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Sale 935 — The Saddleback Collection of U.S. Errors and Plate Blocks

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2007

Category — Pan-American Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
30
P
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 30, Pan-American Issue1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1), 1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1)1c-10c Pan-American, Large Die Proofs on India (294P1-299P1). Each approx. 62 x 50mm die sunk on 8 x 6 in. card, blue control nos. on back (15758, 16255, 16480, 16791, 17031, 17096), 4c usual slight oxidation in frame, 10c toned on back of card, a few minor bends or creases at corners, otherwise Very Fine set

3,450
2,000
31
P
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 31, Pan-American Issue1c-10c Pan-American, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs (294P2-299P2), 1c-10c Pan-American, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs (294P2-299P2)1c-10c Pan-American, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs (294P2-299P2). Each expertly removed from original gray card backing, light overall toning, 2c and 10c tiny pinholes (as do many), Very Fine set, only 85 were produced

3,450
1,600
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32
ogbl
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 32, Pan-American Issue1c-10c Pan-American (294-299), 1c-10c Pan-American (294-299)1c-10c Pan-American (294-299). Complete set of imprint and plate no. blocks of ten, 2c and 4c from bottom with two plate nos., others from either top left or top right with corner selvage (only the 2c lacks corner selvage), 1c and 10c Mint N.H., others lightly hinged with some stamps Mint N.H., few small flaws mostly confined to selvage

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE COMPLETE SET OF IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER BLOCKS OF TEN OF THE PAN-AMERICAN ISSUE.

This group of large-format plate blocks is highly exhibitable.

24,180
11,500
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33
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Sale Number 935, Lot Number 33, Pan-American Issue1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a), 1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a)1c Pan-American, Center Inverted (294a). Slightly disturbed original gum (described as previously hinged on certificate), deep rich colors, tiny corner crease at bottom left and small stain spot

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THIS MAJOR 20TH CENTURY INVERT ERROR.

The 1c Pan-American Inverts were found in at least four different post offices around the country, soon after release of the issue in May 1901. Between 600 and 700 are likely to have been issued.

With 1983 P.F. certificate

11,000
5,750
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34
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Sale Number 935, Lot Number 34, Pan-American Issue2c Pan-American, Vignette Shifted to Bottom (295 var), 2c Pan-American, Vignette Shifted to Bottom (295 var)2c Pan-American, Vignette Shifted to Bottom (295 var). Lightly hinged, vignette strongly shifted into "Postage Two Cents" at bottom, Very Fine and choice example of this dramatic shift

E. 150-200
900
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35
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Sale Number 935, Lot Number 35, Pan-American Issue2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a), 2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a)2c Pan-American, Center Inverted (295a). Barely disturbed original gum, superbly centered with wide balanced margins, bright colors and clear impressions of vignette and frame

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 2-CENT PAN-AMERICAN INVERT.

The 2c is the rarest of the three Pan-American Inverts. It is surmised that approximately 200 were issued through the post office, with two distinct shades known. Estimates of surviving examples range from an early count (1945) of 55 unused and 2-3 used to the 1998 Datz estimate of 150 unused, 3-5 used and a block of four intact. Our Levi records contain the intact block (4), reconstructed block (4), 64 unused singles and 6 used singles, for a total of 72 unused and 6 used. Many of the unused singles have disturbed gum or no gum, and/or are off center to top or top left. This Extremely Fine sound stamp with original gum that is only slightly disturbed from hinge removal is among the finest known examples.

Scott footnote states "Almost all unused copies of No. 295a have partial or disturbed gum. Values are for examples with full original gum that is slightly disturbed."

45,000
35,000
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