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Sale 878 — 2004 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 12 June, 2004

Category — Canal Zone

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
592
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 592, Canal Zone1904, 2c Rose (1, 1 var), 1904, 2c Rose (1, 1 var)1904, 2c Rose (1, 1 var). CZSG 1.1b, top selvage block of four with imprint, both top stamps "Panama" 15mm long, "Panama" also shifted to right with bottom stamps two "Panama" at left and top stamps partly split "Panama", tropicalized original gum, h.r.

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.

2,500
1,900
593
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 593, Canal Zone1904, 2c Rose, "Panama" Reading Down and Up (1d), 1904, 2c Rose, "Panama" Reading Down and Up (1d)1904, 2c Rose, "Panama" Reading Down and Up (1d). CZSG 1d, block of four, Positions 1-2/11-12, Position 1 the variety, usual tropicalized original gum described on certificate as slightly disturbed original gum, Position 11 with inverted "V" for first "A" of "Panama", Position 12 with inverted "N" in right "Panama", bright color, top right stamp small thin spot not mentioned on accompanying certificates

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.

2,350
2,700
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594
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 594, Canal Zone1904, 2c Rose, Vertical Pair, "Panama" Reading Up on Top 2c, Down on Other (1f), 1904, 2c Rose, Vertical Pair, "Panama" Reading Up on Top 2c, Down on Other (1f)1904, 2c Rose, Vertical Pair, "Panama" Reading Up on Top 2c, Down on Other (1f). CZSG 1f, block of four, Positions 44-45/54-55, both top stamps reading up, bottom stamps reading down, original gum, top left stamp with inverted "V" for second "A" of "Panama", brilliant color

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.

4,200
3,250
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595
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 595, Canal Zone1904, 5c Blue, Pair, One Without "Canal Zone" Ovpt. (2c), 1904, 5c Blue, Pair, One Without "Canal Zone" Ovpt. (2c)1904, 5c Blue, Pair, One Without "Canal Zone" Ovpt. (2c). CZSG 2c, left margin block of six with part imprint, Positions 51-53/61-63, center stamp at top missing "Canal Zone", lightly hinged, fresh and bright colors

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.

6,000
6,500
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596
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 596, Canal Zone1904, 10c Yellow, Pair, One Without "Canal Zone" Ovpt. (3c), 1904, 10c Yellow, Pair, One Without "Canal Zone" Ovpt. (3c)1904, 10c Yellow, Pair, One Without "Canal Zone" Ovpt. (3c). CZSG 3c, bottom left stamp in block of four, tropicalized original gum, radiant color

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.

7,050
5,000
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597
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 597, Canal Zone1904, 10c Yellow, Pair, One Without "Canal Zone" Ovpt. (3c), 1904, 10c Yellow, Pair, One Without "Canal Zone" Ovpt. (3c)1904, 10c Yellow, Pair, One Without "Canal Zone" Ovpt. (3c). CZSG 3c, third stamp from left in horizontal strip of four, tied by purple cancel on small piece, two left stamps with faint strike of the "Canal Zone" overprint, right stamp with heavy impression of the overprint, two stamps next to error with small tears at bottom

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

5,750
3,750
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598
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 598, Canal Zone1904, 5c Blue, "Canal Zone" Double (12c), 1904, 5c Blue, "Canal Zone" Double (12c)1904, 5c Blue, "Canal Zone" Double (12c). CZSG 12c, 12c.15, 12.12, left selvage block of four with natural s.e. at bottom and part arrow at left, Positions 81-82/91-92, Setting I with narrow spacing, bottom right stamp missing "P" of left "Panama" and also last "A" of right "Panama" mostly missing, usual tropicalized original gum, h.r., clear doubling of the overprint, fresh and bright color

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.

2,800
3,500
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599
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 599, Canal Zone1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown, "Panama" Ovpt. in Rose Brown, "Canal" in Antique Type (14d), 1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown, "Panama" Ovpt. in Rose Brown, "Canal" in Antique Type (14d)1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown, "Panama" Ovpt. in Rose Brown, "Canal" in Antique Type (14d). CZSG 14c, 14d, Setting V, block of four, Positions 26-27/36-37, top left stamp the variety, unused (no gum), fresh and bright color

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.

2,120
2,200
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600
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 600, Canal Zone1904. 8c on 50c Bister Brown, "Panama" Ovpt. in Rose Brown, "Zone" in Antique Type (14e), 1904. 8c on 50c Bister Brown, "Panama" Ovpt. in Rose Brown, "Zone" in Antique Type (14e)1904. 8c on 50c Bister Brown, "Panama" Ovpt. in Rose Brown, "Zone" in Antique Type (14e). CZSG 14c, 14e, block of four, Positions 47-48/57-58, top right stamp the variety, unused (no gum), rich color, choice centering

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.

2,120
1,200
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601
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 601, Canal Zone1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown, "P NAMA" at Right (15 var), 1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown, "P NAMA" at Right (15 var)1904, 8c on 50c Bister Brown, "P NAMA" at Right (15 var). CZSG 15.3, Position 83, tropicalized original gum, rich color, choice centering

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

5,000
3,500
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602
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 602, Canal Zone1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (22b), 1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (22b)1907, 1c Green & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (22b). CZSG 22b.II, 6.75mm spacing on hard paper, disturbed original gum, bottom stamp Position 50 with spaced "CA" of "Canal", rich color

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.

1,750
2,200
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603
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 603, Canal Zone1907, 1c Green & Black, Imperforate Horizontally (22c), 1907, 1c Green & Black, Imperforate Horizontally (22c)1907, 1c Green & Black, Imperforate Horizontally (22c). CZSG 22c, vertical strip of three with horizontal perforations at bottom only, slightly disturbed original gum, deep rich colors, wide margins, rounded corner at bottom left not affecting error pair

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.

2,250
2,200
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604
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 604, Canal Zone1907, 1c Green & Black, Inverted Center, Ovpt. Reading Up (22g), 1907, 1c Green & Black, Inverted Center, Ovpt. Reading Up (22g)1907, 1c Green & Black, Inverted Center, Ovpt. Reading Up (22g). CZSG 22g, sheet margin at top, tropicalized original gum with some interleaving adhering, choice centering, deep rich colors

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.

3,500
3,250
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605
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 605, Canal Zone1906, 2c Red & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Double Ovpt., One Diagonal, One "Zone Canal" (23h), 1906, 2c Red & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Double Ovpt., One Diagonal, One "Zone Canal" (23h)1906, 2c Red & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Double Ovpt., One Diagonal, One "Zone Canal" (23h). CZSG 23h, part tropicalized original gum, deep rich colors, light gum soaks and tiny crease at top left not mentioned on accompanying 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.

4,000
1,900
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606
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 606, Canal Zone1906, 5c Ultramarine & Black, "Canal" Only, "Zone Canal" (24d, 24e), 1906, 5c Ultramarine & Black, "Canal" Only, "Zone Canal" (24d, 24e)1906, 5c Ultramarine & Black, "Canal" Only, "Zone Canal" (24d, 24e). CZSG 24d, 24e, rejoined horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., fresh and bright colors

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.

8,500
6,250
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607
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 607, Canal Zone1906, 10c Violet & Black, Double Ovpt., One Reading Up (26, 26a, 26b), 1906, 10c Violet & Black, Double Ovpt., One Reading Up (26, 26a, 26b)1906, 10c Violet & Black, Double Ovpt., One Reading Up (26, 26a, 26b). Left margin strip of three with "Zone" printed in sheet margin, left stamp Reading Up (Scott 26b), center stamp Double Ovpt. one reading up (Scott 26a), right stamp normal (Scott 26), original gum or large part original gum, h.r., rich colors, few small thin spots

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

7,770
8,000
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608
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 608, Canal Zone1909, 8c Violet & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt. (34a), 1909, 8c Violet & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt. (34a)1909, 8c Violet & Black, Ovpt. Reading Up, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt. (34a). CZSG 34a, 34.2, sheet margin at top as always, full original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich colors

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.

1,500
1,700
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609
 
Sale Number 878, Lot Number 609, Canal Zone1913, 1c Green & Black, Booklet, Imperforate Margins, "Canal Zone" Omitted  (38b var), 1913, 1c Green & Black, Booklet, Imperforate Margins, "Canal Zone" Omitted  (38b var)1913, 1c Green & Black, Booklet, Imperforate Margins, "Canal Zone" Omitted (38b var). Horizontal pair, tied by light strike of datestamp on small piece, bright colors, right stamp light creases at right

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.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,250
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610
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 610, Canal Zone1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Inverted Center, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade Perf Margins (39f), 1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Inverted Center, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade Perf Margins (39f)1912, 2c Vermilion & Black, Ovpt. Reading Down, Inverted Center, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade Perf Margins (39f). CZSG 39f, Position B, booklet containing one pane, intact covers

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.

8,000
4,500
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611
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 611, Canal Zone1915, 1c Green & Black, "Zone" Double (46c), 1915, 1c Green & Black, "Zone" Double (46c)1915, 1c Green & Black, "Zone" Double (46c). CZSG 46c, slightly tropicalized original gum, fresh and bright colors

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

4,250
5,000
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612
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 612, Canal Zone1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black (47), 1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black (47)1920, 2c Orange Vermilion & Black (47). Original gum, radiant color in the true Orange Vermilion shade, clear overprint

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.

3,250
4,000
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613
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 613, Canal Zone1918, 1c Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six, Left Vertical Row Without Ovpt. (52c), 1918, 1c Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six, Left Vertical Row Without Ovpt. (52c)1918, 1c Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six, Left Vertical Row Without Ovpt. (52c). CZSG 52c var, horizontal pair from booklet pane of six, unused (no gum), deep rich color, trivial gum soaks

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

7,500
2,700
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614
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 614, Canal Zone1918, 1c Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six, Right Vertical Row With Double Ovpt. (52d), 1918, 1c Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six, Right Vertical Row With Double Ovpt. (52d)1918, 1c Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six, Right Vertical Row With Double Ovpt. (52d). Pair, adhering to interleaving, deep rich color

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.

7,500
2,200
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615
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 615, Canal Zone1921, 1c Light Green & Black, "Zone" Only (55d), 1921, 1c Light Green & Black, "Zone" Only (55d)1921, 1c Light Green & Black, "Zone" Only (55d). CZSG 55d, in horizontal pair with normal, left stamp the variety, narrow selvage at left with printed "Canal", original gum, h.r., deep rich colors, two vertical creases (which caused the error)

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.

4,250
3,500
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616
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 616, Canal Zone1921, 1c Light Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (55e). Mint N.H, 1921, 1c Light Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (55e). Mint N.H1921, 1c Light Green & Black, Booklet Pane of Six (55e). Mint N.H., rich color, choice centering

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED BOOKLET PANE OF THE ONE-CENTISIMO 1921 ISSUE.

From the Weill sale.

1,750
2,000
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617
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 617, Canal Zone1921, 5c Deep Blue & Black, Left Stamp Without Overprint (57b), 1921, 5c Deep Blue & Black, Left Stamp Without Overprint (57b)1921, 5c Deep Blue & Black, Left Stamp Without Overprint (57b). CZSG 57a.II, left selvage block of ten, left stamps missing overprint, five stamps (including both errors) h.r., bottom right stamp faint paper wrinkle, top right stamp tiny thin spot

FINE AND RARE. ONLY TEN COPIES OF THIS ERROR WERE PRINTED.

Ex Conger. Scott Retail as two errors in pair with normal.

5,000
2,800
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618
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 618, Canal Zone1924, 12c Brown Violet, "Zone" Inverted (76a), 1924, 12c Brown Violet, "Zone" Inverted (76a)1924, 12c Brown Violet, "Zone" Inverted (76a). CZSG 76a, Position 30, tropicalized original gum, almost perfectly centered with wide margins all around, natural s.e. at right, rich color

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

3,750
3,000
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 619, Canal Zone1926, 2c Carmine, "Canal" Only, "Zone Canal" (84a, 84b), 1926, 2c Carmine, "Canal" Only, "Zone Canal" (84a, 84b)1926, 2c Carmine, "Canal" Only, "Zone Canal" (84a, 84b). CZSG 84a, 84b, block of four with plate no. at top, top stamps "Canal" only, bottom stamps "Zone Canal", radiant color, choice centering

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.

3,850
2,800
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620
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 620, Canal Zone1926, 2c Carmine, Horizontal Pair, One Without Ovpt. (84c), 1926, 2c Carmine, Horizontal Pair, One Without Ovpt. (84c)1926, 2c Carmine, Horizontal Pair, One Without Ovpt. (84c). CZSG 84c, 84.2c, 84.2a, top right stamp in top right corner selvage block of six missing the overprint, center stamp at right with "Z" only of the overprint, bottom right stamp missing "Nal" of "Canal" and part of "e" of "Zone", slightly tropicalized original gum, h.r., diagonal crease (which caused the error), bottom right stamp defective, few tears in selvage

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.

3,500
2,400
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621
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 621, Canal Zone1926, 5c Dark Blue, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt., Other with Ovpt. Inverted (86g), 1926, 5c Dark Blue, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt., Other with Ovpt. Inverted (86g)1926, 5c Dark Blue, Vertical Pair, One Without Ovpt., Other with Ovpt. Inverted (86g). CZSG 86g, top stamp missing overprint, natural s.e. at top, lightly hinged, deep rich color

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.

2,250
1,500
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 622, Canal Zone1925, 10c Orange, "Zone Zone" (87a), 1925, 10c Orange, "Zone Zone" (87a)1925, 10c Orange, "Zone Zone" (87a). CZSG 87, 87a, Position 18 in right selvage block of twelve, slightly tropicalized original gum, h.r., radiant color, tiny faults at top right

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.

3,385
2,600
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623
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 623, Canal Zone1926, 12c Brown Violet, "Zone Zone" Ovpt. (88a), 1926, 12c Brown Violet, "Zone Zone" Ovpt. (88a)1926, 12c Brown Violet, "Zone Zone" Ovpt. (88a). CZSG 88a, Position 18 in right margin block of twelve, slightly tropicalized original gum, h.r., deep rich color, choice centering

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.

5,250
4,250
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 624, Canal Zone1925, 15c Gray, "Zone Zone" Ovpt. (90a), 1925, 15c Gray, "Zone Zone" Ovpt. (90a)1925, 15c Gray, "Zone Zone" Ovpt. (90a). CZSG 90a, Position 18 in block of 28 with plate no. at right and natural s.e. at top, barely tropicalized original gum, rich color

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.

5,500
5,000
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 625, Canal Zone1931, 3c Violet, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade Perf Margins (102a), 1931, 3c Violet, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade Perf Margins (102a)1931, 3c Violet, Booklet Pane of Six, Handmade Perf Margins (102a). CZSG 102a, Mint N.H., deep rich color, choice centering

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.

6,500
4,750
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Sale Number 878, Lot Number 626, Canal Zone1925, 10c Carmine Rose, Postage Due, Vertical Pair, One Missing Ovpt. (J20a), 1925, 10c Carmine Rose, Postage Due, Vertical Pair, One Missing Ovpt. (J20a)1925, 10c Carmine Rose, Postage Due, Vertical Pair, One Missing Ovpt. (J20a). Sheet margin at top, top stamp missing overprint as always, small h.r. at bottom

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.

3,000
3,250
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