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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2007

Category — Panama-Pacific Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
65
P
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 65, Panama-Pacific Issue1c-10c Panama-Pacific, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs (397P2-400P2), 1c-10c Panama-Pacific, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs (397P2-400P2)1c-10c Panama-Pacific, Roosevelt Small Die Proofs (397P2-400P2). Expertly removed from original gray card backing, brilliant colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE GROUP OF THE FOUR DENOMINATIONS OF THE PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE.

Only 85 were produced. This group lacks the 10c Orange, but is complete for the four denominations.

6,000
4,750
66
nh
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 66, Panama-Pacific Issue2c Panama-Pacific, "Varnish Ink" (398 var), 2c Panama-Pacific, "Varnish Ink" (398 var)2c Panama-Pacific, "Varnish Ink" (398 var). Mint N.H., distinctive color and impression, fresh and Very Fine example of this unusual printing variety, the ink must have been mixed with a component that caused this distinctive variety, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate

E. 500-750
900
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67
nhbl
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 67, Panama-Pacific Issue1c Panama-Pacific (397), 1c Panama-Pacific (397)1c Panama-Pacific (397). Mint N.H. top plate no. 6127 block of six, deep rich color and proof-like impression, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive plate block

400
450
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68
ogbl
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 68, Panama-Pacific Issue2c Panama-Pacific (398), 2c Panama-Pacific (398)2c Panama-Pacific (398). Top plate no. 6322 block of six with wide selvage, lightly hinged on top center stamp only, rich color, fresh and Fine-Very Fine

350
450
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69
ogbl
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 69, Panama-Pacific Issue5c Panama-Pacific (399), 5c Panama-Pacific (399)5c Panama-Pacific (399). Top plate no. 6138 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage, deep rich color, choice centering, natural gum crease, Extremely Fine, an attractive plate block

1,900
2,700
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70
ogbl
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 70, Panama-Pacific Issue10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400), 10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400)10c Orange Yellow, Panama-Pacific (400). Top plate no. 6139 block of six, barest trace of hinging, vibrant color, choice centering, fresh and Very Fine

2,350
2,700
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71
ogbl
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 71, Panama-Pacific Issue10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A), 10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A)10c Orange, Panama-Pacific (400A). Bottom plate no. 6135 block of six, lightly hinged, radiant color and intense impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT ORANGE PERF 12 PANAMA-PACIFIC ISSUE. PROBABLY RARER THAN THE 10-CENT PERF 10 PLATE BLOCK.

An examination of catalogue values and a search of past auction catalogues demonstrates the rarity of the 10c Orange Perf 12 as a plate block

12,500
4,000
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72
ogbl
Sale Number 935, Lot Number 72, Panama-Pacific Issue2c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (402), 2c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (402)2c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (402). Top plate no. 7034 block of six, stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in selvage, radiant color, fresh and Fine plate block

1,950
1,200
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73
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Sale Number 935, Lot Number 73, Panama-Pacific Issue10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404), 10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404)10c Panama-Pacific, Perf 10 (404). Bottom plate no. 6130 block of six, single hinge mark on bottom center stamp, rich color and proof-like impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PANAMA-PACIFIC PERF 10 ISSUE.

We estimate that 30-40 plate blocks of Scott 404 have survived, including those still in complete panes.

12,500
11,500
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