF FOUR OF CANAL ZONE NO. 1 CONTAINING TOP PAIR WITH "PANAMA" READING UP AND BOTTOM PAIR WITH "PANAMA" READING DOWN.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, this variety only occurred between the fifth and sixth horizontal rows of a pane. The variety was not often saved by early collectors and so very few are known. The book records only eighteen pairs, including two on cover.
Ex Plass. Colman backstamps. With 1993 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as two pairs.
VERY FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS VARIETY AND THE ONLY UNUSED EXAMPLE AVAILABLE IN A VERTICAL PAIR WITH NORMAL STAMP.
Of the four recorded examples, one is used on cover, and two are the right stamps in a block of six. This is the only unused vertical pair known.
Ex Tows, Plass and Drucker. With 1969 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as pair and four singles of basic stamp.
VERY FINE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1904 10-CENTAVO MAP ISSUE WITHOUT THE "CANAL ZONE" OVERPRINT. A GREAT RARITY.
The Canal Zone Study Group records three examples: 1) third stamp from left in used strip of four (offered in the following lot, ex Justi and Plass); 2) the example offered here, ex Plass; and 3) single example in block of six.
Ex Plass. With 1967 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as pair containing the variety and two singles.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1904 10-CENTAVO MAP ISSUE WITH "CANAL ZONE" MISSING.
Please refer to the previous lot for the census of the three recorded examples. Ex Justi and Plass. With 1968 P.F. and 1969 A.P.S. certificates (both missing). Scott Retail as singles
VERY FINE. A PARTICULARLY CHOICE AND RARE POSITION BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 5-CENTAVO WITH DOUBLE OVERPRINT.
According to Canal Zone Stamps only two panes contained the error. One was from Setting I. The other was from Setting V. Most examples from Setting I were used on mail to the West Indies. Only two examples can exist with the missing "P" of "Panama" (one from each setting); therefore, this is the unique example from Setting I.
Scott Retail as normal block of four, with no premium for the varieties or for the multiple.
VERY FINE. ONLY AN ESTIMATED TEN COPIES WERE PRINTED, OF WHICH ONLY FOUR ARE RECORDED. A GREAT RARITY.
This error is only known from Position 26 from this setting.
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BLOCK CONTAINING THE "ZONE" IN ANTIQUE TYPE. ONLY TEN ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE BEEN PRINTED.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, only an estimated ten copies of this variety were printed. Only five are known, including 1) one in a pair with normal (ex Plass); 2) one in right margin block of six with imprint (illustrated in Canal Zone Stamps); 3) one in block of four with small fault in bottom margin (ex Tows); 4) one in block of four (ex Drucker) and 5) one in the block offered here.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "P NAMA" PRINTING ERROR.
According to Canal Zone Stamps the error was likely caused by the "A" dropping below the type surface in the form. It is not constant to any specific position.
Ex Plass as block of four. With 1969 A.P.S. certificate
VERY FINE. A GREAT RARITY -- ONLY FOUR UNUSED AND TWO USED PAIRS ARE RECORDED.
As another indication of rarity, none was offered in either the Plass sale or in our Drucker sale. Scott Retail with no premium for the spacing variety.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY ERROR. ONLY 20 PAIRS WERE ISSUED, AND MOST HAVE BEEN LOST TO PHILATELY.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, the top five rows of one pane were missing the horizontal perforations. Evidently most of the errors were used, as only three unused pairs and two strips of three (both with perforations at bottom) are known.
Ex Conger, Plass and Drucker. With 1969 A.P.S. certificate. Scott Retail as pair.
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1907 ONE-CENT BALBOA WITH INVERTED CENTER AND OVERPRINT READING UP. ONLY 22 COPIES ARE KNOWN UNUSED.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, one pane of 100 was printed. It was sold in March 1909 to the Panama Railroad Co. and all but 22 copies were used before the error was discovered. Only about thirteen used copies were recovered after the error was noticed. The stamp offered here, with sheet margin at top, is especially desirable.
With 1989 P.S.E. certificate.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENTESIMOS WITH DOUBLE OVERPRINT AND ONE READING "ZONE CANAL".
With 1975 A.P.S. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE EXAMPLES OF THESE OVERPRINT VARIETIES. ONLY THREE COPIES OF THE "CANAL" ONLY ERROR ARE RECORDED, AND ONLY TWO COPIES OF THE "ZONE CANAL" VARIETY ARE RECORDED.
According to Canal Zone Stamps the error was caused by a shift in the overprint, causing "Canal" only to be printed in the last vertical row. Ten were printed, of which only three are known. Curiously, 90 examples of the "Zone Canal" stamps were printed, but only two are known.
Ex Plass. With 1969 A.P.S. certificate.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THE UNIQUE STRIP OF THREE CONTAINING THREE DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF THE OVERPRINT.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, the overprint was originally printed too far to the right, and the left vertical row did not receive an overprint. To correct the error, the printer turned the pane, intending to print just the one missing row. However, he placed the pane too far into the press, thus two rows received the inverted overprint.
There are five copies known with the double overprint (Scott 26a) and four known with the overprint reading up (Scott 26b). These were mostly contained in an irregular block of eight with four of No. 26b and three of 26a. The strip offered here was the bottom row of the block, and is unique with three different states of the overprint. One of the two singles of Scott 26a not contained in the block is offered in the following lot.
Ex Plass and Drucker. Illustrated in Canal Zone Stamps on p. 79. With 1969 A.P.S. (copy) and 1993 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail as singles
FINE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS OVERPRINT VARIETY. IT IS BELIEVED THAT ONLY TEN WERE PRINTED.
This error was caused when a sheet was misfed into the press, causing the top row to miss receiving the overprint, which was printed in the bottom sheet margin instead. Accompanied by bottom right selvage corner margin block of four with "Canal Zone" printed in bottom selvage.
Ex Plass. Scott Retail for the pair only.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. UNLISTED IN SCOTT OR THE CANAL ZONE STUDY GROUP BOOK, THIS ERROR IS BELIEVED TO BE UNIQUE.
Ex Joyce. With 1985 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL CANAL ZONE BOOKLET PANE ERRORS. LESS THAN TEN INTACT PANES ARE RECORDED.
According to Canal Zone Stamps most were broken up and used as postage. Ex Joyce.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE "ZONE" DOUBLE OVERPRINT. A GREAT RARITY OF THE ISSUE.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, two panes of 100 received a double overprint, both at an angle in relation to the first overprint. one pane had the overprints close together. Only two stamps received the "Zone" only of the second overprint.
Ex Plass. With 1993 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENTESIMOS ORANGE VERMILION AND BLACK.
The rarity of this stamp in unused condition is reflected by the difference in Scott Catalogue values of $3,250.00 unused versus $100.00 used.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE PAIR FROM THE BOOKLET CONTAINING LEFT STAMP WITHOUT "CANAL ZONE" OVERPRINT. ONLY TWO PANES WERE PRINTED.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, only two panes were printed. The book states that "apparently" one pane is still intact, but does not state so definitively.
Ex Joyce. Scott Retail as full pane
FRESH AND FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE PAIR FROM THE ONE-CENTISIMO BOOKLET CONTAINING ONE STAMP WITH A DISTINCT DOUBLE OVERPRINT. ONLY TWO PANES WERE PRINTED.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, only two panes were printed with the double error. Of these, one pane is reported to be intact. The other pane was broken, but the whereabouts of the other pairs are unknown. The pair offered here is therefore the only one recorded.
Ex Plass. Illustrated in Canal Zone Stamps on p. 276. With 1993 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as full pane.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE "ZONE" ONLY ERROR. ONLY FIVE OR SO ARE KNOWN, ONE OF WHICH IS USED.
This error was created by a foldover in the left vertical row of one pane, which caused "Canal" to print in the sheet margin. The following examples are known: 1) the example offered here; 2) similar example offered in our Drucker sale 856, lot 591; 3) unused in horizontal pair with normal, part of "Canal" visible at left, ex Plass lot 581; 4) single contained in a large unused block; and 5) left stamp in horizontal strip of five used on cover, ex Plass lot 582.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED BOOKLET PANE OF THE ONE-CENTISIMO 1921 ISSUE.
From the Weill sale.
FINE AND RARE. ONLY TEN COPIES OF THIS ERROR WERE PRINTED.
Ex Conger. Scott Retail as two errors in pair with normal.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS THE FINEST RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT WITH "ZONE" INVERTED.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, this error was not noticed until June 1926, almost two years after it was issued. Only three unused and seven used copies are known.
With 1990 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONLY 20 COPIES OF THE "CANAL" ONLY WERE PRINTED. ONE OF TWO POSSIBLE MULTIPLES WITH THE PLATE NUMBER. A WONDERFUL POSITION BLOCK.
With 1987 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles.
FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 1926 2-CENT CARMINE WITH MISSING OVERPRINT.
The error was cause by a foldover at the corner of the sheet prior to printing. Ex Mast. Illustrated in Canal Zone Stamps on p. 145. Scott Retail as the error in pair with normal and with no premium for the partly printed overprints.
VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS DRAMATIC ERROR. ONLY TEN PAIRS ARE POSSIBLE.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, these errors were created because the press was set up as a 100-subject overprint form to accommodate narrow selvage at bottom. When one pane was mistakenly inserted in the wrong direction the top row missed receiving the overprint, which was printed instead on the wide selvage at bottom.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY FIVE COPIES OF THE "ZONE ZONE" ERROR ARE RECORDED FOR THE 10-CENT VALUE.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, the error only occurs on Position 18 of the bottom right pane. All were officially destroyed, except for five copies. Two of the five are contained in complete panes.
Ex Plass. With 1967 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE FINEST OF THE FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THIS VARIETY.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, this error comes only from Position 18 on the lower right pane of the plate. Four panes were sold before the remaining 246 lower right panes on hand were officially destroyed, on Oct. 15, 1926. One pane is still intact (ex Tows and Grebian).
Ex Plass and Drucker. Illustrated in Canal Zone Stamps on p. 153 (detail). With 1967 P.F. certificate.
FRESH AND FINE. ONLY THREE EXAMPLES OF THE 15-CENT "ZONE ZONE" OVERPRINT ARE RECORDED. A GREAT RARITY.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, official records indicate that all 250 panes from the lower right portion of the sheet were destroyed. However, three are known, including one in a full pane (ex Tows), which has not been seen for some time. It is possible that these were part of a shipment sent on a later date with second printing stamps.
Ex Plass and Drucker. Illustrated in Canal Zone Stamps on p. 154 (detail). With 1967 P.F. certificate.
EXTREMELY FINE. THE FINEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS BOOKLET PANE. ONLY EIGHT PANES IN TOTAL ARE RECORDED.
According to Canal Zone Stamps, the 3c Lincoln was in production for only a short period of time before the switch was made to the 3c Washington stamp. Only one intact booklet and four panes are reported by the authors; the second intact booklet offered in our Drucker sale was apparently unknown to them.
With 1994 P.S.E. certificate.
VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY TEN 10-CENT POSTAGE DUE STAMPS WERE ISSUED WITH THE MISSING OVERPRINT.
Three of the ten issued stamps are contained in the unique plate block. Ex Plass. With 1966 P.F. certificate.